NYC employees get paid to procrastinate. https://nypost.com/2021/10/21/nyc-workers-fume-over-500-offer-to-unvaccinated-employees/
Under a new bill, buses, highways, and bridges would all be considered COVID relief and eligible for federal money as such. https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/granite_status/granite-status-bill-would-give-cities-towns-more-leeway-with-covid-funds/article_e2aef085-174b-5b6f-846a-c8914e61f4e0.html
The heckler's veto strikes again. "We were concerned that individuals from outside our community might inadvertently distract from the insights and perspective that she intended to share." https://www.boston.com/news/schools/2021/10/20/journalist-nikole-hannah-jones-was-invited-to-speak-to-concords-middlesex-school-then-she-wasnt/
NH legislative committee rejects a marijuana legalization bill. The 9% sales tax was part of the reason. https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/state/committee-rejects-legal-pot-bills-but-chairman-working-on-his-own/article_0ec6ba83-65f1-5046-984a-57889cbc50b8.html
Twitter decides that @DPRK_News , which has been running for years and has hundreds of thousands of followers, is an "impersonation" account and gives it the boot. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/twitter-suspends-12-year-old-popular-north-korea-parody-account-for-violating-impersonation-rules
@adamasnemesis Very interesting and important piece. I'll need to write a detailed comment once I'm more awake.
Worth noting: I have suggested a strategy for the global struggle for freedom to not only gain from but lead this transformation. The melding of this great turn with sating the masses' yearning for a new and free world order could be explosively powerful.
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James Bovard: 10th Anniversary of Obama Killing a Young American https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2021/10/19/10th-anniversary-of-obama-killing-a-young-american/
It's that time of year again, so here's why I don't give money to Salvation Army bell-ringers. https://medium.com/@gmcgath/why-i-dont-support-the-salvation-army-f48021b0bb87
Salem, Mass., requires practicing psychics to be licensed. This has nothing to do with making sure you have "real" psychic abilities; it's all about restricting competition. https://news.yahoo.com/news/salem-residents-fight-over-limiting-psychics-20110408-132034-345.html
@duckduckgo The game is familiar. Hobble sites from promoting their own products. The most marginal ones go out of business, leaving the big ones in a stronger position than ever. The politicians simultaneously boast how they've helped to fight monopoly and scream that Facebook's growing market share shows they must do even more of the same.
"The Saga of the Ilithianades", my new space-operatic family saga of cloning, romance, treasure hunts, and wormholes, is now out!
New on my blog: Working from home doesn't make you or your work "virtual." https://garymcgath.com/wp/virtual-people/
@kpeace There are plenty of real racists around, including ones who call themselves "antiracist." Let's stick with calling them what they are.
UK schools introduce face recognition, using fast lunch payments as the carrot and COVID as the stick. https://www.engadget.com/uk-school-facial-recognition-cafeteria-canteen-200457972.html
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