NYC streets bingo: Illegal 53-foot truck parked in a no-standing zone in front of a ghost bike
now it's also idling
if you're wondering how I confirmed the size of the truck, it's called investigative journalism

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14 Oct
she's pretty clearly laying the groundwork to become an independent, probably after the midterms
like the material reasons why she's acting like this are obvious but she's assiduously tending to her donor base and breaking ties with the local Dem party. you don't really need to do anything to "cash in" after one term, you need a donor base to run an independent campaign
to be clear, Jamelle is right (and I'd go father and call it "a bad strategy") but I think she's plainly very self-regarding and thinks she has brilliant and unique insights into politics
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4 Sep
after many months the supply chains have finally delivered the kid's new bike Image
want to see the kid on the bike? that might cost you.
!! ImageImageImage
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2 May
In U.S. cities there effectively isn't traffic enforcement besides speed cameras and pretextual stops. There's parking enforcement for some but you wouldn't call 911 on someone running a red and they'd scoff if you did. Cops don't chase people making illegal turns.
the reasons for this are pretty obvious: it's easier to stop scofflaws on foot and no one wants high-speed chases for any act of bad driving. but DOTs and mayors haven't really translated this into the obvious lesson that "enforcement" can't produce "Vision Zero."
you need to design streets differently and get people out of cars. (Suburbanites don't get this because out there for revenue reasons cops park out and wait for cars violating petty laws to stop.)
Read 5 tweets
2 May
doesn't code the same way because they're an anglosphere country/our jolly friends across the pond but the UK is rapidly becoming an "illiberal democracy" as Fareed Zakaria would put it. one reason the Tories are so strong is they absorbed supporters of the far-right parties.
anyway yeah if I were Scotland and NI I'd get the hell out and let England consign itself to its chosen fate
honestly don't know the deal with Wales
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20 Apr
this was just articulated better by @adamkotsko but the enraging thing about this and Pelosi's insane statement is that there's no whiff of regret or attempt at apology from people with actual power in the system that killed Floyd.
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11 Apr
i was taking notes to add to this thread while and after watching the most audience-insulting two-parter I can remember from any Trek franchise (I didn't watch much "Enterprise") and it ended at 1,700 words
(i will not post the 1,700 words)
"Terra Firma Part 2" concludes with the crew of Discovery holding an Irish Wake for the Mirror Universe's Caesar of the Terran Empire, who notoriously enslaved *and ate* members of the race of Discovery's current captain.
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