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N.C., USA. Management consultant, but not the crappy kind. Old, sweary, and stabby when provoked. #Antiracist; #Antifa; #Resist; trying to be a good LGBTQ and BLM ally. Interests: #journalism #media #maps #dataviz #astronomy #management #leadership #LearningAndDevelopment #learning #uspol #ncpol #cats #mastocats #kittens #CatsOfMastodon.

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GottaLaff, to random
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🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ “During a marathon day of proceedings in the Mar-a-Lago classified case, a morning hearing in front of Judge Aileen devolved into a shouting match amongst the attorneys, and the afternoon series of arguments prompted the judge to wonder if the legal nuances of the case may be too difficult for jurors to understand” https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/22/politics/trump-documents-case-judge-cannon-hearing?cid=ios_app

panamared27401,
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@GottaLaff Translation: doesn't understand them.

panamared27401,
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@GottaLaff Oh, I think she could be both evil AND stupid. 😉

panamared27401, to random
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14 African American district attorneys got elected in Georgia, and all of a sudden the (GOP-controlled) legislature thinks it needs to set up a committee to oversee district attorneys.

Skepticat, to random
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This is the reason that I'm the Black Sheep of the family.

This is an actual family photo that accompanied an invite for the 'family reunion' this year. I was not present when the photo was taken.

My parents & grandparents were not this way.

This has only happened since Trump, although I've only ever fit with very few family members.

This is what has happened.

Please don't think badly of me.
It has never held my endorsement or beliefs or those of my children.

panamared27401,
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@Skepticat I hate that this has happened to you, but you need to do what makes you mentally healthy, whatever that might be.

GottaLaff, to random
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Biden slams 'outrageous' ICC warrant for arrest of Israeli leaders - AFP

panamared27401,
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@GottaLaff Oh, for fuck's sake. War crimes are war crimes. Crimes against humanity are crimes against humanity. As an American who supports Israel, I am beyond fucking tired of the attitude that American and Israeli leaders can do no wrong and should not be held to the same standards as everyone else.

panamared27401,
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@GottaLaff I'm gonna vote for him no matter what, but he's engaging as dishonestly with the subject as any Republican would. Netanyahu != Israel, and a good leader would find a way to make that clear. Republicans are going to criticize him no matter what he does, so he may as well do the right thing.

cdarwin, to random
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We’re letting Trump distract us from his corrupt, anti-climate agenda

Donald Trump sat down with oil executives and told them that if he wins, he’ll scrap a slew of President Biden’s clean energy and other environmental regulations they don’t like
— as long as they raise $1 billion for him.

The response? Crickets.

Trump’s pay-for-play move was frequently described as
⭐️ “transactional.” The right word is
🔥“corrupt.”

Last weekend, at a rally in Wildwood, N.J., he pledged to halt offshore wind farms.
All of them.
Right away.
“We are going to make sure that that ends on day one,” Trump said.
“I’m going to write it out in an executive order.”

It was consistent with a remarkable statement he was reported to have made to the energy execs:
👉 “I hate wind.”

No investigative reporting is required to see what Trump would do.

His campaign website goes on and on about how he would “stop all Joe Biden policies that distort energy markets,” describing the president’s approach as “industry-killing, jobs-killing, pro-China and anti-American.”
👉The right’s propensity to deny climate change runs so deep that in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis and his fellow Republicans in the legislature have written their denial into law.

Last week, as Anna Phillips reported in The Post, DeSantis signed a bill that removes most references to climate change in state laws and, for good measure, bans offshore wind turbines in state waters and weakens natural gas pipeline regulation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/05/19/trump-climate-change-wind-energy-corrupt/

panamared27401,
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@cdarwin The problem is that SCOTUS, along with the many other gifts it has given us over the years, has made it almost impossible to convict someone for public corruption. Just Security had an article about this in April: https://www.justsecurity.org/94515/supreme-court-public-corruption-ethics/

StillIRise1963, to random
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Notice how quickly the fascists moved from not requiring masks under the guise of freedom to OUTLAWING masks for everyone in NC.

panamared27401,
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@StillIRise1963 No protesting in N.C. unless the fascists can surveil and dox you.

StillIRise1963, to random
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If anyone asks who did something, just say Mrs. Alito.

panamared27401,
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@StillIRise1963 Mrs. Alito ate my homework.

br00t4c, to DaftPunk
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Jasmine Crockett Roasts Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'Bleach Blonde Bad Built Butch Body' After 'Fake Eyelashes' Remark

https://newsone.com/5236681/jasmine-crockett-roasts-marjorie-taylor-greene/

panamared27401,
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@br00t4c Interesting how none of the news outlets reporting on this pointed out that Greene started it by saying something racist.

Flipboard, to news
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There’s a new playbook being written right now when it comes to the future of social media. The early-mover advantage is still in effect, and there’s a lot to figure out. Gone are opaque algorithms and the whims of any single company.

The fediverse represents a chance for quality journalism to shine again.

We talked to two leaders at fedi-forward publications — @TheConversationUS's @BostonAbrams, and @404mediaco's @jasonkoebler — about why they’re investing in the open social web, what they’ve learned so far, and their advice for other publishers just getting started.

https://medium.com/fedi-curious/lessons-on-the-road-to-reviving-journalism-via-the-fediverse-01b3748cacc5

panamared27401,
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@rticks
I have questions: 1) What does Item 1 look like? For example, we could change the tax code to more strongly benefit nonprofits and the donors/subscribers who support them, but what else? 2) Who would do the ratings, and what are the odds that if it's, say, academics, that MAGAts would take the ratings seriously? 3) Re Item 4, when you say that politicians should "phase out" Agenda journalism, do you mean no longer talk to those outlets, or what? Thanks!
@BostonAbrams @404mediaco

StillIRise1963, to random
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I REFUSE to accept that nothing can be done about the obvious corruption on the Supreme Court. I DO NOT ACCEPT THIS and it MUST CHANGE.

panamared27401,
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@StillIRise1963 If Dems get a trifecta in Nov., they can change it. But WE have to give them the trifecta.

panamared27401, to random
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My aunt's cats, which she got as kittens a year ago. Note the lettering on the left box.

arstechnica, to random
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NC Senate passes bill to make it illegal to publicly mask for health reasons

Senators skeptical of legal trouble for harmless masking after moving to make it illegal.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/05/nc-senate-passes-bill-to-make-it-illegal-to-publicly-mask-for-health-reasons/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

panamared27401,
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@arstechnica So they've been warned about possible (read: likely) problems with their legislation, and they're passing it anyway. This is why you should never elect Republicans.

billyjoebowers, to random
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I can't believe that the degradation of search engines is an accident.

Way too many coincidences going on.

panamared27401,
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@billyjoebowers Google's going to get us all desperate for a search engine that JUST WORKS and then they'll introduce it, call it Google Classic, and charge us an arm and a leg for it.

GrimmReality, to random
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Some jackhole in the bar played that Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow duet song on the jukebox and Sheryl Crow seems to be a fairly decent person so it probably has to suck that you are now emblazoned digitally through all time singing dulcet poetry to a greasy kitchen mop in a hat who went on to become one of America's most strident publicly-declared neo-Nazis.

panamared27401,
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@GrimmReality One of Sheryl's friends needs to sit down with Sheryl and have a word with her about her taste in men, because holy shit. @dannotdaniel

carlysagan, to random
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“Starlink precipitation” should not be allowable as a term - I’m sorry, what?!

panamared27401,
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@carlysagan Fucking satellites are falling out of the sky. Say that. Report that.

DrJackBrown, to random
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"I hear you're free on Wednesdays."

President Biden to Trump
re future Debates

panamared27401,
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@DrJackBrown Savage.

luckytran, to random
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Republicans are trying to take away and criminalize the right to make decisions around our own health, whether that’s the right to wear a mask or the right to have an abortion. Unacceptable.

https://www.wral.com/amp/21433199/

panamared27401,
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@luckytran The purpose of the legislation is to prevent (constitutionally protected) public protests and prevent any future mask mandates. Sieg Heil.

GottaLaff, to random
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Agree.

My take: This is not a debate, it's spectacle.

Via Jennifer Mercieca:

I mean, can debate him if he wants to, but authoritarians like don’t debate. Trump will be there for one reason: to humiliate Biden.

panamared27401,
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@GottaLaff As the old saying goes, it'll be like playing chess with a monkey. The monkey will knock all the pieces of the table, shit on the board, and then walk around acting like he won.

br00t4c, to random
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Alina Habba brings up Michael Cohen during Fox News interview despite gag order

https://www.rawstory.com/alina-habba-michael-cohen/

panamared27401,
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clive, to random
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Whenever I'm doing in-depth research for a piece of journalism, I always re-discover the amazing quality of nonfiction books

A good nonfiction book is the most information-rich/dense piece of media on the planet

The qualifier "good" being crucial here, bien sur

But if it is good? Holy crap

You hold in your hands the product of someone who spent years exploring a subject, and sifting for the absolute best data/stories

Nothing -- no documentary, magazine piece, white paper -- can compare

panamared27401,
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@clive I'm having that feeling now as I read "Ultra Processed People: The Science Behind Food That Isn't Food," by Chris van Tulleken.

panamared27401,
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@clive Can vouch. Both chock-full of solid science and very engagingly written. Also a little sickening in places; for example, he devotes an entire chapter to how the Nazis developed artificial butter from ... coal.

RickiTarr, to random
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You are going to make love to a Cereal Mascot, who do you choose?

I'm going Snap, Crackle, & Pop.

panamared27401,
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@RickiTarr OK, but if you try that in real life it won't end well.

ajsadauskas, (edited ) to climate
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If you care about the planet, please make sure you sit down before you start reading this post about ExxonMobil.

So.

The CEO of ExxonMobil just said this in an interview: "We’ve waited too long to open the aperture on the solution sets in terms of what we need, as a society, to start reducing emissions."

https://fortune.com/2024/02/27/exxon-ceo-darren-woods-interview-pay-the-price-for-net-zero/

Who's the most influential voice on climate change? Who's to blame for inaction on climate change?

According to the CEO of ExxonMobil, it's environmental activists.

No, really:

"Frankly, society, and the activist—the dominant voice in this discussion—has tried to exclude the industry that has the most capacity and the highest potential for helping with some of the technologies."

Oh, and the CEO of ExxonMobil also apparently thinks consumers are to blame for climate inaction:

"Today we have opportunities to make fuels with lower carbon, but people aren’t willing to spend the money to do that."

Gets better.

He thinks unnamed 'people who generate emissions' should pay for it. (Rather than, say, major transnational oil companies.)

"People who are generating the emissions need to be aware of [it] and pay the price. That’s ultimately how you solve the problem."

https://fortune.com/2024/02/27/exxon-ceo-darren-woods-interview-pay-the-price-for-net-zero/

Worth including a quick reminder here that Exxon-Mobil made a US$36 billion profit in 2023: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/exxon-beats-estimates-ends-2023-with-36-billion-profit-2024-02-02/#:~:text=HOUSTON%2C%20Feb%202%20(Reuters),higher%20oil%20and%20gas%20production.

Not gross revenue.

Profit.

So, remind me again. Who knew about climate change before most of the public?

"Exxon was aware of climate change, as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a public issue... This knowledge did not prevent the company (now ExxonMobil and the world’s largest oil and gas company) from spending decades refusing to publicly acknowledge climate change and even promoting climate misinformation."

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/

And just who, exactly, stood in the way reducing emissions all these years?

"ExxonMobil executives privately sought to undermine climate science even after the oil and gas giant publicly acknowledged the link between fossil fuel emissions and climate change, according to previously unreported documents...

"The new revelations are based on previously unreported documents subpoenaed by New York’s attorney general as part of an investigation into the company announced in 2015. They add to a slew of documents that record a decades-long misinformation campaign waged by Exxon, which are cited in a growing number of state and municipal lawsuits against big oil."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/sep/14/exxonmobil-documents-wall-street-journal-climate-science

#oil #BigOil @fuck_cars #Urbanism #UrbanPlanning #ClimateChange #environment #ExxonMobil #Exxon #business #economy #politics #capitalism #ClimateCrisis

panamared27401,
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@ajsadauskas that guy sideways with a red-hot, rusty, shit-dipped pitchfork. @fuck_cars

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