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COVID Tyrant Newsom Can’t ‘Move the Goalposts’ on Religious Freedom, Supreme Court Rules

Hawking Hawking

The 6-Foot Mandate Was Bad Science

Former Desiring God writer Paul Maxwell announces he’s no longer Christian

North Korea is near completion of a submarine that is most likely configured to fire a ballistic missile, according to two senior Japanese intelligence officials.

‘Suspicious’ blackout strikes Iran’s Natanz nuclear site

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The discovery of U.S. spy networks in China fueled a decadelong global war over data between Beijing and Washington. and the second part here though you may need to look at it in a separate browser from the first link.

Winter Solstice edition: new strain in the UK, border closures; deep-dive into vaccines.

Will Iran’s threat to Israel from Iraq increase?

The monster will come for you: Why the Tarlac killings threaten us all

Somalian opposition irked by Turkish support ahead of presidential elections

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With violent crime on the rise in Mpls., City Council asks: Where are the police?

George Floyd Riots Caused Record-Setting $2 Billion in Damage, New Report Says. Here’s Why the True Cost Is Even Higher

More on a story already posted. Chinese database details 2.4 million influential people, their kids, addresses, and how to press their buttons

A warning to us all. Arminian Temptress Convinces Calvinist To Shave His Beard

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This is a good and detailed look at how reporters twist things. You can read more about the same story here.

China’s Population To Drop By Half, Immigration Helps U.S. Labor Force

“We Are Witnessing the End of Independent Central Banks”

USC Suspended a Communications Professor for Saying a Chinese Word That Sounds Like a Racial Slur

Biden-Harris Have a Big Problem in Pennsylvania

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Joe Biden’s Mask Mandate Is Only The Beginning

Syracuse University Warns Students That They May Be Punished For Not Acting To Confront “Bias Motivated” Speech or Conduct

Insane Model Means Colorado’s COVID-19 Policies Are Essentially Based On Tarot Cards

Insect apocalypse? Not so fast, at least in North America

Local Residents Push Back Against Violence, Looting In Neighborhoods Across The Country


[Guest post by Chickenman.]

This is the best depiction of a bad meeting that I’ve seen. If you’re not fluent in business you might miss the subtext so I’ll explain it below the video.

Probably you can tell all of them know they have been doing some bad stuff they never should have done. Probably you can tell that the boss wants to get out in a way that hurts the company least, and that the analyst’s manager says that would be bad because it would hurt a lot of others.

What you might miss is that the big boss isn’t saying “Cause them extra harm so that we get off better.” What he’s actually saying is that “No matter what, almost everyone is going to lose almost everything. There is absolutely nothing we can do at this point to stop that. The whole ship will go down, there is only one lifeboat, we can use it now or else the lifeboat also goes down with the ship and nobody gets to use it in the panic. So let’s use it.”

Which makes it a lot harder to call his decision here, now, in this clip, wrong or evil. The wrong thing was getting started down this road in the first place. Now that you reached the dead end there are no good choices left.

Mr. Chickenman has, half by accident and only half on purpose, been avoiding roads like this. Once you have gone down the road, the end the boss chooses here is the most right thing you have left to do. And that is a damnation all on its own.

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I would call this COVID burning itself out just like it did in New York, not people chaining their behavior. But whatever, at least it is real data not blind fearmongering without context like is normal. The math: why COVID-19 is declining in hotspots and flat nationwide, but deaths are still rising

At the University of North Texas, the Mob Comes Calling for a Music Theorist

“60% of Czech COVID-19 Patients Died of Other Health Issues,” Says Expert

Dr. Fauci: ‘There’s No Inconsistency’ in Banning Church and Business But Allowing Mass Protests