As discussed previously, this is my weekly Twitter roundup. Note that tweets of articles generally include header images from the articles, which are not included here unless they happen to be available under a free license. Most are not.
I also don’t generally attach pictures to posts with quotations.
9:05 – Mon 16 March 2020
…subsidize through their taxes the philanthropic preferences of the wealthy—a novel form of confiscation of public goods and control derived from wealth.
12:01 – Mon 16 March 2020
It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.
9:02 – Tue 17 March 2020
This chief hopes Yorùbá speakers adopt his newly invented ‘talking alphabet’ from Global Voices
Some language advocates contend that using Latin, a foreign script, to encode African languages, keeps the continent in an enslaved mindset.
12:02 – Tue 17 March 2020
People who pin their faith to a catchword never feel the necessity of understanding anything.
9:04 – Wed 18 March 2020
Leaves, which are positively charged, produce small amounts of electricity when they come in contact with the tree trunk or any other negatively-charged material Lotero says.
12:05 – Wed 18 March 2020
Every person is responsible for only the good within his abilities, and for no more, and no one can tell whose sphere is the largest.
Mary Abigail Dodge
9:01 – Thu 19 March 2020
The Most Critical Fight Against Trump’s Border Wall You’ve Never Heard Of from VICE Motherboard
In opposition, the Esto’k Gna tribe has joined forces with the Ramirezes and other local landowners, reviving ancestral villages along the length of the Rio Grande.
12:03 – Thu 19 March 2020
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
9:03 – Fri 20 March 2020
What if small business owners can’t pay their bills on time, because of the sudden drop in shoppers?
12:04 – Fri 20 March 2020
Africa was the privileged hunting-ground of Europe and America, and the flag of different nations hung a sign of death on the coasts of Congo and Guinea, and for years unbroken silence had hung around the horrors of the African slave-trade.
Because it accidentally became a tradition early on in the life of the blog, here’s a sixth article that didn’t fit into the week, but too weird to not mention.
“The opposition that’s been most visible is from John Deere,” Scarr told Motherboard over the phone ahead of the committee hearing. “We’ve heard rumors that they’ve cut a deal with the American Farm Bureau to keep the Farm Bureau from lobbying in support of the bill.”
For context on this, see John Deere Thinks People Will Pirate Music With In-Car Computers.
Credits: Header image is Circular diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week from a manuscript drafted during the Carolingian Dynasty.
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