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    There are *some* people who work for a living who...

    There are *some* people who work for a living who have no sick days or vacation days (or even hours) to use to get a vaccine because they simply have no paid time off where they work. Oddly though...
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    yea for the original quote the concept is...

    yea for the original quote the concept is supposed to be artistic I suppose and the consumption non-material (mostly), so it's supposed to be don't just consume content, create it or something (we...
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    outside of the context of Bezos, a lot of...

    outside of the context of Bezos, a lot of creativity/art consumes stuff as well (well think if it creates physical things anyway).

    inside the context of Bezos: it means all the goods will be made...
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    right, like I have a VERY solid wooden kitchen...

    right, like I have a VERY solid wooden kitchen table from them, so yea some of it is solid, others of it is pretty junky indeed (if it's made of plywood, no big surprise there), and I don't find...
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    I think the birth control risk is straightforward...

    I think the birth control risk is straightforward when one factors in that woman (still) die in pregnancy and at higher rate than from birth control. Therefore preventing pregnancy saves lives. Much...
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    well to be truthful much of the whining about the...

    well to be truthful much of the whining about the dangers of vaccine is probably coming from men who have probably given 1 seconds thought to birth control in their entire life. Ack a risk exists! ...
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    I don't mind crunchy granola really, I like...

    I don't mind crunchy granola really, I like counter-cultural. And hippies seeking status is an oxymoron. It's people trying to climb the corporate ladder or buy a fancy car or look a certain way...
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    it's not at all, I'd go for it, but sharing an...

    it's not at all, I'd go for it, but sharing an actual home with anyone is problematic of course.
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    right, and if he takes any medicines there are...

    right, and if he takes any medicines there are risks, and if he smokes tobacco my eyes are rolling out of my head and down the sidewalk, because noone who puffs away at cigs has a right to talk about...
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    Good luck, since you already worked there it's...

    Good luck, since you already worked there it's probably very good odds.
  11. My last 2 cars died in accidents (not serious...

    My last 2 cars died in accidents (not serious ones for anyone other than the car. Only one did I have fault in and it was because I needed new glasses! So that's my advice - get a yearly optometry...
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    it's humor but there is probably a lot to that...

    it's humor but there is probably a lot to that (well except the people who live with people that are stressful - their life was no fun)
  13. Is competing with China even a helpful way to...

    Is competing with China even a helpful way to look at things? If say roads or bridges need repair isn't it enough to repair them because they need repair IF you are to have workable roads. If high...
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    these are examples of zero-covid policy though...

    these are examples of zero-covid policy though right? I'm not sure when all is said and done they are going to conclude that lockdowns that do not try to eliminate the virus work all that well. As...
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    not density per se but overcrowding almost...

    not density per se but overcrowding almost certainly played a roll. When you have 20 people or more living in a single family home or a single apartment unit, that's not your properly planned...
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    this seems fallacious,maybe no true scottsman. ...

    this seems fallacious,maybe no true scottsman. So the counter argument would be "mask mandates and limiting indoor gathering (to the extent done in the U.S. which I think was woefully insufficient)...
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    In order of increasing deaths: San Francisco...

    In order of increasing deaths:
    San Francisco county - 588 deaths per million (per capital income 139-140k)
    King county Washington - 657 deaths per million (per capita income 94-95k)
    Dallas county...
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    Los Angeles county, 2,334 deaths per million. ...

    Los Angeles county, 2,334 deaths per million. Wow does that surpass Maimi dade? Of course it does. MASSIVE FAIL.

    But team red and team blue frontal lobotomy, pick a cherry, is it a red cherry...
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    The "draconian" lockdowns seldom were. They no...

    The "draconian" lockdowns seldom were. They no more exist than the Easter bunny. I sat here in California appalled at the continuing opening of stuff. I literally watched the hospitals get...
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    I don't know if any of this is really the answer...

    I don't know if any of this is really the answer to anything. Community college is ALREADY FREE here. States can do this if they want to. But it's overcrowded. What did anyone expect if they make...
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    buying cars for cash is why I have a pretty...

    buying cars for cash is why I have a pretty mediocre credit rating though. I look at my credit rating: "Meh. Oh, never financed anything beyond a monthly credit card, duh I guess"
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    I find it hard to imagine anyone with an actual...

    I find it hard to imagine anyone with an actual clutter problem being helped by being made to fold underwear. But maybe it taps into some of the same brain circuits as compulsive buying and refusal...
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    I don't own a coat haha, for obvious reasons....

    I don't own a coat haha, for obvious reasons. Though really I don't even own a jacket and that's a bit much.

    Most people on the left like most people period, don't own any property to speak of. ...
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    He signed the Cares Act (so would have Biden or...

    He signed the Cares Act (so would have Biden or Hillary Clinton), which gave operation warp speed 10 billion in government money and then the Trump administration reallocated ANOTHER 8 billion away...
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    people who actually cut grass etc. do not use...

    people who actually cut grass etc. do not use vehicles like that, trucks sure, but that stuff is strictly for pretense, they aren't actual work vehicles. People who cut grass couldn't afford them...
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