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* Hubble’s 2021 portraits of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune,
* 58 years ago the nation wept as JFK’s life ebbed,
* Andrew Sullivan: American democracy at risk because citizens can’t compromise!

“Hubble’s 2021 portraits of the outer planets show changes in the atmospheres of Jupiter (left), Saturn (upper right), Uranus (middle) and Neptune (lower right). Science: NASA, ESA, Amy Simon (NASA-GSFC), Michael H. Wong (UC Berkeley).”
Image processing: Joseph DePasquale (STScI)



+ The Olympian: 10 things Western Washington gardeners should be thankful for

+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Statement on COVID booster expanded eligibility – as the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup confirmed actions taken Nov. 19th.

+ The Olympian: Washington gets another positive state revenue forecast


NPR: Protests have broken out across Europe in response to tightened COVID-19 restrictions

The Washington Post via MSN: Marine Corps compliance with vaccine mandate on course to be military’s worst

The Defender: In interviews just days apart [last week], Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted COVID vaccines aren’t effective, but both suggested the solution is to give more boosters to more people.

Business Insider via Yahoo!: Disney World pauses COVID-19 vaccination mandate policy for park staff

Common Dreams: As COVID Cases Surge in Europe, US Death Toll Now Surpasses 2020 Fatalities


CNET via MSN: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope delivers epic new views of gas giant planets

Daily Kos: Psst, gas prices are falling, partly thanks to President Biden. Someone alert the GOP

Associated Press: Interior secretary seeks to rid US of derogatory place names

Daily Kos: Democratic lawmakers blast Supreme Court commission for ‘both-sidesing’ court politicization

Daily Kos: Secret ALEC-run ‘Academy’ of right-wing lawmakers met to discuss voter suppression strategies

Daily Kos: Rittenhouse Attorney Reveals that Fox News and Tucker Carlson Bankrolled the Defense Team

Politico: As a coal plant fights for life, it could enrich Manchin – A power plant that buys coal from a company controlled by Sen. Joe Manchin’s family is fighting to stay alive by generating electricity for superfast data computing [i.e. a cryptocurrency mine], after being on the brink of financial collapse for years.

CBS 60 Minutes: Andrew Sullivan on American political discourse and rescuing conservatism in 2021 – says American democracy is at risk because citizens can’t compromise or separate politics from life.

[Ed. note: Click here for this provocative interview!]

Bloomberg: More American Adults Say They Don’t Expect to Have a Child: Poll – as U. S. birthrate trends down


Rolling Stone via MSN: Trump Actively Seeking Vengeful Ouster of Alabama’s Republican Governor, Report Says

Daily Kos: Trump looks to be putting the screws to both McCarthy and McConnell

The Washington Post via MSN: A MAGA squad of Trump loyalists sees its influence grow amid demands for political purity among Republicans

NBC News: Fueled by Trump-inspired grievance, attempts to terrorize public officials escalate

Posted by Steve on November 22, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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  1. The Defender’s article is basically a promo piece to advertise RFK Jr’s conspiracy book about Fauci, Gates, and Big Pharma. The article inaccurately quotes both Gates and Fauci — neither said the vaccines were not effective. They said the vaccines have been very effective in preventing illness and death, but did not stop spread. Fauci said the vaccines appear to be waning in effectiveness over time — which is unknowable data prior to emergency application.

    Comment by Shelley Lucus on November 22, 2021 at 7:20 am

  2. Fauci discussed with The New York Times of waning immunity [from the first round of vaccines], breakthrough infections and the importance of COVID-19 booster shots.
    “Get vaccinated if you’re not vaccinated and boostered if you have been vaccinated,” Fauci said on Sunday, November 20, on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
    Fauci said in The New York Times podcast: “I think the boosting is going to be an absolutely essential component of our response, not a bonus, not a luxury, but an absolute essential part of the program.”

    Comment by Steve on November 22, 2021 at 1:18 pm

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