She has so much energy she makes me tired. If pandemic ever eases, I’d love to see her.
Plenty of other countries, including those in the 3rd world, have stopped Covid.
America has not, because your leaders want you to die. (They themselves get tests every day, work from home & have made billions since Covid. Life is GREAT for them!) https://t.co/MUIAjuyCvy
— Ian Welsh (@iwelsh) October 24, 2020
Not quite. It’s just that they don’t care if you live or die. What they do want to die is the small and medium-size businesses they don’t own or otherwise control.
That’s what’s going on here.
That is some good, worthwhile journalism and I think it’s important to read these stories. Also, it shows that so many of the liberal pieties and platitudes are just so much pish-posh. (Including the “stay inside forever” one, but not only that.)
So much joblessness and pain in this country; the depression is very much still upon us.
Allen Dulles, working as a spy in Switzerland during WWI, got a call from Lenin the day before he went back to Russia. He blew him off for a date with "two blonde and spectacularly buxom Swiss twin sisters." pic.twitter.com/7IBeN0RW79
— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) October 14, 2020
Hmm, let’s see.
1) Call with Lenin.
2) Weekend with Swiss blonde twins.
I know, difficult choice. How could one ever decide what to do? I would have to spend literally femtoseconds before I made my decision (and it would not be stodgy-ass Lenin).
I am the one weirdo that sorta likes Zoom.
It just makes it a lot easier to access cool talks and bring people together.
— Angie Schmitt🚶♀️ (@schmangee) October 22, 2020
Fuck Zoom. I am not social but I hate all video calls, though I understand they are better for the disabled.
But if I never did another video call or conference in my life, I’d be happy. For me it’s in person — especially for conferences and the like — or why bother. I get absolutely nothing out of video calls.
From what I’ve seen during the pandemic, high school and college should definitely scrap algebra and calculus and spend 6-8 years teaching intensive classes on systems thinking and real-world risk assessment.
That’s a great idea. Don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before. We won’t, because of the illusions of quantification we wish to believe. But we should.
When I'm trying to make art of space there's a constant tension between literal interpretation and, for lack of a better word, evocation. Representation that makes you feel a truth rather than think it.
— Lady Lakdawalla of Baltis Vallis (@elakdawalla) October 23, 2020
One of the reasons I like Emily and her science writing is that she’s not a “quant is all that matters” writer and doesn’t think feelings of awe, wonder and joy are the Devil’s Temptations, as many in the science and science-adjacent communities do.
I’m not an Excel spreadsheet. No one is. But some people seem to wish they were.
Now the libs are coming for…glitter? This is so inconsequential as to what actually matters environmentally that I’m having trouble even getting up the animus to write about it.
They just like targeting fun or useful things. Useful: plastic straws. Fun: glitter.
That’s all it’s about, performative moralizing. Can’t conquer the fucking galaxy with these assclowns.
It also mystifies me that so many liberals think “just stay inside forever” is a possible solution to anything.
What happened to these people to make them this way?