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Retired/disabled middle-aged white guy who believes in justice and equality for all. Math and computer analyst with additional 21st century jack-of-all-trades skills. I'm a stud, not a dud!

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Marjorie Taylor Greene finally asked point blank if she requested a pardon - Brian Tyler Cohen

My apologies in advance for having to listen to her deflections.

Lock her up!
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 04:19 PM (7 replies)

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about Liz Cheney, the partisan committee, and Republicans....

Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 04:08 PM (0 replies)

Hong Kong: Xi Jinping hails takeover as "true democracy" - FRANCE 24

Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997, with Beijing promising wide-ranging autonomy, unfettered individual rights and judicial independence at least until 2047.

Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 04:05 PM (2 replies)

Stage one of Tour de France gets underway in rain-swept Copenhagen - FRANCE24

Fans of the Tour de France took to the streets early on Friday in anticipation of this year's first stage, a time trial through the streets of Copenhagen, a city with more bikes than people.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 02:44 PM (0 replies)

Turkey blocks Deutsche Welle and Voice of America over licensing issues - DW News

The Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) has blocked the websites of German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle over licensing issues.

DW's websites in all its program languages, along with those of international broadcaster Voice Of America, were no longer accessible in Turkey as of June 30th.

In February, Turkey's media watchdog had called on DW and other international media outlets to apply for broadcasting permits, in line with a 2019 media law, or "face a broadcast ban" and have their websites blocked.

DW said in a statement that it did not comply, as "licensing would have allowed the Turkish government to censor editorial content."
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 02:23 PM (1 replies)

Imran Khan: Pakistan's future is tied up with Russia in terms of gas, oil and specifically wheat

DW reporter Richard Walker interviews former Prime Minister Imran Khan who did not condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The former Pakistani leader also justified a visit to Russia that coincided with the invasion on February 24th

Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 02:07 PM (0 replies)

Russia Reacts to U.S. Hypersonic Missile Failure

AU.S. hypersonic missile test failed because of the complexities of the rocket's design, according to a Russian defense analyst, who said that perfecting the project might take some time.

On Thursday, the Pentagon announced the failure of the Common Hypersonic Glide Body (CHGB) test amid concerns that the U.S. is falling behind Russia and China in developing the weapons whose speed and maneuverability make them hard to defend against.

The test at Hawaii's Pacific Missile Range Facility was supposed to launch the weapon system on top of a two-stage missile booster, which would accelerate it to more than five times the speed of sound (Mach 5). Then the glide body would detach and use its speed to reach the target.

Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Commander Tim Gorman said "an anomaly occurred following ignition of the test asset" without further specifying the nature of the anomaly or what stage of the test it had occurred.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/russia-reacts-us-hypersonic-missile-failure-pentagon-chgb-test-1721004

A brief video of the missile test is at the link.

Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 01:42 PM (3 replies)

Czech Republic calls nuclear energy a 'priority' as it assumes EU Council Presidency - DW News

Nuclear power is getting more support on the EU-level as the Czech Republic assumes the EU Council Presidency. Leaders there say pushing up support for atomic energy is a priority. While countries like Germany, Denmark and Austria are saying goodbye to it, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland (and also France) are focusing on expanding their nuclear energy.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 12:06 PM (0 replies)

Democratic Rep. Judy Chu Arrested At Abortion Rights Protest Outside U.S. Capitol

Source: Yahoo!

Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) was arrested Thursday for participating in an abortion rights protest outside the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Chu was among 181 people the Capitol Police arrested for “for blocking the intersection of Constitution Avenue, NE and First Street, NE,” which is also near the Supreme Court.

“When I think of all these women — and more — the decision to join in a peaceful demonstration to make clear we will not allow the clock to be rolled back on abortion rights was easy,” Chu said in a statement. “We are in this together and we will not back down or be silenced.”

The protest was organized by the Center for Popular Democracy Action and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, according to The Washington Post. It comes nearly a week after the high court delivered its verdict on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case centered around a Mississippi law banning abortion at 15 weeks.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/democratic-rep-judy-chu-arrested-123758491.html?guccounter=1

Airlines have oversold tickets, says Allied Pilots Association's Dennis Tajer - CNBC Television

Allied Pilots Association's Dennis Tajer, a pilot with American Airlines, joins CNBC's 'Squawk Box' ahead of the busy holiday travel weekend to break down whether airlines will be able to keep up with strong demand.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2022, 10:27 AM (2 replies)
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