Friday, December 16, 2016

Things I learned lately - 16 December

  • There is a Chrome web browser extension that will change every picture of Donald Trump to pictures of kittens, on the fly.
  • 1000 people showed up for an anti-carbon tax rally in Calgary lately. Which was organized by Ezra Levant's The Rebel Media group and featured Conservative leadership candidates. So I think what they meant was 1000 people attended a federal Conservative leadership rally, under the guise of an anti-carbon tax rally.
  • The 100 block of South Leamington Avenue in Chicago, has seen, in the past year alone, at least 15 people hit by gunfire in nine separate shooting incidents.
  • In an effort to combat homelessness, Portland Oregon has passed a law that raises corporate taxes on companies whose CEOs make significantly more than their employees. Companies will see a 10% increase on their tax rate if the CEO makes 100 times the average employee, 25% increase if they make 250 times the average salary. The goal is to help decrease the homeless population, which accounts for roughly 1,800 people sleeping on the street each night.
  • Google, already the world's largest corporate buyer of renewable power, plans to buy 100% of its energy from renewable sources in 2017.
  • By 2025 there will be no more diesel vehicles in Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens.
  • In the US, almost 77% of inmates are re-arrested within 5 years of release. In Norway, only 20% of inmates re-offend.
  • Daimler is planning to invest $11 billion in electric cars.

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