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dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Would you rent a watch?

I currently spend $0 a year on watches, so a rental service isn't going to get me to spend any more than that. It's a cute idea for someone who feels the need to wear one of these, but can't actually afford it.

As far as I see it, these states have underfunded education for a long time, and done a poor job of recognizing collective bargaining rights for teachers. Absent a better way to resolve their demands, eventually people will become desperate enough to participate in a mass strike.

I'm pretty disappointed that their conclusion (more suburban sprawl) is just the continuation of the failed policies which have gotten us into this mess.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What Brings You to Hubski?

I'm mostly here to read comments by kleinbl00 and the books he recommends. I really appreciate that he challenges my thinking in a non-confrontational way.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Funding Hubski (and others)

If you hover your mouse over that orange donation thermometer, it tells you exactly what the progress towards the goal is.

    Today that concern is a relic of the 18th century.

Spoken like a true authoritarian.

Attempting to repeal the Second Amendment would rightly cause another civil war. I can't think of a more divisive 'solution' to this alleged problem of whatever it is we're calling it this time; Mass shootings, school safety, gun violence, etcetera.

This is a fun book, not to be taken too seriously.

    moral supremacy

If Evangelicals really believed this, they wouldn't support the most immoral president in modern history. He personally violates nearly every principle they claim to hold dear.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Absence of Olive Gardens

I am not a good cook, and fettuccine alfredo is possibly one of the easiest pasta dishes to make at home. I don't understand why anyone would order it at a restaurant.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Absence of Olive Gardens

    You go to Olive Garden because you've always gone there

There's a word for this: habit. I couldn't think of a worse reason to patronize a restaurant.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The 'burbs are dying

Good riddance. Suburbs are a blight upon our landscape. They're unnatural, unsustainable products of 20th century polices encouraging sprawl.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Facebook shredded the tapes.

You've got the timeline backwards. It was a legitimate term used to describe political disinformation which was coopted by Trump and his supporters.

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