Under a new bill, buses, highways, and bridges would all be considered COVID relief and eligible for federal money as such. https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/granite_status/granite-status-bill-would-give-cities-towns-more-leeway-with-covid-funds/article_e2aef085-174b-5b6f-846a-c8914e61f4e0.html
The heckler's veto strikes again. "We were concerned that individuals from outside our community might inadvertently distract from the insights and perspective that she intended to share." https://www.boston.com/news/schools/2021/10/20/journalist-nikole-hannah-jones-was-invited-to-speak-to-concords-middlesex-school-then-she-wasnt/
NH legislative committee rejects a marijuana legalization bill. The 9% sales tax was part of the reason. https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/state/committee-rejects-legal-pot-bills-but-chairman-working-on-his-own/article_0ec6ba83-65f1-5046-984a-57889cbc50b8.html
Twitter decides that @DPRK_News , which has been running for years and has hundreds of thousands of followers, is an "impersonation" account and gives it the boot. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/twitter-suspends-12-year-old-popular-north-korea-parody-account-for-violating-impersonation-rules
Worth noting: I have suggested a strategy for the global struggle for freedom to not only gain from but lead this transformation. The melding of this great turn with sating the masses' yearning for a new and free world order could be explosively powerful.
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James Bovard: 10th Anniversary of Obama Killing a Young American https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2021/10/19/10th-anniversary-of-obama-killing-a-young-american/
It's that time of year again, so here's why I don't give money to Salvation Army bell-ringers. https://medium.com/@gmcgath/why-i-dont-support-the-salvation-army-f48021b0bb87
Salem, Mass., requires practicing psychics to be licensed. This has nothing to do with making sure you have "real" psychic abilities; it's all about restricting competition. https://news.yahoo.com/news/salem-residents-fight-over-limiting-psychics-20110408-132034-345.html
"The Saga of the Ilithianades", my new space-operatic family saga of cloning, romance, treasure hunts, and wormholes, is now out!
New on my blog: Working from home doesn't make you or your work "virtual." https://garymcgath.com/wp/virtual-people/
UK schools introduce face recognition, using fast lunch payments as the carrot and COVID as the stick. https://www.engadget.com/uk-school-facial-recognition-cafeteria-canteen-200457972.html
I was going to delete the tweet which Twitter falsely called "targeted harassment" just so I could post a thread of "goodbye and good riddance" tweets. But in order to delete it, I have to make a confession of violating the rules. Twitter's appeals process is specifically designed to punish the innocent
A look at universities' abandonment of education as a goal. https://theweek.com/education/1006028/academic-freedom-attacked-left-and-right
Stories of administrative bullying like this one from Yale have become routine. The educational system is in ruins. https://www.newsweek.com/campus-diversity-menace-comes-yale-opinion-1639222
Rep. Jim Banks voted to compel women to register for military slavery because "the good outweighs the bad." In other words, human freedom is secondary to sending troops into lots of countries. https://www.yahoo.com/now/defense-bill-women-register-draft-152400958.html
Using the new investment domain that allegedly belongs to Federated Hermes may be a bad idea. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6854769052229894144?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base%3B7tj4rykiRlm4Wexn6U4nng%3D%3D
The governor of Missouri is threatening to prosecute a reporter who discovered and reported a security flaw, for making the state look bad. https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2021-10-14/missouris-governor-vows-to-prosecute-a-reporter-who-told-the-state-about-a-data-security-risk
Protestors invade a government building in DC. Security people are injured. A building is vandalized. The left is outraged at this insurrection. OK, I made that last one up. https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/10/14/climate-activists-indigenous-interior-department/
New Hampshire rejects federal COVID funds so it won't be tied to federal mandates. https://www.concordmonitor.com/Exec-Council-rejects-27-million-federal-funding-for-COVID-vaccinations-42990794
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My latest novel is Spells of War, the sequel to The Magic Battery.
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