Shame on you.
In your zeal to limit President Trump’s agenda, in your mad, fever dreams to have him impeached, you have promoted the lie that he “colluded” with “Russia” to “hack our election.”
These are lies and I suspect you always knew.
But what you’ve set in place is far worse.
It’s not your manic partisanship nor your eagerness to enable a billionaire-funded, highly biased news media industrial complex designed never to uplift but always to outrage, rather it’s your foolishness in letting this opportunity for the United States to be allied with Russia break apart.
Think of it.
A once in a multi-generation chance to be on positive terms with the world’s only other major nuclear power, a nation of fierce patriots, genius scientists, classical music enthusiasts, a bridge between East and West; the beginnings of a full continental Europe on speaking terms.
Trump won’t be President for more than 8 years but you damaged something wonderful, possibly forever. Foolish coward.
Not news. This is learned behavior.
Our last president rang up $10 trillion — TRILLION — in on-the-books debt. What’d you get for that? Free college? Free medical care? Bullet trains? The world’s best roads, airports, bridges, waterways?
You got nothing for it.
Money thrown away, lost forever.
We have been raised to be consumers. Our media regularly informs us to spend — for the good of the country.
Time to slay this beast. Time to live well within our means. Time to end an economy built on consumption.
Over the past few months, Tesla’s valuation surged past Ford and GM but following another surge over the past 2 weeks, Tesla’s market capitalization is now worth more than BMW’s. It is now the 4th most valuable car company in the world.
One of Apple’s greatest strengths is timing. The company that’s hailed for innovation does not often invent things first — it didn’t create the first personal computer, the first digital music player or the first smartphone. Instead, Apple reinvents, slipping in and producing something more original than what we used to use.
What’s the point of having a column in the New York Times if you’re just going to use it as one more public relations outlet for a giant corporation? A few more clicks from the fanboys, early access to demo products, gladhands from the Echo Chamber?
You deserve better from tech bloggers.
The US southern border measures nearly 2,000 miles across four states, but only about half of that length is on unobstructed land. A thousand miles converts to 63.36 million inches. When you divide that by the size of each panel (78 inches), you get 812,308 columns of panels (oriented in landscape).
I am surprised and saddened that so many solar panels do so little.
Troubled streaming music service Pandora has finally found a white knight of sorts to boost it with a cash injection as it looks to improve its business: SiriusXM has just announced that it will be investing $480 million in cash into publicly-traded Pandora, which will give the satellite radio company around 16 percent ownership of Pandora on an as-converted basis.
Along with this, Pandora has offloaded a large asset: it’s selling Ticketfly, the ticketing service that it acquired in October 2015 for $450 million, to Eventbrite for $200 million.
I love Pandora and have listened for years. I understand that when mega-rich giants like Apple decide to throw billions into a niche market, such as streaming music, that the innovators can’t survive for long. Pandora will soon get acquired. I’m glad for the service they provided and for paving the way.
Taylor Swift is making her albums available on all music streaming services tonight, including Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon Music, three years after she pulled her back catalog from Spotify. The pop star’s management team confirmed the news via Twitter, saying that the move to make Swift’s catalog available came in celebration of 1989 selling more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Maybe I was wrong.
Katy Perry catfight aside — Swift made this announcement on the day of Perry’s latest album release — the fact that Taylor Swift is now back on streaming services could mean that Pandora and others might survive.
How many millions did Apple Music give to Swift to abandon those other services? How much in free publicity? And it still wasn’t enough? How awful is Apple Music that it can’t even buy off the stars?
Leaders from the largest technology companies are set to visit the White House later this month for an inaugural meeting of President Donald Trump’s group formed to modernize government services, according to three people familiar with the plans.
The “leaks” following this “summit” should clue us in as to how much the Trump administration is going to cut taxes for these tech giants that park billions in off-shore, tax-dodge entities.
I do hope the administration finds a way to put the squeeze on these companies, however. They exist only because of America yet hide their money outside of America.