Could This Be Another Case Of ‘Insider Trading’?

The case could be made that in an ‘Information Economy’ information is the coin of the realm.  Consequently one could posit that just as North Carolina’s Senator Burr is being investigated for Insider Trading for dumping his stock portfolio based on insider knowledge of the possible impact of the Coronavirus on the economy, shouldn’t the same happen to Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary, Rachel Levin?  After all, in the coin of the realm, what’s the value of a human being?  Certainly more than a stock portfolio, one would think.

 

Murder Hornets…!!?? Oh, Nooo’s!!

Some Say The Murder Hornets ‘Bees’ Both a Lethal Threat and a Tasty Treat

The New York Times–Long before the Asian giant hornet began terrorizing the honeybees of Washington State, the ferocious insects posed a sometimes lethal threat to hikers and farmers in the mountains of rural Japan.

But in the central Chubu region, these insects — sometimes called “murder hornets” — are known for more than their aggression and excruciating sting. They are seen as a pleasant snack and an invigorating ingredient in drinks.

The giant hornet, along with other varieties of wasps, has traditionally been considered a delicacy in this rugged part of the country. The grubs are often preserved in jars, pan-fried or steamed with rice to make a savory dish called hebo-gohan. The adults, which can be two inches long, are fried on skewers, stinger and all, until the carapace becomes light and crunchy. They leave a warming, tingling sensation when eaten.