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Name: KWR
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Hometown: Oregon
Home country: USA
Current location: Right Here
Member since: Thu Sep 15, 2016, 07:40 PM
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SC Senate candidate arrested on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/south-carolina/article241691646.html

A South Carolina Senate candidate vying to unseat a Democratic incumbent was arrested Wednesday on child sex abuse charges.

Family Values. NOT!

Some comedy to help you through these crazy times.


Maybe this will help lighten the mood around here.

There are predicting a 20% unemployment rate.

This could destroy the US & world economy. There isn't a big enough safety net to catch the world in.

At the grocery store tonight I bought a six pack of Coors and noticed...

that Cornoa Beer was stacked to the ceiling. I have never liked that beer, but they may want to change their name. All the other beers were being stocked & sold normally. Just sayin...

Devin Nunes' Cow Has a First Amendment Right to Call Rep. Nunes a 'Treasonous Cowpoke'

https://www.aclu.org/news/free-speech/devin-nunes-cow-has-a-first-amendment-right-to-call-rep-nunes-a-treasonous-cowpoke/

You might think that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, would be too busy to file baseless defamation lawsuits against anonymous Twitter accounts. But you’d be wrong.

Last year, Rep. Nunes sued a number of people who were mean to him online, including the Twitter parody accounts Devin Nunes’ Mom and Devin Nunes’ Cow. Now, he’s trying to unmask the Cow by subpoenaing the author’s identity from a local law firm. The ACLU and Public Citizen have filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the court to block Nunes’ subpoena because it violates the First Amendment right to anonymous speech.

From Sam Adams to Mark Twain, Americans throughout history have used pseudonyms to criticize public officials. People adopt pseudonyms for a number of different reasons, such as protecting privacy and preventing official retaliation. The Supreme Court has made clear that “an author’s decision to remain anonymous, like other decisions concerning omissions or additions to the content of a publication, is an aspect of freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment.”

To protect anonymous speech, courts require defamation plaintiffs to satisfy a number of criteria before allowing them to use subpoenas and other discovery tools to unmask anonymous speakers. As particularly relevant here, a plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant’s statements are plausibly defamatory (i.e., not protected opinion, parody, or political rhetoric) and produce evidence showing that the defendant’s statements were actually false. These requirements prevent plaintiffs from using meritless defamation claims as a vehicle to identify anonymous critics for purposes of retaliation, while allowing plaintiffs with legitimate claims to proceed. As we argue in our friend-of-the-court brief, these safeguards are not just good policy – they’re required by the First Amendment.

Thailand shooting: Soldier kills 20 in gun rampage

Source: BBC News Web Site

A soldier has killed 20 people and injured many more in a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Jakraphanth Thomma, a junior officer, killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp, a defence spokesman told BBC Thai.

The suspect then drove to the city centre and entered a shopping complex, where he is believed to be holed up.

The suspect, whose motives remain unclear, posted images of his attack on social media sites.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51427301

Weinstein's former assistant breaks NDA after 20 years of silence

I thought this might interest people here.

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Arrested and convicted of crimes, but still on the force

Source: Fresno Bee

More than 80 law enforcement officers working today in California are convicted criminals, with rap sheets that include everything from animal cruelty to manslaughter.

They drove drunk, cheated on timecards, brutalized family members, even killed others with their recklessness on the road. But thanks to some of the weakest laws in the country for punishing police misconduct, the Golden State does nothing to stop these officers from enforcing the law.



Read more: https://www.fresnobee.com/news/california/article237089834.html

Income Taxes are for the little people

On top of this no federal income taxes State and local governments also give Amazon small or no tax deals.

Amazon, which doubled its profits and made more than $11 billion in 2018, won't pay any federal income taxes for the second year in a row, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy reported on Wednesday.


[link:https://theweek.com/speedreads/823590/amazon-pay-0-federal-income-taxes-second-year-row|]

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