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  1. Comment on Washington becomes first U.S. state to legalize human composting as alternative to burial/cremation in ~news

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    I’ve always wanted to be a tree.

    I’ve always wanted to be a tree.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on I Told Prison Guards I Have Celiac Disease. They Fed Me Gluten Anyway. in ~news

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    That’s fucking terrifying. I have celiac disease and it nearly killed me. Hardly anyone takes it seriously and i have been forced to cook for myself at home for nearly all meals. If that were me...

    That’s fucking terrifying. I have celiac disease and it nearly killed me. Hardly anyone takes it seriously and i have been forced to cook for myself at home for nearly all meals. If that were me in that situation i would most likely be dead within six months to a year.

    Glad you’re back on Alyaza!

    11 votes
  3. Comment on Anyone here into growing cannabis? in ~hobbies

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    Just started germination on my seeds! First time ever trying.

    Just started germination on my seeds! First time ever trying.

  4. Comment on What are your favorite games on the Switch? in ~games

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    If you get the DLC you’ll be playing for a while.

    If you get the DLC you’ll be playing for a while.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Amid Measles Outbreaks, States Consider Revoking Religious Vaccine Exemptions in ~health

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    I’m my state there are some of the highest levels of religious exemptions. If they take away these exemptions there will be a large amount of kids not going to school.

    I’m my state there are some of the highest levels of religious exemptions. If they take away these exemptions there will be a large amount of kids not going to school.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on How Game of Thrones Ruined its Most Important Episode in ~tv

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    It seems like you’re forgetting that the avengers has deep lore that was written first, then put to film. If you were a fan of the deep lore in comics, then you would know that the avengers movies...

    It seems like you’re forgetting that the avengers has deep lore that was written first, then put to film. If you were a fan of the deep lore in comics, then you would know that the avengers movies are filled with lore directly from the comics themselves. Which of course the comics themselves are all about being flashy and colorful. The movies stayed true to the material in the same way you say GoT stuck to the material in the first 5-6 seasons.

    Sure someone with no history or understanding of comics will see the avengers and only see explosions and super powers. But the decades of lore created by Stan Lee and many other legendary WRITERS is there for people who know it and can see it.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Hey! How are you doing today? in ~talk

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    Just woke up. Full disclosure I am currently dealing with IBS and it has been some of the worst times of my life.

    Just woke up. Full disclosure I am currently dealing with IBS and it has been some of the worst times of my life.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Could Hawaii Be Paradise For Hydrogen-Powered Public Transit? in ~misc

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    Why don’t we focus on the rail first? Lol

    Why don’t we focus on the rail first? Lol

  9. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 discussion in ~tv

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    I’m sure we’ll see Summer again...

    I’m sure we’ll see Summer again...

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Tencent Controls 15% of Gaming Market and Brought In Nearly $20 Billion in 2018 in ~games

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    They also just got the rights to sell the Nintendo Switch in China. Only the largest video game market on the planet. Cha-Ching!

    They also just got the rights to sell the Nintendo Switch in China. Only the largest video game market on the planet. Cha-Ching!

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Joker(2019) - Teaser Trailer in ~movies

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    I would like to see a Batman in the film but he would not be the protagonist. We would see all of their fights and struggles from the joker POV. But that is highly unlikely.

    I would like to see a Batman in the film but he would not be the protagonist. We would see all of their fights and struggles from the joker POV. But that is highly unlikely.

  12. Comment on Joker(2019) - Teaser Trailer in ~movies

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    Maybe so but only because he is standing on the shoulders of Heath Ledger and the quality of performance he gave in TDK.

    Maybe so but only because he is standing on the shoulders of Heath Ledger and the quality of performance he gave in TDK.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Dead Cells - Free DLC "Rise of the Giant" available now in ~games

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    Oh god there goes the weekend

    Oh god there goes the weekend

  14. Comment on Only black reporters allowed in Georgia mayoral race event in ~news

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    I recommend people not turn to twitter or Facebook for a balanced discussion on this situation. Hell, I am not even going on Reddit anymore.

    I recommend people not turn to twitter or Facebook for a balanced discussion on this situation. Hell, I am not even going on Reddit anymore.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I’ve been listening to The Fall Of Troy quite a bit lately. I am always cautious to recommend this band because the reaction people have to hearing their music can be mostly negative. Personally I...

    I’ve been listening to The Fall Of Troy quite a bit lately. I am always cautious to recommend this band because the reaction people have to hearing their music can be mostly negative. Personally I really enjoy what they do/did. Their more famous stuff is nearly instantly recognizable (FCPREMIX from the Doppleganger album).

    My personal favorites of theirs are Panic Attack and Ex-Creations. If you are into heavy rock and hardcore this might be more for you but I know some jazz guys who jam this stuff. It’s just good music.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on A masterclass from New Zealand in responding to terror in ~misc

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    Pardon my ignorance. Does anyone know if there are any laws on the books in NZ that are similar to the 2nd amendment in the US constitution?

    Pardon my ignorance. Does anyone know if there are any laws on the books in NZ that are similar to the 2nd amendment in the US constitution?

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Special counsel Mueller has submitted a report to the attorney general, signaling the end of his Russia investigation in ~news

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    Believe only the text of the Report, not others’ characterizations of it. This WH in particular spins “up” as “down” (like the Nunes documents). Ask what the scope of the Report is. Is it just...
    1. Believe only the text of the Report, not others’ characterizations of it. This WH in particular spins “up” as “down” (like the Nunes documents).

    2. Ask what the scope of the Report is. Is it just conspiracy with Russia? Does it include, for example, the campaign finance allegations, where federal SDNY prosecutors have said the President ordered the commission of felonies?
      It’s almost never happened in American history that federal Prosecutors have said a sitting President orchestrated the commission of felonies.

    3. Examine whether the Report is limited to criminal acts. Some of the most egregious allegations against Trump, like lying to the American people about his business dealings with Russia before the 2016 election and saying he had no biz in Russia, are not necessarily criminal.
      Others, like being beholden to the Kremlin out of self interest, may be. Has Mueller only resolved the latter? If not, expect Congress to be taking all of that up.

    4. Ask whether Mueller has actually resolved anything. Has he said there are other avenues to investigate for matters within the scope of his Report, such as a sit-down interview with Trump? Again, Congress may investigate further — but also don’t forget about state prosecutors.

    5. Ask yourself, if the American people knew in 2016 what Mueller’s Report says,even if the Report says Mueller won’t indict the President, Trump would have won the election. Does this President have the judgment&transparency appropriate to serve as the nation’s highest official?
      Don’t focus on the one-line spin. Focus on the facts, judgments, and limitations in the Mueller Report.

    And ask yourself, if Trump had just been honest and forthcoming about all of this, we could have spared this long ordeal. END

    8 votes
  18. Comment on What experience most defined who you are today? in ~talk

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    I was diagnosed with a rare disease in my early 20s. By the time I found out what it was, the damage was done. My body was completely destroyed, everything atrophied, and my mind was nearly gone....

    I was diagnosed with a rare disease in my early 20s. By the time I found out what it was, the damage was done. My body was completely destroyed, everything atrophied, and my mind was nearly gone. It’s hard to put into words just how fucking miserable and defeated I felt. I had gone from being in superior physical shape to barely being able to get out of bed, in less than 9 months.

    I had taken so much for granted. And I’ve seen so many good people die who were my age or younger. For a while I kind of had this survivors guilt.

    Who I am today is someone who tries to do my best with the second chance I was given. And I always think about the people before me who have died young and never had a chance to even live or do things like “normal people”. Having your health taken away is a proper way to see what you are made of. I found out that i was much stronger than I ever thought I could be (and how weak I really was before this event) and I am using what I’ve learned to help others in the mental health field.

    13 votes
  19. Comment on Racist violence threat keeps Charlottesville schools closed in ~news

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    It was always going to come to this point. People have been making threats online for years. Only recently have people started actually paying attention.

    It was always going to come to this point. People have been making threats online for years. Only recently have people started actually paying attention.