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shatmaself 1 point ago +1 / -0

This is old news. Nothing came of it. Why are people on this site posting old news? Very annoying.

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shatmaself 1 point ago +1 / -0

Is this before or after the steal?

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shatmaself 1 point ago +2 / -1

Good comment. Specialization and interdependence has moved civilization forward. But also still like the spirit of OP's comment, in that I do feel like there are little bits of valuable knowledge and skills that use to be more commonly known. Over a summer in college, I worked for a month on a cattle farm, and was amazed at all the stuff the farmhands knew how to do that I had no clue of. Then again, I could program computers. Regarding interdependence, I guess it's a matter of trust... do you accept specializing on this one thing, and depending on others for the rest of it, and trust that you won't get screwed over because of this?

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shatmaself 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly. Screenshot is conveniently cropped leaving out date. I'm guessing this is a tweet from a year or more ago. Not that I have a problem with it being refreshed to our memory, but be transparent about it, like "Remember this?", rather than posting it like it's "breaking and new".

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shatmaself 1 point ago +1 / -0

So, those polls shows favorable vs unfavorable ratings. If someone called me up and asked if I viewed RFK favorably or unfavorably, I would say "favorably", because I like his based views about the vaccine. Doesn't mean I'm going to vote for him. I'm still voting for Trump. So, those particular polls, I don't take as completely meaningful as far as impact on the election. My guess is that some Dems will vote for him and some Republicans will vote for him. It might just be a wash. It's hard to know which side will lose more voters to him.

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shatmaself 1 point ago +1 / -0

No citations issued, because...

Bernalillo County district attorney, Albuquerque’s mayor and the city’s police chief have all publicly declared they would not enforce the order. “As an officer of the court, I cannot and will not enforce something that is clearly unconstitutional,” District Attorney Sam Bregman, a Democrat...

Awesome, thank goodness for that. Common sense prevails.

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shatmaself 2 points ago +2 / -0

What smug hypocrtical asshole the writer is, but I wouldn't expect anything less from NY Times.

As the sociologist E. Digby Baltzell wrote decades ago, “History is a graveyard of classes which have preferred caste privileges to leadership.” That is the destiny our class is now flirting with.

He happily includes himself in the "elite" class. Early on he mentions how college "elites" were excluded from the draft, and "elite" neighborhoods were excluded from forced school bussing, but much lower down has no problem saying that justice is being served with Trump indictments. Doesn't he realize it just demonstrates the two-tier system in yet another area, justice, where the "elites" get away with everything and never charged? What a fucking asshole hypocrite, pretending to be self-aware, but in reality fucking clueless and one-sided. A mildly interesting but mostly disgusting read. Thanks for posting, however.

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shatmaself 5 points ago +5 / -0

He was right about New York City could be run well by a competent person.... this interview was during Ed Koch mayorship. Giuliani hadn't happened yet. I visited New York a lot during the 80's when Koch was mayor. It was a shithole, people didn't feel safe in Central Park, the subways stank of urine and were covered in graffiti, aggressive panhandlers accosted you on the streets and on the subway, and muggings were frequent. Then I visited again in 1997 after Giuliani had been mayor several years. What a difference! I remember telling my wife with me on that visit, "you have no idea how bad it was before". Subways were clean and painted, no graffiti. Virtually no aggressive panhandlers. Families were out in Central Park. You felt safe on the streets. It can be done! Letterman didn't seem to believe so in this interview, but the Don definitely knew it could be. Unfortunately, from the sounds of it, it's currently right back to where it was before, back to being a shithole.

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shatmaself 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thanks for the links. I had to use the "time" one. The archive one didn't work for me, unfortunately. But thanks so much for linking to source.

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shatmaself 3 points ago +3 / -0

So you're posting shit without knowing if it's true or not? And then when people are pointing out it's not true or may not be true, you get nasty? What a fucking piece of shit.

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shatmaself 3 points ago +3 / -0

I did actually wonder that myself... sedentary lifestyles, time in front of TV, video games, computers, tablets/phones. That can't be good.

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shatmaself 4 points ago +4 / -0

In that article, people are pushing back on restrictions on unvaccinated people such as not being to dine in a restaurant, saying it's same like the treatment of jews in nazi germany. The article then describes these comments as "anti-semitic". What the fuck? It's exactly opposite, it's pro-semitic. Everything is backwards. Fucking mainstream media.

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shatmaself 44 points ago +46 / -2

Here's link to article:

https://www.foxnews.com/health/reports-reveal-risk-strokes-rise-young-adults

They say "been rising in last 30 years", and they give a couple of example stories of two people having strokes, then have some quotes from doctors saying things like, maybe it's because higher incidence of diabetes as well, but no-one says the strokes are happening in people with diabetes. Pretty crappy article really, as far as science and facts go.

Why is this article coming out now, rather 10 years ago saying "rising last 20 years". I think we all know why! Yeah, such a mystery.

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shatmaself 1 point ago +1 / -0

Here's more from article. It's just ridiculous.

No doubt the most puzzling inclusion in the list of potential extremist programmes though is Great British Railway Journeys, a gentle and affectionate BBC documentary series involving former Conservative Party Minister Michael Portillo travelling around the British countryside and enjoying Britain’s historic train network.

Other pieces of media that also made the extremism list include classic films The Bridge Over the River Kwai, The Dam Busters and The Great Escape.

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shatmaself 2 points ago +2 / -0

Searched, found the article/source.

From Brietbart.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2023/02/21/uk-anti-terror-programme-lists-reading-orwells-1984-huxleys-brave-new-world-as-signs-of-extremism/

Opening sentence:

A 2019 document said to have leaked from the UK’s much-criticised Prevent anti-terrorism programme has claimed that someone reading George Orwell’s 1984 or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World should be viewed as potential warning signs of extremism, with the internal paper listing a wide range of other seminal pieces of media as being red flags indicating someone may hold radical views.

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shatmaself 2 points ago +2 / -0

I miss the cubes though. I've worked in software since early 90's, so not always in this "open office layout" environment. I liked having my own little space, with visual barriers so I could "heads down" and pretend like I was in my own world, and not be distracted by every person walking around even when they're at the far end of the room.

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shatmaself 1 point ago +1 / -0

Exactly my thought too. Where I work, I haven't used a phone in like 5 years. All calls are over the computer, zoom, teams, etc, even to external/clients. My official work phone number hasn't rung in years. If it does, the audio message is sent via email to me... I don't have an actual phone anymore. Actually, I'm supposed to have an app on my computer that rings me if that number is called, so I could answer it there, but since no one ever calls it, I have never installed the app.

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shatmaself 5 points ago +5 / -0

Watched the video, appreciated it. I'm not the downvoter, but I can see why the downvote.... the video is fine, but the guy spammed that link all over the comments here. Kind of annoying.

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