When I was six, a substitute school bus driver asked me for my address. How the hell was I supposed to know? You’re the school bus driver. I’m six! But I digress.
Forget longitude and latitude.
As described in this 5-minute TED talk, the earth has been divided into 57 trillion 3-meter squares, with each assigned a unique three-word address. (The address for the Jefferson Memorial, for example: event.courier.tests.)
Click here to all but instantly find yours.
In the middle of a favela with no street signs — but have an Internet connection? Domino’s pizza — or the paramedics — will find you from those three words.
The deficit is ballooning under their stewardship and the Republicans want to cut taxes — massively — for the rich? Really? Didn’t we try this under George W. Bush? He exploded the debt but over eight years added fewer than 800,000 private sector jobs. Clinton raised taxes on the top 1%, as did Obama, bringing deficits back into line — and (between the two of them) adding more than 30 million private sector jobs. So I think we’ve proved it: slashing taxes for the rich creates deficits, not jobs. It’s irresponsible. And the Republicans are determined to do it. Again.
Quote of the Day
To the BELOVED REPUBLIC under whose equal laws I am made the peer of any man, although denied political equality by my native land, I dedicate this book with an intensity of gratitude and admiration which the native-born citizen can neither feel nor understand.~Dedication to Andrew Carnegie's Triumphant Democracy (Scribner's, 1886)
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