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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

I got shingles on my left neck/face/collar region (got it in my 20s thanks to the chickenpox vaccine). It did look somewhat like the picture early on when the blisters were first forming, but shingles forms around nerve clusters, idk if they're known to form on hands like that? And monkeypox/smallpox looks way more gnarly.

That pic just looks like some kind of allergic reaction or warts or something lol

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

Both of those signals mentioned in the byline don't suggest much about recession.

People are taking whatever bullshit job they can find because desperation is setting in and they're running out of those free Biden Bucks.

Corporate capital expenditure is up also because of aforementioned Biden Bucks. This was to try to offset the massive collapse that was already taking place.

If these things were happening organically it would be one thing, but they're happening because of looming recession. The other shoe just hasn't dropped yet.

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

Random posts on New are one thing. You can't control what people post and even people operating in good faith are going to get things wrong, that's okay.

The problem here is that a mod stickied a post that was blatantly wrong, wasn't even representing the article correctly, which shows the mod obviously didn't even click the link to read the literal first word of the headline. It's not about the specifics of this particular piece of blatant inaccuracy. But the fact that it would only take the time for the page to load to see that it was wrong makes it that much worse than if it was just a bad article or something.

Might as well just let anyone sticky anything at that point if accuracy doesn't matter. Who even needs mods?

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panthicc 6 points ago +6 / -0

Babylon Bee should put out an article with the exact same headline. Disinformation efforts, indeed.

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panthicc 14 points ago +15 / -1

Even if passed (lol) this would serve absolutely no purpose. Who gives a fuck? Trump should wear those like a badge of honor, it's an important reminder of the state of this point in history. By all means, let history reflect that Democrats impeached the president twice for actually, literally no reason.

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panthicc 1 point ago +2 / -1

"Normal" is fallible concept constructed by fallible people. It's not something to aim for. No one worthy of greatness has ever been normal.

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panthicc 3 points ago +3 / -0

Why would he want to attend (and provide exorbitant amounts of money to) an institution that would shun him for such a trivial non-issue?

Too many people still think college is the only path to success in life when more often than not it's the exact opposite. He sounds like a bright kid, he can do much better for himself than an indoctrination camp.

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panthicc 4 points ago +4 / -0

From what I've read, it doesn't sound like the school system is getting rid of the gifted and talented programs. Staffing shortages led the superintendent to redistribute staff and classroom sizes, but the program itself still exists.

Not suggesting this isn't a bad move for other reasons or disputing Louisiana's quality of education issues -- and way more power to you in homeschooling your kids! -- but at least from what I can tell it doesn't look like kids are being removed from these programs.

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panthicc 6 points ago +6 / -0

This isn't the first time in US history some shady people have tried to pull some shady shit - far from it, and this isn't even the worst example of it. The morally correct side always prevails, and in this case, it prevailed incredibly quickly.

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panthicc 11 points ago +11 / -0

Think he's just saying Rand Paul would make a fine war time president in contrast to our current one.

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

Straw man against what? OP wasn't even making an argument lol

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panthicc 1 point ago +1 / -0

I don't think the Oz scenario is similar to the Trump scenario in 2016.

It was quite obvious to see how sincere Trump was by listening to him speak and by looking at his track record. The media constantly put out flat lies about him and obfuscated his message with asinine BS like the pussy comment and pee gate.

Not so clear with Oz. Not really seeing the same reaction from the media. Nothing sincere about him. He attacked his opponent for being "islamophobic" for telling the truth lmao. Trump's own endorsement of him isn't much of one, he just claims that Oz is the only one who can win against the Democrats... even though that's obviously not true because Trump has endorsed literal nobodies who went on to win.

Trump is just doing his "long time friend" a favor. I'm not expecting much from him.

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panthicc 47 points ago +48 / -1

I think it's because most of the people on this site tend to be individualistic and as a result our values aren't homogeneous.

I'm not a Republican, never have been, fuck those guys. I'm not even really that conservative. My values just happen to overlap with conservative values on quite a few critical issues. I think a lot of people here feel the same way.

I wouldn't have described Trump's presidency as terribly conservative either. He was a populist. It's just that those in power who seek to destroy this country have labeled American values as "right wing" and made a boogeyman out of it.

I don't particularly care that Oz isn't specifically conservative or Republican, I just care that he very clearly doesn't care about anything and is only doing this to prop up his portfolio, which is the type of person (on both sides) that got us in this mess to begin with. We don't need any more people willing to stand by or sell out for a paycheck.

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panthicc 2 points ago +2 / -0

Do women tend to get formula out of convenience? I thought it was almost always because they're unable to breastfeed.

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panthicc 2 points ago +3 / -1

This appears to be some kind of repost or photoshop of a claim made on FB in 2021. Politifact did a fact check on this exact verbiage that I won't link because it's stupid and useless like everything they do, but at least shows this has been circulating from well before May 9 2022.

Fake and gay.

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panthicc 3 points ago +3 / -0

Exactly. Like any new industry, more specific laws are developed as it expands and more use-cases come to light. It's not like credit cards had already existed for hundreds of years and evil men were stubbornly trying to suppress women. It was just a non-issue previously. The anti-discrimination law I'm assuming she's referring to actually came pretty damn early in the industry's growth.

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panthicc 4 points ago +4 / -0

Someone should tell her it was a Republican president who signed the Equal Credit Opportunity Act lol

This graph is stupid too though. The modern day consumer credit card system only first started to become widely accessible in the mid-70s with the introduction of electronic swipers, and even then it really didn't take off until the 80s - 90s. This is also the perfect example of correlation =/= causation. Already expanding income inequality drove the expansion credit industry, not the other way around.

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panthicc 2 points ago +2 / -0

Totally agree, I hate everything they represent now. It's just a shame to see what it's become and by some extension, what nerd culture has become.

My last time at SDCC was when the first Twilight movie came out. It was such an awful experience. Even then, the past few cons were getting oversaturated and I was less and less excited to go each year, but I really think that was the year it broke. I haven't kept up with it much since, so to see this is just fuckin sad.

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panthicc 5 points ago +5 / -0

The whole of Australia is a totalitarian regime. At least, the parts where people live. Or did you forget about all the similarly horrific and despotic news coming out of New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia in recent months?

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panthicc 3 points ago +3 / -0

True, but that's just another issue of responsibility. Easy enough for both people to get tested before sleeping with someone new. Non-issue if you're in a committed relationship. The thought of sleeping with someone before knowing they're clean sounds disgusting to me, but that might be asking too much of society today lol

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panthicc 3 points ago +3 / -0

No? Did I say he was wrong 100% of the time? Trump's right about a lot, that's why we support him. But we do so because he aligns with what we already believe, not because he told us what to believe.

Just use your own brain cells, don't blindly follow the word of another. That's all.

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panthicc 2 points ago +2 / -0

This. I will never take birth control.

Vasectomy is far more reliable and far less risky if you and your partner truly don't want kids and don't like how condoms feel.

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