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financeguy

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Re: I Voted! When will you vote?
« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2020, 04:19:53 PM »
I won't be voting. It's been 20 years. Not missing anything.

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Re: I Voted! When will you vote?
« Reply #61 on: October 20, 2020, 04:30:53 PM »
Hey, I voted.  It was easy.  I used the mail, and got a notification from the Registrar of Voters that it was received.  Yay!

We are planning to vote by mail, too.  I was curious about whether your notification of it being received also said it was accepted? I have heard about some mail-in ballots not being accepted if they have some issue or other, and I know states differ, but I would be interested to know more about the notification.

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Re: I Voted! When will you vote?
« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2020, 05:13:27 PM »
It sounds like one or two recent posters might concede my point that the supposed epidemic of white on black racism is made up.

Have either of you seen any of the pieces written by young white parents where they say 'I don't want to teach my children that they have innate white supremacist instincts and beliefs lurking in their young minds. It's not right.'



The cycle of "Republics raid the US government like an ATM for their big-time cronies, while bleating about inflation and scaring the little folks (like my parents), then the Democrats fix it by getting social justice spending to benefit the GNP and turn the economy-ship back on course with a win-win" has been going on for at least a century now.
I'm surprised you haven't yet seen the light.

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Academics may have particular reason to see the social justice fixation as their own gravy train, too. Why I wouldn't see the light is I'm not so much on the train.

Definitely disagree with your point about race, just didn't dig into that facet of your post.  Racial injustice is deeply embedded in American history and in the modern American experience. 

well then, so are errors in understanding it and even sometimes indifference to those errors.. We are now told that we know for certain that a policeman killed George Floyd because he hates black people. We know nothing of that sort. This is not considered an opinion either.

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And "social justice fixation" is irrelevant to my academic career.

But not so for many academics in our environment.

I don't know about the bolded - who is telling us these things?  Biden?  In any case, I'm more concerned about structural racism than trying to get into some individual's head.


You're joking, right?
The reverberations from this incident have been immense and worldwide. I can go to my college website anytime and see why they have hired an esteemed authority on racism of all varieties, and how we need to begin teaching anti-racistly (this is a given) to give us a webinar on how recent events compel us to get busy with the work ahead. What is the first sentence in the webpage? 'The recent killings of George Floyd..."
Corporations are getting into similar mania. Workshops on how to detect implicit bias. The name George Floyd will come up in thousands of venues from coast to coast and with it the certainty of racism acting on citizens everywhere.
People with years of solid reputations as professionals getting fired for some utterance in which someone with *a whole lot of perception* finds a racist tinge.

Maybe try decaf?... just kidding.

To your points: (1) The incident is indicative of a bigger structural problem, which is why it has sparked such outcry and also why people use it as a symbol of structural racism in society. (2) I'm not sure why being anti-racist is a bad thing, or why anyone should be opposed to detecting and rooting out out implicit bias. (3) Things can go too far, especially in the social media realm, but how many people have really lost their jobs over benign comments that someone finds offensive?  I can think of a few incidents like this, but really very few.

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Re: I Voted! When will you vote?
« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2020, 06:48:00 PM »
^ Unrelated.

I didn't know my state had a "Ballot Tracker" but I just looked it up and mine has been received and accepted.

So there's that done.

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Re: I Voted! When will you vote?
« Reply #64 on: October 20, 2020, 06:50:29 PM »
Voted today, early in-person.  Took about 15 minutes. 

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Re: I Voted! When will you vote?
« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2020, 08:08:13 PM »
I voted by mail in my provincial election yesterday.

My partner will be voting electronically (!) in your election shortly.
I know it's a genus.

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Re: I Voted! When will you vote?
« Reply #66 on: Today at 05:42:34 AM »
Absentee ballots were sent and have been confirmed received.

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Re: I Voted! When will you vote?
« Reply #67 on: Today at 06:34:01 AM »
Absentee ballots were sent and have been confirmed received.

Mine too were delivered (drop-off) and Accepted.
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Re: I Voted! When will you vote?
« Reply #68 on: Today at 01:53:37 PM »
Sent off my vote today, absentee ballot.
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