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The hottest Substack posts of Pirate Wires

And their main takeaways
77 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. A collapse of the Overton window is causing a shift in cultural norms and allowing for diverse viewpoints to gain traction.
  2. The power of shaping discourse on social media platforms is influencing public narratives and challenging traditional media control.
  3. The fight for control of narratives and the discourse is intensifying, creating opportunities for change and challenging established institutions.
52 implied HN points • 28 Dec 23
  1. Passengers on planes did some really bizarre things in 2023, like threatening to urinate or weaponizing urine.
  2. Pilots were also in the headlines for unusual behavior, such as shutting off plane engines mid-flight after taking shrooms.
  3. Incidents like opening emergency exits mid-flight or crashing planes for online clicks made 2023 a wild year for air travel.
54 implied HN points • 21 Dec 23
  1. DEI initiatives in the United States are facing a backlash, with court rulings and resistance in academia and tech.
  2. DEI philosophy involves quotas and training that have led to controversial and potentially discriminatory practices.
  3. Legal challenges and shifting attitudes are raising questions about the effectiveness and fairness of DEI policies in various sectors.
172 implied HN points • 10 Oct 23
  1. The concept of moral inversion is discussed in relation to societal perceptions of good and evil.
  2. The post delves into topics such as terrorism, lies, and hope.
  3. The content is behind a paywall for paid subscribers only.
53 implied HN points • 27 Sep 23
  1. Florida has a high-speed rail connecting Miami and Orlando.
  2. California has not laid a single mile of rail for high-speed trains.
  3. It's important to reflect on the differences between the two states' rail projects.
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