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Favorite Rejects 2022-12-29
Communist Party Riksdag members 100 years ago, back when even Swedish Communists dressed very formally.
There's been a total collapse of reading comprehension on the internet — this New Yorker article is *criticizing* the group of people it is writing about.
A big part of the current pressure at the border is specifically people fleeing Latin American leftist regimes, which has traditionally been a cause US conservatives sympathize with.
“Cubans and Nicaraguans, who cannot be swiftly expelled, outnumbered migrants from the Northern Triangle countries — Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras — a situation that would have been unheard-of even a year ago.” https://t.co/OUwlpuO4xF @mirjordan
Zolan Kanno-Youngs @KannoYoungs
This is categorically false. issued the largest fines in the history of the consumer protection office — helping return hundreds of millions of dollars to hundreds of thousand of passengers. transportation.gov/briefing-room/…
@GaryBleck @_Treppy_ @fearlessgirl82 @davidsirota @SecretaryPete Mayo Pete has "yet to fine any U.S. airline a single dollar for unpaid refunds, flight cancellations, or systematic violations of consumer protection law, and has issued fewer enforcement orders in 2021 than in any single year of the Trump and Obama administrations."
Cory Doctorow (@email@example.com) @doctorow
Thailand offering free vaccine shot (mostly mRNA not available in China) to travelers from China. Vaccine tourism will be on for 2023.
This is an interesting admission that public health has become a political movement more than a field based on medicine or science per se.
I should practice what I preach more in terms of positivity and say how glad I am that does so much helpful workaday local news coverage in a time when that’s vanishing in big parts of the country.