On January 6, a mob of rioters breached the U.S. Capitol, causing significant damage to the building, the bi-partisan evacuation of representatives, and even several deaths — all in the name of Trump. But despite the fact that evidence strongly suggests that the then-President’s own actions spurred the insurrectionists on, it’s growing increasingly unlikely that Trump’s second impeachment trial will end in anything other than an acquittal. Continue reading
*Caught up in the maelstrom of bad to worse news in the New York Times one morning, Eli Soiefer spotted an uplifting article offering respite from the crazy.
It was a piece about an open-brain surgical procedure where they keep the patient awake to make sure they’re not hitting the wrong spot. Intrigued by the notion of doctors asking a patient during brain surgery to sing or play an instrument, the charismatic frontman for fast-emerging New York alt-rockers Emodulari got cracking on the hard-driving, intensely visual and visceral – and bitingly hilarious – “Craniotomy,” the most popular of a batch of singles the Nyack, NY band has released since its launch in 2019.
*Deep dish, thin crust, or somewhere in between — America is a nation of pizza addicts. That craving has only grown while we’ve been sticking close to home during the pandemic as pizza is the ultimate comfort food.
But which 10 cities take the biggest slice out of 2021’s Best Cities for Pizza Addicts?
*Starbucks executive Rosalind “Roz” Brewer has been tapped to head drugstore pharmacy chain Walgreens. As the company’s new CEO, Brewer will become the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company in the U.S.
Brewer served as Starbucks’ chief operating officer for a little more than three years. She will succeed Stefano Pessino as CEO March 15.
*In this world that we are living in, most people think a black person can’t be a Philosopher, except white people, and that’s when people are wrong with such judgments.
Not everyone has the capacity to be a Philosopher because only the chosen and the gifted can be big thinkers, and that’s true, but who wouldn’t think that Haiti and African countries gave birth to a lot of Philosophers who are contributing to a better world?
A country like Haiti that the society and the world have classified as the world’s poorest country, but who wouldn’t think that Haiti could give birth to a Philosopher like Werley Nortreus? Well, just because Haiti is degrading, most people think Haitian Philosophers don’t exist anymore or at all, and that’s when people are wrong.
*No one would have thought 40 years ago that a pair of sneakers would be rare and valuable enough for someone to want to create a pair of fake ones.
However, in 2019 sales of counterfeit goods reached $520 billion, around 3.3% of all trade. Sneakers were a big slice of that pie, one NYC-based counterfeiter was caught smuggling $70 million worth of fake Air Jordans into the U.S.
*HEILONGJIANG, China – This is the moment a screaming mum whose clothes have even caught fire refuses to leave a burning house and uses her body to protect her child by cradling him in her arms on the floor.
Firefighters said the incident took place in the provincial capital of Harbin in China’s Heilongjiang Province earlier this month.
*One of the staples of modern cuisine is the potato. It’s a versatile ingredient that can add flavor to any recipe. Baked, mashed, or even fried, the potatoes have nourished today’s world for generations.
It wasn’t always so. Thousands of years ago, the inhabitants of the Andes began consuming the first edible potatoes. The vast majority of the wild variations of this tuber were extraordinarily bitter and could even be poisonous. One of the many Andean delicacies is a potato called “chuño,” a tuber with a history as old as the first Andean civilizations themselves.