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tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: WOKE BRANDS

I guess I have to comment to bump this

I was homeless in a small town once. The cops were deliberating whether to arrest me or drive me to the next county over and dump me off. I got like a warning that McRae Georgia doesn't have homeless people and convinced my mom to get me a hotel

Gwinnett County Georgia also doesn't have homeless people. It's affluent. We're arrested or sent to other counties as a solution

I have an apartment right now but I'm technically homeless because it's through a housing program for people with mental illness. I'm lucky. I have it because I didn't lose my car and could drive to various agencies across two counties to fill out forms and prove I deserve basic human dignity that is housing because means testing

I've been this desperate and Fox News is out there painting people like me as a public health problem and a horror instead of addressing the root cause of homelessness. Capitalism

I never shit on the sidewalk but I would have if I ended up somewhere where the bathrooms have locks

Capitalism has no mechanism to provide homes for people who can't afford them under capitalism. It has no solution forglobal warming. It incentivises discrimination. It's end goal is concentration of wealth among a few people. It's immoral. We can do better

As a very poor person: fuck you

Georgia is also near the top of pedestrian death entirely because of Atlanta. I live in a pretty poor Atlanta suburb. There's an elaborate pedestrian crossing I drive by every day that's in the part of this suburb where all the public housing is. I wonder how many poor people died before whatever local government apparatus decided to put a red light for pedestrians at the intersection between the Family Dollar and the gas station that shares a parking lot with a liquor store

One wanted to know why the ISS shows up in his astrophotography all the time and Musk thinks it's because it has 8 billion lumen light bulbs on the outside

Commenting on this website for the first time in like two weeks to point out that Elon Musk is a massive dipshit who should have his wealth seized for the betterment of society

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.

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