today I learned that naked mole rats, the only eusocial mammal known, have their own class of expat fuckbois whose job is solely to avoid work and leave the colony to go impregnate queens elsewhere to avoid inbreeding
Four in 10 doctors in Belgium, the country where I reside, are not themselves keen to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Similar results have been found also in the UK. It is likely that such concerns exist in other countries as well.
These doctors are not vaccine deniers. Their objection is that the vaccine, despite all the money, effort and best science dedicated to it, has simply not passed the test of time.
Latest updates as President not ‘scheduled’ to take Covid vaccine Independent (furzy). Don’t get this as a point of interest. He got Covid, remember? He should have immunity for a while, so him getting a shot theoretically deprives someone else. And because he had Covid, he presumably won’t have any reaction, while it looks like a fair number of other people will. If the idea is to show confidence, he could have Melania or Ivanka take it.
.@berniesanders is not impressed with master negotiators Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi: “What kind of negotiation is it when you go from $3.4 trillion to $188 billion in new money? That is not a negotiation. That is a collapse.” https://t.co/XlqPwdqHaR
Actually, come to think of it, with the endless moving of “deadlines” Brexiternity has already begun. Welcome to the future. Whatever is agreed between the UK and the EU will always only ever be temporary. The UK/EU relationship will now be front and centre of UK politics forever
We just heard via an importer, that lorries are taking 3 days to enter the UK and 3 days to leave and that drivers are either refusing to come and turning back with goods destined for our UK businesses, or they are demanding more money which is being passed back on to UK business pic.twitter.com/RHY09r2U0L
How do we hold the traitors to democracy accountable? Washington Post (furzy). Yet they don’t hold themselves accountable for the attempted coup of Russiagate? I sense way too much of this sort of thing on both sides: “I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.” Pol Pot
Mark Carney’s Reith Lectures will chart how we have come to esteem financial value over human value and how we have gone from market economies to market societies. He argues that this has contributed to a trio of crises: of credit, Covid and climate. And the former Bank of England governor will outline how we can turn this around.