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How Trump Got Control of the Border

New Zealand has been successful at avoiding COVID and that is why this story is noteworthy. NZ hospitals in crisis after ‘biggest January, February on record’

The ancient fabric that no one knows how to make

New Universal Basic Income Program in Oakland, Calif., Excludes Low-Income White Families

Beverly Cleary: US children’s author and Ramona Quimby creator dies aged 104

Suez Canal: Sisi is a danger not only to Egypt, but to the world

Exquisite 19th-Century Sculpture Cloaked in a “Translucent” Marble Veil

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The Inner Ring A related poem from the same man

The reward for lock downs is more lock downs. The Difficult Fight against the Second Wave Another lock down success story here.

The CIA sent a team of 4 operators on a spy mission targeting China. None came back.

Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.

Bulgarian court convicts two Hezbollah-linked men with 2012 Burgas bus bombing

The Rest Of Story

For those like myself who thought very highly of this video on the battle of Midway, we now have the follow up. Of necessity, the next two videos depend on the a good knowledge of the previous video for their context.

I personally would re-watch the first video if it was not still clear in my mind and then immediately watch the video on the American perspective below as I think the contrast is most interesting. The author is calling it video number 3 but I really think it should be the second one.

The last video I would watch is the one that covers the rest of battle below. It is interesting in its own right but most of the significant stuff takes place in the previous two videos.

Links For Today

Xi calls on Chinese not to waste food as crop shortage fears grow

Foxconn says trade war means China can no longer be ‘the world’s factory’

Who Owned the Chemicals that Blew Up Beirut? No One Will Say

More companies are adopting paid menstrual leave policies

Its not cultural appropriation when they do it. Snark aside, I wish they had focused more on the guy recreating American work wear from the 50s How Japan Copied American Culture and Made it Better