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    Good luck in your new job and returning to the...

    Good luck in your new job and returning to the East coast, Loki! I wasn't sure what you meant about unsustainable high costs of living, but it sounds like you've given up on Academia because it just...
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    He went with the options available...which I...

    He went with the options available...which I suppose means "within the network of approved providers". Psychiatrists and psychologists are hard to find.
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    Update: he eventually got subsidized insurance...

    Update: he eventually got subsidized insurance thru a union-related contract job (but not a full union member yet since it's based on hours worked per calendar year). Found a therapist specializing...
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    Then why are you moving there?

    Then why are you moving there?
  5. Thread: Dog problems

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    Hazir, the good news is that dogs are trainable,...

    Hazir, the good news is that dogs are trainable, and can even "unlearn" bad behaviors. But it takes a lot of time and concerted, consistent effort to re-train a dog who's been conditioned to chase...
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    Yeah, by the time humans have "evolved" long...

    Yeah, by the time humans have "evolved" long enough to have gills or sun & fire-proof skin, the damage will already have been done.
  7. Thread: Uvalde shooting

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    The US "experiment" in democracy has failed. ...

    The US "experiment" in democracy has failed.

    If we can't BAN citizens from having assault weapons designed for WAR because of a misguided and political definition of the 2nd Amendment, we might...
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    I'm having trouble processing all the negative...

    I'm having trouble processing all the negative things happening all at once -- domestically and globally -- and it's overwhelming.

    I know there are millions of others who feel this way too,...
  9. Today's GOP = Guns Over People. The God & Guns...

    Today's GOP = Guns Over People. The God & Guns Death Cult. Are we Great Again yet?
  10. Thread: Some personal news

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    Precious! She's got a good idea for...

    Precious! She's got a good idea for jacket-wearing, too. Happy Father's Day! :heart:
  11. The Abortion History the Right Doesn’t Mention ...

    The Abortion History the Right Doesn’t Mention
    By Randall Balmer - Tuesday





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  12. It was "Conservatives" that blocked the Equal...

    It was "Conservatives" that blocked the Equal Rights Amendment from being ratified. I think there were only 13 states left (?) to seal the deal, but now the time limit has expired and we'd have to...
  13. Yeah, this is all so fucked up it's hard to know...

    Yeah, this is all so fucked up it's hard to know where to begin, but maybe that's been part of the GOP "plan" for decades -- incremental changes in law, exploiting peoples' short attention spans,...
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    Seems to me you're asking for validation in...

    Seems to me you're asking for validation in hiring a domestic worker in the gray economy because traditional avenues a) don't necessarily protect the worker, and b) you don't want to spend the money...
  15. Which Kennedy do you mean?

    Which Kennedy do you mean?
  16. This "states rights" approach to legislation is...

    This "states rights" approach to legislation is toxic to a Constitutional Republic that wants to form a "more perfect Union".

    I wonder what would happen if churches were outed for being political...
  17. Why? Because Lewk gets his marching orders from...

    Why? Because Lewk gets his marching orders from his church, or Fox & Friends, or Tucker Carlson. He's all in on the Culture Wars, "white replacement theory", and men as victims of feminism. He's a...
  18. Thread: Dog problems

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    I've been watching old Cesar Milan shows ("the...

    I've been watching old Cesar Milan shows ("the dog whisperer") and he would probably say Bella is taking cues from YOU, Hazir.

    You are the alpha dog in her world, and she'll be excited by...
  19. Some states are already targeting pharmaceutical...

    Some states are already targeting pharmaceutical abortions (and whether a prescription can be mailed across state lines like birth control pills). The "Christian Conservatives" don't want tax dollars...
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    Why are SCOTUS justices exempt from ethical...

    Why are SCOTUS justices exempt from ethical standards other judges have to follow? That just doesn't make any sense.
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    "Helena's post" sounds made-up. There's no way...

    "Helena's post" sounds made-up. There's no way she'd get a testosterone prescription on her *first* visit to PP, let alone get refills for a year and a half without mandatory mental health...
  22. Thread: Twenty Years On...

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    We were taught to hide under our school desks...

    We were taught to hide under our school desks before the nuclear flash came, that hiding in the school's gym would keep us safe, and the cafeteria was well-stocked with food. If we just took the...
  23. Thread: Twenty Years On...

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    WTF are you taking about? A strong national...

    WTF are you taking about? A strong national defense didn't protect us from "bad people in power" like Trump.
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    I love my sister but she's driving me nuts. Any...

    I love my sister but she's driving me nuts. Any time there's some "bad news" somewhere (ie, every day) she sends me links from her Facebook groups that want to be positive and inspirational. Ya know,...
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/11/opinion/germany...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/11/opinion/germany-ukraine-invasion.html

    Putin Has Killed Germany's Post-Cold War Assumptions
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