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Favorite Rejects 2022-09-13
Gotta be honest, I figured our dystopian future would include horrors like deepfake revenge porn and AI bot catfishing, but I was not expecting "using AI to whitewash diverse movie characters." I regret the error and I promise to be even more pessimistic going forward.
My favorite facts are the ones that go “if you compare DC to the fifty states it has the demographic characteristics of a city.”
Would suck for the UK to find itself on the outside looking in on a German-led European political and economic union.
Europe seems to be underinvesting in arming Ukraine relative to dealing with the fallout https://t.co/VuZ01xc88X
The EU is spending close to 12% of its GDP on the energy crisis - via @BlackRock https://t.co/nGJrJHeEPc
Mehreen Khan @MehreenKhn
CPI report not pretty. Headline fine (0.1% CPI for Aug or a 1.4% annual rate in that month, with prices up 8.3% over the last year). Problem is excluding volatile food and energy and was ugly (0.6% for Aug or a 7.0% annual rate). Broad-based relief not coming.
tbh I'd probably be better-rested and less cranky if this happened
amazing to see someone do @willystaley's "baby jail" bit completely seriously https://t.co/kYfFSBSGOJ https://t.co/IdQwZLTiHh
Matthew Zeitlin @MattZeitlin
Fun fact from the Consumer Expenditure Survey is that “floor coverings” are one of the only things that top quintile people spend a larger share of their income on than bottom quintile people do. (Too quintile people save more and spend a lower share of income)
@mattyglesias Don't even get me started on rugs. Might as well get your flooring replaced with how much good area rugs cost.
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Kind of hard to believe didn’t foresee these texts were likely to be intercepted https://t.co/gGD1BW4mLT
Brett Favre: Will the media find out that we're using welfare funds intended to help the poorest residents of America's poorest state to build a volleyball center? Nancy New: Nah. Oh yeah, the governor is fully on board! @ayewolfe five years later: https://t.co/rWXHRXISsu https://t.co/wo3QuIYXaY
Adam Ganucheau @GanucheauAdam
Updated - Graham Proposes 15-Week Abortion Ban, *Splitting* Rs And delivering dream quote for Ds. “If we take back the House + Senate, I can assure you we’ll have a vote on our bill. If the Dems are in charge, I don’t know if we’ll ever have a vote.” https://t.co/EhH7OfQ4mQ
Annie Karni @anniekarni
Because sometimes - again, if you can manage it - it's important to join your fellow citizens in the public spaces. It's good for your civic health. And: Don't give those spaces over to the people who want to intimidate the voters and election workers.
@LegionBobo @RadioFreeTom Vote by mail states like WA have really got it easy. Vote in the peace and quiet of your own home, and you are able to really study the choices. Nothing better. I don’t understand why the whole country doesn’t do voting this way.
Teri Survivor @TeriX8nktnjrnv