We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ok, so a lesbian at the top of the victim-hood hierarchy ripped another top victim group when she said forbidden things about Islam. Since it is renowned as The Religion of Peace, I am sure that she got no death threats and had to switch schools, right?
Let's watch this one play out. Grab a seat and have some popcorn.
Let me see if I understand this: She called Islam a religion of hate and immediately she began receiving death and rape threats from Muslims. So are we (the French) trying to say she was wrong or just that in fact Islam is so bad that you cannot speak the truth about it? Which is it? We need to know because Canada is already on board this train and the U.S. is checking the boarding schedule.
There is no fixing the FISA court. It’s corrupt. What does it say about the Chief Justice, the guy in charge of oversight? End it. As a free people, we deserve better than a secret court, that was used to spy on a presidential candidate. Willing accomplices to insure their fellow deep state candidate would win an election.
We also don't know how many times the FISA court has been misused. What is needed is a bulldog special prosecutor with the authority to investigate everything the court has done especially the last 12 years. I nominate Judge Jeanine Pirro
Voyager 2 comes back online, 11.5 billion miles from home
Plenty can go wrong when you're floating through interstellar space, billions of miles from Earth, running on a radioisotope thermoelectric generator and coming up on 43 years since the last time anyone laid a spanner on you. Last week, Voyager 2 shut itself down into a safe mode after an unexplained delay in a calibration maneuver caused two high-powered systems to come on at the same time, overdrawing the power supply.
Figuring out what went wrong and deciding what to do next was a laborious process, mainly because communications to and from Voyager, traveling at the speed of light, take 17 hours each way. So, any time you give this extraordinary spacecraft a command, you need to wait about 34 hours before you know if it had the desired effect.
Now, NASA has announced that it's turned Voyager 2's scientific instruments back on and resumed collection of scientific data. The rest of the craft is still under review, and the team is slowly running diagnostics to determine when everything else can be switched back on.