Favorite Rejects 2021-12-21
love everything about this piece (written by a dude, of course)) but the illustration showing a smiling man writing the rules for women is *chef's kiss*
Like you're asking a guy you have no leverage over to do something his constituents don't want and that's bad for his family's financial interests and he's tentatively agreed to do it. So you decide to go ... pick a fight about other stuff? Idk.
Indeed from Manchin’s POV this surely looks like congressional leadership acting in bad faith https://t.co/estkwAf30r
It's totally possible that Manchin is operating in bad faith and will never make a deal. But it's important to note that one prominent argument for this view - that leadership keeps meeting his demands, only to see him move the goal posts - just isn't true https://t.co/boEg1HbMHz https://t.co/OVlg7AmDpN
Eric Levitz @EricLevitz
It is literally impossible to pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Anyone who uses the expression should be made to try it and see where it gets them.
Yesterday I learned that the phrase “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” originated as shorthand for a task that is impossible to do.
Monica Byrne @monicabyrne13
Remember this tweet? According to a former senior official at the National Reconnaissance Office, the agency responsible for US spy satellites, Trump's tweet cost an estimated “billions” in damage to the agency and was a "gift" to the Iranians.🤦🏻♀️ news.yahoo.com/trump-tweeted-…
Should put a couple billion dollars into targeted Facebook ads repeating this video over and over to trump supporting antivaxxers. It’ll either convince a few marginal people to get vaccinated or convince people that trump can’t be trusted, win win https://t.co/KPPLs0wl0r
'You’re playing right into their hands' when you doubt the vaccine, President Trump says. https://t.co/xJc7JTL0cR
No Spin News @NoSpinNews
If you look closely at this chart, you can see some indications that a new more transmissible variant of the virus may have emerged.
We've got our own Ultimate Intelligence now, take that TechnoCore!
Human brain cells in a dish learn to play Pong faster than an AI https://t.co/VPZCTAO0Yu
New Scientist @newscientist
One component of a new American industrial policy should be providing companies that do the right thing with ways to withstand CCP coercion and retaliation. Great piece by .
the funniest part of the 2011 comedy "Contagion" is when they invent a lifesaving vaccine at the end, and then everyone takes the vaccine. hahahaha fantastic writing
Nicely said. I’d add that the US does *not* have the top predictors of civil wars — poverty, a weak state, lootable resources, treacherous terrain, etc. — in cross-national models. These structural factors have generally been shown to predict civil war better than grievances.
I’ve seen more and more academics and elites say that the U.S. is likely headed towards civil war or secession.* Not only is this wrong, it's also incredibly dangerous. Here's why. 🧵 *See https://t.co/2XFn1n82I5 and https://t.co/mV1efUby8W https://t.co/s6x39Xqxl5
Thomas Zeitzoff @zeitzoff