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  1. Comment on Great, affordable downtowns that don't require a car? in ~life

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    Hm, I've never had a dog. It's often cold or hot so I'm not sure if it's quite like Coronado where lots of restaurants will take dogs on the patio, but it's probably not too bad. There are also...

    Hm, I've never had a dog. It's often cold or hot so I'm not sure if it's quite like Coronado where lots of restaurants will take dogs on the patio, but it's probably not too bad. There are also lots of urban parks. I haven't lived there in about 6 years so maybe a current resident can chime in.

    No need to worry about rents increasing, I'm a transplant too haha. Coronado is insanely expensive unfortunately, but I do love it there. OB might be a bit more doable but will stretch your budget. You could always do something like live in Temecula, and drive to SD on weekends, but then your partner probably wouldn't be super happy.

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  2. Comment on Great, affordable downtowns that don't require a car? in ~life

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    You're the opposite of me! I grew up near Chicago and moved to SD. I love SD, but agree without a car it isn't great. I also miss Chicago every day although I'm not sure I'd move back. SD is great...

    You're the opposite of me! I grew up near Chicago and moved to SD. I love SD, but agree without a car it isn't great. I also miss Chicago every day although I'm not sure I'd move back. SD is great if you love nature. I don't like the city too much unfortunately

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  3. Comment on Great, affordable downtowns that don't require a car? in ~life

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    I live in San Diego now. Transit is very mediocre, everything takes a long time and some desirable things (beaches) are hard to get to. paradoxically there is better public transit to wealthier...

    I live in San Diego now. Transit is very mediocre, everything takes a long time and some desirable things (beaches) are hard to get to. paradoxically there is better public transit to wealthier areas, bar a few which exclude it almost entirely. But some neighborhoods are walkable. San Diego is very split up into neighborhoods, and it can be hard to traverse between them. That said we're in the middle of a rent crisis, you can probably only get a single in a not super trendy area for what you're looking at. I live with 3 roommates in a 3 bedroom very far north, it's 4500. In the heart of downtown a single can run you 3k.

    I used to live in a suburb of Chicago and I love Chicago. Great transit, especially near the loop where you can go anywhere. That said, I wouldn't use it after dark. TBH I'm not sure if I'd use San Diego traffic after dark if I was woman presenting.

    AMA happy to offer help

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  4. Comment on Zeal & Ardor - Run (2021) in ~music

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    Amazing band, one of the most innovative of today.

    Amazing band, one of the most innovative of today.

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  5. Comment on Hollywood crews vote to authorize a strike for better pay and working conditions in ~movies

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    My uncle is a sound tech. He doesn't care for movies, but he always knew sound was the career he wanted. For him, they pay isn't great but it's liveable in LA with sacrifices. There are a decent...

    My uncle is a sound tech. He doesn't care for movies, but he always knew sound was the career he wanted. For him, they pay isn't great but it's liveable in LA with sacrifices. There are a decent number of people who get it better than your average set people, but still not great.

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  6. Comment on Tobacco firm Philip Morris calls for ban on cigarettes within decade in ~health

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    You can make way more money off vapes because it mostly doesn't kill your customers. Great business move.

    You can make way more money off vapes because it mostly doesn't kill your customers. Great business move.

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  7. Comment on There is no ‘Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ in ~misc

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    Hm, I'm not sure I agree. That's seems like the definition of deep seated ethnic prejudice. He did recruit for the Bosnian SS, so it seems he more than dovetailed into naziism.

    Hm, I'm not sure I agree. That's seems like the definition of deep seated ethnic prejudice.

    He did recruit for the Bosnian SS, so it seems he more than dovetailed into naziism.

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  8. Comment on There is no ‘Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ in ~misc

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    I'm not sure I agree. I found 2 main theses: Israel is in constant conflict with it's neighbors, whether active or not. Even if Palestine did not exist today, the conflict would still exist as...

    I'm not sure I agree. I found 2 main theses:

    1. Israel is in constant conflict with it's neighbors, whether active or not. Even if Palestine did not exist today, the conflict would still exist as Israel is surrounded by hostile nations

    2. The conflict will continue to exist as long as it's surrounded by countries that want it destroyed. No matter what, whether Gaza is annexed or the borders are returned to 1947, as long as societies in the middle east cannot provide good lives for their inhabitants*, and as long as there are dictators and oppressive regimes, there will be conflict and terrorism.

    *As someone critical of US galavanting in the middle east, I can fully place no small amount of blame for this on the US, Europe, and USSR's meddlings in the region

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  9. Comment on There is no ‘Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ in ~misc

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    I think this is a little reductionist - it's totally true that many people coexisted, but many didn't. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amin_al-Husseini was a key Palestinian nationalist, who went...

    I think this is a little reductionist - it's totally true that many people coexisted, but many didn't. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amin_al-Husseini was a key Palestinian nationalist, who went to Nazi Germany in order to petition for an Independant Arabia and voiced his support for the Holocaust.

    I'm sure the multitude of war crimes committed by the Israeli state has already been brought up here.

    The bottom line is that both ethnic Jews and ethnic Arabs and Palestinians (at varying times political activists in Palestine would consider themselves one or both) have lived in the region for many years, and have both been moved by colonial powers, and the conflict runs very deep. In some ways it's not a simple prejudice, due to the long history, but in other ways I think that the longstanding hatred and distrust in a way becomes a sort of simple prejudice when both sides look at the long tally sheet of atrocities and simply decide each other are no longer to be trusted.

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  10. Comment on Rental companies buy up used cars as chip crisis gets worse in ~finance

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    Yeah, its really a problem of degrees. I'm pretty sure all cars today use fuel injection and computerized start, both which require chips. And ditching them would not be good for the environment.

    Yeah, its really a problem of degrees. I'm pretty sure all cars today use fuel injection and computerized start, both which require chips. And ditching them would not be good for the environment.

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  11. Comment on Pressing flesh against flesh 🤝: The multi-skin toned handshake emoji reveals that it is more than a routine gesture in ~tech

  12. Comment on On incels, dead bedrooms and the hard problems of loneliness in ~life

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    That's why your profile needs to just say "I have a great voice and an eleventy inch cock" :)

    But how would I have put that front and center on Tinder?

    That's why your profile needs to just say "I have a great voice and an eleventy inch cock" :)

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  13. Comment on The US military will fully leave Afghanistan on September 11, twenty years after the 9/11 attacks in ~news

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    The answer seems to be basically no - the taliban will eventually topple the current government and establish rule in Afghanistan. I don't see how the Afghan government, already struggling even...

    The answer seems to be basically no - the taliban will eventually topple the current government and establish rule in Afghanistan. I don't see how the Afghan government, already struggling even with US aid, will survive.

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  14. Comment on Repeatedly finding myself upset with the conversations on Tildes in ~talk

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    I too get angry often on the internet, and am sympathetic. I suppose the question is what content don't we want, and how do we determine which gets banned? I'm sure lots of people will disagree on...

    I too get angry often on the internet, and am sympathetic. I suppose the question is what content don't we want, and how do we determine which gets banned?

    I'm sure lots of people will disagree on what comments shouldn't be allowed, and there will be lots of edge cases. It would be an interesting process to determine how to best handle things.

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  15. Comment on The significance of sex — can it be recovered through consent alone? in ~life

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    I do agree with you. I think a lot of it depends on how you are on the "sex negative feminist" to "sex positive feminist" scale. I think this article will resonate a lot more with the former than...

    I do agree with you. I think a lot of it depends on how you are on the "sex negative feminist" to "sex positive feminist" scale. I think this article will resonate a lot more with the former than the latter, however I hope people can take something out if it regardless. Otherwise that's 5 minutes of reading they'll never get back :)

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  16. Comment on Do any other US citizens think of emigrating? in ~talk

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    Sometimes I think about it. I'll be honest though that I don't think it over too seriously right now. Political instability, disillusionment with the current state of politics, and concerns for...

    Sometimes I think about it. I'll be honest though that I don't think it over too seriously right now.

    What factors motivate you to move?

    Political instability, disillusionment with the current state of politics, and concerns for safety. Otherwise I actually quite like America, so long as it remains democratic enough for me.

    What would be an ideal location for you?

    Europe. West Germany (Cologne possibly), Scandinavia, or perhaps the Czech Republic. Possibly the UK or Australia (All Commonwealth countries are European, CMV). Primarily I'd be looking based on work opportunities.

    I'm Jewish which IMO rules out France, East Germany, or most of Eastern Europe. Italy & SPortugal are also a bit too economically/politically unstable for me

    What timeline would are you looking at?

    Only if things get worse

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  17. Comment on Tildes is pushing out the minority voice in ~talk

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    I bring this up because often times allies assume they know what it's like to be a minority, or they know a lot of minorities of their political background so they speak their friends opinions....

    I bring this up because often times allies assume they know what it's like to be a minority, or they know a lot of minorities of their political background so they speak their friends opinions. But when someone has a non-dominant experience, even if they're actually part of that minority group, it can get quashed.

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  18. Comment on Tildes is pushing out the minority voice in ~talk

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    I hope that's true as well. Edit: I reedited this a few times because I couldn't quite state what I said. I think this all relates back to the overton window. If a person of color were to come...

    I hope that's true as well.

    Edit: I reedited this a few times because I couldn't quite state what I said.

    I think this all relates back to the overton window. If a person of color were to come into a white space and say a bunch of stuff that supported the status quo they would probably get no backlash. Ultimately it's not just minority views that need to be listened too, but those which dissent with the dominant view of that community. Online, overton windows are often quite shifted compared to the major political discourse in whichever country you are a part of.

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  19. Comment on Tildes is pushing out the minority voice in ~talk

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    I feel like a lot of left of center places on the internet, unfortunately, have to choose whether they are a leftist space or a liberal space, lest that choice be made for them.

    I feel like a lot of left of center places on the internet, unfortunately, have to choose whether they are a leftist space or a liberal space, lest that choice be made for them.

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  20. Comment on Do you like your chair? in ~talk

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    I'm happy with it! I'm a believer that the best office chair is the Aeron, but the Sayl is 90% as good for half the price. It basically feels like an Aeron with a bit less lumbar support, and...

    I'm happy with it! I'm a believer that the best office chair is the Aeron, but the Sayl is 90% as good for half the price.

    It basically feels like an Aeron with a bit less lumbar support, and fabric instead of a mesh bottom. I used to find the moving armrests a bit annoying, but now I'm used to it.

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