Sat, 24/02/2024 - 01:01

When I heard that these clients were a lesbian couple, I was like, Great, I’m a shoo-in. They wanted to meet informally before they hired me, so I donned my best muscle tee, which had gaping arm holes down to the waist, a backwards baseball cap, and my usual sandals that put me a comfortable two inches above the city sidewalk. This was in my baby trans era, when I had just shaved my head and was still taking fashion cues from white lesbians (never again, folks).

I made my way to the Upper East Side, a place I only went to for the museums or when I needed to get to Central Park. The building’s exterior looked nondescript from Google Maps, so I didn’t think much about where I was going until I arrived and realized I was severely underdressed. I was greeted by a uniformed doorman who also operated the old-timey elevators. Everyone I passed in the hall was white, elderly, and wore business casual in the summer, as if it was their casual casual wear.

Sat, 24/02/2024 - 01:00
No one is pulling a president out of their hat “Evil Geniuses” author Kurt Andersen reaches a conclusion. It should have been obvious to all the people who circulated a certain podcast from last week. Until the end of his long monologue, Lawrence O’Donnell Thursday night avoided mentioning it in refuting its premise. Why give more exposure to a notion he finds ridiculous? Andersen posted at Threads: OK, @lawrence_odonnell convinced me to stop even entertaining the Biden-decides-not-to-run notion, even as a thought experiment. Powerful multi-faceted refutation. Andersen’s post was the first thing I saw this morning. Jon Stewart in his “The Daily Show” return last week addressed the age of both expected 2024 presidential candidates and public discontent over it.
Fri, 23/02/2024 - 22:37
Egentligen är det märkligt att den ekonomiska mainstreamteorins företrädare inget verkar vilja lära av historien och åter under senaste tiden stått tämligen handfallna inför den nuvarande ekonomiska krisens härjningar runtom i världen. Speciellt erfarenheterna av den stora depressionen under mellankrigstiden borde annars vara lärorika. Att den neoklassiska ekonomiska teorin stod handfallen när denna bröt ut […]
Fri, 23/02/2024 - 21:47
The Level Of American Foreign Policy Incompetence

Is breathtaking. Brzezinski was Carter’s National Security Adviser. In 1997 he wrote, not long after the fall of USSR, that:

Potentially the most dangerous scenario would be a grand coalition of China, Russia and perhaps Iran, an ‘anti-hegemonic’ coalition, united not by ideology but by complementary grievances. . . . Averting this contingency . . . will require a display of US geostrategic skill on the western, eastern and southern perimeters of Eurasia simultaneously.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski

It’s sort of hard to do commentary on this, because of the jaw dropping, head-banging stupidity of it all.

Fri, 23/02/2024 - 19:36

CHRISTIANS will be uniting for World Day of Prayer on Friday 1 March to invoke justice and peace. World Day of Prayer (WDP) is a global, ecumenical movement of informed prayer and action which began in the 19th century. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone...

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Fri, 23/02/2024 - 19:33

STUDENTS at Allegra School Coffs Harbour are participating in an educational initiative aimed at deepening their understanding of the sacrifices made by Australian service personnel during World Wars I and II. As a successful applicant for the prestigious ANZAC Community Grant, the school community is excited about the win in the ‘Local community historical research...

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Fri, 23/02/2024 - 19:31

HAVING lived in Valley Street, Coffs Harbour for 44 years, Derry McLean has questioned local government on numerous occasions over the state of roads and pathways near his home. He has badgered the City of Coffs Harbour – formerly Coffs Harbour City Council – to install kerbs, gutters and pathways for pedestrian safety reasons. Advertise...

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Fri, 23/02/2024 - 19:28

THE vital treatment room addition to Ulong’s Mountain Health Hub was officially opened on Thursday 15 February. The Health Hub is located in the Eastern Dorrigo Community Hall. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – Carol Cleary,...

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Fri, 23/02/2024 - 19:24

SET to test the problem solving skills and creativity of Coffs Coast students, the Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) returns to Woolgoolga in April. The SEC is a nationwide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach program run by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs and sponsors. Advertise with News of...

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Fri, 23/02/2024 - 11:51

CAMP Creek Road, up the mountain in Eastern Dorrigo, will have an automated external defibrillator (AED) installed thanks to a donation from the City of Coffs Harbour (CoCH). The AED is a medical device designed to analyse the heart rhythm and deliver an electric shock to victims of ventricular fibrillation to restore the heart rhythm...

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Fri, 23/02/2024 - 11:33

WORLD Cholangiocarcinoma Day prompted the iconic Big Banana in Coffs Harbour to be lit up green last Thursday, drawing awareness to the under-researched cancer. Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare and aggressive cancer which originates from the bile ducts and has a devastating impact on major organs such as the liver, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas and duodenum (small...

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Fri, 23/02/2024 - 11:30
He’s a straight up racist misogynist Get a load of this: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told backers of his unsuccessful presidential bid Wednesday that former President Donald Trump should not play “identity politics” when picking a 2024 running mate. “Now we have a diverse Republican Party. I want everybody in the fold, don’t get me wrong. But I don’t want people representing 10, 15% of the party being in the driver’s seat,” DeSantis said on a call with supporters, including those who had committed to serving as delegates for him at this year’s Republican National Convention, according to audio obtained by NBC News. “So I would want somebody that, if something happened, the people that voted us in would have been pleased to know that they’re going to continue the mission,” DeSantis added. “I’m not sure that those are going to necessarily be the criteria that Donald Trump uses. … I have heard that they’re looking more in identity politics. I think that’s a mistake.
Fri, 23/02/2024 - 11:28

THE Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group (CHCAG) has opened submissions to its annual Fine Art Open Exhibition. Entries for the exhibition close on Friday 22 March, with the official opening and prize presentation on Sunday 14 April at 2:00pm. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone...

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