Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

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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“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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