Caving to actual McCarthyism against someone who had the temerity to be born in the wrong place at the wrong time. https://t.co/SqQr2wv9lc
Emily Flitter @FlitterOnFraudBREAKING: Saule Omarova has withdrawn for consideration to be the next comptroller of the currency. @POTUS has accepted. Some Republicans suggested Ms. Omarova was a communist. Banks fiercely opposed her, w/some lobbyists echoing qs on her "Soviet" origins https://t.co/qLxQGdKKox
Remote learning has been a disaster for children, a new study shows - and, by the way, schools were shut down far too long
This short thread makes a very good point. The size, heterogeneity, and general aggression of American culture creates lots of personal traumas that then end up manifesting themselves in politics later on.
Wilfred Reilly @wil_da_beast630Nuanced point: many shrieking, screaming "SJWs" are probably people who WERE badly abused at some point by mainstream bros - think bisexual theater kids from Appalachia or a Texas football suburb - and whose attitude now is "Fu*k you...NEVER again!!!"
In colonial America, bricks were ludicrously expensive, nearly 8 day's of a laborer's wages for 1,000 of them. Today, at a federal minimum wage of $7.25/hours, those 8 days of work would earn you $464, or... about 800 bricks.
Several key areas where American public health agencies’ Covid guidance is out of line with best practices: — Dose spacing of vaccines — Rapid tests — Fluvoxamine as treatment
The one thing I’ve really learned in life is that Mark Zuckerberg is much smarter and more strategic than everyone else, so if he says VR goggles are a better investment than all this cool stuff that would solve real problems that talks about he’s probably right.
Pfizer/BioNTech release their own lab study of omicron: -3 doses neutralize omicron at same level as 2 doses do wild-type strain -2 doses may still protect against severe disease https://t.co/YCrPpT3Fhr
Squawk Box @SquawkCNBCBREAKING: $PFE says 3 doses of its vaccine neutralizes the #omicron variant. @megtirrell reports: https://t.co/s7qpYq5xkO
Compare and contrast: New Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal just restructured the company *into* divisions to move faster, while Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky told me on Decoder he restructured *out* of divisions to move faster.
"I love it" Meadows said to a member of Congress in a text on his personal phone when the member said the possibility of appointing alternate electors in certain states was “highly controversial." This is a text Meadows turned over to the cmte before he decided to not cooperate
I feel like as a more obscure figure in San Francisco Harris had sound instincts on politics, then became more famous and important, and has been ill-served by the progressive establishment. buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyh…
Transparent shakedown politics where a “non-profit” that doesn’t build new housing and uses taxpayer dollars for pet political campaigns says they’ll drop opposition to housing if you “donate” 1/3 of the land. https://t.co/zs9d1H86Yt
Chris Elmendorf @CSElmendorfThe mastermind behind the SF supes' CEQA-laundered denial of a 500-home infill project at 469 Stevenson St. finally weighs in. And puts the city in an even deeper legal hole. 1/14 https://t.co/ObBAbeoJTZ
One thing that kind of freaked me out today was how fast, faster than I can perceive it, airbags deploy. It’s like they aren’t there and what’s that weird smell and wow they’re there now.
Daring Fireball @daringfireballKickstarter Plans to Move Its Crowdfunding Platform to the Blockchain https://t.co/qKhvlTIDrV
Obligatory xkcd re blockchain: "Whatever they sold you, don't touch it. Bury it in the desert. Wear gloves."
This is a good thread, and it's both what I was thinking about when I tied the parklets to broader problems of liberal governance, and worth talking about at a bit more length.
Alex Trembath @atrembathIt's hard not to see the similarities between San Francisco's parklet regulations (60 pages of restrictions??)... https://t.co/ahNSwdpXkM