NateNate60

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NateNate60,

It’s not a matter of budget, it’s a matter of having the balls to put out such a game

NateNate60,

Whatever happened to “We’re firing people because we realised we can do the job with fewer workers so we want to save money”?

At least then it’s honest.

NateNate60,

The right doesn’t have a problem with people refusing to vote for right-wing politicians because they want to punish them for not being right-wing enough.

Meanwhile the far-left goes on and on about how voting is pointless and you’re a lib if you think voting can effect change, and then expect you to be insulted by that term

NateNate60,

Exactly. It’s a matter of complaining that the train is not moving fast enough so why bother putting more coal into the engine.

NateNate60,

This is not something you watch to “get informed”. It is a video opinion essay, and if your primary source of information is opinion videos, that’s deeply concerning. Do not tell people to “get informed” and then link a video where someone just talks about their opinion.

Nonetheless, I’ve watched this video and I agree with most of what it says. What I don’t agree with is that participating in the current electoral system is fruitless. There are such things as primary elections. Right-wing voters have no problem exercising their political will in primary elections, pushing their party further right.

I do not profess that voting Democratic is the ultimate solution to our problems. In fact, my views are very similar to those professed in that video. But what I am saying is that people who tell others that “liberalism won’t solve anything” or that merely voting in the general election isn’t the solution without in the same breath describing what should be done instead are far more damaging than someone who does just vote in a general election and does nothing else.

In my home state of Oregon, the way that individual citizens can improve our political system is by circulating, signing, and promoting ballot measures, including a measure to replace first-past-the-post voting with ranked-choice voting, which will appear on this year’s ballot as a referendum. Is this not a valuable activity?

NateNate60,

Road traffic isn’t a game. Having to drive five miles per hour slower for thirty seconds isn’t going to meaningfully add any time to your commute. The road is a stupid thing to get mad over.

NateNate60,

What’s particularly interesting here is that Georgian Dream, the current governing party in Georgia, is very much a pro-European party and supports sanctions against Russia, supports Ukraine in the UN, and is in favour of joining NATO.

The pro-EU president is up for re-election this year. The presidency is intended to be ceremonial but recent presidents have started pushing the limits of their constitutional power. Parliament enacted constitutional amendments that changed how the president is elected, from direct election to an electoral college consisting of MPs and regional leaders.

80% of Georgians want to join the EU. Russia is pretty unpopular in Georgia.

NateNate60,

The reason Russia is unpopular in Norway: invasion

The reason Russia is unpopular in Georgia: invasion

The reason Russia is unpopular in Ukraine: invasion

The reason Russia is unpopular in the Baltic states: invasion

NateNate60,

Doesn’t matter what you’re making, none of it is good for you.* Some substances are much worse than others, but at the end of the day, whether that substance is crack, cannabis, or nicotine, you’re still inhaling a foreign substance.

  • unless part of a medical treatment regimen prescribed by a medical professional
NateNate60, (edited )

I mean to say that for some medical ailments, the treatment is smoking. The treatment for smoking addiction can involve vapes. The treatment for many mental disorders can involve cannabis. edit: I’m wrong about this

You’re right that it’s not the foreignness of the substances that is the cause of harm, but rather the nature of the substance and the amount consumed (which is usually a substantially large dose compared to others)

NateNate60,

Okay, I guess I’m wrong. Thanks for educating me!

NateNate60,

Why the fuck do private prosecutions still exist? It’s the 21st century. If only the CPS could prosecute I doubt the Post Office scandal would have even happened, if only because they’re more thorough than the Post Office idiots

NateNate60,

Yes I do. Of all the options available, this is the best one. Any other option is worse by comparison.

NateNate60, (edited )

Yes, because for every one Alan Bates case, there are ten cases of billion-pound companies abusing this right, such as… oh, I don’t know, perhaps a few involving the Post Office?

NateNate60,

Well, it’s Mental Outlaw. He’s a contender for one of the most paranoid tech YouTubers out there.

NateNate60,

That’s true. But paranoid people often mistake how much of a shit others give about being spied upon

NateNate60,

A person who uploads videos discussing technology to YouTube is a tech YouTuber, notwithstanding the originality of those videos.

NateNate60,

I get that seeing billionaires dodge tax is pretty discouraging in terms of motivation to pay tax, but at the same time, someone else being a leech does not give you the right to be a leech as well.

NateNate60,

In China there is also Beijing (北京), the North Capital, and Nanjing (南京), the South Capital. The East Capital refers to Tokyo (东京)

Sadly the West Capital is called 西安 and not 西京.

NateNate60,

My God, what I would give to be able to eat one of these without being judged by my parents

Edit: I’m going to do this with my roommate later

NateNate60,

I will pay one hundred Monero to whoever can hack into Putin’s computer and release his porn collection

NateNate60,

If you really want to use Reddit, download an old copy of a third-party app (Boost still works) and patch it with ReVanced.

This does not work on iOS due to platform limitations

NateNate60,

What I predict will happen is that Microsoft will offer them Windows for free or bribe the relevant decision makers with free Surface Pro laptops (for “evaluation”) or other Microsoft paraphernalia.

NateNate60,

I took the time to educate myself and read more about the government situation in Palestine before forming an opinion on this. The last Palestinian election was in 2006, so I think it’s pretty uncontroversial that the current government of the Palestinian Authority holds no mandate from the people of Palestine. I think a good starting point would be to hold immediate elections, then hopefully there will be a change in government and negotiations can begin for peace in Palestine after Netanyahu goes to jail

NateNate60,

Everyone appeals. There’s no risk in doing so and who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky. He has millions stashed away so $1 million for a 1% chance of success is likely worth it for him.

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