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If you are reading this, you have already seen the Disney+ series "Hawkeye" episode 5, and you may have seen any number of articles pointing out all of the "Easter eggs" - hidden hooks - to other Marvel stuff, but if you have been around for a whole, you know they are not really Easter Eggs at all.
In a last act of defiance against science and reason, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the politician who told residents to rush to bars for one last evening because the Trump administration was forcing him to close them down during the pandemic, requiring a Navy hospital ship to be sent weeks later to deal with all of the ICU patients, has now decreed that no new gas stoves, boilers and heaters can be installed in new buildings or any that undergo renovations.
When 40 million people were unemployed while government employees negotiated with themselves on ways to give a trillion dollar stimulus package to government employees, to independent experts that was just politics as usual.
A jury in San Bernardino can't believe that Donnetta Stephens’ cancer was caused because she used Roundup.

In a post-COVID-19 world, even California, the most anti-science state in the union, which once tried to ban Happy Meals and Golf and claimed the science was on their side, with "may cause cancer" labels on 165,000 products, including the buildings the products are sold in, is no longer willing to accept that plants are people. The Bayer company has won another glyphosate case, even with a jury that can be swayed using emotion.
A company named Arcflash Labs says they will sell you a Gauss rifle, an actual Railgun that uses electromagnetics to fire bullets.  
The U.S. Navy has been working on this for big ships for a while but this is the first time I've seen a handheld version sold to the public.

It sounds like science fiction but it's entirely plausible. The muzzle speed is low, you can't won't kill anyone with it, but you can shoot anything metal that fits. 


The FDA is encouraging consumers who have purchased Black Oxygen Organics fulvic care power or tablets to immediately stop using the products and throw them away. Not because they are ridiculous supplements that the Clinton administration exempted from ethical truth in advertising, but because they contain lead and arsenic. Those are also natural, organic, Non-GMO, and vegan but can kill you or give you brain damage. In return for that, they won't prevent Alzheimer's or anything else hucksters promise.

That is why even in the supplement industry exempted from most oversight, FDA will bring the hammer down on products with those.
Organic food is a huge Big Ag market segment, $135,000,000,000, but it is still a tiny fraction of the agriculture business. Feeding 7 billion people takes science and technology while feeding wealthy white people only takes 'think about the children' posturing and reusable bags.

That is why it is important that the UN Food and Agriculture Organization listens to voices from the entire field.
An abstract published by the American Heart Association suggests a correlation between mRNA vaccines and heart disease.

They even featured it on November 13th at their AHA Scientific Session 2021.

A 54-page manuscript written jointly by Albert Einstein and Michele Besso just sold for over $13,000,000, quadrupling its pre-sale estimate - a new world auction for any science manuscript.

The Einstein-Besso Manuscript on General Relativity is one of only two surviving manuscripts documenting the genesis of general relativity. The other, known as the Zurich notebook from late 1912/early 1913, is in the Einstein Archive at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The just-auctioned work provides insight into Einstein's work and documents a crucial stage in the development of the theory of general relativity, which reshaped modern understanding of how the universe works.

I've long been a supporter of vaping devices because they are an effective smoking cessation and harm reduction tool for cigarette smokers. Juul is a successful company in that space, they came from virtually nowhere and had 75 percent of the market by 2018.

That's a free market success story, but then there were concerns about their marketing, specifically toward "nicotine naïve" - never smoked cigarettes - young people. I never bought into claims they were marketing to kids as strategy, though in a world of individuals some people employed there obviously said and did some dumb things.

But as their market share has plummeted due to controversy, nearly cut in half this year, they have perhaps demonstrated that their marketing efforts were corrupt all along.
If you are old enough to vote, you should know that government agencies do not fire entire departments when the White House changes residents. Instead, most are career staffers and it does not matter who the president is, they are doing their jobs, and many do them quite well.
Imagine you have a magic rock and you claim the magic rock helps people sleep. You get a President in office who believes in your magic rock and so allows the government to give you a special exemption from government rules which say magic rocks aren't real.

Then you begin to sell special magic rock labels touting that government halo, and soon groups line up to sell your magic rock labels to magic rock manufacturers for a fee. Along the way you redefine certain periods when you are awake as actually being asleep so you can include even more magic rocks.
When China makes the news with SARS-CoV-2 quarantines, it is never good. The first time was because the government had arrested Li Wenliang, a whistleblower who sounded the alarm that something pretty awful was spreading through Wuhan, and he died in early February of 2020.

They kept him in jail for 30 days while they told the WHO to tell the world that there was nothing to fear. American journalists and social media dutifully repeated it and even said the US government was racist for wanting to cut flights from China in early 2020. Li was long dead by then. Soon, millions followed while the communist dictatorship scrubbed 15,000 coronaviruses in databases from its Wuhan labs and closed the wet market where they assured WHO the disease could not have originated.
In the new Netflix film "Red Notice", the hijinks for the core of the film revolve around the eggs that Roman General Marc Antony gave Egyptian Queen Cleopatra at their wedding. The history of those two is complex and their relationship has been dissected/speculated beyond what I can do here, but I was fascinated by the three eggs he gave her.

Why had I never read that? It turns out I had never read it because it was entirely made up. You will like the film or not on other merits but the eggs had an air of "truthiness" because both Egypt and Rome were wealthy nations then, and they loved to impress each other.
In America, anyone can sue over anything and when it comes to a jury trial, facts and the law matter a lot less than emotion.

Though spectacular jury verdicts get the media attention, it's in the appeals process that science and precedent enter the picture. So a gigantic award resting on the allegation that a pharmaceutical company violated the state's public nuisance law because they marketed opiods - as required by federal law, because consumer groups claimed a few decades ago that sales reps talking to physicians directly removed consumer choice - and that it was wrong for J&J to be held liable on those grounds
Valve, of Steam gaming platform fame, has announced that its Steamdeck portable gaming device has been delayed, until at least February of 2022. Which means for nearly everyone who made a preorder reservation, July or later.

Why is that unclear? Well, because even this may be optimistic.



This isn't as huge surprise, when even big guns like Microsoft and Sony can't make the new Xbox Series X or Playstation 5 in stores.
If you have never played "League of Legends" - and most of you have not - you might think you'll have little interest in (1) a cartoon about (2) said video game, but that may not be true. In fact, the game may continue not to interest you (1)  but the series could be the first in a long line of must-watch programs if this quality continues.

Without spoiling the plot, it opens with a simple montage that tells a compelling story without a lot of needless exposition (we mean you, "Eternals") and draws you in. A kid, and then two kids, and some guy who is clearly the bad guy killing a bunch of people before he sees a crying child and throws down his weapons and carries them off.
If you read corporate journalism, you may get the impression that anti-vaccine sentiment never existed before 2021. That's not true, it was just rationalized (anti-corporate, distrust of Big Pharma) when anti-vax beliefs were held by the same political tribe as journalists - coastal residents in the US.
In 2021, there may be recognition it's better to release a game later than anticipated than to release a flawed game. "Cyberpunk 2077" may be the last of the AAA games that got thrown into the market unfinished. The backlash was substantial.

Plus, as games have become cultural behemoths, 3X the revenue of movies and 10X the revenue of music, culture also turned the guns on the industry. Where once you could quietly become a multi-millionaire while enjoying lunch uninterrupted, the Crunch work ethic recently came under fire - and names and faces became attached as Part Of The Problem. Following that, there were rampant claims of sexism and psychological abuse.
A few decades ago there were claims we'd fight wars over dwindling coal supplies and 20 years there were models claiming the "virtual" water cost of products like coffee would become such a problem there'd be wars over water.

Those both got a lot of media traction from sympathetic journalists even if the science was lacking. A new paper uses computer simulations to allege a new reason - climate change.