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  1. I think that we should commit the resources...

    I think that we should commit the resources necessary to accommodate our various uninvited guests humanely until they can be given a fair hearing in accordance with our laws, not by the pathos of the...
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    I think most of the things that make life worth...

    I think most of the things that make life worth the trouble of living are fairly nebulous. Purpose. Love. Faith. Honor. Gratitude. Contentment. Wonder. Pretzels. Stuff like that.

    I haven’t...
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    I don’t think that was the point. Nobody’s...

    I don’t think that was the point. Nobody’s invulnerable, but I think a sense of purpose or meaning carries a definite survival advantage. It doesn’t need to be from your work, but could be.
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    Looks like Quebec is pulling quite a scam.

    Looks like Quebec is pulling quite a scam.
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    You can buy Canadian citizenship?

    You can buy Canadian citizenship?
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    They would not have been all that huge, given the...

    They would not have been all that huge, given the cap on taxable earnings. The payout formula also favors low earners, so your ROI may look much better than for a typical 125K per year salaryman.
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    Everybody has their story about the guy dying on...

    Everybody has their story about the guy dying on his first day of retirement. For me, the lesson is not so much to quit working as soon as possible so much as to gravitate toward work that isn’t so...
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    When you’re a family guy, you try to consider the...

    When you’re a family guy, you try to consider the long term. College, estates, stuff like that. I’m hoping to leave enough pension and SS income behind that they will hardly notice I’m gone.
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    Five years. Plus they tend to live longer due to...

    Five years. Plus they tend to live longer due to female privilege. I want to leave this life knowing she'll be able to tip the cabana boys generously.
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    I am more in the longevity insurance camp than...

    I am more in the longevity insurance camp than the breakeven camp on this.

    My wife is younger than me, and has a less robust earnings record. In our case, it makes a lot of sense for me to wait...
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    Only if we let them.

    Only if we let them.
  12. It seems more or less impossible to discuss...

    It seems more or less impossible to discuss illegal immigration rationally in this country. Some of us can't even bring themselves to say the words.

    Perhaps because of our history and relative...
  13. Thread: White men

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    I guess I'm not thinking so much about the...

    I guess I'm not thinking so much about the regulations of a specific program as the basic definition itself. We seem to grant an air of nobility to certain jobs simply because they are supported by...
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    What distinguishes public service? A government...

    What distinguishes public service? A government paycheck? Plenty of people do work that serves the public without one. Both on a for-profit and non-profit basis.
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    This exchange illustrates what Anais Nin said...

    This exchange illustrates what Anais Nin said about how we don't see the world as it is, we see it as we are.

    Rather than bitterness and resentment over the gifts I haven't been given, and...
  16. Thread: White men

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    What I mean is that I see jackholosity as an...

    What I mean is that I see jackholosity as an individual rather than a group trait, It doesn't require race/gender/class overlays to explain it.

    There are some few convinced, ideological bigots...
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    Why is it necessary to put everything into a...

    Why is it necessary to put everything into a racial context? Isn’t it enough to say some people are jackholes and leave it at that?

    What is gained by attributing traits to groups rather than...
  18. You're assuming he has socks.

    You're assuming he has socks.
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    When the alien overlords start demanding...

    When the alien overlords start demanding underwater baskets on pain of extinction, Yppej is going to feel very foolish.
  20. Perhaps Elizabeth Warren was being financially...

    Perhaps Elizabeth Warren was being financially far-sighted in her ancestry claims.
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    I think wallowing in victim culture obscures the...

    I think wallowing in victim culture obscures the real issue: Canine Privilege.

    Who sleeps and plays all day with no thought to the common people toiling to make their sumptuous lifestyle...
  22. The IRS could establish a Bureau of Genealogy and...

    The IRS could establish a Bureau of Genealogy and contract with Ancestry.com to calculate the appropriate levels of taxable whiteness. Tax credits could be created for white people who feel really,...
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    A more comparable situation would be the artist...

    A more comparable situation would be the artist declining a commission to paint a portrait of Joe and Steve.
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    If the preponderance of smug self-righteousness,...

    If the preponderance of smug self-righteousness, not to say naked bigotry, hadn’t been on the side of the commission, the Supremes wouldn’t have been able to punt on the larger constitutional issues.
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    I think there’s a difference between making...

    I think there’s a difference between making people offer public accommodations equally to all comers and forcing people to perform specific services or project messages they object to.
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