That’s Not How That Works…

I’m pretty sure that the problem is NOT with “the electoral system…”


Gavin Newsom pushes big-budget early childhood education agenda in closing days of campaign – Los Angeles Times

The LA Times sounds unconvincing on behalf of Newsome…

“While Newsom has praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s fiscal discipline and success in pulling the state from the depths of the recession, he has sought to distinguish himself from the governor in the closing days of the election, promising that he would offer a much bolder social and economic agenda if elected.”

Among all the grand promises made by Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom during the 2018 governor’s race — providing universal healthcare, stemming homelessness, making housing more affordable — his goal to increase early childhood education and development programs may be the one most in reach.

Source: Gavin Newsom pushes big-budget early childhood education agenda in closing days of campaign – Los Angeles Times

Spammers, Spies & Soda | Plausibly Live

More “bombs,” more questions…

The recent reports of the Facebook “hack” seemed to alarm people. For about an hour. It should alarm you still, not because it was a “hack,” it wasn’t. It turns out that there was hardly any effort at all. Mostly because we are stupid. Is my own Social Media use affecting my son?

Canada is our friend, right? So…  why are they helping China, which we call “Red China,” to install an underwater tracking system right off one of our biggest and most important Naval Bases?

Taxes are intended to de-incentivize things. Tax smoking, people are supposed to smoke less. That’s how it works, right? Except that we know that it really doesn’t. Cigarette taxes have done little to reduce smoking, but they have enriched governments to the point where they don’t really want people to stop smoking anymore. Income taxes simply cause rises in pay, which increases the income taxes. And now we have the Seattle Soda Tax. It was predicted to raise about $10 Million. Seattle was waaaaay off, and now they cannot figure out what happened. All this as Ballot Prop 1634 rides the wave of advertising to passing in Washington State.


Source: Spammers, Spies & Soda | Plausibly Live