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Quiz o’ th’ Day

Fenster writes: John Holdren was Obama’s Science Czar, In 1977 he, along with Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich, authored a textbook on population and the environment. In it they address options for involuntary fertility control. Most of these are methods … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Facebook Groups

Fenster writes: My newfound interest in nature has been spurred by retirement, with a side interest in foraging spurred by my concern over the coming End Times. I am consequently a member of a number of Facebook groups devoted to … Continue reading

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Double Feature: Modus and The Wailing

Fenster writes: It’s double feature time again. Some double features here are naturals: two films written by Hanif Kureishi separated by decades that reveal how authorial obsessions change as the author ages. Others are linked by chance: I happened to … Continue reading

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Notes on Girl on a Motorcycle

Fenster writes: Girl on a Motorcycle, a starring vehicle for chanteuse and Mick Jagger girlfriend Marianne Faithfull, is vintage 1968. I can’t recommend the film that highly as cinema. Not a lot happens as the main character zips across the French border … Continue reading

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Are We All Fascists Now?

Milton Friedman or Richard Nixon wrote: We are all Keynsians now. Fenster writes: Are we all fascists now? No, I don’t mean Nazi. Just garden variety fascist, you know, like China. We beat communism fair and square as it was … Continue reading

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COVID and the Law

Fenster writes: In crises, events first everything else later, including post-mortems, recriminations and oopsies. This is true with the law as well. The law pretends to majesty but in crisis it can find itself behind the curve with the other … Continue reading

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Notes on The Painter and The Thief

Fenster writes: I recently wrote up The Biggest Little Farm, a documentary distributed by Neon and streaming on Hulu. Today, another Neon/Hulu documentary: The Painter and the Thief. The Biggest Little Farm presented a view of nature that was both … Continue reading

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Kurzweil in Heaven

Fenster writes: KURZWEIL IN HEAVEN Cast: Kurzweil, technology genius, Singularity pioneerKurzweil, technology genius, Singularity pioneerKurzweil, technology genius, Singularity pioneerKurzweil, technology genius, Singularity pioneer (note: all Kurzweils identical so all characters are free to take any part at any time) Kurzweil: … Continue reading

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Notes on The Biggest Little Farm

Fenster writes: “I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer.” -Mike Bloomberg at Oxford People, despite their seeming complexity, often yield up their characters quite readily to those with an eye to … Continue reading

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COVID Coverage

Fenster writes: The Cytokene Storm as a metaphor for a society destroying itself. The burden of proof. Nursing homes: a third of all deaths. Nursing homes: 40%of all deaths. Nursing homes: over 80% of deaths in Canada. The invention of … Continue reading

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