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June 15, 2021

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Lemmings of Wall St and the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

Ok kids, let’s play a new game it’s called, “fact checking with statistics!” So today we’ll be fact checking the growing story of the suicidal bankers. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a kerfuffle within the edges of journalism (Daily Mail, NY Post, RT to name a few). People are flipping out that 12 bankers have killed themselves recently. And by recently, I mean in since the beginning of 2014. This from the Daily Mail. So, let’s play this game. Without knowing anything other than what I told you, does that seem odd? Sure. Twelve people involved in the same business kill…

Broken Trust: Victims of Pipeline Spills Tell Their Stories – from Julie Dermansky

Broken Trust: Victims of Pipeline Spills Tell Their Stories (via Desmogblog) Evaluating pipeline safety is the business of engineers and scientists, but evaluating the human cost of transporting hazardous materials near people’s homes is best left to those who’ve experienced the fallout. Homeowners shared their experiences…