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November 11, 2022

Here is a great link to follow all the remaining house seats still up for grabs!


Is there a way I can gift this link to DU for those that don't subscribe to NYT?
August 25, 2022

One thing thing I noticed about forgiven student loan news stories...

How many Rebublican children and/or families have taken school loans to go to college or higher learning institutions?
If their loans are forgiven, are they happy about it or are they refusing the loan forgiveness? I hear so much about Republicans whining about the whole thing and no stories about them getting their loans forgiven and celebrating it. Can anyone point me to some stories about that?

March 15, 2022

"Russian Warship, Go F*** Yourself": Ukraine Unveils New Postage Stamp

Source: NDTV (New Delhi TV

Ukraine will introduce a new postage stamp in honour of the soldiers who defended Snake Island at the beginning of the Russian invasion. On February 24, a Russian naval vessel had asked Ukrainian border guards on Snake Island to surrender. Instead of surrendering, the 13 soldiers on Snake rose to prominence for telling the Russian warship to "go f*** yourself." Initial reports suggested that the soldiers were killed when the Russian warship shelled the island in response, but news website Spectator Index later said in a tweet that they may have survived and been captured.
Ukraine's new postage stamp is a tribute to the Snake Island soldiers who refused to surrender to Russian forces. Titled "Russian warship, go f*** yourself", it features an illustration of a lone Ukrainian soldier flipping off a warship.

The stamp was the winning design in an online competition organised by the Ukrainian Postal Service, Ukrposhta. The winner of the competition, which received over 500 entries, was chosen through a public vote on social media.

Read more: https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/russia-ukraine-war-russian-warship-go-f-yourself-ukraines-new-stamp-honours-snake-island-soldiers-2823396

Slava Ukraini!!
June 7, 2021

US recovers millions in cryptocurrency paid to Colonial Pipeline ransomware hackers

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)US investigators have recovered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency paid in ransom to hackers whose attack prompted the shutdown of the key East Coast pipeline last month, according to people briefed on the matter.

The Justice Department on Monday is expected to announce details of the operation led by the FBI with the cooperation of the Colonial Pipeline operator, the people briefed on the matter said.
The ransom recovery is a rare outcome for a company that has fallen victim to a debilitating cyberattack in the booming criminal business of ransomware.
Colonial Pipeline Co. CEO Joseph Blount told The Wall Street Journal In an interview published last month that the company complied with the $4.4 million ransom demand because officials didn't know the extent of the intrusion by hackers and how long it would take to restore operations.
But behind the scenes, the company had taken early steps to notify the FBI and followed instructions that helped investigators track the payment to a cryptocurrency wallet used by the hackers, believed to be based in Russia. US officials have linked the Colonial attack to a criminal hacking group known as Darkside that is said to share its malware tools with other criminal hackers.
A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/07/politics/colonial-pipeline-ransomware-recovered/index.html

LOL The Russian hackers must be so pissed off. Short article .... may have more added at a later time
August 1, 2020

Own the libtards!

March 5, 2020

Judge cites Barr's 'misleading' statements in ordering review of Mueller report redactions

Source: Washington Post

A federal judge in D.C. sharply criticized Attorney General William P. Barr on Thursday for a “lack of candor,” questioning the truthfulness of the nation’s top law enforcement official in his handling of the report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton, overseeing a lawsuit brought by EPIC, a watchdog group, and BuzzFeed News, said he saw serious discrepancies between Barr’s public statements last year about Mueller’s findings and the public, partially redacted version of that report.

Because of those discrepancies, Walton ruled, the judge would review by himself an unredacted version of the Mueller report to see if the Justice Department’s redactions were appropriate.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/mueller-report-attorney-general-william-barr/2020/03/05/3fa7afce-5f2c-11ea-b29b-9db42f7803a7_story.html

More at link
July 10, 2019

Acosta is full of bullshit

He is putting up a defense of his work and calls sexual rapists and sexual abuse a very serious matter to prosecute. If that is true then why doesn't he quit or resign from working for a well known sexual predator otherwise known as MF45? Fuck him, he is full of shit!

August 7, 2018

West Hollywood City Council: Remove Trump's star from Walk of Fame

Source: CBS News

The West Hollywood City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night urging the removal of President Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reports CBS Los Angeles. The resolution calls on the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove Mr. Trump's star "due to his disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state, and country."

Mr. Trump received the star in 2007 for his work producing the Miss America Pageant and before he starred in TV's "The Apprentice".

Since then, the street plaque has been vandalized several times and completely destroyed twice, most recently last month by a man with a pickax. Austin Clay, 24, was charged Monday with one felony count for allegedly vandalizing the star and faces up to three years in jail if convicted as charged.

Initiated by West Hollywood Mayor pro tempore John D'Amico and Councilmember Lindsey Horvath, the resolution cites several reasons for getting rid of the star, including Mr. Trump's views on climate change, his border family separation policy, treatment of transgender people and his handling of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/west-hollywood-city-council-remove-donald-trumps-star-from-hollywood-walk-of-fame/

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