morning report #2 // the twitter vibe shift that only lives inside our hearts (is still unfortunately a shift); kind of enormous UFO story; apple's new headset (meh (market agrees)); clown links
A reader commented to remind me Elon and company have been very open with their invitations, and I wanted to make clear, here, that I of course know and agree. I could have been a little more thoughtful in the piece above, though, so my response here for the rest of you:
"Hey thanks for the thoughtful reply, I completely agree with that actually — [the left is] definitely choosing not to engage with him. I wound up cutting a lot from that newsletter. [There were] a couple extra paragraphs on different pieces of this, one of which, the more important one, is just... it doesn't matter if he's inviting them. Trump wasn't going on Maddow, and she would have killed for the chance. Once we know where you stand, once you're THAT open about your opinions, you can't be viewed as neutral. The platform unfortunately FEELS political, and biased, even if it's not. That naturally changes the culture."
This newsletter is getting better every day. Quality commentary, news with sources, witty writing. Very happy.
This is an excellent newsletter and well worth the monthly subscription. I hope its reach is beyond what the number of comments and likes would normally indicate. It deserves a wide audience.
Re: David Charles Grusch. The Debrief piece appears to be a serious and independently-corroborated journalistic effort. Assuming there's merit to these claims, which certainly seem credible, and also assuming the national security-intelligence complex was able to maintain these secrets for decades, why would they now allow release of this information? Especially since it implicates various parties in schemes that would make a JFK assassination conspiracy (for example) a relative cakewalk.
My guess is this story, like so many others on myriad subjects, which will fade from memory and be one of those 'hey whatever happened to...?" conversations some years from now.
On work from home: I’m in the weird position of being fully remote but missing the office/wishing I could go back. Made the transition at my wife’s request so we could be closer to family for our son. I have one of those “conference calls and e-mail” type jobs where I very rarely talk with anyone I would see in person anyway, so it’s hard to pretend my primary function is impacted, but God is it weird. As you can probably imagine from all my activity on this app I am pretty friendly with people and miss the water cooler type interactions.
I hate it because I can never to myself justify why I shouldn’t work sixty hours a week or clear out my inbox at 4am as long as I am getting off in time to spend the day with the family. Or if there’s something on the weekend I can just check on it for fifteen minutes. There’s not a clear boundary like there used to be.
The complaining about it is crazy to me. If I have a meeting cancel or end early I get to go say hello to my wife and son. I can watch him play in the backyard from my office window. And people will be like “why should I have to wake up early just because I’m in a different time zone?”
The market will sort all this out of course but I will say it does seem to be a lot better for families, in my experience anyway.
".... independently corroborated Grush’s claims with on-the-record insiders, a number of whom allowed their names and images to be published with the report....."
However, a closer examination of the names published showed they were the same 51 intel officers that published a letter debunking Hunter Biden's laptop.
Another great one; thank you!
‘First, and superficially, Kennedy’s voice was gnarled, as if a lifelong smoker on his deathbed, which honestly just made for an unpleasant listening experience.’
Yeah... the voice thing is jarring every time, even when I like what he’s saying.
I find this completely implausible ... the idea that beings can travel across space and time, yet can't safely navigate in Earth's atmosphere.
Genuine ask: is there some obvious bullshit in the UFO piece that I'm missing? Very possible that I've not had enough coffee today or that I'm too much of a hopeless sci Fi nerd to read that piece thoughtfully, but is there a reason there hasn't been a bigger reaction to the piece?
The folks in that piece don't immediately read to me as "obvious attention starved wannabes", though that of course doesn't mean that they aren't.
someone knows he’s gonna be king of mars and it shows