Michigan elections chief claims Trump wanted her arrested for treason and executed

rawstory.com/jocelyn-benson-tr

"In an interview set to air Thursday evening on "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt," Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will explain that then-President Donald Trump suggested she be arrested for treason and executed."

A SpaceX flight attendant said Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence.

businessinsider.com/spacex-pai

“She accused Musk of exposing his erect penis to her, rubbing her leg without consent, and offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage, according to interviews and documents obtained by Insider.”

Our Braided Bread

In my native New York, I don’t feel the need to perfume the air around me with the sweet scent of challah. But here in Iowa, there is a void I need to fill.

longreads.com/2022/05/19/our-b

"BREAKING: Uncovered IRS tax records of 26 U.S. billionaires show they paid an average tax rate of just 4.8% from 2013 to 2018, despite collectively gaining $500 billion in wealth

Effective tax rates
Buffett: 0.1%
Bezos: 1.1%
Zuckerberg: 1.1%
Koch: 1.3%
Bloomberg: 1.8%
Musk: 2.1%"

🧵 twitter.com/4TaxFairness/statu

Oklahoma Legislature passes bill banning abortions after 'fertilization'

cnn.com/2022/05/19/politics/ok

'Oklahoma's legislature on Thursday passed a bill that would ban abortions from the moment of 'fertilization' and allow private citizens to sue abortion providers who 'knowingly' perform or induce an abortion 'on a pregnant woman.'"

Ending Roe v Wade is just the beginning

Conservatives are animated by a vision of 1950s-style white Christian patriarchal dominance – it is the only order they will accept for America

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

We Should Say It. Russia Is Fascist.

If Vladimir Putin prevails in Ukraine, fascists around the world will take comfort.

nytimes.com/2022/05/19/opinion

"The war against Ukraine is... a return to traditional fascist language and practice. Other people are there to be colonized. Russia is innocent because of its ancient past. The existence of Ukraine is an international conspiracy. War is the answer."

Glitch acquired by cloud service provider Fastly

The coding platform will continue under the new owner

theverge.com/2022/5/19/2312634

"Glitch’s 14-person staff will all make the move over to Fastly. This does, however, spell the end for Glitch’s union, which made history last year when it signed the white collar tech world’s first collective bargaining agreement. The union will be dissolved as employees are transferred to the new entity."

The 5th Circuit just dismantled the SEC's power to enforce securities law. This decision is beyond radical. It is nihilistic.

twitter.com/mjs_DC/status/1527

You know how less than 3 weeks ago the Alito opinion was leaked + suddenly Republican politicians noticed a baby formula shortage that’s been an issue since February—but 192 of them voted against solving that problem?

Yeah. So.

Reminder of how the 1/6 investigation is going.

🧵 twitter.com/LynzforCongress/st

People typically associate apps with smartphones (in definition apps are just programs designed to execute tasks that don't run the computer itself). But apps are common in premodern books.

A 🧵 on app technology in this book from 16th-century England!/1

twitter.com/Sonja_Drimmer/stat

It's an antique Hipster PDA!

Impor­tant genetic ori­gin of our senses iden­ti­fied

Researchers have deciphered the function of a gene that is essential for the formation of neural structures in the head of vertebrates and their perception of the environment.

uibk.ac.at/en/newsroom/2022/im

Digital enchantment holds too much sway over big tech regulation

There is a critical balance to be struck between pushing boundaries while grasping that those limits exist for a reason

ft.com/content/9e91e936-8448-4

Rice cultivation recorded at Neolithic site from 8000 years ago

A study by the joint archaeological team of the National Museum of China, Nanjing Museum and Sihong County Museum has found evidence of rice cultivation at a Neolithic site from 8,000 years ago.

heritagedaily.com/2022/05/rice

Is it time to leave Twitter for Mastodon?

When Elon Musk announced the Twitter deal, the open-source social network gained more than 30,000 users in a day. I tried it

ft.com/content/d3be2f7a-3705-4

The wonder material graphene may have found its killer app

It will help decarbonise industry, produce greener concrete and make hydrogen

economist.com/science-and-tech

Elon Musk proves once again that the rules don't apply to him

cnn.com/2022/05/17/business/el

"The financial penalties that regulators or business partners might put in place mean little to someone as wealthy as Musk. He's walking, tweeting proof that normal rules don't apply to the ultra-rich if they choose to ignore them."

Who Else Can See Your Period Tracker Data?

Apps can be a great way to stay on top of your health. They let users keep track of things like exercise, mental health, the quality of their skin, and even menstrual cycles.

npr.org/2022/05/17/1099549331/

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