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DeSantis throws bizarre tantrums instead of leading. His state is teeming with Covid cases and his priority is helping it spread. To kids.

He lied about what President Biden actually said about state governors needing to help ot get out of the way and blames everything and everyone but himself for his utter failure as a governor during a crisis.

Florida residents are paying the price for his arrogance and selfishness. Schools should defy his ignorance.

Since he thinks Covid protocols are an infringement on "freedom", DeSantis should volunteer at a Florida hospital full of Covid patients and see what an infringement on freedom really looks like.

Some Florida school districts push ahead with mask mandates, defying DeSantis’s threat to cut funds-
washingtonpost.com/education/2

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@TonyStark
Florida schools are already severely underfunded. Would they even notice if DeSantis followed through?
I'm glad to see some schools are putting the health & safety of their students& staff first.

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

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Where I work, wish me and our students luck<Sighs> I’m vaccinated but choosing not to be that one guy at the office to mask up.
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coloradocommunitymedia.com/sto

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There's a kid quoted in this article. They're always the ones that get left out. Kids don't have a problem with masks. They want a safe school environment and not to infect their friends, parents, or grandparents.

The non-masker parents are putting their own selfish political bullshit over the physical and mental health of their own kids and the kids of people in their communities.

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Covid-19 latest updates: Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine is 93 percent effective six months after full vaccination.

washingtonpost.com/nation/2021

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I recently bought an EV. I love it. Quiet, fast (as in 0 to 60 in 4 seconds) and I can say goodbye to oil changes and fumes. Zero tailpipe emissions. No more gas. However, I know I am fortunate to be able to afford it and have a place to easily charge it at home.

I am convinced that if given a chance to drive one, and if they were more affordable which they will be as the market grows and more used EVs are available, more and more people will want one. (Though I see plenty of people of modest means driving around $70k pickup trucks, so maybe this isn't as much of an issue.)

The charging network is getting better by the day.

Virtually all of the major car companies are making multi-billion dollar capital investments in EVs. Biden is smart to want the US to be worldwide leaders. Hundreds of thousands of jobs come with that, along with preserving the planet.

Biden pushes for electric vehicles to make up half of U.S. auto sales by 2030-
cnbc.com/2021/08/05/biden-push

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@jlio It's some Brave New World newspeak, like Right To Work (for less money than if your workplace was unionized). Freedom to kill your relatives. Freedom to be hospitalized, if there's a bed for you. @TonyStark

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Perhaps the administration at an institution that named its law school for Antonin Scalia should not be surprised to face a lawsuit over the “freedom” to infect others with a deadly illness.

They will lose. Multiple judges have found that employers may require vaccination as a condition of employment.

washingtonpost.com/education/2

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This article from Oregon governor Kate Brown makes a very important point. Ultimately, climate change will not be solved state by state.

It requires serious efforts and serious policy change at the national level by governments around the world. We need to re-tool our economy to focus on green technology and sustainable environmental practices. Companies that won't play by the new rules need to go out. Transferring polluting industry operations to countries with lax pollution rules also needs to be stopped, by setting up international regulations through the WTO or other organizations.

It is past time. Many of our upcoming actions may be mitigation of the damage already done. That's no reason not to start now.

The West Is on Fire. It’s Past Time to Act on Climate Change:
nyti.ms/3jl6ic5

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@phillyaccent I have a feeling these restaurants won't be going out of business, despite the trolly comments coming from some.

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I blame anti-vaxxers for ruining a year of fun for kids, so they shouldn't be allowed to have any adult fun like going to restaurants, concerts, or movies.

phillymag.com/news/2021/08/03/

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@TonyStark Not the first time you, President Biden, and I all agree!

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"The couple were recorded in June 2020 brandishing guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters as they passed by their mansion in St. Louis."

Imagine it the other way around.

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@QueenRamonda @TonyStark They wouldn’t be running for the Senate. Or, using that exact picture for the campaign. The insanity of the modern GOP, that your base will be motivated by this image. “Elect me I’ll get away with anything.”
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mccloskeyforsenate.com/

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Nina has a history of being a bomb thrower, not a bridge builder. And after the last 5 years, it seems more people are interested in getting things done rather than cannibalistic outrage. Good job, voters. 

Shontel Brown, who stuck close to Biden, wins Democratic primary for House seat in Ohio, AP projects:
nbcnews.com/politics/elections

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