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How the Vladimir Putin-Mohammed bin Salman slap-pat compares to some other infamous greetings.
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Turns out the reason Republicans are so concerned about “voter fraud” is that they do it
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The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal
"This is the game-changer of having representatives in Congress rooted in working-class struggles for living-wage jobs and for nontoxic air and water — women like Tlaib, who helped fight a successful battle against Koch Industries’ noxious petroleum coke mountain in Detroit.

If you are part of the economy’s winning class and funded by even bigger winners, as so many politicians are, then your attempts to craft climate legislation will likely be guided by the idea that change should be as minimal and unchallenging to the status quo as possible. After all, the status quo is working just fine for you and your donors. Leaders who are rooted in communities that are being egregiously failed by the current system, on the other hand, are liberated to take a very different approach. Their climate policies can embrace deep and systemic change — including the need for massive investments in public transit, affordable housing, and health care — because that kind of change is precisely what their bases need to thrive.

As climate justice organizations have been arguing for many years now, when the people with the most to gain lead the movement, they fight to win.

Another game-changing aspect of a Green New Deal is that it is modeled after the most famous economic stimulus of all time, which makes it recession-proof. When the global economy enters another downturn, which it surely will, support for this model of climate action will not plummet as has been the case with every other major green initiative during past recessions. Instead, it will increase, since a large-scale stimulus will become the greatest hope of reviving the economy.

Having a good idea is no guarantee of success, of course. But here’s a thought: If the push for a Select Committee for a Green New Deal is defeated, then those lawmakers who want it to happen could consider working with civil society to set up some sort of parallel constituent assembly-like body to get the plan drafted anyway, in time for it to steal the show in 2020. Because this possibility is simply too important, and time is just too short, to allow it to be shut down by the usual forces of political inertia.

As the surprising events of the past few weeks have unfolded, with young activists rewriting the rules of the possible day after day, I have found myself thinking about another moment when young people found their voice in the climate change arena. It was 2011, at the annual United Nations climate summit, this time held in Durban, South Africa. A 21-year-old Canadian college student named Anjali Appadurai was selected to address the gathering on behalf (absurdly) of all the world’s young people.

She delivered a stunning and unsparing address (worth watching in full) that shamed the gathered negotiators for decades of inaction. “You have been negotiating all my life,” she said. “In that time, you’ve failed to meet pledges, you’ve missed targets, and you’ve broken promises. … The most stark betrayal of your generation’s responsibility to ours is that you call this ‘ambition.’ Where is the courage in these rooms? Now is not the time for incremental action. In the long run, these will be seen as the defining moments of an era in which narrow self-interest prevailed over science, reason, and common compassion.”

The most wrenching part of the address is that not a single major government was willing to receive her message; she was shouting into the void.

Seven years later, when other young people are locating their climate voice and their climate rage, there is finally someone to receive their message, with an actual plan to turn it into policy. And that might just change everything."
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This teacher had to tell her deaf students that people can hear farts. Their reaction was hilarious.  | GOOD
This teacher had to tell her deaf students that people can hear farts. Their reaction was hilarious.  | GOOD
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What Aldous Huxley Taught Us – Drew Minh – Medium
Fifty-five years ago, on this day in 1963, Aldous Huxley passed through a psychedelic portal to the other side. His death was overshadowed by the assassination of JFK on the same day, but the legacy…
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La frontera norte derrota a la caravana en su primer encuentro - ElFaro.net
Los estadounidenses dispararon las primeras latas lacrimógenas y los migrantes se replegaron… Unos minutos, pero luego volvieron a tener su díscolo intercambio con los agentes fronterizos. Algunos tomaron piedras con la peregrina idea de lanzarlas por el muro. Uno tomó un ladrillo entero. Afortunadamente las voces de la sensatez aplacaron las energías justo antes de que se desatara el pandemonio. Alex Mensing, miembro de la organización Pueblos Sin Frontera, que ha acompañado a la romería por todo México, recorría el lugar –un patio de trenes– con las manos alzadas y con pánico en el rostro: “no, por favor, no, calma, sin violencia, sin violencia, piensen, piensen, usen la cabeza” y caminaba de un lado para otro, llamando a la sensatez y sabiendo que una lluvia de piedras lo podía cambiar todo.
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Google Chat is the worst desktop chat program I have ever used | Tech Nexus
Google Chat is the worst desktop chat program that I have ever used. How bad is it exactly? Let's just say if I had to choose between using Google Chat and…
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Properly Use the Tone Curve in Adobe Lightroom | Fstoppers
The tone curve in Lightroom is one of the less understood tools; nonetheless, it's one of the more powerful ones. It can be a bit tricky to figure out on your own, but this tutorial is a perfect way to get acquainted or further acquainted with the tool.
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Unfair (and I say that even as a rabid strong typing dude) but hysterical
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Interesting for those that follow bankruptcies. Alix may actually screw over Mckinsey on foot faults.
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「明日大友さんくるんだよ」
「大友?」
アキちゃんそっちの大友さんじゃない。
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Oh wait...Blacture is a blockchain-powered mobile phone now. And a debit card. And an on-demand mobile nursing serv…
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枕元にラジオがあるホテルって古いホテルじゃない?
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I said malware and my partner heard "meow-ware" and my life will never be the same
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Social media has changed my life in so many ways. For example, I can state with 100% confidence that I NEVER would…
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Week 13: Got to show our prototype to potential users for the first time this week.
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.... bowl of chili, please!

Warm up this weekend with this Beyond Burger Chili. Full recipe here:…
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