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I read a review once of a new model of Tesla that had a bug that caused it to slam on the brakes at unpredictable intervals. The reviewer said it was unsafe and undriveable.

And then, according to their metrics, gave it high marks for being comfortable and stylish and having trunk space and affordability and the stereo system. It scored a 7 overall.

Maybe if it exploded into a fireball, it would decline to a 6.5.

Metrics are meant to increase "transparency" and fairness, but they fail spectacularly at both. Ethical investment indexes become a way to hide worker injuries and wage theft. Or carbon that's consumed in unexpected ways, like driving truck around in circles because it's cheaper than warehouse space.

Every metric we have is an abstracted lie. And meta analysis only makes it more lying. And these are the metrics we're trying to use to make the world better and to cut carbon.

Capitalism cannot fix itself.

Re Meloni e i fratelli italiani: quando dici quello che sei, credici.

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RT @faffa42
Sento il dovere di esprimere la mia più affettuosa vicinanza a chiunque oggi si svegli in un paese ostile. Alla comunità LGBT+, agli stranieri, a ogni minoranza, la affrontiamo insieme. Together we stand, divided we fall ✊

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La coalition d’extrême droite et de droite menée par le parti post-fasciste Fratelli d’Italia, remporte les élections en Italie avec 44% des suffrages. Giorgia Meloni, cheffe du parti et admiratrice de Mussolini, va donc pouvoir constituer un gouvernement. basta.media/Elections-suede-it

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#Écologie 🌱 Le tout dernier mur frontalier de l’UE s’élève dans une forêt primaire de Pologne

Les nationaux-conservateurs au pouvoir à Varsovie ont fait édifier une barrière frontalière tentant de bloquer la route migratoire passant par la frontière polono-bélarusse, encouragée par Minsk. Le dispositif s’étend depuis fin juin sur plusieurs dizaines de kilomètres au cœur de la forêt primaire de Białowieża.

mediapart.fr/journal/internati

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We shall ride eternal, shiny and chrome, through the gates to park at Valhalla!

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"Starve or freeze": the winter dilemma for UK and some other Northern Europe countries.

My solution: seize some cruise ships and bring elderly people in a subtropical place where there is no need of heating, until spring.

Less expensive than to give away money to pay energy bills, and less pollutant.

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Suède : la droite fait la courte échelle aux néofascistes, qui devraient accéder au pouvoir

contretemps.eu/suede-elections

Il est probable que la Suède sera gouvernée dans les mois et années à venir par une coalition de la droite et de l’extrême droite [...]. Issus du mouvement néonazi suédois et principale force d’extrême droite en Suède, les Démocrates suédois (DS) accèderaient ainsi pour la première fois de leur histoire à des responsabilités gouvernementales.

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Amazon, le danger de mort plane sur l’entrepôt

humanite.fr/social-eco/amazon/

Dans les usines d’Amazon, partout dans le monde, des ouvriers meurent sans avoir reçu à temps les soins qui auraient peut-être pu les sauver. En Pologne, où la journée de plus de 10 heures éreinte les salariés aux payes de misère, une syndicaliste a été licenciée alors qu’elle enquêtait sur le décès d’un collègue.

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Join us on

SATURDAY 8TH OF OCTOBER

for another Cafe between 2 and 8pm at Halkevi Kurdish Community Centre (33 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF).

The space is wheelchair accessible (through the Tyssen Street entrance)!

From 2pm onwards
- Free food & drinks (Pay-what-you-can)
- Infoshop: zines, stickers & more
-Free binders donated by GenderSwap
- Bring board games, colours, games, crafts and anything you'd like to share

#Dalston #MutualAid #SolidarityNotCharity

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Fact check: The scientific name for capybara comes from Hydro chaeris, which means "water hog" in Greek. :chadybara:
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RT @giorgio_gori
“L’#Ungheria non è più considerabile pienamente una democrazia”.
Una risoluzione del Parlamento Europeo condanna "i tentativi deliberati e sistematici del governo ungherese” volti a minare i valori europei.
Gli eurodeputati di Fratelli d’Italia e Lega hanno votato contro.

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RT @Europarl_EN
Hungary can no longer be considered a full democracy, say Parliament members. They also call on the EU to withhold recovery funds until the country complies with EU recommendations and court rulings. Find out more: eptwitter.eu/q8H8

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death 

My father died on Sunday, and his death has affected me more than I thought. I hope I can get back to a better routine next week. Trying to give my heart some time, my dears.

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