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Half of business owners on this Toronto street estimated that more than 25% of their customers arrived by car. In fact, it was 4%. And the % for those who walked or cycled? 72%. Retailers routinely overestimate the # of “car customers.” Via forbes.com/sites/carltonr…
29) China’s exports to Russia slumped in March, even as shipments to other nations grew quickly, indicating Chinese companies are likely being cautious about trading with Russia trib.al/wfzAmgf
American hero interrupted his vacation to write about Elon and Twitter and we are all grateful. bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
This is going around (from Taibbi) and its really a fascinating document. The education academic complex is so badly broken and lacking in self-awareness
If I owned Twitter, the content moderation policy would be that if I think your tweets are bad your account gets deactivated — brutal, autocratic censorship but I wouldn’t BS you about the reasons.
It takes a mighty big brain to think that being able to defend against horrors like the ones Russia is currently perpetrating against Ukraine constitutes "plotting a genocide of Russian and Chinese people".
@Noahpinion @mattyglesias Utterly deranged. There will be no “winning” World War III. Instead of plotting a genocide of Russian and Chinese people, and encouraging them to reciprocate the arms race, maybe use your brain power to think about arms control. This is the route to Armageddon. You’re nuts.
Nathan J Robinson @NathanJRobinson
If only there were some sort of greater meaning behind the two most important San Franciscans in US political history essentially declaring they will die in office rather than let a new generation govern
Correct me if I’m wrong: Kazakhstan MoD has basically said that instead of celebrating Soviet Russian May 9 version of the V-day, they are instead preparing for a now plausible Russian “special operation” scenario on their territory ✊🏼 https://t.co/Yr9sFsYPE5
Kazakhstan has now explained that the May 9 parade is not feasible because the priority is to maintain combat readiness of the armed forces to ensure protection and defense of gov and military facilities. Hands down, this is bold. https://t.co/q1AbRQP0Y1
Erica Marat @EricaMarat