@canonicalbrud A marriage penalty does sound nuts. Here in the UK, we give a tax break to married couples, but it's something you have to a) know about and b) claim - and guess who's most likely to do those things? Not the people who need it most! It strikes me that something similar could work best if it was more specifically targeted at people with kids, and if it was more widely known and easier to claim.

@canonicalbrud That's an interesting perspective, thank you! In your view, what could governments do policy-wise that would help achieve this?

The problem with conservative critiques of critical race theory is that they never acknowledge the actual reason that it's caught on: it offers an explanation for the continued existence of racial inequality. If conservatives want to win this particular battle of ideas, it might be an idea for them to offer their own explanation, rather than insisting that the dominance of the theory is due to some sort of Gramsciist takeover of the public sphere.

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Also, if I ever *request* a read receipt, that is how you know I've been taken hostage and am trying to alert you without letting my captor know

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With God as my witness, I will never send a read receipt

There's a fucking railway station in Japan that has no entrances. You can visit it only by exiting train and it usage is admiring nature.
http://nishikigawa.com/stations/#smh

Reading Infinite Jest and playing Cyberpunk 2077 in my attempt to become The Most Insufferable White Man Alive.

@galdrakinn OH NO! OH NO! OH NO! oh, thank you for fanning me, I feel better.

I emphasize strongly with over-sensitive fire alarms

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Look, the correct reaction is, obviously, let's hope he recovers, but has long COVID, loses the election *then* dies. Can't believe Im having to explain this

'Will you shut up, man?' was actually brilliant. Trump is just so, so boring. There really is mileage, electorally speaking, in getting people to believe that voting Biden will make Trump shut up. It's like 'Get Brexit Done'.

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"yes the Soviet Union was authoritarian, but the measures it took were neccesary to prevent counterrevolution!!"

the measures taken:
- banning homosexuality
- forcibly relocating minorities
- launching a dog into space

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