After a new meta-analysis of COVID data, the Center for Disease Control has updated its guidelines to just do what your hillbilly Uncle Frank said to do four years ago.
"After tasking dozens of the best minds in science to review hundreds of studies, we have determined that Uncle Frank was right the whole time," announced C.D.C. director Dr. Mandy Cohen. "Basically, just treat it like the flu. So, um, sorry about that whole 'you can't be with your dying husband' deal. Our bad."
According to sources, Uncle Frank had said the exact same thing back in 2020 when the whole COVID thing began. "Despite no formal medical or epidemiological training, Uncle Frank has somehow managed to continually stay a step ahead of the C.D.C.," said researcher Dr. Stan Makowski. "Frank's sage advice to 'let 'em stick ya with that there vaccine only if COVID might kill ya' has now been backed up by a large body of research. He also prophetically called for people to 'forget about that dumb social distancing crap, just stay home if you're sick'. Such an incredible mind! Uncle Frank's brilliance knows no bounds."
President Joe Biden received a financial boost from staffers for influential left-wing climate activist groups that later pressured the U.S. government to pause new approvals for liquefied natural gas export terminals, records show.
In recent years, the Rockefellers and philanthropy of ex-Democratic New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined deep-pocketed nonprofit organizations in bankrolling a sprawling anti-LNG initiative that helped propel the Biden administration to halt LNG exports, a decision in January that policy experts and lawmakers warn could embolden foreign adversaries such as Russia. Top employees for roughly half a dozen entities behind this successful pressure campaign wired large sums to Biden in 2020, with thousands of dollars also coming in to support his 2024 reelection bid, according to documents on file with the Federal Election Commission.
That the activists behind the anti-LNG campaign doubled as donors to Biden could lead to Republicans further pressing for investigations into both his administration’s LNG export pause and ties to green energy groups. In some cases, the White House has either hired or sought to nominate environmental attorneys linked to the climate pressure groups. High-powered lobbyist Tony Podesta, the brother of Biden climate envoy John Podesta, stands to benefit from the pause based on his recent roster of clients, including Golden Pass LNG, co-owned by the state-owned QatarEnergy petroleum company in Doha.
Among the illustrious nameplates adorning the offices of Ivy League business schools is one Joao Gomes. A Wharton Business School finance professor, Gomes is issuing a warning cry many of his peers so far have chosen to ignore: America's burgeoning public debt mountain.
Professor Gomes is what some might call up-and-coming: He was appointed senior vice dean of research in 2021, adding University of Pennsylvania's Marshall Blume Prize to his CV in 2018.
But the fresh-faced expert isn't afraid to step away from the pack if it means pushing presidential hopefuls for some answers. Gomes admits he's "probably" more worried than his colleagues about government debt, but refuses to stay silent on a broiling issue he believes will throw the global economy into disarray.
Gomes predicts America's $34 trillion debt burden may upset the world's financial markets as early as next year—should a president-elect announce a raft of expensive policies.
And remember the UK's mortgage meltdown following a disastrous premiership under Prime Minister Liz Truss? That's on the cards as well, as Gomes said rates could spiral to 7% "or higher" if the topic is swept under the rug by Washington.
Ukraine has taken responsibility for “disabling” a railway bridge in the Russian mainland region of Samara after explosions were seen in the early hours of Monday morning.
Apparently continuing with the strategy to take the war closer to home for Russians, the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU) confirmed “disabling railway bridge in Russia’s Samara region,” state media Ukrinform reported.
In a post on social media, the Ukrainian intelligence service wrote: “The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine confirmed the fact that the railway bridge over the Chapayevka River in was disabled.”
The DIU claimed that the railway was used by the “aggressor state to transport military cargo” including “engineered ammunition produced by the Polimer JSC plant in Chapayevsk, Samara region.”
The intelligence service said that in light of the damage sustained during the explosion, it is likely that the bridge will be out of commission for at least the next few weeks.
There’s been a lot of talk in pro-Palestine circles about withholding votes for Biden in protest of his genocide in Gaza, which is of course fine, but the discourse around doing so often misses an important point. A lot of US voters erroneously think they’d be punishing the Democrats for Gaza by costing them the election, mistakenly assuming Democrats care about winning. They don’t.
Losing an election costs Democratic party leaders nothing; all the career politicians and political operatives at the top keep their careers either way. From their point of view this is just a cushy job with sweet benefits, and they keep those win or lose. And obviously Biden himself doesn’t care; he’ll have a comfortable retirement regardless of the outcome in November, and on some level he’s surely aware that it’s nuts for a dementia patient to be in the White House anyway.
If the Democrats cared about getting your vote they’d be trying hard to earn it. They’re not trying because they don’t care.
One of the most horrifying facts about this dystopia we live in is that large-scale military operations are routinely used as testing grounds for new war machinery, using human bodies as guinea pigs for experimentation in what amount to giant blood-soaked field laboratories — all to benefit the strategic objectives of empire managers and the profit margins of the military-industrial complex.