Thursday, Almost Friday, Motes

Did you know: Since the 1970s, lithium has been a common and effective treatment for manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. But lithium is also the central constituent in powerful modern batteries used in everything from cell phones to electric cars such as Teslas. I received Lithium as a PTSD treatment, maybe they should have given me a Tesla.

I gotta agree: Making the rounds is a recording of a big fight at a Vegas casino. If you spend your money to go to Vegas and get in a fight, then you’re a moron. It’s that simple. Just stay home and save everyone else the hassle of dealing with you.

It’s all in the name: Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency contractor jailed for leaking secrets about Russian hacking, has been sprung early from prison, her lawyer said Monday. Winner, 29, was sentenced to more than five years in prison in 2018 after she leaked classified information to The Intercept news outlet about Russia’s attempts to hack the 2016 presidential election. It drove me nuts seeing the headline, until I realized her name is “Reality Winner”. Mom and Dad must have had a weird sense of humor. Or some really good drugs.

Spotted this beautiful Arctic Tern feeding on my neighbor’s mango tree.

Because he wanted to: A man thought to have been the head of the world’s largest family — with 39 wives and 94 children, according to Reuters — has died in northeast India, according to officials. Ziona Chana, 76, married his first wife when he was 17, and claimed he once married ten wives in a single year. The wives shared a dormitory near his private bedroom, and locals had told Reuters that he liked to have seven or eight of them by his side at all times.

Ashli Babbitt was murdered: On Monday’s broadcast of FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Terrell Roberts, an attorney for the family of Ashli Babbitt, the woman who was shot and killed by a police officer during the January 6 U.S. Capitol Riot, said he believed he now knows the identity of the officer responsible for the shooting. Up until now, the officer had not been identified. Roberts would not speculate as to why the officials were hiding the officer’s identity but suggested if Babbitt had been brandishing her own firearm, the alleged shooter would have been identified and perhaps even honored by now.

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