May 6, 2021

VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: Liz Cheney Takes Her ‘True Conservative’ Message to… The Washington Post?

Insanity Wrap needs to know: Will the real Liz Cheney please stand up?

Answer: We were hoping for “shut up,” but we’re just not that lucky.

Before we get to the sordid details, a quick preview of today’s Wrap.

  • The real Left and Right of American politics, in handy chart form
  • The two times you really just ought to let the police around you, in handy video form
  • Liz Cheney’s post-Congressional career, in handy tweet form

Bonus Sanity: Texas passes statewide law banning CRT.

And so much more at the link, you’d have to be crazy to miss it.

MORE DATA: Study sheds more light on rate of rare blood clots after Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. “The findings show slightly increased rates of vein blood clots including clots in the veins of the brain, compared with expected rates in the general population. However, the researchers stress that the risk of such adverse events is considered low.”

MOLON LABE: Samantha Bee Wants to ‘Take Your Guns.’ “Bee’s upcoming show is just part of the comedy Left’s war on guns.”

I’m so old I remember when comedy was funny.

TRUNALIMUNUMAPRZURE! What’s up with Biden’s bizarre train story?

FACTS YOU LIKELY DON’T KNOW ABOUT JERUSALEM: It is holy to three faiths, but as Jeff Dunetz points out on The Lid, there is much more about the city that most people don’t know. For instance, Jerusalem has been conquered and reconquered but did you know this about one of those conquests?

“It is noteworthy that an earlier capture of Jerusalem by the Greek-Egyptian King Ptolemy, son of Lagus, provided an opportunity for the obscure Agatharchides of Cnidus (second century BCE) to remark about the fact that the people of Jerusalem, who inhabited the most strongly fortified of cities, lost their city because they would not defend it on the Sabbath,” Dunetz writes.

And why am I pointing this out? Because Sunday, May 9 is an important day in modern history:

“Sunday night, May 9th, 2021 begins the day-long Israeli holiday called Yom Yerushalayim, which celebrates the reunification of the holy city during the six-day war in 1967, It’s a day that should be celebrated by Muslims, Christians, and Jews as the city is holy to those faiths. And unlike before 1967, when the city was occupied by Jordan, under Israeli rule holy sites are open to all faiths.”

IF “CHINESE VIRUS” IS RACIST, WHY ISN’T “BRITISH VARIANT?” Israel study finds Pfizer vaccine 95% effective, even against ‘British’ variant.

SCIENCE, UNSETTLED: Dunbar’s number debunked: Research suggests you can have more than 150 friends.

SANDY’S WAR (FOR MEDIA ATTENTION) ROLLS ON: Move over Marine Corps, AOC’s pushing for 1.5M-strong ‘Climate Corps.’

The moral equivalent of war has been the organizing principle of the left since the start of the 20th century, trapping them in the moral equivalent of a quagmire, with no sign of an exit strategy in sight. In response, Tim Blair is succinct: If radical environmentalism is refighting WWII, “Fair enough. Nuking Hiroshima it is, then.”

WHITE HOUSE FLUFF CORPS: Psaki-Worshipping Media Openly Roots for White House Spox.

GIVEN THEIR PREDICTIONS’ TRACK RECORD SO FAR, I’M UNIMPRESSED: CDC predicts spring peak in COVID-19 cases before ‘sharp’ decline in July.

SORRY SHE GOT CAUGHT: Kristen Clarke Regrets Attacking Senators Crucial to Her Nomination.

DISPATCHES FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE K-12 IMPLOSION AND THE 1619 PROJECT: Why Are We Teaching Kids That America Was Always Racist? “Whoever Controls The Past Controls The Future. Whoever Controls The Present Controls The Past.”

AT CAFE HAYEK, a roundup of Covid links.

FASTER, PLEASE: Why COVID-19 May Be the Last Pandemic. Medical breakthroughs mean we will never again suffer through diseases like the novel coronavirus—if politicians will get out of the way. New video from Reason TV:

Related: Costs of Mitigation Efforts Vastly Outweigh Benefits for 89% of Population, Health Researchers Conclude.

KRUISER: Kyrsten Sinema Has the Guts to Keep Annoying Her Fellow Democrats. “Since taking office, the running joke with conservatives here is that Sinema is a better Republican than Jeff Flake, the squish she replaced. Low bar, I know, but not too far off base.”

JUST THINK OF THE MEDIA AS DEMOCRATIC PARTY OPERATIVES WITH CHYRONS, AND IT ALL MAKES SENSE: CNN and MSNBC Mostly Ignore Bombshell Report on Cuomo Nursing Home Cover Up.

Which is why: Andrew Cuomo will get away with it all.

Evergreen:


BUTCHERS ENDORSE SAUSAGE FACTORY: 5 Former IRS Commissioners Endorse Biden’s Tax Plan.

NO. NEXT QUESTION? Will national service create unity?

RETURN TO NORMALCY: Paycheck Protection Program runs dry for most loan applicants.

KEVIN DOWNEY JR: A Deep Dive into Mass Shooting Data (Rachel Maddow Hardest Hit).

SPACE: Blue Origin isn’t pricing its first launch seat—it’s auctioning it.

On Wednesday, Blue Origin officially announced that its first crewed flight to space is targeted for July 20, suggesting that its extended period of test flights is finally coming to an end. Rather than simply placing a seat on sale, however, the company announced it will auction one off, with the proceeds going to the company’s charity.

New Shepard flights will take passengers above much of the atmosphere and into space, then allow them an extended period of apparent weightlessness as the capsule free-falls back to Earth. The capsule itself is relatively spacious and is equipped with large windows and cushy-looking seats, which are clearly meant to make flight a pleasant experience. The free fall is followed by a parachute-assisted landing, with the booster performing a powered landing separately.

If that sounds like a compelling experience to you, your first chance to get in on it is via an auction for a single seat on its first crewed flight. You can get the process started now by submitting a bid at the Blue Origin website. On May 19, the highest bids will be unsealed, and any further online bidding will have to exceed an existing bid. On June 12, the auction will wrap up with live online bidding.

Sounds lovely, but will there be in-flight WiFi?

I REMEMBER WHEN HIGHER EDUCATION WAS SUPPOSED TO FOSTER TOLERANCE AND CRITICAL THOUGHT: White students on spring break is ‘colonial violence,’ campus journalist says.

I FEEL INFRINGED EVERY TIME I’M LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND 9MM AT SOME OUTRAGEOUS PRICE: In the Democrats’ New Crime-Ridden America, You Can Buy Guns But You Can’t Find Ammo.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, RACISM EDITION: Campus paper Editor in Chief ‘couldn’t walk past a white person without shaking.’ This is the statement of a bigot, or a mentally ill person. Or both. Or of someone who’s just putting on a performance, as is usually the case in the “literally shaking” genre. Pathetic.

PRIVACY: Signal’s smartass ad exposes Facebook’s creepy data collection.

The resulting adverts can be eerily intimate and potentially harmful. Just last week, researchers found that Facebook had allowed advertisers to target teenage children interested in smoking, gambling, and extreme weight loss.

Signal’s plan was to use Facebook’s own tools to highlight these practices.

“The ad would simply display some of the information collected about the viewer which the advertising platform uses,” Signal said in a blog post. “Facebook was not into that idea.”

According to Signal, Facebook promptly disabled the ad account. Facebook denied that the account has been shut down and dismissed the ads as a publicity stunt. But Signal has maintained the claim.

The company also shared examples of what Facebook ads would look like if they were open about the targeting.

While it isn’t true that Facebook can access your phone’s mic, the company’s data-Hoovering is so complete that the ads you see will make you swear that they did.

Anyway, much more at the link.

GLEICHSCHALTUNG! ABA Mulls Racism, Bias Training Accreditation Requirement For Law Schools.

VACCINES: Patents Aren’t the Problem; Supply Chain Problems are the Problem.

Plus: “Plastic bags are a bigger bottleneck than patents. The US embargo on vaccine supplies to India was precisely that the Biden administration used the DPA to prioritize things like bioreactor bags and filters to US suppliers and that meant that India’s Serum Institute was having trouble getting its production lines ready for Novavax.”

Why does the Biden Administration want Indians to die?

UPDATE: Heh.

WELL, YES: Mary Grabar: American History Is Being Falsified to Sow Political Division.

The version of history the left/academia are serving up is the kind of history you’d impose on a conquered people whose will you were trying to break.

DOES LIZ CHENEY WANT TO LOSE HER LEADERSHIP SPOT? Jordan says ‘votes are there’ to oust Cheney from GOP leadership.

VACCINE MADNESS IN HONG KONG: A Hong Kong reader sends this:

Take for example a residential building in Hong Kong.
They found one case so they mandated a 21-day quarantine for every resident in the building.
Residents: “But we’ve taken the vaccine – both shots!”
HK Government: “We don’t care”.

So where is the incentive to take the vaccine?
Unless you are planning to travel, there is essentially zero motivation.

He’s prepared a helpful flow chart for navigating the system.

Not only does this remove the incentive to vaccinate, it provides a powerful incentive to avoid testing. But plenty of US jurisdictions would do this if they could get away with it, I expect.

DUMB: Basecamp FOLDS on Non-Woke Workplace Policy, Suspends Exec After Employee Cries. “Days after banning politics from the workplace to keep employees focused on their mission rather than distracted by wokeness, software firm Basecamp appears to have reversed course, suspending its chief strategist after he said he does not believe the company is white supremacist and after employees reportedly cried and screamed.”

The only thing my kids (when they were much younger) ever got for throwing a temper tantrum was a brief spanking — these so-called grownup crybullies deserved far worse.

SUPERB COVID ORIGINS READING LIST: Compiled by U.S. Right to Know, this list of credible analyses, news reports  and studies on the origins of the Covid-19 virus is continually updated. The evidence is becoming undeniable that the open-air meat market near the Wuhan lab had little or nothing to do with the spread of the disease from China to the entire world.

REALCLEARINVESTIGATIONS: Washington Post Toys With Its Readers On Fatal Police Shootings.

WOKENESS HAS COME FOR ADOPTION:  “It’s the children who will suffer.”

There’s a long history to this stuff.  The National Association of Black Social Workers has vehemently opposed inter-racial adoptions for many decades.

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: The Democrats Want Your Ammo and Your Freedom. “I really wish I were being over the top about this but I read and stuff. This asterisked occupier administration continually exhibits a disdain for all of the freedom parts of the Constitution. They like the part where they can tax you to death but they hate almost everything else.”

ALEXANDER RILEY:  “The Origins of the Cruel Ritual of Diversity Training.”

So at the recommendation of Sarah Hoyt, I read Cry Bullies: Protecting yourself against social muggers and victimhood aggression and it was worth the time. It is a short read from a few years ago that packs a lot of information that is still relevant in dealing with the current lot of Karens, SJWs and beta males who think they run the show. They don’t. This book teaches you how to fight back by understanding the mindset of the social harasser and how to put a stop to their nonsense. The right tools and the will to fight back is the only way to deal with our current political climate. Better arm yourself. (Bumped)

JERRY STRATTON: Two weeks, and the madness of experts.

Last month we passed one year since the beginning of “two weeks to flatten the curve”. The curve was flattened. Hospitals were readied. Yet the two weeks never ended—in some cases, those ready hospitals had to shut down or fire employees while people outside were dying from lack of care. The experts decided that the process was the goal, and that our health—COVID-related and not—was secondary to the shutdowns and new regulatory powers.

At its heart, conservatism, like science, is a belief in the fallibility of experts. That the wisdom of millions of individuals acting in their own self-interest exceeds the wisdom and probity of experts trying to discern someone else’s best interests.

The left requires Jefferson’s magical angels of genius, who both know the best interests of others and who will not pretend that their own desires are the best interests of others.

Read the whole thing.

WHO COULD HAVE IMAGINED THIS WOULD HAPPEN: Taliban attacks in Afghanistan are on the rise, Just the News’ Susan Katz Keating reports. Note her inclusion of the key difference between the withdrawal strategies of Trump and Biden. Susan and I worked together years ago at the Washington Times. Cloning her could save American journalism from its current death spiral into propaganda.

PJ MEDIA VIP ROUNDUP: Don’t forget that VODKAPUNDIT promo code if you’ve been thinking of joining us.

Matt Margolis: How Biased for Biden is PolitiFact? The Media Research Center Has the Receipts. (Hacks pretending to out hacks are the worst hacks.)

Bryan Preston: An Intriguing New Find Begs the Question: Will the Oak Island ‘Money Pit’ Mystery Ever Be Solved? “The mystery question still remains: What actually happened on Oak Island, and who did it? The show hasn’t answered that. It has found evidence that the Templar Knights or someone carrying a little lead cross identified with them and their regional base in France was there; evidence that the British military was there; evidence that the French military was there and built what appear to be some defensive fortifications; evidence that some of island’s stranger features are man-made as many treasure hunters have suspected; evidence that someone created a swamp for some reason several hundred years ago.” (After that, things get weird.)

Yours Truly: The Burgeoning Bureausclerosis. “If the law is an ass, as Charles Dickens noted almost two centuries ago, then the bureaucracy is an ass***.”

MAYBE SOCIAL SECURITY SHOULD BE BASED ON HOW MANY KIDS YOU HAVE: The U.S. Birthrate Has Dropped Again. The Pandemic May Be Accelerating the Decline. “Over all, the birthrate declined by 4 percent in 2020. Births were down most sharply in December, when babies conceived at the start of the health crisis would have been born.”

In the old days, this would have led to more kids. But now that everyone has birth control, simply jamming couples together with nothing to do doesn’t lead to more births. And economic uncertainty and social fear don’t help.

Of course, this is just a worsening of an existing trend: I was blogging about the coming global baby bust when InstaPundit was shiny and new: Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born.

Related: The Parent Trap.

Also: car seats as contraception: “Since 1977, U.S. states have passed laws steadily raising the age for which a child must ride in a car safety seat. These laws significantly raise the cost of having a third child, as many regular-sized cars cannot fit three child seats in the back. Using census data and state-year variation in laws, we estimate that when women have two children of ages requiring mandated car seats, they have a lower annual probability of giving birth by 0.73 percentage points. Consistent with a causal channel, this effect is limited to third child births, is concentrated in households with access to a car, and is larger when a male is present (when both front seats are likely to be occupied). We estimate that these laws prevented only 57 car crash fatalities of children nationwide in 2017. Simultaneously, they led to a permanent reduction of approximately 8,000 births in the same year, and 145,000 fewer births since 1980, with 90% of this decline being since 2000.”

FROM JAMES YOUNG:  Ride of the Late Rain.

“Ride of the Late Rain is a great read with well-crafted dialogue and outstanding, realistic battle scenes…”–Pop Cults.

“A captain’s first duty is to the Confederation..”–Confederation Fleet General Order #1

The destroyer Shigure is the oldest destroyer in the fleet…or so she seems. Equipped with a powerful, new device, the “Late Rain” is chosen for a special, dangerous project. With a young crew and modifications that makes her vessel not what she seems, Commander Leslie Hawkins presses into unknown space to examine structures detected by an Confederation Fleet survey vessel…and discovers that Mankind is not alone.

“Ride of the Late Rain” received an Honorable Mention in the Fall 2012 “Writer’s of the Future Contest.” Judges included Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Orson Scott Card, and Kevin J. Anderson. Its full length sequel, _An Unproven Concept_, is now available via Amazon in both electronic and hard copy, with the “Kraken Edition” consisting of this short story and the novel combined.

“Recommended” Rating from “Right Fans: Sci Fi from the Other Side” Blog.

THREE REASONS TO THINK TWICE ON GENE-EDITING: Wouldn’t it be great if cancer could be eliminated forever with gene-editing? Yes, but there may be other much less pleasant results we haven’t conceived, argues the Colson Center’s Brook McIntire, who offers three reasons to slow down, take a deep breath and think about what we’re doing and where we could be heading with this promising new technology,

WHAT PART OF YOU GET MORE OF WHAT YOU PAY FOR IS OPAQUE?  Why Our Current Approach To Work Is Unsustainable.

Right now, we’re paying people to be useless and helpless victims. Well, the government is. With my money.  And yours.

AS G-D AND HEINLEIN INTENDED:  Starship #15 launches AND lands successfully.

KNOW YOUR PLACE, PEASANT:  Today’s blacklisted American: Football coach fired for criticizing Democrat.

THE STARS ARE EMPTY, AND ALL THE ALIENS ARE IN DC:   Breakthrough Listen finds no signs of alien transmissions from 60 million stars.

SERIOUSLY, IF WE CAN’T ABOLISH PUBLIC EDUCATION, AT LEAST ABOLISH EDUCATION SCHOOLS ALREADY:  Find the racist teacher in this movie. clip.

AS I SAID: Remember “it’s for the environment” (graphic video warning).

IT WON’T WORK. IT HASN’T WORKED FOR YEARS:  Turning Opinion into Science Fact.

SO PEOPLE WILL BURN WOOD:  Victoria Announces the End of Affordable Home Heating, Because Climate Change.

Every single “climate saving initiative” has the opposite effect. Low water washers make me wash things three times. Low flush toilets have to be flushed multiple times. Low water dishwashers run for a longer time. Etc. etc. etc.

OH, IF IT WERE ONLY CIVILITY, BUT IT’S SANITY THAT’S DYING:  Public Civility is on Life Support – Beware its Death.

I keep running into increasingly crazy, out there behavior, from people I always thought were sane before. It’s getting…. weird.

NOT EVERY COUNTRY HAS LOST ITS MIND:  Olympic Committee Bans Black Lives Matter Apparel, Threatens to Punish Those Who Protest.

WELL…. THAT’S SPECIAL:  Biden Restaurant Relief Fund: White People Need Not Apply.

THEY HATE US AND FEAR US:  Biden Administration Denies Permit for Veterans’ Motorcycle Group to Hold Memorial Day Event.

And by us I mean Americans.

STATES SHOULD TOO. IT’S A VIOLATION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS:  Federal Judge Throws Out CDC Eviction Moratorium.

And it’s going to result in a ton less rental properties.

YES. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE LEFT TURNS INTO A CABAL OF OUR ENEMIES:  Number of Births in U.S. Hits Lowest Mark Since 1979.

OH, WAIT, WAS THAT A STEP TOO FAR?  Coca-Cola Racial Quotas For Outside Counsel Fizzle Out After General Counsel Reassignment.

May 5, 2021

IN A NORMAL ELECTION, REPUBLICANS WOULD SWEEP. IT WON’T BE A NORMAL ELECTION. Don Surber: Don’t sugarcoat 2022. “Between a media that relishes lying, to a corrupt court afraid of being mobbed at home, to a Democrat Party that will ruthlessly churn out fake votes like confetti for a tickertape parade, the game is stacked against Republicans. . . . Those expecting another 2010 tsunami are fools. Democrats learned. They are not going to give Republicans an issue to rally behind.”

There will be what Time called a “cabal” and the press will say that it’s patriotic for them to “fortify” the election against Republicans.

UPDATE: I’m not telling you to give up or to despair. I’m telling you to get involved now.

OPEN THREAD: It’s going to be a fine night tonight, it’s going to be a fine day tomorrow.

60 YEARS SINCE ALAN SHEPARD FLEW: Human spaceflight has changed a lot.

HERE’S MORE ON MY FORMER STUDENT HEATH CLARK’S new distilling venture.

SOMEBODY INTRODUCE CHRIS TO HIS BROTHER ANDREW:

HE’S RIGHT: Roger Daltrey: The ‘Woke’ Generation is Creating a Miserable World.

ANALYSIS: TRUE.

THIS DOES NOT SURPRISE ME: Youngest children in class are more likely to be diagnosed with a learning disability.

UH HUH: The Supreme Court Needs 15 Justices. “There are good reasons to want to pack the court: the conservative court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, has been laying the groundwork to undermine desperately needed electoral reform, endangering the democratic foundations of the nation.”

SPACE: SpaceX completes first successful landing of Starship rocket. “Like previous flights, the prototype rocket soared about 6 miles high over the launchpad into overcast skies before the spacecraft flipped over, glided downward and reignited its Raptor engines for landing.”

BE A TRUE CHRISTIAN: Carry Your Gun to Worship.

TODAY IN COUNTER-INTUITIVE HEADLINES: This Porsche 911 Is the Ultimate High-Performance Camping Rig.

IF YOU PAY PEOPLE NOT TO WORK, MANY WILL CHOOSE NOT TO WORK: Montana governor ends extra unemployment payments, citing worker shortage.

SO THE RALPH NORTHAM/ANDREW CUOMO ROUTE INSTEAD: Gary O’Connor’s resignation for “oreo” comment rejected by local Democrats.

A LOOK AT THE 2022 Tesla Cybertruck.

OLD AND BUSTED: Republicans Pounce!

The New Hotness? Republicans Salivate! NY Times: Republicans are ‘salivating’ over chance of taking the House in 2022.

Salivate as much as you like, but don’t get cocky.

MORE LIKE THIS, PLEASE: Trump Allies Launch the Election Integrity Alliance to ‘Combat Election Fraud.’

ANALYSIS: TRUE. The experts can stay wrong longer than you can stay alive:

If you had attended the conference (alongside Lawrence O Gostin) at which the international pandemic preparedness index was created, a conference which judged a country less prepared for a pandemic if it favoured closing borders in response to a disease outbreak, and said you thought that idea was silly and anyone thinking about it for five minutes would reach the obvious conclusion that a disease which spreads from person to person will not spread if a person doesn’t cross the border and encounter another person, you’d have been right of course, but what does that count for? Is there any mechanism at all for alternative views to surface? After all, you can’t short their belief. Maybe you can get them to bet you money that’ll pay out in the event of a pandemic, but you’d actually have to convince them to take the bet. Maybe you could buy property in New Zealand like Peter Thiel did in what looks now like a pretty prescient move? None of this sounds realistic for anyone likely to be in those rooms. I think if you were an early career researcher in public health and sceptical about the prevailing beliefs, there basically isn’t much of a way for you to speak your mind at all and even if you did, if global pandemics happen every 100 years, you could have lived your whole life before being proved correct. The experts can stay wrong longer than you can stay alive.

Found via the Covid One Year Ago twitter account. Speaking of which, I wonder if the folks who run it will be looking back at flip-flopping health officials, who went from demanding nationwide lockdowns, to cheering on masses of protestors (read: rioters) starting around June of last year: 

After telling GOP to downsize convention due to COVID-19, N.C. governor marches in crowded protest.

NJ governor admits COVID-19 double standard, says recent protests are different from business owners’ complaints.

De Blasio: Large Group Protests Are Acceptable, Religious Observances Are Not.

● NPR: Dozens of public health and disease experts have signed an open letter in support of the nationwide anti-racism protests. “White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19,” they wrote.

‘Did I miss the memo?’: Hospital workers in full PPE applaud George Floyd protesters as they march past.

Related: The Suicide of Expertise.

INTRODUCING: Day Drinking With KDJ: Jenna Ellis Cocktail Edition.

Standup comedian Kevin Downey Jr has joined PJ’s stable of writers with a new, regular feature: Day Drinking with KDJ.

UPDATE: Here’s the MAGA-Rita Edition.

That was fast.

THE PALACE GUARD, HOUSE OF STEPHANOPOULOS EDITION: ABC’s Terry Moran Grills RNC Spox Nine Times On If He Accepts 2020 Election Results: ‘I’m Asking You to Affirm Our Constitution.’

Flashback: When the Media Cast Doubt on an Election Outcome. “‘Did Russian hacking help Donald Trump win?’ ABC’s Dan Harris wondered at the top of the December 10, 2016 edition of Good Morning America.”

Related: It’s Important To Be Honest About What Today’s Media Actually Are. They are Democrat propagandists and should be treated as such.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): The way to stop these questions is to always answer “No.” Followed by “why are you so afraid to talk about the election?” They’ll quit asking fast. And why are they so eager to end all discussion here? As noted above, that’s never been the case in the past. And there’s no surer way to make people think the election was stolen than to loudly assert that it wasn’t and demand that everyone agree.

JENNER WOULD BE A HUGE IMPROVEMENT OVER NEWSOM, BUT YOU COULDN’T GET ME BACK TO CALIFORNIA UNDER THREAT OF MEDIEVAL TORTURE DEVICES: I May Move Back to California Just to Vote for Caitlyn Jenner.

GOOD LORD: Honeywell Admits Sending F-35, F-22 Part Drawings To China.

YOUR BLOOD, HER GUTS: Gov. Whitmer among seven awarded for courage by JFK Foundation.

MODELS: Antarctic ice-sheet melting to lift sea level higher than thought, Harvard study says.

I don’t know how reliable this is, but just to be safe we should probably tax the blue zones.

DISPATCHES FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE AND THE NEWSPEAK DICTIONARY: Professor and speaker at ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ event limits interactions with white people ‘as much as possible.’

TO BE FAIR, IT’S WHAT BIDEN HIRED HER TO DO: Watch Jen Psaki Lie About the Border.

NORMALCY SLOWLY RETURNING: Federal Judge Tosses National Eviction Moratorium.

AND SOME PEOPLE ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO KEEP IT THIS WAY: COVID-19 anxieties still high in U.S. one year into pandemic, poll shows.

IT’S GOOD TO BE THE NOMENKLATURA: Dem Megadonors, Officials Financially Tied to Electric Bus Company Boosted by Biden.

FURTHER PROOF THAT 2020 WAS NOT MESSING ABOUT: Lucinda Williams Had a Stroke Last Year. She’s Ready to Sing Again.

LONGEVITY: Just ran across this: Preventing Alzheimer’s disease-related gray matter atrophy by B-vitamin treatment. “In an initial, randomized controlled study on elderly subjects with increased dementia risk (mild cognitive impairment according to 2004 Petersen criteria), we showed that high-dose B-vitamin treatment (folic acid 0.8 mg, vitamin B6 20 mg, vitamin B12 0.5 mg) slowed shrinkage of the whole brain volume over 2 y. Here, we go further by demonstrating that B-vitamin treatment reduces, by as much as seven fold, the cerebral atrophy in those gray matter (GM) regions specifically vulnerable to the AD process, including the medial temporal lobe.”

WHY IS THE LEFT SUCH A CESSPIT OF TRANSPHOBIA? ‘Horrible Person:’ Liberal Critics And Trans Activists Rage Against ‘Hateful’ Republican Caitlyn Jenner.

CRISIS BY DESIGN: Biden’s Open Border Is Fueling the ‘Deadliest Drug Epidemic in U.S. History.’

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