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Pushing back the darkness by kindling the minds of my fellow man with science outreach.

A few weeks later and my first Great Red Spot

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30 or so Republicans that make up the "Freedom Caucus" aka the Anarcho-Capitalist wing of the RNC wanted to gut maternity funding, slash Medicare and Medicaid, end the Insurance industry profit caps, and bring back existing condition limitations. The 200 or so other Republicans, however, want to get re-elected. And any Democrat that votes for this needs to have an MRI to see what sort of brain damage they are suffering from.

The malls I know with megaplexes and IMAX screens seen to do well. But the straight retail malls are hurting. An Apple store has a captured customer base that has nowhere else to go, so I can see that generating foot traffic in an otherwise retail mall.

    If You Are Not a Liberal at 25, You Have No Heart. If You Are Not a Conservative at 45 You Have No Brain

This is how I always heard the quote, although I appear wrong

The thing I have noted in my life is that the radicals moderate and move to the center as they age. Black and white issues slip into veils of grey. Hard line positions that paint the enemy as an 'other' crack a bit as you meet more and more people. The exception to this rule is insular communities with minimal interactions with the out groups. This is also why religious and cult leaders are so desperate to keep the flock from being influenced by the outside. Hard to paint people as evil/other when you work and interact with them. There are dozens of ideas I had at 18-20 that came crashing headlong into the wall of adult reality, meeting people who had lived an experience that might have well as been in a movie.

"Maturation" is not the word I think we want to use here. I think that "experience" is a better fit.

People get more conservative as they age. Ten years is a long time; if the same people on the same forum stay for that long there is bound to be a shift in politics. People I know on the "right" have become much more centrist, and people I know on the far, far left have started to moderate themselves and move toward the, I guess "not no wingnuttery-left" is the way you would call it. Not exactly a move to the right but more of a move to "I have all this life experience now and can see other people's opinions in a non insulting manner."

I'd be a lot more interested in seeing if there has a been a significant "staying around" of the old farts with 8-10 year old accounts on reddit. I bailed, deleted all my comments, killed my shitposting account and know of at least a good dozen other people I met when I started doing science outreach that don't bother with Reddit or deleted their accounts.

And Imgur has a better community, is more responsive under load, and the character limit, IMO, HELPS keep it an image site.

When Imgur ups the character limit for comments, they being the long slide.


(please don't leave)

Look at the Space subreddit. Memes and images, no news. It's been totally ruined.

Voat, aka Whoaverse, was a conservative circle jerk alternative to the liberal circlejerk that still is Reddit. Then Pao happened and Voat took in all the, er interesting, people and the community could not handle the influx. Go there now and YIKES. Not even the tech and gaming areas are decent at Voat any more.

Pictures at an Exhibition is one of my ultimate go-to chill pieces of music. Put that on, turn off the lights and 30 minutes later I can take on anything. I've seen the whole thing live a few times and will always go if it is being played.

Also? "redscare" My god, that is brilliant.

If it is like anything else, including when I rolled into the place, 100 people make accounts, 10 will post, 3 will stay and become a part of the community. Shitposters and trolls don't work all that well here and they will ass back to 4chan and 9gag.

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