In a certain SouthWestern city, the Uber driver declares that he is a “licensed” real estate broker doing “this” part-time.
Me: “How is the real estate market doing?”
Driver/Broker: “Excellent. The market is very strong”.
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) March 7, 2023
If SpaceX did not make it – and it very nearly didn’t – people in the US would be losing their minds as China’s space program surged, and we fumbled along. Instead, there are now at least five legit rocket players in LA alone + space manufacturing startups, etc. US ?? ?
— Ashlee Vance (@ashleevance) March 5, 2023
I don’t claim to be particularly favored, mind you, but I was lucky enough to be at the mouth of Santa Elena Canyon in late 2016 and snappe this photo of some canoeists getting ready to launch out into the muddy Rio Grande. I used a Cokin graduated neutral density (GND) filter. pic.twitter.com/TDbgclKsc1
— Traces of Texas (@TracesofTexas) March 5, 2023
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“The current strategy on Venezuela hasn’t worked, so we have to try something else,” says Christopher Sabatini, a senior fellow at Chatham House who has been leading a project to promote dialogue on Venezuela’s political future. “The Guaidó government was a failure but it did provide a rallying point which no longer exists.”
There’s definitely a lot of things I wish I’d done differently. For instance, I wouldn’t encourage anyone to quit their job until they’ve made at least one dollar selling a product or service online. Alas, hindsight is 20/20 right? More than anything though, I’m so thankful I had the courage, and privilege, to take a swing at this.
Although paper handouts obviously have a pure white background, the web is better served by the use of slightly off-white and off-black colors. Tufte CSS uses
#111111 because they are nearly indistinguishable from their ‘pure’ cousins, but dial down the harsh contrast. We stick to the greyscale for text, reserving color for specific, careful use in figures and images.
Lessors said that historically if a lessor wanted to repurpose an FAA configuration to EASA metrics, it might be weeks and no more than 2-3 months for manuals and pin selection changes. Today, the lessor is in a queue of perhaps six months to receive attention and then a quote of six months to complete the tasks.
The US was doing risky gain-of-function research on US soil until 2014, when the Obama administration banned it. Four months before the ban, Dr. Fauci offshored it to Wuhan, China through New York nonprofit, EcoHealth Alliance. After Sars-CoV-2 broke out down the street from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Fauci engaged in a massive campaign to deny the possibility of a lab-leak from the lab he funded, and instead pin the blame on a yet-to-be discovered zoonotic intermediary species.
Ok, so all together, the idea of this app is to help the user, differently, at the three stages of presenting — help her craft the narrative, help her build a presentation based on that narrative, and then help her present in a way that gives the presenter confidence as she presents. If done perfectly, it would invite us to allow the speaker to present as if she were reading a presentation again, but with case and ease, but complement that reading with images and text that frames what’s being said in a way that reinforces what is being said.
In January of this year, the Government Accountability Office faulted the FAA for lacking a comprehensive strategy for drone integration, which has hindered all but the simplest line-of-sight operations.
As in, it will inevitably have to be “dumbed-down” in order for it to have the greatest effect across a broad spectrum of people.
Hutchison said he did not recognize the union at Madison Sourdough because he doesn’t like the idea of a third, unknown party coming between him and his employees. In a later email, he wrote that “an election is the only way to truly determine a majority” and noted that “folks who don’t want a union … will be involuntarily governed by its contract.”
There were two White House abuses he wanted me to expose before the presidential election in the fall of 1972. Dan told me that Nixon and Kissinger—for whom Dan had written an important early policy paper after he was appointed national security adviser—had been wiretapping aides and cabinet members. The second tip Dan had for me was that Kissinger had ordered some of his aides to produce a plan for using tactical nuclear weapons in South Vietnam, in case they were needed to end the war on American terms. If I could get one or two sources—by this time there were a number of former Kissinger aides who had quietly resigned over the Vietnam War—on the record, Dan said, it just might get the Democrats into office. It was the longest of long shots, but I tried like hell all summer to find someone who had firsthand information, as Dan did not, and who was willing to confirm Dan’s information, even if on background. Of course, it was understood I would have to tell Abe Rosenthal, executive editor of the Times, who my off-the-record source was.
During the coming year, the United States and its allies will confront a complex and pivotal international security environment dominated by two critical strategic challenges that intersect with each other and existing trends to intensify their national security implications. First, great powers, rising regional powers, as well as an evolving array of non-state actors, will vie for dominance in the global order, as well as compete to set the emerging conditions and the rules that will shape that order for decades to come. Strategic competition between the United States and its allies, China, and Russia over what kind of world will emerge makes the next few years critical to determining who and what will shape the narrative perhaps most immediately in the context of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, which threaten to escalate into a broader conflict between Russia and the West. Second, shared global challenges, including climate change, and human and health security, are converging as the planet emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and confronts economic issues spurred by both energy and food insecurity. Rapidly emerging or evolving technologies continue to have the potential to disrupt traditional business and society with both positive and negative outcomes, while creating unprecedented vulnerabilities and attack surfaces, making it increasingly challenging to predict the impact of such challenges on the global landscape.
We have also become aware that George Soros personally gave a maximum campaign donation Toulouse-Oliver in 2014 when she was Bernalillo County Clerk. How did a county clerk from one of the least-populated states in the union attract the personal attention of the primary funder of the left’s most radical national projects?
Outside everyone’s interest in knowing “who’dun’it” in the blowing up on the Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic Sea, there has yet to be an full appreciation of the larger meaning of its destruction.
M. abscessus is a water-loving bacterium known to occur at low levels in tap water, which is not sterile. As such, the researchers turned to the hospital’s water sources, surveying sinks, showers, and ice and water machines on the floor. Samples from two of the 14 sinks and showers on the floor had low levels of Mycobacteria contamination, between 10 to 50 colony-forming units per milliliter. But samples from the two ice and water machines were highly contaminated—between 2,000 and 8,000 colony-forming units per milliliter. And from those samples, the researchers could fish out genetic sequences unique to the M. abscessus isolates that had infected the patients, strongly suggesting this was the common source.
Cost is a huge factor. Care in countries like Mexico can be more than 50% cheaper than it is in the United States, according to Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the non-profit Medical Tourism Association, an industry trade group.
A small but sadly amusing case in point is building in San Francisco. A plan was proposed to build the apartments at right. Love it, hate it. I don’t care. But it shouldn’t be up for collective action. Instead, what we have, however, is a planning process in which the President of the SF Planning Commission, Myrna Melgar, can opposed the plan because:
This is a riot. Any attorney experienced in ESI discovery will tell you to double check spreadsheets for hidden rows or columns before producing it in native format. But this is not always done, and the recipient of the native spreadsheet often would not know to check. Beautiful. https://t.co/Vws1LZHfTg
— FoiaFan (@15poundstogo) March 9, 2023
Think about the insanity of voting no. There’s not even an authorization for troops to be in Syria and still these members of Congress refuse to bring them home. https://t.co/xG3Es6Q4CL
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) March 8, 2023
The company has reduced its non-debt expenditures to $1.5 billion from a projected $4.5 billion in 2023, helped by cutting its cloud services bill by 40% and closing one data center, Musk said. Twitter has also laid off thousands of employees.
While Washington has never opposed trading of Russian oil within G7-agreed price curbs, the largest independent oil traders had been wary of the market. “We’ve been actively encouraged by the Americans?.?.?.?to re-engage on moving the oil,” said one trader who spoke with the Treasury.
And he once mocked John Kerry, who has a degree in political science, in a congressional hearing on climate threats: “I think it’s somewhat appropriate that someone with a pseudoscience degree,” he said, “is here pushing pseudoscience.” Mr. Kerry stumbled, visibly surprised and angry. “Are you serious? I mean, this is really seriously happening here?”
The fact is, the Southern Strategy as described by the Washington Post failed miserably. Barry Goldwater carried only five of the 11 Confederate states and his home state of Arizona using that strategy in 1964.
Nixon rejected Goldwater’s Southern Strategy four years later — and took 5 of the 6 Confederate states that LBJ took in his landslide. Democrats took all the Goldwater states. The percentages of the votes for Nixon by state in 1968 reflect that.
Those were the Goldwater states. The LBJ states embraced him.
Florida 40.53% (won)
North Carolina 39.51% (won)
South Carolina 38.09% (won)
Tennessee 37.85% (won)
Virginia 43.36 (won)
Sure, four years later, Nixon took all 11 Confederate states. But he also took every other state in the country except Massachusetts. If you want to call that a Southern Strategy then your south extends to Alaska.
Judge Kaplan: What a good idea that was… I remember the days when no one had a case with more than four defendants, because you couldn’t make more carbon copies than that. I’m dating myself. Proceed.
AUSA Roos: 3 of the 4 have gone through the privilege review
— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) March 10, 2023
Further to ensure there was never a repeat of the crisis that saw 9,000 banks fail, FDR signed a new insurance system into law. From that day on, every bank in America has paid a premium to the FDIC to insure each depositor’s account, now up to a limit of $250,000. This new financial crisis has depleted the fund, with 157 bank failures last year alone. But the FDIC guards the balance closely. Where possible the failed bank’s loans and deposits are transferred to an acquiring bank, at a discount to sweeten the deal.
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As such, a top priority for the Trump campaign is to ensure that state Republican parties’ delegate selection plans would benefit a candidate like theirs who has a high floor, but low ceiling of support from GOP voters. In 2016, according to the Brookings Institution’s Elaine Kamark, a well-respected expert on party primaries, 80 percent of the delegates came from states that used “some sort of winner take all rule.” This rule, of course, allowed Trump to rack up delegates, even as he failed to dominate the field. Lots of folks point to the winner-take-all states, like Florida, where Trump took all 99 delegates while winning just 46 percent of the vote. But the hybrid winner-take-some or winner-take-most models also benefited Trump. For example, in 2016, Tennessee awarded delegates based on the percent of the vote a candidate got by congressional district. This rule allowed Trump to acquire 57 percent of the state’s delegates, even as he won just 39 percent of the popular vote in the state.
I (Naomi Wolf) believed a farrago of lies. And, as a result of these lies, and my credulity — and the credulity of people similarly situated to me – many conservatives’ reputations are being tarnished, on false bases. The proximate cause of this letter of apology is the airing, two nights ago, of excepts from tens of thousands of hours of security camera footage from the United States Capitol taken on Jan 6, 2021. The footage was released by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson [https://www.axios.com/2023/03/08/mccarthy-defends-jan-6-footage-tucker-carlson-fox-news]. While “fact-checkers” state that it is “misinformation” to claim that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was in charge of Capitol Police on that day [https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/07/27/fact-check-nancy-pelosi-isnt-in-charge-capitol-police/8082088002/], the fact is that the USCP is under the oversight of Congress, according to — the United States Capitol Police: [https://www.uscp.gov/the-department/oversight].
Fortunately, bail-ins do not apply to deposits under $250,000, which are protected by FDIC insurance. That is true in theory, but as of September 2021, the FDIC had only $122 billion in its insurance fund, enough to cover just 1.27% percent of the $9.6 trillion in deposits that it insures. The FDIC also has a credit line with the Treasury for up to $100 billion, but that still brings the total to just over 2% of insured deposits.
But today, the lakefront is not only looking shabby compared to the past (think flowers on Lake Shore Drive – the reverse of broken windows policy under Daly and Emmanuel), it simply is not safe anymore, as recent major crime data suggests. The growing homeless cities – they are now beyond “encampments” as many have dozens of tents with communal cooking and toilet facilities – under and around the viaducts and under passes on Lake Shore don’t help the problem and make getting back to your home after a run or walk an unpleasant and risky experience, especially if you identify as a birthing or egg producing person. The Chicago lakefront was the city’s treasure – something that attracted thousands to the city before it went downhill, including me. Ken Griffin realized this when he donated tens of millions of dollars to expand the lakeshore bike path. As did Rahm, when I saw him dozens of times jogging with his detail on the old single path before Griffin’s generosity to expand it (before he left for Florida, where I write this essay not too far away).