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  • 'Davos Man' by Peter S. Goodman: How billionaires devoured the world

    01/24/2022 6:52:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    Charter Works ^ | 01 24 2022 | Staff
    Until Omicron forced a late change of plans, the World Economic Forum was expected to hold its annual meeting in person in Davos, Switzerland this coming week. That was to be the context for the release of Davos Man by Peter S. Goodman, a New York Times reporter, on Tuesday. The book is a pointed critique of the Forum and US CEOs—including Marc Benioff, Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, Larry Fink, and Stephen Schwarzman—who are part of the class of globe-trotting billionaires which political scientist Samuel Huntington dubbed Davos Men. It’s an impressively detailed recounting of the reordering of conventions of...
  • Dairy Queen celebrates 75 years in Texas, asks customers to share favorite DQ memories

    01/24/2022 3:03:53 PM PST · by mylife · 99 replies
    Dairy Queen restaurants across Texas are celebrating their 75th anniversary, including the location at 1835 W. Louisiana St., McKinney. In commemoration of the milestone, Dairy Queen is asking its customers to share their favorite DQ memories at “DQ restaurants in Texas have been part of the fabric of the Lone Star State’s communities for 75 amazing years,” Lou Romanus, CEO of the Texas Dairy Queen Operator’s Council, said in a news release. “Almost everyone I meet tells me about a particular memory they experienced at their favorite DQ restaurant in Texas. The anniversary of the DQ brand in Texas...
  • Ford Stops Taking Maverick Orders Due To Overwhelming Demand

    01/24/2022 2:48:02 PM PST · by setter · 52 replies ^ | 1-24-2022 | Jalopnik
    Ford has stopped accepting customer orders for the Maverick because demand for the compact pickup now exceeds Ford’s production capacity. The problem is people keep ordering the Ford Maverick, and the carmaker says it refuses to take on more orders than it can build, according to the Wall Street Journal. To be clear, this is a good problem to have, unlike the problems Ford ran into with recent model debuts. Right now, Ford is struggling to catch up on Maverick orders dating back to the truck’s release, and the carmaker told dealers those orders get first dibs. Some inventory will...
  • 2ND Grade Class Pics.(Sad)

    01/24/2022 2:15:56 PM PST · by justme4now · 52 replies
    I don't really have anything to say other than ... When is enough enough!? Just thought everyone should have a chance to see this!
  • Vegas Police: Man Killed in SWAT Shootout Was Not a Suspect

    01/24/2022 1:53:14 PM PST · by Fido969 · 24 replies
    US News ^ | Jan. 14, 2022 | Associated Press
    A 19-year-old man killed in a shootout with Las Vegas police SWAT officers as they burst into an apartment was not the suspect in a murder investigation that prompted the raid, a department official said.
  • How to Make Store-Bought Mayonnaise Taste Homemade. Mayo is an almost perfect blank slate for experimentation.

    01/24/2022 8:50:19 AM PST · by mylife · 57 replies
    lifehacker ^ | claire lower
    If you make your own mayo, you know you can go all out by playing around with vinegars and various fats. Duck fat mayo, for instance, will change your sandwich game. Even something as simple as swapping egg yolks for whole eggs can change the flavor and texture of your spread. But while I love tweaking and tinkering with homemade recipes, I always have a jar of store-bought mayo in the fridge. While it doesn’t have quite the same kick out of the jar, mass-produced mayo has a much longer shelf life than the homemade stuff, and it’s just so...
  • CBS Mornings Report: Some parents say baby formula is hard to find

    01/24/2022 6:35:57 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 51 replies
    CBS Mornings ^ | 1/24/22 | CBS Mornings Anna Werner
    Some kinds of baby formula are getting harder to find in parts of the country. CBS News’ consumer investigative reporter Anna Werner has been speaking to some frustrated parents. Air Date: Jan 24, 2022 Video at link
  • Croatia: "Enough is Enough" Initiative Has Collected Enough Signatures To Initiate A Referendum On The Abolition Of The Covid Certificate

    01/24/2022 5:34:03 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/24/22 | Disclose TV
    JUST IN - Croatia: "Enough is Enough" initiative has collected enough signatures to initiate a referendum on the abolition of the Covid certificate, Novi List reports.
  • NHS Lateral Flow Test Fraud - Black LED Light Reveals Pre Set (RIGGED) Results

    01/24/2022 5:11:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/23/22 | Homo vivus in terra
    This is a video of a black LED light over a NHS lateral flow test that has not been used to determine if some is Covid positive. As we can see in the video the tests are already have a pre determined mark on them if you are a positive or not. This explains a lot of the mixed results from multiple tests. This is how an assay test works.There is a control line (C) and a Test line (T). You usually place 3 drops of urineor other fluid onto the test strip to obtain a result. The Test...
  • Thinking about getting your kids or grandkids an Oculus 2?

    01/24/2022 1:11:55 AM PST · by Tacrolimus1mg · 5 replies
    I know that Zero Hedge is banned here for a reason, namely its anonymous authors and potentially unverifiable information, but this subject matter was a little too important for me not to share. For those of you who have kids or grandkids who own one of these or who want one, there has apparently been a problem with child sexual grooming in VR chat. A user started a documentary on this subject, and I think it's necessary to share it. This is the link, where video of the documentary can be viewed. (CONTAINS DISTURBING SUBJECT MATTER): I will post...
  • Prince 199

    01/23/2022 11:45:18 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 18 replies
    Prince ^ | 1982 | Prince
    Don't worry, I won't hurt U I only want U 2 have some fun I was dreamin' when I wrote this Forgive me if it goes astray But when I woke up this mornin' Coulda sworn it was judgment day The sky was all purple, There were people runnin' everywhere Tryin' 2 run from the destruction, U know I didn't even care
  • Fauci Reveals He Has Forged In Secret A Master Vaccine To Rule All The Others

    01/23/2022 4:01:29 PM PST · by wastedyears · 12 replies ^ | 1/22/2022 |
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Addressing the nation from his dark tower, Dr. Fauci revealed today that he has been forging in secret a master vaccine to rule all the others and cover all the lands in darkness. The "One Vaccine to Rule Them All" apparently gives Fauci the power to control anyone who has "so foolishly" taken his free gift of vaccines throughout the pandemic.

    01/23/2022 12:02:13 PM PST · by mylife · 61 replies
    According to rumours, David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor between 2005 and 2010, has been cast as the next Doctor. And if the circulating rumours are to be believed it would make the Scottish actor the first and only actor to play two incarnations of the Timelord. The tip off was spotted on a Facebook fan page, in which a user suggested a credible BBC source had leaked the information. The user claims this source is the same person who leaked the casting of Sacha Dhawan as the Doctor’s nemesis, The Master, in series 12. The original source of...
  • How Bolivians Defeated The Vaccine Mandate

    01/23/2022 7:55:53 AM PST · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | January 23, 2022 | GreatGameIndia
    It is quite interesting to see how exactly Bolivians defeated the vaccine mandate set out by their authorities. The protests and roadblocks have finally yielded favorable outcomes in the country.The government of socialist President Luis Arce abolished the necessity of proof of coronavirus vaccination to access any public institution or place of business on Jan. 19.Jeyson Auza, the minister of health, issued the statement.On December 28, representatives from the Movement for Socialism (MAS) released the original “supreme decrees” 4640 and 4641, which sparked widespread protests and legal challenges in the provinces of Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, El Alto, and...
  • Mysterious ice formations showed up in Chicago this week

    01/23/2022 7:51:37 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 23 Jan 2022 | Allison Chinchar
    This week ice pancakes were found along Chicago's shoreline of Lake Michigan. Ice pancakes, much like their namesake, look exactly like you think they would -- round flat discs made of ice. They are common in the Arctic but typically only start making an appearance in the Lower 48 states once the temperatures get well below freezing for several days. "A signature feature of pancake ice is raised edges or ridges on the perimeter, caused by the pancakes bumping into each other from the ocean waves,"
  • My speech at "Defeat the Mandates" march today

    01/23/2022 7:49:42 AM PST · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | 1/23/2022 | Steve Kirsch
    Here is the text of the speech I'll deliver on Jan 23 at our rally in DCSteve Kirsch2 hr ago 361130 Rally info DEFEAT THE! This event is a “let’s come together in unity to say the mandates must end.” I’m pleased to announce that Comedian JP Sears will be the moderator for the event. Here is the official website. Assemble at 10:30am at the Washington Monument for a walk to the Lincoln Memorial…Read more5 days ago · 395 likes · 313 comments · Steve KirschIntro: Steve Kirsch is a former high tech executive from Silicon Valley who left...
  • Rare Spinal Cord Condition Flagged as Potential Adverse Effect Of COVID-19 Vaccines: EU Drug Regulator

    01/23/2022 4:25:43 AM PST · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | January 22, 2022 | GreatGameIndia
    A rare spinal cord condition could be amongst the vaccine’s adverse side effects, according to an EU drug regulatory authority. The committee even, who reviewed the data over a three day conference, made a suggestion addressing vaccine manufacturers to add a warning and spread awareness.A change to the product information has been indicated by the European Union’s drug regulator, for COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, recommends to include a warning of a rare spinal cord condition called transverse myelitis.Transverse Myelitis is a rare condition that involves inflammation of one or both sides of the spinal cord. Symptoms...
  • Saturday Night Film Noir

    01/22/2022 5:31:11 PM PST · by ex91B10 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | unknown | n/a
    Two fishermen pick up a psychopathic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.
  • Vanity - Help identify propellant in a target load

    01/22/2022 4:49:33 PM PST · by KingLudd · 41 replies
    1/22/2022 | Kingludd
    Greetings. I'm trying to reverse engineer a 38 special factory load that works well in a S&W Mod 52 - Winchester 148 gr. Mid-range wadcutter target load. Specifically, I could use some help identifying the propellant. Charge weight in the factory round is 2.6 gr. Projectile is HBWC. About 710 fps. Powder is flattened ball powder with a grey/silver color. It might be a blend, but if anyone has any ideas of what brand this propellant this is, please PM me. Thank you. FRegards. [url=][img][/img][/url] [url=][img][/img][/url]
  • Deaths from COVID-19 with no other underlying causes

    01/22/2022 1:58:13 PM PST · by absalom01 · 8 replies
    UK Office for National Statistics ^ | December 16, 2020 | UK office for national statistics
    You asked ​​Please can you advise on deaths purely from covid with no other underlying causes. We said Thank you for your request. We are responsible for the production of mortality data for England and Wales, this is derived from death certificates in the process of death registration. For mortality figures where COVID-19 was the sole cause of death, please see: Pre-existing conditions of people whose death was recorded with an underlying cause of COVID-19, this dataset can be found in section 8 of the Monthly mortality analysis bulletin. This dataset provides a greater insight into the leading pre-existing cause...