November 15, 2023

Outcome Predetermined – Alexa Claims Fraud – Racist Birds

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Rep. Elise Stefanik files ethics complaint against judge in Trump’s civil fraud trial

Rep. Elise Stefanik, the House GOP conference chair, has filed a judicial ethics complaint against the judge presiding over the New York civil fraud case against Donald Trump, accusing Judge Arthur Engoron of “weaponized lawfare” against the former president, and calling on the judge to recuse himself.

Engoron has exhibited “clear judicial bias” against Trump, including by telling Trump’s attorney that the former president is “just a bad guy” whom New York Attorney General Letitia James “should go after,” Stefanik, R-N.Y., said in a letter to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. She said the judge has failed to honor Trump’s due process rights, concerns that she said are exacerbated by the former president’s position as the front-runner for the presidential nomination.

Billion-dollar renovation of the Supreme Court of Canada running over budget

A $1-billion renovation project for the classic Supreme Court of Canada complex in downtown Ottawa is running over budget, with no final cost figure currently available, says the federal department overseeing the effort.

‘Alarming’: Amazon’s Alexa reportedly says 2020 election was stolen from Trump

If you ask an Amazon Alexa about the 2020 election, there’s a chance it will tell you it was stolen via fraud, according to a report on Saturday.

The Washington Post reported that, when it’s asked about “fraud in the race — in which President Biden defeated former president Donald Trump with 306 electoral college votes — the popular voice assistant said it was ‘stolen by a massive amount of election fraud.’” The site purportedly cites Rumble, a video-streaming service used by conservatives.

US ornithological society says dozens of birds will be renamed

Several bird species in the US and Canada will receive new names based on their habitats and traits rather than people’s names, the American Ornithological Society has announced.

After years of controversy, the society will remove all human names for bird species, including those linked to people with racist histories.

Their goal is to create a more inclusive environment for bird-watching fans.

Seventy to 80 birds will be renamed.

“Exclusionary naming conventions developed in the 1800s, clouded by racism and misogyny, don’t work for us today, and the time has come for us to transform this process and redirect the focus to the birds, where it belongs,” the society’s CEO, Judith Scarl, said in a statement.