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The Rotten Core of the Republican Party -Binyamin Appelbaum -NYT Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the top House Republican, recently took to social media to warn that Democrats have hatched a dastardly plot. “Democrats,” he said, “want to track every penny you earn so they can then tax you and...

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  • October 25, 2021

Pfizer/BioNTech is starting to ship Covid vaccine manufactured at its Kalamazoo, Michigan plant to Mexico, Canada, and Brazil saying it is now producing more than enough capacity to meet continuing US needs.  http://www.msn.com/… Pfizer will next week start supplying Canada with COVID-19 vaccine made in its U.S. plant, a senior official said on...

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  • May 1, 2021

Pfizer/BioNTech is starting to ship Covid vaccine manufactured at its Kalamazoo, Michigan plant to Mexico, Canada, and Brazil saying it is now producing more than enough capacity to meet continuing US needs.  http://www.msn.com/… Pfizer will next week start supplying Canada with COVID-19 vaccine made in its U.S. plant, a senior official said on...

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  • May 1, 2021

Who knew, Big Tech is corporate communism, which may explain why there should be a Magnitsky law for the US. A Ghislaine Maxwell pardon could occur if she gave up those tapes of the previous guy. Comic gold @mcsweeneys ‘The Boat Cops open a shipping container. It is full to...

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  • March 30, 2021

The stuck ship does tell us something about the fragility of global trade and the flow of capital.  Fungible Space Logistics, that concept popularized by United Parcel Service is also about the spatial problems of concrete versus abstract global networks. x Everyone is talking about the big ship getting stuck...

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  • March 28, 2021

The attack on the postal service continues. Postmaster General Louis Dejoy is strategically crippling it for what I think is a specific reason. He wants to destroy the postal service See full episodes here. You do not hear politicians telling the truth about what is occurring with the postal service. The...

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  • March 24, 2021

The week has started badly and tragically. Even the Suez Canal got blocked. but we should at least think about Spring Cleaning, even if we never get it completed. It’s enough to make you nuke a space hurricane, eat a pie under the covers, or buy a QAnon Sudoku decoder...

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  • March 24, 2021

Elaine Chao holds the (dubious) distinction of being one of the few Trump cabinet picks to hang onto office for his entire term. (OK, she resigned two weeks before the term ended, but still.) One reason for her longevity was undoubtedly her husband, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (a/k/a Moscow...

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  • March 3, 2021

The rift on Antarctica’s Brunt ice shelf has torn itself away from the glacier resulting in a massive iceberg that is known as A74. British Antarctic Survey has been monitoring the glacier for years. The shelf was at its largest extent for over 100 years. The Brits have relocated their research station twice...

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  • February 26, 2021

Despite the sad benchmark of half a million Americans dead from Covid-19, many developments in the war against Covid-19 are happening daily with most being positive. The CDC is reporting that more than 16 million doses of the two approved vaccines have been delivered since Sunday, probably clearing that backlog...

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  • February 26, 2021

The “Arctic is already under such threat from so many angles, and while production there is expensive, it is also very, very high risk. It requires absolutely the strongest levels of global oversight.” Phoebe Barnard, Professor at Washington’s Conservation Biology Institute Putin’s Russia made history today when the Christophe de Margerie, the enormous...

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  • February 16, 2021

No, really, he does. The vaccine directions are to administer 2 doses spaced three weeks apart to achieve ninety-five percent prevention effectiveness against coronavirus, said  Pfizer just one month ago. One dose protects only fifty percent in prevention effectiveness, according to FDA regulators. Gov. Ron DeSantis just a few days ago said that Americans...

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  • December 15, 2020

http://www.nytimes.com/… The New York Times reports three sources say the US Food and Drug Administration has approved but not yet formally announced emergency use of Pfizer’s vaccine for Covid-19. This comes after interference from the White House may cause some skepticism about the decision. The action followed an extraordinary sequence of...

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  • December 12, 2020

http://www.usnews.com/… Pfizer and its European partner BioNTech will ask the FDA for emergency use of its vaccine for Covid-19 this Friday. The companies now claim the vaccine is 95% effective and has had few side effects, mostly fatigue and headaches. ABC reports they will have millions of doses ready to...

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  • November 18, 2020

< p class=”is-empty-p”> http://www.msn.com/… ABC News reports drug make Pfizer will seek approval to start distributing millions of vaccine doses for Covid-19 within days. The company has updated the report on its testing to say the vaccine has proven 95% effective. Earlier it claimed 90%+ effectiveness. Pfizer and partner BioNTech announced...

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  • November 18, 2020

If Donald Trump had his way, the government would be shipping cases of Mountain Dew Baja Blast — with “Acme COVID Vaccine” written on them — to clinics across the country within the next two weeks.  Because he doesn’t have the patience or intelligence to formulate a coherent COVID-19 strategy,...

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  • October 17, 2020

Received this e-mail from the progressive organization, Indivisible: We’ve got some BIG Payback Project news: we’re adding Senator Dan Sullivan, Alaska’s other Trump-sympathizing senator, to our list of targets for 2020. While Alaskans will have to put up with Senator Lisa Murkowski for another two years, we have a chance to rid...

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  • September 10, 2020

From Salon: Montana Republicans Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte share a tight financial and legislative history with each other and with the tech giant Oracle that goes back years. That relationship has netted each of them several million dollars and made Gianforte one of the wealthiest members of...

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  • September 8, 2020

From Salon: Maine farmers have blamed recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service after receiving thousands of dead baby chicks due to shipping delays. The state's postal workers blamed the slowdown on a bill championed by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, that “weakened the Postal Service” — and faces a tough...

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  • August 23, 2020

Scott Bixby at The Daily Beast has a great piece out that calls out U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), for following the GOP playbook to talk tough on China as a way to rile up their base. But of course, like pretty much every GOPer trying to make...

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  • July 30, 2020

I’m liking that Biden is hammering Trump hard on the economy: “The depth of economic devastation our nation is experiencing is not an act of God, it’s a failure of presidential leadership,” the presumptive Democratic nominee for president said in a statement released by his campaign. “Had President Trump taken...

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  • July 30, 2020

I am so Trumped outraged out until I am having to color my hair more often because every day another bunch of grey pops over the color.  HOW STUPID IS THIS ?  Did this not just happen in April?  Did this not just happen in June?    Daddy used to...

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  • July 24, 2020

Few of you will recall my stories mocking the possibility of a Trump win in 2016, ostensibly because it was plausible to assume that HRC would win. This time more caution is necessary, since the same Trump deceit is happening like promising to support something DACA-like in a future executive...

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  • July 11, 2020

From Salon: A number of Republican candidates for Senate and Congress accepted recent campaign donations from Timothy Mellon, a GOP megadonor and heir to the Mellon family fortune, who used derogatory stereotypes to describe Black Americans in his 2015 autobiography. Mellon, the 77-year-old founder of a railway shipping company and...

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  • June 20, 2020

Go down with the ship: When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) moved to draw the line on sending further coronavirus aid for hard-hit state and local governments on Wednesday, it caused a backlash among Democrats and even some Republicans. But on Friday, one of the most politically vulnerable members of McConnell’s...

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  • April 26, 2020

About once every four years I rub the bump on the back of my head after the bludgeoning by the GOP over the issue of States’ Rights. Their mantra of Democratic socialism and the redistribution of wealth is always followed by the fear of consolidation of government. Clinton was going...

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  • April 15, 2020

Kudos to Matthew Chapman at Raw Story for catching this: On Friday, Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), a vulnerable senator facing re-election in November, posted a tweet lavishing President Donald Trump with praise for shipping ventilators to Arizona from the Strategic National Stockpile: x Huge news for Arizona! I spoke with...

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  • April 12, 2020

The lingering insult considering the number of fatalities is the willingness of people to capitalize on the necessity of PPEs. The biggest insult is Trump assuming that profit always trumps people. x Thankfully @jonkarl pressed him again. Trump said the supplies are being saved for surges, and ultimately said yes,...

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  • April 4, 2020

First, the bad news. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. hemorrhaged 701,000 jobs in March, and since jobless claims are currently in the millions per week, that’s likely a vast understatement of the true picture. Now, the “good” news. Grampa Rage Diapers just let us know that the...

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  • April 3, 2020

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets in support of Rep. Max Rose’s (D. NY-11) re-election campaign: Today, Afghanistan veteran and freshman congressman Max Rose (D-NY) is shipping out with the National Guard to assist some of the hard-hit cities with their coronavirus response efforts in his state. Leaders lead. When they’re called they...

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  • April 1, 2020

Trump Presser / Campaign rally substitute. Live Blog below x Pres Trump at WH says Dr. Fauci & Dr. Birx will be going over data & models about the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. He also reiterated that WH guidelines go through 4/30. “It’s a matter of life and death...

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  • March 31, 2020

The 2.2 million death toll cited by Trump that would occur without any mitigation will become a meme so that the quarter million death toll won’t seem so high. We’re not going to know the real numbers much like Puerto Rico, until much later. So much disinformation in today’s COVID-19...

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  • March 30, 2020

Greg Sargent has this column up in today’s WaPo: The big question looming over Trump’s coronavirus disaster Why is it falling to Democrats to beg, cajole and try to force President Trump into taking numerous specific steps he should be taking himself, right now, to avert untold numbers of preventable...

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  • March 25, 2020

Received this e-mail from the terrific Singer-Songwriter, Carole King, in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign: if you’re in a position to contribute anything at all, will you pitch in $5 to help Joe Biden become president next year? >> As a leader, Donald Trump is at best useless and at...

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  • March 25, 2020

The White House daily COVID-19 brief led by IMPOTUS* seems to have become the substitute for the SNL cold open, now that some TV programming has become socially distanced. It cannot be the case that MSM news is so starved for a poorly conceived infomercial propaganda content. x We are ALL...

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  • March 22, 2020

The slow roll of Trumpian disinforming contradictions now appears in the WH daily briefing dominated by a Trump jonesing for a campaign rally. His unhingery is now on full display with the structure of usual falsehoods and lies. Those used to his puffery in his campaign rallies are now seeing...

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  • March 20, 2020

After a few weeks of Lieutenant Pence hogging the Trump spotlight, the General has found a way to ambush his own troops. Donald Trump, by his own account, served in the Vietnam War by avoiding venereal disease. In 1993 the alleged business mogul said, “You know, if you’re young, and...

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  • March 20, 2020

Public policy has now become a kind of Reality-TV amateur competition show, with idiots sending crack-pot schemes for Trump’s attention. This is because if you can put the Laffer Curve on a napkin, entire regulatory or anti-regulatory policies by RWNJ Trumpists might get adopted by the Great Monitor Lizard of...

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  • March 20, 2020

Republican officeholders with integrity are rarer than unicorns, or bigfoot, or bigfoot riding a unicorn.  But they are, apparently, out there. And they stand out like a sore thumb. The latest to make his voice heard is Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, who said at a press conference the day after Donald Trump’s...

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  • February 8, 2020

Salvation is a post-apocalyptic film set in the year 2018. It focuses on the war between Skynet’s machine network and humanity, as the remnants of the world’s military have united to form the Resistance to fight against Skynet’s killing machines. Christian Bale portrays John Connor, a Resistance fighter and central...

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  • November 8, 2019

The New York Times has this story up this evening: Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wants more than control over a wide swath of Syria along his country’s border. He says he wants the Bomb. The story mainly talks...

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  • October 21, 2019

We’ve all seen this annoying line of argument from people opposed to us cleaning up our act with respect to the environment: Oh, you FLEW over here, now didn’t you? You’re such a hypocrite – that airplane emits tons of CO2. But you did it because there’s NO OTHER REASONABLE OPTION,...

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  • October 20, 2019

“All the diseases I’ve studied in the past could be considered like the flu. They come every year, seasonally, and sometimes there are worse outbreaks. This thing is more like Ebola. It’s a killer, and we don’t know how to stop it.”  Marilyn Brandt, Research Associate Professor, University of the...

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  • October 9, 2019

As the WH purges its NSC, DPRK talks broke down in the wake of the John Bolton resignation.  While Trump continues to tout North Korea talks as success, signs of any progress are hard to find x Kim Myong-gil, the North’s chief negotiator, told reporters after meeting with his US counterpart,...

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  • October 6, 2019

There is a rather lengthy (surprisingly) Louisville Courier-Journal article on the plight of the laid off coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky.  The coal mine they worked for — Blackjewel — declared bankruptcy, and the miners’ paychecks bounced.  The miners have been blocking the tracks to prevent Blackjewel from shipping out any...

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  • September 29, 2019

You may have seen the ads; Scorsese, De Niro, Pesci, and Pacino, are all together in a new movie, “The Irishman.”   These are my favorite actors and director, and my favorite subject; labor unions. However this new movie is based on a book featuring confessions of a thuggish convict, without...

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  • September 28, 2019

The Paris Climate Accord goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 Celsius was to prevent runaway climate change (the world is currently at a 1C increase above preindustrial temperatures ). The study authors did note that humanity can avoid the loss of the Antarctic Peninsula by keeping temperature rise to...

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  • July 9, 2019

This is not the diary I wanted to write. Though it includes snippets of the research I wanted to share, it is not what I had been working on for the past few days, obviously. I am rushing this diary through as I had most of the research already and...

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  • July 2, 2019

Trucking and shipping are the lifeblood of our economy, just as lard and cheap Christmas fudge are the lifeblood of Donald J. Trump. When any of these slow or clot up, the patient is about to faint. Well, look out, and grab onto your doubloons. As the Fed considers whether...

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  • June 20, 2019

I’m not being facetious, and the title isn’t click bait. If our congress was more like Amazon, and we could all chip in a few bucks for “Prime, with free 2 day shipping” the Judiciary committee could pass articles of impeachment today, if that is, they only took one day off for...

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  • February 20, 2019
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