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  1. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/03/joe-bidens-dangerous-campaign-in-waiting/586183/ It isn't about the actions themselves, its about the context of those actions and the...

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/03/joe-bidens-dangerous-campaign-in-waiting/586183/

    Friday afternoon, New York magazine published a bombshell: a first-person account from Lucy Flores, who said that at an event in 2014, when she was running for lieutenant governor of Nevada, she felt Biden “get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified … He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head.”

    It isn't about the actions themselves, its about the context of those actions and the resulting feeling afterward. If a woman says they felt uncomfortable with body language that is invading their personal space, I'm going to believe them.

    Going back to the original "skeletons in our closets post", yes if unexpectedly putting my arm around a woman-I-know's, shoulders in a friendly manner, putting my head against hers in a moment of sympathy after she shared a moment with me, holding a hand, or telling someone they are pretty outside of the act of courting, are now considered assault then I do have skeletons. Those are perfecly normal human interactions. Hell, I have had women do them to me and I didn't give them a second thought despite being a bit of an introvert.

    I think you are missing the point of how these women feel and why they feel the way they did about Joe's behavior. These women aren't long time friends of Joe Biden. These women are also not in the same position's of power as Joe Biden. If they feel their space was invaded and that the behavior was unacceptable, then they have the right to feel disgusted towards it. Its not the behaviors themselves that are the issue, its the context of that behavior. And Joe Biden has repeatedly had instances where he had questionable behavior in inappropriate contexts that made women feel uncomfortable. Those are red flags and a reason to investigate an assault claim further.

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  2. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    You are judging Reade by how she is reacting? And speaking of behavior... And then you combine this with how he handled Anita Hill in the early 90s, I think you have a plausible picture. No one...

    So we are judging people guilty on when they were born and how they act?

    You are judging Reade by how she is reacting?

    Reade deleted all her social media posts where she called Mueller a "coup", Trump a "fearless leader" and made mention of Putin as "sensuous", and a strong leader doing good things in Russia.

    And speaking of behavior...

    Hours after the video, The Washington Post reported allegations from three more women, including a former White House intern who said Biden got very close to her face and called her a "pretty girl."

    The additional accounts bring the total number of women who have brought forward complaints about Biden to seven, since Friday.

    And then you combine this with how he handled Anita Hill in the early 90s, I think you have a plausible picture.

    No one has said Biden is guilty in this whole conversation. I said its plausible. I think history has shown time and again that more often than not, men in power and who are part of the culture that allows sexual assault to run rampant, these allegations are more often than not credible. If it doesn't pass your smell test, fine. But it passes mine to the point where I think the claims should be fully investigated to a reasonable extent. And I hold these standards across the board with any position of power in my country's government for national security reasons.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    Biden's mannerisms, the era that he is from, his ego, her story and her reasons for telling her story. No one will know for sure whether it happened or not, but I believe that it is plausible....

    What makes that allegation credible?

    Biden's mannerisms, the era that he is from, his ego, her story and her reasons for telling her story. No one will know for sure whether it happened or not, but I believe that it is plausible. Just as I believed Christine Blasey Ford's story was plausible. When you elect someone to one of the most powerful positions in government, these things should be taken seriously.

    And on the other side of this social media scrubbing, all the people who were formerly on the #BelieveAllWomen train until the side changed, now they are deleting their posts. So what's up with that?

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    Does someone have a credible allegation of sexual assault against you?

    Does someone have a credible allegation of sexual assault against you?

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    I have zero confidence in the Biden campaign or the Democratic party to win in November. I'm directing all my attention to Senate races for the remainder of the year. At least if we take the...

    I have zero confidence in the Biden campaign or the Democratic party to win in November. I'm directing all my attention to Senate races for the remainder of the year. At least if we take the Senate, we can more effectively put a cap on another 4 years of Trump.

    10 votes
  6. Comment on John Prine, hero of 'new' Nashville, dies after developing COVID-19 symptoms in ~music

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    From the last song of his last original album: When I Get To Heaven John Prine was probably one of the more influential artists I listened to growing up. My dad was a huge fan and I had really...

    From the last song of his last original album: When I Get To Heaven


    John Prine was probably one of the more influential artists I listened to growing up. My dad was a huge fan and I had really been meaning to take him to a concert. His style of country music was funny and relatable and always fun to sing. Sad to see this news.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What are some of the "tricks of your trade"? in ~talk

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    In Excel, if you have a column of numbers that are formatted as text, Excel will surely give you a prompt to convert this into numerical. Following this prompt can sometimes take a while to...

    In Excel, if you have a column of numbers that are formatted as text, Excel will surely give you a prompt to convert this into numerical. Following this prompt can sometimes take a while to convert each cell, one by one. Instead you can use text to columns. Highlight the column, select text to columns, then cancel, and presto your column is now instantly reformatted to numerical.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    So far Bannerlord is fun, but I put it to the side to allow for a few more weeks of patching before I really sink my teeth into it. I do appreciate the near daily patches they have been putting out.

    So far Bannerlord is fun, but I put it to the side to allow for a few more weeks of patching before I really sink my teeth into it. I do appreciate the near daily patches they have been putting out.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Vulfpeck - 3 on E (ft. Antwaun Stanley) in ~music

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    Some other Vulf-related releases: Strange Satisfaction (Full Album) - Woody and Jeremy Golden - Cory Wong (Check out the full album "Elevator Music for an Elevated Mood!) Modern Johnny Sings:...

    Some other Vulf-related releases:

    Strange Satisfaction has been my jam for over a month now. Its so good.

  10. Comment on What ever happened to the bread machine? in ~food

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    Grocery store bread can last an incredibly long time. I've seen loaves that were still great after 2 weeks.

    What kind of bread do you eat normally that doesn't go stale within a few days?

    Grocery store bread can last an incredibly long time. I've seen loaves that were still great after 2 weeks.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Hey Tilderinos, what's your favorite cannabis strain? in ~talk

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    I would be curious on the difference between edibles and sublinguals in their perceived effects. I have seen some sublinguals compared to as a slower hitting 'puff' (as I refer to it in my home)...

    I would be curious on the difference between edibles and sublinguals in their perceived effects. I have seen some sublinguals compared to as a slower hitting 'puff' (as I refer to it in my home) than the typical onset of an edible.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What ever happened to the bread machine? in ~food

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    So I use my bread machine pretty much every week since I purchased it from a thrift store last year for $10. Best cooking purchase I have ever made. However, I can see why people stop using them...

    So I use my bread machine pretty much every week since I purchased it from a thrift store last year for $10.

    Best cooking purchase I have ever made.

    However, I can see why people stop using them and then eventually get rid of them. Why make your own bread when you can just pick up the loaf during your shopping trip? Why take up previous cabinet and counter top space when that is at a premium? My machine is large and heavy and just overall bulky. Plus if you don't add a preservative like citric acid, the bread will go stale within 5-6 days. It's great for me because I enjoy the process but for someone with a faster paced life, I can see why it's not for them.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Hey Tilderinos, what's your favorite cannabis strain? in ~talk

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    This is whats up. There is nothing like starting my morning with a cup of coffee and a good sativa. Its instant productivity for the next 6 hours and my house comes out spotless! Think I will...

    Plus that energetic high is great, it's my go-to for things like deep house cleaning where it just helps you get engrossed in the task at hand.

    This is whats up.

    There is nothing like starting my morning with a cup of coffee and a good sativa. Its instant productivity for the next 6 hours and my house comes out spotless! Think I will place an order for this strain this weekend since I'm itching to try something new.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Pinball FX3 Care Package: nine free tables available through April 8 in ~games

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    I have been on a Pokemon Pinball kick lately so this is coming at just the right time. Any DLC recommendations in case I fall in love?

    I have been on a Pokemon Pinball kick lately so this is coming at just the right time. Any DLC recommendations in case I fall in love?

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Hey Tilderinos, what's your favorite cannabis strain? in ~talk

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    Sour diesel is probably my favorite sativa of all time. It was also the first strain I ever grew. The lemony taste is extremely nostalgic for me

    Sour diesel is probably my favorite sativa of all time. It was also the first strain I ever grew. The lemony taste is extremely nostalgic for me

    6 votes