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Episode 81 - MindKiller Ultra

Episode 81 - MindKiller Ultra

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

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News discussed:

Hypnosis, LSD, and the Unabomber

Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber

SCOTUS granted stay in mifepristone case

Alito and Thomas dissented

Clarence Thomas’s billionaire friend also bought his property at an above-market price and let Thomas’ mother live there for free

Fox settled the Dominion lawsuit for $787 million

And Tucker Carlson is out!

Florida enacts six-week abortion ban

Florida allows death penalty by 8-4 jury vote

German Green party decides that giving the lignite coal industry a massive boost by shutting down their nuclear power plants

Congress failed to extend a key tax provision last year allowing companies to fully expense research & development costs in the year incurred. See

North Dakota banned approval voting

Update: veto override failed!!

Russia widely published intentions to move nukes to Belarus, but doesn’t seem to have actually done it

Lot of discussion of Mackaroon being soft on China, but Tyler Cowen-endorsed Twitter thread says this is a misinterpretation.


Some protests in Sundan turned violent. President Bashir declared state of emergency in Feb 2019, dissolved the govt

They did not hand over power. 

“lil mohammad” Hemedti

Buhan and Hemedit both think the old govt sucks, they should rule the new govt, and they’re gonna fight about it

Countries are pulling out all their diplomats/peeps

NIH blows $1B trying to make Long COVID a thing

Happy News!

Ghana has approved a malaria vaccine for deployment

Reforms signed three years ago in Michigan took effect last week, with nearly 850,000 residents seeing at least one conviction automatically set aside

Scientists have discovered that intersecting gravity waves shortly after the big bang generated the universe’s first photons

Hubble saw a supermassive black hole three times the diameter of our whole galaxy, speeding through the universe

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