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New Yorkers Silently Worrying Over Ramifications Of Trump Ruling

New Yorkers Silently Worrying Over Ramifications Of Trump Ruling

Authored by Janice Hisle and Catherine Yang via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), (Illustration by The Epoch Times, Getty Images) Monday’s dramatic bond reduction for former President Donald Trump did nothing to dissipate the dark cloud that his civil-fraud case has cast over New York business deals. Although investors won’t publicly admit it, the case is having a chilling effect, said Charles Trzcinka, professor of finance at Indiana University-Bloomington. “If you talk to people in this market, they are very, very upset … and these are people who are neutral or even opposed to Trump,” Mr. Trzcinka told The Epoch Times. “They’re just angry about it.” In his role at the university, Mr. Trzcinka said he places students in the corporate lending market in New York, making him aware of trends in that sphere. An appeals court’s decision to slash the bond by about 60 percent, reducing it to $175 million, still left a massive penalty intact while President Trump continues a legal challenge of Justice Arthur Engoron’s ruling. Judge Engoron ruled that President Trump …

4 Subtle Signs Of Depression That Manifest Themselves Silently | Ani Anderson

4 Subtle Signs Of Depression That Manifest Themselves Silently | Ani Anderson

How long had I been depressed before the days when I couldn’t stop crying? How long had the subtle signs of depression been with me before I wondered if I should end my life? These emotions had been living in me for quite some time. It was a long time that I had been depressing myself and making myself small to fit in and feel loved. Now, years after suffering that big depression, the one that landed me in bed for whole days at a time or on the side of the road sobbing after dropping my kids off at their dad’s house, I realize the subtle cues I missed that could have kept me from going down a long and lonely road. Had I caught these subtle cues, I not only could have prevented about two years of depression, but I would also have had many more years to live my life to its fullest, do meaningful work, and enjoy exceptional relationships. RELATED: People With Depression Are Sharing Videos Of What It Can Look Like …

‘We resist silently’: Many Palestinians to boycott Israel’s municipal vote | Occupied East Jerusalem News

‘We resist silently’: Many Palestinians to boycott Israel’s municipal vote | Occupied East Jerusalem News

Occupied East Jerusalem –  Munir Nuseibeh has the right to vote in Jerusalem’s upcoming municipal elections, but he refuses to do so. The 42-year-old Palestinian doesn’t want to legitimise Israel’s occupation and annexation of the city’s east. “This election will not liberate us. It will – at best – give Palestinians [in East Jerusalem] a few more services,” Nuseibeh, a legal expert, told Al Jazeera. “But why should we integrate ourselves into an apartheid machine, as opposed to working on the real goal which is to dismantle the apartheid regime?” Ever since Israel captured East Jerusalem and other Arab lands in the 1967 war, Palestinians in the city have collectively boycotted these elections for the same reasons as Nuseibeh. There are about 362,000 Palestinians in East Jerusalem, most of whom have residency status but are stateless. That means they can participate in local elections — like the municipal vote in Israeli cities on February 27 — but not national ones. Despite the acute racial discrimination, some Palestinians argue that their people should back a single …

Book Banning Today: Silently … Not Like in the Old Days

Book Banning Today: Silently … Not Like in the Old Days

Last week we looked at the way censorship in the age of the internet is typically invisible. It’s not the police raising bookstores; it’s — for example — sudden downranking of posts so that information that might have reached millions of people reaches only dozens. Constantly suppressed, it can’t go viral. We can see the change more clearly if we look at the difference between how books (and other information) used to get banned and how they get banned today. Book banning before the internet When the word “book bans” is used today, it usually means something different from what it meant even a few decades ago. Ulysses, a groundbreaking work by Irish novelist James Joyce (1882–1941) was indeed banned in England, on decency grounds in 1920. (It was published in France in 1922.) Similarly, a salacious novel, Memoirs of Fanny Hill (1748), was banned in the years following World War II. When a bookstore in London, Ontario (Canada), decided to carry it in 1964, I well remember the uproar that ensued. But the whole …

These chat apps are silently stealing your data

These chat apps are silently stealing your data

Malware disguised as a messaging app has been found on twelve applications, six of which were available on Google Play between April and September 2023. The malicious software, known as VarajSpy, is referred to as a remote access trojan. This means that the cyber-attacker is able to access your device remotely. Those infected by VarajSpy became specifically vulnerable to cyberattacks like data theft (including phone contacts) and, depending on permissions granted, even recorded their phone calls. While these malicious apps have been removed from Google Play, they remain on third-party app stores disguised as messaging and news apps.  Researchers at the anti-virus software company ESET uncovered this campaign. According to them, these cyber-attackers are part of the Patchwork Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group. Bogus chat apps Furthermore, according to Lukas Stefanko, an ESET researcher, these apps were downloaded 1,400 times on Google Play. They had innocent-sounding names like Rafaqat, Privee Talk, MeetMe, Let’s Chat, Quick Chat, and Chit Chat. Unlike Google Play, it is difficult to track how many applications were downloaded from third-party app stores. …

The Tiny Factor Silently Killing Your Otherwise-Great Relationship | Linda And Charlie Bloom

The Tiny Factor Silently Killing Your Otherwise-Great Relationship | Linda And Charlie Bloom

Often referred to as “the invisible addiction” because it flies under the radar, workaholism, or being a workaholic, can be a threat to your relationship or marriage. Unlike alcoholism, drug addiction, or hoarding, this addiction is not only almost impossible for an outsider to recognize but it’s viewed by most of the population as being valuable and even worthy of admiration. And it’s rewarded with praise, money, and a variety of other benefits. RELATED: 11 Experts Share Jobs People Have That Make Life Very Difficult For Their Spouses There’s only one problem with it: It’s a killer. It’s been known to destroy health (physical and mental), well-being, pleasure, and healthy relationships.  The term “workaholic” refers to the tendency to be obsessed with or over-concerned about work to the degree that one invests so much time and effort working and/or thinking and talking about work that other important areas of life (like relationships) are neglected or impaired. Photo: cottonbro studio/Pexels You may not realize, but these can also be symptoms of addiction — work addiction.  Like food addiction, workaholism isn’t something that we …

Kamala Harris Says Trump Is ‘Proud That Women Are Silently Suffering’

Kamala Harris Says Trump Is ‘Proud That Women Are Silently Suffering’

Vice President Kamala Harris condemned former US President Donald Trump for taking pride and credit for the reversal of Roe v Wade, according to an exclusive CNN interview published on Monday. “The previous president expressed his intentions quite clearly. And fast forward to just recently, says he’s proud of what he did,” Harris told CNN journalist Laura Coates in Wisconsin. “By inference, he is proud that women have been deprived of fundamental freedoms to make decisions about their own body; by inference, proud that doctors are being penalised and criminalised for providing health care, proud that women are silently suffering because they don’t have access to the health care they need,” Harris said. “So, let’s understand that the stakes are so very high.” Her remarks came after Trump, the 2024 Republican presidential primary front-runner, called his role in the overturning Roe v Wade “a miracle” at a Fox News town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 11. Trump nominated three of the Supreme Court Justices responsible for the decision. “For 54 years, they were …

Praying silently? How dare you!

Praying silently? How dare you!

You may have heard of George Orwell’s famous book “1984.” In that fictional story, we read about criminal activity “thoughtcrime” and a police force called the “Thinkpol.” Most of the world has dismissed Orwell’s idea as science fiction, and not something we will ever see. People can’t be arrested and charged because of silent thoughts, in their heads. Or can they? There is a story from England, about a woman who stood near an abortion clinic and prayed, silently. Apparently, there are legal restrictions in England to keep public demonstrations away from abortion clinics. There is a zone, around each clinic, and demonstrations are forbidden within the zone. Whatever we think about abortions, we can understand a law that aims at protecting peace and safety in public places. Whether we agree or disagree, we can understand. The woman who prayed understood the rule. Apparently, she was quiet and polite, while she prayed silently, inside the zone. Some people who oppose abortions have a strategy; they stand near a clinic and pray silently. She was approached …