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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

Nov 29, 2021

New Podcast episode: Snails pace. That’s the speed justice was traveling in the case of Ahmaud Arbery’s barbarous murder with 74 days passing before they even arrested anyone. But prosecutor Linda Dunikowski was able to extract a guilty verdict in just two days of deliberation, from a jury of 11 whites (and one black) in a jurisdiction where 25% of the population is black. Things that make me say Hmmm…?

We’re ducking and diving again around Omicron, the new politically-charged COVID variant that spreads like wildfire especially in global air travel. How quick does it spread? The viral incubation period is zero to 3 HOURS…and yet the antivaxxers are still booking Holiday travel.

Are migrants the new stock commodity? Power nations Canada, UAE and Germany are going as far as to set recruitment targets for migrant workers.