Brazil judge fines Bolsonaro allies millions after ‘bad faith’ election challenge | Brazil | The Guardian

The head of Brazil’s electoral court has rejected a complaint from outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro’s party challenging October’s run-off vote, which he lost, court documents show.

Alexandre de Moraes, who is also a supreme court justice, also fined the parties in Bolsonaro’s coalition 22.9m reais ($4.3m) for what the court described as bad faith litigation, the document released on Wednesday show.

Bolsonaro challenged the Brazilian presidential election he lost last month to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, arguing votes from some machines should be “invalidated”.

 

Source: Brazil judge fines Bolsonaro allies millions after ‘bad faith’ election challenge | Brazil | The Guardian

Swap Black Friday For Buy Nothing Day

Instead of shopping all those Black Friday deals this year, consider getting outside or just spending the day with loved ones.

Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against rampant consumerism.

Each year, as an alternative to Black Friday, which is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, you can take a break from buying anything. Stay home, enjoy your leftovers and enjoy time off, if you have it.

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Library Book Review: Snow Storm in August, By Jefferson Morley

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

DCPL had several different editions of this book. It has excellent and extensive work documenting the circumstances surrounding the Snow Riots in DC. Read for my book: Stayed on Freedom’s Call.

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I have written a bit about this book earlier, ”Snow-storm in August about how Moreley, in his book,Snow-storm in August :Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the forgotten race riot of 1835, edition of his book, not only puts together a sound context for the Snow Riots, but also draws together strands which began then, and still define, he claims, our politics today. I found most striking his juxtaposing of property rights and individual vs. community as well as freedom of speech, and whether free speech is applied best for owners (elites) vs. the people (the 99%).

Snow, the almost unrelated star of the event, was in the habit of placing very…

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DAMMIT!!! 🤬

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Wednesday, 1:30 a.m.

1:30 this morning, I had just finished my music post and was getting ready to put it on the schedule for the usual time, 11:00 a.m.  Suddenly my phone went mad with a knock-knock here and a knock-knock there.  Being nearly deaf, my notification sound is a sharp knock, which I can hear much better than any tone.  Usually, it is silent at 1:30 in the morning, so I knew something was up.  Sure enough … three notifications from The Guardian, The Washington Post, and the New York Times informing me that a gunman had shot and killed multiple people in a Wal-Mart store in Virginia.

GODDAMMIT PEOPLE!!!!  Two days before Thanksgiving and people cannot even go buy a damned turkey or some sweet potatoes without getting killed???  We the People … our damned lives are less important to the members of Congress we…

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DAMMIT!!! 🤬 — Filosofa’s Word

Wednesday, 1:30 a.m. 1:30 this morning, I had just finished my music post and was getting ready to put it on the schedule for the usual time, 11:00 a.m.  Suddenly my phone went mad with a knock-knock here and a knock-knock there.  Being nearly deaf, my notification sound is a sharp knock, which I can […]

DAMMIT!!! 🤬 — Filosofa’s Word

♫ (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay ♫ (Redux) — Filosofa’s Word

Tonight’s song has the distinction of being the first posthumous number one hit in American music history.   Otis Redding died in a plane crash on December 10, 1967, a month before this song was released (January 8, 1968) and three days after he recorded it. It was by far his biggest hit, though given that […]

♫ (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay ♫ (Redux) — Filosofa’s Word