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    Brexit Betrayal thread

    Too flippant for the subject. I find it hard to unravel these claims and counterclaims, and would genuinely appreciate thoughtful responses, which Dosbodians are eminently able to provide, and my being "too flippant" might make people think "Oh, he's not being serious. I won't bother to respond."
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    Brexit Betrayal thread

    Far enough. I was being a bit too flippant.
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    Brexit Betrayal thread

    "Destroys"? That's a bit harsh - perhaps it's been compiled by a politically aware greengrocer.
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    Brexit Betrayal thread

    I've encountered 2 sets of claims about the future of the EU: Claim the First: and Claim the Response: Anyone who's fluent with the relevant treaties able to say with some degree of definitiveness which claims and which counter-claims are true?
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    Sackler family: OxyContin

    I recall coming across an article in JAMA (jrnl of the American Medical Assoc) from around 1998 which claimed that * correctly-precscribed * pharmaceuticals were the third or fourth leading cause of death in US hospitals. A more recent revisiting of that kind of data is here: "Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (aside from misprescribing, overdosing, or self-prescribing) cause about 1.9 million hospitalizations a year. Another 840,000 hospitalized patients are given drugs that cause serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions. About 128,000 people die from drugs prescribed to them. This makes prescription drugs a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death. "
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    Everyday Feminism - lunatic SJWness

    Seriously? Do tell!
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    Trump's progress

    This has made me chuckle every hour or two for the whole day....
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    Now I know what selfie sticks are really for...
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    Climate change and what we eat

    Perhaps rather than wondering about the inevitability of having to change the eating habits of billions of people, we should wonder about whether that projected 10 Billion is itself an inevitability.
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    Whitehouse Down

    Singing example:
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    Whitehouse Down

    Wonderful singing style too !
  12. I saw a video which claimed that once the shutdown has lasted 30 days, Government departments can perform "RIF"s - Reduction in Force: " A reduction in force (RIF) is defined as a separation from employment due to lack of funds, lack of work, redesign or elimination of position(s) or reorganization, with no likelihood or expectation that the employee will be recalled because the position itself is eliminated." The video claimed that the long shutdown is not actually about The Wall, but rather that it will provide an opportunity for deep state placemen at various levels in the US bureaucracy to be ejected. 5 days to go, apparently...
  13. "They added that the limited edition toy had been manufactured to celebrate Kinder’s 50th birthday. It has been discontinued and destroyed and anyone with one can contact their customer services for a replacement, the company said." I assume that's one with "S", "J" and "W" on the balloons?
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    The Demonisation of Masculinity continues

    I used an electric razor. Replace foil and vibrating cutter thingy every 2 - 3 years. Minimal fuss, minimal cost.
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    The Demonisation of Masculinity continues

    [I was going for the razor-related pun. Kind of]...
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    The Demonisation of Masculinity continues

    This ad seems to have put a lot of people into a real strop.
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    elementary my dear watson

    Oppression, legacy of colonialism, racism. Definitely not genetics! Or so I'm told.
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    European Beauty - shut it down!!

    Hmm. Well, this European Beauty is still on YouTube.
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    UN migration pact

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    elementary my dear watson

    Sure. I just get the impression that the statements and claims about Watson and what he said come from a dogmatic place of assumed identical-ness, and I suspect that even though there's not an explicit incompatibility here, the statement comes from that same dogmatic place. Hence my comment about not sounding like science.
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    elementary my dear watson

    "Dr. Watson’s statements are reprehensible, unsupported by science, and in no way represent the views of CSHL" "…the statements he made … are completely and utterly incompatible with our mission, values, and policies, and require the severing of any remaining vestiges of his involvement." "Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory respects and upholds the rights, abilities, and potential of all human beings." [Watson's] remarks were "unsubstantiated and reckless". Doesn’t sound a lot like science to me.
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    elementary my dear watson

    Watson. Pfffft - what does he know about DNA and genes!?
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    The cult of corbyn

    Okay, but what is his actual, genuine attitude towards EU membership? Is he genuinely opposed, as many pundits claim, in which case why doesn't he use his fluke-ily-obtained - and possibly very brief - moment of power to try to bring about what he thinks is best for the country? I don't get it.
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    Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!

    Yes, you're right. Hair especially isn't derived left -> right image.