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They've stopped the IRS from using *scanners*. They've stopped the IRS from offering a simpler filing system based on your income, which the IRS already knows anyway! When you talk about evil tech companies, personally, I put Intuit (owners of TurboTax) pretty high on the list. I’m not sure any other tech company is lobbying for such obvious economic deadweight loss, of both money and time.
Batteries and solar+wind will work eventually, but shutting down working zero carbon nuclear is absolutely idiotic.
The idea of being 'short' housing by default is absolutely terrific, and really highlights why 'improvements' in home prices should probably not be thought of as good for society.
He goes on: "Most other risks don't change like this... we make a one-time decision about whether an activity is "safe" and rarely revisit it." I absolutely have felt the difficulty of readjusting up and down how I think about the risk of various activities due to COVID.
Accounts from survivors are also pretty horrific.
• Short thread covering the evidence that Russia appears to have been preparing for mass executions if they hadn't been stopped by Ukraine unexpectedly putting up a fight. People so anti-war that they oppose helping Ukraine are looking pretty dumb. Paradox of Tolerance, just between nations instead of people.