Quickies: FBI says most domestic terrorism cases are tied to white supremacy

Abusive litigation and the glow of fireflies

FBI director says many domestic terrorism cases are tied to white supremacy – The majority of domestic terrorism arrests made by the FBI this fiscal year have been tied to white supremacy.

How abusers use the courts against their victims – “Many abusers misuse the court system to maintain power and control over their former or current partners, a method sometimes called “vexatious” or “abusive” litigation, also known as “paper” or “separation” abuse, or “stalking by way of the courts.” Perpetrators file frivolous lawsuits—sometimes even from prison—to keep their victims coming back to court to face them. After a breakup, the courts are often the only tool left for abusers seeking to maintain a hold over their victims’ lives.”

How fireflies glow – Quoted for “yup, that sounds like a scientist”: “Birds and other predators quickly learn to avoid fireflies. I’ve watched a toad on my back porch eat a firefly and promptly spit it back out; the insect walked away, gooey but apparently unharmed. A colleague of mine once put a firefly in his mouth – and his mouth went numb for an hour!”


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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