Senile president calls disgraced former president ungraceful “loser,” taunts media and predicts 2024 victory in rare interview

Source: Fox News

“President Biden took sharp aim at former President Trump in a rare interview, calling him a ‘loser’ and confidently predicting he’d beat him in November, all while reminding the press of past predictions of his political demise. ‘Losers who are losers are never graceful,’ Biden said of Trump in a lengthy interview granted to the New Yorker’s Evan Osnos, who penned a biography of the president that came out shortly before his 2020 election victory. ‘I just think that he’ll do anything to try to win. If — and when — I win, I think he’ll contest it,’ Biden continued. ‘No matter what the result is.’ … ‘remember, in 2020, you guys told me how I wasn’t going to win? And then you told me in 2022 how it was going to be this red wave?’ Biden said, smiling tensely according to the report.” (03/04/24)

The war on reproductive freedoms has come for IVF

Source: spiked
by Ella Whelan

“There are many IVF patients who do consider their embryos ‘children’ and call them such. Indeed, for those with fertility issues who want to become parents, emotional attachment can form at any time. I, like many IVF patients, was able to track my pregnancy from the first few days, which can be a powerful feeling if you thought you might never become a mother. But there is a difference between the emotions and imagination of individuals and the reality that the law must reflect. And the reality is this: a frozen embryo in a petri dish is not a child. IVF patients know this better than anyone – miscarriages and failed transfers are commonplace. As one protester outside the Alabama state house painted on a placard: ‘You can’t cuddle an embryo.’” (03/03/24)

Palestine: Israeli Forces Murder Teen During Largest Ramallah Raid in Years

Source: US News & World Report

“Israeli forces swept into the Palestinians’ administrative capital of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank overnight, killing a 16-year-old in a refugee camp during their biggest raid into the city in years, Palestinian sources said on Monday. Witnesses in Ramallah said Israeli forces had driven dozens of military vehicles into the city, which is the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority led by President Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian health ministry said Israeli forces shot and killed 16-year-old Mustafa Abu Shalbak while raiding Am’ari refugee camp. … Violence has surged across the West Bank in parallel to the Gaza war, with at least 400 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers and [squatters], and Israel regularly raiding Palestinian areas across the territory it occupied in 1967.” (03/04/24)

The State of Israel Has No Right to Exist and Neither Does the USA

Source: exile in happy valley
by Nicky Reid

“The state of Israel has no right to exist. I believe that statement to be a fact based purely on the concept of right and wrong, but just try saying it out loud in any corner of this country and you would think that you’d said it on the streets of Tel Aviv. People who can’t even find Israel on a map or properly pronounce the word ‘antisemitic’ call you out as a fucking racist and they do it with Confederate flags on their belt buckles. But I stand by my opening proclamation, and I challenge any sentient being with common sense to look at the history of Israel carefully and truthfully and tell me that there is absolutely anything legitimate about its existence.” (03/03/24)

First over-the-counter birth control pill shipped in US

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The first-ever over-the-counter birth control pill is now being shipped to US pharmacies. The Food and Drug Administration last year approved the birth control pill Opill to be available without a prescription for women of all ages. The agency said the move would reduce barriers to accessing contraception. Opill’s manufacturer said on Monday that the pill would be available in stores and online in the coming weeks for $19.99 (£15.77). Doctors say that the progestin-only pill — often known as the ‘minipill’ — is a particularly safe form of contraception because it does not contain oestrogen, meaning it has fewer side effects and health risks. … The US is joining more than 100 countries around the world that have made the birth control pill available over the counter, including most countries in Latin America, as well as India, China and the United Kingdom.” (03/04/24)

Milton Friedman’s 1999 Vision: Predicting Bitcoin Before the Digital Age Dawned

by Jamie Redman

“Nearly two decades before the Bitcoin network revolutionized the digital world, Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman foresaw the emergence of digital currencies. His prediction of an electronic currency facilitating anonymous transactions has become a cornerstone in understanding the evolution of digital finance.” (03/03/24)

DC: Haley defeats disgraced former president in GOP presidential primary

Source: The Hill

“Nikki Haley will win the Washington, D.C., Republican presidential primary, netting her first victory of the GOP nominating process, Decision Desk HQ projects. Haley garnered 1,274 votes to former President Trump’s 676 with all precincts reporting, according to DDHQ.” (03/03/24)

Free Talk Live, 03/03/24

Source: Free Talk Live

“Accidectomy? Man vasectomized by mistake :: Randy’s huge brood :: Scroter wants to secede his mom’s basement :: A very wonky Wonka Production :: Gandalf vs Anakin — a story of rats :: Seattle Comedy Club Cancels ‘unwoke’ Comedians :: What is the essence of old school comedy? :: Jaywalking as a state sponsored danger :: 2024-03-03 Hosts: Captain Kickass, Nikki, Rich E Rich.” (03/03/24)

Congress, don’t give away the keys to our encrypted communications

Source: The Hill
by Ryan Polk

“In an op-ed on Feb. 22, Steven Wasserman, the national president of the National Association of Assistant US Attorneys (NAAUSA), called on Congress to force tech companies to give foreign adversaries and criminals access to the encrypted data of American citizens. While of course Wasserman did not phrase it that way, the result would be exactly that. There is no way to ‘provide law enforcement access to encrypted data’ without creating security vulnerabilities that will leave everyone less safe.” (03/03/24)