Is Trump’s failure in COVID so unusual for the US? I say, “no”.

January 4, 2021 § Leave a comment

Trump’s failed war on COVID shares features with the following failed:

  1. war on drugs
  2. war on poverty
  3. war on Vietnam
  4. war on Afghanistan
  5. war on Libya
  6. war on Syria
  7. war on ‘crime’
  8. responses to hurricanes during Republican administrations
  9. responses to depressions during Republican adminsitrations

Doing badly what shouldn’t be done at all…. seawalls for the wealthy.

December 31, 2020 § Leave a comment

Mapping disappearing beaches in Hawaii

December 30, 2020

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Maps  /  beach, Hawaii, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, ProPublica, wall

Ash Ngu for ProPublica and Sophie Cocke for Honolulu Star-Advertiser show the harm of building seawalls on Hawaii’s beaches. The walls protect luxury beachfront properties, but they have been built through administrative loopholes and destroy

“Facile” misused, laughably so.

December 31, 2020 § Leave a comment

Xiaoqing Chenadded an article

Facile synthesis of B,N-doped CQDs as versatile fluorescence probes for sensitive detection of cobalt ions in environmental water and biological samples

  • December 2020
  • Microchemical Journal
  • 4 Reads

adjective: facile

  1. 1. (especially of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial. “facile generalizations”

Ms. Groves is a victim of racist bigotry in this sense.

December 27, 2020 § Leave a comment

Ms. Groves is a victim of racist bigotry in this sense. She wasn’t taught the reality of racist bigotry. Racist bigotry, often I’d say, includes hiding its own existence. It gets you “asking” the wrong questions. It seems a shame that the nameless faces bureaucrats at the University are allowed anonymity. They, in their own way, I see as reprehensible as they are only concerned about face. I believe that had Ms. Groves not allowed herself to be pressured into “yielding the field” she could have prevailed. She violated no law and what she said weren’t really her words in the sense that she was a kid and you cut kids slack. What an awful and cowardly institution of higher learning she won’t be attending. That may be a good thing.

More Zionist Apartheid in “small, lonely, brave, democratic” Israel

December 27, 2020 § Leave a comment

Israeli Supreme Court hearing on petitions against law held 22 December; Adalah: The law’s distinct apartheid characteristics guarantee Israel’s ethnic-religious character as exclusively Jewish, while anchoring discrimination and racism against Palestinian citizens.

https://www.adalah.org/en/content/view/10203

The Role of the Poet

December 13, 2020 § Leave a comment

“Indeed, theirs was one of the few cultures of which, as Jacques Soustelle has expressed it, “mankind can be proud.” 2 There remain, however, two aspects of Nahuatl culture which have been neglected all too long—literature and philosophy.”

— Aztec Thought and Culture: A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind by Miguel León-Portilla

The human apes can’t not spoil what was once [an] Eden…

December 10, 2020 § Leave a comment

Humanity taking the Earth from Heaven to a Hellish State

Trumpfukery… such a loser

December 9, 2020 § Leave a comment

There is little doubt that Trump will be adjudged the worst president ever and one hopes that it is a record he keeps for a long time. In a week or so it’ll be a daily 9-11 death count. And the fix was available from the beginning. Trump has firmly established the falsity of the assertion of white supremacy.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/moderna-covid-19-vaccine-design.html

Bullshit. “a man of integrity and ethics” would not have accepted a Trump appointment or kept it once it was clear he was working for a Felon and Traitor

November 18, 2020 § Leave a comment

“Josh Minkler has served Indiana well for more than two decades — first as an assistant United States attorney, then as my first assistant and, most recently, as the United States attorney for the Southern District of Indiana,” said Hogsett. “He is a man of integrity and ethics, proving time and time again that his commitment to our community was paramount in his decision-making and leadership. I want to thank him for his service and wish him well in this next chapter of his career.”

Minkler is a trimmer. Whatever serves the career. Why didn’t he leave years ago? Would he have left if Trump had won? Nah…

Obama does what Trump would do… get special treatment to the detriment of the environment.

November 18, 2020 § Leave a comment