Uvalde Police SUING To Prevent Records From Going Public…

Date: June 25, 2022

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“The story of the Uvalde police’s response to the school shooter last week keeps “evolving,” and always in ways that reveal the inexplicable incompetence, confusion and cowardice officers up and down the chain of command demonstrated that day. So it should probably come as little surprise to find that the Uvalde police are currently suing to keep all records — including body cam footage, 911 calls and text messages — hidden from public scrutiny.

Jimmy and American comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the Uvalde police story and why it’s reflective of many of the wider problems with policing in the United States.”

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Republican AG Removed From Office After Killing A Man…

Date: June 25, 2022

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“The Republican Attorney General of South Dakota was impeached and removed from office this week after he was found guilty by the state legislature of lying about killing a man with his vehicle. The AG, Jason Ravnsborg, had claimed that he thought he had hit a deer or a bear with his car, but it turned out to be a man. The Republicans in the legislature simply couldn’t get over the holes in his story, so they voted to get rid of him. At least now we know where Republicans finally draw the line, as Farron Cousins explains.

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https://apnews.com/article/jason-ravnsborg-south-dakota-impeachments-e5d62c76eedecf4c9290fecd821496aa

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I know right now it may seem like Republicans really just have no interest at all in holding their own accountable, you know, upholding the rule of law. But believe it or not folks, we actually found out this week where Republicans draw the line with their own members. And apparently that line is don’t lie about killing a man and using the power of your office to cover it up. That is what happened in the state of South Dakota, where the Republican controlled legislature voted this week to impeach remove and forever bar from holding future office in the state, their Republican attorney general Jason Rabo, who was a first term Republican attorney general, who in 2020, ran over a man late at night, a 55 year old man. Now Rabo had previously pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges that law enforcement officials levied upon him. Of course, for killing a man.

And those misdemeanor charges were, um, making an legal lane change and using a phone while driving. Hmm. You killed a man and get in trouble for that. And here’s the thing. He lied about it. According to the nine one one call the evening that Mr. Ravens board killed this 55 year old man, he told the 9 1 1 operator, I think I hit a deer or maybe another large animal. He didn’t know for sure what he hit till he went back the next morning, I guess, to look. And that’s when he realized, oh no, it was a human being and the Republicans in the state legislature, which by the way, it’s 32 Republicans to three Democrats. in that South Dakota legislature, uh, that voted to impeach him and remove him and bar him. Um, and in fact, they almost didn’t get all the votes they needed to impeach him there.

Uh, they hit the bare minimum threshold of 24 votes, but why’d you even go back the next morning, unless of course you thought maybe it wasn’t an animal after all, but here’s where the story gets even more screwy. And this is why those two little misdemeanor charges of course are so, uh, uh, ridiculous. It turns out that according to a recreation of the crash, it’s most likely that the man’s face went through Ravens Bo’s windshield. And you know how they know that not just from, you know, imprints and things like that, you know, typical CSI type stuff. No, no, no. It’s cuz the man’s glasses were found in Ravens Bo’s car. The man’s glasses were in his car, which means his face had to have gone through that windshield or some other window of the car with enough force to knock his glasses off.

They also determined by the way, in the reconstruction that, uh, Ravens Borg had veered completely off the road when he hit the man, which actually led some Republicans who did vote to impeach him to say he ran him down. You know, almost trying to say that it was intentional. I don’t think it was intentional, but there’s also, you know, conflicting stories of what he told the police investigators. Like, no I wasn’t on my phone. And then he said, yeah, I was on my phone, which is why he got that misdemeanor charge and had to pay a minor fine again for killing a man whose face went through his windshield. That’s vehicular homicide.

This man should not have been able to plead no contest to a pair of misdemeanors. He shouldn’t have even had to have been impeached because he should have faced felony charges for leaving the scene of an accident after killing a human being. I mean that’s years and years and years in a federal prison. So if you ask me this man got off light and of course all the Republicans again, who voted to impeach him, uh, one of them even said, by the way, I’ve heard better lies from a five year old, they knew that his story was screwed up. And even in the investigation itself of the initial crash, he couldn’t keep his own story straight. At one point he said like, and yeah, when I saw him and then he goes, oh, well, well, I mean, I didn’t see him changing stories about using the phone. The man’s glasses were in the car for God’s sakes. That’s the only piece of evidence you needed. The glasses couldn’t have been in the car unless his head somehow got into the car.”

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Republican Pollster Says Republican Voters Are Clearly Moving AWAY From Trump…

Date: June 25, 2022

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“A new Republican presidential primary poll from New Hampshire shows, for the first time ever, Ron DeSantis beating Trump in the crucial early primary state. This new information leads GOP pollster Frank Luntz to believe that the writing is on the wall saying that Republican voters are clearly moving on from Donald Trump. But is that too much to read into one small poll? Farron Cousins discusses this.

Citation:
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/3534021-gop-pollster-frank-luntz-republicans-are-saying-its-time-to-move-on-from-trump/

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So a new poll came out this week from the university of New Hampshire. It is a New Hampshire Republican presidential primary poll. And it shows that Ron DeSantis is now leading in the state. He is beating Donald Trump by two percentage points, 39 for Ron DeSantis, 37 for Donald Trump. It was 43 to 18 back in October of last year or so, DeSantis has made up a lot of ground and at least one Republican pollster. Frank Lance believes that this is all the evidence he needs to really prove that Republicans are moving on from Donald Trump. Like it’s over, it’s done this one tiny little pole that only sampled, you know, a few hundred people in one state, a small state, a tiny state, but an important state for primaries. I give him that thinks, Nope, this is proof. This is it it’s over. So once appeared on CNN on Thursday, and he was asked by CNN white house correspondent, Caitlin Collins, she said, DeSantis is the greatest threat to Trump.

When it comes to the Republican party and Lance responded quote, it’s more than a threat. The governor is proving that his approach and what he’s trying to accomplish. And what he has accomplished in Florida is more significant. And Republicans are now saying it’s time to move on. There’s now polling out that shows that Donald Trump is actually paying a price for what these hearings are showing. Now he is right about that. The polls have shifted tremendously in just two weeks of these hearings, right? Donald Trump is paying a price in the polls for what he did, or at least for what the committee has, you know, framed the whole debate as, and LUS does go on to also mention, look, Trump’s still a hugely influential figure in the party. You know, you’re not gonna be able to remove him from it, but removing the voters from him shows that yeah, we like you.

You did great. We’re it’s awesome. But uh, we’re gonna, we’re gonna go over here now. We still like you, man. You can come with us, but it’s time for us to move on. So the question is, does one single poll in one single state with a five and a half percentage point margin of error, which is really bad by the way says that the poll is essentially unreliable. Just to be clear. Does that really show that Republican voters are moving on it wouldn’t if, as Lunche pointed out the other polls hadn’t already showed similar things happening. Donald Trump’s unfavorable unfavorability ratings have of course ticked up in the two weeks since the committee hearings became public. On top of that. And this to me is the more important one prior to the first televised hearing, two thirds of the country

Did not think Donald Trump was responsible for what happened on January 6th. Well, fast forward to today, two thirds of people in the country now believe that Donald Trump should be criminally charged for what happened on January 6th. That is a huge reversal from 66% saying, nah, he’s not responsible. Now 66% say we lock him up. That’s pretty significant that that is a massive shift. And of course, DeSantis covering a 25 point gap between him and Donald Trump. Since October of last year, that’s a pretty massive feat DeSantis in my opinion. And I explained this over at ring of fire yesterday, DeSantis is far more worrisome than Donald Trump could ever even imagine to be. He has all of Donald Trump’s horrible policies without any of the baggage. And that makes him far more dangerous because he’s far more competent and it does look like voters are starting to say, we gotta move on from Trump. Who’s the next man up. And unfortunately that next man up is Ron DeSantis. So yeah, I actually do agree with Frank Lance for once. I think Republican voters are slowly starting to tell the party. It’s not just time to move on, but we are already moving on.”

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How Elder Scrolls-like The Wayward Realms will change RPG games…


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Date: June 24, 2022

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“The creators of the Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall talk AI procedural generation and fast travel in their massively ambitious open-world RPG game

Sometimes there’s a videogame project so ambitious that it’s hard to imagine how it could become a reality within today’s industry. Back in 1996, for instance, we’d never have believed that an open-world RPG with multiple continents and thousands of cities was possible, yet Julian Le Fay, Todd Howard, Ted Peterson, and the rest of the Bethesda class of ’95 did just that with The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, expanding our understanding of the genre and all that was possible within it.

26 years on, several Bethesda alumni including Le Fay and Peterson have reunited at OnceLost Games to work on something they hope will once again shake up the RPG discourse.

Their game, The Wayward Realms, will have certain similarities to Daggerfall. Set across a vast archipelago, it too will use procedural generation to create hundreds of cities nestled in diverse environments whose architecture and topographies reflect their place in the world. The map itself will be handcrafted, but much within will be procedural…”

I didn’t even quote the good parts…This sounds fantastic!…Sounds like it’s going to eclipse The Elder Scrolls.

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I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying – Dr. Christopher Kerr…


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Date: June 24, 2022

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“Dr. Christopher Kerr speaks at a 2015 TEDx event Buffalo, New York.

Dr. Christopher W. Kerr is the Chief Medical Officer at The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, where he has worked since 1999. His background in research has evolved from bench science towards the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patients’ dreams and visions at the end of life. Although medically ignored, these near universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning as well as insight into the life led and the death anticipated.”

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News Host Tries To Bait Labor Leader Into Promoting Violence…

Date: June 24, 2022

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“British TV host Kay Burley of Sky News recently made a fool of herself during an interview with labor leader Mick Lynch as she repeatedly bounced back and forth between insisting she knows what a picket line is and then pretending not to know what a picket line is, all in an effort to wheedle Lynch into advocating violence against strikebreakers. A more obvious – or sillier – example of a TV host demonstrating the mainstream media’s hostility to any possible advancement for working people you would be hard pressed to find.

Jimmy and American comedian Kurt Metzger discuss Burley’s humiliating performance and apparent misperception that she had “won” the interaction.”

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The Guardian’s Fact-Free Smear Campaign Against Journalists Over Syria…

Date: June 24, 2022

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“A recent story in Britain’s The Guardian sought to reveal the conspiracy underway to spread Russians propaganda and talking points about the War in Syria, specifically using as a conduit individual journalists, including The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté (https://mate.substack.com). One problem: the Guardian hit piece didn’t include any actual evidence and, contrary to standard journalistic practice, the author neglected to ask any of the alleged conspirators for a comment on the allegations before going to print.

Jimmy speaks with Aaron Maté, as well as American comedian Kurt Metzger, about this piece of journalistic malpractice and the decline of the once-great Guardian.”

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