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Friday, 10 May 2019

The US government just officially recognized the Satanic Temple as a religion

quote [ The Satanic Temple has earned the same tax-exempt status as a church by the IRS.

One of the first things that people need to realize about us is that we don't advocate for any supernatural beliefs. We're a nontheistic religion. We don't subscribe to supernatural explanations or accept them as legitimate," Greaves said.

He explains that while members of the Satanic Temple see the mythological, and literary, figure of Satan as a symbol of rebellion against tyranny, they do not worship Satan in any way. "This idea of worship, it's usually kind of insulting to people who identify with Satanism, because that implies a sense of servility. Satanism is about personal sovereignty and independence and freedom of will," he said. ]

Can't be any worse than the church of Ted Haggard...
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+5 Good]
[by knumbknutz@2:52amGMT] [8 comments]

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

House Judiciary Committee Votes To Hold Barr In Contempt

quote [ The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt after President Trump asserted executive privilege over the full Mueller report. ]

Full article in extended (avoid the NYT paywall). For a report that said "totally exonerated" he sure seems hell-bent on making sure it isn't released.

Also - The Senate Intelligence Committee just subpoenad Donald Trump Jr.

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Good]
[by knumbknutz@9:05pmGMT] [11 comments]

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Florida Woman Pulls Foot-Long Alligator From Her Yoga Pants During Traffic Stop

quote [ The driver opened the bags near him, which contained clothes and personal items. The 25-year-old female passenger then opened the backpack at her feet, revealing 42 small three-striped mud turtles and one softshell turtle.

When Charlotte County deputies asked her if she had anything else on her person the deputies needed to know about, she pulled a foot-long alligator out of her yoga pants and placed it in the truck bed, according to the report. ]

I call your trouser-snake, and raise you a foot-long leotard-gator
[SFW] [travel] [+3 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@4:33pmGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 6 May 2019

House Judiciary panel moving to hold AG Barr in contempt

quote [ The attorney general did not comply with a demand from House Democrats to turn over unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. ]

Full article in extended /25chars

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3 Good]
[by knumbknutz@2:59pmGMT] [10 comments]

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Judge Panel: Ohio must replace its illegally gerrymandered congressional district map in time for the 2020 election.

quote [ A three-judge federal panel unanimously ruled that Ohio must replace its illegally gerrymandered congressional district map in time for the 2020 election. In court filings leading up the the ruling, the state said it must have a map by September of this year, in order to prepare for the 2020 election.

The judges laid out an aggressive timetable to create a new map, ordering the state to “enact a remedial plan consistent” with the court’s opinion by June 14. That plan and details of how the new map was determined must be submitted by June 21. The advocates who brought the suit will then have a week to object to the new map.

Friday’s ruling said that if necessary, the court could create its own map with the help of a special master. ]

Interesting times ahead...
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+6 Good]
[by knumbknutz@11:53pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Plane carrying 143 people crashes into St. Johns River

quote [ Spokespersons from NAS Jacksonville said the Boeing 737 plane was arriving around 9:40 p.m. from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and coming in for a landing. The plane was carrying 136 passengers and seven aircrew. ]

Great - another 737 crash...
[SFW] [travel] [+2 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@1:03pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 3 May 2019

Israel Ambassador Downplays Skyrocketing Anti-Semitism

quote [ Speaking at, of all places, the Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Thursday, Ambassador David Friedman told the Times of Israel he is skeptical about the Anti-Defamation League’s just-released annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents, which the group said showed “near-historic levels of anti-Semitism in 2018, including a doubling of anti-Semitic assaults and the single deadliest attack against the Jewish community in American history.”

Asked about the audit’s findings, Friedman said, “I doubt it. I haven’t studied it." ]

Way to read a fucking room, shit goblin.

I swear I saw "Speaking At Auschwitz" and "Well, no, I didn't actually READ the report per-SE" and really thought that this was an onion piece when I first saw it.

[SFW] [politics] [+1 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@3:10pmGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Searching for lost WWII-era uranium cubes from Germany

quote [ Inside he found a heavy metal cube and a crumpled message, a provocative note wrapped around a stone that came crashing through the window of history. It read, "Taken from Germany, from the nuclear reactor Hitler tried to build. Gift of Ninninger." ]

There was a big rejection of "Jewish Science" in Germany,in the 20s. There's a reason why Einstein got his Nobel a year late. It was no accident that so many of the brilliant people who worked on The Manhattan Project were Jews, who had fled Nazi persecution. Makes me wonder how many equally brilliant men and women died in the camps after failing to escape.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@8:49pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 22 April 2019

Samsung Delays Launch Of $2,000 Folding Phone After Reviewers Find Broken Screens

quote [ The Galaxy Fold was due to go on sale this Friday, but reviewers discovered bulges, flickering and other problems with its 7.3-inch screen. Samsung says it plans to run further tests. ]

Hey I love me some Samsung - I just got a new 65" QLED UHD TV from them and love it. When their stuff is bad though - it's BAD. Props for killing the distribution before the lemons hit the market. That's a painful bottom line they are going to have this quarter because of that.

If they were Boeing they would just release the damn things and do repairs piecemeal.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@11:44pmGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Ancestry.com Has Pulled An Ad Amid Backlash That It Whitewashed The Violent History Of Slavery

quote [ Critics pointed out that the ad ignored the fact black women were often raped, not romantically wooed, by white slave owners. ]

Fuck them - they knew exactly what they were doing. Wouldn't surprise me if they drafted an apology statement before they shot the video. Want to impress people - how about they apologize for turning peoples DNA results over to government agencies without their consent?
[SFW] [business] [+3 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@3:03pmGMT] [1 comment]

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