Archive for August 7th, 2021

August 7th, 2021 - 11:41 pm § in Misc.

Lock him up!

Jeffrey Clark (photo, left), a Trump lackey who briefly headed the Attorney General’s civil division around the time of the 2020 election, tried to overthrow our democracy. That became clear from revelations made public on Saturday, August 7, 2021 (read story here and here). Clark drafted a le[...]

August 7th, 2021 - 4:01 pm § in Misc.

Preview of 2024 solar eclipse

On April 8, 2024, people from Maine to Indianapolis to Dallas will get to see a total solar eclipse, if it isn’t cloudy. Everyone in the U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse, but residents of Neah Bay, Washington, probably will hardly notice. For many Americans, this will be the last such [...]

August 7th, 2021 - 3:45 pm § in Environment, Foreign Affairs, Misc.

“Biblical” wildfires ravage Greece

“Wildfires rampaged through Greek forests for yet another day,” Huffington Post reported on Saturday, August 7, 2021, “threatening homes and triggering more evacuations a day after hundreds of people were plucked off beaches by ferries in a dramatic overnight rescue. … Dozens[...]

August 7th, 2021 - 1:01 pm § in Environment, Science

The world’s top gymnasts

… are squirrels. They flip, leap, and vault through the treetops. The “speed and ease with which they navigate the challenging and unpredictable canopy environment is spectacular,” a Berkeley biomechanics expert says. They also have excellent memories — they have mapped route[...]

August 7th, 2021 - 12:52 pm § in Economics, Misc.

Where rent is $420 a month

A 65-year-old American woman living on Social Security and whatever she makes from freelance writing pays $420 a month for a 2-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot apartment with 10-foot ceiling only half a block from a beach. She can “also walk to a plethora of caf├ęs, shops and restaurants.” Her[...]

August 7th, 2021 - 12:23 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Politics

Why Libertarians support vaccine mandates

Republican flag-waving and hooting about “freedom” notwithstanding, vaccine mandates “have been around since the very first days of the republic, claiming broad support and withstanding legal challenges,” a story on Huffington Post notes (read it here), adding, “This is[...]