Category Archives: All the Tea in China

What is Japan doing right about COVID-19?

Japan’s ambassador to Canada has some interesting insights: Surprise! Japan’s secret weapons are science, technology, communitarian solidarity, internal public preparedness, and international co-operation. Something the amnesiacs just to the south of us, in all their not-so-rugged “individualism”, are forgetting even … Continue reading

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Bryan Adams has an un-rocking moment…

…and it’s killed all my nostalgic affection for him and his music, too: Let’s count the facepalms here, shall we: Okay, dude, here’s where you lost me: The moment you started to whine about having to cancel your LUCRATIVE concert … Continue reading

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Scientist debunks coronavirus conspiracy theories

Dr. Peter Daszak breaks down the known facts about COVID-19 and its wild origins. He also explains, clearly and simply, what to do to prevent disease outbreaks…which is something no wild-eyed conspiracy theorist (like Donnie, for one) can manage, because … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: FUX Snooze on corona…and Ebola

Gee, it’s almost like they’re shameless partisan hacks, isn’t it?

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COVID-19: An opportunity for the Shock Doctrine — or its opponents?

Naomi Klein expands, briefly, on ideas from a book she wrote several years ago: I especially love how she takes a quote from far-right economist Milton Friedman (the author of the original Shock Doctrine, which Klein critically examined in her … Continue reading

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A fascinating history of toilet paper

The History Guy tackles a touchy subject with fascinating facts…and humor: Something I never knew about toilets throughout the ages: The kings (and queens) of England used to have special servants (gentlemen and ladies in waiting, no less) whose job … Continue reading

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Q. How do we know the coronavirus is a socialist?

A: Because this is who it’s attacking: I’d say it’s not only a socialist, but a locavore to boot. Because who else has the brains to take the proper precautions against globally transmitted viruses? Not capitalists, that’s for sure. PS: … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Because we live in sick times…

…a little sick humor is in order: Stay healthy, my friends.

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Heroes for Today: The cat rescuer of Wuhan

A short video of a volunteer who checks on pets left behind in Wuhan by quarantined owners who were caught out of town as the coronavirus epidemic took hold (and still grips the city). It seems like a small thing … Continue reading

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Donnie’s marbles are rapidly circling the drain

Need evidence? Here’s Exhibit A: And here’s Exhibit B: Just babbling, and platitudes, and more babbling, and mobsterish extortion, and so much nonsense about making deals, and OMG muh ego! This is the foreign policy of Donnie J. Drumpf. And … Continue reading

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