Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

To “everyone under the sun” Re: Parish Art Museum

From: Sarah Hunnewell I don’t know if you all know this, but the “new” Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill uses vastly more electricity than any other building on the East End of Long Island.  You all know that it has … Continue reading

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LaSalle Chief Judge nomination

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Message from Judith and Linda in re to Rev. Warnock

We know you’ve been besieged with requests for political donations and, like us, you are probably suffering ‘donor fatigue’.  However, there’s one more challenge before we can quit:  Reverend Warnock NEEDS OUR HELP in Georgia.  Contrary to rumor, Reverend Warnock’s … Continue reading

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New York: Most Unequal State in the Nation!

A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) recently found that New York State is home to the highest concentration of extreme wealth in the United States. New York State also has the greatest income inequality … Continue reading

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GOTV 2022: all hands on board!

It looked like success just weeks ago for the midterm elections, based on polls,…well the tide has now turned in favor of our opponents. How do we make a difference? (1) I have been donating $$ via Force multiplier. They … Continue reading

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Lunch with Bob

We used to have weekly lunch meetings for R&R folks. With soup! Then came Covid. Today my friend Bob treated me to homemade lentil soup at his place. We discussed the state of the world! Are we heading towards armageddon? … Continue reading

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Covid: not yet over?

Weddings are well-known high-risk events for Covid. Guests schmooze, they laugh (emitting microdroplets), they kiss.. contacts are often prolonged, longer than required for transmission of SARS CoV2 (10 min). The newest Omicron variants are even more infectious than their precursors. … Continue reading

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Vote early!

VOTE EARLY: Early Voting Poll Site You can vote at any of the following polling places. Please select a polling place from the list below for the complete details. If you have any questions, follow this link through to … Continue reading

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Surge in Voter Registration by Young Women (since Dobbs SCOTUS Decision)

FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH The registration figures are another sign of the real-world political impact of the high court’s decision overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling FIFTH

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Great News!

Forwarded from Gerri Maslanka: If you have 31 minutes (and you missed Simon Rosenberg’s talk on why Democrats can win in November) watch this. VERY encouraging, informative and exciting. Really. Gerri 🇺🇸 Don’t miss this! David Follow Simon Rosenberg on Twitter:

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Guns and Kindergartners?

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‘Geniuses’ At Work

Submitted by Stephen from Southampton. Appeared as a letter in I typically ignore anyone who believes that the 2020 election was “stolen.” I write them off as either idiots or emotionally unwell. But since we have “Big Lie” Republican … Continue reading

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Who is running on Long Island?

I found this summary useful. Source; 1st Congressional District Eastern parts of Suffolk County Current member: Lee Zeldin (R), who is not running for reelection 2020 presidential results: Biden +0.2% Demographics: 72% white, 16% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4% Black,  … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s “Signature Gate”

So now NYS Board of Elections has ruled:

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BOE boots Zeldin off Independence Party line for invalid signatures

New York Libertarian Party contests signatures were duplicates and photocopies Joshua SolomonJuly 14, 2022 in the TIMES UNION. Submitted by Gerri Maslanka (Sag Harbor) ALBANY — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for governor, is unlikely to run on … Continue reading

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Neo Nazi’s in our Military

And then there is this regarding the victims within the Capitol Police force: For Zeldin to claim he is a military man is worse than shameless. It is shmegegge. (Yiddish) baloney; hot air; nonsense. Here is an action for you: … Continue reading

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Force Multiplier

We would all like to help fund political candidates that have a chance of winning. Right? Force Multiplier (FM) selects candidates that have a chance of winning. In addition to presenting the slate of candidates they follow, Force Multiplier brings … Continue reading

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Time Is Running Out

Submitted by Stephen based on LTE of Lance Corey in the Southampton Press: Exactly 100 years ago, Adolf Hitler and his “Proud Boys” were preparing their putsches to overthrow the Bavarian State Government in Munich, to be followed with a … Continue reading

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Who is funding the Sedition Caucus?

The Sedition Caucus includes Lee Zeldin. Six Congressmen That Have Failed to Cooperate with the January 6th Committee Have Received Over $826K In Corporate Donations  Washington, D.C. — Ahead of the January 6th Committee’s first public hearing, watchdog Accountable US … Continue reading

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Hudson Canyon: a National Marine Sanctuary

On Thu, Jun 16, 2022, 9:02 PM Judith Weis <> wrote: Hi Friends- I just wrote to Dr. Richard Spinrad, Administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to urge him to continue supporting the designation of Hudson Canyon … Continue reading

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