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by JasonL
31 Jul 2020, 18:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 47
Views: 4275

Re: Universal Corona Income

EITC expansion is an obvious first step so we will never do it.
by JasonL
31 Jul 2020, 18:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 47
Views: 4275

Re: Universal Corona Income

I’m relatively neutral on extending unemployment as an emergency measure. The idea that this approach represents how things should work forever is profoundly misguided. Printer can go brrr over the short run but a full commitment to forever UBI is astronomically more expensive and would require a fu...
by JasonL
31 Jul 2020, 17:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2220
Views: 166452

Re: Home $weet Home

Nice!
by JasonL
31 Jul 2020, 17:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 47
Views: 4275

Re: Universal Corona Income

I definitely think it should be slashed for every twitterian who acted like the $1200 check was all greedy America was doing.
by JasonL
27 Jul 2020, 15:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 640
Views: 77177

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

Josh Szeps' Uncomfortable Conversations is pretty good.

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cH ... 8xMjc3NA==
by JasonL
27 Jul 2020, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 369
Views: 33638

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

It does feel like the next person will be Cottonesque. There isn't another competing narrative. Certainly not anything close to fusionism, or even fiscal hawkishness or anything. It's cultural. I think Trump needs to lose then the attempted Cottonarian needs also to lose, then maybe elephants will t...
by JasonL
27 Jul 2020, 10:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona Capitalism
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Corona Capitalism

Yeah no outside masks. It's fcking 93F and 95,000% humidity. If anyone is going to insist on that they are going to get rebellion.
by JasonL
24 Jul 2020, 15:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 59516

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I'm in agreement with much of that but also unsure of carts and horses. If the forces that gave us trump are grassroots, the problem is grassroots and we were always going to be arguing about this regardless of leadership.
by JasonL
24 Jul 2020, 09:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona Capitalism
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: Corona Capitalism

The "ugly" produce thing is bullshit / a scam. As recounted by multiple people on twitter, the idea that there is produce that is just left to rot unused solely because it doesn't look good enough for a produce display is complete bunk, because there are multiple processed uses for everything. It d...
by JasonL
24 Jul 2020, 09:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona Capitalism
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Corona Capitalism

That stuff you tried and love or hate while living the 'rona life. Do Like: Factor prepared meals. Especially while i'm doing surgical recovery, it is a high quality way to do portion control and eat not bad food. Just do microwave, the oven over cooks everything. Love: my online butcher. I use Port...
by JasonL
23 Jul 2020, 14:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 275
Views: 27477

Re: PS 411

There's nothing to read. It's an upcoming podcast series. Ah. so s/read/listen/ and otherwise my statement holds. The producer is pretty decent. She did early work for Planet Money. It will have a slant but probably will be fair. Unless she’s gone insane with culture war over the past year or so.
by JasonL
23 Jul 2020, 10:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 552875

Re: Petty annoyances

I "won" a Hello Fresh gift thing from work worth 8 meals or something. I found their customer service infuriating. They wouldn't let me use the second set of 4 meals without signing up for a plan with payment out of pocket even though that's totally not what the gift thing said. The 4 meals we got w...
by JasonL
23 Jul 2020, 10:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7777
Views: 437404

Re: Orange is the new President

No idea. He seems to think it's "of the people".
by JasonL
21 Jul 2020, 14:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 718
Views: 64014

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Yes, but he goes very far trying to make that case when racism can explain it readily. You don’t have to find every other possible explanation before you ever accept it might be a thing at all.
by JasonL
21 Jul 2020, 13:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 59516

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Their best is good, their median is blah their bad is really bad. Mostly it's predictable libertarian 101 stuff with a few writers doing more interesting takes. Welch has really grown on me.
by JasonL
21 Jul 2020, 12:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 718
Views: 64014

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'm team Kmele in the sense that I think his construction is mostly the correct one, but I'm team dhex in the sense that I understand what he's going to say and he just goes too far in "there's no such thing as racism" direction too often. That said, I always try to imagine holding that set of views...
by JasonL
20 Jul 2020, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 59516

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

That was a dumb take I agree. It struck me as a knee jerk.
by JasonL
20 Jul 2020, 10:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 59516

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

To me, this means we are facing a) living with outbreaks and addressing locally, b) locking down face to face life for 18 months, 2 years or even 5 years and bearing those economic, isolation, quality of life consequences, or c) that's it. No c. The fact that most of Europe is off of lockdown and n...
by JasonL
20 Jul 2020, 09:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 59516

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I'd like to migrate to the part of the national discussion where we just acknowledge our preferences with the costs. On everything but also particularly in Covid19. It sounds so obvious to say just wear a mask or don't gather inside. Spelling out that you could mean 5 years or honestly there's no gu...
by JasonL
20 Jul 2020, 09:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 59516

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31483-5/fulltext "The majority of the Spanish population is seronegative to SARS-CoV-2 infection, even in hotspot areas. Most PCR-confirmed cases have detectable antibodies, but a substantial proportion of people with symptoms compat...
by JasonL
20 Jul 2020, 08:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 59516

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

What's the current state of the herd immunity discussion. Didn't I see a week or more ago that we think herd immunity isn't going to be a thing at all because of low persistence of antibodies? Some big Spanish study?
by JasonL
17 Jul 2020, 13:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9000
Views: 402830

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Way too rolly for me. I had one and hated it.
by JasonL
15 Jul 2020, 15:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 763
Views: 38215

Re: Random covid-19 observations

it's the undergrowth
by JasonL
15 Jul 2020, 12:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 59516

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Mo wrote:
14 Jul 2020, 01:36
That site is about visa free travel. Right now Singapore isn’t allowing anyone not from the short list of countries to enter as a visitor. So there’s no visa free travel to Singapore for most of the world now.
China?
by JasonL
14 Jul 2020, 18:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 781
Views: 59940

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

If you think BLM represents a significant rebellion in America, just try to take the whole idea of canon away from nerds and star wars.