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Favorite Rejects 2022-09-18
After reading today’s NYT piece, I’m convinced 80% of accounts that post “all YIMBYs are white male developer shills” are actually Russian trolls.
Wrote an email to Sayers regarding a truly woeful strawberry tart I bought and recieved this reply, I'm still laughing now 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Uncovered documents and never-before-translated speeches shine light on what Xi Jinping has in mind for the future of the democratic world. His words are disquieting.
Another reason Ukraine needs upgraded anti air capabilities across the board. Already evidence that Iranian UAVs are able to destroy armored vehicles. https://t.co/VFJmpAsLWy
Russia's Iranian-made Shahed drones creating problems for Ukraine - WSJ They destroyed two 152-mm howitzers, two 122-mm howitzers & 2 BTR armored infantry vehicles in 1 brigade, commander says https://t.co/AKMPLmYGdD 📷 @kms_d4k - Shahed-136 shot down above Kharkiv Obl https://t.co/mklr3Qls8z
Euromaidan Press @EuromaidanPress
Beijing-backed Chinese language schools in UK to be replaced with teachers from Taiwan Good scoop from
It’s worth noting that the lawyers for the school district filed a “suggestion of mootness” in this case, pointing out that the praying coach had moved to Florida and did not appear to have any intention of resuming coaching even if SCOTUS ordered the district to rehire him. /1
An example of what happens when the Supreme Court bases a decision on a set of deliberately false factual assertions: reality finds ways to intrude and make fools of everyone. https://t.co/Tw2HXG5rxn
Ezra Klein asks an important question here: Operation Warp Speed was a historic accomplishment. Where is the next Warp Speed and why isn’t the Biden admin working on it?
Western bad ideas are like smallpox -- an endemic burden for the West, but absolutely devastating to societies that haven't built up an immunity.
WHOA. One Child policy (which has probably wrecked China permanently and terminally in the next decade) was caused by one Chinese guy going to a conference in Finland and reading a copy of The Limits to Growth. Victory: KGB.
Ryan Lackey @octal
Okay y'all, I think I found the best idea for the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro. I added a cat that lives up there like a tamagotchi and just hangs out and does cute stuff as you browse Reddit in my app (Apollo).
WSJ: “China installed almost as many robots in its factories last year as the rest of the world” Cc: wsj.com/articles/china…
Let Biden be Biden! Every president needs aides but he has better political judgment than the average Dem staffer and his “gaffes” are usually good.
"Biden’s insistence on Sunday night that the pandemic is over caught several of his own health officials by surprise. The declaration was not part of his planned remarks ahead of the “60 Minutes” interview" https://t.co/QAEXTDUu2T
Sam Stein @samstein