The fiasco in Afghanistan is a grave blow to America's standing | The Economist
Via: Freewill • Critical Thinkers • 12 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 months ago
“And much of the blame lies squarely with Joe Biden”
Much discussion has been had about this situation. The Economist offers an accurate account and reasonable non-partisan analysis.
Federal Agents Agree to Withdraw From Portland, With Conditions - The New York Times
Via: Freewill • News & Politics • 29 Comments • 2 Likes • last year
“Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon said the teams will begin a withdrawal on Thursday. Federal officials cautioned that they will withdraw only when they...”
This should be interesting.
New Data on T Cells and the Coronavirus | In the Pipeline
Via: Freewill • Health, Science & Technology • 1 Comments • 2 Likes • last year
“Well, I was writing just the other day about what we don't know about the T-cell response to coronavirus infection, and as of today we know quite a...”
This could be a move in the right direction if it is found that even pre-existing T cells can provide cellular immunity against and/or at least some level of treatment for those already infected with Covid-19. From what I have read some of these recent discovers could also explain why some...
Wishing Everyone a Happy Memorial Day Weekend From California!
By: Freewill • Photography & Art • 20 Comments • 7 Likes • last year
“View of the sunset from a safe social distance”
Enjoyed a great BBQ outdoors with friends and family, remembering those who have fought and sacrificed for our freedom! Thank you to all of our military families and first responders for all that you and your loved ones do in the service of others! Stay safe and healthy this Memorial Day...
Cuomo: Most new NY coronavirus hospitalizations are from people who stayed home
Via: Freewill • News & Politics • 16 Comments • 3 Likes • last year
“Early look at data from 100 New York hospitals shows that 66% of new admissions related to the virus are people who were at home, Cuomo said.”
What do you make of this? Not sure how the data was controlled, but scary to think that the shelter at home policies might be having unintended consequences.
Justin Amash Wants to Destroy the System that Created Trump - POLITICO
Via: Freewill • News & Politics • 57 Comments • 3 Likes • last year
“But critics fear his third-party White House bid will only serve to reelect the president.”
I kinda like what this guy has to say, and he left the party for many of the same reasons I did. Need to do some more research on the man, but might be someone who could challenge the 2 party lock on our system. Somebody that perhaps both moderate Republicans, Democrats and of course...
Coronavirus rescue loans for small business went to community lenders as big banks fumbled
Via: Freewill • News & Politics • 44 Comments • 3 Likes • last year
“Small businesses that rushed in vain to tap $349 billion in emergency U.S. loans to survive the coronavirus crisis are facing a harsh reality: Some...”
I'm curious to hear about the experience other small businesses have had in trying to secure a PPP loan via SBA approved lenders under the CARES Act. I am half owner of a small engineering firm, serving clients in essential industries such as food processing, food and beverage, and data...
Bernie Sanders is wrong on democratic socialism in Sweden, and everywhere else
Via: Freewill • News & Politics • 43 Comments • 1 Like • last year
“Sanders’ argument takes as its starting point the perception that the Scandinavian “third-way” economic model of democratic socialism — combining...”
"The Vermont senator has embraced an urban legend; his love affair with Scandinavian socialism gets it all wrong". Interesting historical perspective on Bernie Sander's appeal for a society modeled after Scandinavian "democratic socialism". Scandinavian historical and economic researchers feel...
Rush Limbaugh producer 'Bo Snerdley' founds new PAC for black conservatives
Via: Freewill • News & Politics • 66 Comments • 7 Likes • last year
“With partner Autry Pruitt, he promises to 'make Black Americans Republican again'”
In the wake of the backlash surrounding the presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh at the SOTU address, Rush's producer of almost 30 years shares an interesting perspective. He also said in a recent newsletter: The battle lines have been drawn by liberal Democrats...
The history — and psychology — behind the tax refund
Via: Freewill • Now Trending • 130 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 years ago
“There has been a great deal of talk about the TCJA and it's impact on various tax filers, but the one complaint we read over and over is that of...”
As McAuliffe is constantly telling his clients, and anyone else who’ll listen: a refund is just money you overpaid in taxes. It is an interest-free loan to the government — one you can avoid by changing the amount your employer withholds from your paycheck. But for the multibillion-dollar tax...