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@nigelsezyarr yup! Friday night wirks. You'll get here on time to start the holidays with the kids. Are you soending new year with yes. If yes, I will plan a little family birthday party for Alistair.

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Philosophy of identity, long (2/2) Show more

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@nigelsezyarr The sooner the better is my personal view. But I'll chat with CH, she may have some other considerations.

Are you going to Comox beforentou head this way?

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i'm not against an instance 'not welcoming' whomever they like, it just that mastosoc tries to be both a very modern-lefty instance and the general entrypoint for everybody into the fediverse.

Are you curious about some of the complications that have arisen? I could point you towards some news about court cases if you're interested.

Who wins Election 2019 under a ranked-ballot system? in
macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/wh

The short answer [0]: it wouldn't change the end results much. For me, the fact that ranked ballots give results similar to first-past-the-post is one of their advantages.

[0] The major flaw in the model is that it doesn't account for a voter who strategically voted for her second preference.


@strypey Many people said that in Canada, and now we're wondering what counts as suffering, what it means to be terminally ill, and whether my voluntary decision now should outweigh my voluntary will later. Not as easy questions as they first appear

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Venice has been sinking all my life, largely because they pumped groundwater out from under the city. But of course will make things worse.

‘Tragedy of a lifetime’: Venice declares emergency after near-record tide and floods | National Post
nationalpost.com/news/world/tr

"By the end of this week, Bangladesh’s agriculture minister is expected to announce the approval of “golden rice" for sale and use, making the country the world’s first to embrace a food that could save hundreds of thousands of children in developing nations from blindness and death."

Finally.


washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

L'acte du souvenir était en français, anglais et en mohawk cette année à Montréal.


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Next two tech things I want to buy, in this order:

Pine phone
Pine book pro laptop

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"[A]n emerging theme of federal politics in months to come will be the scale of Justin Trudeau’s electoral triumph."

In 's analysis, the Liberals feel confident since they held on strongly to Central Canada and indeed many MPs there increased their pluralities.

macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/tr


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Quebec language and education politics Show more

Orwell on *Gulliver's Travels*: "In a Society in which there is no law, and in theory no compulsion, the only arbiter of behaviour is public opinion. But public opinion [...] is less tolerant than any system of law. When human beings are governed by ‘thou shalt not’, the individual can practise a certain amount of eccentricity: when they are supposedly governed by ‘love’ or ‘reason’, he is under continuous pressure to make him behave and think in exactly the same way as everyone else."

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Things you learn going from one discipline to another Show more

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#2225 "Voting Referendum" Show more

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There are many forms that justice can take

But there is a special place in my heart

For the ironic or self-inflicted kind

Hi everyone, I have a master's and a doctorate in ethics ama