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Isn't it obvious that this only applies to... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
Isn't it obvious that this only applies to certain things? ;)
It isn't the first time states forced the non-implementation of Covid restrictions onto their communities. Ditto for “critical race...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 29, 2021 at 01:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
… and girls! ;) Otherwise vaccinated people... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
… and girls! ;)
Otherwise vaccinated people help spread the delta variant, even though we are not likely to have a serious case of Covid-19.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 27, 2021 at 09:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m not quite sure I understand your point.... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
I’m not quite sure I understand your point. People in the US military have already volunteered to serve in the military, no? And a vaccine is different from volunteering to go on a dangerous mission.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 22, 2021 at 10:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Me neither. I was ecstatic when I heard that it... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
Me neither. I was ecstatic when I heard that it did not even take a year for a vaccine to come to market and got vaccinated the first chance I got. I’m less than a week away from the vaccine taking...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 22, 2021 at 09:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes. AFAIK some vaccinated people still need to... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
Yes. AFAIK some vaccinated people still need to be hospitalized, but almost all of the patients with severe and terminal cases have not been vaccinated.

YES!

I just have sympathy for people...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 20, 2021 at 07:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When people say vaccines are/aren’t effective... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
When people say vaccines are/aren’t effective against the delta variant, they usually talk about different risks. Getting the vaccine will definitely protect you, but probably you need a refresher...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 20, 2021 at 07:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Would you do that in other circumstances as well?... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Would you do that in other circumstances as well? I don't think making delusional beliefs part of your argument is a good strategy.

I think it is important to look not at claims, but at things...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 20, 2021 at 01:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
A version of this is “If this were... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
A version of this is “If this were racist/misogynistic, then racism/misogyny would be everywhere!”.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 18, 2021 at 07:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That is so frustrating: the evidence is in, it... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
That is so frustrating: the evidence is in, it does not work, trickle down economics has greatly accelerated the gulf between rich and poor. What is more, even obvious relevant facts are not included...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2021 at 10:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Agreed. As I said, I think seeing lawmakers as... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Agreed. As I said, I think seeing lawmakers as deluded is the more charitable interpretation, but I agree with you that most know exactly what they are doing. And that is indeed reprehensible....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2021 at 10:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My brother had it worse, I think it took him... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
My brother had it worse, I think it took him three days to recover. I’m quite lucky that I am in a rest week (sports-wise), so I didn’t do strenuous activity before and could easily skip my workout...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2021 at 10:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s right, how could I forget that. Our... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
That’s right, how could I forget that. Our children are being indoctrinated!
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 16, 2021 at 07:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You can clearly see a regular cycle, too. Gay... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
You can clearly see a regular cycle, too. Gay marriage, being more and more accepted also amongst conservatives, no longer serves its role as topic du jour to instill fear and outrage. This has now...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 15, 2021 at 09:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I got my second dose of Moderna on Wednesday, and... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
I got my second dose of Moderna on Wednesday, and sure enough it put me out on Thursday with a head ache and muscle pain. One day later and I am fine, with the exception of a swollen lymph node and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 15, 2021 at 09:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Because it makes your electorate a bunch of toxic... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Because it makes your electorate a bunch of toxic individuals, it is not healthy. Just think of all the people in your life with a victim complex who enjoy being in the role of the victim, because it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 15, 2021 at 06:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A question for the philosophers. ;) I don’t... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
A question for the philosophers. ;)

I don’t claim to be able to peer into the hearts and minds of people, but I don’t think the majority of Republican Congress people is delusional in the way...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 13, 2021 at 08:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Like I wrote, I only gave the most charitable... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Like I wrote, I only gave the most charitable interpretation, and a less charitable me agrees with you. You shouldn’t consciously lie about something that important, especially for someone in such an...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 13, 2021 at 07:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In my book being motivated by fear is quite... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
In my book being motivated by fear is quite different from malice. Sure, elected officials should have a spine and stick to their core convictions, but lack of spine is a character flaw that is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 13, 2021 at 08:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If you taken that from my posts at least, I'd be... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
If you taken that from my posts at least, I'd be surprised.

I don't think it is rational to hang onto a conspiracy theory that isn't even logically coherent. (If Democrats went through the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 13, 2021 at 12:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You don’t need to be defensive about this. The... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
You don’t need to be defensive about this.
The biggest fault is the acceptance or tolerance of open racism from the very top of the party, culminating in former President Trump’s many bon mots...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 9, 2021 at 09:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think that’s true, quite the contrary.... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
I don’t think that’s true, quite the contrary. The GOP has spend decades to make sure certain communities (mostly older people) vote by mail, and that has included measures that fall under the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 9, 2021 at 09:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Putting things into their proper context is key,... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Putting things into their proper context is key, though, to understand the motivation why many Red states, including Arizona, are attempting to use election laws to give themselves a real or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2021 at 08:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think we are arguing past each other. A ratio... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
I think we are arguing past each other. A ratio of 60-40 is IMHO already plenty diverse whereas I your tipping point seems to be 50 %. The importance of crossing a threshold, which I peg way below 50...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2021 at 08:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Theoretically, yes, yet the immigration officer... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Theoretically, yes, yet the immigration officer insisted. (After all, Spain is in Hispanic! ;))

I understand the theory behind it, but in the end it is applied to people who just seem to be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2021 at 02:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd like to expand on that: to me Hispanics look... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
I'd like to expand on that: to me Hispanics look white. A colleague from Spain (who is as Castilian as you can be, including Salvadore Dalí-like mustache) was very miffed when US immigration agents...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 7, 2021 at 09:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
60-40 is quite diverse, close to half-half,... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
60-40 is quite diverse, close to half-half, especially considering the proportion of whites-to-non-whites in the electorate. 40 % is certainly big enough to be a significant group to cater to. At...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 7, 2021 at 08:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To answer that question, shouldn't you relate... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
To answer that question, shouldn't you relate those percentages to the number of non-whites in the electorate?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 6, 2021 at 10:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For local elections, yes, for federal elections... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
For local elections, yes, for federal elections no, because representatives represent a set number of people. But even for local elections I still don’t see any reason why existing laws are not...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 6, 2021 at 09:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, but there does not seem to be any evidence... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Yes, but there does not seem to be any evidence for large-scale voter fraud or election fraud. The only case in recent memory involved a Republican who was promptly removed from office — the laws...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 5, 2021 at 08:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
On face value perhaps. But you can place... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
On face value perhaps. But you can place restrictions on strong correlates, which is usually the issue in other voting rights and also gerrymandering cases. So perhaps the text does not aim at...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 5, 2021 at 07:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Point taken ;) As I wrote, I don't know,... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Point taken ;)

As I wrote, I don't know, I'm more interested in the broad strokes. At the SCOTUS level, you need to have the bigger picture in view. I don't necessarily mean the judges should...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 5, 2021 at 04:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry to disappoint, but the answer is a clear it... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Sorry to disappoint, but the answer is a clear it depends, it depends on the circumstances, it depends on how it is done, and I am not clear whether this is a point that needs to be done federally. ...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 5, 2021 at 02:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Are you talking about ballot harvesting or... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Are you talking about ballot harvesting or mail-in ballots?

If you are talking about ballot harvesting, I think it depends on what type of ballot harvesting you are talking about. To be honest, I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 5, 2021 at 01:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:thumbsup: Plus, this kind of thinking is... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
:thumbsup:

Plus, this kind of thinking is usually applied only to specific groups, especially minorities. If you took that thinking seriously, you'd probably prevent a large share of rural...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 4, 2021 at 09:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think people mesh several things together when... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
I think people mesh several things together when they talk about ballot harvesting. Some people would call e. g. community groups trying to find ways to allow inhabitants of nursing homes to cast...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 4, 2021 at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I applaud you for your courage, most people are... 1,061 Views / 14 Replies  
I applaud you for your courage, most people are not willing to really change up their lives like that.

Teaching and mentoring the next generation is a valuable thing to do, even when it is hard....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 2, 2021 at 06:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is one of the reasons why I intend to... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
This is one of the reasons why I intend to continue wearing masks until we have reached herd immunity, even when I will have full vaccination status (currently I have received only one dose, my...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2021 at 08:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sendai, the city I live in, still has 1.1 million... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
Sendai, the city I live in, still has 1.1 million inhabitants*, although it feels smaller. But it isn’t small-small.


* I triple checked this time ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sendai) ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2021 at 08:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, I noticed I did something facepalm-worthy:... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
Yeah, I noticed I did something facepalm-worthy: my eyes slipped and memorized the area in square kilometers and mistook that for the population. Sorry about that stupidity. You’re right that this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2021 at 11:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I live in Tohoku prefecture, which is a little... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
I live in Tohoku prefecture, which is a little off the beaten path. We have comparatively little tourism and unlike Aichi prefecture are not part of the heart of Japan. (Aichi is home to Toyota, for...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2021 at 08:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Welcome! I am glad you got your first shot,... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
Welcome!

I am glad you got your first shot, too.

Stories like that are normal when vaccines are high in demand and there isn’t sufficient supply. Germany started its preparations for the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2021 at 08:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
1) Yes. It is by far the slowest country amongst... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
1) Yes. It is by far the slowest country amongst its peers. No contest.

2) Simple question, complicated answer. There is no single factor. But here are a few:

Japan's bureaucracy is sclerotic...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2021 at 01:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks. I got my first dose of Moderna today. The... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
Thanks. I got my first dose of Moderna today. The arm felt a bit funny after the injection, but overall I feel good. I thought I had a hint of a headache, but that could very well be a case of the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 16, 2021 at 03:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Or, at present, pregnant women like my wife.... 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
Or, at present, pregnant women like my wife. (AFAIK no Covid vaccine has been approved for pregnant women.)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 15, 2021 at 07:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Not really, I see no logical connection to what... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
Not really, I see no logical connection to what you or I wrote earlier. Sorry.

Careful: I wrote automatic weapons, not automatic rifles. In your posts you seem to focus on rifles whereas I am...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 11, 2021 at 12:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Just ask his wife how she feels about her name ;) 314,340 Views / 1,155 Replies  
Just ask his wife how she feels about her name ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 9, 2021 at 08:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, you misunderstand: I’m making a descriptive... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
No, you misunderstand: I’m making a descriptive claim, whereas you seem to think I am making a prescriptive claim (is vs. ought). If is and ought differ, then this is not a sign that a descriptive...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 9, 2021 at 08:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t understand what you mean with taking... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
I don’t understand what you mean with taking judicial opinions at face value.

The technological shift happened earlier than that, I’d say it really picked up the pace during WW1 and the period...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 9, 2021 at 04:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand that this is your opinion, I just... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
I understand that this is your opinion, I just disagree with it.

Again, I accept that this is what the Supreme Court wrote, but I still think the fundamental change is due to a change in values...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2021 at 10:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
All institutions are fallible, and there are... 167,767 Views / 711 Replies  
All institutions are fallible, and there are constitutional mechanisms to correct for that.

Right, and values have shifted. Militias are no longer an important part of American life, at least...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2021 at 07:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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