Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

#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 Farm … 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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“Hyper-partisan and hypocritical nonsense” (Katie Vincentz, Zeldin Spokesperson)

Excellent reports on the topic: Rep. Zeldin’s Backtrack on Fraud Claims Fails to Silence His Critics EH Star: Attorneys urge investigation of ZELDIN. Twenty-two lawyers file ethics complaint against Zeldin in connection with presidential election: By Denise Civiletti – Jan … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin Must Be Held Accountable

In this weeks Long Island Advance, by Shoshana Hershkowitz

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Two-faced Lee. Version 2021

These two letters were sent out the same day to different recipient lists! SWEET LEE (Jan 21, 2021) Dear xxx, Ideally, the commitment of all Americans each and every day should be to work towards unity and pursue a better … Continue reading

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Zeldin is Trying to Invalidate Millions of Votes

By David Friedman in Smithtown News 1/7/21

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Saw it Coming

By David Friedman, in Smithtown News Jan 14, 2021

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Corporate America Weighs In

From Robert A. Cohen, Esq. and Laura Ahearn Source:  Washington Post

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A Letter to Lee Zeldin

I tried to leave a message for Zeldin at the Patchogue office but the answering machine instructed constituents to email his office with a comment. I share the comments I emailed to Zeldin with you. I hope many take advantage of the … Continue reading

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Frustrations Boil at Pace of Vaccinations at Long-Term Care Facilities

The Trump administration raised hopes of a speedy process for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Patience is wearing thin. By Rebecca Robbins In mid-December, a top Trump administration official floated an enticing possibility: All nursing home residents in the … Continue reading

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Tell Truth to Lies.

By James Ewing On Wednesday Jan 6, 121 members of the US House of representatives rejected the election results from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Nevada. 138 House members rejected the results from Pennsylvania. Authorities have called this election the most … Continue reading

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Trump: the worst president in the history of the United States

Reprinted from The Times of Israel By Karl Grossman About the Author Karl Grossman is a professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury who has specialized in investigative reporting for 45 years. He is … Continue reading

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Zeldin: undermining America

Letter to the East Hampton Star: Dear David, Hours after Trump’s zealots stormed and ransacked the Capitol, Lee Zeldin voted “yes,” objecting to the electoral vote count that certified Joe Biden’s Presidential win. Preventing that certification was precisely the goal … Continue reading

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Zeldin should resign now or be deposed: “A Conspiracy of Dunces”

FROM:Stephen Ring, Hampton Bays  Over the past almost eight years, I have written many “Letters To The Editor” (Southampton Press) and even more emails and blogs attacking Lee Zeldin for his connection to the Ultra Right Neo Nazi Teabaggers. I am … Continue reading

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