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• Some collectibles for the Congress campaign from the past few years.

• The Lancet, the highly respected medical journal, urges Americans to vote for change: In a damning editorial published on Friday, The Lancet described the US response to the Donald Trump coronavirus pandemic as "catastrophic". It did not specifically endorse Joe Biden, but it did acknowledge the "frayed social safety net in the country, the continued erosion of trust in the public sector, the supposed reduced responsibility of the federal government and political interference in key public health apparatus". It stated, "With so much loss and more at stake, the 2020 presidential election is an opportune time for American voters to embrace change for the better," and urged voters to "reject the stagnation of complacency and share a view which she doesn't have. " Intended with a vision of progress and reunification with the world community in pursuit of a more just and sustainable future. "Earlier this month, another respected medical journal published the The New England Journal of Medicine criticized America's "amazing" failure to get COVID-19 cases and deaths under control, but did not specifically endorse Biden.

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• Americans commuted 60 million hours less during the pandemic. What did you do with the time? According to the Census Bureau, they spent 22 million of those saved hours working from home on their main job.

• Clueless Division, Florida Division – A man paid to have a “full contact experience” with a leopard who required: The Florida man paid the owner of a black leopard $ 150. He thought he was rubbing the big cat's belly and playing with it, but when he entered the animal's back yard it attacked and injured him so badly that he spent a week in the hospital in early September. A report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said his scalp was "hanging on his head and his right ear was torn in half". The owner has been charged under a law prohibiting full contact with dangerous animals and the conservation of captured wildlife in unsafe conditions.

• This guy, on the other hand, was only concerned with his own business and might have preferred contact with a leopard:

In one of the safest Signs of an impending apocalypse We also saw a man from New York City fall about 15 feet into a rat pit when A sinkhole on the sidewalk opened under his feet. The ground just parted, swallowing his victim, 33-year-old Leonard Shoulders, as he waited for a bus on Saturday afternoon. The shoulders survived, albeit with a few broken bones, but his family did says he is "deeply traumatized". Which, yes.

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• Oil companies show through posts that they strive to keep Republicans in office: More than 80% of industry campaign contributions in 2020 went to Donald Trump or other GOP candidates likely to block climate action. The big contributors? The pipeline company Energy Transfer LP and its CEO Kelcy Warren, and Koch Industries, the privately owned conglomerate of billionaire Charles Koch, who with his late brother financed the denial of climate science in propaganda outlets that acted as think tanks and candidates with denial of science. These two companies and their executives contributed more than 20% of the oil industry, its employees and executives' total $ 110 million campaign spending this year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

• Real estate investors now want to know how resilient cities are before they buy or start developments: Real estate investors and developers no longer ignore climate risks when making purchase or construction decisions. This emerges from a new report from the Urban Land Institute, whose stated mission is to "Leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and maintaining thriving communities around the world. “One of their assessments is to review the readiness of local governments to deal with climate events. Investors "look beyond individual wealth and evaluate a city's readiness for climate change, but the models and metrics they need are still in their infancy," ULI chief executive officer Ed Walter said in a statement. R.Real estate professionals are not alone in their concerns. In July in one letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sought action against the climate in similar letters to other government agencies, representatives of 61 nonprofits, pension funds, and other investors representing nearly $ 1 trillion in assets:

It is clearer than ever that the climate crisis poses a systemic threat to financial markets and the real economy, and has significant disruptive consequences for the valuation of assets and the economic stability of our country. This is on top of the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of people across the country. These threats can amplify in ways we do not yet understand, with disastrous effects like we have never seen before.

You lead an extremely important agency mandated to protect US market stability and global competitiveness. This brings with it the responsibility to respond to the climate crisis now and guide our transition to a net zero future.

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