Links 1/1/23

Fibonacci day!


Covid boosters likely cause net harm to young people under 30

FDA approves EUA for bivalent boosters for children down to 6months in age

Boosters not usefull against current covid variants

No more military vax mandate

Canadian Judge tears apart the shutdown of club

the date upon which our mistakes become more deadly than was Covid, backs up to 17 Oct 2023.

Why observation only studies on vax effectiveness suck (aka: unvaxed people are more likely to get in car accidents)

Lingering symptoms after respiratory sickness is normal and not special to covid

Meanwhile the CDC considering studying long covid

Two new studies show mRNA-jabbed people have a much higher risk of getting Covid than unvaccinated people

Study dated 2009: to many vaccinations in a short period of time results in autoimmune disorders

Pro tip: dead bodies are yucky. Don’t lick them. (quote source)

FDA links Pfizer’s vax to blood clots

police used covid as an excuse to expand surveillance

However, the judge changed his mind during the hearing and decided that since CDC recommends masking, no citizen can challenge a public health order mandating masks AS A MATTER OF LAW. Note, this affects way more than masking, women and alcohol comes to mind, as does pregnant women and a WHOLE LIST of things….

Hanging out with your germy grandkids results in less severe covid outcomes (gosh, really?? what a novel concept….)

Cambridge public schools are requiring covid vax in children above 5 for participation in all extracurricular activities.

Lack of correlation between school mask mandates and paediatric COVID-19 cases in a large cohort

2021: ACLU on why vax mandates are good things

China opens boarders

The Young were not Spared: What Death Certificates Reveal about Non-Covid Excess Deaths with Rob Arnott, 2022

Why do fact-checkers debunk obviously silly ideas (“vax makes you magnetic!”), while ignoring important wrong ones (“vax stops disease transmission”)?

Reason 1million or so on why people don’t trust the government on why these shots are good things

Climate change debate divides scientific community

Greenland once covered in forests

Switzerland considering banning electric cars

Attacks on power stations in FL and NC, and why they were so slow to get fixed, now attacks in WA state

Wyoming came close to blackouts during last week’s storms

Electric garbage trucks can’t handle the snow

TN to increase registration fees on electric cars

NY says no more gas or oil furnaces

Coal consumption hits record high

Oxfordshire county to restrict car travel

Remote work devastating cities

startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate

12/5/22 Iran to shut down morality police

The Twitter files, some background, more

Twitter refused to remove info on the sexual trafficking of minors

DC council unclear on how taxes work

9 million people get emails stating their student loans are forgiven (spoiler, email was wrong)

Hold on for more inflation

76% of all women murdered, were murdered by someone they knew

Roundup contamination in foods

New Zealand to ban future generations from buying tobacco

HOA tows truck for flat tire

Philly gas station hires armed guards

NY strengthens restrictions on TOY guns

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia estimates that the employment data was vastly overstated in 2022. 10k jobs added instead of 1.1 million reported from March to June of 2022.

The effort to create a program for Black federal civil servants is not going smoothly

a new report confirms clean-water challenge for low-income Mississippi residents is a symptom of massive fed funding gap nationwide.

A school field trip: Alice in Drag, plus, masks on the kids

Lesbian Norwegian filmmaker gets 3 years in prison for saying men can’t be lesbians

Twitter thread: paraplegic woman on why she doesn’t want male carers

The biggest threat to middle aged men isn’t smoking, its loneliness

The loneliest generation

Body armor for women was never actually tested on real life women

California gun owner data breach

Stanford U’s list of offensive words

Exercise is white supremacy

Tiktok spied on journalists

Drug makers raise prices on 350 drugs

Identical twins score identically on tests

CDC removed defensive gun use stats

For Sale on eBay: A Military Database of Fingerprints and Iris Scans

Good girl takes bad guy’s gun and shoots him with it

Mississippi improves literacy by use of phonics

Female snakes have clitoruses (Australia rather than FL if you must know)

Gene editing cures incurable cancer (if you read Mira Grant books you just ducked for cover).

Subaru apologizes for Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special

Hallucinogenic spinach caused by nightshade weeds

Blood test may be able to detect alzheimer’s years before onset

What can we learn from Barnes and Noble

Snowplow train

Awesome photos of clouds

Dogs evolved special muscle that lets them make “puppy eyes”

Dogs can smell time

Links 12/19/22

Just why are we still paying for the TSA??

Public strip search

Tax filing websites sending info to FB

Twitter thread: why newborns are having such trouble with RSV

More info on NYC covid emergency/hospitalizations

Did the Cook County ME cure covid deaths?

MA officials worked with Google to install covid spyware on phones

LA county recommending masking again

High BMI = high covid transmission risk

Twitter thread: masking/hiding from covid doesn’t work

states ask .GOV to repeal health care worker vax mandate

11/15/22 Senate votes to end Covid emergency

China to end Zero Covid?

CDC data on bivalent vax

G20: vaccine passports a good thing

Just Data: USA pediatric respiratory death burden, before and after Covid

NYC’s hospital system never reached full capacity in 2020

Kids are more suicidal.

FDA oversight of clinical trials inadequate

Canadian study finds even higher rate of heart problems in young men after 3rd dose

FDA says banning ivermectin was just a “recommendation”

Remember when “viral interference” was a conspiracy theory??

Pandemic stress aged teenagers brains

Confirmation of pre-existing immunity to Covid

Alberta bans school mask mandates and online only learning

WesternU no longer requiring vax

Long Covid vs Long Upper Respiratory sickness

Vitamin D is good again

Of COURSE masks work, that’s why surgeons wear them….or not.

Daily Skeptic: cancer doc’s observing increase in cancer damage after booster?

Teen gets covid vax, dies 3 weeks later

NYT admits that pandemic learning loss is a thing

US DOE admits that students with disabilities badly failed during pandemic

Remember ZIKA?

MRNA flu vax?

Socialized medicine is BETTER! Unless you’re in Canada with a sick kid right now

Americans spending more time alone, and thats bad.

Biden the Union buster, the deal literally allows ONE paid day off per year

Jan 6 geofence warrant by the FBI

Iranian protests.

100’s of Elementary students arrested nationwide.

Biological male comes in #72 on male team, takes 1st on womens

Trans serial molester told to self manage

Mom handcuffed and jailed for allowing 8yr old to walk half-mile

Driver accused to deliberately hitting police recruits released from jail

Man serving life sentence for murder to be released from jail

NY banning native inspired school mascots/sports team names (I’m kinda waiting for them to notice how many towns/cities/counties are named after natives….)

Cali to ban diesel trucks at ports by 2035

Oil deal with Venezuela

Germany about to have meat shortages too

Netherlands to close 3000 farms

UK once again proves it dislikes self defense

San Fran to arm robots

REAL ID being pushed back again (why are we still doing this?? Obviously its not necessary at this point.

Home Depot Employee dies from injuries caused by shoplifter

Amazon gutting Voice Assistant team

More Micro-transaction hell

Airbag will only save you if your subscription is paid up

New law will require kill switches in all cars

Yuan digital currency has an expiration date

Twitter thread: another look at why people voted for Trump

(now former) Biden admin official charged with felony theft

DOD fails audit, can’t account for 61% of assets

Man who inspired The Terminal dies.

Genetically modified tobacco produces cocaine

French man wins right not to be fun at work

Red meat is not a health risk

Kentucky election decided by coin toss.

Barefoot is better, at least for horses

The Samurai who changed Cali

Please don’t release your goldfish into a nearby pond

Viking carvings found in cave in Ukraine

Neon Blue Lava!

I have so many more links, but thats a long enough post for now

Links 11/12/22

Life got busy again, so I’m a bit behind and some of these links are a bit older than I’d intended to let them get. They still apply though.

Arrested in 2020 for taking her children to the playground, still fighting in court.

11/2020 Woman arrested for removing mom from nursing home

More from the Ethical Skeptic: the CDC had a problem.

The new booster might not be all that. (I mean, they only tested it on a handfull of mice before releasing it, why would there be a problem with it??)

Guy who approved the new booster based on a study involving 8 mice, says the new studies on humans are to small to be useful.

Japanese study on vax induced myocarditis vs general pop. Folks, every time I see numbers on this they just get worse. Seriously, think twice before getting a shot, or a booster.

Scientists from Switzerland show that the MRA vax’s may injure the hearts of ALL recipients, even if they don’t end up needing medical attention. Guys, damage to your heart is a bad thing, even if its “minor”.

One of the most respected cardiologists in the world is being stripped of his credentials due to his take on the vax.

Vax trials in children noted that there was a concerning spike in RSV in the kids involved. Now that RSV numbers are spiking nationwide the .GOV wants to vax even harder.

Italy ends health worker vax mandate

10/28/22: Shanghai lockdown (again)

Shanghai Disney locks down and won’t allow visitors to leave without a negative test

NYC First responder vax mandate ruled unconstitutional

Records of federal pressure on the FDA to approve boosters

Effectiveness of Pfizer vax turns negative within a few months (note, this is not the first study to show NEGATIVE, not just zero)

Newest booster may be causing immune imprinting instead of helping

Serious cases of covid in kids to few to actually evaluate vax effectiveness

Triple vax’d more likely to get symptomatic covid than unvax’d.

Triple boostered have higher Omicron infection rates than the unvax’d w/previous infection

Sweden stops Novavax for <30

Meanwhile the LA Times is still trying to harass the unvax’d

Study looking at vax’d 6th graders, in a primary school (where they are the only vax’d students), vs in a middle school (where there’s a much higher rate of vax’d students). Results: But our estimates of indirect effects are small and statistically insignificant: despite a 20 percentage point increase in vaccination rates across all grades, we find essentially no difference in COVID-19 incidence between sixth graders in middle schools and sixth graders in elementary schools.

In Germany the vax’d make up most of the patients in the ICU

Additional data on NYC hospitals in 2020

Yale Vax policy

Proof of vax still required to enter the USA (legally) through Jan 2023

Paper showing “covid is leading cause of death in children” was thoroughly debunked, so they just narrowed the time studied and re-issued the study. Spoiler, covid is still only #8 on the list with less than 3% of the deaths.

Disney ends vax mandate for actors

“…we believe that universal masking may be especially useful for mitigating effects of structural racism in schools, including potential deepening of educational inequities.”

Study on how effective masks are accidentally proves that covid rates are higher in vaccinated students

Finland (who already had one of the lowest covid death rates) says its covid death rate may be to high by 40%.

Lockdowns: they didn’t ACTUALLY happen, people weren’t ACTUALLY arrested for taking their kids to the park, or wave boarding by themselves, or going camping, or…

Sweden refused to lock down, and had the least covid restrictions, also has lowest covid caused death, and lowest pandemic response caused deaths, and lowest excess mortality

CUNY’s testing policy is costing a fortune and not doing a single useful thing

NSW teacher wins court case for “phycological injury from vax mandate”

One of the reasons why amnesty isn’t going to happen

FB and Twitter created special portals for .GOV employees to report “misinformation”

Oxford England looking to issue permits: you’d only be allowed to drive in the city 100 days a year.

The TikTok app sold to the world is not the same app sold to the Chinese

Student Debt Relief was a driving factor in Biden’s election: and! days post election its officially unconstitutional

Dry shampoo recall

Diversity quotas result in lower interest rates

Guns and parts stolen from the ATF

Judge suspends large portions of NYs new gun restrictions

Florida Man

Stress during pregnancy causes psychiatric disorders in the child.

The new threat to science and research

DeWalt battery powered zero turn mower catches fire for reasons unknown.

20yr old wind farm being pulled down to open coal mine in Germany

The fun of trying to find a place to charge your EV

In the UK it is now more expensive to charge your EV than to buy desiel.

Hummer EV taillight costs $4k (I mean, its a Hummer, so yah).

Watch out for parking garages if you drive a Tesla

Greenpeace admits that recycling plastic isn’t worth it

Billionaires emit more greenhouse gasses than the average person

More student sexual abuse by teachers

Please stop licking the toads

Wondering why in hell so many of the GOP candidates that were up for election were on the batshit side of the party? Wonder no more: the Democrats promoted them on the assumption that people would vote Dem instead of crazy.

Poll worker removed from poll site after trying to influence voters, more

Mercer County NJ voting machine outage, more

Luzerne County PA ran out of paper for the voting machines

Dead man elected in PA

White man chokes black woman. But its not news cause the white guy is a Dem and the black lady is GOP.

2nd railroad union veto’s deal that would have stopped the strike.

Officers who locked a woman in their patrol car and left it parked on the train tracks to be charged with attempted manslaughter

Montreal police handcuff black man, discover he’s innocent, have to call for handcuff keys in order to release him

Blind Man arrested after cops mistake cane for weapon

CDC releases new opioid guidelines

.GOV aid for high heating prices

Dutch wolves are becoming to tame

Russia turns Ukrainian children into spoils of war.

Chinese police stations found in Netherlands

Diesel shortage, more

Small Town highschool stabbing

No Bail system strikes again

Salesman steals dog from home (folks, please don’t let your dogs run loose…)

Royal Mail Strike

Turkey to institute digital currency tied to your digital ID

Dormant volcano waking up

3 day work week is popular

Aldi and Walmart to price foods at 2021 prices for Thanksgiving

Cali is about to be very broke

Norwegian man identifies as disabled woman, uses wheelchair “almost all the time”

Halloween Stampede in Seoul

Town dresses up police horses for halloween: discovers idiots are universal

Idiot calls 911 because she doesn’t understand how smoking meat works

Google puts out new search tool to help you manage your online presence.

Homemade bread dough enhancer?

Painting has been on display upside down for 75 years

Directory of things still Made in the USA

Farmer injured in car accident: whole town comes together to help bring in his harvest

Business owner puts up “now Hiring” sign

500m year old fossil found in Wisconsin

Strange mineral growth on dead bodies turns them blue

Twin elephants born at zoo

And last, but not least, a smile for your last link of the day

Links 10/24/22

Ethical Skeptic on twitter: rate of infection V vs un-V, CDC may be hiding cancer deaths in the covid numbers, I haven’t checked his numbers.

Pregnancy complications spiked during the pandemic

I feel like I’m repeating myself, but apparently this is a novel concept for some people. When you stop exposing your immune system to things it stops working right.

Also, apparently when you terrify people into not leaving their houses they don’t exercise correctly and BMI increases, which also increases various risk factors for immune malfunction.

Social Security offices still dealing with the aftermath of covid closure

Pfizer exec admits vax was never tested on preventing transmission. Meanwhile, here’s an article from 12/21 where Twitter says that saying that will get you censored.

Paxlovid may cause clots

1 in 500 children given the covid vax require hospitalization

Biden Admin extends Covid Emergency through Jan

Meanwhile CA plans the end of the emergency.

Fauci must testify about covid censorship

ERRMIGAWD!!! We’re all GONNA DIE (again). Actually, “nightmare covid variant” would make an awesome band name….Oh wait, now its a TRIPLEDEMIC!!!! (*sigh*)

Also, apparently the .GOV didn’t actually learn anything from this whole mess

While the media insists on telling us that hospitals and ERs were overwhelmed by covid, records show otherwise.

Meanwhile: hospital kills down syndrome teenager who’s covid positive

Gov paid media to make fun of people who were reluctant to get the vax.

Pushback on Fordham U’s vax policy

Harvard announces booster requirement.

Finland says 2nd boosters make no difference for working age peoples

Nordic study of vax vs myocarditis

For the under 70 age group, the IFR of covid in 2020 was under 0.1%

ACT scores drop to lowest in 30 years

Turns out that if you actually TEACH MATH, and tutor the students who need it, you can raise your math scores. Who’da guessed??

Australia admits that closing schools wasn’t a good idea, also, if you die from the shot they’ll cover your funeral

Alberta Canada premier apologizes for covid response

I thought video games caused violence, but apparently its actually heart attacks (rlly?? thats right up there with saying global warming is causing heart attacks)

A historic look at vaccines and the associated sicknesses (I didn’t check the numbers)

USDA opens People’s Gardens initiative to nationwide

It had taken “10 months, thousands of dollars of fees, a retired (Air Force) officer familiar with bureaucracies, a pro-bono lawyer, two senators” and articles in the Review-Journal, Scott Hoffman said. “With all of that, Benny’s two parents are still in Pakistan, praying to be rescued before they will be deported and killed,” he said.”

Dumbass causes his own accident

The Railroad strike might be back on.

Resistance training and mortality

Press gets ahold of military records of sexual assault of a public figure, releases them, public figure not amused

Dolly Parton will be sending children under the age of 5 in CA free books

Med Students recite woke pledge during ceremony.

Its Rolling Stone, so take it with a grain of salt

Viking textiles

Social Credit in the UK

Ancient flood might have been real (gosh, really? Even I knew that)

I know there are good cops out there, but every time this sort of thing happens it makes it harder and harder to see them.

Drought is seriously affecting CA crops

Dutch plan to force buyout of farms from the farmers who refuse to comply

Butter shortage?

Adderall shortage

Diaper Crisis (totally the fault of the pro-life movement don’tcha know)

Mosque collapses in Indonesia

Baltimore high school senior with a GPA of 0.13 (no, I did not misplace that decimal point) ranks 62 out of 120 students in his class.

Gov reclassifies what classifies as contractor vs employee

Images from James Web Telescope might screw with theories

Canadian police at a USA gunshow

Europeans turn to wood heat in hopes of staving off the cold this winter.

National Grid planning on 3hr blackouts in the UK

New England (USA) looking at rolling blackouts this winter

Gov/media admit that they’re trying to buy voters by releasing more oil from the reserves

Italian rules for 2022 on how you can heat your house

A guide to strike anywhere matches

Alternative to gmail

Signal Messaging removing SMS support from its Android app

Canada bans the buying, selling, or transferring of ownership of handguns

The boys feminism left behind

People are overdosing on wasp spray.

Communications cable to Shetland island cut

FDA recommends pulling drug from the market

Tufts shut down pediatric dept this past summer.

Well, if this is how they’re spending their budget for homeless shelters, no wonder they can’t afford it

Gut bacteria and rheumatoid arthritis

Female highschool volleyball player injured in game, all other schools in the district promptly refuse to play against the team that caused the injury. Turns out that the player who spiked the ball is a biological male playing on the girls team.

Vermont suspends father who’s daughter objected to biological male in the girl’s lockroom

Hospital denies life saving surgery to woman who wanted all female care team (specifically because she objected to a male in drag who looked in on an appt).

State Dept funding drag shows in Ecuador

Mercedes convertible found filled with concrete and buried

Gov restricts usage of chinese processing chips. More. Is it just me or is this VERY atypical for this .GOV?? I’m trying to figure out where the other shoe is going to drop.

Biden might block Twitter purchase

Mythbusters rerun helps free wrongly convicted man

Chainmaille inspired fabric is very very strong

Group of teen girls run their own auto repair shop

Uvalde school district suspends entire police force

3 weeks post hurricane FL has a temporary cause way back up to Sanibel island.

Gosh, its almost like Lawdog had a clue!

CDC and ACIP to Discuss adding the Covid Vax to the Childhood Vax schedule

Meeting is Oct 19th

Twitter thread with links


Twitter thread with links


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Edit: ok, the 10/19 vote was to add it to the Vaccines for Children program (which they did do), the vote today 10/20 is to add it to the childhood vax schedule. Lots and lots of blue checks reminding everyone that the CDC doesn’t mandate the shots on the schedule. Lots and lots of normal people shouting back that several states DO mandate large portions of the vax schedule and are set to have the mandate for the Covid shots go into affect as soon as its on the list. Also apparently adding a shot to the childhood vax schedule is an automatic protection from liability (gosh, if I had wondered WHY the childhood vax schedule had become so large in the last several years now I know why), which is not a good thing considering the complete lack of testing done on children.

Links 10/9/22

Alzheimer’s might not be a brain disease

New drug shows mild promise to slow alzheimer’s progression.

FDA approves ALS treatment

Paypal shuts down acct of parents group

Paypal’s new UA says it will fine users up to $2,500 for “misinformation”. Discovers that “go woke get broke” isn’t just a meme and retracts new UA. Not sure thats going to save them though.

Time to undo the damage done to pain patients

LAUSD schools to get naloxone to combat drug overdoses

Unfinished Ford trucks visible from space

CDC says covid vax status should no longer be used to determine controls

Also that masking in medical settings is no longer required

JAMA Pediatrics twitter thread with links. Basically it turns out that telling pregnant and nursing mothers that getting the vax was safe for their babies was mis-information.

Tufts University requires community members to get new vax booster

Fordham U requires new vax booster, AND proof of vax for infants as young as 6 months

Amherst policy on masking in classrooms

NYPD ordered to reinstate members fired over vax mandate

CA paid (a LOT) less for covid tests than NY, company owned by Hochel buddy

Germany wants to bring back masks in schools

Study from England: vax may have INCREASED reinfection rate

Twitter thread: fentanyl overdose recorded as covid death

HCQ is good again (turns out it depends on your cholesterol)

Covid (or more correctly, the covid RESPONSE) caused personality changes

NIH gives money for bat corona virus research

Biden calls coast guard swimmer who rescued people during Ian. Coast guard swimmer due to be fired due to vax mandate. (I’d not have been nearly as polite as that dude)

FB lifts ban on posts stating Covid was man-made

CDC required to turn over Covid vax safety data. The numbers aren’t pretty.

Twitter thread: Shanghai quarantine

Twitter thread: Biden admin wanted schools to use extracurriculars to force student vax

30,000 Americans killed by ventilators in April 2020

Mouthwash helps kill covid germs

This analysis found that there is an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old within 28 days following mRNA vaccination.”

Twitter thread: NYU fires teacher because students aren’t willing to work in class. Link. Be very carefull choosing your doctors and engineers in the next several years!

CA bans natural gas heaters and furnaces

Charging your electric car at night makes the grid unstable

NYS to adopt CA rule requiring EVs by 2035

Norway wind farm destroyed by….the wind

Battery powered ferry runs out of power

Electric Hummer might take up to 4 days to fully charge

UN agrees to electricity power restrictions and caps due to energy crisis

Average gas prices in LA approaching record highs again

German bakery hit with $330,000 gas bill

Are EVs able to evac ahead of a hurricane?

Biden Admin wants to block offshore drilling completely

EVs and water damage

Bangladesh electrical grid failure

FBI lies on warrant

Your spellcheck might be allowing access to your passwords

Big name brands blast Twitter over their ads being put next to child porn

An honest to god street shark during Hurricane Ian

USA sends another Billion to Ukraine

America’s new gun owners

Sysco strike

Developing world problems in the USA

Student loan forgiveness? Maybe not

Turns out that running down a teenager is murder afterall

Hudson tunnel damaged in 2012, still not repaired, might take till 2038

FDA looking to change whats defined as healthy foods

NY pro life clinic sues police

CA restricts use of rap lyrics as evidence in trials

Gay couple sues to be allowed access to surrogacy.

Children conceived from frozen embryos at higher risk for cancer

NYC rolls back diversity programming in schools

Girls take state to court over boys in their sports

Pro-trans group plans to rehome kids who hate their parents

Scottish infant mortality rate spikes

Suicide rates spiked in 2021, actual mainstream news has noticed, wow

Twitter thread: Hurricanes are NOT becoming more frequent or intense

Hillary setting up presidential bid?

Biden Admin wants to create digital dollar

2000 steps a day helps prevent premature death (gosh, being active keeps you healthy, what a concept)

Infact, being active for 3 months results in genetic changes in mens sperm

Conservative women report being happiest

Twitter thread: the books your children are reading in school

Election software CEO arrested

Boston Dynamics promises NOT to weaponize its robots

Barge groundings in the Mississippi, more

Russians seek asylum in Alaska

CA to hand out stimulus checks to “help deal with inflation”

School counselor admits to sex with trans student

Amazon selling suicide kit

Cook County IL trying guaranteed income pilot program

Nope, still laughing at the irony here.

Federal judge strikes down portions of NYS’s new gun laws

Medicare fraud

Progress in predicting earthquakes

Links 9/25/22

United threatens to drop JFK

2015: getting a flu shot every year might not be better (but yes, lets get a covid booster every 2 months!!)

International crisis due to vax injury/death

Risk/benefit analysis for covid shots for young adults

Twitter thread: a look at the ACIP booster meeting

Danes stop recommending covid vax for under 50’s unless immune compromised

Japanese study finds transplant recipients rejecting transplants after vax

Twitter thread: more Japanese studies, another.

CDC admits that it wasn’t actually tracking vax safety data for covid vax

Previous Covid infection, but not Long Covid, associated with bad reaction to vax

US Navy cancels vax mandate for SEALS

NYS Gov ends Covid emergency right before elections (but don’t worry, we still have the Polio emergency!)

Vax Mandate could cost NYC millions

NYC Mayor admits that there’s no logic to his vax mandates

Judge blocks Head Start mask/vax mandate

Canada drops vax mandate at border, ditto Japan

Feds keep extending Covid Emergency

Sweden’s children had no learning loss (therefor, the problem isn’t covid, it was the reaction to covid), meanwhile CA delays releasing its state data, and Oregon’s numbers dropped.

Reanalysis of Bangladesh mask study

M to F trans girls still reach adult male height

Schools planning on feeding children insects in the UK

Largest Nursing Strike in history

India bans some rice exports, adds Duty to others

CA rice harvest produced half of normal amount

US harvests disappointing, food supply tight. Expect it to take at least two years to recover, assuming nothing else goes wrong.

NJ discovers that reusable bags aren’t all that

Walmart to offer in-home grocery delivery

US nuclear scientists recruited by China

Germans looking at gas heat shortage for the winter

Saturated Fat might not actually be a cardiovascular risk

TN running almost a year behind in testing rape kits

Dutch City bans ads about meat

Blue light from device screens may be the cause of early puberty

CDC in 2021: Racism is a Public Health Threat. CDC in 2022: we can’t declare Fentanyl a public health threat because its not a communicable disease

Climate emergency not supported by the data

100’s of IRS employees failed to pay taxes

Facial scanning for website age verification

Why Progressives undermine civilization

IL law will release 2nd degree murderers without bail

Pallbearer killed by officers

Fedex warns of decline in stock

Uber Hacked

New Orleans takes over as Murder Capital of the USA

Waiting in line to charge your EV

If your father was exposed to these chemicals before you were born you are at higher risk of cancer (but hey, the science on the covid vax is settled!!)

41% of NYC students have chronic absenteeism post pandemic, meanwhile SanFran had close to 90%

Colorado police handcuff woman (in suspected road rage incident), place her in the back of police car parked on the railroad tracks. Police car hit by train. Latest report is that she’s expected to survive.

America’s Racist Roads

Skyrocketing electric bills

A quick and dirty explanation of why railroad employees were going to strike (yes, its a lot more complicated than that, but really, people aren’t widgets).

Air Canada buys 30 electric planes

41yr old admits to running down teenager in political dispute. Released on $50k bail.

Bombings have become normal in Sweden

2020: Blackstone acquires, more, more, more

NYC schools student data hacked

Hotel Chain data hacked

Giant alligator interupts bow-hunt

Captain America helping rebuild roofs in Nola

Get paid to move to Iceland

Endangered horses born at zoo.

Links 9/11/22

American farms suffering from drought

The costs of growing food keeps going up

Flooding in Pakistan, and why this is a bad thing

Shortage of energy adding to European farmers problems

PFizer says vax 73% effective in children under 5

Your face mask may contain carcinogens, twitter thread

Omicron boosters not tested on humans, well, still they start administering it anyway

Infact, they only have final testing data from a whole 8 mice, gosh its so nice, the way they’re being so sure these things are safe.

AND at the same time they’re “de-authorizing” the old boosters, so even if you just got your last booster, you could be forced to get this one to stay up to date

If you’ve recently had Covid you need to wait at least 60 days before getting a booster

Twitter thread: C19 test swabs may contain a carcinogen

Mandatory hospital screenings fueling inaccurate death count (that was another conspiracy theory wasn’t it)

Natural immunity wins again, and again, bigtime

UK to stop offering the vax to healthy under 12yr olds

Cali set to pass law that takes away medical license of anyone who doesn’t toe the party line

Some health systems may start refusing medical exceptions for the vax again

Goldman Sachs orders all WFH workers back to the office

Biden Admin had weekly meetings to discuss who to censor.

Excess under 5 mortality

Tennessee will hold back 3rd graders who can’t pass reading test

If your 3rd grader is still struggling to read, this is your last year to help them catch up

Kentucky floods damaged schools

Your tinted car windows aren’t protecting your stuff

Missouri sheriffs resisting FBI CC audit

There aren’t enough metal and minerals available in order to get rid of oil

Most EVs may not qualify for the new EV credit

Austria sees energy price hike

UK coffee shop see’s its latest energy bill

Oil refinery shut down in Indiana, SOE declared

Less than a week after passing the bill that requires EVs only after 2035, CA requires EV owners to stop charging their cars due to lack of power

Cali decides that they need nuclear power afterall.

EU wants to “flatten the curve” of power use

Switzerland considers jailing people who use to much power

Another reason not to get a smart thermometer

Over 22% of San Fran’s EV charging stations don’t work

Ethanol plants allowed to pollute more than oil refineries

New paypal phishing scam

NY declares SOE over Polio

New Additional Philips Respironics device recall. Philips still hasn’t managed to fulfill the replacements for the previous recall.

Railroad strike imminent

Social worker threatened to take away kids if mom refuses sexual offers

Suicide! With 10 stab wounds in her back.

Cell phone tracking, on a budget

IRS disclosed private taxpayer info

The teenage girls are not all right

The kids, in general, aren’t all right

Legitimizing irrational anxiety is not healthy

Twitter thread: population crash

Twitter thread with links: Greenland ice sheet had the largest mass gain ever in one day

Snapchat gave Republican voter data to Democrats

Deja vue? Ship runs aground in the Suez canal. (they got it moving within a day this time though)

Visa, Mastercard, and AmEx to start tracking firearm purchases

Remote controlled cyborg cockroaches are now solar powered

Arkansas town banned from giving speeding tickets for a year

Gibson Bakery Wins! Maybe.

France to make twice as much champagne this year

Shrooms might be effective depression treatment

Links 8/31/22

NJ teachers union puts out ad calling parents extremists

Physical buttons better than touch screens in cars

Biological impurities in covid vax

Singapore acknowledges that children need to see faces

Wait, so HCQ is good again?

U of I admits that they plan to sell student/employee saliva samples taken as part of covid testing

Western U requiring Vax and Mask for this school year

Georgetown U masking and vax requirements

NJ’s largest school district keeps mask mandate

Twitter thread: 15 million people will lose medical coverage once public health emergency is ended (just in case you were wondering why they don’t want to end it before elections)

Last week I posted a link about how DC was mandating the vax for children for the school year. This week: there will be no virtual school for unvax’d students either. Either get the shot or don’t go to school. Bets on whether they’ll charge the parents for the children’s truancy? Someone must have finally gotten through to her, cause they then pushed the deadline out to January.

I’d swear I posted this before, but maybe not: a recounting of pediatric deaths in LA. Twitter thread.

The Lost Boys of Covid

You know, people literally lost their jobs for saying this over the last two years.

Moderna sues Pfizer

China gets upset when volleyballers are required to wear masks.

Beverly Hills store issues mask BAN due to masked robberies

Twitter thread: 2021 predictions coming true already

Excess Non-Covid Death numbers. Everyone keeps putting these behind paywalls, trying to find non-paywalled (or easily bypassed paywalls) for my links pages has been frustrating. The non-paywalled articles don’t tell me much. But if the data I’m getting is right, our excess deaths, not caused by covid, are through the roof, and not JUST from suicide either.

another 775Mill to Ukraine

RAF recruitment policy puts pause on hiring white males

White people banned from some off Berkeley off campus housing

The earth’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years

Saudi firm hasn’t been required to pay for water in AZ for years

The amount of water required to grow specific foods

Fire at onion processing plant

Fire at flour mill

Twitter thread: Nitrogen fertilizer producers cutting back

Ford to lay off 3000 workers

80% of the IRS’s revenue will come from small businesses

IRS audits the poor at 5 times the rate of anyone else

Vancouver getting first Canadian electric fire truck, it pumps less water, the batteries will only last for 90 minutes of use, and costs 20% more than the better pumping diesel powered trucks.

Los Angeles tried to get one, but it sprung a leak, and had to be sent back for repairs

Aus bank decides that it will stop giving loans for new gas/diesel powered cars, only used gas cars and electric vehicles, effective 2025

Cost of replacement batteries for cars

VA trying to un-link itself from CA’s car laws

Doctor asks dad to take pictures of toddlers body for medical diagnosis for virtual medical visit. Google decides its child porn, locks dad out of ALL of his google accounts, sends data to police, refuses to let him back into his accounts when police say there’s nothing wrong. (non-paywalled version)

Los Angeles wants to force hotels to house the homeless in any empty rooms

NY Gov says republicans need to leave NY

Some good news about Monkeypox

Canada plans digital ID program

Grand Jury recommends removing 4 Broward school board members over Parkland shooting

Forgiven student loans may be taxed

University of Washington had a study that showed negative results of “gender affirming care” and they hid it.

Twitter thread: French electricity prices just jumped, from 45 Euros to 1000 Euros

East Coast USA faces winter with low fuel supply

The myth of maternal instinct

Tugboat strike in Vancouver

Restaurant to stop catering to vegans due to their attitude

FBI agent destroyed evidence to frame pro-Trump prisoner

The same people keep winning the Maryland lotteries, over and over

Return of the rare Ojibwa horse

Links (8/24/22)

I normally try to only do link dumps once a week, but I didn’t get them done for a couple weeks, and now I have so many…so here’s a 2nd one this week, and I still have more to go

Children who were toddlers or younger during the Covid waves are way behind in speech and ability to read faces.

The CDC keeps putting out bad study after bad study on covid.

Aus recommends vax for under 5yrs old only in cases of extreme immune compromise.

Denmark has stopped the vax campaign untill the fall wave hits. Also, no longer gives the vax to under 18’s without a specific doctor’s reference of severe compromised immunity.

Masks not mandatory in Ontario schools this fall.

Facemask trash harming wildlife

High-school grads starting college, are completely unprepared due to covid

Child vax mandates increase school inequality

New Orleans mandates covid vax for children as young as 5 in order to receive schooling

Philly school district mandates masks for prekindergartners for the year

Comparing European child covid response to the USA‘s

Philippines still hasn’t reopened schools

Covid rules mean 8yr old recovering from being shot/paralyzed can only see his family once a week

1-5 seriously ill black americans were unable to get health care during covid disruptions, regardless of health insurance status. The numbers are worse American Indians, and only slightly better for whites.

Preprint from Thailand: the cardiovascular effects of the vax on children under 18 could be even worse than previously suspected. A look at the study.

Healthcare workers fired over vaccine mandate awarded $10million

Shanghai citizens flee from risk of lockdown in Ikea

Iceland: rate of reinfection from Omicron

.GOV Headstart program requires children as young as 2 to wear facemasks

Cali elementary school calls police after 4yr old refuses to wear a mask

Gasoline demand is lower now than it was in 2020. Which probly don’t say good things for the economy.

France still does all its voting on paper, in person, and hand counted. ID required.

A breakthrough in battery technology, given to China.

Carbon Dioxide shortage

I’m pretty sure thats illegal: NYC Mayor requesting photos of of all applicants applying for city jobs, in order to increase diversity

Princeton to use diversity filter to choose vendors

Minneapolis says it will lay off white teachers first

Sure, zombie pigs sounds like a good idea….NOT

Resurrecting the Tasmanian Tiger

New shipping rules could cut shipping availability by 75%

No good deed goes unpunished

Trying to stop the carp invasion

Trans activists admits (on social media) to sending hormones to youth without a prescription. Gets miffed when people notice.

2017: IRS apologizes for targeting people and groups by their political stance.

IRS audits the poor at 5 times the rate of everyone else

UK expects to have power outages in January

Spain cracking down on AC use

2016: FBI ran a website of child porn

FBI agent arrested for crimes against children

FDA expands monkey pox vaccine use to children with no trials

First off: if you love dogs don’t read THIS link. 2nd-first confirmed case of human to dog transmission of monkey pox. 3rd-if you treat your dog in a reasonably humane manner you don’t have anything to worry about

A look at whats behind the farm cuts

Serbian Farmers joining the protests

NY Gov signs law to remove the term “inmate” from use

Biomarker for POTS found

2018: Google bought Mastercard data to use to target ads for items bought offline

I had no idea Phonics had been REMOVED from schools!

Cali math curriculum guidelines

2014 electric car: replacement battery costs more than the car, but it doesn’t matter, cause the batteries aren’t available anyway

Hospital warns of shortage of children’s tylenol and similar meds

The original baby drop box

The most ridiculous duel in history

200 sex trafficking victims found

Your John Deere tractor can run DOOM