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Favorite Rejects 2022-10-27
"We show that Black families who were enslaved until the Civil War continue to have considerably lower education, income, and wealth today than Black families who were free before the Civil War" such a cool paper. lukasalthoff.com/research
I like these three points from : — No climate apocalypse — Every little bit of additional warming is bad — Our choices at the margin matter a lot nytimes.com/interactive/20…
In terms of policy upshot "there are many cost-effective emissions-reducing levers that we should pull" and "we are ten years from a tipping point into extinction" are more different than some people operating in this space acknowledge.
There is some probability that if the GOP sweeps the 2024 elections, the United States will become a fascist dictatorship. But whether you think those odds are 0.000000001% or 65% there'd be no point in undertaking a plainly unconstitutional effort to ban the GOP.
The U.S military isn’t even using its most modern genders in Ukraine yet. We’re sending them surplus genders originally developed in the 2000s. https://t.co/fqDjtfu5RA
Twenty minutes into Putin's speech and he's finally mentioned "dozens of genders and gay parades".
Nataliya Vasilyeva @Nat_Vasilyeva
🤯 "This investigation’s interim report concludes that SARS-CoV-2 and the resulting COVID-19 global pandemic was, more likely than not, the result of a research-related incident associated with coronavirus research in Wuhan, China." help.senate.gov/ranking/newsro…
BREAKING: Kanye West has been BANNED from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ayatollah Khomeini has stated that "while I strongly support his antisemitism, I cannot stand by a man who hasn't dropped a good song in a decade"
Even before the war, Poland let construction workers in to work from most of the USSR, including Ukraine. The US has no legal way for construction workers to enter the country. This is a big reason why new apt bldgs in Poland are built to a higher quality than those in the US.
Semi-regular reminder: My favorite Ukrainian refugees run a small-but-very-high-quality handyman business in Los Angeles. If, like me, you are maladroit & need something fixed at home, pls DM for their contact info.
Moses Kagan @moseskagan
“CEO Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal, and Vijaya Gadde, head of legal policy, trust, and safety, were all fired, according to the people.” Sounds like changes are afoot!
Really quite a (refreshing) change of pace to see so many prescribed & otherwise managed beneficial fires all around CA this autumn as opposed to the more catastrophic uncontrolled kind that have been so common in recent seasons! Weather certainly has cooperated.
On to the east side of Pepperwood Preserve, where firing continues on the @CALFIRELNU prescribed burn near Santa Rosa. @NorthBayNews https://t.co/zTeHDvjMae
Kent Porter @kentphotos