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Favorite Rejects 2022-04-06
The “proxy warfare” framing of this is weird, as if the US hired a bunch of Ukrainian guys to go fight Russia. The war is bad! Russia should stop invading!
It's helpful to clarify that "Stand with Ukraine" means "Stand with a campaign of indefinite US proxy warfare, the intensity of which continues to escalate by the day." Kinda doubt that would make for inspiring TikTok memes, or that John Legend would sing about it at the Grammys https://t.co/JgTJyV56x6
Michael Tracey @mtracey
Gotta respect the bald moral deciduousness of pretending to be scandalized by the DNC chair saying rude things about Republicans in the same week an elected House GOP member called Democrats "pro-pedophile."
Jaime Harrison's remarks will not "cause headaches" for Democrats, they will cause pearl-clutching among reactionary white pundits who want Republicans to win. Dems should be honest with voters; there is zero benefit for Dems in carrying water for maggot-infested fascists. https://t.co/YJfLzLbjMh
Max Kennerly @MaxKennerly
To me, the cultural milieu that says this is an acceptable way to proceed in an intellectual field — where you don't state what your objections are to the article you're mad at, you instead make up things about it to signal to others — is suffering from some serious problems.
GPT-3 is impressive but a skilled human takeslinger can still clearly do YIMBY takes better than this.
This is very good news: Moms have been returning to work at a rapid pace in recent months. A full recovery could happen by summer (if not sooner).
Mothers' employment rate grew quickly in March, up 0.5 percentage points. It's now only 0.6 ppts away from its pre-pandemic level. (new from the March 2022 CPS microdata) https://t.co/zzFkRMOjoS
Nick Bunker @nick_bunker
More & more companies are closely monitoring what their employees do. But this paper suggests that monitoring increases unethical behavior, at least when employees don’t believe they being treated fairly, because watched employees don’t feel agency & control over their actions.
More evidence that we should try my "just build and immediately decommission a thousand military bases" solution to our housing problems
Construction of the three barracks expected to set the record began at Fort Bliss, Texas, on Wednesday and should finish within 10 months, DOD said in a statement. https://t.co/KuRoDo4gOi
Stars and Stripes @starsandstripes
An innovative new system that includes electronic implants directly onto the spinal cord reactivates neurons that control blood pressure, allowing a patient with MSA-P to retain consciousness when in an upright position.
One thing Game of Thrones got right is that the world isn't "good guys vs. bad guys". It's "flawed, inconsistent, hypocritical guys vs. bad guys".
Your heroes will always disappoint you and let you down. But the villains will usually live up to their reputations.
I think what's happening here is very simple: key parts of "the discourse" are dominated by people who hated and were bad at math, and so they've decided it promotes equity to de-emphasize advanced math.
It takes a special something to tell Indigenous nations that their real-estate development is out of character with the surrounding houses.