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A national tragedy happened this morning
  • The existence, location, use and status of the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile was deemed a matter of National Security during the Bush Administration as part of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.

  • This is no longer a safe space
  • Hey, reading through this thread alone and the drama it surround and I just wanted to say

    Thank You.

    It's clear you put a lot of time, thought and effort into moderating this instance and that you have to put up with a lot of trying things. It doesn't seem easy and I think you're doing a great job.

    I just wanted to make sure it isn't literally thankless.

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  • I dunno if I hate Google, but I've grown tired of their bullshit. I use their products, but mostly because they've become the default solution being so feature rich and widely used. They've leveraged that to bog them down with ads and Spyware and THAT I despise.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 6 Review: Genuinely good, especially if you ignore the competition
  • I'm looking at the line up of foldables and wondering

    1. do I even really need one? I kinda want one, they look cool, but is it really that much better than a normal phone?

    2. should I even consider the Galaxy when the Honor V3 looks like it's comparable specs with better battery and a thousand dollars cheaper?

    Tho the latter requires figuring it how to get and use one in the US.

  • Majority of Democrats think Kamala Harris would make a good president, AP-NORC poll shows
  • This kinda feels like a "Just Following Orders" point.

    If I were asked to do something as unethical as promote slavery or participate in a process that accomplished that, I'd refuse and resign.

    On one hand, I understand that this kind of behavior is wildly common in the American justice system and far more people than just Harris are complicit in these sorts of abject horrors. She's not special for this.

    But on the other, I still think it requires a certain lack of morality and contempt for humanity to be a willing participant in it.

  • Majority of Democrats think Kamala Harris would make a good president, AP-NORC poll shows
  • Oh, no, I understood very clearly what they were demanding. But I'm not a search tool. I'm a person, treat me like such. Heck, if they had just replied "Hey I tried searching for more info about this but I couldn't find any. Where did you see that?" I'd be far more accommodating than being treated like a machine thats openly accepting commands. They can search for these things faaaar more quickly than I can reply to a comment and probably get more info out of putting in all of 10 seconds of effort.

    That reddit debate mentality nonsense is toxic and I ain't playing that game.

  • Majority of Democrats think Kamala Harris would make a good president, AP-NORC poll shows
  • Thank you for being understanding. I take far more umbrage with someone expecting to be some kind of MTurk Google for them than wanting more information on a subject. Also, I'm a person with responsibilities and tasks. And whims for that matter. I shouldn't be expected to promptly reply with something that is easily searched for. I'm not the primary source for this claim, clearly.

    It's similar to people simply replying "recipe?" When someone posts food pics on a given social media platform. It's not strange to want tips on how to recreate something tasty, but for goodness sake, treat me like a human. At least say "oh wow that looks great! How did you make it?"

    Here's an article from the Daily Beast about this, tho there's a number of other publications that wrote on the same subject if you're curious about reading about it through different lenses.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/kamala-harris-ag-office-tried-to-keep-inmates-locked-up-for-cheap-labor

    Edit: FWIW, I don't think these claims are all that serious in the sense that this kind of practice is common in the USA. Prisoners are slaves and are forced into all sorts of varied labor, be it firefighting or being literally leased out to farms as agricultural workers. This is done explicitly (as in, the prisoners aren't given a choice to not work) and implicitly (where they're given a choice to rot in a cell in inhumane conditions OR work outside the prison for far less than minimum wage, which they can only spend at the prison commissary. This is a form of coercion). It's vile and abhorrent, but not uncommon, so I don't think it's all that strange to posit that someone in her role would engage in that kind of behavior.

    Does that imply that many people in charge of overseeing prisoners and their activities in America are psychopaths or show psychopathic tendencies?

    Perhaps.

  • Majority of Democrats think Kamala Harris would make a good president, AP-NORC poll shows
  • You can't just say "source?" at me like I'm some kind of search engine. We are two people having a conversation. Why not look around yourself before barking a command at another human? Do you talk like this to people in real life? This isn't reddit, this isn't debate club, I'm not doing that shit here.

    Look something up, find out how I misremembered details of an event from years ago. Tell me the nuance I've missed. Notice the true elements and mention how you find them disturbing, but it's not as bad as my fallable brain recalled. Yanno, like how people talk? Jeez!

  • Majority of Democrats think Kamala Harris would make a good president, AP-NORC poll shows
  • I don't know the thoughts of the other user and idk if this makes her a psychopath, but she did oversee an effort to deny prisoners parole just to keep them in California's prisoner firefighter program to combat wildfires.

    The program itself is fairly repugnant to begin with, as the prisoners don't really have a choice in the matter, it's tantamount to slavery, and her trying to keep people locked up to bolster it is vile. While California needed more firefighters to combat their wild fire issues, I don't think slavery is the right solution.

    Does that make her a psychopath? I'm not sure. Our definition of anti-social behavior is fairly restricted to what is legal and what isn't and what she did was legal. But it damn sure is without empathy or remorse and, in a just world, promoting slavery would be considered antisocial behavior, in my humble opinion.

  • Pissing in Stainless Steel Sinks is Better than Ceramic BECAUSE of the Audible Report.

    The audible report of your pee smashing into the free-floating thin stainless steel is desirable in the way that it informs others you are sink pissing. The ceramic bowl preference shown in this community is a sign of cowardice and shame in one's true self.

    It has the added benefit of scaring away predators and attracting sexual partners.

    Piss proud. Piss loud.

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    Doc, I think something is wrong with my head, I can't sleep lately

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/8238224

    > Doc, I think something is wrong with my head, I can't sleep lately

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    Doc, I think something is wrong with my head, I can't sleep lately

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    Looking for Recommendations on High Gloss Black Primer

    I got an idea to some candy coated metals and I'm looking to see if I can find a good recommendation on a super fine black gloss primer in a rattle can.

    I got this can of Behr Premium from Home Depot, but I think the paint is a tad thick and I was hoping for a glossier finish.

    Any y'all got any recommendations? I was also considering trying an automotive primer because I figured they'd be glossier.

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