this is totally worth it for the alt-text.
Oh My Fucking God, Get the Fucking Vaccine Already, You Fucking Fucks - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
appropriately captures my feelings on the topic.
States That Cut Unemployment Benefits Saw Limited Impact on Job Growth - WSJ
will the DFL hang this around the necks of the GOP in these states? somehow, i doubt it.
Why Hospitals and Health Insurers Didn’t Want You to See Their Prices - The New York Times
unbelievable. the differences relative to the negotiated medicare rates are mindboggling.
KEN & KAREN LAWS AND THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF ANTI-DEMOCRATIC POLITICS by Jon D. Michaels, David L. Noll :: SSRN
one of the most illuminating reads on the backdrop and motivations for SB8 and the GOP’s move to use private lawsuits to enforce their cultural agenda.
Weaponizing Middleboxes for TCP Reflected Amplification
no joke, this is one of the best papers i’ve read in ages.
Fossil Fuel Capitalism Is Cutting Our Lives Short
coming from the UK, so the parallels that are drawn are a little different from what i’d personally think of. it’s a damning read.
20210926 belatedly disgorged from instapaper
the following series of articles from justin pietsch are well worth a read if you’re a routing protocol dork.
The Look of Gentrification - by Darrell Owens - Darrell’s Newsletter
“If you treat your city like a suburb, then it’ll have the demographics of a suburb.”
Six Rules That Will Define Our Second Pandemic Winter - The Atlantic
American Park Rangers Open Up About Dealing With Suicides, Homelessness, Climate, Dangerous Situations
Is the US headed for another Civil War?
not pretty. nothing particularly surprising, other than the fact that they decided to write it down.
Why Is America So Bad at Keeping People Alive? - The Atlantic
just in case you forgot you were owned.
“It says something negative about the overall health system of the United States that even after we grouped counties by poverty and looked at the richest 10th percentile, and even the richest fifth percentile, we still saw this longevity gap between Americans and Europeans,” he added. In fact, Europeans in extremely impoverished areas seem to live longer than Black or white Americans in the richest 10 percent of counties.
LAPD Documents Reveal Use of Social Media Monitoring Tools | Brennan Center for Justice
sorry kids, a VPN is not going to solve the problem here. the dept of the 0wn is impressive, but come on, it’s just a brute force engineering problem.
My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit. - by Peter Boghossian - Common Sense with Bari Weiss
a bit on the dramatic side of things but i agree with the take that you need to have a wide range of debates in an academic environment. i find his notion of “primary source material” wth respect to critical race theory to be thin. i’d certainly expect more from a professor.
there’s a fair amount to scratch your head over in this whole thing and the more i poke at it via the links and the context-free youtube clips the more unreasonable i find all parties in this rodeo you be. still, it’s impressive how shrill both sides are becoming here.
one thing’s for sure, the dude’s defnitely doubling down on the socials to try and cash in on it. i suppose that’s understandable.
SolarWinds and the Holiday Bear Campaign: A Case Study for the Classroom - Lawfare
there’s so much to love in this writeup. it’s very approachable and readable. does a great job of explaining what took place. you won’t look at build integrity/security the same.
Wide partisan divide on whether voting is right or privilege | Pew Research Center
really makes you wonder about folks dedication to democracy.
what a joyful reading list!