Friday. Three Gorges Dam in China above Wuhan continues to hold back floodwater. 24-hour webcam shows the dam still stable with some overflows.
Thursday. Sweden's refusal to close down their country for this year's COVID-19 quasi-flu already paying dividends.
Wednesday. An "AI" program makes "hand-painted" artworks?
Tuesday. Amazing this needs to be said, but seems it has to be. The case for teaching Western civilisation.
Monday. Canadian academic censored for criticising diversity hiring.
Sunday. Armed militia threaten violence in Louisville "within four weeks" if no justice delivered for Breonna Taylor, a woman killed during a March police raid. The group is called the 'Not Fucking Around Coalition' and is led by John Fitzgerald Johnson, also known as 'The Real Grandmaster Jay'.
Saturday. Interesting story of a charity founder who comes up against Black Lives Matter's 'cancel culture'.
Friday. Potent image of a nude Portland protestor's apparent pussy power gently questioned in an UnHerd piece.
Thursday. Given inside-page treatment in the press, what looks like a covert war in Iran continues.
Wednesday. Interesting new work on biology of ageing.
Tuesday. Interesting discussion of an old Hannah Arendt worry that space exploration was "Earth alienation".
Monday. February book review about sports-result racism.
Sunday. "Bow-wielding 'Forest Rambo' Disarms Four Police Officers", escapes into German Black Forest, recaptured after 5-day manhunt.
Saturday. The Three Gorges dam above Wuhan might be deforming under the weight of holding back floodwaters during heavy rains. Denials from Peking are coming thick &
Friday. Huge fake-gold scandal emerges centred on Wuhan.
Thursday. Hominid footprints in old rock might undermine the Out-of-Africa theory.
Wednesday. Wokeism examined as a new religion. The author twice mentions "late-stage capitalism" as if it's a real thing, rather than a rhetorical foil for the idea that Marxism has some kind of content. He also seems to believe that inequality is as bad as absolute poverty.
Tuesday. Bastille Day. The day an entire prison was torn apart by a mob, killing several innocent people in the process, to find fewer than ten inmates, none of them the imagined political prisoners. Apparently July 14th in France now commemorates both the 1789 mayhem and (to reduce the embarrassment a bit) the more peaceful Feast of the Federation on July 14th 1790, before France really descended into police-state horror.
Monday. A town in North Carolina has decided to institute compensation for pre-1865 slavery, in the form of business grants.
Sunday. Douglas Murray on campaigns to punish choice of lover.
Saturday. Wokeness examined as a totalitarian mindset.
Friday. Legislation in the next two weeks might remove jury trials for some cases while the backlog of hearings caused by the (of course, completely unnecessary) COVID-19 "lockdown" is cleared.
Thursday. Anyone not yet up to speed on 'deep faking' simply must watch this 1-minute vintage Star Trek re-edit.
Wednesday. Policy statement by part of the UN that seems to entail reorganising the entire world under their control.
Tuesday. Three more from the impressively upbeat Confidence Man (who apparently should, strictly speaking, be written "Confidence, Man"):
Don't You Know I'm in a Band /
Santa's Coming Down the Chimney /
Better Sit Down Boy.
Monday. Shouty in parts, but fascinating details about COVID-19 test's flawed design.
Sunday. Vital piece on cultural self-hate.
Saturday. Africa's role in slavery, bravely raised by venerable Jamaican newspaper.
Friday. The Greeks are toughening up against the continuing Turkish stealth invasion.
Thursday. El Trumpo's patient & low-cost Syria policy seems to be working.
Wednesday. Depressing but informative discussion of Cultural Marxism in education.
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