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Unhinged about Hillary


I've never heard of the crime of "solicitation of assault," but I'm glad it's a crime.

Martin Shkreli jailed after Facebook post about Hillary Clinton

By Renae Merle September 13 at 6:10 PM

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Wednesday revoked the $5 million bail of Martin Shkreli, the infamous former hedge fund manager convicted of defrauding investors, after prosecutors complained that his out-of-court antics posed a danger to the community.

While awaiting sentencing, Shkreli has harassed women online, prosecutors argued, and even offered his Facebook followers $5,000 to grab a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair during her book tour. Shkreli, who faces up to 20 years in prison, apologized saying that he did not expect anyone to take his online comments seriously.

“He does not need to apologize to me. He should have apologized to the government, the Secret Service, and Hillary Clinton,” said U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, in revoking his bond.

“This is a solicitation of assault. That is not protected by the First Amendment.”
Shkreli was taken into custody immediately after the hour-long hearing. He did not visibly react though he appeared more nervous than when he entered court. He will remain jailed until his sentencing hearing, later this fall.

Shkreli’s attorneys argued that his comments, while distasteful, did not make him dangerous. “I understand now, that some may have read my comments about Mrs. Clinton as threatening, when that was never my intention when making those comments,” Shkreli said in an earlier letter to the judge.

“It never occurred to me that my awkward attempt at humor or satire would cause Mrs. Clinton or the Secret Service any distress.”

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If that didn't occur to him, he needs to take the short bus to school.

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quote:

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There is a Supreme Court thread and and a DACA thread.

Please look around.



Yes ma'am. *toeing dirt*
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Pro-Brexit translation in mangled German


What is your favorite translation? Mine is a translation of "out of sight, out of mind" as "invisible idiot."

A pro-Brexit editorial written in German has a problem: It’s literally gibberish.

By Adam Taylor September 13 at 11:41 AM

As negotiations to leave the European Union drag on, much of Britain's tabloid press has frequently struck an indignant tone, blaming European allies for the slow progress.

However, one attempt to reach out to these Europeans to justify the pro-Brexit position has fallen flat on its face — thanks to a rogue translation that resulted in Germanic gibberish.

The editorial in question appeared on the website of the Sun, a fervent Brexit supporter and Britain's best selling newspaper, on Sunday. It aimed to convince a European audience that its leaders were harming the E.U. by taking a hard-line stance on Brexit — perhaps a reference to some sly English-language stories in the German press — and so it was written in the German language.

However, the ensuing article mangled the German language. There were grammatical mistakes in nearly every line, with some colloquial British phrases translated literally in a way that would make no sense to a German reader (pigheaded intransigence, for example, became “schweinkopf-unnachgiebigkeit”).

Even the title, which was meant to imply European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and chief negotiator Michael Barnier were harming millions of people, was mistranslated — as it was written, it could also imply they were helping millions of people.

The translation was such a mess that it begged the question: How was it published? Many reasoned that the original German text must have been run through Google Translate, though they quickly realized that it was actually too poor a translation for that. Could another, less sophisticated machine translation service have been used? Was it an intern with a dictionary, or a rogue German speaker out for sabotage?
A spokesman for the Sun denied that the text had been run through Google Translate and suggested it was simply a translation mishap.

It certainly is true that some things have been lost in translation in Brexit talks — and knowledge of a second language may be an issue for both sides. Sixty-one percent of Britons do not speak another language in addition to their mother tongue, according to a 2012 report from the European Commission. That's one of the lowest figures across Europe. In contrast, only 34 percent of Germans only spoke their mother tongue, and many expect the English language to further lose its importance in a post-Brexit E.U.

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Some Chinese translations into English are hilarious.

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Rose, you should have warned us not to try to drink coffee while we read those.
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Rose, you should have warned us not to try to drink coffee while we read those.



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Some Chinese translations into English are hilarious.

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Ohmygawd, Rose, those are wonderful!

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Misusing pictures of cats


This is outrageous. It defames the cats.

The picture is at the link, with another picture of Trump rescusing somebody from a small boat.

FAKE MEOWS: Trump Fans Share Bogus Snap Of Him Saving Cats From Harvey

The president grabs two felines from floodwater in the clearly fake picture.


By Lee Moran

Don’t believe that viral photograph that appears to show President Donald Trump rescuing cats in Texas after Hurricane Harvey.

It’s bogus.

The image of Trump appearing to hold two ginger felines in his arms while wading waist deep through floodwater began circulating among his supporters in the wake of the devastating storm.

One pro-Trump Facebook page, called “All about President Trump,” posted the snap with the caption, “Things the media forgets!”

That post alone has now been shared more than 16,000 times.

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Des Moines Register photographer Harry Baumert actually took the original photograph of a man named Brandon Smith who was saving his two cats from flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in June 2008, per the website.

Someone else has now simply edited Trump’s head and his red “Make America great again” cap into the snap. Baumert’s initial photograph no longer appears to be available online, but photographer David Greedy captured a similar scene at the same time:

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Funny church signs

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