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Episode 86 - Drunk SCOTUS News or The Dick is Vietnam

Episode 86 - Drunk SCOTUS News or The Dick is Vietnam


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:

Perun (sp?) video

Weird aborted coup in Russia

If a cop has a gun in your face and you try to escape anyway, presumably what the cop would find is worse for you than taking a bullet

France Riots:

Doom scrolling (Twitter) cap

Vietnam has banned 'Barbie' film 

Here’s the map in the scene (probably? Seen at 1:01 in this trailer

Here’s the Nine-Dash-Line that they’re talking about

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Supreme Court News

Turns out Alito is corrupt too. Nobody could have predicted!

Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard - Affirmative action is toast

Biden v. Nebraska - no student loan cancellation :’(

Moore v. Harper - rejected independent legislature theory

US v Texas - states lack standing to challenge immigration priorities of DHS

303 Creative v. Elenis - web designer doesn’t have to make gay wedding website

The decision was limited because much of what might have been contested about the facts of the case was stipulated

Happy News!

Type 1 Diabetes is caused by the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas not producing insulin at all. Now old bad beta cells can be cleared out with a repurposed cancer drug, and functioning beta cells produced from stem cells can replace these.

Now tests are proceeding to encase these beta cells in a “ channel array device” that allows them to get nutrients and function while keeping the immune cells away!

I-95 reopened after 12 days

A houseboat in Florida capsized during a big storm, with two women trapped inside. A passing Florida man, Jordan Boyd, jumped into the water from his boat without even a lifejacket on (he really shoulda taken a few seconds tho, for real), grabbed a 2x4, and smashed the glass door of the house boat open

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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.