.@NPRinskeep models a truly fabulous way for anyone to end their entanglement with the former US president, Donald Trump:

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, I have one more question. He’s gone. OK.”

Realizing you have no more questions for 2016-2020 seems like the way to return to sanity.
It was also a virtuoso interview, in which the great @NPRinskeep showed exactly how to keep the whiphand with that guy

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5 Jan
In conclusion, Theranos was an extravagantly capitalized non-solution to a non-problem.

The purpose of Theranos was to attract capital, advertise the founder as a dazzling fiction, and sic lawyers & thugs on whistleblowers & journalists.
BUT! By contrast real American inventions (forget "innovations") are useful, and solve real problems, & are created by nameless inventors who need no glory.

They don't even need venture capital or thugs. Because...PEOPLE INSTANTLY BUY THEM BECAUSE THEY WORK.
And thus I show you to THREE miraculous inventions that are cheap & astonishing—and solve problems!

They don't even need covergirls & fortresses guarded by David Boies & Hells Angels!

They are: woodglue, the ultrasonic humidifier & eyelash growth serum.

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Krugman is right as usual. But I’ve based my 2022 equanimity on this:
Steady prosecution of coup participants.
Biden’s concentration on voting rights.
Astounding success of fossil fuels divestment.
Awareness that people always get apocalyptic in plague years.
(Links below.)
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Learning from the riveting Conspirituality podcast that the anti-woke crowd believes it’s uniquely awake — either via the Waking Up app or the Q Great Awakening. Woke, wake, awakened. Maybe everyone who is not actually asleep is awake?
Cc @derekberes please advise
Also I thought we weren’t getting enough sleep?

This is a garbled and possibly dangerous metaphor set
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Has any senator ever sold out his state as thoroughly as Manchin has?

He and the Sacklers have decided to finish the job the coal companies started. Thinking of West Virginia today.
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Imaginations are breaking open and it’s entirely reckless and right
Easy to get and stockpile.

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I hope it helps a generation of white middle-class women enchanted by wellness & pyramid cults like Shambala, Bikram, Kundalini, & NXIVM to exit, regroup, & get real educations.
When this group because “disillusioned” with traditional religion, they evidently became re-illusioned — almost immediately.

“Reillusioned” might be a religious category in itself.
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