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GOP candidate calls woman 'young and naive' for asking about fossil fuel industry donations
"You've said that climate change is a result of people's body heat, and are refusing to take action on the issue," Strauss said. "Does this have anything to do with the $200,000 that you have taken from the fossil fuel industry?"

Wagner laughs off the question initially, calling Rose naive — prompting applause and laughter from the crowd. "Are we here to elect a governor or elect a scientist?" Wagner asked.
politics  usa  pennsylvania  corruption  elections  environment 
july 2018 by iamfantastikate
Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives in Pittsburgh This Month
Starting later this month, Uber will allow customers in downtown Pittsburgh to summon self-driving cars from their phones, crossing an important milestone that no automotive or technology company has yet achieved. Google, widely regarded as the leader in the field, has been testing its fleet for several years, and Tesla Motors offers Autopilot, essentially a souped-up cruise control that drives the car on the highway. Earlier this week, Ford announced plans for an autonomous ride-sharing service. But none of these companies has yet brought a self-driving car-sharing service to market.
futurology  transportation  u.s.a.  pennsylvania 
august 2016 by iamfantastikate
9-year-old reporter defends homicide coverage after backlash
She went to the scene to get the details and posted a story and video clip on her website the "Orange Street News" later that day.

Soon after, her Facebook page and YouTube channel were clogged with negative comments urging her to "play with dolls" and have a tea party, and questioning her parents' judgment in letting her do such work.
children  amazing-youngsters  media  equality  gender  u.s.a.  pennsylvania  sexism 
april 2016 by iamfantastikate
Philadelphia Pizza Lovers Pay It Forward One Slice At A Time
Over the past nine months, Wartman says, clients have bought 8,400 slices of pizza for their homeless neighbors. He kept track of the prepaid slices with Post-it notes on the walls until he hit about 500 free slices. Then the accounting system became untenable. He now keeps track at the register.
uplifting  food  pennsylvania  poverty  homelessness  amazing  amazing-men  u.s.a. 
february 2015 by iamfantastikate

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