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  1. Comment on What everyone’s getting wrong about the toilet paper shortage in ~finance

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    Yeah, maybe that’s why it was the first visible sign that there were some hoarders in some locations.

    Yeah, maybe that’s why it was the first visible sign that there were some hoarders in some locations.

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  2. Comment on What everyone’s getting wrong about the toilet paper shortage in ~finance

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    Yeah, as already pointed out - the toilet paper shortages started before the lockdowns / working from home trend did. My little brother works at a grocery store, and we had a conversation about...

    Yeah, as already pointed out - the toilet paper shortages started before the lockdowns / working from home trend did.

    My little brother works at a grocery store, and we had a conversation about this the other day.

    First what happened was the media reported on toilet paper hoarding before there was any real problem or shortage - it must've just been a small localised problem because the shelves where I am (and he worked) were fine.

    But as soon as people thought that other people were hoarding toilet paper - they went out a bought some. According to my brother, most people weren't hoarding it or buying a lot. But everyone was buying at least one pack. It was less a case of crazy hoarders, and more the myth of crazy hoarding causing every single person to buy a little more.

    Maybe the increase in people working from home will cause ongoing issues, but my local store actually tends to have toilet paper stocked now. But it's a new brand I don't recognise, so maybe it did come from a source that usually supplies the commercial sector.

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  3. Comment on Whole Foods employees are staging a nationwide "sick-out" in ~finance

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    The extra money either goes to him - the richest man in the world, or workers who are putting themselves and their families at risk. If Jeff Bezos gets it, it gets hoarded with the rest of his...

    The extra money either goes to him - the richest man in the world, or workers who are putting themselves and their families at risk.

    If Jeff Bezos gets it, it gets hoarded with the rest of his wealth. If the workers get it, it’ll likely be spent in their communities.

    There is literally no argument for that extra $15 per hour per worker going to the richest man in the world instead of front-line employees.

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  4. Comment on Whole Foods employees are staging a nationwide "sick-out" in ~finance

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    Selfish?? Lol do you have any idea how much wealth Jeff Bezos is selfishly hoarding right now? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qSOVBiEotaw But sure, keep shaming the workers who are exposing...

    Selfish?? Lol do you have any idea how much wealth Jeff Bezos is selfishly hoarding right now?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qSOVBiEotaw

    But sure, keep shaming the workers who are exposing themselves to covid to keep everyone fed, because they want $30 an hour.

    Edit: also consider that the workers are endangering their families as well as themselves.

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  5. Comment on 'Herd immunity': Why Britain is actually letting the coronavirus spread in ~health.coronavirus

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    I really hope that this method works for the UK and then the rest of us can adopt it. It sounds a lot more appealing than a year of event cancellations and no travelling.

    I really hope that this method works for the UK and then the rest of us can adopt it.

    It sounds a lot more appealing than a year of event cancellations and no travelling.

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  6. Comment on "Can Biden beat Trump?" in ~news

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    This would require honest media reporting to have an effect. If the US was uniquely bad, do you think that information would reach Trumps supporters? Do you think that they’d believe it if it did?...

    if the outbreak ends up worse here than in other countries and Trump is seen as uniquely responsible.

    This would require honest media reporting to have an effect. If the US was uniquely bad, do you think that information would reach Trumps supporters? Do you think that they’d believe it if it did? (eg fake news).

    I’m honestly asking, because I’m not American, but we have Murdoch media here too, and it generally feels like conservative politians are never held accountable by their media bubble.

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  7. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    Maybe it speaks to my personal Twitter timeline, but I’ve seen it a lot. Like, I’m not saying that I think Bernie supporters are worse people - but there is definitely an online culture that is...

    Maybe it speaks to my personal Twitter timeline, but I’ve seen it a lot. Like, I’m not saying that I think Bernie supporters are worse people - but there is definitely an online culture that is super obnoxious amongst a big enough subset of his supporters to be visible and off-putting.

    And I’m saying that as a person politically aligned with Bernie.

    If I agree with them (at least on the fundamentals) and hate them, idk how they’re going to win anyone over who disagrees with them. Shockingly enough, “if you complain about being abused that means you hate poor people” and “people are dying and it’s your fault” are not convincing arguments.

    Like the replies to this tweet : https://twitter.com/aoc/status/1236533635290890240?s=21

    Something simple and fun became a political battle ground because AOC said something nice about Warren (who had already dropped out of the race by then).

    Edit: ffs https://twitter.com/thebusybeast/status/1236528776101715969?s=21

  8. Comment on The Guardians of the Galaxy will appear in Thor: Love and Thunder in ~movies

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    I’m so excited for this, everything Taika Waititi directs is so so good. I wonder if Loki will be back?

    I’m so excited for this, everything Taika Waititi directs is so so good.

    I wonder if Loki will be back?

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  9. Comment on What is a good free project management tool for a very small team? in ~tech

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    We use it at work and it’s very intuitive and works well. I haven’t used any of the 200 alternatives though so I can’t tell you if it’s better or not.

    We use it at work and it’s very intuitive and works well.

    I haven’t used any of the 200 alternatives though so I can’t tell you if it’s better or not.

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  10. Comment on What is a good free project management tool for a very small team? in ~tech

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    Have you tried trello?

    Have you tried trello?

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  11. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    You’re right, but progressives are never going to combat those issues if they don’t grow their support base and spread their message, and they aren’t going to grow their support base by abusing...

    You’re right, but progressives are never going to combat those issues if they don’t grow their support base and spread their message, and they aren’t going to grow their support base by abusing everyone who disagrees with them.

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  12. Comment on Official: White House didn't want to tell seniors not to fly in ~health.coronavirus

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    My interpretation of the decision is that they are trying cover up the level of risk to avoid spooking markets more than they already have.

    My interpretation of the decision is that they are trying cover up the level of risk to avoid spooking markets more than they already have.

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  13. Comment on Lessons from the fields of Crisis Informatics and the Sociology of Disaster for COVID 19 in ~science

  14. Comment on Toorak doctor with coronavirus saw 70 patients before testing positive in ~health.coronavirus

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    Yep, it's pretty clear he did what any other medical professional would do, and what any other medical professional would advise, given current official advice. There's just no good way of...

    Yep, it's pretty clear he did what any other medical professional would do, and what any other medical professional would advise, given current official advice.

    There's just no good way of preventing this. If every medical professional stayed home the second they got a runny nose, there would be staff shortages - the last thing you want in a pandemic when staff is going to be short anyway.

    If you test every medical professional with a runny nose, you're going to run out of tests - which are reportedly already in short supply.

    I feel the frustration of medical professionals who feel like they are the ones being thrown under a bus for following advice and doing their best under these circumstances.

    The real story here is: why was the official advice wrong? Was it a freak chance that the Dr caught the disease in the USA, or is the risk level there being underestimated?

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  15. Comment on Toorak doctor with coronavirus saw 70 patients before testing positive in ~health.coronavirus

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    A bit of an update - medical professionals are rallying to support the doctor in question on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23flabbergaslighting&src=trend_click ,...

    A bit of an update - medical professionals are rallying to support the doctor in question on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23flabbergaslighting&src=trend_click , https://twitter.com/hashtag/IstandwithChrisHiggins?src=hashtag_click

    The hashtags #IstandwithChrisHiggins & #flabbergaslighting are trending atm, the second is a reference to the comments by the MP that the doctor's behaviour was 'flabbergasting'. They feel that the government is throwing front-line medical professionals under a bus, and are demanding an apology.

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  16. Comment on Toorak doctor with coronavirus saw 70 patients before testing positive in ~health.coronavirus

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    I’ve just read that he actually caught the virus on a recent trip to the US. He did not fulfill the governments criteria for testing- he was following advice. He eventually tested himself against...

    I’ve just read that he actually caught the virus on a recent trip to the US. He did not fulfill the governments criteria for testing- he was following advice. He eventually tested himself against advice - yet MPs are publicly mocking him.

    I feel for the guy, I know I’d feel guilty taking time off work over a mild cold - especially if I was a GP and I’d just had time off for a holiday.

    Bit of a crazy coincidence, but he’s also the father of a relatively famous Aussie singer - Missy Higgins.

    I wonder how many people who aren’t doctors are running around with the virus but are unable to get tested because they don’t meet the criteria.

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  17. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

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    This is an election campaign, Bernie is essentially trying to win a popularity contest, and his followers are trashing his reputation online. I’m not really interested in figuring out how many...

    This is an election campaign, Bernie is essentially trying to win a popularity contest, and his followers are trashing his reputation online. I’m not really interested in figuring out how many Bernie supporters are bad and how many are good. Enough are bad for it to be an issue - an issue for Bernie and an issue for the people they harassed.

    Sure, a lot of factors come together to win or lose an election. But reports say that Bernie’s bad performance is partly because under 30s didn’t vote, and that’s the demographic that spends a lot of time online.

    Bernie could talk more to supporters about what not to do, he could be more specific about the kind of behaviour is bad, his campaign could be active about calling out bad behaviour when they see it. These people adore Bernie - they are worshiping him - if he or his campaign took a more active role in guiding his followers online campaign tactics I’m positive they could change behaviour.

    If “good” Bernie supporters actually condemned bad behaviour, and called it out when they saw it, instead of the wide-spread excuse-making and defensiveness I’m seeing online at the moment, the behaviour would stop.

    Bernie’s movement is failing to grow enough, his supporters are failing to win people over. It would be wise to take this feedback on board.

  18. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

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    Whatever your personal experiences and anecdotes are, it’s easy to see just by comparing the responses to Bernie tweets vs Warren tweets ( from when she was still in the race) that it was not...

    Whatever your personal experiences and anecdotes are, it’s easy to see just by comparing the responses to Bernie tweets vs Warren tweets ( from when she was still in the race) that it was not evenly “everyone doing it to everyone”.

    Blaming a media conspiracy instead of accepting criticism is straight out of the Trump playbook.

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  19. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

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    Other supporters weren’t engaging in this behaviour at a large scale. Bernie supporters were. The only other support base I’ve ever seen behave this way is Trump’s, and the similarity does not...

    Other supporters weren’t engaging in this behaviour at a large scale. Bernie supporters were. The only other support base I’ve ever seen behave this way is Trump’s, and the similarity does not reflect well on Bernie.

    It was (is) a systematic issue with his campaign and its grating to now sit back and watch his supporters act like it’s a fake criticism or they are being victimised.

    The most annoying part of all of this is Donald Trump sitting on the sidelines encouraging Sanders supporters to hate and blame Warren. This behaviour and in-fighting is helping him and he knows it.

    Why is all this vitriol aimed at Warren and not actual ideological enemies like Biden or Trump?

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