If I Were Rewriting President Obama's Answers At The Twitter Townhall
I have no idea which White House staffer twitterized President Obama’s answers to the questions Twitter users tweeted at the Twitter Town Hall the White House hosted yesterday. I’m sure they had their hands full reducing the long winded, multipart answers Obama is fond giving of into thoughtful, cogent nuggets of presidential wisdom.
I could only imagine what would have happened if I had been the one charged with translating the president’s responses into tweets. NOTE: you can click on the “10 hours ago” link beneath each recreated tweet to see the original.
Obama:We need commitment to our individualism, creativity, idiosyncrasies-need to run like hell from political idiots like Paul and Bachmann 10 hours ago
Obama:Facts are that a modest increase in taxes for wealthiest doesn't hurt economy. Its not like these mofos hav been hiring anybody anyway 10 hours ago
Obama responds to @johnboehner:Tax cuts & other measures Rs opposed helped growth, you fcking dickhead. Bitchassedness not good look for GOP 10 hours ago
Obama:We've pushed "more reform, more vigorously" than previous Admins, wish I cld "reform" Senate D's to "more vigorously" support agenda 10 hours ago
Obama:Sorting through who owns what in housing market is tough, need to snd mortgage backed security industry to GITMO til they fess up 10 hours ago
Obama:We'd like to combine a tax incentive for hiring veterans w/ a campaign demanding CORP USA hire more people at home than overseas 10 hours ago
Obama: Tax rates lower than they have been under previous Presidents. My tax rates so low, make Reagan years look like a socialist wet dream 10 hours ago
Something tells me I shouldn’t waste any time waiting around for the White House to give me a call about that Twitter translator job.
Antimicrobial resistance is growing worldwide, rendering many "work horse" medicines ineffective. Without intervention, drug-resistant pathogens could lead to millions of deaths by 2050. Thankfully, companies like Pfizer are taking action.
- Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens are one of the largest threats to global health today.
- As we get older, our immune systems age, increasing our risk of life threatening infections. Without reliable antibiotics, life expectancy could decline for the first time in modern history.
- If antibiotics become ineffective, common infections could result in hospitalization or even death. Life-saving interventions like cancer treatments and organ transplantation would become more difficult, more often resulting in death. Routine procedures would become hard to perform.
- Without intervention, resistant pathogens could result in 10 million annual deaths by 2050.
- By taking a multi-faceted approach—inclusive of adherence to good stewardship, surveillance and responsible manufacturing practices, as well as an emphasis on prevention and treatment—companies like Pfizer are fighting to help curb the spread.
No, the Syrian civil war is not over. But it might be soon. Time for a recap
- The War in Syria has dropped off the radar, but it's not over (yet)
- This 1-minute video shows how the fronts have moved – and stabilised – over the past 22 months
- Watching this video may leave you both better informed, and slightly queasy: does war need a generic rock soundtrack?
Sarco assisted suicide pods come in three different styles, and allow you to die quickly and painlessly. They're even quite beautiful to look at.
Death: it happens to everyone (except, apparently, Keanu Reeves). But while the impoverished and lower-class people of the world die in the same ol' ways—cancer, heart disease, and so forth—the upper classes can choose hip and cool new ways to die. Now, there's an assisted-suicide pod so chic and so stylin' that peeps (young people still say peeps, right?) are calling it the "Tesla" of death... it's called... the Sarco!
Entrepreneur and author Andrew Horn shares his rules for becoming an assured conversationalist.
- To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it.
- Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself.
- There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.
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