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Mme. Defarge

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February 25, 2024

Another WTF headline in the NYT

The Spy War: How the C.I.A. Secretly Helps Ukraine Fight Putin
For more than a decade, the United States has nurtured a secret intelligence partnership with Ukraine that is now critical for both countries in countering Russia.

Feb. 25, 2024Updated 8:39 a.m. ET


February 22, 2024


Why aren't people talking about Trump's idea of returning Alaska to Russia and Putin? If Alaska won't pay its taxes, he says, let Russia do whatever the hell it wants and reoccupy what was rightfully its to begin with!!

Make America Great Again!

February 13, 2024

Dueling Headlines

NYT headline:

January Inflation Report
Prices Are More Stubborn Than Expected

WP headline:

Inflation eased further in January as Fed weighs when to cut rates

February 11, 2024

Thank you NBC!

As Biden’s memory issues draw attention, neurologists weigh in


What are normal memory changes?

It’s normal for older brains to have more difficulty retaining new information and then retrieving the information, but mental processes like decision-making and judgment can actually improve with age, said Dr. Thomas Wisniewski, director of NYU Langone Health’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and its Center for Cognitive Neurology.

“Although the raw power of memory has some degree of decline, perhaps wisdom can increase because the individual has a greater backlog of experiences and different situations as to what is the best thing to do,” Wisniewski said.


While the conversation surrounding aging is often framed around a person’s diminishing memory or executive functioning, there are cognitive benefits that come with growing older, Selkoe said.

“There is a type of emotional intelligence and ability to handle many different kinds of experiences in life that come with greater longevity,” he said. “People can make decisions more carefully and more rationally.”


February 9, 2024

Just made a donation to the Biden campaign

to signal my UNWAVERING support.

February 9, 2024

Heartless no more!

Merci milles fois mes amis/es! ❤️❤️

February 9, 2024

Given the political controversy triggered by the Hur report

Would it not be appropriate for the U.S. attorney general to make public statement concerning it?

December 18, 2023

Did he mean his Bavarian grandfather Friedrich of Whitehorse and Seattle brothel fame?

when he spoke of immigrants “poisoning the blood of our country?

Frederick Trump

December 17, 2023

"Poisoning the blood of our country"?


“They’re poisoning the blood of our country. That’s what they’ve done,” Trump said. “They poison mental institutions and prisons all over the world, not just in South America … but all over the world. They’re coming into our country, from Africa, from Asia, all over the world.”

Did he mean his Bavarian grandfather Friedrich of Whitehorse and Seattle brothel fame?

Frederick Trump

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