“you’d have a carbon tax, or something better, today, if not for the Kochs. They stopped anything from happening back when there was still time.”
“If there is any lingering uncertainty that the Koch brothers are the primary sponsors of climate-change doubt in the United States, it ought to be put to rest by the publication of ‘Kochland’” @JaneMayerNYer@twitter.com https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/kochland-examines-how-the-koch-brothers-made-their-fortune-and-the-influence-it-bought
If I didn’t know that @firstname.lastname@example.org was a real person who does real (and fascinating) work, I wouldn’t be able to tell if this thread were referencing real or fictional events. I had no idea anything like this was happening.
Lately, I can't stop thinking about blockchain experiments in the context of special economic zones (areas in which the business and trade laws are different from the rest of the country such as free-trade zones, industrial parks, free-ports
Bonded logistics parks etc) /1
God help me I'm linking to @DouthatNYT@twitter.com. One of the most effective ways to divert scrutiny from a truly problematic or corrupt state of affairs is to associate it with cranks. But just because there are crank-ish theories doesn't mean there's no there there https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/opinion/jeffrey-epstein-suicide.html
This is the equivalent of an atomic bomb being tested in the desert. Hiroshima could come during the 2020 election.
Oh man. Just watch. (h/t @email@example.com)
If I could make a small request,
It would be an entire YC batch just to making air travel better
‘For a black man, the risk of being killed by a police officer is about 2.5 times higher than that of a white man. “Our models predict that about 1 in 1,000 black men and boys will be killed by police over the life course,” the authors write’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/08/police-shootings-are-leading-cause-death-young-american-men-new-research-shows/
FUCK YOU JOE
Joe Biden says he didn't think anyone thought Trump 'would be as bad as he is' during the 2016 presidential election http://www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-trump-bad-as-he-is-presidential-race-2019-7
Best thing I’ve read on the climate crisis. Best thing I’ve read on any topic in some time. https://medium.com/@schoolofmyth/we-are-in-the-underworld-and-we-havent-figured-it-out-yet-5d48d2c988aa
I want @firstname.lastname@example.org’s take.
Stanford published a paper on gg, a framework and a set of command-line tools that helps people execute everyday applications (like compiling SW) using thousands of parallel threads on #AWS #Lambda to achieve near-interactive completion times. Wow! 🚀🤯
No matter how exquisite the tools for building individual tech artifacts, if output not trivially composable w/ other artifacts, you've lost
ugh i gotta stop thinking about trump and politics and get back to work.
COMMUNITIES ARE FLOODING. OUR INFRASTRUCTURE IS INADEQUATE. WE NEED A GREEN NEW DEAL.
Big states, big climate goals: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/climate/new-york-california-climate-race.html
‘Republicans shouldn’t be feared, they should be beaten. Ocasio-Cortez told me that she treats Republicans like buffoons because that’s how they’ve behaved for as long as she can remember. “They’ve been clowns since I was a teen,” she said.’
What’s wrong with Democratic leaders? I have a theory at least https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2019/07/05/feature/haunted-by-the-reagan-era/?utm_term=.1202a932d642
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