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ChatGPT nypost | House passes bill expanding antisemitism definition as campus chaos rages on, 1 May
..."This bill threads to chill constitutionally protected speech—speech that is critical of Israel alone does not constitute unlawful discrimination," Manhattan Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who is Jewish, said on the House floor. "It is imperative that we confront the scourge of antisemitism and Congress can help. But this legislation is not the answer."....
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H.R.6090 - Antisemitism Awareness Act of 2023
It is the sense of Congress that--

(1) title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.), prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance;

Ex. Ord. No. 13160. Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Sex, Color, National Origin, Disability, Religion, Age, Sexual Orientation, and Status as a Parent in Federally Conducted Education and Training Programs
(2) while such title does not cover discrimination hatred based < wipes tears > solely on religion, individuals who face discrimination hatred based on actual or perceived shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics do not lose protection under such title for also being members of a group that share a common religion;;
House passes CROWN Act, banning race-based hair discrimination (18.03.22)
Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair..."because Black [or non-Black] people are often penalized under workplace and school dress code policies that frown upon hairstyles such as afros [and] braids, or cornrows."
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SEC. 4. Definitions.

For purposes of this Act, the term "definition of antisemitism"--

(1) means the definition of antisemitism adopted on May 26, 2016, by the IHRA [2016], of which the United States is a member, which definition has been adopted by the Department of State;

"Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities."
and

(2) includes the "[c]ontemporary examples of antisemitism" identified in the IHRA definition

archive National Anti-Semitism Strategy in Hijacking Peace by Zelensky
by Cat on Thu May 2nd, 2024 at 07:12:51 PM EST
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ChatGPT | Judge Cannon indefinitely postpones Trump's classified docs trial, 7 May
once scheduled for May 20.

The date had been widely expected to move amid a tangle of pretrial conflicts between special counsel Jack Smith and Trump's attorneys. Smith had urged Judge Aileen Cannon to reschedule the trial to begin on July 8, but an order from the judge on Tuesday afternoon suggested that she is unlikely to even decide on a new trial date before late July.
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What was the question?
Whether and if so to what extent does a former President enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office.
That reshuffling further clouds the picture for Smith, who is also awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity that could determine whether his other case against Trump—charges in Washington D.C. for attempting to subvert the 2020 election—can move forward this year.
archive Fischer v. United States, emergency D.C. appeal, TRUMP INDICTMENT TRACKER
• Agent Smith fed "election inteference" (USDC)
• Agent Smith fed "classified docs" (SDFL)

ChatGPT | White House to Republicans: You're not getting audio of Biden's interview with Hur, 17 May

President Joe Biden has asserted executive privilege to block House committees from obtaining audio recordings of his own interviews with special counsel Robert Hur about Biden's handling of classified documents.
archive "Report on the Investigation Into Unauthorized Removal..."

Chat GPT | Biden's team had a few demands for a Trump debate. A major one: No crowd, 17 May executive ADA bureau

There were several conditions that the Biden team felt were necessary in order to agree to a debate with the former president, among them that at least one forum take place before the start of early voting and that the hosts weren't from outlets with an ideological bent toward Trump. But in interviews with more than a half dozen officials and advisers who were not authorized to discuss private conversations, the issue of the crowd was consistent. Among their concerns were that the audience noise could disadvantage Biden, who sometimes has trouble hearing amid a din. They also wanted to ensure that there was a clean tempo and cadence to the debate and that it not turn into a shouting match or spectacle. Biden aides have envisioned using the forums to pummel Trump on abortion rights, his response to the Covid pandemic, and threats to democracy. For that reason, they were also pleased that the debate would, it appears, involve microphones that can be cut off if a candidate speaks when it's not their [sic] turn.
archive ELECTION 2024 re-runs 2020
by Cat on Fri May 17th, 2024 at 07:40:52 PM EST
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#Ancestor worship is not well understood
archive Gadsen flag immortal "signal" of independence

36 USC Sec. 176 - Respect for flag
(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, < wipes tears > except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
[...]
(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
[...]
(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, < wipes tears > preferably by burning.
Police break up University of Michigan protest encampment, 21 May 1st Amd.
"The disregard for safety directives was the latest in a series of troubling events centered on the encampment. Individuals will continue to be welcome to protest as they always have at the University of Michigan, so long as those protests do not infringe on the rights of others, endanger our community, violate the law or disrupt university operations"
by Cat on Tue May 21st, 2024 at 04:00:27 PM EST
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has entered the room.
by Cat on Sun May 26th, 2024 at 12:02:51 PM EST
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Did Betsy Ross actually make the first flag of the European Union? Or did Europeans make the first flag of the United States?
by Cat on Mon May 27th, 2024 at 06:46:20 PM EST
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Democratic Party scheduled national convention for nominating Biden 19 Aug. Ohio Democratic Party does not conduct an indedependent nominating convention. Ohio deadline for any party certifiction is 7 Aug, 90 days before GE date.
Ohio warns Democrats that Biden may miss deadline for November ballot, 7 Apr

Democrats in Ohio legislature propose certification change in state law. Republicans pass a bill permitting state certification date after 19 Aug with one condition: prohibition of foreign contributions to Ohio ballot initiatives.

Ohio Democrats reject bill, select DNC option.

DNC plans to virtually nominate Biden ahead of convention amid Ohio ballot concerns

by Cat on Tue May 28th, 2024 at 08:58:35 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 07:26:46 AM EST
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Stormy! FEC "hush money" NDA pleas, PECKER's plea agreement

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Thirty-four (34) counts of falsifying business records (alleging intent commit another crime or to aid or conceal the commission thereof, not stipulated in the trial indictment ergo jury instruction, such as "violation of federal* campaign finance limits [sic], violation of state election laws by unlawfully influencing the 2016 election, and violation of state tax laws** regarding the reimbursement.")

* US has not indicted Trump on this civil charge, and Agent Smith's "election interference" indictment has yet to seat even a jury.
** NY (state) v. Trump (corp.) jury returned a guilty verdict and $450M penalty for charges in civil court litigation of falsified business records; NY (county) D.A. Bragg duplicated and amended dispositive criminal allegations, ie. furtherance of unspecified crimes pertaining to "concealed Woman 1, Woman 2, and Lawyer A"—Stormy! McDougal extortion cases (previously dismissed in US courts) and Cohen's tax evasion (US court conviction)—to the disposition of NY state's civil complaint. Indeed, a "novel legal" theory of jurisdiction, locus standi, and the 5th Amd. of the US Constitution.

NY (state) v. Trump docket, 15.02.24 - 23.05.24, and transcripts, 22.04.24-28.05.24, or 31 days avg. 260 pp/day (8,000 pp)

Now. Lemme calculate ChatGPT-informed standard burden of proof typically borne by US American prosecutors, measured by duration of SECRET jury deliberation per count since conclusion of trial.

(5 hr x 60 min) ÷ 34 counts = 8.8 minutes each count

IS TOO DAMN LONG!

by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 09:24:31 AM EST
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faster computing POWER coulda woulda shoulda wrap this up yesterday

< wipes tears >

by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 09:37:42 AM EST
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2019
WE CAN'T READ 14 MILLION COHEN DOCUMENTS ... 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, 230 orders for communication records, 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and testimonies by approximately 500 witnesses ... BY THURSDAY.

2024
Karim Khan: "Rome Statute values are quintessential American values."

Policy on Complementarity and Co-operation [pp 24-30]:

As part of this work, the OTP has partnered with Microsoft, Accenture Avanade, and other technology actors [eNTiTIes?] to develop cutting-edge solutions for the analysis of large volumes of digital data composed of heterogenous file types, much of it photographs, videos, and audio files. The Office has benefited significantly in this regard from voluntary financial contributions from several States Parties and from the European Commission, which have enabled a critical investment to strengthening its technological capacity.

Under this initiative, the following aspects have been implemented, setting a stronger basis for complementarity efforts with:
• A new Evidence Lifecycle Management System ...
• Cloud-based platform ...
• Automated transcription and translation ...

Drawing on these new platforms, the Office will be able to harness enhanced cognitive tools in analysing information collected. Through the appropriate use of artificial intelligence [computer programming] and machine learning tools [computer programming], the OTP [computer processor units] will be able to mass transcribe and translate text from video and audio files collected pursuant to its investigative activities. This step holds the potential for revolutionising the ability of the Office to draw on such data, reducing the need for investigators and analysts to conduct in-depth review of all such files and instead allowing staff to target searches on videos containing references to specific individuals, locations, or other keywords.

European Court of Auditors, eca.europa.eu | SPECIAL REPORT No.08: EU Artificial intelligence ambition, May 2024
"We conclude that the Commission and national measures were not effectively coordinated due to the few governance tools available, their partial implementation, and outdated targets."
by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 10:20:32 AM EST
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ChaptGPT newsqueak | Michael Cohen Admits to Stealing From Trump in Blow to Alvin Bragg's Case, T -"one week ago" [23 May? nope]
Cohen is a key prosecution witness in the trial after previously admitting to making the $130,000 payment to Daniels.

During Cohen's testimony Monday [20 May], Trump attorney Todd Blanche questioned him about a payment to tech company Red Finch. Cohen paid the company $20,000 from the $50,000 he received from the Trump Organization for financial services, according to Newsweek reporter Katherine Fung, who is covering the trial from the courtroom.

Cohen admitted to billing the Trump Organization for the full expense even though he never paid Red Finch the entire amount. When Blanche asked Cohen if he stole from the Trump Organization, given the $20,000 Red Finch payment, Cohen answered, "Yes, sir."

reasonable doubts
Michael McAuliffe [!], a former federal prosecutor [1989-1990, 1994-1999] and former elected [FL 2008-2012] state attorney, told Newsweek that "it will come as little to no surprise to the jurors that Cohen padded an invoice and kept the overage."

"The issue is whether all the evidence taken together convinces the jury—all the jurors—that Cohen's testimony rings true, that it makes sense, when it comes to his interactions with Trump as to the payments to hide affairs and disguise them as legal expenses," McAuliffe continued.

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Stormy! Daniels Goes Into Detail, Great Detail, at Donald Trump's Trial. Read her book
by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 10:53:39 AM EST
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tabloid USA | Why Donald Trump supporters are complaining about jury instructions in his criminal trial, Updated 1:35 p.m. ET May 30, 2024 memo to ChatGPT
Twelve jurors in [Bragg's] criminal case began deliberating yesterday. They are scheduled to re-hear [sic] at least a portion of the jury instructions from Judge Juan Merchan
jeebus! Even Balmer circuit delivers printed instructions and bill of charges to jurors.
when proceedings begin Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT as well as listen to portions of the trial < wipes tears > transcript that will be read aloud.
Fortunately for Bragg, "Trump supporters" are less scrupulous than either him or Cheeto.
Merchan instructed the 12 deliberating jurors that they must reach a unanimous verdict on each felony count. The wrinkle in the story has to do with the multiple findings jurors have to make in order to convict Trump on any of the counts.
No. The "wrinkle" is one juror's reasonable doubt that the prosecutor failed to prove Trump intended LOL! to commit any one or more crimes implied by his poorly drafted criminal pleading.
Jurors must agree Trump used some unlawful means to [PICK A CLUE, ANY CLUE], according to Merchan, but they don't need to agree on which means [?!] it was. "Although you must conclude unanimously that the defendant conspired [?!] to promote or prevent the election of any person [?!] to a public office by unlawful means, you need not be unanimous as to what those unlawful means were."
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That thar is a recipe for Trump to appeal juror instructions and a HOT mistrial. Way to clear your docket, Merchan!
< wipes tears >
by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 07:38:12 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 07:57:27 PM EST
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BWAH! "In order to find Trump guilty, the jury had to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt not only that Trump falsified the records with a fraudulent intent, but also that Trump did so to commit or conceal another crime. That underlying crime, prosecutors argued, was a violation of a New York state election law that prohibits conspiring to promote a candidate by 'unlawful means.'"
by Cat on Thu May 30th, 2024 at 10:14:07 PM EST
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(in order of MSM appearance)

  1. FIRST former POTUS convicted
  2. "Trump supporter" forecast: Cheeto NYC rally, ROR pro-forma sentencing (July 11), and appeal before, during, after RNC nomination
  3. poll smoke: registered and likely voter indifference
  4. orange jumpsuit cartoons
  5. ChatGPPT "pre-bunking": read the story, ignore the poll smoke
  6. EUSA right-wing EPP reacts
  7. CHINA! indifference
Reuters: Former US President and Republican Party candidate Donald Trump has been convicted by a New York jury of felonies related to the 2016 election. If he is elected, would Trump's conviction prevent him from visiting China if he was invited or present any other difficulties for Sino-American relations?
Mao Ning: I will not comment on the US presidential election or any other US domestic affair. We hope that whoever gets elected will be committed to growing sound and stable China-US ties, because it will be in the interest of both countries and both peoples.
[...]
AFP: A follow-up question on Donald Trump. Donald Trump mentioned Taiwan at a recent campaign event. Do you have any comment on this? And does China fear Trump may become the next US President?
Mao Ning: The US presidential election is the domestic affair of the US. I would not comment on campaign rhetoric.

 

by Cat on Fri May 31st, 2024 at 01:39:09 PM EST
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