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reidj 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is what happens when the pastor starts with his beliefs about right and wrong, then selectively reads the Bible to support his beliefs.

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reidj 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's still instructive to see how the media changes its narrative over night. We've always been at war with Eastasia.

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reidj 9 points ago +9 / -0

It reminds of the style all the tech companies use.

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reidj 2 points ago +2 / -0

The interstate highway system was built for defense purposes. Before the interstates, it took an army convoy two months to get from Washington DC to San Francisco. With interstates, they made it in less than 1 week.

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reidj 1 point ago +1 / -0

It is true the TSA was meant to be temporary? I looked at archives of my local newspaper, and it doesn't say that.

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reidj 3 points ago +4 / -1

I think the idea of drag queen story hour is to have children exposed to lgbt people so they don't grow up to be "bigots". It's not about charitable works.

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reidj 2 points ago +2 / -0

I didn't know about approval voting. Thanks for the link.

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reidj 1 point ago +1 / -0

It can't happen without a switch to ranked voting.

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reidj 3 points ago +3 / -0

Not a problem for me. In my area, blue and yellow has another prominent meaning.

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reidj 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm guessing some parent who has a rule in their house that animals don't go on the furniture got upset because such pictures were teaching their kids bad habits.

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reidj 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think, realistically, you can't have a viable third party with our current voting system. You'll need to have a ranked voting system.

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reidj 1 point ago +1 / -0

Probably you're think of Jonathan Haidt's Moral Foundations Theory. His work showed that liberals more or less only use the care and fairness. Meanwhile, conservatives use all factors about equally (the others being authority, purity, and loyalty. He also showed that conservatives were better able to understand the viewpoint of liberals, since they use shared foundations, while liberals had trouble understanding conservatives because they involved foundations not shared.

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reidj 4 points ago +4 / -0

This is one reason to disbelieve that this AI is sentient. Even if "many millions of neurons" is hundreds, that's still orders of magnitude smaller than the human brain. If that number is close to 1 billion, that's about the same as a magpie.

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reidj 7 points ago +7 / -0

I've got this book called The Language Police about political groups pushing textbook publishers to change their books. in the appendix, there's about 11 pages listing all the images that can't be used. Most of it's the usual suspects, but not all. Some go the other way ("Don't show a rainbow in a photograph (gay agenda)") and some are neutral ("Dogs and cats should not be on the furniture.").

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reidj 2 points ago +2 / -0

Two answers come to mind:

  1. "The pride festival is a way to expose Noah to the LGBT community. He needs to see that they're just people and nothing to be afraid of/hated."

  2. "Oh god, Noah's a white male. I can't let him be straight and cis too. Maybe if I take him to gay pride, some of the queerness will rub off on him."

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reidj 3 points ago +3 / -0

"Deaths from natural disasters have declined 90% since 1900"; who argues about this?

One of the talking points for environmentalism is that more people will die in the increased storms caused by climate change. The decline doesn't disprove climate change or even the idea that more natural disasters are occuring. It could be we're just handling them better these days.

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reidj 2 points ago +2 / -0

There's Last Man Standing.

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reidj 3 points ago +3 / -0

Whatever it takes for them to get Republicans to accept their new gun control bill.

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