Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Life on Earth Can Recover … Humans Cannot.

From Joanne Young Doesschate (Port Jefferson) I’ve gotten lots of great news links sent to me about so many different subjects, but then the leaked IPCC report put all but the environment and climate change on the back burner.  When … Continue reading

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Right whale #3720

On March 18th Chris Paparo, the manager of Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Center reported a sighting of a mother right whale with her calf just 300 yards off an East Hampton ocean beach!  #3720, as she is called, had … Continue reading

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What side of history is Rep. Zeldin on?

Reprinted in it’s entirety! 05.23.2021 Editorials Editorial: What side of history is Rep. Zeldin on?By The Suffolk Times Protesters outside Lee Zeldin’s Patchogue office in January. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister) As we have watched events unfold in the nation’s Capitol, and … Continue reading

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Race, Police, Education and Lies: The New Right-Wing Culture War

May 6, 2021 By Barbara Weber-Floyd reprinted from “The Resistance and Me“ This is the story of how our inability to confront our racist history is fueling a right-wing misinformation campaign against our schools, resulting in contentious, partisan school board … Continue reading

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Zeldin a terrible candidate for governor

Published in the Auburnpub.com and reprinted here: In a recent letter to the editor, David Pappert, Andrew Sheridan, Rick Gagliardi and Kathy Malenick endorse Rep.Lee Zeldin for governor. Heaven forbid! Let me remind readers that this is the same Lee … Continue reading

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The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?

By Nicholas Wade | May 5, 2021 Reprinted with permission. First appeared in medium.com here and in the bulletin.org here. Check out the comments at both of these sites. Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins … Continue reading

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Armenian Genocide

Letters to the Editor: Finally, an end to a century of U.S. complicity in Armenian genocide denial published in the L.A. Times People from the Armenian community celebrate President Biden’s decision to formally recognize the Armenian genocide in Beverly Hills on … Continue reading

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Teens Molded by the Trump Era

Several recent articles have examined the influence of the Trump era on teens, at pre-voting ages. Claire Cain Miller looks at ‘What Teenagers Have Learned From a Tumultuous Time in Politics’ (April 22nd 2021 in the NYTimes). Emily Badger and … Continue reading

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Will LIPA terminate PSEG?

  As reported in Newsday, on April 15 Assemblyman Steve Englebright and thirteen other members of the NYS Assembly and Senate sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging that LIPA terminate its contract with PSEG LI and become a true … Continue reading

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Governor Zeldin?

April 16, 2021: by Barbara Weber-Floyd from her blog. I have learned a great deal about Lee Zeldin over the last few years. While my journey as an activist began in response to Hillary losing the presidential race in 2016, … Continue reading

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South Fork Wind Farm Cable Approved by PSC

Press Release: For Immediate Release South Fork Wind Farm Cable Approved by PSC East Hampton, New York – March 18, 2021 — This morning the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously to grant South Fork Wind (“SFW”) … Continue reading

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Our democracy is broken. H.R. 1 can combat voter suppression and fix it

Mondaire Jones Special to the USA TODAY Network: link here. March 9, 2021 Our democracy is badly broken. Right now, Republicans in Arizona, Georgia and elsewhere are working hard to break it even further. But last week, my Democratic colleagues and I rose … Continue reading

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#irunwithmaud

Posted on INSTAGRAM on Feb 23rd. mikejpastor Ahmaud Arbery, an avid jogger who had his whole life before him, was chased down by two white men in a pickup and shot dead in cold blood on 2/23 in 2020. He … Continue reading

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‘South Country Unites’ says Thank You

Seen on Bellport.com The Village News: South Country Unites Celebrates Inauguration Day On Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021, members of South Country Unites, SCU, displayed yard signs in front of their homes to commemorate this very special day. They wanted … Continue reading

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Update on the South Fork Wind Farm & Call to Action

To: Win With Wind supportersFrom: Win With Wind steering committeeDate:  Feb. 14, 2021Topic: Update on the South Fork Wind Farm Dear friends of WWW, We would like to update you regarding where we stand in the 4-year-long process of getting the South Fork Wind … Continue reading

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The Movement for a Wealth Tax in Washington State

Forwarded from Geraldine Maslanka. By Chuck CollinsThis piece appeared on the inequality.org website with the heading: Legislators in Washington state are taking bold steps towards instituting a state-level wealth tax. The proposed tax is a 1 percent levy on wealth over $1 … Continue reading

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White History Month

Got this from my friend JoAnne: its hilarious and a great video. Rabia Aziz sent this out tonight. Since I was clueless about Amber Ruffin, I played it thinking OMG, she must be talking about some Trump racist saying we … Continue reading

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How to Climb out of the Financial Rut in NY State

On Feb. 5th R&R heard a presentation by Rebecca Saletan and Nick Lyndon on “The Invest in our New York Act”. It is a package of 6 bills for the State of NY. Together they are proposed to raise more … Continue reading

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The Smith Act

From the Southampton Press (LTE): Congress, in response to the far-right’s Nazi “America First” movement of the late 1930’s, enacted the Alien Registration Act of 1940. This law made it a “federal criminal offense to advocate the violent overthrow of … Continue reading

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What is Budget Reconciliation?

Biden’s economic rescue package will be passed using ‘budget reconciliation’. Here is a primer: This from Dana Chasin (reprinted with permission): Budget reconciliation is authorized through the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to expedite budget bills. While most legislation before the Senate … Continue reading

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