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    I thought that the graceful out I was offering...

    I thought that the graceful out I was offering you was particularly nicely wrapped. But alright, if you don't want it...

    You're being unreasonable about this. The bar you've set for supporting...
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    Would it be fair to say that you're not against...

    Would it be fair to say that you're not against masks, but rather you're for a well-rounded education campaign about all the different safety measures people should take?
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    The unwarranted economic optimism seems to be...

    The unwarranted economic optimism seems to be linked to the reopenings that are gradually happening. I think there's probably going to be a sharp plunge at some point in the next few months when the...
  4. Thread: covid-19

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    US to cut ties with WHO...

    US to cut ties with WHO. There's something fishy going on in the WHO, but this is just such a dumb way to handle it at such a dumb time.
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    Arriving at it through a social contract line of...

    Arriving at it through a social contract line of reasoning is fine, and I'm not going to complain about that. I'm hoping I'm giving a good explanation of a different rationale that leads to the same...
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    That's a cop-out. It would be extremely unethical...

    That's a cop-out. It would be extremely unethical to run trials, so you can only get results through statistical analysis after the fact which isn't ever going to produce high quality results,...
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    Scrubbed due to weather, next attempt is on...

    Scrubbed due to weather, next attempt is on Saturday at 3:22PM.
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    They're effective at preventing the wearer from...

    They're effective at preventing the wearer from spreading the virus, they're just useless at protecting the wearer. Sure, it's not 100% effective, but it significantly and meaningfully reduces the...
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    Everyone, please tell your friends: masks don't...

    Everyone, please tell your friends: masks don't do shit when they only cover your chin.
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    Oh god, and the way he tried to cover for it -...

    Oh god, and the way he tried to cover for it - saying he was just trying to troll reporters to get them to report on it to see what happened, as if that made it better.
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    I wonder if I can get a paper published citing...

    I wonder if I can get a paper published citing GGT's lack of self-awareness as evidence for the simulation argument.
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    Idle thought: if the virus has a resurgence...

    Idle thought: if the virus has a resurgence towards the end of the year, I bet we can count on Trump being an enthusiastic supporter of quarantine orders around November.
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    Anyone willing to save me from doing my own...

    Anyone willing to save me from doing my own research and tell me how the UK/European furlough scheme works?
  14. I'm not actually sure whether this question is...

    I'm not actually sure whether this question is meant to be rhetorical, but I'm going to assume it's not while I kill some time typing.

    I don't think the view of him among his supporters really...
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    I'm not trying to downplay how much bullshit it...

    I'm not trying to downplay how much bullshit it was, but there's a possibility of fixing it, and it doesn't have to be a permanent scar. It's fixable.



    The only thing I'll disagree with here is...
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    It's not the same thing. Packing the court is a...

    It's not the same thing. Packing the court is a permanent change that's going to be nearly impossible to undo, stalling a nomination only lasts for that nomination. And again, "no worse than Trump"...
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    Yes, Republicans have done some bullshit, but...

    Yes, Republicans have done some bullshit, but escalation is not going to make it better. If everyone could stop trying to convince me that the other side would be just as bad as Trump if they had the...
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    I believe they're going to have a much harder...

    I believe they're going to have a much harder time getting away with it, unless the Dems do it first. Once the Democrats do it, Republican voters will be demanding the Republicans do it too. And come...
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    Power in the US under our 2-party system is a...

    Power in the US under our 2-party system is a see-saw. Remember that anything you do to the other side the other side can later do to you. Let's not have each change of party start with packing the...
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    "Congress has already put me above the law,...

    "Congress has already put me above the law, please put me above the Constitution as well." Fuck everything about this.
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    From now on, I'm afraid that every time I hear...

    From now on, I'm afraid that every time I hear someone complain about not being able to get a promotion because the old farts at the top just won't leave, I'm going to think: If only we'd listened to...
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    Could you spit out what you're alleging? Also,...

    Could you spit out what you're alleging? Also, statistics for this can be difficult to compare, because infection rates have not been uniform and there are a ton of variables to control for.
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    The market almost always over-corrects. It went...

    The market almost always over-corrects. It went down farther and faster than it should have with the virus, and now that there's some good news and economic stimulus, it's gone up farther and faster...
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    As is so commonly the case, it's the economics....

    As is so commonly the case, it's the economics. It's not really that it's hitting minorities harder, it's that it's hitting the poor harder, and minorities make up a disproportionate part of that...
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    I'd been worried I hadn't sold enough before, but...

    I'd been worried I hadn't sold enough before, but I've been happy to have the option to correct that. I think it's just that it's starting to look like we're turning the corner on Covid-19, and as...
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