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Thu, 22/02/2024 - 04:51
In 2007 I visited Palestine with my late husband Hal Wootten AC, QC, the founding Dean of the Law School at the University of New South Wales and well-known for his pursuit of justice. Hal was determined to understand the conflict from both Palestinian and Israeli perspectives, and he collected a substantial library on middle-east Continue reading »
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Thu, 22/02/2024 - 04:00
There are some issues I have always assumed Trump would have more than enough money to finance his campaign. There’s a lot of cash floating around and the MAGA cult loves to give him money. Still, this doesn’t seem like good news: As Donald Trump’s legal troubles consume more and more of his time, they’re also consuming more of his donors’ money—and there’s a huge hole in the bucket. On Tuesday, Trump’s “Save America” leadership political action committee reported raising just $8,508 from donors in the entire month of January, while spending about $3.9 million, according to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission. Nearly $3 million of that overall spending total was used for one purpose: to pay lawyers. At the same time, the Trump campaign itself reported a net loss of more than $2.6 million for the month of January. It raised about $8.8 million while spending around $11.5 million, according to a separate filing made public on Tuesday.
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Thu, 22/02/2024 - 02:30
Christians executed other Christians in colonial Salem If you missed Tuesday’s reporting by Politico’s Alexander Ward and Heidi Przybla on plans to enact a Christian nationalist agenda in a second Trump term, do have a look. Spearheading the effort is Russell Vought, Trump’s former director of the Office of Management and Budget, now “president of The Center for Renewing America think tank, a leading group in a conservative consortium preparing for a second Trump term.” If you thought overturning Roe would turn the U.S. into the Republic of Gilead, that assessment was perhaps not alarming enough: One document drafted by CRA staff and fellows includes a list of top priorities for CRA in a second Trump term. “Christian nationalism” is one of the bullet points. Others include invoking the Insurrection Act on Day One to quash protests and refusing to spend authorized congressional funds on unwanted projects, a practice banned by lawmakers in the Nixon era. CRA’s work fits into a broader effort by conservative, MAGA-leaning organizations to influence a future Trump White House.
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Thu, 22/02/2024 - 01:18

Ever since an infantile fascist billionaire (hereafter, the IFB) decided to turn Twitter over to the racially hostile anti-science set, folks who previously used that network daily to discuss and amplify topics they cared about have either given up on the very premise of a shared digital commons, continued to post to Twitter while holding […]

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Thu, 22/02/2024 - 01:00
Greed and its fallout “Where once We the People held capitalism’s leash, now we wear the collar.” It’s something I’ve repeated since taking the Hullabaloo morning shift ten years ago. “Working people know in their guts they work for the economy, not the other way around.” Joe Biden gets it. In July 2021, he spoke of ensuring “that our economy isn’t about people working for capitalism; it’s about capitalism working for people.” Unfair competition and monopolies the Roosevelts once worked to rein in have landed us in a second Gilded Age. “Forty years ago, we chose the wrong path, in my view,” Biden said, “following the misguided philosophy of people like Robert Bork, and pulled back on enforcing laws to promote competition.”  People still know in their guts they are getting screwed, write Katherine J. Cramer and Jonathan D.
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Thu, 22/02/2024 - 00:00

1. “For a thing like that to happen is a disgrace / And frankly, it shouldn’t have happened / That I can tell you / It shouldn’t have happened.”

2. “If we can destroy them / You bet your life we will destroy them / If we can hurt them / Well, we may as well.”

3. “I fully understand / Why her former husband left her for a man / He made a good decision.”

4. “No more apologies / No more apologies/ I’m too tired/ I’m so sick and tired.”

5. “Has the world changed / Or have I changed?”

6. “This could only happen to me / Who has been through anything like this?”

7. “We hate it when our friends become successful.”

8. “It is so crazy / That people don’t even believe it / It can’t be true / So they don’t believe it.”

9. “London is dead / London is dead.”

10. “It’s dying / Everyone is leaving New York.”

11. “When you’re talking about an atmosphere / Oceans are very small / And it blows over / And it sails over.”

12. “England for the English.”

13. “I’ll let you know someday / Let’s see what happens / But I may let you know / Who’s not doing their job.”

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Wed, 21/02/2024 - 23:10

Starting today, the Drupal 11.x branch is used for building the next major Drupal version, Drupal 11. This means that major version specific changes can now happen on the Drupal 11.x branch. This includes dependency and requirements updates and removal of deprecated API and extensions. Details are available in the allowed changes during Drupal core release cycle document.

Drupal 11 is planned to be released either on the week of June 17, week of July 29 or week of December 9, 2024, depending on when beta requirements are completed.

A 10.3.x branch was created to work on the upcoming minor version. Drupal 10.3.0 will be released on the week of June 17, 2024.

Issues should remain targeted at the 11.x branch and will be backported when appropriate.

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Wed, 21/02/2024 - 23:09

Μια πραγματικά εφ’ όλης της ύλης ωριαία συνέντευξη στο πρόσφατο ΣΚΛΗΡΟ ΜΑΡΚΑΡΙΣΜΑ – μιας σειρά που δημιούργησε το ΜέΡΑ25 για να απαντήσει στη μιντιακή συστημική μονοφωνία, με συνεντεύξεις όπως έπρεπε να είναι, χωρίς ταμπού και υπαγορευμένες ερωτήσεις. Για την ανασυγκρότηση του ΜέΡΑ25 «Μπαίνοντας στη μάχη δε συζητάς για την ήττα», ήταν η απάντηση του Γιάνη […]

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Wed, 21/02/2024 - 22:56
Labour leaders’ decision to abandon their highly publicized Green Prosperity Plan underscores the party’s ongoing failure to articulate a coherent response to Conservative criticism. Instead of focusing on bolstering their fiscal credentials, Labour leaders should reconnect with the party’s Keynesian roots. LONDON – Following months of speculation and infighting, the United Kingdom’s Labour Party has officially … Continue reading The UK Labour Party’s Green-Energy Debacle
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Wed, 21/02/2024 - 22:47
Mainstream economics has sadly made economics increasingly irrelevant to the understanding of the real world. Trying to contribute to making economics a more realistic and relevant science, yours truly launched this blog in 2011. Now, thirteen years later and with millions of page views yours truly is — together with people like e.g. Paul Krugman, […]