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About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see Kincey.org). Former president of Island Resources Foundation.

New concept: “Graphic News”

“Pearls Before Swine” goes documentary . . . .

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The Atlantic — Behind the Big Lie by Jane Mayer

[couple of gaps below] The Atlantic Behind the Big Lie Donald Trump’s attacks on democracy are being promoted by rich and powerful conservative groups that are determined to win at all costs. By Jane Mayer August 2, 2021 Bill Gates, … Continue reading

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Fair Play . . . . or less. From The Smithsonian Magazine

On-line at: < https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-are-jim-thorpes-olympic-records-still-not-recognized-130986336/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210715-daily-responsive&spMailingID=45309165&spUserID=MTA3NjA1ODYzODI1NQS2&spJobID=2043649008&spReportId=MjA0MzY0OTAwOAS2 > Why Are Jim Thorpe’s Olympic Records Still Not Recognized? In 1912, Jim Thorpe became the greatest American Olympian of all time, but not if you ask the IOC Jim Thorpe’s epic performance in the 15 … Continue reading

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Washington Post: The Read Damage by Hannah Dreier

Some of the best writing I’ve read about the issue of land rights for poor, mostly Black residents in the US, and how it prevents them from receiving many forms of support and loans — specifically FEMA grants after disasters, … Continue reading

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WaPo: Climate change could cost condo boards billions. They aren’t ready for it.

Based on my limited two years of experience in the Severn House Condominium, I tend to agree with this analysis. From the July 4th, Washington Post — < https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/surfside-condo-climate-change-cost/2021/07/01/b6699a98-da76-11eb-9bbb-37c30dcf9363_story.html > Outlook Perspective Climate change could cost condo boards billions. They … Continue reading

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From the Outlook Section of the Sunday Washington Post

Building 5 residents — I think we’re lucky at Severn House to have a talented and hard-working Condo Board, but many other associations in the Annapolis area are not so lucky. And we need to keep in mind that older … Continue reading

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The Washington Post Officials worked secretly to clear Bob Baffert’s Justify amid 2018 Triple Crow n run, records show

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ISISA Today’s WorldView: A warning sign from the world’s most vaccinated country

Dear Huei-Min et al. Thanks for sharing those and, yes, we were saddened to see the outbreak in Taiwan and hope that you get it back under control. We have had a recent outbreak again in Fiji stemming from poor … Continue reading

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ISISA Today’s WorldView: A warning sign from the world’s most vaccinated country

Thank you for sharing, Godfrey and Bruce. I also share the case of Taiwan: Taiwan is now under “the first wave” of community outbreak after the weekend of Mother’s Day (May 8-9) . I happened has a webinar on April … Continue reading

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ISISA Today’s WorldView: A warning sign from the world’s most vaccinated country

Thank you for sharing Bruce. Malta also has a very high rate of vaccination; meanwhile, reported daily infection rates have gone down into the single digits. (A far cry from the record 510 cases of Covid-19 recorded in 24 hours … Continue reading

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