The NYT — after feeding the public several bullshit versions about who blew up Nord Stream (an environmentally devastating act of industrial terrorism) — now announces: “it may be in no one’s interest to reveal more.”
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 9, 2023
George Soros’ backed nonprofit invested at least $140 million into politically charged nonprofits just one year before the midterm elections. Those donations are on top of the more than $170 million Soros personally contributed during the 2022 midterm election cycle to help Democratic campaigns and political action committees.
A son of billionaire George Soros has quietly become a de-facto White House “ambassador,” making at least 14 visits there on behalf of the far-left kingmaker since President Joe Biden took office, records reviewed by The Post show.
What do you say to the charge that if you are a climate change campaigner, but you also travel around the world in a private jet, you’re a hypocrite?” Rajan asked bluntly. “Well, I buy the gold standard of, funding Climeworks, to do direct air capture that far exceeds my family’s carbon footprint,” Gates replied. “And I spend billions of dollars on climate innovation. So you know, should I stay at home and not come to Kenya and learn about farming and malaria?”
Sans autonomie stratégique, l’Europe risque de « sortir de l’histoire », prévient le président de la République dans un entretien réalisé lors de sa visite d’Etat en Chine.
War games suggest the best nuclear attack submarines won’t be detected until seconds before their homing torpedoes hit. We don’t really know, because no nuclear attack sub has fired on a surface ship since 1982. But in a ship-versus-sub fight, probably the sub wins. Thus a saying among sailors: “There are two types of vessels, attack submarines and targets.”
Consider the healthcare providers sidestepping the traditional inflationary payment model and offering direct care to patients at a fraction of the price. These include independent physician, surgical, imaging, and lab centers that charge affordable prices and operate apart from expensive insurance networks and claims adjusters For example, direct primary care doctors offer families all their primary care needs for around $100 a month — no insurance required. Some specialists such as obstetricians are moving to a similar Netflix-style payment model. Independent surgical centers such as the Surgery Center of Oklahoma offer procedures for around half the cost of what big hospitals charge. SCO provides knee replacements for $18,000 versus roughly $40,000 at hospitals. Cash-based imaging centers such as Express MRI offer MRIs for $500, up to ten times less than what hospitals charge.
BREAKING: Another doozy of a motion filed today by a Proud Boy defense lawyer related to informants, undercover agents
Number of DC Metro undercovers keeps growing: pic.twitter.com/3vOrIUZNPT
— Julie Kelly ?? (@julie_kelly2) April 10, 2023
— Santiago Capital (@SantiagoAuFund) April 10, 2023
1958 Chevrolet Impala Martinique. Designed by Jeanette Linder, one of GM’s Damsels of Design, an all-female team of industrial designers that designed car interiors for the automaker in the late 1950s.
They designed 100s of cars and almost no one knew of them. pic.twitter.com/ZpLRuyiOMI
— Brian Roemmele (@BrianRoemmele) April 11, 2023
Today we have made the difficult decision to close four of our stores in Chicago. The decision to close a store is never easy. The impact is greater than just closing a building. It affects people — people who work in, shop in and live in communities near our stores — and we never take that lightly. Treating people and communities with respect and compassion during this transition will guide everything we do.
Several issues are hurting Tupperware, including a “sharp decline in the number of sellers, a consumer pullback on home products, and a brand that still does not fully connect with younger consumers,” according to Neil Saunders, retail analyst and managing director at GlobalData Retail.
ITP’s history serves as a testament to the idea that the project of moderating data usage in digital advertising is a relentless game of whack-a-mole. Outside of starving the ecosystem of unique identifiers that can be used for user-level attribution and identity — as Apple did with ATT — or of regulating that use through legal standards, there is no effective path to utterly inhibiting it. Like a sapling on the forest floor contorting itself to meet an improbable ray of sunshine evading the canopy above, ad tech finds a way: be it through link decoration, CNAME cloaking, A/AAAA record masking, or server-to-server implementations of conversion tracking. To my mind, the only credible path to moderating this flow of data with clear, enforceable standards is through legal restrictions.
There are no studies about bicycles built before the 1980s. Life cycle analyses, which investigate the resource use of a product from “cradle” to “grave,” only appeared in the 1990s. However, the benchmark for a sustainable bicycle stands in the room where I write this. It’s my 1980 Gazelle Champion road bike – now 43 years old. I bought it ten years ago in Barcelona from a tall German guy who was leaving the city. He had tears in his eyes when I walked away with it. I have a second road bike, a Mercier from 1978. That is my spare vehicle in case the other one breaks down and I don’t have the time for immediate repairs. I have two more road bikes parked in Belgium, where I grew up and where I still travel a few times a year (by train, not by bike). These are a Plume Vanqueur from the late 1960s and a Venturafrom the 1970s.
What’s a physician practice platform worth?
Let Optum tell you.
Optum is often the highest bidder and therefore the ceiling for acquisitions in the physician practice space.
Optum acquired Atrius Health in Boston for 24.6x EBITDA (includes $200M in capital commitments)
— Blake Madden ? (@B_Madden4) April 13, 2023
Almost every time I pull up a transcript from Jan 6 committee, I am blown away at what I find.
Here is Chad Wolf, Trump’s DHS chief, explaining high-level coordination btw major agencies before Jan 6.
He says DOD was lead agency–which is very problematic to say the least: pic.twitter.com/Emwjshguwn
— Julie Kelly ?? (@julie_kelly2) April 13, 2023
The country that benefited the most (by far) from the destruction of Nord Stream was the US.
That’s a fact.
— John Robb (@johnrobb) April 15, 2023
The Arcane Texas Fact of the Day:
A lot of Texans know that Texas is the anglicized version of the word “tejas,” a Caddo Indian word that means friend or ally. But many Texans don’t know how, exactly, the word came into use.
What happened was this:
In the summer of 1685,… pic.twitter.com/1DfCgKgKKp
— Traces of Texas (@TracesofTexas) April 16, 2023