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Favorite Rejects 2022-10-08
I have solved the cultural trad/cultural dynamist divide by having Stable Diffusion generate Thomas Kinkade paintings of cyberpunk cities.
As long as there are plans to limit parking. “Parking has the greatest influence on travel. Access to parking has an effect on transit use three times as large as the effect of living in a neighborhood with good transit access.”
He truly is mentally ill. https://t.co/1fmqRm6YPT
NEW: Trump, seeking Russian investigation-related classified documents last fall from archives, proposed a deal to advisers: tell archives he would trade the Mar-a-Lago documents he had for them. @nytmike and me https://t.co/ZRTzQUBqDY
Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT
Hearing such things more often--Chinese seem to know theyve backed a loser. Cant imagine that they would be at all happy if Putin used a tactical nuke. Dont underestimate that. All the Putin apologists such as dont mention these huge restraints on Putin using nukes.
chinese leaders reaching out to their japanese/european counterparts in recent days emphasizing they do not support putin’s war. xi surely regretting that feb 4 statement with putin.
ian bremmer @ianbremmer
All the evidence so far does not support the idea that Putin is a crazy strategist who will use nukes as a way of lashing out in his madness, but it does support the idea that he is a truly terrible strategist who is out of his depth.
Interesting that its Kyoto since Kyoto was the only major city not to be bombed in WWII and is famous for its older Japanese housing as a result. Is Kyoto the San Francisco of Japan?
In "housing policy is a flat circle" news, Kyoto banned high-rise (~10+ story) apartments in 2007 and is now working on a vacancy tax to try and combat rapidly rising rents. https://t.co/xlNfSzlE4g
Joey Politano 🏳️🌈 @JosephPolitano
A lot of rhetoric muddies the waters between “climate change will make the future much worse than it could have been had we adopted all cost-effective climate policies” and “climate change will make the future much worse than the present” when these are very different claims.
Sure this sounds bad but at least administrative costs are… *checks notes* …the highest in the US health system
Privatized Medicare plans cherry pick healthier enrollees, fudge medical records to make them look as sick as possible, coax docs into tacking on extra sham diagnoses to bill for and pay themselves a profit on top of it. Medicare Advantage shouldn't exist https://t.co/HpLFgw0fOV
Natalie Shure @nataliesurely
I keep hoping the Musk/Twitter Discourse will at some point land on the fact that Tesla has significant business interests in the PRC and the precedents from Hollywood and the NBA suggest this will end up being a leverage point on Twitter.