Mr. Twister

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CNN -- With rising Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations sending many states backward in their reopening plans, one health expert warns that if the US continues on its current path it will reach "one of the most unstable times in the history of our country." "We will have hospitals overwhelmed and not only in terms of ICU beds and hospitals -- and that's bad -- but exhausted hospital staff and hospital staff that's getting ill themselves," Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean of tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told CNN Friday night. "So, we won't have enough manpower, human power, to manage all of this."
Прямо-таки сенсационная информация для всех тех, кто за последние тридцать лет ни разу не пытался записаться на прием к врачу и ни разу не видел очередей в неотложке. И не читал их самодовольных рассказов про двадцатичасовые смены у интернов и медсестёр.
belgium fries

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Давид Фридман придумал, как починить интернет.

daviddfriedman.blogspot.com -- I routinely use Google to look for things online that mention me. Recently it's gotten much harder because of the increasing number of web pages that are constructed by taking chunks of text from elsewhere likely to get clicked on, mashing them together, and then showing you either a fake update of adobe flash player or a fake exchange about downloading some book for free, generally the book that one chunk of text referred to. Both are presumably ways of getting something onto your computer that you don't want there.

It would be nice if someone could provide a way of filtering out all of those, but that might be hard. But a large fraction, probably a majority, are .ru URL's, and it should be possible to filter those out of a search.

Can someone more familiar with the more advanced features of Google tell me how to do it?

Хочу пойти испоганить какой-нибудь памятник.
belgium fries

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philg -- Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday sued the Trump administration over its guidance not allowing foreign students to take online-only courses in the US this fall semester. If Trump is as bad as these folks say and the U.S. is an example of spectacular incompetence in managing the only thing that matters to humanity anymore (coronaplague), why wouldn’t the best thing for foreign students be an airlift back to relative coronasafety and government competence in their respective home countries?
Leif Gram: Mr. Fix

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