The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by vnatale » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:40 am

Cortopassi wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:22 am
sophie wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:06 am
Hilarious! The self-centeredness of that attitude is breathtaking.

How about this for the ultimate expression of the title of this thread:

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congre ... s-n1166021

The Democrats just can't help themselves. They HAVE to sabotage anything Republican-initiated, even if it means destroying the country's economy apparently.
I do not know the detail of the bill, but they are all adding more debt than at anytime in the history of the country, if it takes an extra day, so be it.

Whether warranted or not, if this is grandstanding it would suck, but this better damn well be biased toward working people and not propping up industries that blew their money on stock buybacks, or, for example, the cruise industry, which seems to almost 100% of the time have ships registered out of country so as to not pay US taxes and hire workers outside of US wage and working conditions laws. They should suffer the consequences.
I've failed to understand Trump's obsession with rescuing the cruise ship industry. Add to your reasons, that it's a completely un-essential and tiny industry. What else can one infer but that someone he's trying to protect his own financial interests somehow tied to the cruise ship industry? I have never been on one and even prior to this happening was not foreseeing being on one in the future. Again, why does he always mention them in the same breathe with airlines and hotels?

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Cortopassi » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:59 am

vnatale wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:40 am
I have never been on one and even prior to this happening was not foreseeing being on one in the future.
My wife's uncle goes 2-3x a year on cruises.

I've never been and never saw the appeal. I'm not one for structured vacations. I like randomness / spur of the moment changes, on vacations. Not in my real life...!
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Maddy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:08 pm

In today's news, college professors are running scared that their on-line lectures will be picked up by right-wing media.
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/03/ ... ing-sites/
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Tortoise » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:14 pm

Maddy wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:08 pm
In today's news, college professors are running scared that their on-line lectures will be picked up by right-wing media.
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/03/ ... ing-sites/
Like cockroaches scurrying away when someone flicks on the light.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:23 pm

Maddy wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:08 pm
In today's news, college professors are running scared that their on-line lectures will be picked up by right-wing media.
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/03/ ... ing-sites/
I didn’t get it from the headline alone, but yeah, it does make sense.
One user in the thread argued that conservative outlets have a “history of making misleading edits to remove context” and then sharing those videos “get professors in trouble.”
loot "goods taken from an enemy, etc.," 1839, Anglo-Indian, from Hindi lut, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram "booty, stolen property,"fm. PIE root *reup- "to snatch"
curfew - early 14c., curfeu, "evening signal, ringing of a bell at a fixed hour" as a signal to extinguish fires and lights, ... from Old French cuevrefeu, literally "cover fire"
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by sophie » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:52 pm

That seems like an absurd and out-of-the-blue concern, except that all those professors are living in a universe rife with identity politics, and where freedom of speech went out the window ages ago.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by technovelist » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:01 pm

dualstow wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:23 pm
Maddy wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:08 pm
In today's news, college professors are running scared that their on-line lectures will be picked up by right-wing media.
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/03/ ... ing-sites/
I didn’t get it from the headline alone, but yeah, it does make sense.
One user in the thread argued that conservative outlets have a “history of making misleading edits to remove context” and then sharing those videos “get professors in trouble.”
Sort of like this?
"Trump Says, 'I Don't Want Any Americans To Die', NYT Quotes As 'I... Want... Americans To Die"
https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-says- ... ans-to-die
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:23 pm

O0 Awesome!
loot "goods taken from an enemy, etc.," 1839, Anglo-Indian, from Hindi lut, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram "booty, stolen property,"fm. PIE root *reup- "to snatch"
curfew - early 14c., curfeu, "evening signal, ringing of a bell at a fixed hour" as a signal to extinguish fires and lights, ... from Old French cuevrefeu, literally "cover fire"
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:50 pm

Maybe it's unfair of me to put this article in this thread. If anyone objects, I'll be happy to delete it and put it in its own thread.

With Coronavirus Disrupting College, Should Every Student Pass?
College students across the country are pushing to abolish grades, saying the only letters that matter now are C-O-V-I-D.

My response: 🙄
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/c ... -fail.html
loot "goods taken from an enemy, etc.," 1839, Anglo-Indian, from Hindi lut, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram "booty, stolen property,"fm. PIE root *reup- "to snatch"
curfew - early 14c., curfeu, "evening signal, ringing of a bell at a fixed hour" as a signal to extinguish fires and lights, ... from Old French cuevrefeu, literally "cover fire"
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by vnatale » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:56 pm

dualstow wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:50 pm
Maybe it's unfair of me to put this article in this thread. If anyone objects, I'll be happy to delete it and put it in its own thread.

With Coronavirus Disrupting College, Should Every Student Pass?
College students across the country are pushing to abolish grades, saying the only letters that matter now are C-O-V-I-D.

My response: 🙄
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/c ... -fail.html
Stunningly beautiful picture of your cat.

I'm old enough to remember and go through Kent State in May 1970. I was at a conservative college so we barely had disruptions for a week or so. This is FAR, FAR, FAR worse than then. We were offered choosing 1) Pass / Fail 2) Take grade 3) Drop course. We did not have to make a blanket choice. Same 3 choices for each course. Therefore, I'd say offer them the same choices.

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:30 pm

Interesting. Thank you. Noted in the article: some schools are offering pass/fail while allowing higher performers to "unmask" their letter grades.
loot "goods taken from an enemy, etc.," 1839, Anglo-Indian, from Hindi lut, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram "booty, stolen property,"fm. PIE root *reup- "to snatch"
curfew - early 14c., curfeu, "evening signal, ringing of a bell at a fixed hour" as a signal to extinguish fires and lights, ... from Old French cuevrefeu, literally "cover fire"
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Kriegsspiel » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:59 pm

All of humanity’s problems with coronavirus stem from a man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
- Blasé Kriegsspiel
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