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by JasonL
04 Jan 2021, 12:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

Jason, I don't know if you're still stuck on that (off by at least a factor of 10, if not by 30) "90,000 people died because of Cuomo's decision about nursing homes" falsehood you brought up before, and if that's why you feel like Cuomo is so responsible for things, but if that is the reason, then ...
by JasonL
04 Jan 2021, 11:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

We need to figure out how to navigate pandemic with actual risks. Every time I see that local Ohio ad saying the 'virus kills young and old it doesn't discriminate' with crying nurses I want to punch them all. Yes. It totally discriminates. Stop. Doing. That. No. It doesn't discriminate. It kills u...
by JasonL
04 Jan 2021, 11:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

The problem is that they are at least as right as they are wrong. The virus kills far more old people, but it does kill young people some of the time. And it leaves lasting marks on at least some of the young who survive it. Pham can back me up here. Those crying nurses are not being 100% accurate ...
by JasonL
04 Jan 2021, 10:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

I think it is very significant and not at all trumps fault that an health establishment is just flat lying about things to engineer responses they think people will have. If trump comes around and talks about people lying about the risks of coronavirus it's his fault if he's lying about that but it ...
by JasonL
04 Jan 2021, 10:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

Addendum by Jacob Siegel, one of my favorite people writing about 2020. I was going to quote but just wanted to quote it all: https://unherd.com/2020/12/why-americas-elites-keep-on-winning/ In Jacob Siegel’s telling, Trump gets absolutely no blame. So Jacob Siegel can absolutely go fuck himself. I ...
by JasonL
31 Dec 2020, 12:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

It's something about - I don't think this is actually an elites issue. There's a bottom upness to the idea that whatever your team says is the best thing at all times. Lots of people want it that way. They want to specify the outcome they desire and they want to use cudgels to get you there and wha...
by JasonL
31 Dec 2020, 10:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5091
Views: 402492

Re: Food

This all sounds terrible. I'm not a soda/Coke guy though. Not really since college or before.
by JasonL
31 Dec 2020, 10:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

It's something about - I don't think this is actually an elites issue. There's a bottom upness to the idea that whatever your team says is the best thing at all times. Lots of people want it that way. They want to specify the outcome they desire and they want to use cudgels to get you there and wha...
by JasonL
31 Dec 2020, 09:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 732
Views: 49025

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Once they can do jazz hands they can vote in Occupy rallies and it's a short hop to the next autonomous zone being fully autonomous.
by JasonL
31 Dec 2020, 09:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

It's something about - I don't think this is actually an elites issue. There's a bottom upness to the idea that whatever your team says is the best thing at all times. Lots of people want it that way. They want to specify the outcome they desire and they want to use cudgels to get you there and what...
by JasonL
31 Dec 2020, 08:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

nicole wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 07:57 Addendum by Jacob Siegel, one of my favorite people writing about 2020. I was going to quote but just wanted to quote it all: https://unherd.com/2020/12/why-americas ... n-winning/
Yup that's good. I feel like there's something missing I would want to say but I'll have to pin it down.
by JasonL
30 Dec 2020, 15:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

My dankest current thoughts. The outrage by median income households about not getting $2k is a bunch of motherfuckers want a PS5 as a reward for existing in 2020.
by JasonL
30 Dec 2020, 11:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

dead_elvis wrote: 30 Dec 2020, 10:23 2020 killed any hope I had that the country could come together in a crisis. That patriotism here could ever be redirected in a positive direction.
I expect we still can for well defined and visible external threats. If it takes any amount of internal bargaining we are screwed.
by JasonL
30 Dec 2020, 10:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

Don't do that to the young uns. They can't dunk like LeBron either.
by JasonL
30 Dec 2020, 09:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5091
Views: 402492

Re: Food

Corn Coke is on the table then.
by JasonL
30 Dec 2020, 09:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5091
Views: 402492

Re: Food

Ahh sorry. I let your joke down.

My defense is the grape juice thing is every bit as bizarre sounding to my ear as corn juice so why not.
by JasonL
29 Dec 2020, 18:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

What will make you feel better about individualism is to contemplate the form of consensus these same people would accept.
by JasonL
29 Dec 2020, 17:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5091
Views: 402492

Re: Food

These things are things? Just reading them made my teeth hurt.
by JasonL
29 Dec 2020, 11:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3869
Views: 379413

Re: Twitter!

There are definitely moves among some sectors of society that subtitles should be on everything everywhere because accessibility. "It helps people with hearing issues! And there's no downside!" And this bugs me because I fucking hate subtitles and they tend to really damage the experience of watchi...
by JasonL
29 Dec 2020, 11:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

We exist in a common space but I'm less and less convinced we live in the same world.
by JasonL
29 Dec 2020, 11:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12537
Views: 1042340

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

JD wrote: 28 Dec 2020, 16:34 Interesting short article on the history and economy of the Byzantine Empire: https://www.thecollector.com/byzantine- ... val-times/
Sounds convoluted.
by JasonL
29 Dec 2020, 09:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1043
Views: 104940

Re: the list of those things which are not food

I don't get SPAM outside of wartime rationing. We have ham and it isn't that expensive. We have a million kinds of bologna type things all of which are better than SPAM.
by JasonL
29 Dec 2020, 09:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

Maybe catastrophism is the word I was looking for to connect activists and conspiracy types.
by JasonL
29 Dec 2020, 09:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

- My most optimistic thoughts are around the rate of innovation we saw in response to the pandemic even beyond the vaccine itself. We can still do stuff. I'm simultaneously hopeful about the success, and concerned about the reaction it has garnered in society. I think it ties into my larger thought...
by JasonL
28 Dec 2020, 16:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2836

Re: 2020 Status Check

Six reminds me about how concerned I am at the persistence and normalization of conspiracy thinking. That Nashville bomb appears to be a 5g truther. Was he? Got a link? Variations of this are all over now: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9091781/Death-Nashville-Christmas-bombers-father-fue...