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Dictator Book Club: Orban

(previously: Erdogan, Modi) I. Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. And some are Victor Orban's college roommates. Orban: Europe's New Strongman and Orbanland, my two sources for this installment…

04 Nov 2021 • 18 min read
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🛰 Why a SpaceX bankruptcy would hurt the global poor

“Anticipation is a mode of control by a central mind; efforts are made to predict and prevent potential dangers before damage is done. . . . Resilience is the capacity to cope with unanticipated dangers…

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Sweden's new pro-Swedish-company government. German gov hate Germany. The vaxxed are the spreaders

🇸🇪 Dagens svinkalla svenska video Svensk text inskjuten i den engelska nedan. Rulling around to fluff up the fur Today’s freezing English video. (English text below the Swedish text too) Fur properly…

Korea invests in the Arctic, home treatment for all COVID patients, and hacker sells sex videos from Korean smart homes

K-NEWS BITES Wed 2021-12-01 (KST) S. Korea to Invest in the Arctic in Climate Change Response (1 min read) “The initiative stipulates Seoul’s intent to respond to climate change in the Arctic, to protect…

30 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
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Thanksgiving squabbles are a feature, not a bug

The Brothers Gracchi, reformers who were murdered in political violence Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share In an 1858 speech, Abraham Lincoln memorably intoned that a “house divided cannot stand…

30 Nov 2021 • 13 min read
Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning by Razib Khan
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Each F-35 burns 22 gallons a minute

Each F-35 burns 22 gallons of jet fuel per minute, 1,340 gallons an hour. Altogether the F-35A training flights from the runway in South Burlington Vermont burn between 4.7 and 9.4 million gallons of jet…

30 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
Cancel the F-35 by James Marc Leas
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Omicron Update: Nov 29

In an attempt to keep you up to speed, here’s an Omicron update. 1. All U.S. adults should get a booster. Before today, this was CDC’s recommendation for boosters in the US: The CDC changed its recommendations…

30 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
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MM: Omicron Variant

Noah Smith has a good summary of the Omicron evidence here, including a lot of quotes from experts. But experts say a lot of stuff like “well, it could be bad, but we can’t be sure”, plus sometimes they…

29 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
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Politicians Can't Stop Doubling Down on Failure

Remarkably, COVID is not over. Despite mask mandates, travel restrictions, mass pandemic theater, and sky high vaccination rates for much of North America, Europe, Asia and elsewhere, COVID is still ongoing…

29 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
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Blame the scary Omicron variant, not the crappy vaccines

November 29, 2021- by Steven E. Greer, MD It is amazing to me how drug and biotech stocks to this day, 20 years after I started as a Wall Street analyst, are still so easily misunderstood by the “dumb…

29 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
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Iran nuclear deal: Path to an agreement is fraught with obstacles

As negotiations resume in Vienna, US is rumoured to be contemplating a ‘less for less’ deal despite Israeli scepticism Talks over the Iran nuclear deal are set to resume on 29 November, after a long break…

29 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
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The Past 24 Report 11-28-2021

Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share Azazel, A. Anomaly. MAJOR anomaly. ROYALS checking the bunkers. Why are the Denmark Elites going Wonka in Greenland? Why did 45 want to buy Greenland? Salama…

29 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
The Starfire Codes by Demi Pietchell by The Starfire Codes, Inc.
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91 free books for November 29th 2021. 17 TRUE CRIME - Share the bounty of free books with your friends!

Here are your fresh free ebooks for today! Subscribe now to get free ebooks in your email and share to make sure your friends don’t miss out! Subscribe now Share Free Ebook’s Newsletter Ebooks that are…

29 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
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What If Electricity Were Free?

“You can observe a lot by just watching.” – Yogi Berra On March 23, 1989, a most remarkable press conference was held at the University of Utah to unveil a stunning scientific breakthrough. The event was…

29 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
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Potpourri of Variants

bad cattitude botaswana (b.1.1.529) variant histrionics this is not history rhyming. this is maybe even past history just repeating. i’m starting to worry that we’re caught in some kind of groundhog’s…

29 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
LAUGHTER AND TEARS by CeliaSue Hecht by CeliaSue
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Thanksgiving weekend movie roundup

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We had some pieces posted here over the holiday weekend, but those were all written and scheduled fairly in advance, so I was able to take a break from writing…

29 Nov 2021 • 11 min read
Chrisicisms by Chris Williams
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About hydrogen

The hydrogen economy pivots around hydrogen as an energy carrier. It is touted as a means to overcome resource scarcity in fuels and combustibles and to open up new options for energy storage. Photo by…

29 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
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Week 6: The Diet-Dreaded Thanksgiving

Monday: VR Adventure: Just a standard little round of Supernatural. Nothing much to say here. Food: Cereal and milk. Veggie chips, and cooked black beans. 40 points (I started so well). Weight: 197.8,…

29 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
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