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Astral Codex Ten • 9360 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. The ACX Grants Results for 2024 announced several innovative projects that received funding, ranging from lead-acid battery recycling in Nigeria to lobbying for changes in kidney donation laws.
  2. The grantees included projects like developing anti-mosquito drones, creating germicidal UV lightbulbs, and advocating for a specialized pandemic response team at the FDA.
  3. The ACX Grants covered a diverse range of causes, including animal welfare, educational attainment, political change, and innovative medical research like artificial kidney creation and phage therapy.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 3120 implied HN points • 15 Feb 24
  1. Several therapists have spoken out in fear that medical treatment of minors with gender dysphoria may be harming youths.
  2. Speakers like Tamara and Jamie, despite facing challenges, continue to advocate for the importance of speaking out regarding concerns about youth gender medicine.
  3. Supportive coalitions like The LGBT Courage Coalition and advice from whistleblowers are available for those considering speaking out on topics like pediatric gender medicine.
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti • 2378 implied HN points • 01 Feb 24
  1. The Oregon Supreme Court ruled against ten Republican state senators who staged a walkout over abortion, disqualifying them from reelection.
  2. Kentucky and Tennessee lawmakers are working on abortion legislation, with focus on repealing bans and providing more resources for patients.
  3. The anti-abortion movement is facing backlash, including activists violating the FACE Act and attempts to repeal clinic protection laws.
Today's Edition Newsletter • 7016 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. Efforts to hold Trump accountable through the courts are important, but defeating him at the ballot box is crucial.
  2. The DC Circuit judges were openly skeptical of Trump's claim of presidential immunity, leading to a bizarre court hearing.
  3. Speaker Mike Johnson is facing challenges within the GOP caucus, where some members are considering his removal.
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Erin In The Morning • 3832 implied HN points • 17 Jan 24
  1. Missouri is considering 9 anti-trans bills in a single day, making it a focal point for such legislation this year.
  2. The bills in Missouri target transgender people in various aspects of public life, from bathrooms to legal recognition.
  3. Local organizations like PROMO Missouri are mobilizing against the bills, urging people to sign petitions and testify in Jefferson City.
Rory’s Always On Newsletter • 471 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. The podcast Movers & Shakers discusses creating a charter for better treatment for people with Parkinson’s.
  2. The charter focuses on timely access to neurologists, better information on diagnosis, and increased government investment in Parkinson’s research.
  3. The charter also aims for access to specialized teams for Parkinson's patients and the introduction of a Parkinson's Passport for easier access to benefits and services.
Who is Robert Malone • 27 implied HN points • 20 Feb 24
  1. The post highlights personal heroes in the fight against COVID-19 policies, including Robert Kennedy and various politicians who took brave stances.
  2. The importance of alternative media and changing internet platforms for spreading information freely is emphasized.
  3. The need to fight against censorship, corruption, and misinformation by working together to bring the government to account and educate about the dangers of psywar campaigns and propaganda.
The Microdose • 275 implied HN points • 05 Feb 24
  1. Colorado's psilocybin program is expected to be fully operational by early 2025.
  2. Oregon's program highlighted the importance of allowing licensed professionals to participate in psilocybin services.
  3. Colorado is considering a tiered licensing model and enhanced training requirements for safe facilitation in their psilocybin program.
Fight to Repair • 138 implied HN points • 08 Feb 24
  1. EU has agreed on new repair laws requiring manufacturers to repair common household products and provide repair information to consumers.
  2. The new repair laws also allow consumers to borrow a device while theirs is being fixed and offer refurbished units as alternatives.
  3. Advocates are pushing for more expansive legislation beyond the new repair rules to increase repair accessibility and spare parts availability.
thezvi • 1893 implied HN points • 12 Dec 23
  1. The focus of the Balsa project is on repealing the Jones Act to make a positive impact.
  2. Another area of interest for Balsa is federal housing reform, aiming to address economic issues and expand policy reform.
  3. Balsa also plans to work on initiatives related to NEPA, aiming to replace current environmental regulations with cost-benefit analysis for development projects.
Rebekah’s Newsletter • 275 implied HN points • 30 Jan 24
  1. Urgent help needed for a police whistleblower in Georgia.
  2. Sign a petition, share Austin's story, and contact Georgia representatives to prevent honoring a corrupt police chief.
  3. Police whistleblower Austin Handle's experience showcases the importance of speaking up against corruption in law enforcement.
Freddie deBoer • 11525 implied HN points • 14 Jun 23
  1. The American mental healthcare system needs more than vague criticisms to be fixed.
  2. Expanding access to mental healthcare requires understanding and addressing the existing stigma and challenges within the system.
  3. Advocacy for mental healthcare should focus on realistic goals and solutions, rather than relying on vague critiques and unfounded assumptions.
All-Source Intelligence Fusion • 860 HN points • 08 Dec 23
  1. There is a concerted effort to shape online discourse and silence pro-Palestinian voices by pro-Israel forces in Silicon Valley.
  2. Pro-Israel groups are heavily involved in shaping media coverage and advocating for Israel in the public discourse.
  3. Efforts to suppress pro-Palestinian speech, influence media outlets, and lobby lawmakers are prominent in the pro-Israel information war.
Fight to Repair • 78 implied HN points • 29 Dec 23
  1. 2023 was a significant year in the fight for Right to Repair, with more states enacting laws to support repair rights.
  2. Key victories in 2023 included the enactment of right to repair laws in New York, Minnesota, California, Colorado, and Maine, covering a wide range of electronic and mechanical devices.
  3. The push for Right to Repair gained momentum in 2023, with hearings on Capitol Hill, legal actions against manufacturers like John Deere, and support from various government bodies like the EPA and FTC.
Steve Kirsch's newsletter • 3 implied HN points • 15 Feb 24
  1. Barbara Loe Fisher advocates for informed consent and discusses the risks and benefits of childhood vaccines.
  2. She founded the National Vaccine Information Center after her son experienced severe side effects from a vaccine.
  3. Ms. Loe Fisher actively raises awareness about vaccine science, policy, and the importance of understanding vaccine risks.
Fight to Repair • 78 implied HN points • 16 Nov 23
  1. Several states have been passing comprehensive right-to-repair laws, indicating that the movement is gaining traction and popularity.
  2. The concept of the Overton window helps understand how companies like Apple are adjusting their stance on repair due to legislative and consumer pressure.
  3. The focus is shifting towards challenges beyond just access to parts and information, with emerging concerns surrounding software restrictions and product design in the right-to-repair movement.
The DisInformation Chronicle • 665 implied HN points • 07 Mar 23
  1. Pandemic reporting should prioritize seeking facts over favoring biopharma public relations.
  2. Journalists should uphold journalistic ethics and verify claims before publishing articles.
  3. Advocacy journalism threatens democracy by undermining informed decision-making and should be countered with fact-based reporting.
Gotham by Susan Dyer Reynolds • 196 implied HN points • 07 Aug 23
  1. Jennifer Friedenbach is the executive director of Coalition on Homelessness and has faced criticism for her lack of qualifications and questionable financial decisions.
  2. The Coalition on Homelessness lacks transparency in their financial reports, with questionable classification of expenses and no clear demonstration of results.
  3. Friedenbach's involvement in conflicts of interest, such as granting her own nonprofit a large grant from an oversight committee she chairs, raises concerns about ethical practices in addressing homelessness issues.
Exasperated Infrastructures • 12 implied HN points • 11 Dec 23
  1. Andrew Lynch, known as vanshnookenraggen, got into mapping and transportation history out of pure curiosity and interest in urban planning.
  2. His work focuses on creating maps that visualize transportation systems and history to make complex information easier to understand.
  3. There's a need to connect land use policy with transportation policy, understand the political realities of planning, and engage communities effectively in urban planning decisions.
The Good Science Project • 53 implied HN points • 02 Sep 23
  1. The NIH is proposing changes to its mission statement that could impact research investments.
  2. The proposed changes include shifting focus to optimizing health and removing the goal to lengthen life.
  3. The discussion around language and semantics in the mission statement may not have a significant impact on actual medical research outcomes.
Exasperated Infrastructures • 4 implied HN points • 06 Jan 24
  1. Veronica O. Davis, PE advocates for repairing divided communities through inclusive transportation
  2. The book emphasizes engaging diverse stakeholders and reflecting on planning processes
  3. Success in transportation means prioritizing community needs, storytelling, and diversity in voices
Fight to Repair • 78 implied HN points • 09 Jan 23
  1. Deere signed an MOU with the American Farm Bureau Federation to provide some repair tools, but it may not give farmers complete access to necessary repair resources.
  2. Although the MOU is seen as a positive step, there are concerns about its enforcement and whether farmers will truly have all the tools needed for repairs.
  3. Despite the MOU, there are lingering questions about whether farmers will still require help from authorized providers for certain critical repairs.
Fight to Repair • 59 implied HN points • 13 Feb 23
  1. In Colorado, a new wheelchair repair law is enabling individuals like Bruce and Robin to have greater control over their power wheelchair settings and functions, previously controlled exclusively by manufacturers.
  2. Access to programmer applications under the law is streamlining repairs for power wheelchair users in Colorado, providing quicker diagnosis and solutions for malfunctions.
  3. The success of the wheelchair repair law in Colorado has inspired interest in similar legislation in other states, with potential challenges and opportunities for the disability community in promoting repair rights.
Gotham by Susan Dyer Reynolds • 39 implied HN points • 13 Mar 23
  1. A family has been fighting for justice for nearly five decades after a brutal murder and torture.
  2. Despite a guilty verdict and a death sentence, the killer has been eligible for parole, facing multiple hearings.
  3. The family and the public continue to seek support to keep the killer behind bars through public comments and letters to the parole board.