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Weโ€™ve made surprising progress on climate change over the past decade

19 hours 15 minutes ago
Every year an outfit called Climate Action Tracker publishes an estimate of how much warming we're on course for by the year 2100. Cipher, a news site focused on climate change, has collected those estimates for the past decade and made a chart out of them: The projected amount of warming has dropped from 3.7°C ...continue reading "We’ve made surprising progress on climate change over the past decade"
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Vox takes a look at all those Boeing stories

1 day 6 hours ago
Over at Vox, Kelsey Piper lays down some stats on airline problems: Are more planes having incidents than ever before? Or are we just hearing about more incidents? It’s mostly the latter.... The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which investigates aviation incidents and accidents, lists 12 incidents on commercial aircraft in the United States so ...continue reading "Vox takes a look at all those Boeing stories"
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Fox News has destroyed American confidence in itself

1 day 17 hours ago
This week the Economist wrote about the way American trust in institutions has collapsed over the past couple of decades. This is not news. However, this is a very interesting comparison: Collapse of trust in government is a purely American phenomenon. Why? Because we have Fox News and the others don't. Oh, they have tabloids ...continue reading "Fox News has destroyed American confidence in itself"
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Democrats shatter the rules to pass Ukraine aid through the Rules Committee

1 day 17 hours ago
The Ukraine aid bill has finally passed the House Rules Committee so it can come to the floor for a vote: The House Rules Committee is pretty much what it sounds like: a committee that formulates the rules of debate before a bill is allowed on the floor. Back in the day, the chairman of ...continue reading "Democrats shatter the rules to pass Ukraine aid through the Rules Committee"
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Congress is supposedly mad about something

2 days 4 hours ago
Politico reports: Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle aired outrage Thursday after a POLITICO report that the Chinese embassy lobbied members of Congress on legislation that would force the sale of TikTok by its Beijing-based parent company. Let me get this straight. Members of Congress are allegedly outraged because Chinese diplomats told them in ...continue reading "Congress is supposedly mad about something"
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Health update

2 days 6 hours ago
I got my bone scan a couple of days ago and the results were back in a couple of hours. Would you like to see them? Impression: Evidence for abnormal activities in the spine ribs and pelvis and questionably long bones. A PSMA PET scan is recommended for correlation Findings: There is suspicious increased radiotracer ...continue reading "Health update"
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GDP looks to be fairly strong in Q1

2 days 6 hours ago
In case you're curious, first quarter GDP will be released next week, which means we're close enough that the GDPnow forecast from the Atlanta Fed is probably pretty accurate. Here it is: Not bad. If this pans out it would be slightly down from 3.4% in the fourth quarter of 2023.
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