I am baffled why this group was tasked with the most important vaccine rollout of our generation.
There are stark warnings in this article. It is disturbing to read. It is scary to think about. But maybe we should listen and pay attention? Australia did, and look at them now.
I’m fearful this won’t get better for much longer than we ever thought.
After last week’s incredibly disappointing news of Payette harassing and belittling staff, and this week’s revelations that these also include allegations of physical contact, it seems a no brainer that Payette shouldn’t receive her pension and spending account – especially since her past work history should have excluded her from her getting the job in the first place.
January 24th was Holocaust Remembrance Day, and it is more important than ever to learn what happened in Germany that allowed for the rise of Hitler, the lives of the people who were murdered, and those who stood against fascism. The story of Nicholas Winston’s heroism, and how he saved the lives of 669 children is one that he didn’t speak of until years later. This story is a good way to introduce young people to the Holocaust – Winston’s courage and commitment to do the right thing shows the power of one person. It is a sad story without a doubt, but one that we should be talking about from a young age.
In sobering news, the ADL evaluated social media sites’ policies and enforcement of Holocaust Denial information. The best mark given was a B, but four sites were given D’s. With a quarter of young Americans doubting the existence of the Holocaust, or thinking it was highly exaggerated, the rampant sharing of Holocaust denying information on these sites needs to be addressed.
In other social media warning stories, Science published a vast and ambitious report about the spread of false information on social media. It’s disappointing, it’s scary, and it’s a harrowing part of our modern world.
This week in financial news, the GameStop saga has taken over our memes and our news sources. The Daily show did a good spoof on Margot Robbie’s bathtub scene from The Big Short about shorting stocks.
(And if you didn’t see The Big Short, it’s on Netflix Canada and it is exceptional.)
After the inauguration, many Qanon believers struggled to reconcile their beliefs with what was happening.
I didn’t know much about Navalny. If you’re looking for a good introduction, this is a good primer. The BBC also had a good summary article.
This is not an easy video to watch. This is absolutely devastating: “it’s like the scene in a disaster movie, the plane flies over but they don’t see you”. To feel so hopelessly abandoned must be heartbreaking.
I have to repeat Doughty’s thoughts on changing your mind: “There is dignity, grace, and humanity in changing your mind”.
This is a fascinating look at an aspect of the Cold War. I’ve enjoyed this series so far and I’m excited to see there is so much to catch up on!
This consignment shop has a great selection – I always find something I need (or rather: want). Most recently, I found a brand new pair of Nine West boots that I love!