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  1. Comment on We're through the Comet Ping Pong table here, people in ~misc

  2. Comment on We're through the Comet Ping Pong table here, people in ~misc

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    Where was this reported, do you know?

    Where was this reported, do you know?

    1 vote
  3. Comment on As a 28-year-old Latino, I'm shocked my new novel, Memoirs of a Middle-Aged White Lady, has been so poorly received in ~books

  4. Comment on As a 28-year-old Latino, I'm shocked my new novel, Memoirs of a Middle-Aged White Lady, has been so poorly received in ~books

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    It's supposed to be a satirical take on white authors who write books about different cultures and then get defensive about their creative choices when people are critical of them. The book isn't...

    It's supposed to be a satirical take on white authors who write books about different cultures and then get defensive about their creative choices when people are critical of them. The book isn't real.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on 2020 Doomsday Clock Announcement (100 seconds to midnight) in ~news

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    You're treading dangerously close to "reject intellectualism, science is wrong" territory.

    You're treading dangerously close to "reject intellectualism, science is wrong" territory.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on In a break with convention, the New York Times editorial board has chosen to endorse two separate Democratic candidates for president: Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren in ~news

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    Pretty clear we're not going to agree on this. Hope you have a good day.

    Pretty clear we're not going to agree on this. Hope you have a good day.

    16 votes
  7. Comment on In a break with convention, the New York Times editorial board has chosen to endorse two separate Democratic candidates for president: Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren in ~news

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    I dont believe it's reasonable to demand someone exit a race before the total votes have been counted just because it seems likely they will lose, at least when it comes to the final candidates in...

    By staying in the race more than a month after it was obvious he had lost

    I dont believe it's reasonable to demand someone exit a race before the total votes have been counted just because it seems likely they will lose, at least when it comes to the final candidates in a primary. It's also a tactic touted, at least in my experience, primarily by HRC supporters from 2016 who were saying it before the primary was even half way over. So frankly, in most cases, it just comes off as the person saying, "You should just compromise and side with me instead of me compromising and siding with you."

    13 votes
  8. Comment on IRGC: Missile attack on US base in Iraq is revenge for Soleimani killing in ~news

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    If Reza Marashi is to be believed, they most certainly didn't. Reza is the Research Director for the National Iranian American Council, worked for four years in the Office of Iranian Affairs for...

    His advisors probably told him it wasn't a good idea

    If Reza Marashi is to be believed, they most certainly didn't.

    Reza is the Research Director for the National Iranian American Council, worked for four years in the Office of Iranian Affairs for the US State Department, spent time as an analyst for the Institute of National Strategic Studies covering China and Middle East affairs, and has worked as a private strategic consultant on Iranian political and economic risk. (Info pulled from his bio page on the NIAC's website, here.)

    2 votes
  9. Comment on IRGC: Missile attack on US base in Iraq is revenge for Soleimani killing in ~news

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    Does your opinion on the matter fluctuate at all when presented with this?

    Does your opinion on the matter fluctuate at all when presented with this?

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Twitter Unlocks Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Account After Pressure in ~news

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    As my previous comment was removed (rightfully so) for being too simplistic, let me try and expound: This displeases me because it shows Twitter is either a) Still unclear, after all this time, on...

    As my previous comment was removed (rightfully so) for being too simplistic, let me try and expound:

    This displeases me because it shows Twitter is either a) Still unclear, after all this time, on what exactly they want on their platform, or b) Isn't taking the time to consider the repercussions of their actions despite the fact that they seem to be in the news at least once a month for having to walk back some moderation decision they made.

    You would think that a multi-million dollar company (or is it billion? I don't know) would have the capacity to self-police itself and apply some sort of consistency to its moderation tactics. Instead what we're left with is a spineless admin team who can't even moderate to their own incredibly vague rules.

    It's just frustrating to watch this happen on a platform that had such promise not that long ago. Now it's all just russian bots, celebs with bot followers, and conspiracy theorists. It's a cesspool and I'm becoming more and more convinced that it's only staying afloat because bad actors want it to stay afloat.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide at Manhattan Jail in ~news

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    And so, bedraggled and on the cusp of final victory, there arose a great calamity the world over in the form of one large, collective, "GOD. FUCKING. DAMMIT."

    And so, bedraggled and on the cusp of final victory, there arose a great calamity the world over in the form of one large, collective, "GOD. FUCKING. DAMMIT."

    6 votes
  12. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Well congratulations! Sounds like this is definitely a step up and in the right direction!

    Well congratulations! Sounds like this is definitely a step up and in the right direction!

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    What'll you be doing at your new job, if you don't mind me asking? If this is a "I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you" scenario then I'm cool not knowing.

    What'll you be doing at your new job, if you don't mind me asking?

    If this is a "I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you" scenario then I'm cool not knowing.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Quiz: Let Us Predict Whether You’re a Democrat or a Republican in ~misc

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    Yeah but all that doesnt really lend itself to me making a where is your god now joke, soooooo

    Yeah but all that doesnt really lend itself to me making a where is your god now joke, soooooo

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Quiz: Let Us Predict Whether You’re a Democrat or a Republican in ~misc

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    Swing and a miss on this one, NYT. They pegged me as a lean-left centrist and I'm a big ol' filthy progressive hippie. WHERE IS YOUR STATISTICAL GOD NOW?!

    Swing and a miss on this one, NYT. They pegged me as a lean-left centrist and I'm a big ol' filthy progressive hippie. WHERE IS YOUR STATISTICAL GOD NOW?!

    12 votes
  16. Comment on What Do We Do About the Violence of Lonely Young Men? in ~misc

  17. Comment on What Do We Do About the Violence of Lonely Young Men? in ~misc

  18. Comment on What Do We Do About the Violence of Lonely Young Men? in ~misc

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    Hot take time: Make it much more clear, socially, what "positive masculinity" entails and separate "masculinity" from toxic behaviors as much as possible. I recognize this issue is much more...

    Hot take time:

    Make it much more clear, socially, what "positive masculinity" entails and separate "masculinity" from toxic behaviors as much as possible.

    I recognize this issue is much more complex than that, and cannot be solved with one suggestion from a rando on the internet, but that's kind of the point of a hot take. I expect a lot of people are going to take umbrage with what I said in some capacity. If so, all I ask is that you at least lube yourself up before you fuck me with your knowledge dick because I assure you that you know more about this than I do.

    18 votes
  19. Comment on 8chan goes dark after hardware provider discontinues service in ~tech

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    That's fair. I should've made the clauses more distinct, my mistake. To be clear, poor mental health care is still not one of the root causes of gun violence against others, as I intended to say....

    That's fair. I should've made the clauses more distinct, my mistake.

    To be clear, poor mental health care is still not one of the root causes of gun violence against others, as I intended to say. Against one's self, sure, but not others.

    6 votes
  20. Comment on 8chan goes dark after hardware provider discontinues service in ~tech

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    I'm stuck on mental illness because that's what I said. It just seems like you're interpreting my words in a manner in which they were not intended, which is my concern.

    I'm stuck on mental illness because that's what I said. It just seems like you're interpreting my words in a manner in which they were not intended, which is my concern.

    2 votes