If you believe this, I have a whole bunch of really and truly fully self-driving cars to sell you

I have spent the bulk of the morning organizing the results from a search of my archive on “Theresa May.” The idea was to catch more of the story of the United Kingdom premiership as it passed from Theresa May to Boris Johnson, a category that will include the forthcoming handover of power to Johnson’s successor. But the end of May’s premiership was tangled up in Brexit, so I’ve also been organizing that—there’s quite a bit of overlap—and it has all taken much, much, much longer than I anticipated and I have neither completed this project nor caught up on today’s news.


Self-driving cars

If you believe this,[1] I have a whole bunch of really and truly fully self-driving cars[2] to sell you:

The move to reduce the staff, [an Argo AI company official who asked not be named] said, is not due to the economic environment or business setback. It’s simply a prudent right-sizing of staff hiring that got too far ahead of where it needed to be, he said.[3]

Tim Grant, “Strip District-based driverless car company Argo AI cuts staff,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 8, 2022, https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2022/07/07/driverless-car-company-cuts-staff-argo-ai-layoffs-self-driving/stories/202207080047


Twitter


Gilead

Abortion

This[4] will matter for about however long it takes for a white Christian nationalist to get into the presidency.[5]

Matt Viser, “Biden to outline new steps aimed at bolstering abortion rights,” Washington Post, July 8, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/08/biden-outline-new-steps-aimed-bolstering-abortion-rights/


  1. [1]Tim Grant, “Strip District-based driverless car company Argo AI cuts staff,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 8, 2022, https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2022/07/07/driverless-car-company-cuts-staff-argo-ai-layoffs-self-driving/stories/202207080047
  2. [2]Owen Bellwood, “Self-Driving Cars Still Have A Lot To Learn,” Jalopnik, February 14, 2022, https://jalopnik.com/self-driving-cars-still-have-a-lot-to-learn-1848533182; Christopher Mims, “Self-Driving Cars Could Be Decades Away, No Matter What Elon Musk Said,” Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/self-driving-cars-could-be-decades-away-no-matter-what-elon-musk-said-11622865615
  3. [3]Tim Grant, “Strip District-based driverless car company Argo AI cuts staff,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 8, 2022, https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2022/07/07/driverless-car-company-cuts-staff-argo-ai-layoffs-self-driving/stories/202207080047
  4. [4]Matt Viser, “Biden to outline new steps aimed at bolstering abortion rights,” Washington Post, July 8, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/07/08/biden-outline-new-steps-aimed-bolstering-abortion-rights/
  5. [5]David Benfell, “My 2024 forecast,” Not Housebroken, June 21, 2022, https://disunitedstates.org/2022/03/10/my-2024-forecast/

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