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I think Wasserman's about to call it for Youngkin

Unless things start to look very differently, I'm starting to think it's over.

Youngkin has hit nearly all of his benchmarks so far. McCaulliffe has not.

https://twitter.com/Redistrict?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Do you use Facebook?

Legitimately curious

Is Facebook good or bad?

NYT: Is Facebook weaker than we knew?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/04/technology/facebook-files.html





But thereís another way to read the series, and itís the interpretation that has reverberated louder inside my brain as each new installment has landed.

Which is: Facebook is in trouble.

Not financial trouble, or legal trouble, or even senators-yelling-at-Mark-Zuckerberg trouble. What Iím talking about is a kind of slow, steady decline that anyone who has ever seen a dying company up close can recognize. Itís a cloud of existential dread that hangs over an organization whose best days are behind it, influencing every managerial priority and product decision and leading to increasingly desperate attempts to find a way out. This kind of decline is not necessarily visible from the outside, but insiders see a hundred small, disquieting signs of it every day ó user-hostile growth hacks, frenetic pivots, executive paranoia, the gradual attrition of talented colleagues.

It has become fashionable among Facebook critics to emphasize the companyís size and dominance while bashing its missteps. In a Senate hearing on Thursday, lawmakers grilled Antigone Davis, Facebookís global head of safety, with questions about the companyís addictive product design and the influence it has over its billions of users. Many of the questions to Ms. Davis were hostile, but as with most Big Tech hearings, there was an odd sort of deference in the air, as if the lawmakers were asking: Hey, Godzilla, would you please stop stomping on Tokyo?


Facebook being down will be a net positive for society

Most people will have to rely on actual news as opposed to regurgitated conspiracy theories and manufactured disinformation. They will be forced to call their loved ones and have actually conversations, and maybe even go outside. We are getting a glimpse of a facebook-less world, and it is amazing.

2020 GA: Biden won by approximately 11,000 votes

COVID deaths: 24,632


If there is one thing that should keep the GOP from playing into this death cult, it's the midterm elections. At this point, even from a purely strategic viewpoint: wtf are they thinking???

Trudeau wins (at least a minority government) -just announced by the CBC

Congrats Canada!

All airlines should announce a vaccine mandate two days before the next crazy person rally

Then see how good their turnout is.

If these results stick, Newsom will have a pretty huge mandate to push

Even more boldly on his agenda.

Just realized: While Newsom can get a plurality of the vote and still lose

Elder can get a majority for question 2 and also still lose...
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