DHS warns of violent response to repeal of Roe v Wade 

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warns of 'potential violent extremist activity' in response to the actual extremist activity of 6 right wing Justices overturning Roe v Wade. I suppose people take exception to having their rights taken away. edition.cnn.com/2022/06/24/pol

US AG says states can't ban Plan B pills 

US AG Garland says states may not ban FDA approved Mifepristone (plan B abortion pills) by denying their safety. Their is no settled law on the subject, and litigation is assured on the part of states dominated by Christofascists (TX, LA, etc) axios.com/2022/06/24/merrick-g

roe v wade, Thomas still not satisfied 

, as I expect those of you on the other side of the international timeline already know, has revoked Roe v Wade, leaving states free to ban as they may see fit (e.g. ignoring rape, risk of life of the mother, etc). Justice Thomas, a fierce enemy of personal autonomy, urges his colleagues to overturn the protections of gay sex, contraception, same sex marriages. US feeling a lot like Poland apnews.com/article/abortion-su

Boberts Shooters Grill losing its lease 

Congresswoman Lauren 's Shooters Grill, which propelled her rise to Congress, is to be given the boot in August by the building's new owner, a retailer (!) Whether the Boberts will find a new location in Rifle, CO, or close the business altogether has not been decided

EU grants EU candidate status to Ukraine & Moldova 

grants candidate status to and , which borders on Ukraine. The transition from candidate to member usually takes years or decades, but one assumes Putin is pissed apnews.com/article/russia-ukra (Link Corrected)

At least 6 GOP congressmen requested Trump pardon for Jan 6 actions 

At least 6 Republican congressmen asked for a pardon for their activities on the January 6th assault on the US Capitol (persons who have committed no crime have no need for a pardon, ofc) politico.com/news/2022/06/23/j

SCOTUS kills NYS concealed carry restriction 

The Court's ruling would appear to put Maryland's similar restriction at risk. (MD is a 'may issue' state)

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SCOTUS kills NYS concealed carry restriction 

strikes down NY State law that restricted the right of concealed carry of handguns to persons who had a good reason to need one (jewelers, cash couriers, etc). Now anyone in NYS can get a gun license. The majority voted with Justice Thomas' opinion that NY's 'proper cause' clause violated the 14th Amendment. Link to the decision in full is in the article. edition.cnn.com/politics/live-

Misogyny, 'perfect women', Amber Heard 

The vilification and online hate for Amber Heard demonstrates how deep misogyny is ingrained in the culture. I don't give a shit for celebrities. People don’t want to see anything that indicates that this woman, pretty as she is, is really just a human. kotaku.com/amber-heard-johnny-

Amber Heard as focus of misogyny 

The vilification and online hate for Amber Heard demonstrates how deep misogyny is ingrained in the culture. I don't give a shit for celebrities. People don’t want to see anything that indicates that this woman, pretty as she is, is really just a human. kotaku.com/amber-heard-johnny-

Thailand projecting 3% economic growth 

state agency says the Kingdom's economy will rise by 3% this year, and 3.7% next year. Happy talk incited by assumptions about tourism (which is probably tailing off for the season), and exports, which are boosted by the weakness of the against the USD. Inflation is 7.1% channelnewsasia.com/business/t

Thailand's developing fuel crisis 

is facing a serious fuel crisis, with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) prices spiking as much as 50% on the spot market (result of Russia's war). 20% of Thailand's power generation comes from LNG. Use of renewables is far underdeveloped bangkokpost.com/business/23315

Supplements, 50 billion $ industry, worthless 

Supplements, which 60% of Americans take at a combined cost of 50 billion dollars are found useless in CDC studyhttps://www.studyfinds.org/vitamins-supplements-a-waste/

Kraft admits its mac & cheese is not nutritious, renames & rebrands 

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, long a low nutrition staple for poor folk who could not afford decent food is being renamed Mac & Cheese, and rebranded as 'comfort food'. The price of this nearly worthless comestible has gone up 3.5% per package edition.cnn.com/2022/06/22/bus

Scotland Covid cases rise 30% 

cases, almost exclusively the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants, have risen by 30% in . Spread to the rest of the is well nigh inevitable. bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-61898

gun reform is still dead 

Even the pitifully weak gun reform bill approved by the US Senate has been rejected by the US House , who succumbed to incentives, metallic and otherwise, from the politico.com/news/2022/06/22/c

Irish protocol, DUP intransigence, Stormont 

N : The , ignoring financial harm facing residents, remains intransigent in blocking the formation of the local legislature. The DUP insists on the total erasure of the Irish Sea Border, which is not going to happen bbc.com/news/uk-northern-irela

OR to hike minimum wage 7/1, hardly enough 

Oregon to raise minimum wage July 1, with separate rates for different regions: $14.75 for Portland Metro, $12.50 or $13.50 depending on where your city falls on the map. Imagine living in Portland on 2554 a month, you'd have to be living in grandma's basement oregonlive.com/business/2022/0

SCOTUS v Church / State separation 

The has yet again taken a hammer to the wall of separation between church and state, in this case finding Maine discriminated by defying funding to schools that taught a specific religion as God's will reuters.com/legal/government/u

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