Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Who is running on Long Island?

I found this summary useful. Source; https://www.cityandstateny.com/politics/2022/08/whos-running-congress-new-york/375135/ 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 <jweis@newark.rutgers.edu> 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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Early voting starts tomorrow!

Early Voting Sites for Primary Election of 6-28-2022 https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/BOE/Early-Voting-Sites-6-28-2022 Locations Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance295 Merritt AveWyandanch, NY 11798 ACE Center48 Cedar RdAmityville, NY 11701 Babylon Town Hall Annex281 Phelps LnNorth Babylon, NY 11703 Rose Caracappa Senior Center739 NY-25AMount Sinai, NY 11766 … Continue reading

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“Dangerously fragile”… the right to vote.

Submitted by Stephen Ring from Southampton NY: Early voting begins on June 18 – 26 (2022): Starting last Thursday night (6/9/22), The United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, began a series of eight public hearings, on … Continue reading

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COVID Notes: More Covid Patients; Studies on Long Term Covid; A Million Deaths

  I had several COVID positive patients this week, all vaccinated. All relatively speaking mild (i.e. no respiratory distress), including members of my family. COVID is constantly mutating. It would appear that one of the mutations is responsible for the … Continue reading

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Pro-choice Rally in NY City

Union Square 3 PM May 14, 2022. The pictures tell it all

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Vaccine Angst

The Covid pandemic has brought vaccines back into the limelight and a review of the history of vaccination seems timely. Current day vaccines have saved millions of lives but a vigorous anti-vaccine movement has led to a culture war of … Continue reading

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Fish Doing Well

In the East Hampton Star 4/21/22 East HamptonApril 18, 2022 Dear David, Much of the resistance to the South Fork Wind farm, currently being constructed 35 miles east of Montauk’s Lighthouse, has centered on the question of whether it might … Continue reading

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Heard on Twitter: a plea for Ukraine help!

Olga Chyzh is Assist. Prof. of  Political Sciences in Toronto. Professor Olga Chyzh @olga_chyzh Apr 9 Tanya is not a monster (at least not fulltime)—she is a highly educated woman that plays the piano and casually quotes Russian literature in … Continue reading

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Getting into Putin’s mind

Two interesting and excellent analyses: (1) New Yorker Hour on NPR for 3/11 Stephen Kotkin on Ukraine (20 min – Apple Podcast) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-new-yorker-radio-hour/id1050430296?i=1000553758866 “It’s impossible to understand the destruction and death that Vladimir Putin is unleashing in Ukraine without understanding … Continue reading

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WE ARE WITH UKRAINE

Submitted by Bob Brody. Dear MoveOn members; Our hearts continue to break for the devastations faced by Ukrainians, even while we’re inspired by the confidence and courage they are showing the world each day in refusing to give in to … Continue reading

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Stand with Ukraine – East Hampton

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Covid Notes

From Norbert Goldfield, M.D., Ask Nurses and Doctors (AND) We are continuing to build up health professional networks in preparation for the 2022 elections. As part of this effort, Jeff Lerner (AND lead in Pennsylvania) and I appeared on the Robert Hubbell … Continue reading

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Whale ‘Highways’ Are Being Destroyed by the Fishing Industry

Forwarded by Judith Hope. Original here: https://www.speciesunite.com/news-stories/whale-highways-are-being-destroyed-by-the-fishing-industry By Amy Jones, Feb 19,2022 Whales are facing ‘alarming threats’ from fishing gear and ghost nets, a new WWF report warns. The world’s whales are facing increasing threats in their key habitats and … Continue reading

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