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* Photos of what Christmas looks like around the world,
* United, Delta cancel dozens of Christmas Eve flights, Covid hits crews,
* A Biden victory – supply chain crisis quietly evaporates!

Photos of what Christmas looks like around the world
“One theory behind Japan’s custom of eating KFC on Christmas is that it was a foreigner’s food of choice for the holiday since turkey wasn’t available. This inspired the company to market it as a Christmas food, a KFC Japan representative told CNBC.”
Credit: Yuichi Yamazaki, Getty Images
via CNBC


+ JOLT News: Code Blue hazardous weather declaration ratchets up support for homeless people in coming days

+ JOLT News: County health officer comments about omicron and how to minimize risk at holiday events

+ The News-Tribune (Tacoma): Nonprofit donated more than 200 acres on Nisqually River for threatened woodpecker

+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Inslee statement on payments collected for long-term care program

+ The Washington Post: [Seattle-based] Amazon is building warehouses in ‘opportunity zones’ that provide tax breaks and secrecy – The company has located delivery stations, fulfillment centers and even an air hub in regions that qualify for capital gains tax breaks under a 2017 law.


CNBC: United, Delta cancel dozens of Christmas Eve flights as Covid hits crews [Ed. note: Even Seattle-based Alaska Airlines canceled flights.]

Kaiser Health News: As Patients Caught COVID Inside Hospitals, Government Oversight Fell Short


Truthout: All They Want for the Holidays Is for Their Loved Ones to Come Home From Prison

The Atlantic’s David Frum: Biden Won Big With a Bad Hand – Relative to its strength in Congress, the Biden administration has proved outstandingly successful.

MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Most Americans don’t trust social media platforms with personal info: poll

Daily Kos: Biden gets to claim a victory after supply chain crisis quietly evaporates

CNN: Democratic congresswoman carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia

The Olympian: NHL pulls out of Olympics due to COVID-19 surge

The Washington Post: Separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by Trump, a mother and daughter work to reconnect

Truthout: All They Want for the Holidays Is for Their Loved Ones to Come Home From Prison


The New York Times Guest Essay By Laurence H. Tribe, Donald Ayer and Dennis Aftergut]: Will Donald Trump Get Away With Inciting an Insurrection?

MSNBC: Trump’s latest lawsuit against Letitia James is rich, even for Trump – It doesn’t take a legal scholar to know that Trump’s latest lawsuit is a mess. Here’s a professional explanation anyway. [Ed. note: Like Flynn’s case, Trump does not have the ability to hire proficient lawyers who will take his cases.]

CNBC: Trump asks Supreme Court to block House Jan. 6 riot panel from getting White House records

Daily Kos: Jim Jordan isn’t happy about being called before the Jan. 6 Select Committee, but it could be worse

CQ-Roll Call: Jan. 6 panel wants to interview Jim Jordan

The Washington Post: Trump’s newest [media company] business partner: A Chinese firm with a history of SEC investigations [Ed. note: For Trump, the modus operandi is always about who will give him money.]

Rolling Stone: Election Workers Sue Giuliani for Peddling B.S. About Them – Rudy Freeman and Wandrea Moss claim pro-Trump media outfit and Trump lawyer defamed them and “bear responsibility for … partisan character assassination”

Posted by Steve on December 24, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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