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A brazen attempt to take over the EPA — and the nerds and pencil pushers who pushed back.WBUR
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Luke 21:4 wrote:
For they have put in a little of the money they had no need for. She is very poor and has put in all she had. She has put in what she needed for her own living.
A Woman Whose Husband Had Died Gave All She Had - Jesus looked up and saw rich men putting their money into the money box in the house of God. He saw a poor woman whose husband had died. She put in two very small pieces of money.Bible Gateway
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#Trump has no cohesive #Ideology like the #Dictators of the pastThat is a convincing argument, but it's one that has hindsight as its aid. Suppose the historian had to decide what the cohesive ideology was as they were evaluating the aggregated news of the time as they first saw it instead of evaluating it many years after it happened.
Military officers had gathered and studied bullet holes in the aircraft that returned from missions. One early thought was that the planes should have more armor where they had been hit the most— fuselage, fuel system, the rest of the plane— but not on the engines, which had the smallest number of bullet holes per square foot.The commonality is using incomplete evidence and hindsight to determine truth/reality. Masha added more evidence.
Abraham Wald, a leading mathematician, disagreed. Working with the SRG (Statistics Research Group) in Manhattan, he asked an odd question: Where were the missing bullet holes— the ones that would be all over the engine if bullets were equally distributed?
They were on the missing planes, the ones that had been shot down. So the vulnerable place wasn’t where all the bullet holes were on the returning planes. It was where the bullet holes were on the planes that didn’t return.
Restricting your measurements to a final sample, excluding part of the sample that didn’t survive, creates what statisticians call “survivor bias.” It can cause you to come to conclusions that are entirely wrong.
Amazon says its warehouses are safe for workers. But the numbers reveal that workers are getting hurt much more often than the company claims.www.revealnews.org
This week, PJ looks into a theory circling the internet about who might be behind QAnon. The investigation takes him back to the beginning of the QAnon scam, and to the message board trolls who started it.gimletmedia.com
COVID-19 did the Republican's dirty work for them.
Mark Blyth is stumped. He’s the people’s economist who speaks the people’s language through his thick working-class Scottish accent. He hasn’t gone silent in the pandemic ruins of our prosperity. He’s as noisy as ever, ...radioopensource.org
As we reimagine an economy of the future, economist and "Angrynomics" author Mark Blyth shares ideas for a "citizens' wealth fund." And, with COVID-19 cases spiking, reopenings are being reconsidered, including at Disney theme parks.www.marketplace.org
Adam Smith wrote:
"Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production."Here's the gist of the content of the show before the quote:
Plus, we look at consumerism post-COVID and the ripple effects of Silicon Valley workers permanently working from home.www.marketplace.org
“**IMPORTANT** The NYT reports that Trump's chief election dirty trickster, Erik Prince, has been trying to infiltrate liberal groups through a nationwide spy network. Now Trump says violence by liberal groups should give him sweeping powers.twitter.com
In a creative act of dissent, a Palestinian artist makes a postage stamp symbolising freedom from Israeli occupation.www.aljazeera.com
Thread by @SethAbramson: (THREAD) This thread summarizes the major-media investigative reporting on the TRUMP-CHINA SCANDAL, a bribery scandal Trump's hunt for dirt on Joe Biden in China, his debts to the Chinese government, and his decision to ignore…threadreaderapp.com
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Gabe Brown didn't set out to change the world when he first started working alongside his father-in-law on the family farm in North Dakota. But as a series of weather-related crop disasters put Bwww.chelseagreen.com
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The tech is similar to solar panels, but instead of producing electricity, you get water.www.marketplace.org
Daniel J. Jones, former Senate investigator on the CIA torture program and Iraqi activist Raed Jarrar are this week’s guests.theintercept.com