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Utah's bathroom snitch line hasn't found one legitimate complaint out of 12,000
  • I've been trying to explain to my less enlightened family for years that requiring a trans man to use the women's bathroom only makes it easier for men to just walk in since having a beard and a dad bod no longer means you have to use the men's room.

    These laws just don't make any sense and can only make whatever they are afraid of (men hearing their wives and daughters tinkle, apparently) worse.

  • Witness tells House Ethics Committee that Matt Gaetz paid her for sex: Sources
  • I get it, but the fact that Wiener was later convicted of sending obscene materials to an underage girl really undermines your point. It's pretty obvious in hindsight that he shouldn't have been in a position of power and influence. There are things that can be overlooked - but actual crimes that could create a conflict of interest or leave someone vulnerable to blackmail cannot.

    Should he have been forced out in 2011? From the perspective of say, 2012, there is a good argument against it, but 2015 demonstrated that it was, in fact, the correct call after all.

  • Witness tells House Ethics Committee that Matt Gaetz paid her for sex: Sources
  • I'm not going to insist that what you wrote is wrong, that would indeed be pedantic. I'm just saying that a casual read of that sentence indicates something different than intended and I suggested that perhaps a clearer version might be cognitively easier for some folks to read.

    Downvotes obviously disagree so that's fine. But it certainly wasn't intended as pedantry.

  • Witness tells House Ethics Committee that Matt Gaetz paid her for sex: Sources
  • Al's problem is the woman's complaint was clearly performative, but there was no way for him to say that without relying on the rhetoric of rape denialists and victim blamers. If he had fought back against it, he would forever be invoked in both sides arguments.

    That's the downside of being the party of empathy and human dignity.

  • The Condiment Wars
  • Spicy mustard. Yellow is acceptable for chili dogs (only).

    As a general rule, I don't eat ketchup. My wife and kids love it, but I rarely have it. I normally eat my fries with nothing but some seasoning salt, but thick steak fries demand vinegar.

  • As a new, one year, software developer who retrained late. How do you know when you're ready to apply for a new role with more money?
  • A good work environment is extremely nice. But there needs to be a pathway to getting the big bucks. That might be a worthwhile conversation to have with your boss - what he needs to see from you to get promoted. Arm yourself with average salary information and ask what it will take for you to get there. And in a small company that might not be totally in your control. Could require a certain amount of growth or whatever. But if you have a great work environment and a great boss I suspect he'll be open to that conversation.

  • As a new, one year, software developer who retrained late. How do you know when you're ready to apply for a new role with more money?
  • The problem with small shops, and I have a lot of experience here, having spent my first ten years in a development shop where I was the only developer, you need exposure to other environments, other ideas, other technologies and frameworks in order to grow.

    I would be looking for other jobs right now. It might take a while in this environment (I've got 25 years experience and been out of work for 3 months, so it's rough finding a job now) and you aren't going to really grow while you're stuck where you are, unless you are learning from an expert in a lucrative niche (and that's still dangerous long term if that niche dies - I spent half my career on Lotus Notes and worked hard to redefine myself as a Java dev).

    If it takes you a year to find the right opportunity, it's best to start now, right? That said, you're a junior developer and it takes probably 5-8 years of experience to become a senior dev and command a reasonable salary.

  • Biden's Middle East Policy Is Horrific. Trump's Would Be Even Worse
  • I was around during Ross Perot's independent run. If he didn't win, no third party had a chance. Ross was extremely popular his first run and when he ran his little whiteboard presentations, a huge number of people watched because that was the most entertaining and relatable show on TV. He drew viewers from both parties. He got 19% of the popular vote and not a single electoral vote.

    All due respect to Bernie, but he wouldn't have touched Ross's numbers just because you can't have that kind of reach any more. Third party just can't win.

  • State abortion bans forcing interstate travel, U.S. Senate panel hears
  • They aren't mistakes in their eyes. God is just cruel. Gay people and trans folk and people suffering from birth defects are just supposed to have worse lives.

    "What can I say except, 'you're welcome!'"

    - A loving god

  • www.nbcnews.com Live updates: Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel has begun

    Iran has launched drones toward Israel, IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari said in a statement, in an attack that Tehran had promised to carry out after its embassy in Damascus was hit last week.

    Live updates: Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel has begun
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