There are three issues with how Amazon built its warehouse. Lack of a basement shelter, tilt-up wall construction, and bathroom storm shelters.
The tornadoes were particularly dangerous for a few reasons: Many of them struck at night, when people were more likely to be asleep or unwilling to evacuate, and they struck the southeast of the United States, where there are many mobile homes and homes without basements or tornado shelters. (Last year the Southeast experienced 83 percent of tornado-related deaths.) Many of the deaths, meanwhile, occurred in a few buildings — an Amazon warehouse and a candle factory — that were razed to the ground.
Oh, I know, bottlenecks, supply chain chaos, semiconductor shortages, ocean shipping nightmares, container pile-ups, the whole litany – those are massive problems. But they’re no longer the only factor fueling this raging inflation. Services have caught the inflation bug, and services have nothing to do with semiconductor shortages and shipping containers. But services providers too are raising prices because they can.
SF Burger King Franchisee Owes $1.9M In Wage-Theft Case San Francisco
Chinese scientist hits back at Wuhan market coronavirus origin paper South China Morning Post
China’s experience through the pandemic demonstrates that with a vigorous public health response, societies can contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2. This may explain the repeated, seemingly irrational, attempts by outlets like the New York Times to attack China’s Zero COVID policy, as well as their simultaneous failure to explain to their readership how the policy works.
“What makes me most uncomfortable and concerned is that the loss of this much life was preventable.”
The US passed the staggering figure of 800,000 confirmed COVID deaths Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The total, which the AP notes is equal to the populations of Atlanta and St. Louis combined, is by far the highest in the world
The United States on Friday imposed extensive human rights-related sanctions on dozens of people and entities tied to China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh.
The Summit for Socialist Democracy Charles McKelvey
Note: “Capitalist democracy” is an oxymoron, capital (ownership) being favored institutionally over land (environment, ecology) and labor (most of the people). Capitalism is the economic system of plutocratic oligarchy not actual democracy — government of, by and for the people. The economic system that correlates with actual democracy is socialism.
Absurd Guardian Article Declares China World’s Only Imperialist Power Caitlin Johnstone
For years, U.S. and UK politicians have been making evidence-free accusations, which the mainstream media, including the BBC, have dutifully reported and magnified. A “Tribunal” like the Uygur Tribunal has a very specific purpose – not to enlighten the public but to feed into a well-orchestrated campaign. Who finances the propaganda exercise? It is public knowledge that the tribunal is financed by the “World Uygur Congress,” a “regime-change” pseudo-organization supported by the United States National Endowment for Democracy.
Edward Bernays: Propaganda and the U.S.-Backed 1954 Guatemalan Coup Covert Action Magazine
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