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k8conant's Journal
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April 24, 2023

We should call Republicans reactionary NOT conservative.

Jennifer Rubin described it well years ago:


January 7, 2023

I think the GOP just wanted to wait until January 7th

Their adjournment ploy and shifting to voting it down has managed to delay the conclusion of the 15th vote past Epiphany to Saturday (Eastern Time) January 7th.

That will besmirch both the 6th and the 7th as infamous in U.S. history.

October 19, 2022


Source: Washington Post

By Craig Whitlock and Nate Jones
Oct. 18 at 6:09 a.m.

More than 500 retired U.S. military personnel — including scores of generals and admirals — have taken lucrative jobs since 2015 working for foreign governments, mostly in countries known for human rights abuses and political repression, according to a Washington Post investigation.
In Saudi Arabia, for example, 15 retired U.S. generals and admirals have worked as paid consultants for the Defense Ministry since 2016. The ministry is led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, who U.S. intelligence agencies say approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Post contributing columnist, as part of a brutal crackdown on dissent.
Saudi Arabia’s paid advisers have included retired Marine Gen. James L. Jones, a national security adviser to President Barack Obama, and retired Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who led the National Security Agency under Obama and President George W. Bush, according to documents obtained by The Post under Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.
Others who have worked as consultants for the Saudis since Khashoggi’s murder include a retired four-star Air Force general and a former commanding general of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Most of the retired U.S. personnel have worked as civilian contractors for Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Persian Gulf monarchies, playing a critical, though largely invisible, role in upgrading their militaries.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/interactive/2022/veterans-us-foreign-jobs-saudi-arabia/

August 7, 2022

H.R. 5376 just passed!!!

June 7, 2021

Unable to file weekly unemployment claim in WV

I tried to file my weekly unemployment claim and the website is down and the phone number doesn't work.


December 17, 2020

Vox: The many strange long-term symptoms of Covid-19, explained

Long Covid “is a phenomenon that is really quite real and quite extensive,” Anthony Fauci said earlier this month.
By Lois Parshley Dec 15, 2020, 4:20pm EST

When Heather-Elizabeth Brown spiked a fever in April in Detroit, the only reason she was able to get a coronavirus test was because she was volunteering as a police chaplain and was therefore considered an essential worker. Her results came back negative, and she was relieved. But then, she says, “I just got sicker and sicker.”

After being turned away from overcrowded ERs twice, Brown was eventually admitted on her third try. She finally tested positive, and by that point, she was severely ill. She was put on a ventilator and spent the next 31 days in a medically induced coma.

Before Covid-19, Brown was a healthy, active Black woman in her 30s. “But when I came off the ventilator, they had to coach me how to breathe.” The smallest pleasures — like eating a sliver of ice after her feeding tube was removed — became something to treasure.

Six months later, Brown is still very ill. She has been hospitalized for blood clots and has lingering heart problems, nerve pain, and extreme fatigue. “Even making breakfast is now out of the question,” she says. Most troublingly, she’s still experiencing severe brain fog, which makes it hard for her to return to work.

MUCH MORE at https://www.vox.com/22166236/long-term-side-effects-covid-19-symptoms-heart-fatigue

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