Trump Terrorist's Insurrection 2021

Serious Article List


Not Quite All About Covid-19

Continued: Jan 1, 2021


Mythbusters — Nov 18, 2020
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Mythbusters
  ~ World Health Organization

May 5, 2021
“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
  ~ credited to Max Planck, foundational physicist.
⇒ ⇒ Science progresses one funeral at a time. ⇐ ⇐

Covid-19 Mutations

★ ★ ★ RWNJ Watch: Can you unequivocally state that Joe Biden won the presidential election? ★ ★ ★
⇒ If so, please state it. ⇐

Red States Offering to Pay You NOT to Get the Vaccine
  ~ Dan K / Daily Kos Community

Coronavirus can persist for months after traversing entire body
  ~ Jason Gale, Bloomberg / Times Of India

Booster shots protect against symptomatic Omicron infection for about 10 weeks, study finds — which could mean more doses for some in 2022
  ~ Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce / Business Insider

This Scientist Created a Rapid Test Just Weeks Into the Pandemic. Here’s Why You Still Can’t Get It.
  ~ Lydia DePillis / MotherJones
Irene Bosch developed a quick, inexpensive COVID-19 test in early 2020. The Harvard-trained scientist already had a factory set up. But she was stymied by an FDA process experts say made no sense.
Another item that was screwed up during the Dimwit J. Trump non-leadership!

Monsters: Those “Nobody Wants to Work” Signs
  ~ Emily Hofstaedter / MotherJones
sOrrY wE’re cLosEd, NobODY wANts to wORk anYMore.

Antibody Treatments Aren’t Working Against Omicron
  ~ Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff / Newser
Antiviral drugs appear to still be effective

The Mother of All Vaccines May Be Closer Than You Think
  ~ Jackie Flynn Mogensen / MotherJones
What if we could make a shot for pandemic viruses—before they exist?

The Deadly Omicron News for Trump-Humpers Laid Bare
  ~ thomhartmann / Daily Kos Community

CDC panel recommends Pfizer, Moderna COVID shots over J&J's
  ~ Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe / AAP News

Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral proves almost 90% effective in latest trial data, as U.S. passes 50 million confirmed cases of the illness
  ~ Ciara Linnane / MarketWatch   The pill

The Arctic has a new record high temperature, according to the U.N.
  ~ Scott Neuman / NPR

Biden of ficial warns: COVID explosion imminent (due to Omicron Mutation)
  ~ Caitlin Owens / AXIOS

Rare December Tornado Cluster Rips Across the Midwest and South, Killing Scores of People
  ~ Madison Pauly / mojowire

Anti-vaxx Chronicles: We finally see a COVID-related hospital bill. It’s for over $1.1 million
  ~ kos / Daily Kos Staff   —   Specifically, near the end.

Harvard team disables newly discovered hormone to reverse diabetes in mice
  ~ Nick Lavars / New Atlas .com

The Most Blistering Lines From Sotomayor’s Extraordinary Dissent in Today’s Abortion Ruling
  ~ James West / MOJO Wire

8 Sep 2020 - Found: 12/9/2021
Why COVID-19 is more deadly in people with obesity—even if they’re young
  ~ Meredith Wadman /
“The stickiest blood I’ve ever seen” and other weight-related factors worsen the coronavirus disease

I Was Safer in Viet Nam
  ~ JimLieb / Daily Kos Community

Omicron will be bad. Very bad. Unless you are triple vaccinated or sick once, shot twice. (w poll)
  ~ Denver11 / Daily Kos Community
  Note: Mark’s diary on this topic

How Is the US Actually Doing on Tracking Variants Like Omicron? We Asked Some Experts.
  ~ Jackie Flynn Mogensen, Assistant Editor / MotherJones

Diabetes — articles found: 12/5/2021

Filed Aug. 12, 2021
How the pandemic laid bare America’s diabetes crisis
  ~ Chad Terhune, Robin Respaut and Deborah J. Nelson / REUTERS
America’s losing battle against diabetes — Part One

Filed Nov. 4, 2021
Drugmakers pushed aggressive diabetes therapy. Patients paid the price.
  ~ Robin Respaut, Chad Terhune and Deborah J. Nelson / REUTERS
America’s losing battle against diabetes — Part Two

Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease
  ~ Jules Bernstein / University of California, Riverside
Existing drugs may offer effective prevention

Nurdles: The Worst Toxic Waste You’ve Probably Never Heard of
  ~ Karen McVeigh / MotheJones
Plastic pellets cause as much damage as oil spills, but aren’t classified as hazardous.

A flood of covid patients causes ‘almost unmanageable strain’ in Michigan as cases rise nationwide
  ~ Brittany Shammas and Paulina Firozi / yahoo!news from The Washington Post

COVID-19 bad news, COVID-19 good news, COVID-19 better news, COVID-19 WTF news
  ~ Mark Sumner for Daily Kos / Daily Kos Staff

New COVID Stats Illustrate a Widening Divide
  ~ Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Death toll is significantly higher in red America versus blue America

  ~ Professor Carlo M. Cipolla / cat -v harmful stuff
  Backup:   The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity — Corinne Purtill, Quartz
      We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril.

COVID-19 vaccine gives 5 times the protection of ‘natural immunity,’ data show
  ~ Jim Wappes, Editorial Director / CIDRAP News
  CIDRAP - Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota

The Owners of the Democrats’ Big Data Firm Have a Side Gig: Working to Elect Far-Right Republicans
  ~ David Corn / MotherJones
“This is pretty damning.”

This Wind Turbine Panel Lets You Harness Enough Energy to Power Your Home
  ~ Andy Corbley / Good News Network
  A designer and entrepreneur has created a device for channeling the power of wind to power your home, and it lies inside a wall-sized kinetic sculpture.

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots
  ~ CDC Newsroom
CDC expands eligibility for COVID booster shots, endorses ‘mix and match’ approach

Energy cannibalism is happening so fast that the collapse of the oil industry will derail renewables
  ~ Pakalolo / Daily Kos Community — 5 Signs a Civilization is about to Fail

District attorneys refuse to prosecute some GOP-led laws
  ~ Jonathan Mattise / AP News

Who Gets Long COVID? More Than You May Think, Scientists Say
  ~ Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff / Newser
New study suggests more than half of those diagnosed still have symptoms months later

But it has a 99% survival rate!!!
  ~ Brutus R Yates / Daily Kos Community

A Harvard Study Is Going Viral Among Anti-Vaxxers. The Author Says They Are All Wrong.
  ~ Ali Breland, Reporter / MotherJones
New research backing vaccines is being twisted to smear them.

The Newest Big Pharma Scam Exposed
  ~ thomhartmann / Daily Kos Community
Your tax dollars at work — Kyrsten Sinema BRIBED!

Pfizer’s Protection Against COVID Infection Drops Sharply
  ~ Arden Dier, Newser Staff / Newser
Though it continues to be effective at preventing hospitalizations

Merck’s COVID Pill Trial Went So Well It Was Halted Early
  ~ Arden Dier, Newser Staff / Newser
Emergency use authorization could be next for antiviral drug molnupiravir after positive results

Climate Brief: Displacement is here, and sorry, but the Great Lakes watershed is no refuge.
  ~ Pakalolo / Daily Kos Community

I’ve had quite a day. Here’s the graph which caused such a fuss.
  ~ Brainwrap / Daily Kos Community

Lab-grown meat is supposed to be inevitable. The science tells a different story.
  ~ Joe Fassler / The Counter
  Humbird likened the process of researching the report to encountering an impenetrable “Wall of No”—his term for the barriers in thermodynamics, cell metabolism, bioreactor design, ingredient costs, facility construction, and other factors that will need to be overcome before cultivated protein can be produced cheaply enough to displace traditional meat.
  “And it’s a fractal no,” he told me. “You see the big no, but every big no is made up of a hundred little nos.”

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11
  ~ Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer / The Associated Press

Brian Beutler explains why Republican elites are deliberately anti-vaxx - and more. UPDATED...
  ~ xaxnar / Daily Kos Community
  Referenced Brian Beutler article:
Republican Vaccine Denial IS A Political Strategy – Brian Beutler – August 31, 2021

So your religion doesn’t allow the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are some other medications you can’t take
  ~ Dartagnan / Daily Kos Community
The list includes Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, aspirin, Tums, Lipitor, Senokot, Motrin, ibuprofen, Maalox, Ex-Lax, Benadryl, Sudafed, albuterol, Preparation H, MMR vaccine, Claritin, Zoloft, Prilosec OTC, and azithromycin.

FDA Panel: Booster Shots for Seniors, but Not Everyone
  ~ Newser Editors and Wire Services
Advisory group rejects idea of giving shots to everyone 16 and older

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protection wanes, makes case for booster
  ~ Julie Steenhuysen / Reiters
  Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals: New data from Moderna Inc’s (MRNA.O) large COVID-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers wanes over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday.

What’s the law on vaccine exemptions? A religious liberty expert explains
  ~ Douglas Laycock, Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Virginia / The Conversation

Pandemic’s Toll Is Now 1 in 500 Americans
  ~ Rob Quinn, Newser Staff / Newser
But there are huge disparities between races, regions

“The Clots Were The Size Of Pancakes” –Texas Embalmer Opens Up About Covid Horrors.
  ~ Rule of Claw / Daily Kos Community
Read the Huffpost Story

Luther’s 1527 Plague Pamphlet Shows How Much Today’s Christianity Has Been Manipulated
  ~ greatlyconcerned / Daily Kos Community
  Luther wrote a multi-page pamphlet — “Whether One May Flee From A Deadly Plague”
      Local: Luther's 1527 Plague Pamphlet .pdf

This Was the Hottest Summer in US Since the Dust Bowl
  ~ Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff / Newser
2021 ties 1936 for hottest summer on record

This Group Shows ‘Superhuman’ Immunity to COVID
  ~ Arden Dier, Newser Staff / Newser
That’s those who were infected and later vaccinated, studies show

Time to End the Medicare Advantage Scam
  ~ thomhartmann / Daily Kos Community

Slammed Idaho Hospitals Now Allowed to Ration Care
  ~ Newser Editors and Wire Services
Idaho Department of Health’s designation includes 10 hospitals, healthcare systems
Following Idaho’s lead. Other states are preparing to take similar measures if needed. Hawaii Gov. David Ige quietly signed an order last week releasing hospitals and health care workers from liability if they have to ration health care.

A Warning for Cannabis Users Under 45
  ~ Arden Dier, Newser Staff / Newser
They’re almost twice as likely as nonusers to suffer a heart attack, study finds

A Virus Deadlier Than COVID Emerges Again
  ~ John Johnson, Newser Staff / Newser
India is moving fast to contain the spread of Nipah

August 18, 2021 — Found: 9/7/2021
Why I no longer think we can eliminate COVID – public health expert
  ~ Andrew Lee, Reader in Global Public Health, University of Sheffield / The Conversation UK

September 6, 2021 — Ivermectin & Microchip Edition

• “In retrospect, hiding all the microchips in Horse Dewormer was a stroke of genius.”
• “Who knew that when fascism came to America, it would be wearing a bow tie and promoting horse dewormer meds.”

Oh, this is funny: Horse Paste causes sterility!
  ~ polecat / Daily Kos Community
Yes, this is a real thing!

US Plan for Booster Shots Hits a Roadblock
  ~ John Johnson, Newser Staff / Newser
Federal authorities say it may be limited at first only to certain Pfizer recipients

Pediatric COVID Cases Are Skyrocketing—Yet Some Parents Still Rage Against Virus Guidelines
  ~ Nathalie Baptiste, Reporter / MotherJones
One Arizona parent threatened a principal with zip ties.

Is a ‘Mysterious’ Delta Pattern Repeating in US?
  ~ John Johnson, Newser Staff / Newser
In other countries, the wave seemed to cause huge spike for 2 months – The smart money says don’t count on it!

Yes, hospitals can deny treatment to covidiots. They deny treatment every day
  ~ westladem / Daily Kos Community
• The mortality rate for covid in the US is 194 deaths per 100,000 people. Earlier this year, the mortality rate for people who had been vaccinated was 8 deaths per million people. As of last week, that rate had dropped even further to 2 deaths per million people. Meantime, hospitalizations for the unvaccinated is nearly 30 times higher than for the vaccinated, and nearly everyone who dies from covid nowadays is unvaccinated.

COVID recession pushed Social Security insolvency up a year
  ~ Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Martin Crutsinger / Associated Press via Action News Jax

Eviction ban’s end will allow pandemic lockouts to resume
  ~ Anita Snow / AP News

The real reason unvaccinated Americans are dying in hospital beds and claiming they love 'freedom'
  ~ John Stoehr, The Editorial Board - Commentary / Raw Story
“Authoritarian-minded people — which is to say, those who determine politics in southern states — live in daily fear of being humiliated.”

Dick Gregory (1932-2017) Quips:

“A Klanner is a cat who gets out of bed in the middle of the night and takes his sheet with him.”

“I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.”

“Baseball is the only sport in the world where a Negro can shake a stick at a white man and it won‘t start no riot.”

“Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant, and this white waitress came up to me and said: ‘We don't serve colored people here.’ I said, &lsdquo;That’s all right, I don’t eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.’”

“You know the definition of a Southern moderate? That’s a cat that’ll lynch you from a low tree.”

Drought Is Hitting Corn, Wheat Production Hard
  ~ Rob Quinn, Newser Staff / Newser
Inventories expected to fall to lowest level since 2013

COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA approval, vaccine 'hesitant' don't have any more excuses
  ~ Joan McCarter / Daily Kos Staff
The vaccine will be marketed under the name “Comirnaty.” Read to see what the name means.

8/23/2021 — Super!
The Science of How Wildfires Got So Hellish
  ~ Matt Simon / MotherJones
They used to cleanse ecosystems and spur healthy growth. Then the humans meddled.

There’'s Been a Date Shift for FDA’s Full OK on Pfizer Vax
  ~ Jenn Gidman / Newser
Labor Day was the initial target. Sources now say full approval could come as soon as Monday.

Toll of Extreme Heat Soars, and Will Rise More
  ~ Bob Cronin, Newser Staff / Newser
At this rate, researchers say worsening extremes will cause more deaths

Anti-vaxxers are now freaking out about blood donations from the vaccinated
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing for Community Contributors Team / Daily Kos Community

8/19/2021 ★ ★ ★
Progressives Say ‘Do This for Everyone’ as Biden Erases Student Debt for People With Severe Disabilities
  ~ Jake Johnson / Common Dreams

Edmunds: How to calculate an electric vehicle’s charge costs
  ~ Jonathan Elfalan - Edmunds / The Associated Press
2021 Electricity Rates By State (Updated June 2021)

8/17/2021 - Published: 8/8/2021
Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns
  ~ Christopher Flavelle / The New York Times

Column: Should the unvaccinated be denied health care?
  ~ Trish Zornio / Michigan Advance
  COMMENTARY: But choices have consequences, and the willingly unvaccinated have made this consequence necessary.

Want People to Eat Less Meat? Fake Burgers Probably Won’t Cut It.
  ~ Charlie Mitchell / MotherJones
Alt protein companies think they can curb America’s carnivorous appetite. But some experts are doubtful.

It’s official: July was Earth’s hottest month on record
  ~ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Extreme events occurring in the presence of a changing climate include melting glacial ice, wildfires, hurricanes, heat waves, excessive rainfall and floods, and drought. (NOAA)

On Stupidity: Why Some of the Smartest People Can be so Very Stupid
  ~ WB Reeves / Daily Kos Community
  The referenced article: Psych

How We’ll Know It’s Finally Time to Stop Masking
  ~ Eleanor J. Murray and Ruby Barnard-Mayers / SLATE
The delta variant is very contagious. Here’s how epidemiologists are thinking through how to control it.

8/5/2021 - Published: 6/12/2015
Toxic masculinity is killing men: The roots of male trauma
  ~ Kali Holloway / salon
The three most destructive words a father or mother can tell their young son? Be a man

Insurers Could Make the Unvaccinated Think Twice
  ~ Bob Cronin, Newser Staff / Newser
Authors suggest financial penalties instead of only incentives

We are not ‘harassing’ vaccine refusers, they’re harassing us
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing / Daily Kos Community
Needless to say, I’m fed up. And angry. And sad.

Is Lab Meat About to Hit Your Dinner Plate?
  ~ Tom Philpott / MotherJones
Splashy headlines suggest it might be. But experts say it’s still a “moonshot” away.

Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy
  ~ Chris Savage / Eclectablog
Read the comments, too.

Data Show Effectiveness of Vaccines
  ~ Bob Cronin, Newser Staff / Newser
CDC says numbers demonstrate full doses prevent serious illnesses

Your Odds of Going Back to the Office Are Dropping by the Day
  ~ Noah Lanard, Reporter / MotherJones
Apple, Google, Lyft, the New York Times, Twitter. The list of companies delaying office reopenings is growing.

Israel Rolls Out World First: COVID Booster Shots
  ~ John Johnson, Newser Staff / Newser
They're being offered to people over 60 who received vaccinations 5 months ago

Teri Kanefield   2021/Disinformation/Op-Ed
Are We Too Far Gone? - Part 1 - July 26, 2021
Are We Too Far Gone? - Part 2 - July 27, 2021
  ~ DemCastUSA

Another Dangerous Heat Dome Is About to Descend on the US
  ~ Oliver Milman / MotherJones
Even climate scientists are surprised by the ferocity of the onslaught.

Energy Roundup: Iron batteries vs. fossil fuels, nuclear vs. climate change, drought vs. life
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

July 23, 2021

Not sure if joining a union is right for you? Here are some things to consider
  ~ Carolyn Copeland for Prism Reports / via Daily KOS
  This article was originally published at Prism.

Among the unvaccinated in the United States, covid cases are once again on the rise, due to the highly-infectious Delta variant. The rising cases are being fueled by vaccine hesitancy, which itself is being fueled by a dangerous pathogen scientists are calling the Republican party.
~ Stephen Colbert

[Trump cultist Jim Jordan] literally plotted at the White House with the president about how January 6th would go to overthrow the election result and keep Trump in power. And so the Republicans picked him to be on the committee investigating what happened on January 6th. It’s like if you wanted to investigate the rise in obesity and you appointed ten cheeseburgers and a blooming onion as your contribution to the commission of inquiry.
~ Rachel Maddow, after Speaker Pelosi removed Jordan from the Jan. 6 committee

Just How Dangerous is Covid-19 -- A Worst Case Analysis from Taiwan
  ~ Irontortoise / Daily KOS Community

Covid-19 antibodies 'present for nine months post-infection'
  ~ Cover Media ? / Yahoo! Finance       Um, ... ok?

Here’s What Climate Scientists Are Really Saying About This Catastrophic Summer
  ~ Sofia Andrade / MotherJones
The community hasn’t done as good of a job projecting how bad climate impacts would be at 1.2 degrees Celsius.

U.S. Hits Highest Number of Daily New Coronavirus Cases in the World Again: Nearly 80,000
  ~ Blake Montgomery, Reporter/Editor / Daily Beast
Despite the effectiveness of multiple vaccines against the virus, vaccine hesitancy is fueling a pandemic of the unvaccinated, according to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
  It sould say: "as reported" since the reported figures are very questionable.

COVID-19 is spreading again, because vaccination alone is not enough
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

Visible Signs of the Next COVID Wave
  ~ RenaRF / Daily KOS Community
Prior to Delta’s arrival as people dropped their masks, Pfizer-vaccinated folks only had a 1.8% chance of catching COVID and dying. Now that’s 7%, and I expect that number to grow.

The Pandemic is Not Going Away - The "Delta Surge" is Here
  ~ tampaedski / Daily KOS Community

The Delta Variant Is Officially Dominant In The U.S.
  ~ Rachel Treisman / NPR
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the highly contagious delta variant is causing more than 51% of new infections in the country, and more than 80% of infections in certain Midwestern states.

Feds Are Changing 'Product of USA' Meat Rules
  ~ Newser Editors and Wire Services
That 'product of USA' often isn't, it turns out

BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine less effective at preventing Delta coronavirus cases: study
  ~ Helen Collis / Politico
  Based on data from June, the vaccine demonstrated 64 percent efficacy at preventing cases and 94 percent effective at preventing hospitalizations.

Roger Kahn: HHS must implement fair medical billing rules to serve Michigan’s most vulnerable
  ~ Roger Kahn / Michigan Advance
Dr. Roger Kahn is an invasive cardiologist and a former Michigan state senator, representative and member of the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners.

Transient pacemaker harmlessly dissolves in body
  ~ Amanda Morris, Northwestern University /
Wireless, fully implantable device gives temporary pacing without requiring removal

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines may stand guard against COVID for years
  ~ Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster /
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines trigger an immune system response that could fend off the coronavirus for years to come, new research reveals.

Why Utilities Want to Control Your Smart Thermostat
  ~ Matt Simon / MotherJones
  They claim: A small impingement on your freedom can help avert a regional fiasco.

Highly contagious Delta variant? could cause next COVID-19 wave: This virus will still find you
  ~ CBS News

Scientists Can Now Turn Used Soda Bottles Into Vanilla Flavoring
  ~ Damian Carrington / MotherJones
  GMO fake vanilla flavoring — Nope, not a good thing!

Ohio Republicans move to ban cheap, fast, and successful municipal broadband programs in the state
  ~ Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos Staff / Daily Kos

Yes, We Have an Aristocracy in America—and It’s Thriving
  ~ Michael Mechanic, Senior Editor / MotherJones
A new report shows how dynasties rake it in at everyone else’s expense.

Why Is America the Only Developed Nation With No Right To Healthcare?
  ~ Thom Hartmann / The Hartmann Report
  Daily Rant: The for-profit health insurance industry has attached itself to us like a giant, bloodsucking tick and Scientific Racism is part of the reason why.

Covid: Is there a limit to how much worse variants can get?
  ~ James Gallagher, Health and science correspondent / BBC News

..At The End He Had Tylenol For The Pain ★ ★ ★
  ~ Rule of Claw / Daily Kos Community

This federal judge included a dangerous lie about vaccines in his ruling against an assault weapon ban
  ~ Cody Fenwick / AlterNet

Here’s what we know about how COVID-19 affects the brain
  ~ Cameron Watson, Queen Mary University of London and Jonathan Rogers, UCL / The Conversation via AlterNet

Republicans forget that Trump fired embedded CDC observer in China months before the outbreak
  ~ Francis Townsend / Daily Kos Community

In retreat, they are salting the earth behind them
  ~ subtropolis / Daily Kos Community
Sore losers: Audits and Voter Suppression by Republicans 2021

The Fake History of the Filibuster Won’t Die
  ~ Jonathan Chait /
Senators keep repeating a made-up origin story.

‣‣‣10K+ Breakthrough COVID Cases in Vaccinated Americans.
  ~ mettle fatigue for ‘Pain Patient Empowerment’ / Daily Kos Community
It ain't over till it's over — — and it might not ever "be over" b/c "idiots" (you know who you are, Republicans!)

Fired Florida employee receives whistleblower status
  ~ Associated Press
Rebekah Jones, a former Florida Department of Health employee has received whistleblower status a year after being fired for .... communicating with the media.

Among the unvaccinated, the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging out of control
  ~ Dartagnan / Daily Kos Community   —

New analysis warns of ‘garden sludge’ fertilizers containing PFAS
  ~ Laina G. Stebbins / Michigan Advance

Go Tell the Spartans
  ~ Major Kong / Daily Kos Community

Here’s what you should know about mixing two different COVID vaccines
  ~ Matthew Rozsa and Salon / via AlterNet

Hundreds of Schools Are Using This Air Purifier to Fight COVID. A Lawsuit Says It Releases Toxic Chemicals.
  ~ Madison Pauly, Reporter / MotherJones

December 25, 2020 — Found: 5/12/2021
We That Will Live & We Who May Die, Beg Madam Speaker For Just 1 Syllable: Ask The Bastards Why.
  ~ freewayblogger / Daily Kos Community

It’s Not Just a Pipeline. Ransomware Attacks are Proliferating Across the Country.
  ~ AJ Vicens, Reporter / MotherJones
Federal intelligence assessments warn the hacks may be linked to the Russian government.

Pipeline Attack handed Pres. Biden a HUGE Opportunity to Crush Manchin/GQP on Infrastructure! UPDT.
  ~ culturejammer / Daily Kos Community
  Short and sweet: It's a major wake-up call!

Facebook Was Warning Me In 2010. I Should Have Listened.
  ~ Rule of Claw / Daily Kos Community

The differences between the Know Nothings of the 1850s and the Trump GOP of the 2020s
  ~ HalBrown / Daily Kos Community
The comments are worth reading

U of Wash: World COVID-19 death toll 2x official count. USA: 38% higher than CDC.
  ~ blue aardvark / Daily Kos Community
5/6/2021 — The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) story is here.

Attention White Republicans: How Do I Know You’re a Bigot? Because You’re Racist to Me, a White Man
  ~ Toro Blanco / Daily Kos Community

How Do We Stop Corporations From Shoving Fascism Down Our Throats?
  ~ Thom Hartmann / Daily Rant @
America has a serious fascism problem, but it goes way beyond the kinds of authoritarianism displayed by people like Donald Trump. It goes deep, now, into the very structure of corporate America.

Mother Nature Has Revealed Her Master Plan
  ~ ladyrima / Daily Kos Community

Picture: Low Wages Evil

May 4, 2021
U.S. labor shortage? Unlikely. Here’s why
  ~ Heidi Shierholz / Working Economics Blog
This op-ed was originally published for The Commons hosted by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. Read the piece here

March 11, 2021 – Found: 5/4/2021
Rebekah Jones Tried to Warn Us About COVID-19. Now Her Freedom Is on the Line
  ~ Emily Bloch / Cosmopolitan
About the FL covid-stats website lady DeSantis tried to silence

A massive flare erupts at our neighboring star — here’s what it means for the chances of alien life
  ~ R. O. Parke Loyd, Arizona State University in 'The Conversation' — via AlterNet

Experts say the promise of COVID-19 herd immunity has slipped out of reach
  ~ Laura Clawson / Daily Kos Staff

Oops! White House Chief of Staff threw shade at Sen Tim Scott’s presidential address response. Deep!
  ~ Egberto Willies / Daily Kos Community
Great vaccine development information!

★ ☆ ★ 4/27/2021
The coming cyber-apocalypse: A cold war has already turned hot
  ~ John Feffer and TomDispatch / via AlterNet

US Decides There Are Now 9 Major Food Allergens
  ~ John Johnson / Newser Staff
Sesame must be specified on labels starting in 2023
  Along with: milk, eggs, fish, peanuts, shellfish, soybeans, tree nuts, and wheat.

Climate has shifted the axis of the Earth

Study shows vaccines may protect against new COVID-19 strains—and maybe the common cold
  ~ Johns Hopkins University

I am sick of this $#!^ so let's compare COVID19 to POLIO. (with a minor update)
  ~ Animeraider / Daily Kos Community

David Brooks is maddening but he has an important role to play in moving the needle of progress
  ~ John Stoehr / The Editorial Board

Great, Now Even Our Skies Are Full of Tiny Plastic Particles
  ~ Matt Simon / MotherJones

Postmaster General DeJoy is running a ‘covert operation’ to monitor social media
  ~ Joan McCarter / Daily Kos Staff
DeJoy is intentionally screwing up post office operations and still manages to find time to screw up lives of people he doesn't even know.

New Evidence Some Capitol Police Were Part of the Insurrection
  ~ Dan K / Daily Kos Community
Lofgren: Capitol Police official being investigated for directions to pursue only ‘anti-Trump’ protesters Jan. 6

America does not have to wait for the next insurgency. We’re living in one
  ~ John Stoehr / AlterNet
The GOP did not randomly start obstructing popular gun control measures. There was a reason. They started after the Sandy Hook Massacre, which was after the 2012 election, which showed the GOP that normal democracy could no longer be trusted to stop a Black man from being president.

The GOP-Big Business Divorce Goes Deeper Than You Think
  ~ Zack Stanton / Politico Magazine.
It’s not just about voting rights; it’s that businesses and the Republican Party increasingly care about incompatible things, says Jeffrey Sonnenfeld.

Why should a cop’s blue fear matter more than my Black life?
  ~ Opinion by Issac Bailey / CNN
In the minds of those cops, a Black man adhering to traffic laws was considered an attempt to avoid detection to get away with illegal behavior, not a sign of good citizenship. They called me days later after speaking to their White supervisor to tell me to disregard all they had told me. They didn't want the department to look bad.

‘Deprogramming’ QAnon followers ignores free will and why they adopted the beliefs in the first place
  ~ Paul Thomas, Chair and Professor of Religious Studies, Radford University / The Conversation

April 12, 2021
A potential fix to police violence is staring us in the face
  ~ John Stoehr / AlterNet
. . . . . but don’t tell me it’s crazy, because now’s [not] crazy?

April 10, 2021
Michigan is fighting both a spike in COVID-19 cases, and a continued resistance to effective action
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff
Once again, it's the Republican "Party of NO!" that is gumming up the works.

May 06, 2013 ★ ★ ★
Mything the Point of The War of Northern Aggression
  ~ 8ackgr0und N015e / Daily Kos Community

Mitch McConnell displays his big weakness (and hypocrisy) with a jaw-droppingly dumb comment today
  ~ Blue Tuesday / Daily Kos Community
[Moscow] Mitch McConnell has spent his entire career grubbing for as much corporate money as possible, including when he challenged the McCain-Feingold limits back in 2002. He is a man devoid of principles or spine, motivated only by his need to cultivate donors, control Washington, and lavish money on those donors in return.

McConnell declares free enterprise dead to the GOP
  ~ Kerry Eleveld / Daily Kos Staff
My warning to corporate America is to stay out of politics, McConnell said, calling the stated opposition of entities like the MLB, Coke, and Delta stupid.
  • Oh, but just to clarify, I’m not talking about political contributions, McConnell added.

Those Vaccinated Can’t Spread COVID? Not So Fast
  ~ Evann Gastaldo / Newser Staff
The CDC has walked back comments made by its director

Facebook data on more than 500M accounts found online
  ~ APNews

The admission of Republican failure that hovers beneath every racist coronavirus slur
  ~ Dartagnan for Community Contributors Team / Daily Kos Community

April 01, 2021
Virus Surge in Michigan Is a ‘Gut Punch’ to Hopes of Pandemic’s End
  ~ Julie Bosman / NYTimes
The U.S. has entered a disconcerting phase: Vaccines are rolling out quickly, but upticks in cases raise the prospect of a new surge.

April 01, 2021
The Myth of the Supernegro Comes to Derek Chauvin’s Defense
  ~ Nathalie Baptiste / MotherJones
George Floyd was the one with all the power, his killer’s attorney argues.

April 01, 2021
Here’s the truth about ‘vaccine passports’ — and the ‘dangerous game’ the right wing is playing
  ~ Thom Hartmann and Independent Media Institute / Alternet
How is it that anybody can say with a straight face that person A should have the freedom to refuse a vaccine or wear a mask and spread a deadly disease in the direction of person B, but that person B shouldn’t have the freedom to remain free of illness?

Water shutoffs caused nearly half a million COVID-19 infections, according to new study
  ~ Hunter / Daily Kos Staff
Michigan’s Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered a full moratorium on water shutoffs at the end of March 2020, … … Michigan’s Supreme Court nullified those orders as part of its broader decision declaring the governor’s emergency orders to be unconstitutional.
  NOTE: The MI Supreme Court is dominated by … [you guessed it… ] Republicans.

We’re from the Government, and We’re Here and Helping: Report on the Big FEMA Jab-Jam at Ford Field
  ~ Hatrax / Daily Kos Community
  ⇒ Ronald Reagan’s cutesy but subversive soundbite, The most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help,’ has been used by the Republican Party for decades. . .

Here’s the twisted logic Trump supporters are using to defend their open embrace of fascism
  ~ Amanda Marcotte, Salon / via AlterNet
  • The more "intellectual" version of this argument was rolled out by Glenn Ellmers at the American Mind blog of the Claremont Institute, a fairly prestigious conservative think tank that is oriented around the task of putting an intellectualized gloss on the reactionary impulses of the right. In the piece, Ellmers argues openly that most people living in the United States today — by which he clearly and explicitly means Democratic voters — are not Americans in any meaningful sense of the term. — [save local!]

March 26, 2021
The CDC changes a key Covid guideline for distancing in schools — what does it really mean?
  ~ Meaghan Ellis / AlterNet

New problems arise for crop storage as planet gets warmer
  ~ John Flesher / APNews

March 24, 2021
Carrying Guns in Public Is Not a Constitutional Right, Ninth Circuit Rules
  ~ Nicholas Iovion / Courthouse News Service   - save?

‘Double Mutant’ COVID Variant Is Found
  ~ Arden Dier / Newser Staff
India analyzes samples, while Brazil sets another death record

There’s a new nova in the sky, and it's brightening
  ~ skralyx / Daily Kos Community

★ ★ 3/20/2021
Statins: A primer on making an informed decision (and to avoid making a misinformed one).
  ~ Baal still / Daily Kos Community

A climate tryptych: Gulf Stream, jet steam, and paving over California's artificial streams
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff
Climate: Gulf stream / Contrails / Solar panels

Viruses do not get weaker over time, and the COVID-19 pandemic is a prime example
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff
  Make that: Because viruses do not ‘magically’ get less deadly over time.

Perfidy Meets Putty—Congressional Democrats Betray Voters
  ~ Ralph Nader / Common Dreams
Where is the outcry among Democratic politicians to reverse completely the corporate takeover of Medicare?

Scientists Closer to Solving Mysteries of Ancient Computer
  ~ John Johnson / Newser Staff
Antikythera mechanism dates back 2K years, turned up in a shipwreck

Material that changes shape in the light (and can make a solar cell follow the Sun)
  ~ skralyx / Daily Kos Community

Diplomats Warned of a Coronavirus Danger in Wuhan—2 Years Before the Outbreak
  ~ Josh Rogin / Politico

Two Big Reasons Why Now Is a Terrible Time to Lift Mask Mandates
  ~ Kiera Butler, Senior Editor / MotherJones
It’s completely ridiculous to reduce responsibility to the individual.

As America pushes to get past COVID-19, get ready to hear a new term: PASC
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff
The set of symptoms facing many COVID-19 survivors has been given a name by the NIH: Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection or PASC.

What is herd immunity? — Published: 21 October 2020 — Found: 3/2/2021
The false promise of herd immunity for COVID-19
  ~ Christie Aschwanden / Nature
Why proposals to largely let the virus run its course — embraced by Donald Trump’s administration and others — could bring untold death and suffering.

Are Schools’ Fancy New Air-Scrubbing Devices Really Effective—and Safe?
  ~ Madison Pauly, Reporter / MotherJones
A scientist airs her concerns about the surge of products that supposedly kill airborne viruses.

‘If masks and social distancing don’t work, then what the hell happened to the flu?’
  ~ Aldous J Pennyfarthing / Daily Kos Community

About that piece on drinking enough water.....
  ~ Baal still / Daily Kos Community   —   Referenced article here

This isn’t over: COVID-19 numbers have plateaued at a level still higher than previous spikes
  ~ Mark Sumner / Daily Kos Staff

Kos Diabetes Group: Metformin
  ~ lynnekz / Daily Kos Community

‘Waving the bloody shirt’: Conservatives resort to a time-worn tactic to gaslight the public
  ~ David Neiwert / Daily Kos Staff
It isn’t even close to over… and likely will get worse!

November 30, 2018 — Found: 2/25/2021
Banned From Newspapers for Criticizing... Newspapers! Jim Hightower Up Against the Corporate Wall
  ~ Russell Mokhiber / CommonDreams
After years as one of the nation’s leading progressive voices, the Creators Syndicate informed the columnist earlier this week they were not going to distribute his latest piece. Why not?

Hey Siri—Why Don’t You Understand More People Like Me?
  ~ Sinduja Rangarajan, Senior Data Journalist / MotherJones
Digital assistants aren’t listening to people who don’t sound like white Americans.

McConnell’s decision to condemn Trump after voting for his acquittal wasn’t just an act of cowardice: Historian
  ~ Jeffrey Herf, History News Network / AlterNet
Mitch McConnell’s true colors may finally sink him

★ ★ ★ Feb. 17, 2021 ★ ★ ★
How Climate Change Is Fueling Extreme Weather
  ~ Earthjustice
Carbon pollution is contributing to climate disasters that will only get worse unless we take action.

New Arrests Tied to Oath Keepers: ‘Trump Said It’s Gonna Be Wild!’
  ~ Newser Editors and Wire Services
3 with links to far-right group were charged last month; now, 6 more

2 Big Finds on the Pfizer Vaccine Front
  ~ Jenn Gidman / Newser Staff
One dose is effective, and the vaccine can be stored in ordinary freezers

Neurology experts warn of COVID-19's mysterious effects on the brain
  ~ Alex Henderson / AlterNet
And it’s a fact that (fired) DJT had a severe case of Covid. – Interesting?

America Is Ignoring the Coronavirus Variants At Its Own Peril
  ~ Jackie Flynn Mogensen / MotherJones
A tale of two epidemics.

Susan J. Demas: Michigan Republicans have radicalized — and there’s nothing to check their power
  ~ Susan J. Demas / Michigan Advance

Shirkey: GOP Legislature ‘spanked’ Whitmer on COVID orders, pro-Trump insurrection was a ‘hoax’
  ~ Laina G. Stebbins / Michigan Advance

Jesse Ventura: It’s Time for a ‘Maximum Wage’
  ~ Bob Cronin / Newser Staff
$12M a year is enough for anyone, former governor and wrestler says

Israeli cancer treatment cures COVID in all patients in Phase 1 trial
  ~ jhecht / Daily Kos Community

Ecologists warn of a lethal, ghastly future, and they insist we stop sugarcoating it.
  ~ Pakalolo / Daily Kos Community

March/April 2021 Issue
How a Three-Word Phrase Sabotaged Black Voting Rights, and How They Can Be Reconstructed
  ~ Pema Levy / MotherJones

Under the sea, humans have changed ocean sounds
  ~ Christina Larson / APNews

Nessel, Whitmer, Benson push for disbarment of pro-Trump lawyers who brought ‘frivolous’ ‘Kraken’ lawsuit
  ~ Laina G. Stebbins / Michigan Advance

Study finds COVID-19 vaccine may reduce virus transmission
  ~ Danica Kirka and Lauran Neergaard / Associated Press

The Good News you are NOT hearing about the vaccines
  ~ xaxnar / Daily Kos Community

1/30/2021 – Rather good rant!
Could Anything Be More Pathetic?
  ~ paradox / Daily Kos Community
Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy sucks up to the most offensive one-term Presidential loser

1/29/2021 ★ ★
Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine news proves it’s vital to read articles and not just headlines
  ~ Annie Reneau / on
  — — Now read the next article below ↓ — —

Updated — Fri, Jan 15 2021 ★ ★ ★   Read this carefully!
J&J’s one-shot Covid vaccine is safe and generates promising immune response in early trial
  ~ Berkeley Lovelace Jr. / CNBC

1/27/2021 - New entry: Traitors & Terrorists Report
  MI governor kidnapping conviction.

Too afraid to go to the hospital: How health workers have dealt with non-COVID patients avoiding care
  ~ Anna Gustafson / Michigan Advance

1/21/2021 - New entry: Traitors & Terrorists Report

Democrats aren’t playing McConnell’s game on filibuster
  ~ Joan McCarter / Daily Kos Staff

Get ready for this: Trump administration has been lying about the number of vaccines it distributed.
  ~ RETIII / Daily Kos Community
Trump Administration provided Fake Numbers   Who’s Surprised?

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases
  ~ Marilynn Marchione / APNews

Life After COVID: Likely 5 Months’ Immunity
  ~ Arden Dier / Newser Staff
Asymptomatic patients could still transmit virus upon reinfection

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Charged Over Flint
  ~ Evann Gastaldo / Newser Staff
Another Republican proving Republicans can’t govern!
→ He faces 2 misdemeanor counts in water crisis.

Earth Is Facing an ‘Insect Apocalypse’
  ~ Arden Dier / Newser Staff

Jan 22, 2020
Illusory Truth, Lies, and Political Propaganda: Part 1
Joe Pierre M.D., Psych Unseen / Psycology Today
Repeat a lie often enough and people will come to believe it.

Jan 23, 2020
Illusory Truth, Lies, and Political Propaganda: Part 2
Joe Pierre M.D., Psych Unseen / Psycology Today
From Russia’s firehose of falsehood to Trump’s alternative facts.

Commission enacts open carry ban at Capitol, GOP speaker contests panel’s authority
  ~ Laina G. Stebbins / Michigan Advance
  Train to be a Republican: How to Kill as many people as possible 101, Part 2. It’s not like the FBI is issuing warnings that rioters are planning Insurrections. Nope.

Whitmer wants federal COVID-19 relief doled out. Republicans want remaining restrictions lifted first.
  ~ Allison Donahue / Michigan Advance
  Train to be a Republican: How to Kill as many people as possible 101. Extra credit if you brag about it.

1/11/2021 - New entry: Traitors & Terrorists Report

America's Rivers Are Changing Colors
Visualizing the color of rivers across the USA
  ~ Contact: / Gardner Hydrology Lab

1/8/2021 - New entry: Traitors & Terrorists Report

A GOP senator told a heart-wrenching story about a hometown bar hurt by COVID-19 orders. But almost none of it was true.
  ~ Todd A. Heywood / Michigan Advance
Another Republican telling lies? OMG! We’re all so surprised!

1/2/2021 – 2nd story, see another below
Doctors Start to See Psychosis in COVID Patients
  ~ Bob Cronin / Newser Staff
Other viruses, including the 1918 flu, have caused similar episodes

Health Care Workers flee small towns that need them the most due to GOP masking denial.
  ~ Pakalolo / Daily Kos Community
The Trump crazies are now, metaphorically speaking, slitting their own throats as uncontrolled Covid infections rage through their communities. These simpletons have turned their very lives over to an incompetent, impotent, and illegitimate buffoon and his administration along with Fox News, Sinclair Broadcasting, and the GOP.