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Russian soldier's last text messages to his mother

https://twitter.com/VeraMBergen/status/1498334352870150146?s=20&t=8zXEE7zzvx0kJ3GsSmLOKQ


Here's a transcript of a Russian soldier's last text messages to his mother that Ukraine's Ambassador to the UN just read out from screenshots at the emergency session of the UN General Assembly





Trump's taking credit for arming Ukraine now



https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1497732510985474049?s=20&t=PM0RjiyZv1iEYorhgJBFlA

Former President Trump, who was impeached for, in part, withholding military aid to Ukraine, tells CPAC: "I gave Ukraine the Javelins that everyone is now talking about, and millions of dollars of other military equipment

Fire could produce a pulsing glow , right?

https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1497707333668851713?s=20&t=PM0RjiyZv1iEYorhgJBFlA

Chef Jose Andres is on the Polish border!

https://twitter.com/chefjoseandres/status/1497344230230044677?s=20&t=DVeeQey-PxcYk9u7uSgVew


People of the World…Like you, I am distraught watching Ukraine under attack. We must come together as a force for good! @WCKitchen is on Poland border delivering meals tonight—Romania soon. In addition to your donations…I am committing support from the Bezos award to Ukraine.🇺🇦

Putin calls onUkrainian army to overthrow Zelensky

https://twitter.com/bnonews/status/1497228387504562176?s=21

BREAKING: Russian President Putin calls on Ukrainian army to overthrow leadership in Kyiv in televised address - AFP

https://twitter.com/barakravid/status/1497214423756197889?s=21

BREAKING: In a video conference call last night Ukraine President Zelensky told EU leaders: "This might be the last time you see me alive", two sources briefed on the call told me


They won’t but I worry about Zelensky.

This is sad.

https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1496939956908048391?s=20&t=W9GMvQ35r1LrdNmWXQMKJg

"We were told that we shouldn't exist. And Kyiv was a European capital, Kyiv had bars, had clubs. We love. We had freedom of speech. We went to movies. We enjoyed life. I had plans for the future," Ukrainian journalist Oleksiy Sorokin tells
@katyturnbc
.

I feel so bad for them.

RFK Jr. has been busy buying up Republican AGs to get anti-vax legislation passed

https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1491765278514024455?s=20&t=5mUKA55MzntCYPj9dEsq5A


1. The
@RepublicanAGs
have joined forces with Children's Health Defense, RFK Jr's anti-vax group, to spread misinformation about vaccines and COVID

The relationship includes an illegal 50K contribution — but goes much deeper

Here are more tweets from Judd Legum on the topic. I don't have a subscription to his newsletter so had to rely on his tweets.

2. In December, Louisana
@AGJeffLandry
, part of the
@RepublicanAGs
leadership team, invited RFK Jr to testify at a legislative hearing on a COVID vaccine requirement for schools.

Landry and Kennedy sat side-by-side.

3.
@AGJeffLandry
praised Children's Health Defense, the world's leading source of vaccine misinfo, and urged the panel to "listen very closely" to RFK Jr

RFK Jr. proceeded to falsely claim COVID vaccines are the “deadliest vaccine ever made"


4. Last Friday, Landry filed an amended complaint challenging the Biden administration's rule requiring health care workers to get vaccinated. The complaint does not just object to the mandate but argues that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous & ineffective


5. There were 15 other Republican Attorneys General, including @ReplublicanAGs chair
@AGAlanWilson
, who signed onto Landry's suit.

They endorsed the false contention that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous and useless against the omicron variant.


6. RFK Jr, not surprisingly, is very enthused about this new lawsuit, praising Landry and highlighting the lawsuit's false claims about COVID vaccines.

7.
@RepublicanAGs
have still not commented on the 50K contribution it received from RFK's Children's Health Defense last July — A CONTRIBUTION THAT CHILDREN'S HEALTH DEFENSE ADMITS IS ILLEGAL


RFK Jr's father and uncle are probably turning over in their graves. I wouldn't be surprised at all if he's involved in this Ottawa trucker business that is spreading to the US.

Omg, New York had over THIRTY EIGHT THOUSAND new cases today

Death rates are remaining low except in Pennsylvania , for some reason.


https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

Check out this line today at a Florida mobile testing site



https://twitter.com/JesseRodriguez/status/1471573837959544842?s=20

This video from
@nbc6
in Miami, FL is of a drive-thru COVID testing site. It is from today. It is not from last year.


Opinion: The Supreme Court isn't well. The only hope for a cure is more justices.

By Nancy Gertner and Laurence H. Tribe
Today at 5:01 p.m. EST



Nancy Gertner is a retired U.S. District Court judge. Laurence H. Tribe is Carl M. Loeb University Professor emeritus and professor of constitutional law emeritus at Harvard Law School. Both served on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court.

We now believe that Congress must expand the size of the Supreme Court and do so as soon as possible. We did not come to this conclusion lightly. One of us is a constitutional law scholar and frequent advocate before the Supreme Court, the other a federal judge for 17 years. After serving on the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court over eight months, hearing multiple witnesses, reading draft upon draft of the final report issued this week, our views have evolved. We started out leaning toward term limits for Supreme Court justices but against court expansion and ended up doubtful about term limits but in favor of expanding the size of the court.


But make no mistake: In voting to submit the report to the president neither of us cast a vote of confidence in the Supreme Court itself. Sadly, we no longer have that confidence, given three things: first, the dubious legitimacy of the way some justices were appointed; second, what Justice Sonia Sotomayor rightly called the “stench” of politics hovering over this court’s deliberations about the most contentious issues; and third, the anti-democratic, anti-egalitarian direction of this court’s decisions about matters such as voting rights, gerrymandering and the corrupting effects of dark money.


Those judicial decisions haven’t been just wrong; they put the court — and, more important, our entire system of government — on a one-way trip from a defective but still hopeful democracy toward a system in which the few corruptly govern the many, something between autocracy and oligarchy. Instead of serving as a guardrail against going over that cliff, our Supreme Court has become an all-too-willing accomplice in that disaster.


Worse, measures the court has enabled will fundamentally change the court and the law for decades. They operate to entrench the power of one political party: constricting the vote, denying fair access to the ballot to people of color and other minorities, and allowing legislative district lines to be drawn that exacerbate demographic differences. As a result, the usual ebb and flow that once tended to occur with succeeding elections is stalling. A Supreme Court that has been effectively packed by one party will remain packed into the indefinite future, with serious consequences to our democracy. This is a uniquely perilous moment that demands a unique response.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/12/09/expand-supreme-court-laurence-tribe-nancy-gertner/
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