ITP 003 - We do this for the poor over ☕️

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💻 Tech

  • If you’re on 2/3’s of the continental Best Coast of the US (ok, ok, if we count our friends up north, 2/4’s of the US) there’s a great earth quake detection app for you.

    Early warning labs

🤯 Politics

  • The president of the United States of America literally said “But, look, we need — the single-most important thing that we have to do is we have to protect the voting system, protect the sacred right to vote.  It’s under assault in ways I haven’t seen in my entire career.  And I was the guy who was able to get the Voting Rights exten- — Act extended 25 years before, when I was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.  And it wasn’t until the Supreme Court came along and said, ‘No, no, don’t need it anymore.’ It’s about who gets to vote and whether the vote counts, and who gets to count that vote.  We have a system that does both those things with independence and integrity.  But what Republicans want to do is say a political party gets to decide if a vote counts.  It’s outrageous.  We’re going to fight like hell so that doesn’t happen.  That’s one of the most important things we can do. ” He said it out loud and in public. He said the quiet part out loud for the GOP.

    Remarks by President Biden at a Virtual Fundraising Reception for the Democratic National Committee

  • Since we ragged on billionaires this week, it’s only fair we rag on big tech. They’re trying to redefine work, but, before you scream ‘but what about the children’ (no, not THAT story), big tech is using contractors to detract the rights of the worker from work. In CA, and possibly soon MA, so called Democratic states have sided with so called liberal or progressive ‘big tech’ companies in stripping rights and protections of workers. We’re in danger of all work being redefined. In a tell tail sign of the times, folks who don’t read or are aware of any history past ‘lived experience’ are unknowing rediscovering ideas that most of the rest of us though we’ve worked through and gotten past. At this pace, soon child labor will be ‘cool’ again… oh wait… 🤦

    The debate over whether gig workers should be classified as employees is about the future of work in America

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