COVID risk chart for activities. Courtesy of the Texas Medical Association.

'The Joe Rogan Experience' helps Spotify win $20 million deal with Omnicom: "'Audio has worked really well for our clients and we have seen tremendous results,' she says. 'But what was missing was the addressability.'" sobr.org/gz4

Google, Amazon Funnel Over $20 Million to Virus Conspiracy Sites: “The Global Disinformation Index is a U.K.-based research group that provides disinformation risk ratings on media sites” [This isn’t “funneling”. It’s just ad sales.] sobr.org/gz2

This is a very good book. “City of Sedition” by John Strausbaugh. [No Amazon link cause buy local 😊] sobr.org/gyY

Justices rule states can bind presidential electors' votes: "The ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia..." sobr.org/gyJ

Hot Summer Epic Fail - New Climate Models Exaggerate Midwest Warming by 6X: "What I find particularly troubling is that the climate modelers are increasingly deaf to what observations tell us." sobr.org/gyB

Jeff Bezos's wealth hits a new high of $172 billion, surpassing pre-divorce record: “Bezos has added $56.7 billion to his net worth just this year.” [I realize this is paper wealth, but the numbers are just obscene at this point.] sobr.org/gyq

Royal Dutch Shell and Unilever leaving the Netherlands for Britain: “Shell has consistently lobbied against the [15%] dividend tax, which it says makes financing dividends, share buy-backs and acquisitions more difficult.” sobr.org/gyh

Reality Beckons - Even Bigger Payroll Gains, Much Less Fuss Over Them: “...there are actually two labor markets at the moment. Occupying the same geographic space but separated otherwise by every factor that’s meaningful...” sobr.org/gyg

“We have 50 states going in 50 different directions, and as a result we are seeing these record rises“ [This panacea of forcing every state to behave the same is why scientists should stick to science and stop recommending policy.] sobr.org/gyc

Artifact. To make that house livable would corrupt it's history too much. @tedchoward RE: Computer Software and Historic Buildings sobr.org/gy0

Trump just dropped nearly $100 million on fall TV campaign ads in swing states: "The buys are advance bookings—essentially prepaid reservations of airtime—for Labor Day through Election Day." sobr.org/gxX

June jobs another blowout - 4.8M added. Unemployment at 11.1%. sobr.org/gxG

Twitter removes image tweet by Trump over NYT copyright complaint. [I hope there is some legal follow up on this. I’m interested how the law handles their copyright vs his rights to his own likeness. Interesting.] sobr.org/gxD

Wicker(R), Sinema(D), Blumenauer(D), Fitzpatrick(R) Introduce the RESTAURANTS Act: "The legislation would establish a $120 billion revitalization fund to help independent restaurants..." sobr.org/gxA

A continually updated list of brands joining the Facebook ad boycott - AdAge [This is a lot. Momentum.] sobr.org/gwY

Memo: The New York Times lays off 68 people, mostly in advertising: “while the cuts are driven by the pandemic, they also ‘reflect long-term trends in our business’” sobr.org/gwT

Gilead prices COVID-19 drug remdesivir at $2,340 per patient in developed nations: “Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat from Texas, said it was ‘an outrageous price for a very modest drug, which taxpayer funding saved from a scrap heap of failures.’” sobr.org/gwS

House Democrats Call for ‘Negative Emissions’ in Climate Plan: “In this point in time coming out of Covid-19 when we need to rebuild our economy, this gives us an unusual opportunity to really tackle the climate crisis and build our economy in a green fashion.” sobr.org/gwR

India Bans TikTok, Dozens of Other Chinese Apps After Border Clash - WSJ sobr.org/gwQ

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