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Rick Scott says senate republicans want to tax the poor while defunding K-12 schools, police, and all other local services + potential repeal of Social Security and the Clean Air Act. McConnell says that’s not true, but the real agenda is a secret.
Like I think the Compact crew is right to be a bit cynical about the motives of the strongest anti-Russian voices in the west — they're *glad* this war is happening because it's ruinous for Russia. But the correct solution is for Russia to stop the invasion.
The official YouTube explainer on fair use has been blocked for a copyright claim. That’s some deep, rich irony right there https://t.co/qzDF0HlOVC
I'm debating if I include, like, ten seconds of a music video clip's audio in an upcoming video and thought I'd check what the official policy is on fair use. They provide a video to explain that, which has been apparently blocked for a copyright claim, so I can't watch it https://t.co/TPMdp6G0eO
Talen Lee @Talen_Lee
My man POTUS also dramatically scaled back drone and withdrew troops from Afghanistan and gets 1/100th the respect in certain quarters that Trump won from sporadically pretending to be dovish.
A good place for a new city in America would be Palo Alto.
I do believe I could crunch the data and find good spots for a new city I actually did a beta version of this as a side project last year for the US in light of remote work https://t.co/cOIUJvvwXp
Adam Ozimek @ModeledBehavior
My belief is that it given the opportunity, the innovators of Silicon Valley could develop a technology that allows the vertical stacking of residential dwellings & disrupt lane scarcity.
@mattyglesias I assume you're joking. Palo Alto is part of a massive megalopolis, no more a "good place" for a "new city" than Atherton, Menlo Park, Redwood City, or Mountain View. There's no room unless you're planning on destroying Stanford for public housing to add to the traffic.
Every email to the parents listserve says they are looking to hire a “warm and dependable” nanny/babysitter — but those of us who are cold and erratic need jobs too!
Costa Rica is 72% hydro + 15% geothermal. Norway is 92% hydro. It's insulting to even bring up a country as poor as Namibia in this context, but their electricity is about half hydro.
iceland has a smaller population than tulsa and all their energy comes from hyrdo and geothermal, not the technologies (wind, solar) that mckibben argues that we have right now to power the world by 2035 https://t.co/pepMvdAk77 https://t.co/5JVqIL1trZ
Matthew Zeitlin @MattZeitlin
That is a really specific category but I suppose someone had to win it.
Louis C.K. Wins Grammy for First Special Since Sexual Misconduct Allegations https://t.co/DKU9eeYMN0
The Hollywood Reporter @THR