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1   Patrick   Aug 20, 7:37pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

marcus says

That line in the George Harrison song is true, "Not too many people, can see we're all the same."

If so, why so many identity groups lately?

2   Patrick   Aug 20, 7:10pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

P N Dr Lo R says

(What happened to Quote on this thread?)

Sorry, new version of the site broke Quote and a bunch of other things. Reverting to the old site for now, so you should see quote again.

3   Patrick   Aug 20, 7:08pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

OK, too many bugs, reverting main to the old php site for now.

4   Patrick   Aug 20, 6:29pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Ah fuck, need to fix the photo thing. Will work day and night.

5   Patrick   Aug 20, 6:20pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The old site is still available at but you'd have to log in again to use it.

6   Patrick   Aug 20, 6:12pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

First bug to fix: get new comment to just show up in the right place without "undefined" as the number.

7   Patrick   Aug 20, 6:11pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Oh wow, so many things to fix already! I can do this.

8   Patrick   Aug 20, 5:55pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Ah yes, when you first submit a comment, you're "undefined" there. Reload the page and it will fill in your name. OK, bug #2 already! Lol.

9   Patrick   Aug 20, 5:55pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Yes, already a bug! Where do you see "undefined"?

10   Patrick   Aug 20, 5:51pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

test of comment

11   Patrick   Aug 20, 2:34pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says




Are all controlled by Republicans

That's true. But consider the media. Journalists are something like 93% Democrats. And probably about the same proportion of university professors. And look at tech billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg, etc. So the "absolute power" of Republicans seems exaggerated.

But again, this is being divisive. I'd rather not.

Could there be a viable "Unity Party" which concentrates on unifying everyone as Americans alone, and minimizes or takes no position on divisive issues? Or is it a contradiction to have a Unity Party, since a political party by definition divides people into those who are in it and those who are not?

12   Patrick   Aug 20, 2:00pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Another division into us and them?

13   Patrick   Aug 20, 1:55pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

lostand confused says

your kind of people

I'm starting to think that all these divisions and hate are really just compensation for the lack of community in daily life. As America lost its single identity, it lost its feeling of community and mutual trust.

We evolved over a million years as fairly small groups that took care of each other, and were suspicious of outsiders.

So maybe all the protesting is really just a way of finally once again belonging to a community that will "have their back" no matter what. The protests and the hate are not really about the details of what either side believes, it's only about belonging.

Maybe this idea is only partially right and it really is about the details as well, but still.

Instead of "E pluribus unum" it's "Out of many, even more little subgroups" now.

14   Patrick   Aug 20, 1:17pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says

I know that one side is powerless, and the other side literally has absolute power.

Really? Please explain.

15   Patrick   Aug 20, 1:03pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says

It's how relationships work. The person inflicting the harm has to stop inflicting harm, and apologize, or at least acknowledge what they've done. Is there any other way?

Do you think only one side is inflicting harm?

16   Patrick   Aug 20, 10:02am     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Don't you think you're showing some of the same distrust and divisiveness on your own part right there?

17   Patrick   Aug 19, 5:15pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Onvacation says

Money was real and sound, worth the metal it was stamped from.

Money is definitely real as long as it can be used to force people to work for you. Debt is also money, in that sense. Most people are forced to work exactly because they have large mortgage debt, and are afraid of repossession of "their" house.

But even so, I would prefer actual gold and silver for the sole reason that it gives more power to the individual and less to the government (or the Federal Reserve).

18   Patrick   Aug 19, 3:09pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

The Indians themselves use the term "Indian" though. Who are we to correct them?

19   Patrick   Aug 19, 3:00pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Yes, thus the conversion to node.

20   Patrick   Aug 19, 2:07pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

just any guy says

she's afraid of renting and then moving again if we're not at the same school.

Consider trying to get a long-term lease, like 5 years. Landlords like stability too.

That would give you some breathing room, and the lease could simply have a payment option to break it, like paying an extra month.

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