ITIF life sci guru, professional skeptic, biotech expert, policy wonk, beekeeper, lover of wilderness. will travel miles for dark night skies. opinions my own.

Joined February 2013
Zelensky today: "It seems Kissinger's calendar shows 1938 not 2022, & he was speaking not in Davos but in Munich. Btw, in 1938 Kissinger's family was escaping Nazi 🇩🇪Germany, & he didn't say that it was necessary 2 adapt to Nazis rather than escape them or fight them." Ouch.
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France, Germany & Italy all want to give part of Ukraine's territory to Putin to let him save face & secure peace in Europe. Are they really that ignorant? 1. Have they not registered that Putin has violated every accord he or his predecessors have concluded?
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Replying to @JeffSharlet
“The governor of Oklahoma, who just signed a bill banning abortion, period, is being primaried by another Republican who says life begins *before* conception.” Well, surely there’s a limit to how far they… uh oh… 😬
Replying to @ProfMMurray
In a footnote in his dissent in Lawrence v Texas, that bastion of limited government Scalia lamented that the ruling meant that states would no longer be able to outlaw masturbation (which his originalism supported)
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Replying to @JeffSharlet
So...no woman can ever get a ticket for driving in an HOV lane in Oklahoma, right?
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Amen. this is relevant itif.org/publications/2018/0…
Replying to @DrLizaMD
The @NonGMOProject should be extremely embarrassed as their fake logo needlessly contributes to higher food prices. They clearly have no concerns about nutritious diets in low income households. They are solely interested in raising money based on lies.
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The Butterfly project charges thousands of dollars to “certify” products that don’t even have DNA… Salt, water, sugar. Guess who pays for that? You.
For 15 years, we've protected your right to know what's in your food. Why is the right to choose non-GMO important to you? Why do you avoid GMOs? livingnongmo.org/2022/05/26/…
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This is the Uvalde police SWAT team. This community of 13,000 people spends 40% of its municipal budget on the police.
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I’m surprised it’s not bigger news that after their CEO *demanded* an end to mask mandates for transportation, @delta just casually announced they are cutting 100 flights/day due to COVID19-related absences. They offer other explanations, but 🙄. cnn.com/travel/amp/delta-air…
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BREAKING: all 5 Top GOP frontrunners for Michigan governor have been kicked off the ballot for botched election fraud schemes
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Refusing to wait for the police who were CUFFING HER AND OTHER DESPERATE PARENTS — she entered the building where the massacre was occurring and rescued her children herself.
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Refusing to wait for police, a mother entered the building with a shooter and rescued her children herself.
Replying to @smarterparrot
Once freed from her cuffs, Ms. Gomez made her distance from the crowd, jumped the school fence, and ran inside to grab her two children. She sprinted out of the school with them."
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I train these clever creatures to save victims trapped in collapsed buildings after earthquakes. We kit them out with a rat backpack, and train them to trigger a switch when they find a victim & come back for a tasty treat 🐀 #herosnotpests #science #weirdjobs #WomenInSTEM
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Source: fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QCL 1. 🍌 2. 🍉 3. 🍎 4. 🍇 5. 🍊 6. 🥭 7. 🍌 8. 🍊 9. 🤷‍♂️ 10. 🍈
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On Russian state TV, they call German @Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz "bastard" and say, they well "force" Scholz to accept Russian rules of game.
Behind all of these nuclear threats and claims that America wouldn't help Europe if Russia decides to nuke it, there's underlying panic about Russia being economically unprepared to keep waging this war. Watch:
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Today’s CBO report projects that the deficit this year will fall by $1.7 trillion—the single largest nominal reduction in the federal deficit in American history.
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russia killed a 5mo baby today in #Kharkiv. When the shelling began, a young family was walking. The father who was holding the baby in his arms died immediately, the mother was severely wounded. The blast wave threw the child on the entrance roof.. no words... Source: the police
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Southern states accounted for 40% of all the nation's emissions in 2019. Which state is the leading emissions producer in the US? Explore the data.
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⚡️ Zelensky: ‘Pressure on Russia is literally a matter of saving lives.’ On May 26, President Volodymyr Zelensky stated the need for partners to provide Ukraine with arms, including MLRS systems, as Russia’s offensive in Donbas will otherwise render the region “uninhabitable.”
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A BRILLIANT explanation of the so-called “worker shortage”! #UnionStrong
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