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magaphraust 21 points ago +22 / -1

I think the point OP was trying to make is more that we have plenty of formula for those who need it, but not enough for those that want it. It is most certainly just a convenience for the majority of people. But your points still stand, it shouldn't be happening either way.

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magaphraust 3 points ago +4 / -1

I somewhat disagree. To me this says criminals will get them illegally. Law abiding citizens do just that, abide by the laws. So gun laws only hurt law abiding citizens and don't stop what they're trying to stop because only the criminals did what they are trying to stop in the first place. Whereas abortions are wrong whether a criminal or law abiding citizen is getting one. Guns have a legal and moral use, abortions don't.

Also as an aside, I can't believe I used to be okay with abortion. It wasn't until the rhetoric of late term abortions being morally acceptable that I ever really questioned abortion more thoroughly. I thought late term is 100% wrong, so where is that line? And then thought even if we find that line we need to have a large safety margin on that as well. I don't think I'll ever be convinced that when sperm meets egg, that is a person.. I still don't see a problem with something like plan B.. but maybe I just have not heard the right argument for that.

I'm at the point where I can see abortion as being acceptable within the first 10 days, but even then it should be rare. Practice safe sex or don't have sex. Maybe if we went back to more traditional values it wouldn't even be an issue.

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magaphraust 22 points ago +22 / -0

So it looks like this is because his "previous employer disclosed in an SEC filing that it had launched an investigation into fraudulent financial reporting."

The company, which makes dental equipment, opened an investigation in March after several employees raised concerns about how Dentsply was using incentives to sell products to distributors in the second half of 2021. The audit committee of the board wants to know whether those incentives were properly accounted for in quarterly reports, and also whether “certain former and current members of senior management” directed the use of those incentives to hit compensation goals.

This part is pretty crazy:

Even better: for his one day of work at Moderna, Gomez will receive his full year’s salary of $700,000, plus COBRA health insurance coverage for 12 months. Moderna did say that Gomez will forfeit his signing bonus, relocation reimbursement, and equity awards

Makes it sound more like some kind of payoff

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magaphraust 7 points ago +7 / -0

What!? Unconstitutional? Well we all know what big believers we are in that sacred document, and our actions have shown how we try and uphold those principles. I guess we better cancel the Ministry of Truth. -- Biden Admin in another Universe

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magaphraust 5 points ago +5 / -0

I know I always seek out and consider how medicines and treatments made celebrities feel emotionally, before I try them. Is this just not sound medical advice? /s

Also "Nothing like that is in the tweet"? Lol, that is literally word for word what is in the tweet, you don't even have to stretch it one iota

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magaphraust 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's why they call it a fetus or clump of cells. This argument does not work, since they don't believe a baby is even human until it's born.

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magaphraust 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is like protesting not being able to rob a store, by not going to that store anymore.

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magaphraust 1 point ago +3 / -2

Even in the case of rape or incest there shouldn't be an exception. It's not fair, but it's the rapist that did that to you. Just because you are the victim of a crime does not give the right to commit a crime yourself. I'd be for some kind of fund to help those people, but to say "Oh you were raped? Well here's your voucher to go kill a baby" is still wrong IMO.

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magaphraust 2 points ago +2 / -0

So I pretty much agree with you here. I'm looking at schools and education as it pertains to equipping a person to interact with the world and succeed and be self-sufficient. I'm looking at it in a way to deal with the world as it is today.
You are talking much bigger picture stuff, which I would love, but essentially means we also need to change the way we live and structure society, which is a task that should be approached at your peril and with great caution since it can go so bad in so many ways.

Our education builds The Matrix.

As it is now? Yeah. And maybe what I'm suggesting, in a way, would do that too. That journey of "understanding the universe and/or life and/or ourselves" has always been one I've undertaken alone (in a sense), so I didn't even really consider incorporating that into our Education System.

I think there are small portions at least, of this Matrix we find ourselves in, that are probably still essential to living life. That's probably why so many accept it. Which maybe then you would just say that isn't part of it, so semantics maybe. But I've always viewed education and a vocation as part of those essentials. We have certain needs that need to be met before anyone can even think about "understanding the universe and/or life and/or ourselves"

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magaphraust 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'd say for measuring performance, just some easier way for people to see this school is better than that one. And I don't mean keep the standardized tests we have now, those are garbage, they'd need to be rewritten. I'd just want some kind of score or index to measure the performance of a school, but maybe that opens up too many problems; it's a hard thing to measure accurately. I'm in software development and I'd agree with you that certs are not all that, talking with someone for like 30 min gives me a much better idea of what they know, but I'm talking more elementary and high school level here so I don't know that interviewing students is a solution. Maybe a better performance metric would be student outcomes in the job market, but that would have a pretty big lag time, I don't know.

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magaphraust 8 points ago +8 / -0

I'm against common programs because I think if someone can do it better/faster/cheaper, they should do it better/faster/cheaper. I'd maybe be for keeping around standardized testing, but only as a measuring tool, it should not be tied to funding whatsoever. Education would be improved so much in the US if there was competition and worthless people could be fired, and troublemakers and slower students could break away on their own path. Let excellent people excel. I also think more trades should be taught around the 6th grade and on level, and schools should give actual advice on careers and do cost benefit analysis when it comes to going to college. I also think if education is payed for at all by tax payers it should be in the form of tax deductions to people with children in education and then the parents pay it themselves.

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magaphraust 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well so far I've held off on getting vaccinated, but I don't know guys "a runny nose"?! This is getting scary, I might break

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magaphraust 1 point ago +1 / -0

A degree is just a symbol. A symbol that you underwent education and training in the field your degree applies to. The symbol is still there today, but what it's supposed to represent has completely changed. So people still talk about these symbols referring to what they used to represent, but now people are catching up to what they've morphed into.

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magaphraust 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sheesh this article reads like some woe is me, self aggrandizing, moralizing prick wrote it.. oh that's exactly what happened.

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magaphraust 13 points ago +13 / -0

😴💊😯🤮😡😎🦅

Can't find that last one, so I improvised.

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magaphraust 8 points ago +8 / -0

What's funny is I'd bet you a thousands bucks that had this video contained anything that could even be remotely construed as incitement; it would have been left up.

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magaphraust 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's not surprising or evil to find that giant hedge funds own large portions of the biggest and most successful companies. They don't don't even really own it, it's all the investors underneath. What's evil about these companies is how they use their influence to push woke agendas on corporate America. If they weren't evil and were just a standup company, you would expect to still see this kind of ownership in other companies, that's just good investing. Something just needs to be done about what they are doing with that kind of power, and their ability to shape the free market to their will.

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magaphraust 3 points ago +3 / -0

Disney definitely has a history of hiding sexual imagery in their movies. Also keep in mind a lot of these are hand drawn (especially the older movies), with the animator spending hours on just a handful of frames. So you can't just explain away a lot of these, it's not just some artifact that happened to look that way by coincidence, someone drew that, spending hours in close up detail. But also lol, I don't know about the Cinderella anal beads one, I don't really see that, but I digress.

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magaphraust 4 points ago +4 / -0

I've also heard this described as ideological possession. When you talk to someone who is ideologically possessed you already know everything they're going to say and everything they believe before they even tell you. You can't have a conversation with someone like that, they literally cannot hear or understand what you say to them, they automatically translate what you are saying into something else in their head, and ascribe hidden motives to what you say. It allows them to completely dismiss any argument you may have by "other"-ising you as a bad person, they cannot grapple with your actual arguments. You are an evil and bad person so automatically anything you say is incorrect.

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magaphraust 8 points ago +8 / -0

So now our children can be groomed in comfort, yay!

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magaphraust 4 points ago +4 / -0

Pretty hard to do when our Justice system and those legal channels are part of what is broken and corrupt. I think that is a big part of "the military is the only way". But I certainly agree that they desperately want vigilantes, it's getting harder and harder for them to try and justify all that they are doing.

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magaphraust 6 points ago +6 / -0

It's funny that they're spinning it as "masks are no longer required". When the reality is "It may in fact be illegal for us to continue to force you to wear masks, so we're going to back off on that".

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magaphraust 7 points ago +7 / -0

These people see statements like "I identify more with Putin's Christian values than I do with Joe Biden", then project the propaganda that the legacy news is pushing onto to them, and denounce them, all while feeling morally superior. They literally cannot comprehend that we don't believe the propaganda, and thus are not supporting this supposed evil being committed.
These people see statements like this and think "oh so you support Ukrainian genocide?" or whatever it is MSM is pushing these days.

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magaphraust 3 points ago +3 / -0

I think the extra data found is bunk, but I would mention that when data gets overwritten it is not gone gone. There are some pretty advanced forensic techniques where you can still recover data (depending on the hardware). In the typical hard drive, data is stored magnetically, and the onboard hardware determines if a bit is a 1 or 0 depending on that. However the physical pieces of iron being magnetized are not just an on/off, there is a threshold where a 0 becomes a 1. If a bit was previously a 0 and overwritten as a 1, that "1" is not as strongly magnetized as if it was originally a 1 and then written as a 1 again. That is the reason why programs like bleach bit will typically write to those sectors over and over again, they'll write all 1's then all 0's then randomly so the data cannot be recovered.

That technique is pretty limited though, and requires specialized hardware, and you'll still end up with fragmented data if you get anything at all. You def could not recover 300GB that way.

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magaphraust 3 points ago +3 / -0

Of all the people I know who were against this bill, they all had one thing in common... they didn't read it.

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