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and that's why Arizona needs more money to beef up security on their land border with [checks notes] China
Granting that there are some logistical snags with distribution as well as public ignorance, I think people who want to do more to protect the vulnerable from Covid should focus on *solving those problems* so people can get the medicine they need.
Not to go all Yggy on people, but it *is* wild that we have a straight-up cure for Covid now and people are just not taking it
New York state has allotted millions of dollars to turn hotels into affordable housing. But onerous zoning laws has made the plan impossible to implement, via
Big news from Russia today is that China's payment system UnionPay which was widely advertised in Russia as an alternative to Visa/Mastercard, has refused to cooperate with Russia's largest bank Sberbank our of fear of being sanctioned by the West.
Most importantly, due to sanctions, these vehicles are mostly not getting replaced.
Russia has now lost 3k, visually identified, military vehicles. The toll this war has taken on their armed forces is staggering. And we still have multiple regions where we don’t know the true scale of Russian losses (and new losses are being found every day in the north) https://t.co/RYpeKyfR83
Blake Allen @Blake_Allen13
WRT Netflix, I think people are underestimating the extent to which further growth is inherently hard once you reach a certain scale. The Slow Boring growth curve has flattened out a lot; my best customers already signed up.
If you look at birth years of presidential candidates back to 1789 they typically follow each other by 4-8 years as you'd expect (1732, 1735, 1743, 1751 etc) Then in 1992 we hit people born in the 1940s and it just grinds to an absolute halt...
Musk actually did fight Putin for the future of Ukraine...but it wasn't a boxing match.
The performance and role of SpaceX's Starlink in Ukraine is one of the most interesting aspects of this war. It also demonstrates the huge advantage the US has with innovative high-tech private companies. https://t.co/wzS0tBLmoQ
Rob Lee @RALee85
Unless they sent , exporting US parking regulations is probably the most dangerous thing we could do short provoking a nuclear war.
The US has been so granularly embedded in the governance of Ukraine that it even created a plan for street parking https://t.co/BXbDZQZqWn
Michael Tracey @mtracey
I guess that explains why the Second International didn't implode in 1914 and instead went on to usher in a new age of international solidarity.
In World War 1 leading leftists rejected both sides. Eugene Victor Debs (US) and Vladimir Lenin (Russia) urged their respective working classes not to support or fight and die in what they called a capitalist war.
Richard D. Wolff @profwolff