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This week I want to set sail into choppy and difficult waters. I want to try to assemble some of what we know about the origins of covid-19 into some sort of order.

Record Copper Prices Are Threatening The Global Energy Transition

According to the Pennsylvania State Education Association’s advertisement, the 10-hour workshop will explore “a key driver in what is blocking educational integration and equity: the actions of White families,” and will run over a series of days in October.

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The Dangerous Rally In Natural Gas Prices

China Property Fear Spreads Beyond Evergrande, Roiling Markets

EU court fines Poland €500,000 a day until coal mine closes

Rules are for the little people.

The DOJ’s new charging document, approved by Biden’s Attorney General, sheds bright light onto the Russiagate fraud and how journalistic corruption was key.

The World’s Longest Cave System Just Got Even Bigger

Australia’s well-kept nuclear-submarine secret

Efficiency, after all, is vital during the late June harvest season at Portugal’s largest blueberry farm.

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Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms

Droplets with coronaviruses last longer than previously thought

Alaska once had the highest vaccination rate. Now it’s in a COVID-19 crisis. But remember, this is what follows in short order North Africa virus cases plummeting after summer spike

Facebook deletes accounts of German anti-lockdown group

Coronavirus: Over 86% of Mumbai’s population has antibodies, shows fifth sero survey

WHO: No, we won’t tell you how many of us are vaccinated

This was first published in July and only now has the mainstream media finally cottoned on to the fact that the NHS’s Covid inpatient figures are unreliable. Since we published this, there have been at least three updates to the ‘primary diagnosis schedule’, all showing a consistent overstatement of 25%.

The global labour shortage is forcing companies like Amazon to stop punishing employees for recreational drug use.

China Evergrande turns to advisers who helped fix debt debacles at Lehman, Noble Group, Luckin Coffee as investors brace for losses

The volcano is spewing red-hot lava and ash into the sky from the island of La Palma. Authorities are preparing to evacuate 10,000 people and some homes have already been razed.

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The implementation of COVID restrictions caused many of the problems at the ports.

China Evergrande, once the country’s second-largest real estate developer, is drowning in debt. Some 1.5 million people have put deposits on new homes that have yet to be built. A collapse could be catastrophic.

After decades of scholarship denying that the Carthaginians sacrificed their children, new research has found ‘overwhelming’ evidence that this ancient civilisation really did carry out the practice.

Democrats Want Mandate To Stop Banks From Funding Oil & Gas After 2030

U.S. generals planning for a space war they see as all but inevitable

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Explainer: How China Evergrande’s debt troubles pose a systemic risk

A Pounding in the Pacific

Europe’s Energy Crunch Is Forcing U.K. Factories to Shut Down

Europe’s Energy Crisis Is Driving Up Natural Gas Prices Worldwide

Operation Sword Edge – Sayeret Matkal’s Covert Operation

Enraged Evergrande Investors Go Full Pitchfork, Hold Management Hostage In Company Offices

At 101, she’s still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop

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Indiana University hospital system suspends 280 employees for COVID vaccine refusal


Insane footage shows China blowing up 15 skyscrapers that had sat vacant for nearly a decade

Recent Ebola outbreak emerged from someone infected 5 years earlier

Number of states with high obesity rate nearly doubles since 2018: CDC

Europe Could Turn To More Coal If Gas Crunch Persists

The Grand Alliance to Contain China: Will It Work?

Scott Gottlieb’s Uncontrolled Spread

Drought in Iraq and Syria could totally collapse food system for millions, aid groups warn

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U.S. judge blocks N.Y. vaccine mandate for healthcare workers

Biden Vax Mandate In ‘Chaos’: OSHA ‘Underfunded’ And ‘Toothless,’ Employers Worried About ‘Millions Of Dollars’ In Testing Costs

Effect size is significantly more important than statistical significance.

The tangled history of mRNA vaccines

Haitian prosecutor wants PM — who fired him the day before — charged in Moïse’s killing

Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2020 Than on Food, Clothing, Healthcare and Entertainment Combined

911 callers in Portland face lengthy hold times amid efforts to defund the police

No one elected Mark Milley

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“But along with another storm of comparable strength in 1921, researchers today recognize the Carrington Event as an ominous warning of future catastrophes. Both storms, however, pale in comparison to an ancient event discovered in 2012: a historic megastorm of humongous proportions that occurred around A.D. 775, which was likely 10 to 100 times stronger.”

Say what? Some farmers no longer have plows? Tillage isn’t an option for every farmer. Some sold machines used to till the fields since the no-till movement took hold several decades ago.

Hospital Staff Caught Plotting to ‘Scare’ the Public on COVID-19

Long-Secret FBI Report Reveals New Connections Between 9/11 Hijackers and Saudi Religious Officials in U.S.

Massachusetts National Guard Activated To Help Deal With School Bus Driver Shortage

Dubious climate science about the Texas cold disaster

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Always comes in waves so don’t celebrate yet. On the other hand, these are facts you won’t read in the news. Delta is Dying


New hope for antibody to treat muscular dystrophy

No sports, no clubs, no talking during lunch and other joys of COVID schooling

A Year After Sending Cops To A Kid’s Home, A Colorado Springs School District Apologizes

Are We Wearing the Wrong Masks?

German election demographics: Facts and figures

A New Storm Is Barreling Towards Texas Oil Terminals

Yet another underreported medical scandal — the overmedicated elderly