Summer Of Soul
Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Crypto For People Who Don't Follow Crypto
Seriously, isn't it kinda important to find out how U.S. could spend 20yrs nation-building and build ... nothing? A whole lot of money and dead people went into this, is there really no interest in an explanation more substantive than 'it would have worked if we stayed longer'?— Hunter (@HunterDK) August 16, 2021
Cost Of The Afghanistan War
PAYING FOR A WAR ON CREDIT, NOT IN CASH:
Estimated amount of direct Afghanistan and Iraq war costs that the United States has debt-financed as of 2020: $2 trillion.
All The Translations You Need
When they talk about their values, they mean their tastes.
When they say that they're patriots, they're really saying they hate lots of other Americans.
And when they brag about being Christian, they're really saying "I vote against what Jesus actually taught, but I still believe I'm better than you."
That's it. Those are all the translations you need.
Love At The Five And Dime
Source: The Guardian
Can't Let Go
From the album Raise the Roof (2021)
Climate Change Is Making People Think Twice About Having Children
Analysts at Morgan Stanley said in a note to investors last month that the “movement to not have children owing to fears over climate change is growing and impacting fertility rates quicker than any preceding trend in the field of fertility decline.”
The Girl At The Gate
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Ipcc Climate Report Should Provoke Worldwide Fury
This isn't the time to tune out; this is a time to get angry. Very, very angry. As in the pandemic, now stretching out into new crises due to incompetent leaders and willfully self-destructive behaviors by shallow ideologues, much of this could have been prevented and all dangers at and above the 2-degree mark could still be. The scientific consensus has properly pinned the cause of the crisis for a half century. The effects were known in abstract even then, and are far more thoroughly detailed now.
The people you see on your television screens, the ones preening with self-importance as they banter to each other about the economy and the deficit and the elites and socialism are the people who crafted this new landscape. God help you, you should be mad. You should be livid.
The new IPCC report, the headlines say, should be a "wake-up" call. It should be more than that. It is a written description of the failures of world leadership in the past, the continued failures of world leadership today, and the newly updated odds of existential crisis as greed and apathy shove us past each point of no return and towards the next. It should be a pitchforks-and-torches sort of call. It should be a final line drawn in the sand—no matter what malicious bullshit invested actors have used in the past to refuse to face the crisis, not an ounce more should be tolerated.
Ipcc Report’s Verdict On Climate Crimes Of Humanity: Guilty As Hell
The key aspect of the IPCC report is that the 42-page summary is agreed, line by line, by every government on the planet, with the scientists vetoing any politically convenient but unscientific proposal.
Every choice made now matters. Helen Clarkson, the CEO of the Climate Group, which represents 220 regional governments and 300 multinational businesses, covering 1.75 billion people and 50% of the global economy, says: “Every decision, every investment, every target, needs to have the climate at its core.”
August 9, 2021
The Small Cowper Madonna
Another Saturday Night
I got some money, ‘cause I just got paid.
Now how I wish I had someone to talk to.
I’m in an awful way.
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Don't Go Yet
I Get A Kick Out Of You
From the album Love for Sale (2021)