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through meditation i program my heart to beat breakbeats and hum basslines upon exhalation. (Opinion Editor, BuzzFeed News)

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I found the worst coworking space in America https://t.co/7GNemdH8ziA prominent human rights campaigner and CEO of London’s Serpentine gallery is reavealed to be the co-owner of Israe… https://t.co/svgKzZX2Dknothing funnier than thinking you've finally landed a job and eluded unemployment, poverty, and possible homelessne… https://t.co/TLXNE5Nrsk
Retweeted by Tom GaraJust In; A US drone tracked Iranian boats closing in on the 2 tankers prior to attack Thurs. Iran spotted the MQ-9… https://t.co/CaXRbyqEZw
Retweeted by Tom GaraFor the second time in five years, workers at a VW factory in Tennessee have voted against unionizing https://t.co/wJ1OfkwKVB"The Phantom Menace was a real missed opportunity, not only to launch a provocative critique of antebellum galactic… https://t.co/Ck5OOWHKUq
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6/15
2019
I saw a man walking around my terminal playing a flute for 40min and was losing my mind because I thought it was An… https://t.co/Q48lm0ZVCK
Retweeted by Tom GaraGenuinely, non jokingly, asking for a friend: does anyone have a workplace / career coach they'd recommend in NYC?… https://t.co/W2uydDlDdmTony Blair: Jeremy Corbyn's comments that inequality & social mobility have been ignored for decades are the latest… https://t.co/LnF3hv9VN0
Retweeted by Tom GaraTimothy Crouse on how the press loves to destroy "lightweight" pols. (O'Rourke is a lightweight, eh?)… https://t.co/DabcAox22m
Retweeted by Tom GaraHere's CEO @amy_riveter on a new challenge businesses are planning for: how they will protect their staff in states… https://t.co/2Z3JaAbKzMStill don't get how there is no video of this! https://t.co/3Yy9nl7KocJon Stewart shed tears as a group of 9/11 first responders gifted him his late friend’s firefighter jacket https://t.co/C6t0aYlR6G
Retweeted by Tom Gara @mattyglesias @dylanmatt @M_C_Klein @BenDWalsh @MattZeitlin Look, Brookings has long been interested in engaging in… https://t.co/sLezCCNpr6 @DanielYRubin Yeah it's just weird there's no video of the incident? You'd think *one* camera would have been on him.I don't understand how the GM of the Raptors got into a courtside altercation with a police officer right after the… https://t.co/tbI4wtL4ep @M_C_Klein @BenDWalsh @MattZeitlin @dylanmatt This feels intuitively right too. @M_C_Klein @BenDWalsh @MattZeitlin @dylanmatt Maybe this is a dumb question, but speak to me as you would a small c… https://t.co/0F7AH4NQBR @dylanmatt Am I missing something here, don't tech workers get a bigger slice of the pie than almost anyone?It's incredible that after the March of the Unicorns, the two hottest tech IPOs of 2019 are online pet supplies and veggie burgers @annehelen (And I guess also, at some point you get acquired by Walmart) @annehelen Not really. But I'd assume the idea is you keep selling pet suplies at a loss until you absolutely domin… https://t.co/nT00oNzAyZCongrats to the Vox union for what looks like a pretty great contract! https://t.co/e4zX3jm89i @annehelen Chewy "reported a net loss of $268 million in 2018, following a $338 million loss a year earlier" https://t.co/CKCLFQoAKQ @annehelen Yeah I think they just lose a shitload of money on a category Amazon isn't currently willing to lose a s… https://t.co/Q1sf8jkfICObviously this a very basic comment and something people much smarter than me have thought a lot about, but I don't… https://t.co/3KO8CEuJOQ“Rolling Thunder revue happened so long ago I wasn’t even born.” National Treasure https://t.co/5g26AggWlN
Retweeted by Tom GaraSome interesting numbers here on BuzzFeed's Tasty/licensing business: "Sales of the cookbooks remain strong with mo… https://t.co/wpBoH5LmM1 @kerrykpaterson @Scaachi Look guys we're all subjects of Her Majesty, let's take this to Commonwealth arbitration or somethingGonna go loot an Allbirds store in celebration @Scaachi and to think you have to do this all again on sundayI don't know how to express this more clearly but when a Kawhi shot goes in it appears to go...more in...than every… https://t.co/r1wMBdwLS2
6/14
2019
@pkedrosky @hblodget That is mostly because Henry wants it this way, quiet and behind the scenes, which is exactly… https://t.co/U8W692O8Wr
Retweeted by Tom GaraKudos to my friend @hblodget. Remains weirdly underestimated as entrepreneur, company builder, etc. https://t.co/2nQOnAhse4
Retweeted by Tom Gara.@BilldeBlasio has officially been invited to participate in the first primary debate https://t.co/j9kotUPqVU
Retweeted by Tom GaraInfrastructure week could end up becoming infrastructure decade https://t.co/Q0jZuNPbJa @ClaudiaKoerner Indeed! But I really wonder how the equivalent of Prop 13 would be received in NYC. @mikeydoubled That's certainly similar in NYC, beautiful multimillion-dollar townhouses often pay less tax than a h… https://t.co/AmKMEKtFWD @tomgara as someone who lived in both it really seems more existential in California and much more politically potent
Retweeted by Tom Gara @Dalrymple @suldrew Oh absolutely. I just mean that for better or worse, NYC and CA have huge influence over the na… https://t.co/0ORYX9pPBH(my fairly slim cherry-picked evidence for this: McSweeneys, Alexis Madrigal in The Atlantic, Farhad Manjoo in the… https://t.co/FiZQjUOoj4Total speculation here, but I wonder if this new progressive narrative on housing affordability - that NIMBY'ism et… https://t.co/XeGk9vFfqyAnyhow here's another data point in this (sudden, I think?) narrative shift toward declaring NIMBYism a trait of th… https://t.co/exf035pEaqAustria to shut Saudi-backed interfaith dialogue centre over human rights concerns https://t.co/t1TxOr9PL3
Retweeted by Tom GaraIn the Middle East, pattern recognition is a much more effective analytical tool than “who benefits” deductive reas… https://t.co/ZOdcfrBZVe
Retweeted by Tom GaraYup https://t.co/TngDwG5lN4
Retweeted by Tom Gara @sidkap_ @Dalrymple Yes - and I might be wrong! But from my kind of limited understanding of it in NYC, there has b… https://t.co/JvEbqYQbF2While accepting a lifetime achievement speech at the Mirror Awards, Jeff Zucker made a joke about sleeping with one… https://t.co/h3GsS5OgbR
Retweeted by Tom GaraTrump administration blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Middle East https://t.co/gvzo8yLl3X
Retweeted by Tom Gara @Dalrymple Like "Policies—such as changes in restrictive zoning or building lots of new multifamily units—that coul… https://t.co/S7MMGgXRzVThis is a strong argument but, at least in NYC, it doesn't feel like the argument over housing policy is a very gen… https://t.co/GqM9bmwSqHBuzzFeed News journalists have urged management to recognize union when winning two Mirror Awards today
Retweeted by Tom GaraAnother call for union, this by Buzzfeed journalist Ryan Mac. (Best Story on Social Media in the Crosshairs). #Mirrors19
Retweeted by Tom GaraShe gave an INCREDIBLE speech championing unionization in newsrooms. Wore her “union” button. Brava! #mirrors19 https://t.co/35WBNuKQmf
Retweeted by Tom Gara122 Days That Will Needlessly Erode Your Employees’ Trust And Make It Exponentially Harder For Them To Do The Work… https://t.co/7RDqIxVI0H
Retweeted by Tom GaraWINNER, Best Story on Journalists or Journalism in Peril: @daveyalba for the @BuzzFeedNews article “How Duterte Use… https://t.co/lE1qff6Xtk
Retweeted by Tom GaraBusiness Insider and eMarketer will merge starting in 2020. @hblodget is set to lead the operation. This comes on t… https://t.co/qbEfybtPnb
Retweeted by Tom GaraPeople don’t realize what a huge deal it would be to break the South’s anti-union blockade. But there’s a reason th… https://t.co/VqHwdPZRiM
Retweeted by Tom GaraIf you're not following UK politics closely, take a little dive into the joyous madness via this wonderful summary… https://t.co/JTlaqMVfXKAt some point, possibly right now, the Gravel Teens could/should just drop the cosplay and launch a presidential ca… https://t.co/LP6qcG5tAZWe were really sorry to hear that @JohnDelaney, @ericswalwell, @Hickenlooper, @BilldeBlasio, and @MichaelBennet pol… https://t.co/J4AidLkXHb
Retweeted by Tom GaraRent control being harmful is one of the increasingly rare things most economists across the political spectrum agr… https://t.co/x654kwekVF
Retweeted by Tom Gara @racheleklein @LibyaLiberty HahSo rare to witness the birth of a ratio in person https://t.co/lZuEVQbi29Good piece on how New York's real estate / landlord lobby got so badly rolled by the sweeping new rent control laws… https://t.co/4oHylv7PMsOpinion: I'm Covering The Most Important Election In The South This Year. Where Is Everyone Else? https://t.co/y2PFnGvtOx via @MikeElk
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6/13
2019
This is so sad, and so scary. Some psycho just walking the street with a rifle in Manhattan, accidentally shoots an… https://t.co/srl8Y2WbCYBeen tear-gassed in a lot of countries and I've never seen protesters douse the canisters like this. Well done, Hon… https://t.co/3HvWFS4pfh
Retweeted by Tom Gara @tomgara Like pumpkin spice
Retweeted by Tom GaraMaybe Howard Schultz is actually Young Pope'ing — withdrawing from public view so his followers learn to search for… https://t.co/vLzX7vo3T0Openly gay reporter presses Iran's top diplomat on death penalty for homosexuals https://t.co/xuh09yZRPZ #FoxNews
Retweeted by Tom GaraAn update: here’s a response from an *actual* influencer caught up in this, Julia Baessler. She says she has visite… https://t.co/U4XyvD6auG
Retweeted by Tom GaraHere's @MikeElk on a very under-reported election today in Tennessee. What's at stake? "The labor movement could fi… https://t.co/rwPwJzGQl7Opinion: I'm Covering The Most Important Election In The South This Year. Where Is Everyone Else? https://t.co/A3xjARONIk via @MikeElkAnyhow I'd love a sports-style injury report for the Democratic primary: Sanders with soreness in the hamstring aft… https://t.co/zWZ9PN4JpvOne thing re Schultz's season-ending injury: it's weird that more presidential campaigns aren't derailed by injurie… https://t.co/aHed6ZMZNJHe literally put his body on the line to defend all us us, we are a nation in debt to a warrior hero https://t.co/4H3Kr3xDT8 @MattZeitlin Tell me this dude isn't on a major Eyes Wide Shut tip in his after-dark gatherings"Behind the executives there’s a sign with a quote supposedly attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci: “IO FARÒ UN’INVENZIO… https://t.co/j3udBAjOeUAll The Women In This Photo Of ‘Tech Titans’ Were Photoshopped In https://t.co/DJkdwgQrEw via @RMac18THE INTERNET IS COLUMBISING CHERNOBYL https://t.co/MSWUZzw84sone of my favorite moments in archival CNN footage was Trump asked his favorite author on Crossfire in the 1980s https://t.co/Ts7CqazPqV
Retweeted by Tom GaraDrooling Imbecile Rocks Back And Forth In Delight While Watching Arby’s Clap Back At Burger King On Twitternull https://t.co/bIGRlEabaL
6/12
2019
Remember, the Feds got Al Capone on bus fare evasion https://t.co/ol29cC8Y8dA good post-game sports take for this: at some point, it became a loss for the USOpinion: The Child Separation Horror Is Made Worse By How Little We Know https://t.co/uhQPaJUSez via @kajidousaLike, imagine something similar with a collection of Edward Hopper paintings. Universal didn't just lose all the Ch… https://t.co/97fHRzCnMMThis really is an amazing reflection on how music is owned and valued. If a collector destroyed a couple dozen Pica… https://t.co/80sFi0Xe9E @SethAMandel Almost certainly not - and the bigger point is you can't really "back up" a master recording, by definition.Such a devastating article. Ten years ago a warehouse fire destroyed the master recordings of a lot of the most imp… https://t.co/1uuHaTuk1k“Congressional officials also confirmed to The Independent that one individual working for the Foundation for Defen… https://t.co/ENR6PtBWB8This is an extraordinary story: State Department used funding set aside for countering foreign propaganda to pay co… https://t.co/3aoe5uTM1M @KatzOnEarth Truly(BTW that "slogan in search of a movement" line came from easily the best critique of FALC) https://t.co/H2w6kWftsgFully Automated Luxury Communism is such a fantastic catchphrase — "a slogan in search of a movement," one critic s… https://t.co/lCZ4ThXE45"Why it matters: This is a big achievement for the White House peace team, led by Jared Kushner." https://t.co/TTva2nPWcUNEW: Egypt and Morocco have informed the White House they will attend the conference in Bahrain to launch the econo… https://t.co/R80rX4LW9s
Retweeted by Tom Gara @KatzOnEarth You may be scoldy but I don't think you're boring or J-school'ish :)The Athletic is on a poaching rampage in the UK, raiding the sports desks of the national newspapers & offering big… https://t.co/os8mmiM6Ct @emilyctamkin @mattmittenthal I say it!
6/11
2019

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