Panama by Louis Armstrong, 1957
Although titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a suspected human carcinogen when inhaled, fiber-grade TiO2 (nano)particles were demonstrated in synthetic textile fibers of face masks intended for the general public. STEM-EDX analysis on sections of a variety of single use and reusable face masks visualized agglomerated near-spherical TiO2 particles in non-woven fabrics, polyester, polyamide and bi-component fibers. Median sizes of constituent particles ranged from 89 to 184 nm, implying an important fraction of nano-sized particles (< 100 nm). The total TiO2 mass determined by ICP-OES ranged from 791 to 152,345 µg per mask. The estimated TiO2 mass at the fiber surface ranged from 17 to 4394 µg, and systematically exceeded the acceptable exposure level to TiO2 by inhalation (3.6 µg), determined based on a scenario where face masks are worn intensively. No assumptions were made about the likelihood of the release of TiO2 particles itself, since direct measurement of release and inhalation uptake when face masks are worn could not be assessed. The importance of wearing face masks against COVID-19 is unquestionable. Even so, these results urge for in depth research of (nano)technology applications in textiles to avoid possible future consequences caused by a poorly regulated use and to implement regulatory standards phasing out or limiting the amount of TiO2 particles, following the safe-by-design principle.
If Trump had encouraged face masks (and he may have, given the early left-right switch on all Covid issues), regime media would be plastering this news everywhere and probably raiding Trump’s residence looking for documents that prove he was warned of the danger.
Meanwhile at Berkeley:
They’ve since been embarrassed into removing it.
While I claim no expertise, I lean towards Forbes’ view on this one.
Hot Russian spy girl infiltrates NATO:
For over a decade, the attractive raven-haired, sometimes blonde “Maria Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera” charmed her way into social scenes across Europe, including the inner circles of senior NATO officials . . .
Through her affiliation with the Lions Club, investigators say that “Maria” was able to interact and become friends with many NATO officials stationed at Allied Joint Force Command Naples. One NATO official who spoke with journalists on the condition of anonymity even admitted to having a “brief romantic relationship with Maria Adela.” ( . . . )
Bryant, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2018, said she recalled that “Maria” also socially interacted with American, Belgian, Italian, and German NATO staff and officers ( . . . )
Digital breadcrumbs and witnesses’ accounts revealed that “Maria” had attended numerous events organized by NATO or the U.S. military, including NATO annual balls, various fund-raising dinners, and the annual US Marine Corps balls.
It remains unknown how much sensitive NATO information Kolobova may have gained access to during her decade undercover as “Maria Adela.”
Investigators said they found no evidence that Western counterintelligence services or NATO security services knew that a Russian spy had been mingling among high-ranking officials at a NATO Joint Force Command Center for at least several years.
It’s probably worse than that because the report comes from GAE media.
Many Deep State operatives are extremely indiscrete, especially with their girls. I know several things which I should not know, all of which have come via their girlfriends/mistresses/etc. I choose not to publish that information because it may harm the innocent.
We’re not sending our best.
Local police spokesman Knud Kirsten told TV Syd: ‘It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely to be charged for that.’
The man who attacked the girl fled from the scene and has not yet been charged. It is unclear if the man was an asylum seeker or refugee.
However, the case has sparked a controversy in Denmark, where there has been increasing reports of sexual harrassment towards women.
Earlier this month, several females in Sønderborg reported feeling harrassed by the aggressive nature of male refugees at the local asylum centre . . .
This has prompted several nightclubs in Sonderborg to bar people from entering unless they can speak Danish, German or English.
The language requirements have reportedly been put in place in several establishments in the wake of reports of ‘foreign men in groups’ harassing female guests.
This is awful and he should be banned from everything:
Three Dutch Army soldiers shot and wounded while on deployment to Indianapolis, Indiana.
There was a little piece of history the other day and I know you haven’t watched the whole thing. Here you go:
I find his words interesting and revealing. He didn’t write them and probably doesn’t understand them, but they nevertheless reveal the thinking of our ruling oligarchs.
What’s the point of it? I have no idea. There’s a discussion over at Severian’s.
A very short story from Delicious Tacos.
The History of Byzantium podcast. I like this a lot. I’m up to the Crusades. I’d studied it from the Latin side; fascinating to see it from the Roman side (they still called themselves Romans).
The woman was the one who had spotted the monkey and was showing the team where it was:
The dart, which lodged itself in the woman’s left arm, came from one of the human hunters’ rifles. City officials say that while the woman was at the scene, the hunters were taping the barrels of their rifles, to prevent air leakage, and in the process one of them inadvertently pulled on the trigger of his weapon, discharging it.
The woman was taken to the hospital, where she regained consciousness roughly an hour later, but it wasn’t until another hour after that that she was lucid enough to properly communicate (the dart had contained a tranquilizer dose sized to subdue a 15-kilogram monkey). Thankfully, she suffered no injuries and was discharged that same day . . .
That’s it for me. For more links, see Niccolo’s roundup from last week. Still haven’t finished it. Been busy. You’ll get your promised White Monkey article when I’m good and ready.