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It’s Mandatory, Peasant!

So, following on Bill De Blasio’s New York inoculation edict, I guess the Secretary of Defense is the most recent public authority to call for mandatory vaccination among active duty members of the armed forces. My abiding question:  let’s just suppose, for the sake of argument, the good folks in public health, and the politicians who..

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Breaking:  Matt Lauer To Run Cuomo Crisis Team

Albany, NY  • ICBTS News In a move designed to restore two reputations at one time, Governor Cuomo has called in former NBC talking head, Matt Lauer, to manage the growing crisis surrounding instances of alleged sexual misconduct in the governor’s office. “The governor,” Lauer claimed, “is totally innocent in all of this.  He was only doing..

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Cuomo Staffer:  Office was ‘Mostly Safe’ For Women

Albany, NY  • ICBTS News An anonymous female source inside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office takes issue with a recent state report alleging sexual misconduct and harassment by the governor, calling it a “mostly safe” place to work. “There were times,” the source said, “when you could go in there and work for the governor for three or four..

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Shock Poll: People With No Scientific Education Most Likely to “Believe the Science”

Cambridge, MA  • ICBTS News A grieving family–unable to visit a dying loved one during her final hours because of Covid concerns–gave tribute to their recently departed aunt, Hermione Saxville, in a way that confirms the results of a recent Hollick University Study: the less you know about science, the more willing you are to believe in..

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Vaccine Mandates and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”

“Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones..” With the possible exception of cafeteria pizza on Fridays, nothing feels, to me, more “late 20th century public school” than reading and discussing Shirley Jackson’s 1948 short story, “The Lottery”  I think, in my own case, we may have been assigned it twice, and it..

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