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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sunday Evening Owls: Excerpts from the March version of the Harper’s Index. (And a vaccine ballot)

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Jail mortality is method up over the previous decade, and lots of inmates die whereas awaiting trial.

Evening Owls is a themed open thread showing at Day by day Kos seven days every week.


Chosen excerpts from the March version of Harper’s Index (not but on-line):

  • Share improve final yr in use of the phrase “technical difficulties” throughout company earnings calls: 310
  • In use of the phrase “you’re on mute”: 1,000
  • Of the phrase “unprecedented occasions”: 70,830
  • Estimated portion of nations that will likely be poorer in 2100 than they’d have been with out local weather change: ¾
  • Projected proportion change in common earnings by 2100 within the poorest 20 p.c of nations: -75
  • Within the richest 20 p.c of nations: 0
  • Share of oldsters aged 27 to 45 who’ve “a adverse imaginative and prescient of the longer term”: 92
  • Who remorse having kids: 6
  • Share improve within the mortality fee in massive U.S. jails over the previous decade: 35
  • Portion of inmates who died throughout that interval who had been awaiting trial: 2/3
  • Estimated proportion improve within the variety of U.S. deaths final yr: 15
  • Yr during which the US final noticed so nice a rise: 1918
  • Share of People who consider that 2021 will likely be higher than 2020 for them personally: 44
  • Who consider that 2021 will likely be higher for the world: 37

THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READING

Unity Over Bipartisanship, by Tom Perriello. Real bipartisanship is essentially illusory. To ship for People, Democrats want unity.

Lindsey Graham Predicts Kamala Harris Impeachment if GOP Retakes House, by Justin Baragona. The South Carolina senator additionally mentioned that the Republican Celebration wants to totally embrace Trump and make him the face of the social gathering in the event that they wish to win shifting ahead.

The Environmental Threat You’ve Never Heard Of, by Doug Johnson. It’s referred to as coastal darkening, and scientists are simply starting to discover its rising menace to all kinds of marine life.

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

On this date at Day by day Kos in 2012Orrin Hatch claims abortion is ’95 p.c’ of what Deliberate Parenthood does:

Sen. Orrin Hatch is a hardcore old-school conservative. For a lot of current historical past he was thought-about a conservative stalwart within the senate. That is not adequate for contemporary conservatism, nevertheless, which is based on being so completely batshit regressive that Ronald Reagan appears like a communist by comparability, and so Hatch has had his work lower out for him currently making an attempt to placate a base that considers him a traitor to the trigger.

Which could clarify statements like this, from Hatch:

Look, everyone knows that Deliberate Parenthood does 400,000 abortions a yr or extra, and but that is supported by the federal authorities. They declare that cash is not, uh, they do not use federal funds, nicely, about 95 p.c of all they do, from what I perceive, is abortion.

Oh! Within the senate playbook we name that “Pulling a Kyl.” Final yr, on the ground of the Senate, Sen. Jon Kyl famously declared abortion was “nicely over 90 p.c of what Deliberate Parenthood does.” It was an assertion so clearly and profoundly false that his workplace may do nothing however difficulty a now-famous press assertion that his declare was “not intended to be a factual statement.” Then, after changing into a nationwide laughingstock (nicely, extra so, anyway) Kyl “revised his remarks” within the congressional report to erase the declare, which you are able to do if you’re a senator, and which I feel senators consider alters the material of spacetime in such a method as to make the factor not have ever occurred.

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