Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind
And then like Pandora, opening the great big box of the world and not being afraid, not even caring whether what's inside is good or bad. Because it's both. Everything is always both. But you have to open it to find that out.
- Author: M.R. Carey
FACEBOOK LEARNS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO GET SHUT OUT OF FACEBOOK: Facebook Is Having a Very, VERY Bad Day (Cue World’s Tiniest Violin).
UPDATE (From Ed): This Facebook outage is huge — It’s their worst since 2008, when they only had 80M users!And speaking of getting shut out of Facebook, “Was just on the phone with someone who works for FB who described employees unable to enter buildings this morning to begin to evaluate extent of outage because their badges weren’t working to access doors,” Sheera Frenkel of the New York Times tweeted earlier today.
Meanwhile, at America’s Newspaper of Record: Hackers Warn That If Demands Aren’t Met They Will Reactivate Facebook.
UPDATE (From Ed, 5:55 PM EDT): It was too good to last — Facebook is currently back online.
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The report casts further doubt on China’s official line about the origins of the virus, a topic that has fueled tensions between Beijing and Washington.
PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, tests are used to detect the presence of a particular genetic sequence in a sample, and they have applications beyond COVID-19 testing. But the report alleges the unusual uptick likely signals awareness of a new disease spreading in and around Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province.
Orders doubled from universities, jumped fivefold from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and surged tenfold from animal testing bureaus. Purchases from hospitals declined by more than 10%.
Monthly procurement data shows a spike in orders in May, especially from CDC buyers and the People’s Liberation Army.
“We believe the increased spending in May suggests this as the earliest start date for possible infection,” the report said.
Earlier: Where the Covid Origin Inquiry Goes Now.
Large firing operations underway on KNP Complex of fires Wildfire Today
Can Nuclear Fusion Put the Brakes on Climate Change? The New Yorker
The CIA plot to kidnap or kill Julian Assange in London is a story that is being mistakenly ignored Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
What the Yahoo! Assange Report Got WrongConsortium News