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  1. Comment on Trump revokes rule preventing White House staff from lobbying in ~news

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    The justification is that suddenly it's his staff that need jobs. I think the initial EO was one of the few things that people one both sides of the aisle could point to as being a good thing,...

    The justification is that suddenly it's his staff that need jobs.

    I think the initial EO was one of the few things that people one both sides of the aisle could point to as being a good thing, shouldn't be surprising that it is now gone.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Biden indicates plans to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit on first day in office, sources confirm in ~enviro

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    I think it's more about all the wildlife that the pipe itself disrupts, not to mention the havoc caused by the actual building of it. Plus, failures and spills are pretty common from what I've...

    I think it's more about all the wildlife that the pipe itself disrupts, not to mention the havoc caused by the actual building of it.

    Plus, failures and spills are pretty common from what I've seen, so now you've got even worse of an environmental disaster.

    Also, theoretically those trucks and trains can be used for something else once we transition away from Oil.

    19 votes
  3. Comment on Andrew Yang is running for Mayor of New York City in ~news

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    I'm truly hoping this is the final year of electing super old people to President. Next up, the Legislative branch.

    I'm truly hoping this is the final year of electing super old people to President. Next up, the Legislative branch.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Democratic Sen. Manchin casts doubts on $2,000 direct payments, potentially jeopardizing passage in ~news

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    This article is from last Friday, which is basically a lifetime ago at this point. In the days since I believe he's come out and said he's not sure anymore, but not absolutely opposing anymore....

    This article is from last Friday, which is basically a lifetime ago at this point.

    In the days since I believe he's come out and said he's not sure anymore, but not absolutely opposing anymore.

    Update: It was bothering me I didn't have a source, here's a link to the interview

    and the relevant bits

    Manchin initially seemed to suggest in an interview with The Washington Post that he was “absolutely” opposed to a new round of checks. He clarified in a follow-up interview that he could potentially support more checks if they were narrow in scope and targeted for people who really need them.

    10 votes
  5. Comment on Your favorite vegetarian recipes in ~food

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    Since @wcerfgba already posted links to their blog, I'll include some links to my girlfriends blog. It's totally vegan, so slightly different than what you're asking, but still delicious. There's...

    Since @wcerfgba already posted links to their blog, I'll include some links to my girlfriends blog. It's totally vegan, so slightly different than what you're asking, but still delicious.

    There's a yummy hummus recipe which isn't too difficult and will make plenty of it!

    I'm also a huge fan of her cajun-braised jackfruit and especially her tofu pad thai

    If you have any questions about the recipes or vegan food in general, I've got the inside line to the author so just let me know!

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 11 in ~news

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    Semi-related, the House is meeting this morning and are expected to introduce a resolution calling for Mike Pence to invoke the 25th. It is a unanimous consent decree (which I expect will fail),...

    Semi-related, the House is meeting this morning and are expected to introduce a resolution calling for Mike Pence to invoke the 25th.

    It is a unanimous consent decree (which I expect will fail), and if it does not get unanimous consent, the House will most likely debate/vote on the resolution tomorrow.

    10 votes
  7. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 9 in ~news

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    I think he still is until Warnock is sworn in. If I remember correctly Perdue's term ended when the new congress was sworn in, but because Loeffler was appointed, she's technically still a senator...

    I think he still is until Warnock is sworn in. If I remember correctly Perdue's term ended when the new congress was sworn in, but because Loeffler was appointed, she's technically still a senator at least until the results are certified, that's why she was at the Capital on the 6th.

    I could of course be wrong, but I think that's the case.

    7 votes
  8. Comment on Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump in ~tech

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    To be fair that I'm sure had more to do with the times than anything else. That's pretty much all there was for programming at the time. I never took an "official" unix course, but one of the...

    To be fair that I'm sure had more to do with the times than anything else. That's pretty much all there was for programming at the time.

    I never took an "official" unix course, but one of the professors hosted a unix server that you were expected to keep homework/projects on and that's how he would test them, so most people just did development there and got familiar with the environment.

    For my current job I basically live on the green screen, so I appreciate having the experience.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 9 in ~news

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    I think the title of the second one is a bit disingenuous. Yes if you follow a normal pattern it may be true, especially since the Senate is on recess. However I believe if the house were to...

    I think the title of the second one is a bit disingenuous. Yes if you follow a normal pattern it may be true, especially since the Senate is on recess.

    However I believe if the house were to convene on Monday and Immediately vote to impeach, isn't there a rule that says the Senate must convene and bring it to a vote within X hours? I seem to recall that being a rather important rule in regards to Impeachment last year and everyone saying McConnell would just sit on it.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Tether Price Manipulation Thread in ~finance

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    Interesting thread, no idea who Jacob Oracle is or if he's even remotely reliable. The fact that Paypal and JP Morgan have shown interest in Bitcoin is more likely to have caused jumps than...

    Interesting thread, no idea who Jacob Oracle is or if he's even remotely reliable.

    The fact that Paypal and JP Morgan have shown interest in Bitcoin is more likely to have caused jumps than anything else.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 8 in ~news

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    Just a heads up @Deimos, you have some dangling new lines.

    Just a heads up @Deimos, you have some dangling new lines.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Facebook bans Trump "indefinitely" with Mark Zuckerberg explaining that "the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service... are simply too great" in ~tech

  13. Comment on Left-wing protesters get treated with brutality. Right-wing protesters get coddled. in ~misc

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    Good to know. I knew that the National Guard was Trump's, and saw that was one of the hypothesized reasons for not wanting them around yesterday.

    Good to know.

    I knew that the National Guard was Trump's, and saw that was one of the hypothesized reasons for not wanting them around yesterday.

  14. Comment on Left-wing protesters get treated with brutality. Right-wing protesters get coddled. in ~misc

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    I had NBC on all day and I think at one point I heard them say that the mayor of DC (Bowser) had said in the days leading up to the event that they didn't need more and urged federal forces to not...

    I had NBC on all day and I think at one point I heard them say that the mayor of DC (Bowser) had said in the days leading up to the event that they didn't need more and urged federal forces to not get involved, which is why it took so long to get a response organized.

    Now, I haven't seen another source and I'm not even positive who said it, so take it with the biggest grain of salt possible, but if it is true, it's not a good look for her either.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Joe Biden is certified as the 46th President of the United States in ~news

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    I'm really hoping it can be sustained. Hopefully the "establishment" of the Democrats have been paying attention and taking notes from Abrams and all the other grassroots organizers around the...

    This recent voter turnout was exceptional.

    I'm really hoping it can be sustained. Hopefully the "establishment" of the Democrats have been paying attention and taking notes from Abrams and all the other grassroots organizers around the country.

    I do have some hope that these last 4 years will create "permanent" voters. I was able to vote for the first time in 2012, which I did, but then didn't vote for the next 4 years. Finally in 2016 I moved south for work, voted in the presidential election, and then have voted in every primary and general each year since.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Joe Biden is certified as the 46th President of the United States in ~news

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    I don't blame the Democrats for how the Republican Party are today. I do however blame the Democrats (of which I am one) for failing to show up to all the elections, which have allowed the...

    I don't blame the Democrats for how the Republican Party are today. I do however blame the Democrats (of which I am one) for failing to show up to all the elections, which have allowed the Republican Party to gain the power they now hold.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Joe Biden is certified as the 46th President of the United States in ~news

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    At one point he referred to the Electoral College as the Electric College (immediately corrected, just a slip of the tongue.) All I could think about was how much I'm looking forward to things...

    Biden's speech yesterday just confirmed to me that he's the right person for the job at this time.

    At one point he referred to the Electoral College as the Electric College (immediately corrected, just a slip of the tongue.) All I could think about was how much I'm looking forward to things like that being the big gaffs that Fox News tries to make a big deal.

    I agree about the Progressive president but electing progressive senators in the midterm will be a good start.

    11 votes
  18. Comment on What's your opinion on the concept of US Supreme Court packing and/or term limits? in ~talk

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    I think there needs to be rebalancing. In regards to term limits, you could argue that a lack of term limits is what gave us the Supreme Court "wins" around the election the last 2 months. Trump's...

    I think there needs to be rebalancing.

    In regards to term limits, you could argue that a lack of term limits is what gave us the Supreme Court "wins" around the election the last 2 months. Trump's 3 picks don't have to worry about retaliation and so they were able to rule what they actually strongly believed.

    I did see one theory that I believe said to raise the number of judges from 9 to 13 with Biden (at the time it was whoever won in 2020) picking 2, and then the next 2 presidents each picking one, which could help even things out a bit.

    Back to term limits I've seen an idea floated where it's 18 year Supreme Court term limit, however you're just rotated out to role on the Federal Bench, which I believe are also lifetime positions.

    I'm not really sure what the solution is, but I do think something needs to change.

    7 votes
  19. Comment on What's your opinion on the concept of US Supreme Court packing and/or term limits? in ~talk

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    Couldn't you argue that what the GOP did isn't a version, but the definition of court packing? They refused to seat judges nominated by the previous President and then rammed through as many as...

    especially since the GOP did their own version of court packing

    Couldn't you argue that what the GOP did isn't a version, but the definition of court packing? They refused to seat judges nominated by the previous President and then rammed through as many as they could in the past 4 years.

    21 votes
  20. Comment on Joe Biden is certified as the 46th President of the United States in ~news

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    Yep. On the one hand I'm looking forward to not really needing to care about the day Congress certifies the electors in the future. On the other, not caring about those things is sort of what got...

    Yep. On the one hand I'm looking forward to not really needing to care about the day Congress certifies the electors in the future. On the other, not caring about those things is sort of what got Democrats in this mess in the first place.

    3 votes