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    I think thatís true. Guilt comes from...

    I think thatís true. Guilt comes from transgressing against some moral code: i.e. I shouldnít have embezzled that money. People try exploiting this when they attempt to shame others (which generally...
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    Dangers and hardships come and go, but bitching...

    Dangers and hardships come and go, but bitching is eternal.
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    Accounting and finance are full of important...

    Accounting and finance are full of important philosophical and spiritual concepts: the importance of balance, moral hazard, contingent liability, honest disclosure, action and consequence, value and...
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    An accountant might refer to that action as a...

    An accountant might refer to that action as a ďhard closeĒ, where you can no longer adjust the accounts of prior periods.

    Itís all in my unsold manuscript, ďThe Unaudited Life is not Worth LivingĒ.
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    I know any number of people who overextended...

    I know any number of people who overextended themselves buying a place who then needed to skimp on what went into it.
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    One of the advantages of a career in a deeply...

    One of the advantages of a career in a deeply spiritual profession like accounting and finance is that you internalize the concept of ďsunk costsĒ.

    Past expenditures are irrelevant to present...
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    I understand Mayor Breed has abandoned her...

    I understand Mayor Breed has abandoned her defund-the-police policies in favor of a Dirty Harry law-and-order position. Maybe thereís something to say for the old mugged by reality adage.
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    I think the founders did an excellent job of...

    I think the founders did an excellent job of creating obstacles for individuals, groups and even passing majorities from grabbing and exercising arbitrarily power over the individual.

    But Iím...
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    I like what Charlie Cook said about being a...

    I like what Charlie Cook said about being a fairly strict libertarian at the federal level, much less strict at the state level, and even less strict at the local level.

    If a city wants to...
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    From what Iíve read, Texas now requires the...

    From what Iíve read, Texas now requires the ballot application to match the driverís license number, state ID number or last four digits of the social security number the voter provided when they...
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    True. The members of the Milwaukee Election...

    True.

    The members of the Milwaukee Election Commission are appointed by the Mayor of Milwaukee and confirmed by the Common Council. There was a dispute over whether to delay the election that was...
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    The number and location of polling places in the...

    The number and location of polling places in the City of Milwaukee isnít determined by dastardly Republicans at the state level. It is determined at the local level by the democracy-loving Democrats...
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    There is a rational and a hysterical...

    There is a rational and a hysterical interpretation of those numbers. On the rational side, while recognizing gerrymandering exists (although not at democracy-threatening levels) varying levels of...
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    I see Sinema spoke in support of the filibuster...

    I see Sinema spoke in support of the filibuster today. I assume this means the left can stop debating whether to say ďtransformativeĒ or ďtransformationalĒ, unless they manage a major surprise in the...
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    Last year our Democratic Governor presented...

    Last year our Democratic Governor presented alternative districts his ďPeopleís Maps CommissionĒ drew up, but he lost a lot of support among his own party members. They felt his alternative violated...
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    I have to agree with you there. Both the Trump...

    I have to agree with you there. Both the Trump and Biden camps are selling nonsense to create a sense of crisis. Stop the Steal and New Jim Crow are two sides of the same coin. Before that it was...
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    That is Bidenís premise, that the GOP wants to...

    That is Bidenís premise, that the GOP wants to return us to the dark days of 2019 when you only had eleven days of early voting instead of fifteen, and couldnít hand out goodies to people waiting in...
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    Bidenís Georgia Speech

    Do you think this speech was:

    A - A landmark speech that will be remembered as the moment America was saved from autocracy.

    B - A failed attempt at a distraction from other issues that even...
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    ďHow far from AusterlitzĒ by Alastair Horne. It...

    ďHow far from AusterlitzĒ by Alastair Horne. It covers Napoleonís career from Austerlitz to Waterloo. A brilliant, amoral guy who probably influenced our world more than simple beasts like Hitler or...
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    Three killed or wounded strikes me as a pretty...

    Three killed or wounded strikes me as a pretty low threshold for a ďmass shootingĒ. Thatís a skirmish between corner boys in a lot of places. Who decides such things?
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    Is there nowhere you havenít been? Is there...

    Is there nowhere you havenít been?

    Is there nothing you havenít done?

    Is there nothing you donít own?

    Does the afterlife have a gift shop?
  22. Thread: Is This the End?

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    When someone tells me their life, for good or...

    When someone tells me their life, for good or ill, has been changed forever, I take solace in the knowledge that we are not immortal. I think Epictetus said something to that effect.
  23. Thread: Is This the End?

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    Change everything forever? No. The most...

    Change everything forever? No.

    The most likely outcome is that we will be left with a minor, if in some rare cases lethal, strain that will have as much impact on most of our daily lives as the...
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    ďIím not afraid to die. I just donít want to be...

    ďIím not afraid to die. I just donít want to be there when it happens.Ē

    - Woody Allen
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    I think the ďentitled idiotsĒ comes from a union...

    I think the ďentitled idiotsĒ comes from a union deciding on short notice that they can dictate the mode of learning. I think the Mayor is right not to pay them if they donít show up.
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