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Refuse Uline

Uline is a purposely political company aligned with extreme right-wing ideology. Despite their politics, millions of small businesses and artists still use ULINE completely unaware of what their dollars are supporting. This needs to end now. Let’s refuse to use uline. Via


It’s been two weeks since a missile with a nuclear warhead tore through the planetary defenses in the most blistering large-scale attack ever committed in the h The third book in Marko Kloos’s Palladium Wars series, I had forgotten that I preordered this back when I finished book two, and was surprised (happily!) when amazon Read the full article…

At least 17 Capitol riot defendants now ‘effectively without counsel’ with high-profile attorney John Pierce in hospital

Right-wing attorney John Pierce is reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19 and may be on a ventilator, according to a filing from the DOJ. Via

Dallas County can require masks judge rules – siding against Gov Greg Abbott

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins can require masks in public schools, colleges and businesses, a state district judge ruled Wednesday — siding against Gov. Greg Abbott. Jenkins’ latest court victory will more than likely be short-lived. Attorney General Ken Paxton is all but guaranteed to appeal the ruling from state District Judge Tonya Parker — Read the full article…

Game engine meet game streaming Unity acquires Parsec for 320M

Follows Parsec’s explosion during the pandemic as a remote game development tool. Via

Americans United & Allies Secure Court Victory For Colorado Parolee Jailed For Refusing To Attend Worship Services

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the American Civil Liberties Union, and DLA Piper LLP (U.S.) are celebrating today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which makes clear that the First Amendment prohibits government officials and those who assume governmental duties from punishing people on parole, on probation, Read the full article…

Fact check Conservative tweeters falsely claim Biden didn’t show up at Dover to honor troops’ remains

On Saturday night, an entirely false claim about President Joe Biden went viral among conservatives on Twitter. Via

Mike Richards Out as Jeopardy Executive Producer

Richards got and lost the job as new ‘Jeopardy!’ host earlier this month. Via

The Rocketeer Making A Comeback On Disney With David Oyelowo Producing & Circling To Star Ed Ricourt Penning

EXCLUSIVE: Disney is reviving a cult classic favorite, The Rocketeer, with a new Disney+ movie titled The Return of the Rocketeer. David and Jessica Oyelowo are producing under their Yoruba Saxon b… Via

McDonald’s others consider closing indoor seating amid Delta surge in US

Some U.S. fast-food restaurants are closing indoor seating areas or limiting hours of operation because of the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, according to franchisees. Via

The Obvious Voting-Rights Solution That No Democrat Will Propose

The answer to one of the most vexing debates in American politics is an idea that everyone hates. Via

Last troops exit Afghanistan ending America’s longest war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 13 U.S. Via

Space Jam A New Legacy

Space Jam: A New Legacy: Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. With LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Khris Davis. A rogue artificial intelligence kidnaps the son of famed basketball player LeBron James, who then has to work with Bugs Bunny to win a basketball game. The movie opens with Lebron James’s career highlights, which are Read the full article…

Apathetic voters could hand California recall to Republicans Folks seem unaware

Gavin Newsom remains popular but Democrats appear far less likely than Republicans to vote in the election Via

Mum killed husband with boiling syrup after daughter said he sexually abused her

Corinna Smith, 59, from Neston, Cheshire, had been told by her daughter that husband Michael Baines, 80, had sexually assaulted her and her brother when they were children Via

Evil Dead 2 Dead by Dawn – Ash Williams Figure by Asmus Toys

An all-new figure based on Ash from the second Evil Dead film has been announced by Asmus Toys! Pre-orders have been opened for the Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn – Ash Williams 1/6 Scale Figure. Ash stands at just under 12.5? tall with over 32 points of articulation. They are offering two versions, a Read the full article…

They Live

They Live: Directed by John Carpenter. With Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George ‘Buck’ Flower. They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. They live. Released in 1988 and directed by one of 80s/90s horror’s greatest directors, starring Read the full article…

Tate Reeves says Mississippians “less scared” of COVID because they “believe in eternal life”

“When you believe in eternal life…then you don’t have to be so scared of things,” the Mississippi Republican governor said. Via

Hurricane Ida will be strongest storm to hit Louisiana since 1850s governor warns

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards gave a dire warning for state residents to take all necessary precautions and prepare for the potentially catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Ida during a news conference. Via

Conservatives are turning school boards into a battleground for culture wars

Struggling to push their agenda in other arenas, conservatives are bringing their buffet of grievances to schools – turning board meetings into an endless parade of ignorance, misinformation and just plain hatred… Via

The death of the job

What if paid work were no longer the centerpiece of American life? Via

What’s causing the worst die-off of manatees Starvation from Florida ecosystem collapse

Manatee deaths reported in the past half-century include nearly 5,000 from boat strikes, water structures and red tides. Via

Lauren Boebert admits to campaign finance problems I under-reported a lot of stuff to the FEC

Gun-toting Colorado Republican’s 2020 campaign reports spending $2.6 million — which went to just 32 people Via

2 Black men were handcuffed at Walmart while returning TV lawsuit says

Dennis Stewart, a former police officer, and Terence Richardson, a church pastor, said store employees discriminated against them because of their race, according to the suit. Via

Lincoln Project ad eviscerates DeSantis over Covid

Florida sees tripling of hospitalisations over last month, also setting records for cases and deaths Via

What Does Oppositional Defiant Disorder Look Like in Adults

An adult with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) may feel mad at the world, and lose his temper regularly — even daily. This may manifest as road rage or verbal abuse. It may cause tension with authority figures, and trouble at work. It may tear apart relationships. Here is what you need to know about oppositional Read the full article…

Starbucks workers in New York are organizing to form first US union

The company has vigorously opposed unions in the past and says its ‘partners’ in Buffalo don’t need one now Via

Florida Surgeon General leaving Ron DeSantis administration amid massive COVID surge

The exit comes as Florida faces its worst surge of the pandemic so far Via

Judge blocks Florida governors order banning mask mandates

Comparing the mask mandates to laws against drunk driving, and rules on speech, Judge John Cooper said there are limits to personal rights when “exercising the right is harmful or potentially harmful to other people.” Via

Analysis Reddit turns down moderators who want action on Covid misinformation

Reddit, the sprawling social media site known for its community-guided ethos, rejected a plea from moderators of a pro-vaccine forum to do more to combat Covid-19 misinformation. Instead, Reddit doubled down on a well-worn “open forum” argument that has practically become a Silicon Valley cliche. Via

What If… Season 1 Episode 1

What If…?: With Jeffrey Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Hayley Atwell, Josh Keaton. Exploring pivotal moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turning them on their head, leading the audience into uncharted territory. I’ve only seen a single episode of the show but I wanted to throw a quick review up regardless because of how much I Read the full article…

Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump for Spreading Election Lies That Led to Capitol Attack

The suit also names Roger Stone, the Proud Boys, and the Oath Keepers as “vicariously liable” for the January 6th riot Via

I’m twitching with a buddy, trying to find a new game to play, any suggestions?

???If you’d like to see what video games I’m playing or what LEGO sets I’m putting together, follow me on twitch.tv/tgiokdi   I’m currently at 31 followers, which not the 50 followers I need to start raking in the HUGE dollars, it’d be totally dope if you’d follow me too!

Tuesday Trekkin Old-school Star Trek book covers

“Wait,” I can hear someone saying. “It hasn’t even been a month since the last time Dayton did this. You don’t think he’s trying to make this ‘irregularly recurring’ thing of his more regular, do you?” Sometimes, I like to change things up and actually do things like this on a more frequent basis than… Read the full article…

‘Jeopardy’ a Place Where Facts Used to Matter

The mistakes the show made in its attempts to replace Alex Trebek have doubled, for fans, as betrayals. Via

A decade and a half of instability The history of Google messaging apps

Sixteen years after the launch of Google Talk, Google messaging is still a mess. Via

Recent Comic Cover Updates For 2021-08-27

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Wendy’s is upgrading its french fries

Few things in life are worse than a soggy french fry. Wendy’s says it has a solution. Via

Man who plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer sentenced to over 6 years in prison

Prosecutors recommended a reduced sentence for Ty Garbin, 25, saying he cooperated extensively with their investigation. Via

Reddit takes a teach-the-controversy approach to pandemic and vaccines

In post on vaccination debate, Reddit says dissent is “foundation of democracy.” Via

Recent Comic Cover Updates For The Week Ending 2021-08-20

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Florida missing out on millions of dollars in federal aid for childhood hunger

Florida has “made no effort” to apply for $820 million in pandemic SNAP benefits intended to help more than 2 million low-income children during the summer, advocates charged Tuesday. Via

Hey GOP There’s a museum up in Montgomery y’all really ought to see Florida Phoenix

MONTGOMERY — You walk out of the fierce summer sun into a shadowy forest of rectangular steel columns, row upon row of them, six or seven feet tall, covered in rust the color of dried blood. It takes a minute to adjust to the dim light. Then you begin to see the names inscribed on Read the full article…

At least 5 South Florida officers died from Covid-19 in one week

With the spread of the Covid-19 Delta variant fueling a summer of more infections and hospitalizations, health care workers and first responders find themselves again on the front lines of the pandemic. Via

MCS Top Posts for the week ending 2021-08-27

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Misinformation at public forums vexes local boards big tech

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There are plenty of places to turn for accurate information about COVID-19. Your physician. Local health departments. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control. But not, perhaps, your local government’s public comment session. Via

Texas governor issues order banning local vaccine mandates

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Wednesday banning any state or local mandates requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and he called on Texas legislators to vote it into law during their current special session. Via

‘It’s absolutely terrible’ Palm Beach County doctors harassed threatened after incorrect reporting by national news outlet

A news conference meant to encourage the community to get the COVID-19 vaccine has led to harassment and threats for some Palm Beach County doctors. Via

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