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Feel good story of the week:

Vox Media lays off 39 people amid economic uncertainty

Vox Media is laying off 39 people, less than 2% of its total staff of more than 2000, in an effort to get ahead of economic uncertainty, according to a source familiar with the cuts and a memo obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: Vox Media is the latest in a long string of firms taking measures to prepare for a potential economic downturn.

“Economic uncertainty,” you say? “Potential economic downturn,” eh? Just don’t call it a “recession.”

I guess when you run out of virgins, an American tourist will do:

US tourist falls into Mount Vesuvius after taking selfie

An American tourist fell into Mount Vesuvius, an active volcano in Italy, after trespassing to take a selfie, officials said. The 23-year-old man, who dropped his phone and tried to retrieve it after the selfie, fell several meters into the ash of the crater before being saved by nearby park officials on Saturday. He sustained only minor injuries, officials said.

I know John has written about the self-inflicted (by international environmental elites) disaster in Sri Lanka (and why these same knuckleheads want to repeat the disaster here), but let’s also remember how the media cheered the whole effort and now covers up the real cause of it:

Speaking of media nitwits:

Finally, for now: the view from my window of my last evening on Skye:

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