Archive for August 1st, 2021

August 1st, 2021 - 4:27 pm § in Health, Hypocrisy, Politics

If people don’t trust vaccines, what do they trust?

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August 1st, 2021 - 3:07 pm § in Health, Humor, Politics

Cartoonists have a field day with anti-vaxxers

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August 1st, 2021 - 2:01 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts

Poland is blocking restitution to Holocaust victims

After Germany was defeated and the Soviet Union occupied eastern Europe, the communists nationalized Jewish-owned property seized by the Nazis. After communism fell most former Soviet-bloc countries made efforts “to provide restitution and compensation to their pre-war Jewish citizens.” [...]

August 1st, 2021 - 12:55 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Misc.

Will we have to pay hackers for peace?

Hackers are sophisticated criminal gangs, often based in Russia or Iran, who lock computer systems and demand ransom payments to unlock them. They’ve “targeted schools, hospitals, councils, airports, government bodies, oil pipelines, universities, nuclear contractors, insurance companies[...]

August 1st, 2021 - 12:14 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Down and out in New York

Suspended from law practice, out of money, and facing federal investigations that could land him in prison, Rudy Giuliani has no friends. At least, not in Mar-o-Lago. Read story here. It’s a familiar pattern: Trying to be Trump’s friend, and supporting him through thick and thin, gets yo[...]

August 1st, 2021 - 11:19 am § in Environment, Science

Proof the earth isn’t flat

This photo taken from the international space station while orbiting above the Pacific Ocean lays to rest the argument the earth is flat. Can we get past that now, huh? Okay. Next on the agenda: Human influence on earth’s climate. “Stability in Earth’s climate hinges on a delicate [...]

August 1st, 2021 - 12:41 am § in Business, Economics

The $15 minimum wage is here

It wasn’t enacted by Congress, but by the free market. Employers have over 9 million unfilled job openings. With inflation over 5%, the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour (many states have enacted higher) doesn’t cut it. No one can live on that, and no one has to. Employers like Amazo[...]