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I have to admit I have zero pulse on our country these days. Things are happening that I wouldn't believe, like the plot to kidnap Whitmer. It's hard to keep going on as normal during all of this, and all the mental health help in the world won't help.
The Detroit News
Robert Snell, The Detroit News
– Oct 8, 8:27 AM
The FBI thwarted what they described as a plot to violently overthrow the government and kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and federal prosecutors are expected to discuss the alleged conspiracy later Thursday. The alleged plot involved reaching…
Francine Hardaway #VOTERight wing terrorism -- overthrow of the government --is the biggest threat we have right now. Why can't everybody see that?
MIT Technology Review
– Oct 7, 4:12 PM
This week, President Donald Trump extolled the cutting-edge coronavirus treatments he received as “miracles coming down from God.” If that's true, then God employs cell lines derived from human fetal tissue. The emergency antibody…
Francine Hardaway #VOTELet enough time go by, and it’s okay to treat the president with antibodies derived from abortion cells. The cognitive dissonance is deafening.
The New York Times
– Oct 5, 11:55 AM
Nearly a third of hospitalized Covid-19 patients experienced some type of altered mental function — ranging from confusion to delirium to unresponsiveness — in the largest study to date of neurological symptoms among coronavirus…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEIs Trump behaving abnormally? Who could ever know, since his normal is so unlike anyone else?
Dune is the latest movie to get pushed back to 2021, following a number of other highly anticipated blockbuster films, including Black Widow and No Time to Die. It'll now be released on October 1st, 2021 — nearly a full year after the…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEThe movie industry keeps getting hit. Just like the travel industry and the theme parks and cruises. I'm hoping we get a sensible response to all of this soon.
The vice presidential debate is tonight. Here's how to watch. If you like, warm up with this look at how racist and sexist attacks on Kamala Harris have spread on social networks. On Tuesday afternoon, after 16 months of investigation, the House…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEThe social networks are finally beginning to take responsibility for how quickly and completely they spread both information and misinformation.
Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. President Donald Trump is getting almost every medication available to help him fight off the new…
Francine Hardaway #VOTESo less is more. Do no harm. Whatever. We couldn’t get treatment like this.
In a big milestone for the self-driving industry, Waymo said yesterday it will open up its autonomous ride-hailing service to the general public in metro Phoenix, AZ. That means in the next few weeks, people in the Phoenix area can a) hail a taxi…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEGo Phoenix, Go Waymo. Can't wait to try it next month.
The study sought to characterize the evaluation of patients who present following detection of an abnormal pulse using Apple Watch. We conducted a retrospective review of patients evaluated for abnormal pulse detected using Apple Watch over a…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEWhat they found was a possibility of false positives and overutilization of health resources. My watch always thinks I fell if the dog leans into me.
The Wall Street Journal
– Oct 4, 4:54 PM
At least eight people who attended the White House's recent Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett have tested positive for the coronavirus, and public health experts say they expect more attendees to be diagnosed in coming days.
This is the first blog in a series about desktop improvements coming to Wikipedia. Wikipedia has remained a critical and widely-used resource for knowledge across the world for the past two decades. Over this time, the site has expanded…
Francine Hardaway #VOTEI'm so glad this is happening. It will re-invigorate the editors and the users. This is the only encyclopedia kids have ever known.