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Exclusive: Mayor of Los Angeles Repeatedly Witnessed Top Adviser’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct, Sources Say

Exclusive: Mayor of Los Angeles Repeatedly Witnessed Top Adviser’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct, Sources Say

SubscribeIt would mean so much to me if you would subscribe to my newsletter by clicking the button above or the button at the end of this post. You can subscribe for free, but I would be grateful if you would subscribe for just $6.99 a month or $49.99 a year…especially if you enjoy my Twitter feed.If you want to post this edition on social media, please use the button above.This summer, a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department filed a lawsuit against the city. Officer Matthew Garza, who had served on the security detail that protects Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, alleged...

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Elevated Volatility Amid Elevated Uncertainty

Elevated Volatility Amid Elevated Uncertainty

SubscribeTHIS IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE. Please speak with a registered investment advisor or other qualified financial professional before making any investment decisions.Barring the passing of a significant stimulus package in the United States, it is expected that there will be little to drive markets outside of their recent ranges until the election. You may recall that last week we highlighted that the VIX (the US benchmark volatility index) had closed above 20 for 158 trading days, the longest streak since during the global financial crisis. Despite rising stock prices, implied levels...

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Endorsements for Human Civilization

Endorsements for Human Civilization

SubscribeSPECIAL EDITION Tying the tourniquet. I’ve lived in San Francisco for ten years. In that time, our budget has more than doubled and just about every responsibility under the purview of our elected leadership — housing, homelessness, drug abuse, education, public transportation — has significantly degraded. Unfortunately, our opportunity to improve the city is limited this election cycle. With just a small handful of exceptions, which we’ll get to in a moment, we’re mostly looking at races between useless people and crazy people, or between crazy people and somehow even crazier...

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Axial - Inventors #5

Axial - Inventors #5

SubscribeMore well thought out work can be found at — Axial partners with great founders and inventors. We invest in early-stage life sciences companies often when they are no more than an idea. We are fanatical about helping the rare inventor who is compelled to build their own enduring business. If you or someone you know has a great idea or company in life sciences, Axial would be excited to get to know you and possibly invest in your vision and company . We are excited to be in business with you - email us at   A set of ideas and observations on inventions and discoveries in life...

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Twilight of the Media Elites

Twilight of the Media Elites

SubscribeIn what’s becoming a Pull Request tradition, this is a companion piece to , the great prophet of the media revolt. The two are best understood in tandem; this is an elaboration on and reaction to : part review, part reply, part tangent.The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear. -Antonio Gramsci, Prison NotebooksCOVID has been the great accelerant of every budding trend: Virtual kitchens instead of restaurants, physical stores turning into e-commerce fulfillment centers,...

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The biggest problems we face, are social, not technological.

The biggest problems we face, are social, not technological.

SubscribePhoto by from I remember scrolling through Twitter as SpaceX was on the verge of history. They would soon be the first private company to launch NASA astronauts into space. A massive step towards making space exploration more accessible to the masses.I should have been excited. I wasn’t. I mean it hadn’t been because Musk had shown himself an utter idiot on matters of the pandemic. There was definitely that. But it had far more to do with the pandemic; not only the lives lost but far more obviously the sort of socio-political changes going on at the time.The protests had just...

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Axial - Observations #32

Axial - Observations #32

SubscribeMore well thought out work can be found at — Axial partners with great founders and inventors. We invest in early-stage life sciences companies often when they are no more than an idea. We are fanatical about helping the rare inventor who is compelled to build their own enduring business. If you or someone you know has a great idea or company in life sciences, Axial would be excited to get to know you and possibly invest in your vision and company . We are excited to be in business with you - email us at   A set of ideas and observations from a week’s worth of work analyzing...

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Will Eric Adams Apologize?

Will Eric Adams Apologize?

SubscribeEric Adams had no trouble standing out when he took the stage at the National Action Network’s Martin Luther King Day celebration in January. The two-term Brooklyn borough president, Adams is one of the leading candidates for mayor. Reporters were paying attention, hoping for news. A Democrat , Adams did not disappoint. “You were here before Starbucks. You were here before others came and decided they want to be part of this city,” Adams the crowd. “Folks are not only hijacking your apartments and displacing your living arrangements—they displaced your conversations and said the...

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Feature: Sumitomo Metal Mining to step up lithium nickel oxide production, battery research

Feature: Sumitomo Metal Mining to step up lithium nickel oxide production, battery research

SubscribeJapan’s Sumitomo Metal Mining plans to increase its battery-grade lithium nickel oxide production to match an expected uptick in demand from electric vehicles, Power Materials reports. According to a company , Sumitomo will both increase its lithium nickel oxide production and step up its research efforts on next-gen batteries “...to meet the growing demand for automobile secondary batteries as the push toward electric automobiles grows.”The company’s Isoura Plant will increase capacity from 4,550 tons/month to 4,850t/m beginning in mid-2022. “While the scale of our production...

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Axial - Observations #31

Axial - Observations #31

SubscribeMore well thought out work can be found at — Axial partners with great founders and inventors. We invest in early-stage life sciences companies often when they are no more than an idea. We are fanatical about helping the rare inventor who is compelled to build their own enduring business. If you or someone you know has a great idea or company in life sciences, Axial would be excited to get to know you and possibly invest in your vision and company . We are excited to be in business with you - email us at   A set of ideas and observations from a week’s worth of work analyzing...

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Powell Policy: Too much is better than not enough

Powell Policy: Too much is better than not enough

SubscribeTHIS IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE. Please speak with a registered investment advisor or other qualified financial professional before making any investment decisions.It has been widely reported that in 2008, during the heart of the financial crisis, the Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson (a former Goldman Sachs CEO), was pleading with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democrat leadership to support a proposed rescue package that Paulson and his team had constructed to save the American financial system. At one point, in a moment of levity, the former Goldman Sachs CEO kneeled in...

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Power Materials Weekly

Power Materials Weekly

SubscribeIn this issue: US eyes rare earth production from coal, Tesla approaches BHP nickel deal, Toyota partners on fuel cell truck for North America, NY state introduces ICE vehicle ban proposal, and more. US government awards $1.95m to 13 coal-to-rare earth projects The US Department of Energy has awarded a collective $1.95 million to 13 projects aiming to extract rare earth elements from coal, Power Materials learns from a government . The projects must produce 1-3 tonnes per day or rare earth oxides or rare earth salts, alongside other critical minerals - or 75% CM or REE by...

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Why a top Axios investor will 'take its focus off' media

Why a top Axios investor will 'take its focus off' media

SubscribeThe big news out of VC land the other day was that Greycroft had raised $680m to invest in early and growth stage start-ups across two new funds. The New York and LA-based investor has backed the likes of Axios, Bird and Bumble, which is reportedly planning a 2021 IPO, in the past. Greycroft co-founder and partner Dana Settle, however,that media assets, such as past investee Huffington Post (Greycroft exited in 2011 and Verizon now owns the business), will be ‘less of a focus’ for the firm going forward. Greycroft is instead looking for businesses with subscription-backed models in...

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Ian Silvera
Oct 9
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Aggie I Scream 

Aggie I Scream 

Subscribecon·text/ˈkäntekst/nounthe circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.In the age of the coronavirus pandemic nothing is the same as it was last year. That's a fact; nothing is up for debate in 2020. Press conferences are mostly private -- now teleconferences in empty rooms where the head coach of a sports team is seated at the podium. He is speaking to his small team of public relations people -- and no one else for safety reasons. So when Utah State football coach Gary Andersen sat at last...

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Life Sciences Financings and Commentary #28

Life Sciences Financings and Commentary #28

SubscribeMore well thought out work can be found at — Axial partners with great founders and inventors. We invest in early-stage life sciences companies often when they are no more than an idea. We are fanatical about helping the rare inventor who is compelled to build their own enduring business. If you or someone you know has a great idea or company in life sciences, Axial would be excited to get to know you and possibly invest in your vision and company . We are excited to be in business with you - email us at   Number of deals: 15 & Total capital invested: $677.5M- raised $71.5M from...

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Joshua Elkington
Oct 11
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Building The Jetson's House

Building The Jetson's House

SubscribePositron is a blog that covers topics related to technology, business, society, and everything in between that glues it all together. In this post, I take a look at the classic American cartoon “The Jetsons”. Source: Warner Media The Jetsons, a 1960s counterpart to The Flintstones, is a well known, classic American cartoon. Written by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and set in the bustling world of 2062, The Jetsons imagines a world of the future filled with fantastical machinations which help us go about our daily lives. While the show is filled with already outdated cultural...

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Denalex Orakwue
Sep 22
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#5: This week's 103 remote opportunities from 2750 Remotists companies

#5: This week's 103 remote opportunities from 2750 Remotists companies

SubscribeDear User,Welcome to our fifth Remotists 2.0 Newsletter..All feedback is welcome.Account management- at Exabeam | Remote Central US-  at Upside | Remote-  at Exabeam | Remote West coast-  at Squire | Remote-  at BookNook | Remote US-  at Auth0 | Remote -  at Attentive | New York, US or Remote US-  at Plastiq | Remote US-  at Luxury Presence | RemoteCustomer Support-  at FruitStreet | Remote US-  at BookNook | Remote-  at Lively | Remote-  at The Infatuation & Zagat | Remote-  at ModSquad | RemoteDesign & UX-  at FullStory | Atlanta, US or Remote US or Remote CA-  at Flatfile.io |...

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I just published: “Follow The Science? There's No Science Behind Any Of This”

I just published: “Follow The Science? There's No Science Behind Any Of This”

SubscribeHey free subscribers!I just published another report exclusively for paid subscribers, titled: “.”The pro-restrictionist “public health experts” who claim to be “following the science” on COVID-19 are not, in fact, following the science, because the science would tell them to immediate cease and desist from the madness they are promoting. Over the course of the past year, panic peddling “public health experts” in the United States and abroad have revealed themselves as thoughtless, hyper-political, egomaniacal, corrupt quack doctors and , who are propped up by an elite-in-name-only...

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Oct 5
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From the Hill

From the Hill

SubscribeLike most other sectors in the world, the venture capital and private equity industries are facing a challenge like never before. The current uncertain market conditions mean that investors, by and large, are more bearish and – in Southeast Asia’s case – has dampened the bullish activity we have seen in the region’s VC and PC industries over the past decade. In this special edition of From the Hill, we take a close look at why COVID-19 will not stymie Southeast Asia’s VC and PE activity for long and why governments will continue to play a pivotal role in the success of both...

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Oct 2
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Moving Beyond the Bad Faith Arguments

Moving Beyond the Bad Faith Arguments

SubscribeSo, it turns out the mind-numbing combination of constant study and lack of sleep that goes with the first two exams of the fall semester are not conducive to getting weekly newsletters put out. But here it is. After pulling myself from the depths of studying the theoretical perspectives on international relations, I managed to throw together a new issue of the Self-Evident newsletter, taking aim at both bad faith arguments on Supreme Court nominations as well as a dirty rotten no good conflagration some are still calling a debate.Get the Self-Evident newsletter in your inbox:The...

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Justin Stapley
Oct 6
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While the Going is Good: Accommodative Policies, Reflation, and the IPO Boom

While the Going is Good: Accommodative Policies, Reflation, and the IPO Boom

SubscribeTHIS IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE. Please speak with a registered investment advisor or other qualified financial professional before making any investment decisions.In the past week, global economic data continued to demonstrate improvement but the pace of growth and economic healing has slowed. In recent weeks, Federal Reserve members have consistently expressed the need for, and benefits of, additional fiscal stimulus. As discussions between Democrats and Republicans escalated, US and global markets responded frequently and substantively to headlines related to progress on a new...

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Michelle
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Imperfect Projections

Imperfect Projections

SubscribeWithin the two dominant fields in private investing, venture capital and private equity, each seem to have their financial formula north star. What the DCF is to PE, the LTV:CAC ratio is to VC (excuse the crude generalization and just go with it). Both are critical calculations in understanding the present value of a company. Yet, both have 2 flaws, which stem from the assumptions given to their mathematical variable inputs. Below are some brief thoughts on these inputs.To begin, the LTV:CAC ratio is a great tool for understanding one’s growth engine and the unit economics of...

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Christian Garrett
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Axial - Inventors #3

Axial - Inventors #3

SubscribeMore well thought out work can be found at — Axial partners with great founders and inventors. We invest in early-stage life sciences companies often when they are no more than an idea. We are fanatical about helping the rare inventor who is compelled to build their own enduring business. If you or someone you know has a great idea or company in life sciences, Axial would be excited to get to know you and possibly invest in your vision and company . We are excited to be in business with you - email us at   info@axialvc.comA set of ideas and observations on inventions and...

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Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong on the NHL Draft plan, trade talks, Hall, OEL, Kuemper, Grabner, RFAs

Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong on the NHL Draft plan, trade talks, Hall, OEL, Kuemper, Grabner, RFAs

SubscribeWelcome to the AZ Coyotes Insider newsletter. I generally publish stories four to six times per week (some of them free). By subscribing, you’ll be supporting independent, accountable journalism. Subscribe now so you won’t miss a story.Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong. Photo courtesy of Arizona CoyotesEver since the Coyotes introduced Bill Armstrong as their new general manager on Sept. 22, he has been working from sunrise to well past sunset. There are more tasks ahead, but every day, he checks a few more items off of his lengthy offseason to-do list.With the hiring of director of...

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Inside the fundamentals of GB News

Inside the fundamentals of GB News

SubscribeBuilding shows around opinionated hosts and their teams is very much the play of the UK’s next news channel. GB News will launch early next year after completing a funding round led by Discovery (which has a market cap of more than $10bn) next month and having nabbed Spectator boss Andrew Neil, who co-founded Sky TV, off the BBC. The Scotsman told Sky News recently that the $55m to $65m reported target wasn’t far off the actual amount the channel is looking to raise, although it’s in sterling rather than dollars. As for other public information about and around GB News it’s fairly...

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