State of the Discussion

The posts in play...

Yes California? #Calexit Returns
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The New Girl
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Barbara Bush, Randa Jarrar, and the Outrage of Free Speech
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If Conservatives Want to be Heard, Stop Whining About Unfair
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Tech Tuesday 4/24/18 – Post-Phoenix Edition
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Toronto Van Attack, Reported 10 Dead, 15 Wounded
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Welcome!
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Amazon Key: Next Big Thing or Bridge Too Far?
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When Schools Get Political, What Should Teachers Do?
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The comments...

LeeEsq
+ After the Civil War, succession became a dead letter. You can get into the Union but it will take really extraordinary circumstances to get out. [. . .]
Zac Black
+ I also think it'd be wildly selfish of California to do so; if they did they'd be massively screwing the rest of the country in [. . .]
Zac Black

I've enjoyed your posts so far, glad to see you'll be sticking around. Welcome!

+ I updated to post to include this. I'm mildly surprised. See if anything occurs later once attention is off. This same school and president handled [. . .]
+ Golly. I was totally wrong. Check out this official letter from Fresno State: Dear Campus Community, I write to provide an update regarding the university’s review [. . .]
lyle
+ Actually if you look at the counties involved in the North State of Jefferson you find they are all R counties, but have very small [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ A riot is what we call violence outside of legal control. When you control the law, there isn’t any need to riot.Donno. [. . .]
scott the mediocre
+ I'm not a fan of rioting given current USAian circumstances (i.e. there were/are other times and places where rioting was/is justified, if not necessarily pragmatically [. . .]
+ Its a nice little rhetorical/thought device to pull out, and applicable to many things isn't it. I think historically we have somewhat over-romanticized protest and their [. . .]
+ Okay... SCI01: Unsurprising, to anyone who has been paying attention. The interesting parts of material science requires access to IC-style fab lines running from tens to [. . .]
+ I actually ended up discussing SCI01 with a friend separately, who unlike me is a scientist (research Neurologist) that I like to discuss such things [. . .]
Aaron David
+ My point was simply that there is no concrete tie between conservatives and the police, certainly no concrete tie between police violence and the right. [. . .]
+ I like the revolver theory idea. I tend to believe in it. Also--and I realize this is not quite the same thing we're talking about--I tend [. . .]
+ I've read a handful of articles talking about the awful things happening to coral reefs, specifically "bleaching". "That's awful", I thought and then didn't think about [. . .]
Saul Degraw
+ People who go for State of Jefferson normally vote R. There are shades of blue but those shades of blue still generally vote for Democratic priorities. [. . .]
Chip Daniels
+ The State of Jefferson. On the East Side. Where you can finally get a piece of the pie. Yes, it took a whole lotta tryin' Just to get up [. . .]
pillsy

"The police aren't here to create disorder. They're here to preserve disorder."--Richard Daley

+ Just an addendum that I thought John Lindsay was a supersocialist relatively progressive mayor b/c he was running under the Liberal Party of New York's [. . .]
Chip Daniels

A riot is what we call violence outside of legal control.
When you control the law, there isn't any need to riot.

Oscar Gordon

I'm surprised SCI01 or TECH01 hasn't gotten more comments...

Oscar Gordon
+ Usually the cost between coach and a bit extra legroom is significantly less than the cost of coach fare, whereas upgrading to first class can [. . .]
Oscar Gordon
+ The “State of Jefferson” cranks don’t realize that no matter how they cut it, California is pretty blue these days and they would find [. . .]
Aaron David
+ Ehh, it may have called a riot, but it was anything but. Now the land protests are closer, but I would refrain from calling them [. . .]
+ @doctor-jay I can personally promise I will not. (Just promise me in return that you won't characterize Colorado Springs by Doug Bruce, or [. . .]
Doctor Jay

My biggest concern with this is: Please don't try to characterize all of Silicon Valley with Tim Draper. Please? I'm asking nicely...

Doctor Jay
+ I'm pretty much with you on this. Draper really kind of bores me. Calexit? (yawn, stretch). I have an important videogame to attend [. . .]
+ Every year comes with obtusely written propositions that obfuscate more than they illuminate, are often conflicting, unconstitutional, and a waste of time and resources. Just [. . .]
Dark Matter

Welcome!

Saul Degraw
+ California originally introduced the proposition, the initiative, and the referendum during the Progressive Era because the state legislature was in the hands of Southern Pacific [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ The right was rioting? I don’t remember anything in last 47 years. It's rare but it happens. Year 2000, during the Bush v [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ Are you arguing that the loudest voices of the pro-life movement claim to believe that abortion is murder? If we define "the loudest voices" [. . .]
+ Those aren't statistics about "the bulk" of a movement, that's rhetoric by pundits / niche marketers. (Much like Williamson himself) Are you arguing that the loudest [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ Dark Matter: “The bulk of the pro-life movement claims to believe 1) Abortion is murder.” @maribou What proof do you have of that statement? You're [. . .]
+ @chip-daniels That seems logical to me. I was merely trying to be as willing to accept as much of Dark Matter's claim as I possibly could, [. . .]
Chip Daniels
+ I would say it is more accurate to assert that the vast majority of pro-life and pro-choice people have much more nuanced and complex view [. . .]
Em Carpenter
+ I love all forms of purple except magenta, which is pink. Thank you for the welcome! I dont know about “high status”, but I’m happy [. . .]
+ "The bulk of the pro-life movement claims to believe 1) Abortion is murder." What proof do you have of that statement? I disagree with it, strongly. [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ @maribou There are plenty of other pro-life positions. The bulk of the pro-life movement claims to believe 1) Abortion is murder. 2) Thus the current situation is tolerating [. . .]
dragonfrog
+ That was the original thing I think, yes - you install a horribly insecure IoT (redundant descriptors, I know) door lock and surveillance camera system, [. . .]
Aaron David
+ Each of these stories is somewhat similar in that, when a rhetorical device leaves its home and becomes “weaponized,” or perhaps reified, it loses [. . .]
scott the mediocre
+ Hi Em - I too am very glad to have you join. Plus having another person of purple, and one of such high status, is [. . .]
Em Carpenter
+ I’m GC for a state agency (within a larger agency). My agency oversees six smaller divisions, for each of which I provide advice and support, [. . .]
+ @aaron-david *shrug* It's the recent changes in the Republican party that've put them unequivocally on the side of the Selma and Stonewall cops, rather than [. . .]
 
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