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President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, is convicted of all 3 felonies in federal gun trial
  • A felony related to climate protesting and the like wouldn't bother me either. Not that it should be a felony in the first place, but it's plausible with the way that protesting is being cracked down on in many jurisdictions.

  • www.theguardian.com Australian Border Force searched phones of 10,000 travellers in past two years, data shows

    Exclusive: About one in four people stopped at border had some data copied from their devices by Australian Border Force

    Australian Border Force searched phones of 10,000 travellers in past two years, data shows
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    Indigenous singer Emma Donovan alleges entire taxi rank refused to serve her at Perth airport
  • What's racial diversity got to do with it? Plenty of non-white people are racist against Indigenous Australians.

    But yeah it's possible that there is more context, and I could see it being a racism + erratic behaviour combination (that may have been ignored if she was white).

  • www.theguardian.com Indigenous singer Emma Donovan alleges entire taxi rank refused to serve her at Perth airport

    Acclaimed soul singer claims multiple drivers refused to take her home on Friday night, with one allegedly saying he didn’t serve her ‘kind of people’

    Indigenous singer Emma Donovan alleges entire taxi rank refused to serve her at Perth airport
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    EU elections 2024 live: Emmanuel Macron dissolves French parliament and calls snap elections after huge far-right gains
  • People vote for EU members from their own countries (so France in this case). Macron's party underperformed in those elections, so he's hoping to get ahead of any further decline, maybe with the hope that the EU vote was more of a protest vote, rather than a sincere desire for the far-right to be in power.

  • Belgium shifts right — but not far right
  • “The big difference between the PS and the MR is that MR preaches work whereas PS preaches laziness. We are the only party that motivates people to work,” said Francophone liberal party member Gjergj Dodaj.

    Charming. Well, at least it's centre-right idiots instead of far-right lunatics.

  • www.theguardian.com Peter Costello resigns as chairman of Nine Entertainment ‘effective immediately’

    Former federal treasurer stands down days after he was accused of assaulting a News Corp journalist at Canberra airport

    Peter Costello resigns as chairman of Nine Entertainment ‘effective immediately’
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    Mexico’s elite struggles to comprehend left’s landslide election win
  • Just before Sunday’s vote, opposition leaders posted a photo of an all-male line up of their number in suits and white shirts making victory signs in the exclusive members-only Industrialists Club in Mexico City’s elite Polanco neighbourhood.

    Industrialists Club? It's like they are a satire of themselves.

  • Why is End of Life of an OS bad for an average user?
  • You have a router or a carrier will have a CGN in front of your PC.

    Many are using ipv6 these days, so no CGNAT used. Potentially with some level of protection (particularly in the mobile case), but there isn't a 100% guarantee.

  • He can be president but he can’t be a nurse: The jobs Trump can’t get with felony convictions
  • you expect the president to help you with your bills

    A UBI could help here, but yeah obviously the president can't unilaterally implement one, especially with the Republican party controlling the house.

    Anyway, agreed with your overall point. People seem to think a president is a dictator that can just ram through policy and not just one person within a broader system. Maybe that's why anti-democratic (small 'd') sentiment appears to be increasing.

  • Why NY Governor Kathy Hochul Killed Congestion Pricing
  • Interesting theory, although some of the speculation going around is that this is a political move pushed by federal Democrats like Chuck Schumer and the like (I.e. shitting themselves over losing seats in Long Island). Either way, not a good look, and I doubt this will even help politically.

  • Why is Riding a Bicycle in the City Turning Into a Culture War
  • Historically, rural towns had walkable centres and access to rail. Throw in a comprehensive bike network and you can live without a car easily. And I agree, I'd personally be willing to bike pretty long distances when I visit rural towns if it's safe and pleasant.

  • www.gamingonlinux.com Moonlight PC for game streaming via Sunshine gets HDR support for Linux / Steam Deck

    Moonlight and Sunshine together are awesome, giving you a great open source way to stream games from one device to another and the latest Moonlight PC release brings in some big new features.

    Moonlight PC for game streaming via Sunshine gets HDR support for Linux / Steam Deck
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    abc7ny.com Congestion pricing in New York City indefinitely postponed

    "Circumstances have changed and we must respond to the facts on the ground, not to the rhetoric from five years ago," Gov. Kathy Hochul said.

    Congestion pricing in New York City indefinitely postponed
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    [meme] Part of my ongoing efforts to rebrand urbanist ideas as patriotic and pro-freedom (which they unironically are)
  • Cheap social housing is harder to sell politically than allowing companies to do whatever they want with the construction of housing? Nah.

    That part is fine and doable, it's the central planning that is going to be a very hard sell. Although I'll add that you probably want to call it "public housing" as "social housing" typically means "public-private" partnerships (but that may be a language/location difference).

  • Don't you all get tired of the constant negativity?
  • Climate change will destroy our civilisation unless we act quickly enough (and some of the damage is already baked in). So it's simply not a given that society will continue to get better, that's really up to governments and their people to make it happen.

  • momentummag.com Why is Riding a Bicycle in the City Turning Into a Culture War

    Here are some key reasons why a safety and efficiency issue is turning into a bicycle culture war.

    Why is Riding a Bicycle in the City Turning Into a Culture War
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    www.abc.net.au Users of buy now, pay later services to undergo credit checks under proposed new law

    Buy now, pay later providers such as Afterpay and Zip may soon have to hold credit licences and ensure their customers can afford their services under new regulations introduced by the federal government.

    Users of buy now, pay later services to undergo credit checks under proposed new law
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    www.theguardian.com ‘Like drinking a music festival’: this is ultrasonic coffee – but does it taste any good?

    Australian scientists have developed a method of brewing coffee by blasting ground beans with sound waves – and it produces a powerful cup

    ‘Like drinking a music festival’: this is ultrasonic coffee – but does it taste any good?
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    www.theguardian.com NSW government ‘very concerned’ about asbestos found in Sydney landscaping soil

    Minister says ‘it’s illegal’ after Guardian revelations of contaminated products on sale in stores, but Greens say it’s ‘obvious’ new laws not enough

    NSW government ‘very concerned’ about asbestos found in Sydney landscaping soil
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    www.gamingonlinux.com SteamVR for Linux gets "experimental improvements to async support"

    Exciting, even more improvements to SteamVR support are coming with the latest Beta release fixing up more issues.

    SteamVR for Linux gets "experimental improvements to async support"
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    eco.kde.org Opt Green: KDE Eco's New Sustainable Software Project

    KDE Eco has begun a new initiative "Opt Green: Sustainable Software For Sustainable Hardware".

    Opt Green: KDE Eco's New Sustainable Software Project
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    www.theguardian.com Councils that meet and beat new housing targets to get extra funding from NSW government

    Local government failing to meet housing targets because of infrastructure ‘burden’, premier says

    Councils that meet and beat new housing targets to get extra funding from NSW government
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    www.theguardian.com ‘Denying history is simply lying’: how the University of Melbourne honoured racists, thieves and body snatchers

    An unflinching examination of its own history has revealed shocking stories in the sandstone foundations of a revered institution

    ‘Denying history is simply lying’: how the University of Melbourne honoured racists, thieves and body snatchers
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    reneweconomy.com.au Super funds back fossil “climate wreckers” over clean energy

    Australia’s biggest superannuation funds are bankrolling an expansion of coal, oil and gas rather than investing in clean energy companies, an index shows.

    Super funds back fossil “climate wreckers” over clean energy

    For every dollar invested in clean energy companies, superannuation funds have five dollars invested in the expansion of fossil fuels, an index has found.

    Australia’s top 30 super funds have more than $39 billion invested in the global expansion of gas, coal and oil, according to a report released on Tuesday by shareholder organisation Market Forces.

    Retirement savings allocated across the Climate Wreckers Index – a group of 190 coal, oil and gas companies – have more than doubled in the two years to December 2023 in the largest or default investment options, based on the latest available disclosures.

    Simultaneously, the amount allocated to listed clean energy companies has declined by half a billion dollars to a mere $7.7 billion despite the funds’ climate pledges.

    Even as the market watchdog warns it is on the lookout for false green credentials, almost all of these super funds have signed up for net zero emissions by 2050 or acknowledge that climate change poses significant risks.

    Yet the index showed no major trend of these super funds actively selling down stakes in “climate wrecker” companies.

    Those most exposed to the expansion of fossil fuels were savers in UniSuper – Balanced, Commonwealth Super Corp – PSS Default, and MLC – MySuper Growth, according to the index.

    Market Forces called for the super funds to do better if they are to avoid scrutiny from regulators or face legal action for greenwashing.

    For the first time, researchers identified each fund’s share of emissions from the fossil fuel expansion plans of index members and fingered three companies as the biggest polluters.

    Woodside Energy, gas giant Santos and Whitehaven Coal were found to be responsible for more than half (59 per cent) of index companies’ projected emissions attributable to expansion plans.

    Woodside and Santos can no longer obtain project finance for new oil and gas field developments from Australia’s big four banks, according to Market Forces.

    Now Australian super funds are being urged to clean up their members’ retirement accounts.

    “Thousands of members are furious that large funds including AustralianSuper, Australian Retirement Trust and HESTA are failing to rein in the climate-wrecking business plans of companies like Woodside,” Market Forces spokesman Brett Morgan said.

    The combined emissions from these expansion projects, totalling more than 129 gigatonnes, would eat up about half of the remaining global carbon budget for keeping global warming to 1.5C, according to the research.

    Resources heavyweight BHP was called out as a “significant problem”, with the five biggest funds collectively owning nearly eight per cent of it across their dozens of investment options.

    However, Vision Super’s chief investment officer Michael Wyrsch said there could be favourable outcomes for climate risk if BHP was successful in its attempted takeover of South African mining behemoth Anglo American.

    BHP may close down some coal mines earlier than would be the case if Anglo American remained a stand-alone company, which would be good thing, he said.

    Source: AAP

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    www.theguardian.com Queensland slashes public transport fares to 50c in six-month trial

    Premier Steven Miles says pre-election move will save commuters money and boost patronage but transport experts question if funds could be better spent

    Queensland slashes public transport fares to 50c in six-month trial
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    reneweconomy.com.au New Sun Cable takes shape with 12GW of wind added to world’s biggest renewable project

    Massive Sun Cable project will now include 12GW of wind, with the solar component “trimmed” to the same size and rolled out in several stages.

    New Sun Cable takes shape with 12GW of wind added to world’s biggest renewable project
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