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    To be realistic most media was essentially free...

    To be realistic most media was essentially free until maybe a couple years ago. The paywalls were easily evaded.
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    This is excellent, what some of us having been...

    This is excellent, what some of us having been doing for nearly 2 years:
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/back-alley-covid-advice-is-making-the-pandemic-worse/

    Why is the CDC and other...
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    I don't consider myself particularly empathetic. ...

    I don't consider myself particularly empathetic. I can have guilt. I try to be a decent person by my own lights. I often care as much about plants as people.

    It may be as legitimate to lead a...
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    There are very few restrictions except a mask...

    There are very few restrictions except a mask mandate here and it's plenty blue. I mean it's the definition of blue right. You keep obsessing on stuff from years ago (10 years from now this is...
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    Need it be said that it's all deeply irrational. ...

    Need it be said that it's all deeply irrational. Oh it will last forever and ever. Yea we're all sick enough of pandemic to believe so in our darker moments. And I don't know what will happen with...
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    There are very few covid restrictions in blue...

    There are very few covid restrictions in blue states. And lots of covid of course, although there's lots of covid everywhere in the country, or will be. But there are masks in some blue states. ...
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    healthocracy = getting exercise and eating...

    healthocracy = getting exercise and eating vegetables. And wow working from home that's some real cruel punishment right there, what next: why the serfs love open office plans.
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    So Israel ran the population level experiment of...

    So Israel ran the population level experiment of giving people 2 boosters, it didn't seem to work. They had to run it when they did and on the scale they did as Omicron is fast, no time for "more...
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    It's probably a least bad system, not equitable...

    It's probably a least bad system, not equitable if say 20 people are living in a house, compared to one person at an address. But then what, I mean we could start to ask personally identifying...
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    Yea I was reluctant to get into the stock market...

    Yea I was reluctant to get into the stock market and still am I a fairly conservative investor (no I don't avoid the stock market entirely). That stuff makes the intended impression, just I'm not...
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    My grandparents and parents were not happy people...

    My grandparents and parents were not happy people (parents especially, my grandparents were grumpy but hey they were old, had physical pain, and their grumpiness didn't stop them from enjoying a...
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    Many alive now will experience catastrophic...

    Many alive now will experience catastrophic climate change within their lifetimes. So the breakdown of the biosphere on which all rely upon to survive. Most other events in history were not both...
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    I think a lot about whether I will regret buying...

    I think a lot about whether I will regret buying something, and do research on any purchase etc. unless it's just thrift-ed, I have little worry about something not working out and re-donating it to...
  14. Well the last time I was in San Francisco was (no...

    Well the last time I was in San Francisco was (no I correct myself it was 6 years ago), but it was a beautiful, beautiful city. I was like wow, why can't we have nice things?

    Whether the house...
  15. I know people who can afford houses in San...

    I know people who can afford houses in San Francisco, but they are upper middle class to rich and come from money as well. Just as I know people who can afford something in Southern CA besides a...
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    yea but it's really on bad leadership, not people...

    yea but it's really on bad leadership, not people who lack empathy (and the nature of the virus, well yes the thing is crazy contagious so maybe there are limits to how much it can be slowed). So...
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    I was asking someone recently: "are most...

    I was asking someone recently: "are most healthcare workers (not MDs they don't need it, but everyone else) unionized?". No. Then it seems they should be, healthcare workers going to work with...
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    Oh Wisconsin is one of the most obvious examples...

    Oh Wisconsin is one of the most obvious examples of stuff being totally rigged for Republicans now (yea I'd be constantly annoyed by it if I lived there, I think it's really a very good thing for my...
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    I mean maybe someone somewhere suggests that Dems...

    I mean maybe someone somewhere suggests that Dems don't do it because of their superior moral character or something but that's really not the argument.

    It's not an argument about virtuous...
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    haha, so I found out, I assumed there was a way...

    haha, so I found out, I assumed there was a way to get money back, nope too soon. I had kept the receipts. But to be honest I expected less of it than all that, imagined the hoops to be jumped...
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    Look up the definition of "over".

    Look up the definition of "over".
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    Probably should be testing oxygen with a pulse...

    Probably should be testing oxygen with a pulse oximeter.

    To avoid restaurants just get food delivery. Door dash etc. are great. Grocery delivery also.
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    And WWII sacrifices were *for* something, this is...

    And WWII sacrifices were *for* something, this is just fate, a badly managed global virus, a mangled supply chain etc.. It's not for something, it doesn't win the war, or anything else. It just is.
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    vaxed and cautious, but cautious itself is a...

    vaxed and cautious, but cautious itself is a flexible thing. I mean is one always equally cautious, or is one more cautious now because we have a huge virus surge going on now. really the latter in...
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    Not really, because as I don't like to be...

    Not really, because as I don't like to be continually buying things I want quality, which is kind of to say, I want what I want. I think it keeps me from buying things, oh well there's nothing that...
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