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Anthurium 红掌

Got this cutty, commonly known as laceleaf from Home Depot $10, right before the Valentine’s Day.

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China says …

Exclusive: Senior China diplomat concedes challenge of coronavirus, slams ‘overreaction’ Alessandra Galloni, Ryan Woo 7 MIN READ BERLIN (Reuters) – A top Chinese official acknowledged on Friday that the new coronavirus is a deep challenge to the country, but defended … Continue reading

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Dems demand … take down … Pelosi ripping up …

The full title is: Dems demand Twitter, Facebook take down edited video of Pelosi ripping up State of the Union speech posted by Trump Just in case the article disappear, I screenshots it too … I do feel that it’s … Continue reading

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Why are we so insecure?

WSJ published an op by Walter Russell Mead, titled China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia. All hell broke out, within, Chinese groups. Someone is going as far as to rally people to sign a White House petition, asking … Continue reading

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Is Dr. Li a hero?

The ophthalmologist Li Wenliang, one of the eight who mentioned the coronavirus in Wuhan has died from it sometime today February 7 or 6 – it seems if you’re important enough, you can’t even choose when to die, naturally. The uncertainty of … Continue reading

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Aetna code 82306

This cap code is how the doctor who exams or treats a patient and then bills the patient’s medical insurance. It represents the blood test of vitamin D. Aetna states that it “considers measurements of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D experimental and … Continue reading

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Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia

link to nejm on Jan 29, 2020 The virus from Wuhan has pushed New England Journal of Medicine to a new high. Because, it seemed, that the authors of the document (below) were more keen on publish their findings than to prevent … Continue reading

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Margaret Chung 张玛珠

The spellings of 张: Zhang, Chang, Cheung and now Chung: Lady Chung (1889-1959) was someone special, very special. Her life story is worthy of several books: she was the oldest of eleven children she began to support her family and … Continue reading

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Wuhan coronavirus, and the vaccines

A scary virus is going around, and truth and rumors are flying as well… Why are we so insecure? Is Dr. Li a hero? Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China I know a vaccine is far away to treat the … Continue reading

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A game night?

A game changer: the video or laser tag games are coming to you, in a truck. Going to a laser tag game or video arcade are gone and instead, a truck comes to you. For this company, for a maximum … Continue reading

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Tokyo Trial 东京审判

Tokyo Trial was the military trial (imtfe) held from 1946 to 48 in Tokyo (immediately after the Nuremberg trials from 1945 to 46), to determine the fate of Japanese war criminals during WWII. I first watched the 4-part tv mini … Continue reading

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Vatican Uses Donations for the Poor to Plug Its Budget Deficit

WSJ News Exclusive 2019.12.11 Only 10% of donations to the Peter’s Pence collection go to charitable works VATICAN CITY—Every year, Catholics around the world donate tens of millions of dollars to the pope. Bishops exhort the faithful to support the … Continue reading

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Are the knights of 9/11 heroes?

Who’s he (wiki & zh wiki) and what does “spend ¥1 and come in…” mean? Like a peepshow at Amsterdams or former Times Square in New York? On top of his Weibo, are prices: ¥388, ¥688, ¥988 for various services. … and there is this … Continue reading

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When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away

2019.12.07 NYT After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor’s DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. A crime lab is now studying the case. Three months after his bone marrow transplant, Chris Long of … Continue reading

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A few good men – movies

In November, I saw three great movies: Midway, the Irishman & Ford vs Ferrari. They’re all historically accurate, and I enjoyed all three very much. The battle that sealed the fate of Japan in WW II. The storyline is gripping … Continue reading

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Three amigos

I bought three orchids but only two made it.  

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1966年: “文化大革命”十年内乱开始

A very unusual byline on Xinhua News (hope it is real!) even it’s anonymous, commenting on the Cultural Revolution, which Google translates: Practice has proved that the “Cultural Revolution” is not and cannot be revolutionary or social progress in any sense. … Continue reading

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Listen, Amex

Amex sent me this love note, asking if I didn’t verify my User ID or reset the password, then I call them immediately at 1-800-297-1234. I didn’t change so I called. The automated female voice is lovely but it did nothing … Continue reading

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