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  1. I can't tell what he's saying because all I see...

    I can't tell what he's saying because all I see is constant snark. But I am ok with that idea, I don't give a shit if they're out in some field as a redneck racist shrine. But when they're in front...
  2. Just as there will always be remnants of the pre...

    Just as there will always be remnants of the pre civil war South, and slavery in all corners of the country. But the monuments to Confederate actors and the prevalence of that flag fit squarely...
  3. At the risk of invoking Godwin's Law, should...

    At the risk of invoking Godwin's Law, should Germany post-WWII have left up symbols of Nazism because they represented "history"? Should South Africa have left up monuments exalting apartheid...
  4. Any symbol that was erected or promoted for the...

    Any symbol that was erected or promoted for the exact purpose of racial oppression should come down. Don't be so damn obtuse in the name of snark.
  5. It's not a cleansing of history. The statues and...

    It's not a cleansing of history. The statues and confederate flag don't remain popular because they are symbols of history, good or bad. The statues were all erected intentionally as racist...
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    Most people might be annoyed that they got pulled...

    Most people might be annoyed that they got pulled over, but most people also understand that they are assuming that risk when they do 70 in a 50 and don't hate the cop for doing what they knew might...
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    I know, right?

    I know, right?
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    This is very good, from Jabbar's L.A. Times OpEd:

    This is very good, from Jabbar's L.A. Times OpEd:
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    there's a big difference between not caring about...

    there's a big difference between not caring about your constituents (what the soundbite looks like in a vacuum) and wanting to be given the opportunity to speak because you have an electoral battle...
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    Do you understand the Ogden scale?

    Do you understand the Ogden scale?
  11. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I don't understand why Ikon hasn't caved and...

    I don't understand why Ikon hasn't caved and matched Epic's guarantee. I would buy my pass if they did, but as is I am willing to wait things out at the risk of paying an extra $50-100 later. I...
  12. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    2020

    2020
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    Exactly. His choice of examples while asking...

    Exactly.

    His choice of examples while asking for more context could certainly have been more artfully chosen. But he was pretty clear that what was in the video was 100% terrible and...
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    I agree with what folks are saying about...

    I agree with what folks are saying about ncskier's speculation (though I also agree that context matters, generally speaking).

    I would also point out that most of us are in echo chambers, and...
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    Damn, just read the case. The property interest...

    Damn, just read the case. The property interest in continued employment is not inherent to govt work, it is created by statute. In that case, a statute that limited termination to "for cause"...
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    Sweet, so I am not at will? [goes off to do some...

    Sweet, so I am not at will? [goes off to do some crimes]
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    "due process comes with their collective...

    "due process comes with their collective bargaining". Yes, that is generally a true statement as far as I know. But there are a shitton of govt employees of different levels across the country that...
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    really? Govt employees across the spectrum --...

    really? Govt employees across the spectrum -- municipal, state, federal -- are by definition not "at will"? You sure about that, counselor? Because as a state government employee not subject to...
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    Good to hear, Jax, glad you're handling it well.

    Good to hear, Jax, glad you're handling it well.
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    Ugh, I can't believe I watched some of that. He...

    Ugh, I can't believe I watched some of that. He wasn't destroying Trump, what the fuck did you watch? He basically dismissed the idea that there were any peaceful protestors or that there was any...
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    Can everyone take a step back and breathe?

    Breathe in, breathe out.

    We're all at each other's throats based on a few taps of a keyboard.

    Have a (virtual) beer and/or toke with your fellow mags, none of them are the enemy (and let's save...
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    Your point #2 would be one of the big...

    Your point #2 would be one of the big improvements to the system. This thread has a few great ideas (first and foremost is to eliminate qualified immunity):...
  23. yeah, camps getting shut down sucks. But even if...

    yeah, camps getting shut down sucks. But even if they were open, I wouldn't send my kid to one right now.

    Good luck rideit.
  24. Some days we do better and some days we do worse...

    Some days we do better and some days we do worse with our 9 yo, but definitely notice that the more screen time she has, the worse her behavior gets (she doesn't yet have full blown intern issues,...
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    gretch is a dude who consistently gets mad that...

    gretch is a dude who consistently gets mad that people mistake him for a chick.
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    Fuck off, bot.

    Fuck off, bot.
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    As I wrote, "None of which diminishes the insane...

    As I wrote, "None of which diminishes the insane brutality of the attack." I wasn't fishing for excuses, FFS. But facts matter. If she said "have a nice day" I would view the video quite...
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    She doesn't look particularly young, but she...

    She doesn't look particularly young, but she doesn't look "elderly" to me. Plus, the guy who came to her defense was her husband, you can hear him say as much, and he sure doesn't look elderly. ...
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    "What happened to George Floyd is terrible...

    "What happened to George Floyd is terrible but..."

    Not everyone or even maybe most saying this are intentionally dog whistling, but they all are doing so implicitly (if unwittingly in some...
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    I enjoy not having to commute an hour each way,...

    I enjoy not having to commute an hour each way, saves a lot of wear and tear on my car and my psyche.

    I enjoy spending more time with my kiddo.

    I think that might be the complete list.
  31. Thread: RIP Christo

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    I have heard that but not seen it; in any case...

    I have heard that but not seen it; in any case that's disappointing. But it was constructed in a far different era, and I have not read of similar issues with any of the more recent projects. ...
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    Pig wrestling, lots and lots of pig wrestling.

    Pig wrestling, lots and lots of pig wrestling.
  33. Thread: RIP Christo

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    Some 40 years ago, my dad sent a painting off to...

    Some 40 years ago, my dad sent a painting off to be reframed. When it came back from the framers, it was wrapped in brown paper and twine. My dad hung it on the wall like that for a year or two,...
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    Most of us need a long braise to be edible.

    Most of us need a long braise to be edible.
  35. Thread: RIP Christo

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    Yeah, me too. My dad was really into his art and...

    Yeah, me too. My dad was really into his art and I thought it was silly and frivolous and not art.

    But I stopped thinking that a long time ago, and some stuff like the running fence or the gates...
  36. Thread: RIP Christo

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    RIP Christo

    Controversial for sure. I'm guessing some here can't stand him and his work. I think he was a mad genius, and some of his stuff was amazing.

    Rest in peace, hope you're now reunited with...
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    Wherever you're getting your news from, it's...

    Wherever you're getting your news from, it's poisoning your mind, feeding you shit and you're lapping it up, thinking it's pudding.
  38. Thread: Best Live Albums

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    Joni Mitchell, Miles of Aisles Keith Jarrett,...

    Joni Mitchell, Miles of Aisles

    Keith Jarrett, The Koln Concert

    Robert Earl Keen, #2 Live Diner

    Lynyrd Skynyrd, One More From the Road
  39. God I love her.

    God I love her.
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    I'm confused, I have a mask with one of those...

    I'm confused, I have a mask with one of those plastic things (a "port"), but my breathing out very clearly is restricted and goes through layers of material, surely as much as or more as a homemade...
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    I've noticed that some people have a natural...

    I've noticed that some people have a natural distance they want to be from someone they're talking to, and as you inch away, they unconsciously inch towards you. And they think 4 feet is 6 feet.
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    BMills, that's crazy. Stay safe.

    BMills, that's crazy. Stay safe.
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    there was a post with nudes that was deleted.

    there was a post with nudes that was deleted.
  44. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Yep

    Yep
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    This is scary:...

    This is scary: https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/1266741059163389952?s=19
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    Jm2e needs some help.

    Jm2e needs some help.
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    so much anger, lol

    so much anger, lol
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    I cannot agree with this. If this were true, we...

    I cannot agree with this. If this were true, we would have WAY WAY WAY more of these incidents.

    The vast majority are good at their jobs (jobs which are really fucking hard, BTW), but they get...
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    ORLY? Four random pics from the high country,...

    ORLY? Four random pics from the high country, from 4 different summers and 3 different general locations. I didn't have to go searching hard for these either, just went into my photo directory and...
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    Exactly, just running your circumstance through...

    Exactly, just running your circumstance through zillow will give you numbers. And FWIW, I refied once through Zillow and it was super smooth, and in the process of another one that has gone smooth...
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