eridani started the topic Yes, Unemployment Insurance and Welfare Encourage People to Quit Lousy Jobs. That's the Point. in the forum General Discussion 3 days ago
Most people’s experiences with the stinginess and arcane rules of our nation’s patchwork of unemployment systems have conditioned us to assume that we’re not eligible and that we should be disco…[Read more]
eridani started the topic After the #Bern: What’s next for the progressive left? in the forum All Things Bernie / Our Revolution 3 days ago
Add to this that progressive members of the U.S. Congress have, with notable exceptions, mostly voted for a series of bailout plans that heavily favor corporate interests over the increasingly dire needs of citizens and the small businesses that power…[Read more]
eridani started the topic A Lesson for America? Taiwan’s Single-Payer National Health Insurance in the forum Universal Healthcare / Medicare For All 3 days ago
The simplicity and IT-enabled efficiency of Taiwan’s NHI make its overhead cost extremely low. NHI’s administrative cost accounted for 0.87 percent of the total NHI expenditure in 2018.
This is far, far lower than the average of 3 percent of total health spe…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Scientists Captured a Planet's Birth and It Is Terrifying and Beautiful in the forum Science and Environment 3 days ago
A team led by Anthony Boccaletti, an astronomer at the Observatoire de Paris, PSL University, wanted to take a closer look at this nascent world, which has produced some of “the most spectacular spirals imaged so far,” according to the…[Read more]
eridani replied to the topic Cuba Develops Effective Peptide for Treatment of COVID-19 in the forum CORONA Virus / COVID-19 3 days ago
Cuba has so far recorded nearly 1,900 coronavirus cases with 79 deaths, according to a John Hopkins University tally.
Health officials announced 13 additional Covid-19 cases Wednesday without any new fatalities.
eridani started the topic Cuba Develops Effective Peptide for Treatment of COVID-19 in the forum CORONA Virus / COVID-19 3 days ago
“It is an immunomodulatory peptide, derived from the cellular stress response protein, known as HSP60. This molecule was designed by bioinformatic tools and is obtained by chemical synthesis,” affirmed CIGB’s researcher Dr. Gilli…[Read more]
Let us clear something up regarding the last financial crisis with housing at the center of the market unraveling. The vast majority of the foreclosures that happened in the Great Recession occurred on…[Read more]
eridani replied to the topic We Are Combat Vets and We Want America to Reboot Memorial Day in the forum General Discussion 3 days ago
Stories of spat-upon Vietnam veterans are bogus. Born out of accusations made by the Nixon administration, they were enlivened in popular culture (recall Rambo saying he was spat on by those maggots at the airport) and enhanced in the imaginations of Vietnam-generation men — some veterans, some not. T…[Read more]
eridani replied to the topic Krystal Ball: Lib writer says she'd vote Biden if he 'Boiled babies and ate them in the forum General Discussion 3 days ago
–a first past the post election system.
eridani replied to the topic Is This the Blueprint for Sanders and AOC to Take Over the Democratic Party? in the forum General Discussion 3 days ago
–what they are planning to do about setting up and maintaining a national voter database. No answers yet.
eridani started the topic US Lockdown Protests May Have Spread Virus Widely, Cellphone Data Suggests in the forum CORONA Virus / COVID-19 1 week ago
The data, provided to the Guardian by the progressive campaign group the Committee to Protect Medicare, raises the prospect that the protests will play a role in spreading the coronavirus epidemic to areas which…[Read more]
Rather than letting the banks fail and forcing a bail-in of private creditors’ funds, the Fed quietly stepped in and saved the banks by becoming the “repo lender of last resort.” But the liquidity crunch did not abate, and by March the Fed was making $1 trill…[Read more]
eridani started the topic 'Not Just Bad, It's Pathological': While Pushing Big Oil Bailouts, Trump Slaps Wind and Solar Industry With $50 Million in Old Rent Bills in the forum Science and Environment 1 week ago
While giving fossil fuel companies access to relief funds ostensibly meant for small businesses struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Monday slapped solar and wind power firms with…[Read more]
A letter I sent to my state representative who is chair of the House health Care committee and not a huge single payer fan.
2,428 confirmed cases as of May 16, 2020
141 deaths in BC
Per capita cases: 0.048%
Per capita deaths: 0.0028%
Buried among the many provisions there is $75 billion in mortgage relief and $100 billion in rental relief for low-income earners, as well as the ability for all borrowers to claim forbearance for up to a year. The bill also would allow the Fed to lend to mortgage servicing…[Read more]
But Wilson was beating the drums of war. A young farmer brought the disease to the Army’s Camp Funston (later Fort Riley) 300 miles away. The astonishingly contagious virus tore t…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Beyond Bernie: The Socialist Alternative’s ‘what next for the political revolution in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
It seems to me that the greater emphasis should be put on the down ballot races, even as progressives and socialists move towards unification in the 2022 and 2024 elections. First, every third party movement should e…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Newborn giant planet discovered 330 light-years away in the forum Science and Environment 1 week ago
The planet orbits a five million-year-old star, which is a thousand times younger than our own sun. But, unusually, it’s very distant from the star, orbiting at 600 times the distance from the Earth to the…[Read more]
eridani started the topic Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology in the forum CORONA Virus / COVID-19 1 week ago
That it’s masks that have become charged objects, signifying the difference between Americans who want to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 and those who refuse to believe in COVID-19, is no longer in doubt. As Ryan Lizza and D…[Read more]
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