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Favorite Rejects 2022-10-18
Groups like Extinction Rebellion, Animal Rebellion, and Just Stop Oil all receive major funding from hedge fund managers and billionaire oil heirs. The purpose of their incendiary, controversial protests is to make activists and their causes look ridiculous.
It’s about time that “since 1979” myth ends. The Sino-Vietnamese war lasted for 10 years. Among the highest daily combat losses in the history of Vietnam People’s Army took place in 1984 against China (600 to 1,700 per day in the Battle of Vi Xuyen/Laoshan).
Many people don't like to confront the facts. But the facts are stubborn. The US and the USSR/Russia have invaded and attacked scores of countries in the past 40 years while China has not invaded anyone since 1979.
Branko Milanovic @BrankoMilan
On January 1st, 2021, Brussels introduced a 30 km/h (18 mph) citywide speed limit. Within one year, overall speeds decreased 9%, collisions 22%, fatalities 50%, and traffic noise up to 50% (depending on the surface). Journey times by car were identical or even slightly shorter.
The Nazis unironically accusing the Soviets of war crimes after discovering the bodies from the Katyn Massacre in 1943. Full context: youtu.be/f2djnWw751s
Obama doing politics over the past 48 hours has been like if an NBA player just showed up at a college game.
Biggest reveal about Biden's Oregon trek were the talking-points-to-hit his political shop clearly got from @TinaKotek camp Portlandia, circa 2022 Via pooler @tylerpager >> “She’s rational. She’s smart. She knows what needs to be done. She knows we need more police officers.”
Jonathan Martin @jmart
I think VC Twitter may be too accustomed to the well-functioning judicial system in the United States and doesn't understand the existence of credibility problems when trying to reach diplomatic arrangements.
This paper claims to find that remote work induced a rise in fertility for native-born American women, but the identification strategy fails to account for the possibility that the release of ONE BILLION AMERICANS was the real cause.
You and I both know that Republicans are committed to very extreme positions on abortion policy — it's in their platform and everything — but they know this is an electoral loser and are trying to keep it out of the news, *and anti-abortion activists are cooperating*
I would simply not
Boston University researchers claim to have developed new, more lethal COVID strain in lab https://t.co/I2lda98deA https://t.co/aUB4EoMwP4
New York Post @nypost
1980s vintage planes! I wonder if they can also revive the pilots from storage? If they learned to fly them circa 1990 they might still be under pension-claiming age …
Satellite images show Russia has begun to remove MiG-29 fighter jets from storage https://t.co/CYrC50zzqI
Tim Ryan to J.D. Vance in opening minutes of tonight's #OHSen debate: "JD, you keep talking about Nancy Pelosi. If you want to run against Nancy Pelosi move back to San Francisco and run against Nancy Pelosi."
Henry J. Gomez @HenryJGomez