Quarantine Diaries: Day 350

in #coronavirus2 months ago


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Coronavirus News, Analysis, and Opinion:

‘We crushed it’: How did West Virginia become a national leader in Covid vaccination?

West Virginia, a small, rural state with an older population, was expected to struggle with Covid and any vaccine rollout. Things turned out differently.

FDA advisers to consider recommending single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine this week

EU tells six countries to lift Covid border restrictions

Cryptocurrency, Investing, Money, Economy, and Debt:

Square Buys Another $170M in Bitcoin

FUD never goes out of style: Congress worries crypto used to fund domestic terrorism, Capitol insurrection

And oh looky, they mention DLive and Tron:

The other source cited by the memorandum was a live video of the Capitol protest on the video streaming platform Dlive in which the streamer received approximately $222 in cryptocurrency tips. According to the document, the platform has paid out “hundreds of thousands of dollars to extremists since its founding.” The platform was purchased by peer-to-peer file sharing service BitTorrent, which is in turn owned by the Tron Foundation.

Money printer go bbrrrrrr... Jerome Powell Sees Easy-Money Policies Staying in Place

Texas está congelado:

Four Overseers of Texas Energy Grid Will Resign

Here’s the kicker: “All four of the members who are resigning live out of state.”

Full Death Toll From Texas Storm Could Take Months to Determine

Texans Get Relief on IRS Tax Deadline, Foreclosures After Storm

The Top Texas Takeaways

Ted Cruz says wife Heidi is ‘pretty pissed’ over leaked Cancun texts. Oh yes, we all feel her pain.

Politics:

RonJon Dreams Of Agents Provocateurs On Jan. 6

Top Capitol Riot Police Throw Each Other Under the Bus Over Botched Jan. 6 Response

Democrats Are Waltzing Toward an Easily Avoidable Political Disaster With Their COVID Bill

Giuliani Tried Dodging Getting Served

Al Jazeera Launches New Conservative Platform

Linda Thomas-Greenfield Confirmed as U.N. Ambassador

Ms. Thomas-Greenfield joined the foreign service in 1982. From 2008 to 2012, she served as ambassador to Liberia, before moving on to become the director general of the foreign service for about a year. From 2013 to 2017, she served as the top United States diplomat for African affairs, where she helped oversee the response to the Ebola epidemic. In 2017, she was among the diplomats pushed out of the department by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.

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I love when people try to demonize crypto as "bad people got money this way." Like honey bad people get money from cash, many bills literally have cocaine residue on them, I but I don't see you trying to ban hundred dollar bills, miss me with your fearmongering...

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but I don't see you trying to ban hundred dollar bills

The war on cash is still in its early stages. 😏


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No serendipity today? 😕

Nothing struck my fancy; tomorrow’s another day.

Fair enough. That seems to be how serendipity works anyway.