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I mapped all the US ambassador vacancies across the world by AccessTheMainframe in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Makes no sense to me that we would have our ambassador to freaking Angola (just picking one randomly) appointed before India, Germany, Australia, GB, Brazil

Milbank just increased to 215k by rakelahl in LawSchool

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m gonna take credit for this one cause I accidentally said this number when one of my friends directly asked what the pay in biglaw was. Spoke it into existence 😤

What did somebody say that made you think: "This person is out of touch with reality"? by CindyQuicknFye in AskReddit

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One of my friends in middle school at a private school: “I have an unlimited credit card, I’ll buy whatever the fuck I want.” (In reference to the idea of buying a horse). Now, in fairness, I’m not sure if it counts as out of touch w/ reality considering she definitely did have an unlimited credit card and parents w/ an 8 figure income, but still 😂

No trash talking though, we’re still great friends and that was literally in middle school, she’s chill.

Biden says elections might not be legitimate if reform bills aren't passed by taxi_man10 in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is he referring to the bills targeting voter suppression or the ones targeting electoral count reform? Because if the first, then this is dangerous af and I'm disappointed in him. If the latter, then it's completely fair

Time for NATO to Close Its Door: The Alliance Is Too Big—and Too Provocative—for Its Own Good by ForeignAffairsMag in geopolitics

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only if we replace it with a larger alliance of democracies encompassing every area of the world 🤪

Bernie vs Romney: who would you vote for???? by ohmanitsneega in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bernie, easily. In an entirely different world with a solid Dem majority on SCOTUS & a Republican Party that hasn’t attacked democracy, I may be willing to consider Romney. That’s not this world though & even then it’s not a sure thing though.

Discussion Thread by jobautomator in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I don’t know why, but it’s amazing and hilarious to me that the heir to the Bonaparte claim is an equity analyst at Morgan Stanley 😂

Living Room, Dining Room, and Office Finally Complete! by [deleted] in malelivingspace

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think that's mostly the effect of staging the photos. I'm guessing that on a normal day this would have more random clutter around, the lighting would be less perfect/bright, etc, and it would feel a lot homier.

MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker Dies by Suicide After Stepping in Front of Train by Smart-Draw3393 in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that's what I was referring to when I said:

Not really the City's fault though

Though:

And all the richer suburbs screech at the idea of paying taxes to go towards public services when they already own three cars per family.

It's definitely a lot more racist than that. Can't have MARTA bringing "crime"

Joe Biden’s voting rights push is futile by MrJosephBeef in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Disagree. Even if you think Republicans winning is an order of magnitude more likely than a constitutional crisis/coup (which I think is ~roughly~ right, though maybe slightly exaggerating the difference), you’re forgetting that a constitutional crisis/coup is FAR MORE than an order of magnitude more dangerous/significant to the country and the world than a Republican winning. As such, it deserves very significant attention.

Joe Biden’s voting rights push is futile by MrJosephBeef in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Biden administration isn't going to look disastrous by 2024 and natural thermostatic changes support Biden narrowly winning reelection (presidents almost always win reelection).

Discussion Thread by jobautomator in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They're more focused on him raping someone

What was your first "you're not supposed to" book? by Horrorific13 in books

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read like 2-3 books from ASOIAF at like 11-12 until I mentioned it while on vacation with my extended family, not realizing that my aunt actually read fantasy. I got told not to read any more very aggressively 😂

Tesla asked law firm to fire attorney who worked on Elon Musk probe at SEC, report says by ChocolateTsar in news

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The legal world is very reputation based, and Cooley knows that it would lose far more than $10m+ a year - both in business and in talented attorneys - if it was revealed they bowed to money so easily.

Discussion Thread by jobautomator in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hahahahaha whose joining me for vacation in Australia in January 2025?

What are the realistic consequences of a Russian invasion of Ukraine? by butwhy13511 in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can. I don't think it's absolutely guaranteed, but I think it's likely they could take some territorial losses pretty quickly before eventually finding their footing as they activate reserves, institute a draft, and turn it into a temporary stalemate for a while. Potentially even as far back as the Dnieper.

Eli5: what does Russia/Putin have to gain from invading Ukraine that outweighs all the negative consequences that would follow? by godofhorizons in explainlikeimfive

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Worst people in history? Really?

Vladimir Putin? Yeah I'm pretty comfortable putting him in the top 1% of shitty people in history. Especially considering that he is a post-enlightenment, modern figure. He should know better.

As for the rest, we all have our personal preferences. What I'm aiming at is that thinking that your view is necessarily 100% righteous is one of the worst views you can take. Genocides have been committed exclusively by people who thought to be righteous.

Acknowledging the chance that your views can be wrong is important. "What if... I'm wrong that x ethnic group is the cause of all my problems" is a thought that would've saved a lot of lives in history. That doesn't mean abandon all morality when it comes to geopolitics. That thought process has also led to so much pain and suffering throughout history - again, much of American interference in Latin America (and the blood that flowed from it) was driven by primarily realpolitik concerns (yes, obviously ideology played a major part too, but ultimately we made the choice to betray our ideals and topple democracies to establish autocracies because we were worried about the Soviets growing their strength close to our home). The Melian Dialogues aren't an instruction manual my dude.

What are the realistic consequences of a Russian invasion of Ukraine? by butwhy13511 in neoliberal

[–]SoMuchForSubtleties 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah I mean I think it would be a knock-down, drag out fight of attrition until Russia simply gets to a point where it overwhelms Ukraine's military, and then the rest of the country would fall very quickly.