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Dems only shot at anything is to pass the Infrastructure bill as written. Its a bipartisan bill the progressives are holding hostage. The social spending bill is toast. The only way it passes is for vulnerable and moderate Dems to fall on their sword and retire in 2022. It may happen anyway so it's a reasonable play.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/05/politics/nancy-pelosi-joe-biden-state-of-play-november-5/index.html

 

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2 hours ago, Archy1221 said:

Unless there is nuclear war, he won’t be wrong 

 

He already is wrong.

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-07/climate-change-linked-to-5-million-deaths-a-year-new-study-shows

 

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The extraordinarily hot and cold temperatures that are becoming more common as climate change accelerates are responsible for 5 million deaths globally every year.

Extreme weather accounted for 9.4% of all deaths globally between 2000 and 2019, according to researchers who on Wednesday published the first study linking changes in temperatures to annual increases in mortality.

 

 

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3 hours ago, nic said:

Why is meritocracy a bad thing?

 

 

 

Generally speaking because

 

a) it's a myth

 

b) we don't all come from anything close to an equal playing field at the start. It's like saying, "This guy crossed the finish line of the race first, so based on merit he's the winner" without acknowledging that he started 200m ahead or 30 seconds early.

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23 minutes ago, Lorewarn said:

 

 

Generally speaking because

 

a) it's a myth

 

b) we don't all come from anything close to an equal playing field at the start. It's like saying, "This guy crossed the finish line of the race first, so based on merit he's the winner" without acknowledging that he started 200m ahead or 30 seconds early.

This is why the rim should be lowered during games for short dudes!  

 

#IWannaDunk

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3 hours ago, Lorewarn said:

 

 

Generally speaking because

 

a) it's a myth

 

b) we don't all come from anything close to an equal playing field at the start. It's like saying, "This guy crossed the finish line of the race first, so based on merit he's the winner" without acknowledging that he started 200m ahead or 30 seconds early.

We don’t start at the same place but it’s the only race in the world where someone can surpass another even when they have a 90 meter head start in a 100 meter race.  

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13 minutes ago, Lorewarn said:

 

 

Okay, but that's rarely if ever solely due to merit. 

Lots of opportunities are offered because of who you know or how much money you have that is for sure. Old boy network....if that phrase is still OK to say.
 

I have problems with initiatives like getting rid of advanced math classes in early grades like they did I Virginia. Making tests easier. Getting rid of grading. Why hold everyone back? We are competing with the world in addition to each other. Let’s not dumb down the education. Do better to provide equal opportunities and may the best person win. In the system proposed by this prof someone could put in lots of effort and still not get the material. It’s like a participation trophy. I am ok with my kids failing and learning from it, and if someone starts 20 meters back and succeeds.....what a great story. 

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