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Episode 64 - Important Celebrity Hair News!

Episode 64 - Important Celebrity Hair News!

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

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News discussed:

IRA’s corporate minimum tax is written to apply to 150 companies. If a corporation pays the AMT, a credit against future corporate regular tax is carried forward.

Jakeup asserts “rich Americans subsidizing drug development for the rest of the world was maybe the most effective unintended altruism the US was doing”

Salman Rushdie recovering from stabbing on stage by 24-year-old fanatic 

Liz Cheney loses R Primary in Wyoming. "will be launching an organization to educate the American people about the ongoing threat to our Republic, and to mobilize a unified effort to oppose any Donald Trump campaign for president." - PAC is “The Great Task”

Fourth Circuit held that gender dysphoria is a disability under ADA

Biden about to transfer student loan debt to tax payers? (Update - Yup.)

FL’s Stop WOKE law suspended by appeals court

The judge says it’s a clear violation of 1A, and also says that it’s modeled on the Civil Rights Act

Europe's largest nuclear power station came under shelling at the front lines in Ukraine

Car bombing in Moscow oblast, likely targeting Alexander Dugin, kills his daughter instead. 

Russian feds claim to have arrested the responsible party, a Ukrainian and a member of the Azov Battalion but the official story is… very sus. 

US to send $3 billion in aid to Ukraine

Western states face deadline to cut water use from Colorado River

CA agriculture, despite using 80 percent of the state’s water, produces only about 2 percent of the state’s GDP.

Senior rights (first settlers) take priority. Called the "Prior Appropriation System.”

This drought goes back to at least 2014, is the worst in over 1200 years, and has probably reached the point of being self-sustaining

EDF cuts output at nuclear power plants as French rivers get too warm

Low Rhine water level to hit output at two German coal plants

China sees temps over 110 degrees

Lots of wildfires

Water levels are so low that power has been cut to factories for 6 days so far

Ex-Twitter exec Mudge Zatko leaks report revealing that Twitter has critical organizational vulnerabilities which mean a fairly simple attack which took all their data centers offline at once could unrecoverably destroy the entire platform.  New EA cause area?

$300 million dollars for a stockpile of 30 HV transformers is far too expensive to prevent 90% of the public dying and the rest reduced to cannibalism

Happy News!

AZ now has universal education vouchers!

It’s no longer illegal to buy hearing aids

EA gets favorable cover story in Time magazine.

Mice treated with altered stem cells were able to form new neurons, treating alzheimers and dementia.

£30 million grant from the British Heart Foundation to develop a treatment to reprogram the genetics which cause muscular heart disease

Bioengineered Cornea Can Restore Sight

6 High School Football Players Combine Their BRUTE STRENGTH to Rescue Injured Woman Trapped in a Wrecked Car

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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.