Archive for August 18th, 2021

August 18th, 2021 - 10:12 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Racist “Karen” ordered to pay BLM protesters

A former ice cream shop owner, who has relocated to another state, has been ordered to pay $500 each to 9 “peaceful” Black Lives Matters protesters he’s accused of harassing under a recently-passed New York “anti-Karen” law (read story here). The man’s actions wer[...]

August 18th, 2021 - 9:55 pm § in Health, Israel/Palestine

Where the push for booster shots is coming from

Israel has high vaccination (78% of population over 12) and infection rates. “More than half are in fully vaccinated people, underscoring the extraordinary transmissibility of the Delta variant and stoking concerns that the benefits of vaccination ebb over time,” Science magazine says (a[...]

August 18th, 2021 - 8:52 pm § in Misc.

Chojnice Nazi massacre

Chojnice, Poland, was the site of multiple Nazi massacres. The town was captured on September 1, 1939, the first day of World War 2, and Germans began murdering locals by the end of the month. In January 1945, with defeat approaching, they executed hundreds of captive Polish resistance fighters in t[...]

August 18th, 2021 - 8:27 pm § in Misc.

The aluminum Stradivarius

Nobody seems able to make a Stradivarius today. They’re non-replicable. Do they make a different sound? Blind studies have suggested expert musicians can’t tell Strads from other well-made violins. But they are well-preserved. All sorts of people have tried to figure out what makes Strad[...]

August 18th, 2021 - 5:07 pm § in Health, Politics

The infomercial governor

The governor who’s against prevention sells cures. “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — who has been criticized for opposing mask mandates and vaccine passports — is now touting a COVID-19 antibody treatment in which a top donor’s company has invested millions of dollars,” Huffington[...]