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Damn, this was a record for me.

It was a rally and march for Palestine at the city nearby.

@[email protected] might know about it, but I don't think they're here now (I'm just tagging in case they are).

Ask me about it if you want, but right now I'm "venting" about something positive; I'm really proud of myself for keeping up the pressure regarding Gaza and helping to do that.

Definitely join an org or activist group if you can.

That's all. Cheers!

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Pretty expected, to be honest.

Especially now that Joe Sims is in and not John Bachtell.

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As always, you can read the corresponding document here.

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Subscribe, comment, like, etc.

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Good discussion and a long one too. Nearly an hour. I felt Ben was a good guest too. And of course, there's Justine Medina as well.

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The Alabama Supreme Court ruled, Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a ruling critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatments. The decision was issued in a pair of wrongful death cases brought by three couples who had frozen embryos destroyed in an accident at a fertility clinic.

You can read the full 131-page decision here.

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Navarro "continues to possess Presidential records that have not been produced to their rightful owner, the United States," U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote on Tuesday.

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The book is this one:

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  • Trump and his company fined $354 million for fraud
  • Trump barred from running a New York business for three years
  • Trump vows to appeal the verdict
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You can read the unanimous ruling here.

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Chinese migrants are the fastest growing group trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 37,000 Chinese citizens were apprehended as they illegally crossed the border; that's 50 times more than two years earlier.

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Ex-CIA software engineer who leaked to WikiLeaks sentenced to 40 years

2 Feb 2024

Joshua Schulte had been found guilty of handing over classified materials in so-called Vault 7 leak.

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The so-called Vault 7 leak was a major embarrassment for the CIA [File: Larry Downing/Reuters]

A former CIA software engineer has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for leaking classified information and possessing child sexual abuse material.

Joshua Schulte, 35, was found guilty in 2022 of four counts each of espionage and computer hacking and one count of lying to FBI agents after handing over classified materials to whistleblowing organisation WikiLeaks.

Schulte was also convicted of contempt of court and making false statements in 2020, and possession of child abuse material last year.

The bulk of the sentence announced on Thursday was imposed over the so-called Vault 7 leak, which revealed embarrassing details of the CIA’s spying overseas.

The leak, which the CIA called a “digital Pearl Harbor”, showed how US spies hacked Apple and Android smartphones and sought to turn internet-connected televisions into listening devices.

The security breach prompted US officials to plan for an “all-out war” against Wikileaks, including discussing the possible kidnapping or assassination of its founder Julian Assange, Yahoo News reported, citing anonymous officials.

Assange was indicted on espionage charges in 2019 – a move that prompted condemnation by press freedom organisations – and is currently in Britain fighting extradition to the US.

Judge Jesse M Furman said the full extent of the damage caused by Schulte would likely never be known “but I have no doubt it was massive”.

Furman said Schulte had also continued to commit crimes while in jail by trying to leak more classified materials and by creating a hidden file on his computer that contained child sexual abuse images.

US Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement that Schulte had committed some of the “most brazen, heinous crimes of espionage in American history”.

“He caused untold damage to our national security in his quest for revenge against the CIA for its response to Schulte’s security breaches while employed there,” Williams said.

Addressing the court ahead of his sentencing, Schulte complained about harsh conditions he had endured in detention, including being denied hot water and being subjected to constant noise and artificial light.

Schulte also said it was unfair for prosecutors to seek a life sentence as they had previously offered a plea deal that would have seen him sentenced to 10 years in prison.

“This is not justice the government seeks, but vengeance,” he said.

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