James Randi…


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Date: November 22, 2020

01) James Randi, famed magician and skeptic, dies at 92

“James “The Amazing” Randi loved magic. He was a celebrated escape artist who broke records set by Houdini and performed everywhere from the White House to Niagara Falls (dangling upside down over the falls in a straightjacket, naturally). And with his long white beard, he certainly fit the part of a wizard.

But he had no time for quacks whose “magic” duped its believers and even defrauded them. When he wasn’t performing magic himself, he worked tirelessly to debunk the deceivers.

Randi, one of the original challenges to media misinformation, died this week at age 92, the James Randi Educational Foundation confirmed. He’s survived by his husband, Jose, and fans whose pocketbooks and belief systems were saved by his skepticism.”

He died in October…wonderful guy.

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Trump’s Historically Dumb Move Wreaks Havoc For Biden…

Date: November 22, 2020

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“Trump’s the first to do this and it means unspeakable chaos for the Biden administration.

At nearly 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, the morning after Election Day 2016, the Associated Press declared Donald Trump the winner of the presidential election. Around the same time, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton phoned Trump to concede, a call she made at the urging of then-President Barack Obama. That Thursday, less than 48 hours after the election results, Obama met with his successor to help him prepare for the transition to the presidency.

Four years later, nothing like that has happened. More than a week has passed since major news outlets declared Joe Biden the winner, but Trump has refused to concede. Instead, his legal team is pushing efforts to invalidate the results, and his administration won’t work with Biden officials on the transition of power. Top Republicans in Congress and around the country aren’t openly acknowledging Biden’s victory either.

Citation:
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-trumps-refusal-to-concede-says-about-american-democracy/

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Michigan Republicans: No Democracy For You…

Date: November 21, 2020

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“The right-wing is constantly undermining American democracy.

Republican members of the Board of Canvassers in Wayne County, Mich., asked to rescind their votes to certify the election one day after casting them during a contentious meeting.

The board’s GOP chairwoman, Monica Palmer, and board member William Hartmann signed affidavits on Wednesday stating that they only voted for the certification because other members promised a full audit of the county’s votes.

Palmer’s affidavit stated that “the Wayne County election had serious process flaws which deserve investigation. I continue to ask for information to assure Wayne County voters that these elections were conducted fairly and accurately.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/526652-republicans-in-key-michigan-county-try-to-rescind-votes-to-certify

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Krystal and Saagar: AOC Destroys Nikki Haley’s Weak Attack On Paying People To Stay Home…

Date: November 21, 2020

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“Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti weigh in on the Twitter spat between AOC and Nikki Haley over paying Americans to stay home. They also discuss spending trends that reveal people are spending more at grocery/discount stores and spending less on restaurants/entertainment.”

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Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Released From Prison…

Date: November 21, 2020

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“Kyle Rittenhouse has been released from prison after posting a $2 million dollar bail.

Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen accused in the fatal shooting of two people in August during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was released from custody after posting $2 million in bail, according to the county’s sheriff’s department.

Rittenhouse was released Friday afternoon after the $2 million was posted through his attorney, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. David Wright told CNN.

Citation:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/20/us/kyle-rittenhouse-kenosha-shooting-bail-release/index.html

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