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  1. Thread: Futures

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    So a couple of guys tried to corner the onion...

    So a couple of guys tried to corner the onion market in 1958, and we still have this law now?

    I read that in France it’s still illegal to name your pig “Napoleon”.
  2. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    Would we call your special analytical viewpoint...

    Would we call your special analytical viewpoint Critical Rob Theory?
  3. Thread: Futures

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    Futures

    Years ago in my irresponsible youth, I traded futures. Fingers appropriately burned, I gave it up. But in talking to a friend who thinks he can cash in on continuing high inflation by speculating on...
  4. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    Now there’s a statement that encapsulates the...

    Now there’s a statement that encapsulates the sickness of our times.
  5. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    I think that can be a morally defensible...

    I think that can be a morally defensible position, but if we were to adopt such a system we would need some sort of guardian ad litem to advocate on behalf of the unborn.
  6. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    If you take the position that a concern for life...

    If you take the position that a concern for life is somehow invalidated by all those other issues, aren’t you saying the same would apply to any life or death policy issues? Could we start shooting...
  7. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    That is a perfectly acceptable argument if you...

    That is a perfectly acceptable argument if you are convinced a fetus isn’t human or if you are comfortable with the idea that a mother has the right to kill a fetus regardless of whether it is human...
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    Oh, I think there’s plenty of tendentiousness...

    Oh, I think there’s plenty of tendentiousness among all the self-appointed fact checkers and truth guardians out there. I remember when a satirical website put out a story about the DNC purchasing...
  9. Thread: Podcasts

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    Podcasts

    Recently had to do some traveling in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (stolen from Wisconsin in a corrupt bargain, but that’s another discussion), and I took the opportunity to try a few new podcasts...
  10. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    I think the central moral and legal question is...

    I think the central moral and legal question is whether you consider the fetus, fertilized embryo, or child to be a human being or just an inconvenient clump of cells. If you don’t, it’s just so much...
  11. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    If you really pored through all that material on...

    If you really pored through all that material on sex, I’m impressed you found the time to have any.
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    Trying to quash or cover up a story is one thing....

    Trying to quash or cover up a story is one thing. Ginning up an alternative story about Russian Intelligence planting it is another. Then pearl-clutching about disinformation becomes the final...
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    I could easily see an endless loop of...

    I could easily see an endless loop of whataboutism concerning presidential progeny influence peddling. What I don’t get is the media’s impulse to provide top cover for some kids but not others. You...
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    Who elected them? If we have government by, of...

    Who elected them? If we have government by, of and for the Bozos, who should you really be blaming?
  15. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    And it only took him until 2007 to come to that...

    And it only took him until 2007 to come to that conclusion. Either he was less than sincere or a very slow learner.
  16. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    I wonder how the guy they used to call “Stalin’s...

    I wonder how the guy they used to call “Stalin’s Songbird” would feel about the current war.
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    I’m very similar to you. Cash reserves in a short...

    I’m very similar to you. Cash reserves in a short term government fund, and the rest in an oh-so-boring. (I hope) 60/40 portfolio. No market timing, no individual issues, no tricky trading...
  18. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    Well, we did get a bit of damage in Madison WI....

    Well, we did get a bit of damage in Madison WI. Some courageous warriors broke into a pro-life organization’s headquarters and set it afire. They tried throwing Molotov cocktails through the windows,...
  19. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    So we have abortion at the forefront of the...

    So we have abortion at the forefront of the culture war, a shooting war where we're helping one side while trying to avoid getting sucked into it directly and galloping inflation. If my hair wasn't...
  20. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    I can call myself a golfer. But that doesn’t mean...

    I can call myself a golfer. But that doesn’t mean I’m not terrible at it.

    You can look at being Catholic as being part of a religious community with a particular body of doctrine, or as a sort of...
  21. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    I would think the feds would use the interstate...

    I would think the feds would use the interstate commerce clause to attack something like that. They’ve done it before on thinner pretexts.
  22. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    I understand a number of states have “trigger...

    I understand a number of states have “trigger laws” that will go into effect if and when Roe is overturned.
  23. The Department of Homeland Security Disinformation Governance Board

    What could possibly go wrong?
  24. Thread: Roe v Wade

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    They could always initiate the process to amend...

    They could always initiate the process to amend the Constitution. Personally, I’m more comfortable leaving it with the States.
  25. Thread: Fk this crap

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    I have been on dairy farms in August that smelled...

    I have been on dairy farms in August that smelled better than the NYC subway system. But unless you’ve got a fortune to spend, it’s probably the only practical way to get around. Why people would...
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