Odds and Ends — 25 December 2023

2023-12-25T14:58:54

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Cryptocurrency, Investing, Money, Economy, Business, and Debt:

Japan's Cabinet Proposes Scrapping Corporate Tax on Unrealized Crypto Gains

Turkey’s Erdogan picks crypto professor for central bank board

Coronavirus News, Analysis, and Opinion:

COVID-19 v. Flu: A ‘much more serious threat,’ new study into long-term risks concludes

Florida Man:

https://twitter.com/grantstern/status/1738895116385825275

Politics:

https://twitter.com/ZelenskyyUa/status/1738937949943734657

The Only Thing More Dangerous Than Authoritarianism

The forces of Christian nationalism are now ascendant both inside the Church and inside the Republican Party.

How Trump Is Laying The Groundwork For A Coopted Military, Now And In 2025

https://twitter.com/MeidasTouch/status/1739072427085230272

“Consider it: would you be willing to have people try to kill you and your family just to do your job right? Keep an eye on this; replacement of duty with fear is how democratic governments fall.” — Thom Hartmann

5 ballot measures to watch in 2024

https://twitter.com/stengel/status/1737457396560076876

House GOP Traps Itself in Impeachment Box

Now that House Republicans have formalized the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, anything less than voting to remove him could look like failure. Right now, though, they don’t have the votes to do that — putting them in a bind of their own making.

https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/1734653765343453232?s=20

A new Minnesota law prevents potential employers from asking about past or current pay

https://twitter.com/highbrow_nobrow/status/1738730614738542822

The Political Extinction of the White American Male Dinosaur

https://twitter.com/JimmyKimmelLive/status/1738033973278957726?s=20

Jack Smith’s Case Against Trump Is ‘Deep’ and ‘Sprawling’

https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1738920156317761907

Inside the MAGA Plan to Attack Birth Control, Surveil Women and Ban the Abortion Pill

Republicans’ Project 2025 blueprint spells out how they’ll leverage virtually every arm, tool and agency of the federal government to attack abortion.

https://twitter.com/DavidCayJ/status/1738768203411521989

Iowa won't participate in federal program giving low-income kids grocery money

https://twitter.com/scarylawyerguy/status/1738912941536075794

Serendipity:

https://youtu.be/oqN483jm6JE?si=N03n33cwR8vs5cW8

https://youtu.be/-jggM516KOk?si=Ns1PCEWkEDNCB0IU

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