CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Another lawsuit is challenging North Carolina’s new district maps for both Congress and the state Legislature, alleging both racial and partisan gerrymandering. Numerous outside analyses of the new maps have found that if Republicans and Democrats split the statewide vote roughly 50-50, Republicans would likely win 10 of the state’s 14 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives due to the way the district lines are drawn. A GOP candidate could also flip an an 11th seat that’s considered highly competitive and could go either way. That seat, represented by Democratic Rep. G.K....
Some male anti-vaccination activists believe that their sperm will soon make them an absolute fortune, Vice News reports.
As Vice explains, anti-vaxxers falsely believe that COVID-19 vaccines will lead to widespread infertility among men who get inoculated against the virus -- and that this will leave those who have remained unvaccinated as the only humans left capable of reproduction.
In fact, this belief has even gone so far that a group of anti-vaccine developers are creating a new cryptocurrency called Unvaxxed Sperm that launched just a week ago and saw "explosive growth."
Vice reports that the new cryptocurrency is just a gateway drug to a much broader plan to allow anti-vaxxers in the future to make serious bank by selling their sperm to women whose vaccinated partners will purportedly be unable to conceive.
"The developers behind Unvaxxed Sperm say their plan is to use the meme-able nature of their coin to make it go viral and draw people into their anti-vaccine community, promising big plans that include a 'pureblood' version of Tinder, cryogenically frozen unvaccinated sperm, and something called 'Project Super Sperm,'" the publication writes.
However, Vice cautions that it's entirely possible that all of these alleged plans are simply vaporware intended to draw in gullible anti-vaxxers who will then be scammed out of their money by investing in the currency.
MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin this week probed the radicalization of Rosanne Boyland, who died on Jan. 6, 2021 at the Capitol riots, on his latest podcast episode.
The new episode of the podcast, American Radical, dropped Monday and Mohyeldin interviews Boyland's family to ask how she went from an ordinarily happy woman to a quiet, scared conspiracy theorist. Family members recall her presence at Christmas in 2020 but noted she was on her phone the whole time and not engaging with them.
Boyland, like many others before her, went down the rabbit hole of QAnon about a Satanic global child sex trafficking ring run by Democrats. She'd been on YouTube all night when she finally started sending her family members information about it. Boyland was also a recovering alcoholic, and the family feared that she was replacing that addiction with another one: Q.
Her family said that she was outright radicalized by the videos and Facebook posts. They also tried to talk her out of going to Washington, D.C. for the Jan. 6 rally.
Boyland's family alleges that she never got a full investigation into her death because she was dismissed as nothing more than a supporter of then-President Donald Trump. They want another investigation so that they can find what really happened.
Police body cam videos show Boyland in a crowd of people trying to push past the police line. She goes down and people begin screaming her name. Her friend began dragging people out of the way and tried to save her life.
The medical examiner found that she'd died of a drug overdose of Adderall. The New York Times collected videos that showed they believe Boyland was trampled, though both could be true.
Listen to the podcast here and see the interview with Boyland's family below:
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Conservative Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen made it clear on Monday that he doesn't think much of former Sen. David Perdue's (R-GA) decision to run a primary campaign against incumbent Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
In his latest column, Olsen takes aim at Perdue for echoing former President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election in the Peach State, which he narrowly lost to President Joe Biden by just under 12,000 votes.
"Perdue, in his announcement video, said Kemp’s refusal to bow to Trump’s pressure is why Republicans lost the Senate runoff," he writes. "Perdue also took aim at Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who also refused to bow to Trump’s demands and certified the November election results. Trump is expected to reward Perdue for his fealty with an endorsement soon, thereby making clear that Perdue is his vassal."
Olsen goes on to argue that a defeat of Kemp at the hands of a Trump-backed challenger will send a chilling signal to GOP officials throughout the country.
"Independents concerned about our democracy should also back Kemp in the Republican primary," he writes. "Kemp and Raffensperger are the national poster children for Republican refusal to kowtow to Trump’s unconscionable demands. If they lose their bids for reelection, Republican officeholders across the country will reassess whether they could withstand similar onslaughts."