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News from the Deep Swamp: Finance Companies Took $500 million in PPP Funds

[Long] From The Washington Post < https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/15/debt-collectors-payday-ppp/ Summary: More than 1,700 debt-collection agencies and related businesses borrowed from the program, totaling more than $520 million in loans. Debt collectors, payday lenders collected over $500 million in federal pandemic relief Paycheck … Continue reading

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Chilean Wine in the Jan 8th edition of the Economist

Link to the on-line version of this article, but it may be behind a “pay wall” for non-subscribers. . . . <https://econ.st/3pXgMQV > Label your libation with love Why Chinese tipplers like Chilean wine Presentation counts as much as the … Continue reading

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Congress Confirms Biden Victory

From the National Public Radio account at 3:41 AM, 7 January, 2021. “ . . . One woman was killed by a Capitol Police officer in the Capitol. Wednesday night, D.C. police said three other people died from medical emergencies … Continue reading

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Well, THAT was quick . . . .

From the Washington Post: < https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/04/haven-amazon-jpmorgan-closes/ > If you can, go to the web site to check out some of the interesting comments offered by the public. Technology High-profile health-care venture backed by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway shutters The … Continue reading

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Talk about crazy . . . .

From the Washington Post — think I saw a similar headline for The NY Times Exclusive ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Reform by Linda Thomas-Greenfield

From the November/December edition of Foreign Affairs https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-09-23/diplomacy-transformation The Transformation of Diplomacy How to Save the State Department By William J. Burns and Linda Thomas-Greenfield Foreign Affairs — November/December 2020 We joined the U.S. Foreign Service nearly 40 years ago … Continue reading

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Voting Record of Deb Haaland, Dept of Interior Secretary-Designate

It’s a crap shoot when a person’s main background is a legislator and then to become responsible to actually administer something. As several have quoted, "They debate and do nothing else, a debating club" That was Obama’s weakness. It’s always … Continue reading

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Voting Record of Deb Haaland, Dept of Interior Secretary-Designate

from the newsletter of the Congressional analytical site: “The GovTrack” < https://govtrackinsider.com/deb-haaland-is-joe-bidens-nominee-for-secretary-of-the-interior-how-has-she-voted-on-interior-37109a219769 > Deb Haaland is Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior; How has she voted on Interior issues in Congress? GovTrack.us Dec 28 · 7 min read … Continue reading

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30 Tropical Storms in the Atlantic for Hurricane Season, 2020

From NASA https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147643/a-destructive-abundance?src=nha A Destructive Abundance 2020 The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will go down in history as a season of superlatives: the most named storms observed in a year (30); the most storms to make landfall in the continental … Continue reading

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AP News: China testing blunders stemmed from secret deals with firms

wsj Drifting left of center lately and so is unlikely to be interested by the way have you walked down past the house lately because all of the shrubbery is now gone as our two trees on the side of … Continue reading

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