… that someone has exposed which were behind a paywall. I’m merely acknowledging its existence.
As they mentioned in the post, the searchable index is temporarily down, but the cache remains up here: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/bafykbzaced4xstofs4tc5q4irede6uzaz3qzcdvcb2eedxgfakzwdyjnxgohq/
@Marco there are three problems I think.
#1 is what you’ve mentioned, that people need to understand that there are other perspectives that have merit.
#2 is that people need to realize and be honest about what is influencing the opinions they express.
I struggle when I talk to people who express talking points but don’t seem to be inclined to evaluate why they are expressing them or if they are logical. In these circumstances it is hard to maintain discourse.
#3 people must be allowed to change. Our ideas around hypocrisy in this country cast a false negative stigma on changing ones perspective. Also we see debates as verbal combat and not knowledge sharing and joint exploration. We should actively identify what biases we are advocating for or rejecting and realize that the case we make for or against biases does not define us in perpetuity, those opinions are simply the surfaces that we present to others at any given time.
The change happens within us first, in our molten core, and the surface opinions may appear static for a time; they are not in fact static, nor should they be. If they are the same as they were last week or last month or last year, that should be because we have reevaluated our thoughts and they still pass muster.
When someone is not willing or able to take in more information and evolve their opinions, and their stated opinions are the same positions championed by special interests, this is a disappointment. It’s not really dialogue between two individuals at that point. At that point, it’s hard to find merit in discussion, as it would seem that at least one party is not really interested in talking meaningfully. It also feels as though one is arguing more against the agency that has possessed the person with whom they are speaking rather that the person themself. This is a demoralizing and dehumanizing feeling. I wish it werent so.
However, there can be some optimism that all stated opinions aren’t really what people believe. They’re just the expressed opinion of the person at the time, with varying degrees of personal investment and ingenuity.
@jayballer67 How is Biden corrupt? The worst thing he did imo was coauthor the bipartisan crime bill that passed the Senate 100-0 and resulted in unnecessary mass incarceration, particularly with nonviolent drug offenses, and he’s admitted that was wrong. In terms of illegal stuff, what has he done thats illegal? The Hunter Biden email stuff is unverifiable Ukrainian BS. It’s designed to make you doubt weeks before the election and in fact Giuliani didn’t pursue it before now because he realized it was trash. It had been offered to him by the Ukrainians last year, but he bought it now from the Ukranian as a last ditch Hail Mary. There is no verified substance there. Don’t buy into the hype man. This is the same sort of disruption right before the elections 4 years ago. Exact same stupid tired playbook.
Let’s just put this Clown to pasture and I’d say let’s see how much better we feel 4 years from now, but I really hope I’ll just forget to do so because life will return to some sort or normalcy with a normal decent human being as President.
@mayjay Black people certainly are not a monolith who all have the same desires and beliefs so yeah simple solutions will not work.
My complaint is if everyone thinks like the appraiser in the article that well it’s not really our problem, nothing is going to change. It’s going to take all of us. To me at this point, if you aren’t thinking about how your industry is contributing to systemic racial inequity and trying to actively promote equity, than what are you doing?
As you and @FarmerJayhawk illustrate, the issue is so vast and multifaceted it’s impossible for one organization to solve on their own. To promote a more equitable society takes a MASSIVE collaboration between government, community, and industry. If a person in a leadership role can look at those massive disparities and think, meh, not my problem, than I don’t have much use for them honestly. Just get out of the way and let someone who cares lead. I get that it’s hard to think about because of all the variable you rightly raise but to refuse to address it is in my opinion immoral.
@Hawk69 who are you referring to pretending to be a doctor, Trump? That one is orders of magnitude worse.
Pretending to be Native American or black for personal gain is not great, but I think it’s a little silly for Krug to identify it as a “violent act”. I’d be more inclined to call pretending to be a doctor, leading to loss of life as a violent act.
@Kcmatt7 said in The "crap on Trump" thread:
Lol at the right constantly talking about the “indoctrination of our youth” and then their fearless leader literally signs an order doing just that
Schools certainly shouldn’t teach history from a CRT/1619 frame. They also shouldn’t teach only that America is awesome and has never done wrong. Both sides can shove it.
@Crimsonorblue22 said in CDC's effort to suppress testing:
Trumps new “medical” expert. Dr atlas, goes right along with him. Hinting around about herd immunity. Although denying it. Fox doesn’t even want him on!
Fun thing about them! Atlas, MD is a subscription service in Wichita. I really like their delivery model. Give them a set amount per month, have unlimited visits sans insurance. Nice guys too.
Though as right as they are on a delivery model, they’re just as wrong on herd immunity. The data from Sweden are unambiguously bad.
I was born and lived in Sulphur until I was in kindergarten before moving to Houston. Still have a few family friends in the Sulphur/Lake Charles area and I believe they all evacuated once reports came out Laura was going to be worse than Rita was back in 2005.
The Weather Channel was holed up at the Golden Nugget which is on the south side of Lake Charles on the Calcasieu River and one of their reporters, Stephanie Abrams, was on air doing a report last night a little after 1am when glass from the balcony above her shattered and she had to quickly run back inside the hotel for cover.
I really want to drive over and see how the house I lived in when I was kid over there cared, but I really wouldn’t be shocked if it sustained significant wind damage last night.
@Crimsonorblue22 said in Real Kansans:
@approxinfinity guess nobody gets your question. It looks like it’s cold, so not lately. as far as counties, which wasn’t your question, we have 2, Wallace and Rawlins without any cases. Jewell co has 13 cases.
Right…@FarmerJayhawk said he didn’t know. My response wasn’t to @approxinfinity it was to him mentioning Jewell Co not being hit by hard by the Covid. Don’t see any complications.
Lol I gotta pause here guys @mayjay @benshawks08 (I like where we ended up on your last post) . A good stopping point for tonight for me. I really appreciate the thoughtful conversation. Needed it. I’ve been deep in a shell for like a month and this is the first I’ve really felt like talking. Thank you.