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NASCAR drivers push Bubba Wallace's car to the front of the field at Talladega


The song in hebrew, sung by the IDF


Walgreen prices are extremely high across the board

Apparently this strategy works for them, they clearly don't care about value shoppers at all.

They won't price match of course, because they don't care.

All the OTC and HABA stuff I use, I buy at target or online, but sometimes I have to use them or CVS. A three pack of tums at walgreens in the phx area costs about $4.50, it's $1.29 at target. That's a huge difference in margin.

It's like that with everything there.

Yom Ha'atzmaut tweet from an Israeli.


Building on the left is for sale, $85,000.


Prime location on a busy corner lot. Just one block off the Historic Downtown Square in Paris TX in a highly visible location. The property is ripe for renovation and is a great candidate for loft living. Private entrance in the rear of the building provide access to what was living quarters with a full bathroom in place. There is also shared gated alley. Downstairs is ideal for an office, retail, gallery or antique showroom.

Mexico's coronavirus-skeptical president is setting up his country for a health crisis

Source: Vox

As Mexico fast approaches what’s highly likely to be a large coronavirus outbreak, the country’s leadership — mainly its president — mostly insists that everything is fine.

In speech after speech, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known by his nickname AMLO, tells Mexicans they shouldn’t fear Covid-19, even as hundreds of thousands of people have confirmed infections worldwide. Despite warnings from global health officials, he continues to hold political rallies, kiss supporters, and request that Mexicans go out shopping to prop up the country’s sputtering economy during a global slowdown.

“Live life as usual,” he said in a video posted to Facebook on March 22, showing him outside at a restaurant. “If you’re able and have the means to do so, continue taking your family out to eat … because that strengthens the economy."

AMLO’s advice, experts say, is deadly. What makes matters worse is that his policies over the past few years have set the stage for a profound health crisis. In a major effort to cut government spending, AMLO has reduced funds for the country’s hospitals and medical centers by millions. It’s left the nation short of physicians, medical equipment, beds, and coronavirus tests.

Read more: https://www.vox.com/2020/3/26/21193823/coronavirus-mexico-andres-manuel-lopez-obrador-health-care


Is it “normal” for elderly Holocaust survivors to be murdered while celebrating Passover? That’s what today’s Op-Ed in the New York Times appears to suggest.

The piece, by anti-Israel activist Raja Shehadeh, uses the coronavirus scare as a pretext to attack the Jewish state. The hook is that American cities are ordering people to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The pitch is that cruel Israelis ordered Palestinians to remain indoors for no reason at all. Shehadeh strains to squeeze anti-Israel talking points into his ostensible lesson about the coronavirus. Or is it the other way around? “Unlike the Israeli guns that posed an equal threat to anyone moving outside of their homes without permission, the virus discriminates by age.” He writes of Israel’s “strangulating roadblocks.”

And for what? Apparently nothing. In what is the piece’s most disingenuous and offensive passage, Shehadeh writes,

In 2002, when my neighbors and I had our movement severely restricted by an Israeli military siege, I tried my best to continue living as normally as I could. It was springtime then, as it is now. I would look out the window and lament my inability to venture out to the lush hills all around covered with wildflowers. But the danger lurking outside my house back then was readily recognizable: armed soldiers enforcing the stay-at-home orders. Only Palestinians were under threat. While we suffered, normal life continued elsewhere, indifferent to what we were enduring.


The natural evolution of a bad analogy

I'm not surprised, just the other day a poster here used the term "final solution" to describe trump's approach to Democrats.


For starters, the choice of Anne as a sole symbol of our tragedy is problematic and in many ways exposes a bias, favoring educated, secular, city-dwelling Jews from Western Europe over the majority of the Holocaust's victims who were nothing like that.

But worse is this: the Holocaust doesn't begin or end in the Extermination Camps and the infamous gas chambers. In the USSR alone, some 1.3 million Jews were murdered via much more rudimentary means, being shot to death or burned alive.

But starvation and disease were just as much a part of the genocide apparatus as the gas chambers and killing ditches were. Anne Frank's death was not a case of criminal negligence, it was murder.

Three more tweets.

'Cat Tracker' study reveals the secret wanderings of 900 house cats

THE GOAL OF the massive international Cat Tracker project was simple: find out where pet cats go when they’re outside. Researchers have tried to tackle this question in the past, either by following cats on foot (good luck!) or by putting radio-transmitters on collars around cats’ necks, but Cat Tracker was singular in its scale—nearly a thousand cats across four countries wore GPS trackers for a week to shed light on how far they range and where they go.

After six years, the results are in. Published in the journal Animal Conservation, a new report the Cat Tracker team compiled data across continents to find that for most cats, there’s no place like home.

“I was surprised at how little these cats moved,” says lead author Roland Kays of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. “Most of them spent all their time within 100 meters [330 feet] of their yard.” While it’s good news that most cats aren’t wandering into natural areas, the study reveals that pet cats nonetheless can cause ecological mayhem and put themselves in danger. (Read more about following in the footsteps of felines here.)

Michael Cove, a cat expert at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute who studied the effects of feral and free-roaming cats on endangered small mammals in the Florida Keys, lauded the study as “quite an accomplishment."

“I am unaware of any studies that have examined the spatial ecology of this many individual domestic cats, or any domesticated species for that matter,” he says.


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