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    Beresheet

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    how crap is this government ?

    great article. only issue i have is with this: "Malcolm Turnbull was long viewed as the great moderate hope, because “moderate” has come to mean “socially moderate (or progressive); economic conservative” – as though the latter does not completely undermine the former." i dont accept the oversimplification that the latter and former are necessarily completely at odds. in practice, within the Liberal party as we know it, but not as a universal maxim.
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    Pets and animals

    okay but whats your alternate theory for the main answer? 1st lazy search result corroborates my theory: https://www.livescience.com/45461-why-do-cats-like-boxes.html
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    Pets and animals

    cats love boxes because they like hiding and constantly mentally rehearsing surprise attack commando shit. but cardboard in particular feels extra secure because of its low weight; their hair brushing against it provides super responsive tactile feedback of vibrations in the outside world*, it hardly impedes their hearing of the outside world, and they know they flick their way out of it in a pinch. (* i mean, a flat piece of cardboard is practically a transducer. a blind and deaf cat in a cardboard box could probably still "hear" the approach of a predator of a given mass via whiskers and hair in contact with that cardboard "diaphragm")
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    What a joke

    actually, i'm a little confused as to what Trump or AOC or any of that other shit are doing in the gender dysphoria thread.
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    also, highly recommend this one with democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. some worthwhile discussion of the feasibility of a UBI. he has some radical ideas, but he's refreshingly not all pie-in-the-sky.
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    relevant: this recent JRE podcast with independent journalist Tim Pool was excellent
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    What a joke

    while we're on the topic of conspiracy theories, i do think there are some grains of truth to this:
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    What a joke

    well, i didnt listen to his points either. but in my case, it was that font he uses. i was all like, "no serifs? fuck this guy!". we've all got our own triggers i guess. anyway, the fact theres despicable shitbags in all spheres of life and especially amongst elites on all sides of politics is a given. doesnt change pizza-gate being a steaming pile of shit. its like how its 100% true that people sometimes fake their own deaths and go on living in hiding for many years, but this fact has zero bearing on the veracity of post-1977 Elvis sightings.
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    What a joke

    its some proper froot loop shit QAnon: What's the truth behind a pro-Trump conspiracy theory?
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    how crap is this government ?

    i'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest that when Stevie Wonder is alone at home and drops his guts, not only does Stevie hear it, it's also fairly musical. :P
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    how crap is this government ?

    so, youre saying, to the extent that this bill indicates an increased likelihood that parliament will make even more lax amendments in future, its arguable that it will encourage cohorts of loophole chasing opportunists to come, but then again, probably not? i am really not across this bill. every sound bite or piece i read lacks specifics. based on the alarmism ive heard so far, i take it the general idea is this: if someone in detention is sick, they can put their hand up and be flown to australia, where someone drops them off in the car park of a medical centre.
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    Got H?

    Mine fingers stain'ed red
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    What a joke

    oh come on, Kimmo. i say she got you with a sick burn there :) how is you saying Trump has 'no redeeming qualities' any less hyperbolic and meaningless than Leo's take on socialism? he can be a misguided self-serving self-aggrandising douche and still preside over a cabinet responsible for *some* good policy ideas. i believe he wants to bring back manufacturing, for example, probably most of all to crow about it and be judged favourably by history, but there are at least the seeds of some twisted paternalistic altruism therein. the execution may be all wrong, and he may ultimately screw the poor harder than before, but some degree of protectionism seems like a good thing to me. or how about foreign policy? whats your take my last post in your AOC thread?
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    Got H?

    Bainimarama — Secret founding member of Bananarama?
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    Trust issues not helping me move on.

    the hoped for result of putting his cards on the table = the buying of time, right? permission to be as thorough and cautious as he needs to be without stressing about it because he knows his motivations have been understood and accepted by her. my thinking is, the longer something like this remains unspoken the more potentially destructive it can be to a relationship. conversely, if she is a bad egg, this would probably help to unmask it sooner rather than later. a stitch in time saves nine.
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    Happy Invasion Day

    saw your response to Cybes, but still dont understand what you are trying to get at
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    Trust issues not helping me move on.

    "just about anything" is a little strong, but yes, its safe to assume there would be a right and wrong way to go about it generally speaking, women are more prone than men to hyper vigilance about 'not wasting their time' in a dead end relationship, partly due to comparatively higher risk vs reward in their most fertile years. so anything even reminiscent of the language of imminent desertion is liable to trigger false positives and lead to a communicative world of pain. imo, this is one instance where candid emotional nakedness is better than diplomacy. ie. get those bullshit detector systems fully disarmed and offline before proceeding!
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    Trust issues not helping me move on.

    does she know, a) that you feel this way, and b) why you feel this way? if not, then i suspect youve got more to gain than lose by laying it out there. even if she is the kind of person who sees relationships as existing on a one-way train towards cohabitation, it might make all the difference in the world to her if she fully understands why you might want to slow that train down. i mean, youre very happy with the journey so far, so you absolutely dont want to divert the train or reverse it, and you dont even want to slam on the brakes — just lay off the accelerator a bit. right?
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    Happy Invasion Day

    oops, actually that was the wrong article. i will edit my post but here it is for you. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrei-markovits/on-socialism-social-democ_b_8399576.html by Andrei S. Markovits, Professor of Political Science, Sociology, and German Studies at the University of Michigan (yes, University of Michigan, also coincidentally a famed hotbed of antivaxxer science LOL)
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    Happy Invasion Day

    *yawn* no Casper, i will not be proving the earth is spherical for you. and btw, no true astrophysicist thinks the earth is flat. <-- not a fallacy. something to keep in mind; 'isms' and such are not discretely measurable quantities — instead, they are clustered combinations of ideas swarming around like groups of cells that occasionally differentiate themselves into various organisms and super-organisms. they can be vastly different whilst having qualitative features in common by virtue of shared DNA, much like the provisions towards social justice in social democracy and marxism have common ancestory in socialism — despite Marx viciously deriding the roots of modern social democracy in his day as "petty-bourgeois socialism". <-- not up for debate. this article is concise enough, but seriously, do some actual reading.
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    Happy Invasion Day

    okay, heres a link . you see, ive had my share of contact with people who exhibit chronic denialism, so i can tell you a thing or two about that. and i can hit you up with a weak argument from authority based on my lived experience. the critical thing here though, is that my definition of denialism happens to match the consensus. so i can tell you that youve got it bad and be confident any psychologist worth their salt would agree. why? because no political scientist worth their salt would argue that Social Democracy doesnt incorporate some elements of Socialism. to say otherwise, is going flat-earther level, flashing neon lights, full retard. or, as in your case, obvious neurosis. but go ahead, keep blaring out your own personal definition if it helps you protect the cognitive dissonance youve built into the foundations of your self-identity. just as a word of encouragement though, i think it would be possible for you to pull the blinders off and still keep your justified hatred for the bulk of socialism/communism. you can do it Leo. i believe in you.
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    Happy Invasion Day

    yeah, not going to bother providing references to rebut a position so self-evidently asinine. here's an idea: read a book once in a while, Casper
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    Happy Invasion Day

    specifically, Norway is Social Democracy, which is a form of welfare capitalism that is basically a synthesis of socialist principles into the framework of capitalism within a democracy. so the Nordics arent socialist, but you could say their system incorporates some of the redeeming features of socialism. as for AOC, if what you say is true then she is confused, because she is a proponent of Democratic Socialism which is a lot more handsy and skewed towards socialism/communism proper.
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    Happy Invasion Day

    okay, so your 2c is you disagree with a date change, with a bonus $2 side dish of weirdly sexualised Kimmo hate thrown in. that aside, your comparisons are weak. Japan vs America was a war with atrocities committed on both sides. as for Hitler, if youre referring to the holocaust, that was genocide (a little different). reparations have been paid, and apologies have been made (eg. Johaness Rau asking for forgiveness for Germany when addressing Israel's Knessit in 2000). as for the date, the Day of German Unity celebrates the formal completion of their reunification in 1990. i am willing to bet its not coincidentally the anniversary of the first Nuremberg rally, so maybe nobody has had cause to appeal for a change? "Apologies mean Fuck. All when we are talking about generations who do not even exist now." who now? according to Wiki, "Official government estimates are that in certain regions between one in ten and one in three indigenous Australian children were forcibly taken from their families and communities between 1910 and 1970. " so yeah, aaaaaaages ago. or maybe these people are still walking around and its still a fresh wound. you talk of being "grateful". that would be showing the courtesy of listening to our original peoples, and if this date is a thorn in their sides, doing them a kindness. ie. it ain't no thing - high five brothers and sisters! "...among Aboriginal Australians and people from the Torres Strait Islands, less than a quarter (23%) felt positive about Australia Day...Asked about whether the date of Australia Day should change, 54% of Indigenous Australians polled were in favour of a change" link so those poll numbers arent overwhelming, but they are what matter most to me personally. if the number on the ground is much higher, as i suspect it might be, then it will be shown in time and change will come in due course. after all, according to you, we are all human. and that really is the point. "we" are not white europeans anymore, "we" are everyone. so WE have no particular reason to put disproportionate importance on a date only unambiguously positive to white europeans, because in this case we actually are "talking about generations who do not even exist now" and no longer represent this nation. but talk of a change so small, that might go some way in healing divisions while costing the country practically nothing, seems to threaten you in some way. so, with your back up against the wall over this potential crime against humanity, youve donned your Australian Flag cape and come to save us all, presumably after huffing some industrial solvents. saying "yeah...nah, fuck yas" — that would be the ungrateful option.
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