State of the Discussion

The posts in play...

Morning Ed: Health {2017.03.27.M}
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Washington Post: The last thing on ‘privilege’ you’ll ever need to read
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Morning Ed: Politics {2017.03.26.Su}
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Kuznicki: In Search of a Post-Godwin Politics
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PATN Week 12 – Astyanax is Bad Bad News for Baseball Dudes
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Tim Harford: Some things are best left to the technocrats
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The Hoover Hog: My “Open Letter” Concerning the Amazon Blacklist and Freedom of Speech
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The comments...

dragonfrog
+ In terms of how big a fraction of the LD50 you're consuming, by far the most dangerous thing in drip coffee is the water - [. . .]
Stillwater
+ “I’ve never quite sorted out by what mechanism awareness of privilege is meant to inspire a desire to shed oneself of it,” Huh. Maybe the title [. . .]
Stillwater

Next week: "The Definitive Response to The Last Thing on Privilege You'll Ever Need to Read"

+ I haven't even read this yet but I am already thinking that the headline's mouth is writing a check that its ass will not be [. . .]
El Muneco

4. Brush up on the correct usage of "lift", "jumper", "boot", and "fanny".

Autolukos

I would totally go to a Raiders game in Vegas if I could bet from my seat. Otherwise, I'll pass.

Pinky

I don't think it does specifically, but there are a lot of things like Raiders fans and a lot of things like Las Vegas.

Kimmi

Okay, so it probably wasn't the caffeine, straight up.
(caffeine's easy to measure because it's stable. Maybe some of the alcohols from fresh coffee).

veronica d

Y'all are missing the part about Hawaiian pizza.

It's a good thing she's pretty.

Apparently, the Raiders are moving to Las Vegas.

They talk about this in Revelation.

Morat20
+ That's well over a hundred cups a day. The LD50 for caffeine is like 150mg/kilo. A 90 pound person pounding red bull could probably do [. . .]
Morat20

They do that all the time for experimental treatments. You hear about it more with cancer than anything else (experimental protocols, new drugs, etc).

LeeEsq
+ 1. Make the office of President ceremonial. 2. Reform Congress so its actually fairly elected. Increase the number of seats at the [. . .]
Kimmi
+ Add Liquid IV to your end of the world kit. Saves on water. (Try hearing from the doctors:"you're going to die! we want to experiment on [. . .]
+ I wonder if there's some way one can have written into an advance directive "If I have some horrible disease I'm likely to die of, [. . .]
Kimmi
+ Pinky, We all make assumptions. Some of those assumptions are based on race, as on everything else. The difference between racism and not-racism is exactly how [. . .]
Pinky

I'm not sure what you're going for in that comment. I said that it's racist to make assumptions blah blah race, not humans.

DensityDuck
+ On the other hand, it's never not funny to respond to a problem with "ninjas have (done something improbable to cause the problem)! Are you [. . .]
veronica d

Uh yeah, fiancee. Stupid autocorrect. And thanks.

Kimmi

Eliminate Capitalism!
Bring Back the Church!
... same diference I know.

Kimmi

I know people who have had nearly the lethal dose of caffeine in a day. JitterJitterJitter.
(new cappuchino machine, yay!)

+ THIS. My mom was v. much a "caboose baby" and all my aunts were a good bit older....I heard stories of the fear of polio for [. . .]

"Why, they must be addicted to caffeine! They require an intervention!"

Kimmi

Did you mean to write fiancee? If so, congratulations!!

Kimmi

notme,
Excuse me? I bet you can say shit like this because you've never, ever tried to roll a machine in your life.

InMD
+ This. Plus there's the issue of whether or not there's really such a thing as a completely apolitical technocrat. At the very least [. . .]
Kimmi
+ Mass Effect Andromeda is a trolling expedition. Pot Smoking Elmo is a trollicious thing. I respect trolls far too much to call "Kimmi can't talk straight" as [. . .]
veronica d

My finance loves Hawaiian pizza. She's coming to visit in two weeks. I agreed to, for her, eat Hawaiian pizza.

It's okay to pity me.

Kimmi
+ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/15/mouse-poop-fda-food_n_7572232.html What? I did mention that it's a fairly small proportion? If you don't believe me, do the DNA testing yourself (or hire a lab). I'm just reporting [. . .]
notme

Aren't we doing plenty of research right now? I'm sure folks think we can do more.

Stillwater
+ Also, and along those lines, the GOP is hamstrung because the Dems implemented the only comprehensive conservative policy proposal known to USkind. They literally have [. . .]
Pinky
+ To be honest, I suspect that you use words differently than most people, and troll without realizing it. Then you'll talk about something as [. . .]
greginak
+ Science research is far, far from the biggest gov expense and brings huge benefits (IMHO of course). We can can afford to do plenty of [. . .]
Kolohe
+ Some key technocratic aspects of ACA were thrown out by the courts, and/or rejected by state governments. And there was the court case that [. . .]
notme

AG Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of dollars

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/27/jeff-sessions-says-hell-punish-sanctuaries-cities/

Good, it's about time.

notme
+ It’s a good thing there aren’t big planed cuts to gov research funds……oops. Sure if we had an unlimited amount of money we could fund [. . .]
notme
+ I'm not sure I call it "luck" so much as a recognition that the longer you live, the more likely replication errors are to occur. [. . .]
switters
+ I believe some legal mandates on what private parties must or must not sell are OK. I believe other mandates are bad. For example, I [. . .]
notme

Really I'm not always sure that being human gives you an inherent worth.

Kimmi

damon,
Now you get to define human.
When the AIs pass the Turing test, well, it gets a bit more dicey, doesn't it?

Damon

Is it racist to make assumptions about people's inherent worth based upon their status as humans? 'Cause I'm totally a racist then.

Kimmi
+ Pinky, Not trolling. Quite serious about the hot dogs as well (okay, it's a small quantity, compared to the overal product. 99% beef. Some Human, some [. . .]
Stillwater

{{Maybe she's implying that slaves were illegal aliens. }}