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Howsabout we not play this like it is fortnite?

We have great candidates.

Respect all of them. Respect all of their supporters. Decline engaging in gotcha drama.

Discuss issues and policy differences. Respectfully.
Beat the neo-fascist gop.

There is a lot at stake here.

Christian conquest of the Americas killed 50 million people

and caused a significant change in global climate.

Widely reported over the last few weeks.
For example: 50 million deaths in the New World drove cooling in the Little Ice Age
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5008748

Has Sanders photo bombed Abrams rebuttal yet?

Fucking Fabilous News Dump Friday.

Offhand can’t recall a better one.

All in all, it's just a stupid prick who wants his wall.

America's Most and Least Popular Senators

https://morningconsult.com/2019/01/10/americas-most-and-least-popular-senators-q4-2018/

Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a vocal Trump critic, finished at the bottom in his last quarter in office.

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was the most popular senator for the 11th time in a row.

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) saw 10-point drops in their net approval, the worst in the chamber

The latest rankings – based on surveys of 416,853 registered voters across the country conducted Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018 (see methodology here) – found McConnell’s net approval increased 10 percentage points since the third quarter of 2018, with 38 percent of Kentucky voters approving of his job performance and 47 percent disapproving. The fourth quarter marks McConnell’s best showing since the second quarter of 2017 as he prepares for an expected re-election campaign in 2020. (Net approval is the share of voters who approve of a senator minus the share of voters who disapprove. Approval and disapproval figures are rounded.)

Einstein's last words on gods.


The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of venerable but still rather primitive legends.

No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change anything about this.


The God Letter. 1954.

The technical legal term for Mannafort's situation

is “totally and irrevocably fucked”.

Democrats need a bold agenda. Here's what they should do in the first 100 days of Congress.


Specifically, during the first 100 days, Congress must pass a legislative agenda that includes:

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour and indexing it to median wage growth thereafter.

A path toward Medicare-for-all. The Medicare-for-all bill widely supported in the Senate has a four-year phase-in period on the way to guaranteeing health care for every man, woman and child. Over the first year, it would lower the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 55, cover dental, hearing and vision care for seniors, provide health care to every young person in the United States and lower the cost of prescription drugs.

Bold action to combat climate change.

Fixing our broken criminal-justice system.

Comprehensive immigration reform

Progressive tax reform

A $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Lowering the price of prescription drugs.

Making public colleges and universities tuition-free and substantially reducing student debt.

Expanding Social Security.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/democrats-need-a-bold-agenda-heres-what-they-should-do-in-the-first-100-days-of-congress/2018/11/21/dc80ddd6-ed07-11e8-96d4-0d23f2aaad09_story.html

Do zombies have free will?

The literature for the philosophy of the mind is full of thought experiments involving zombies. These are not Walking Dead zombies, they are instead just like you and me with the one exception that they have no conscious experiences. In all other respects they are fully human.

Note that their unconscious or subconscious mind is fully functional and they are just as intelligent as we are.

There just isn’t a chattering monkeybrain in there “experiencing” existence.

They make choices. They go to Starbucks and order chai lattes.

Do they have free will?
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