Real combat in Afghanistan. Jesus Christ, that A-10 and its massive gun is fearsome. I see that’s why it was the only real weapon that terrified the Taliban.
Nope. That plane is not going anywhere close to the speed of sound. I’ve been fairly close to a Super Hornet when it broke the sound barrier and it shatters fucking windows. They’d never do it that close to all those people unless it were an actual war. Many of them would be bleeding from the ears with destroyed eardrums.
Sad anniversary: A year ago, Obama orchestrated the Weekend of Long Knives that seems to have ended our hopes for a $15 minimum wage, universal health care, and free higher education.
It's no wonder Wall Street rewarded Obama so well.
— Will the Civil Socialist (@ClassFirster) March 2, 2021
Obama wanted to become a billionaire, and he’ll get what he wants I think. He only had to sacrifice all the rest of us to do so.
A lot of hyper-ventilating in this piece, but it's just nonsense to claim that rent control in Berlin is a "disaster." Most rents have fallen! Flats are cheaper to buy "because real estate loses value if its future cash flows to landlords are capped." That's a feature, not a bug! https://t.co/bdx2wEWIY1
— David Madden (@davidjmadden) March 2, 2021
Absolutely. And it’s weird to read some rich dude hyperventilate about real estate prices being forced to reasonable levels in a city where he doesn’t even live.
Guess he’s afraid it’ll happen in the US, too. As it should.
The civil rights movement of the 1970s eventually turned into corporate human resources networks. The moral language of wokeness today is HR racial justice, which is why it's so obviously control-oriented, manipulative and unappealing. https://t.co/bcHH791V9T
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) March 2, 2021
That is a good insight I hadn’t really thought about before. I think that’s completely correct. Terrible, but correct.
Every time I go on media and say the obvious: outdoors IS safer with much less risk of superspreading (I don't know of a single confirmed outdoor-only mass transmission event) many people object and say Rose Garden! Sturgis! Neither were outdoor only. The price of misinformation.
— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) March 2, 2021
Yeah, and you have tons of people on Twitter whining like a two-year-old with a soiled nappy because someone had the temerity to walk outside without a mask. And these are the soi-disant “smart” people, too! You know, the “believe science” ones.
The pandemic has made me deeply realize most people know almost nothing, don’t get any smarter, and furthermore don’t even want to. Because it’s, like, hard and stuff.
Conservative irrationality about covid has been well-documented, but the way many liberals calcified at irrational, unscientifically strict beliefs about safety, less so. Keeping people both safe and sane requires flexibility that polarization discourages https://t.co/PTVQJn4oC6
— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) February 28, 2021
You just killed 39 grammas with that statement! Why did you kill 39 grammas!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Key line: “Amanda Gorman, who is 22, had selected the 29-year-old [Marieke Lucas Rijneveld] herself, as a fellow young writer who had also come to fame early.” So now authors have to choose translators who have the same skin color as them? Really? https://t.co/MHXWc8ODDN
— Nils Gilman (@nils_gilman) March 2, 2021
In the future, you will have to get a genetic test and only someone within 99.99% of your genetic makeup can read, translate, or even open your work. The algorithm will make sure of it.
Those identity politics sure worked out great, didn’t they?
Agreed. This is just absurd. People will just gather inside, anyway, negating the entire idea of lockdown. Nice to see more people resisting this utter insanity.
A white author writing books to white people arguing they can never be on equal social footing with nonwhites and that all social relations should be based on skin color does indeed make me uncomfortable! https://t.co/V5fzKddCoY
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) February 27, 2021
Yeah, I never in my life thought I’d see the left/libs advocating hard for resegregation. Now that’s just mystifying but is becoming more and more common.