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  1. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    It's annoying to some people -- that's really it I'm sure. People seem to dislike teacher's pets, especially really visible ones. Especially ones that are in every political post policing and...

    It's annoying to some people -- that's really it I'm sure. People seem to dislike teacher's pets, especially really visible ones. Especially ones that are in every political post policing and contributing -- you're bound to raise some hackles that way.

    I don't care personally. It doesn't affect me one bit how someone spends their time.

    Side note: I wish is that the silly zekka callout thread hadn't been posted but maybe I'm in the minority there.

    Edit: given that Deimos banned goldfish I think that this place probably isn't for me.

    Good luck to Deimos. For his own sanity he should just start banning what he doesn't want on the site instead of being light handed.

    What a bad day he's had (it was his anniversary today!) Nobody deserves that kind of stress.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Stefan Karl Stefansson, 'LazyTown's' Robbie Rotten actor, dies aged 43 in ~tv

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    The meme itself was pretty much dead before the actor became deathly ill. The resurgence of the meme and a new focus on the actor himself is due, in my opinion, to a few things; people trying to...

    The meme itself was pretty much dead before the actor became deathly ill. The resurgence of the meme and a new focus on the actor himself is due, in my opinion, to a few things; people trying to help a dying man, more people learning of the meme because of the ouroborous of meme publicity, and virtue signaling.

    honestly its not even the best lazy town meme. that honor goes to this -- still a better love story than twilight.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    thanks. deleting.

    thanks. deleting.

  4. Comment on To a select minority of less than ten people: please stop getting judo'ed into defending white supremacy in ~tildes

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    oh my god stop personally attacking me im reporting you to the police

    oh my god stop personally attacking me im reporting you to the police

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts in ~news

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    Does anyone know what 10 charges didn't stick in the jury deliberations? (Since I'm sure the government will try them again.)

    Does anyone know what 10 charges didn't stick in the jury deliberations? (Since I'm sure the government will try them again.)

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Burning Man attendees face traffic stops, searches in ~misc

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    Burning man is a pale husk of what it was.

    Burning man is a pale husk of what it was.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on After a year of rising tensions, protesters tear down confederate statue on UNC campus in ~humanities

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    The speech given when it was put up should tell anyone who is curious the purpose of these racist symbols. It's no coincidence that these statues were raised when they were. They we're all put up...

    The speech given when it was put up should tell anyone who is curious the purpose of these racist symbols.

    It's no coincidence that these statues were raised when they were. They we're all put up during flare ups of white supremacist sentiment. I have no qualms with taking them down. The never should have been put up.

    If the govrnement won't take them down, then let the people do it for them. Those protestors did a good thing.

    12 votes
  8. Comment on South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms in ~news

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    They should just nationalize all production and get it over with. Anyway, all land is 'stolen' in a capitalist society. It's no surprise that it's being stolen again, especially since many people...

    They should just nationalize all production and get it over with.

    Anyway, all land is 'stolen' in a capitalist society. It's no surprise that it's being stolen again, especially since many people from whom it was stolen the last round still live. I'm sure they want it back. Tho I doubt the state will return it to them these decades later.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    I just can't imagine why this matters. It's literally tabloid nonsense gone mainstream. Distraction from actually important problems.

    I just can't imagine why this matters. It's literally tabloid nonsense gone mainstream. Distraction from actually important problems.

  10. Comment on How white women use strategic tears to silence women of colour in ~misc

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    Gross post. Gross article

    Gross post. Gross article

    5 votes
  11. Comment on How do you back up your data? in ~talk

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    Dropbox and a raid setup. Also multiple copies of files on different computers.

    Dropbox and a raid setup. Also multiple copies of files on different computers.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems in ~misc

  13. Comment on America’s Invisible Pot Addicts in ~life

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    A few summers ago I smoked every day for more than half the day for months. It wasn't invisible, though, since it's literally impossible to be that high for that much of a day for months and have...

    A few summers ago I smoked every day for more than half the day for months. It wasn't invisible, though, since it's literally impossible to be that high for that much of a day for months and have no one notice. can't imagine that anyone could be functional for long like that, lmao.

    I was just really bored and had grown my own pot.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Disenchantment is another fine work from Matt Groening in ~tv

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    I agree. It was a gag as second in the early episodes, but it was a little wobbly. It found its feet and I was really sad that it was over. One hell of a cliffhanger. Funny stuff.

    I agree. It was a gag as second in the early episodes, but it was a little wobbly. It found its feet and I was really sad that it was over. One hell of a cliffhanger.

    Funny stuff.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Barack Obama has shared his summer reading list in ~books

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    I read An American Marriage a while ago. It has graceful prose about the relationship between the wife and the incarcerated husband. There's a low simmer of contemporary politics (racial, sex, and...

    I read An American Marriage a while ago. It has graceful prose about the relationship between the wife and the incarcerated husband. There's a low simmer of contemporary politics (racial, sex, and economic) but the focus is on the emotional turmoil that this kind of situation imposes on a couple, and on individual people. How does one cope with being free and your partner being incarcerated? What does this kind of dynamic mean about our society? There's a lot of letters and first person sort of accounts.

    It's an emotional book. Made me cry. Not just because of the story, but because this is the reality for so many people in this country. Would recommend.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Toxic masculinity: Helping men understand the impact of their behaviour in ~life

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    But it is dishonest, sexist, and an attack. It is. Not recognizing this is ignorant.

    But it is dishonest, sexist, and an attack. It is. Not recognizing this is ignorant.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on ‘Please come help’ Eastern Shore crab houses are suffering this summer because they didn’t get the visas needed to hire enough pickers from Mexico. in ~finance

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    I honestly think that it is a temporary effect. The jobs were filled by citizens before the migrant workers in the late 20th century and the early 21st. If there's a need for workers, eventually...

    I honestly think that it is a temporary effect. The jobs were filled by citizens before the migrant workers in the late 20th century and the early 21st. If there's a need for workers, eventually the positions will be filled. Maybe at a higher labor cost, maybe not.

    Companies relying on exploitative low-cost labor is not a good thing. Frankly, that's the only reason I'm against illegal immigration and temporary migratory work visas -- it creates a power dynamic that inevitably leads to abuse.

    (I am pro-immigration in general, btw. I think it is a good thing.)

    10 votes
  18. Comment on What are your thoughts on species scale ethics vs individual scale? in ~humanities

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    It makes for neat solutions to many problems. And it stays that way, for me, until I think about "what if I or someone I care about was one of the 50?" At that point empathy kicks in and I realize...

    It makes for neat solutions to many problems. And it stays that way, for me, until I think about "what if I or someone I care about was one of the 50?" At that point empathy kicks in and I realize that it's cruel to enslave. And so my ethics changes, and it's no longer ethical.

    It's impossible to separate the individual from ethical problems. If you believe you can it's not because you actually can; it's that you're ignoring that part. Many societies--historical and contemporary--ignore the individual.

    9 votes