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Man I gotta outlive Henry fucking Kissinger and that man is a million years old.

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man reminding white people that racism is a thing is a fucking chore

We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right to not tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal. - KR Popper, The Paradox of Tolerance

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But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols.

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—In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be most unwise.

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Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.

There is no cure for insecure, badly paid, demeaning work. There is no cure for post-industrial decay, poor housing, environmental assault.

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8 raisons de voyager en train plutôt qu'en avion:
- Ça pollue moins
- Y a plus de place
- Tu peux te lever et te dégourdir les jambes sans qu'on te voix comme quelqu'un de suspect
- La nourriture est meilleur
- La vue est plus variée et meilleure
- L'embarquement est plus rapide
- Tu peux avoir des bagages à main plus grands
- Le train, c'est la vie

Alors oui, ça prends plus de temps, mais comme dit le proverbe: L'important, ce n'est pas la destination, c'est le voyage.


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covid, school, kids 

@shahaan wow look at them, with the consequences of their actions

@bgcarlisle that's usually when the best comedy happens...a comedy of errors, i would say

@bgcarlisle but it's funny nonetheless; as a black person i would have thought it was intentional because it's extra funny.

@bgcarlisle shakespeare would have loved that (and i wonder if it was inadvertent, him being about social commentary in his day, why not update it a bit)

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testing my gender for presence of microplastics

1. it's very easy to talk about your great ideas but putting them into practice is much harder. you have to actually do the work: you can't shunt it off onto other people based on the same oppressive systems you're trying to subvert.

2. you need to consider the practical implications of what you're arguing for, including potential downsides.

3. you can't expect that a utopia is going to be all the things you like about society staying the same and everything you dislike being changed.

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