Archive for December 29th, 2020

December 29th, 2020 - 11:46 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Jews

Jonathan Pollard arrives in Israel

Jonathan Pollard (photo, right), 66, spied for Israel while a Naval Intelligence analyst. He served 30 years in prison, was paroled in November 2015, and released from parole in November 2020. After lingering in the U.S. for several weeks due to his wife’s health, he flew with her to Israel on[...]

December 29th, 2020 - 7:03 pm § in Business, Economics, Health, News Media, Politics

Restaurant owner talks about Covid shutdowns (video)

In this 9½-minute video, a Michigan restaurant owner interrupts a live local TV news broadcast to air his grievances about that state’s indoor dining closure, and the reporter lets him talk. What he gets isn’t a mindless rant; instead, the man says, “I can’t do this alone[...]

December 29th, 2020 - 3:24 pm § in Misc.

Should America remain a dominant military power?

For decades, America was seen by many as the guardian of the world’s democracies. Through treaties, we provided a “nuclear umbrella” over non-nuclear states like Japan and most of Europe (where only France and Britain maintain their own nuclear deterrency), and dispatched our conve[...]

December 29th, 2020 - 1:17 pm § in Business, Health, Law and Courts

How not to defend boorish behavior

One of 6 former managers at a Tyson’s Iowa pork processing plant who were fired for betting on how many of the workers would get COVID-19 tried to defend their actions as “simply something fun, kind of a morale boost” for “a group of supervisors” exhausted from trying t[...]

December 29th, 2020 - 1:12 am § in Health

What’s still unknown about Covid-19

Where it originated Why some people get sicker than others How it spreads How long immunity lasts after getting infected When the pandemic will end Read details here, and the “major unknowns” about how vaccines will “affect the pandemic” here.[...]