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TED Talks, global climate summit coming to Michigan this summer

DETROIT – An international climate conference will come to Michigan this summer for a series of TED Talks meant to accelerate environmental action on a global scale.

TED Countdown will host its second climate action summit from July 11-14 in Detroit. The event will feature TED Talks on real-world climate solutions and immersive field trips with local innovators pursuing sustainability.

The guest list will feature those among the world’s top thinkers and innovators on climate solutions.

The four-day climate conference will include hundreds of participants attending more than 40 TED Talks, interviews, and performances, as well as breakout sessions on topics like regenerative agriculture and how to fund climate adaptation.


Canadian snowbird wants answers:


Democrats introduced a resolution today that condemns hateful rhetoric in politics.

In an attempt to avoid voting on the resolution, the GOP locked themselves in their caucus room, only to emerge and try to have me cut off Rep. Arbit's microphone so he couldn't continue to speak, all because they didn't want to vote on condemning false Holocaust equivalencies.


Twitter Verified: On April 1st, we will begin winding down our legacy verified program and removing

On April 1st, we will begin winding down our legacy verified program and removing legacy verified checkmarks. To keep your blue checkmark on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue here: https://twitter.com/i/twitter_blue_sign_up

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Lace up your corsets: Netflix has released the first trailer for 'Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton...

Lace up your corsets: Netflix has released the first trailer for 'Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,' a spinoff of the popular romance series.


He hits on a minor and it's her fault? The misogyny and internalized misogyny is dripping here.

Good lawd...

Sunshine on a stick:


New law allows anti-abortion monument at Arkansas Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a new law that will allow a monument near the state Capitol marking the number of abortions performed in Arkansas before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.

Sanders’ office said Friday night that the Republican governor signed the bill that will allow the creation of a privately funded “monument to the unborn” on the Capitol grounds. The bill, approved by lawmakers last week, requires the secretary of state to permit and arrange the placement of the monument.

It also requires the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission to oversee the selection of the artist and the design of the monument, with input from anti-abortion groups.

A law Arkansas approved in 2019 banning nearly all abortions took effect last year when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the 1973 Roe decision. Arkansas’ ban only allows abortions to save the life of the mother in a medical emergency.

Tennessee lawmakers approved legislation in 2018 allowing a similar privately funded monument on its Capitol grounds. The monument has not yet been installed.


Very sweet/heartwarming: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed a law guaranteeing free breakfast...

This is us.

The Cure Says Ticketmaster Will Issue Refunds After Fee Complaints

The band said it wanted to make its North American tour “affordable for all,” but after tickets went on sale this week, fans said that fees had ratcheted up the price.

The Cure’s frontman, Robert Smith, said on Thursday that Ticketmaster will provide $5 and $10 refunds to fans who purchased tickets for the band’s North American tour after the band complained to the company about high fees.

In recent months, Ticketmaster faced increased criticism from ticket buyers as well as from members of Congress who accused its owner, Live Nation Entertainment, of being a monopoly that hinders competition and harms fans.

Mr. Smith said on Twitter that Ticketmaster would provide the refunds. “Ticketmaster have agreed with us that many of the fees being charged are unduly high,” he wrote.


Mr. Smith said that people who had purchased the lowest-priced tickets would automatically receive a $10 refund per ticket and that all other ticket buyers would get a $5 refund. He said that these refunds applied to people who had purchased tickets as a “verified fan,” a Ticketmaster system that requires people to register to gain early access to ticket sales.


JFC.... someone from MI posted this on Twitter earlier (venue: Pine Knob):

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