Ever more the rout in Afghanistan


Susannah George, “Pace of Taliban advance quickens as militants overrun three major cities in a single day,” Washington Post, August 8, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/08/taliban-kunduz/

Akhtar Mohammad Makoii and Luke Harding, “Taliban capture sixth provincial capital in northern Afghanistan,” Guardian, August 9, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/09/taliban-capture-aibak-sixth-provincial-capital-northern-afghanistan


Edward Helmore, “Rightwing radio host and anti-vaxxer dies of Covid,” Guardian, August 8, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/08/rightwing-radio-host-dick-farrel-anti-vaxxer-dies-covid

Barbara Starr, Kaitlan Collins, and Zachary Cohen, “Pentagon moves to mandate Covid-19 vaccine for active duty military members,” CNN, August 9, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/09/politics/defense-department-vaccine-mandate/index.html

Wes Venteicher, “California correctional officers union to fight new COVID-19 vaccine mandate, memo says,” Sacramento Bee, August 9, 2021, https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article253378123.html


Josh Gerstein and Katy O’Donnell, “Judge mulls blocking Biden’s new eviction ban,” Politico, August 9, 2021, https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/09/judge-district-court-eviction-moratorium-biden-502828


I can’t say my suspicions are allayed:

  1. If indeed Pittsburgh’s Department of Parks and Recreation has been using this “informal brand identity” for 40 years, there should be artifacts verifying its use.
  2. Forty years is not prehistory. There really should be an actual explanation for who would think this coincident-with-a-major-financial-services-player misspelling would be in any way desirable or why and why folks in this department would continue to consider this desirable.
  3. Short of making a project of this, I’m not sure how to rapidly confirm the first use of the “Citi” mark by Citibank and/or Citicorp. My guess is that it dates back about 40 years.

To me, it stinks to high hell.

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