Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Extreme Weather: Monster Storm Ulmer

Reporting from Harrison NE, 4 PM. I am on what was supposed to be a leisure trip: my first transcontinental drive from coast to coast, New York to Calfornia and back.  It turns out that I got caught in super … Continue reading

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Oil Giant Takes Climate Change Seriously

This is hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=D1BOWxFMT5Q   And this is serious: BY STEVEN MUFSON,  The Washington Post, March 5th The chief economist of one of the world’s biggest oil companies is urging other companies to take climate change seriously — and sooner … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, Environment, Paris Climate Accord, Uncategorized, wind energy | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Albany: Public Campaign Financing and More

Fair Elections NY There is a lot going on in Albany these days.  The New York State budget is due by April and everyone is advocating for their cause. Fair Elections NY is one advocacy group. “Edie Falco from the … Continue reading

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President’s Day Protest

Today there were protests all across America. Donald Trump declared a #FakeNationalEmergency, an illegal power grab from an unhinged man to push his racist, dangerous policies and his vanity wall.  After his announcement of a “national emergency” Donald left for Mar-a-lago … Continue reading

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East Hampton Holocaust Survivor At School Fighting Anti-Semitism

By Lisa Finn, Patch Staff | Feb 14, 2019 7:08 pm ET The superintendent said the goal was to enlighten after some individual students joked about “support and admiration” for Nazism and Hitler.  See East Hampton Patch https://www.facebook.com/v2.10/plugins/like.php?action=like&app_id=521361477908471&channel=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticxx.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2Fr%2Fvy-MhgbfL4v.js%3Fversion%3D44%23cb%3Df1c75da10e2a5cc%26domain%3Dpatch.com%26origin%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fpatch.com%252Ffc29b2407a9b1%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=1080&href=https%3A%2F%2Fpatch.com%2Fnew-york%2Feasthampton%2Feast-hampton-holocaust-survivor-school-fighting-anti-semitism&layout=button_count&locale=en_US&sdk=joey&share=true   Photos … Continue reading

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Trump (and Zeldin) are creating MS13’s across America

On Feb 5, 2019, at 7:36 AM, Judith Hope wrote: “It’s all about spotlighting MS13 to inflame support for his Wall. It needs to be said (often & loudly) that gang violence is largely a result of young people who … Continue reading

Posted in Family Issues, family separations, gangs, ICE, immigration/deportation, perry gershon, Trump, Uncategorized, Zeldin | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Racist Dog Whistle from Lee Zeldin

The Huffington Post reports: GOP Congressman Spent His Week Harassing a Muslim Colleague On Twitter! “Rep. Lee Zeldin’s Twitter attack against Rep. Ilhan Omar is a classic racist dog whistle.”   Rep. Ilhan Omar’s opponents have looked for every opportunity … Continue reading

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