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Things everyone should know:

Emissions by sector-

How much of CO2 emissions come from electricity, transport, or land use? What activities do our greenhouse gases comes from?
ourworldindata.org/emissions-b

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@TonyStark
Kevin McCarthy actually said last week (and with a straight face no less) that ALL of the spending during the Trump administration was paid for.

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It would be great if the press would stop calling these fraudits recounts at all.

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Republicans didn't care about paying for the tax cuts and this plan actually is paid for over time. Go figure.

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is killing so many people in Idaho that some funeral homes are running out of space to store the bodies as coronavirus deaths continue climbing.

Funeral homes in Idaho are running out of room due to the Covid-19 surge, coroner says

cnn.com/2021/09/26/health/us-c

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@ClintBarton
Those who take the pandemic seriously aren’t surprised by this news. Those who don’t aren't shifting much even as their lungs get shredded by COVID. Hopefully this gives a little more teeth to efforts to get mask and vaccine mandates and pressure on those Republican leaders who are fighting them, but I don’t expect much soon.

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Summary of Senator Pat Toomey appearing on State of the Union this morning.

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@TonyStark You never seen a Republican complaining about what we spend on the military. Apparently weapons are a good investment. (Some things paid for by the DoD actually are. DARPA has come up with a lot of things that improve people's lives, though that isn't their intention.)

But prescription drugs that make people healthier? Higher education? Housing? No...not a good use of tax dollars! /s

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It’s astonishing, but not surprising, that most of the media not only fails to see the progress President Biden is making, but takes every opportunity to project failure on his part, almost before he has begun.

During the entirety of his presidency, the former guy would insist that infrastructure and healthcare, more beautiful and better than “anyone has seen” were just around the corner. But the Republicans never even managed a proposal. But now that there are real proposals and real progress on real legislation, all we hear is how Biden and the Democrats are struggling.

Democrats have a very narrow majority in both houses of Congress. Narrow majorities aren't going to bring large amounts of change in 8 months.

Republicans lower tax rates for the rich, drive the deficit up, and stack the courts and barely get any blowback until they crash the economy or bumble a pandemic so half a million Americans die.

Republicans are deliberately obstructive and we are paying the cost. Enough.

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@TonyStark
The Democrats are essentially negotiating with themselves. There's not a Republican idea to be found except spend and invest nothing, provide nothing.

The Democrats are the only ones getting anything done in spite of the Republicans' job abandonment.

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@TonyStark
Biden is also not proposing to spend $3.5 trillion in one year, but you'd never know that if you watch or read most of the stuff out there.

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There is no substance to these fraudits and the only reasons they are being held are to undermine faith in democracy and give Republicans cover to pass laws that will suppress voters. 

The DOJ should be investigating all that are involved in these shams. They are tantamount to federal election tampering.  Until some heads roll, the fascist Republicans will continue to undermine our republic.

P.S. Keep planning to vote the GOP out with massive numbers.

Arizona recount results raise stakes for GOP-backed ballot reviews in other states:
washingtonpost.com/politics/20

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You know, I don't even care if it costs money. I'd like to see the investment of our tax dollars benefit actual people for a change and not subsidize forever wars and the very corporations that purchase political power in our country. I'm happy to see my tax dollars go in THAT direction.

The Build Back Better Plan:

- creates monetary penalties for employers who violate workers’ rights to organize.
- gives tax credits for using domestic supply chains.
- reduces prescription drugs costs.
- promotes high-speed rail and other carbon-reducing infrastructure.
- supports 3.2 million jobs annually, including 1.1 million in the care industry.
- covers 2 years of free community college, 12 weeks of universal paid leave, and more affordable housing.
 
It is paid for by raising taxes on corporations and wealthy people who will finally start paying their fair share. The cost of inaction is far greater.

Biden defends his social agenda bill, saying the cost will be zero-
washingtonpost.com/politics/bi

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“I don’t want my daughter growing up feeling guilty because she’s white,” Matt Weyant.

No, you don't want her to hear some uncomfortable, historical facts. Learning about other people's experiences is how people develop empathy. And has anyone asked the kids? Kids seem fine learning about reality. Give them some credit.

Good for these kids for stopping a racist book ban.

In Central York, kids rose up to save books on MLK, Rosa Parks from their parents |
inquirer.com/columnists/attyto

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This kid gets it.

A school photographer told a first-grader he could shed his mask. He politely declined: ‘My mommy told me not to'
washingtonpost.com/nation/2021

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World's youth take to the streets again to battle climate change

Young people around the world took to the streets on Friday to demand urgent action to avert disastrous climate change, in their largest protest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

reuters.com/business/environme

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