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Episode 53 - Slapfight!

Episode 53 - Slapfight!

Wes, Eneasz, and David discuss the news from the last two weeks from a rationalist perspective

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News discussed:

CDC alcohol guidelines

Will Smith Assaults or Batters Chris Rock?

Ukraine News:

Russia seems to be switching focus to Donbas

Russia said on Friday that the first phase of its military operation was mostly complete 

Putin complained that he was getting canceled like JK Rowling

Biden wants to remove Russia from the G20

Did Hunter Biden personally finance Ukraine weapons labs?!?!?!?

Putin demanded natural gas be paid in Rubles

Taxes are canceled for the duration of martial law and at least a year after its end

If you can, pay, if you can’t, there are no questions,” Zelensky said

A developer has been caught adding malicious code to a popular open-source package that wiped files on computers located in Russia and Belarus

Biden Says to Expect ‘Real’ Food Shortages Due to Ukraine War


Zelensky is open to Ukrainian neutrality

No deal yet on Crimea and Donbas

Other News:

Manchin says he’ll vote to confirm Judge Jackson

Hunter Biden laptop (sort of) confirmed to be real

NYT seems to have reported about it accurately in Oct. 2020

Kevin Drum says media did nothing wrong

New study data showed little difference in excess deaths in European countries during covid

study of microlending shows many of the “small-businesses” opened are actually MLM scams

FTC demanded that Weight Watchers destroy the algorithms or AI models it built using illegally harvested data. Permanent daylight savings?

USPS is only buying 20% electric vehicles

Antarctica more than 70 degrees warmer than average, Arctic more than 50 degrees

Biden statement honoring the victims of Atlanta Shootings

Happy News!

Maryland Governor Announces Elimination of Four-Year Degree Requirement For Thousands of State Jobs

Scientists at University of Texas at Austin have redesigned a key component of a widely used CRISPR-based gene-editing tool, called Cas9, to be thousands of times less likely to target the wrong stretch of DNA

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