Did you ever think we would live in a world where the global news focused on a fly? Not only that, we now have multiple Twitter handles dedicated to the fly! Surreal. In time, we’ll look back and wonder how the hell things ever got so crazy.
The main news that popped out to me this week was the analysis of Kamala Harris’ debate performance, discussing all of the effort and tricks she had to use to ensure she didn’t come off as too aggressive, bossy, dominating, and essentially, a woman the public couldn’t stomach. If women were able to focus that energy on what they actually said, can you imagine how powerful and effective we could be? Remember, equality is good for everyone.
All very tedious. Of course, this time last week we were in limbo waiting to see what would happen to Donald Trump. Apart from declaring himself the walking cure for COVID19 because of the antibodies in his blood, the show continues. Crazy times. A note for all: social media is not a good place to participate if you are on steroids.
It might come as no surprise to you, but in recent weeks, I am checking out the polls for the 2020 US Election. I am looking across all of them, even Fox News polls! Of course, we all appreciate the cynicism around polls following the 2016 Election, but Biden is 10 points ahead on average, and based on failings in the polls last election, factoring this in, Biden is still five points ahead. Take a look at these four examples and Americans, PLEASE vote!!
Wonderful news this week, as the Nobel Peace Prize went to the UN World Food Program. Absolutely brilliant and please, if you can, donate to this amazing organization. If we don’t take care of our neighbours, life will be worse for all. Let’s commit to ensuring no one starves. There is enough, we just need to be extra generous at this time.
I wanted to flag a friend’s podcast – Jay leshark and friends, and Russell Podcast, they recently interviewed two friends, Samantha Gayfer and Debbie Crause. Funny, insightful, honest conversations. Love it.
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Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
World Energy Trilemma Index 2020 Report tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Energy giant Suncor plans to shed 2,000 employees tks Bob Hooey
Phuket in a Covid crisis – tks Benjamin Jenkins
Trump engineered a sudden windfall in 2016 as campaign funds dwindled – latest NYT piece on Donald Trump’s finances and taxes
The illness he is tks Phillipa Edwards
How China Outsmarted the Trump Administration tks David Lim
Business and Technology
What Tesla’s move to eliminate its PR department means for the industry tks Andrew Psarianos
Facebook bans QAnon across its platforms tks Phillipa Edwards
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
Gay men take over #ProudBoys on Twitter tks Gina Giachetti
Stormy Daniels and Melania Trump accuse each other of being a hooker tks Frank Roberts
Passion, humour, history
Trump: ‘Maybe I’m Immune’ – Paul McCartney Parody – tks Ava Diamond
Let me know what jumped out at you?
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