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Morning Ed: Transportation {2017.05.24.W}
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Morning Ed: Society {2017.05.23.T}
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Wednesday!
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Roger & Us
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An Economist Nitpicks Sci-Fi: Employment in The Expanse
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The comments...

+ Yup. Just this week, on my morning commute, there was a two-car accident on a windy stretch of two-lane (one each way) highway through [. . .]
Damon
+ It depends. It depends upon whether or not safe track actually makes a difference. It depends on whether or not DC suceeds in [. . .]
+ Furthermore, any article about anything less than fully automated cars that doesn't address the problem of expecting eternal vigilance from mostly-non-drivers is simply an industry [. . .]
Kolohe
+ With more precision the ruling says the the Federal Transit Administration needed to address formally, within the context of the EIS public comment process, why [. . .]
Damon
+ "add more to the community than hard truth telling does." I disagree. I want the truth. I seek the truth. If the "community" [. . .]
+ I'm surprised you need to ask, but it does indeed. It also includes assuming that your interlocutor is not evil or stupid (he/she could be a [. . .]
notme

Does respectful engagement include not posting profanity laced personal attacks? That would be a good start for some folks here.

notme
+ Yes, it's down but does anyone really expect ridership to stay down? It seems to me that ridership will pick back up once maintenance [. . .]
Kolohe
+ A decent review (but from a point a view with a definite and unapologetic agenda) of how this evolved can be found on this blog [. . .]
Damon
+ IIRC, and this has been ALL OVER NPR the last two days, the judge rejected the old ridership volumes since Metro's ridership has tanked with [. . .]
Damon

Lee,
It's called being an adult. Some burdens of adulthood are harder than others. :)

Respectful engagement -and respectful scroll down and ignore- add more to the community than hard truth telling does.

It's a duty to the Commonwealth thing

Kolohe
+ We're within a few months of the Muppet Show being as distant from now as the Muppet Show was from the first regular broadcast commercial [. . .]
Marchmaine
+ The strange thing about the article is that there's no mention of the Environmental impact... it just references the Judge stating that he doesn't really [. . .]
LeeEsq
+ I'm between you and Saul on the subject of how to deal with GT, Notme, and Kimmie. A big tendency has been towards what I [. . .]
Kolohe
+ This video was also made 34 years after the song's initial release, though the song has re-entered pop culture in a big way about halfway [. . .]
Kolohe
+ The environmental lawfare chickens have come home to roost in suburban Maryland. (I am in favor of this project, but you live by community activism [. . .]
LeeEsq

The secret identity link goes to an article on why techies need to stop trying to improve tv and film.

Damon
+ Robot Cars: Dear god I will rue the day. When all the robots are following the law, it'll be hell. Want to [. . .]
Zac Black

Well said, @j-r. And your question raises the obvious corollary: what does this community have to gain?

Zac Black
+ George Turner: In fact, I’ve had wild sex with at least a third of NFL cheerleaders, something I’m not proud of because it shows I’m [. . .]
Damon
+ c/p from wikipedia. "Mainstream media (MSM) is a term and abbreviation used to refer collectively to the various large mass news media that influence a large [. . .]
Damon
+ I don't seem to have a problem keeping up with both accounts. "channeling kimmi" here, but why would I assure the "narrative" coming from [. . .]
Damon
+ The conservatives, and by that I mean the republicans, have been adrift since "contract with america". That was the time that I finally realized [. . .]
Road Scholar
+ I've maintained from the beginning that any "driverless" system that requires the human to maintain their vigilance and attention to be able to take over [. . .]
George Turner
+ An ignore or mute function would not be to your benefit. We live in a complex world. We used to be a prey species hunted [. . .]
Zac Black
+ Likewise apropos of nothing, last week I stumbled across this gem, which if anyone reading this hasn't watched before, I highly recommend. You're a fantastic [. . .]
George Turner
+ If he does not, Democrats and the media will be unable to explain why not. He's wanted for what, putting up a platform for [. . .]
Zac Black
+ As is often the case, you guys have said this way better than I possibly could. I will simply say that A) contra GT downthread [. . .]
+ @silver-wolf Bear in mind that The Expanse is set centuries in the future. How many of the social expectations we have today are that old? [. . .]
j r
+ I am writing this down here, because I don't see the need to get directly involved in these threads. But whenever I see someone [. . .]
George Turner
+ As I stated a few minutes ago somewhere else in this thread, Kim Dotcom played a trump card. The investigators have to give him [. . .]
George Turner
+ As an aside, it occurs to me that Kim dotcom's playing a trump card in his legal defense against the US charges for which he [. . .]
Troublesome Frog
+ If you're wondering whether I had seen Kim Dotcom's statement before I wrote that no evidence had been presented, the answer is yes, I had. Anyway, [. . .]
George Turner
+ I see that lots are upset that their bubble isn't being maintained. It's a bubble, kind of like a prison to keep out other [. . .]
+ I tend to limit my level of engagement with people I believe are regularly acting in bad faith, or are acting contrary to what I [. . .]
+ This is the right approach. I wish I was more consistent in applying it. That said, it really bothers me to have these ghoulish conspiracy [. . .]
Road Scholar
+ I want them politely countered. I want their points congenially eviscerated and I want their ideas to stand bare for the world to see [. . .]

Also, the distance from Nobody Here to the Muppets seems way, way longer than the distance from Muppets to Beat it.

+ Apropos of nothing, if you like Chickens, you should check out Jordan's Choo-Choo-Ch-Boogie, which in addition to being highly addictive is the only song I [. . .]
Kazzy
+ Does it matter at all that certain people conduct themselves in a disrespectful manner and do not respect the site or vast majority of the [. . .]
George Turner
+ Gateway Pundit has an update from Kim dot com I have consulted with my lawyers. I accept that my full statement should be provided to [. . .]
greginak
+ North is right. This conspiracy crap is as weak and silly as anything. It's a classic diversion from the actual investigation, all the shoes dropping [. . .]
+ "Them the owners, their rules" qualifies as socon right-wing bigotry these days! He maaaaaaay side with employees fired on account of not doing their jobs on [. . .]
Saul Degraw
+ I personally don't want them encouraged at all so I would prefer if everyone just ignored them but failing that your path is better. Still [. . .]
J__A
+ The next Alito he ain't. I think he will be closer to Roberts than to anyone else, and for sure is pro Capital instead of [. . .]
 
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