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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    So what? I don't see what the duration of the job has anything to do with anything. If that employer is paying people less than they require to live, that employer is being subsidised by the state....
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I agree but I think Wes and JMc have pretty much given my answer already - don't make it one size. There's nothing wrong with stratifying it in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons. E.g....
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    So you are anti a minimum wage. OK, here's the argument for it:-

    Can Convenience Store Chad live on the wage he receives? Can he afford to rent a home, feed his family and afford health care (or...
  4. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Less than that if DD gets his hands on 'em.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Well, the minimum wage would go up. And it wouldn't be communism. But the hyperbolic right wing medium would call it that.

    Are you arguing against a minimum wage or JAQing? It's not clear.
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    Ooh, I recently discovered Red Beans and Rice. You Weezy Annas really know what to do with a bean.

    This is probably heresy but it goes great with Jumbalaya... you're welcome.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Well, Biden's raising the minimum wage so I'd say full blown communist totalitarianism. He'll probably invade Finland any day now.
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    I wouldn't disagree with that. I think you could even go back to the twenties and find people starting to talk about it. I picked the 80s because I think the hole in the ozone layer really thrust...
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    He's French and I'm British. We'll need 100 years for that.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    I agree that it's changing radically but I do fear that we're too late. I don't think any of us can know until we REALLY know so I don' t see that as an excuse for doing nothing. As far as I'm...
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    Re: Stupid Things Developers Do

    Eat too much pizza
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    My inner pedant is screaming at me to point out that they emigrated from France and immigrated to Canada. I'm really ashamed of my inner pedant because pointing that out adds no value to an...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    Weirdly, population decline would actually be beneficial at this point.
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    I honestly don't know what the Australia debate is really about. I haven't been paying attention.

    I pretty much never use Facebook, although I do have an account. I honestly don't get what...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    But... but... Texas was the fault of the hippy Democrat's Green Energy agenda. Haven't you been watching Fox News?

    The policy you're railing against is cutting off US investment in foreign coal...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    To be anti globalisation is rational. Wrong, in my opinion, but rational.

    But to think that Trump was asking for a fair vote count is delusional. Trump wanted the exact opposite of that.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

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    Nice one!
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    Careful, Niya. You know how that turned out last time.
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    It's the middle of the Overton window but, yeah, your window is substantially to the right of ours.

    I think there's still a great deal of "fear of socialism" that might prevent that, or at least...
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    Re: The US fragile democracy Exposed

    That was never in doubt but neither was it the point. The point was to put Republican Senators on record.

    It's hard to imagine anyone outside of Trump's most rabid base being anything other than...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Sounds similar to what I had but I wouldn't have described it as "normal flu" - it was a real kick in the krunchies for me. I had bad stomach upset as well. Did you lose your sense of taste or...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I'm known to aggressively agree.:)
  23. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Pretty good rendition of it too. One of my faves.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    That's the argument I'm making. You're concerned that potentially deadly viruses are becoming more frequent due to population growth and increased travel. I'm acknowledging that that's probably...
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    Re: above 50 years old and still programming

    I'll second that. He had a ready and unselfish wit that really brought joy to the forum.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    It doesn't bear thinking about, does it? Thankfully, illnesses that transmit without symptom are really rare. Mainly because symptoms are usually the vehicle for transmission.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    No. If I'd said "we've just had the last pandemic, so we've got 100 years until the next one" that would have been the gamblers fallacy because I would have predicted the probability of a future...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    No, but we did a pretty good job with Sars, Mers, Ebola, Swine Flu, Bird Flu... Any of these would have wiped out massive numbers a couple of centuries ago.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    No it wasn't. At no point did I try to link the timing of the next pandemic to the recency of this one. I merely pointed out the frequency of pandemics is rare: roughly once per hundred years based...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    The good news is that viruses this lethal tend to occur roughly once a century. They're very rare.

    But when they do occur, you really need to take them seriously. I take the view that you should...
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    I'm on an S9 and the main mics broke so I have to talk to everyone on hands free. Thinking of upgrading but the phone is really only a year and a half old.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    My immune system turned into a total drama queen.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Everything you said is true but I think NSA was talking more about the effect of new strains rather than the timing of 1st and 2nd doses. New strains have the potential to invalidate all the data we...
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    Holy wars in -8... -9... -10...


    I'm guessing you're really talking about Entity Framework rather than Linq (I'm making that guess on the basis that you talk about delayed execution and that I've...
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    Re: I'm in a news desert

    <sigh/>happy times
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    Re: I'm in a news desert

    Oddly, I'd have said they have a soft bias away from the current govt. They were certainly critical of Blair after the first few years. I'd say they were pretty neutral with Cameron but they were...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Speaking from experience, if it is "just flu", it's the manliest of man flues I've ever experienced. This is the kind of man-flu that wears sovereign rings and a wife-beater vest. Trust me, you do...
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    So American litigation tendencies extend to the wildlife?! Any time a bear sees something he doesn't like, he'll suet.
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    I've been making like a squirrel. I curled up in my den and used my bushy tail to keep warm.

    I reckon I'm operating at about 90%. I'm fine when I'm up and about but every so often I just crash...
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    The BBC is publicly funded but run by an independently appointed board of governors according to a charter. That separation is important because it means that the people making the decisions on...
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