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If the cost of an industry outweighs its benefits, we should get rid of it. But how do we quantify those costs and benefits?
"This article provides a path to an objective quantifiable metric for determining when an entire industry warrants the corporate death penalty."
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The sentence that Barr quoted in his first attempt at spin literally began with the word "Although".
As in, "Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome,a dn that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."
Elaborating on p. 9: "Second, while the investigation identified numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump Campaign, the evidence was not sufficient to support criminal charges."
"the evidence was not sufficient"
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Vol. 2, p. 76: "As described in Volume I, the evidence uncovered in the investigation did not establish that the President or those close to him were involved in the charged Russian computer-hacking or active-measure conspiracies, or that the President otherwise had an unlawful relationship with any Russian official. But the evidence does indicate that a thorough FBI investigation would uncover facts about the campaign and the President personally that the President could have understood to be crimes or that would give rise to personal and political concerns."
"a thorough FBI investigation would uncover facts ... about the President personally that the President could have understood to be crimes"
how the fuck did we get to this point
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"A statement that the investigation did not establish particular facts does not mean there was no evidence of those facts."
Gonna quote that if I ever have to teach Introduction to Logic....
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Early analysis that doesn't sound completely off-base:
sexual assault; rape; fundraiser; pls boost and donate Show more
hey everyone. my friend was raped and went to the hospital to get checked. she has no money or insurance to pay it off. if y’all can boost this and donate as much as you can, that would be wonderful. we need this to go up to $500-1,000. https://paypal.me/MGostynski?locale.x=en_US
Book recommendation: /Skeleton Keys/, by Brian Switek. I knew him back in the day when we were science bloggers on the same site, and he does a darn good job with the word-ing.
Here's a review that goes into more detail: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/skeleton-keys-history-bones-brian-switek
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<< Facebook’s controversial factchecking program is partnering with the Daily Caller, a rightwing website that has pushed misinformation and is known for pro-Trump content. >>
Hey everyone! Stop and shop workers aren't getting paid while on strike. In order to get by, persevere, and keep striking until management gives in, they need money!! Please donate to our local strike fund in order to help our fellow workers get by on strike!! Share this around and boost please!
so my water company just ate £126.08 of my money when i get paid £200 to live off each month
i cant afford food, electric, internet, and tax this month and this means i have to decide if i wanna starve, have no power, or got to jail!
it'd help a lot if anyone can spare some money or buy me sth off my food wishlist thank u. picture of star included as thanks also.
For real though, I don't get why anyone working in science in the 21st century would be anything other than anticapitalist. Or critical of it at the very least. It does nothing but make our lives difficult.
We're all constantly grovelling for funds. Important articles are hidden behind paywalls. We need to pay to get stuff published. And I'm so tired of hearing things like "yes we'd love to hire you, but we don't have any funding right now."
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