Wednesday Evening Owls: Excerpts from Harper’s Index

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Half of white college students are prone to dwell in class districts that included in-person courses of their reopening plans. Solely a fourth of Black and Latino college students do.

Evening Owls, a themed open thread, seems at Each day Kos seven days every week


35 DAYS UNTIL JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE


It’s time as soon as once more for excerpts from the Harper’s Index:

Portion of single Individuals who’ve had intercourse because the coronavirus pandemic started: 3/10

Portion of these single Individuals whose sexual companion was a roommate with whom they weren’t in a relationship: 1/4

Estimated worth of loans taken out by U.S. {couples} for canceled 2020 weddings: $3,700,000,000

Portion of U.S. adults who devour information on YouTube: 1/4

Share of YouTube information channels which might be oriented round a single individual: 44

Variety of climate-related disasters worldwide between 1980 and 1999: 3,656

Between 2000 and 2019: 6,681

Variety of international locations to which the Worldwide Financial Fund has granted pandemic loans: 81

Share of those mortgage agreements that strongly encourage austerity measures as soon as the disaster has ended: 84

Variety of hours that U.S. staff saved every day in commuting time from March to September final yr: 60,000,000

Share of this saved time that was spent working: 35

Share of U.S. employers with distant staff who say that productiveness has remained the identical or improved: 94

Estimated portion of white college students who dwell in U.S. college districts with reopening plans that included in-person studying: 1/2

Of Black and Hispanic college students who do: 1/4

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QUOTATION

“Winter represents relaxation, hibernation, and even dying. We humans–driven by our demanding work and college schedules–tend to neglect that winter is a time to decelerate, however our fellow animals and vegetation put together accordingly, permitting themselves a season of relaxation.”
          ~~Jill McKeeverThe Spirit of Botany: Fragrant Recipes and Rituals (2020)

TWEET OF THE DAY

BLAST FROM THE PAST

At Each day Kos on at the present time in 2017Trump’s bluster about pardoning Flynn is as idiotic as typical:

Here is an concept—after admitting that you simply knew your nationwide safety adviser had lied to the FBI and subsequently begging your FBI director to quash his investigation into it solely to fireside him for not doing so, you float the thought of pardoning the nationwide safety adviser who’s now broadly identified to be cooperating with that investigation.

It is so obstruction-y, only an idiot would do it, proper?

Requested whether or not he deliberate to pardon former nationwide safety adviser Michael Flynn, Trump mentioned “I do not need to discuss pardons for Michael Flynn but. We’ll see what occurs.”

Welcome to your Friday installment of Donald Trump’s stupidity. So yeah, this raises all types of issues about presidential energy, and so forth. However the truth of the matter is, many of the harm Flynn can do to Trump might be already executed, in any other case we most likely nonetheless wouldn’t even learn about Flynn’s plea settlement with federal authorities to start with. Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti laid it out fairly properly in a tweet thread.

“If Flynn is pardoned now,” Mariotti wrote, “the upside for Trump is far decrease than it will have been earlier as a result of Flynn has already advised Mueller all the things he is aware of. Moreover, if Flynn accepted a pardon, he couldn’t take the Fifth if referred to as to testify.”