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Favorite Rejects 2022-08-18
NYT restaurant review the year I was born has to start by just broadly explaining what Thai food is.
We choose to make usable biodegradeable straws and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept.
The goal of Great Power Competition should be developing environmentally-friendly straws that don’t just dissolve into a papery mess in your drink.
Emma Ashford @EmmaMAshford
YEAH SO THE DEATH OF AMERICA’S URBAN STREETCARS WASN’T ACTUALLY A CAR COMPANY CONSPIRACY, PEOPLE JUST HATED THE STREETCAR COMPANIES IN THE SAME WAY THEY HATE AIRLINES TODAY SO THEY WERE HAPPY TO DRIVE AND IT TURNS OUT BUSES WERE A LOT CHEAPER TO MAINTAIN THAN RAIL NETWORKS
Republicans talked themselves into the corner where there’s a zero-sum choice between choosing sane, competent leaders who back insanely unpopular entitlement cuts (Romney, Ryan) and choosing clowns (Trump) because their personal belief is that only a clown wouldn’t cut Medicare.
Indian Americans have got to be the most successful minority in our country's history. It's as if Jewish people came over from Russia a century ago and instantly took the helm of Standard Oil and U.S. Steel. Absolutely amazing. ❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
CEO of Google CEO of Microsoft CEO of Adobe CEO of Twitter CEO of Mastercard CEO of Pepsi CEO of IBM CEO of Albertsons CEO of Micron CEO of Netapp CEO of Nokia CEO of Palo Alto CEO of Arista CEO of Novartis and today... CEO of FedEx https://t.co/Z5LyhQHswR
Also, I don't deny that America has a ton of structural racism, but I do think it says something that the British spent centuries trying to label Indians as untermenschen, and then America just said "Hey folks, how'd you like to come be in charge of capitalism?"
After surviving a coup attempt, massive protests, a currency crisis, and multiple wars, Erdogan is going to be taken down by...Neo-Fisherism. Never say macroeconomics can't change the world, folks!