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Sat, May 22, 2021 05:00 AM

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Hosts: R. Paul Martin & Pickles of the North
Topics:
  • Covid~19 cases in the whole world - 165,705,287 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 deaths in the whole world - 3,434,082 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 cases in the United States of America - 33,076,705 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 deaths in the United States of America - 589,096 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 deaths in the United States of America since our last program - 3,934.
  • Covid~19 cases in India - 26,031,991 cases.
  • Covid~19 deaths in India - 291,331.
  • Covid~19 deaths in India since our last program - 29,014
  • cyber~crime - Microsoft Corp. is hunting down and destroying elements of the Phorpiex malware botnet.
  • Pride March - Heritage of Pride bans Gay Officers Action League from 2022, March. This is a very bad idea.
  • Wacky stuff or national security - UFOs are now UAPs and there is definitely something there, and the Pentagon is taking it seriously.
Synopsis:

UFOs, big icebergs and riding the subway again.

We talked about the pandemic and the changes that are happening.

We talked about Heritage of Pride, which runs the annual Christopher Street Liberation Day March, aka the Pride March, announcing that they are excluding the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) from the 2022, march. This is a very bad idea. The march is supposed to be inclusive. Will there be enough blowback on this to make them reverse that banning? Will Heritage of Pride have to be replaced as the group that runs the march?

We talked about Microsoft attacking the Phorpiex malware botnet. I think I'm rooting for the Evil Empire in this one.

UFOs have been a topic on WBAI for decades. On this program we've mostly considered them kooky. But now the United States government appears to be concerned about some objects that can elude the fastest fighter jets in the American arsenal.

Te largest iceberg in the world has detached itself from Antarctica and is floating around in the southern ocean.

R. Paul went on the subway for the first time since March 7, 2020. Unfortunately, it was to go to a wake for a relative.

Guests:
  • Guests? Guests? We don't got no guests. We don't need no stinkin' guests! -
Playlist:
  • Barracuda - Heart
  • Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
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