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Fort Collins bookstore pays people to sit down and read quietly

The reader-in-residence doesn’t have to write an essay. They don’t have to host a book club or moderate a panel discussion. They don’t have to contribute to a blog or create sponsored content. They don’t have to do anything, except show up to the bookstore a couple of times per week and read.

This is my dream job. 🤓

The biggest immediate lesson from the OpenAI meltdown

The fact that the governance of one of the most visible AI companies in the world can change literally overnight should be a reminder that we can’t make our judgements about a company’s trustworthiness based simply on a vibe about their CEO.

This is certainly true. And this is a lesson that should transfer to other large/influential organizations.

Army Ammunition Plant Is Tied to Mass Shootings Across the U.S.

“A Defense Department official, in a statement, said “commercial utilization brings lower costs to the Army and taxpayer, and keeps a skilled work force better positioned to respond to surge requirements.” The official said a 2021 study found that the government received a 10 to 15 percent discount on ammunition by allowing commercial sales.”

The military industrial complex and the government have a co-dependent relationship. As a result, taxpayers save money on defense spending and are subject to the widespread distribution of this ammunition.

Texas Bishop Loudly Critical of Pope Francis Is Removed

“The Holy Father has relieved from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler,” Bishop Strickland, the Vatican said on Saturday in a routine statement of global staffing changes. It added that Francis had appointed Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin as the apostolic administrator of the sede vacante, or temporarily vacant seat, of Tyler.

A divisive & toxic episcopate comes to its end.