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Jonathanglick

@Jonathanglick@mstdn.social

Investor, writer, Canadian in NYC. I try to boost a lot.

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interfluidity, to random
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His ethical tradition does not strike me as unsurpassably subtle. To describe it as the Jewish tradition would be inaccurate and deeply antisemitic.

“[In times of war], it is correct to kill even the righteous among your enemy” seems like an excellent exoneration of Hamas.

What does “chosen” mean? To some, to the piece’s author, it’s exceptionalist, supremicist. To many Jews it is bitterly ironic and reflects a duty to which we are called rather than any privilege.

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/live-law-die-cross-israel

Jonathanglick,
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@interfluidity This is such a terribly argued piece it hardly needs examination. Very little of it makes any sense.

Jonathanglick,
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@interfluidity Regarding the infamous Mekhilta d'Rabbi Yishmael 14: 7 with the alleged Bar Yochai quote: The killing done by Jews during the various revolts against the Romans (and Greco-Romans in Egypt) was at times fairly indiscriminate. It did not prevent the end of Jewish rule, and probably accelerated it.

Jonathanglick,
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@interfluidity To put it plainly, the reason why that passage is so incongruent with rabbinic tradition is not only because it rejects universal (Noachic) morality as a divine truth. But also because the rabbis were very aware that, as a permanent minority in a dangerous world, Jews benefit from upholding universal ethical claims. In the same way, a world without international justice is one where Israel would never exist or eventually won't.

glecharles, to random
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"When we shout about the effect that this system is having, we are not filing a bug report, we are giving a systems update, and in fact we are reporting back to those with agency over the system that it is working properly." @anildash

💯

https://www.anildash.com/2024/05/29/systems-the-purpose-of-a-system/

Jonathanglick,
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@glecharles @anildash A good (albeit smallish) example of this is the bad/funny Google AI results in search. People think that these included 'hallucinations' are an example of the system being broken, when in fact, the presence of bad results (and the feedback it provokes) is how Google intends to improve its LLM.

Jonathanglick, to random
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georgescriban, to random
Jonathanglick,
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@georgescriban unJewish in the most fundamental ways

StillIRise1963, to random
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"Texas delegates voted on a 2024 platform at the state’s GOP Convention on Saturday and aim to tally the votes by Wednesday to finalize their platform for the coming year. The proposal called for new legislation to solidify fetal personhood ideology into law, define abortion care as homicide and criminalize in vitro fertilization, first reported by feminist writer Jessica Valenti.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/texas-gop-appears-to-put-death-penalty-for-abortion-patients-on-2024-wish-list_n_665765b4e4b05212274abd0b

Jonathanglick,
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@StillIRise1963 It is astonishing to me that there's still no progressive plan to boycott fascist states.

Jonathanglick, to random
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In America, we now have two types of media.

In both news and social networks, we have one type that is actively coordinating with an aspiring dictator in spreading lies; and we have another type that sees problems with ‘both sides’ and isn’t really interested in the potential end of democracy.

And that’s how you get these poll results.

QasimRashid, to random
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BREAKING: Justice Alito has sent a letter to the Senate that he is refusing to recuse himself from a clear conflict of interest in the insurrection case.

Surprised? Don't be. This is a reminder that SCOTUS has almost always been on the wrong side of the American people & democracy. And here are the receipts to prove it: https://open.substack.com/pub/qasimrashid/p/what-if-the-greatest-obstacle-to?r=fyvxf&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true

Jonathanglick,
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@QasimRashid It’s been 54 years since there was a majority of Democratic-appointed justices on the Supreme Court. GOP justices have created our current crisis over decades of misrule.

Holberg, to random
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I’ve gotten really nostalgic for the ‘90s. Which was the last time most people seemed normal to me.

And maybe they weren’t. But they still maintained a veneer of normalcy in public—which still made them more normal than they are now.

Jonathanglick,
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@Holberg The boomers had not yet turned openly ruthless; the millennials were still hopeful and adorable.

GottaLaff, to TeslaMotors
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🤦🏻‍♀️😳 & have discussed a possible advisory role for the Tesla leader should TFG reclaim WH, the latest sign that the once-frosty relationship between the 2 has thawed.

The role hasn’t been fully hammered out and might not happen, but they discussed ways to give Musk formal input & influence over policies related to border security and the economy, both issues on which Musk has grown more vocal.
https://apple.news/A12U7FLPbQbm6Nfj7Y1_glQ

Jonathanglick,
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@GottaLaff Slaughtering American democracy and selling chunks of the carcass to the highest bidders

mgs, to random
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It's all still improving too fast for anyone to have a good enough grasp of the current state of the art to actually make compelling use-cases (and products) that will last beyond a demo at worst and a few months at best. 🤖⭕️🔒 https://spyglass.org/ai-hype/

Jonathanglick,
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@WarnerCrocker @mgs There are certainly going to be a lot of Nvidia data centers. :)

Jonathanglick, to random
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It's just bizarre Trump made this obvious falsehood an unnecessary feature of his defense, but I guess that is his character: never never never stop lying.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-boasted-about-sex-with-stormy-in-tahoe-athlete-says?ref=home?ref=home

politidope, to random

🚨: Hall of Fame catcher Josh Gibson will supplant the legendary Ty Cobb atop the leaderboard for batting average. Gibson batted .372 throughout his legendary career, edging out Cobb’s .366 batting average that was once the high-water mark for the sport.

Gibson will also take the top spot from Babe Ruth, the biggest name in the sport’s history, in two categories: slugging percentage and on-base plus slugging (OPS). Gibson will also own the single-season record in both categories.

https://ktla.com/news/california/mlb-to-have-new-all-time-leader-in-batting-average-report/amp/

Jonathanglick,
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@jaydpauley (F*** Ty Cobb.)

realjuddlegum, to random

The guy who is in charge of Threads admits that it is actively suppressing accounts, like mine, that post political content.

Don't let his measured tone fool you.

This is an outrageous and irresponsible decision.

And it is a POLITICAL decision. One that favors the status quo.

RE: https://www.threads.net/@mosseri/post/C7hoA8ayaZe

Jonathanglick,
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@ZhiZhu @realjuddlegum @juddlegum he had 106k followers on mastodon?

Holberg, to random
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Sometimes it occurs to me how profoundly Americans are still ruled by fundamentalist interpretations of Neolithic mythologies and I never know whether to laugh or cry.

Jonathanglick,
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@Holberg I wish I could laugh

Jonathanglick, to random
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The act of telling people that a particular resource is limited and that they have to share seems to have precisely the opposite intended effect -- making people more aggressively selfish.

popcornreel, to random
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THREAD

REPEAT: To the @DNC @JoeBiden @BidenHQ—DO NOT ONLY make this about ONE MAN. You must ALSO make this about THE WHOLE REPUBLICAN PARTY and their AUTHORITARIANISM. The Supreme Court, these GOP state legislatures—ALL OF IT. I know you are institutionalists but the GOP MUST GO! #Biden

Jonathanglick,
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@popcornreel god bless you, Omar

evan, (edited ) to random
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"Public opposition to the War in Gaza is due to manipulation of social media."

Jonathanglick,
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@evan You should ask the question of why there hasn’t been American public opposition (in the form of large demonstrations or encampments) against the very clear and immediate threats to domestic democracy, religious freedom, minority rights, reproductive rights, queer rights, and so on.

Jonathanglick,
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@evan I’m certain they do, which makes the question even more interesting. What leads an activist community to take a leadership role in a ‘foreign’ conflict and not also in their own dire near-term future?

And perhaps the dynamics of social media are playing some part in that.

jdlahart, to random
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Jonathanglick,
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@jdlahart absolutely fascinating

counternotions, to random
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“When you see that the biggest tech companies and the richest people in the world are showing major interest in humanoid robots, it indicates that this will be a huge market opportunity.”

(Of course it does.)

Jonathanglick,
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@counternotions insanely stupid

SeanCasten, to random
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This week the House voted to prevent DC from allowing non-citizens to vote. I opposed the bill. It was a pure gotcha vote from the majority, but the issues it raises are so interesting that I thought worth a thread this morning. Read along if you want to nerd out with me!

Jonathanglick,
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@samir @SeanCasten Should, for example, foreign college students be able to vote in their university elections? Should non-citizen workers be allowed to vote in union elections?

Jonathanglick, to random
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Their mission is to slaughter American liberal democracy and let oligarchs and reactionaries hack up the carcass.

https://www.axios.com/2024/05/23/clarence-thomas-supreme-court-racial-segregation

glennf, to random
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I don’t entirely understand who Republicans are performing for. The ones who are most in the bag for Israel, no matter how genocidal Israel is, and are currently yelling about antisemitism on college campuses, do not care about antisemitism or students or Israel as a state or Jews. Many of them are either overtly or covertly antisemitic. Who is the audience?

Jonathanglick,
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@glennf the media

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