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  1. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    Reddit can still be useful for at least a couple of reasons: local connections and a more informative access to real experts (e.g. some kf the ama’s on Coronavirus and covid19 subs).

    Reddit can still be useful for at least a couple of reasons: local connections and a more informative access to real experts (e.g. some kf the ama’s on Coronavirus and covid19 subs).

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  2. Comment on Dan Patrick’s ’get back to living’ plan is a path to an America we don’t want to be in ~health.coronavirus

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    We have the resources, bit do we have the political and social will to use them equitably?

    We have the resources, bit do we have the political and social will to use them equitably?

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  3. Comment on Inside the pro-Trump Facebook group where first responders call coronavirus a hoax in ~tech

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    Well, part of our disagreement is semantic and/or dependent on how one defines deep state. I prefer the term parapolitical forces. And i suppose if you are persuaded that the 2000 presidential...

    Well, part of our disagreement is semantic and/or dependent on how one defines deep state. I prefer the term parapolitical forces.

    And i suppose if you are persuaded that the 2000 presidential election was not subject to shenanigans, the pnac is not evidence of the unelected elite running the government for their own, as opposed to the people’s, good ends.

    Nevermind, of course, that many in The pnac were both government- and private-intelligence connected.

  4. Comment on Inside the pro-Trump Facebook group where first responders call coronavirus a hoax in ~tech

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    Well, the pnac at least is fairly out in the open. Read the manifesto. Bush v gore decision is also public knowledge, and hotly controversial. More on the Fl vote issues..

    Well, the pnac at least is fairly out in the open. Read the manifesto. Bush v gore decision is also public knowledge, and hotly controversial.

    More on the Fl vote issues..

  5. Comment on Inside the pro-Trump Facebook group where first responders call coronavirus a hoax in ~tech

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    I would argue that bush’s presidency was established through parapolitical maneuvering and possibly sabotage by non-elected actors whose goal was mideastern imperialism. They acted to strong arm...

    I would argue that bush’s presidency was established through parapolitical maneuvering and possibly sabotage by non-elected actors whose goal was mideastern imperialism. They acted to strong arm congressional approval of their tactics. And the wider intelligence community may not have concurred, but certainly the political frontline of the provate intelligence community was really excited about making this happen. See pnac, see funky election results, bush v. Gore.

  6. Comment on Inside the pro-Trump Facebook group where first responders call coronavirus a hoax in ~tech

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    Hard to say, but Obama’s actions in the region are telling.

    Hard to say, but Obama’s actions in the region are telling.

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  7. Comment on Inside the pro-Trump Facebook group where first responders call coronavirus a hoax in ~tech

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    Your credibility diminishes in my mind when you claim there is no evidence of a ‘deep state’. One need only look to the drive to the Iraq war to see the heavy influence of self interested,...

    Your credibility diminishes in my mind when you claim there is no evidence of a ‘deep state’.

    One need only look to the drive to the Iraq war to see the heavy influence of self interested, politically unaccountable actors on the actions of government.

    That said, these first responders are acting in a life threateningly vicious derogation of their duty, and that’s scary and sad.

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  8. Comment on What's the coronavirus like where you are? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Raleigh, NC checking in. Schools closed, state of emergency. Church closed. No tp anywhere, but plenty of food, people still out and about, restaurants open. We don’t shake hands or hug anymore. I...

    Raleigh, NC checking in.

    Schools closed, state of emergency. Church closed. No tp anywhere, but plenty of food, people still out and about, restaurants open. We don’t shake hands or hug anymore.

    I think our confirmed cases are in the tens statewide, I haven’t been paying attention because due to the lack of testing apparatus, they have to be wildly deflated.

    The awareness of this as an unusual, and scary, situation is totally in the air.

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  9. Comment on The inconvenient truth about your “authentic” self in ~health

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    To borrow a truism from pop philosophy, your self is a process, not a thing. The same is true even of our bodies. They are not really a cohesive object, rather they are an extremely complex and...

    To borrow a truism from pop philosophy, your self is a process, not a thing. The same is true even of our bodies. They are not really a cohesive object, rather they are an extremely complex and somewhat localized chemical chain reaction.

    I received and intellectually understood this information years and years ago, I have yet to fully integrate it meaningfully into my mental outlook or emotional presence. In this way, no matter what I do, I am always living (and often feeling) my inauthentic self.

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  10. Comment on What are some great songs from your homeland? in ~talk

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    much of the catalog of dolly parton or warren haynes’ allman bros.

    much of the catalog of dolly parton or warren haynes’ allman bros.

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  11. Comment on She wanted a 'freebirth' with no doctors. Online groups convinced her it would be OK. in ~life

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    To reinforce your message with some personal experience: both our children were born in a birthing center setting with low medical intervention. Mom was healthy and well informed, and the process...

    To reinforce your message with some personal experience: both our children were born in a birthing center setting with low medical intervention. Mom was healthy and well informed, and the process was indeed miraculous.

    That said, we were keen to have medical intervention readily available.

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  12. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    Well, I’m fed up. Just got a new 13 mbp, and it has worse battery life and runs way warmer to the touch than my 2012 mbp retina. Also, none of the tasks I do, including acrobat pro driven ocr and...

    Well, I’m fed up. Just got a new 13 mbp, and it has worse battery life and runs way warmer to the touch than my 2012 mbp retina. Also, none of the tasks I do, including acrobat pro driven ocr and boot up, are at all faster. Very disappointed. Love the touchbar, though, and that display is real easy on the eyes.

  13. Comment on Angry P.M. Scott Morrison accuses General Motors of letting Holden 'wither away' after taking $2bn in subsidies in ~finance

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    All good points, but i’m not sure how they cut against my general conclusion. If i were god-emporer, i’d banish personal cars altogether, driving a personal car is the single most environmentally...

    All good points, but i’m not sure how they cut against my general conclusion. If i were god-emporer, i’d banish personal cars altogether, driving a personal car is the single most environmentally damaging action an individual can take. Airline travel is a close second, but at least long distance travel has offsetting social benefits.

    I’m a big proponent of government playing a pivotal role in ensuring every citizen has access to healthcare, food, housing, and dignity. I challenge that propping up large companies is an effective way to accomplish that goal.

    I’m not smart or well informed enough to say for sure, but i feel pretty strongly gm would fail were it not for excessive government support, including subsidies and tax breaks and loans and military contracts, etc.

    Edit: i also fail to see the value of including corporate brands in national identity. I know it happens with great frequency and ease, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

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  14. Comment on Angry P.M. Scott Morrison accuses General Motors of letting Holden 'wither away' after taking $2bn in subsidies in ~finance

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    There may have been a time or reason when government incentives to industry made sense, but the time has long since passed. The good news is a few municipalities at least are starting to wise up,...

    There may have been a time or reason when government incentives to industry made sense, but the time has long since passed. The good news is a few municipalities at least are starting to wise up, primarily around sports arenas.

    It’s a shame it is taking so long, there’s real economic harm in those subsidies.

    I’m of the opinion that we should let these big companies fail, and just build a robist safety net to catch the lower tiers of employees and comfortably ease their transitions.

    The real problem is how to ensure those who most benefit from the unstable boom and bust growth cycle share their fair burden of paying for that net. I don’t have a good answer, as any technical solution (i.e. change in tax regulations) is susceptible to technical workarounds.

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  15. Comment on Should white supremacists be allowed to practice law? in ~misc

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    Like most things lawyer, it depends. In the U.S., litigants have a right to choose whatever counsel is willing to represent them and admitted to the bar. An exception exists for indigent clients...

    Like most things lawyer, it depends.

    In the U.S., litigants have a right to choose whatever counsel is willing to represent them and admitted to the bar. An exception exists for indigent clients entitled to counsel, and the court appoints from a pool of supposedly qualified attorneys willing to be appointed for such work.

    In that case, it's a potential conflict of interest, which the lawyer has a duty to disclose, and the client may waive the conflict or not.

    The more important question is whether such lawyers should be considered qualified, or admitted to the bar.

    I think the answer is clear: it is unconstitutional to discriminate based on race, and a stated or demonstrated intention to so discriminate should disqualify any practitioner from the bar.

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  17. Comment on An unsettling new theory: there is no "swing voter" in ~misc

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    Is it Midwest vs coasts or rural vs. urban vs. suburban?

    Is it Midwest vs coasts or rural vs. urban vs. suburban?

    1 vote
  18. Comment on An unsettling new theory: there is no "swing voter" in ~misc

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    What do you suppose drives the societal upheaval?

    What do you suppose drives the societal upheaval?

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  19. Comment on Is Catalina a good upgrade yet? in ~tech

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    If you have a compatible ipad, sidecar is darn cool.

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    If you have a compatible ipad, sidecar is darn cool.

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  20. Comment on Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal in ~news

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    Your deficit dollars at work.

    Your deficit dollars at work.

    2 votes