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Favorite Rejects 2022-10-07
I was recently at a federal courthouse and thought about how safe I was after going through security. Judges award themselves maximal protection against guns and then tell parents around the country that they have no power to keep guns out of daycare. Freaking daycare. It's sick.
There's so much fantasizing that this could be the end of Putin, that we might be nearing a February 1917 moment (abdication of Nicholas II). But that doesn't mean things will get better. 50 million Soviets died violent, hungry deaths in the 40 years that followed.
Russia’s staunchest former supporters in Ukraine are now fighting on the frontline. Another example of how catastrophically Putin’s invasion backfired.
You gonna see this image in Ukrainian twitter a lot today, so lemme explain. This is Mykhailo Dobkin. He’s a former governor of Kharkiv region and deputy of Ukr Parliament in a pro-russian patry of Yanukovych, the guy that caused Maidan Revolution. 🧵 https://t.co/RnV86fAXYI
Saint Javelin @saintjavelin
Some people think that they have to agree with their politicians 100% of the time. And I ask these people, “Are any of you married?”
Was just in CA and there are lots of ads about these dueling gambling props (Prop 26 and Prop 27), often one after the other. Could be making voters throw up their hands at both, as some polling shows nymag.com/intelligencer/… legalsportsreport.com/80643/independ…
I used to think speed bumps were terrible impositions. Now as a biker and father of a small child, I am very conscious of vehicle speeds, and supportive of slow streets. Apparently so are many LA residents!
We’ve reached the limit of applications for speed humps and our portal is now closed. Thank you for participating, we look forward to reviewing and delivering on these requests.
Biden said it's the highest nuclear tensions since the Cuban Missile Crisis. To me the Yom Kippur War seems a better comparison at this point, things got pretty crazy there and few remember
As the nuclear crisis was unfolding Nixon was depressed over Watergate and spent the night in a drunken stupor while his aides met to decide what to do without him politico.com/magazine/story…
Today in "things that should have happened five months ago"
BREAKING: The Uvalde, Texas, school district said it has suspended its entire police force in the fallout of the Robb Elementary School shooting earlier this year. https://t.co/LUODLPPyeN
If Saudi Arabia, one of the worst violators of human rights in the world, wants to partner with Russia to jack up US gas prices, it can get Putin to defend its monarchy. We must pull all US troops out of Saudi Arabia, stop selling them weapons & end its price-fixing oil cartel.
This is why I think if China wants to take Taiwan they'll start with a blockade and then do the buildup during the blockade.
Really feels like many of the people tearing their hair out about an imminent PRC invasion of Taiwan imagine that the PRC could wake up one day and decide to invade when in reality you'd be looking at like six months of incredibly obvious military preparation.
Decker Eveleth @dex_eve
I wrote this article about tactical urbanism for Cycling Utah. Im not gonna debate my safety with idiotic traffic engineers and planners who are trying to get businesses their workers faster at my lifes expense cyclingutah.com/advocacy/when-…
Fire it back up??? The old Revolutions podcast machine hasn’t even been powered down yet!
@mikeduncan have you ever thought about firing up the old Revolutions podcast machine again to do a series on the Iranian Revolution? It would be incredibly timely and probably helpful for folks to understand the current situation.
Brooklyn Scarf Reclamation Service @chefesque