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Sunday November 28th, 2021 night edition

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Meanwhile, unable to afford to take time off from my job as a therapist, I found myself once again working double shifts.

And when it comes to President Biden’s shrinking Build Back Better bill, who knows if it will ever be passed?

Our problem in this country, folks, isn’t lack of funds, no matter what the Republicans, Manchin, and Sinema may claim.

Our problem is that we’re not paying attention to where our money actually goes or truly thinking about how it might be better spent.

And if you think it might, Hartung and Smithberger’s article on cutting fat from the Pentagon budget is an excellent place to start. »

The CEO of cosmetics retailer Lush says he's 'happy to lose' $13 million by deleting Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat accounts over teen mental-health harms

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Lush cited the Facebook whistleblower's revelations about social media harms being ignored.

CEO Mark Constantine told The Guardian he's "happy to lose" $13 million from the reduced exposure.

Cosmetics company Lush shut down its Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat accounts globally on Friday, citing its concern about the harms of social media in the wake of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's revelations. »

Chapman’s ice cream boycott backfires, COVID-19 vaccine policy wins brand extra support

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The owner of one of Canada’s largest ice cream producers says an online campaign to boycott his company for its workplace COVID-19 vaccination policy has backfired and has led to renewed interest and support for the brand.

External reaction to the policy was swift, with calls on a number of platforms to boycott the company, vice-president Ashley Chapman said.

On the contrary, the ice-cream producer has gotten numerous inquiries from Americans asking where they could purchase Chapman’s ice cream. »

CDC says no cases of Omicron identified in U.S. so far

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A general view of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014.

The World Health Organization (WHO) designated the B.1.1.529 variant, dubbed Omicron, as being "of concern," the fifth variant to be classified as such.

"We expect Omicron to be identified quickly, if it emerges in the U.S.," CDC said in a statement. »