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Episode 100 - 100 Takes!

Episode 100 - 100 Takes!


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Wes, Eneasz, and David keep the rationalist community informed about what’s going on outside of the rationalist community

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News discussed:

Claudine Gay resigned

The IRS will waive penalty fees for people who failed to pay back taxes 

Texas seized control of Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, prevent Border Patrol agents from entering the area

Milei repeals housing regulation “Rental Law.” 1 month later Buenos Aires apartments double, rents down 20%

US and UK launched strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen, in response to their attacks on shipping

The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq stock indices closed up 14%, 24%, and 43%, respectively, for 2023

Congress agreed on a budget deal that’s basically what they agreed to during the debt ceiling negotiations

Trump promised to pardon Jan. 6 rioters

Trump makes fun of Nikky Halley for not saying the Civil War was about slavery 

Trump will not be allowed to make his own closing argument 

Wayne LaPierre resigned as head of NRA

ISIS suicide bombers responsible for two explosions in Iran
ISIS condems Hamas for sacraficing the people of Gaza for Iran’s “regional project” (and bombs Hamas)
The Islamic Fatwah Council found Hamas to be a Human Rights violator, issued a fatwah

900 Post Office managers wrongly convicted of theft/fraud over 14 year span due to faulty computer system

Two Chinese labs working on replicating LK-99 appear to have found a room-temperature superconductor.

Bill Ackman’s wife is accused of plagiarism. In retaliation Ackman will investigate all current MIT faculty members, President, other officers of the Corporation, and its board members for plagiarism.

the plagiarism issue seems more like busting Al Capone for tax evasion.

Does Chris Rufo have a Harvard degree?

"corruption inside China’s Rocket Force and throughout the nation’s defense industrial base is so extensive that US officials now believe Xi is less likely to contemplate major military action in the coming years than would otherwise have been the case..."

Fired Comedian Ordered to Get Day Job Back After Jokes Ruled 'Simply Funny'

Mexican Cartels use drones to kill 30 people, first hit of its kind

Regulators ordered U.S. airlines to temporarily stop using some Boeing 737 Max 9 planes

Most High-Cost Borrowers (payday loans) don’t understand basic financial concepts

Medicare capped Insulin at $35/month. Some plans are choosing not to cover insulins with higher manufacturing cost

U.S. is experiencing a police hiring crisis 

NCAA is seemingly embracing Name Image and Likeness Collectives

William Penn’s statue remains on his home

We can make dishwasher that work well again! 

SEC approved Bitcoin ETF

Happy News!

Swedish scientists found yields could be increased by running an electrical current through plants’ roots

UT botonists found that exposure to etheline gas increases yields and stress tolerance in crops.

NASA exploratory research grant funds a project to investigate ways to keep hydrogen at liquid temperatures in cislunar space.

On Dec 21 a 13 yr old finally beat Tetris, a world first 

Same project funding a way to use swarms of laser-propelled one-gram probes to get to Proxima Centauri (and back(? But also !) in 8 years.

In-womb surgery allows girl to walk

Cops charge up 5 floors of fire to carry out ninety-year olds from burning building

Hero dad saves woman and baby from car swept up in flood

Eneasz has a new story coming soon

Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan in winter, accidentally discovered a lost city along the way, 

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The Mind Killer
The Mind Killer
Your hosts Wesley Fenza, Eneasz Brodski, and David Spearman discuss the week's news.