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  1. Well...it pleases me to report that it appears that Inuk will be with us for sometime longer! The last 24 hours have been a remarkable turnaround in his condition! He's practically back to "normal" (albeit that normal is still that of a large older dog) and he's showing very little of the discomfort and lethargy that he was on Monday and Tuesday. His appetite still isn't quite back 100% but he's been enjoying the seasoned chicken that his mom has prepared for him and that has allowed him to take his medications which is absolutely important for his overall health. It's possible that the reduced appetite is the result of the gastroenteritis diagnosis that he received from the ER I took him to and that's being treated with probiotics. As for the mobility issues and overall discomfort on Monday and Tuesday, his usual vet agrees with my hypothesis that those were probably (if not definitely) the result of the sedative/painkiller that he was administered in the ER in order to get him in a state where he could be X-rayed. Once that medication was out of his system, he was able to stand on his own and move around with the same mobility that he had before the trip to the ER. All-in-all, he's essentially back to the place he was before the trip to the ER on Monday which is to say "not too shabby" for an elderly large dog. As I told Laps of Love when I called to cancel tomorrow's final procedure, "I know that I'll need your services at some point in the future, sooner or later. But that day won't be tomorrow." So, thank you all for your warm wishes and thoughts for Inuk and me during these last couple of days. I genuinely do appreciate it very, very much!
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  2. One of those times when it really is worth it to read the replies to Cawthorn's tweet.
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  3. U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time NEWS.GALLUP.COM For the first time in Gallup's polling history, less than half of U.S. adults report belonging to a church, synagogue or mosque. There are more charts in the link.
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  4. What a bunch of horseshit. Religion is cancer
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  5. YOU HAVE A FUCKING THREAD
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  6. To every single friend, family member, journalist, pundit, TV host, you name it, who said we were being sensationalist that Roe v Wade was going to be overturned. FUCK YOU.
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  8. BREAKING: ‘The Onion’ Has Purchased A 0.000000125% Stake In Twitter And Is Demanding A Seat On The Board WWW.THEONION.COM In an unprecedented move certain to bring the entire tech industry to its knees, The Onion proudly announces this afternoon that it has purchased a 0.000000125% stake in Twitter.
    10 points
  9. He is quite possibly the unhealthiest looking man I've ever seen. Like if Baron Harkonnen and Jabba the Hutt had an accident in that machine from The Fly and the resulting abomination then fell asleep in a tanning bed. Wtf. Looks like someone forgot to baste him. How is he so wet and moist and yet just looks exactly like an impacted bowel come to life? And it's all made worse by that fucking billowy suit and the clown tie. What kind of weirdos look at him and get awe-struck by his power and masculinity?? I look at him and feel an urge to sanitize my hands.
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  10. Covid is a top ten killer of children and if a shot could virtually eliminate the already low risk of death and MIS-C and reduce the likelihood of infection it should be permitted stop dipping your toes in antivax nonsense. like with chickenpox it used to kill only about 100-150 people per year, hospitalized about 10k people, and infected about 4 million, and lead to shingles later in life. Given this why would we vaccinate kids against chickenpox???? CDC reference ^this is what you people sound like.
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  11. Out of the hospital finally. I would never wish this experience on anyone. Now, I'm focusing on making sure I don't make any such mistakes ever again and take advantage of the fact I got through this thing.
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  12. Wish me luck gentlemen. I'm sending this to the r/conservative mods:
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  13. The novel coronavirus reading this thread: Might as well rename this the ‘D1P COVID Tontine’
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  14. Freakin' amazing.
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  15. Can't we just accept that it may be a new, unique user that joined the boards because he has an interest in gaming, DC/Marvel and the baby formula crisis?
    8 points
  16. Agree with everything he said here. Because as I've said to a freind of mine, for a lot of liberals, these issues are not existential for them. Deep down inside, they feel like they'll be ok regardless of how the country swings so they don't have the same fervor as those on the other side or other groups. It's why they are so quick to take their ball and go home when they don't get any and everything they want, losing the battle AND the War.
    8 points
  17. Perhaps Kavanaugh could simply go to another state if he finds his current situation untenable.
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  18. What you're talking about is something that's been happening in this country far longer than anyone wants to admit because this country has utterly failed to keep the mental health of our children in check. Oftentimes teachers are the only friendly face a child has in their lives. I don't know if you realize that teachers are often the first person kids come out to, very often before family and before their very own friends. If you think that's wrong then that's fine, but that's not any teacher's fault. How is it the fault of any teacher that a student trusts and respects their teacher more than their own friends and family? The number of kids that have come out to my wife is mind-blowing. Everything from gay jocks to girly females that want nothing more than to be handsome boys. Kids self harming. Kids handing her suicide notes at the end of the school day. It was one of the most stressful parts of her day. Who is ostracizing these kids to the point where they feel the need to kill themselves if not the same people that wasn't to pretend queer people don't exist? Would you find it offensive if a teacher said they were straight? Gay pride month is coming up. If a teacher wants to self-identity as part of the community, I'd love to understand what part of that is inappropriate or sexual? In the case of this story, pansexual is like the least definitively sexual of all the sexual orientations. "Yeah, I like all different types of people." That's so much less in the weeds than "liking girls" or "liking boys" or "liking boys and girls". Look at my descriptions and then remember she was fired over admitting to loving any kind of person.
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  19. This is the look of a dog who just ate an entire rotisserie chicken!
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  20. The entire democratic leadership should resign over this and put better people in charge. I'm so sick of their never-ending failures. If they can actually enshrine protection into law, I'd allow them to finish that, and then they should resign immediately following that. If they can't do that, then they should just resign now.
    8 points
  21. The last two weeks have been an emotional rollercoaster. Two weeks ago I mentioned that my cousin took his life, and today I was offered and accepted a kickass job at Intel proper (no longer a contract worker). Ups and downs.
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  23. Elon Musk says Twitter deal on hold pending details on fake accounts; shares plunge 19% WWW.CNBC.COM
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  24. This is the look of a dog who just ate an entire rotisserie chicken:
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  25. Well, he just ate an entire rotisserie chicken, so I guess his appetite is well and truly back as well.
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  26. Now for an Inuk update:
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  27. My wife and I met in summer 2009. We dated until 2016 which is when we were married. We welcomed our first child in December of 2018, after months of trying. He just started soccer a few weeks ago. My wife decided to have an abortion in January of 2010. It was the best decision we ever made. I was 21 and she was 19. We were young, both in college, and put simply, we were young and stupid and our relationship was often times volatile. Having an abortion allowed us to become everything Republicans pretend to champion. I finished school, and got a job at a Fortune 50 company. I’ll have my 10 year anniversary this October. My wife also finished school, and worked in medical skin care for a number of years. I’m very blessed to make a good income, so we both decided she would stay at home when our son was born. She’s been the most incredible stay at home mother since 2018. We talk about that abortion from time to time, and both agree if we had that child, we would likely never have finished school, and in all reality not even be together. I know abortion is bad and hard, but sometimes it’s also good.
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  28. Paulie from Goodfellas cosplaying as a rotisserie chicken.
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  29. And I bet it's like your gas stations, and they make a Weed Attendant hold the joint for you instead of letting you do it yourself.
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  31. The Crypto Crisis Has Been Very Bad for White Nationalists WWW.VICE.COM White nationalists were early adopters of crypto and made a lot of money off of it, but now many bad people are freaking out as they watch their portfolios tank.
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  32. When I was in high school, kids absolutely asked teachers if they were gay. I finished high school in 1998 so it was peak time for calling everything gay / thinking that gay stuff was hilarious. Kids know things. See a male teacher with no family pictures on their desk, no wedding ring, no kids, who dressed well and had an effeminate voice? Hindsight bias is a thing but it feels like he got asked if he was gay constantly. So honestly, a student asking a teacher who they're attracted to instead of asking them, "are we going to have any homework a gay, what, I totally said today," seems like a step up. There's a big difference between a student asking a teacher who they're attracted to and allowing a teacher to have an authentic response to that and a teacher telling kids that they suck dick and clit with equal enthusiasm. I'd have a problem with the latter. And let's not kid ourselves... the majority of parents objecting to this aren't doing so because they want to be able to have these conversations with their children in a safe, home environment. They want to be able to pretend that LGBTQ+ people do not exist. I don't have kids but many of my friends do. Local school board meetings have people from out of town come and complain about this topic and critical race theory being taught in schools all the time. It's not an authentic complaint, it's manufactured grievance with the purpose of invalidating the existence and identities of entire swathes of people. Also some of this stuff has little to nothing to do with teachers as it does with kids being in the same space. I learned what anal sex was when I was in fifth grade because a sixth grader I rode the bus with found porn tapes in his house, watched them, and couldn't wait to tell everyone about it. Kids can be imitators, I kissed a friend of mine when I was in first grade because she and I knew grown ups do it. And while 12 is young, some kids absolutely have sexual feelings then. I started having crushes around then, started making out with girls when I was 13 - 14, and was sexually active at 15. It's not just teachers either. When I would hang out with friends their younger siblings would ask me if I kissed girls or had sex. They'd ask if I knew anyone who was gay. Kids can start exploring their sexuality pretty early on and asking people questions is part of the way that they do that. Obviously the standards for answers are different for "my older brother's friend" compared to a teacher, but I do think it's important for teachers of be able to answer those questions in the way that feels the most honest to them, including telling kids that they're not entitled to the answer if they don't want to give it.
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  33. I guess that's a wrap! The US is out of the Covid-19 pandemic phase, Fauci says WWW.CNN.COM The United States is out of the Covid-19 pandemic phase, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Congratulations to everyone on D1P who survived this pandemic!
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  34. I read this a few times and I just think you wanted a reason to use words like praxis, bourgeoisie, and whatever "dimuintize" is.
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  35. Buddy, if you ain't cynical about the political future of the United States of America, then I don't know what to tell ya!
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