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Semi_Hemi_Demigod

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I’m just this guy, you know. Except on Lemmy.

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I've been voting in local and state elections for the last 24 years. When will that produce a better candidate?

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I can't wait until I'm like 90 and I actually get to vote for someone I like.

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Harry and the Hendersons should be shown in schools

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Okay, but this should also apply to the military and police. (Redundant, I know.) We don't want someone stealing rifles and selling them to cartels, right?

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If every person in America had symmetrical upload download and a static IPv6 address for their home

I've got symmetrical gigabit and an IP address I can remember

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Do I want it bad enough to spend hundreds of dollars on it? No.

You're off by at least one order of magnitude. I went to a furniture shop recently and shit's expensive, yo.

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The only real difference is for below age 24. Then its pretty much the same if not less prevalent for autists.

By 24 we learn that people find it weird and stop doing it

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Nice. So we'll publicly fund the research and the drug companies get a bunch of new medicines and don't have to pay for the rights.

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For one, being independent, not relying on a schedule. Not worrying about missing their transportation and catching a later one, then being late to the arrival of their destination.

This is my big problem with public transport. It might be an issue of funding, but this sort of scheduling gives me a huge amount of anxiety. I would rather drive and know that I can leave when I want, and that any delays won't be a problem, than to worry about the making it to somewhere at a specific time lest I miss my bus/train/plane.

And the more modes of public transit we add to the journey the worse my anxiety. If any of those connections is delayed or late I have no control and will miss the next leg of my journey, which will push all the other steps around and suddenly I have to get a hotel or something because there's no way to get to where I'm going until the next day.

At least if I'm caught in traffic I can try to route around it, or I can leave a earlier or later to avoid it, and the person who's affected by these delays is the one who has some power over mitigating them. If it ends up that I'm driving overnight I can pull over and sleep in my car for a bit and then keep going.

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I've used one for a very light coating or powdery snow, but more than a couple inches of that it's just easier and faster with a shovel

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I live in a place where if someone slips on your sidewalk they can sue, so I'm a little more cautious about it.

Assuming we get snow ever again...

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For injuries related to slipping and falling. It's a real thing, and why a lot of places nearby don't even have sidewalks to avoid this liability

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It would be dumb unless we leave earth and turn it into a nature preserve

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My plan is to use concentrated sunlight to tunnel directly through an asteroid and use the material to build a small O'Neill cylinder inside. The rest of the rock would provide radiation shielding so the cylinder would be cheaper to construct, and we can send sunlight into the cylinder from either end using the same mirrors we carved the asteroid with.

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Counterpoint: Single issue voters got Roe overturned

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Name a more iconic duo than American politicians and taking protest songs out of context.

So is Blinken the "kindler, gentler machine gun hand?"

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I only miss it because Facebook Marketplace has killed Craigslist and I have some crap I need to sell

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Let's be honest: They're not even going to upgrade the grid if it fails and burns down half the state

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The fact that it's even close is an indictment of the American people.

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People always complain about Altimas because they're unpredictable, but the absolute worst offenders I see are Honda CRV drivers specifically because they're trying to be polite on the road. I'd take some busted Altima weaving through traffic over a CRV who decides to be nice and stop at the end of the onramp so they don't cut anyone off.

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On top of the other two replies: Mine has a setting to make yogurt. You just add milk and about a tablespoon of active culture yogurt

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I guess if our populace has become this damn stupid, then democracy can’t work here anymore.

Majority rule don't work in mental institutions

Semi_Hemi_Demigod ,
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Sometimes you gotta make the airplane noise to get the kids to eat their vegetables

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The fact that it's even close is an indictment of the American people.

Semi_Hemi_Demigod ,
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directly drinking high levels of the avian influenza virus will give them immunity to the deadly pathogen

It's like homeopathy but even stupider

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I honestly don't think it would change anyone's mind at this point.

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Anyone who still supports him after all of the shit he's said and done is complicit. It was clear from the beginning he was an asshole.

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More evidence that I'm not an American, because I don't want a bigger vehicle

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I just got off the freeway jockeying for position with trucks whose hoods are the height of my entire car, so I am acutely aware that it's happening. It's just yet another way that I feel like an alien in my birth country.

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Not just lab rats for the experiment, but examples to show the Russians what could happen if they decided to try something in Europe.

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"Thank you for calling 911. We care about your emergency and will respond as soon as we vote on who will answer the phone. Our next election will take place in three days. Please hold."

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trolley named atrocity

The sequel to "Streetcar Named Desire"

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You're complicit in the genocide just by living in the place where the switch is. Your tax dollars paid for that trolley.

Americans are choking on surging fast-food prices. "I can't justify the expense," one customer says ( www.cbsnews.com )

Kevin Roberts remembers when he could get a bacon cheeseburger, fries and a drink from Five Guys for $10. But that was years ago. When the Virginia high school teacher recently visited the fast-food chain, the food alone without a beverage cost double that amount....

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We won't end corn subsidies because Iowa gets first pick in presidential elections.

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I was a gifted kid who realized that when I applied myself all I got was more and harder work that I also didn't want to do. Being successful academically felt like a punishment.

So I don't mind at all that I'm filling out Jira tickets. It's easy work and I have other things to enjoy.

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Does swimming parallel to the shore have a chance of ever getting me back?

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So everybody has to vote for someone they hate otherwise the other guy they hate will be in power.

Great democracy everybody. Glad the wrong lizard didn't win.

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Which makes sense because I'm definitely hopeless

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That's the neat part: It always gets worse.

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You're right. It's important to keep negative feelings to yourself. Cram them right down in the pit of your stomach and then smile and say "Yeah, this is exactly the sort of government I want and if you have a problem with it then you're a bad person."

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Making people hopeful only to have their hopes crushed in the next election is a great way to get them to give up on voting

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Which is exactly what I've been saying this entire time: Vote, but don't expect it to help.

The strategy of telling voters that they can vote for change is what's caused Millennials and Gen Z to check out. Don't tell people our government is responsive or effective, because it isn't and then they'll get the wrong idea about how government actually works. Don't tell them they can vote for Hope & Change, because those aren't things our government provides.

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I'm actually 42. This is my sixth presidential election. I'm old enough to know this post is writing a check our government can't cash. It's too broken.

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Calm your tits. I've been voting D like a good little neoliberal since 2000.

I don't need to give them more power. They've already elected two presidents without the popular vote, hold most of the Senate because it gives land more power than people, and the House because we haven't fixed representation in a century. Not to mention the fuckery in every single one of the states they can pull off.

The fact that Republicans are able to do that sort of shit is how it's broken. They're not the problem, they're a symptom of people winning game with broken mechanics. Like the end of Monopoly when one asshole has all the money.

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