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chare

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3 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

As of now I don't believe that the two officers that shot Ms. Taylor have been charged.  Rather, I believe these indictments were handed down against those officers that lied to obtain the search warrants.

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Neither of the officers who shot and killed Ms. Taylor have ever been charged, nor are they named in the new indictments.

The charges instead name three officers who were part of an investigative unit that obtained the search warrant for the raid, along with a fourth officer who was later fired from the department because, officials said, he had fired blindly into Ms. Taylor’s apartment and struck a neighboring apartment.

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Federal Officials Charge Four Officers in Breonna Taylor Raid

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toomuchbaloney

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Do you think that the Secret Service, DOD and DHS deleted messages and scrubbed devices as a portion of a cover-up? 

Top Democrats, Alleging Cover-Up, Seek Testimony on Secret Service Texts https://nyti.ms/3P6cp29

There seems to have been widespread inability among Trump's team (of only the best people) to comply with federal government records requirements. 

1 minute ago, chare said:

As of now I don't believe that the two officers that shot Ms. Taylor have been charged.  Rather, I believe these indictments were handed down against those officers that lied to obtain the search warrants.

Federal Officials Charge Four Officers in Breonna Taylor Raid

Just the officer who shot wildly through windows, etc, I believe.  The other police were apparently trusting that the guys who sent them knew what they were doing. 

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in Public Health, TB. Has 37 years experience. 2,597 Posts

The governor of Florida has suspended an elected prosecutor who has publicly stated they will not prosecute abortion or gender transition providers. 

https://apnews.com/article/abortion-crime-tampa-florida-ron-desantis-b62f465e0946ad6c4bf2cec539c7974b

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended the elected state prosecutor of Tampa on Thursday for pledging not to enforce the state’s new 15-week abortion ban and for supporting gender transition treatments for minors.

The Republican governor announced the suspension of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren at a news conference in the county’s sheriff’s office.

“When you flagrantly violate your oath of office, when you make yourself above the law, you have violated your duty, you have neglected your duty and you are displaying a lack of competence to be able to perform those duties,” DeSantis said to cheers.

The suspension comes as DeSantis runs for reelection in Florida and builds his national profile as a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate through near constant criticism of liberal policies on abortion, policing and other culture war issues.

It appears this is legal in the State of Florida but it seems like a flagrant over-reach of power. 

toomuchbaloney

toomuchbaloney

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32 minutes ago, nursej22 said:

The governor of Florida has suspended an elected prosecutor who has publicly stated they will not prosecute abortion or gender transition providers. 

https://apnews.com/article/abortion-crime-tampa-florida-ron-desantis-b62f465e0946ad6c4bf2cec539c7974b

It appears this is legal in the State of Florida but it seems like a flagrant over-reach of power. 

This is what authoritarian leadership looks like.  The extremity of the authoritarianism will continue to escalate because extreme views are mainstream for one of the two political parties. 

It was just demonstrated in Kansas that this extremism relative to women's reproductive rights and privacy represents a minority of their general population.  What should we call it when a small group of extremists exert authority over the majority? Isn't that tyranny?

toomuchbaloney

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https://www.npr.org/2022/08/03/1114964240/new-battery-technology-china-vanadium

Holy cow. 

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But agency officials acknowledged that its reviews often rely on "good faith disclosures" by the companies, which means if companies such as UniEnergy Technologies don't say anything, the U.S. government may never know.

That's a problem that has plagued the department for years, according to government investigators.

In 2018, the Government Accountability Office found that the Department of Energy lacked resources to properly monitor its licenses, relied on antiquated computer systems, and didn't have consistent policies across its labs.

In this case, it was an American company, Forever Energy, that raised concerns about the license with UniEnergy more than a year ago. Joanne Skievaski said she and others from the company repeatedly warned department officials that the UniEnergy license was not in compliance. In emails NPR has reviewed, department officials told them it was.

"How is it that the national lab did not require U.S. manufacturing?" Skievaski asked. "Not only is it a violation of the license, it's a violation to our country."

 

subee, MSN, CRNA

Specializes in CRNA, Finally retired. Has 50 years experience. 4,139 Posts

John Boehner speaking of the Republican party::

 

House John A. Boehner announced his retirement in 2015, later saying he was disgusted with the growing “circle of crazy” inside his party. Republicans “couldn’t govern at all,” Boehner wrote. “Incrementalism? Compromise? That wasn’t their thing,” Boehner wrote of the insurgents. “A lot of them wanted to blow up Washington. … They wanted wedge issues and conspiracies and crusades.” Boehner concluded that he was “living in Crazytown. … Every second of every day since Barack Obama became president, I was fighting one bats--t idea after another.”

toomuchbaloney

toomuchbaloney

Specializes in NICU, PICU, Transport, L&D, Hospice. Has 43 years experience. 8,940 Posts

27 minutes ago, subee said:

John Boehner speaking of the Republican party::

 

House John A. Boehner announced his retirement in 2015, later saying he was disgusted with the growing “circle of crazy” inside his party. Republicans “couldn’t govern at all,” Boehner wrote. “Incrementalism? Compromise? That wasn’t their thing,” Boehner wrote of the insurgents. “A lot of them wanted to blow up Washington. … They wanted wedge issues and conspiracies and crusades.” Boehner concluded that he was “living in Crazytown. … Every second of every day since Barack Obama became president, I was fighting one bats--t idea after another.”

Yeah. 

Boehner couldn't save the GOP from the crazies so the Tea Party ran him out before they elevated Trump. Mark Meadows voted against Boehner for the SOTH position, so did Mulvaney...Trump rewarded their tea party thinking.  The GOP is collapsing into a sinkhole of authoritarian dishonesty and divisiveness. 

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,557 Posts

21 hours ago, chare said:

As of now I don't believe that the two officers that shot Ms. Taylor have been charged.  Rather, I believe these indictments were handed down against those officers that lied to obtain the search warrants.

Federal Officials Charge Four Officers in Breonna Taylor Raid

I live in the area, and from the news, that's how I understand it to be also. The officers were  there to arrest/serve the warrant, had nothing to do with getting the warrant. The lies were told by the investigating unit, which obtained the warrant

toomuchbaloney

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https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/08/05/business/jobs-report-July-economy/employment-sectors?smid=url-share

The Biden "recession" is very unconventional.

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The only broad industry to lose jobs was auto manufacturing, which shed about 2,200 jobs as companies have struggled to obtain the parts necessary to produce finished vehicles.

Many industries have built up demand for workers over years, so even when layoffs are made, those workers are quickly reabsorbed.

The tech industry, for example, was the first to respond to rising interest rates as venture capital funds fueled by cheap credit dried up. But the information sector has continued to grow rapidly, far outpacing its prepandemic level, as those employees have been picked up by businesses that didn’t have the chance to hire them before.

How many congressional members of the GOP voted against the CHIP bill? 

No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN. Has 43 years experience. 3,313 Posts

What do y'all think of the Georgia law that now says Fetus's (fetii?) are a $3,000 tax deduction. Do you have to submit an ultrasound photo? Do you have to have a SSN for the fetus? What if you file, and then have a miscarriage; do you have to pay the gov't back?

Things are getting SOOOO weird!

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in Public Health, TB. Has 37 years experience. 2,597 Posts

While I continue to hear congress members complain about the price of gas, I saw at least one station today had regular at 3.99/gal; diesel at 4.39/gal. 

No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN. Has 43 years experience. 3,313 Posts

1 minute ago, nursej22 said:

While I continue to hear congress members complain about the price of gas, I saw at least one station today had regular at 3.99/gal; diesel at 4.39/gal. 

We got you beat by a penny! I saw a sign for $3.98 a gallon!