Odds and Ends — 3 December 2022

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I’ve been playing around with DeepDreamGenerator’s newish “text prompt” artificial intelligence image creator. This image was generated from the prompt “An integrated circuit, in the style of Jackson Pollock.”

Cryptocurrency, Investing, Money, Economy, Business, and Debt:

35% of millionaires say it’s ‘going to take a miracle’ to be ready for retirement

In Peru’s hills, an artisanal miner boom frustrates Big Copper’s plans

Switzerland Considers Electric Vehicle Ban To Avoid Blackouts

Coronavirus News, Analysis, and Opinion:

New coronavirus variants rendered the last remaining monoclonal antibody treatment useless

Los Angeles County mask mandate could return as COVID cases rise

Politics:

Well, that’s a non-starter: Russia demands annexations recognised before talks

PHOTO: When nobody wasted time speculating on the mental health of Nazis. pic.twitter.com/19iV5R9cqR

— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) December 2, 2022

How to Avoid Having Dinner with a Nazi

I want to stress that this checklist will not protect you against all dinners with Nazis. Even the great Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest during the war, found himself having dinner with Adolph Eichmann one evening, after all.”
But the checklist will save you from most common accidental Nazi dining experiences.

Hate Speech Soars on Twitter

And to state the obvious, DOJ's decision to fight Cipollone & Philbin's executive privilege claims shows they are moving like a freight train directly at Donald Trump.

— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) December 2, 2022

DOJ Tried to Hide Report Warning That Private Border Wall in Texas Could Collapse

The report confirms a ProPublica and Texas Tribune investigation that found the privately built fencing could collapse during major flooding. The federal government resisted making the findings public for more than a year.

Hobbs’ office sends criminal referral on 2 Cochise County supervisors

Why Roberts and Kavanaugh Got So Furious at Biden’s Solicitor General

Elizabeth Prelogar dared to challenge federal courts’ power while arguing before the justices. They were not pleased.

No one-on-ones yet scheduled between Biden and African leaders heading to D.C.

The fact that the former President had dinner with a guy that was SO nazi, that he disavowed knowing him by saying the dinner was supposed to be with a guy who just said Hitler is dope, is definitely something unimaginable on alternate sane Earth.

— Adam Kinzinger #fella (@AdamKinzinger) December 1, 2022

Serendipity:

Protecting 30% of Earth’s surface for nature means thinking about connections near and far

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