Monthly Archives: August 2022

He’s (NOT) Just a Minor Threat

If Donald Trump were not a former president, this would be obvious: If Trump were anyone else, he would automatically be considered the archetype of a security risk: a disgruntled, former employee with large debts and a narcissistic personality, who … Continue reading

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Links 8/14/22

Links for you. Science: Reduced incidence of Long COVID referrals to the Cambridge University Teaching Hospital Long COVID clinic Duration of Symptoms and Association With Positive Home Rapid Antigen Test Results After Infection With SARS-CoV-2 A.I. Is Not Sentient. Why … Continue reading

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Observed on Old Morgan School Road NW, Adams Morgan, D.C.:

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Links 8/13/22

Links for you. Science: Of Course Biden Has Rebound COVID Antlers Do What No Other Bones Can. Deer almost break their bodies to build antlers each year, and scientists still don’t really know why. Why So Many Cars Have Rats … Continue reading

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Links 8/12/22

Links for you. Science: Genome sequencing of up to 6,000-yr-old Citrullus seeds reveals use of a bitter-fleshed species prior to watermelon domestication Pseudofinder: Detection of Pseudogenes in Prokaryotic Genomes How Can We Resolve Lewontin’s Paradox? (it can take a long … Continue reading

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Amidst all the HAET TAEKS about the Mar-A-Lago raid, I’ll just add that for federal employees, the wanton disregard by Trump et alia for rules, regulations, and the law is incredibly demoralizing. As bad as a rule-following bureaucracy might be, … Continue reading

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Links 8/11/22

Links for you. Science: ‘Corn sweat’ is making the air in the Midwest oppressively muggy Earth Is Spinning Faster Than Usual, Leading to the Shortest Day Ever Recorded Evaluating the efficacy and safety of a novel prophylactic nasal spray in … Continue reading

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The Republican Long Game: Killing Social Security

While the Republican white Christian supremacist base wants to establish a theocracy, never forget what the moneyed interests of the Republican Party want (boldface mine): Social Security is an enormously popular program. It’s also hugely effective. Minus their monthly check, … Continue reading

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Links 8/10/22

Links for you. Science: Association of Receiving a Fourth Dose of the BNT162b Vaccine With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Health Care Workers in Israel Aeromonas salmonicida intra-species divergence revealed by the various strategies displayed when grazed by Tetrahymena pyriformis Antigenic characterization … Continue reading

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Democrats Feel Good, Now Professional Democrats Need to Mobilize Them

Lara Putnam and Micah L. Sifry made a very good point a couple of weeks ago (boldface mine): National Democratic and progressive groups together burned through the surge of liberal organizing under Mr. Trump, treating impassioned newcomers like cash cows, … Continue reading

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