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Some patients are spending a year and a half in hospital isolation receiving old medicines instead of just six months of treatment at home, because countries do not have access to the most up-to-date therapies to cure people of the infectious disease.

If it's a question of cost, then keeping someone in hospital for a year and a half surely has to be more expensive than just buying the drugs.

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Conservatives know this would be enormously unpopular, which is probably why, when they talk about Comstock at all, they often refer to it by its criminal code numbers rather than its common name. (“I think the pro-life groups should keep their mouths shut as much as possible until the election,” said Mitchell.)

That's not how a party with any intention of representing the will of the people would behave. Republicans serve only the rich and the Christian fanatics.

floofloof ,

Thanks!

That bit really doesn't ring true.

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They're letting one run for President too.

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Joke's on them: three times my raise is still zero.

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It is the first time that no money will be allocated for arts and culture programs by the state.

Republicans are well on the way to building their dream theocratic wasteland.

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He notes that now most Americans don’t expect to be “better off in five years” — a record low .... Four in five doubt that life will be better for their children’s generation than it has been for theirs, also a new low. And ... support for capitalism has fallen among all Americans, particularly Democrats and the young. In fact, among Democrats under 30, 58 per cent now have a “positive impression” of socialism; only 29 per cent say the same thing of capitalism.

This is bad news for Sharma as a strong supporter of capitalism. What has gone wrong? Sharma says that it’s the rise of big government, monopoly power and easy money to bail out the big boys. This has led to stagnation, low productivity growth and rising inequality.

It's painful watching capitalism's faithful trying to figure out where their magical system went wrong and why its results aren't benign. None of what's happening surprises capitalism's critics or the cynical exploiters who still benefit for now, but its loyal cheerleaders keep cheering even as their lives, societies and planet fall apart and a voice in the back of their mind wonders, "why doesn't this feel good?"

floofloof ,

A court in Amman sentenced Hiba Abu Taha, a Jordanian investigative journalist of Palestinian origin, to a year in prison on 11 June, one month after her arrest for revealing alleged trade links between Jordanian and Israeli companies despite the war in Gaza.

Ah, so they want to continue trading with Israel while not being held responsible for trading with Israel.

Jordan has seen a surge in harassment of journalists, including arrests, censorship and intimidation since December 2023. Those targeted have included journalists covering demonstrations in support of Gaza or revealing information concerning relations between Jordan and Israel, and the harassment has been carried out under the cybercrime law in particular. 

Add Jordan to the list of countries where it is strangely forbidden to criticize Israel no matter what Israel does.

floofloof ,

A Nantucket home listed last summer for just over $2 million sold early this year for just $600,000. A barely remarkable Nor’easter in the fall wiped away an astounding 70 feet of the beach it sits on, thanks to sea level rise and unusually intense rainfall.

The buyer told The Boston Globe, “the price mitigates the risk to a good degree.”

I guess these houses are not insurable, so there are people for whom losing a $600,000 house is just "oh well, it was fun while it lasted." Or maybe when the sea reaches the back door this guy will be able to sell it to someone with the same attitude and $200,000.

Colorado Republican Brutally Grilled By Local News Anchor: ‘Why Is Abortion Good For Your Girlfriend? Bad For Other Women?’ ( www.mediaite.com )

Colorado congressional candidate and sitting State Rep. Richard Holtorf (R) received a tough grilling this week at the hands of local 9News anchor Kyle Clark over his apparent hypocrisy when it comes to abortion rights....

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That's unfair. Conservatism is also about personal selfishness.

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It's surprising how often "pro-life" people turn out to be pro-choice when pressed a little on the realities of people's lives. They seem to maintain the pro-life stance only through a refusal to think about difficult situations - which makes no sense since the whole debate is precisely about difficult situations.

And they commonly just don't seem to understand what pro-choice means. They think it means being someone who just loves abortions and thinks they're great and unproblematic and everyone should get one. They don't realize there are no such people, because they've never actually asked and listened, or given it any thought.

floofloof ,

In some cases, this will mean prioritizing security

Sounds like the old Microsoft attitudes are alive and well.

floofloof OP ,

But how is that going to bolster the fragile egos of some delusional billionaire techbro narcissists?

floofloof OP ,

We haven't tried to colonize anywhere though, and arguments against colonization are still relevant. The advances you mention all happened without attempting to colonize anywhere.

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There, he met with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and gave a talk entitled “The World According to Donald Trump Jr.,” 

It's incredible that there are people who read that title and decide to go and hear the talk.

U.N. official says he saw Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinians fishing off Gaza coast ( www.cbsnews.com )

Two men fishing in the waters off the coast of the Gaza Strip were killed Wednesday by Israeli troops firing at them with automatic weapons, James Elder, the global spokesperson for the United Nations' children's agency UNICEF, told CBS News....

floofloof ,

Asked if the men in the water had shown any signs of hostility toward Israeli forces, he told CBS News: "They were fishermen. They were fishing."

When asked about the incident, which Elder first reported in an Instagram post, the Israel Defense Forces asked for an exact location and said it was looking into the claim.

Another day, another war crime. I can't imagine the anger and helplessness these families must feel, seeing these assholes kill their loved ones for no reason other than their genocidal hatred and enjoyment of killing.

floofloof ,

It's important information but not really a very beautiful or useful way of presenting it.

floofloof ,

Bike Index tried to get Meta—then Facebook—to remove Constru-Bikes’ Facebook pages. The efforts hit a brick wall. The company directed Bike Index to click a button to report criminal behavior—“which does nothing,” said Hance. “We clicked it dozens of times,” he told me. “It’s like the button at the crosswalk.” He finally reached an engineer (and cyclist) at the company who said they'd relayed Hance’s concerns to a team that deals with such issues. The reply: The team is focused on other issues, and “there wasn’t much that could be done,” Hance relayed to me. “There’s just nobody at the helm, just nobody fucking driving the bus,” Hance said. (In an email, Meta told WIRED that it prohibits the selling or buying of stolen goods on Facebook and Instagram, and encourages people to report such activity—as Hance has done repeatedly—to the company and the police. The Constru-Bikes pages were still online as of press time.)

Well look at that, Facebook makes money from knowingly helping to sell stolen goods.

floofloof ,

It still looks like him, except happier.

floofloof ,

Then it's possible the sexual bit is with you.

floofloof ,

Does anyone else find that the cross-post function no longer works after the upgrade? Clicking the cross-post icon brings up the form correctly, but as soon as you select the language, the form clears itself.

floofloof ,

I see it's fixed now with 0.19.5. Thank you!

floofloof ,

Whose idea was it to appoint Supreme Court justices for life? That seems like asking for trouble.

floofloof OP ,

Another key quote:

"It needs to be like a surgical operation, like a brain operation,” [Hagari] said.

This man would be the worst brain surgeon.

floofloof ,

Some African workers have even been threatened with deportation if they do not agree to fight in Ukraine, one European official told Bloomberg.

I wonder how many choose deportation as the least worst option, or whether they're really given the choice.

floofloof ,

Since it always seems to go along with corporatism and a refusal to admit climate change is a problem, it will set us back much more than that. It's shocking how easily people are turned to fascism.

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