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2:00PM Water Cooler 8/25/2023 | bare capitalism


By Lambert Strether of Corrente.

Affected person readers, I’m sorry I’m a bit gentle on Covid in the present day, however I’m pressed temporally. –lambert

Fowl Music of the Day

Black-throated Wren-Babbler, Danum Valley Discipline Centre (DVFC), Sabah, Malaysia. “A chook singing.”

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Politics

“So lots of the social reactions that strike us as psychological are actually a rational administration of symbolic capital.” –Pierre Bourdieu, Classification Struggles

2024

Time for the Countdown Clock!

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“Opinion: He’s been booked. His mug shot has been taken. And extremely this may not finish Donald Trump’s race for the White Home” [CNN]. “The authorized system is now at work, holding Trump to account in lots of instances the place the political world didn’t take significant motion. Nonetheless, with no severe shift in public opinion, Trump may simply study that it’s potential to do nearly something and nonetheless retain immense affect in politics.” • Extremely. I learn it twice. Not one ounce of self-reflection to be discovered.

“Trump Booked In Georgia: “We Have Each Single Proper To Problem An Election” (video) [RealClearPolitics]. 

TRUMP: This can be a actually unhappy day for America. This could by no means occur. It is best to be capable to problem an election. I believed it was a rigged, a stolen election and I ought to have each proper to do. As you realize, you have got many individuals you’ve been watching over time do the identical factor whether or not it’s Hillary Clinton or Stacey Abrams or many others.

When you have got that nice freedom to problem, it’s a must to have the option, in any other case you get dishonest elections. What has taken place here’s a travesty of justice. We did nothing mistaken. I did nothing mistaken and all people is aware of it. I by no means had such help and that goes with the opposite ones too. What they’re doing is election inference — they’re attempting to intervene with an election. There’s by no means been something prefer it in our nation earlier than. That is their approach of campaigning. That is one occasion however you have got three different cases. It’s election interference. So I wish to thanks for being right here. We did nothing mistaken in any respect and we now have each single proper to problem an election that we expect is dishonest and we expect it’s very dishonest. So thanks all very a lot and I’ll see you very quickly.

“Trump surrenders to authorities in Georgia” [The Hill]. “In a departure from prior court docket appearances, he arrived on the jail after customary enterprise hours, making a prime-time entrance simply after 7:30 p.m. a day after skipping the primary Republican presidential debate. Trump is the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination. The Fulton County sheriff indicated that Trump did take a mug shot, which might be the primary in any of Trump’s pending authorized issues. Trump additionally surrendered at a jail, somewhat than a courthouse, and he’s not set to be arraigned till a later date. Trump’s jail file signifies that his peak was recorded at 6′ 3″ and his weight at 215 kilos. He was additionally given a jail identification quantity — P01135809 [musical interlude] — similar to his co-defendants within the case who’ve already turned themselves in on the native jail. He was launched slightly over 20 minutes after a large motorcade delivered him to the ability from the Atlanta airport. He’s now touring again to New Jersey the place he spends the summers [ouch!].” • And talking of motorcades, Yves flagged this video earlier than it hit my feed. This appears to be like like the unique on Twitter (although not on Tik-Tok, the place I don’t, but [sigh], have an account:

I’m not super-happy in regards to the sourcing. However I can’t think about a Republican operation would permit that yellow “Tax Service” signal within the background. And the youngsters sound fairly actual. So perhaps one thing fascinating and actual is happening right here — “They arrested him, so he’s considered one of us” — disconcerting to the Bougies who run “town too busy to hate.” Plus the Third World atmosphere appears to be like legit. (When a ton of Black Lives Matter movies again within the information, the decay of our infrastructure was evident within the background of each shot.) it might be irresponsible to not speculate! And–

“Black Voters Saved Biden in 2020. Democrats Now See a ‘Crimson Flag’ in Slipping Assist” [The Messenger]. “A Quinnipiac College nationwide ballot launched final week discovered Biden receiving 73% help from Black voters, in comparison with 20% for Trump in a hypothetical 2024 rematch. A ballot carried out for Fox Information launched this month confirmed 61% of Black voters favoring Biden, in comparison with 20% for Trump. August surveys from Emerson School, Harris X/The Messenger, and YouGov/The Economist additionally confirmed comparable outcomes. That’s a big shift, given exit polls discovered Biden received 87% of Black voters in 2020, in comparison with solely 11% for Trump. Biden’s 76-percentage level margin, although ostensibly giant, was nonetheless low for a Democratic nominee by latest requirements. And for a celebration that wants outsized help and turnout from Black voters, it saved the 2020 Electoral School outcomes shut. Biden edged Trump then – in addition to in a lot of the polls cited above – as a result of he has comparatively sturdy white voter help for a Democrat.”

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Extra Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson:

I whinged in regards to the lack of a transcript yesterday, so I don’t try this once more, save to notice that it’s ridiculous that there’s no transcript of a newsworthy interview. It’s nearly as if there’s some form of censorship happening. In any case, I alluded to Trump’s feedback on different candidates. Right here he’s on Biden (all transcription errors mine):

10:23 [CARLSON:] You don’t suppose he’s going to make it to November.

[TRUMP:] Nicely, I believe he’s worse mentally than he’s bodily and bodily he’s not precisely a triathlete, or any sort of an athlete. You take a look at him, he can’t stroll to the helicopter, he, he walks — he can’t carry his toes out of the grass. You realize it’s solely two inches on the White Home, proper, it’s not loads, however you watch him and it appears to be like like he’s strolling on toothpicks, and you then see him within the seashore the place he can’t carry a chair. You realize these chairs are supposed to be gentle, proper? They’re like 2 ounces; carry them up, he can’t carry the chair, he can’t stroll to the chair… I believe he appears to be like horrible on the seashore, plus the seashore doesn’t characterize what a president’s alleged to be doing. You’re alleged to be working. You’re alleged to be getting us out of that horrible, horrible warl

Harsh, however truthful. I believe I overpunctuated the transcript; the easiest way to punctuate Trump is to observe James Joyce’s follow in Molly Bloom’s soliloquy: Nothing in any respect. Discover the superb stream of consciousness shift from Biden’s stroll to ending the warfare (!). NOTE I can’t discover how lengthy the grass on the White Home garden actually is. If actually it’s two inches excessive, I don’t know whether or not Trump is aware of that as a result of he’s a golfer, or as a result of he had the garden resodded.

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“Transcripts (CNN Information Central)” [CNN]. Van Jones: “I believe persons are involved about Joe Biden. They are surely. I imply, . However persons are involved. And I do suppose that anyone however Trump going up towards somebody like Biden, given a few of Trump’s challenges lately, in all probability may need shot and will make that age a difficulty. The issue is, once you put Biden up towards Trump, Trump has so many different points, he’s not that a lot youthful, that it turns into slightly little bit of a wash after which folks simply sort of return to their respective corners.” • Nicely, what “grownup within the room” doesn’t wish to go to barbecues and home events? C’mon, folks. Let’s be cheap.

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“Newsom Ups Ante in Conflict With Faculty Boards” [RealClearPolitics]. “In Temecula, an space in southwest Riverside County, the college board adopted one other coverage, drawing deep opposition from the Newsom administration. In a 3-2 vote, the board accredited a coverage that requires the college district to shortly notify college students’ dad and mom if their youngsters wish to be recognized by a gender apart from what’s proven on official information, which might entail utilizing sports activities and locker-room services of their chosen gender. The coverage mirrors one adopted earlier this month by close by Murrieta Valley Unified Faculty District and a coverage that the board governing Chino Valley Unified Faculty District accredited final month. The college district should inform dad and mom inside 72 hours if their youngster requests to take part in gender-based sports activities or use a restroom that doesn’t match their beforehand declared gender. Monday’s transfer drew hearth from California Legal professional Basic Rob Bonta, who has launched civil rights investigations into a number of actions Temecula’s faculty board and others have taken over the past 12 months. ‘The rise in class districts adopting insurance policies that focus on LGBTQ+ pupil populations is of grave concern,’ Bonta mentioned Wednesday. ‘My workplace is intently monitoring the state of affairs and won’t tolerate districts compromising the security and privateness of transgender and gender nonconforming college students. We are going to stay dedicated to making sure faculty insurance policies don’t violate college students’ civil rights.’ Faculty board members and fogeys who again the measure reject the argument that they’re concentrating on LGBTQ+ college students for discrimination or privateness violations. They contend that they’re standing up for fogeys’ rights to know what is going on with their youngsters in school, particularly concerning a serious id transformation resembling a gender change.”

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Pritzer retains quietly checking bins:

“Gov. Pritzker Addresses Meals Deserts In Communities” [The Times Weekly]. “‘The Illinois Grocery Initiative is the newest enlargement of our holistic strategy to making sure Illinois households can attain the large constructing blocks of life,’ mentioned Governor Pritzker. ‘When our residents wrestle to maintain a roof over their head, can’t put meals on the desk, or have to decide on between paying for primary medical care and protecting the lights on—that’s a failure of the system. That’s why I’m proud to signal—a first-of-its-kind $20 million funding to open or increase grocery shops in underserved rural cities and concrete neighborhoods.’ Each group deserves contemporary, nutrient-dense meals.’”

“Illinois warmth wave is the newest of a number of climate extremes within the state” [WGEM]. “A sequence of extreme storms and flooding between June 29 and July 2 additionally drew the eye of the federal authorities, with President Joe Biden approving federal help by the Federal Emergency Administration Company. This help will go to people and companies in Cook dinner County and may embody grants for non permanent housing and residential repairs and low-interest loans to cowl property losses. ‘Residents and companies, particularly these on the West Facet of Chicago who have been most brutally hit, are actually capable of entry extra sources essential to rebuild and revitalize, and I do know Cook dinner County will construct again stronger than ever,’ Gov. JB Pritzker mentioned in an August 15 information launch.”

Then once more:

“Following Tim Mapes’ conviction, lawmakers condemn his conduct, GOP renews name for reform” [Chicago Tribune]. “A spokesman for Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker mentioned Mapes’ conviction ‘advances the reason for cleansing up state authorities and sends a message that one of these conduct won’t be tolerated in Illinois.’ Since taking workplace greater than 4 years in the past, Pritzker ‘has been clear about the necessity to root out corruption and instill transparency and honesty at each stage of state authorities,’ spokesman Alex Gough mentioned in a press release. However some good-government teams, together with a former legislative inspector basic and a few GOP lawmakers, have highlighted what they view as weaknesses with the Democratic-led measures, together with that the modifications don’t give the legislative inspector basic sufficient independence to pursue allegations of misconduct by legislators.”

“Bally’s to check gaming operations at Medinah Temple after Labor Day, the ultimate step earlier than opening Chicago on line casino” [Dubai Tech News]. “Bally’s Chicago has scheduled follow gaming periods at Medinah Temple for the Illinois Gaming Board after Labor Day. If it passes muster, the primary Chicago on line casino — an thought a long time within the making — could also be open for enterprise quickly thereafter. The check run, which features a gaming operations evaluation on Sept. 5…. Earlier this month, Gov. J. B. Pritzker expanded the expertise pool, signing laws permitting convicted felons to use for hospitality positions on the state’s soon-to-be 14 casinos, together with Bally’s Chicago. Beforehand below state legislation, anybody with a felony conviction was ineligible to work at a on line casino in any place.” • Oh.

Democrats en Déshabillé

Affected person readers, it appears that evidently persons are truly studying the back-dated submit! However I’ve not up to date it, and there are numerous updates. So I should try this. –lambert

I’ve moved my standing remarks on the Democrat Social gathering (“the Democrat Social gathering is a rotting corpse that may’t bury itself”) to a separate, back-dated submit, to which I’ll periodically add materials, summarizing the addition right here in a “stay” Water Cooler. (Hopefully, some Bourdieu.) It seems that defining the Democrat Social gathering is, actually, a tough drawback. I do suppose the paragraph that follows is on level all the way in which again to 2016, if not earlier than:

The Democrat Social gathering is the political expression of the category energy of PMC, their base (lucidly defined by Thomas Frank in Hear, Liberal!). ; if the Democrat Social gathering didn’t exist, the PMC must invent it. . (“PMC” modulo “class expatriates,” after all.) Second, all of the working components of the Social gathering reinforce one another. Depart apart characterizing the relationships between components of the Social gathering (ka-ching, however not completely) these components comprise a community — a Flex Web? An iron octagon? — of funders, distributors, apparatchiks, electeds, NGOs, and miscellaneous mercenaries, with property within the press and the intelligence group.

Observe, after all, that the category energy of the PMC each expresses and is restricted by different courses; oligarchs and American gentry (see ‘industrial mannequin’ of Ferguson, Jorgensen, and Jie) and the working class spring to thoughts. Suck up, kick down.

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#COVID19

“I’m in earnest — I can’t equivocate — I can’t excuse — I can’t retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD.” –William Lloyd Garrison

Assets, United States (Nationwide): Transmission (CDC); Wastewater (CDC, Biobot; contains many counties; Wastewater Scan, contains drilldown by zip); Variants (CDC; Walgreens); “Iowa COVID-19 Tracker” (in IA, however nationwide information). “An infection Management, Emergency Administration, Security, and Basic Ideas” (particularly on hospitalization by metropolis).

Lambert right here: Readers, thanks for the collective effort. To replace any entry, do be happy to contact me on the deal with given with the vegetation. Please put “COVID” within the topic line. Thanks!

Assets, United States (Native): AK (dashboard); AL (dashboard); AR (dashboard); AZ (dashboard); CA (dashboard; Marin, dashboard; Stanford, wastewater; Oakland, wastewater); CO (dashboard; wastewater); CT (dashboard); DE (dashboard); FL (wastewater); GA (wastewater); HI (dashboard); IA (wastewater reviews); ID (dashboard, Boise; dashboard, wastewater, Central Idaho; wastewater, Coeur d’Alene; dashboard, Spokane County); IL (wastewater); IN (dashboard); KS (dashboard; wastewater, Lawrence); KY (dashboard, Louisville); LA (dashboard); MA (wastewater); MD (dashboard); ME (dashboard); MI (wastewater; wastewater); MN (dashboard); MO (wastewater); MS (dashboard); MT (dashboard); NC (dashboard); ND (dashboard; wastewater); NE (dashboard); NH (wastewater); NJ (dashboard); NM (dashboard); NV (dashboard; wastewater, Southern NV); NY (dashboard); OH (dashboard); OK (dashboard); OR (dashboard); PA (dashboard); RI (dashboard); SC (dashboard); SD (dashboard); TN (dashboard); TX (dashboard); UT (wastewater); VA (dashboard); VT (dashboard); WA (dashboard; dashboard); WI (wastewater); WV (wastewater); WY (wastewater).

Assets, Canada (Nationwide): Wastewater (Authorities of Canada).

Assets, Canada (Provincial): ON (wastewater); QC (les eaux usées); BC, Vancouver (wastewater).

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Keep protected on the market!

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Maskstravaganza

Handwashing dinosaurs:

Censorship and Propaganda

“Weak Youngsters Actually Depend” [Science-Based Medicine]. “One zombie delusion unfold by misinformation medical doctors is that COVID had a “”mortality price of zero amongst youngsters with no pre-existing medical situation resembling leukemia.””  Whereas deaths of kids with “”no prior well being points”” are mercifully extraordinarily uncommon, almost each youngster within the US has contracted COVID.  A small share of an enormous quantity generally is a massive quantity, particularly in relation to largely preventable deaths of kids. Furthermore, most youngsters felled by COVID had frequent, non-fatal situations, specifically weight problems and bronchial asthma, not leukemia, although even that is not at all times a demise sentence in the present day. The tragic reality is that almost all youngsters who died of COVID have been robbed of many a long time of life, and naturally, demise will not be the solely unhealthy final result from COVID. So why have been some medical doctors so desirous to unfold the easily-refutable fiction that solely weak youngsters died from COVID? Why did they are saying this was “”excellent news“”? [Because they’re eugenicists.] I’m not a thoughts reader, however none of them appeared motivated to boost consciousness in regards to the situations that left tens of millions of kids significantly weak. They by no means launched a marketing campaign to vaccinate youngsters with weight problems, and even leukemia for that matter. That might have been laudable. So would have an editorial titled “”The Significance of Defending Weak Youngsters.”” As a substitute, it appeared the aim of error-filled editorials titled “”The Flimsy Proof Behind the CDC’s Push to Vaccinate Youngsters“” was to persuade dad and mom: Your youngster has no threat. They don’t want the vaccine. COVID solely kills youngsters who’re about to die anyhow.” • Similar with the anti-mask brigade; nothing about air flow, or clear air.

Elite Maleficence

Submitting this right here for future reference. CDC was simply as unhealthy in 2009:

The fulsome congratulations remind me of Thomas Frank’s good “Nor a Lender Be,” the opening salvo of Hear, Liberal!, which it is best to go learn in case you haven’t learn the e-book,

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Case Knowledge

From BioBot wastewater information, August 24:

Lambert right here: Joyful recollections of tape-watching days! Closing in on a Trump-era surge stage; Biden’s, after all, are increased. It will likely be fascinating to see what occurs when faculties open up. I want to congratulate the Biden administration and the general public well being institution, the CDC particularly, for this monumental and unprecedented achievement. And a tip of the ol’ Water Cooler hat to the Nice Barrington goons, whose insurance policies have been adopted so assiduously! A curious reality: All of Biden’s peaks are increased than Trump’s peaks. Exhibits you what public well being can do when it’s firing on all eight cylinders! Musical interlude. NOTE I’m not joyful that Biobot can’t replace this information extra often. 

Regional information. As we will see, the nationwide flattening is because of the Midwest downward swoop:

There haven’t been any backward revisions to date. I believed I’d attempt to doublecheck the Biobot information, so I seemed first at CDC’s wastewater map. (After CDC gamed the notorious “Inexperienced Map” so badly, I don’t belief them, however wants should*. In any case, I like Biobot’s graphs). As of August 21:

If I learn the caption appropriately — readers? — there must be much more blue within the Midwest to verify Biobot’s downward swoop. I believed I’d take a look at Illinois, because it’s a big state, and Cook dinner County, as a result of it’s an enormous metropolis:

However in Cook dinner County, a downward swoop. So CDC neither confirms nor disconfirms Biobot. Readers? 

And only for grins, I believed I’d take a look at the Stanford Wastewater Scan mission:

But it surely’s ineffective for my functions; solely two cities, out within the sticks.

NOTE * CDC’s traveler’s positivity information is much less political; a voluntary program at airports, seemingly designed for submit facto papers.

Regional variant information, August 19:

EG.5 (the orange pie slice) nonetheless appears evenly distributed. Sadly, the Midwest information will not be accessible, so we will’t infer something in regards to the Midwest surge and any variant(s), in some way. 

Variants

NOT UPDATED From CDC, August 19:

Lambert right here: Prime of the leaderboard: EG.5 (“Eris“). I’m not highlighting the BA.2’s as a result of the interactive model reveals that these BA.2’s been hanging round at a low stage for months.

From CDC, August 5:

Lambert right here: Unsure what to make of this. I’m used to seeing a brand new variant take down the beforehand dominant variant. Right here it appears to be like like we now have a “tag workforce,” all working collectively to chop XBB.1.5 all the way down to measurement. I positive hope the volunteers doing Pangolin, on which this chart relies upon, don’t all transfer on the inexperienced fields and pastures new (or have their entry to services lower by directors of ailing intent).

CDC: “As of Could 11, genomic surveillance information shall be reported biweekly, primarily based on the supply of optimistic check specimens.” “Biweeekly: 1. occurring each two weeks. 2. occurring twice per week; semiweekly.” Seems like CDC has chosen sense #1. In essence, they’re telling us variants are nothing to fret about. Time will inform.

Covid Emergency Room Visits

NOT UPDATED From CDC NCIRD Surveillance, August 19:

Lambert right here: Regular enhance. (The black line is “mixed”, however it’s simple to see that Covid, the purple line, is driving all the pieces.)

NOTE “Charts and information supplied by CDC, updates Wednesday by 8am. For the previous 12 months, utilizing a rolling 52-week interval.” So not your entire pandemic, FFS (the implicit message right here being that Covid is “similar to the flu,” which is why the seasonal “rolling 52-week interval” is suitable for eachMR SUBLIMINAL I hate these folks a lot. Discover additionally that this chart reveals, no less than for its time interval, that Covid is not seasonal, regardless that CDC is attempting to get us to imagine that it’s, presumably to allow them to piggyback on the prevailing institutional equipment for injections.

Hospitalization

NOT UPDATED I hate this metric as a result of the lag makes it misleading. However, right here’s bellwether New York Metropolis, information as of August 24:

Nonetheless getting worse. However how a lot worse?

Positivity

NOT UPDATED Walgreens, August 21:

So, Walgreens is again within the recreation (and how on earth did that debacle occur? We breathlessly await the information protection). The proportion of positives is the best ever, although absolute numbers are nonetheless small relative to previous surges.

From CDC, August 7:

Lambert right here: That is the CDC’s “Traveler-Based mostly Genomic Surveillance” information, confirming the present surge, solely two weeks late. Certain could be helpful to know if there have been any BA.2.86 in these samples, although!

Deaths

Iowa COVID-19 Tracker, August 23:

Lambert right here: The WHO information is nugatory, so I changed it with the Iowa Covid Knowledge Tracker. Their methodology: “These information have been sourced, by way of the API from the CDC: https://information.cdc.gov/NCHS/Circumstances-Contributing-to-COVID-19-Deaths-by-Stat/hk9y-quqm. This visualization updates on Wednesday evenings. Knowledge are provisional and are adjusted weekly by the CDC.” I can’t appear to get a pop-up that reveals a complete of the three causes (prime proper). Readers?

Complete: 1,173,081 – 1,173,137 = -56 If the YouGenicist™ metric retains chugging alongside like this, I may should resolve that is what the powers-that-be take into account “mission completed” for this specific tranche of demise and illness). 

Lambert right here: First unfavorable quantity (!). Optimism?

Extra Deaths

The Economist, August 25:

Lambert right here:  Again to nearly day by day. Odd when it’s, odd when it stops. Based mostly on a machine-learning mannequin. (The CDC has an extra estimate too, however because it ran perpetually with a large typo within the Legend, I figured no one was actually it, so I acquired rid it. )

Stats Watch

There are not any official statistics of curiosity in the present day.

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Tech: “All hail the brand new EU legislation that lets social media customers quiet stop the algorithm” [TechCrunch]. “Web customers within the European Union are logging on to a quiet revolution on mainstream social networks in the present day: The power to say ‘no thanks’ to being consideration hacked by AI. Due to the bloc’s Digital Providers Act (DSA), customers of Meta’s Fb and Instagram, ByteDance’s TikTok and Snap’s Snapchat can simply decline ‘personalised’ content material feeds primarily based on ‘relevance’ (i.e. monitoring) — and change to a extra humble sort of information feed that’s populated with posts from your mates displayed in chronological order.” • I’m positive there are different points with the DSA. However that is good. It’s superb it took regulation to perform one thing so sane.

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At the moment’s Worry & Greed Index: 48 Impartial (earlier shut: 43 Worry) [CNN]. One week in the past: 45 (Impartial). (0 is Excessive Worry; 100 is Excessive Greed). Final up to date Aug 25 at 12:59 PM ET. C’mon, Mr. Market! Somehow!

Guillotine Watch

“The Titan Submersible Catastrophe Was Years within the Making, New Particulars Reveal” [Vanity Fair]. “Because the world now is aware of, Stockton Rush touted himself as a maverick, a disrupter, a breaker of guidelines. Up to now out on the visionary curve that, for him, security laws have been mere strategies. ‘If you happen to’re not breaking issues, you’re not innovating,’ he declared on the 2022 GeekWire Summit. ‘If you happen to’re working inside a identified surroundings, as most submersible producers do, they don’t break issues. To me, the extra stuff you’ve damaged, the extra modern you’ve been.” • Nicely, capital appears to be doing fairly properly on the breaking half.

Class Warfare

“Etiquette knowledgeable: The No. 1 place folks nonetheless tip 20%—regardless that they don’t should” [CNBC]. “Certain, most People report feeling unfavorable about tipping, however service staff are incomes exponentially extra in gratuity than earlier than the pandemic, in accordance with payroll supplier Gusto. From March 2020 to Could 2023, hourly wages solely rose 18%, in contrast with a 42% enhance in tip earnings, the corporate discovered.” • They’re risking their lives in ill-ventilated demise traps, so…. 

Information of the Wired

“The right way to Drill Your Personal Water Nicely” [Drill Your Own Well]. “You may drill your personal shallow water properly utilizing PVC and family water hoses.   It’s a low-cost and efficient solution to dig your personal shallow water properly.  Water properly drilling isn’t only for the professionals with big industrial drilling rigs.  Digging a water properly your self is each fascinating and enjoyable.” • Readers?

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desert canine writes: “Award successful grasses on the county truthful. They will actually develop grass right here. I believe a few of mine would have positioned properly however I hold my eyes closed.” This accords somewhat neatly with my fantasy that we should always actively revert the Nice Plains to prairie, and pay the inhabitants to deal with it.

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