Discover more from Tugboat for Today
Favorites April 21st 2022
I ran a bit long, there was tons of news today.
This was some of the bigger news today, everyone had comments, CA politicians, folks threatening to become the joker, complaints about health bureaucrats playing politician again. Parents feeling left behind, or like the government thinks we're idiots. Maybe they think vaccines for kids under 6 are unnecessary, but jurisdictions have vaccine mandates that don't care. With all these complaints, why is no one moving to reform the mandate of the FDA to include cost benefit analysis. If everyone in the chain ignores cost benefit, we will end up with dumb decisions.
Short article outlining the advantages of using germicidal UV light, GUV, in situations where ventilation is more difficult. The type of UV light they use doesn't damage the skin, and it seems like it's pretty unobtrusive, the only issue is that installation requires specialtists.
This graph was a bit confusing at first, but the upshot is that average home prices are up at the same time as interest rates being up. Here's a more standard graph. Sorta looks like we needed higher interest rates back in January.
Plus, their oil production *has* started to fall.
This is amazing! No notes!
Just absolutely caught red handed, he previously flatly denied having said this. If this ends his dream of becoming speaker of the house, that would be fitting.. Among other things, McCarthy also said he wants more Republicans banned from twitter becaus they're so bad for publicity. Probably more evidence that Trump being off of Twitter is good for Republicans.
There's a lot of strange stuff going on with China's Agriculture, it's hard to be sure, but the level of changes in trucking and reports from rural areas. In big cities, mass starvation could happen pretty fast, but Xi's administration really want zero covid to succeed.
Mountain View is in the NYTimes, the details are gruesome, and we need to up our design game to stop this from happening if we're serious about cycling being safe in this city.
It took a long time to get this info, but it's good to hear that the 'rabbit hole' phenomenon basically doesn't happen. Here's a NYTimes write-up.
• Thread about how Russia's logistics network never had to take seriously manpower shortages, but since at least the 90s, they no longer have the unlimited labor pool. Old strategies aren’t working. The US has always had a labor shortage, and has built logistics networks with that in mind since the beginning.