BLACK EYED PEAS
It’s all about love.
Speaking of which . . .
Gloria: “With regard to your 10-year-old unrefrigerated soy sauce, I’ve always thought ‘best by’ and ‘expiration dates are a ploy to make you discard perfectly fine food so you have to buy more. Did you see what happened when researchers analyzed a whole bunch of medicines that had been forgotten in a pharmacy for decades? Most were still fine, some even at full strength! Why is it then that so many over-the-counter medications have a one-year expiration date?”
Worth the read — not least to see how Uncle Sam saves big bucks by testing its giant stockpile and not throwing out “expired” that are still fine.
When I got a warning about this, I thought of telling you — but with so many e-mail scams, I decided not to bother. Then yesterday, I got it, too. Which gives me the sense millions are getting it:
Subject: Order was not processed- Payment declined.
Do not respond with your credit card info! It’s a scam!
Joe Biden tweeted this A YEAR AGO:
We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes he world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores.
Just as Trump threw Chris Christie’s elaborate transition plan into the trash without looking at, so did he and his team throw into the trash the elaborate pandemic preparedness materials the outgoing Obama administration had urged on them.
You can say hindsight is 20/20, but in this case it was foresight that was 20/20 — and it was ignored.
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