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artemesia

@artemesia@techhub.social

I've been around online since the earlier usenet days when you had to have some chops to know what usenet is (was), and how to get on it. Mastodon right now feels a bit like the good days of usenet, there's some of the same vibe.

Interests: bike maintenance, ebikes, orchids, cymbidiums, weird succulents, gardening in general, security engineering, current events, congressional shenanigans, courthouse shenanigans, US and european politics.

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#nobridge

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GottaLaff, to random
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OFFS go away.

Indicted Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is expected to file for reelection as an independent, two sources familiar with the matter said Monday.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/03/politics/bob-menendez-new-jersey-senate-independent?cid=ios_app

artemesia,
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@GottaLaff

It lets him pay his legal bills from his campaign fund. Dunno how much he's going to actually campaign.

peterbutler, to random
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We don’t know yet how Trump’s conviction will impact the November election

We can be pretty sure of 2 things, though

  1. Tomorrow, the RNC will report Trump’s biggest fundraising day ever, the media will run with that story, and no one will follow up if/when official election filings contradict it

  2. A GOP-sponsored poll will show that Trump's conviction will not lose him any votes, and the media will run with that too

artemesia,
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@peterbutler

Don'r forget NYT reporting this is bad news for Biden.

GottaLaff, to random
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People, no. No bail. He’s not jailed.

No bail was even requested. #TrumpTrial

artemesia,
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@GottaLaff

Yabbut... terms of release can be revoked. I think this gives Merchan more options for inflicting incremental punishments than were available for contempt of court. Mangolini might want to bring a toothbrush to his next order to show cause hearing.

GottaLaff, (edited ) to random
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💥🔥

TO REPEAT,

GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS!!!!!!!!

artemesia,
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@GottaLaff

Need another 32 womps.

GottaLaff, to random
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NEW: THE JURY HAS REACHED A VERDICT IN THE TRUMP TRIAL.

artemesia,
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@GottaLaff

That's guilty. Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty,
guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty,
guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty,
guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty!

artemesia,
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@Greengordon @GottaLaff

Fun little detail: now that he's a convicted felon, mangolini can't enter canada. If he gets elected president, yes, but not without explicit permission given after presenting a good reason for going there. https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/can-trump-come-to-canada-now-that-he-s-a-convicted-felon-1.6907580

GottaLaff, to random
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Blather, wince, repeat.

“Chief Justice John on Thursday declined an invitation to meet with Democratic senators to talk about Supreme Court ethics and the controversy over flags that flew outside homes owned by Justice Samuel .”

https://apnews.com/article/dc879158dd42050a9a52c850abfb90b9

artemesia,
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@WagesOf @GottaLaff

Impeachment starts in the House, who are not interested in playing operation foot-bullet. And even if impeached, there are no 16 GOP senators who would place the good of the country over their SC-enabled continued minority rule.

artemesia,
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@WagesOf @GottaLaff

"where peaceful change is impossible"

Bullshit. The supreme court is fighting a rearguard action, getting more and more exposed as the corrupt frauds they are. But with the demographic movements, the change is inevitable, it's just a matter of when. And like most changes of power, when it comes it will be like a dam breaking.

GottaLaff, to legal
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Via Sarah N. Lynch:

Judge is giving 's legal team and the government 12 days to tell her how the SCOTUS decision upholding the CFPB's funding/appointment impacts Trump's claim that was unlawfully appointed and funded...

artemesia,
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@GottaLaff

I think the interest is in comparing the CFPB's funding mechanism with the special counsel's. CFPB is funded directly by the federal reserve rather than appropriations; this mostly prevents congress from using it as a political football. Similarly, the special counsel is funded independently of appropriations. Once again cannon is exceeding her brief chasing down issues that do not exist and is auditioning for appointment to higher court, smiling at each month ticking by.

Nonilex, to Law
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#TrumpTrial Thurs 30 May 2024 🧵#Deliberations continue

Justice #Merchan says he believes that the #jury wants him to repeat a significant portion of the #JuryInstructions.

He will read pages 6-35.

Each page yesterday took him just a little more than a minute, so this will take >30 mins.

Between that & the testimony readbacks, also expected to take >30 mins, there will likely be >1 hour this morning w/the jury in the courtroom, not actively deliberating.

#criminal #law #Trump

artemesia,
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@Nonilex

I guess I don't see any real difference between an error communicated orally vs. one written down. Both can result in an overturned verdict and mistrial. But the common sense professional in me knows damned well that you get piss-poor results when you try to communicate 60 pages of complex material orally, without giving the audience a printed version to reinforce and reference.

artemesia,
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@Nonilex

Hey, at least he stopped badmouthing the jury and court personnel. His attorneys must have explained his release on on recognizance is very revocable on the judge's whim, and IIRC brevocation is not appealable.

Teri_Kanefield, to random
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I read the jury instructions.

With the disclaimer that this is absolutely not a prediction of what the jury will do, not much in the jury instructions change what I had to say here:

https://terikanefield.com/wheres-the-beef-trumps-manhattan-criminal-case-and-some-mind-bending-legal-puzzles/

I wrote about predicate crimes for predicate crimes.

The predicate crime for falsification of business records is
NEW YORK ELECTION LAW § 17-152 PREDICATE.

The jury gets three possible predicate crimes for 17-152.

1/

artemesia,
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@dalfen @Teri_Kanefield

"Does it matter, though?"

Yes, it very much does matter, because the bookkeeping fraud is a misdemeanor, unless the fraud was committed with the purpose of furthering a different crime, in which case it's a felony. Did the prosecution convince the jury that a crime was furthered, even though no crime was charged beyond the 34 counts of bookkeeping fraud.

GottaLaff, to Canada
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Ahem. Attention please.

I am now in . 🇨🇦🍁

That is all.

👏🏻💃🏼🥳💥‼️‼️‼️‼️

artemesia,
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@GottaLaff

"I am now in #Canada

It's aboot time.

whitequark, to random
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so, house heating saga continues

as far as i can tell from the measurements i took, it works like this: running the heating system for 5 minutes raises the temperature at the desk where I sit by almost exactly 0.2 degrees centigrade

so... I could write a script that looks at the current temperature and runs heating for 5*(20-t)/0.2? and then put it into cron

artemesia,
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@whitequark

I solved my desk area heating problem by putting a heating pad between keyboard/laptop and desk and running it on a low setting. Problem wasn't ambient temp, but that the hardware was heatsinking my hands, which constantly felt chilled. Way more cost effective and responsive than heating an entire room.

ernie, to random
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I want to lean into a suggestion @mattl gave and consider doing shirts to promote the URL tag. (Especially as I see someone else attempting to do the same.)

But I want to make them inexpensive and minimally profitable—I’d rather they be something people can afford to promote a message than a major revenue source, if that makes sense. Any suggestions on what my best option for that might be?

artemesia,
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@ernie @mattl

You should do a branded pooper-scooper.

ernie, to random
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udm14.com has had 50,000 visits in 24 hours.

artemesia,
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@ernie can udm14.com be configured to anonymize the searchers and disable tracking of click-thrus? Because I ditched google search years for privacy reasons, not due to the subsequent enshittification.

artemesia,
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@ernie

Sorry, I was unclear. I'm not worried about what you might see, my concern is that google knows so much else about me from other google products I use, that I would prefer not to give them my search stream. So I'm wondering if your udm14.com, which I understand acts as a kind of search relay, could be used to somewhat anonymize its users from google. Obviously browser fingerprinting and cookie lookups will continue to work on any clickthrus. Maybe it's hopeless.

(In the department of no good deed going unpunished, you give us udm14 to deshittify google's search results, and I come along and whine that I also want it to anonymize me)

GottaLaff, to random
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🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ “During a marathon day of proceedings in the Mar-a-Lago classified case, a morning hearing in front of Judge Aileen devolved into a shouting match amongst the attorneys, and the afternoon series of arguments prompted the judge to wonder if the legal nuances of the case may be too difficult for jurors to understand” https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/22/politics/trump-documents-case-judge-cannon-hearing?cid=ios_app

artemesia,
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@textualdeviance @GottaLaff

It's even simpler than that: he was in possession of national defence information and refused to return it to the lawful authorities when they asked. It doesn't matter how he came to possess them, that wasn't charged. Unlawful retention is spelled out in the espionage act, section 793(e) if memory serves me.

GottaLaff, to random
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FYI, #TrumpTrial...

Via Katie Phang:

Court has resumed. Judge Merchan is back on the bench. All counsel are present and Trump is also present.

First jury instruction argument over FECA (Federal Election Campaign Act).

artemesia,
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@GottaLaff

"COLANGELO: no one said Trump went into the system and falsified the billing records so on facts like the ones we have here, and given the way the parties have argued the case, we think it is a very straightforward explanation of the law"

I can't make head or tail of what's being said here.

GottaLaff, to legal
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🧵starts HERE.

Plz remember to use NFL (Not For Laffy, no hashtag) so I can ignore those replies while live-posting. TY!

1/...Tyler McBrien:

Trey Gowdy again...

Per Trump's campaign, this is today's Greek chrous: Don Trump, Jr., Matt Whitaker, Pam Bondi, Sen. Eric Schmitt, Rep. Daniel Webster, Rep. Dan Meuser, Rep. Ronny Jackson, Rep. Troy Nehls, Rep. Dale Strong, Rep. Maria Salazar, Sebastian Gorka, Chuck Zito, Joe Piscopo, Bill White

artemesia,
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@GottaLaff

When gowdy, cocaine jr, whitaker, bondi, dr feelgood, mr what-me-nazi, and piscopo all show up to your trial, you are going down. It's kind of like a tragedy performance where in the penultimate scene all the bit players come out to remind you they exist.

GottaLaff, to legal
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NEW 🧵starts HERE.

Plz remember to use NFL (Not For Laffy, no hashtag) so I can ignore those replies while live-posting. TY!

1/... Tyler McBrien:

It's 2:09 p.m., Trump walks in with his defense team in tow.

Alan Dershowitz is still here as well.

All five members of the prosecution are already seated.

artemesia,
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@GottaLaff

Nice job. I read some of it during the day, made a point of reading the rest this evening.

May I suggest a convenience feature for the readers? Put a #laffyfirst hashtag in the first post of each major thread. Then readers can just pull up that hashtag to get entry points in chrolonological order. Without that, like today, I was searching for the morning thread on three different devices, and each time had to scroll scroll scroll past the afternoon thread. And on touch devices the web interface is very finicky, easy to totally lose one's place and have to start over.

If there's already a way to get the list of today's threads without manual scrolling, someone please let me know how. Vanilla web UI.

luckytran, to random
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The US government is ending the program that provides free COVID vaccines to people who are uninsured and underinsured.

This is a public health failure that will further decrease already low vax rates, and puts marginalized communities at greater risk.

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/4670459-cdc-ending-free-covid-vaccines-uninsured/

artemesia,
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@janisf @luckytran

That article is from January 2021. Policies and programs change.

artemesia,
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@janisf @luckytran

Before anyone goes dumping on the CDC (too late, one upthread already did), the US House cut the funding for the program. That's why it's being shut down. Fuck Mike Johnson.

artemesia,
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@janisf @luckytran

That seems hard to believe given that pfizer and moderna have both more than quintupled the price per dose.

ai6yr, (edited ) to random
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artemesia,
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@ai6yr

More likely a negative cash situation, as in if they don't have the place empty by day X they owe another lease payment.

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