May 142020
 

Last August, the North Carolina Court of Appeals decided it was OK for police officers to use protected speech as the basis for retaliatory stops. The stop — and the criminal charges that followed — originated from this interaction: While assisting the stranded motorist, Trooper Stevens turned his attention to another car traveling on the roadway. Defendant, a passenger in a small white SUV, had his arm outside of the window and was making a…

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May 142020
 

Thanks for nothing, Bernie Sanders An amendment that would require the FBI get a warrant before they access Americans’ web-browsing history failed to pass by a single vote in the US Senate on Wednesday.…

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May 142020
 

Joe Biden has named several progressives, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sara Nelson, to newly announced policy “task forces.” This beats him just sneering at leftists — but it’s no great progressive victory that a few good people are on a random list of names for toothless task forces. Phil Roeder / Flickr I’ve had this sensation of late that when it comes to politics, we are now all trapped inside of a really dark,…

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May 142020
 

The premise of 1995’s Waterworld [Amazon] was flawed in that there isn’t enough water in the ice caps to raise sea levels 7500m, as is established in Waterworld canon. But I wanted to see what that would look like, so here is a map of planet earth with the sea level raised 7500m, based on topographical data published by NASA. As you can readily see, only parts of the Tibetan plateau remain above the waves.…

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