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  • Reply to: Quarantine lecture series: Karen Douglas on conspiracy theories   15 hours 21 min ago

    she discusses "collective" narcissists, perfectly encapsulating Trump's delusional followers. This was published 2 1/2 years ago, but the lecture itself may be older.

  • Reply to: Friday fracking video   1 day 9 hours ago

    Water treatment facilities do not completely purify the water before it's reintegrated into our consumable supply. They do a really good job (in most cases) but there are still residual contaminants.

    But for animals (including human) drinking from rivers, streams, springs, and wells, those concentrations of contaminants can be extremely higher.

    To see this kind of effect at such high dilutions is not good, to say the least.

  • Reply to: Federal Appeals Court overturns ban on Voter ID in NC   1 day 15 hours ago

    “A legislature’s past acts in passing a poll tax do not condemn the acts of a later legislature, which we must presume acts in good faith when it passes a poll tax.”

  • Reply to: Thursday News: Hand-to-eye   1 day 18 hours ago

    She now has a thousand reasons to whine about mean old Governor Cooper:

    A North Carolina store owner has been cited for encouraging customers NOT to wear masks in her store. Police said the signs violate Gov. Roy Cooper’s mask-wearing order, which was imposed to preserve public health during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Wendell General Store owner Regina Harmon was cited Wednesday with one count of aiding and abetting the violation of an executive order, news outlets reported.

    Wendell police received a complaint that Harmon's store posted signs stating: “Masks not required, exceptions to every rule” and “We request that you not wear a face covering, for the safety of our customers and staff.”

    Violating the mask mandate is Class 2 misdemeanor and could result in a fine of up to $1,000.

    It's bad enough to refuse to wear a mask yourself, but encouraging dozens of others to do the same is a public health nightmare. She literally begged for this, and she got it.

  • Reply to: Notes from the Kakistocracy: The final days of Andrew Wheeler   2 days 15 hours ago

    But it may be that DHHS would need to make the complaint to DOJ first, to get that ball rolling with the momentum of two Executive departments. But it should work.