Citizen Action Monitor

“What does it mean to live a meaningful life in a meaningless universe?” asks UK physicist Brian Cox

A human being, says Cox, is a collection of atoms that can think and bring meaning to the universe and meaning to one’s place in the universe. No 2617 Posted … Continue reading

April 23, 2020

In a 1955 essay, physicist Richard Feynman explained why humanity keeps failing to realize its potential

And yet here we are, 65 years later, and we remain “channeled into a false and confining blind alley.” How come? No 2616 Posted by fw, April 21, 2020 — … Continue reading

April 21, 2020

Overwhelmed by the volume of coronavirus news and information? Here’s an online source that may help

There are so many online sources to choose from — check out a sample article from Medical News Today. No 2615 Posted by fw, April 19, 2020 — I only … Continue reading

April 19, 2020

Trump tripped up by timeline gap in his own self-aggrandizing, deceitfully edited video

Trump, gloating over the video, looked stunned when CBS news correspondent grilled him about six-week timeline gap. No 2614 Posted by fw, April 15, 2020 — “Donald Trump grinned broadly … Continue reading

April 15, 2020

Will we ever have Flash Mobs like these again?

Time out for pure joy — and perhaps for shedding a tear or two — in remembrance of beautiful things past but not forever lost. No 2613 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

April 14, 2020

Trump is warned reopening business risks lives. But what if he sees risk as “just a cost of doing business?”

For Trump, “malign neglect” is a continuation of his decision-making style that kicked in early in the pandemic No 2612 Posted by fw, April 13, 2020 “In the course of … Continue reading

April 13, 2020

Trump’s lies about his handling of the coronavirus pandemic are catching up with him

New York Times outs a President hastily “rewriting the history” of recent events. No 2611 Posted by fw, April 12, 2020 — “‘Any way you cut it, this is going … Continue reading

April 12, 2020

“Having 70 percent of people get COVID-19 is not the end of the world” – Canada’s Health Minister

For Hajdu to suggest “herd immunity” as a solution is tantamount to accepting a vast increase in fatalities. No 2610 Posted by fw, April 9, 2020 — “Behind the government’s … Continue reading

April 9, 2020

Pandemics come in waves so be prepared for on-off periods of social distancing until 2022

On and off periods of social distancing present substantial social, economic, emotional burden say researchers. No 2609 Posted by fw, April 5, 2020 — “Keeping two metres apart in public and … Continue reading

April 5, 2020

Nightmare scenario will emerge if virus continues to suffocate the global economy for a year or more

The avalanche of debt is tolerable IF economies return to normalcy within six months. After that, we’re in uncharted territory. No 2608 Posted by fw, April 4, 2020 — “Without … Continue reading

April 4, 2020