Thursday, February 6, 2020

Things shared on Feb 6ths: saying "honestly" makes us doubt you, and more

Whenever I see "honestly" used as an intensifier, I wonder, "Why would they think I thought they were lying? Are they?"

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I wish Facebook had these three emojis:

1. I respectfully disagree.

2. Please do more research before you discuss this again.

3. Are you willing to share the powerful drugs you are on?

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Yachts are a measure of how well the rich are doing at our expense. The first great surge in yacht building was during the Great Depression. We are in the second.

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Prince John’s courtiers have to be quick to dismiss those who praise Robin Hood.

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Tax tip: When you're listing dependents, don't forget your boss who takes a piece of the money made by your work.

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I always feel like a failure when I fail to convince someone about something important. Then I remember no one before me managed to convince them either.

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From 2016:

Clinton supporter arguments:

#1: Better a woman whose policies will harm working-class women than a man whose policies will help them.

#2: Better a woman who can effectively collaborate with corporatists than a man who would oppose them.

#3: Better a woman who will work to keep things the same than a man who will work to make them better.

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