Elon Musk has changed his Twitter bio to include the phrase "Imperator of Mars." As of Monday morning, Musk's full Twitter bio read: "Technoking of Tesla , Imperator of Mars." In addition, the bio included a single winking emoji. It is unclear what sparked the update to his social media account, which has more than 50 million followers. The term imperator is defined as "a commander in chief or emperor of the ancient Romans," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The Merriam-Webster website also provided a brief history of the term, which explained that it was borrowed from the Latin word "imperātor." It said the word imperātor is defined as a: "person giving orders, commanding officer, title of honor bestowed on a victorious general by his troops, title conferred by the Roman senate on Julius Caesar and Augustus and adopted by later successors." In its guide, Dictionary.com noted that the origin of the word imperator dates to between 1570 and 1580. It lists three … [Read more...] about Imperator Meaning As Elon Musk Changes Twitter Bio to ‘Imperator of Mars’
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WASHINGTON—Here in the U.S. capital, there’s been a lot of debate recently about what constitutes “infrastructure” — largely because President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan to rebuild it includes not just bridges, roads, wastewater treatment and the electrical grid, but also jobs for home-care workers, aid to small businesses, stronger unions and technological research. I started hearing people on the left in Toronto call this stuff “social infrastructure” at least a decade ago, but American Republicans are not having it. “Less than six per cent of the president’s plan goes to roads and bridges. It’s a liberal wish list of big-government waste,” Republican Sen. Tim Scott said on Wednesday in his rebuttal to Biden’s address to Congress. I’ve heard that kind of thing before too. In April 2019, Premier Doug Ford tried to cut $1 billion in funding to Toronto Public health as an attempt to eliminate what he called “big government waste.” At the time, he characterized the whole public … [Read more...] about What would Joe Biden call Doug Ford’s paid sick days?
Source: Aloïs Mobax/Pexels When we talk about animals, the words we use matter. But these words reflect our complicated relationship with animals, so our choices aren’t simple ones. Even when we consider the animal widely regarded as our closest friend, the dog, things get complicated. As Alexandra Horowitz writes in Our Dogs, Ourselves: “The dog’s place in society is steeped in contradiction. We sense their animalism (feeding them bones, taking them outside to pee), yet enforce an ersatz humanness (dressing them up in raincoats, celebrating their birthdays).” This is apparent in our choice of pronouns to talk about dogs, cats, and other animals. People vary in whether they refer to animals as it or he, she , and who – and, indeed, in whether all or only some animals are accorded particular pronouns. Recently, Aislinn Hunter, best-selling author of The Certainties (and many other books), told me about her approach to writing about animals : “In this book [ … [Read more...] about Animals Aren’t It: Pets, Pronouns, and Choices
If you’ve opened your phone today, there’s a good chance that you’ve already seen a post with the acronym BTW in it. Here’s what it means and how to use it. “By the Way” BTW stands for “by the way.” It’s used to insert a new idea into a conversation or to bring something up (like a reminder). It can also be used to change the subject of a discussion quickly. Even compared to other slang terms, BTW is one of the most popular acronyms on the internet. Alongside being used in millions of personal messages and social media posts every day, it can also be seen in website articles, advertisements, and even professional emails. It’s even spoken out loud in real life and has its own special pronunciation. BTW can be written in both uppercase and lowercase form. However, the lowercase “btw” is much more common, especially with the rise of mobile messaging. In the early 2000s, it was common to see it written as “B.T.W.” with periods in between the letters, but that version is no … [Read more...] about What Does “BTW” Mean, and How Do You Use It?
Joseph Kelly’s solution to the climate crisis is simple, affordable, and doesn’t require radically changing your life. Take a special blend of fungi that’s packaged in a cute orb, dissolve it in water like a bath bomb, and spray it once on your lawn to boost its ability to suck carbon dioxide from the air. A single orb “helps you easily capture one ton of CO2” in your lawn every year for at least a decade, Kelly said in a Kickstarter campaign for his company NetZero that launched in January. Lawns, he claimed, could capture 20% of US emissions — bigger than the carbon footprint of the entire agricultural sector. If this sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. The real Joseph Kelly is no climate hero. He’s a charismatic but vindictive huckster who has spent more than a decade in a vicious cycle of rebranding himself, using shady business tactics, and threatening people who cross him, including by allegedly using fake aliases. As a climate entrepreneur, Kelly has … [Read more...] about Magic Mushrooms: This Scammer Is Twisting Science In A Scheme To Save The World
IMAGN 12:09 PM PT -- Tampa Bay Bucs GM Jason Licht says the team has already been in touch with Davis and they will work on ways to help him learn and grow from this experience. "Words carry weight and it is incumbent upon all of us to have a thorough understanding of the words we choose and the effect they may have on others," Licht said in a statement. 12:09 PM PT -- "We look forward to working with Carlton to find appropriate ways to learn from this experience and continue our joint efforts to put an end to all forms of social and racial injustices." The Bucs also pointed out Carlton has been an active member of the team's Social Justice Player Board and has a sterling reputation with the organization. Super Bowl champion Carlton Davis is in hot water for tweeting out a VERY offensive Asian slur -- though Davis claims he didn't know the "dark" history behind the word. "Gotta stop letting g***s in Miami," the Tampa Bay Bucs cornerback posted on … [Read more...] about TB Bucs’ Carlton Davis Apologizes for Tweeting Asian Slur, Team Vows to Help Him Learn