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Alert: Typo in USA Today Caption Under Adam Schiff Video

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/09/30/donald-trump-attacks-impeachment-accusers-tweets/3817248002/

The caption under the video of Adam Schiff says this:

Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is the face of the impeachment proceedings against Trump. While some Democrats applaud his efforts, Republicans do not.


Obviously a single word was misplaced. The correct caption should be this:

Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is the face of the impeachment proceedings against Trump. While Democrats applaud his efforts, some Republicans do not.


Elizabeth Warren stopped cold by Colbert's question.

Clickbait isn't always a bad thing.

Are all Mormons considered saints?

From the Salt Lake Tribune: Trump taps Latter-day Saint as new national security adviser

O'Brien is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...


The implication seems to be that as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Robert O'Brien is therefore a saint. Is that how it works?

Trump "feels badly."

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/11/trump-feel-badly-acosta-flynn-cohen-manafort-stone-kavanaugh-nr-vpx.cnn

After all this time you'd think someone would have informed him that his grammar is wrong. He doesn't "feel badly", he feels bad. A blind man might have difficulty reading Braille if he feels badly.

The Beto O'Rourke avatar has his hair parted on the right side, but he parts it on the left.

The DU avatar for Beto O'Rourke was apparently made from the image on this Ballotpedia page, but more recent images show that he currently parts his hair on the left (and it has also grayed a bit.)

Will Trump treat newly homeless Bahamians like crap if they try to come to the USA?

I haven't actually read or heard anything about this yet, but I'm wondering.

If you're 47 then the world's population has doubled during your lifetime.

... and if you're 70 then the world's population has tripled during your lifetime.

Concerns about global warming, preserving our resources, and what conditions will be like in the future all seem to be based upon the assumption that the population will somehow stay fixed, but there's no reason to expect that. I'm not aware of any serious movement to reduce the rate of human population growth around the world, let alone stop it, nor is there even speculation about how either might be accomplished. We are animals, and here's something that Richard Dawkins wrote that applies to humanity just as much as it applies to other animal species:

“The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so. If there ever is a time of plenty, this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in the population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored.”

That's what's happening to humanity and there's nothing we can do about it. Even some far-fetched, hypothetical, breakthrough to somehow limit births would only be seen as favoring some subset of humanity and discriminating against another, and those who resist would survive while those who submit would die out.

No, I don't see any way out. The average human being is experiencing an extremely miserable life, and because of the limited capacity of Planet Earth to support us, it can only get worse.

Bernie is using a $27.99 Harbor Freight megaphone.

50 Watt Megaphone with Safety Siren

What does that mean? I don't know but I have one just like it.

I'm considering switching from Kamela Harris to Elizabeth Warren.

I'm considering switching from Kamala Harris to Elizabeth Warren, largely due to this:

‘I Believe in Capitalism’: Kamala Harris Courts Big Donors in the Hamptons. And...

Kamala Harris raises over $1 million at Hamptons and Martha's Vineyard fundraisers

One of the Hamptons events was hosted by public relations executive Michael Kempner. That gathering raised double than the campaign's original goal and had more than 150 people attend, according to those briefed on the matter. Tickets ranged from $1,000 to $2,800. While at the events, Harris picked up a few new wealthy supporters and they are expected to host other money-making events for her in New York next month.

On the other hand,

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, leading lights of the Democrats’ progressive wing, weren’t around. They’ve pledged not to take big-dollar donations, at least during the primary season.


But maybe I'm just reluctant to accept something that's an inescapable, political, reality.

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