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COMMENT 2d ago

All valid points, but I have a slight and perhaps irrational aversion to self-deprecative comedy.

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COMMENT 2d ago

WTF is "The Ideological Trashcan"? Bring back Woke Capitalism dammit

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COMMENT 3d ago

Not an American, but if money=speech as determined by citizens united, are laws prohibiting prostitution violations of the 1st amendment?

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COMMENT 3d ago

https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/status/1217864280126775297?lang=en

This tweet haunts my dreams. An unfortunate reminder that some voters just don't care about policy.

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COMMENT 4d ago

This article paints WB and Kerala in a positive light. Saving doses means that they did better than expected.

r/IndiaSpeaks 4d ago

#Covid-19 🦠 Jharkhand Tops In Vaccine Wastage, Kerala, West Bengal Save Doses

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COMMENT 4d ago

After Edward Snowden there are a lot of people I trust more than US intelligence, but Putin isn't one of them.

r/india 4d ago

Policy/Economy Why are Indians paying so much for fuel?

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COMMENT 5d ago

Only in the US.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Shark attacks are actually very rare. According to one source I found, only 30 people died in the US between 1970-2000 due to shark attacks. In 2020, only 10 fatalities occurred worldwide by unprovoked shark bites.

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COMMENT 5d ago

In the US. I estimate that worldwide, the number might be a few hundred.

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COMMENT 6d ago

I've just watched a YouTube ad that referred to the Italian team as "forgotten giants", which seems hyperbolic. Sure, they've gone through a rough patch recently, but no one's forgotten about them. That would be more applicable to a team like Hungary or Austria.

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COMMENT 6d ago

I mean, people die repairing windmills, but that doesn't mean windmills are poorly designed.

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COMMENT 6d ago

It's not just about land apparently. The cylindrical shape of a silo allows it to withstand pressure exerted by the grain more efficiently.

r/todayilearned 6d ago

TIL that 10s of farmers die each year from Grain entrapment, which is when a person is partially or fully submerged in grain, and cannot get out without assistance. In 2019, 67 incidents of grain entrapment took place, of which 39 were fatal.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Is the Peru election over or can Fujimori theoretically still win with the foreign vote? Although, if Castillo wins the vote in Peru, but loses the election, it might not end well for anyone.

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COMMENT 8d ago

That didn't happen. He went to the commune as a reporter, and was asked to leave because he kept talking about politics.

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COMMENT 8d ago

When the primary got a little nasty, plenty of people said he never had a real job, which is just false.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Where does this sub (as well as other anti-Sanders subs) get the idea that Bernie was an unemployed freeloader before he entered politics? He had multiple jobs in his youth, from carpenter to psychiatric aide. Apart from that, it's pretty hypocritical for a group of Biden supporters to criticize someone for being a career politician.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Fujimori went from 67% of the foreign vote to just 63. She's done.

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COMMENT 8d ago

There's a news story about a drug that cures cancer every few months. None of them ever end up being used.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Castillo now leads in Peru, down 4000 overall.

Popular front losing the popular contest 3 times smh.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Trying to understand why Justice Democrats tried to primary Joe Manchin but not Bob Menendez in 2018. If you managed to find a succ in WV surely there are plenty in New Jersey? A progressive challenger to someone like Menendez has a good chance to win.

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COMMENT 9d ago

This morning, I wanted to know more about Peruvian politics. Now, i'd do anything to know less.

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COMMENT 9d ago

Americas Quarterly wrote in May 2021:[140]

Life expectancy in Huancavelica, for example, the region where Castillo received his highest share of the vote in the first round, is seven years shorter than in Lima. In Puno, where Castillo received over 47% of the vote, the infant mortality rate is almost three times that of Lima’s.

The Urban rural divide strikes again. If Castillo wins, this is why.