@chris I was born on Earth. Answer the question or admit you don't have an answer.
@SirBemrose At the same time, libertarians have to acknowledge their right to do that, however sickening we find it.
@chris You're implying that having a certain skin color can be an act deserving punishment. Please explain first how people choose their skin color, and second why "choosing" a particular skin shade merits "payback."
@SirBemrose According to their explanation, Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey are "maginalized," while a light-skinned person struggling to pay the rent isn't.
@gunkslinger They might have one, or they might have no ulterior motive beyond gossip. I think the best first line in such situations is to decline discussion rather than to challenge them.
If strangers ask snoopy questions about your neighbors, say, "Sorry, I don't know." https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/trump-says-immigration-raids-coming-fairly-soon-idUSKCN1U1003
Government propaganda tries to recast Independence Day as a "birthday" and distract us with government-run fireworks displays. But surrendering to despair and self-pity is worse than pointless. There are dozens of little acts of defiance we can engage in, reminding ourselves and others that the day celebrates the rejection of an overbearing government.
I just realized today that a Sanders presidency wouldn't just be bad in general; it would pose a major, direct threat to my life. I have Medicare with two private policies to get my coverage up to decent levels. Under Sanders, I'd be stuck with "Medicare for All" and would be forbidden from buying supplementary insurance.
This weekend is your last chance to get a 40% discount on _Yesterday's Songs Transformed_ with the coupon code CT32A.
@politicsofdiscretion I think concentration is more common. It can guarantee X an unchallengeable majority in one district, but it reduces overall representation for X. I don't see a win for ideological diversity.
@politicsofdiscretion Gerrymandering involves 2 main techniques: diffusion and concentration. Diffusion breaks up an area that would otherwise have a majority for party X into parts of areas, all dominated by party Y, so X gets no representation. Concentration combines several areas that would each elect party X, so they get only 1 representative instead of several.
Idea for a cartoon based on the Oberlin affair: A shoplifter who has just been arrested, shown in profile, with the shape of several stolen objects clearly protruding under his coat as he's yelling, "Profiling!!"
Of course, no one could actually publish this cartoon, since the shoplifter would have to be shown as black, which would make the cartoon automatically "racist."
@billblake2018 Sorry. Trying again without key bounce: https://www.takimag.com/article/ayn_despite_the_randians/
A fascinating account by Justin Raimondo of his encounter as a teenager with Ayn Rand. https://www.takimag.com/article/ayn_despite_the_randians/https://www.takimag.com/article/ayn_despite_the_randians/
Scroll down to " I had gone down with a couple of friends to hear Rand speak".
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Justin Raimondo, RIP (1951-2019)
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