SINNER MAN – CINNAMON MAN – SINNERMAN NINA SIMONE

The original lyrics of Nina Simone's SINNERMAN were a hymn of challenge, beckoning the foul sinner back to the fold. But Nina Simone answers the dimestore evangelism with a more powerful rebuttal: the tragic unjust plight of the Black Man in cruel America.

PFIZER INTERIM RESULTS REPORTED AS 90% EFFECTIVE VACCINE – WTF? RESULTS DO NOT SAY THIS!

Headlines proclaiming the big success of this vaccine are ubiquitous. Write-ups virtually cut and paste across all corporate media. It's the same angle repeated a thousand times: 90% effective - what a triumph, millions of doses ready before year's end, billions of dollars next year... Something fishy is going on here. The results don't match the reporting. At all.

LEFT OR RIGHT? TRUMP OR BIDEN? WHAT’S THE RIGHT ANSWER TO NOVEMBER’S TEST?

Left v Right, Blue v Red, Biden or Trump? This false dichotomy has been the first and (so far) only test the ruling elites have needed. Its results let citizens self-select a life as one of the 300+ million suckers at the low-stakes plutocracy table...

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE – COVID19 – WHAT’S COMING AND WHAT’S HOT AIR?

Everybody's waiting for a coronavirus vaccine and the media is full of hot takes, parsed to suit their politics and their audience. We've been tracking the reality of the vaccine progress. Here's the August 2020 latest.

TOPPLING STATUES? ONE CITY HAD A SOLUTION – SHAME IT ONLY LASTED 24 HOURS.

A sculpture of a black woman who took part in a Black Lives Matter #BLM protest in Bristol, England has been installed on the plinth where a statue of slave trader Edward Colston used to stand. It lasted 24 hours. The city council removed it without consultation or vote. Another missed opportunity.

21st CENTURY FAIRYTALES: THE NATURE OF BORIS, JEREMY SPOKE IN, AND CIRCE CASTING PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

Three fairytales: The Nature of Boris, Jeremy Spoke In, and Circle Casting Pearls Before Swing. They're supposed to be allegorical.

CORONAVIRUS ANTIBODY TEST WITH EU (CE) AND US (FDA) APPROVAL – BLOOD SAMPLE WITH 18 MINUTES TO 98.1% – 100% ACCURACY – AVAILABLE NOW

Roche's Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test is a blood sample. Based on in-solution double-antigen sandwich format. Blood samples taken 14 days after PCR-confirmed infection process Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 test with 100% accuracy. It's available now. Which governments are buying and which are instead risking lives trying to save money (or play nationalist politics by waiting for their own 100% test)?

HOW TO USE YOUR MAC WEBCAM AS MOBILE PHONE CAMERA FOR ANDROID OR OSX (IPHONE CAMERA) – GOOGLE NLP

Google: "How do I use your laptop webcam as a camera for your smartphone?" It used to be an art, finding the best wording to put into Google, to narrow down results until they're on point, no matter how esoteric the info searched for. It's a major problem: corporatized tech the world over is devolving. It's the opposite of progress. Tech itself is improving but function is degrading. This must stop.

CORONAVIRUS TESTS -WHAT’S AVAILABLE, WHAT’S COMING, WHAT’S IN TRIAL – JUST THE FACTS (APRIL 2020)

Data on coronavirus test kit options covering the three basic types we'll need to mass-produce and distribute widely, or else prolong lockdown or be forced into a gamble that might cost millions of lives.

DOES YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL OR CRITICAL CARE FACILITY MEET THE BASELINE FOR COVID-19 TREATMENT?

"We simply don't have the testing capacity for the large numbers dying at home. Now only those few who had a test confirmation *before* dying are marked as victims of coronavirus... means we are undercounting the total number of victims of this pandemic." - Mark Levine, Chair of New York City Council health committee.

QUESTION: SHOULD SOCIAL MEDIA BE REGULATED?

There's much talk lately about regulating social media corporations - for and against these companies having freedom to censor users or protecting individual access to platforms as ubiquitous as a public utility. Should social media be regulated?

NEW RULES, NEW STAKES, OLD ELECTORATE

On 12th December 2019 the United Kingdom goes to the polls in the most divisive, fucked up election in living memory. Whether the voters know it or not, the stakes are enormous. Similarly high stakes play out in the United States in November 2020. Will the UK (and the USA, in 2020) have woken up to the existential threats to their long-term future or has big capital already conditioned the people of these great nations into turkeys voting for Christmas?