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Who's Studying Who?

+Bruce Shark is this you, or one of your many, many friends and relations?
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Money

This is probably the best infographic regarding money that I have ever seen. It's huge, well sourced, and informative. Once on the page you can scroll and zoom the image to view the various parts. This image should be hung in every high school classroom in the USA.

If viewing online doesn't work well for you, you can buy a poster to examine, and support xkcd at the same time. For this graphic, you can get one as large as six feet!

I've no connection with the author, other than enjoying his work for years.
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GOP Fucks Veterans... Again

Last year, the Trump administration insisted that its regressive tax cuts were so important, it was worth adding $1.5 trillion to the national debt to ensure their passage. Now, the White House is warning Congress that the United States cannot afford to add $1.6 billion to the deficit to expand health-care options for veterans.

Veterans, what part of the GOP does NOT have your back do you not understand? Here we go with the usual GOP scam, repeated again and again: Get elected by loudly trumpeting their "support for the troops" and their "patriotism." Then, get in office and start cutting support for those who served. It's no secret where it's most truly needed. The GOP doesn't give a shit.

Smart Vets Vote Blue
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Not that Elon Musk doesn't deserve some criticism, but this graph ought to give you something more to think about. The surge in criticism of Musk and Tesla operations could well have the same source as the disinformation being spread in places like the US and the UK in politics. Just look at who is losing, here.

As SapceX is doing well, the Russians can't really target that very well. But target another Musk operation, and the man himself? Easy.

This is obviously speculation. But it certainly fits the on-going model of known Russian disinformation campaigns on various issues.
SpaceX Launch Share

If you want to know who might have it in for someone, look at who they're outcompeting.

Most notable: Russia.
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Maher Nails It

Orange Sphincter, now playing everywhere.
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This, right here

Trevor Noah responds to criticism from the French ambassador (to the US, I assume) regarding a joke he made about the French team winning the world cup.

Noah has a nuanced and insightful response to the ambassador's letter (which he reads for the audience). I recommend listening all the way through. It's definitely worth it. approximately 8 minutes.
My takeaway: context matters.

There's a lot of good things to think about in both sides of this situation. The whole 8:30 minutes is worth the full listen.
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