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It sure sounds like these policies are going to work despite all the naysayers.

Delta Air Lines official says 4,000 unvaccinated employees got shots after surcharge announcement |
thehill.com/policy/transportat

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@Dagny
When mask mandates and social distancing rules went in, a large swath of the MAGA crowd went nuts, complaining that it was ruining the economy and taking away their freedom. They stuck with that throughout 2020.

Now that we have vaccines and a path to normal, they oppose getting the shot. They claim to be patriots but their decisions are a drain on on our economy, our hospital systems and are preventing everyone else from returning to some kind of normality. They want freedom, at the cost of everyone else's, and they want it without any responsibility.

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A look at how climate change is impacting weather patterns

Climate change is effecting recent weather patterns. One reason for this change is the large weather systems with both high and low pressure. These systems are carried around the world by upper level wind currents called 'jet streams. ' Meteorologist Scott Hetsko explains how a warming Arctic is slowing down those winds resulting in more persistent blocking patterns. Caption: Climate Change Jet Stream Impact.

13wham.com/news/local/a-look-a

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Republicans acknowledging that climate change is, at least in part, humans caused are an example of cynicism on steroids. It is not because they now understand the science better. It is because the position of denial is so out of step that it’s untenable, even for Republicans comfortable with the Big Lie ... That we can continue burning fossil fuels and still be OK.

You and I, must get involved to get the message through to our politicians. Otherwise, “end of story” is an apt characterization for our planet.

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data EPA

epa.gov/ghgemissions/global-gr

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If the GOP is so upset about what's going on in Afghanistan, maybe they all should help get refugees in.

But, they don't care. It's just a political attack tool for them. Not much coverage today on this story.

GOP rift widens amid growing hostility to Afghan refugees - abcn.ws/3BoCMtD

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Hey, while most of the media is still trying to figure out how to blame Joe Biden because they didn't properly cover Afghanistan for 20 years, Republicans are still trying to steal our votes.

Georgia board to tap election review panel for Fulton County; The Georgia State Board of Elections plans to appoint a review panel this week as part of a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county: abcn.ws/3sqoOnx

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@TonyStark
Not in the least surprised. I wish the fool a full but educational recovery. May the experience grant him some small shred of empathy& understanding of what he is putting his people through.

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@TonyStark
Good idea. Let him explain how people on ventilators are enjoying their freedom.

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U.N. climate report likely to deliver stark warnings on global warming ...

Eight years after its last update on climate science, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is set to publish a report Monday that will likely deliver even starker warnings about how quickly the planet is warming and how damaging the impacts might get.

reuters.com/business/environme

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This should spur us into action and get these laws changed.

"Law professor: Yes, states can overrule your vote for President" a.msn.com/01/en-us/AAMYMzw?oci

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$25.6 billion/year ($256 billion over 10 years) against a current deficit of $3 TRILLION is less than a 1% increase in the annual deficit.

Seems worth it, especially since borrowing costs are still close to zero. And eventually we will stop the insanity and put the top tax rates back where they were in 2016, or maybe even 2000. That will easily cover $25.6 billion/year.

Going after rhe tax cheats that Republicans refuse to crack down on that was included in the Democrats' version of the bill would also help.

CBO Sees Infrastructure Bill Widening Budget Gap by $256 Billion -
bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

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@TonyStark No flying cars but maybe that's next. In the meantime, let's move as much as possible to

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So much unnecessary sickness and death, so much unnecessary grief, just for political purposes...I swear, I loathe Republican politicians more and more each day.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s move to bar school mask mandates is already pressuring schools into backing away from the facial coverings, even as the state reports a record number of people hospitalized with Covid-19:
bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

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Wow. If only he could’ve prevented that, by like, not signing it into law himself.

Arkansas governor says he regrets signing ban on mask mandates-
thehill.com/homenews/state-wat

Sorry everyone if it seemed like I peeled over and died I had back to back trips without any service.

I'm back now, and my gosh the real world is terrifying. Last I remember Toyota was like 'we don't judge the people we fund based on how they vote but how they can help us' and now those people who pointed guns at BLM protesters are running for office.

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Let’s get a little more advanced in our journey!

The USA Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 35.3M tons of wasted food went into landfills in 2018. That’s nearly a quarter of what went in. (Later this week I'll talk about reducing food waste overall.)

Some of us live in city apartments or condos where we’re lucky if we have a balcony for some plants, or a suburban townhouses where we might have a tiny garden, but no place for a compost heap.

I have a friend in a studio apartment who is doing worm composting under the sink! It's possible to do it indoors.

Personally, I’m doing community composting. Your city may pick up or have a dropoff, or you check this list for a service. When I did the research, I found many options for countertop compost containers. I just toss my apple cores, egg shells, and used loose leaf tea into a small silicone bin in the freezer, and empty it into the bucket with the tight lid when it’s full. 1/2

litterless.com/wheretocompost

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