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Russian agents plunge to new ocean depths in Ireland to crack transatlantic cables

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russian-agents-plunge-to-new-ocean-depths-in-ireland-to-crack-transatlantic-cables-fnqsmgncz

Russia has sent intelligence agents to Ireland to map the precise location of the fibre-optic, ocean-bed cables that connect Europe to America, gardai suspect. This has raised concerns that Russian agents are checking the cables for weak points, with a view to tapping or even damaging them in the future.

Ireland is the landing point for undersea cables which carry internet traffic between America, Britain and Europe. The cables enable millions of people to communicate and allow financial transactions to take place seamlessly.

Garda and military sources believe the agents were sent by the GRU, the military intelligence branch of the Russian armed forces which was blamed for the nerve agent attack in Britain on Sergei Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer....


Well, isnít that lovely?

Bad news: Supreme Court overturns Michigan partisan gerrymandering ruling

https://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-overturns-michigan-partisan-100348161.html

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court's ruling that ordered Michigan politicians to return to the drawing board on voting maps. The Democratic voters who filed the lawsuit argued that the Republican-drawn voting maps would unduly weaken Democratic representation in the state.

The partisan gerrymandering ruling, which was handed down Monday, is the latest Supreme Court blow to redistricting reformers who advocate for fair voting districts that don't provide an advantage to any political party. In June, the justices ruled in cases involving Maryland and North Carolina that partisan gerrymandering is an issue for state, not federal, courts to police. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court threw out a similar case in Ohio.

The high court's ruling voids an April order by a three-judge panel for Michigan politicians to redraw 25 state legislative and nine U.S. House districts.


SCOTUS doesnít care if itís unfair, politically. They are not deeming that unconstitutional

Only won in NC as it was deemed to be racially discriminatory

pRick Scott's reply to my letter re: impeachment

Thank you for contacting me regarding the acquittal of President Donald J. Trump.

Ultimately, the information presented to the Senate by House Democrats and White House Counsel demonstrated that there was zero evidence for impeaching the President. On February 5, 2020, I joined my colleagues to vote for acquittal of all charges of impeachment against the President.

Our Founding Fathers feared that impeachment could be used as a partisan tool by partisan actors, and their fears were realized with this recent impeachment charade led by Speaker Pelosi. An act as divisive as impeachment should have bipartisan backing and overwhelming support and should be a last resort when there are high crimes and misdemeanors. That is why I have filed a constitutional amendment to raise the threshold to approve articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives from a simple majority to a super-majority vote of three-fifths. After the circus we saw in the House, it is clear changes need to be made.

Now, it is time for Congress to get back to work for the American people. I came to Washington to get something done for families across the nation and will continue to fight to improve the lives of every citizen in Florida.

Again, thank you for your correspondence.
Sincerely,

Rick Scott
United States Senator


Fucking traitor

Laugh of the day: classic MAGAt economic thinking

https://twitter.com/Scr0dman/status/1227799213280501760




Ugh. Sorry. Have to click the link to see the whole image. Best part is cut off

"I'll crime again!"

https://twitter.com/itsJeffTiedrich/status/1227666851771146243

Trump: I'll CRIME AGAIN
Susan Collins: he probably won't
Trump: I'M CRIMING RIGHT NOW
Susan Collins: he's just kidding
Trump: LA LA LA LA I'M CRIMING AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME
Susan Collins: he certainly is spirited isn't he

trump obviously thinks Biden is most formidable opponent. Roger Stone surely has his hands in this

https://twitter.com/SaratogaGrandma/status/1227642173501452289

Trump does not want to run against Biden. He wants to run against Bernie. Look whatís happening.
Shades of Nixon/Muskie/McGovern.
For those too young to remember, google Canuck Letter.

Fun Fact: Guess who was involved....a young Roger Stone.


We havenít heard the last from Stone. Heíll be pardoned and then back to his dirty tricks

Twitler retweet a flashing neon sign that he'll pardon Roger Stone

In his retweet of this comment on one of his own tweets

https://twitter.com/IsraelUSAforevr/status/1227428534320320514
Raise your hand if you believe itís time for a FULL PARDON for Roger Stone and Michael Flynn

he stated
Prosecutorial misconduct?


I feel thereís little to no chance that he wonít pardon Stone

U.S. Officials Say Huawei Can Covertly Access Telecom Networks

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-officials-say-huawei-can-covertly-access-telecom-networks-11581452256
U.S. officials say Huawei Technologies Co. can covertly access mobile-phone networks around the world through ďback doorsĒ designed for use by law enforcement, as Washington tries to persuade allies to exclude the Chinese company from their networks.

Intelligence shows Huawei has had this secret capability for more than a decade, U.S. officials said. Huawei rejected the allegations.

The U.S. kept the intelligence highly classified until late last year, when American officials provided details to allies including the U.K. and Germany, according to officials from the three countries. That was a tactical turnabout by the U.S., which in the past had argued that it didnít need to produce hard evidence of the threat it says Huawei poses to nationsí security.

...

U.S. officials say Huawei has built equipment that secretly preserves the manufacturerís ability to access networks through these interfaces without the carriersí knowledge. The officials didnít provide details of where they believe Huawei is able access networks. Other manufacturers donít have the same ability, they said.


Isnít that lovely? But, honestly, I am Jackís complete lack of surprise

1 in 5 veterans' military sexual trauma claims were wrongly denied or mishandled by VA officials say

1 in 5 veterans' military sexual trauma claims were wrongly denied or mishandled by VA, officials say
https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/1-in-5-veteran-mst-claims-wrongfully-denied-by-va-officials

For nearly two years, about one in five veteran military sexual trauma claims were wrongfully denied or improperly handled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, officials told Congress Wednesday.

In September 2019, VBA completed a review of about 9,700 previously-denied MST claims from Oct. 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. Of the 9,700 the agency reviewed, about 1,900 "required additional development" so they were initially wrongly denied or improperly handled, VBA Undersecretary for Field Operations Willie Clark told Congress.

That amounts to about one in every five MST claims during that period being wrongly denied or handled incorrectly.

Since September 2019, of the 1,900 still being worked on, Clark said VA found that about 460 deserved to be approved and have their disability percentage increased. Another 500 are still being worked on, Clark said, and about 900 claims decisions were sustained or remained denied.


An ol high school mate runs a law firm and focuses on disability claims, esp for veterans. Heís doing wonderful work

Articles like this literally sicken me

"The value of a single human being"

There are those in our country today, too, who speak of the "protection" of the country. Of "survival". The answer to that is: *survival as what*? A country isn't a rock. And it isn't an extension of one's self. *It's what it stands for, when standing for something is the most difficult!* Before the people of the world - let it now be noted in our decision here that this is what *we* stand for: *justice, truth... and the value of a single human being!*
-
Judge Dan Haywood (Judgment At Nuremberg)


Wonder how long until we have Reckoning at Mar-a-Lago?
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