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  1. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of January 24 in ~news

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    Why young women aren’t smiling for you any more When Grace Tame met Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the Morning Tea for 2022 Australian of the Year finalists, she did the one thing that appears...

    Why young women aren’t smiling for you any more

    When Grace Tame met Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the Morning Tea for 2022 Australian of the Year finalists, she did the one thing that appears to drive the public berserk. As a young woman she dared not to mask her true feelings and paint on a smile.

    The backlash was swift. Journalist Peter van Onselen described her as “ungracious and rude” and Queensland Liberal Senator James McGrath criticised Ms Tame for her “childish” behaviour, suggesting she should hand back her award.

    Anyone criticising Grace must have forgotten why she’s Australian of the Year and what she had to go through to stand where she is today.

    In a powerful acceptance speech for the award last year she said: “I lost my virginity to a paedophile. I was 15, anorexic; he was 58, he was my teacher.

    “For months he groomed me and then abused me almost every day. Before school, after school, in my uniform, on the floor.”

    from Grace Tame had every right not to smile

    7 votes
  2. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of January 24 in ~news

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    Prince Andrew: Lawyers demand US jury trial in Virginia Giuffre case He faces a grueling deposition. Watch out for his US trial attorneys unexpectedly quitting. When a US defense attorney quits,...

    Prince Andrew: Lawyers demand US jury trial in Virginia Giuffre case

    He faces a grueling deposition.

    Watch out for his US trial attorneys unexpectedly quitting. When a US defense attorney quits, it's often because they know a client is about to take the stand and perjure themselves.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of January 24 in ~health.coronavirus

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    COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to increase, driven by the Omicron variant. -- CDC

    Hospitals are truly strained, but it’s really those who had Delta

    COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to increase, driven by the Omicron variant.

    -- CDC

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of January 24 in ~health.coronavirus

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    This is excellent news.

    This is excellent news.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Analysis of PINs in ~tech

  6. Comment on Ask Tildes: What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

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    It's not the blocklists, although I'm glad I set them up.

    It's not the blocklists, although I'm glad I set them up.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Ask Tildes: What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

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    I have similar setup to yours, except for the blocklists. I throw a browser into private mode, which disables all ad blocking plugins and clears my cookies, and boom, instant youtube ad. Any of...

    I have similar setup to yours, except for the blocklists.

    I throw a browser into private mode, which disables all ad blocking plugins and clears my cookies, and boom, instant youtube ad.

    Any of the blocklists related to youtube or google?

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  8. Comment on Ask Tildes: What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

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    I setup NextDNS last night! It definitely still allows youtube ads. Both Mac & iOS native youtube. I simply set it up via my router, IPv4 + IP Address. I have a kid, so NextDNS is perfect for me....

    I setup NextDNS last night!

    It definitely still allows youtube ads. Both Mac & iOS native youtube.

    I simply set it up via my router, IPv4 + IP Address.

    I have a kid, so NextDNS is perfect for me.

    Thanks for the recommendation!

    9 votes
  9. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of January 24 in ~news

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    Christian nationalism is still thriving — and is a force for returning Trump to power

    Christian nationalism is still thriving — and is a force for returning Trump to power

    The Sunday service at the Patriot Church in Lenoir City, Tennessee starts out like a lot of evangelical worship: hands aloft, Bibles in laps, full-throated singing about Jesus.

    When Rev. Ken Peters picks up his wireless mic, the service takes a sharp rightward turn.

    "Don't let the mainstream media or the left tell you that we were not a Christian nation," he intones.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Why you're christian in ~humanities

  11. Comment on Why you're christian in ~humanities

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    I would be fascinated if you would, but I also respect your desire to retain your anonymity.

    I would be fascinated if you would, but I also respect your desire to retain your anonymity.

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  12. Comment on Why you're christian in ~humanities

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    We call those people Americans. :) Most of them have never heard of Thomas Jefferson's bible. Oooh, interesting! Does your belief system have a name that I could easily lookup?

    Last time I explained on the internet that I was a rational progressive Christian who loves logic and science some people were very confused

    We call those people Americans. :)

    Most of them have never heard of Thomas Jefferson's bible.

    Anyway, we do not believe Christ sacrificed for our sins. We don't even believe in sin.

    Oooh, interesting!

    Does your belief system have a name that I could easily lookup?

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  13. Comment on Why you're christian in ~humanities

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    No you don't. You need a logical explanation for why humans have an innate sense of right and wrong, regardless of what they believe. Our understanding of human rights has been evolving since time...

    If you believe in human rights but don’t believe in God, you need a logical explanation for why they’re self-evident.

    No you don't. You need a logical explanation for why humans have an innate sense of right and wrong, regardless of what they believe.

    an objective and unchanging belief in human rights can be justified by faith and faith alone.

    Our understanding of human rights has been evolving since time began. There is nothing unchanging about these rights, even after the writing of the American Constitution.

    I realized that society’s most passionate critics, most of whom claim to be secular, usually have the most Christian values of all

    If your understanding of Christian values does not align with the behavior of millions of Christians, then maybe your understanding is wrong.

    This creates cognitive dissonance for secular people who advocate for human rights. While they might not realize it, nine times out of ten, they’ve unconsciously inherited a belief in human rights and are unaware of the foundational ideas which underpin that belief.

    I think everyone has cognitive dissonance, because most of our beliefs are shaped by those we identify with.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Why you're christian in ~humanities

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    This aligns to almost all of the surviving christian sects and christian writings Also, I suspect most of the original followers of Jesus thought this as well.

    if you don’t believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ and Messiah, and that he rose again from the dead and by his sacrifice our sins are forgiven, you’re really not in any meaningful sense a Christian.”


    This aligns to almost all of the surviving christian sects and christian writings

    Also, I suspect most of the original followers of Jesus thought this as well.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on I lost $400,000, almost everything I had, on a single Robinhood bet in ~finance

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    There are about $1 trillion worth of meme stocks and $2 trillion worth of crypto currencies. My definition of a meme stock I define meme stocks as being anything with a market cap over $5b and...

    There are about $1 trillion worth of meme stocks and $2 trillion worth of crypto currencies.

    My definition of a meme stock I define meme stocks as being anything with a market cap over $5b and anything with a PS (price to sales) ratio of over 30. Typically most stocks have a PS ratio under 10, and most tech stocks have a PS ratio under 25. All the FANG/MAAMA stocks never exceeded a PS ratio of 25. According to that definition, meme stocks were worth $2.5 trillion during all of 2021, and are currently worth under a trillion USD.

    Which is less than 1% of global equities and global debt.

    The real risk is derivatives tied to meme investments. Or derivatives tied to US interest rates. Or derivatives tied to assets that are artificially inflated due to US interest rates. Because US rates, they are about to start rising.

    Take a long look at this, and scroll down to the notional value of derivatives. Ten squares = $1 trillion dollars.

    https://www.visualcapitalist.com/all-of-the-worlds-money-and-markets-in-one-visualization-2020/

    Edit: Changed $7T to $2.5T in the bit no one will probably read.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on I lost $400,000, almost everything I had, on a single Robinhood bet in ~finance

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    Trader tells how he bought $400,000 of call options on a single stock, and lost it all.

    Trader tells how he bought $400,000 of call options on a single stock, and lost it all.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of January 17 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I have a foreboding premonition that this is going to end up as a manufactured scandal, because some smart cookie figured out a way to order millions of these things.

    I have a foreboding premonition that this is going to end up as a manufactured scandal, because some smart cookie figured out a way to order millions of these things.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of January 17 in ~health.coronavirus

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    You can (I live in fear of the moderator.)

    You can (I live in fear of the moderator.)

  19. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of January 17 in ~health.coronavirus