Morning Belz, May 24
Catch up on this newsletter.
If you haven’t checked out Morning Belz in a while, may I please direct your attention to this piece on a triumvirate of science-skeptical populist movements and this one on cannabis and delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol.
3 Wuhan lab workers were hospitalized in Nov. 2019 — WSJ*
Palestinians: Would you accept a two-state solution? — AskProject
Israelis: Do you see non-Jews as equal to you? — AskProject*
Belarus forces landing of Irish airliner, detains journalist — Reuters
What 6 American families spent in a month — NYT
Sean Ono Lennon thread on racism and political correctness — Twitter***
Grandmother of 10-yr-old shot in Mpls speaks — FOX9
*it was just three months ago that the head of the WHO investigation said lab escape "isn’t a hypothesis we suggest implies further study."
**ran across this YouTube channel last night. The videos are both several months old but continue to be instructive. It’s interesting to watch people work through the questions. Most of the Palestinians interviewed by Gil-Schuster don’t want peace, and a couple of the Israelis he interviewed don’t believe non-Jews deserve the same rights as Jews. Good YouTube channel. Worth checking out.
***don’t worry, it’s calm and rational and shouldn’t make anybody too mad.
“A 10-year-old with a gunshot wound to the head. Why is this community not angry? Y’all tell me that. ‘Cause it was a black kid? Is that why? Is that why? ‘Cause a cop didn’t shoot him? Is that why? Nobody angry? Y’all got to be kidding me. We’ve got to do better than this. This is unacceptable.” — Sharrie Jennings
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