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  1. Comment on Cleveland Indians change name to Guardians in ~sports

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    The credit for WFT should really go to Edmonton who renamed their team the Edmonton Football Team (as well as the EE football team) like 2 weeks prior to Washington. The CFL has some great names...

    The credit for WFT should really go to Edmonton who renamed their team the Edmonton Football Team (as well as the EE football team) like 2 weeks prior to Washington. The CFL has some great names though. Tiger Cats, Argonauts, Stampeders and of course the Rough Riders and Roughriders. I also like the UofOttawa GGs as a name. I think I like the names that would never get picked these days because there was no marketing and merch thought.

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  2. Comment on Mental health response teams yield better outcomes than police in NYC, data shows in ~health

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    Great news but the acronyms...oh the acronyms. I wonder how much time they spend coming up with them? How many people are in the room? I wonder what the ones that don't get selected are?

    Great news but the acronyms...oh the acronyms. I wonder how much time they spend coming up with them? How many people are in the room? I wonder what the ones that don't get selected are?

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  3. Comment on Cleveland Indians change name to Guardians in ~sports

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    I didn't like it at first but I like the story behind it as I didn't know about the Guardians statues and they are pretty cool. Not a fan of the logo though. Most modern sports teams sound lame...

    I didn't like it at first but I like the story behind it as I didn't know about the Guardians statues and they are pretty cool. Not a fan of the logo though.

    Most modern sports teams sound lame because it's too much about the merch. Eg the Cleveland Browns.

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  4. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Some thoughts that I would have (songs to check out in parentheses): Charly Bliss (young enough), Ozma (Nervous), Stars (Ageless Beauty), Metric (Now or never), Hannah Georges (Robotic). Stars are...

    Some thoughts that I would have (songs to check out in parentheses): Charly Bliss (young enough), Ozma (Nervous), Stars (Ageless Beauty), Metric (Now or never), Hannah Georges (Robotic). Stars are my fav for sure. If you think of any let me know!!

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  5. Comment on Germany’s national healthcare system adopts Matrix in ~tech

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    This is awesome news for Matrix! Such a great team there!!

    This is awesome news for Matrix! Such a great team there!!

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  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    I certainly hope so as I certainly read too many reports of these companies not paying much or anything in taxes and using every loophole to avoid paying taxes while their top execs collect their...

    I certainly hope so as I certainly read too many reports of these companies not paying much or anything in taxes and using every loophole to avoid paying taxes while their top execs collect their bonuses regardless of the well was of their business and employees.

    This is a gray topic with no simple solution but in my opinion, the way things are going are not in the direction that helps more people (in NA at least).

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  7. Comment on Tinnitus is making me crazy in ~talk

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    :( sorry to hear that (and no pun intended there)

    :( sorry to hear that (and no pun intended there)

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  8. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    The reality is that people with more money can take more risks which have higher payoffs and hire people at a lower rate to manage it. A person I know with a fair amount of money was able to...

    The reality is that people with more money can take more risks which have higher payoffs and hire people at a lower rate to manage it. A person I know with a fair amount of money was able to negotiate a better rate with a stock broker because he had more money to our into it. A rate you and I could not obtain. So this results in generational wealth, and what I believe we are seeing is an increasing in this.

    You base this all on the argument that a rich person can manage wealth more effectively, but they can manage it personally. Can they run an effective welfare program? Are they willing to run community maintenance programs that won't result in PR? If I have heard correctly the state of the roads around Apple HQ are terrible. Why don't Apple fix it? They could easily. But it's not in their best interests.

    What the government has that the billionaires don't is simply some level of accountability. Look at Skirely, that POS, is an absolute ass hat but you and I are abosultelty powerless to do anything about it.

    You can argue the LEVEL of accountability of course but they have significantly more accountability than these Billionaires do. And you and I are only speaking of the high profile ones.

    If we incent them through tax breaks etc to gmgive more money down, we are only encouraging their hoarding of the resource so they can throw it down on us from their golden blimps and watch us fight over the scraps. (Yes, I know I am going to extreme just to be funny. Again I understand that this is complex and I don't have the research required for a full discussion about it but this is the side I am on on this thread so I'll push deep into it! Don't take my sarcasm for ignorance!!)

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  9. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    Simply, we're both right because you can't apply any blanket statement to a group that big. To me the question becomes which way are we headed.

    Simply, we're both right because you can't apply any blanket statement to a group that big. To me the question becomes which way are we headed.

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  10. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    It is certainly a good point you raise of the black and white nature if thinking. Also there is a sense that people never change. What Gates did in his past does not mean that he can't do...

    It is certainly a good point you raise of the black and white nature if thinking. Also there is a sense that people never change. What Gates did in his past does not mean that he can't do differently in the future. I agree that eradicating polio is good, my question is: should Bill Gates be the one who gets to decide this? Should one man be the person who decides what funds go to whom and who gets vaccinated and does not? Now I understand that I'm also playing at extremes here, it's not as though Gates sits in a room and says yes/no to everything. But in my opinion, their wealth could have done so much better good being more spread about on the first place. Instead of collected under one roof.

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  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    An example that comes to mind for me is what happened in Flint. With what's his name Smith paying millions to try and restore water. Or even in the past year, so many sports stars were found to be...

    An example that comes to mind for me is what happened in Flint. With what's his name Smith paying millions to try and restore water. Or even in the past year, so many sports stars were found to be paying the salaries of people at stadiums. If only their salaries allowed for the workers in the stadiums to get more money instead of hoarding it all for themselves. If only Mr. Smith were paying more taxes so that Flint didn't have to wait for his charity to save them. These are folks who would have had none or limited other options.

    And when these millionaires do this stuff, they are praised as a hero.

    I will also be clear, I am writing from my side of the argument here. This is an interesting point of conversation and I appreciate your thoughts in it.

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  12. Comment on Tinnitus is making me crazy in ~talk

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    If you cover your ears with your palms and wrap your hands around the back of your head. Then tap on the back of your head with your fingers that has helped me at nights when I couldn't sleep...

    If you cover your ears with your palms and wrap your hands around the back of your head. Then tap on the back of your head with your fingers that has helped me at nights when I couldn't sleep because of it. It's weird but give it a try.

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  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    Imo hoping for a benevolent billionaire to come and save people is insane. These people should be taxed appropriately so that the government can determine where best to use the money and support...

    Imo hoping for a benevolent billionaire to come and save people is insane. These people should be taxed appropriately so that the government can determine where best to use the money and support the population. Some celebrity gets good press for cleaning the water of a city, or paying the medical bills of a follower. But would the situation have arisen if these people had paid appropriately?

    Additionally, these people have also cost the fortunes of many others to further enrich themselves. Look at what Gates did to Netscape. Was it necessary? Was it ethical?

    I believe there is earning and greed and all those you've mentioned above fall squarely into the greed category. Could Bezos make money without needing his employees to pee in a bottle? Yes. So why do it. Just to make more than he could ever spend. So he can play astronaut.

    I'm curious to know your response of course! I have found this a challenging topic of debate because they are NOW doing some good...but I question their motivation (tax cuts) and why they should be the ones who decides who gets to benefit from the hard work and labour of those that slaved for them.

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  14. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I ended up staying up one night because some of the songs are just stuck in my head. It's a great album for sure! So glad I stumbled on to it. Any recos similar?

    I ended up staying up one night because some of the songs are just stuck in my head. It's a great album for sure! So glad I stumbled on to it. Any recos similar?

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  15. Comment on Learning math / mathematical reasoning as an adult in ~science

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    I'd add also for OP to consider his learning style and focus on that. Maybe he's not good at just reading, maybe he needs to touch something to learn it (thus music makes sense because he can...

    I'd add also for OP to consider his learning style and focus on that. Maybe he's not good at just reading, maybe he needs to touch something to learn it (thus music makes sense because he can touch the notes to make them), maybe he needs to visualize the problem to understand it. If you can find out your learning strengths OP you can do it!!

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  16. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    The Beths - Jumprope Gazers - very indie rock stuff

    The Beths - Jumprope Gazers - very indie rock stuff

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  17. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I thought you were giving up on the exporting and only focusing on the importing?

    I thought you were giving up on the exporting and only focusing on the importing?

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  18. Comment on All Futurama opening quotes in ~tv

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    Featuring a new invisible character who doesn't speak is I think fav

    Featuring a new invisible character who doesn't speak is I think fav

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