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@gendor @douginamug @klivemachine I think this take on carbon tax is pretty biased and incomplete (at best). First of all, it focuses on the stupidest way of taxing carbon: not redistributing the benefits (like what France wanted to do... then of course the Yellow Jackets showed up).
But if you redistribute you get both social *and* environmental benefits and pave the way to UBI.
So I really do not think we should be opposing carbon tax and other measures, they can and should be complementary.

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@douginamug @klivemachine @tfardet Here is the view on carbon taxes from Rewiring America. Is wasting time on ineffective solutions worse than doing nothing?

If "Eliminate fossil fuel subsidies" is just as effective as the Baker-Schultz plan, you don't even need an A4 page, you could print it on a fortune cookie paper 😉 Then you can start focusing on rapidly transitioning to renewables instead.

The Baker-Schultz climate plan is the best climate there is right now—convince me otherwise

- simple: 3 points
- implementable: comparatively small legislative footprint
- federateable: positive effect even if not every country does it

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@bryankam @dredmorbius @kensanata did you read Howl? It's quite good, I found a copy some months ago and it's quite short. Definitely captures the emotion of the phenomenon very well.

I think that Ginsburg will be referencing the bible too... I imagine almost all Moloch references trace back to bible.

Do either of you have a nice intro/primer on Ophuls? I read Ostrom's 'Governing the Commons' for context (which I highly recommend).

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I had a dream this morning, where the US electoral college system not only made sense, but seemed to be genius.

Then I woke up, and I'm baffled.

Looks like you can get used/broken vacuum robots pretty cheaply on ebay. Might be fun to play around with one. Anyone got infosec concerns with them?

The keepassxc plugin kinda feels like SSO everywhere.

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Anyone out there done any projects that interface with The Giants (e.g. fb) to reuse user data? I imagine it's not in their interests to let it out so freely, but maybe I'm wrong.

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Pro-tip from a medical worker I've seen:

"If you’re having a hard time with glasses fogging or keeping your mask up over your nose, a simple bandaid does wonders. Learned it in the OR."

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One of the under-reported stories of the 2020 election is that ranked choice voting was used for the first time in a US presidential election, in the state of Maine. A ranked ballot dramatically mitigates the "spoiler" effect of third party candidates (think Jill Stein 2016/Ralph Nader 2000).

There are good reasons to consider other voting methods, but RCV is a huge improvement over simple first-past-the-post voting. I hope we'll see it in more states soon.

😔 geoengineering

😎 egoengineering

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Hunderte Menschen stehen jetzt vor der hessischen Landesvertretung. Wir sind entsetzt über die Polizeigewalt im Dannenröder Wald. Dieser Einsatz gefährdet Menschenleben. Wir fordern: #RodungsstopJETZT


Isn't it cool, that if there will be a successful crypto project that is socially and environmentally sustainable, you don't need to worry about being an early adopter? Speculation isn't sustainable.

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