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True Dough's Journal
True Dough's Journal
October 1, 2021

How about a banana? No? How about a whole bunch?

A little too green for my liking. Also, peeled is preferred.

September 27, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic cut life expectancy by most since World War Two: study

But how's that possible when there's enough Ivermectin to go around?

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy in 2020 by the largest amount since World War Two, according to a study published on Monday by Oxford University, with the life expectancy of American men dropping by more than two years.

Life expectancy fell by more than six months compared with 2019 in 22 of the 29 countries analysed in the study, which spanned Europe, the United States and Chile. There were reductions in life expectancy in 27 of the 29 countries overall.

The university said most life expectancy reductions across different countries could be linked to official COVID-19 deaths. There have been nearly 5 million reported deaths caused by the new coronavirus so far, a Reuters tally shows.

"The fact that our results highlight such a large impact that is directly attributable to COVID-19 shows how devastating a shock it has been for many countries," said Dr Ridhi Kashyap, co-lead author of the paper, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.


September 26, 2021

Betsy DeVos Criticizes GOP's 'Infatuation' With Trump

Add another Trump appointee to the LONG list of 'em who have seen the light (at least to some degree). But she was still horrible as education secretary.

Billionaire Betsy DeVos “implicitly criticized the GOP’s ongoing capture by Donald Trump” during a speech she gave before the Michigan Republican Party as their former Chair. DeVos made the comments on Saturday at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.

On the same day Trump was holding a campaign rally in Georgia, DeVos told attendees at the biennial conference on Mackinac Island she worries that “principles have been overtaken by personalities in today’s political environment,” as reported by the Detroit Free Press. “Though personalities can be important to point the party toward its policies, ‘ours is not a movement dependent on any one person,’ DeVos said.”

“Education is about students, not systems,” DeVos said. Education funding “should be tied to students”, not systems and buildings.

DeVos, who served as education secretary under Trump, compared her time in Washington, D.C., to a trip to the dentist, saying it was useful but she was glad when it was over. But one of the bright points, DeVos said, was that she “didn’t have to live under the thumb of that woman from Michigan,” a reference to Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and her “mind-boggling” actions during the pandemic that closed schools and businesses” according to DeVos. DeVos served as Republican National Committeewoman for Michigan from 1992 to 1997 and as chair of the Michigan Republican Party from 1996 to 2000 and from 2003 to 2004.

September 25, 2021

"Spider" terrorizes rottweiler

Halloween is coming, after all...

September 24, 2021

21 million Americans say Biden is 'illegitimate' and Trump should be restored by violence: survey

What the hell should be done about 21 million wackadoos?

A recent Washington demonstration supporting those charged with crimes for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol fizzled, with no more than 200 demonstrators showing up. The organizers had promised 700 people would turn out – or more.

But the threat from far-right insurrectionists is not over.

For months, my colleagues and I at the University of Chicago Project on Security and Threats have been tracking insurrectionist sentiments in U.S. adults, most recently in surveys in June. We have found that 47 million American adults – nearly 1 in 5 – agree with the statement that “the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump and Joe Biden is an illegitimate president.” Of those, 21 million also agree that “use of force is justified to restore Donald J. Trump to the presidency.”

Our survey found that many of these 21 million people with insurrectionist sentiments have the capacity for violent mobilization. At least 7 million of them already own a gun, and at least 3 million have served in the U.S. military and so have lethal skills. Of those 21 million, 6 million said they supported right-wing militias and extremist groups, and 1 million said they are themselves or personally know a member of such a group, including the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys.

September 20, 2021

Lions or Packers tonight? How much is riding on it? $736,000 for one bettor...

Gonna be an exciting or hellacious evening for someone one step away from a fortune...


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