Another Sunday in lockdown…..news that probably fell through the cracks with all the Covid-19 coverage….IST will continue to bring you something other than virus news on the weekends……(I will probably post some himself if I deem it important)….
I have written about the falling deaths of Russian doctors…..
She “fell out of a window.”
This is Russia’s official mantra explaining the April 25 incident involving Yelena Nepomnyashchaya, a senior physician at Krasnoyarsk Krai Hospital for War Veterans in southern Siberia. She had vocally opposed plans introduced by the region’s Health Ministry to transport COVID-19 patients to her facility for treatment, citing inadequate training and personal protective equipment for her staff.
The 47-year-old mother of two young boys didn’t “commit suicide” or “throw herself out” — she just “fell out” of a fifth-floor window of the gray, drab Soviet-era hospital building, and died a week later, officials repeat robotically on television or in statements.
“For a week, she was in the intensive care unit. Doctors were fighting for her life,” the regional Health Ministry said on May 1.
Two more Russian medical doctors also “fell out” of hospital windows in recent weeks; one died, and the other is hospitalized in “grave condition.”
I have said the one death is a tragic situation….3 doctors is suspicious…..
Meatless Burgers…..or is that plant based burgers? Anyway the popularity is growing…..
Retail sales of plant-based food are taking off during the coronavirus pandemic. The last time I braved the grocery store, which was a few weeks ago, I unwittingly illustrated two of the main reasons why.
First, I went in search of eggs. The store was all out, but right above the shelf where I usually find them, I spied a bottle of Just Egg, the plant-based substitute made out of beans. I’d never had eggless eggs before, but now, out of necessity, I decided to try something new.
Then I walked through the meat aisle. There was still plenty of beef and chicken to be had — but given that a live-animal market in China may have given rise to Covid-19 and that the giant factory farms that supply 99 percent of America’s meat are a pandemic risk too, meat just seemed very unappealing in that moment. Instead, I grabbed a package of Beyond Meat and went home.
A new French film is pushing the envelope as they say…….
Liberté, the latest from Catalan director Albert Serra, begins in 1774 with the Duc de Wand (Baptiste Pinteaux) recounting how he witnessed a criminal being publicly drawn and quartered. That anecdote is followed by another bewigged Frenchman ordering two comrades, in a wooded area, to fashion a “balm made of shit and dirt,” which will soon be used on one of their female companions, who will also have urine deposited into her backside while other men ejaculate into her mouth. “Her body will be the shrine of our world,” this superior states. Shortly thereafter, the Duc de Wand expresses to a female companion his own bestiality fantasy, and when she responds by saying that she’d participate by fondling the animal’s genitals, he chides her for her banal lack of daring.
In case you couldn’t tell by now, this is definitely not your new family-friendly quarantine viewing option.
Finally I would like to wish all the Mothers a great day and we love you guys a lot….
I Miss You Mom
Be Well….Be Safe…..
“lego ergo scribo”