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It does seem noteworthy that the huge increase in the power of our matching tools has coincided with a *decline* in marriage rates, people having less sex, etc https://t.co/5tYavqZeSZ
Literally BAFFLED as to how people found love before dating sites and social media. Was settling the norm? Or did everyone just happen to be romantically compatible with the person sitting nearest to them in class?
Hannah Hoffman Music @HHMusicOfficial
BREAKING: Disney+ just released the poster for their newest star wars series https://t.co/rHLJGJSx5G
Daily Caller @DailyCaller
Using the numbers, Biden approval at this point in his presidency is now above Reagan, Clinton, and Trump, and on par with Carter. Up 3.6% over the past month and flirting with his highest numbers of the year:
So, uh, yikes?
Mississippi gave $1m of welfare money to Brett Favre for “speeches” he never made—and has just fired an investigator looking into it https://t.co/kbon3tAa8A
Boing Boing @BoingBoing
Fudge 🤨👺 If things get worse, this might be the fastest new listing decline we have ever seen % wise for the 2nd half of a year redfin.com/news/housing-m…
It turns out that the *expectation* of price caps and windfall profit taxes alone is already bringing down power prices.
If this leak is right, Russia has lost about as many people in Ukraine so far as the U.S. lost in the Vietnam War.
A 2:3 KIA to WIA ratio, assuming 50K dead per @wartranslated Russian MoD leak, puts total Russian casualties at 125,000. In the 2014-2015 ATO operations in Donbass, Ukraine has a 1 to 4.5 ratio of KIA to WIA in summer fighting and a 1:2 ratio in the winter fighting 16/
Trent Telenko @TrentTelenko
I'm writing about KiwiFarms now because their playbook of terror is being adopted by far-right internet spaces across the web. Boston Children's Hospital was locked down due to a bomb threat this week. KiwiFarms and 4chan users clogged an LGBTQ suicide hotline a day later.
Leveraging Tik-Tok influencers for political purposes seems smart, but also underscores that it’s dangerous to have such a popular platform be run by a Chinese company that can manipulate its content for propaganda purposes at any time. slowboring.com/p/data-privacy…
Nobody talks about this but over the best decade, income inequality has fallen. realtimeinequality.org
I can see this as a foreign policy move but if you’re going to go that direction in inflationary times then I think you’d better go Maximum Free Trade on every country that isn’t China. https://t.co/kqe4DZN31I
SCOOP: The Biden administration's USTR will allow Trump-era tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese merchandise imports to continue while it completes its four-year "review of necessity" of the Section 301 duties. https://t.co/n7NIvmEQU2
Eric Martin @EMPosts
One of the funniest things to happen in the discourse is Republicans kept calling a somewhat expanded welfare state “socialism” so a bunch of young people who favor universal health care decided they were socialists.