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    Daily Digest 1/10 – Apps Track Transactions Over $600; Athlete Beats Australia Covid Detention; CDC Corrects Supreme; Vax Mandates Obsolete

    by Stewart

    Monday, January 10, 2022, 8:14 AM

Economy

Venmo and CashApp Now Monitoring Transactions Over $600
The Biden administration is using corporations to do his dirty work. A line item inserted into the American Rescue Plan will now be the “back door” to finding out how Americans are spending their money.

 

Richmond Fed’s Barkin Says a March Rate Rise Is Conceivable
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin said Friday he supports the central bank’s hawkish outlook for monetary policy and is open to raising interest rates when its bond buying stimulus effort winds down.

 

Energy

Coal was dying. Then 2021 happened.
According to a report released Monday by the energy research firm Rhodium Group, coal use rebounded for the first time since 2014, growing 17 percent in 2021.

 

Louisiana firm to pay $475M in settlement over longest-running oil leak in U.S. history</
Taylor Energy’s former Gulf of Mexico offshore oil production facility is the source of the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history, ongoing since 2004, per a Department of Justice statement.

Environment

Air pollution: Delhi’s smog problem is rooted in India’s water crisis
Every winter, Indian capital Delhi’s toxic air is fuelled by farmers burning crop stubble. But the fires don’t stop. Why? The answer lies in water.

 

Exposing Environmental Threats from Dying Gas Wells
There are hundreds of thousands of such decrepit oil and gas wells across the U.S., and for a long time few people paid them much mind.

Health

CDC Director Disputes Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s Claim About Kids Seriously Ill With COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walenksy disputed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s claim that 100,000 children are hospitalized or seriously ill with COVID-19 during arguments made before the court on Jan. 7.

 

There is no evidence so far that vaccines are reducing infections from the fast-spreading variant.

 

Why More Americans Are Saying They’re ‘Vaxxed and Done’
The messiness of Omicron data—record-high cases! but much milder illness!—has deepened our COVID Rashomon, in which different communities are telling themselves different stories about what’s going on, and coming to different conclusions about how to lead their lives.

 

International Tennis Star Defeats Australia’s Covid Detention Center
But the government said the immigration minister could still use his personal power to cancel the player’s visa a second time over his Covid-19 vaccination status.

Resilience

Man Trapped in I-95 Winter Storm Dies Trying to Walk Home
The snowstorm left scores of people stuck in a 50-mile traffic jam on Virginia highway I-95 last week, many of them stranded in freezing conditions for over 24 hours.

 

North Korea Claims 2nd Hypersonic Missile Test
North Korea claimed Thursday to have conducted the second successful test flight of a hypersonic missile, days after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his military forces despite pandemic-related difficulties.

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  • Mon, Jan 10, 2022 - 9:19am

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    VTGothic

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    An El Salvador Covid Care Public Service Announcement Is Worth Emulation

    It's a plan anyone can get behind, and it's free.

    Posted by E.S. President Bukele on his Twitter feed (1 min.).

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  • Mon, Jan 10, 2022 - 10:42am

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    Izzy Bea

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    The latest Vinay Prasad article

    It Is Time to Face Reality about the Vaccines ⋆ Brownstone Institute

    It Is Time to Face Reality about the Vaccines

    The science has spoken, time to move on, big pharma and enthusiasts of its medical propaganda can rest now.

    https://brownstone.org/articles/it-is-time-to-face-reality-about-the-vaccines/

    Booster mandates make no sense for young people/ working people/ hospitals/ anywhere. Young people will only be, at best, slightly less likely to spread for a short period of time, but the epidemic waves will eventually over take them. Boosting should happen in populations where it further reduces severe disease and death— aka older and vulnerable people. Focus on that and let college kids off the hook.

     

    Conclusion: you cannot contain the viral spread of omicron by boosting.

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  • Mon, Jan 10, 2022 - 12:36pm

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    westcoastjan

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    New Pierre Kory terminology to emulate

    https://pierrekory.substack.com/p/saturday-night-fight-at-the-pharmacy

    ...Note that I no longer call them “federal health agencies” as all their actions have been 100% consistent with what a pharmaceutical or vaccine manufacturer would want them to do. To prove that point, I simply ask that, when you read an announcement in corporate media that reports a new decision or action by the federal pharmaceutical agencies (FPA’s for short), simply ask yourself “is that what a pharmaceutical company would do?”...

    Edit after posting: this article is beyond heart rending... the battles Dr. Kory and other doctors are having with uncooperative Pharmacists are beyond despicable. Indeed, where are the lawyers?!?

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  • Mon, Jan 10, 2022 - 1:23pm

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    westcoastjan

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    Kirsch - new big data study

    Not sure if this has been posted yet, apologies if it has.

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/new-big-data-study-of-145-countries

    ...The study found that the COVID vaccines cause more COVID cases per million (+38% in US) and more deaths per million associated with COVID (+31% in US). ...

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  • Mon, Jan 10, 2022 - 9:17pm

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    ezlxq1949

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    Djokovic's treatment

    The Feds are simply incalculable. They seem grimly determined to expel him, laws or no laws. Public sentiment here is divided but I can't say in what proportions.

    If nothing else, this incident reveals all the more clearly the qualities of our incumbent political masters.There's many adjectives I could use,  but I will confine myself to just one plus a noun: a bitter disappointment.

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  • Tue, Jan 11, 2022 - 5:50am

    Arthur Robey

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    Australian Politics.

    I watch with interest the Australian politicians commit political suicide. If they don't drown in their own faeces, then Aliens are afoot.

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  • Tue, Jan 11, 2022 - 7:54am

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    thc0655

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    The pandemic may be fading but the hateful “othering” continues to build

    https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-01-10/why-shouldnt-we-dance-on-the-graves-of-anti-vaxxers

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