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tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Joe Biden Announces Candidacy

Please proudly announce that you are totally ignorant of what it's like to included in the cohort that would receive this benefit and fuck off forever

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Joe Biden Announces Candidacy

The ACA got kneecapped by the Supreme Court when they struck down the Medicare expansion. It's basically useless as it stands for poor people like me in conservative states. I'm a leftist but I'm more social democrat than socialist. We're at a crossroads like we were in the thirties where shit was so bad that fascism and socialism rose together. The New Deal was a salve that preserved capitalism and we need another one like it because the alternative is fascism. M4A is a part of that. I'm personally more for a public option.

mk here is your candidate

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Life Is Inevitable

I believe the rare earth hypothesis much more than more optimistic proposals like the Drake equation

Lots of mostly creationist loonies use similar arguments but often with a lot of bad science. They call it the finely tuned universe or something and use it as an argument for the God of Abraham. They then throw out stuff like if the earth were ten feet further from the sun we'd all freeze. I had to watch one of these videos in sober living because drug treatment is virtually in distinguishable from Christianity. I kinda lost my shit when we got to discussing the video.

I would guess that life is fairly abundant. But complex life is not and intelligent life is exceedingly rare. Earth is in the Goldilocks Zone, has a large stabilizing moon, has a core that provides a magnetic field, has liquid water, has a thick atmosphere because of the magnetic field, has plate tectonics and has large planets further out in the solar system that absorb a lot of asteroids and comets. I don't even think that's all we got going for us towards multicellular life. All that said there is still probably a few planets somewhere that fit enough of the earth-like condition to produce life similar to our own.

Apropos of nothing UFOs are interdimensional beings who don't abide by the same rules of physics as we do. Dont @ me.

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Joe Biden Announces Candidacy

I'm making a broad point about economic suffering that cuts across race and you're countering it with "the blacks had it a lot worse back in the day" after ignoring my vulnerability to preventable death so I'm about done with this bullshit

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Joe Biden Announces Candidacy

This is as bad as its been since the thirties. Not complaining is a bad thing. I don't even understand why you'd call them complainers. They have specific policies that address huge problems.

Trump got elected by pandering to a dissatisfied population and using racism as the rallying cry for that dissatisfaction. If you nominate another Democrat in the Clinton or Obama mold they're going to lose or do nothing to address the problems that elected Trump and leave the door open for an even worse republican candidate who might be less incompetent

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Joe Biden Announces Candidacy

OK... I'm not super healthy so there's a non zero chance I have cancer right now but at least I'll have the comforting platitudes of Beto O'Rourke for palliative care

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Joe Biden Announces Candidacy

If I got a serious disease right now that required any long-term treatment I'd die so it's not like they're complaining about things without merit

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Joe Biden Announces Candidacy

I'm sure he gets coverage but I'm kinda numb to the whole thing already. That's not to say he gets positive coverage. The MSM is really trying to sell Buttigieg for some reason. I can't tell you anything he proposes but I know he speaks Norwegian.

Tulsi Gabbard gets so little coverage I've checked twice to see if she's dropped out. Which is fine by me.

I thank you for trying to post around paywalls. NYT seems to have gotten wise to the Firefox Focus work around. WaPo randomly locks me out. WSJ isn't usually a thing I want to read so I don't know what their paywall would do to me

I don't like the series of short articles format but it led me to this so whatever

Every few days for the past couple weeks I've been reporting a Nazi podcast and Twitter has done fuck all

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