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  1. Comment on Huckabee-Sanders Defends Ripping Children From Parents, Because It's "Very Biblical to Enforce the Law" in ~news

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    Ah, sorry, should have read all the way. :)

    Ah, sorry, should have read all the way. :)

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Huckabee-Sanders Defends Ripping Children From Parents, Because It's "Very Biblical to Enforce the Law" in ~news

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    It's the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, but I agree with your overall point. Separating children from their parents, putting them in cages and traumatizing them is cruel and...

    It's the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, but I agree with your overall point. Separating children from their parents, putting them in cages and traumatizing them is cruel and unusual punishment and needs stopped immediately.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on The Divorce Surge is Over, but the Myth Lives On in ~misc

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    I'm not sure that not being married automatically translates to a single parent household, though. The number of people living together without getting married has raised considerably in the same...

    I'm not sure that not being married automatically translates to a single parent household, though. The number of people living together without getting married has raised considerably in the same timeframe.

    (ETA that last sentence)

    4 votes
  4. Comment on California? Or Cali-Three-Nia? Proposal to split state will be on ballot in November in ~news

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    I'm not sure that's the case. Of the Californias Draper is promoting, 2 out of the 3 would likely be red. California isn't really blue; large percentages of the population centers are. It's more...

    I'm not sure that's the case. Of the Californias Draper is promoting, 2 out of the 3 would likely be red. California isn't really blue; large percentages of the population centers are. It's more varying degrees of purple than anything else. People tend to forget that two very prominent Republican representatives are from Southern California.

  5. Comment on Emergency medical personnel in Minnesota regularly dose restrained patients with Ketamine in ~news

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    There are so many great big WTF's in the article it's hard to choose just one.

    There are so many great big WTF's in the article it's hard to choose just one.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Emergency medical personnel in Minnesota regularly dose restrained patients with Ketamine in ~news

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    I really did not want to throw out a clickbait article. The first one I saw on this topic was more than a little hyberbolic, so I intentionally looked to the local newspaper for a more in depth...

    I really did not want to throw out a clickbait article. The first one I saw on this topic was more than a little hyberbolic, so I intentionally looked to the local newspaper for a more in depth story. To me, it's wildly medically unethical. Emergency personnel are taking medical orders from cops with no medical certification or training and against the wishes of patients. Beyond that, this is a medical institution that's paid out of state funds. It absolutely screams medical malpractice.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on The health gap: How women experience the medical system in ~talk

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    Women are three times more likely to be prescribed anti-anxiety meds than men. If there's anything more condescending than the automatic 'you're probably pregnant,' (which I heard despite having...

    Women are three times more likely to be prescribed anti-anxiety meds than men. If there's anything more condescending than the automatic 'you're probably pregnant,' (which I heard despite having printed HYSTERECTOMY in big bold letters in the 'previous procedures' section), it has to be 'you just need to calm down, dear.' We're told our pain isn't real, our injuries aren't as severe as men's and most of our problems are just 'in [our] heads.' Is it any wonder women are starting to avoid seeking care for problems that should be easily addressed?

    14 votes
  8. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    I am bereft. Anthony Bourdain always seemed to me to embrace life so fully; to take big bites and laugh at the absurdities. This seems to me the antithesis of who he was. I will miss his...

    I am bereft. Anthony Bourdain always seemed to me to embrace life so fully; to take big bites and laugh at the absurdities. This seems to me the antithesis of who he was. I will miss his eloquence, his humor and his raging against all things banal.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Special Investigation and Russian Electioneering in ~talk

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    Sorry, I did get that. This is what I get for spending so much time on a site that uses it as a go-to argument. :)

    Sorry, I did get that. This is what I get for spending so much time on a site that uses it as a go-to argument. :)

  10. Comment on Special Investigation and Russian Electioneering in ~talk

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    I get it, but I mean, does it always have to be a Godwinization?

    I get it, but I mean, does it always have to be a Godwinization?

  11. Comment on Special Investigation and Russian Electioneering in ~talk

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    Is it that? Or is it 'We can't look backward because it would take so long to go back and hold every single corrupt official accountable that it would be meaningless wasted time, and the best way...

    Is it that? Or is it 'We can't look backward because it would take so long to go back and hold every single corrupt official accountable that it would be meaningless wasted time, and the best way to address it is by fixing it going forward'?

  12. Comment on Special Investigation and Russian Electioneering in ~talk

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    I think it's important that we remember this is not simply at the Presidential level (although that's certainly the most concerning revelation). Election tampering is at every level, and it says...

    I think it's important that we remember this is not simply at the Presidential level (although that's certainly the most concerning revelation). Election tampering is at every level, and it says something that the majority of Americans expect to see Russian interference in the 2018 midterms. So while we focus on the Mueller investigation and the latest outrages of what Don Jr did and did not say or the reasons he met with those attorneys to begin with, Congress still has not made any move to release funds to combat what will likely be one of our largest domestic issues for the forseeable future, but is instead focusing on whether or not people with Hispanic last names can vote in elections. We need to pull away from the palace intrigue and focus on infrastructure.

    9 votes
  13. Comment on What are you trying to accomplish this week? in ~talk

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    Several month end reports culminating in overviews for three surgical departments to be done by the end of the week, a synopsis of those overviews (no, really) to my boss' boss, and I'm starting...

    Several month end reports culminating in overviews for three surgical departments to be done by the end of the week, a synopsis of those overviews (no, really) to my boss' boss, and I'm starting some focused exercises this week in anticipation of a big trip at the end of September.

  14. Comment on How the alt-right manipulates the internet’s biggest commenting platform (Disqus) in ~tech

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    It isn't a surprise. I've been on Disqus for about five years, and the uptick of these tactics is noticable and prolific. The only place they haven't managed to really get their hooks in is The...

    It isn't a surprise. I've been on Disqus for about five years, and the uptick of these tactics is noticable and prolific. The only place they haven't managed to really get their hooks in is The Atlantic Discussion Board - not for lack of trying. They're very heavily moderated, though, and I think it's in part because those groups took over the Atlantic Comments section and turned it into a total troll fest.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Do you have a favorite meal to cook? in ~food

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    My best dish is probably enchiladas. It's a pain because it's what I refer to as 'assembly line cooking,' but the result is so good. I saute some onions, garlic and diced, roasted peppers in...

    My best dish is probably enchiladas. It's a pain because it's what I refer to as 'assembly line cooking,' but the result is so good. I saute some onions, garlic and diced, roasted peppers in butter, add a couple of pounds of cubed chicken breasts and brown, then braise in stock for about an hour. Cool, then shred and mix in some fresh suiza sauce, roll in tortillas dunked in the sauce with queso fresca and sprinkle with jack cheese, bake for 30 minutes. Watch everyone attempt to inhale while still way too hot to eat.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet - How do we fix life online without limiting free speech? in ~news

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    I think when it comes to online conversations, people tend to fall into a couple of different schools of thought. One is that nothing should be off the table and any rules imposed are a breach of...

    I think when it comes to online conversations, people tend to fall into a couple of different schools of thought. One is that nothing should be off the table and any rules imposed are a breach of free speech. The other is that private sites are just that, and as private entities they aren't required to adhere to free speech laws which were written to protect political free speech from government retaliation. As with most extremes, it's unlikely either will ever be made entirely happy because they don't care about the conversation, they care about winning. So it seems the most reasonable middle ground would be maintaining rules that keep the conversations thoughtful while still allowing enough contention to push the conversations forward.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What's your week lookin like? in ~talk

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    While congratulating myself for getting to the platform on time for the 6am train (I usually take the 6:15), I noticed I forgot my glasses. As it would be absolutely senseless to go to work...

    While congratulating myself for getting to the platform on time for the 6am train (I usually take the 6:15), I noticed I forgot my glasses. As it would be absolutely senseless to go to work without them, I got off the train, trudged back up the hill and got them, got back in time to watch the 6:15 leave and had to catch the 6:30. It's been getting progressively worse from there.

    2 votes