[-] [email protected] 158 points 4 months ago

Smith asked SCOTUS to do this months ago. Refusing him then but taking the case up now seems pretty shitty.

[-] [email protected] 79 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

STOP POSTING SMBC COMICS WITHOUT THE VOTEY!

STOP POSTING SMBC COMICS WITHOUT THE VOTEY!

[-] [email protected] 63 points 6 months ago

Isn't the labor secretary being anti-business in the job description? What use is an anti-labor labor secretary?

[-] [email protected] 62 points 6 months ago

That's rare, a triple negative. So, who are you going to blame for not wanting to read the article?

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge hearing a challenge to a transgender health care ban for minors and restrictions for adults noted Thursday that Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis repeatedly spread false information about doctors mutilating children’s genitals even though there’s [sic] been no such documented cases.

[-] [email protected] 65 points 8 months ago

It's just an abbreviation of charisma.

[-] [email protected] 95 points 8 months ago

Ukraine coverage has gone down significantly.

[-] [email protected] 120 points 8 months ago

I love you, unlike OP, who clearly hates you, so here's the alt-text.

On January 26th, 2274 Mars days into the mission, NASA declared Spirit a 'stationary research station', expected to stay operational for several more months until the dust buildup on its solar panels forces a final shutdown.

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GAZA/JERUSALEM, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The Islamist group Hamas released two U.S. hostages, mother and daughter Judith and Natalie Raanan, who were kidnapped in its attack on southern Israel on Oct. 7, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said on Friday.

The women, who were taken from Nahal Oz kibbutz, near the Gaza border, were on their way to a military base in central Israel, a statement from Netanyahu's office said.

Media reports in the United States said they were from Evanston, an Illinois suburb of Chicago.

They were the first hostages to be freed since Hamas gunmen burst into Israel nearly two weeks ago, killing 1,400 people, mainly civilians, and taking around 200 hostages.

Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas's armed wing, said the hostages were released in response to Qatari mediation efforts, "for humanitarian reasons, and to prove to the American people and the world that the claims made by Biden and his fascist administration are false and baseless".

President Joe Biden in a statement thanked Qatar and Israel for their partnership in securing the pair's release.

A Qatari foreign ministry spokesperson said the release of the hostages took place "after many days of continuous communication" and dialogue on the release of hostages would continue.

An Israeli army statement earlier in the day said a majority of the hostages were alive.

Israel has vowed to wipe out Hamas, which rules Gaza, relentlessly pounding the strip with air strikes, putting the enclave's 2.3 million people under a total siege and banning shipments of food, fuel and medical supplies.

The secretary-general of the United Nations visited the crossing between the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt on Friday, and said humanitarian aid must be allowed across as soon as possible.

At least 4,137 Palestinians have been killed, including hundreds of children, and 13,000 wounded in Gaza, the Palestinian health ministry said. The U.N. says more than a million have been made homeless.

U.S. troops have come under increasing attacks in Syria and Iraq since Oct. 7, raising concerns about a possible escalation.

A U.S. official told Reuters that a U.S. Navy warship intercepted four missiles and more than a dozen drones on Thursday near Yemen fired from Iran-aligned Houthis in the direction of Israel, more than the number announced previously. CHURCH HIT

Israel has amassed tanks and troops near the perimeter of Gaza for an expected ground invasion.

Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said that achieving Israel's objectives would not be quick or easy.

"We will topple the Hamas organisation. We will destroy its military and governing infrastructure. It's a phase that will not be easy. It will have a price," he told a parliamentary committee.

He added that the subsequent phase would be more drawn out, but was aimed at achieving "a completely different security situation" with no threat to Israel from Gaza. "It's not a day, it's not a week, and unfortunately it's not a month," he said.

The Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the main Palestinian Christian denomination, said that overnight Israeli forces had struck the Church of Saint Porphyrius in Gaza City, where hundreds of Christians and Muslims had sought sanctuary.

It said targeting churches that were used as shelters for people fleeing bombing was "a war crime that cannot be ignored".

Video from the scene showed a wounded boy being carried from rubble at night.

"They felt they would be safe here. They came from under the bombardment and the destruction, and they said they would be safe here but destruction chased them," a man cried out.

[1/7]Palestinians gather around residential buildings destroyed in Israeli strikes in Zahra City, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in southern Gaza City, October 19, 2023. REUTERS/Shadi Tabatibi Acquire Licensing Rights

Gaza's Hamas-run government media office said 18 Christian Palestinians had been killed, while the health ministry later gave a toll of 16.

The Israeli military said part of the church was damaged in a strike by fighter jets on a nearby Hamas command centre involved in launching rockets and mortars towards Israel, and that it was reviewing the incident.

"The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) can unequivocally state that the church was not the target of the strike," it said. 'EVERYTHING I DREAMT OF' DESTROYED

Israel has already told all civilians to evacuate the northern half of the Gaza Strip, which includes Gaza City. Many people have yet to leave saying they fear losing everything and have nowhere safe to go with southern areas also under attack.

In Zahra, a northern Gaza town, residents said their entire district of some 25 apartment buildings was razed.

They received Israeli warning messages on their mobile phones at breakfast, followed 10 minutes later by a small drone strike. After another 20 minutes, F-16 warplanes brought the buildings down in huge explosions and clouds of dust.

"Everything I ever dreamt of and thought that I have achieved was gone. In that apartment was my dream, my memories with my children, and my wife, was the smell of safety and love," Ali, a resident of the district, told Reuters by phone.

The United Nations humanitarian affairs office said more than 140,000 homes - nearly a third of all homes in Gaza - have been damaged, with nearly 13,000 completely destroyed.

The south of the enclave has also been regularly hit. Rescue workers were combing through the wreckage of a house in the main southern city, Khan Younis, for survivors. One carried the limp body of a child.

"We don’t want to receive aid, we want the destruction and the killing of children in their sleep to stop. We are tired," said neighbour Joumana Khreis. AID STILL HELD UP

International attention has focused on getting aid to Gaza through the one access point not controlled by Israel, the Rafah crossing to Egypt.

Biden, who visited Israel on Wednesday, said he believed trucks carrying aid would get through in the next 24-48 hours.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres toured the checkpoint on Egypt's side and called for a meaningful number of trucks to enter Gaza every day and checks - which Israel insists on to stop aid reaching Hamas - to be quick and pragmatic.

"We are actively engaging with all parties to make sure conditions for delivering aid are lifted," he said.

Western leaders have so far mostly offered support to Israel's campaign against Hamas, although there is mounting unease about the plight of civilians in Gaza.

Many Muslim states, however, have called for an immediate ceasefire, and protests demanding an end to the bombardment were held in cities across the Islamic world on Friday.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on Israel to end "its operations amounting to genocide".

The conflict is spreading to two other fronts.

Clashes at the border between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement have been the deadliest since a full-blown war in 2006, with Israel ordering the evacuation of more than 20,000 residents from the border town of Kiryat Shmona on Friday.

The West Bank, where Palestinians have limited self-rule under Israeli military occupation, has experienced the deadliest clashes since the second intifada uprising ended in 2005.

[-] [email protected] 83 points 9 months ago

Reminder Amy Coney Barrett swore an oath to God to obey her husband above all other mortals, including herself, her fellow justices, and U.S. law. A set of ethics rules drawn up by SCOTUS would be chump change for her oath.

[-] [email protected] 72 points 9 months ago

Alt-text OP inexplicably refused to give us:

Running for office in Minnesota on the single-issue platform 'dig a permanent channel through the Traverse Gap because it will make this map more satisfying.'

[-] [email protected] 69 points 9 months ago

The problem with letting the state kill citizens is the shockingly high rate at which it will inevitably kill innocent people.

[-] [email protected] 166 points 10 months ago

Very noticeable that they didn't specify how he wasn't a dictator, nor what other label would be more appropriate.

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The Congressional Integrity Project reports on several inconsistencies and untruths in James Comer’s House investigation

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