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[l] at 6/2/20 11:22am
Yesterday's protests over the murder of George Floyd seemed smaller to me. A few hundred people in this or that city. There seem to have been more people on the march in New Zealand than in New York City. From...
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[l] at 6/1/20 10:08am
by lizard hauled from a comment I think this relevant to how fractured the discourse is. it's a repost from my litter watering hole. I know it’s going to be difficult to accept what I’m about to say because people...
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[l] at 5/31/20 8:06am
Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: May 25 - Britain: Johnson's Pandemic Management Is Trashing His Authority Related: “A National Scandal”: a timeline of the UK government’s response to the Coronavirus crisis - Ian Sinclair May 26 - NYT...
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[l] at 5/30/20 12:01pm
Last night at times violent protests took place in some 30 U.S. cities. The escalation of the protests is not to be driven by people of color who's grievance about systemic police brutality and institutionalized racism is driving the original,...
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[l] at 5/29/20 6:14am
Two days ago a policeman in Minnesota, who was well known for his brutality, murdered a black man, George Floyd, by suffocating him during an arrest for allegedly paying with a fake $20 bill. (video, longer version) It was one...
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[l] at 5/28/20 12:16pm
One of the many mysteries of the Covid-19 pandemic is how the disease actually spreads. We were told to wash hands and about the dangers of droplets in one to one contacts. But newer evidence continues to point in another...
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[l] at 5/27/20 11:10am
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[l] at 5/26/20 11:16am
The New York Times has a 4,000 words long piece about the war on Afghanistan. It tries to explain why the Taliban won the war. How the Taliban Outlasted a Superpower: Tenacity and Carnage It is also a remarkable attempt...
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[l] at 5/25/20 12:33pm
Britain seems to have a meltdown of trust in the government over its handling of the novel coronavirus epidemic. While other European countries have reopened Britain is still under lockdown and has still some 2,400 new Covid-19 cases per day....
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[l] at 5/24/20 7:59am
Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: May 18 - Cross Immunity, Nicotine Patches And Other New Covid-19 Science Related: UK: Tens of thousands of coronavirus tests have been double-counted, officials admit - Telegraph U.S.: CDC test counting error leaves...
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[l] at 5/23/20 12:00pm
The Trump administration is hostile to any agreement that restricts its abilities to build, test and deploy nuclear weapons. It left the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement which limited nuclear missile deployments in Europe. It did so after accusing Russia...
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[l] at 5/22/20 11:41am
Blaming China for the Covid-19 pandemic is false. But the U.S. will continue to do so as a part of its larger anti-China strategy. As the U.S. is busy countering the epidemic at home China has already defeated it within...
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[l] at 5/21/20 9:55am
A few days ago Andrii Derkach, a longtime member of the Ukrainian parliament, held a press conference (vid) during which he published recordings of phone calls between then Vice President Joe Biden, then Secretary of State John Kerry and then...
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[l] at 5/20/20 7:21am
Non-Coronavirus news & views ...
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[l] at 5/19/20 3:24am
Forbes - May 15 2012 - Meghan Casserly The American Dream Is Alive And Well... In New Jersey American Express - November 6 2012 - Rieva Lesonsky The American Dream is Alive and Well—and Transformed The Telegraph - August 4...
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[l] at 5/18/20 7:31am
Good news! There is some cross immunity between a viral common cold and Covid-19. T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity - Science Immune warriors known as T cells help us fight some viruses, but their...
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[l] at 5/17/20 3:09am
Jerusalem Post, May 9 2020 US: Israel should re-think China's participation in desalination plant The US government sent a warning to Israel regarding a Chinese company bidding to construct the world’s largest desalination plant, which will be in Kibbutz Palmachim...
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[l] at 5/16/20 12:04pm
Yesterday the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet lambasted Trump and called on Americans to not reelect him: The Trump administration's further erosion of the CDC will harm global cooperation in science and public health, as it is trying to...
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[l] at 5/15/20 11:37am
A few useful studies and reports related to the novel Coronavirus pandemic have recently appeared. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)has a correspondence about cats: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Domestic Cats Cats can get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus...
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[l] at 5/14/20 8:38am
The New York Times continues its anti-Russia campaign with a report about an old cyberattack on German parliament which also targeted the parliament office of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel Is ‘Outraged’ by Russian Hack but Struggling to Respond Patience with...
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[l] at 5/13/20 11:21am
Throughout the last month there have been a number of reports with headlines like: China Lab In Focus Of Coronavirus Outbreak US officials sounded alarm about Wuhan lab years before coronavirus outbreak US officials were reportedly concerned that safety breaches...

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