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Favorite Rejects 2022-03-03
According to the FT, Turkey blocked the passage of the Russian Navy Northern Fleet's Admiral Kasatonov Project 22350 frigate equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles to the Black Sea. ft.com/content/433eb7…
Imagine if Sun Tzu here was advising the President right now. In 2018, he was so close to Trump that some White House aides "dubbed him the unofficial chief of staff" washingtonpost.com/politics/hanni…
Sean Hannity proposes NATO fighter jets bomb Russian convoy “and then nobody takes credit for it, so then Putin won't know who to hit” https://t.co/7jYGYmxMsK https://t.co/CcVUvYglw8
Brendan Karet @bad_takes
Beat Putin, crush the NIMBYs are preventing the deployment of zero-carbon energy.
“We call upon the PSC to approve these projects; we call upon the state to draft permits for all aspects of the projects so that all the renewable energy promised to New York City by the state can be built.” Clarion call from @Costa4NY and @JimGennaro. https://t.co/9b6HBsR1nZ
Ben Furnas @bfurnas
Often feel like an old person now that I'm 40, so nice to see that I'm still young enough to qualify as more likely to be murdered than to die of Covid. danielstone.net/dc/
I want to flag this thread! Do not entirely agree with the counterarguments offered but it correctly identifies a SIGNIFICANT factual error in my newsletter.
@mattyglesias isn’t convinced by the recent preprints (one of which I co-authored) placing the zoonotic origin of SARS-CoV-2 at the Huanan Seafood Market. And after reading this, it’s clear that he fundamentally misunderstands them. https://t.co/o5E6avGdo3
Dr. Angela Rasmussen @angie_rasmussen
I’m sure Fox is hiring.
BREAKING: RT America is ceasing productions and laying off its staff, according to a memo I have obtained from the production company behind the Russia-backed network. https://t.co/l2wcGA85Zg
Oliver Darcy @oliverdarcy
Wonder how many Russian generals and politicians still actually support Putin's war.
"Everyone is fucking stunned," says one source close to the Kremlin. Another source says no one in the presidential administration expected a full-scale war—or the sanctions. "You can't resign," said first source. "You can only resign right to jail." WOW. https://t.co/uhnrthdhSf
Julia Ioffe @juliaioffe
Fascinating thread from Prof. Maxim Mironov on what sanctions are likely to mean for the Russian economy. "My scientific conclusion... is that the Russian economy is fucked. Double fucked, because most Russians don't know what's coming." Image is my amateurish translation.
Меня многие просят прокомментировать санкции. Если вкратце, то мое научное заключение, как профессора финансов, доктора Чикагского Университета - это ПИЗДЕЦ. И двойной пиздец, что жители России, даже образованные, в большинстве своем не понимают, что их ждёт. Объясняю на...
Maxim Mironov @mironov_fm
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is forcing Beijing into adjusting its foreign policy in a way that risks damaging relations with the U.S.-led West and undoing years of efforts to paint itself as a responsible world leader. wsj.com/articles/china… via
I'm not crying. You're crying. Thank G-d for the decency of so many at a time when horrible people inflict so much damage. “One person of integrity can make a difference.” - Elie Wiesel
Thousands of people in Berlin have gone to the central train station to offer fleeing Ukrainians a place to stay. Really moving. https://t.co/OReuMnHcfk
Marcel Dirsus @marceldirsus
That's over 93% success rate. Amazing.
A U.S. Special Operations official monitoring the conflict in Ukraine told Connecting Vets that he had seen estimates of 280 Russian armored vehicles taken out by the Javelin as of this writing, out of 300 total missiles fired. https://t.co/3hmMBbdcBI
Jack Murphy @JackMurphyRGR
fairly striking the degree to which manchin remains a democrat because he (correctly) sees it as the only party committed to downward economic redistribution politico.com/news/2022/03/0…
This sniveling villain
Tucker says he was wrong about Ukraine and blames Biden and Harris for him being wrong https://t.co/Eal5p8hdMu
🧵On India Twitter in last few days, repeated contention that the US didn't speak out after Chinese military action vs India at their border in 2020. People say, "what has US said? nothing" a. it has said plenty b. it's been more explicitly critical of PRC than GOI 1/
Tanvi Madan @tanvi_madan