Adiaphora 9-26-21

Enid Futterman, a local journalist and Bernie Sanders supporter … told me she finds the idea that COVID is caused by 5G cellphone towers more believable than person-to-person transmission. “I’ve read both sides, and that’s what makes sense,” Futterman said ….


Maybe she read this very credible article linking Covid and 5G.

Does Ivermectin Cause Sterility in 85 Percent of Men Who Use It? Natural selection notwithstanding, the Dispatch Fact Check says the claim is unproven.

There is no settling down without some settling for.

Attributed to Dan Savage by a friend on (I later discovered that the meaning of "settling down" can vary from reader to reader.)

The Russianest Russian Song Lines I Know –

Taliban co-founder Mullah Nooruddin Turabi told The Associated Press this week that the group will resume the executions and amputations it was known for in the late 1990s. “Cutting off of hands is very necessary for security,” he said. “No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam and we will make our laws on the Quran.”

The Morning Dispatch.

Speaking of Afghanistan and the Taliban, there’s a mini-insurrection against the requirement that women in university wear "full abaya and niqab, a black veil with only a thin slit through which eyes can be seen." The form of insurrection is posting on pictures on social media of actual traditional Afghan women’s clothing. (‘Our Identity Has Been Hijacked’ – by Charlotte Lawson – The Dispatch.)

The story also tells some of how the Taliban is taking away with the left hand the freedom of women to be educated given by the right hand. Sounds like some amputations might be in order. It’s necessary for security.

Eugene Volokh has a blog post on ‌Libel in the Society for Creative Anachronism. My immediate thought was that someone called his nemesis "just a cosplayer, a louche LARPer."

I like my version so much that I’m not going to read the good professor’s version.

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