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Jul 25 Doctor Memory commented on Kshama Sawant Shows Up at the DNC to Tell Bernie Sanders Supporters to Vote for Jill Stein.
@17: yeah, I got that. The problem is that it's an near-completely irrelevant thing to say in the context of a question about the safety/efficacy of vaccinations. It's like being asked if you think cigarette smoking causes cancer and saying "well of course there's strong evidence that cigarettes are carcinogenic, but we need to investigate the conflicts of interest between the FDA regulators (from Monsanto!) and the pharmaceutical companies that profit off of cancer treatments." It's an intentionally misleading answer that serves no purpose other than to pander to crazy people and muddy the very clear facts.

There is zero, repeat zero evidence that there has been any sort of regulatory capture issue that has swept either a safety or efficacy concern about vaccines under the rug, and anyone making that assertion bears the burden of providing that evidence. There is rather a lot of evidence that the "concerns" about vaccinations have been ginned up from whole cloth by a group of hucksters and charlatans, and I expect a viable candidate for president of the united states to be smart enough to know that.
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Jul 25 Doctor Memory commented on Kshama Sawant Shows Up at the DNC to Tell Bernie Sanders Supporters to Vote for Jill Stein.
@8 Stein herself, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, does not appear to be anti-vax personally. As far as anyone knows she vaccinated her kids, and inasmuch as you can parse any meaning at all out of her infamous word-salad salad answer to that question, she acknowledged that vaccines are effective.

The problem is that she is reflexively unable to not give an answer to that question without pandering to the lunatic fringe contingent of her own party, which believes that there is no question about science or health policy that cannot be succinctly answered by yelling "Monsanto! GMOs! Big Pharma! Chemtrails!"

Whether a willingness to indulge the special feelings of complete idiots on the topic of vaccinations is better or worse than being directly anti-vax herself is, of course, a personal judgment call.
Jul 22 Doctor Memory commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
Here are just a few

Yes, eight is a very, very, very few. Extremely few. Resoundingly few. In a country of 400 million people, statistically hard to differentiate from zero. So points for unintentional honesty I guess?
May 31 Doctor Memory commented on This Election Cycle, the Libertarian Party is on the Cutting Edge of Bonkers.
Ah, the LP-USA. If you were unfamiliar with the institution you'd think that 2016 would be a bonanza year for them. After all, large numbers of registered republicans describe themselves as libertarian or libertarian-leaning, and the GOP nominee is an addled egomaniac with no more interest in curbing state power than he has in being married to a woman with visible wrinkles. All the LP-USA should have to do is nominate a legit-seeming candidate and they can carry off 15% of the vote without trying and teach the GOP a harsh lesson about ignoring their natural base at the local chamber of commerce...

...except that of course the LP-USA is a clown show. Has always been a clown show, and very much prefers being a clown show. Stripping beardo there is just the tip of the iceberg: go ask your local LP party chair what he (no need to worry about pronouns here: it's a dude) thinks about child abuse laws. Or child prostitution laws. Or private ownership of anti-tank rockets. Or private ownership of nuclear weapons.

Oh, and please note that beardo-thong man there has an enormous iron cross tattoo on one of his shoulders, so that's charming too.
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Apr 25 Doctor Memory commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Boyfriend Slow-Walking His Divorce.
Good lord, IW. Your boyfriend already blew up his marriage, lost his job, did lord knows how much damage to his relationship with his kids, and moved to a new state to be with you. And now you're regularly picking fights with him because his divorce, which from your own account is doing nothing more to harm you than taking longer than you expected, isn't finalized yet?

You seem like a real prize.
Mar 29 Doctor Memory commented on Kshama Sawant Takes Her Push for Rent Control to Small Businesses.
There's at least an obvious moral case for residential rent control, even if the actual evidence suggests that nobody has yet found a way to implement it that's not a practical disaster.

But rent control for for-profit businesses? Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck a whole bunch of that.
Mar 21 Doctor Memory commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Mated and Checkmated.
#9 beat me to it, but I feel like it needs to be called out. If you decide that you want to have the baby, despite the adjacency to this clusterfuck?

GET A LAWYER
GET A LAWYER
GET A LAWYER NOW

Your boyfriend has already demonstrated that he's not acting in good faith and that he's very good at keeping his actual intentions and plans secret from you. You cannot trust that he will keep any verbal agreement he offers with regards to custody, visitation, and the involvement of his other two lovers. If despite all that you decide that you're keeping the pregnancy, lawyer the fuck up post haste: any deal you make with these idiots, you want in writing.
Mar 11 Doctor Memory commented on Another Group of Neighbors Fighting an Apartment Building Because It's "Out of Scale".
@26: ah yes, Houston. Terrible, awful Houston. Stinky unzoned Houston with its average 2BR rental price that's 30% lower than Seattle's and median home sale price that's half of Seattle's.

God forbid Seattle lower itself to take lessons from a city in a red state that somehow managed to have a booming economy and population while remaining substantially more affordable than Seattle.
Mar 11 Doctor Memory commented on Another Group of Neighbors Fighting an Apartment Building Because It's "Out of Scale".
@26 yes, godawful Houston. Terrible, terrible Houston with its average 2BR rent that's almost 30% lower than Seattle's and a median home price that's less than half of Seattle's. God forbid Seattle ever lower itself to take any lessons from a booming city that has somehow remained substantially more affordable than Seattle.
Mar 10 Doctor Memory commented on Another Group of Neighbors Fighting an Apartment Building Because It's "Out of Scale".
And this, people, is why discretionary review is a fucking farce.