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Current location: West Virginia
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Into the Wild

Source: New York Times

Abandoned on the Stampede Trail near Denali National Park, the bus had become a pilgrimage site. It was revered by travelers around the world who had read the book or seen the movie, “Into the Wild,” directed by Sean Penn in 2007. But it had also become a hazard, luring hikers into forbidding territory.

Two travelers drowned in the Teklanika River while trying to reach the bus, in 2010 and 2019. At least 15 others have had to be rescued while trying to retrace Mr. McCandless’s journey, according to the Alaska National Guard.

On Thursday, state officials finally decided to remove the “Into the Wild” bus from the Alaskan wild.



Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/us/into-the-wild-bus-removed.html

Trump's former acting assistant AG issues scathing editorial against Bill Barr for 'twisting my word

Source: Raw Story

In a shocking editorial with the New York Times, Mary B. McCord, the acting assistant attorney general for national security at the Justice Department from 2016 to 2017, said that Attorney General Bill Barr twisted her words to justify letting Michael Flynn off.

Writing Sunday, McCord noted that the move by the Justice Department to dismiss charges against Flynn because prosecuting him “would not serve the interests of justice.”




Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/trumps-former-acting-assistant-ag-issues-scathing-editorial-against-bill-barr-for-twisting-my-words-about-flynn/

"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

If everybody would just ignore the idiots that are protesting................

Cockwomble

cockwomble (countable and uncountable, plural cockwombles) (Britain, slang, derogatory) A foolish or obnoxious person. (Britain, slang, derogatory) Patriarchal or patronising discourse, particularly between men. (Britain, slang, derogatory) The results of any patriarchal or patronising discourse or behaviour.

Newbie here

What's with K&R and nt or n/t? Code talk?

Voter fraud!

Has been a big Republican talking point for years and years.So I did a little research and
went to this site: https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud . Who would know more about voter fraud than the Heritage foundation. Headlines: 1,277 cases and 1,102 convictions My oh may that a lot of fraud. But that is not just last year or the past five years. That is the past twenty years. goes all the way back to 1999.So 1,277 in twenty years, that's rounded to 64 cases a year. Divide that by fifty states and it comes to a massive 1.3 cases per state per year. Of those cases there was an 86% conviction rate. So now we have 1.1 convictions per state per year. Fucking massive.
To go back to find the number of voters per state per year, I will simplify and us the numbers from the 2016 presidential election. Big turnout to vote. Over 128,000,000 million people voted. A valid assumption would be that in a presidential election year, there would be more chance of voter fraud. So. just for shits and giggles, let us take the twenty year totals of voter fraud, 1,277 cases with 128,000,000 voters, that equals 0.00001% voter fraud.

So now we all know where the real fraud is coming from.

Newbi

I started following DU way back in the Bush/Gore days. First thing every day at work, waiting for Bartcop. Been off and on ever since. I never had a need for me to actually register until now. If you are not going to be part of the solution, then you are part of the problem. Tie for me to offer my 2 cents. Like my grandparents before me, my parents before me, dyed in the wool democrat.
As much as I want to call Donald Trump every name that I have seen here, and even worse from my son, I refuse to stoop to his level. But I take no offense at anybody's doing so.
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