Let The Eat Cake, Or Brine Shrimp: NYT Celebrates "Six-Figure" Home Aquariums
How are cutting-edge conspicuous consumers blowing their excess cash? Fantasy fish tanks, according to the New York Times. The Home and Garden section devoted hundreds of words to the "six-figure fish tank" trend. One super-custom tank cost $750,000, according to the article.
People who pay over $50,000 for a custom architectural fish tank reminiscent of their favorite night club or orthodontist aren't going to clean their own bubblers. Some of them won't even feed their own fish. Instead, they pay someone $150 a visit to come in every other day.
One guy, who's probably paying at least a thousand dollars a month for tank maintenance, couldn't even name the species of fish he owns.
Time to repeal the Bush tax cuts.
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A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.
- Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
- The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
- The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
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- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
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- A lot of Earth's water is asteroidal in origin, but some of it may come from dissolved solar nebula gas.
- Our planet hides majority of its water inside: two oceans in the mantle and 4–5 in the core.
- New reason to suspect that water is abundant throughout the universe.
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