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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Fayette Janitorial LLC employed 15 children to clean dangerous equipment at a Perdue Farms plant in Virginia and nine to clean a Seaboard Triumph Foods pork plant in Iowa.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined a chance to further restrict efforts to promote diversity in education, turning away an appeal by a coalition of parents and students who argued that an elite Virginia public school's revised admissions policy racially discriminates against Asian Americans. read more

If you force employees to commute and work in an office every day, you can expect to lose your best employees.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

About 60% of Texas voters expect there to be violence following the November election, according to a new poll.

The former YouTube family vlogger pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree aggravated child abuse in December.


Isn't the second in line for the Presidency, Spkr Johnson, a Christian Nationalist?

Speaker Mike Johnson calls separation of church and state a misnomer'

... Christian nationalist House speaker bemoans misunderstanding' of one of US's founding principles

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, has delivered his verdict on the separation of church and state: it is a "misnomer".

The second-in-line to the presidency informed Americans on Tuesday that their time-honored conception of one of the founding principles of the country was a "misunderstanding". Speaking to CNBC's Squawk Box, he tried to turn the conventional wisdom about the founders' intentions on its head and claimed what they really wanted was to stop government interfering with religion, not the other way around.

"The separation of church and state is a misnomer," the speaker said in an interview with the TV channel from the US Capitol. "People misunderstand it. Of course, it comes from a phrase that was in a letter that Jefferson wrote. It's not in the constitution."

Johnson was referring to Thomas Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut, written in 1802 when the third president was in the White House.

It makes clear that the founding fathers subscribed to a powerful separation of church and state, which they enshrined in the establishment clause of the first amendment. ...


Trump lawyer Alina Habba's past comments on faking being smart resurface as she struggles through defence

... She continued: "Somebody said to me 'Alina, would you rather be smart or pretty?' and I said 'Oh easy, pretty ... I can fake being smart'.

Sharing the clip on Wednesday, Ron Filipkowski, editor-in-chief of Meidas Touch, wrote: "Alina Habba proved in court today that this statement is categorically false." ...

@#1 ... "The rare events..." ...

Yup, rare.

On the other hand...

COVID shots protect against COVID-related strokes, heart attacks, study finds (January 2024)

... Staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines can cut the risk of COVID-related strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks by around 50 percent in people ages 65 years or older and in those with a condition that makes them more vulnerable to those events, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The finding, published this week in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, should help ease concerns that the shots may conversely increase the risk of those events -- collectively called thromboembolic events.

In January 2023, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration jointly reported a preliminary safety signal from their vaccine-monitoring systems that indicated mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may increase the risk of strokes in the 21 days after vaccination of people ages 65 and older.

Since that initial report, that signal decreased, becoming statistically insignificant. Other vaccine monitoring systems, including international systems, have not picked up such a signal. Further studies (summarized here) have not produced clear or consistent data pointing to a link to strokes.

In May, the FDA concluded that the evidence does not support any safety concern and reported that "scientists believe factors other than vaccination might have contributed to the initial finding." ...

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