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  1. Comment on The markets expect another 50-75 basis cut to the fed funds rate, two weeks after a 50 basis cut in ~finance

  2. Comment on The markets expect another 50-75 basis cut to the fed funds rate, two weeks after a 50 basis cut in ~finance

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    I have minimal business literacy, I understand there's a recession coming soon but what exactly is this website and graph saying?

    I have minimal business literacy, I understand there's a recession coming soon but what exactly is this website and graph saying?

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  3. Comment on Radical hydrogen-boron reactor could leapfrog current nuclear fusion tech in ~science

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    Damn. Obviously we have to remain skeptical until commercial use is proven viable, but this would be revolutionary.

    Damn. Obviously we have to remain skeptical until commercial use is proven viable, but this would be revolutionary.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Well, it's been a topsy-turvy week for me. I signed up to take the GRE this Friday so I'm cramming vocab and math into every free moment lol

    Well, it's been a topsy-turvy week for me. I signed up to take the GRE this Friday so I'm cramming vocab and math into every free moment lol

    5 votes
  5. Comment on The case for being a medical conservative in ~health

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    I like it, but for medical conservatism to really take hold within the industry it needs to begin within academia. While med-school students are studying to become physicians they should have a...

    I like it, but for medical conservatism to really take hold within the industry it needs to begin within academia. While med-school students are studying to become physicians they should have a guiding philosophy which teaches them not just to care for the body, but to recognize the individual benefits and risks they give each patient. I'll try and find the source on it later, but I remember reading that coming into contact with the United States health care system accounted for 10% of all deaths within the country. That's a disgusting figure and is indicative not of patient care, but of the brutal inefficiency of privatized health care and the pursuit of profits above all else.

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  6. Comment on How do you record your journal, personal log, or diary and why do you record it that way? in ~talk

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    My goal for 2020 is to write 300 words a day. It can range from recordings of the mundane to whatever question I spent the day pondering. I don't keep a strict routine, I try and write simply...

    My goal for 2020 is to write 300 words a day. It can range from recordings of the mundane to whatever question I spent the day pondering. I don't keep a strict routine, I try and write simply because I find it fosters a healthy head space

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  7. Comment on Less than half of all Americans want Trump ousted post-impeachment: Reuters/Ipsos poll in ~news

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    I dislike Trump but I would much rather keep him in office through his term. While it's only a short time, I think Pence would be far more dangerous in one year to America than Trump ever could in...

    I dislike Trump but I would much rather keep him in office through his term. While it's only a short time, I think Pence would be far more dangerous in one year to America than Trump ever could in his three years. I'd rather have a bull in a china shop than a fox in the chicken coop.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

  9. Comment on The decade we ate the rich in ~finance

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    You should read Matt Stoller's blog posts on Bill Gates. They demonstrate the ruthless tenacity Gates' had in building his empire and paint him as the Rockefeller of tech.

    You should read Matt Stoller's blog posts on Bill Gates. They demonstrate the ruthless tenacity Gates' had in building his empire and paint him as the Rockefeller of tech.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    Hmm, that's an interesting one. What would you consider the expense of another's unhappiness?

    Hmm, that's an interesting one. What would you consider the expense of another's unhappiness?

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    Slow is smooth and smooth is fast

    Slow is smooth and smooth is fast

  12. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    I have them written down and I simply try and think about them each day.

    I have them written down and I simply try and think about them each day.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    Being honest with yourself is incredibly important. I feel like I'm at a weird Cross roads in life where I've always been honest but all I see around me is the success of dishonest people. Some...

    Being honest with yourself is incredibly important. I feel like I'm at a weird Cross roads in life where I've always been honest but all I see around me is the success of dishonest people.
    Some days I'm disheartened but other days it actually gives some hope because it demonstrates that ultimately good will prevail.

  14. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    Is not truth merely a subjective view of reality though? Won't you be blinded by invisible biases which prevent growth? I too trust in my intuition, but I would not argue it to be the most...

    "Do what is true. Prune what is not."

    Is not truth merely a subjective view of reality though? Won't you be blinded by invisible biases which prevent growth?

    I trust in my intuition. One could argue that intuition is the most reliable sense a person could have.

    I too trust in my intuition, but I would not argue it to be the most reliable. As human beings we are notorious for attributing unrelated events with one another eg astrological signs.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    I guess it has to be. The only way to define a new set of conventions is by impressing yours upon others, is it not?

    is that specifically to make an impression on others?

    I guess it has to be. The only way to define a new set of conventions is by impressing yours upon others, is it not?

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    Empathy aside there is logistically no reason to violate these social conventions. Being a dick is ultimately detrimental for social cohesion between myself and others so I have no motivation to...

    Empathy aside there is logistically no reason to violate these social conventions. Being a dick is ultimately detrimental for social cohesion between myself and others so I have no motivation to violate similar conventions.
    I also enjoy a tolerable life so I wouldn't violate those conventions, so the only times I would violate conventions is if it furthers myself. I don't exactly know all the ways I can do that yet, but it's more about the process

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  17. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    That ones on me for poor phrasing. Apologies about that, it's still an idea I'm working through in my head. What I'm trying to say is appear normal in how you violate social conformity. For...

    That ones on me for poor phrasing. Apologies about that, it's still an idea I'm working through in my head.
    What I'm trying to say is appear normal in how you violate social conformity. For example, one of my friends is underage to drink but still can frequent a local brewery because he began by walking in with a growler.
    By acting normal he created a public impression that he was of age and legal so bartenders don't card him.

  18. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    Absolutely! There's all sorts of subconscious rules to society which we naturally know to follow; I like to make the comparison to that of a dance. Social conventions from individuals and systems...

    Absolutely! There's all sorts of subconscious rules to society which we naturally know to follow; I like to make the comparison to that of a dance. Social conventions from individuals and systems subliminally dictate our course of action whether it be for queuing up in line or flirting with the stranger. The idea is you cast aside listening to social convention and create your own narrative which people will naturally follow.

    2 votes
  19. Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life?

    I often run long distance as part of my workouts and lately I've been composing various axioms for how I should live. These are three axioms I find integral to my character which I try and place...

    I often run long distance as part of my workouts and lately I've been composing various axioms for how I should live. These are three axioms I find integral to my character which I try and place at the bedrock of my decision making.

    0th - The thought which you cannot think is that which guides you.

    1st - The world can be boiled down to two types of people: those who act and those who are acted upon. Be one who acts.

    2nd - Defy social conformities via normative methods.

    21 votes