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rob05c  ·  1021 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Crimson and Clover

The link in your post is "https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=9-0VRWAYxoM". Change it to "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpGEeneO-t0"?

rob05c  ·  1021 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Crimson and Clover

Link is "https://www.youtube.com/shared...". Try changing it to the normal "youtube.com/watch..." link? Probably a bug.

rob05c  ·  1029 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Youtube embeds are broken for me

Hm, I can't reproduce. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, FIrefox 50.1.0. What distro/version of Linux?

Makes sense. The Backfire Effect at work: when people's beliefs are challenged, they get stronger, as a psychological self-defense mechanism.

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    Trump’s victory, which defied the long-held conventional wisdom about the prospects of black-hearted candidates, has been described as a watershed moment for the nation’s millions of black-hearted Americans whose overwhelming support buoyed his run for the presidency. Encouraged by the possibility of one of their own occupying the highest seat of power in the nation, black-hearted Americans reportedly turned out in record numbers in all 50 states, propelling Trump to a historic victory.

I thought The Onion was satire?

rob05c  ·  1069 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Am I the only one seeing the feed page and logged out front page empty?

mk I haven't made any changes recently. Do you have any idea what could've broke it? I can try to look into it this weekend, if you don't.

rob05c  ·  1070 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A philosopher argues that only some people should get to elect our leaders

    only some people should get to elect our leaders

The technical term for that form of government is "Tyranny".

rob05c  ·  1070 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's election day America!

    If Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. Presidential election, it will be the first time in history that two U.S .Presidents have slept with each other!

That we know of.

rob05c  ·  1070 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's election day America!

I can respect someone who honestly doesn't believe it will work. But I think they're wrong. Conservatives regularly make the argument "it just won't work in the US, we're too big" (despite countries like Sweden having vast swathes of frozen wasteland). But you know what? Colorado is about the size of any given European country, and with a strong tech economy. I want to see what happens. Worst case scenario, we can repeal it if it explodes, and the only thing lost is some spending money from a few well-to-do middle class people like myself who can spare it.

But, practicality notwithstanding, as a Christian, I'll almost always vote for social things. I believe Jesus' #1 physical ministry was to the poor. I don't have to tell you, there are countless verses in both the Old and New Testaments commanding helping the poor. And some pretty dire consequences for not doing it in Matthew 25.

When I lived in Texas, most of the Conservative Christians I knew used the argument, "It's not the government's job, it's the church's job." You know what? The church isn't doing its job. And at the end of the day, I don't care who does it, as long as it gets done.

rob05c  ·  1070 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's election day America!

Historical trivia: on July 30, 1974, The Washington Post published, with Dr. Seuss' permission, replacing Marvin K. Mooney with Richard M. Nixon, the entire poem. Ten days later Nixon resigned.

rob05c  ·  1070 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's election day America!

    Go Trump!

  The time has come. 

The time has come.

The time is now.

Just go.

Go.

GO!

I don't care how.

  You can go by foot.

You can go by cow.

Donald J. Trump, will you please go now!

  You can go on skates.

You can go on skis.

You can go in a hat.

But please go.

Please!

  I don't care.

You can go by bike.

You can go on a Zike-Bike if you like.

If you like you can go in an old blue shoe.

Just go, go, GO!

Please do, do, DO!

  Donald J. Trump, I don't care how.

Donald J. Trump, will you please GO NOW!

  You can go on stilts.

You can go by fish.

You can go in a Crunk-Car if you wish.

If you wish you may go by lion's tail.

Or stamp yourself and go by mail.

Donald J. Trump!

Don't you know the time has come to go, Go, GO!

  Get on your way!

Please, Donald J.!

You might like going in a Zumble-Zay.

  You can go by balloon...

...or broomstick.

OR You can go by camel in a bureau drawer.

You can go by Bumble-Boat...

...or jet.

I don't care how you go.

Just GET!

Get yourself a Ga-Zoom.

You can go with a.................

BOOM!

Donald, Donald, Donald!

Will you leave this room!

  Donald J. Trump!

I don't care HOW.

Donald J. Trump!

Will you please GO NOW!

  I said GO and GO I meant....

The time had come.

SO...

Donald WENT.

rob05c  ·  1070 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's election day America!

I can trump top that. We're trying to get a Single Payer System here.

rob05c  ·  1071 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Don’t Feed the Homeless, It Only Encourages Them

    I think the author of this piece agrees with you.

I think so too. I just felt like ranting.

    Homelessness is a problem, but my interaction with a homeless person must transcend statistics because I am human and so are they.

I'm not sure I agree. Hypothetically, what if it were possible to statistically end 99% of homelessness, by passing laws forbidding individual help (presumably along with laws for institutional help)? Of course, it's the classic question of Deontology vs Teleology, and people have been arguing about it for hundreds of years.

rob05c  ·  1071 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Don’t Feed the Homeless, It Only Encourages Them

    “Street feeding programs without comprehensive services actually increase and promote homelessness”

[citation needed]

    “If you give cash out on the street, generally about 93 percent of it goes to alcohol, drugs and prostitution.

[citation needed]

    We’ve done a lot of research

[citation needed]

You know what? They might be right. But if you're going to pass laws making it illegal to literally feed the hungry, we need to see comprehensive, peer-reviewed, double blind studies. Not anecdotes from some random guy who pretended to be homeless. As well as commensurate laws to provide the acclaimed long-term help to the same number of people. Otherwise, you're just another Randian monster.