Belarus accuses western nations of sowing 'chaos and anarchy'

Country’s foreign minister attacks western ‘interference’, as Emmanuel Macron says president Lukashenko must go

Belarus’s foreign minister, Vladimir Makei, has accused western countries of attempting to sow “chaos and anarchy” in the former Soviet republic, which has been rocked by street protests since a contested election last month that was claimed by President Alexander Lukashenko.

“We are seeing attempts to destabilise the situation in the country,” Makei told the UN general assembly in a video statement on Saturday. “Interference in our internal affairs, sanctions and other restrictions on Belarus will have the opposite effect, and are harmful for absolutely everyone.”

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‘I Can’t Wait For Things To Get Back To Normal,’ Says Woman Spending Friday Night Dining With Friend

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Feeling overtaxed from all the ways the Covid-19 pandemic had impacted her life, local 34-year-old Anne Theisen reportedly said “I can’t wait for things to get back to normal” Friday night while dining with her friends in a crowded indoor restaurant. “Ugh, how much longer is this going to go on?” said…


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Black(s don't) Like Me

Note: My last post was not about any of my LJ friends! Just realised it might be read that way. To all new peeps: I never, never post oblique, passive-aggressive posts about any LJ friend. In fact, I pride myself on that. If I want to say something concerning you, I will say it to you. I also do not write vague posts about, or to, unknown people. You can do that, if you want, but I don't think it is appropriate, for me. I would post something like that privately, or, if I thought the person might read it, then I would put a little trigger warning at the top. I really feel strongly about not inadvertently confusing or offending my LJ friends. I absolutely love all of you, fuckers that you are.

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And, for any black, or BLM-sympathizing, person who might be reading this. Don't support the crap. It is going to do far, far more harm than good. Support respect and equality! Not violence and racism! And look to yourselves. "The unexamined life is not worth living."
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(aka, 'brusque')

That is a word I thought to use lately.

When have you last used that word?

Seriously.  I have an amazing vocabulary.

I don't know how this happened.

I really attribute it to human potential.

Language is an amazing thing.






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let's give it a FUCKING go, hey?

It has taken me at least an hour to log into LJ. Why> Because Frontier (a bad company) is being told by corporate that they cannot run dial-up on Fridays or Saturdays. Apparently, nothing is in the law to prevent this. We keep going these waves of new technology, and the bastard companies keep making of like murder, and so what do we end up with in the end? the same strata of poor families as we began at the beginning.

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conservatives and fear

Conservatives are obsessed with fear. They hear some scary facts and fight back against the fear. Instead of taking precautions and getting on with their lives, they jump straight to "I'm not afraid!" They come up with all kinds of excuses for why they shouldn't be afraid. They'll even deny the danger. They accuse the other side of "scare tactics" for pointing out the dangers. . .This entry was originally posted at Please comment here, or comment there.

Gut microbiome plays important role in sleep regulation

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects more than one billion people worldwide. Evidence suggests OSA can alter the gut microbiome (GM) and may promote OSA-associated co-morbidities, including diabetes, hypertension and cognitive problems. Researchers have discovered how OSA-related sleep disturbances affect the gut microbiome in mice and how transplanting those gut bacteria into other mice can cause changes to sleep patterns in the recipient mice.