In a rare quasi-sovereign act, Queen Elizabeth II has agreed to a prorogation request by Boris Johnson which would suspend parliament from September 9th through October 14th (archived). This five week suspension of parliament during a time three weeks of recess would traditionally be taken appears motivated by a desire to prevent the commons from once again fucking up Brexit. After parliament receives a new "Queens Speech" October 14th they will have a full 15 days before the new October 31st Brexit day to try to fuck things up.
There is a small chance that at least one court in the UK challenges the prorogation and in doing so invites a minor crisis exposing the lack of sovereignty surviving in the crown.
The ongoing litigation between Craig 'Hoaxtoshi' Wright and the estate of the late David Kleiman is leading to the accumulation of substantial insanity in the US courts circus. US Magistrate Bruce Reinhart of the Southern Distict of Florida recently issued an order on the Kleiman estate's motion to compel. As Hoaxtoshi has spent years filing contradictory claims in a wide number of jurisdictions while consistently raising the impossibility of verifying his claims as an affirmative defense, Magistrate Reinhart found himself in the awkward position of applying sanctions against Wright without regard for how the sanctions might conflict with reality.
As a mere magistrate, Reinhart cannot wield criminal contempt of court as a weapon against Wright for being a medacious piece of shit, nor did he find it prudent to recommend an actual judge pursue civil contempt of court charges. Instead he decided to enter into precendent that a number of claims in the case that are to be held as established facts for the purpose of applying sanctions against Wright, with Reinhart using the weak hedge that it is not the court's role to establish the truth of Wright's claims. This is a particularly weak hedge in light of Wright's ongoing bad behavior creating infinite space for more "facts" to be "established" for the purpose of the case, without any regard for whether truth in the case responds to truth in the world.
Wright now has a ready avenue to have the court affirm all of his most grandoise claims by baiting the court to sanction him and further establish "facts" for the purpose of the case. In light of the absolute inability of the US courts to enforce anything, baiting potentially tens of billions of USD in judgements against him is the right move in Wright's situation in order to create a record supporting his delusions, even if all the support is hedged with the "for the purpose of this case" caveat.
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A number of shitgnomes have forked the GNU Image Manipulation Program due to terminal butthurt over the project's short form name GIMP (archived). This appears to simply be the latest in a long line of project coups carried out with varying degrees of success by committee. The fork, which should be assumed toxic, calls itself "Glimpse" in a twist that seems no less ableist than GIMP.
Leftist climate stooge Franklin Foer wrote a piece in The Atlantic calling for military intervention in Brazil with the aim of usurping democratically elected President Jair Bolsonaro and seizing control of the Brazilian Amazon for an ambiguously defined "international community" (archived). Last year US-based left/Pantsuits attempted to interfere in Brazil's internal politics in the run up the the presidential election with both the New York Times and Facebook attempting to prevent Bolsonaro's democratic election.
This year, for what appear to be entirely pantsuitist political reasons, the popular media in the US and Europe have decided to panick over seasonal wildfires in the remote Amazon. European Pantsuitist leaders, citing data from Brazil's own satellites, are derailing a pending EU-Mercosur trade deal over the wildfires constituting a violation of some sort of "environmental commitments" Brazil agreed to. Other European governments including Norway's pre-emtively stopped sending Brazil aid dollars before Bolsonaro's government could attempt to mobilizing a fire fighting and containment response.
As of press time there has been no organized outrage or regime change efforts over the far more numerous wild fires currently burning in Angola under the government of João Lourenço nor the Congo under Félix Tshisekedi's government. For some reason the similarly patterned seasonal wildfires afflicting the Bolivian Amazon under the government of Evo Morales don't appear to merit calls for regime change from the "international community" either. The wildfires that routinely sweep populated areas of California including last year's Malibu blaze, where far more logistical support is available to firefighting operations than the remote Amazon, also somehow failed to produce calls for deposing the Californian government.
Brazil has a population of more than 200 million people, a space program, and is a net exporter of military technology to the United States.
USG surveillance contractor and social engineering organ Google has banned politcal discussion among employees just as the firm is throwing its support behind an apparent USG backed "color revolution" in Hong Kong (archived, archived). The substantial language and cultural differences between the Mandarin speaking mainland and Cantonese speaking former British rent-a-port have been a reliable source of tensions between the two while the structural barriers between the Chinese languages and European languages make any publication claiming to outline the substance of the disputes fueling Hong Kong's present unrest for you suspect.
Then again, if one looks at the trends and compares the incredible development the mainland is experiencing versus the relative stagnation of Hong Kong's modern democracy with the "One Country, Two Systems" experiment, one could suspect some jealousy or resentment are at play.
The case of Black American Patriot(?) Maurice Hill, the man who shot 6 cops attempting to invade his home last week has taken a turn for the weird (archived). US Attorney William McSwain has accused Philidelphia DA Larry Krasner of "disrespecting law enforcement" for raiding Maurice Hill's home… because Hill is a snitch for the feds. Apparently Hill has a long history of arrests and convictions with a substantial lack of accompanying time incarcerated. This suggests the possibility that Philidelphia cops were motivated to invade Hill's home out of a desire to eliminate a particularly obnoxious USG stooge they were tired of putting up with in a local versus federal dispute.
US Army First Lieutenant Joshua Phillip Yabut was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a case that involves Lieutenant Yabut fleeing from police while driving M577 Mobile Armoured Command Post on public highways last summer (archived). The commisioned officer violated his bond in January by traveling to Iraq=. He will be warehoused in Central State Hospital for evaluation through an October 4th hearing during which the USG will decided whether to lock him away indefinitely or release him under conditions.
The left-right populist coalition in Italy has collapsed after the smaller right leaning partner Lega Nord proved to be far more popular once the government was installed (archived). The left partner 5 Star Movement is now desperately flirting with more traditionally Pantsuit left parties in a long shot effort to avoid snap elections. The increasing popularity of Lega Nord appears to almost entirely derive from Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's visible efforts to keep Africa from continuing to relocate to Italy.
A group of 200 US CEOs including those of Amazon, Apple, Boeing, and many other firms deeply engaged in USG work have signed a Pantsuit Pledge openly declaring that they must pursue social and political goals along with profits (archived). The group did not put forth any concrete goal, simply preferring to defer to "diversity and inclusion" as their aim.
This comes roughly a week after Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne issued a corporate press release confirming he was abused and mislead by the US FBI in a case he does not wish to comment on further (archived). The report Byrne confirmed was one declaring the US FBI and Department of "Justice" ignored exculpatory evidence against weapons rights activist Maria Butina (archived).
After being sanctioned for entering a building occupied by protesters on the John Hopkins University campus to access servers and generally get work done while the building was occupied, Dan Povey has taken himself out of US academia (archived). For making noise on his way out, Povey has also lost the follow up job he had lined up at Facebook though he remains defiant in his statements against the Pantsuitist depersoning onslaught (archived). Expect divestment in Northern hemisphere Argetina to continue as it does in Southern hemisphere Argentina.