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  1. Thread: Predictions

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    We're quickly getting known for being contentious...

    We're quickly getting known for being contentious and unreliable, which isn't the best reputation to have on the world stage.
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    While it is true the Russians like to sow...

    While it is true the Russians like to sow discord, they are on record (Putin, who controls Russia with an iron fist) as preferring Trump. They certainly worked hard enough on his behalf last time....
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    There was extensive coverage of DeJoy, his new...

    There was extensive coverage of DeJoy, his new draconian regulations (just in time for mail-in voting), his conflicts of interest (ownership of stock in competing companies), and his general...
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    Voting by mail--always good. Sabotaging the...

    Voting by mail--always good.
    Sabotaging the USPS--always bad.
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    And bigots will welcome a reduction in the POC...

    And bigots will welcome a reduction in the POC population.
    And kiss fat people goodbye.
  6. Thread: Webster’s

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    You've got me there; I wouldn't know a gang sign...

    You've got me there; I wouldn't know a gang sign from ASL--honestly. I should investigate...
  7. Thread: Webster’s

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    It's not a mystery; I'm a voracious reader who...

    It's not a mystery; I'm a voracious reader who lives in the land of Proud Boys (sic).
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    I guess it's too much to ask of people to just...

    I guess it's too much to ask of people to just conduct elections fairly. That's pretty disheartening.
  9. Thread: Predictions

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    Isn't that the truth? If I ever had any faith in...

    Isn't that the truth? If I ever had any faith in the general public's capacity for thoughtful action or even common sense, it's been dashed by recent events.
    I lean libertarian on quite a few...
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    I'll be tracking mine. But I've seen no reports...

    I'll be tracking mine.
    But I've seen no reports of ballot boosting locally.
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    A friend, out of work for nearly a year, just...

    A friend, out of work for nearly a year, just landed a promising job in a new field and is enthusiastic about it, too. I'm always happy to hear such news (and, if I'm honest, happy that I'm well out...
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    Not only did I mail my ballot, I left it in the...

    Not only did I mail my ballot, I left it in the mailbox with the flag up. I live on the edge. :confused:
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    We desperately need a new Voting Rights Act since...

    We desperately need a new Voting Rights Act since SCOTUS torpedoed the one we had. It's clear that free and fair voting in this country continue to be under attack.
  14. Thread: Webster’s

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    You can start with this: ...

    You can start with this:

    https://www.npr.org/2019/09/26/764728163/the-ok-hand-gesture-is-now-listed-as-a-symbol-of-hate
  15. Thread: Predictions

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    Sharing our toys is what makes the difference...

    Sharing our toys is what makes the difference between a society that functions for all its members and an oligarchy.
  16. Thread: Predictions

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    We tamped down the Robber Barons once, it seems...

    We tamped down the Robber Barons once, it seems it's long past time to do it again. Let the gelding begin.
  17. Thread: Webster’s

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    What happened to a common spiritual and artistic...

    What happened to a common spiritual and artistic symbol has also happened to the "OK" sign, which white supremacists have turned into a symbol of hate. Neither phenomena have much to do with spoken...
  18. Thread: Predictions

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    Add money laundering and tax evasion, among...

    Add money laundering and tax evasion, among others.
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    You took the words right out of my mind. If...

    You took the words right out of my mind.
    If losing weight were even close to being easy, there would be few fat people.
  20. Thread: DNA tests

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    What do they say--one quarter of people who take...

    What do they say--one quarter of people who take a DNA test get a startling result? I forget the exact figure.
    But how interesting...
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    Seattle's ballot drop boxes filled up several...

    Seattle's ballot drop boxes filled up several days ahead of schedule, so people are getting their votes in in record time. I'll post mine tomorrow.
  22. Thread: Webster’s

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    Yeah--"sexual preference" could be taken to mean...

    Yeah--"sexual preference" could be taken to mean that your orientation was a whim of the moment. Language is constantly changing, and those changes are bound to annoy someone.
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    Ironically, this has been a good year for you,...

    Ironically, this has been a good year for you, Tradd. What an accomplishment!
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    And some unfortunates have had fatal or...

    And some unfortunates have had fatal or long-lasting consequences with no apparent risk factors at all. It's like some grotesque game of Russian roulette.
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    Vampires of Portlandia, a tale of Philippine...

    Vampires of Portlandia, a tale of Philippine Aswangs who emigrated to the states and settled in Portland, bringing their murderous ways with them. An urban fantasy.
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