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Last night's episode has been posted. The first hour was a summary of the week's news, but then we discussed abortion. Hopefully it clarified some concerns and made it a little easier to understand where the other side is coming from.
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.@mtracey @ggreenwald You both need to hear this. By the end, I think even @SamHarrisOrg was a bit unsure how to respond to the establishment BS @benjaminwittes was peddling.
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@kasun published a new tutorial on how to install #Fedilab from sources:

fedilab.app/wiki/build/

This tutorial is based on @metalbiker's article

DISCLAIMER: This tutorial is more suitable for experienced users.

The stream is live till midnight CST. Comment below and we'll figure out how to get you live on the air!
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Live streaming tonight at 9pm CST. After a summary of the week's news, it's time to discuss abortion. My hope is to help everyone understand each other a little better. I should have a guest but please comment below or contact me if you want to be on.
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I just don't think abortions are a big problem, but I can understand that others do. I guess it's like how I think killing innocent people in other countries is a huge problem with our endless wars (and the top policy we need to change), but most folks barely seem to give a shit.

I can't tell you why, but before I hit the switch, I often wonder if it will even help.

MFT seems the most useful way to understand our political values, cause it's both predictive & nobody finds it insulting. Generally, the left prioritizes Care & Fairness, while the right considers concern over Authority, Loyalty & Sanctity of equal import.
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We're ridiculous if our best justification for voting is to elect whoever "your" half of the duopoly chooses, in hopes that the timing is right and they get to appoint partisan judges to reinterpret the plain text of the Bill of Rights regarding guns and/or abortion.

Statement from Chelsea Manning’s Lawyers Regarding Chelsea Being Remanded Into Custody
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"In addition to being held in confinement for the duration of the Grand Jury investigation or until she purges her contempt and testifies, District Court Judge Anthony Trenga ordered Chelsea to be fined $500 every day she is in custody after 30 days and $1,000 every day she is in custody after 60 days."

I don't think this should be legal.

Pro-choice people think pro-life people are lying about actually caring about fetuses, and instead just want to control women etc. Pro-life people can't understand why pro-choice people don't care more about the fetuses. Strawmen? Too many different views to even discuss fairly?

People can't vote till a certain age. That doesn't mean we don't care about them & pass laws to make life better for them. Maybe we should think of fetuses as not having a "birth right" that surpasses a woman's right to terminate, despite other laws we might pass to support them.

@Framasoft is doing a funding campaign to build activitypub-powered event-hosting software joinmobilizon.org/en/

They have a good track record of following through, seems worth supporting

I think @nytimes @washingtonpost and a lot of other big news gathering organizations would make more money and have a much better reputation if they tried to be more transparent, got rid of ads, made it all open access and asked for at least $1/month.

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