Favorite Rejects 2022-01-10
It’s not just murders, America is also seeing large increases in unruly passengers on airplanes and in reckless driving leading to many more road deaths. slowboring.com/p/all-kinds-of…
Sad that a "temporary" ban on liquids — over the *threat* of someone blowing up a plane which never actually materialized — has persisted for 15 years. We're losing multiple planes full of people to Covid every day & can't make people wear masks, even in airports NYT 2006-08-11:
Excited about this — new video series from on technology, progress, and optimistic visions of the future.
This story really has not broken through but, again, ****23 million of 39 million**** Afghans already do not have enough food to eat, per aid groups The US has choked off much international aid while effectively seizing the country's government assets
The look on my son’s face when I told him he has to register for the draft next week when he turns 18 was the EXACT same one he gave me when he was five and I told him all of his teeth were going to eventually fall out.
Something that's happened to me several times when teaching social theory to undergrads at various places is we start reading Weber and then I have to back up and explain what the Reformation was and then one or more students discover to their surprise that they are Protestant.
🚨New from me @CTmagazine. Young folks are almost completely unaware of what the term "Protestant" means. They are 2.5x more likely to say that they are "Christian" than Protestant. That's going to make religious classification much harder. https://t.co/LLOpGxAeUk https://t.co/aPSUAhGPWq
Ryan Burge 📊 @ryanburge
Like this White House rebranding effort, people are getting better jobs not just quitting —>
Workers are quitting to go take new, better-paying jobs. It's not the Great Resignation -- it's the Great Upgrade. And it's exactly the kind of economy @POTUS said he wanted to help build. https://t.co/7ibPD1THEH
Bharat Ramamurti @BharatRamamurti
Downside to the M1 chip is that it's really cold in my basement right now and I wish my laptop would get hot and warm my hands.
Very underrated IMO. A lot of people who backed Bernie in the 2016 cycle turned around over the next few years and started acting like some of the Clinton camp's dumbest criticisms of them were actually correct.
@MidwestDeplore @ChrisSturr @Elbaresident @anarchotokonoko @vanillaopinions The main difference between Bernie and Warren is that Bernie explicitly downplayed social issues important to left-wing social movements to appeal to working class voters and Warren didn't. Post-Bernie DSA politicians have near-universally gone the Warren route.
(((David Shor))) @davidshor
Developed countries' efforts to strengthen formal and informal ties with Taiwan is a story that's sort of flying under the radar.
Taiwan and Canada agree to begin talks on an investment protection agreement https://t.co/heKCV9ojDr
The Globe and Mail @globeandmail
It's not even coal miners who are holding back Biden's plan. It's just coal mine OWNERS.
A big deal: The coal miners' union just ratcheted up pressure on Manchin to support BBB. This is a seminal moment: The divergence in interests between workers and mine owners who oppose BBB has been exposed. Manchin must choose one or the other. My latest: https://t.co/4t5SzfQqTr
Greg Sargent @ThePlumLineGS
Good move. I think we underrate the degree to which the threat of the state competition is healthy for keeping markets efficient.
NEW: CA will explore ways to contract and manufacture our own insulin to reduce costs. Insulin should not drain your bank account.
Gavin Newsom @GavinNewsom
The problem here is that most Americans still use "liberal" to mean "anyone on the left", while leftists have adopted the European convention of using "liberal" to mean "pro-market", and it's very confusing and annoying
liberals who hate leftists are one of the more annoying groups on here