Monthly Archives: July 2019

Life Ex

By | July 31, 2019

This is a staggering chart. Life expectancy is now declining across major Western states. In the US, life expectancy is lower than it was in Japan in the 1980s. pic.twitter.com/vDs5DeDipq — Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel) July 31, 2019 We have done fucked up. And just wait till you see what this chart looks like when climate… Read More »

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Priorities

By | July 31, 2019

It’s so odd that all the centrists and “progressives” come out of the damn woodwork to ask, “Where’s the money?” and “How will you pay for it?” when talk of health care for all or free college is mentioned, but never make a peep about highway construction or military spending. Here’s a clue: with the… Read More »

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Cold Open

By | July 31, 2019

The Dream of Open Borders Is Real—in the High Arctic. The only places in the world that open borders can actually work is where hardly anyone wants to live. That comports with the available evidence. Also notice how social services are deliberately curtailed as that’s all that open borders can really support. But for some,… Read More »

Dun

By | July 31, 2019

every time some tech bro tries to say we don't need humanities education they always, inevitably, end up proving exactly why we need more humanities education — Take your stars, and give me my scars (@venatrixlunaris) July 31, 2019 True. And every time some STEM type says that philosophy is worthless and should not be… Read More »

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How To Fail

By | July 30, 2019

Forget about getting everything right. Most people are so consistently wrong that merely avoiding major errors is enough to set you apart from the pack. I have been saying this for many years. It’s not important being the very smartest one. It’s far more important not to do the stupidest possible action at the most… Read More »

Resting H

By | July 30, 2019

My resting heart rate is now 46 bpm. Not bad for a 43-year-old who doesn’t really do that much cardio. Weightlifting works, ya’ll.

Another Life (To Live)

By | July 30, 2019

Another Life is a work that seems content to explore every single sf TV show cliché, and often two or three of them in the same episode. Additionally, while doing this, it seems to aspire to be Real World: Space Edition. None of this works well, and it works even less well juxtaposed against the… Read More »

Time

By | July 30, 2019

What're the apps that send you push alerts that really have no good reason, save trying to get you to spend more time on the app, to send you a push alert? — Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) July 29, 2019 I turn all push notifications off on everything right away. The only thing that has… Read More »

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Part of It All

By | July 29, 2019

The left’s denial that biophysical evolution has occurred and is still occurring to humans has resulted at least in part in the horrors of our built environment. If you posit as much of the liberal faction does, that humans have no evolutionary history and are infinitely adaptable and moldable, then it matters not that you… Read More »

Pru

By | July 29, 2019

Almost everyone who ever says “I’m no prude” is a huge prude. It’s kind of a law of nature.

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