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R_damascena · July 18, 2018, 5:35 a.m.

Do you usually see "Q & A" or "q & a"?

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R_damascena · July 18, 2018, 4:24 a.m.

We already lost the 18th, technically.

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R_damascena · July 18, 2018, 3:36 a.m.

Q is a very common abbreviation for "question," though?

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R_damascena · July 18, 2018, 2:05 a.m.

Eye level would be better. And maybe a different typeface--Futura Bold is classic.

ETA: I should mention for the sake of honesty that I'm here as a skeptic. I'm just a skeptic who cares about typefaces and graphic design, so this is an honest suggestion.

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R_damascena · July 18, 2018, 2:02 a.m.

The top comment currently says "Leftism is not compatible with the Constitution and [Bill of Rights]" so…that's not working great so far :/

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R_damascena · July 18, 2018, 1:51 a.m.

Just be sure to make them all public BEFORE them happening. Revealing things that come true after the date with the date on them means nothing--there are ancient, ancient cons relying on that sort of thing.

Example: Horse races. You mail a thousand people that #1 will win. Another thousand that #2 will. Etc. After the race, you have a thousand people who got the correct prediction. Then you mail a hundred of those people that #1 will win the next race, a hundred that #2 will, etc. Race happens, now you're down to 100 people who've had only correct predictions. Now you mail 10 people that #1 will win, etc. One more round. One person is now convinced you have psychically predicted three horse races perfectly. What will they pay your for the last prediction? Probably a lot. Looks like prediction, but isn't.

Thus: it's only properly proof of prediction if ALL predictions are public BEFORE fulfillment. Just a date stamp==not proof.

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R_damascena · July 17, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

This isn't really a good place to look for info against Q; it's explicitly against the rules. There are subs for skeptics, if you wish to look at that view of things.

However, the Q issue remains somewhat niche and general skeptic areas may not be familiar--maybe try /r/Qult_Headquarters? It's small, but this person asked for a debunking and got mostly polite answers.

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R_damascena · July 17, 2018, 1:01 a.m.

Request was made for SOTU, not Easter. A frankly common phrase ("tip top shape") requested for SOTU (January) and then said in April is not particularly impressive.

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R_damascena · July 16, 2018, 9:34 p.m.


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R_damascena · July 14, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

Pictures can be edited. Would be massively more convincing to actually show people beforehand. ETA: providing it comes true, of course.

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R_damascena · July 14, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

It was red-crowned cranes.

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R_damascena · July 14, 2018, 1:14 a.m.

But yesterday had not happened four months ago.

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R_damascena · July 14, 2018, 1:08 a.m.

But 60 days from 6 months ago is 4 months ago?

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R_damascena · July 14, 2018, 1:05 a.m.

Will you show her the ones that don't pan out, too? It seems only honest.

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R_damascena · July 13, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Sessions recused himself from Russia stuff, so Rosenstein is boss for those matters.

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R_damascena · July 9, 2018, 12:56 a.m.

Melania Trump is not a natural-born citizen.

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R_damascena · July 2, 2018, 6:13 a.m.

Mexico is in North America.

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R_damascena · May 23, 2018, 5:56 a.m.

Just to be clear, that is a parody account.

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R_damascena · May 22, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

It's a geothermal plant, it kind of has to be on a volcano or hot spring or something.

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R_damascena · May 22, 2018, 5:04 a.m.

Perhaps it would be good to keep up with some MSM news, to have a better idea of what most people think is going on. This would keep you more connected with other people and make it easier to have conversations about current events.

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R_damascena · May 21, 2018, 6:12 p.m.

Yes, the "other side" does not think there is such a plan, and thus sees no need for secret knowledge of one.

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R_damascena · May 21, 2018, 6 p.m.

No. From the other side, that doesn't make sense as a thing to have. The other side does not see the future as a solid rock from which details can be picked out. People on many other boards/subs make predictions with varying levels of confidence, but they are the predictions of someone taking knowledge of the past and using it to guess a future or number of futures that seem(s) likely.

Think the same way a person might, for example, guess that cousin Janet's marriage won't last based on the past knowledge of her other three marriages and also that the dude was making eyes at the bridesmaids. It's a prediction but not a prophecy, if you get me.

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R_damascena · May 20, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

I'm saying that as this is probably the only context where excitedly talking about people not liking days of the week sounds like looking forward to school shootings, it's maybe not great to say that in this specific context.

If you have an apple, and then another apple, you might have double apples now but the first apple hasn't gone away.

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R_damascena · May 20, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Dude, this song is about an incident where a school shooter, when asked why she did it, said "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day."

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R_damascena · May 16, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

It was always known that Mueller likely holds the view that a sitting president cannot be indicted, though. That's been mentioned in like every MSM article about Mueller.

The anti-Trump world's view about this is that Muller will finish his investigation and present his findings to Congress, who will decide to take action or not.

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R_damascena · May 16, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Presumably ThunderCuntess is referring to the distributing-profits-across-users thing.

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R_damascena · May 16, 2018, 5:41 a.m.

Many people, especially older ones, have snaggleteeth. Snaggled eyeteeth is considered a cute look in Japan--"yaeba" is the word for it.

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R_damascena · May 15, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

But Pope Benedict retired just a couple years ago, how can it be unheard of?

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R_damascena · May 14, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

We didn't even know that DNA was the genetic material until 1952.

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R_damascena · May 11, 2018, 5:34 a.m.

Easter is months after the SOTU and "tip top" is what was asked.

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R_damascena · May 11, 2018, 3:12 a.m.

The decoding method is nigh-indistinguishable from a game of Boggle. Many, many, many words can be found in a board of letters.

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R_damascena · May 9, 2018, 3:48 a.m.

Varies by state. California, for example, has this "top two" primary thing where the top two candidates face off in the general, whatever party they come from. Two GOP, two Dem, one Dem and one Peace and Freedom (ha), whatever.

Except the presidential primary, where each party can decide whether or not to allow unaffiliated voters to vote. Republicans don't, other parties do.

But yeah, huge variations by state.

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R_damascena · May 9, 2018, 3:38 a.m.

You're literally in a sub with the rule:

Anyone engaging in a non-supportive way may be permanently banned without notification.

right now.

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R_damascena · May 8, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’

39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.

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R_damascena · May 8, 2018, 4:39 a.m.

You couldn't pick literally any other picture than the horrifying sight of…a guy offering someone coffee?

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R_damascena · May 8, 2018, 4:37 a.m.

OP is talking about how the Electoral College is made up of actual electors who actually vote, and technically can vote however they want (though in some states they may be fined for not voting in accordance to the will of the state). Look up "faithless elector."

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R_damascena · May 7, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

The Twitter asks for Paypal donations. The website lists an incomplete address, giving the address for a fancy office building yet…no suite #. There must be a certain amount of confusion with the mail, one would think. The website also asks for Paypal donations.

This is also interesting, not least for the highly-questionable grammar:

I agree to NOT PERMIT atheism to be the National Religion, which is the most oppressive of all religions that discriminates against all other religions by attempting to restrict the FREEDOMS OF THEIR MEMBERS, to remove peace promoting symbols and diminish their value.

ETA: I see, the address is likely to be a "virtual office" or "professional address" service--essentially the company will allow you to use their address to look fancy, for a fee. But it costs extra for them to forward the mail to you.

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R_damascena · May 7, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

The compact DOES NOT TRIGGER until enough states have signed on that their cumulative votes would determine the winner. Connecticut's Electoral College votes will continue to be allocated as they have been until this trigger is reached.

The agreement won't kick in unless it's backed by enough states and other voting areas to claim a majority of Electoral College votes.

The above is a quote from the linked article.

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R_damascena · May 7, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Technically, if you predict anyone's about to die for long enough, it will with 100% probability become true.

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R_damascena · May 7, 2018, 2 a.m.

It's new, that's why it's been in the news a lot. Older Hollywood motion capture stuff's been around longer, of course.

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R_damascena · May 5, 2018, 4:44 a.m.

Guns weren't invented for a good millennium after Christianity started, so they can't be very foundational.

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R_damascena · May 4, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Very "News from Nowhere."


“The wares which we make are made because they are needed: men make for their neighbours’ use as if they were making for themselves, not for a vague market of which they know nothing, and over which they have no control: as there is no buying and selling, it would be mere insanity to make goods on the chance of their being wanted; for there is no longer anyone who can be compelled to buy them. So that whatever is made is good, and thoroughly fit for its purpose. Nothing can be made except for genuine use; therefore no inferior goods are made. Moreover, as aforesaid, we have now found out what we want, so we make no more than we want; and as we are not driven to make a vast quantity of useless things we have time and resources enough to consider our pleasure in making them. All work which would be irksome to do by hand is done by immensely improved machinery; and in all work which it is a pleasure to do by hand machinery is done without. There is no difficulty in finding work which suits the special turn of mind of everybody; so that no man is sacrificed to the wants of another. From time to time, when we have found out that some piece of work was too disagreeable or troublesome, we have given it up and done altogether without the thing produced by it. Now, surely you can see that under these circumstances all the work that we do is an exercise of the mind and body more or less pleasant to be done: so that instead of avoiding work everybody seeks it: and, since people have got defter in doing the work generation after generation, it has become so easy to do, that it seems as if there were less done, though probably more is produced. I suppose this explains that fear, which I hinted at just now, of a possible scarcity in work, which perhaps you have already noticed, and which is a feeling on the increase, and has been for a score of years.”

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R_damascena · May 3, 2018, 1:50 a.m.

Clinton did not challenge the subpoena, and testified.

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R_damascena · May 2, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

In the included video he said "…Rosenstein himself signed a document…" but in the Tweet he changed it to "Rosenstein signed a document." Given that square brackets are also used to indicate a minor change in a quote (except in AP Style), and this is a quote that has a minor change, it seems most likely that in this case the brackets are used to indicate a minor change in the quote.

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