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  1. Comment on Has anyone gifted you food or a kitchen / cooking gadget that you particularly liked? in ~food

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    I usually can't stand random kitchen gifts but the only ones that I have received are ones that I explicitly asked for: -A wall mounted magnet bar to hold knives -A whetstone

    I usually can't stand random kitchen gifts but the only ones that I have received are ones that I explicitly asked for:

    -A wall mounted magnet bar to hold knives
    -A whetstone

    4 votes
  2. Comment on "If you like _____, you might also like _____." - Music recommendation game in ~music

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  4. Comment on Tell us the most uninteresting thing you did today! in ~talk

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    Any worry that those "chunkier bits" will clog your washer? Not yet a parent, but that is one of my many irrational fears.

    Any worry that those "chunkier bits" will clog your washer? Not yet a parent, but that is one of my many irrational fears.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    The amount of knowledge that Murakami has on music is breathtaking. His website has a list of all the references in his books, Here

    The amount of knowledge that Murakami has on music is breathtaking. His website has a list of all the references in his books, Here

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    Look, I'd love for more young people to have the balls to attack capitalism and I'd support them. But until those people come out and have the same fearless attacks on corporations and gusto to...

    Look, I'd love for more young people to have the balls to attack capitalism and I'd support them. But until those people come out and have the same fearless attacks on corporations and gusto to tax the wealthy, then I'll continue to stand up for the people that do against criticisms that I feel are unfair.

    As I've said several times here, you want to talk about age or health? None of you are his physicians and know Bernie's health history, what he is at risk for, what he may or may not be predisposed for. Socialization around health and age is something that leads to bias and when that bias leads people to discredit or discount that person SOLELY based around their number of years they've been born, then that's discrimination. If it's a matter of debate surrounding health of Bernie, then sure, have at it. But you also better be talking about incidence rates of stints, and prognosis while not in the presence of heart attacks at the same time (i.e. procedure went fine, he'll recover and be back on the campaign in a few days while he recovers).

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    Nancy Pelosi is 79 years old. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 86 years old. I don't buy that the presidency will "kill Bernie early" if he takes it, as if he's guaranteed to die in the next four years if...

    Nancy Pelosi is 79 years old. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 86 years old. I don't buy that the presidency will "kill Bernie early" if he takes it, as if he's guaranteed to die in the next four years if he's stressed out.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    I have to fundamentally disagree. If the criteria, which was quoted as "anyone over 75 is too old. period." then that is discriminatory. Replace "75" with "gay", "muslim", or "latinx" and it would...

    I don't think calling someone ageist should be used to shut down an argument.

    I have to fundamentally disagree. If the criteria, which was quoted as "anyone over 75 is too old. period." then that is discriminatory. Replace "75" with "gay", "muslim", or "latinx" and it would be clear as day that this line of thinking is discriminatory.

    If we want to require criteria or limits based on cognitive capacity or health measures -- propose/suggest that as a criteria. Don't go around claiming someone at a certain age is incapable of doing something if they're fully capable of it.

    People's chance of death goes up every year, even if they're healthy otherwise, and why have someone who's 70 when we could have someone who's 50 or 60?

    Hell, why stop at 50? Let's only have people who are exactly 35 years old be allowed to run for president. Anyone older is clearly closer to death than someone the year before. -- Sounds insane, right? That's what happens when you base something solely off an arbitrary value of age. There are also arguments that individuals who are older might be more able to remember and learn from life experiences (ex. someone that is 70 might have lived through and experienced the civil rights movement whereas someone who is 50 would not have).

    Again, you want to talk about means testing for the president in the form of a psych/health evaluation? Then talk about that, instead, and I'd be more likely to listen to your opinion. It might just be an issue of semantics, but saying "there's too much at stake" doesn't absolve someone from poor, discriminatory arguments.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Elizabeth Warren's new remedy for corruption: A tax on lobbying in ~news

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    Nail on the head: they're doing two different things.

    Nail on the head: they're doing two different things.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    I was specifically referring to /u/nacho's statement of: To your point about statistics, though, I feel that it's necessary to take US average life spans with grains of salt and recognize that...

    I was specifically referring to /u/nacho's statement of:

    Sanders is too old. Period. Any 75 year old is.

    To your point about statistics, though, I feel that it's necessary to take US average life spans with grains of salt and recognize that they are, themselves, averages. They include outliers such as infant mortality, overdoses, whether or not you smoke etc. which I'd argue Sanders probably isn't at risk of. But I also don't know, I'm open to being wrong.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    I think it's fair to have a lower bound limit based on age, due solely to necessary worldly experience in interaction with the "adult world" and having necessary legal definitions of "adult" in...

    I think it's fair to have a lower bound limit based on age, due solely to necessary worldly experience in interaction with the "adult world" and having necessary legal definitions of "adult" in order to lead a country, yeah.

    But to equate a lower limit based around necessary experience with the world to an upper bound limit is an almost needless debate that fails to grasp my initial arguments.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    I don't see anything special about the age 35 that endows someone with automatic presidential experience over someone that is 34, do you?

    I don't see anything special about the age 35 that endows someone with automatic presidential experience over someone that is 34, do you?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    Oof, this is exactly what I was referring to in reference to my ageism comment. Discounting someone for the pure basis of old age alone is discriminatory. Period. Yes, I know that cognitive...

    Sanders is too old. Period. Any 75 year old is.

    Oof, this is exactly what I was referring to in reference to my ageism comment. Discounting someone for the pure basis of old age alone is discriminatory. Period.

    Yes, I know that cognitive decline and cognitive aging occur; I've studied under top researchers in Alzheimer's/Dementia/Cognitive aging. Yes, individuals over the age of 75 often suffer from cognitive impairment. But to discount all individuals over the age of 75, as though there is no exception? That kind of absolutism is prejudice on the grounds of someone's age. Are you his physician? Have you given him a mini-mental state exam or an AD8 screening?

    Yes, I understand they are going to become the president of the United States, and, yes, that's a stressful position. Everything you said about qualifications isn't wrong. But look at Sanders on the campaign trail: he's working for long hours, doing multiple different talks and interviews, traveling constantly, and arguably, is, "at the top of his game," not withstanding his current hospitalization, which could be for complicated factors beyond just age.

    Should age be discounted completely as a factor in a presidential election? No, I'm not arguing that. But should it be something that immediately disqualifies someone? No, I don't believe that's fair. We should be concerned about it only as far as it relates to his health.

    17 votes
  14. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    I don't know -- I'm less concerned about missing a few campaign events and much more concerned about that stigma you mentioned. The "too old to run" ageism is very strong this election cycle.

    I don't know -- I'm less concerned about missing a few campaign events and much more concerned about that stigma you mentioned. The "too old to run" ageism is very strong this election cycle.

    18 votes
  15. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    There's something very sad about a major news outlet jumping on a candidate's major health event yet remaining silent on any of their opinions/stances/other news.

    There's something very sad about a major news outlet jumping on a candidate's major health event yet remaining silent on any of their opinions/stances/other news.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on What are the Big Problems? in ~talk

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    I second Climate Change, as someone else posted about. But one issue that I hadn't even considered about that I think about every now again is this: -How do we, as a species, protect any other...

    I second Climate Change, as someone else posted about.

    But one issue that I hadn't even considered about that I think about every now again is this:
    -How do we, as a species, protect any other species/thing from the harms of nuclear waste, long after we are gone?

    There's a elegantly written piece in Current Affairs here on the matter that I've found myself reflecting on nearly daily when my mind wanders.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Damn -- what a great explanation! As someone who started with 5e, I really like the combat system and can't imagine it any other way, so that breakdown was really interesting to read. Given how...

    Damn -- what a great explanation! As someone who started with 5e, I really like the combat system and can't imagine it any other way, so that breakdown was really interesting to read. Given how much I enjoy Gloomhaven it might be worth trying!

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'm so happy to hear it!! Sounds like you have a good party makeup and yall are already in the midst of things. If we're playing at a house with a TV, we use the free web GHH site and project it...

    I'm so happy to hear it!! Sounds like you have a good party makeup and yall are already in the midst of things. If we're playing at a house with a TV, we use the free web GHH site and project it on so we can all see, otherwise we use our phones. It's a huge game changer -- don't forget to check off "expire conditions" in the settings!
    If there's ever a play question yall have, just hit me up (or use google -- plenty of questions about odd game rules on BBG forums)

    Sidenote: I've only ever played 5e, how's 4e D&D combat different?

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Sorry-- I've been away on vacation! Our Playgroup probably plays 2x a month if we're lucky and we've been playing for over a year or so, so we've got a good number under our belt! It's honestly my...

    Sorry-- I've been away on vacation!

    Our Playgroup probably plays 2x a month if we're lucky and we've been playing for over a year or so, so we've got a good number under our belt! It's honestly my favorite board game experience. We've retired 4 characters in total so far. What's your party look like now? Are you using the Gloomhaven Helper app (there's a free web client of it too)?

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Tonight: gloomhaven for the first time in a month! Saturday: helping my wife find a dress at cosignment shops for a wedding Sunday: Possible a honey festival? Grocery shopping?

    Tonight: gloomhaven for the first time in a month!
    Saturday: helping my wife find a dress at cosignment shops for a wedding
    Sunday: Possible a honey festival? Grocery shopping?

    4 votes