[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 day ago

Shadowrun Hong Kong is the proper sequel. The dragonfall expansion got a standalone director's cut release too.

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From Wikipedia: In business, and only in United States corporate law, a benefit corporation is a type of for-profit corporate entity whose goals include making a positive impact on society. Laws concerning conventional corporations typically do not define the "best interest of the corporation", which has led some to believe that increasing shareholder value (profits and/or share price) is the only overarching or compelling interest of a corporation. Benefit corporations explicitly specify that profit is not their only goal. Their activities may or may not differ much from traditional corporations.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 days ago

That was my post. I wanted to post about the poverty rate as well for juxtaposition, but saw that topic was already posted before me so I didn't.

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Do you know of a good home remedy for water filtration? I have a brita but I figured there was something a little less wasteful than buying new filters every few months.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 days ago

I had adblock so I missed that popup completely. How terrible

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For more local impact stories from the Investing in America Agenda, go here https://www.epa.gov/water-infrastructure/local-infrastructure-investment-stories

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Unprecedented funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is transforming communities across the state

LENEXA, KAN. (FEB. 20, 2024) - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $56,829,000 from President Biden's Investing in America Agenda for Kansas drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades.

The funding is part of the over $50 billion investment in water infrastructure upgrades from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law- the largest such investment in American history. Today's announcement will support essential water infrastructure that protects public health and treasured water bodies across the state. Almost half of this funding will be available as grants or principal forgiveness loans, ensuring that funds reach underserved communities most in need of investments in water infrastructure

"President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda continues to transform communities for the better with this latest infusion of funds for critical water infrastructure projects,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “With $50 billion in total, the largest investment in water infrastructure in our nation’s history, EPA will enable communities across the nation to ensure safer drinking water for their residents and rebuild vital clean water infrastructure to protect public health for decades to come."

"State Revolving Funds make water protection and progress possible for cities of all sizes,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Meghan A. McCollister. “We’re already seeing water projects funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in Kansas cities as large as Wichita and as small as Oketo. This over $56 million investment will allow Kansans to continue to address the needs and challenges that arise with aging water infrastructure.”

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The Civil Engineering Society gave the country's drinking water infrastructure a C- rating in 2021

WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration on Tuesday announced $5.8 billion in funding that will go out to every state and territory to help fix an ailing water infrastructure that continues to put millions of Americans' health at risk.

Michael Regan, administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday to promote the administration's efforts to ensure a safer drinking water system and more reliable wastewater infrastructure Projects underway in Pittsburgh - such as an effort to get rid of lead pipes - are among several across the country that are being funded through bipartisan 2021 legislation that designated $50 pillion toward improving water infrastructure.

"President Biden and I believe that every person in our country should have a right to clean water no matter where they live or how much money they make," Harris said in a news release from the EPA. "With this investment, we are continuing our urgent work to remove every lead pipe in the country and ensure that every American has access to safe and reliable drinking water."

The federal government won't pick the projects funded by the investment announced Tuesday. Rather, it will funnel the money to states, territories and tribes through the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund programs.

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On February 20, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas announced the thwarting of a 'hybrid operation' conducted by Russian security services within Estonia's borders. This operation, as reported by the Estonian news outlet ERR, involved the detention of 10 individuals linked to various offenses, notably the vandalism of Estonian Interior Minister Lauri Laanemets's vehicle in late 2023, an act believed to be a deliberate attack.

Margo Palloson, the director of the Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS), highlighted that the majority of those detained had prior criminal records.

The ISS posited that these acts were orchestrated at the behest of Russian special services, aiming to instill fear and escalate tensions within Estonian society.

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The Russian Supreme Court banned what the government called the LGBTQ “movement” in Russia in November, labeling it an extremist organization.

By The Associated Press

Police in Moscow were called to investigate alleged LGBTQ propaganda at a fan event dedicated to the cartoon series “My Little Pony,” organizers said Sunday.

The Mi Amore convention was closed by organizers early Saturday after officers arrived at the venue in the Russian capital, despite police being unable to find evidence of illegal activity.

"The police received a complaint claiming that our event promoted non-traditional relationships and related symbols, adult content for minors, and general horror and darkness,” event organizers wrote on Russian social media site VK Sunday. “Two police checks did not uphold these complaints.”

They said police initially asked them to shutter the event a few hours earlier than originally planned, but that organizers decided to close the convention earlier still after hearing unconfirmed reports of more officers heading toward the venue. Both organizers and volunteers were able to leave without incident, they said.

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Turkey has revoked the citizenship of Mahmoud Hussein, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s İstanbul faction, following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent visit to Egypt, the Al Arabiya news website reported, citing sources privy to the matter.

The Turkish government has thus significantly changed its stance towards the organization.

Sources told Al Arabiya that Hussein was informed of the revocation of his citizenship in recent days. The exact reasons for this drastic measure were not communicated to Hussein, prompting him to seek legal advice to understand the reason.

This development comes on the heels of Erdoğan’s landmark visit to Egypt.

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The Argentine government in January saw its first monthly budget surplus in nearly 12 years, as new President Javier Milei continues to push for strong spending cuts, the Economy Ministry announced.

January was the first full month in office for Milei, a far-right libertarian who took office in December, and it ended with a positive balance for public-sector finances of $589 million at the official exchange rate, the government said late Friday.

The figure includes payment of interest on the public debt.

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South Carolina lawmaker is one of more than 12,000 individuals on list kept by Russia’s state financial monitoring agency

The Republican senator Lindsey Graham, a key ally of Donald Trump, has been added to a list of “terrorists and extremists” kept by Russia’s state financial monitoring agency.

Tass, the state-run news agency, first reported the move by Rosfinmonitoring, which allows authorities to freeze Russian bank accounts, though in Graham’s case is likely to be chiefly symbolic.

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Note 1 USD= 10.4054 Swedish crowns. Sweden has sent ~$2,894,145,000.0 in aid since the war began.

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STOCKHOLM, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Sweden's defence ministry said on Tuesday the Nordic country will donate military aid to Ukraine worth some 7.1 billion Swedish crowns ($682 million), including the transfer of equipment and fresh cash for arms procurement.

It will be Sweden's 15th round of aid for Ukraine and the Nordic country's biggest such package to date, taking its overall aid since Russia's full-scale invasion in 2022 to around 30 billion crowns.

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‘Regardless of the scientific answer, Putin’s responsible for it,’ National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says of opposition leader’s death

The White House has announced that a new package of sanctions against Russia is set to go into effect following the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a Siberian prison camp.

The administration said the package would be released on Friday. This comes after President Joe Biden’s comments to reporters on Monday that he was considering new sanctions.

“We already have sanctions, but we are considering additional sanctions, yes,” he said.

On Friday, Mr Biden blamed the death of Mr Navalny on Russian President Vladimir Putin, noting that while the US was unsure what took place, it was “a consequence of something that Putin and his thugs did”.

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WARSAW, Poland — It's 7:30 in the evening in Warsaw, and public news broadcaster TVP Info is about to broadcast live to millions of viewers across Poland. Producers in a crowded control room scurry in and out, sometimes stopping to peer through a narrow window into a studio where the host reads from a teleprompter.

Everyone looks a little nervous, for at least two reasons: Nearly all of them are new hires, and this is a temporary studio while the police clear the station's downtown Warsaw headquarters of the last remnants of the old government.

"The former leadership are refusing to give up our headquarters and up until recently were refusing to leave the building, so we're here in this old sports newsroom on the edge of town," says TVP Info director Pawel Pluska, who has been on the job for less than a month.

"We're lacking desks, computers, and we're having problems sending and receiving transmissions, but we're figuring it out," he says with a shrug.

After eight years of government under the far-right nationalist Law and Justice party, Polish voters turned up in record numbers in a historic October election that heralded a new, liberal government under the leadership of Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

After being sworn-in in December, Tusk's new government immediately moved to retake the state-funded TVP. Under Law and Justice, the broadcaster had been transformed into a far-right propaganda machine, jeopardizing European Union funding to the country for violating the EU's democracy standards.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 5 days ago

We at least saw him get with that deer lady

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Russia has said it has taken full control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, its biggest gain since capturing Bakhmut last May, after a retreat by Ukrainian troops.

Ukrainian forces had withdrawn from the city in the industrial Donbas region to avoid encirclement, the army chief, Oleksandr Syrskyi, said on Saturday, adding that he had acted to “preserve the lives and health of servicemen”, stabilise the situation and move troops to more favourable defence lines.

Some Ukrainian troops were still holed up in a vast Soviet-era coke plant, one of Europe’s biggest, Russia said, describing the retreat as rushed and chaotic.

Ukraine’s military said there had been casualties in the retreat but that the situation had stabilised.

The capture of Avdiivka gives Russia full control of the area surrounding Donetsk, a large Ukrainian city that was seized by Russian proxy forces in 2014, and comes as the second anniversary of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine nears.

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After hosting town halls across the state, AG Phil Weiser said the merger would result in “higher prices, worse customer service”

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block a merger between the parent companies of Safeway and King Soopers.

In the lawsuit, Weiser said the merger would eliminate competition between the grocery store chains and hurt Colorado shoppers. It also violates the state’s antitrust laws and Weiser asked for a preliminary injunction, which would be decided by a district court judge.

“The fact that Kroger, after this merger, could be 50% of the supermarket market share in Colorado is a very clear flashing red light,” Weiser said during a news conference Wednesday. “And the fact that the last merger between Safeway and Albertsons had real harms to communities, to workers, to consumers and to producers, also speaks volumes.”

[-] [email protected] 162 points 1 month ago

Should be backpay and a half at least to make it an actual deterrent, but whatever

[-] [email protected] 114 points 2 months ago

I wonder if women will start getting medals for babies, like soviet times? Another question, if these women are raising 8 kids, and all the men are dead in a sunflower field south of Avdivika, who the hell is supposed to be working in Russia for the next generation? Just banking on enslaving Ukraine to pay for the cost of enslaving Ukraine?

[-] [email protected] 110 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

'Heard your feedback' is becoming the death flag of future fuckery these last few years

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