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Favorite Rejects 2023-01-01
I have long believed forcing gun owners to carry liability insurance is the most pragmatic way to reduce gun violence. You want expensive, dangerous toys - you’ve got to carry insurance proportionate to the risk it poses based on your background.
As of Jan 1, all San Jose gun owners will be required to have proof of insurance covering “accidents” involving their firearms - a new ordinance supported by California @MomsDemand volunteers. https://t.co/1Q5Vxr5GJM
Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts
Don’t get so irony poisoned that you actually start to think drunk driving is like, a naughty-but-harmless thing everyone does
Where are Ukraine and Taiwan in these cartoons?
Just saw this cartoon showing China and Russia squaring off against the hydra of the West. The tension between these global powers is palpable and the art style really captures the intensity of the situation. Can they chop off all those heads? https://t.co/OB7G427Vi5
Andy Mok, Center for China and Globalization @andymok
This is framed as an anti-nuclear take, but note that the upshot if you read between the lines is that the 100% renewable grid requires some massive Breakthrough TK in hydrogen generation and transportation.
LET'S DITCH "FIRM" ENERGY! Variable energy from wind and solar doesn't need to be married to "firm" supply, but to cheap and efficient and storage. A 🧵 on why the term "firm" leads policy makers astray and how computer storage (RAM vs hard disks) offers the perfect illustration.
Many Trump/Trumpism stories are not that interesting. But the level of detail and willingness to describe Stefanik's actions without pulling punches make this story unique. This is essential reading in understanding how the GOP has changed.
The three most terrifying dystopian novels ever written are 1984, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and Oryx and Crake. The most overrated dystopian novel is Fahrenheit 451. Brave New World is not a dystopian novel at all. Come at me bros
All of this should be the city of San Francisco. SF should absorb Daly City, Colma, Brisbane, South San Francisco, and San Bruno.
If anchorage gets to be nearly 2k square miles, is it so crazy for the bay area to be one big thousand square mile city?
Yes Paul Ehrlich is always wrong, but TBH I think we should worry about wildlife a lot more than we do.
Pretty incredible that 60 minutes did a segment featuring Paul Erlich, the Population Bomb, and fears of the sixth mass extinction occuring in the next few decades--and interviewed zero people who pushed back against the narrative. https://t.co/xWiPjWmSRU
Sam Peak 🗻 @SpeakSamuel