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Matthew Weatherley-White
Capitalist philosopher. Stoked papa. TEDx speaker. Aspiring author. Experiencing early-onset climate change depression. Co2 PPM when born: 319.62
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Noah J. Sabich Jul 1
It was such an honor to co-write this op-ed for ⁦⁦⁩ on how offshore wind can revitalize New England economies, retool ports, and create the energy systems of the future. As a former longtime N.E. resident, this one meant a lot to me!
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Matthew Weatherley-White 22h
Perhaps you slept through your prob-stat course? While the probability may be low, it isn’t zero. Would also love to know the confidence interval in your calculation?
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Matthew Weatherley-White 22h
Last. Ever. Let that sink in.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
Replying to @birsic
Yes. Tell the story with words. Power corrupts, and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
Replying to @ABLImpact @AlexHonnold
So true. Recall the sneering criticism Obama received when riding a bike (healthy, fun, family-oriented) wearing a helmet (safe, best-practices, expert-recommended). Do we *really* think it is more "masculine" to disregard safety? might have some thoughts on this.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
We've all sensed it: that silicon valley is simply solving "me world" problems. Now we have the evidence. Depressing.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
Replying to @rocker_jdb
That's totally how I saw it, even in the moment. Yet I'm left with a lingering sense of an opportunity missed. Kinda like the BLM protestor in London who carried the White Supremacist to safety. A chance to build one fragile bridge between isolated communities.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
Replying to @LaurenOPV
Thanks, Lauren. Really appreciate your kind note. Yep. Anger, sorrow, regret, confusion. Such a stew of emotions, swirling around a moment that distills so much of what is happening in our country today.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
Replying to @RaviMikkelsen
That's exactly right, Ravi. Hopefully he'll see this in a way that can reorient his thinking.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
Replying to @lowco2
Thanks, John. I'm perfectly ok. A tiny bit shaken. But... strangely saddened. We've become so entrenched in our suspicion and bigotry and fear. And I don't see any obvious on-ramps to healing.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
Replying to @i3impact
Could that have been a moment of healing? I'll never know, as my icy response prohibited me from seeing him as a scared, angry, hurting man. Instead, I saw him as my enemy, a hater, a bigot. A danger. And I know I'm not alone. Who have we become? Is this *really* America?
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
Replying to @i3impact
And yes, in some ways I feel he did deserve to be "punished". But I am troubled by my lack of compassion. Deeply troubled. For all I know, the young man died. He is certainly hurt. If I had stopped to help, would he have seen his bigotry differently?
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
Thinking about this a bit more... What does it say about me, and about all of us, that compassion for a person who was just badly injured has been swept away by the hostility and acrimony that has infected our public spaces? Yes, he was a complete a** to me.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jul 1
Replying to @rocker_jdb
Ha! Gotta admit that an "instant karma" meme ran through my mind when I saw the guy tip over the side of his truck.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jun 30
Replying to @i3impact
Driver punches it to make a left turn onto 9th before the red; the dude who yelled at me (sitting on the right side) spills over the side of the bed, crumpling into the road. He doesnt move. Driver stops. A few other cars do the same. Silence. I ride past. Zero compassion.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jun 30
So. This just happened: Riding my bike past the Statehouse. Huge white pickup brushes me. Two massive flags held by two big college-age (?) dudes in the bed. One leans out to yell at me: “Get out of the road, f**king bike faggot!”
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jun 30
Replying to @moorehn
2020 is proof that humans never develop a time machine. If we had, someone from the future would have come back in time to make sure 2020 didn't happen.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jun 30
Replying to @posamentier
And there you have it: insecurity masquerading as critical thinking.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jun 30
Yet again, nails an elusive but painfully obvious social dynamic. And Twitter is an echo chamber manufacturing facility. Take care who you follow and amplify to ensure that you are operating in an Idea Lab.
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Matthew Weatherley-White Jun 30
Love this. Seriously. Want to provide more $$ for loans into historically marginalized neighborhoods and communities? Provide deposit capital to back those loans.
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