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  1. Comment on Nevada culinary union lays into Sanders supporters after health care backlash in ~news

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    Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the spokesperson responsible for this statement, is a board member at the Center for American Progress. CAP is a union busting, establishment Democrat think tank,...

    Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the spokesperson responsible for this statement, is a board member at the Center for American Progress. CAP is a union busting, establishment Democrat think tank, currently headed by outspoken Sanders critic Neera Tanden.

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  2. Comment on Below - Announcing a new, easier Explore Mode and PS4 version in ~games

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    BELOW is one game where I for sure will be holding myself to the whole 'real' way to play (at 3 am with copious amounts of marijuana, according to a dev [i concur]), but I'm glad I'll have this...

    BELOW is one game where I for sure will be holding myself to the whole 'real' way to play (at 3 am with copious amounts of marijuana, according to a dev [i concur]), but I'm glad I'll have this option if I ever tap out. Love everything about its sense of exploration and difficulty, though my last wanderer is a pile of bones somewhere very deep. With the lantern. And no checkpoint lit. I haven't made a run in a while because of that, but I do think about it as much as Outer Wilds, so, a lot for a game.

    and the soundtrack is amazing, because it's Jim Guthrie of course

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  3. Comment on Surprise for New York Renters: No More Broker Fees in ~life

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    I didn't even know broker fees were a thing until a friend of mine moved to Boston and told me about their experience finding a place. I think they also ended up paying around 7k. What a scam.

    I didn't even know broker fees were a thing until a friend of mine moved to Boston and told me about their experience finding a place. I think they also ended up paying around 7k. What a scam.

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  4. Comment on Demoted and Placed on Probation in ~tech

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    Protesting the drug war and/or US drug policy is good, even if his choice of protest was probably somewhat informed by the stimulant consumption. There's also good arguments to be made against...

    Protesting the drug war and/or US drug policy is good, even if his choice of protest was probably somewhat informed by the stimulant consumption. There's also good arguments to be made against diversity, along the lines of pinkwashing or what have you. His opinion here is definitely wrong though, he probably made the classic right libertarian blunder of not realizing that capitalism is bad.

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  5. Comment on Demoted and Placed on Probation in ~tech

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    I don't have a problem with either of those things, as long as they were as described and he wasn't using them with students. It's a fair point though.

    I don't have a problem with either of those things, as long as they were as described and he wasn't using them with students. It's a fair point though.

  6. Comment on Demoted and Placed on Probation in ~tech

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    to be clear I think that owns actually, but yeah the original article is nothing but the typical whining. at the end of the day, his entire concern boils down to this, that the SJW agenda has to...

    he got fired from Stanford for bragging about using illegal drugs and buying alcohol for students illegally

    to be clear I think that owns actually, but yeah the original article is nothing but the typical whining.

    I worry that lack of progress will make us more likely to switch from positive messages about women succeeding in tech to negative stories about men behaving badly in tech, which I think will do more harm than good. Women will find themselves wondering if they should resent men and men will feel guilty for sins committed by other men. Women are not going to find this message appealing and men will find themselves feeling even more awkward around women than they would be otherwise.

    at the end of the day, his entire concern boils down to this, that the SJW agenda has to be defeated lest people say more mean things about White males. how terrifying.

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  7. Comment on Demoted and Placed on Probation in ~tech

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    I have a hard time taking seriously lamentations about the state of free speech on college campuses when the author associates with Jordan Peterson, who created a website specifically to have...

    I have a hard time taking seriously lamentations about the state of free speech on college campuses when the author associates with Jordan Peterson, who created a website specifically to have professors deemed too 'leftist' harassed and fired.

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  8. Comment on Darkside - Paper Trails [Live] in ~music

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    still bummed they broke up after Psychic, it's a super cool album and Jaar is one of my favorite electronic musicians around

    still bummed they broke up after Psychic, it's a super cool album and Jaar is one of my favorite electronic musicians around

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  9. Comment on Sci-fi magazine pulls story by trans writer after 'barrage of attacks' in ~lgbt

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    The story was great sci-fi horror, especially for a first published piece, and I'm sad the way things turned out. I think Clarke's response was as near perfect as you could hope for, and that Fall...

    The story was great sci-fi horror, especially for a first published piece, and I'm sad the way things turned out. I think Clarke's response was as near perfect as you could hope for, and that Fall has the support she needs and doesn't give up writing.

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  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm not much for romance novels myself, but my girlfriend likes the authors Beverly Jenkins and Alyssa Cole for their breaking of the genre mold too. I read the first one of these last year and...

    I'm not much for romance novels myself, but my girlfriend likes the authors Beverly Jenkins and Alyssa Cole for their breaking of the genre mold too.

    I finished reading the 3rd book of the Murder Bot Diaries by Martha Wells (All Systems Red). Still so delightfully good.

    I read the first one of these last year and thought it was good fun, I'll have to check out the rest soon!

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  11. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm on V by Thomas Pynchon for a while now. I read Crying of Lot 49 last year and loved that for its paranoiac humor, V has that as well but the plot is so much more sprawling and unfocused...

    I'm on V by Thomas Pynchon for a while now. I read Crying of Lot 49 last year and loved that for its paranoiac humor, V has that as well but the plot is so much more sprawling and unfocused (intentionally so, that's simply his maximalist style) that I've had some trouble staying as engaged with it. That's also more of a problem with my utterly decimated attention span these days though. I really need a social media sabbatical. Still generally enjoying it.

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  12. Comment on Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology in ~enviro

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    American police blew someone's arm off at Standing Rock, had informants inside the protest groups, and monitored the area with military grade drones. Pipeline protests, tree sits for example, are...

    In my personal view that is a really short-sighted stance, but this is an interesting event which brings up questions of how sternly anti-carbon groups will be treated in the near term.

    American police blew someone's arm off at Standing Rock, had informants inside the protest groups, and monitored the area with military grade drones. Pipeline protests, tree sits for example, are now treated as terrorist acts and carry felony penalties. I don't think there's much question at all, unfortunately.

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  13. Comment on What ‘Livability’ Looks Like for Black Women in ~life

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    My girlfriend linked me this recently, I was pretty surprised at how high Boston is on the lists, since it's notoriously racist and the CoL is absurdly high. It's an interesting article though. As...

    My girlfriend linked me this recently, I was pretty surprised at how high Boston is on the lists, since it's notoriously racist and the CoL is absurdly high. It's an interesting article though. As always, don't read the comments if you value your brain cells.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Seventh Democratic Debate Live Stream (Starts at 9pm ET) in ~news

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    The past couple days have been embarrassing for Warren's campaign imo, I'm not watching but am interested to see if any of that is addressed.

    The past couple days have been embarrassing for Warren's campaign imo, I'm not watching but am interested to see if any of that is addressed.

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  15. Comment on SAULT - Let Me Go in ~music

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    yet another gem from Bandcamp's 2019 wrap-up, this album and its follow-up was their combined #2 overall. I bought it halfway through my first listen. superbly produced and manages to sound...

    yet another gem from Bandcamp's 2019 wrap-up, this album and its follow-up was their combined #2 overall. I bought it halfway through my first listen. superbly produced and manages to sound classic and fresh at the same time.

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  16. Comment on Mayor Pete's Invisible Black Police in ~news

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    I've seen the first incident in this piece discussed when Buttigieg announced his candidacy, but this article paints a much more damning picture of it as part of a pattern of racism. Remember when...

    I've seen the first incident in this piece discussed when Buttigieg announced his candidacy, but this article paints a much more damning picture of it as part of a pattern of racism. Remember when Buttigieg's campaign suggested that Black people don't support him because he's gay, based on a survey of 12 people? Maybe his unpopularity actually has very little to do with that...

    No one knows why Buttigieg pressured Boykins to resign and subsequently demoted him. The only thing we know is Buttigieg’s explanation that Boykins was the target of a federal investigation is not true. It was never true. Still, Buttigieg—or proxies from his campaign—continue to repeat it.

    When Buttigieg became mayor in 2012, the SBPD was 11 percent black (29 of 244 officers). There were 28 black officers in 2013; 26 in 2014, and by the time Buttigieg announced his run for president, the South Bend police force was six percent black, with 15 black officers.

    So, why were black police officers leaving the South Bend Police Department en masse? Racism. That is not an opinion. It’s what black officers specifically, repeatedly, told the South Bend Common Council, the BOPS and Mayor Pete in memos, emails and complaints obtained by The Root and TYT. The claim is reflected in at least five discrimination lawsuits filed in federal courts. The accusations were leveled in our conversations with current and former SBPD officers. Included in the documents were letters signed by 10 black SBPD officers—a significant cohort of the force’s black members—in which they describe several problems within the department. The letters were sent in 2014 to the BOPS, the mayor’s office and the city’s legislature.

    Not only is there a mountain of evidence showing that the city’s black officers felt marginalized, but we could not find a single black complainant who said Buttigieg responded to their concerns personally or in writing.

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  17. Comment on Why Pete Buttigieg Enrages the Young Left in ~news

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    It seemed like he was your candidate, or you were at least on here defending him a lot. Perhaps I was misremembering though. I mean sure, but the week before he said he was going to do it. The...

    Me? Why me?

    It seemed like he was your candidate, or you were at least on here defending him a lot. Perhaps I was misremembering though.

    to the donor disclosure, it's a non-issue outside of the internet echo-chamber.

    I mean sure, but the week before he said he was going to do it. The primary isn't even over, and both of those demonstrate to me that he either doesn't care enough to personally vet, or is actively lying, in campaign material that's supposedly representing him and his competence.

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  18. Comment on Siamese Twins - Listless in ~music

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    Bandcamp's end of the year wrap-up content was fantastic as usual, found this one on their punk list

    Bandcamp's end of the year wrap-up content was fantastic as usual, found this one on their punk list

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