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US POLITICS 

This clearly leaves out the elephant in the room. Joe Biden has not announced and so his financials are not available.

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US POLITICS 

Small $ donors are at this point defined as individuals who have contributed $200 or less. I got this data from 538's new article.

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US POLITICS 

Below is a quick summary of where money from small $ donors is going in the democratic primary field.

US POLITICS (LEFTIST) 

6. His campaign encountered some issues with sexual harrassment in 2016.

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US POLITICS (LEFTIST) 

3. Over the course of the 2016 campaign he became a very polarizing figure. This may make him vulnerable to trump in a general election.
4. His policy ambitions are too extreme and thus may not be realistic.
5. Some of his online supporters were real assholes.

PLEASE share your best arguments for why it isnt time for president Bernie. I wont respond or argue. Im just trying to understand bec i've found myself overly convinced he's dope.

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US POLITICS (LEFTIST) 

So I am a Bernie Sanders supporter. I really think he has for a long time identified problems correctly and proposed genuine solutions. Its my understanding that there's a lot of push back against his candidacy from centrists, liberals, and leftists alike. The arguments for why hes not a good candidate, that ive heard are.

1. He's quite old and a second term could be a stretch
2. He's quite white and so is out of touch with the concerns of some people of color.
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Today, my therapist asked me to imagine a nightmare scenario for myself. When I did, I was in a room full of white fundamentalist Christians HAHAHAHAHA

@mike
Just listening to the new "Ask Science Mike" episode. your "confession of faith" is gonna be my new creed. verbatim. No editing or condensing. I'm sure that will make you uncomfortable so just know, I do not take creeds very seriously.

It’s ALL right there in front of my eyes. I am there right in front of my eyes. I am the looking, looking at my Self. Will you dare to allow yourself to be loved?

So ya know the farm house-y signs with Bible verses in brush font? I think I need to make some with quotes from like "Alienation of Labor" and Derrida and science Mike and see how long it takes people to notice

Mainline dogmatism 

(1/2) My boss gave a talk at high school youth group about Christianity, and in it mentioned Christena Cleveland's work with Christ as Black Mother. He explained that more than just a Palestinian Jewish teacher, Christ can be a symbol for everyone suffering.

He got slapped on the wrist by the Family Ministry Director because "we shouldn't confuse kids or make them distrust the Bible, we should just use Scripture quotes to tell kids that God loves them."

Mainline dogmatism 

(2/2) The director is well-intentioned, but she just can't understand the value of speaking nuance and metaphor into these kids' faith lives. She made my boss cancel our guest speakers who were going to talk about science/faith, patriarchy in the Bible, among other things; she's even monitoring what he talks about.

I'm really trying to lean into my inner peace and love to pour it into the situation, but it'd be so much more satisfying to rage-quit to make a statement.

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@vishnu @mike
Actual last thing.

A request:
@vishnu can the name of the song you make while naked be
"There's some scabbing" ?

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@vishnu @mike
Last thing,

Mike: I've been wearing a dress shirt and slacks to think about business practices

Vishnu: I wanna make songs naked. Im gonna do it.

You guys are fabulous.

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@vishnu @mike
Also, as a core audience member. My desire is for you to be as much @vishnu as you want, at any time. You make the call tho, its not like i'd see you as disingenuous or anything. Honestly, I live my life having to keep my inner "Vishnu" in check so I don't alienate my

*Co-workers
*Parents
*Friends (some)
*Children

So for you to temper your more outlandish perspectives for a broad audience seems reasonable.

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@vishnu @mike
For the record, I think the multi-part series, where later episodes are available on the patreon stream would be awesome. I always look forward to the alien and the robot sooooooo please don't phase that out anytime soon (not saying you are, nobody freak out)

@mike @vishnu
My second favorite is the string of digits which comprise the binary information for all pixels seen in the movie "Sandlot". Infinity is very strange.

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Alright everybody, for pi day please list your favorite string of digits which appear in pi. Mine is the consecutive string of digits which comprise the script of "Fight Club" in Binary. @mike @vishnu any thoughts?

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