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🌎Good news – The FY23 bipartisan Omnibus bill passed the House today and includes ++ ups for a number of the President’s climate priorities! A thread 🧵
"For the last 60 years or so, science has been running an experiment on itself. Nobody was in charge, exactly, and nobody was really taking consistent measurements. And yet it was the most massive experiment ever run...they called it peer review.”
The antisemitism, homophobia etc in the Harry Potter series is certainly bad, but the subplot where Hermione is like "we shouldn't keep elves as house slaves" and the text ridicules her for being childish/impractical is easily, without a shadow of doubt, the nail in the coffin.
This could be the best use of public records laws I've seen. stumbled upon a fmr small town cop sowing his own junk science into justice system. So he tracked him thru his email chats w/prosecutors & cops nationwide. Damning and so bonkers.
It's interesting that not only subscribes to Covid lab leak theory but doesn't seem to view the PRC as having any culpability for a pandemic that, on this theory, leaked from a Chinese lab and was covered up by the Chinese government.
We've seen a lot of companies and people go down this road — it's hardly unique — but a critical fact about the prior leadership at Twitter (and Facebook etc) is they rejected the Apple/LeBron/Musk path and the implications of change there are my #1 worry about ElonTwitter.
My predicting got better in my second year of doing it, but I was still systematically overconfident in a way I’m going to try to fix. Wish more columnists would try this game — it is difficult and humbling. slowboring.com/p/a-look-back-…