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* Select national news from the weekend,
* Q unmasked – 2 teams of computer scientists identified the same two men,
* How conspiracy theorists steered Canada’s anti-vaccine trucker protest!

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Linguistic Detectives Identify Two Likely People Behind QAnon Conspiracy.
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*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

The New York Times (accessible text): Who Is Behind QAnon? Linguistic Detectives Find Fingerprints – Using machine learning, separate teams of computer scientists identified the same two men as likely authors of messages that fueled the viral movement. [Ed. note: Both men have no military intelligence connections after all: “Paul Furber, a South African software developer and tech journalist; and Ron Watkins, who earlier operated a website hosting QAnon messages. The latter is now running for Congress.]

What Biden Has Done.com: A blog dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of the 46th President of the United States and his administration [click here for the list of accomplishments.]

The Washington Post: Where Trump’s border wall left deep scars and open gaps, Biden plans repair job

Associated Press: How American cash for Canada protests could sway US politics

The Atlantic: Putin Has Made America Great Again

Becker’s Hospital Review: Viewpoint: Baby boomers are retiring in droves, worsening the effects of the ‘Great Resignation’ 

CNBC: Carl Icahn launches proxy fight with McDonald’s over treatment of pigs – in a push to require all its U.S. suppliers to move to “crate-free” pork

The Guardian: 5G and QAnon: how conspiracy theorists steered Canada’s anti-vaccine trucker protest – Canada was warned before protests that violent extremists infiltrated convoy

The Guardian (UK): Exclusive: intelligence assessments warned in late January that it was ‘likely’ extremists were involved in protests – Ottawa’s occupation was a result of unrivaled coordination between anti-vax and anti-government organizations

*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

Title Press: Subvariant May Be More Dangerous Than Omicron: Study [click here for the study.]

McClatchy Newspapers: COVID virus may be airborne longer and spread by ventilation, shows Tri-Cities research It may help explain why someone gets COVID when they weren’t near an infected person.

*** MUCH TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

The Washington Post via The Philadelphia Enquirer: Trump properties in talks to host lucrative Saudi golf events – Former president’s courses at Doral and Bedminster could strike a deal with a new league backed by the kingdom, which stands accused of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and other human rights abuses

Daily Kos: Trump’s latest financial trouble ‘explodes the national security risk by a factor of 10’ – “Legitimate banks are not going to touch him. So it expands the universe of shady characters who could offer him loans in return for favors that might include disclosing U.S. national security secrets.” [Ed. note: WHERE is the DOJ?]

MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Kingmaker no more? Republicans are figuring out they can defy Trump and survive

George T. Conway III in The Washington Post: Trump’s luck may finally be running out

HuffPost: Trump Directed $375,000 In Donations To His Own Building To Rent An Unused Office – “It’s a huge scam,” said a former aide, and the total exceeds what Trump donated to Republican candidates – the supposed purpose behind his committees.

The Guardian (UK): Renewed opposition to Trump stirs among establishment Republicans

MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: Why the controversy surrounding Trump’s D.C. hotel just got worse – The Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital was already at the center of multiple controversies. This week, the story got much worse.

Mother Jones: More Bad News for the Trump Organization: It’s Back in the Inauguration Scandal Lawsuit – Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. could end up on the witness stand

Daily Kos: Trump’s latest financial trouble ‘explodes the national security risk by a factor of 10’ [“Legitimate banks are not going to touch him. So it expands the universe of shady characters who could offer him loans in return for favors that might include disclosing U.S. national security secrets.”]

MSNBC contributor Michael Steele: Text messages provide detailed record of Jan. 6 events – A new report from The Washington Post chronicled text messages sent before, during and after the insurrection by some of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies and advisors.

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