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"Participants in Moderna and Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine trials told CNBC in September that they were experiencing high fever, body aches, bad headaches, daylong exhaustion and other symptoms after receiving the shots."

From the article:

Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu," the agency said in its updated guidance. "Follow these tips to make your Thanksgiving holiday safer."


Since the flu is an annual event we should expect these restrictions to continue from now on....

"A $750 million computer program set up by the SBA in April was supposed to flag suspicious disaster-aid applications before they were approved, but last month Bloomberg News quoted current and former SBA workers and outside fraud investigators describing widespread fraud that the computers had failed to catch. Even a person posing as President Donald Trump made off with a $5,000 grant."

This might be the saddest thing I've heard. The notion that family / friends can no longer send books to inmates so the prison can profit is insane.

In 2020 even the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has covid

I haven't heard the show today yet (I listen when I do my walks) so maybe the boys covered this.

Came across this article proposing a 5% tax on people who work from home after the lockdowns. The only justification seems to be that it's a privilege so it should be taxed. And since you're saving money, you should give it to the gov't.

It seems to ignore that by working from home I use less resources, don't contribute to the city congestion, pollute less, etc.

Can someone explain to me the disadvantages of the old fashioned mechanical lever voting machines?

Every Year I ask this question. You go into the machine. You pull the handle. You flip the levers for your candidates. When you pull the handle to finish gears turn the odometers that count votes....

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This morning, before the show, I posted on my blog about Rahm Emanuel's comment turning former retail store employers into coders and how I find "coder" to be an inaccurate and downgrading term.

I have friends that claim they are packing their bags today, moving to GA, so they can establish residency by 12/1 in time to register to vote and vote in the run off. I wonder if that will be a thing.

Fellow Slaves:

I'm a little low on work right now if you're looking for a Dude Named Ben who does Drupal feel free to drop me a line. (PS, unlike the government, I don't do million dollar websites). Thanks!

How long does it take for the media to turn on the Victims of the Vienna Shooting? "If people were locked down to stop the spread they wouldn't be outside to be shot."?

I miss the days of accidental discovery on the web. Clicking the random button on a webring or hitting the stumble button on stumbleupon and being transported to a stranger's blog or a random page about some topic I know little about. Sometimes fun, sometimes silly, sometimes informative but always an adventure.

Now everything is so targeted. It's either things I'm looking for, or an algorithm determines that I'll be interested in. It might be more efficient but it's no longer fun.

From the spam filters of my website's webform : a BLM scam.


So I have decided to be a cockroach for Halloween... if I do it right, I'll just wake up that way

This little diddy comes out of the the Production and Design Group at Wagner College / NYU.

"We affirm that race is a social construct, not a biological fact.
Though definitions of race and racial identity are fluid, we recognize that the consequences of perceived racial membership are very real, and very resistant to change."

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