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Thursday, August 4th, 2022

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"Concerns as Sri Lanka arrests top protest leader Joseph Stalin" (aljazeera.com)

A few things of note here. First, the name. Second, the capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo which is not what I would have said in a million years.

The arrest of a top protest leader as part of an ongoing crackdown and intimidation of people protesting against the government over the country’s worst economic crisis in decades has raised concerns.

Joseph Stalin, the secretary of the Sri Lanka Teachers’ Union, was arrested from his office in the capital Colombo on Wednesday.

"Democrats, Sinema reach deal on new taxes in health and climate bill" (washingtonpost.com 🗝️)

8/4/2022 7:29 pm | Respond via Email
Tags: democrats, us politics

"Alex Jones caused $4 million in damages to two Sandy Hook parents, jury finds" (cnn.com)

On top of that, they come back to determine punative damages. The $4 mil. here is just actual damages. And as if he wasn't have a bad enough day, there's also this:

Jan. 6 committee and federal investigators have asked for Alex Jones' phone records, Sandy Hook attorney says.

"Not everyone's thrilled about HBO Max and Discovery+ merging" (latimes.com 🗝️)

Big news today with the planned launch of a new system that combines HBO and Discovery streaming platforms.

8/4/2022 7:46 pm | Respond via Email
Tags: streaming, hbo max, discovery

"White House declares monkeypox a public health emergency" (npr.org)

"We are prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously," Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said to reporters during a briefing on Thursday.

8/4/2022 7:54 pm | Respond via Email
Tags: pandemic, monkeypox

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