Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Element raises $30M to boost Matrix

https://matrix.org/blog/2021/07/27/element-raises-30-m-to-boost-matrix

Fri, 16 Jul 2021

Wed, 14 Jul 2021

Why does the Chinese Communist party want my credit history?

me via @TheSpectator

https://spectatorworld.com/topic/chinese-communist-party-credit-history-equifax/

Tue, 13 Jul 2021

Tassez-vous de là, France

https://www.ft.com/content/bffe222c-13b3-4f79-a232-d0b2c41aeeb9
Link Source: Markets

Huge #vaping win for flavors in CT!

https://vapingdaily.com/news/connecticut-flavor-vape-ban/

The answer is absolutely yes. It's long past time.

https://viewfromthewing.com/justice-thomas-will-decide-whether-to-halt-the-airline-mask-mandate/

That's a big no, dog

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/07/12/vestager-competition-cooperation-antitrust-passariello/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business
Link Source: Business

The Kids Were Safe From COVID the Whole Time

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/07/the-kids-were-safe-from-covid-the-whole-time.html?utm_source=fb

Tue, 06 Jul 2021

Facebook, Twitter, Google Threaten to Quit Hong Kong Over Proposed Data Laws

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-twitter-google-warn-planned-hong-kong-tech-law-could-drive-them-out-11625483036?mkt_tok=ODUwLVRBQS01MTEAAAF-GqpSEnmJBVxIGd6KnQElQCJBRfqKiLa57SEzRluBpEtlWo96lgilkl4RdkBijGkXutZU_r6r-zoT3sf6QKhT3STB8lfkSkpP8AQlDqgaSEE

Mon, 05 Jul 2021

Why Is China Cracking Down on Ride-Hailing Giant Didi?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/why-is-china-cracking-down-on-ride-hailing-giant-didi/2021/07/05/6ab85a34-dd51-11eb-a27f-8b294930e95b_story.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business

A series of essays from the NYT that purports to examine the state of "America" or the "United States," but rather "how do we reinvigorate the federal government?"

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/02/opinion/america-july-4-ideas.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosam&stream=top

Les derniers Franco-Américains

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/recit-numerique/2653/derniers-franco-americains-quebec-nouvelle-angleterre-francais

Fri, 18 Jun 2021

Good on @leafly! Congrats on the widespread support and investment!

https://www.geekwire.com/2021/seattle-marijuana-startup-leafly-raises-23m-recent-legalization-boosts-cannabis-market/

Peringatan Hari Vape Sedunia, Yael Ossowski: Saatnya Budayakan Inovasi

https://wartakota.tribunnews.com/2021/06/02/peringatan-hari-vape-sedunia-yael-ossowski-saatnya-budayakan-inovasi

Wed, 26 May 2021

The Perils of Modern Revolution - European Conservative

via @EuroConOfficial

https://europeanconservative.com/2020/09/the-perils-of-modern-revolution/

Mon, 24 May 2021

As Anger Toward Belarus Mounts, Recall the 2013 Forced Landing of Bolivia's Plane to Find Snowden

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/as-anger-toward-belarus-mounts-recall?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMDUxOTU3LCJwb3N0X2lkIjozNjc3NDgyOCwiXyI6IlJiK3FiIiwiaWF0IjoxNjIxODg2NTQ5LCJleHAiOjE2MjE4OTAxNDksImlzcyI6InB1Yi0xMjg2NjIiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.xeFM6YhcPL

The man who didn’t invent Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-05-16/flamin-hot-cheetos-richard-montanez

Tue, 11 May 2021

The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan? - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

https://thebulletin.org/2021/05/the-origin-of-covid-did-people-or-nature-open-pandoras-box-at-wuhan/

Mon, 03 May 2021

36 Organizations Sign Coalition Letter Condemning Menthol Prohibition Proposal

including @consumerchoicec!

https://www.atr.org/36-organizations-sign-coalition-letter-condemning-menthol-prohibition-proposal?amp

Fri, 30 Apr 2021

George W. Bush’s immigration alternative is a welcome message for the right

https://yaeloss.substack.com/p/george-w-bushs-immigration-alternative

E-Residency joins campaign against IBAN discrimination

https://medium.com/e-residency-blog/e-residency-joins-campaign-against-iban-discrimination-5c4c083ddeb5

Thu, 29 Apr 2021

Why does the Chinese Communist party want my credit history?

https://spectator.us/topic/chinese-communist-party-credit-history-equifax/

Tue, 27 Apr 2021

Study: Body-Worn Camera Research Shows Drop In Police Use Of Force

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/26/982391187/study-body-worn-camera-research-shows-drop-in-police-use-of-force

Mon, 26 Apr 2021

Dr. Phil, what happened to you??

https://vaporvoice.net/2021/04/19/dr-phil-spreads-misinformation-blames-nicotine-for-evali/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dr-phil-spreads-misinformation-blames-nicotine-for-evali

Thu, 22 Apr 2021

Who is the racial justice case for zoning reform for?

https://www.slowboring.com/p/race-and-zoning?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMDUxOTU3LCJwb3N0X2lkIjozNTM3ODQ4MiwiXyI6InprQUZMIiwiaWF0IjoxNjE5MTAxOTc1LCJleHAiOjE2MTkxMDU1NzUsImlzcyI6InB1Yi0xNTkxODUiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.G5I-FfHFCp3-DgSfLdynFD0yJRQIsmTEBha5

Sat, 17 Apr 2021

New Rule: Give It to Me Straight, Doc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp3gy_CLXho

Fri, 09 Apr 2021

Southwest Kicked A Two Year Old Off A Flight Over Masks. A Pilot Flew The Family For Free

https://viewfromthewing.com/southwest-kicked-a-two-year-old-off-a-flight-over-masks-a-pilot-flew-the-family-for-free/

Netflix's U.S. Top 10 for Q1 Shows Importance of Licensed Content for Streamers

https://morningconsult.com/2021/04/08/netflix-top-10-licensed-original-films/?mkt_tok=ODUwLVRBQS01MTEAAAF8UnnCFIWfHa7rQir2pKAsGuQzz_BA7zyNO811dcoxfxEn2dhr6SSwSQUg7ochGuIsl3Yq3DTGsYDUPc09xc1tyy63eM-h4z-loiId8hLzrQ

Thu, 08 Apr 2021

The Pendulum Always Swings Back

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/04/07/biden-covid-response-fourth-wave/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F31c208d%2F606dd94e9d2fda1e56e5e9

Wed, 07 Apr 2021

I say that's a steal, VSCO girls

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/technology/pinterest-vsco.html?utm_source=morning_brew

The case against the EU vaccine passport

by @wirtzbill for @brussels_report

https://www.brusselsreport.eu/2021/04/07/the-case-against-the-eu-vaccine-passport/

Le marché légal du cannabis en Europe devrait atteindre 3,2 milliards d'euros d'ici 2025

https://www.newsweed.fr/marche-legal-cannabis-europe-2025/?goal=0_8cdbaf977b-34daec1417-157078195&mc_cid=34daec1417

Tue, 06 Apr 2021

Throwing Away Drug Patents Won't Cure Anything

https://insidesources.com/throwing-away-drug-patents-wont-cure-anything/

Ron DeSantis Has All the Right Enemies

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/04/ron-desantis-has-all-the-right-enemies/?taid=606c5505c8c94b00018576fb&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

No bailouts

https://viewfromthewing.com/massive-new-bailout-of-air-france-including-funds-from-china/

Leave Walgreens Alone. They're Doing a Better Job Than the FDA and the CDC.

https://reason.com/2021/04/06/leave-walgreens-alone-theyre-doing-a-better-job-than-the-fda-and-the-cdc/
Link Source: Reason.com

U don't say

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/04/04/cares-act-oversight-spending/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business

Fri, 02 Apr 2021

Nuclear should be considered part of clean energy standard, White House says

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/04/nuclear-should-be-considered-part-of-clean-energy-standard-white-house-says/

Wed, 31 Mar 2021

Are you telling me...

that the WHO dropped the ball and sang China's tune?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/countries-call-for-pact-to-improve-response-to-next-pandemic-11617100287?mod=djemwhatsnews

It’s time for Canada to focus on expanding our population

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-its-time-for-canada-to-focus-on-expanding-our-population/?cmpid=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

White People Don't Have a Monopoly on Hatred - Common Sense with Bari Weiss

https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/white-people-dont-have-a-monopoly

Mass shootings aren't growing more common – and evidence contradicts common stereotypes about the killers

by @CJFerguson1111

https://theconversation.com/mass-shootings-arent-growing-more-common-and-evidence-contradicts-common-stereotypes-about-the-killers-121471

CDC Director Makes False Claim About Travel Causing Virus Spread

https://viewfromthewing.com/cdc-director-makes-false-claim-about-travel-causing-virus-spread/

I like this idea. Mix and match, choose-as-you-wish, consumer choice in vaccines

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/health/coronavirus-vaccine-astrazeneca-pfizer.html

Tue, 30 Mar 2021

Wiens Hauptbahnhof gehört zu den besten Bahnhöfen Europas

von @consumerchoicec :)

https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000125395538/der-wiener-hauptbahnhof-gehoert-zu-den-besten-bahnhoefen-europas

Mon, 29 Mar 2021

"The goal is to make foreign industry more dependent on China’s supply chain and China’s huge consumer market"

https://brunomacaes.substack.com/p/a-speech-by-xi-jinping?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMDUxOTU3LCJwb3N0X2lkIjozNDUwMDQ3NCwiXyI6IjZNK1krIiwiaWF0IjoxNjE3MDU0NjM3LCJleHAiOjE2MTcwNTgyMzcsImlzcyI6InB1Yi03NjE2OCIsInN1YiI6InBvc3QtcmVhY3Rpb24ifQ.KB9gJSbVaN9jErKgP3Se6xzd

Thu, 25 Mar 2021

Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she'll vote no on Biden nominees until White House taps Asian candidates

https://theweek.com/speedreads/973626/sen-tammy-duckworth-says-shell-vote-no-biden-nominees-until-white-house-taps-asian-candidates

Wed, 24 Mar 2021

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg suggests changes to key shield ahead of House hearing

https://www.axios.com/zuckerberg-facebook-section-230-shield-liability-ac9cfb3d-c98d-473b-b80a-722c79e68568.html

'Remember the Internet': An Encyclopedia of Online Life

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/03/remember-the-internet/618350/

State attorneys general literally want Facebook and Twitter to become private governments and enforce speech codes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/24/facebook-twitter-attorney-generals/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business

State attorneys general demand literally want Facebook and Twitter to become governments and enforce speech codes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/24/facebook-twitter-attorney-generals/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business

How stalling growth hurts the planet

https://www.axios.com/degrowth-economic-growth-climate-change-pandemic-774933af-9209-4b74-89fb-b4a783a87305.html

Who needs overzealous politicians when you can have late-night TV comedians peddling the same stuff?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/arts/television/stephen-colbert-boulder-shooting.html

Mon, 22 Mar 2021

India Bitcoin Ban Would Be a Terrible Idea

https://www.bloombergquint.com/opinion/bitcoin-ban-proposed-in-india-is-a-bad-idea

It helps to be in the right place at the right time, willing to take a risk. A hero for the modern age!

https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/how-beeple-crashed-the-art-world?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Daily_032221&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=5bd66fd02ddf9c6194389d0a&cndid=22300418&hasha=268e3cc9cd4f93e81125ff99

Thanks for this, @garyleff

https://viewfromthewing.com/youre-vaccinated-your-kids-arent-can-you-travel/

Len Sassaman and Satoshi: a Cypherpunk history

https://leung-btc.medium.com/len-sassaman-and-satoshi-e483c85c2b10

“Your 9-Year-Old Is Already Basically a Vaccinated Adult”

How families should think about risk in the final act of the pandemic

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/03/children-and-covid-transmission-your-child-is-basically-a-vaccinated-adult.html

Thu, 18 Mar 2021

More competition and innovation in health policy, thank you!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/17/amazon-healthcare-service-care-expansion/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business

2 parts innovation, 1 part global pandemic, and who knows what else. The market has an incredible way of changing the world, if only we let it

https://www.wsj.com/articles/never-mind-peak-oil-global-forecaster-calls-peak-gasoline-11615988228?mod=hp_lead_pos3&utm_source=morning_brew

Border Control: Matter of Will | National Review

https://www.nationalreview.com/the-tuesday/we-can-control-our-southern-border-so-why-dont-we/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TUE_20210316&utm_term=Tuesday-Smart

Wed, 17 Mar 2021

The precautionary principle kills - spiked

https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/03/15/the-precautionary-principle-kills/

Anthony Fauci’s Brand of Truth Telling - Noah Rothman, Commentary Magazine

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/noah-rothman/anthony-faucis-brand-of-truth-telling/

AstraZeneca vaccine: European regulator 'convinced' benefits of shot outweigh risks as suspensions continue - CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/16/europe/who-astrazeneca-europe-coronavirus-tuesday-intl/index.html

As signature collection ends, California heads toward recall

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/As-signature-collection-ends-California-heads-16028499.php

Mon, 15 Mar 2021

The curious case of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine

https://www.statnews.com/2021/03/15/the-curious-case-of-astrazenecas-covid-19-vaccine/

Pandémie: comment la peur est utilisée comme stratégie politique

https://www.lesoleil.com/actualite/covid-19/pandemie-comment-la-peur-est-utilisee-comme-strategie-politique-01dc88a98f439232f561e8179dc39e07

Wed, 10 Mar 2021

A cryptocurrency tycoon is pushing a state bill that would let private sector “innovation zones” test new technologies in mixed-use communities

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-09/nevada-asks-can-blockchain-build-a-smarter-city?cmpid=BBD030921_CITYLAB&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=210309&utm_campaign=citylabdaily&sref=cLRRZpo3

Students For Liberty (@sfliberty) calls for the immediate release of Aung Kyaw Phyo in Myanmar

https://studentsforliberty.org/north-america/blog/students-for-liberty-calls-for-the-immediate-release-of-aung-kyaw-phyo/

Stopping targeted advertising cuts off industries and dumbs down tech

via @parlimag

https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/news/article/stopping-targeted-advertising-cuts-off-industries-and-dumbs-down-tech

Tue, 09 Mar 2021

Fauci shares stage with top CCP official, endorses China’s COVID-19 propaganda

via @JordanSchachtel

https://dossier.substack.com/p/fauci-shares-stage-with-top-ccp-official?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMDUxOTU3LCJwb3N0X2lkIjozMzQ3NDgxNiwiXyI6InZGUllCIiwiaWF0IjoxNjE1MzI1ODI1LCJleHAiOjE2MTUzMjk0MjUsImlzcyI6InB1Yi02OTAwOSIsInN1YiI6InBvc3QtcmVhY3Rpb24ifQ.I4jB2sxtcD

Fri, 05 Mar 2021

It's getting better all the time

https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scotch-whisky-tariffs-suspended-in-new-us-agreement-3154414

Thu, 04 Mar 2021

Market signals spur crime

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/catalytic-converter-theft-south-africa-rhodium/2021/03/03/dc288192-777d-11eb-9489-8f7dacd51e75_story.html

Australia’s Attempted Blackmail of Facebook Shows the Pendulum Swings Back on Consumers

via @eNewsAZ

https://prescottenews.com/index.php/2021/03/03/opinion-australias-attempted-blackmail-of-facebook-shows-the-pendulum-swings-back-on-consumers/

Sat, 27 Feb 2021

'Iron Kingdom' Reminds Me Why I'm Proud Of My Prussian Roots

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/yael-ossowski/christopher-clark-iron-kingdom_b_12490066.html

Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Not all ‘anti-racist’ ideas are good ones. The left isn’t being honest about this. - The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/not-all-anti-racist-ideas-are-good-ones-the-left-isnt-being-honest-about-this/2021/02/22/c83d4870-7179-11eb-b8a9-b9467510f0fe_story.html

Tue, 23 Feb 2021

The Podcast Bubble

https://www.wsj.com/articles/hosts-are-tapping-pros-to-polish-their-podcasts-11614092401?mod=hp_featst_pos4

Congratulations to New Jersey!

Let's hope you keep smart cannabis policies to avoid the mistakes of other jurisdictions

https://www.app.com/story/news/local/new-jersey/marijuana/2021/02/19/new-jersey-nj-marijuana-legalization-legal-weed-phil-murphy-underage-drinking/4512113001/?utm_source=morning_brew

Mon, 22 Feb 2021

Austria is trying a new strategy to reopen classrooms, as scientists say infections can be reduced with the right safety measures

https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-mass-self-testing-for-covid-19-keep-schools-safe-11613908800?mod=djemwhatsnews

Sat, 20 Feb 2021

Kevin O'Leary: Don't criticize Robinhood until you try the app

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIyi-3P1dsY

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Dubai Free Zone Becomes First UAE Government Entity to Accept #Bitcoin

by @Tanzeel_Akhtar

https://www.coindesk.com/dubai-free-zone-becomes-first-uae-government-entity-to-accept-bitcoin

Australian law could make internet ‘unworkable’, says World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/australia-internet-law-tim-berners-lee-b1803988.html

Mon, 15 Feb 2021

Bumble’s CEO built a multibillion-dollar business – here’s her advice for starting a side hustle: ‘You can monetize anything’

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/15/bumble-ceo-whitney-wolfe-herds-advice-on-starting-a-side-hustle.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=Main&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1613398140

Ne dites pas «privé», dites «entrepreneurial»

Le Canada est pratiquement le seul pays développé où l’État gère tous les hôpitaux

https://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/ne-dites-pas-prive-dites-entrepreneurial_qc_6029abe4c5b6d667582dcf15

Sun, 14 Feb 2021

Here's an idea: Reserve the J&J Vaccine for people who are more likely to engage in high risk activities

https://garycornell.com/2021/02/13/reserve-the-jj-vaccine-for-people-who-are-more-likely-to-engage-in-high-risk-activities/

Mon, 08 Feb 2021

This would have been a garbage offer. Parler and related networks need to decentralize, empower users, and look at federating via Mastodon or other social networking projects

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/02/08/parler-trump-investigation-capitol/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business
Link Source: Business

I'd join in on this

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/us/politics/julian-assange-indictment.html

Sun, 07 Feb 2021

Jordan Peterson on his depression, drug dependency and Russian rehab hell

http://oss.yael.at/html/JordanPetersononhisd-fftx2VP3s14xSh9CkjsxLW9wkRs6St.html

The Journalistic Tattletale and Censorship Industry Suffers Several Well-Deserved Blows

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-journalistic-tattletale-and-censorship?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMDUxOTU3LCJwb3N0X2lkIjozMjI4OTEwOCwiXyI6ImliUXR4IiwiaWF0IjoxNjEyNzI5MTc1LCJleHAiOjE2MTI3MzI3NzUsImlzcyI6InB1Yi0xMjg2NjIiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.q5WZm