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Favorite Rejects 2022-12-14
A 🧵 on all of the illegal bullshit that is going to allow South Pasadena to do in order to not have to build affordable housing after had a personal urgent call with HCD’s director, , about SoPas Housing Element.
Developer wants to build a huge apartment on a vacant parking lot in downtown San Jose and the historical preservation people warned of “an impending extinction event” of “historical context”
There is such a good critique to be made of how progressive bureaucratism slowed vaccine development and rollout unnecessarily but instead the mainstream conservative tilt is toward “vaccines are bad, actually.”
On Monday I reported Biden's team was looking at financing roughly a dozen mineral projects around the world. The next day the US signed a deal with two cobalt-rich countries to build an electric vehicle value chain.
This is why people from across the political spectrum agree that life is better in Iran than Denmark.
1/4 I've come to think over the last 20 years that secular humanism has no moral bottom. Absent a core of absolutes of right and wrong, anything can be rationalized. Absent some divine origin for those absolutes, they cannot be absolutes. https://t.co/Jy88XUkeWO
Charles Murray @charlesmurray
Chairman Gavin Newsomsky announces Glorious Five Year Plan to build 3.5M units of housing and guarantee a meal at the French Laundry for all comrades
All these companies would be better off if they dropped the idea that their decisions are all driven by “policy” — Twitter isn’t the government and “we banned Trump because that seemed wise” or “we canned the flight tracker because it annoyed the CEO” are perfectly good reasons.
Behold "The Secret App" that Alex and I keep not talking about. You guys. This is really good.
Huge news: after 1.5 years of private beta, thousands of testers, and a looot of incredible work by the team... @ReadwiseReader is finally in public beta! Save everything to one place, highlight like a pro, and replace several apps with one. https://t.co/xsbJnS0U5t
Tristan Homsi @homsiT
Street design in the French Quarter breaks every rule of transportation engineering. This curb radius is about 6', and the gallery columns are about 6" from the street. It's important to study seemingly impossible things & ask "why does this work?" & "are the rules wrong?"
Disagree, just force it to be sold to an American company.
TikTok absolutely should be banned. https://t.co/mDEu08VnKW
Lyman Stone 石來民 🦬🦬🦬 @lymanstoneky