the most american thing is people heralding a research paper showing poor people falling increasingly short of the US recommended daily food energy intake as a victory for smart, effective governance

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reminded of when everyone was talking about soda taxes/barring people from using EBT for buying soda, and research papers were landing that showed that people were Consuming Fewer Calories so the policy was a success

but food intake was dropping from like 1,900 kcal to 1,800

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RT @jblumgart@twitter.com

"The pandemic marks the first time the federal government has closely tracked in real time how households are faring during an economic crisis...With all of this data, Washington is learning that if you give people money, they will feed their families." politico.com/news/2021/05/07/h

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jblumgart/status/1

another weird memory of things that happened during the pandemic going on the pile: the phrase "center field bleachers - full vaccination required"

ukpol 

this is jeremy corbyn's fault somehow

RT @Channel4News@twitter.com

NEW: Exclusive polling for @Channel4News@twitter.com by @JLPartnersPolls@twitter.com shows the top reason given for not voting Labour in elections in England yesterday was Sir Keir Starmer's leadership.

More in @GaryGibbonC4@twitter.com's report on @Channel4@twitter.com and @All4@twitter.com tonight at 7pm.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Channel4News/statu

ukpol 

inspirational

RT @AdamBienkov@twitter.com

Keir Starmer asked for concrete policy changes Labour will now make in response to these election results, tells the BBC that he will "change the things that need changing and that is the change that I will bring about."

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AdamBienkov/status

they can get themselves progressively more riled up with nonsense about the Injustices their peers are being subjected to in the rest of the world when it's really just like 200 minor local scandals which are honestly each pretty reasonable when viewed in context

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thinking about how maybe all of the problems with the internet are that the bourgeoisie should never have been allowed to share information with one another directly in large groups

speaking as a business owner you're not supposed to give away the fact that the difference between employees and contractors is just that you pay contractors 15% less, you're supposed to say some shit about independence and entrepreneurialism

RT @SopanDeb@twitter.com

I am *floored* by this op-ed by a media CEO. But the particularly awful part is the second screenshot here. washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/13

I was willing to accept the 15th century thing but I will not allow the concept of the long hundred to exist

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me: so nails in the US are measured in pennies because that has something to do with the historical price of them right
wikipedia: yep, it's how much they cost in the 15th century in the standard unit of sale, guess what that was
me: idk
wikipedia: the "long hundred" (120 nails)

congratulations, your cash app account contains $112 for your roommate's share of the water bill and 0.5 XCH, whatever the fuck that is

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thinking about the "bitcoin tip bot" era of reddit and how people would get tipped like 1 satoshi back when that was worth 0.003 cents or whatever

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I think this might be a little less atrocious ($0.03-0.12) if you use venmo, but also they are absolutely going to tie this in with cash app and try and twist your arm into thinking that this is the perfect way to get your feet wet with cryptocurrency

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this absolutely isn't the important part of the OP but lmao at the 33 cent fee to send $1 because the thing being sold is flagged as "goods & services"

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RT @RachelTobac@twitter.com

Huge heads up on PayPal Twitter Tip Jar. If you send a person a tip using PayPal, when the receiver opens up the receipt from the tip you sent, they get your *address*. Just tested to confirm by tipping @yashar@twitter.com on Twitter w/ PayPal and he did in fact get my address I tipped him. twitter.com/twittersupport/sta

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RachelTobac/status

glad to know tesla's going to get another set of government subsidies to prop it up despite being chronically unprofitable and making terrible products

RT @W7VOA@twitter.com

"The Chinese are eating our lunch," says @POTUS@twitter.com. "If it keeps going this way "they'll own the electric car market in the world."

🐦🔗: twitter.com/W7VOA/status/13903

for anyone unfamiliar with the mo-ra3: each of those 9 fans is 140mm

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every time I turn on folding@home and have to open the window I get a little bit closer to buying a mo-ra3 and replacing my box fan with a computer radiator

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