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[–] [email protected] 12 points 5 hours ago (1 children)

Look, the main stream American press struggles with these abstract political concepts. The words like liberalism, socialism, etc have lost all meaning.

What you mean is that the Republicans have spent decades on Red Scare bullshit trying to conflate Democrats with commies, and the media has been complicit in it.

[–] [email protected] 16 points 5 hours ago (1 children)

The VP isn't that unimportant. If you can't do the job as President, you shouldn't be VP either.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 5 hours ago (1 children)

Less than a month and a half to go!

[–] [email protected] 30 points 5 hours ago (13 children)

...is left of the president on health care

She's taken more liberal positions on health care

"More liberal" means "less leftist." You don't get to have it both ways, article writer!

[–] [email protected] 4 points 5 hours ago

To be fair, you aren't wrong: his coherency had already substantially declined even back in 2016 (compared to e.g. interviews from the '80s and '90s).

[–] [email protected] 13 points 12 hours ago

What the fuck is wrong with you? Sanders isn't antisemitic at all and you're a fucking liar.

Newsflash: opposing genocide isn't antisemitism, except in the deranged minds of sociopaths.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 14 hours ago

He says, as if strip malls are a purely american thing rather than a cheap ass suburb thing.

I mean, they're not "purely" an American thing, but they are substantially due to the influence of American city planning, which is why they're most prevalent in places like Britain/Canada/Australia/New Zealand (because English-speaking places share ideas more easily with each other) and Okinawa (because of post-WWII American occupation).

[–] [email protected] 5 points 14 hours ago (1 children)

Fun fact: the main difference between "traffic circles" (which are terrible) and "modern roundabouts" (which are much better, although still not so great for pedestrians and cyclists) is that the former gives entering traffic priority while the latter gives people already in it priority.

[–] [email protected] 15 points 14 hours ago (1 children)

What I read is that a lot of them claimed to be "deists."

I could be wrong, but I get the distinct impression that "deist" was an 18th-century euphemism for "atheist, but in the closet about it so as not to offend the normies."

[–] [email protected] 48 points 16 hours ago

In other words, tolerance isn't a paradox, it's a social contract. If you're not willing to abide by it by tolerating others, then you're not protected by it and we have no obligation to tolerate you!

[–] [email protected] 0 points 17 hours ago (2 children)

I feel like the "\s" isn't enough to express just how much that's Not How This Works, 'cause there are some people who think that actually makes sense.

For those, I'll spell it out: with anything based on a percentage, such as tipping, increases due to inflation are already built in. Inflating the percentage as well is multiplying the increase!

(This is also why "we need to increase the tax rate due to inflation" is also bullshit and any politician who says it is trying to pull one over on the public, by the way.)

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 day ago (1 children)

They don't go to the center to find votes, they go to the center to find corporate donors. There's a difference.

 

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/25030964


Wanna know how the numbers change for "Other Humans" when deaths due to car collisions are included? It gets 1.35 million added to it, and those were 2016 numbers.

Automobile drivers are by far the most deadly animal, blowing mosquitoes completely out of the water!

 

In my profile it says my cake day is today (June 13), but it was displaying a cake icon on my comments all day yesterday (June 12).

The icon was a black and white outline so I thought maybe it was showing it the day before on purpose so other people would see ahead of time, and that it would turn colorful on the actual day. But then midnight hit and it disappeared, so it must be a bug instead.

 

I'm framing up a non-load-bearing wall that has two closet doors on it, close together (the king studs for the two openings are 13" apart). Unfortunately, they are aligned such that one of the 16" OC common studs would fall within that gap. In fact, it would only be 1/2" away from the left king stud, so not even anywhere near the middle of the space.) Is it still normal/expected to include that stud, or can I omit it?

(BTW: both doors will go to the same closet so there's no perpendicular wall teeing into this one, in case that matters.)

 

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16028585

cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10092805

In Colorado, that new vision was catalyzed by climate change. In 2019, Gov. Jared Polis signed a law that required the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent within 30 years. As the state tried to figure out how it would get there, it zeroed in on drivers. Transportation is the largest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 30 percent of the total; 60 percent of that comes from cars and trucks. To reduce emissions, Coloradans would have to drive less.

 

cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10092805

In Colorado, that new vision was catalyzed by climate change. In 2019, Gov. Jared Polis signed a law that required the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent within 30 years. As the state tried to figure out how it would get there, it zeroed in on drivers. Transportation is the largest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for about 30 percent of the total; 60 percent of that comes from cars and trucks. To reduce emissions, Coloradans would have to drive less.

 
 

 

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/10553287

Alt text: pictures of suburban neighborhoods and homes with text over it that reads: “this is no place of honor. No esteemed deed is commemorated here. What is here is dangerous and repulsive to us. Turn back.”

 

The article is in Italian; here's an automatic translation by Firefox:

New sustainable delivery service by the Swedish giant Ikea on Florence. In fact, customers will be able to choose to receive in their homes light products - up to a total weight of 30 kilos - via cargo bike. A way to help reduce traffic and city pollution that will be made possible by the Ikea Italia agreement with Ecopony and Robin Food, local and ethical delivery specialized in deliveries on two wheels. A green experimentation that sees Florence as the protagonist.

“With the increasing diffusion of sales methods such as e-commerce and new purchasing habits, it is necessary to put in place actions that are sustainable in the long term – says Carlo Guandalini, IKEA Market Manager Florence – For this reason, even in the city of Florence, we have implemented an important plan linked to the logistics of the last mile to ensure that the path of our products has a positive impact, not only for the environment but for the entire community”.

Florence was also among the first Italian cities that saw IKEA equip itself with a fleet of electric vehicles to make deliveries to the plan in zero emission mode: from last June 10 electric vehicles were progressively introduced to cover all deliveries in the city. The Swedish giant aims to deliver zero-impact deliveries by 2025.

 

(Title shamelessly stolen from this comment in the crossposted [email protected] thread.)

 

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/17136474

The lawsuit’s claims highlight how “over the last decade, the failure of police foundations nationwide to provide basic levels of transparency raises questions about their motives, and whether or not they have the public interest at heart”, said Alex Vitale, the author of The End of Policing. “If you have nothing to hide, then why are you hiding?” Vitale said.

Last week’s lawsuit draws attention to the center’s driving force, the APF – the nation’s largest police foundations, and one of the most well-funded among hundreds, with support from corporate donors such as Delta, Wells Fargo and Home Depot. Its CEO, Dave Wilkinson, is also the highest-paid among police foundation CEOs nationwide, with a 2022 salary of $500,000.

Corporate funding, coupled with their non-profit status, have allowed police foundations to escape public scrutiny, said Vitale. “Police have relied on these slush funds to provide them with levels of independence from government oversight unheard of in any other agency,” Vitale said.

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