America’s New Corporate Tyranny
When political parties reverse their policy stance, their supporters immediately switch their opinions too
The Trump era did indeed change America–but it was far from the apocalyptic spiraling predicted by Democrats and the media.
Lockdown ‘killed two people for every three who died of coronavirus‘ at peak of outbreak
The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming
The Unauthorized Story of Andreessen Horowitz
Exploring the Supply Chain of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
Getting Off Big Tech Email
We Will Get to Herd Immunity in 2021…One Way or Another
SpaceX acquires former oil rigs to serve as floating Starship spaceports
‘It’s all fallen apart’: Newsom scrambles to save California — and his career
California plaintiffs sue Chinese tech giant Tencent, alleging WeChat app is censoring and surveilling them
Nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies that use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection of SARS-CoV-2
Thank you for not turning the IRS into an instrument of persecution against your political foes, the way your predecessor did.
A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear, and now arise a political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.
Where Are Wisconsin’s Missing 180,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses?
We are doing close to 1 million shots a day and the Joe Biden plan is to do 100 million shots in 100 days. It’s literally the same plan.
Extreme ultraviolet lithography is a foundational technology for modern semiconductor manufacturing.
“Why, for example, should it be a U.S. negotiating priority to open China’s financial system for Goldman Sachs ?”
Political Appointees, outcomes and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Starting this year, all hospitals are required to list their prices for elective services. Whether you have insurance or plan to pay cash – find and compare prices below.
Search for pacemaker and several options come up, with prices that vary by thousands of bucks. There are more than a thousand charges for different types of screws used in surgeries, some costing hundreds of dollars, others in the thousands.
Even finding out the charge for a Tylenol isn’t as easy as it might seem. Piedmont’s chargemaster for its Atlanta hospital has all sorts of variations of “acetaminophen.” Some are pills that also include hyrocodone, some have codeine, and the strengths vary along with the list prices that run from about $30 to over $500.
The federal rule requiring hospital price publication.
Federal taxpayers spent $38B+ in back door electronic medical record subsidies from 2009 – 2018 (!)
Mr. Biden has said he plans to make a priority of passing a law against domestic terrorism.
Big Tech is the new deep state
Trump Twitter ban ‘raises regulation questions’
Twitter deletes China embassy’s Xinjiang ’emancipation’ tweet
“I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that.
Ugandan Govt blocks Google Playstore, Apple AppStore, and YouTube
Two Worlds: So Much Prosperity, So Much Skepticism
How Moderna’s overnight vaccine success was 33 years in the making
The platforms have acted, raising hard questions about technology and democracy.
Airbnb canceling and blocking DC reservations during inauguration week
Was Vaccine Production Actually Delayed?
Laura Poitras open letter
Apple reportedly scrapped plans to fully secure iCloud backups after FBI intervention
But the world and US of 2008 no longer exist?
California Covid-19 Vaccine Availability
Thousands of Covid-19 vaccines wind up in the garbage because of fed, state guidelines
Assessing Mandatory Stay?at?Home and Business Closure Effects on the Spread of COVID?19
Applied Divinity Studies:
How high are rejection rates? It depends on who you ask. In ascending order:
Kaiser Family Foundation reports a rejection rate of 27%, and 29% for healthcare workers.
A global survey published in Nature reports 28% of people do not agree they would get a vaccine.
The Public Policy Institute of California reports that 40% of adults and 69% of African Americans “probably or definitely” would not get the vaccine,
The Wall Street Journal reports a National Association of Health Care Assistants survey claiming “nearly 72% of certified nursing assistants didn’t want to receive the vaccine”.
The AP reports nurses have a rejection rate as high as 80% at some nursing homes.
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WhatsApp Soundly Beaten By Apple’s Stunning New iMessage Update
30 Years Since the Human Genome Project Began, What’s Next?
Police may access (Covid contact tracing) TraceTogether data for investigations: Desmond Tan
Here are the biggest acts of media malfeasance in 2020
Michigan man spends 37 years in prison, freed after witness says she lied
Deaths of Despair and the Incidence of Excess Mortality in 2020
The Lab-Leak Hypothesis
Predictions Scorecard, 2021 January 01
Top 10 Marketing Follies of 2020
Resources on transmission & prevention of COVID-19
The DC political Newsletters by Politico, Axios and Punchbowl are ALL sponsored by Facebook.
What I’ve Learned in 45 Years in the Software Industry
Politics After Trump
The Indus Valley Playbook
As was the case with 9/11, our response to #AttemptedCoup (unauthorized entry of a capitol building by protesters) will cost generations of citizens their freedoms.
“Second Doses” post-mortem
Bellingcat breaks stories that newsrooms envy — using methods newsrooms avoid; “but you are a journalist and that is unacceptable”
DID YOU KNOW: Comrade Xi Jinping … cannot be “de-platformed.”
The Capitol Attack Doesn’t Justify Expanding Surveillance
Hello! You’ve Been Referred Here Because You’re Wrong About Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act
Historic snowfall in Spain, Madrid airport closed
Overdose deaths far outpace COVID-19 deaths in San Francisco
Learn the Knowledge of London
How to cook a medieval feast: 11 recipes from the Middle Ages
A Car That Connects Father, Son and Land-Speed Racing History
Jay Leno on How Driving Changed in 2020—and How It Will Change Even More
Artisans clustered along a Naples street have been crafting Nativity scenes for more than a century. But coronavirus restrictions and a dearth of tourists are threatening their survival.
FT People of the Year: BioNTech’s Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci
I took FSFE to court. This is my story
Lockdowns may actually prevent a natural weakening of this disease
Leaving Hong Kong: As China cracks down, a family makes a wrenching decision
Coronavirus tracker: The FT has gathered and analysed data on excess mortality — the numbers of deaths over and above the historical average — across the globe, and has found that numbers of deaths in some countries are more than 50 per cent higher than usual. In many countries, these excess deaths exceed reported numbers of Covid-19 deaths by large margins.
God and the Pandemic
Why I’m Losing Trust in the Institutions
With Hacking, the United States Needs to Stop Playing the Victim
Facebook Managers Trash Their Own Ad Targeting.
Who and what will rise and fall in status?