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How Elon Musk Chose Trump
  • Sorry maybe wrong community to post but it’s a really interesting article about how he’s been using dark money to support political causes for a while, and his decision to go public with it. Has lots of anonymous commentary from people close to him. Scary stuff.

  • www.nytimes.com How Elon Musk Chose Trump

    The world’s richest man, once deeply skeptical of Donald J. Trump, has now endorsed him and has emerged as a central character in the presidential race.

    How Elon Musk Chose Trump
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    new sharkey instance now open: cyberpunk.gay
  • But “non-binary girl” was not included in your description. But I guess one could have searched the other words.

    Anyways, new instance sound cool. Hope it goes well. Also, fuck threads, amen.

  • That feeling when you've read up more on your chronic illness than your GP has
  • ?

    This meme is about when you’ve read the scientific literature surrounding your illness but your GP hasn’t. Of course, it is not the GP’s fault as they can’t know about every illness, but rather a problem with how our healthcare system makes GP’s instead of specialists survey chronic illnesz.

  • Your potential VP, America 🇺🇸
  • This guy is absolutely horrible and 90% of this meme is correct. But small correction. While he says abortion should be illegal, he also has said he was against a national ban and the states should implement it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/15/us/politics/jd-vance-abortion-immigration-issues.html

    If someone wants a gift article link I’ll send

  • That feeling when you've read up more on your chronic illness than your GP has

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    What would cause a person to speak in different accents randomly?
  • I speak with an american accent in my academic circle because everyone there is super american.

    But in my friend group I let my half-aussie half-british accent go free.

    Also speak that american accent with most strangers since they have usually learnt american english and will probably understand me better.

  • apnews.com Tuskegee syphilis study whistleblower Peter Buxtun has died at age 86

    The whistleblower who exposed the Tuskegee syphilis study that left hundreds of Black men untreated has died at age 86.

    Tuskegee syphilis study whistleblower Peter Buxtun has died at age 86

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/25124253

    > Peter Buxtun, the whistleblower who revealed that the U.S. government allowed hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama to go untreated for syphilis in what became known as the Tuskegee study, has died. He was 86. > > Buxtun died May 18 of Alzheimer’s disease in Rocklin, California, according to his attorney, Minna Fernan. > > Buxtun is revered as a hero to public health scholars and ethicists for his role in bringing to light the most notorious medical research scandal in U.S. history. Documents that Buxtun provided to The Associated Press, and its subsequent investigation and reporting, led to a public outcry that ended the study in 1972.

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    eu.usatoday.com JD Vance cast doubt on 2020 election results, wouldn't have certified result

    Donald Trump’s new running mate Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, has backed Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election.

    JD Vance cast doubt on 2020 election results, wouldn't have certified result
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    Nutrient deficiency in aquarium plants

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17620966

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    Nutrient deficiency in aquarium plants

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    Inverse care law

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    Pony Rule

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17597430

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    Pony Rule

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    www.statnews.com Functional neurological disorder is not an appropriate diagnosis for people with long Covid

    With long Covid continuing to be a leading cause of disability, physicians, researchers, and policymakers should follow the science — and the science does not point to functional neurological disorder as a driving factor.

    Functional neurological disorder is not an appropriate diagnosis for people with long Covid

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17587839

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    www.statnews.com Functional neurological disorder is not an appropriate diagnosis for people with long Covid

    With long Covid continuing to be a leading cause of disability, physicians, researchers, and policymakers should follow the science — and the science does not point to functional neurological disorder as a driving factor.

    Functional neurological disorder is not an appropriate diagnosis for people with long Covid
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    New Community for Pointing out State and Company backed Social media manipulation/disinformation

    Hiya, [email protected] is a community meant to point out/discuss/investigate/inform about various misinformation campaigns, bot networks etc on social medias, which are often state backed or company backed.

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    New NATO Climate report points to Russian backed social media misinformation campaigns related to climate

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17586464

    > Threat level: NATO has also found that its adversaries, chiefly Russia, are spreading climate and energy-transition-related disinformation in order to undermine political will for climate action. > > * It cites an uptick in Russian disinformation tied to the European green energy transition on social media and on online news sites. Russia, a major producer of oil and gas, has an interest in slowing the transition to renewable energy sources. > * Disaster-related disinformation is another emerging trend, which seeks to impair NATO members' ability to respond effectively. This was observed, for example, in association with the deadly fire in Lahaina, Maui, in August of last year, the report states. > * Russia, for example, sought to benefit from that by spreading the narrative that the U.S. should be aiding its own citizens in Hawai'i instead of Ukraine, the report notes. > > What they're saying: "Russia and other NATO adversaries use climate disinformation to sow division, delay action, and cynically undermine the public understanding of climate change in ways that put people in harm's way during climate-exacerbated disasters," Kate Cell, a senior climate campaign manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told Axios.

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    New NATO Climate report points to Russian backed social media misinformation campaigns related to climate

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17586464

    > Threat level: NATO has also found that its adversaries, chiefly Russia, are spreading climate and energy-transition-related disinformation in order to undermine political will for climate action. > > * It cites an uptick in Russian disinformation tied to the European green energy transition on social media and on online news sites. Russia, a major producer of oil and gas, has an interest in slowing the transition to renewable energy sources. > * Disaster-related disinformation is another emerging trend, which seeks to impair NATO members' ability to respond effectively. This was observed, for example, in association with the deadly fire in Lahaina, Maui, in August of last year, the report states. > * Russia, for example, sought to benefit from that by spreading the narrative that the U.S. should be aiding its own citizens in Hawai'i instead of Ukraine, the report notes. > > What they're saying: "Russia and other NATO adversaries use climate disinformation to sow division, delay action, and cynically undermine the public understanding of climate change in ways that put people in harm's way during climate-exacerbated disasters," Kate Cell, a senior climate campaign manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told Axios.

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    New NATO Climate report points to Russian backed social media misinformation campaigns related to climate

    Threat level: NATO has also found that its adversaries, chiefly Russia, are spreading climate and energy-transition-related disinformation in order to undermine political will for climate action.

    • It cites an uptick in Russian disinformation tied to the European green energy transition on social media and on online news sites. Russia, a major producer of oil and gas, has an interest in slowing the transition to renewable energy sources.
    • Disaster-related disinformation is another emerging trend, which seeks to impair NATO members' ability to respond effectively. This was observed, for example, in association with the deadly fire in Lahaina, Maui, in August of last year, the report states.
    • Russia, for example, sought to benefit from that by spreading the narrative that the U.S. should be aiding its own citizens in Hawai'i instead of Ukraine, the report notes.

    What they're saying: "Russia and other NATO adversaries use climate disinformation to sow division, delay action, and cynically undermine the public understanding of climate change in ways that put people in harm's way during climate-exacerbated disasters," Kate Cell, a senior climate campaign manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told Axios.

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    Lucy

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    www.theguardian.com Largest UK public sector trial of four-day week sees huge benefits, research finds

    Exclusive: South Cambridgeshire experiment led to fewer refuse collectors quitting and faster planning decisions

    Largest UK public sector trial of four-day week sees huge benefits, research finds

    cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/22272048

    > "In the largest public sector trial of the four-day week in Britain, fewer refuse collectors quit," reports the Guardian, "and there were faster planning decisions, more rapid benefits processing and quicker call answering, independent research has found." > South Cambridgeshire district council's controversial experiment with a shorter working week resulted in improvements in performance in 11 out of 24 areas, little or no change in 11 areas and worsening of performance in two areas, according to analysis of productivity before and during the 15-month trial by academics at the universities of Cambridge and Salford... The multi-year study of the trial involving about 450 desk staff plus refuse collectors found: > > - Staff turnover fell by 39%, helping save £371,500 in a year, mostly on agency staff costs. > - Regular household planning applications were decided about a week and a half earlier. > - Approximately 15% more major planning application decisions were completed within the correct timescale, compared with before. > - The time taken to process changes to housing benefit and council tax benefit claims fell.... > Under the South Cambridgeshire trial, which began in January 2023 and ran to April 2024, staff were expected to carry out 100% of their work in 80% of the time for 100% of the pay. The full trial cut staff turnover by 39% and scores for employees' physical and mental health, motivation and commitment all improved, the study showed. "Coupled with the hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayer money that we have saved, improved recruitment and retention and positives around health and wellbeing, this brave and pioneering trial has clearly been a success," said John Williams, the lead council member for resources... > > Scores of private companies have already adopted the approach, with many finding it helps staff retention. Ryle said the South Cambridgeshire results "prove once and for all that a four-day week with no loss of pay absolutely can succeed in a local government setting".

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    Do not approach! Clawed and dangerous'

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    Just learnt these cool things existed

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17528988

    > Guided bus

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