Links For Yesterday (Forgot to post)

Three Teens Who Escaped From Aussie COVID Camp All Have One Thing in Common, and It’s Not the Virus

PCR Tests and the Rise of Disease Panic

Mumps cases in vaccinated people increasing, reason why is unclear

Loudoun County asks parent to pay $36K for FOIA request for documents regarding ‘sexual assault’ or ‘rape’

Why Has the Press Ignored Retailers’ Crappy Black Fridays, as Experts Warn of Coming Bankruptcies?

Russia issues threat to GPS satellites

UK Grim Prospects Over Surging Energy Bills Just Got Worse

Links For Today

Do masks reduce risk of COVID19 by 53%? How about 80%?

The War Nerd: The Tigray-Ethiopia War

Negative Vaccine Effectiveness Isn’t a New Phenomenon – It Turned Up in the Swine Flu Vaccine

New mRNA anti-tick vaccine may protect from more than just Lyme disease

This makes me so mad because of what it does not mention. “Nothing has changed” – Syracuse hospitals and EMT’s still in crisis mode ahead of winter

If Ansarallah controls Marib, it will control all of Yemen and some of the world’s most strategic waterways. No wonder its adversaries are shaken.

Biden Calls On FTC To Investigate Oil Companies And High Gas Prices

New Details Shed Light on Lukashenko’s Human Trafficking Network

OSHA Suspends Enforcement of Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Newport News Shipbuilding parent company announces suspension of vaccine deadline

Even the Washington Post Wonders if the Justice Department Went Too Far in Raiding Project Veritas

Links For Today

California moves toward ban on gas lawnmowers and leaf blowers

“Part of the prime minister’s problem is that she did such a good job of rallying New Zealanders to this cause, of convincing them – correctly – that elimination was an achievable goal, and of instilling a real fear of the virus. That’s a very hard thing to unwind from,” Thomas says.

Servers are masked, the elites are unmasked

California’s Newsom faces criticism after admitting 12yo daughter not jabbed amid own push for vaccine mandate for kids

Links For Today

NPR Trashes Free Speech. A Brief Response

More than 1 million homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi could be without electricity for weeks after Hurricane Ida devastated the power grid in New Orleans and the surrounding area on Aug. 29.

According to US government reports, $787 million was spent on gender programs in Afghanistan, but that substantially understates the actual total, since gender goals were folded into practically every undertaking America made in the country.

US Withdrawal From the Middle East

Meth, Vanilla and ‘Gulags’: How China Has Overtaken the South Pacific One Island at a Time

California’s massive wildfires are doing something no wildfire has ever done before

U.S. Civil Engineers Bent the Rules to Give New Orleans Extra Protection from Hurricanes. Those Adjustments Might Have Saved the City During Ida

“Within that last 12 hours, I had four buses of American citizens outside the gate,” he said. “They were mostly pregnant women and babies, including a child with spina bifida, just all packed together waiting at the gate.”

Air Force software is so bad the guy in charge of it all is about to quit

China Is Hoarding Crude Again, And That’s Great News For Oil Prices

Northeast Pummeled with Colossal Flooding, Destructive Tornadoes

What is informed consent if your doctor is not allowed to inform you?

A draft Primer On Critical Thinking

I started writing a primer on Critical Thinking for those unfortunate souls that I was tutoring. I never completed it because it did not fit in an obvious way with the subject at hand and also because it was clear that learning by reading was not going to be the best way to teach this subject. But if you are interested in my half completed attempt to explain critical thinking in a simple enough manner for young people can you can read below the break.

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Links For Today

Deadly Fungi Are the Newest Emerging Microbe Threat All Over the World

The Oldest U.S. Ally Has Turned Migrants Into A Political Weapon

Argentina’s beef-export ban to stoke steak prices worldwide

Old news but new to me. Argentina’s Army must comply with 1% quota for trans individuals

Reporters fume at White House ‘quote approval’ rules

Iran forming secretive new militias in Iraq

Epstein guards admit to falsifying records, will skirt jail time in deal with prosecutors

Building on Tradition — 1,400 Years of a Family Business

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, 63, on his empathy for the Taliban, his bitter disappointment with the former protective power, the United States, and why he considers the EU as his role model.

Links For Today

Israel-Hamas Military Collision | An Update as of Friday May, 14th 2021

Hamas Targets Israeli Oil And Nuclear Facilities With Rocket Attacks

Israeli military accused of using media to lay trap for Hamas

Mammals Can Breathe Through Their Intestines, Unsettling Experiment Finds

Sen. Cantwell pushes for more NASA money that could help Bezos’s Blue Origin with lunar-lander contract

Drivers Are Dying In Chicago Because Cops Treat Car Chases Like Demolition Derbies

The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill

The CDC’s Big Mask Surprise Came Out of Nowhere

Touchdown for China’s Mars rover Zhu Rong after ‘nine minutes of terror’