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Just, absolutely crazy stuff here, NIMBY cities everywhere continue to fuck around, but the good news is that at least in California, January brings Find Out season.
As Darrell Owens points out, we really need to be accepting Russian refugees right now. Gaining new greatful citizens is doubly better than having them go die fighting Ukraine. Noah Smith points out: Russian losses are "6 times Soviet losses in Afghanistan, in about 1/15 the time period". They cannot sustain that.
The level of economic disruption they've already been able to endure from their zero-covid policy is pretty good evidence that they might be willing (and foolish enough) to do this.
Greg Lukianoff thought it was an impressionist painting at first
I'm happy there's progress in this area, but if I'm gonna buy a 58 thousand dollar robot, I'm gonna need it to be multi-function.