Friday, September 17, 2021

Woman sues for right to freeze her eggs in Beijing
The Latest: UN says Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt
'You can see the changes': Afghan women go from wearing suits to wearing burqas 1 month since the fall of Kabul
Netanyahu’s Ultra-Luxurious Hawaii Vacation Is a Total Legal Sh*tstorm
Israel watchdog criticizes Netanyahu's handling of pandemic
Israel urges Netanyahu return gifts; he denies keeping them
Macron, Merkel meet in Paris on world's crises, EU issues
Factbox-EU priorities in Indo-Pacific shift to counter China
Australian prime minister rejects Chinese criticism of nuclear sub deal
China howls at perceived threat of new 'AUKUS' agreement
EU unveils Indo-Pacific strategy, tries to allay China fears
China and France left fuming at U.S. nuclear sub pact with Australia
Pact with U.S., Britain, will see Australia scrap French sub deal-media
Slovenia's PM urges EU to stand with Lithuania against Chinese pressure
Biden to host "Quad" summit with leaders of Australia, India and Japan
Why the U.S. lags behind Europe on climate change goals 'by 10 or 15 years'
U.S., EU officials to kick off new trade, tech council on Sept. 29 -White House
UK 'cut climate pledges' to clinch Australia trade deal
Japan candidate for premier singles out China threat
Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia
Japan detects suspected China submarine near southern island
Taiwan calls for quick start to trade talks with EU
Taiwan, wanting to join Pacific trade pact, questions China's 'sudden' application
Taiwan is 'sea fortress' against China, minister tells U.S. audience
Top Chinese, Singapore officials meet to reaffirm ties
Taiwan lands fighters on highway as annual drills reach peak
Taiwan holds anti-invasion drill as China threat heightens
With eye on Iran, Israeli navy steps up Red Sea presence
Hong Kong teachers exit under shadow of security law, schools scramble to fill gaps
Hong Kong Residents Moving to the United Kingdom After China Crackdown
Foundation linked to Apple Daily removed from charities list as Hong Kong announces ‘national security’ exclusion
Security law: Hong Kong pro-democracy heavyweight Albert Ho resigns from civil society groups amid probe
Hong Kong’s fair trial rules are routinely ignored – and no offender is safe
Hongkongers are patriotic; their mistake was to believe the Joint Declaration’s predictions
Hong Kong will create more national security offences, says security chief
‘Factually wrong’: Hong Kong press group hits back at criticism from security chief
Hong Kong security chief steps up pressure on city's main press groupp
Myanmar court sets Oct. 1 for Suu Kyi corruption trial
Attacks on Myanmar telecom towers show evolving tactics in conflict
'The last battle for Myanmar': Citizens take up arms in bid to topple junta
Norway's Telenor says Myanmar unit sale plan followed junta's pressure on surveillance tech
Suu Kyi illness causes Myanmar court to postpone her hearing
Myanmar's Suu Kyi dizzy and drowsy, skips court appearance
Poland's, Lithuania's PMs discuss higher security, migration
EU won't tolerate Minsk's migration "hybrid attack", chief executive says
Putin observes war games with Belarus that worry neighbors
U.N. council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks
Sudan says Ethiopian dam made no impact on floods this year
Police say 'strong plan in place' to protect Capitol amid threats of violence
Capitol Police Are Upping Security Ahead Of A Rally In Support Of The Jan. 6 Rioters

Arizona Dumps Bonds After Ben & Jerry's Stops Selling In Israeli-Occupied Territories
Iran joins expanding Asian security body led by Moscow, Beijing
Iran president selects hardline cabinet to drive hard bargain with U.S.
Iran Agrees To Let Inspectors Install New Memory Cards In Nuclear Site Cameras
Iran's nuclear negotiator replaced by hardliner
Germany arrests man for shipping equipment for Iran's nuclear programme
Iran escapes rebuke at IAEA despite no 'promise' on open questions
IAEA-Iran agreement raises hopes for fresh nuclear talks with U.S
Iraqi PM becomes first foreign leader to meet Iran's Raisi
Iran warns West of IAEA move as U.S says time running out to save nuclear deal
US, Germany press for Iran to return soon to nuclear talks
Iran plans new round of talks with Saudi Arabia -Iranian envoy
Ukraine, U.S. to hold joint military drills
Ukraine seethes as Putin's party courts voters in separatist-held Donbass
Ukraine expects next IMF tranche of $750 million in December, PM says
The U.S. Army’s Iron Dome could be headed to Ukraine
Germany has four months to certify Nord Stream 2 pipeline
Russia says construction of Nord Stream 2 completed
Ukrainian president says war with Russia a worst-case possibility
Shelling in eastern Ukraine wounds troops and civilians
Ukraine plans to collect 20 bcm of gas for 2021/22 winter -PM
Russia jails Crimean Tatar leader despite U.S. protest
Russia, Ukraine trade accusations over annexed Crimea
CDC study finds Moderna vaccine is best at preventing Covid-19 hospitalization
F.D.A. Vaccine Panel Meeting on Pfizer Booster Shots
Pediatric group warns coronavirus cases in kids are rising 'exponentially'
Pfizer Analysis Makes The Case For A COVID Booster Shot. The FDA's Stance Is Expected Today
A Pfizer Analysis Makes The Case For A COVID Vaccine Booster
An Epidemiologist Says At-Home Testing Is Key To Stopping COVID
FDA Experts Are Among A Group That Opposes The U.S. Booster Shot Plan
For millions, COVID-19 won’t quit. Doctors strive for answers on how to ease long-hauler misery.
The Death Of A 12-Year-Old Boy Sparks Worries Of A Nipah Virus Outbreak In India
Why The World Should Be More Than A Bit Worried About India's Nipah Virus Outbreak
What is the Nipah virus and why is it more deadly than COVID-19? A virus expert explains.
New studies find evidence of ‘superhuman’ immunity to COVID-19 in some individuals
Sinovac booster shot reverses drop in antibody activities against Delta-study
Moderna Has Asked The FDA To Authorize A Booster Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine
Biden federal aid promise to Ida victims takes frustrating turn weeks later
More Than 45,000 Louisiana Students Could Be Out Of School Until October Due To Ida
Ida latest: 71 dead in 8 states, power slowly returns
He Confronted a Reporter Live on the Air. Now He’s in Custody
WHO's Tedros seen running unopposed for top job despite Ethiopia snub - sources
General Sherman, the world's largest tree, is wrapped in fire-resistant blanket as wildfires threaten park
As summer wanes, California could enter another active fire period in the fall
The Wind Is Changing In Lake Tahoe, And That Could Help Firefighters
Homes lost, roads packed after South Lake Tahoe ordered to evacuate due to Caldor Fire
Firefighters Race To Battle The California Wildfire Surging Toward Lake Tahoe
Crews Face Worsening Winds in Battle to Keep Caldor Fire out of South Lake Tahoe
To Save Lake Tahoe, They Spared No Expense. The Fire Came Over the Ridge Anyway.
Firefighters work to keep California fire from Lake Tahoe
Thousands Of Northern Californians Flee From The Dixie And Caldor Wildfires
California Firefighters Are Keeping An Eye On An Emaciated, Maybe Orphaned, Bear Cub
Strong gusts, arid conditions stoke growing California wildfires
Wildfire smoke from Canada could return to Western Washington's skies Tuesday
Going to Europe? These 7 countries have tightened rules on Americans.
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A doctor called coronavirus vaccines 'fake.' Now he sits on an Idaho regional health board
This Doctor Spread False Information About COVID. She Still Kept Her Medical License
‘Shang-Chi’ May Be Banned From China for Perceived ‘Insults,’ Even as Some Chinese Viewers Praise It
Marvel vs China: why even superheroes can’t beat Communist censors
COVID-19 cases in children exploding across Oregon, health authority says
Oregon doctor: 'I don’t think there are words for' how health care workers feel right now
With tighter grip, Beijing sends message to Hong Kong tycoons: fall in line
In fresh regulatory move, China tells tech giants to stop blocking rivals' links
China to target biggest payment app Alipay in tech crackdown – FT
China’s state media tries to reassure investors over crackdown’
Activists accuse C&A, Lidl, Aldi, Hugo Boss over Uyghur forced labour
1,000 days on, marchers walk 7,000 steps for Canadian detainees in China

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Trump celebrates retirement of GOP congressman who voted for his impeachment
Newsom’s Anti-Trump Recall Strategy Offers a Warning for 2022 Midterms
Countries Promised To Cut Greenhouse Emissions, The UN Says They Are Failing
What Iceland's landmark carbon removal project means for the fight against climate change
Young People Are Anxious About Climate Change And Say Governments Are Failing Them
Climate Change Is Making Some Species Of Animals Shape-Shift
Biden threatens new sanctions as humanitarian crisis worsens in Ethiopia's Tigray
Exclusive-HRW: Eritrean and Tigrayan forces killed and raped refugees
'Erase them from history': Eritreans mark 20 years since brutal purge
UN: Probe in Ethiopia's Tigray didn't reach Axum massacre
At scene of Ethiopia's new killings, some fight, some flee
'Worried and anxious': Conflict-hit Ethiopia confronts new year
Sudan summoned Ethiopia's ambassador over 29 bodies found in river
Tigray forces killed 120 civilians in village in Amhara - Ethiopia officials
Ethiopia says Tigray rebels 'routed' in Afar; rebels deny
Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Mass graves found - Amhara officials
UN denies Sudan refugee camps used as bolthole for Tigray rebels
Report: 150 starved to death in Ethiopia's Tigray in August
Arms flown to Sudan from Ethiopia were legal, says ministry
Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: TPLF says 150 have died of starvation
U.N. footage from northern Ethiopia shows humanitarian crisis
Tigray crisis 'set to worsen dramatically', UN warns
Over 7,000 schools damaged by Tigray war: Ethiopia minister
Tigray rebels accuse AU of bias as mediation efforts grow U.S. says war in Ethiopia's north could affect trade benefits More than 210 killed in violence in western Ethiopia
U.S., EU warn of influx of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia's Tigray
Treasury sanctions Eritrean official for human rights abuses in Ethiopia's Tigray region
New US sanctions target Eritrea over Ethiopia's Tigray war
U.N. chief calls for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia
New wave of Ethiopian detentions of Tigrayans includes kids
Tigray crisis: Ethiopian teenagers become pawns in propaganda war
UN says humanitarian conditions 'hellish' in Ethiopia's war
Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed calls on civilians to join Tigray war
Ethiopia armed group says it has alliance with Tigray forces
Ethiopia's Civil War Is Becoming A Humanitarian Crisis
Ethiopian Forces Are Using Rape As A Weapon Of War In Tigray, Amnesty Says
Turn from anger, turn toward wholeness. Turn toward life, even in the midst of all this death.
אַל תְּהִי נוֹחַ לִכְעֹס. וְשׁוּב יוֹם אֶחָד לִפְנֵי מִיתָתְךָ.
Be not easily provoked to anger; And turn one day before your death. - Pirke Avot 2.10
Hostess attacked after asking diners for proof of vaccine in New York City
White House warns of economic catastrophe without action on debt limit

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Portland, Oregon, Is Ground Zero for Violent Culture-War Clashes. And It’s Spreading
The U.S. Army tells troops to get vaccinated soon or face discipline up to possible dismissals
TSA Is Doubling Fines For Those Who Refuse To Wear A Mask While Flying
Israel comes to halt for solemn day of Yom Kippur

“G’mar chatima tova”

Day of Joy.
Day of forgiveness and pardon.
Day of atonement.
The terrible truth binds us all, fear there's a single, unattainable, correct way to be human. - Amanada Stein
That is happiness, to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep. - Willa Cather

2021 CTWC Schedule (tournament will be online)

2021 CTWC Schedule (tournament will be online)
Sept. 6th: Registration Opens
Sept. 25th: Registration Deadline
Sept 27th – Oct. 3rd: Qualifying
Oct. 9th: *Brackets 1 & 2
Oct. 10th: *Brackets 3 & 4
Oct. 16th: *Brackets 5 & 6
Oct. 17th: *Brackets 7 & 8
*Bracket order subject to change
Silver Tournament (seeds 65-96) will take place on Oct. 23rd and 24th
MAIN EVENT (Top 8) on November 14th!
EU chief vows no let-up in democracy battles with Poland, Hungary
Pope, in Slovakia, warns European countries against being self-centred
Qatar resumes aid to Gaza, minus the suitcases of cash
Lawyers say Palestinian prisoners were beaten after capture
Israel-Palestinian Facebook posts need 'bias' review
Leaders of Egypt and Israel hold rare public meeting
Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders
Israel accuses spoon-tunnel fugitives of plotting terror attack
Israeli PM visits Egypt for talks with President el-Sissi
Israeli prime minister visits Egypt in first official trip for a decade
U.N. to distribute Qatari aid to Gaza on Monday, envoy says
Israel hits Hamas targets as Gaza militants fire rockets
Israeli police catch 2 Palestinians who broke out of prison
Israeli police kill suspected Jerusalem Palestinian attacker
Israeli officers shoot dead Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem Old City -officials
Palestinian teen describes brutal attack by Israeli settlers
Despite Biden statement, Israel is a long way from U.S. visa waiver
Israel PM Bennett to make rare public visit to Egypt
Biden reiterates plan to reopen Jerusalem consulate despite Israeli objections
Fires flare in Israeli prisons amid manhunt for 6 escapees
Palestinians protest in support of escaped prisoners
Israel prison break sparks riots, unrest as manhunt continues
Israel strikes Gaza as Palestinians celebrate prison break
Israel approves steps to ease Gaza Strip blockade
Israel opposes Biden plan to reopen U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem
Biden and Israeli PM renewed agreement on covert nuclear program
Philadelphia settles with mother police dragged from car and assaulted in front of toddler
Biden's team tightens grip on state use of Covid antibody treatments
Biden Is Right: Vaccine Refusal ‘Has Cost All of Us’
Analysis | How many Americans will buck Biden’s vaccine and testing mandate — and quit their jobs?
Vaccination Mandates Are an American Tradition. So Is the Backlash.
Biden Brushes Off The GOP Threats To Sue Over Vaccine Mandates
Massachusetts Calls On The National Guard To Mitigate A School Bus Driver Shortage
Lawmakers Push Facebook To Abandon Instagram For Kids, Citing Mental Health Concerns

Yom kippur!

Research Shows This Drug Shouldn't Be Used For COVID-19, But In South Africa Many Do
U.S. Soccer Is Offering The Same Contracts For Its Men's And Women's Teams
Germany says China has refused port stopover by warship
China denies German warship entry into harbour, Berlin says
UK parliament bars Chinese ambassador after MPs sanctioned by Beijing
UK watchdog fines banned Chinese broadcaster
Corporate America fights uphill battle against anti-China push
Pope defends deal with China, says dialogue necessary
China culture crackdown a sign of 'profound' political change - commentary
China shuts American Chamber of Commerce in Chengdu, organisation says
Ofcom fines Chinese broadcaster for 'serious breaches'
Boston Mayor's Race Narrows, With a Progressive in the Lead
Wu, Essaibi George Express Confidence They'll Advance In Historic Race For Boston Mayor

Thank you, Warren.

Your partner's gotta be mroe than just a love. They gotta be your best friend, you confidant, your spiritual collaborator, and your teacher. They have to help you face th things you don't want to face alone. The person you eat wiht, laugh wiht and the person that makes you learn new things about yourself. - unknown
Militia Leader Gets 53-Year Sentence In Minnesota Mosque Bombing
Blinken Pushes Back On GOP Criticism Of The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan
U.S. trade chief urges ASEAN envoy to visit Myanmar soon, promote dialogue
Blinken defense of Afghan policy clouded by al-Qaida warning
Qatar's rocky relationship with U.S. swings in a favorable direction after Afghan exit
U.N. faces rival claims for Myanmar seat, doubts over Afghanistan
With The Taliban's Rise, India Sees A Renewed Threat In Kashmir
At Pakistan's Border With Afghanistan, People Wait To Cross From Both Sides
Indonesia arrests key leader in al-Qaida linked group
Afghan pilots start leaving Uzbekistan for UAE, despite Taliban pressure-source
Analysis-As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief
Who are the Hazara of Afghanistan? An expert on Islam explains
China, Pakistan offer aid to Taliban as West hesitates
Around 200 foreigners leave Afghanistan on commercial flight to Qatar
The 1st All-Civilian Crew Is About To Orbit The Earth
Senate Democrats Offer A New Voting Bill, But A GOP Filibuster Likely Blocks The Way
The DOJ Says A Data Mining Company Fabricated Medical Diagnoses To Make Money
Apple Issues Critical Patch To Fix Security Hole Exploited By Spyware Company
Your Next iPhone Could Have 1 Terabyte Of Storage
3 Former U.S. Intelligence Operatives Admit Hacking For United Arab Emirates
Poverty Declined In 2020, The Result Of Government Aid, Census Bureau Reports
Keep your soul rooted in gratitude and your branches open to blessing. - Mary Davis
As you awaken, you will come to understand that the journey to love isn't about finding "the one", the journey is about becoming " the one". - unknown

Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. - Mario Quintana

Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn't. - Annette Bridges

Working on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing. - unknown

Democrats Lost Statehouses. Then They Lost the Abortion War.
Abortion providers warn Supreme Court against upholding Mississippi law
Justice Amy Coney Barrett argues Supreme Court isn't 'a bunch of partisan hacks'
Macau: Legislative election turnout at historic low after opposition barred from running, gov’t blames weather and Covid
In Pictures: ‘I want real universal suffrage’ – Macau voters protest on ballots amid record-low turnout
North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Into Eastern Waters
North and South Korea conduct duelling missile tests as arms race heats up
Top S. Korean, Chinese diplomats meet amid N. Korea tensions
U.S., Japan, South Korea diplomats huddle to discuss latest North Korean missile test
N.Korea tests 1st cruise missile with possible nuclear capability
N. Korea, slimmed down Kim Jong Un, enjoy toned-down parade
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smeel the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. - Ashley Smith
Newsom Survives California Recall Vote and Will Remain Governor
Officials Fear A New Normal As Republicans Make Baseless California Fraud Claims
A Right-Wing Media Outfit Powers Larry Elder's Bid For California Governor
Gov. Newsom Keeps His Seat After A Majority Of California Voters Reject The Recall
Gov. Gavin Newsom easily survives California recall election, AP projects
California Gov. Gavin Newsom stays in power as recall fails
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State troopers, other workers sue over vaccine mandate
State workers seek exemptions to Washington vaccine mandate
New York City schools welcome 1 million students for in-person learning
Federal Judge Puts Iowa’s School Mask Mandate Ban On Hold
Florida says it will fine municipalities that mandate vaccinations for their workers.
Court: DeSantis Ban On School Mask Mandates Back In Force
How France’s Vaccine Pass Is Working So Far
Canada's ‘hospitals are building barricades’: COVID-19 pandemic reaches ugly heights with anti-vaxx protests
Grateful for vaccines, Taiwan minister to lead Europe investment delegation
Israel Eyes Fourth Dose; U.K. Drops Vaccine Passes: Virus Update
Israel preparing for potential second round of coronavirus booster shots
Denmark lifts all coronavirus restrictions and celebrates ‘a whole new era’
The Covid spike in highly vaccinated Israel holds grim omens for other economies
/> Thai Protesters Are Back, and Angrier, as Government Fumbles on Covid
EU set to knock Japan off its safe travel list - diplomats
You make your life hard by always being in your head. Life is simple, get out of your heard and get into the moment. - S. Mcnutt

Stop measuring the days by degree of productivity and start experiencing thme by degree of presence. - Alan Watts

“Don’t remind the world that it is sick and troubled. Remind it that it is beautiful and free.” ~ Mooji

Never forget what you were born knowing. that this fluke, single, huge, cross-indexed, thermodynamic experiment of a stroty that the world has been inventing to tell itself at bedtime is still in embryo. It's not even the outline of a sunopsis of notes toward a rough draft yet. Buy the plot some time. - Richard Powers

If a door cloes, quit banging on it. Whatever was behind it was not meant for you. Consider that perhaps the door was closed because you're woth so much more than what was on the other side. - unknown

We often add to our pain and suffering by being overly sensitive, over reacting to minor things, and sometimes taking things too personally. - Dalai Lama

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

When you like you, others like you. When you feel good, others feel good when they are with you. It's just the way that is. - Abraham

When you are praising, when you are appreciating, when you are acknowledging value, when you are looking for positive aspects, when you are laughing, when you are applauding, when you are joyous, when you are feeling that feeling of appreciation pulsing through you, in those times, there IS NO RESISTANCE within you. You are, in those moments, vibrationally up to speed with who you really are. - Esther Hicks

Let the only thing that you care about be resonance with who you really are, and everything else will take care of itself. - Abraham

Choose what you like, and give your attention to that, and then watch the predominance of thsoe kinds of things showing up in your experience. - Abraham

Every particle of the Universe has that whcih is wanted, and that which is not wanted. Which way are you trending? You can tell by the way you feel. - Abraham

If you would just talk about what you want and why you want it, and leave the rest to your inner Being, it would come so fast. - Abraham

In the absence of resistance, the faster you go, the better you like it. - Abraham

The present ment is the only time over which we have dominion. - Thich Nhat Hanh

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10. Tegamech - 1,237,880
Covid-19: Hong Kong’s 21-day quarantine for travellers not necessary, says expert
21 Hong Kong vaccine centres extended until end of 2021; Lam rules out ‘living with Covid’ strategy
Covid-19: Hong Kong to phase out compulsory deep-throat saliva sample tests, same-day jabs expanded
Covid-19: Hong Kong to allow quarantine-free entry of up to 2,000 mainland and Macau visitors per day
Hong Kong to reopen China border for some residents as govt eases COVID-19 rules
China-to-Hong Kong travelers will no longer need quarantine
Hong Kong gov’t allows mainland lab BGI to resume running mobile Covid-19 test stations after blunders
Cathay Pacific begins firing process for unvaccinated flight crew.
COVID-19 cases climbing, wiping out months of progress via yahoo
COVID-19 cases climbing, wiping out months of progress
Alabama man dies after hospital contacts 43 ICUs in 3 states, family says
New York hospital to 'pause' delivering babies after staffers quit rather than get vaccinated
A hospital says it won’t deliver babies after staffers resigned over coronavirus vaccine mandate
A N.Y. Hospital Will Stop Delivering Babies As Workers Quit Over A Vaccine Mandate
A COVID Surge Is Overwhelming U.S. Hospitals, Raising Fears Of Rationed Care
Covid Deaths Surge Across a Weary America as a Once-Hopeful Summer Ends
Across The COVID-Ravaged South, High-Level Life Support Is Difficult To Find
Jamaica vacation plans? CDC, State Department say avoid travel to the Caribbean island
Millions Of People Are Missing From CDC COVID Data As States Fail To Report Cases
Many Older Americans Still Aren’t Vaccinated, Making the Delta Wave Deadlier
U.S. data show rising 'breakthrough' infections among fully vaccinated
Antibody Tests Should Not Be Your Go-To For Checking COVID Immunity
Breakthrough infections are less likely to lead to long Covid, a study suggests.
If You're Unvaccinated, The CDC Wants You To Stay Home This Labor Day Weekend
Breakthrough infections are less likely to lead to long Covid, a study suggests.
Full FDA Approval Triggers More Universities To Require The COVID-19 Vaccine
Children's Hospitals Are Pleading For Federal Help As They Run Out Of Beds
More Than 100,000 People Are Hospitalized With COVID-19, The Most Since January
Coronavirus FAQ: How Does The 6 Feet/15 Minutes Rule Apply To The Delta Variant?
A Hungry Hungry Rhino Escaped His Pen At An Omaha Zoo To Munch On Grass
Former Minneapolis Cops Plead Not Guilty To Violating George Floyd's Rights
High Meat Prices Are Helping Fuel Inflation, And A Few Big Companies Are Being Blamed
China’s property market runs out of steam as millions demand their money back
Biden, Xi discuss need to avoid conflict amid global competition
Biden calls Xi as US-China relationship grows more fraught
Biden calls Chinese President Xi Jinping about U.S.-China relationship
Dollar dips on stronger risk appetite after U.S., China call
China's factory inflation hits 13-year high as materials costs soar
A Cave With Ancient Drawings Has Been Sold, But Not To The Tribe That Hoped To Buy It
Trump secret memo ordering withdrawal from Afghanistan blindsided national security team: New Woodward/Costa book
Chinese students hit by US visa rejections amid tension
China is purging celebrities and tech billionaires. But the problem is bigger than 'sissy men'
China orders gaming giants to cut ‘effeminate’ gender imagery
How 'sissy men' became the latest front in China’s campaign against big tech
China's Weibo bans BTS fan account for illegal fundraising
China Bans Effeminate Men From TV
China bans reality talent shows in showbiz crackdown on ‘immoral’ pop culture
Haiti's PM Replaces The Prosecutor Who Wanted Him Charged In The President's Slaying
True love isn't found, it is built. - unknown

Understanding is the essence of love. If you cannot understand, you cannot love. - unknown

From Sexuality to sex, from sex to love, from love to pray. - Osho teaching

Always be in love with a soul, not a face. - unknown
China's Fujian reports new COVID-19 cases for fifth day
Chinese city with coronavirus outbreak stops buses, trains
Scientists Say They Could Bring Back Woolly Mammoths. But Maybe They Shouldn't
Gorillas At Atlanta's Zoo Have Contracted COVID, Probably From A Zoo Worker
Justice Dept. Asks Judge to Block Texas From Enforcing Restrictive Abortion Law
Salesforce to help its workers leave Texas, other states over abortion laws
The Texas abortion ban is already clashing with the state's tech industry aspirations
Justice Department sues Texas over six-week abortion ban
Justice Department Sues Texas Over New Abortion Ban
Texas is only the beginning of the new abortion fight
Identity of 'Roe baby' revealed after decades of secrecy
Justice Department Sues Texas Over New Abortion Ban
The Texas Abortion Ban Hinges On 'Fetal Heartbeat.' Doctors Call That Misleading
White House slams Texas Gov. Abbott's defense of abortion law with no exceptions for rape
TikTok Users and Coders Flood Texas Abortion Site With Fake Tips
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” - John Muir

"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!" - John Muir


Emma Raducanu thanks fans in Mandarin, shows pride in heritage

Raducanu: US Open champion celebrated in China for her heritage
“Suffering builds character!” Really? Is that what it builds? I thought it built walls, armor, anxiety, PTSD. Besides, don’t we have enough character already? Or maybe you’re talking about a different kind of ‘character’- the kind that is forged in the fires of hell. The kind I’m after is a little different. It’s built with kindness, tenderness, compassion, pleasure! Perhaps its time we re-defined our understanding of ‘character’. And let go of the idea that suffering is a developmental necessity. It isn’t. Love is. - Jeff Brown
Fox News host Tucker Carlson tells interviewer: ‘I lie’
Ex-White House press secretary's book likens Melania Trump to Marie Antoinette: report

Monday, September 13, 2021

Facebook Apologizes After A.I. Puts ‘Primates’ Label on Video of Black Men
Minorities And Women In The Air Force Face Harassment And Bias, A Study Finds
Amid a rise in hate crimes, Black and Asian Americans are standing together: 'Solidarity is the answer'
Beatings And Buried Videos Are A Pattern With The Louisiana State Police
Black Kids In California More Likely To Be Hospitalized For Police-Related Injuries
It's 'White People'
Hate Crimes in the U.S. Have Reached a New High, FBI Reports
Trooper Hits Black Motorist 18 Times With A Flashlight, Calling It 'Pain Compliance'
Deputies Knocked A Woman Unconscious And Then Lied About It, A Federal Lawsuit Says
DC AG expands Amazon lawsuit to include wholesaler pricing tactics
These Senators Push For An Investigation Of How Amazon Treats Its Pregnant Workers
Amazon will pay full college tuition for some warehouse workers
California Bill Passes, Giving Amazon Warehouse Workers Power To Fight Speed Quotas
Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation. - Oliver Sacks

I would gladly write to you only by means of music, but I have things to say to you to-day which music could not express. - Johannes Brahms

Merkel sees long road for Western Balkan states to EU membership
Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude. - Anne Frank.
The toughest thing is to love somebody who has done something mean to you. Especially when that somebody has been yourself. - Fred Rogers

I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead help them reveal their greatest version of themselves. - Steve Manaboli

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. - Helen Keller

Open- minded peopel do not impose their beliefs on others. They just accept all of life's perspectives and realities, doing their own thing in peace without judgement. - unknown

It is not about having the perfect relationship. It's about finding someone who matches you and will go through everything without giving up. - unknown

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your love, and your attection. - unknown

We are all leaves of one tree, we are all waves of one sea. - Thich Nhat Hanh

“To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” - Mary Oliver

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” - Mary Oliver

“If I had words to make a day for you
I'd sing you a morning golden and new
I would make this day last for all time
Give you a night deep in moonshine” - unknown

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future. - Maria Montessori
More people trying to give up their lockdown dogs, says charity

Greatest gifts of all...

Love that conquers hate.
Peace that rises trimphant over war.
Justice that proves more powerful than greed. - Fred Rogers
The foreign legion of YouTubers defending China via HKFP
Stanford professors urge U.S. to end program looking for Chinese spies in academia
The foreign legion of YouTubers defending China via yahoo
Government withholding ‘material of value’ on possible Uyghur abuse, tribunal told
The U.S. isn't vaccinating most of the world — but China might
On 9/11, Chinatown residents watched the towers fall. Some are still recovering.
'A blueprint for how al Qaeda operated inside the U.S.': Declassified document reveals new details of FBI probe into Saudi links to 9/11 hijackers
Pain never ebbs for family of Betty Ong, flight attendant who made first 9/11 alert
Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge after security law was enacted
Google disclosed times it provided user data to Hong Kong authorities, even though it said last year it was going to stop
Google gave user data to Hong Kong officials despite moratorium promise
Lithuania to fence first 110 km of Belarus border by April
John Oliver denudes Belarus' Alexander Lukashenko, proposes a way to 'annoy the s--t' out of him
Russia-Belarus war games send signal to the West
Russia and Belarus launch 'hot phase' of huge war games
Russia and Belarus agree closer energy, economic integration
Russia and Belarus formally open huge war games, worrying NATO
Belarus may freeze EU refugee accord to due 'unfriendly actions'
Russia moves Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to Belarus to patrol borders, Minsk says
U.N. blocked from monitoring rights abuses in Belarus, envoy says
"Politically motivated": U.S., EU slam sentencing of Belarusian opposition leaders
Poland sees no let-up in Belarus border tensions, says PM
Czechs make first EU donation towards Lithuania-Belarus barrier
Poland declares state of emergency on Belarus border amid migrant surge
Russia to deliver huge military hardware consignment to Belarus - Belta
Poland weighs declaring state of emergency on Belarus border amid migrant surge
Belarusian hackers are trying to overthrow the Lukashenko regime
Unvaccinated People Are 11 Times More Likely To Die Of COVID-19, New Research Finds
'I lose sleep at night': Surge of pregnant women with severe COVID seen at Illinois hospital
Stillbirths have doubled during covid in Mississippi. Officials are sounding the alarm.
Stillbirths have doubled during covid in Mississippi. Officials are sounding the alarm.via yahoo
Russia is building its military influence in Africa, challenging U.S. and French dominance
Forest are really dynamic places, just like our own societies. It involves death, it invovles pulling back, it invovles learning. - or, redirecting your resources, sometimes, to learn something new. - Suzanne Simard

Forests Are Wired For Wisdom
China's FM Wang offers aid and friendship on Cambodia visit
Taiwan says China using Honduras election to 'create controversy'
Taiwan's president commissions domestic-made naval warship
Taiwan warns Honduras against ‘flashy, false’ China promises
Taiwan says 19 Chinese warplanes entered air defence zone
Lithuania withdraws Chinese envoy in row over Taiwan
Taiwan Plus Launched as English-Language Streaming Platform
Taiwan says China can 'paralyse' its defences, threat worsening
Facing China 'squeeze', Taiwan launches English-language news platform
Taiwan team told to remove flag before Le Mans race
John Oliver Pokes Europe's Pettiest Dictator In His Sorest Of Sore Spots
A Brutal Regime Jailed Him. Now He’s the Dictator’s ‘Rat.’
Russian court to consider transferring jailed ex-Marine to U.S. -lawyers
Capitol rally seeks to rewrite Jan. 6 by exalting rioters
The FBI Releases New Video Of The Person Who Planted Bombs Before The Capitol Riot
John Pierce Represents More Capitol Riot Defendants Than Anyone. Should He?
Republicans Accidentally Send Letter To Wrong CEO In Attempt To Thwart Jan. 6 Probe
'MyPillow Guy' becomes a nightmare for a Jan. 6 rioter — and for justice
A Proud Boys Leader Who Burned A Black Lives Matter Flag Gets 5 Months In Jail
The Justice Department Is Struggling To Bring Capitol Riot Cases To Trial: Here's Why
The Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Ashli Babbitt At Jan. 6 Riot Reveals His Identity
Go-to Lawyer for Capitol Riot Defendants Disappears
Reports: U.S. Drone Strike Targeted Aid Worker Carrying Water, Not Explosives

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Whatever has happened, whatever is going to happen in the world, it is the living moment that contains the sum of the excitement, this moment in which we touch life and all the energy of the past and future. - Muriel Rukeyser

Our dread of both relationships and loneliness.. has to do with angst about death, the recongnition that I am going to die, and die very much alone, and the rest of the world is going to go merrily on without me. - David Foster Wallace

Friday, September 10, 2021

Anti-mask protesters return to outside Skyview High School
Liberty University returns to in-person classes, with hundreds of new covid cases
A Teen Called For Masks In School After His Grandma Died Of COVID. Adults Mocked Him
San Francisco Schools Have Had No COVID-19 Outbreaks Since Classes Began Last Month
Opinion | I Was Euphoric in June. Look Where We Are Now.
The Masked Professor vs. the Unmasked Student
Los Angeles Could Become The Largest School District To Require Vaccines For Students
Opinion | I’m a Former Pastor, and I Don’t Believe in ‘Religious Exemptions’ to Vaccine Mandates
A school ordered a student to quarantine. His dad and 2 men confronted the principal with zip ties, official says.
Here and elsewhere, angry unmasked parents disrupt meetings
As School Board Meetings Get Hostile, Some Members Are Calling It Quits
She Joined The School Board To Serve Her Community. Now She's In The Crossfire
Unleashing reforms, Xi returns to China's socialist roots
China’s kids get schooled in ‘Xi Jinping thought’
China bans private tutors from giving online classes
Forget Tiger Moms. Now China's 'Chicken Blood' Parents Are Pushing Kids To Succeed
China chases 'rejuvenation' with control of tycoons, society
China ramps up healthcare reform with pilot pricing scheme
China's factory activity contracts for first time since April 2020
China moves to cap the cost of renting a home in cities
California Could Soon Require Free Menstrual Products In Public Schools
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Harvard University Will Stop Investing In Fossil Fuels After Years Of Public Pressure
DoorDash, Grubhub And Uber Eats Sue New York City Over Price Caps
Bullying intervention: Why young Asian Americans are demanding change in classrooms
Taiwan raps Fitch for calling it part of China in ratings upgrade
India seeks Australian investment in defense industry
China lobbies Australia parliament on joining regional trade pact
Uruguay advances free trade talks with China, aims to be Mercosur 'gateway'

We are the book of our life...

Turning to a guru or a spiritual teacher to tellus why we are here is a big mistake, and often, an expensive one. Others can provide us with tools that help us to clear the blockages to clarity, but they cannot tell us which path to walk. That's becasuse our sacred purpose is privately held; it is encoded within us, embodied and embedded, a karmic blueprint that can only be read by the one who carries it. That's why not a single soul on earth can tell us why we are here. They can't decipher a language that is unique to another soul, no matter what claims they make. It's one of the most beautiful things about this human trip: the divine blessed each of us with our own secret lexicon, a unique karmic code that will never be replicated again. We are the book of our life. Now all we have to do is figure out how to read it. One soul page at a time... - Jeff Brown, Spiritual Graffiti
The kindnest thing you can do for yourself is to be the person you would most like to spend the rest of your life with. - heather K. O'Hara

As you think, you vibrate. As you vibrate, you attract. - Abraham

The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you'll tolerate. - unknown

True abundance is feeling worthy enough to believe beyond what you cna see. Expect miracles and they will manifest. - unknown

Learn to trust that what is meant for you WILL NOT PASS YOU BY. Instead of letting worries, fears and anxiety plague your heart and mind- focus on becoming the person you’re meant to be. This way you’ll be ready to receive all the blessings the universe has in store for you! - #createyourownsunshine

There is no enemy ourside our mind. The real enemies live inside us: anger, ego, greed and hatred. - unknown

When you love what you have, you have everything ou need. - unknown

All failed relationships hurt, but losign someone who doesn't appreciate and respect you is actually a gain, not a loss. - unknown

You deserve to be the happy person you were born to be. - unknown

"A flower doesn't think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms." - Zen Shin

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You dont' need to be accepted by others, you need to acccept yourself. - unknown

This is a day of ease.
This is a day of receiving .
This is a day of fun.
This is a day of flow.
This is a high energy day.
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This is a day of love.
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This is a day of feeling worthy.
This is a day of cooperation.
This is a day of synchronicity.
This is a day of happy coincidences.
This is a day of being chased by prosperity and abundance.
This is a lucky day.
This is a most blessed day.
This is a day of rapid growth.
This is a tipping points.
This is a day of comfort and cooperation.
This is a day of leverage.
This is a day of inspiration.
This is an advantageous day.
This is a constructive day.
Genius is flowing today.
This a of easy creation.