Archive for September 3rd, 2021

September 3rd, 2021 - 11:11 pm § in Misc.

Last of the few

Every wonder how many Battle of Britain pilots are still alive? Just one. Irishman John “Paddy” Hemingway, who turned 102 on July 17, 2021, is the last of the few. Shot down four times during the war, he says, “I am here because I have had some staggering luck and fought alongside [...]

September 3rd, 2021 - 4:03 pm § in Law and Courts

Charges upgraded against ex-cop for shooting with gun instead of taser

A white female ex-police officer who accidentally killed a black motorist by pulling her gun instead of taser could get up to 15 years in prison under new charges against her, NBC News reported on Thursday, September 3, 2021 (read story here). Kimberly Potter, 48, a 26-year veteran of a suburban Min[...]

September 3rd, 2021 - 3:32 pm § in Law and Courts

Jury acquits black protester who shot at police

“A man charged with attempted murder after firing at Minneapolis police officers in the chaotic protests that followed George Floyd’s death has been acquitted of all charges against him” on self-defense grounds, the Associated Press reported on Friday, September 3, 2021 (read story her[...]

September 3rd, 2021 - 12:55 pm § in Health, Schools & Colleges

CDC data: Kids at much higher risk in low-vax states

Kids in low-vaccination states are much more likely to get Covid-19. That’s a no-brainer. The CDC, based on its latest compilation of data, reports that kids are 3.4 times as likely to visit an ER, and 3.7 times as likely to be hospitalized, in those states (read story here). Coinciding with t[...]

September 3rd, 2021 - 12:25 pm § in Business, Economics


You can order, but you can’t buy. You’d better get used to it, Vox says (here), because shortages aren’t going away. Why? Because the pandemic has throttled the world’s far-flung supply chains. And while the U.S. economy may be reviving, albeit in fits and starts, the rest of[...]