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Germany has too many solar panels, and it's pushed energy prices into negative territory
  • Happens all the time. My employer pays a company to come collect our e-waste, which they then sell to a recycler who strips it and sells the recycled metals. One company's trash is often another one's treasure. Or better yet, one company's liability is another company's asset. Excess electricity is a liability to the electric company so they pay to get rid of it. The amount they're paying for disposal is less than the potential cost of keeping the liability around (equipment failure in this case).

  • What would you do if you could unconditionally duplicate yourself?
  • We could both get jobs and then we could probably afford to buy a house

    Gym partner

    Easier/cheaper to cook for 2

    Just a lot of life would be easier if I had someone I could trust 100% who also has all the same preferences and goals as me

  • Red Wing boots

    Three years ago, I bought a pair of Red Wing Irish Setter boots with steel toes. Two years ago, I got a new job that requires me to go through metal detectors pretty often, and it's a pain. I've been waiting for these boots to wear out so I can justify getting new ones with a composite toe. I generally wear through boots in about a year.

    These fucking boots WILL NOT DIE. They are still WATERPROOF. I haven't had to so much as replace the laces. They're incredible. I bought a size larger than needed and made up the difference with a couple of insoles and it's like walking on a cloud plus I seem a couple of inches taller. My feet don't even hurt after a 12 hour shift.

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  • It's a binary choice dude. One or the other will win.

    I give somewhat of a pass to comments that say "Biden is the only sane choice, but he's wrong for this". Comments that just shit on Biden are obvious attempts to suppress the Democratic vote.

  • Look, having nuclear—

    my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you’re a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.

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    Zoomers: how are Millenials hypocrites?

    In my observation, a big part of social progress is each generation pointing out the hypocrisy of the previous. "All men are created equal" so how can you enslave black people? If men can vote, why can't women? How come straight people can marry but gay people can't? How is it fair to send an 18 year old to war but not let him vote?

    A lot of these hypocrisies were so internalized that a lot of people of previous generations never even thought about them. It was like a mental blind spot. It took young people with fresh thinking to point them out and fight to fix them.

    So, speaking as a Millenial, I'm asking what my generation's blind spots are. What injustices are we perpetuating without even thinking much about it?

    For reference, Millenials are currently in their late 20s to early 40s. Not running the world, but also not fresh eyed college grads.

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    theintercept.com Whistleblower: The World Bank Helped Cover Up Child Sex Abuse at a Chain of For-Profit Schools It Funded

    Bridge International Academies was in the midst of a key financing round when allegations of child sex abuse emerged. They fought back hard.

    Whistleblower: The World Bank Helped Cover Up Child Sex Abuse at a Chain of For-Profit Schools It Funded

    TL;DR: There is a company called Bridge International Academies trying to improve education in 3rd world countries by bringing in completely untrained teachers. They are following the typical start-up path, trying to scale up rapidly.

    One of their main investors is the World Bank.

    The World Bank has an internal team that investigates its investment for ethics, called the CAO (Compliance Advisor Ombudsman).

    The CAO found evidence of large amounts of child abuse (sexual and otherwise). The World Bank responded by not renewing the contract of the head of the CAO, by attempting to fire the lead investigator into Bridge, and by signing a NDA with Bridge that makes it very difficult if not impossible to release any discovery of wrongdoing.

    As a personal note, The Intercept is one of the last remaining news outlets that actually does meaningful investigations and shines light on the corrupt. If you can spare anything, send them a donation.

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    www.washingtonexaminer.com Gaetz says he'd support raising motion-to-vacate threshold if GOP enacts Democrat’s reform plan

    Just days after ousting former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the top leadership position, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) signaled he’d be willing to raise the threshold for a future motion to vacate — but only if Republicans agree to vote on a number of political reforms.

    Gaetz says he'd support raising motion-to-vacate threshold if GOP enacts Democrat’s reform plan

    Have we entered the twilight zone?

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