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Some great signs and floats from #peoplesclimatemarch.

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whitehouse:

Then and now: Each month our business are assembling 800,000 ↑ cars, breaking ground on 50,000 ↑ homes, and selling $70 billion ↑ in exports than in 2009. Check out the economy that built 10 million jobs.

#misleadingcolors #cherrypickeddata #hashtag hash tag


Did I do it right?

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"The median income in Brooklyn Heights grew to $166,346, while Dumbo’s reached $167,737,” reported the Daily News. That’s more than $150,000 difference in income between Brooklyn’s poorest and richest neighborhoods."

A tale of two Brooklyns: there’s more to my borough than hipsters and coffee | Money | theguardian.com (via rickwebb)

Wow.

(via codingjester)

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lessig:

Mayday.US has made it to the big time (for us law geeks, at least). Bob Bauer, one of the truly great lawyers of our time, has written a very thoughtful if critical piece about us on his blog. Please read it (and look, I’m making it really easy by linking to it again). Three thoughts in…

Well, that’s a well written piece that effectively addresses basically every concern I have about mayday.us and several I didn’t.

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ilovecharts:

Giving And Getting 

I wonder if this is because rational/optimizing donors don’t donate based solely on what kills Americans.

Of course, the global chart probably doesn’t look much better.

ilovecharts:

Giving And Getting 

I wonder if this is because rational/optimizing donors don’t donate based solely on what kills Americans. Of course, the global chart probably doesn’t look much better.
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bigbruthag:Australian model Meaghan Kausman did a photo shoot wearing Fella Swim, with an extremely passionate and talented underwater photographer, Pip, When Kausman found that the images had been photo shopped she posted this on her instagram: “Her photos are magical; they capture women in water and celebrate their beauty.” But the fairy-tale quality of the images didn’t keep Kausman’s body from being tucked and tightened. The model wrote that she was “extremely shocked” to see that the company had posted heavily Photoshopped versions of the photos on its Instagram page.

“They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me into the cultural ideal of beauty,” continued Kausman. “Above is their version, below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That’s my body!”

Props.

bigbruthag:

Australian model Meaghan Kausman did a photo shoot wearing Fella Swim, with an extremely passionate and talented underwater photographer, Pip, When Kausman found that the images had been photo shopped she posted this on her instagram: “Her photos are magical; they capture women in water and celebrate their beauty.” But the fairy-tale quality of the images didn’t keep Kausman’s body from being tucked and tightened. The model wrote that she was “extremely shocked” to see that the company had posted heavily Photoshopped versions of the photos on its Instagram page.

“They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me into the cultural ideal of beauty,” continued Kausman. “Above is their version, below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That’s my body!”

Props.

(via reneeejp)

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ilovecharts:

countries by income equality

The choice of green-to-red transition biases the initial interpretation, but its still very interesting.

ilovecharts:

countries by income equality

The choice of green-to-red transition biases the initial interpretation, but its still very interesting.

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Hi Rob
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You: at 23:50:29
great.
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What’s the difference in monthly price between standard internet and standard internet + phone?
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I’ll be right with you.
Lukas: at 23:56:53
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If you order Standard Internet, you’ll receive only Standard internet.
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and how much will that cost?
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Are you referring to Standard internet rates?
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Only Standard internet will cost you $57.99.
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and standard internet + phone?
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I would like the cheapest home phone option; we only use it for emergencies.
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so whatever has the lowest monthly bill.
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? I’m confused why it’s taken 9 minutes to tell me two prices.
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I’d like to switch to just having standard internet, from whatever bundle we have.
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