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Except that the tone of debate is not the only, or even the main, problem. This idea that all debate needs to be equal, and all sides have good points, is how you get shit like climate denial, obama is a secret kenyan muslim, banning the CDC from researching gun violence, blatant lies about immigrant crime, etc, etc, etc.
Sometimes civility and hearing all sides is not the answer. Sometimes people need to be told they are wrong, and that they are being a fucking idiot.
Rush Limbaugh. To quote a tweet I saw, "All I'm asking that you treat the news of Rush Limbaugh's death with the same level of respect he gave, undocumented immigrants, women, Michael J. Fox, minorities, rape victims, LGBTQ individuals etc."
Edit - also this tweet - "Live your life in such a way that "Rest in Piss" does not trend when you die."
asmallcat said:Yeah I decided I'd throw $50 in a brokerage account and go to r/wallstreetbets, sort by new, and literally buy the first stock I saw mentioned that wasn't Blackberry, Gamestop, or AMC. I'm happy to report that my $50 is now worth
Yup. I will continue to put my actual investment money into index funds lol.
BOW BEFORE THE GOD OF STONKS, PUNY MORTALS, AND DESPAIR!
Dee said:After I heard on America’s Test Kitchen that smooth peanut butter outsells crunchy 4 to 1, I don’t think the US is any position to be getting on their high horse about other people’s peanut butter quirks.
Hatorian said:To get back on covid. Recent news says phizer is only 40% effective against Delta in terms of catching it.
you cannot force people to take something for the benefit of society if it’s a 50/50 shot they are still going to get people killed.Yes, its 99% effective against severe illness and death. But that’s only a reason to get it for yourself.
Plus, taking the Delta variants R value from 7 to 10 (where most estimated put it) to 3.5-5 will definitely save lives, so it's still going to save a lot of lives, especially when compared to the single-digit deaths in the US caused by the vaccines. And that assumes that people who are vaccinated are contagious for as long, which seems to not be the case, so it's probably reducing the R value even more than that.
And we force people to do stuff that saves lives less than 50% of the time all the time. I have to say "well, since this mandate will only save 10,000 people instead of 20,000 people, we probably shouldn't bother" is a bizarre take.