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12:58 PM
tldr; Margaret Court is a famous Tennis Player but is also a member of the Pentecostal Church who has said some homo/transphobic things in the past. this year she's being awarded the highest honour or the Order of Australia and people are not happy
 
1:22 PM
AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial ctvnews.ca/world/america-votes/…
> Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol, a U.S. official told The Associated Press.
I wonder if any of these threats are coming from elected GOP officials
 
@Wipqozn i did hear that the ones who voted for the impeachment in the house have been particularly targeted
 
@Memor-X No, as in, are GOP members the one sending out threats.
Not the majority of them, but a few of the extra crazy ones. Like, you know, the one tweeting Nancy P location during the riots.
 
@Wipqozn ahhh, i misread
 
@Memor-X Indeed. A mistake for which I will never forgive you.
 
 
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4:08 PM
moot, because he's no longer in office.
Which... if all the suits were attempting to stop Trump from taking certain future action, sure. But several of them were about recovering costs from past actions, which shouldn't be moot
 
4:38 PM
So I did some math on vaccines after seeing a couple of recent headlines about people dying between their first and second COVID vaccines. 150K people die each day. That's 1 in every 52K people. Since vaccines started on 20/12/14, 64M doses got injected worldwide, about 1.5M per day. extrapolating, that means of any given day's worth of vaccinated people, 30 die in 24 hours, 210 die within the week and over 600 within 3 weeks just from normal deaths
 
4:49 PM
Biden overturns ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military reut.rs/3a3xO9n
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5:07 PM
@Nzall This is not correct because it doesn't account for the fact that people with just one dose are partially protected from the virus, and are therefore significantly less likely than other people to die from it.
 
@murgatroid99 I'm not talking about COVID deaths
I'm talking about ALL deaths
like, all deaths globally
The point is to say that if you're vaccinating this many people, you're bound to have people in there who die a natural, non-COVID death anyway, and these deaths are unrelated to the vaccine
Though my death number was from 2017, so it's probably slightly higher now, which only strengthens my argument because it means you're going to have even more natural deaths among your vaccinated population
 
5:29 PM
@murgatroid99 I was doing a bit of reading into that, and it seems it depends on the vaccine. I believe one of the vaccines (I can't remember which) seems to lose most of it's effectiveness if the second dose isn't given in a timely manner.
 
5:43 PM
> The DOJ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is initiating an investigation into whether any former or current DOJ official engaged in an improper attempt to have DOJ seek to alter the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election.
 
 
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7:33 PM
Canada didn’t start Keystone XL dispute — the president did, Kenney says in rebuke of Biden globalnews.ca/news/7595803/keystone-pipeline-jason-kenney-biden/…
Jason Kenney is such a bloody embarrassment.
> A First Ministers’ meeting on Thursday was also dominated by discussions on the president’s order, with some aides who attended the call saying that “some premiers wanted to go to war” with the U.S. over the Keystone XL decision.
Just insanity
In Canada, a First Ministers' conference is a meeting of the provincial and territorial premiers and the Prime Minister. These events are held at the call of the prime minister. They are usually held in Ottawa. Though known as "First Ministers' conferences" only since the 1960s, they ultimately trace their origin to the initial constitutional convention held in the mid-1860s at Charlottetown, PEI, then-capital of the British Province of Prince Edward Island. After confederation, two conferences of provincial premiers were held, in 1887 and 1902, in which the federal government was not represented...
Also I've never heard of that before
Alberta needs to stop chasing oil and diversify.
Their entire economy is tied to Oil. We've seen time and time again how putting all your eggs in one basket goes. So many small towns completely died because a single factory was the source of all it's jobs.
The worst part is alberta has resisted every temptation to fix this, too. NDP were taking steps, and in response Alberta voted in Jason.
They need to diversify their economy to not be so dependent on oil, and also to not be so dependent on this damn pipeline. The pipeline has been running into problems for years. Long before Biden was ever in the picture, and the problems are as much coming from within Canada outside of it.
It's certainly not easy, and they'll need massive support from the federal government to achieve this - training programs, tax incentives, universal basic income for people losing their jobs during the transition (and also UBI for everyone).... but it needs to be done.
 
7:51 PM
The Prairies were a mistake
Ahahaha Dominion has sued Rudy
 
@TimStone Ted Cruz was born in Alberta, so this checks out.
 
> Chief Justice John Roberts presided over President Trump's first impeachment trial, but now that Trump is a former president, Roberts is not constitutionally obligated to preside.
 
@TimStone Beaveron has The Onion beat this time, I think...
Jason Kenney demands U.S. compensate Alberta for being led by Jason Kenney thebeaverton.com/2021/01/…
THis one is also great
 
lol
 
Kenney appears in neck brace accusing Biden of pipeline-related injuries thebeaverton.com/2021/01/…
My god I hate beavertons website without Adblock. It's the worst.
 
9:39 PM
lmao
apparently some hedge fund was shorting GameStop so Wall Street Bets caused them to lose like $3b
 
9:55 PM
@Unionhawk Yeah it's hilarious
 
@Wipqozn right article?
Because that's about the pipeline
 
@Nzall no sir
POLITICO: Poll: 56% of Americans support Trump impeachment and conviction.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/25/majority-supports-trump-impeachment-462264
 
@Wipqozn Still 87% of Republicans who thought what he did was fine?
 
@Wipqozn FiveThirtyEight has stopped updating their impeachment tracker unfortunately, but it has been that way since they've started tracking it projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-impeachment-removal-polls
Number of polls is a bit small though so the error bar is large
 
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10:02 PM
@Nzall At least not enough to be impeached, or that it is not meaningful (since he's going / gone from office). It's a bit hard to read these things into the numbers alone
 
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Nov 4 '20 at 5:09, by Mad Scientist
To me it seems like almost half the country is simply insane
 
> The stumble by one of the best-performing hedge funds in recent years underscores the heavy losses being suffered by short sellers at a time when major indexes have soared to records
Good, lol
 
11:02 PM
Alberta Inquiry Paid $28K for a Report Smearing Hundreds of Climate Journalists vice.com/en/article/88akk3/…
> The report, paid for by the Alberta government, suggests climate reporters are part of a coordinated ploy by George Soros and other progressive elites to quash capitalism and distribute climate change propaganda.
My zeus Jason KEnnedy and his party are terrible
> The report is part of a $3.5 million inquiry set up by Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party to investigate environmental opposition to the province’s tar sands, the world’s third largest oil reserves. The inquiry is expected to release its final conclusions by the end of January.
That's a crapton of taxpayer money to help oil companies destroy the planet, holy shit
It's always conservatives pulling this shit
Harper attacked journalism for years. Constantly making cuts to the CBC. Andrew Scheer wanted to defund them entirely.
 

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