In the Star Trek universe, there are probably people who defend the Cardassian occupation of Bajor by insisting that "It's a very complicated situation," and that "Cardassia has the right to defend itself!!!"

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It's really concerning that so many people seem willing to just abandon safety measures right now even though almost no kids under 12 have been vaccinated.

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Think of a virus where 70% of kids are totally asymptomatic, less than 1% have severe symptoms, and less than 0.05% die. Phew that's no big deal for kids then! Don't worry about them!

Oops actually it's polio in the 1950s

cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook

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When we want to incentivize rich people we give them money, but when we want to incentivize poor people we take away money.

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Repeat after me - Use of biometrics alone does not replace a password and another factor. Biometrics alone is still single-factor, and while arguably stronger than just a password, swapping a single factor of authentication for another does not trump proper multi-factor authentication.

“It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society" - J. Krishnamurti

The governor of Ohio has announced a $1 million lottery for 5 random people who get the vaccine.

Problem: people don’t understand probabilities. Solution: people don’t understand probabilities.

I bet these people don't think electric cars can drive very far.

My workplace is having a "jean day" to raise money for someone's cancer treatment.

Our society would rather have this than universal comprehensive healthcare.

At this point, I have zero interest in reading stories about "X can't find employees for open positions" unless that story also states the rate of pay, benefits offered, and experience/education required for the open position.

This is doubly true for personal anecdotes.

I feel like most of my productivity is burned up by context switching and I get a lot less done than I want to.

What are the odds that the people buying fake vaccination cards are literally the same people who complain about undocumented immigrants using fake documents?

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I can't but help feel numb from the hopelessness of it all.

Sometimes I'm not sure if I can do much more of this.

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