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  1. Thread: Ethnic identities

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    In other words, Cognitive Dissonance might be an...

    In other words, Cognitive Dissonance might be an existential, or evolutionary necessity. *You* might not think it's hard to address, wiggin, but plenty of people are trying to figure it out in the...
  2. Thread: covid-19

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    People give Trump shit for treating public health...

    People give Trump shit for treating public health officials like political puppets. Or for ignoring experts and science, and going on his "gut" (political) instincts.

    Trump didn't just ignore...
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    hmm, "Sanity Check" seems the term most difficult...

    hmm, "Sanity Check" seems the term most difficult to replace...probably because we have a president who's a malignant narcissist, surrounded by enablers who refuse to acknowledge his...
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    The Lincoln Project has some *really* good...

    The Lincoln Project has some *really* good anti-Trump ads.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/07/06/lincoln-project-ads-republicans-democrats-349184



    It won't be enough to salvage...
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    Brooks Brothers filed for bankruptcy. ;) Using...

    Brooks Brothers filed for bankruptcy. ;)

    Using our own metrics (for other countries), the US looks more like a failed democracy.
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    Pittsburgh had a recent spike in covid-19. My...

    Pittsburgh had a recent spike in covid-19. My son's boss's babysitter tested positive, so now the whole staff is waiting to hear if the boss tests positive, too. According to state health dept....
  7. Thread: Ethnic identities

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    Without some degree of Cognitive Dissonance, it...

    Without some degree of Cognitive Dissonance, it would be pretty hard for anyone to love their Family Tree. :bulb:
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    I'm betting he likes the SCOTUS decision that...

    I'm betting he likes the SCOTUS decision that employers can refuse to cover birth control, based on religious or moral objections. Religious zealotry FTW, making libs cry a strong second place....
  9. Thread: covid-19

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    Lewk, that article was dated Feb. 17 :rolleyes:...

    Lewk, that article was dated Feb. 17 :rolleyes: Scientists didn't know much about covid-19 back then because it's NOVEL, and they're continuing to learn more every day. Now that the US has widespread...
  10. Weren't you lauding the pros of moving federal...

    Weren't you lauding the pros of moving federal agencies "closer" to the regions they regulate? Was that because you didn't like to see teh federal government concentrated into a tiny strip of land,...
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    You mean the US actually cares about people, and...

    You mean the US actually cares about people, and public health policies? Citation needed. :bored:
  12. Thread: Happy now BLM?

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    Posted on the first page in 2016. After 4...

    Posted on the first page in 2016.

    After 4 years, Lewk still doesn't understand the BLM movement. And since AG Barr says "there's no systemic racism in the judicial system"....it's clear that many...
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    That was an interesting Twitter thread. Statues...

    That was an interesting Twitter thread. Statues and squirrels :haha: :(

    Question is --- when will Trump's GOP enablers decide to distance themselves from the race-baiting, white victim-hood,...
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    Or a MAGA hat. Might have a confederate flag...

    Or a MAGA hat. Might have a confederate flag bumper sticker, too.
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    Rand, you'll never get a direct answer from Lewk....

    Rand, you'll never get a direct answer from Lewk. The teacher-troll is confused about gender and sex, but likes to lecture about equality anyway.
  16. Thread: covid-19

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    You know data can be skewed, right? :bored:...

    You know data can be skewed, right? :bored: Depending on how it's collected and reported (or not) will affect ratios and percentages. If population is your favorite metric, compare the US to the EU...
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    The American mindset is pretty fucked up. I have...

    The American mindset is pretty fucked up. I have an image of a guy driving 100 mph, not wearing a seat belt, with a bottle of whiskey in one hand and a cigar/cigarette in the other, and a loaded gun...
  18. Explain that to DC *residents* who don't want to...

    Explain that to DC *residents* who don't want to vote for MD or VA politicians. :bulb: It just doesn't make sense to exclude peoples' rights based on square mileage or locality. If the original...
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    Banana Republic or failed state? :bored: ...

    Banana Republic or failed state? :bored:

    Either way, "American Exceptionalism" is a propagandized myth. The biggest economy in the world, the first nation to send man to the moon, the leader in...
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    Freee Market Capitalism does a crap job in the...

    Freee Market Capitalism does a crap job in the healthcare sector. Vaccine R & D is included in that mess. Even if/when a vaccine for Covid-19 makes its way to "the market"....the delivery won't be...
  21. Thread: covid-19

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    Yeah, but that doesn't make sense from a societal...

    Yeah, but that doesn't make sense from a societal level....where seat-belt or helmet laws, no shirt-no-shoes-no service, second hand smoke, and DUIs are acceptable public health codes that protect...
  22. Glad that wasn't the metric when Hawaii and...

    Glad that wasn't the metric when Hawaii and Alaska got their statehood. :rolleyes:
  23. Fuzzy, I think the main principle DC statehood...

    Fuzzy, I think the main principle DC statehood advocates are fighting for is based on No Taxation without Representation. There are no senators or congressmen within the federal government to...
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    Good article on how US police became increasingly...

    Good article on how US police became increasingly "militarized"....along with crappy data collection/oversight.

    Over several decades, the 1033 program has shipped over $7.4 billion of Defense...
  25. Thread: covid-19

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    Even VP Pence went to church -- with a large...

    Even VP Pence went to church -- with a large choir singing toward an even larger, unmasked crowd -- which violates the WH Corona Virus Task Force's own guidelines. Can't blame them since so many...
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