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  • Heat is deadly. Why does our culture push us to ignore it?
    1. The Rich don't want to pay their fair share
    2. Identifying COVID as an "airborne" virus during the pandemic would have meant closing and/or retrofitting every public space, therefore the virus wasn't categorized properly, since then "airborne" disease requirement have since been either wholly ignored or watered down
    3. Identifying Climate Change and the related elevated temperature crisis as imminent, present, ongoing and existential, would likewise force governments to spend trillions in both reshaping heating/cooling requirements for public and private spaces, moving completely away from fossil fuels and into renewables, and completely changing the way we consume energy and materials
    4. This would cost so much money, Corporations would have to either close or take enormous hits to profit to retrofit, Governments would either have to raise taxes on Corporations or begin to tax the wealthiest more
    5. The Rich don't want to pay their fair share
  • Biden won't drop out unless polls say 'there's no way you can win'
  • Hi there! 👋 Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, here. To all of those calling for a change of candidacy in the Presidential Race, please note that the election administration community is going to have some serious issues with that. 🧵 To be clear, Michigan wouldn’t even be the worst of the problems. Our statute requires that a major party’s Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates be certified to the State within one business day of that party’s national or state convention, whichever is later. The Democrats are holding their National Convention from August 19-22 and their Michigan State Convention on August 24th. The deadline is therefore August 26th. Ballots to Military and Overseas voters must go out by September 21st, 2024 and AV Ballots must be available to Michigan Voters by September 26th, 2024 by law. However, as I stated, this is for Michigan only. Every state has different statutory deadlines for ballot access and for Absentee Ballots to go out, and it is therefore dependent on identifying those dates and requirements 50 times. My cursory understanding of other states is that that deadline may already have passed for some states, or may be in the VERY near future. It is worth pointing out that even if Democrats follow the strictures of the law state-by-state, you would almost assuredly see lawsuits flying fast and often in any number of states, if they attempt to make a change. Such lawsuits threaten to delay and derail County and Local Clerks’ efforts to program the election and prepare ballots, respectively. Essentially, efforts to prepare for the election would have to be put on hold. That’s not a good thing in Election world. After the ballot is created, the election equipment must be tested. This is often a lengthy process that includes testing at the County prior to election materials being distributed to local Clerks, then the local clerks do internal testing and finally Public Accuracy Testing. Delays at any point in the process may impact local clerks’ ability to meet their statutory deadlines. So Democrats need to understand the ramifications of the actions that some are talking about. This may extend far beyond the choice for President and put a cloud over the election. It would also give ammunition to a candidate who hasn’t been shy about spreading disinformation about the validity of election results and give the opportunity to further erode the public’s trust in our elections process. And I will not stand for that. However Clerks in Michigan are the best in the business and we stand ready to conduct the Presidential Election this November with whatever candidates are legally placed on the ballot through the Primary and nominating Convention process.

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  • Why is the pundit class so desperate to push Biden out of the race?
  • Hi there! 👋 Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, here. To all of those calling for a change of candidacy in the Presidential Race, please note that the election administration community is going to have some serious issues with that. 🧵 To be clear, Michigan wouldn’t even be the worst of the problems. Our statute requires that a major party’s Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates be certified to the State within one business day of that party’s national or state convention, whichever is later. The Democrats are holding their National Convention from August 19-22 and their Michigan State Convention on August 24th. The deadline is therefore August 26th. Ballots to Military and Overseas voters must go out by September 21st, 2024 and AV Ballots must be available to Michigan Voters by September 26th, 2024 by law. However, as I stated, this is for Michigan only. Every state has different statutory deadlines for ballot access and for Absentee Ballots to go out, and it is therefore dependent on identifying those dates and requirements 50 times. My cursory understanding of other states is that that deadline may already have passed for some states, or may be in the VERY near future. It is worth pointing out that even if Democrats follow the strictures of the law state-by-state, you would almost assuredly see lawsuits flying fast and often in any number of states, if they attempt to make a change. Such lawsuits threaten to delay and derail County and Local Clerks’ efforts to program the election and prepare ballots, respectively. Essentially, efforts to prepare for the election would have to be put on hold. That’s not a good thing in Election world. After the ballot is created, the election equipment must be tested. This is often a lengthy process that includes testing at the County prior to election materials being distributed to local Clerks, then the local clerks do internal testing and finally Public Accuracy Testing. Delays at any point in the process may impact local clerks’ ability to meet their statutory deadlines. So Democrats need to understand the ramifications of the actions that some are talking about. This may extend far beyond the choice for President and put a cloud over the election. It would also give ammunition to a candidate who hasn’t been shy about spreading disinformation about the validity of election results and give the opportunity to further erode the public’s trust in our elections process. And I will not stand for that. However Clerks in Michigan are the best in the business and we stand ready to conduct the Presidential Election this November with whatever candidates are legally placed on the ballot through the Primary and nominating Convention process.

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  • Why is the pundit class so desperate to push Biden out of the race? | Rebecca Solnit
  • Hi there! 👋 Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, here. To all of those calling for a change of candidacy in the Presidential Race, please note that the election administration community is going to have some serious issues with that. 🧵 To be clear, Michigan wouldn’t even be the worst of the problems. Our statute requires that a major party’s Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates be certified to the State within one business day of that party’s national or state convention, whichever is later. The Democrats are holding their National Convention from August 19-22 and their Michigan State Convention on August 24th. The deadline is therefore August 26th. Ballots to Military and Overseas voters must go out by September 21st, 2024 and AV Ballots must be available to Michigan Voters by September 26th, 2024 by law. However, as I stated, this is for Michigan only. Every state has different statutory deadlines for ballot access and for Absentee Ballots to go out, and it is therefore dependent on identifying those dates and requirements 50 times. My cursory understanding of other states is that that deadline may already have passed for some states, or may be in the VERY near future. It is worth pointing out that even if Democrats follow the strictures of the law state-by-state, you would almost assuredly see lawsuits flying fast and often in any number of states, if they attempt to make a change. Such lawsuits threaten to delay and derail County and Local Clerks’ efforts to program the election and prepare ballots, respectively. Essentially, efforts to prepare for the election would have to be put on hold. That’s not a good thing in Election world. After the ballot is created, the election equipment must be tested. This is often a lengthy process that includes testing at the County prior to election materials being distributed to local Clerks, then the local clerks do internal testing and finally Public Accuracy Testing. Delays at any point in the process may impact local clerks’ ability to meet their statutory deadlines. So Democrats need to understand the ramifications of the actions that some are talking about. This may extend far beyond the choice for President and put a cloud over the election. It would also give ammunition to a candidate who hasn’t been shy about spreading disinformation about the validity of election results and give the opportunity to further erode the public’s trust in our elections process. And I will not stand for that. However Clerks in Michigan are the best in the business and we stand ready to conduct the Presidential Election this November with whatever candidates are legally placed on the ballot through the Primary and nominating Convention process.

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  • Lauren Boebert is laughed at on the House floor as she’s fact-checked by EPA head
  • nothing. neither love nor money is going to swing the colorodo 4th.

  • Lauren Boebert is laughed at on the House floor as she’s fact-checked by EPA head
  • Boebert defeated five other Republicans for the party’s nomination in Colorado’s 4th District, which opened up after Rep. Ken Buck announced this year that he would resign. She will be heavily favored to win the seat in the general election given the area’s rightward lean.

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  • Frozen mammoth skin retained its chromosome structure
  • Your Scientists Were So Preoccupied With Whether Or Not They Could, They Didn’t Stop To Think If They Should

  • Lauren Boebert is laughed at on the House floor as she’s fact-checked by EPA head
  • great. doesn't matter, that bitch won her primary, and is going to win the seat she carpetbagged her way into. all the shaudenfruede means nothing when the monsters still have the majority in the house, and can legislate. yeah she's a moron. republicans don't give a shit.

  • Keir Starmer gives go-ahead for British missiles to be used in strikes against targets inside Russia
  • when you're ukraine and there are ivans DEEP inside the wire, doesn't matter what preconditions anyone puts on arms shipments, you'll agree to them, and say thank you

  • NATO getting tough on China for backing Russia's war effort
  • sure is easy to produce cheap shit when, somewhere down the supply chain, you're not paying workers what their labour is worth

  • Biden takes on a rare challenge: A solo news conference | CNN Politics
  • well, i'm sad to say it, but this seems to be for all the marbles. so many are calling on joe biden to quit the race, and then make way for a nominee to be determined at the convention, unless he scores a definitive shut yo mouf turn at this news conference, he may just have to do it. i love joe biden, he's a great public servant, a great president, and a good man, but i think time may have just simply ran out on him. i'd say it was at the worst possible time, but that's not true, the worst possible time would have been during the last election, when he needed to save democracy itself, and he did. cold comfort we're facing the same threat personified in the same villain again now. this is all so disastrous.

  • www.cnn.com Biden takes on a rare challenge: A solo news conference | CNN Politics

    President Joe Biden will hold a closely watched news conference on Thursday, marking another high-stakes moment for the president to show off his ability to answer questions in an unscripted setting.

    Biden takes on a rare challenge: A solo news conference | CNN Politics
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    There's a clear winner here
  • nah better to raise them to be erudite starry eyed homeless people with a real sense of cosmic justice and the knowledge they can kill dragons if only they wanted to badly enough

  • The James Webb Space Telescope finds a jeweled ring in the cosmos
  • starwars : "I've got a bad feeling about this"

  • Ergonomics, schmergonomics
  • why are there people in the trees, what eldritch horror is this

  • There's a clear winner here
  • I say there is no deeper meaning than the truth taught by life, and that life's truth is most importantly learned and mastered, than navel gazing in fairy tales. I'm saying we should teach kids about taxes, rent and utility bills in middle school, before requiring them to learn hamlet. We have generations of adults now who thought the humanities were important, but can't buy a house. Fairy tales are fun and entertaining, but being able to survive in a world seemingly set to use you up for whatever it can take from you, is far more valuable.

  • This old NES ad is a mess.
  • it's about ethics in game advertisement™

  • The Decomposition of Rotten Tomatoes: The most overrated metric in movies is erratic, reductive, and easily hacked — and yet has Hollywood in its grip.
  • Been that way for about a decade now, yes. Metacritic was an excellent user driven replacement, until they got their panties in a bunch and did away with user comment voting, now it's useless and completely enshitified.

  • Tesla’s Share of U.S. Electric Car Market Falls Below 50%

    A new report estimates that the company led by Elon Musk accounted for just under half of all battery-powered vehicles sold in the second quarter of the year.

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    variety.com ‘The Serpent Queen’ Season 2 Trailer: Samantha Morton Rules France as the Queen Regent

    Starz has revealed the trailer for Season 2 of "The Serpent Queen," starring Samantha Morton. The series will return to the platform July 12.

    ‘The Serpent Queen’ Season 2 Trailer: Samantha Morton Rules France as the Queen Regent
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    news.sky.com Iranian naval destroyer 'capsizes and sinks' in port as several people treated in hospital

    The incident happened in the southern port of Bandar Abbas after water got into the ship's tanks, said the IRNA news agency.

    Iranian naval destroyer 'capsizes and sinks' in port as several people treated in hospital
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    Watching Beverly Hills Copy: Axel F now, and I am inordinately pleased

    The cameos and nostalgia is hitting me right in the feels

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    www.ctvnews.ca Delta flight diverts to New York after passengers are served spoiled food

    A Delta flight from Detroit to Amsterdam was diverted to New York's Kennedy Airport on Wednesday after passengers were served spoiled food, airline officials said.

    Delta flight diverts to New York after passengers are served spoiled food
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    One of the Biggest Snowmobile Sends We've Ever Seen! - Andrew Munster @munstercanada

    A man on a snowmobile drives off a ramp on a steep slope and lands successfully on snow as he descends. Whistler, British Columbia#sendit#goodforit #shortsCr...

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    english.aawsat.com US, Europe Warn Lebanon’s Hezbollah to Ease Strikes on Israel and Back off from Wider Mideast War

    US, European and Arab mediators are pressing to keep stepped-up cross-border attacks between Israel and Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah fighters from spiraling into a wider Middle East war that the world has feared for months. Iran and Israel traded threats Saturday of what Iran said would be an "ob...

    US, Europe Warn Lebanon’s Hezbollah to Ease Strikes on Israel and Back off from Wider Mideast War
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    Wise Men Said

    In 1977, at the time of Elvis Presley’s death, there were 170 Elvis impersonators worldwide.

    In 2000, there were 85,000 Elvis impersonators.

    At this rate of growth, statisticians predicted that by 2019, Elvis impersonators would make up 1/3 of the world’s population.

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    www.nbcnews.com Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a vocal Israel critic and 'squad' member, loses primary

    NBC News projects that Westchester County Executive George Latimer defeated Bowman after a bitter and expensive Democratic race in New York’s 16th District.

    Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a vocal Israel critic and 'squad' member, loses primary

    NBC News projects that Westchester County executive George Latimer defeated Bowman after a bitter and expensive Democratic race in New York’s 16th District.

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    www.nbcnews.com Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a vocal Israel critic and 'squad' member, loses primary

    NBC News projects that Westchester County executive George Latimer defeated Bowman after a bitter and expensive Democratic race in New York’s 16th District.

    Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a vocal Israel critic and 'squad' member, loses primary
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