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  1. Comment on The Afghanistan Papers: U.S. officials misled public about Afghan war, confidential documents reveal in ~news

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    off-topic and surely mentioned before, but it's fucking hilarious that a newspaper owned by the one of the richest men in history has the slogan "democracy dies in darkness," and then paywalls...

    off-topic and surely mentioned before, but it's fucking hilarious that a newspaper owned by the one of the richest men in history has the slogan "democracy dies in darkness," and then paywalls articles like this

  2. Comment on 4 dead in police shoot out after UPS truck was hijacked in ~news

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    The officers involved should be fired and put on trial for criminal negligence and manslaughter.

    The officers involved should be fired and put on trial for criminal negligence and manslaughter.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Broken Bells - The High Road in ~music

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    great record, maybe my favorite output from James Mercer

    great record, maybe my favorite output from James Mercer

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  4. Comment on What do you think about YouTube rewind 2019? in ~talk

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    Seriously? Fade to black, put up an 'In memoriam' picture and a few words. It's pretty simple.

    Seriously? Fade to black, put up an 'In memoriam' picture and a few words. It's pretty simple.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on What do you think about YouTube rewind 2019? in ~talk

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    The official twitter account posting pewdiepie gifs in response to people asking about him was enough for me to know that it's garbage, and I've heard it doesn't even mention Etika, which is...

    The official twitter account posting pewdiepie gifs in response to people asking about him was enough for me to know that it's garbage, and I've heard it doesn't even mention Etika, which is disgraceful.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Why the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Craze Quickly Morphed into Black Shaming in ~news

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    It's pretty clearly talking about both, and while I would agree urban food deserts are not entirely explainable by simple racism, I think it would be pretty off the mark to say it doesn't...

    I'm not discussing restaurants because fast food restaraunts, with few exceptions, are inherently unhealthy. I am discussing the lack of grocery stores

    It's pretty clearly talking about both, and while I would agree urban food deserts are not entirely explainable by simple racism, I think it would be pretty off the mark to say it doesn't contribute at all in a structural sense. My problem with your post is that you're saying food deserts are a result of poverty and personal preference, when the argument is that it's really the other way around, that personal preference and poverty are driven by lack of access to basic needs, and the whole shaming aspect is focused on outcomes instead of causes.

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  7. Comment on Why the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Craze Quickly Morphed into Black Shaming in ~news

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    Yeah, no, this is plain racism. The article even talks about it.

    The local grocery stores don't succeed in these areas, either because that demographic isn't deviating from their eating habits (perhaps for financial reasons, also likely due to preference), or because they don't believe they can operate securely in the area.

    It is a product of that populations activities

    Yeah, no, this is plain racism. The article even talks about it.

    Yet while corporations have invested heavily in pumping segregated areas with pork, chicken, potato starch, and grease, these restaurants rarely incorporate many of the healthier items popular in African-American cuisine. The renowned black chef Edna Lewis regularly centered greens in her recipes and noted that historically, “greens were one of the most important vegetables in the South” and “considered to have great nutritional value.” In Supersizing Urban America, Chin Jou recounted how 20th century “dietary surveys of African Americans in the South found that staple foods included highly nutritious foods such as fresh sweet potatoes, turnips, and greens.” Many of these items remain popular dishes in black homes today. Yet despite the communal popularity of staples like collard greens and black-eyed peas and racial justice activists’ demands for healthy retail options, the plant-based recipes central to African-American cooking rarely function as a focal for the food companies that dominate black neighborhoods.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Why the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Craze Quickly Morphed into Black Shaming in ~news

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    The article is about food insecurity and how it feeds into racial stereotypes, and that mocking Black people for eating fast food chicken entirely misses that context. It's not an odd article at...

    The article is about food insecurity and how it feeds into racial stereotypes, and that mocking Black people for eating fast food chicken entirely misses that context. It's not an odd article at all.

    Is it "black shaming," if every quoted instance of criticism came from African Americans?

    Yes? Again, it's about engaging with stereotypes in an unproductive way.

    Is it wrong for black people to criticize black people?

    Obviously not, since the writer is doing that themselves in the article. He's questioning why Black people are being criticized so intensely and why those criticisms are attempting to draw wildly off-base parallels with other issues, like voting.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Who said that, I'll slap em. That's a top 5 or 10 album for me. King Creosote's singing is so gorgeous, and you're very right about the sense of place. I've never seen or been to Roomebay Beach...

    The record gets a lot of criticism for being too simple

    Who said that, I'll slap em. That's a top 5 or 10 album for me. King Creosote's singing is so gorgeous, and you're very right about the sense of place. I've never seen or been to Roomebay Beach and I still feel like I've sat there and looked out at the sea.

    Bats In The Attic (Unravelled) is a great alt version if you haven't heard it

  10. Comment on Corridor - Le grand écart in ~music

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    RIYL: Ought, Palm, Protomartyr

    RIYL: Ought, Palm, Protomartyr

  11. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I guess I mean management in the sense that at least for the first several hours of Prey resources were actually scarce and necessary, even the multiple different health items with similar or the...

    I guess I mean management in the sense that at least for the first several hours of Prey resources were actually scarce and necessary, even the multiple different health items with similar or the same effect, and it's also more like Resident Evil's briefcase style vs weight (which was something I dealt with a grand total of once in TOW, with none of the weight perks or mods, when it was definitely more impactful in FO3 and New Vegas)

    3 votes
  12. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    The funny thing is that I could straight up accept this as an amusing satirical point if the management didn't suck. Prey had every bit as much but is way better about it.

    Yeah, as it was, the inhaler items were just a largely useless PITA. Only about 6 different actual effects on them, but 12 different variations in name/icon for each type so they couldn't stack and you had to spend a bunch of time hunting in your inventory for the ones you actually wanted to use.

    The funny thing is that I could straight up accept this as an amusing satirical point if the management didn't suck. Prey had every bit as much but is way better about it.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    the abundance of loot really made me wish that 1) there was way less, especially given the whole starving colony on the brink of total collapse thing 2) there were meaningfully different systems...

    the abundance of loot really made me wish that 1) there was way less, especially given the whole starving colony on the brink of total collapse thing 2) there were meaningfully different systems around how to use & distribute it among different factions. let me share it with the anarchist types and win their favor and access to cool shit that way, or steal from their limited supplies and potentially lose a companion.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I finished The Outer Worlds last week, and found the second half as mediocre as the first. The gameplay is insufferably boring, I sprinted past every fight I could on the last planet so I didn't...

    I finished The Outer Worlds last week, and found the second half as mediocre as the first. The gameplay is insufferably boring, I sprinted past every fight I could on the last planet so I didn't have to deal with it. The narrative never has anything interesting to say whatsoever. It plays out like the writers read Le Guin's The Dispossessed and said 'how can we strip out every drop of soul and nuanced engagement with the questions of communal vs hierarchical, capitalist societies, and make it about how centrism is Good, Actually?' Just awful. At least it runs pretty well and is relatively bug-free I guess.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I'm not hesitant to call it one of the greatest games ever, and I haven't even finished it yet. It's one of very few I've played since childhood that feels truly magical. My only complaint was...

    I'm not hesitant to call it one of the greatest games ever, and I haven't even finished it yet. It's one of very few I've played since childhood that feels truly magical. My only complaint was that it chugged pretty hard on my Xbox One S, but I have a good computer now so I'm just waiting for the right time to go back and finish it on that instead.

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  16. Comment on "If you like _____, you might also like _____." - Music recommendation game in ~music

  17. Comment on Those People We Tried to Cancel? They’re All Hanging Out Together in ~life

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    same thing happened with 'triggered,' it starts out with shitters co-opting these terms to harass people and turn them into a joke, and unfortunately the general public runs with them from there

    same thing happened with 'triggered,' it starts out with shitters co-opting these terms to harass people and turn them into a joke, and unfortunately the general public runs with them from there

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Police Owe Nothing To Man Whose Home They Blew Up, Appeals Court Says in ~news

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    that still doesn't justify the tactics used at the house in any way really

    that still doesn't justify the tactics used at the house in any way really

    7 votes