1. Dinesh D’Souza: Who is running the USA?
2. Related: US military is more a revolutionary movement for the US than a force for defence from hostile foreign powers
(That headline would be a good example of a lie by omission. They are jihadis. Not generic militants)
Islamist militants have taken control of the town of Palma in northern Mozambique, killing several people including at least one foreign worker and forcing France’s Total to suspend operations at a huge gas project.
Militants began the attack on the town of Palma in the northern province of Cabo Delgado on Wednesday, forcing nearly 200 people including foreign gas workers to evacuate a hotel where they had taken refuge, security sources said Saturday.
The assault came shortly after Total announced it would gradually resume work in the area, which had been suspended following earlier attacks.
Local media reported at least seven workers were killed in the latest violence, including a South African.
None of Total staff were killed in the incident but the “remobilisation of the project that was envisaged at the beginning of the week” was suspended, the company said in a statement.
Speaking on the phone late Friday, after he was evacuated to Afungi, one worker said most of the town had been destroyed and “many people are dead”.
4. Here is an interesting juxtaposition. First, how the most vaccinated county sees a high spike in Covid19 cases:
Compare that with:
An Amish community in Pennsylvania has become ‘the first in the US to achieve herd immunity to COVID-19‘ after 90 per cent of their households became infected with the virus when they resumed church services late last spring.
The administrator of a medical center in the heart of the Amish community in New Holland Borough estimates as many as 90 per cent of Plain families have since had at least one family member infected, and that this religious enclave achieved what no other community in the country has: herd immunity.
‘So, you would think if COVID was as contagious as they say, it would go through like a tsunami; and it did,’ said Allen Hoover, an Old Order Mennonite and administrator of the Parochial Medical Center, a clinic that primarily serves the Plain community.
In France, education and politics are now fully intertwined in higher education institutions, something that is especially true for universities offering courses in political studies.
A sad example to illustrate the situation is the Sciences Po University in Strasbourg, where first-graders thought it was a good idea to name their class after Samuel Paty, the French history teacher who was brutally beheaded in broad daylight last October. The university’s management, however, vetoed the students’ initiative, despite the fact that Samuel Paty’s name was among the top candidates in the first round of voting and easily made it to the second round. In a move that baffled many, the university board simply deleted Samuel Paty’s name from the list without providing any explanation, as reported by the French weekly Marianne.
Thank you Kalloi, Johnny U., M., Richard and many others who are on the switch and wide awake today.