David L

David L

  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    I shall be watching it later. It seems appropriate for today. And like any great movie about cons the last scene is the best of the movie....
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    he means policy positions and behaviour towards others, not that they are all open minded etc. Again I see all of this on both sides. We all don't agree on this here. I was stating a position based on my...
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    Of course, my wife could be living in her own echo chamber; so we probably shouldn't trust her. :) We all live in our own echo chamber these days. It's all about how much we are willing to open the...
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    Is there a phenomenon where left leaning friends/relatives forward around scare stories from that perspective? Yes. I tend to be quiet in general in terms of politics of offices where I'm working. But many are clients I've had for years....
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    Back to BrExit. Germany. Nut started shooting up a cinema. Nut is dead. 25 or more hurt or worse. This can't but help the exit side....
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    Yes. Many don't talk politics. But those that do talk seem to prefer to live in echo chambers....
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    The Left (or Democrats or Labour, I have a hard time calling either "the left" these days) has not gotten better. But the Right has gotten so, so much worse. Sorry but I hear it from both sides daily. Both...
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    So the camps exist why????? Just because it's a choke point?...
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    This is bringing in US politics, but I've seen over two decades of the right declaring everything that liberals (let alone the left) do as illegitimate. Granting them anything on this argument is giving them victory. As someone who tends...
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    Bookies continue to favour "IN" And, they have a long history of being correct. The bookies don't favor either side. They just continuously adjust odds to keep the total money bet on either side close to equal. What is...
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    Taking water out of the sea and pouring pack brine isn't going to do any harm if even the most cursory attention is paid to dilution. It's the pacific. The brine has the exact same salt mix as the pacific...
  • Commented on Gratuitous Self-Promotion: the US West Coast Remix
    Charlie was referring to a free upgrade that he should have turned down a few years ago. Plus getting some advice on the "scenic route" and not understanding the idiomatic meaning of the term. Until he gets near SF I...
  • Commented on Gratuitous Self-Promotion: the US West Coast Remix
    My wife and I get to visit various cities at times and try and find things to do not on the chamber of commerce flyer. Tell us after it's over?...
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    Just curious. In somewhat vague terms can you tell us where you plan to spend your R&R time?...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    The apparent driverlessness is not evidence of advanced electronickery; the car is still under the control of a meat processor, but one whose support housing is so diminutive that its video sensors are barely above the window line. In the...
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    Uh, city driving. Not open road. As to the death star trench in the last year Dallas opened 635 to that on the north side. I've yet to go into the trench as I'm rarely on that side of town...
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    1. Been to Detroit in January. Nope nopetynope. Or Chicago, Cleveland, etc... Pittsburgh turned me off being frozen every year for a lifetime or so. When you step outside in February and the wind peels the skin off your face,...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Boston has casual lawbreaking I haven't driven their since the big dig but drivers in Boston treated it as a sport to be won back when I was there. I traveled a lot in the 80s and drove in Boston...
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    And finally, a switch-over to the German model: homes depreciate and nobody expects to make an investment killing off them. Is this build into laws or as result of policies. I'd like to know more. Is there a reference or...
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    Interesting: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/refugee-crisis-medical-charity-msf-rejects-funding-from-uk-and-other-eu-nations-over-shameful-a7087051.html...
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    The phobic anti-semitism shown by large swathes of "the left" towards jews/Israelis/Israel is a thing, is it not? Not exactly. At least on this side of the pond. Again, such mostly under the radar issues are hard to see across...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    I think much of this discussion can be summed up as in general people groups (and individuals) want simple solutions to problems. No matter how complicated the problem. Economy bad? Ban immigration. Or blame those "others". Been the preferred solution...
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    My sister lives in Orlando. I'm not sure whether FL counts as a coastal state though - it seems particularly insane. Florida is not exactly sane. Way too many snow birds which creates strange politics. And Orlando is just nuts....
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    My point is that up race relations in the US are way more complicated than they seem at first glance. And I'm sure there's much of what goes on the UK/EU that is lost on those who didn't grow up...
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    That goes both ways: for example, it took me ages to realize that "urban" was US code-speak for "black". Bad example. This is a self assigned label. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Urban_League...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Pathological out-group phobia seems to me an underlying feature of right-wing orientations Seriously? You really think "out-group phobia" only haunts right wing groups?...
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    Sorry. more southern areas of the country HAD much worse issues with disease from the environment. Today this is mostly a moot point....
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    The point here is that Cities like LA, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, and San Diego (among others) are fundamentally illogical. They only work because they import just about everything--energy, food, water, people, technology. And yet they're growing, while logical places...
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    In the modern world, nobody is totally self-sufficient. Except N Korea of course ..... But even they are not. Unless you consider counterfeiting US (and maybe EU) currency a valid means of producing product for export....
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    but the treatment of women in many parts of India is now significantly worse than even 20-30 years ago, the revolting Delhi bus-rape is not the only case ... Are you sure of this. In many cases of these kinds...
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