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Ted Cruz: Senate to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court 'Before Election Day'

Ted Cruz: Senate to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court ‘Before Election Day’

Right wing source, but I expect they are telling the truth about what Ted Cruz told them to say.

No fooling around this is a menace that has to be stopped.

What's the Plan if Trump Tweets That He's Won Re-election? (NY Times Op Ed)

What’s the Plan if Trump Tweets That He’s Won Re-election?

On election night in 2012, Barack Obama trailed Mitt Romney by some 30,000 votes at the moment Mr. Obama was projected to win his re-election bid. By the time the votes were tallied, Mr. Obama had five million more votes than Mr. Romney.

In 2016, when Donald Trump accepted Hillary Clinton’s concession, he was leading the popular vote count by nearly one million votes. When all the votes were counted, he lost the popular vote by nearly three million.

This longstanding and well-documented phenomenon, known as the “blue shift,” opens the door to a troubling scenario on election night this year.

Imagine: It’s midnight, and the electoral map looks quite red. But news networks and election officials aren’t calling the swing states, as this year’s record numbers of mail-in and absentee ballots have yet to be fully counted. Mr. Trump, leading in the popular vote, decides he’s seen enough. He takes to his social media platforms and declares that he has won re-election and will accept no other result. He tells his tens of millions of followers that the Democrats and the press will try to change the result and steal the election. The door to unrest and constitutional crisis swings wide open.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have all pledged to crack down on misinformation around voting and electoral outcomes. Perhaps in the above scenario they append a label to the president’s posts saying that the information is disputed and that the results are not in. They could introduce friction into the algorithms to slow the reach of the posts.

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Putin to Trump: Let's collude to stop election hacking (no that's not an exact quote)

Putin to Trump: Let's collude to stop election hacking
The Register

Russia has taken the unusual step of posting a proposal for a new information security collaboration with the United States of America, including a no-hack pact applied to electoral affairs.

The document, titled "Statement by President of Russia Vladimir Putin on a comprehensive program of measures for restoring the Russia – US cooperation in the filed [sic] of international information security", opens by saying "one of today's major strategic challenges is the risk of a large-scale confrontation in the digital field" before adding: "A special responsibility for its prevention lies on the key players in the field of ensuring international information security (IIS)."

Russia therefore wants to reach agreement with the USA on "a comprehensive program of practical measures to reboot our relations in the field of security in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)".

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That's just a teaser, read the whole thing.

Reaction: Taken at face value, sounds good. The problem is the taking it at face value thing.

Rating: Five of these ==>

Is Boeing Gearing Up To Move All 787 Production To South Carolina?

Is Boeing Gearing Up To Move All 787 Production To South Carolina?

Boeing appears to be a step closer to moving the production of its 787 Dreamliner away from its Seattle home to its South Carolina factory. Rumors have been circulating for a while that the manufacturer was looking to consolidate the process to one location. Today, new reports have emerged stating that the consolidation will likely go ahead. We’ve taken a more in-depth look at why Boeing might make the move.

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More union busting. They've done this sort of thing before.

Hearing Dates for Judge Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination (official press release)

Chairman Graham Announces Hearing Dates for Judge Barrett’s Supreme Court Nomination
House Committee on the Judiciary official website

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) this evening announced that the hearing to consider the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States will begin October 12, 2020.

The hearing will last three to four days, using the format the committee has followed for recent Supreme Court nominees. Opening statements by Judiciary Committee members and the nominee will occur on Monday, October 12. The questioning of Judge Barrett will begin on Tuesday, October 13. Testimony by those who know Judge Barrett the best and legal experts is expected to follow.

Members of the media seeking to cover the hearing should contact their respective Senate Press Galleries. Chairman Graham’s statement about Judge Barrett can be found here.

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Definitely shooting for before the election.

Lindsey Graham on Fox begging for contributions, and ...



How the EU can stop Poland's 'LGBT-free zones'

How the EU can stop Poland's 'LGBT-free zones'
Deutsche Welle

Anyone walking past the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels earlier this week would have seen a dazzling light display above their heads, in all colors of the rainbow.

"More than 330,000 people say: EU — Turn your words into action. Stop 'LGBT-free zones' in Poland now" the projected message proclaimed, in letters several meters high.

The display was organized by LGBT+ rights advocacy group AllOut in collaboration with the Polish Campaign Against Homophobia. The group handed over a petition with more than 330,000 signatures to the European Union demanding the bloc take urgent action over homophobic and transphobic policies in Poland.

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Long but worth reading the whole thing.

Appears to be regional.

Is Japan racist? (against white people -- short video you will get a laugh)

Best viewed full screen to see the subtitles.

Gov. DeSantis announces law enforcement protection act

Mainstream source, infuriating spin.

&feature=youtu.be

So he was an agent provocateur all along?

Or a RW political operative or both?

A Notorious COVID Troll Actually Works for Dr. Fauci’s Agency (Daily Beast)

The managing editor of the prominent conservative website RedState has spent months trashing U.S. officials tasked with combating COVID-19, dubbing White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci a “mask nazi,” and intimating that government officials responsible for the pandemic response should be executed.

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