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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread). Inside: Vaccine refusal and health insurance; Congress has allocated enough money to end the eviction crisis; Utilities governed like empires; and more! Archived at: pluralistic.net/2021/08/04/e… #Pluralistic 1/
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These are good reading, even though I'm only moderately into the Disney theme parks. I've been mentally translating them into transit terms. For instance, does the ticket system below remind you of anything?
A new type of fare product I learned about. A 20 ticket book, but some routes consume 1 ticket, others 2 tickets, 3 tickets, etc..
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Updated Facebook statement on NYU Ad Observatory. “Research is not an excuse to break privacy rules and scrape user data--no matter the intent. As most will remember, we paid a $5 billion fine to the FTC for a developer scraping data under the auspices of ‘research.’ (1/2)
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@doctorow Court rules that Ontario government cannot defund student unions by making fees optional. cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/f…
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Thank you. It's an interesting structure and interesting creation story. Looks slightly less 007-like in the summer. cntraveller.in/story/in-sovi… This museum in Kyrgyzstan looks even more world domination-lair-like (also Le Corbusier influenced, apparently): designyoutrust.com/2018/12/a…
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Tech companies' "mission statements" are easy to dismiss as BS, but they're deadly serious and surprisingly successful in their aspirations to dominate the digital world. 1/
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bc these are not real people to the clowns writing the laws & procedures. they're tokens in a game of Yeah But The Other Guy Is Worse!
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Dayen: "We have a serious problem with government functioning, punctuated by an obsession with means testing and state experimentation that turned everyone needing relief into an unpaid government bureaucrat, having their free time taxed with paperwork and endless hassles." 10/
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Bad news: Americans owe $21.3b in total rent debt. Good news: Congress made $46.5b in rent assistance available in the relief bills. Bad news: Just $3.25b of that money has been handed out, with 94% unspent. 1/
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If you're vaccinated, you'll likely stay out of the hospital. Otherwise it's about to get expensive because it's far from a simple one-day visit.
At the start of the pandemic, the otherwise irredeemable American health insurance industry experienced a momentary lapse in shittiness and agreed to waive copayments and deductibles for covid hospitalizations. Now, that's ending. 1/
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The currently developing model, as @doctorow brilliantly describes it in his novella collection, "Radicalized", is unworkable. Software driven devices simply being made to fail if you don't pay a fee is beyond usury. Convenience is Slavery en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radica…
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It’s a Small World - Especially at Christmas Disneyland Records F-449 adventurelandia.tumblr.com/p…
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