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No one’s sure how the windows on commuter buses between San Francisco and Silicon Valley keep getting smashed on a stretch of the 280 — maybe it’s a pellet gun, maybe it’s thrown rocks — but Apple and Google have informed employees who use the service that their commute…

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Libertarian wisdom holds that “the answer to bad speech is more speech,” but if you’re a Peter Thiel libertarian (that is, the kind of “freedom lover” who doesn’t think women should vote, wants to spy on everyone in the world, and secretly wields power to censor the free press),…

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Two trees in a fancy neighbourhood in Bristol, UK have had strips of anti-bird spikes nailed to their branches, rendering them “literally uninhabitable” by local wildlife, according to local Green Party councillor Paula O’Rourke. One resident, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed the spikes were “solely to…

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The Republican tax plan will exempt the 0.2% of Americans who pass on estates of $5.49 million (each) to their heirs, a tiny elite that includes most of the Trump cabinet of one-percenter plutocrats; under the Senate proposal, that exemption would double. The argument against inheritance…

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