By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Hen Tune of the Day
I considered jackdaws due to Konrad Lorenz’s great King Solomon’s Ring, which I learn once I was fairly younger (and unaware of Lorenz’s views on “social decline”).
Daurian Jackdaw, Bei Zha Forest Reserve Nangqian Qinghai, Qinghai, China. “Rain.” So much occurring right here, together with different birds and a barking canine. The clopping sound jogs my memory a horse’s hooves, however now I believe it’s simply raindrops beating on… What? The mike?
“However what’s authorities itself, however the biggest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51
“Right here’s meals for thought, had Ahab time to suppose; however Ahab by no means thinks; he solely feels, feels, feels.” –Herman Melville, Moby Dick
“So lots of the social reactions that strike us as psychological are the truth is a rational administration of symbolic capital.” –Pierre Bourdieu, Classification Struggles
“U.S. alerted Russia to Biden’s Ukraine go to for “deconfliction functions,” White Home says” [CBS]. • So I assume the air raid sirens have been a part of the picture op? It could appear so:
CNN’s Alex Marquardt:
“I have been right here for the previous 5 days. I’ve not heard any explosions. I’ve not heard any air sirens, till about half an hour in the past, proper when President Biden was within the middle of Kiev.” pic.twitter.com/Sg21krb3d9
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 20, 2023
And talking of picture ops:
In the meantime, Dad’s pupils are the dimensions of dinner plates due to what they juiced him up with. Therefore the sun shades. So father and son share a bond.
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Why is the Surgeon Normal of the US utilizing his public workplace to shill for a non-public firm?
Whereas the job of the Nation’s Physician is to “present People with the perfect scientific data accessible on tips on how to enhance their well being and scale back their danger of sickness and damage,” Murthy behaves as if his actual job is to get People to simply chill.
— Martha Lincoln (@heavyredaction) February 21, 2023
Effectively, cash, in fact. So I assume I don’t imply “why.” I imply “how?”
“Buttigieg unveils freight rail reforms in wake of East Palestine derailment” [The Hill]. • Nothing about Precision Scheduled Railroading. Or empowering unions. I’m shocked.
“Unique: McCarthy provides Tucker Carlson entry to trove of Jan. 6 riot tape” [Axios]. “Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy has given Fox Information’ Tucker Carlson unique entry to 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage from the Jan. 6 riot, McCarthy sources inform me. Carlson TV producers have been on Capitol Hill final week to start digging by means of the trove, which incorporates a number of digicam angles from throughout Capitol grounds. Excerpts will start airing within the coming weeks. Carlson has repeatedly questioned official accounts of 1/6 [the idea!!!] , downplaying the riot as ‘vandalism.’” Was anyone really charged with riot, a Federal crime? Did I not get the memo? Extra: “Now his exhibits — ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ on Fox Information, and “Tucker Carlson As we speak” and “Tucker Carlson Originals” on the streaming service Fox Nation — have an enormous trove of uncooked materials. Carlson advised me: ‘[T]right here was by no means any authentic cause for this footage to stay secret.’ ‘If there was ever a query that’s within the public’s curiosity to know, it’s what really occurred on January 6. . It’s unattainable for me to grasp why any trustworthy individual could be bothered by that.” • There’s no “by definition.” Digital proof isn’t proof. Here’s a chart on the 1/6 expenses:
I don’t see “riot.”
Democrats en Déshabillé
Affected person readers, plainly individuals are really studying the back-dated put up! However I’ve not up to date it, and there are various updates. So I should do this. –lambert
I’ve moved my standing remarks on the Democrat Occasion (“the Democrat Occasion is a rotting corpse that may’t bury itself”) to a separate, back-dated put up, to which I’ll periodically add materials, summarizing the addition right here in a “reside” Water Cooler. (Hopefully, some Bourdieu.) It seems that defining the Democrat Occasion is, the truth is, a tough drawback. I do suppose the paragraph that follows is on level all the way in which again to 2016, if not earlier than:
The Democrat Occasion is the political expression of the category energy of PMC, their base (lucidly defined by Thomas Frank in Hear, Liberal!). ; if the Democrat Occasion didn’t exist, the PMC must invent it. . (“PMC” modulo “class expatriates,” in fact.) Second, all of the working elements of the Occasion reinforce one another. Go away apart characterizing the relationships between components of the Occasion (ka-ching, however not fully) these components comprise a community — a Flex Web? An iron octagon? — of funders, distributors, apparatchiks, electeds, NGOs, and miscellaneous mercenaries, with property within the press and the intelligence group.
Be aware, in fact, that the category energy of the PMC each expresses and is restricted by different lessons; oligarchs and American gentry (see ‘industrial mannequin’ of Ferguson, Jorgensen, and Jie) and the working class spring to thoughts. Suck up, kick down.
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“Sanders targets drug corporations over COVID-19 vaccine value hikes, excessive prescription prices” [CBS]. • Most cancers surgeon goes into the bandaid enterprise. It’s pathetic.
“Blueing Kansas” [The American Conservative]. “The left believes that mass voter registration campaigns improve election turnout and that top turnout results in Democratic victories. The trick is getting hundreds of thousands of disengaged eligible voters on the voter rolls in key states, a feat requiring a military of activists and an ocean of cash. The left has each. The highest 24 leftist voter registration nonprofits spent an estimated $434 million in 2020 alone, a lot of which got here from foundations of ‘progressive’ mega donors sharing the final title ‘basis.’… However that’s simply the tip of the iceberg. The left excels at working within the shadows, using subtle speaking factors and mobilization methods to deceive voters into believing these causes are grassroots. The reality is that it’s the identical drained, cynical politics People are sick to demise of.” • I believe these guys have the NGOs confused with the left. Are they actually that dumb?
Appears like “leveling off to a excessive plateau” throughout the board. (I nonetheless suppose “One thing Terrible” is coming, nonetheless. I imply, moreover what we already learn about.) Keep secure on the market!
• Readers, for the reason that nationwide information programs in the US are being vandalized, let’s begin amassing hyperlinks to state information, too. If readers would ship me hyperlinks (see Plant under) to their favourite State and native dashboards/wastewater websites, that will be nice. Canadians, too! Or go away a hyperlink in Feedback.
Assets, United States (Nationwide): Transmission (CDC); Wastewater (CDC, Biobot); Variants (CDC; Walgreens); “Iowa COVID-19 Tracker” (in IA, however nationwide information).
Assets, United States (Native): CA (dashboard); CO (wastewater); CT (dashboard); IL (wastewater); IN (dashboard); MA (wastewater); MD (dashboard); ME (dashboard); MI (wastewater; wastewater); MT (dashboard); NC (dashboard); NH (wastewater); NY (dashboard); OH (dashboard); SC (dashboard); TX (dashboard); VA (dashboard); VT (dashboard); WA (dashboard; dashboard); WI (wastewater).
Assets, Canada (Provincial): ON (wastewater); QC (les eaux usées); BC, Vancouver (wastewater).
Hat tricks to useful readers: Art_DogCT, CanCyn, ChiGal, Gumbo, hop2it, JB, Joe, John, JM (2), JW, Michael King, LaRuse, mrsyk, otisyves, Petal (5), RK, nRL, RM, Rod. (Readers, I’m not placing your deal with subsequent to your contribution as a result of I hope and count on the record will probably be lengthy, and I would like it to be simple to scan. (If you happen to go away your hyperlink in feedback, I exploit your deal with. If you happen to ship it to me through e mail, I exploit your initials (within the absence of a deal with.)
• Extra like this, please! Complete:
1 6 11 18 20/50 (40%). Can anybody discover RI? Additionally, we should always record states that would not have Covid assets, so others don’t look fruitlessly. Thanks!
Search for the Helpers
I ought to do that extra typically:
Pulling as much as the grocery retailer, I see an older couple in surgical masks. I occur to have two new 9210 Aura N95s in my automotive, thanked them for masking, and gave them the 2 masks and shared the significance of match.
“Thanks, we couldn’t discover higher masks than these blue ones.”
— Joaquín Beltrán (@joaquinlife) February 21, 2023
Though I do advocate for sprays, and present them to folks.
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“Covid Meetups” [COVID MEETUPS (JM)]. “A free service to seek out people, households and native companies/companies who take COVID precautions in your space.” • I performed round with it some. It appears to be Fb-driven, sadly, however you should use the Listing with out logging in. I get rational hits from the U.S., however not from London, UK, FWIW.
Covid Is Airborne
Many individuals appear to have actual issues grokking the concept of a number of layers of safety:
2/ For the dimensions of the dean’s suite & degree of air flow, this single CR field reduces our inhalation dose of respiratory and different aerosol particles by roughly 50% on excessive setting. That is good, however not practically the dose discount achieved by carrying a well-fit N95 masks.
— Richard Corsi, PhD, PE (Texas) (@CorsIAQ) February 19, 2023
Perhaps this one factor doesn’t need to be — can’t be — the entire reply? The place does this mentality come from? (Any New Englander is aware of you layer up within the winter, and never all days demand the identical quantity or sort of layers. However absolutely precept is common?)
Far UV unboxing:
Lafayette, we’re right here
35 ACHe unboxing – get stuffed, COVID
(We really DO have “the instruments” if the idiots in cost would concentrate on the correct ones) pic.twitter.com/7pevN8V7P3
— Bryan Kirschner (@bryan_kirschner) February 20, 2023
$900 USD every, was no problem orderingthem, though 6-8 week lead time
— Bryan Kirschner (@bryan_kirschner) February 21, 2023
That’s an extended wait and some huge cash.
#COVID19 #VariantDashboard – #UnitedStates
TOP lineages (#15DAYTRENDS):
Up to date: 02/20/2023
— Raj Rajnarayanan (@RajlabN) February 21, 2023
“Lengthy COVID charges fall by half nationwide, New England charges amongst lowest” [Connecticut Public Radio]. “The variety of folks reporting lengthy COVID signs fell by roughly half from final summer season to 1 in 10, in response to new information from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s (CDC) Family Pulse Survey, analyzed by Kaiser Household Basis (KFF)…. Researchers couldn’t pinpoint whether or not lengthy COVID charges have been definitively linked to the variant, vaccination and boosters or fewer exterior pandemic pressures – social isolation and loneliness. Venkatesh theorized that it’s almost certainly a mixture… ‘It’s constructive findings that the odds are lowering,’ [Dr. Ulysses Wu, an infectious disease expert at Hartford Hospital] stated. ‘However we nonetheless need to stop folks from getting COVID. And one of the simplest ways to assist along with your lengthy COVID is to not get COVID to start with.’ Wu expects lengthy COVID charges to extend if COVID charges begin to climb.”
“Lengthy Covid Is a Incapacity. Right here’s The way to Ask for Office Lodging.” [Wall Street Journal]. “Many individuals with lengthy Covid are legally entitled to lodging at work to assist them do their jobs. Nonetheless, some are discovering it onerous to ask for assist…. [T]he onus is normally on staff to make the case for help. However coming clear on the restrictions posed by lengthy Covid is tough for a lot of…. In 2021, the federal authorities clarified that lengthy Covid could possibly be thought of a incapacity below the People with Disabilities Act (ADA). Lengthy-Covid signs and severity can fluctuate tremendously. Folks with lengthy Covid often expertise extraordinary ranges of fatigue, which could be worsened by exertion, cognitive impairment, nervous-system dysfunction, in addition to vascular, respiratory and immune-system points. Between 7.7 million and 23 million People have lengthy Covid, in response to a November report by the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies. In instances the place the situations restrict at the least one main life exercise, the required lodging may be short-term or everlasting, relying on every employee’s case.”
What an act of civic vandalism:
March tenth, 2023 is the day that JH shuts down their complete COVID case & demise assortment infrastructure — an infrastructure that reaches all the way in which right down to the county degree within the US
There’s nothing else remotely prefer it
I designated March 10, 2023 as “Blind Day” pic.twitter.com/YOaTbEXsAg
— Gregory Travis. Make colleges #DavosSafe (@greg_travis) February 21, 2023
Plainly elites don’t actually need to return to the Eighteen Nineties:
The trivialisation and normalisation of an infection. For many of its historical past public well being noticed an infection as a nasty factor. Throughout Covid flu and colds have been utilized by minimisers to counsel that widespread an infection is a authentic and current public well being technique. Let’s see. /1 pic.twitter.com/Uo2oER5puN
— Henry Madison 🦠x0 (@RageSheen) February 20, 2023
Extra just like the 1490s.
BioBot wastewater information from February 21:
For now, I’m going to make use of this nationwide wastewater information as the perfect proxy for case information (ignoring the medical case information portion of this chart, which in my opinion “goes unhealthy” after March 2022, for causes as but unexplained). At the very least we are able to spot tendencies, and examine present ranges to equal previous ranges.
From the Walgreen’s take a look at positivity tracker, revealed February 21:
-0.5%. Nonetheless on the excessive plateau, equal to earlier peaks.
Demise charge (Our World in Information):
Complete: 1,142,704 –
1,142,595 = 109 (109 * 365 = 39,785 deaths per 12 months, right now’s YouGenicist™ quantity for “residing with” Covid (fairly a bit larger than the minimizers would love, although they will discuss themselves into something. If the YouGenicist™ metric retains chugging alongside like this, I may need to resolve that is what the powers-that-be take into account “mission completed” for this explicit tranche of demise and illness). Effectively, the whole wasn’t 192 once more. Not that I really feel higher about it.
It’s good that for deaths I’ve a easy, each day chart that simply retains chugging alongside, in contrast to all the pieces else CDC and the White Home are screwing up or letting go darkish, good job. (Although CDC could also be jiggering the numbers quickly. Decrease, naturally.)
Lambert right here: Lowest degree in awhile. Though we’ve seen this earlier than.
• I confess I’ve not mastered the surplus deaths statistics. Then once more, the chart above begins at zero. And it’s not at zero now, is it? Take Germany for instance:
Jaw dropping 52% extra demise charge in Germany in late December, the very best for any interval for the reason that begin of the pandemic. 10-30% constantly by means of 2022. We’ll quickly uncover mass covid an infection and secure societies can not coexist. pic.twitter.com/n64VfKrdJb
— Nate Bear (@NateB_Panic) February 21, 2023
It seems like a recipe for some form of psychic break at a inhabitants degree
— Nate Bear (@NateB_Panic) February 21, 2023
Effectively, maybe not the inhabitants degree. Some are fairly happy, making good cash, constructing their bunker, and so on.
• And mortality charges. Take the UK for instance:
The distinction within the COVID mortality charge is far narrower than earlier within the pandemic. That is more likely to be a results of unvaccinated folks buying some immunity from prior infections.
Chart 2 – deaths involving COVID. pic.twitter.com/skYOAH1lXb
— COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group (@COVID19actuary) February 21, 2023
There are not any official statistics of curiosity right now.
The Bezzle: “Chatbots set off subsequent misinformation nightmare” [Axios]. “New generative AI instruments like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s BingGPT and Google’s Bard which have stoked a tech-industry frenzy are additionally able to releasing an unlimited flood of on-line misinformation.” You say that prefer it’s a nasty factor. Extra: “Generative AI packages like ChatGPT don’t have a transparent sense of the boundary between reality and fiction. They’re additionally inclined to creating issues up as they attempt to fulfill human customers’ inquiries…. At Microsoft, consumer suggestions is taken into account a key part to creating ChatGPT work higher…. ‘The problem for an finish consumer is that they could not know which reply is right, and which one is totally inaccurate,’ Chirag Shah, a professor on the Info Faculty on the College of Washington, advised Axios.” • If certainly there may be one right reply. A lot of the necessary questions in life are usually not answerable (What’s love? What’s consciousness? Why can we sleep? Why can we die?).
Tech: Syntax vs. semantics:
In 1997, Walmart tried to enter the German market, and have become a case examine in failure.
My favorite story from this era was that employees have been educated to be pleasant to prospects, which freaked out some buyers, however made others suppose employees have been hitting on them.
— Nic Houghton (@40PercentGerman) February 21, 2023
As we speak’s Worry & Greed Index: 64 Greed (earlier shut: 67 Greed) [CNN]. One week in the past: 72 (Greed). (0 is Excessive Worry; 100 is Excessive Greed). Final up to date Feb 21 at 12:36 PM ET.
Feral Hog Watch
I simply bought Neal Stephenson’s newest doorstop of a guide, Termination Shock, as a result of within the first few passages the Queen of the Netherlands, who’s piloting her non-public aircraft, is diverted from Houston to Waco as a result of the air is a too scorching, and crashes right into a sounder of feral hogs who’re crossing the ACT runway as she’s touchdown. I rejected the choice, Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry of The Future, even when it does point out MMT, as a result of once I opened it and browse just a few random paragraphs, the central bankers have been good guys doing the correct factor. I’ve an enormous pile of books to evaluate, and Stephenson’s is considered one of them. Perhaps he regained his Snow Crash contact?
Little cubes besides in wallpaper, in 1902:
The Terrasse Youngsters with Black Canine, 1902 #pierrebonnard #bonnard https://t.co/gX1zAqAJkZ pic.twitter.com/t4VUa80hHY
— Pierre Bonnard (@pierre_bonnard) February 21, 2023
Cloisonnism, however not in Tahiti.
“Third affected person freed from HIV after receiving virus-resistant cells” [Nature]. “A 53-year-old man in Germany has turn into at the least the third individual with HIV to be declared cleared of the virus after a process that changed his bone marrow cells with HIV-resistant stem cells from a donor. For years, antiretroviral remedy (ART) has been given to folks with HIV with the purpose of decreasing the virus to nearly undetectable ranges and stopping it from being transmitted to different folks. However the immune system retains the virus locked up in reservoirs within the physique, and if a person stops taking ART the virus can start replicating and spreading. A real treatment would eradicate this reservoir, and that is what appears to have occurred for the newest affected person, whose title has not been launched. The person, who’s being known as the ‘Düsseldorf affected person’, stopped taking ART in 2018 and has remained HIV-free since. The stem-cell method concerned was first used to deal with Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the Berlin affected person. In 2007, he had a bone marrow transplant, by which these cells have been destroyed and changed with stem cells from a wholesome donor, to deal with acute myeloid leukaemia. The workforce treating Brown chosen a donor with a genetic mutation known as CCR5Δ32/Δ32, which prevents the CCR5 cell-surface protein from being expressed on the cell floor. HIV makes use of that protein to enter immune cells, so the mutation makes the cells successfully proof against the virus. After the process, Brown was capable of cease taking ART and remained HIV-free till his demise in 2020. In 2019, researchers revealed that the identical process appeared to have cured the London affected person, Adam Castillejo. And, in 2022, scientists introduced that they thought a New York affected person who had remained HIV-free for 14 months may also be cured, though researchers cautioned that it was too early to make certain.” • Bone marrow transplants aren’t for everybody….
Our Famously Free Press
“The Supreme Court docket might change the legal responsibility recreation for web companies. Right here’s how” [Yahoo Finance]. “A 1996 regulation that’s credited and criticized for legally immunizing interactive web sites — like YouTube (GOOG) (GOOGL), Fb, Instagram (META), and Twitter — that reasonable, and chorus from moderating, posts made by third events, is about to face a problem earlier than the U.S. Supreme Court docket. The underside line: the case, relying on the end result, might overhaul the dangers of recommending on-line social content material. On Tuesday, the excessive court docket is scheduled to listen to arguments in Gonzalez v. Google, which questions conflicting appellate court docket interpretations of Part 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. The regulation, typically cited as containing the ’26 phrases that created the web,’ supported speedy proliferation of interactive web sites by shielding them from obligation for harms third occasion content material might trigger. In Gonzalez, members of the family and the property of Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen killed in a December 2015 ISIS taking pictures at Paris’ La Belle Equipe bistro, argue that Google ought to be held at the least partially responsible for her demise. That’s as a result of, they allege, the corporate’s YouTube service knowingly permitted and advisable, through algorithms, inflammatory ISIS-created movies that allegedly performed a key position in recruiting the attackers.” • I believe outlawing suggestion algorithms could be swell. Then my timeline could be solely from accounts I subscribe to, in reverse chronological order, like God meant (and the way it was within the blogosphere). In some way, nonetheless, I doubt that the Court docket will come to such a rational choice when there are such a lot of different alternatives to make new regulation.
“LABOR ACTION TRACKER 2022” [ILR Worker Institute]. “We’ve created a complete database of strikes throughout the US as a result of official information sources solely document a small fraction of this exercise. Since funding cuts by the Reagan administration within the early-Nineteen Eighties, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) excludes work stoppages of lower than 1,000 staff from its database. As this report demonstrates, solely recording very massive work stoppages excludes the overwhelming majority of strike exercise and leaves practitioners, policymakers, and students misinformed in regards to the true degree of office battle. Strikes stay an necessary supply of labor activism and, at the least compared to 2021, have elevated in salience. On this report, we observe the lead of the BLS and doc work stoppages, which embody each strikes and lockouts.” • Useful, interactive map:
“The reply to the East Palestine catastrophe: Railroad staff’ management over security and dealing situations” [WSWS]. “Railroaders have been warning in regards to the situations that resulted within the derailment for years. They embody the influence of Precision Scheduled Railroading and related attendance schemes, infinite cost-cutting by the railroads, an enormous discount within the dimension of the nationwide workforce, and a rest of inspection and upkeep. These have made the trains ticking time bombs. All of us knew that one thing like this was sure to occur. In actual fact, it occurs day-after-day, the place on common there are three derailments in the US…. The catastrophe is a direct consequence of Congress’ ban on our hanging. The situations on the railroads have been decaying for years. We wished to combat for higher and safer situations, sufficient staffing and upkeep. However the authorities determined that the revenue pursuits of the railroads are extra sacred than our democratic proper to strike and even the correct of the general public to a secure and wholesome surroundings.” • Actually odd that that Lever Information and a refrain of liberals instantly centered on technical options….
“America’s afternoon afterthought” [Vox]. After-school care. “A nationwide survey of suppliers carried out by Edge Analysis on the finish of 2021 discovered half of respondents have been ‘extraordinarily involved’ about hiring employees and staffing shortages. One other nationwide survey led in the summertime of 2022 by the EdWeek Analysis Middle discovered related outcomes: Recruiting and retaining employees have been by far the highest challenges college principals and after-school leaders reported. Many say in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic and hasn’t returned.” • Perhaps the “pool” “evaporated” as a result of the employees died. Or received lengthy Covid. Or determined that they didn’t need to work in an surroundings saturated with deadly pathogens. Or — one hopes — went on to earn more money at higher jobs (unhappy to say. Hey, possibly we might use jail labor. Or ex-military. Perhaps cops who received fired?
From The Black Swan, apparently:
“I disagree with the followers of Marx and people of Adam Smith: the rationale free markets work is as a result of they permit folks to be fortunate, due to aggressive trial and error, not by giving rewards or “incentives” for talent.” – Nassim Taleb
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Knowledge (@TalebWisdom) February 19, 2023
I don’t suppose Marx sees class as pushed by psychological components, and that on the society degree, so-called “luck” is a operate of 1’s class place — i.e., the assets one has to acknowledge and make the most of luck — looks like an unexceptionable proposition. Nonetheless, this quote does throw a sidelight on catastrophe capitalism.
“Assume Ambitiously on Behalf of the Poor” [Peste]. “After I completed medical college, I made a decision I wished to dedicate myself to supporting the poor in my nation. I selected to remain in Sierra Leone, and I’m grateful that I did, as a result of in 2014, I used to be capable of work intently with Dr. Paul Farmer in the course of the Ebola outbreak. And all through our time working collectively, I discovered a lot from him. I partnered with PIH as a result of I believed of their mission: to supply a preferential possibility for the poor in well being care. We spent years slowly rising our work and offering extra entry to take care of the poorest folks in Kono. Paul taught me early in our relationship to suppose ambitiously on behalf of the poor folks I used to be serving. …. Paul as soon as advised me that not being bold means not contemplating the poor. He provides that when you ask the poor and susceptible about what sort of healthcare they need, they may all say they need the perfect well being care doable for anybody on the earth. It’s the similar I might need for my household. Subsequently, prime quality healthcare ought to be accessible for all on the earth, no matter the place you reside or how a lot cash you could have.”
Information of the Wired
“The way to Begin Your Weblog in 2023” [Yury Molodtsov]. ” Having your personal platform permits flexibility and portability, so your content material could be stored on-line virtually eternally. There are lots of choices on the market, starting from WordPress and Ghost to static blogs to managed on-line platforms and Micro.weblog. How do you select between them?” • For some, the blogosphere by no means went away. Perhaps it’s going to revive once more?
“DYEP? (Do You Even Philosophy?” [SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE]. Seneca, Ethical Epistle 15.2-3: “The thoughts is sick with out philosophy. The physique too, even when it possesses nice power, stays no completely different from the power of a person in rage or insanity. So, take care of the well being of the primary particularly, after which the second, which is not going to be onerous for you, if you wish to be effectively.”
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Squirrels cleaned me out. No nation for tulips. pic.twitter.com/lX5gy8thJn
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