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Israel War Report 2024

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Summary This page provides news and information about the various Israeli retaliations and military campaigns in the Middle East. More information will be added as it becomes available. There is a brief contextual commentary, and then news stories listed in chronological order. Context From approximately 1951 B.C. when Abraham was alive, through 6 Oct 2023,… Continue reading Israel War Report 2024

Kamala Harris Report 2024

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Summary This document provides news and information about Kamala Harris who is now accepted by her party as the successor to Joe Biden. On 21 Jul 2024, she received Biden’s endorsement when he withdrew from running for reelection in the 2024 election. In 2020, Harris was democratically elected with over 81 million votes, as the… Continue reading Kamala Harris Report 2024

Eco News 2024

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Summary This document contains some news highlights for current environmental news. More information will be added over time as it becomes available. For additional context and background, read the Eco News 2023 report. News BBC (20 Jul 2024) “What happens when the permafrost thaws?” — Around 11% of the Earth’s land mass is covered by… Continue reading Eco News 2024

Louis Armstrong 1968 Live Album

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Summary This page offers information and links for the new Louis Armstrong album that was recorded at The BBC on 2 Jul 1968. You can listen to the entire album on Spotify. [Listen] Announcement On 22 May 2024, it was announced: “We are proud to announce LOUIS IN LONDON, the last great performance by the… Continue reading Louis Armstrong 1968 Live Album

Global Outage 19 Jul 2024

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Summary There was a worldwide computer outage in the early morning hours of 19 Jul 2024. Initial remediation took most of the day. This page provides some commentary and news about the outage. Additional information will be provided when available. Timing The mayor of Portland was notified of the outage impacting their city at midnight… Continue reading Global Outage 19 Jul 2024

Misinformation Report 2024

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Summary This document provides news about the rise of misinformation on social media and alternative news outlets. Context It’s human nature to be intrigued by stories or news making the claim: “They don’t want you to know about this.” Who are the “they” always being referred to? Usually the government, the deep state, the medical… Continue reading Misinformation Report 2024

Recycling Report 2024

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Summary This document provides information about recycling benefits, options, and challenges. Some recent investigative news reports about recycling reveal some inefficiencies and failures of our current recycling efforts. Most of those news stories focus on plastics. A person could get discouraged by these reports and stop recycling completely. Despite some discouraging news about recycling, we… Continue reading Recycling Report 2024

GLP-1 Drug Report 2024

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Summary This document provides current news and information about GLP-1 injectable weight loss drugs such as Ozempic, Mounjaro, and Wegovy. For background see the 2023 report. Considerations Injectable weight loss drugs have some potential negative health impacts. Medications typically come with a long list of possible side effects. Sometimes doctors prescribe drugs, even when the… Continue reading GLP-1 Drug Report 2024

Economy Report 2024

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Summary This document provides some ongoing news about the U.S. economy in 2024. More information will be added as it becomes available. For employment news, see Work and Jobs Report 2024. News Aspen Ideas (26 Jun 2024) “Families and finance: Discussing the state of the U.S. economy at the Aspen Ideas Festival” — Despite a… Continue reading Economy Report 2024

Work and Jobs Report 2024

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Summary This document provides news about workforce news, layoffs, and the availability of jobs in 2024. More information will be added as it becomes available. Some concerning trends are surfacing in the employment and jobs landscape that had not been an issue previously. Those are summarized below. Fake Job Listings Fake job listings are on… Continue reading Work and Jobs Report 2024

Civility Report 2024

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Summary This document provides news and video footage relating to the political climate in the United States. These examples are based on a democratic system that is properly fueled and supported by what are known as the columns of democracy. Eroded Social Infrastructure An eroded social infrastructure happens when Democracy is under attack, and such… Continue reading Civility Report 2024