The UN's World Happiness Report says Finland is the happiest country on Earth for the third time running, which it links to its strong welfare state and high levels of public trust in government.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-51969508Ah socialism. Great if you want the highest quality of life in the world. Not so great if you are a greedy selfish prick who wants everything for himself.
I spent two hours walking around today trying to find somewhere which had some. Must have been in 15 or 16 shops before I finally got hold of some in a Polish place on the way out of town.This is what capitalism has given us. Greedy, selfish, paranoid idiots with no care or concern for the well-being of anybody else.
Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21.All of those who died had underlying health conditions and were over the age of 60.The total number of confirmed cases in the UK has reached 1,140.The government said on Friday it estimated the true number of UK cases to be around 5,000 to 10,000.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51889957
NIST lead investigator Shyam Sunder tells Popular Mechanics: Those clouds of dust may create the impression of a controlled demolition, Sunder adds, "but it is the floor pancaking that leads to that perception."http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/news/debunking-911-myths-world-trade-centerNIST's findings do not support the “pancake theory” of collapse, which is premised on a progressive failure of the floor systems in the WTC.http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/wtc/faqs_wtctowers.cfm
Bernie is a “democratic socialist,” advocating for improvements that western European counties have had for decades as well as ones we had decades ago—like nearly tuition free higher education after World War II at state universities from California to New York and even an early sales tax on Wall Street trading.Donald is a corporate socialist and a champion of the dictatorial, corporate state (Wall Street owning Washington) that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called “fascism” in a message to Congress in 1938.Bernie is a good, crisp debater. Donald is a shouter, stage liar, and evader-in-chief. Bernie refuses corporate PAC money and has millions of people funding the campaign with small donations. Trump goes for the zillionaires. I could go on. For more usable information, read the new book, Fake President, by Mark Green and me.According to the number one Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Trump is “a crook, a thief, a liar. He should be in prison.” Can anybody think honest Bernie is not electable against corrupt Donald?https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/06/trump-vs-sanders-concise-comparison-voters-and-why-bernie-wins-hands-down
I noticed that a lab in London is offering payments of £3500 for two weeks in isolation, playing video games and watching TV. The catch is they infect you with coronavirus.Do you agree with using human guinea pigs in this way in an attempt to find a cure?
I was greeted this morning by the spectacle of a President calling refugees and immigrants “animals” on Twitter. But that wasn’t the truly disgraceful thing. I scrolled through my Twitter feed, hoping. Would this be the day? After all, no one had done it so far. Not in the New York Times, not the Post, not CNN, not MSNBC. Perhaps, perhaps. This would finally be the day, wouldn’t it?I mean, this was over the line. And how many more lines are there to be crossed? So I checked, and checked. Chris Hayes, Jake Tapper, Beto (I think), pundit after pundit, politician after politician. They were vehement in their outrage and condemnation. But there was something missing. The most important something of all, as Orwell taught us — his test, which we’re still flunking.Not a single person I could see had the courage, grace, sense, or wisdom to use the simple but accurate word, concept, idea, historical lesson, “fascism.” (In fact, looking at my Twitter feed, I was the only one who did. And nobody much seemed to care. Don’t cry for me, dummy. Cry for you.) Because all of this raises a simple and serious question. It’s an ugly and inelegant one — but I think it has to be asked at this point — so forgive me.Are Americans (really) so stupid they don’t even know fascism when they see it? Is that where we are? Who we are? Why the world laughs at us, not knowing whether to be horrified, amused, or entertained? Why is it not a single person of repute has used the word “fascism” to describe what’s happened to America…even on the day the Prez literally says the word “animals”?https://eand.co/are-americans-really-so-dumb-they-dont-know-fascism-when-they-see-it-34cae64efa72