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    Totally agreed on all fronts. Like I said, I have...

    Totally agreed on all fronts. Like I said, I have no qualms whatsoever with the idea of supporting American businesses. Absolutely in favor. I just think some form of oversight should be involved. I...
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    Well, social services are provided via...

    Well, social services are provided via City/state/federally budgeted spending, which can be pretty easily discovered online. At least according to what I've found so far, it looks like the SBA will...
  3. Nerd out about fire trucks!! From the ages of...

    Nerd out about fire trucks!!

    From the ages of 4-6 I had a little fireman costume that I insisted on wearing nearly every day, and a Sesame Street firefighter VHS tape that I managed to wear out...
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    Those are some huge catchement areas in...

    Those are some huge catchement areas in MT/WY/etc.



    To be honest, though I always sort of knew in some way that what he was saying was true, it is very easy to get lost in it.

    I grew up in...
  5. I don't particularly feel like I am treading on...

    I don't particularly feel like I am treading on thin - or any ice - at all, for the following reasons :

    1. In case it wasn't obvious, I don't have any personal investment in this debate. Not only...
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    I also must say that little snippets like this...

    I also must say that little snippets like this explain to me why topics that I had previously spent a lot of time thinking about - i.e. putative therapeutics for SIRS - are suddenly an issues of...
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    Do we have a list of which companies god how...

    Do we have a list of which companies god how much? If so, I haven't seen it.



    Yeah I don't understand it, particularly given that even if you're still employed, now is a good time to be...
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    To whit: https://i.imgur.com/jkhEyPV.png ...

    To whit:

    https://i.imgur.com/jkhEyPV.png

    https://i.imgur.com/cQXjtGC.png
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    Having just finished Matt Taibbi's (excellent)...

    Having just finished Matt Taibbi's (excellent) book Hate Inc, I definitely have a lot of new thoughts on the way COVID is being discussed in the mainstream media, and feel like I better understand...
  10. I do completely agree with you there. Most people...

    I do completely agree with you there. Most people do not want to look at poverty, neglect, human suffering, etc and actually try to hash out solutions grounded in reality, because this is very hard,...
  11. I don't really think Redskin is particularly...

    I don't really think Redskin is particularly complimentary towards Native Americans .... and no Irishmen are writing Notre Dame and saying they're offended by the mascot (at least as far as I know,...
  12. I just can't imagine a team named "the San...

    I just can't imagine a team named "the San Francisco Celestials" or "The Detroit Spades" or "The Houston Wetbacks" would be tolerated to the same degree as the Redskins.

    Whether or not there is...
  13. I think what strikes me most about gestures like...

    I think what strikes me most about gestures like these (including basically every pro BLM press release/email/Tweet/etc) is that they're entirely hollow and effectively without cost to the...
  14. I've met a few.

    I've met a few.
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    No caption necessary

    https://i.imgur.com/IRiFhSL.jpg
  16. 1852-1922: William Halsted. Father of modern...

    1852-1922: William Halsted. Father of modern surgery.

    https://i.imgur.com/P8SfesG.png

    In addition to a slew of foundational achievements, here is one of the more attention grabbing highlights...
  17. August 1990: the USA leads an international...

    August 1990: the USA leads an international military coalition to evict Saddam from Kuwait.

    https://i.imgur.com/eQZnuqB.jpg
  18. April 1955: Jonas Salk announces successful polio...

    April 1955: Jonas Salk announces successful polio vaccine, eradicating the disease in the United States

    https://i.imgur.com/mHOxdYI.jpg

    February 1980: Herb Brooks eradicates the Soviet Union...
  19. I'm sensing a theme :D Announcement of the...

    I'm sensing a theme :D

    Announcement of the successful sequencing of the entire human genome, June 2000.

    https://i.imgur.com/wGoNG4E.jpg
  20. A fair retort :) ...

    A fair retort :)

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  21. Going for all the low hanging fruit I see ;)

    Going for all the low hanging fruit I see ;)
  22. Proud to be American - Celebrating the 4th of July

    Given how our country seems to be going to hell in a handbasket, I thought I'd create a thread to celebrate Independence Day, and specifically the moments in American history that make me proud to be...
  23. I forgot about the RTF2. I have one of those too!...

    I forgot about the RTF2. I have one of those too! Discontinued before the Gen 4s even... double hipster points. :cool:

    https://i.imgur.com/YNdSHQ4.jpg
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    https://i.imgur.com/ZVL35vY.jpg
  25. One of those is one of the old ~150 lumen ones...

    One of those is one of the old ~150 lumen ones too. Discontinued. COOL.
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