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The Seattle City Council is considering new legislation that would create a legal loophole that would make substance addiction, mental illness or poverty a valid legal defense for nearly all misdemeanor crimes committed in the city.

Academic freedom questions arise on campus over COVID-19 strategy conflicts

Scientists warn of new coronavirus variant spreading across Europe

We have heard this story before. Maybe this time it will be true? Belgium’s COVID-19 health care collapse: ‘It will happen in 10 days’

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If The New York Times was willing to lie about its anonymous source for their high-profile information operation, imagine the lies they’re willing to tell about all the other anonymous sources they use.

This means more if you recognize his name. I must admit I am shocked. They keep coming up with ways of surprising me. My Resignation From The Intercept

You can compare any country you like with this chart. Excess mortality during COVID-19: The number of deaths from all causes compared to previous years, all ages

The next couple of weeks will show who are the liars and who are telling the truth. My gut tells me that it is the people predicting at trump victory who are right but my head says that this is most likely because I live in a Trump bubble. Are Democrats Heading for a 2020 Bloodbath? Also see Here’s What Early Voting Numbers Are Telling Us

1,000 Looters Turn Philly Retail Zone into “Total Loss”

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This article is almost too funny. They sort of have to admit the truth but they try to wriggle around it. The Economy Really Is Worse in Blue States. But Why?

Covid: Protests take place across Italy over anti-virus measures

No Implants Needed For Precise Control Deep Into The Brain

Russia knocking Turkish drones from Armenian skies and Azerbaijan’s next move will make or break Karabakh war

Philadelphia riots lead to 30 officers injured, 35 arrests

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Government Cameras Hidden on Private Property? Welcome to Open Fields

The State of the Unions

Feeling Pushed Towards Trump

If you read, you will see that is direct quote. Washington Post piece calls on media to report Hunter Biden leaks as foreign disinformation, even if it ‘probably’ isn’t

Why the NSA Told Henry Kissinger to Drop Dead When He Tried to Cut Intel Links with Britain

Donald Trump is a terrifyingly good finisher

Israelis have Destroyed 1 mn Palestinian Olive Trees; this Month, they’re at it Again

Battle of Cannae

If you have heard about Hannibal or the Battle of Cannae that almost brought Rome to its knees but you don’t really know more then that, then this video is for you. Best overview of the battle I have yet seen (and I have seen a few). Part of a much longer series that leads up to this but you can skip them if you lack the time (even though they are all good). I will probably make the entire series an “Educate Deb” thing at some point but we are ways off of that.

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The punch line comes at the end. Germany really is a police state in ways America still is not. Dark web ‘Cyberbunker’ trial breaks new ground

How ‘The New York Times’ Helped Hide Stalin’s Mass Murders in Ukraine

There is no hope for Seattle. Seattle LGBTQ Commission wants their lesbian mayor to resign

October snowstorm set to smash early-season records

Bernie Bro with Van Full of Guns and Explosives Plotted to Assassinate Biden. Media Buries the Lede, as Usual