Monthly Archives: February 2020

  • Moths and Life Expectancy

    Moths and Life Expectancy

    Grind for February 10thFIRST SIP:“A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.” – Robert Frost Did You Know The HeadlineScientists release genetically modified moths to mitigate crop damageThe GrindThe diamondback moth is a small, migratory pest that eats ...
  • SMASH and Exemption Requests

    SMASH and Exemption Requests

    Grind for February 9thFIRST SIP:“The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” – HL Mencken Not So Fast The HeadlineUS Army experiments with “smart rifle”The GrindThe US Army is evaluating new firearm technology that prevents a ...
  • LA’s Housing Market and China

    LA’s Housing Market and China

    Grind for February 8thFIRST SIP:“The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” – Robert M. Pirsig Deja Vu The HeadlineChina’s response to the coronavirus isn’t what we thoughtThe GrindEight Chinese doctors were arrested in ...
  • Trump Is Acquitted and Iowa Caucus

    Trump Is Acquitted and Iowa Caucus

    Grind for February 7thFIRST SIP:“Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.” – Tertullian Much Ado About Nothing The HeadlineSenate lawmakers acquit President Trump on impeachment chargesThe GrindAs expected, the GOP-controlled Senate on Wednesday voted to acquit ...
  • Mexico’s President Raffles Off Plane and Coronavirus Update

    Mexico’s President Raffles Off Plane and Coronavirus Update

    Grind for February 6thFIRST SIP: “Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” – Duke Ellington Are You Serious? The HeadlineMexico’s president is giving away his private airplaneThe GrindMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is holding a raffle to get rid of his ...
  • Lung Growth and War with Iran

    Lung Growth and War with Iran

    Grind for February 5thFIRST SIP:“The great artist is a slave to his ideals.” -Christian Nestell Bovee Science News The HeadlineHuman lungs can repair themselves, but only if you quit smokingThe GrindAccording to a study published this month in the journal Nature, human lung cells ...
  • Is It Time For Brexit and Bernie?

    Is It Time For Brexit and Bernie?

    Grind for February 4thFIRST SIP:“The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.” – Thomas PaineIt’s About Time The HeadlineUnited Kingdom finally departs the EUThe GrindStarting this year, January 31st will be recognized as “Brexit Day,” a ...
  • Coronavirus Updates and Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan

    Coronavirus Updates and Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan

    Grind for February 3rdFIRST SIP:“Peace is its own reward.” – Mahatma Ghandi Don’t Panic The HeadlineWorld Health Organization says coronavirus outbreak is not a pandemicThe GrindChinese authorities reported a previously unidentified coronavirus in late December with 59 ...
  • Connecticut’s New Thought Police

    Connecticut’s New Thought Police

    Grind for February 2ndFIRST SIP:“Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. One-Sided The HeadlineConnecticut’s new police department will focus on far-right extremismThe GrindDemocratic lawmakers ...