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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 like that, as a nation, we are admitting that we'll enable the killing of innocent children. It's important to be honest with ourselves about who we are as a country.

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I'm not gonna hold my breath

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Which is weird because I didn't mention voting. America's been doing this shit since before I was born, let alone since before I could vote. It's in our bones.

You don't get to vote to not kill children here. Just how many children we kill and how bad we pretend to feel about it.

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I didn't mention voting in my post. At all.

And I actually agree with the link: Vote for the person you want to be your enemy. If it's gonna be a frail old man I'll take the one who's not a fascist. But I've given up on ever being happy about the choice, or ashamed of my country.

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Yes this meme is made of meme

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The Atlantis of legend had advanced technology and beautiful and intelligent people, which doesn't sound like South Florida to me.

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Not sure about Samsung devices but I've got a few Rokus and my pihole does a great job of blocking ads.

They still push "promotions" into the menus and every month I have to go through and turn them off, but I don't see ads in the UI.

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"We must allow children to be massacred with our money because of ✨HISTORY✨"

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I'd go so far as to not have cops pull people over at all unless there's a serious crime happening. They have dashcams and every car has license plates, so they can just send that picture and a report and mail you a ticket.

They do this already with school buses. There's cameras on the side and if you drive past when the stop sign is out they will mail you a ticket. It even comes with a link to the actual video of the offense so you have a chance to dispute it.

Cops frequently say that traffic stops are the most dangerous part of their job, and people are killed and injured in police chases with alarming regularity. Eliminating them and not giving the government's hired goons a chance to violate our fourth amendment rights is a win-win.

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My family came over in 1733 because the French burned down every village within a couple miles of the Rhine

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I've never voted in an election where I wasn't voting for policies I disagree with.

These kids need better civics education so they know we don't get nice things in America.

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Ronald Reagan used Springsteen's "Born in the USA" like it was a patriotic song

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The good news about this is that representatives and senators from North Dakota won't be chairing any committees, since they won't have seniority.

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I just want one election in my life where it's not the end of the goddamn world if Democrats lose, so I'm allowed to vote for someone I actually like.

Just one fucking election.

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What a stupid world

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If that's all we can do why did we even bother coming down out of the trees?

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I say that like it's happened in every fucking election I've been aware of since I was born.

And if the stakes are even higher then we're actively circling the drain as a nation.

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I'm not saying they're the exact fucking same. I'm saying they're getting fucking worse.

Also wasn't the Romney election where they had "Vote or Die' shirts?

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The last job I had didn't have a fully asynchronous culture, but did treat December and August as asynchronous months because it let people have more flexibility with time off.

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We've got millions of people doing bullshit jobs like social media manager so now we don't have anyone to do the necessary jobs.

So our solution will be to build robots to do the nursing (badly) and AI to do the social media management (badly) and more people will be out of a job.

So it goes...

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The Telecommunications Act of 1997 was a huge mistake.

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If you get a phone call that could have been an email it's likely because they don't want a written record of what was said. Be sure to send a followup email afterwards summarizing the call so you cover your ass.

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Wild fruits were also not very sweet. They didn't get that sweet until we started breeding them to be sweeter.

Semi_Hemi_Demigod ,
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If we could connect the Missouri to the Snake River we could do pretty much the same thing. There's a seaport in Idaho already

Semi_Hemi_Demigod ,
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Time to get dredging!

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However, with enough sustained Democratic control of Congress and President, the candidates would be forced to move further left

I keep seeing people say this and I never see it happen. Unless you count Fetterman pretending to be a progressive for the election.

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Getting used to being disappointed.

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If you’re a progressive, Biden has been the most progressive president since Kennedy. Lol.

Not the flex you think it is

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Maybe be in it for the long haul and be the change you want to see. Again- if leftists are so numerous they should have no problem pulling AOCs all over the place and changing the landscape dramatically. The right can do it so why can’t the left?

Because America isn't a progressive country, progressive ideas are not popular, and outside of the Internet most Americans are perfectly happy with the heinous and stupid bullshit their government does as long as the news is full of SLAMS and DEMOLISHING opponents

And I say that as a progressive who's shown up and been counted in every election for the last 24 years.

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James Buchanan fans everywhere are overjoyed

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I haven't been staying at home or voting third party and that doesn't seem to be working either.

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If more cops mean less crime why not make everyone a cop?

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weak-kneed neoliberal do-nothings

I'd love a government that did nothing.

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Flour isn't stored in sanitary conditions. It's just giant piles in warehouses. This is the real reason that raw cookie dough isn't safe to eat. The eggs are usually fine, it's the flour that's riddled with disease. If you heat it to about 160°F you can eat all the cookie dough you want.

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Sorry, I meant that you heat the flour to 160°F, then cool and mix it it into the dough.

And, yes, I'm saying that substituting apple sauce doesn't make it safe.

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I bake a lot so I have a plastic bin with wheels on it that can hold 50 pounds of flour.

Still comes in paper bags, though.

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Anyone who who is capable of getting themselves made president should on no account be allowed to do the job.

ETA: Anyone downvoting this is not a hoopy frood

Semi_Hemi_Demigod ,
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I thought the fediverse would have read the classics and know the references but I guess if it's not Trek or Star Wars nobody gets it.

Semi_Hemi_Demigod ,
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Semi_Hemi_Demigod ,
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MABA: Make America Boring Again

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By "boring" I mean "We're going to have a discussion about this and listen to the experts and try to find a way to serve competing interests in a calm and rational manner."

No more people SLAMMING other people. No stupid rhetorical games in committee hearings. No assholes shouting at the SOTU. No symbolic protests or virtue signaling. A government made up of people who want to find the right answer and work together. That fairy tale I was told about how it's supposed to work. Going back to C-SPAN being a cure for insomnia. That's what I mean by boring.

And if they do want to slam people we should put a steel cage on the floor of Congress.

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Okay, so what do I do?

Vote? Been doing that. Doesn't seem to be helping.

Recycle? Okay, let's have two trucks pick up garbage every week.

Eat less meat? Been doing that. But I'm a drop in the ocean.

Drive less? Been doing that. But it's made completely inconsequential because of private jet owners.

Short of killing large numbers of people in the first world we won't be able to even slow it down.

So what do I do that can actually have an impact?

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So lie to myself and others? Because "nothing will change" has been my lived experience my entire life. Should I just ignore the helplessness and hopelessness and put on a happy face?

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Counting the COVID recession, the 2008 collapse, and the dot-com bubble I'm on my third once-in-a-lifetime recession just in my adult life.

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