Archive for April, 2021

April 12th, 2021 - 11:02 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs

China’s strategy to seize an ocean

The South China Sea is very valuable real estate. About a third of the world’s seaborne trade passes through there, and it’s rich in resources, including oil and fisheries. It’s also of great strategic importance; if China could control it, and keep other nations out, Southeast Asi[...]

April 12th, 2021 - 5:55 pm § in Misc., Science

Navy still puzzled by mystery drones

They’re being called UFOs, but probably were sophisticated drones, and the Navy says it still doesn’t know where they came from or who they belonged to. Half a dozen of the drones “pursued” several Navy ships conducting exercises off the California coast in July 2019 (see map[...]

April 12th, 2021 - 5:43 pm § in Health

Michigan Covid-19 cases up 3x in a month

Michigan’s Covid-19 infection rate has risen from 2,000 to 6,000 a day over the last month, Daily Mail reported on Monday, April 12, 2021. About 70% of those involve the so-called U.K. variant, now the most prevalent Covid-19 strain in the U.S. An infectious disease expert partly blames Mich[...]

April 12th, 2021 - 3:44 pm § in Biden, Business

How Amazon beat the union

The workforce at Amazon’s Alabama warehouse is predominantly black, and had the usual gripes about Amazon’s working conditions: Punishing workers for bathroom breaks and other time away from the floor, high production quotas, and the pay of $15 an hour, which is the minimum wage in many stat[...]

April 12th, 2021 - 2:33 pm § in Health

B.C. ski resort epicenter of Covid-19 Brazilian variant outbreak

British Columbia officials closed the Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort on March 29 after linking the venue to the largest outbreak of the dangerous Covid-19 P.1 variant outside of Brazil, the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Monday, April 12, 2021. Read story here. “At least 84 people wh[...]

April 12th, 2021 - 1:44 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

GOP official sued for flashing gun at constituent during virtual meeting

“A 74-year-old Michigan woman filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against a county commissioner who flashed a rifle at her during a virtual public meeting,” The Hill reported on April 12, 2021. Read story here. Back in March 2020, Commissioner Ron Clous (photo, left), a Republican, invited[...]

April 11th, 2021 - 4:08 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Bible Offers Dates for The Ice Age!

When Was the Ice Age in Biblical History? After two centuries of research, we now have enough information to begin recreating scenes from the rise and fall of the Ice Age. As a massive ice sheet expanded over Canada, it drove out most living things, and then it continued to push south into the Ohio [...]

April 10th, 2021 - 9:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Trump turns GOP’s spring retreat into liefest

“Trump repeated familiar lies about the 2020 election and insulted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Saturday when speaking to Republican National Committee donors gathered for the first time since [his] defeat,” CNN reported on April 10, 2021. Read story here. The RNC held its spri[...]

April 10th, 2021 - 8:40 pm § in Biden, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Russia’s worrying moves against Ukraine

Russia is rapidly building up military forces on its Ukraine border and rebuffing diplomatic calls for de-escalation as fighting picks up between Ukrainian troops and Ukrainian-Russian separatists in the disputed Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. President Biden, through his press secretary, is [...]

April 10th, 2021 - 3:42 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Speed trap cops assault black Army officer

Windsor, Virginia (left), is one of that state’s most notorious speed-trap predator towns. The other is nearby Waverly. Both are on U.S. Highway 460 between Richmond and Norfolk (details here). (Traveler warning: Take the interstate instead, and stay the hell away from those towns.) Back in De[...]