Friday, March 1, 2024

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/1/2024

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Despite Inspector General Demand, EPA Refuses to Re-Do Review of Seresto Flea and Tick Collar Implicated in Thousands of Pet Deaths

The FDA is refusing to redo a review that gave a free pass to Seresto tick collars, implicated in thousands of pet deaths

Links 3/1/2024

Amid Rising Tensions With US and Canada, Mexico’s AMLO Threatens to Boycott Upcoming North American Leaders’ Summit

“We are asking for respect.”

Scorching the Earth Westward — What Comes Next as the Ukraine Army Collapses*

Some expert Russian input on what might be coming next for Ukraine.

Assange: Our Enemy of the State

When murder is done in our name, those like Assange who expose it are enemies of the state

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/29/2024

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Mounting Research Shows That COVID-19 Leaves Its Mark on the Brain, Including Significant Drops in IQ Score

Even mild COVID-19 can lead to the equivalent of seven years of brain aging.

Links 2/29/2024

Rishi Sunak Orders Crackdown on Protests Despite Court Challenge

Human rights group Liberty lodges a legal challenge to the Tories’ efforts to clamp down on protests.

“Growing Inflation Pains: How Democrats Must Go on Offense on the Economy”

Corporate greedflation is squeezing household budgets and distorting the economy. But is tacit support for it really a one-party affair?

U.S. Has Launched 230 Attacks on Houthis Over Red Sea Disruption

The US continues to pretend to be Doing Something to stop Houthi interference with Israel-related shipping in the Red Sea.

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/28/2024

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Can Baby Bonds Fight the Wealth Gap and Racial Inequality? Connecticut Aims to Find Out.

Connecticut is the first state to enact and fund a baby bonds program. Can it make a difference?

Links 2/28/2024