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Debt

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On February 16, 2020
Consider two forms of debt: Debt A totals around 1.6 trillion dollars, with the average debt in the 30-40 thousand dollar range. The level of A-debt in society has grown at substantial and alarming rates, more than doubling the past decade. Interest rates vary considerably, largely based on the point in time at which the […]

Samoa

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On December 1, 2019

It was probably inevitable that the success of the anti-vaccination movement would eventually lead to an outbreak with substantial casualties. It has now happened in Samoa, where 48 people so far have

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Election Day

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On November 5, 2019
Election day is upon us. Soon, we’ll be treated to extreme over-interpretations of a handful of electoral events in unrepresentative states. Let’s call this an open thread for all elections today. What I’ll be watching: the Virginia legislative races, of course. The community of gamblers so degenerate they feel the need to bet on stuff […]

Transit wins in Phoenix

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On August 28, 2019

In David Koch’s most significant setback since dying last week, the good people of Phoenix have told his cynical, fearmongering, fake social justice campaign to kill public transit investment to

Earlier this month, the odious segregationist and planet-cooking sprawl advocate L. Brooks “What we’re going to do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it, and then throw in the blankets and corn” Patterson did one of the most decent things he’s […]

Bus lane hero

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On August 15, 2019

One subset of what we might call “Seattle twitter” has been debating how we should think about the woman in this video: https://twitter.com/JaimeSeattle/status/1159268600391196673 This wom

Heckuva Job, Spokane Valley

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On April 22, 2019

Jason Wilson of the Guardian has obtained some chat records that include Matt Shea, a State Representative from Washington’s 4th district, and, yikes: A Washington state Republican politician

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