Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Technology billionaires need to stay in the technology game. We need their help now more than ever. They need to stop trolling and strolling around and get back to work. Gates is on the right path. Others should follow. Technology-enabled solutions can change the world. Help wanted. Musk Trolling Musk is buying Twitter. Probably. Maybe. Sort of. If you listen to him, it’s on hold on Sunday – but not on Tuesday – until Friday. By the time you read this, he may have changed his mind and launched billions toward another target. Then there’s the plan: algorithm transparency, free speech, bot controls, Trump freedom, the protected public square, the 1 st amendment, privatization, feature improvement, % of fake users – you name it – all from a TEO (Twitter Executive Officer). Is all this “good” for Twitter, the technology industry, social media – anyone? Bezos Trolling Meanwhile back at the Amazon Ranch, … [Read more...] about Musk, Bezos & Gates Technology Billionaire Trolling & Strolling. Please Just Get Back To Work.
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Kevin Johnson is an Iraq War veteran and board director of the American Resilience Project and Environmental Defense Action Fund. Mark Ruffalo is an actor, environmental advocate and co-founder of We Stand United. Both are founding members of the Clean Energy Freedom campaign. The opinions expressed in this commentary are their own. As energy tensions continue to rise in Europe amidst the war in Ukraine, Americans are feeling the effect at home. Russia shut off natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria last month, and the European Union recently proposed a ban on Russian oil imports. Meanwhile, just last week, the US Consumer Price Index showed that gas prices were up 44% (on an unadjusted basis) in the 12 months ended in April, and the national average is currently hovering around $4.52 a gallon. It's clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to weaponize Europe's dependence on his country's fossil fuels to deter support for Ukraine. This moment … [Read more...] about Opinion: How President Biden can win the energy war with Russia — and lower gas prices
UPDATE: This article has been updated to include comment from Brnovich spokesperson Katie Conner on the Washington Post’s recent article. Prominent Republicans slammed The Washington Post on Tuesday after the outlet tied them to Payton Gendron, the self-described “eco-fascist” who allegedly shot and killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York, over the weekend. Gendron wrote prior to the shooting Saturday that he could be described as either a populist or “ethno-nationalist eco-fascist national socialist,” according to The Post’s Climate 202 newsletter published Tuesday. “Eco-fascism” is an ideology that postulates an increased global population poses a threat to the climate and leads to environmental degradation worldwide. The Post noted three instances of conservatives — Republican Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman, Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich — allegedly espousing “similar rhetoric” without specifically referencing … [Read more...] about ‘Illogical, Moronic, And Nothing Short Of Unethical’: Republicans Lambast WaPo For Tying Them To ‘Eco-Fascism’ After Buffalo Shooting
This year (2020) will go down in history as the year the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 changed our lives. Even now, we are still surrounded by this new enemy lurking within our midst that has turned out to be more sinister and aggressive than anticipated. Despite many countries having decreased their case numbers after locking down their communities, we are now seeing this infection re-emerging around the world as countries relax their lockdown measures and open their borders. While reintroducing the strict restrictions of the earlier movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia might help to protect us from the virus, the effect on our economy and the livelihoods of many Malaysians would be quite severe. Therefore, the burden of preventing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is very much ours to bear as individuals and responsible citizens, especially now as our country is being threatened with the possibility of a second wave of Covid-19 cases. When it comes to … [Read more...] about Balancing your immune system to help fight off Covid-19