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Mastodon drinking game:
Every time you see someone posting what amounts to:
"YOU all need to be open-minded enough to tolerate ME."
"I'm going to judge the hell out of all of YOU."
take a shot.
If you see it in the same post, finish the bottle and open a new one.
Alcohol poisoning in under half an hour guaranteed if you're scanning the federated view.
RFC Classification of tolerance:
Complete tolerance/Voltairean: You may be a bigot, but you can do your thing and I'll do mine.
Intransitive intolerance/Popperian: I do not tolerate bigotry, but I will tolerate voltaireans.
Intransitive intolerance/Bubbler: I do not tolerate bigotry, nor voltaireans, but I will tolerate popperians.
Transitive intolerance/Purist: I do not tolerate bigotry, nor voltaireans, nor popperians. Bubblers are on notice.
This is an RFC. Let comments flow.
US politics, socialism Show more
Bernie's attacks on charter schools mostly remind me that, to a first approximation, one can replace "socialist" in the typical discussion with "one-size-fits-all".
It's not even true in ant colonies.
re: palestine & israel, apartheid Show more
What apologia? I'm not saying that anybody did anything good. I'm saying that to solve a problem starts with a solid diagnosis, and misappropriating terms makes that harder, not easier.
I could just as easily say that you're supporting Israel here by muddying the waters - see how ridiculous that is?
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This is not a reply, and yet ...
A new console should be:
No damn networking. PSX didn't need it.
Rugged cartridges. 3DS got it right.
Large, human-friendly controllers. Dreamcast was on point.
Portable, not handheld. Nothing against handhelds, but light and easy to slap up to any massive HDMI screen. No batteries needed.
Handhelds: Just keep updating the 3DSXL, and ignore the stupid Switch crap.
Or even delete the touchscreen, and concentrate on goot controllers. Clamshell is OK.
Hypothesis on the rise of political extremism in economically depressed areas:
People whose livelihoods are stable tend to have a narrow focus: community, family, local policy tweaks.
People whose livelihoods have been upturned by remote forces have renewed reason to look far afield for explanations and responses.
People who are not in the habit of doing high level analysis (or educated for it) are more likely to fall for packaged answers offered by extremist activists.
Been thinking about the mandatory single payer proposal, and just realised that anyone who might want a medical procedure that someone else might not want to permit? Should fight this tooth and nail.
Pro-choice? Imagine Pence as head of federal medicine.
Medical marijuana? Imagine Sessions.
Transitioning? Imagine Mitt Romney deciding whether or not you could on the taxpayer's dime.
Remember the lesson: never hand your opponents a stick with which to beat you, because they always will.
A demo for what I'll be doing in a live show in May:
dutch politics, but, like, it's the water board Show more
I agree that politicians don't deserve votes just by standing for office. Let them persuade the electorate.
The statement that seemed like a rather aggressive position to me was: "These days, I want every right-wing individual to be unemployed until they die, except for the ones that I want to send to prison. "
That doesn't suggest that right wing politicians should be employed as ditch diggers.
It struck me that private individuals, by their personal economic choices, can actually short the economy.
I'm sure it's not a new insight, but I'm interested to consider the implications, and the degree to which it has been measured.
Some of it has certainly been measured in things like "consumer confidence" and similar polls, but that measures mood over action.
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