Note: I bookmark interesting links from all over the place and usually forget where I found them. If you reckon I got one from you, feel free to give yourself a HT in the comments.
And Moldbugman, I forgive you and I’ve called off the hit.
In the news, BLM flags are fluttering over US embassies worldwide during this holiest of weeks.
Disgracefully, some embassies are still reported to be displaying the white supremacist stars and bars.
Joel gets it:
In his defense, Joel does live on another planet.
Who is he? From bio:
Retired VP of Corporate Strategy at IBM. Now writing and consulting on the topics of business strategy, economics, and politics
US army puts out recruitment ad featuring a lesbian wedding.
Invade the world, invite the world: the unquenchable policy.
Campaign finance records show that the Friends of UT Southwestern Center, also known as FOMCPAC, handed out well over $250,000 in total to a number of top Texas politicians who were recently involved in shutting down multiple pieces of legislation that would have prevented hormone treatment and surgery from being provided to supposed transgender children in the state.
UK cops take a break from arresting bare-facers and wine-buyers to raid a cannabis farm, find that it is actually a bitcoin farm and seize the equipment anyway because the operators were pinching electricity.
Megan Markle at twelve years old on the telly protesting about a sexist ads. What did I tell you? The twits start young.
Looks different, hey.
Amazon introduces a time-out booth for stressed workers who don’t have time to pretend to shit while they check crypto prices on their phones:
People are getting lockdown dysphoria:
I have been married to a great guy for five and a half years. He is handsome, sexy, funny, and kind. It’s true that he has always been a little “prissy” about illnesses, but I never thought it was a real problem. However, during the pandemic, his terror about getting sick has reached new levels.
For the last year, he has refused to take off his face mask, even when we are at home—just the two of us. This is true even now that he is fully vaccinated for the virus. He wears it to sleep, to do most of his bathroom activities, and, yes, even during lovemaking.
Reminds me of those prisoners after years in a dungeon who had to be torn from the comfort of their cells kicking and screaming.
Also from GQ, the toddler with the suspiciously high IQ.
Film recommendation: 10 Things I Hate About You, 1999. Based on The Taming of the Shrew. Amazing how cute she gets the first time she smiles.
More trouble in science – studies least likely to be true are cited most.
Interesting article about depression which is hopefully somewhat true:
2.1. What kind of lifestyle changes help with depression?
By far the most powerful treatment for depression is GETTING AWAY FROM THE DEPRESSING THING. After that: diet, exercise, sunlight, and hygiene/routine/behavioral activation.
Passes the sniff test.
A pretty girl.
Two from Zman. One: anarchotyranny revisited:
The pattern over the past twenty years is obvious. Having ignored all of the warnings about the 9/11 plot, the FBI spent the following decade entrapping and framing people with names like Sami Osmakac as Islamic terrorists. This made the political class happy, and it made the Bureau look good to a gullible public. It is not unreasonable to say that the FBI was an entrapment machine for the decade after 9/11.
Two: Social Reform:
The journalists are not getting an e-mail explaining the revision to the official narrative on Covid. “Please be advised that the new truth on the origins of Covid have been changed. Be sure to update your opinions accordingly comrade.” Instead, one heavy from the party signals the change and the rest, like fish, instinctively respond.
Meanwhile in Japan, Female cop resigns over sex with colleagues in koban (local police box/station).
A woman commits suicide out of shame that she may have spread Covid at her workplace:
In a note that woman left behind, she wrote, “It is inexcusable that I have become a nuisance.”
Sometimes I think that whole country need a hug.