protist

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It sounds like you won't have any trouble copying and pasting the part you're talking about right here, unless it doesn't exist.

You haven't heard more about it because it was released just a few hours ago. They saved this one for Friday evening.

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There is nothing that prevents a prosecutor in an individual county or an individual who wants to file a lawsuit to do so,” Zaafran said. “But my hope would be, and my strong recommendation would be, that any entities out there would defer to the actions of the medical board and its judgment when a complaint has come in as to whether something was appropriate or not.”

At least we have hope.

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The Texas House has been incredibly resistant to this due to a coalition of Democrats and Republicans from more remote areas where whole towns still show up for high school football games. Quite a few of the primaries out there were won by even more right-wing candidates this year, so the margin may be tighter this next legislative session.

They tried and failed to primary Dade Phelan. It'll be interesting to see whether he maintains the speakership. I think he will. I respect the man as far as he's been willing to publicly fight against some of the worst ideas coming from Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick. Without Dade Phelan, Texas might be as bad off as Florida right now. I know this may be hard to understand to some people outside Texas who perceive a Republican free-for-all happening here, but a ton of the worst Republican legislation has died in the Texas House the past several sessions, and it's really pissed off Abbott and Patrick.

Unfortunately, every member of the Texas Medical Board has been appointed by Greg Abbott at this point, and he's not appointing anyone who doesn't share his extremist ideology. What we're seeing here is just damage control in the form of public relations

as of right now there are currently 9 more active conflicts going on worldwide than the peak of world war II

Are you really putting the regional conflicts occuring today in the same category as World War II, where over 70,000,000 people were killed? "World War III started 3 years ago" is the stuff of a conspiracist's fever dream and is not based in any objective reality

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This is so oversimplified as to be meaningless

The Ukraine invasion is totally different though, the international community has already been involved for years and the front lines are more or less static at this point. What Japan did in China...no one stopped them and they kept going all over the Pacific. Another difference was Japan and Germany being formidable powers, Russia is nothing of the sort today, and China is smart enough to stay away

No, the vast majority of people who change their last name to their partners' drop their middle name and replace it with their maiden last name. That's what my wife did, as well as 95% of the people I know who have done this. This is totally average and not actually the thing you're trying to make it out to be.

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In what reality do you live

You might consider what's driving you to put people down who are having fun

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When you call an event where kids get together to celebrate the end of high school "frivolous" and "dumb," it really comes across as putting other people down.

Impossible burgers cooked right on the skillet are pretty damn good, imo. And easy. I'm no vegetarian but we keep them in our weeknight rotation.

Edit: Connect is messing up and I can no longer see some comments below. The study you cite, SMCF, uses the Nova classification system to define ultra-processed foods, meaning that category contains "soft drinks, sweet or savoury packaged snacks, confectionery; packaged breads and buns; reconstituted meat products and pre-prepared frozen or shelf-stable dishes." This gives you no information on Impossible burgers' impact on cardiovascular disease, it only gives you a trend among people who eat all of the above. I would suspect the reality is Impossible meat contributes to CVD slightly more than straight-up vegetables and significantly less than red meat.

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My frame of reference is 30-45 year olds in Texas, but also everyone's parents who are 70+ now. What do people do in Chicago?

What do people do where you're from if they change their name after marriage?

Vitamin and mineral supplements. You only need supplementation if you have a specific deficiency, and deficiencies are not extremely common. Most people who take supplements do not need them and are just peeing out all the extra things they're putting in their bodies while shelling out ridiculous prices to "natural remedy" companies.

If you think you have a deficiency, explain why to a doctor. A blood test to know for sure is simple. A doctor will know what kind of supplementation would best serve you, and there may be an underlying reason that can be treated to fix it. Also eat some god damn vegetables you fat little piggy

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If you think you have a deficiency, explain why to a doctor. A blood test to know for sure is simple. A doctor will know what kind of supplementation would best serve you, and there may be an underlying reason that can be treated to fix it.

I didn't say "no one should take supplements ever," I said most people who take supplements are doing so unnecessarily, and you should do so under the supervision of a physician.

Tim Gurner, the founder and CEO of the Gurner Group

Landlord. He's a landlord.

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Imo Musk is going to struggle in this space. He's no stranger to opening companies in highly regulated industries, but the medical device industry is a whole different level. The government can easily prevent him from selling anything if his company isn't forthcoming with data, and if he starts mutilating people, civil courts aren't going to care if they signed a waiver if that waiver was signed based on false expectations built on incomplete or false data by the company

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He issued an executive order in 2021 to do just that, among many other things to promote competition. There has definitely been an uptick in antitrust cases since then, and inflation has also decreased significantly.

https://www.justice.gov/atr/antitrust-case-filings

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More proof that the famous and wealthy live by a different standard. No matter how good they seem.

You don't need to be famous or wealthy to overlook or cover up the crimes of someone you know. It happens every day among people of every socioeconomic status, between friends and within families and businesses. In this case he isn't even trying to cover for him, just wrote a letter supporting him at his trial based on what he knows of the guy. I don't think it was in good taste, but also don't think it's worth shunning Ashton Kutcher over

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Mike Pence, of "Hang Mike Pence" fame

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But HP enforces an Internet connection by having its TOS also state that HP may disrupt the service—and continue to charge you for it—if your printer's not online.

HP says it enforces a constant connection so that the company can monitor things that make sense for the subscription, like ink cartridge statuses, page count, and "to prevent unauthorized use of Your account." However, HP will also remotely monitor the type of documents (for example, a PDF or JPEG) printed, the devices and software used to initiate the print job, "peripheral devices," and any other "metrics" that HP thinks are related to the subscription and decides to add to its remote monitoring.

The All-In-Plan privacy policy also says that HP may “transfer information about you to advertising partners” so that they can "recognize your devices," perform targeted advertising, and, potentially, "combine information about you with information from other companies in data sharing cooperatives" that HP participates in. The policy says that users can opt out of sharing personal data.

The All-In-Plan TOS reads:

Subject to the terms of this Agreement, You hereby grant to HP a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right to use, copy, store, transmit, modify, create derivative works of and display Your non-personal data for its business purposes.

My god, it's so bad

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I had a friend a long time ago who was arrested for shoplifting and was unable to post bail due to this being like a second or third charge. He was evicted from his apartment while he was in. He released his key to me from jail, and another friend and I went and moved out as much of his important stuff as we could, and the apartment complex threw away the rest. If we hadn't been there to help him, he would've lost literally everything, computer, passport, guitar, you name it.

Maybe it's ok that if you're the most valuable company in the entire world that you don't continue growing forever?

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Ski Patrol, Police Academy 2, and Airplane the list goes on for 80s movies with a single brief topless shot.

I'd argue the self-aware humor of Airplane was really calling out stereotypes like the one pictured, and defusing tensions with humor. Now Revenge of the Nerds, there's a problematic movie.

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Daft Punk - Around the World

It really is a great song, while the lyrics are repetitive, listen to everything else

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Everyone seems to think saying this is all he's doing, but that's incorrect.

He issued an executive order in 2021 to orient his entire administration to increase enforcement of antitrust law among all departments and promote competitive practices wherever possible. There has definitely been an uptick in antitrust cases since then, and inflation has also decreased significantly.

https://www.justice.gov/atr/antitrust-case-filings

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The stock market has been decoupled from the real economy for years. There are interests who want all of us to make sacrifices when the stock market goes down, but I don't agree with them.

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"Where ambition goes to die" has been an unofficial motto here in Austin for decades. We're too busy enjoying our lives to be bothered overworking ourselves. Guys like this dude have been trying hard to ruin the vibe recently, and he's welcome to return from whence he came so we can keep chilling

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Healthy food is absolutely not a luxury item. I'll accept the argument that the time to prepare healthy food is a luxury, but in almost every corner of the US you will find basic ingredients (eg rice, beans, carrots, celery, corn, potatoes, pasta) are way less expensive than the pre-prepared slop in boxes in the middle aisles of the store. People are addicted to that sugary shit and actively choose it

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I say this as a homeowner who has seen a 150% increase in my home's valuation over 8 years...hopefully commercial and residential real estate prices across the board are in for a drop. Home ownership was totally within reach for my wife and I in 2015, but anyone in a similar financial place today is SOL

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It really has the possibility to not only hobble his campaign and his ego, but to also mentally unbalance him even further since he's built his entire personality around being rich. He's almost certainly in a situation where he will end up having to declare bankruptcy

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He's been a lot more progressive in his policies than I think people thought he'd be. He's not flashy about it though, so people tend to only hear the complaining that comes from much louder people

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Hot take here, judging by the company, but I think Biden's doing great. He's moved the federal government in a more progressive direction than any presidential administration since Lyndon Johnson, and I'm confident with more Democrats in the legislature he could do even more.

Simultaneously, the opposition has become so dangerous that it's absolutely critical the Democratic coalition remain together. There are always going to be criticisms you can level against any leader. I certainly don't agree with Biden 100% of the time. But if you check out the other hot takes here, making Biden out to be the devil, or saying they'll never vote for him...those people are trying to elect Donald Trump again.

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Kanye's straight up bipolar, maybe even schizoaffective. Musk still just looks like a narcissistic asshole, and the grandiosity about "Earth" caring about Twitter is par for the course

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He lets people who "believe in him" let go of all guilt, shame, and self-doubt. It doesn't matter if you're racist, sexist, or homophobic, it doesn't matter if you commit crimes, perpetrate injustice, blaspheme, or maliciously harm others, as long as you believe in Trump, he forgives you. It's intoxicating to some people. He's like the opposite of Jesus. Some kind of "anti-Jesus."

As far as why Trump even brought it up, he's a narcissist who has never had boundaries or been held accountable for anything. He just says and does whatever he wants in the moment.

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Are you sure this isn't just because it's in St. Louis?

The block on which the long-vacant St. Louis property sits was declared a decaying area by the St. Louis Planning Commission in 2023, the commercial real estate information news outlet mentioned.

Yeah this one's been completely vacant since 2017. This building's got lots of problems and has nothing to do with RTO policies

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Good luck and godspeed using that approach with a rural county sheriff's office in Texas. No, they cannot enforce this, and you should probably just politely deflect the question and gtfo

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Rundo was accused not just of organizing the violent confrontations, but also of attacking protesters and police officers. After Rundo was ordered by police to stop attacking a “defenseless person” during the Berkeley protest, he allegedly punched an officer twice in the head, according to an arrest warrant.

I have a feeling if someone with "far left" beliefs showed up in his courtroom with the same charges, he wouldn't hesitate to throw the book at them. This decision seems ripe for overturning on appeal, since he literally says in his decision "there's no doubt they committed these violent acts."

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