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  1. Comment on What's the most expensive food you splurge on to make you happy? in ~talk

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    A dinner at whatever restaurant is currently my favorite in my hometown of Asheville. Several years ago it was the admiral, bit I think quality may have decline. Pre-pandemic it was Jargon. I...

    A dinner at whatever restaurant is currently my favorite in my hometown of Asheville. Several years ago it was the admiral, bit I think quality may have decline. Pre-pandemic it was Jargon. I don’t know what’s cooking there now.

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  2. Comment on Where'd You Go? in ~life

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    Somewhat unrelated. There’s a documentary out there called The Red Pill and yeah i almost passed while I gagged when I first saw it. But something drew me in and I was glad. It’s a deep an nuanced...

    Somewhat unrelated. There’s a documentary out there called The Red Pill and yeah i almost passed while I gagged when I first saw it. But something drew me in and I was glad. It’s a deep an nuanced look at related phenomena (full disclose i hate comics and did not read this but i get the gist maybe). It was not about the militant incels and thinly veiled in “sensitivity” mysoginists, but about the nuance of gender and power. An example : over half of all non-sexual intimate partner violence victims are men. And yet there are hardly any male shelters or services anywhere.

    It’s a wicked problem as the sociologists say.

    Related is the glennon doyle ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glennon_Doyle) phenomenon. Scrubbed from the internet is the story of how she thirteenth stepped (https://alcoholrehab.com/alcohol-recovery/aftercare/the-13th-step/ ) her current wife while still married to her husband, and fat shamed her daughter, who is apparently not doing well emotionally. And yet everyone from oprah to brene brown sings her praises.

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  3. Comment on Why QAnon is disappearing from online view in ~tech

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    Tfa discussed q content generally, not just stuff that was violent in nature. I can certainly agree that calls to violence against individuals should be restricted. But i disagree that claims...

    Tfa discussed q content generally, not just stuff that was violent in nature. I can certainly agree that calls to violence against individuals should be restricted. But i disagree that claims about 5g causing cancer (or even covid) should be. They should be accompanied by messaging that qualifies their untruthful nature, but they should not be eliminated altogether.

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  4. Comment on Why QAnon is disappearing from online view in ~tech

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    I think that’s a step in the right direction. For every item in your feed that seems to reflectyour predilection, there follows the oppositie view. At least with regard to any controversial issue...

    I think that’s a step in the right direction. For every item in your feed that seems to reflectyour predilection, there follows the oppositie view. At least with regard to any controversial issue if substance. For example, you don’t need to be exposed to pepsi materials if you like a coke post. But you do need to get exposed to the truth if you say beef products are bbq.

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  5. Comment on The Emergence of the Global Heartland in ~humanities

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    I think tfa suggests not urban -> rural, it’s more NYC -> des moine. That is, movement from us biggest cities to smaller, but still large, cities in the “heartland.”

    I think tfa suggests not urban -> rural, it’s more NYC -> des moine. That is, movement from us biggest cities to smaller, but still large, cities in the “heartland.”

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  6. Comment on Have you ever met a psychopath? in ~talk

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    I’m curious what percent of psychopaths suffer from ptsd, especially cptsd. It seems like many of the traits could be valuable survival coping mechanisms developed in a highly dysfunctional...

    I’m curious what percent of psychopaths suffer from ptsd, especially cptsd. It seems like many of the traits could be valuable survival coping mechanisms developed in a highly dysfunctional environment.

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  7. Comment on Why QAnon is disappearing from online view in ~tech

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    I can really relate to that sentiment. And I also question whether it’s really working, I think it’s far too soon to see and understand the consequences of the moderation approach. I still say...

    I can really relate to that sentiment.

    And I also question whether it’s really working, I think it’s far too soon to see and understand the consequences of the moderation approach.

    I still say education (through a modern implementation of the fairness doctrine or similar) is a more robust and first amendment-compatible approach.

    For better or worse, q supporters are dissenting voices, and it seems really scary to me to simply try to silence them.

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  8. Comment on Why QAnon is disappearing from online view in ~tech

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    Maybe in its prior form. But it could be reimagined in a way appropriate to commercial internet media. Even then it may drive a wedge for some, but at least they would be exposed to a different view.

    Maybe in its prior form. But it could be reimagined in a way appropriate to commercial internet media.

    Even then it may drive a wedge for some, but at least they would be exposed to a different view.

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  9. Comment on It turns out, all those 'woke' White allies were lying in ~misc

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    That’s correct, at least with regard to racial privilege. If you offer something to someone who is white under a privilege regime, you are necessarily denying it to someone who is not white. This...

    That’s correct, at least with regard to racial privilege. If you offer something to someone who is white under a privilege regime, you are necessarily denying it to someone who is not white.

    This happens a million little ways and quite a few big ones in America, policing is just one violent example.

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  10. Comment on Why QAnon is disappearing from online view in ~tech

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    While following Q and misinformation has clearly led to some seriously harmful effects, I remain very wary of deplatforming as a tool. It can very easily be used to squelch legitimate dissent and...

    While following Q and misinformation has clearly led to some seriously harmful effects, I remain very wary of deplatforming as a tool. It can very easily be used to squelch legitimate dissent and important factual information. I would very much prefer we bring back the fairness doctrine instead.

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  11. Comment on It turns out, all those 'woke' White allies were lying in ~misc

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    You disagree that oppression creates a moral obligation on the oppressir?

    You disagree that oppression creates a moral obligation on the oppressir?

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  12. Comment on It turns out, all those 'woke' White allies were lying in ~misc

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    You’re not wrong, and I am saying it is a socially imposed, capricious, and morally reprehensible condition.

    You’re not wrong, and I am saying it is a socially imposed, capricious, and morally reprehensible condition.

  13. Comment on It turns out, all those 'woke' White allies were lying in ~misc

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    @monarda explained some reasons why your particular example is faulty, but there are bigger issues. First, it presupposes a Randian notion of individuality which I and many black folks do not...

    @monarda explained some reasons why your particular example is faulty, but there are bigger issues.

    First, it presupposes a Randian notion of individuality which I and many black folks do not share.

    Being conceived, let along born, "white" in America confers advantages derived from disadvantages applied to others not white. There is no escape. Perhaps, in the Randian world, it is the parents who bear the moral obligation, but it nevertheless exists. That it somehow pre-exists us makes no difference; just like taxes, interstates, national forests and f-35's and death.

    There are some small ways to pay back. I was on the street one time and a young black kid walked up to me and said "get out of my way white boy." I glared at him but complied. I was complaining about the incident to a black colleague of mine (without relaying the kids race). Her question was, "Was he black?" And when I affirmed, she said, "Reparations, white boy."

    And she's right. That kid's life is worse because mine is better. It's nearly infinitesimal, but giving that kid his agency to be angry, costs me just a little and lets him reclaim a taste of his dignity. Now when it happens (and it does still happen), I bow my head and say, "Of course, sir." He's earned it.

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  14. Comment on It turns out, all those 'woke' White allies were lying in ~misc

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    Surely you are not comparing white racial privilege in America to toddlers privilege to pee their pants.

    Surely you are not comparing white racial privilege in America to toddlers privilege to pee their pants.

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  15. Comment on It turns out, all those 'woke' White allies were lying in ~misc

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    I would say that your moral obligation to help is equal to the dividends you receive from your racial privilege. It’s not easy to to quantify that as a practical matter, but also not impossible....

    I would say that your moral obligation to help is equal to the dividends you receive from your racial privilege. It’s not easy to to quantify that as a practical matter, but also not impossible. Pay and health outcome disparity would be a good place to start.

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  16. Comment on It turns out, all those 'woke' White allies were lying in ~misc

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    I’m not sure you properly characterize what this article is saying. It isn’t just the corporations, it’s all of white America doing less than nothing post protests. Perhaps the biggest mistake you...
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    I’m not sure you properly characterize what this article is saying. It isn’t just the corporations, it’s all of white America doing less than nothing post protests.

    Perhaps the biggest mistake you meant is to assume this article is meant for you. It’s not. It’s meant to inform black folks, especially those descended from former slaves, that they should not trust the words of white people who say they are supporters, and provides some good reasons why. It rightly points out that white folks in America are far more concerned with propriety than principle.

    If a privileged person, who has never actively engaged in any kind of abuse, decides to do nothing at all to improve the lives of others, to me they are morally neutral

    Hard disagree. The problem is that privilege itself is not morally neutral. Privilege intrinsically means receiving an undeserved benefit to the detriment of others. In the case of race in America, it means if you appear in skin tone, dress, manner and speech, to belong to the appropriate group, you have reduced requirements for access to common resources.

    Which in US means if you look waspy, it’s easier to get better jobs, audiences with the mayor outside official office hours, easier parking, safer housing, etc etc. And availing yourself of these advantages and doing “nothing” is supporting the regime, which in conferring those advantages to you, denies them to others.

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  17. Comment on Cornell researchers see atoms at record resolution in ~science

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    Does it work on organic molecules?

    Does it work on organic molecules?

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  18. Comment on B.1.617 is quite concerning in ~health.coronavirus

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    Americans should interpolate “the white house” for “number 10” when reading uk news.

    Americans should interpolate “the white house” for “number 10” when reading uk news.

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  19. Comment on Medication for depression in ~talk

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    Thise are interesting results, which really only indicate more true study is required. Wonder what was considered a ‘micro’ dose?

    Thise are interesting results, which really only indicate more true study is required. Wonder what was considered a ‘micro’ dose?

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  20. Comment on Fairness in competition and the rights of transgender athletes in ~lgbt

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    I wonder is this really true-especially for trans women?

    Pound for pound, male bodies are more athletic

    I wonder is this really true-especially for trans women?

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