The Donohue-Jeopardy witch hunt bothers me more than it should. It's the randomness and pointlessness of targeting him, and the way major news outlets have treated the smear campaign as legitimate news, which get to me on a deep level. The next target could be anybody.

@billblake2018 I wear a mask if the business I'm entering asks me to. It's their property and they set the rules. If a government decrees I must wear one, I consider how likely I am to be ticketed or arrested, which usually is not likely at all.

People who refuse to get vaccinated for COVID and falsely claim they have been are contemptible cowards. If you think you're doing a heroic deed by not preventing spread of the disease, be proud of it instead of hiding.

@NNYLiberty The way China is obstructing investigations and locking up investigators is very suspicious; on the other hand, China does that all the time, whether they need a reason or not.

You think the American political scene can't get worse? Imagine the emergence of a neocon party led by Liz Cheney.

GMcGath boosted

Viele Kinder wurden in ihrer körperlichen und geistigen Gesundheit geschädigt, weil sie wegen der Lockdowns nicht zur Schule gehen, nicht mit ihren Freunden spielen oder nicht einmal eine Geburtstagsparty feiern können. ef-magazin.de/a/18587/

In my latest blog post, I explain how sunk costs and opportunity costs affect writers, with the help of Kenny Rogers. garymcgath.com/wp/sunk-costs-o

Some people run podcasts that can only be accessed through one service. That's like having a website that's only accessible with one browser. (Yes, I know there have been such things.)

GMcGath boosted

The reason I argue about vaccines here is not to change the minds of the people (or bots) I'm arguing with. The reason is to let third parties know that libertarians are not all blithering idiots.

GMcGath boosted

Public service announcement: Everyone whom Louis Pasteur vaccinated is now dead.

@atlasequipments No, but you're probably "loosing" money due to lack of proofreading.

The former head of a company I freelance for claimed that inflation gives workers a "raise." It's hard to overestimate the level of economic ignorance in American society.

Republicans have ruined the word "woke" by using it for anything they object to. I'm trying out "cancelgoon." It conveys the intent and mindset and isn't widely used for anything currently. Cancelgoons can be on the left or right.

Yesterday I heard a podcast about analyzing anonymous text to identify the author by word choice, grammatical errors, etc. It talked about using it to catch criminals, but the "criminals" could easily be whistleblowers, callers for protest, and critics of the government.

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Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.