Odds and Ends — 8 September 2021


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Cryptocurrency, Investing, Money, Economy, and Debt:

SEC threatens to sue Coinbase over crypto yield program it considers a security

Australian Crypto and Remittance Businesses Face Debanking

The Great Computer Chip Shortage of 2021 is Just Heating Up

The great computer chip shortage of 2021 will likely get worse before it gets better. This conclusion was reached following brief study and anecdotal review. 😁

Coronavirus News, Analysis, and Opinion:

Idaho Begins Rationing Hospital Care

Vietnam: Man gets five years in jail for spreading Covid

Judge says Ohio hospital cannot be forced to use ivermectin to treat Covid, reversing earlier decision

Official Who Denied Pandemic Now In Hospital

Breakthrough Infections Are Still Very Rare

Politics:

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Mexico Decriminalizes Abortion

Russia’s Gas Squeeze Exposes Europe’s Low Reserves

Russia’s Vladimir Putin is orchestrating a deliberate energy supply crisis in Europe by restricting the seasonal flows of pipeline gas, preventing the region rebuilding its severely depleted inventories fast enough before the onset of winter.

Democrats Move to Expand Social Safety Net

Passage of the bill, which could spend as much as $3.5 trillion over the next decade, is anything but certain. President Biden, who has staked much of his domestic legacy on the measure’s enactment, will need the vote of every single Democrat in the Senate, and virtually every one in the House, to secure it. And with two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, saying they would not accept such a costly plan, it will challenge Democratic unity like nothing has since the Affordable Care Act.

Jim Jordan Says Vaccine Mandates Are ‘Un-American’

But critics panned Jordan’s Labor Day message as being off — way off — by nearly 2½ centuries. George Washington, the commander in chief of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, made the bold decision in 1777 to require that his troops be immunized after a smallpox outbreak devastated the nation.

Anti-Abortion Snitching Site Keeps Getting Wrecked

Trump Adviser Detained In Brazil

Following reports of his detention by Brazilian police, former Trump spokesman Jason Miller issued a statement saying that he had been questioned by law enforcement for three hours at the airport in the capital of Brasilia.
Said Miller: “This afternoon my traveling party was questioned for three hours at the airport in Brasilia, after having attended this weekend’s CPAC Brasil Conference. We were not accused of any wrongdoing, and told only that they ‘wanted to talk’. We informed them that we had nothing to say and were eventually released to fly back to the United States. Our goal of sharing free speech around the world continues!”

Just 44% of West Virginians Say Election Was Legitimate

Democrats Likely to Tie Storm Relief to Debt Limit Hike

The combination would present a triple threat, daring GOP lawmakers to go on record in opposition to aid for disaster-hit communities, staving off a debt default that could throw financial markets into chaos and preventing a government shutdown.

Serendipity:

How Arctic warming can trigger extreme cold waves like the Texas freeze – a new study makes the connection

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