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Favorite Rejects 2022-09-06
The fun part here is that if they're doing this, you know they asked China and China told them to fuck themselves.
NEW: Declassified US intelligence says Russia is turning to North Korea to buy millions artillery shells and rockets—raising questions about the ability of Russia to supply its army. https://t.co/KQZIgBal63
Julian E. Barnes @julianbarnes
Biden no longer has the lowest approval rating of any president at this point in their 1st term, per 538 tracker. He's now slightly ahead of Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Trump. (Below Obama and far below the Bushes) projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval…
Xi is remarkably similar to the CCP's leaders pre-Deng: very good at internal politics and purges, very bad at actual governing and economic development
"I wonder if Feynman's hatred of argument-from-authority would mean that he would endorse people just making up fake Feynman quotes." - Feynman
“LOOM 16 FEET HIGH” My god that’s practically touching the sun!!!!
This brings us to the public comment emails. The first says incredibly, “The proposed structure will loom sixteen feet (16’) high . . . . In other words the proposed structure will dominate the northern edge of our yard.” https://t.co/pQbNqaiX02
Robert Fruchtman @_fruchtose
the fundamental problem with NEPA is that it treats unambiguously good projects (e.g. transit & clean energy) with the same level of scrutiny as bad projects (coal plants, highway widening) …which ends up creating a bias towards inaction entrenching our unsustainable status quo
The National Environmental Policy Act has come under fire for actually making it harder to do pro-environment projects. Here's a thread of projects NEPA has delayed or killed, each one explicitly pro-environment (green energy, mass transit, env. rehabilitation/protection, etc).
Neoliberal 🌐🇺🇦 @ne0liberal
I think people have underestimated the degree to which the combination of Zero Covid, the real estate crash, the IT crackdown, and Xi's repressive social policies have eroded the Chinese leadership's legitimacy.
"Chinese hackers, who until recently firmly sided with or at least tolerated the Communist Party of China (CCP), are now increasingly leaking government data" https://t.co/X1DTwQWngd | by @ToniHDS.
Since 2018, many states have legalized online sports betting and the result is not good. California, vote No on Prop 27. There's a place for gambling, but on any mobile phone is not it.
The sudden rise of mobile gambling is leaving people ruined and unable to resist the temptation on their phones, so much so that experts and gamblers alike tell me they are worried about an oncoming national crisis. https://t.co/Rpb0opyqJ4
The most based policy initiative in North America https://t.co/Ex47k1CmWC
Today we invited honoured guests to a groundbreaking ceremony on the start of construction on the largest Indigenous-led housing development in Canadian history at a place we call Sen̓áḵw. https://t.co/VMZ0p06Ko0