Favorite Rejects 2022-05-28
"Help, Western banks, we screwed our economy and now we need you to bail us out so we can leave you holding the bag!" Goldman Sachs: "Durrrrr, Okaaaaaay"
“People’s Bank of China announced on Friday that overseas investors will be granted access to onshore exchange-based bond markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen starting from June 30” • China opens up bond market in bid to woo foreign investors https://t.co/57OXnT0jGP https://t.co/ilfKaMHibH
Richard Baldwin @BaldwinRE
~~Chicago~~ does illustrate that banning guns doesn’t make gun violence go away. But it’s not a coincidence that Gary & St Louis in neighboring states with more permissive gun laws have even more murders — both rules and enforcement of the rules matter.
90 percent of the time when people write 'under capitalism' they really mean something like 'in our fallen world' rather than having an actual argument.
One thing I don't see talked about much in gun control debates is the reason the "gun nuts" oppose even the most reasonable measures. In my experience, these folks feel that they have armed themselves for a civil war, and that any restriction is a step toward disarmament.
If you think $10,000 of student loan cancellation isn't a big deal to a hell of a lot of people, you really need to meet some non-rich people.
Washington Post editorial board: 1 New York Times editorial board: 0
The Washington Post's editorial board is on the right side of history. "The best way for Ukraine’s friends to help is to accelerate shipments of vital weaponry — and stop negotiating with themselves." https://t.co/ELJXoA7uA6
Anastasiia Lapatina @lapatina_
Yes. The purpose of Putin's invasion has always been to force Ukrainians to think of themselves as Russians. And that's why it was never going to work.
Like an abusive ex, the only way Putin can keep Ukrainians in his orbit is by brute force. By literally forcing them to be part of Russia. The filtration camps, the deportation into Russia- it's Putin saying you will either join me or I'll fucking kill you.
Ghost of Kyiv @Samizdat24