pol: seeking rebuttal Show more
Currently having a fairly civil debate with someone who has bought into the idea that the US cutting taxes on big business helps the economy because it encourages more business to locate here.
Pretty sure this argument for trickle-down economics has been soundly refuted, but I'm looking for something more solid than what I've been able to come up with.
A good conversation about the changing perspective on atheism. Adapt or die!
Ugh. Shermer and child rape apologetics Show more
How low the skeptic movement has sunk. Let's use hyperskepticism to dismiss the #metoo movement & defend convicted pedophiles!
toot.cat has been moved to its new home, and SSL should be fixed sometime in the next 24 hours. I'm getting experienced help with it because the cert setup isn't standard and I don't know nginx very well.
Just so everyone knows -- toot.cat's SSL cert expired this morning, making it difficult to connect to at all (the only activity I've seen there since then has been me (@woozle) and @Harena, whose Pale Moon I jimmied to allow her back in) and probably breaking federation as well.
Inquiries have been made. Will escalate further if no news by this evening (EST).
@dredmorbius Just responding to the first sentence of the quote -- https://plus.google.com/104092656004159577193/posts/hpvw7DGEQtH
I'd say that stupidity causes harm *primarily* when it is being used as a tool by malice.
I can elaborate if needed.
@dredmorbius https://plus.google.com/104092656004159577193/posts/fQLuzvRXkZ6 -- sources? Credibility assessment? (The inflection points are all "model", not "actual data"...)
Oh hey, it's back.
Wonder what happened.
Soooooooo.......Trump fans were totally triggered by NPR tweeting the Declaration of Independence. I is *DIED* 😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👍
I really need a way to search my own toots.
Sociology is hard.
In which someone is discombobbled by the fact lesbians can get pregnant.
Worse, I could see this resulting in another battle with the funding authorities over whether he fits into whatever new bullshit classification scheme they come up with to try and squeeze people out from getting care.
I'm not up for that either. The previous one nearly killed me. We don't have the resources to fire lawyers at it, either.
This makes it sound like Josh might actually lose funding for his group home, and get kicked out.
This is literally too depressing for me to think about. If some other relative couldn't take him in (and I can't think they could possibly deal with him for long), we sure as hell can't; he'd have to be out on the streets, and probably end up shot or in jail.
Or I'd have to leave.
The NYT tries to equate Corbyn and Trump: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/opinion/the-year-of-voting-recklessly.html
Commentary from G+ refugee Stuart Butterworth: https://firstname.lastname@example.org