LA County confirms local transmission of monkeypox – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“While supplies of monkeypox vaccine are limited, Public Health is offering the JYNNEOS vaccine in a targeted manner to reach individuals at higher risk of monkeypox,” the agency said in a press release. “This includes people who are known close contacts to someone diagnosed with monkeypox and individuals who attended an event where they may have had skin-to-skin contact with someone who later tested positive for monkeypox virus.

“The vaccine is being used in these cases,” the coounty Department of Public Health added, “to reduce the risk of developing monkeypox.”

The infection spreads through contact with bodily fluids, monkeypox sores or shared items, such as bedding or clothing, that were contaminated with fluids, health officials said.


Source: LA County confirms local transmission of monkeypox – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Apple won’t challenge union vote at Maryland retail location | AppleInsider

Apple reportedly does not intend to challenge a vote to unionize by employees at one of its retail stores in Maryland, and plans to bargain with workers at the store “in good faith.”

Earlier in June, a majority of employees at the Towson Town Center Apple Store voted to form a union — becoming the first in the U.S. to hold a vote.


Source: Apple won’t challenge union vote at Maryland retail location | AppleInsider



In my post a few minutes ago I chickened out like a coward.  At almost 87 I should have known better.  Then I read a youngster’s post,  (, and got back on my feet.

In her post Annie said a lot of wise things, including quotes from retired Judge J. Michael Luttig’s appearance before the House select committee on June 16:

“The former president’s accountability under the law for the riot in the United States Capitol on January 6 is incidental to his responsibility and accountability for his attempt to steal the 2020 presidential election from the American People and thereby steal America’s democracy from America herself.

“That said, willful ignorance of law and fact is neither excuse nor defense in law. Willful ignorance, thus, is neither political nor legal excuse or defense available to the former President of the United States, his allies, and his supporters.

“The former president’s…

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Review: Le Montreur D’Etincelles & Social Empathy to Reconcile Peoples

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

C’est l’histoire d’un jeunne homme qui doit trouver la façon de unir, à la longue, les deux peuples de sa planète. L’un ne mange pas de viande, l’autre si. Les deux doivent coopérer.

(Date Ethique: 20.8 12014 ere Holocene)

Le montreur d’étincelles”  MontrEtincl(‘The Spark Displayer’), by Christian Grenier is the story of a young man who must find a way to unite, over the long term, the two peoples of his planet.  One eats meat, the other does not. Both must cooperate.

And unite them, he does, with the help of a perpetual calendar!  Nice example in the story of having to use one, and how easy it is to learn quickly.  Also great example of culture-shock, and cooperation, and how a calendar shapes our ways of thinking, and can help build social empathy.


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B5, Hakan: Muhafiz/Protector,  Lupin, or La Casa…

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