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“beyond full employment”

https://twitter.com/modestproposal1/status/1058343541620043776?s=20

modest proposal (@modestproposal1) Tweeted:
I agree with the below. And repeat my contention that beyond full employment is an even dumber theoretical construct than NAIRU #turnitto11 https://t.co/1DG55Rp3W5

Sam🔔 (@sam_a_bell) Tweeted:
Maybe we weren’t close to full employment in 2013.
Maybe we weren’t almost at full employment in 2014.
Maybe we weren’t more or less at full employment in 2015.
Maybe we weren’t at full employment in 2016.
Maybe we weren’t beyond full employment in 2017. https://twitter.com/sam_a_bell/status/1058339462709686272?s=20

Florida can’t keep the sea back

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/climate/florida-keys-climate-change.html

«To keep those three miles of road dry year-round in 2025 would require raising it by 1.3 feet, at a cost of $75 million, or $25 million per mile. Keeping the road dry in 2045 would mean elevating it 2.2 feet, at a cost of $128 million. To protect against expected flooding levels in 2060, the cost would jump to $181 million.

And all that to protect about two dozen homes.»

NATO Summit: Trump calls Trudeau ?two-faced? after video of world leaders apparently mocking him – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/nato-braces-for-contentious-summit-as-trump-other-leaders-gather-near-london/2019/12/04/5994d97c-0fc0-11ea-924c-b34d09bbc948_story.html

So, given that it’s pretty well-known that Trump might pull the U.S. out of NATO in a snit over something like this (which would make Russia very happy), it seems to me to be incumbent on reputable news outlets to question and report on how this video came to light. Who took it? Who released it? Who’s circulating it? Do we have corroboration or is it a deep fake?

It’s really not enough to be reporting on “some people say”, since, for every lunatic thing said, there are “some” who “say it”.

https://www.propublica.org/article/hes-a-liar-a-con-artist-and-a-snitch-his-testimony-could-soon-send-a-man-to-his-death

If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

(Y’all see my sarcasm, right?)

«The consequences of snitch testimony can be catastrophic. Of the 367 DNA exonerations in the United States to date, jailhouse informants played a role in nearly one in five of the underlying wrongful convictions. A seminal 2004 study conducted by Northwestern Law School’s Center on Wrongful Convictions found that testimony from jailhouse snitches and other criminal informants was the leading cause of wrongful convictions in capital cases. Today nearly a quarter of death-row exonerations — 22% — stem from cases in which prosecutors relied on a jailhouse informant.»

I’m actually still reading this one.