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  1. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of September 19 in ~news

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    Yeah, I'm not going to jump to he's giving them away to other nations, but he definitely didn't keep them as a personal keepsake. He has a massive ego - he's going to try to show things like that off.

    Yeah, I'm not going to jump to he's giving them away to other nations, but he definitely didn't keep them as a personal keepsake. He has a massive ego - he's going to try to show things like that off.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of September 19 in ~news

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    That's the real question - the guy is dumb and reckless, but he's not taking highly classified records to his home and refusing to give them back just for laughs. He's either selling them, or...

    "Don't focus on the crazy start of this. Focus on the end," he wrote, pointing to Trump's argument it was fine "sending it to Mar-a-Lago or wherever you're sending it."

    "So," Strzok wrote, "where else did you send it?"

    That's the real question - the guy is dumb and reckless, but he's not taking highly classified records to his home and refusing to give them back just for laughs. He's either selling them, or giving them away for some reason.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of September 5 in ~news

  4. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of August 8 in ~news

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    Say what you want, but when Clinton called this group a basket of deplorables, she was spot on. Absolutely disgusting what a good chunk of this country has turned into. Unfortunately, short of...

    Say what you want, but when Clinton called this group a basket of deplorables, she was spot on. Absolutely disgusting what a good chunk of this country has turned into. Unfortunately, short of federal intervention, states like Florida and Texas aren't going to do anything real about it - after all, it helps the people in power. Jones, Stone, Boebert, MTG, and all the other violence pushing, conspiracy peddling traitors belong in jail (or worse). The entire GOP is completely rotten to the core.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Howard Stern considers running for President to overturn Supreme Court: ‘I’m not f—ing around’ in ~news

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    It's not even that he's a man. To me, it's that fact that he's a man who has so little experience or understanding of how our government works, that he thinks the president alone would be able to...

    It's not even that he's a man. To me, it's that fact that he's a man who has so little experience or understanding of how our government works, that he thinks the president alone would be able to get any of these things implemented.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion in ~news

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    If that holds true, I don't see any way the country actually remains as one. If states that foot the bill for deep red states like CA and NY become a very small minority, at some point they're...

    If that holds true, I don't see any way the country actually remains as one. If states that foot the bill for deep red states like CA and NY become a very small minority, at some point they're just going to stop giving money to the federal government. I know I would be fed up living under minority rule, while also paying for the minority to rule me. I'm not sure what happens from there, but I don't see it going well.

    11 votes
  7. Comment on Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion in ~news

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    Not surprising based on the leaked opinion, but still disappointing that so many states are going to outlaw abortion in all cases. The suffering this is going to lead to for so many people (both...

    Not surprising based on the leaked opinion, but still disappointing that so many states are going to outlaw abortion in all cases. The suffering this is going to lead to for so many people (both alive now, and those not yet born) over the next couple decades is going to be huge.

    15 votes
  8. Comment on Former federal judge warns of danger to American democracy in ~news

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    How is a super slim majority anything even close to a mandate? They barely held on in the election - they were not given any sort of mandate - they were voted in as a rebuttal to the nonsense that...

    This is their chance, they've been given the closest thing to a mandate as possible.

    How is a super slim majority anything even close to a mandate? They barely held on in the election - they were not given any sort of mandate - they were voted in as a rebuttal to the nonsense that was donald trump.

    Kill the filibuster, pack the supreme court, hammer through the legislation (green new deal, medicare for all, increased minimum wage), fix the tax bill of 2017 that's going to be putting on the hurt by 2024 (for which democrats will be blamed), and call it done.

    They don't have the votes for any of that - some of it was tried, but a "slim majority is still a majority" doesn't hold true in the Senate.

    If your 'conservative wing' won't actually help you with the policy that is needed, they're not really on your team are they?

    I wish they would get on board, but they still push through judges and appointments.

    Nobody can rely on the politicians to save us. That's the real point.

    What are you advocating?

    We need to cut off financing of all petroleum ventures now. We instead get platitudes and lies. We need to dump boatloads of spending into improving mass transit. To strengthen the EPA, not weaken it. None of these things will happen, at least not in any sort of timeline that matters.

    That's a lot of stuff, and I agree it all needs to get done, but none of it will happen by giving up on voting and letting republicans run the show. What's your strategy here? Let democrats lose, and watch the whole thing burn down with the hope that somehow, someone, somewhere, will rebuild the whole thing in a way that better represents the people?

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Former federal judge warns of danger to American democracy in ~news

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    That's not a good answer, and it's not why we're losing on every front (as the person you responded to said). We're losing on every front because there's such a slim majority in the Senate,...

    Both parties serve capital. If the needs of the people are at odds with the desires of capital, only the smallest concessions possible to the people are made. You'll notice the handful of exceptions tend to be villified the most.

    That's not a good answer, and it's not why we're losing on every front (as the person you responded to said). We're losing on every front because there's such a slim majority in the Senate, nothing can get passed. Just saying "both parties serve capital" sounds like a 16 year old who just read that and wants to spout it around. There's one party that consistently blocks any meaningful legislation from getting enacted, and there's one party that gets the majority of it's members to try and push the country forward. Are there corporate democrats? Sure, but most of them would vote yes for voting rights, or health reform, or environmental causes.

    If democrats lose in 2022 and 2024 and we never get a fair election again, it's going to be because a chunk of voters decided that what democrats had to offer just wasn't quite good enough, so they stayed home and watched the entire democracy go in the trash.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Former federal judge warns of danger to American democracy in ~news

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    I don't see any way that this happens. The voting republican base is so far gone, they'll never vote for anyone who would dare work with a democrat. In my eyes, the only way out of our current...

    the U.S. is in a "war" over the nation's democracy and that "only the party that instigated this war can end it," calling on the Republican Party to start a reconciliation process.

    I don't see any way that this happens. The voting republican base is so far gone, they'll never vote for anyone who would dare work with a democrat. In my eyes, the only way out of our current mess is by adding house seats proportional to population, adding D.C as a state with 2 senators, and legislating voting rights. That would at least make the playing field a bit more level. Beyond that, the state of the current republican voters rests squarely on the shoulders of the far right media that infects people with hatred and lies.

    11 votes
  11. Comment on iOS 16 bringing support for web notifications next year in ~tech

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    This is what annoys me - they force everyone to use Safari (or skinned versions of it). Either get WebKit up to date with the times by fully supporting PWA's like Chrome/Firefox, or let people...

    This is what annoys me - they force everyone to use Safari (or skinned versions of it). Either get WebKit up to date with the times by fully supporting PWA's like Chrome/Firefox, or let people choose to use a browser that does.

  12. Comment on Texas school shooting kills nineteen children, two adults in ~news

  13. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Not even close - I'm in my mid/late 30's. These are things I can do - most of my career has involved a lot of working as a team - I can definitely communicate well with others. Hah - I'm going to...

    Are you roughly college age?

    Not even close - I'm in my mid/late 30's.

    Are you a solid interviewer (basic social skills, decently presentable, somewhat articulate)?

    These are things I can do - most of my career has involved a lot of working as a team - I can definitely communicate well with others.

    If you can put together a half-working CRUD app, you’re ahead of the curve.

    Hah - I'm going to put myself a bit behind the curve at this point, I think...I appreciate the advice!

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Thanks for the insightful reply!

    Thanks for the insightful reply!

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    So, I've been a hobbyist programmer for quite a few years - I can write your typical CRUD apps in PHP, and I've been diving further into Javascript lately by making a few basic applications. My...

    So, I've been a hobbyist programmer for quite a few years - I can write your typical CRUD apps in PHP, and I've been diving further into Javascript lately by making a few basic applications. My questions is, how to do I get to that next level of being able to do it professionally? I often see people talking about interviews for even entry level jobs that involve more complex math than I know, optimizations, more advanced API's - and they're supposed to build something on the spot without Google (where I spend about 65% of my programming time googling an issue, copying stackoverflow code, then making some minor changes to make it work).

    I also tend to get lost a bit in JS when I start seeing functions stacked on top of each other with a bunch of different "this" calls.

    I guess I often wonder: first, am I smart enough to actually get paid to do this, and second, where can I find a self paced, but well structured place to learn the more advanced (to me) concepts?

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Texas school shooting kills nineteen children, two adults in ~news

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    As loathe as I am to say it, the news cycle will cover this for a few days, we'll get "thoughts and prayers" from the republican politicians, and a doomed attempt at addressing the problem from...

    As loathe as I am to say it, the news cycle will cover this for a few days, we'll get "thoughts and prayers" from the republican politicians, and a doomed attempt at addressing the problem from the democrats (though I don't place the blame for the inevitable failure on them).

    I fear we've fully made the move in this country to a place where mass shootings (including children in schools) is just an accepted part of "freedom". It's incredibly upsetting, demoralizing, and an absolute embarrassment.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Can lab-grown dairy proteins give us a cow-free future? | Lab-Grown in ~food

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    I've always thought fast food burgers (or any meat products) should be the first to go away and be replaced by meat substitutes. It would make a large initial impact, and lets face it - no one is...

    I've always thought fast food burgers (or any meat products) should be the first to go away and be replaced by meat substitutes. It would make a large initial impact, and lets face it - no one is really going to notice on those types of sandwiches - there's so much other stuff slapped on them, and it's all drowned in sugar, salt, and sauces the quality or type of meat barely even matters.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on The insane engineering of the Javelin anti-tank missile in ~tech

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    I'm always torn on these things - the engineering and technology absolutely fascinates me, until I remember that the sole purpose of all that ingenuity, design, and manufacturing is intended...

    I'm always torn on these things - the engineering and technology absolutely fascinates me, until I remember that the sole purpose of all that ingenuity, design, and manufacturing is intended simply to kill people. And yes, I get that right now it's being put to good use as a defensive tool.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on France re-elects Emmanuel Macron with 58% of votes in ~news

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    As a foreigner not living in France, the result is a relief.

    As a foreigner not living in France, the result is a relief.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Predict the next five years in the US in ~talk

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    I think the bright side is that while more square miles may be hostile, the majority of people you encounter throughout the country will not be.

    I think the bright side is that while more square miles may be hostile, the majority of people you encounter throughout the country will not be.

    6 votes