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Favorite Rejects 2023-01-24
Years ago I pitched a piece about how sex workers are the best positioned to do anti-sex trafficking work; it got accepted by Vice (but never ran, we'll get to that in a second). During the course of edits, I got asked to provide a police perspective on the issue. I refused.
Supply chains may be finally healing Flexport data shows the time it takes cargo to leave China and arrive in the US/Europe is rapidly declining and finally approaching pre-pandemic levels.
Creative houseplex proposal moves ahead as Victoria council prioritizes housing over parking - Capital Daily:
I support national health insurance. But that is a different thing from national health *care*. The UK's experience suggests that national health *care* is not all it's cracked up to be, which may be why other countries don't use this kind of system.
Britain’s NHS black hole is devouring the whole country https://t.co/vM8k2KF382 via @PhilAldrick https://t.co/bwyYDiD2fb
Zoe Schneeweiss @ZSchneeweiss
Another bullish take on minicars: "For people who live in a densely populated area or who drive only a few dozen miles per day (i.e., most people in the US), an electric micro-car could do the trick while saving money, energy, emissions, and more."
On the one hand, progressive historians exaggerate its evil and ignore that the British Empire wasn't as cruel as other empires, like the Mongols or Belgians. On the other hand, when you're argument is "we weren't as awful as King Leopold II," you may be standing on shaky ground.
People HATE condos. Especially a skyscraper like this one which contains 450 new units. This is what it would look like if those ppl bought up 450 single family homes in rapidly gentrifying East Austin instead. Fight displacement by building luxury condos.
I’m getting the sense that there may be something off with the overall system for handling classified documents. https://t.co/v8SRorWWQS
NEW YORK (AP) — Classified documents found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana residence, lawyer tells National Archives.
Farnoush Amiri @FarnoushAmiri
All the bad tweets I’ve ever done were rogue engineers
Hundreds of Twitter engineers can tweet as any Twitter user without detection, a new whistleblower has told Congress and the Federal Trade Commission. Only from the Post, https://t.co/dLlnnBIQko
Joseph Menn @josephmenn
The Doomsday Clock is so absurd. How are news organizations still treating this joke of false precision with any kind of reverence. It’s like meteorologists solemnly and humorlessly reporting the results of Groundhog Day.
My kid has a stuffed panda in a santa hat that he insists on calling Santa Panda even though Panda Claus is right there as an option.