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  1. Comment on Do you still post on Reddit? in ~talk

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    That has been my experience as well. In the vanishingly few areas in which I am knowledgable, I was astounded to discover that opinion and tribe affiliation seemed to matter more than logic or...

    large subreddits tend to have stringent rules, which mods frequently apply in an inconsistent and subjective manner.

    That has been my experience as well. In the vanishingly few areas in which I am knowledgable, I was astounded to discover that opinion and tribe affiliation seemed to matter more than logic or facts. But perhaps that is how things are generally with our species at present?

    At the same time, there are amazing communities and contributors all over reddit; it has just gone to a largely read-only experience for me.

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  2. Comment on US travel ban will extend to UK and Ireland, effective at midnight EST on Monday in ~health.coronavirus

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    The Constitutional right to keep and bear arms (as enshrined in the Second Amendment) is much more firmly and clearly established than the right to freedom of movement, which you cited above as...

    Freedom of movement is not a constitutional right in the same vein as "muh guns".

    The Constitutional right to keep and bear arms (as enshrined in the Second Amendment) is much more firmly and clearly established than the right to freedom of movement, which you cited above as being guaranteed by "the Privileges and Immunities clause within Article IV of the Constitution". However, the Privileges and Immunities Clause merely states:

    The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

    Wikipedia explains in plain language that it "prevents a state from treating citizens of other states in a discriminatory manner. Additionally, a right of interstate travel may be plausibly inferred from the clause."

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  3. Comment on Advice from a doctor who studied coronaviruses for 50 years in ~health.coronavirus

  4. Comment on Advice from a doctor who studied coronaviruses for 50 years in ~health.coronavirus

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    Snopes reached out to James Robb and confirmed he was the actual author. They also confirmed his history studying coronaviruses going back to the 1970s: Did a Noted Pathologist Write This Viral...

    Snopes reached out to James Robb and confirmed he was the actual author. They also confirmed his history studying coronaviruses going back to the 1970s:

    Did a Noted Pathologist Write This Viral Coronavirus Advice Letter?

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