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  • What's worse: Gay marriage or black people being allowed to listen to R&B?: Blacks
  • What's your favorite Charles Mudede post?: That one with the picture of a building with incomprehensible Marxist allusions
  • If you found out you were going to have a pit-bull baby, would you have an abortion?: Yes
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The Establishment is "fixing" the federal deficit.
Apr 1 The Establishment commented on Why the CEO of ExxonMobil Equals the Pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525.
@8

One addition needed for the Flight 9525 analogy to really match our climate change predicament would be for the flight attendants to have been actively telling the passengers not to worry because there wasn't a "consensus" among the flight crew regarding whether or not they were all going to die a horrible, fiery death in the coming minutes.
Apr 1 The Establishment commented on Why the CEO of ExxonMobil Equals the Pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525.
@1

I don't think the analogy is far off, actually. From the various reports I've heard, the people on Flight 9525 thought they were being flown to their expected destination--a place they very much wanted to go--right up until the final few moments. In that situation, only a select few people knew what was actually happening until it was far too late.

Similarly, the general populace of the world likely has no idea/can't comprehend what the true consequences of burning the world's fossil fuels will be, and probably won't until things become catastrophic in a very personal way. It's tough to judge what people actually "want" when they don't understand the consequences of their choices.

@2 draws an analogy to drug cartels vs. users, and that brings up the true source of the problem: government policy. The US government (along with any other nation) has the power to regulate/incentivize us off our carbon habit, they're just not.

Our government is acting like the cabin door in Charles' analogy, and the fossil fuel industry's political spending/influence is operating as the lock, deliberately engaged by the pilot.

Climate scientists and concerned citizens are frantically beating on the door.

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Mar 11 The Establishment commented on The Federal Government Wants Those Eastern Washington Medical Marijuana Growers in Jail Right Now.
@1 What's funny is that the prosecution was unable to produce any evidence that they were actually, you know, dealing drugs. What could possibly go wrong with your reading comprehension?

Oh right, everything.
Nov 11, 2014 The Establishment commented on The Gayest House in Seattle Is for Sale.
Address: 1018 E Republican St.
Nov 10, 2014 The Establishment commented on The Bowler Hat Is the New Fedora.
@86 wins.
Aug 29, 2014 The Establishment commented on This Red Robin Is No More! It Has Ceased To Be! This Is An Ex-Robin!.
We used to go to Romio's (also gone now) on the other side of Fuhrman there for their Jazz night (and cheap pitchers of Mac 'n' Jacks). Never once were we tempted to visit that Red Robin.
Aug 28, 2014 The Establishment commented on Seattle Police Deny Having or Using "Stingray" Cell Phone Data Sucking Device.
Go get 'em, Phil! I'd be happy to contribute funds to any legal efforts surrounding these inquiries. The public must know.
Aug 21, 2014 The Establishment commented on Challenger Accuses Dave Reichert of Ice Bucket Hypocrisy.
@16

No.

And to be fair, that would not be inconsistent with @12's SOP.
Aug 21, 2014 The Establishment commented on Challenger Accuses Dave Reichert of Ice Bucket Hypocrisy.
*... and having the government fill the roles ...
Aug 21, 2014 The Establishment commented on Challenger Accuses Dave Reichert of Ice Bucket Hypocrisy.
@12

Please explain how "liberals" are hypocrites for not donating to charity while simultaneously advocating for higher taxes, and having the government should fill the roles of the charities that they are not donating to.

And be sure to show your work, it helps to prevent confusion and silly logical mistakes.
 

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