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  1. Apr 2022
    1. Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD [@PeterHotez]. (2021, December 15). Many thanks @Finneganporter while i predicted some of this, a part that caught me off guard in the pandemic was the rise of contrarian intellectuals from conservative think tanks or even Harvard Stanford so desperate for relevance they aligned themselves with far right extremists [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/PeterHotez/status/1471100070250508288

  2. Feb 2022
  3. Jan 2022
    1. Maybe once the core onError lifecycle is implemented (if maintainers decide to go that way) everyone will discover you're right and an implementation will be built in. I think that's probably what's going to happen. But until real life has proved it, it's usually best to go for the smallest most broadly applicable solution. I can definitely imagine <svelte:error> eventually being a thing, but it's a pretty dramatic change compared to an added importable function.
    1. And contrary to that science-denying slogan of Margaret Thatcher’s, that “there is no such thing as society,” no human has ever survived or thrived without a tribe or society.

      Is this a general feature of the conservative far right of constantly denying our humanity and care for each other?

  4. Dec 2021
    1. Adam Bienkov. (2021, December 14). Conservative MP Desmond Swayne says the “carnage” on UK roads is “certainly killing more people than Covid at the moment”. For context there were just 1,460 deaths on British roads in the whole of 2020, compared to more than 4,000 deaths of people with Covid last month alone. Https://t.co/NVD6SxhTKB [Tweet]. @AdamBienkov. https://twitter.com/AdamBienkov/status/1470783359064358929

    1. But conservatives also believe that in the right circumstances, people are motivated by the positive moral emotions—especially sympathy and benevolence, but also admiration, patriotism, charity, and loyalty.

      Thoughts and prayers. A lot of thoughts and prayers. They buy in to emotions alright, to belief: sympathy & benevolence are reserved for the community, for those with moral caliber as high as theirs, while attempts to prepare & make better are regarded as too rational, destined to become rotting hinderments, unable to be improved or addressed; they believe in the perpetual constant & ongoing failure of the rational, and only in their own emotions.

    2. Conservatives put a lot of faith in the latent wisdom that is passed down by generations, cultures, families, and institutions, and that shows up as a set of quick and ready intuitions about what to do in any situation.

      Conservatives actively resist society allowing itself to prepare against ills or trying to improve the common welfare. It seems to trust only in it's ancestors & it's own superiority.

  5. Oct 2021
  6. Aug 2021
    1. I wondered where the group from The Weekly Standard had gone... looks like most of them moved here during the Trump era.

      Sadly, this site has no RSS feed...

  7. Jul 2021
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  10. Mar 2021
    1. “That’s why we’re rolling up our sleeves to register conservative-leaning voters who have been overlooked, to regularly engage more communities, and to strengthen election integrity across our state.”

      It's interesting that Loeffler mentions increasing the overlooked conservative's vote-- it does make me wonder if her reaction would have been the same had she won. Furthermore, this is where Blow begins his examples of conservative leaders and their takes on recent election results (exemplification).

  11. Feb 2021
  12. Jan 2021
    1. In other words, programs that send messages to other machines (or to other programs on the same machine) should conform completely to the specifications, but programs that receive messages should accept non-conformant input as long as the meaning is clear.
    2. be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others
  13. Oct 2020
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  17. Apr 2020
    1. One thing to consider is that getting used to this being enabled in your profile may result in some confusion if you run into a situation where your personalized profile configuration isn't applied (rebuilt machine, shell scripts which may run on other machines, etc). There's some benefit to sticking close to defaults. This is definitely a conservative viewpoint, however.
  18. Mar 2020
    1. basic infrastructure

      Each and every word of this can be debated upon.

      What comes under basic infrastructure?

      • I presume everyone thinks about high investment hard infrastructure like roads, rail networks, fibre optic and electric lines, airports etc.

      • Are public schools and colleges included?

      • Are medicare and social safety nets counted as basic infrastructure?
      • Is defining criteria of intellectual property and granting patents counted?
      • What about public transportation?
      • Funding early scientific research?

      Or do we expect all of these to be funded through charity?

  19. Nov 2019
  20. Aug 2018
    1. Berkeley linguist and cognitive scientist George Lakoff has famously argued that liberals and conservatives operate with competing and incompatible concepts of freedom. (For analysis of the evangelical theocratic understanding of freedom, click here.) While the physical metaphor at the core of our understanding of freedom remains the same, liberals and conservatives cognitively frame that core concept in radically different ways that are linked closely to the two groups’ approaches to family. The “strict-father” model of family corresponds to conservatism (and authoritarianism), whereas the “nurturant parenting” model corresponds to liberalism.

      This is the second or third reference to this I've seen now in the past couple of months. I obviously need to read more Lakoff, though the general conceit rings true to me on its face.

  21. Nov 2016
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  23. online.salempress.com.lacademy.idm.oclc.org online.salempress.com.lacademy.idm.oclc.org
    1. Salvadorans generally wear dark colors and dress conservatively. Timeliness is important, and it is typically considered rude and disrespectful to be late in formal or business situations, especially for a first meeting.

      this is interesting because Americans are very similar to people who live in El Salvador, there are a lot of similarities.

  24. Feb 2014
    1. The conservative influence of property does not, however, depend on primogeniture or even inheritance -- features that gave property a valuable role in Burke's political system as well as in the political theories advanced by Hegel and Plato. n11 Within a single lifetime, property tends to make the property owner more risk-averse. This aversion applies both to public decisions [*291] affecting property, such as taxes, and to personal decisions that might diminish one's property, such as investment strategies and career choices. Inheritance and capital appreciation are only additional characteristics of traditional notions of property that tend to stabilize social stratification.
    2. In many quarters, property is viewed as an inherently conservative concept --

      a social device for maintenance of the status quo