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Eric Smith
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I don't get why you guys would worship a letter.

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Consider stapling one of these to your tax return. Just don't staple through the middle.
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You might like this. Push hard enough and long enough and sometimes you get to the core strange belief.
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So, I took a linguistic measure of online certainty/uncertainty, and I just wanted to validate this measure against the Consumer Confidence Index, and holy hell. Strong inverse correlation (r=-.60).

Any ideas what is going on here? My initial intuition is that, in times of uncertainty, people actually place more confidence in institutions. This is supported by the findings that making people aware of their own deaths increases support for authoritarian leaders.

Or, and this is something that is untestable, maybe the CCI is manipulated to prevent the economy from crashing in times of uncertainty (similar to how credit rating agencies were manipulated during the mortgage crisis).

Any other ideas?
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Being libertarian is both exhausting and deeply restorative at the same time. Is this the path to necromancy?

Any Civilization players? I'm curious what atheists think of the changes to Civ 6's religion system.

Does anyone know the victory conditions of Critical Race Theory (white privelege/supremacy/etc)? That is, how do you know if you have moved the needle? I asked a black doctor, who subscribes to CRT, whether having been granted a full scholarship at a prestigious university and fast tracked into medical school by a wealthy minority advocacy group was evidence that things were improving. She told me that it was actually the dominant culture rewarding her (and her cohort) for intelligence and obedience, so it isn't real social justice. How then, do we measure improvement?

To me, if there is no way of measuring improvement, that means that the theory is just fostering racial discord in service of a broader agenda (e.g. cultural Marxism, or some other movement).

Considerate responses, please. I will not indulge racist crap or political mudslinging.

I have a question for anyone who knows a lot about Brehon Law. Often, statists use the argument, "If you don't like the laws, then you can leave." But, anarchists sometimes point to the voluntary nature of the tuath as the reason why ancient Irish society was free, since if you didn't like your tuath you could move to a different tuath. Since these tuaths were geographically based, isn't this just the same game on a different scale? A hierarchy that you can leave if you want, but only if you abandon your individual property rights?

Does anyone remember the name of that crowdsourced security app? Our police response time is just barely fast enough to find your body before it gets eaten by rats. Thanks!
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