Archive for March 9th, 2022

March 9th, 2022 - 10:53 pm § in Russia

Military expert says Russian troops aren’t trained for urban warfare

Putin’s plan “for a quick decapitation of Ukraine’s government and swift capitulation of its major cities” has gone off the rails. Now, his forces must contemplate urban combat, for which they’re “not prepared,” a military expert says (read story here). R[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 9:56 pm § in Economics, Foreign Affairs

Global military spending (chart)

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March 9th, 2022 - 9:15 pm § in Health, Science

Where Covid-19 almost certainly came from

There may never be a definitive answer, but genome-tracking scientists have zeroed in on a specific stall at the Wuhan live-animal market (diagram below), and all but ruled out the “lab leak” theory. Read here the complicated story of how they trailed Covid-19 to where it jumped from ani[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 8:07 pm § in Health, Law and Courts

Idaho’s GOP legislature threatens LGBQT kids with life in prison for getting sex-change surgery

Idaho Republicans passed a bill on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, “to make it a crime punishable by life in prison for a parent to seek out gender-affirming health care for their transgender child,” NBC News reported (here). Homosexuality and transsexuality are natural phenomenon, but Republica[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 7:17 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Rogue GOP county clerk indicted for election crimes

A Colorado grand jury has indicted a rogue county clerk under state and federal investigation (see article here) for leaking confidential voting machine login codes to QAnon (see article here). Read the latest developments here. Those voting machines can no longer be used, and a judge barred her fro[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 5:47 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Russia

Trump’s Russian oil hypocrisy

“We should not be buying Russian energy,” Trump told a Conservative Political Action Conference audience last month. He added, “No president was ever as tough on Russia as I was.” (Cue laughter sound track.) This was “part of an extended effort to rewrite his Vladimir Putin-friendly p[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 5:00 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

GOP calls freeing wrongly convicted people “soft on crime”

“Republicans in the Judiciary Committee have spent months accusing President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees of being ‘soft on crime.’ They’ve … been accusing virtually everyone who comes before the Judiciary Committee of being soft on crime, even when it makes no sense,[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 2:56 am § in Environment, Russia

ART: Extinction

The poor creatures didn’t understand what was happening. Will the next mass-extinction event be caused by fire from the sky? And radioactive ash? Will we know why? One potential reason: “If there is no Russia, why do we need the planet?” — Vladimir Putin (Click on image to en[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 1:05 am § in Russia

Drone’s eye view of firefight in Ukraine (video)

This battle occurred on February 24, 2022, the first day of the war, in Kherson, for control of a highway bridge. The Russians are spread out below the near side of the highway, and the Ukrainians are in the armored vehicles on the highway. The drone was operated by a local resident. The video is [&[...]