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Friday, February 03, 2023

Employers added a booming 517,000 jobs in January as hiring unexpectedly surged despite high inflation, rising interest rates and the prospect of a weakening economy. read more


The cold moved into the Northeast Friday morning, with a wind chill -- what temperature it feels like -- reaching minus 21 degrees in Maine, minus 22 degrees in Vermont and minus 7 degrees in Buffalo, New York. read more


Newly proposed legislation would allow incarcerated people in Massachusetts to trade one precious commodity, donated organs, for another: Time. read more


Paris Marx: Consider this: since the Soviet Union sent up its first Sputnik satellite in 1957, about 13,600 satellites have been launched into orbit by state and private entities, of which about 6,700 are still active. SpaceX already controls nearly half of them and is pushing for many more. read more


On on the show 30 Rock there was a fake television program called MILF Island. The nice thing about that show was none of the youths actual mothers were present. In this show they are present and also contestants. read more


Rather than killing off the virus we are all turning into incubators of variants one of which will eventually pose a threat far greater than the original covid-19. There are ways we can fight this though. read more


The U.S. military has been monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been hovering over the northern U.S. for the past few days, and military and defense leaders have discussed shooting it out of the sky, according to two U.S. officials and a senior defense official. read more


Eric Levitz, New York Magazine: Hostage taking is, traditionally, a means to an end. A criminal organization wants to earn fast cash, so it kidnaps the child of a business tycoon. Or a militant group wants some of its members released from prison, so it seizes a government building. read more


Thursday, February 02, 2023

Jack Holmes: Everything old is new again, so the big stupid thing currently animating American politics is The Debt Ceiling. read more


The US has secured access to four additional military bases in the Philippines - a key bit of real estate which would offer a front seat to monitor the Chinese in the South China Sea and around Taiwan. read more


Loaded assault rifles and a sniper rifle were pointed out of an 18th-floor window of a Hollywood high-rise with an "unobstructed view" of crowds below, but police made an arrest Tuesday before a single shot could be fired. read more


We all knew this was happening but not as a deliberate tactic which is detailed in the linked article. There is also now reason to believe that russia's inmate soldiers are drugged just being entering a battle. read more


A "software-defined vehicle" is one that heavily relies on computers and code. Associated Press asks Edmunds' experts to talk about the issues of cars that could be updated like your smartphone. read more


Republicans have ousted Democrat Ilhan Omar from her committee post in a sign of escalating tensions in the US Congress. read more


At least three House Republicans this week began wearing pins in the shape of an assault weapon on their clothing. read more


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