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covid diagnostic test: worst test ever devised?
The need for the COVID test is being hyped to the skies. More tests automatically create more case numbers. This allows heads of state and national governments to whipsaw the public: We were re-opening the economy, but now, with the escalating case numbers,... rea ... read more

 ex-nyt reporter publishes new anti-lockdown book, calls out '90% of media' on ( in life, health, conspiracies )

from Ex-NYT-reporter-publishes-new-anti-lockdown-book-calls-out-90-of-media-on-parroting-same-lines-on-Covid-responses Alex Berenson's latest chapter in a series of books about Covid-19, the first of which was briefly censored by Amazon, questions both the medi ... read more
how to read the news
via How To Read The News It's not the most original observation you'll read this week, but it's one of the most important: the news lies to you by omission. Shocked? I thought not. But let's really interrogate what this means. ... read more

 eagle sends drone to 'watery grave' in 'brazen attack' over lake michigan ( in life, animals )

via https://www.upi.com/OddNews/2020/08/13/Eagle-sends-drone-to-watery-grave-in-brazen-attack-over-Lake-Michigan/2401597342194/ Michigan state officials said a drone that was mapping shoreline erosion in the Upper Peninsula was sent to a watery grave in a b ... read more

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OPERATION DETOUR

Riva, a beautiful young black ops agent on her first assignment, tries to turn Alex into her own asset just to prove she can. When he loses both his job and girlfriend, she thinks he is putty in her hands. When he decides to go out with a bang, however, she is afraid she has overplayed it. | Reviews | NEW! Give your own review HERE!

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is there a flu shot / covid link? — qfc #068
Today on Questions For Corbett, Corbett Report member Scott asks about a potential flu vaccine / COVID link. James demonstrates how even the mainstream science shows that such a correlation does exist, although it isn't being trumpeted in the Big Pharma-funded... ... read more
cell phone-induced bodily harm: how the bees can help
August 20th, 2020 By Sayer Ji Did you know that your cell phone technically microwaves your brain, sometimes usin ... read more
madagascar introduces stoves that burn rice husks instead of forests
Valisoa Rasolofomboahangy - According to HFKF calculations, 17 stoves will save 1 hectare (2.5 acres) of forest per... read more ... read more
steroids can be lifesaving for severe covid-19 patients
W.H.O. issuesstrongrecommendation for critically ill patients. Dexamethasone appears to reduce deaths by 36%; hydrocortisone by 31%. Based on the new evidence, the World Health Organization issued new treatment guidance, strongly recommending... read more ... read more
questions of our time — can we finally heal our collective trauma?
Kingsley L. Dennis - The collective cultural mind is continually being shaped by dominant social-cultural narratives that normalize our mental and emotional behavioral... read more ... read more

culture

mangled english ( in culture, humor, language, english )

This is pretty old, from the old newsletter in 1992, when the Soviet Union still existed, but it's still funny How English is Being Used in Different Parts of the World IN A TOKYO HOTEL: Is forbitten to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such ... read more

good quasi-claymation video ( in culture, movies-tv )

Great first video by my niece (from several years ago when she was just a kid) here: Ellie's Adventures. She's all grown up now, and her current YouTube channel is here. ... read more

lost a friend ( in culture, writing, blog )

--No, not that kind of lost (knock on wood). So get that lump out of your throat. No, I just noticed I've lost a friend.Don't you hate it when you're walking along talking to someone, it's crowded, you hear a muffled scream but think nothing of it, only to rea ... read more

a prince in disguise ( in culture, writing, poetry )

by Jeannie WomackWe met on the race track in '72 I couldn't resist his eyes, so blue We soon fell in love and started a life In '76 he made me his wifeA teacher, leader, rebel and yes A son, brother, father, the best Boss man, biker, hero and more Loving, ca ... read more

novels/novellas ( in culture, writing, books, novels )

Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo "A politically-incorrect manifesto. Anti-corporate crusader Dobie Pokorny wants to save the world. His old boss, Colonel Charonne, wants to stop him. On his truth tour, Dobie meets and falls in love with Kaylie while endu ... read more

education

word hippo ( in education, language )

Useful site here: Word Hippo. "Thesaurus and word tools for your creative needs." ... read more

possible cure for hair loss ( in education, science, research )

There may be hope yet! See sciencedaily.com "Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study has found. In experiments with mouse and human hair follicles, researchers found that dr ... read more

mit creates solar cell from grass clippings ( in education, tech )

MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings "A researcher at MIT, Andreas Mershin, has created solar panels from agricultural waste such as cut grass and dead leaves. In a few years, Mershin says it'll be possible to stir some grass clippings into a bag of c ... read more

barney fife lives! ( in education, news, crime )

Can you say over-reaction? 87-year-Georgia-womanRelated good-to-know info here ... read more

earth's nearest dwarf planet ceres is a 'waterworld' that harbours a salty ocean ( in education, science, astronomy )

via Earth's-nearest-dwarf-planet-Ceres-waterworld-harbours-salty-ocean.html The reservoir on the minor planet, which orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter, lies beneath a 20 million year old crater known as Occator - and could harbour... ... read more

family

holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 7 ( in family, holmes, newsletter )

the NEWS Vol. 2, No. 7, May 1, 1990 Editor's Note: We would like to apologize for that last issue, but we won't. We'd like to say it'll never happen again, but hey... Mike gets job Mike has taken a job as a process server for a Modesto private investig ... read more

another great visit ( in family, adoption, holmes )

We're feeling closer and closer to our child, especially after today. And I think we passed the test of having the psychologist there, observing. She was pretty cool, actually. She didn't stay the entire visit. I think she could see that Tara, the child and I ar ... read more

eleanor and lionel ( in family, holmes )

Eleanor's back surgery a success! "Everyone warned me against back surgery," she says. "But, I'd be in a wheelchair now if I hadn't had surgery!" O Progresso newsletter New book! Mini-Bio Graduated from St. Mary's College (in Moraga, C ... read more

sleep-over at ronica's ( in family, holmes, elizabeth )

I delegated the responsibility of reading Elizabeth her bedtime story :) By the way, she slept great! I put her to bed at 8:15 and she was asleep by 8:30. We woke up at 8:00 this morning. — RonicaThis article/post is copyrighted. Please do not reprint, repro ... read more

beet salad ( in family, adoption, holmes )

The time stamp on these blog posts are in US Central Time, not Russia time. It's 6am Sunday morning here. We had lunch the other day with Nancy, Joel, Vika and Liena at a Western-themed restaurant called The Horseshoe down the street from the hotel. I ordered som ... read more

life

steroid level so high in beef it's causing players to fail drug tests ( in life, health, food, drugs )

I'm sure it's just a coincidence! :) Five months after Congress voted to remove country-of-origin labeling from pork and beef, the NFL is warning that meat produced in Mexico and China may contain a substance banned as a performance enhancing drug. ... read more

auto repair and maintenance estimates ( in life, help, auto )

We hear this is a good website to estimate how much a car repair should cost.via Auto Repair and Maintenance Estimates  Auto Shop and Mechanic Ratings : RepairPal. "RepairPal independently certifies auto repair shops nationwide for superior training, q ... read more

happy spring! ( in life, health, environment )

I am sooooo glad winter is over ... here in Nashville, anyway. I'm also glad we're not getting any flooding like North Dakota. Now, I need to make up for last year in my vegetable garden. Last year was a wash-out because of the late freeze warnings, combined with ... read more

winter oranges in nebraska ( in life, health, food )

Amazing. " Nebraska retiree uses Earth's heat to grow oranges in snow... See youtube.com/watch?vZD-3-gsgsnk Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in ... read more

chlorine dioxide breaks down glyphosate in body (allegedly) ( in life, health )

via autism-treated-with-chlorine-dioxide "I should say something about bleach, as a number of critics insist MMS (chlorine dioxide) is a bleach and, thus, a poison. Chlorine dioxide, the chemical that is MMS, has never been used domestically as a bleach for ... read more