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"Former New York City mayor, Mike Bloomberg has acknowledged the challenges that stem from systemic and institutional structures hindering the welfare of America’s black people. In a pitch to African-Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma in late January, the billionaire and White House hopeful explained his understanding of how being white helped ...Read More
A new report from the Citizens Budget Commission ranks NYC as the eighth most affordable large city, based on housing and transportation costs.
"...it’s hard to convey the intensity of living in the middle of a long-running disaster. The world narrows. Your ability to think critically evaporates. New daily rituals emerge – wake up, check the fire warnings, check the air quality reading. Get out of bed, check the air purifier. Next, wash brown smoky water out of clothing or animals that have left the sanctuary of the house for any period of time. ...Read More
The practice of online disinformation finds a new target in the Australian Bush fires. "“Australia suddenly appears to be getting swamped by mis/disinformation as a result of this environmental catastrophe, and we are suffering the consequences in terms of hyped up polarisation and an increased difficulty and inability for citizens to discern truth,”"
“Looking back on Y2K, the derided nexus of anxiety for a derided, anxious generation, no other moment could have prepared us better. Later, the financial crisis would mean many of us had to live with our parents after college, and this was seen as a funny generational flaw (failure to But planes did fall out of the sky a year later. The markets did crash. Computers did turn out to be agents of human destruction. The infrastructure that boomers built — from pensions to roads — certainly doesn’t seem like it was designed to last beyond them.” ...Read More
"The safety of Black Americans doesn’t seem to have improved much since Jim Crow. US police seem to be killing more Black citizens today than were lynched at"
The article that first piqued my interest in how we operate across certain lines of thinking about tech <3 Tech is evil - tech is neutral ...Read More
"The development of Google’s search algorithm, for instance, had been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, a US public grant-awarding body. Electric car company Tesla initially struggled to secure investment until it received a $465 million (£380 million) loan from the US Department of Energy. In fact, "That posed an urgent, more fundamental problem. If it was the state, not the private sector, which had traditionally assumed the risks of uncertain technological enterprises that led to the development of aviation, nuclear energy, computers, nanotechnology, biotechnology and the internet, how were we going to find the next wave ...Read More
https://www.reddit.com/r/ElsaGate/ Motivated by the same vigilantism that drives the PizzaGate crowd, R/ElsaGate is a community dedicated to finding and flagging disturbing YouTube content marketed for children. Seems like there's a certain kind of person, regardless of political orientation, who processes socioeconomic alienation by making themselves into a defender of children.
Russian Operative Said ‘We Made America Great’ After Trump’s Win “We uncorked a tiny bottle of champagne ... took one gulp each and looked into each other’s eyes .... We uttered almost in unison: ‘We made America great,’” one operative at the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency said in the message obtained by the Republican-led committee. ...Read More
"The fraud investigator who blew the whistle on Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme has accused General Electric of committing “a bigger fraud than Enron”, sending its stock into a tailspin. The shares of the all-American conglomerate fell as much as 15 per cent on Thursday after Harry Markopolos published a report ...Read More