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January 31st, 2022 - 7:11 pm § in America, Health, Racism

Truckers behaving badly

“What started as a convoy of truckers protesting Covid-19 mandates has snowballed into a blockade in the Canadian capital and the obstruction of a US-Canadian border crossing,” CNN reported on Monday, January 31, 2022. But that’s not the half of it. Their behavior has been unruly a[...]

January 31st, 2022 - 3:58 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Jews, Politics, Science

This is what happens when you don’t fact-check

First, some background: “Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, has been a vocal critic of Dr. Anthony Fauci.” (Per CNN story here.)┬áSo it’s not surprising he went off half-cocked, but this one is a doozy. (Also relevant to this story, while Massie is an MIT grad in electrical[...]

January 31st, 2022 - 1:21 pm § in Misc.

The 2022 California gold rush

Don’t grab your shovel and gold pan. The gold that mining companies are after is deep underground in old mines. Gold is made by colliding neutron stars (details here), and accessible gold (i.e., reachable by humans) likely was carried to earth by asteroids (see explanation here). There are var[...]

January 31st, 2022 - 12:50 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

Silly tweet

Rep. Jim Banks (bio here), a Republican from Indiana, tweeted: Since you asked, uh, yeah … This is all too typical of the blinders Republicans wear to Trump’s bad behavior. They’re not electable until they stop fawning over Trump and kissing his butt (but foolish people will elect [...]