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Episode 61 - The Answer is Farts

Episode 61 - The Answer is Farts

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

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News discussed:

Idaho GOP overwhelmingly rejects adding abortion exception to save the life of the mother to their platform 

Ohio abortion clinic received calls from two women with ectopic pregnancies who said their doctors wouldn’t treat them
10-year-old girl who had been raped was forced to travel from Ohio to Indiana to get an abortion

An Abortion Is Not An Abortion If A 10-Year-Old Gets One, Says Anti-Abortion Leader
Germany: reject modernity, RETVRN TO COAL

Sri Lanka suffers critical existence failure 

Compare: protests in The Netherlands.

US and Russia getting into dick-measuring contest over Lithuania. 

Surprise Jan. 6th hearing!

Biden bought back “guilty until proven innocent” campus sexual assault rules

Omicron booster!

Paxlovid at the pharmacy!

SCOTUS granted cert in a worrisome election law case

Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas all wrote in favor of this theory before

FDA killing smokers for lulz 

California passed a gun bill authorizing civil enforcement by individuals

Armed Bystander (carrying legally) stopped a mass shooting in a mall in Indiana 

MonkeyPox News:

Doesn’t require sexual contact. It is an overall rash that is easily mistaken for chicken pox.

It is primarily an affliction of MSM though. Seems to mostly be spread thru sexual networks

Cases in US up to 1800 as of a few days ago 

Receiving a vaccine up to four days after exposure can prevent disease onset altogether, but even getting it up to two weeks after exposure can reduce symptoms 

US has over 1M vaccines, but FDA bureaucracy has strangled distribution to ~1/10th of that 

2.5 M more Monkeypox vaccines ordered 

Happy News!

First batch of pictures released from the James Webb space telescope

the deep field image which shows clear lensing

a picture of Andromeda where individual stars are clearly visible

a patient in New Zealand has undergone gene-editing to lower their cholesterol 

Samsung has started initial production of its 3-nanometer semiconductor chips

Tata Chemicals opened the UK’s first industrial scale carbon capture and usage plant today, captures 40,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year

In England, a dog escaped only to return later that day with a ribbon won at a local dog show 

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