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    [–] Moving to Duluth MN NorthernLove1 2 points ago in duluth

    Downtown apts are a lot more expensive, but you can get most anywhere on the Skywalk, which is cool.

    [–] Any local non-culty do-gooder volunteering/social groups worth joining? NorthernLove1 2 points ago in duluth

    The Unitarians on College St are do-gooders who aren't culty. If you visit them you will be in good company in a sea of do-gooders.

    Here is an obituary of a nice Unitarian do-gooder who just passed. It gives you a sense for how that community is.

    https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/obituaries/4563069-susan-elizabeth-riley-poupore

    [–] Snow tires? NorthernLove1 1 points ago in duluth

    Any "winter tire" will be 1000 times better in the snow and ice. Consumer Reports ranks them. I like the Michelin X-Ice3 tire. All winter tires involve many compromises. The big advantage of the X-Ice3 is they last 40,000 miles, which is about twice as long as many other winter tires. And they tend to do better on dry road than other winter tires.

    [–] Credit Unions in Duluth NorthernLove1 2 points ago in duluth

    Affinity Plus Credit Union is great in Duluth (they just improved their main Duluth office and moved across from Target), has a good online platform, and is also huge in the Twin Cities. Nice people, no/low fees, will cash your check on the spot.

    [–] Favorite local bike shop? NorthernLove1 3 points ago in duluth

    Twin Porty Cyclery in West Duluth is my fav, although Ski Hut and Continental are both good.

    [–] I'm sick of hearing how I'm "privileged" NorthernLove1 6 points ago in TrueOffMyChest

    There is strong evidence that, for example, if a BLACK person had all those other problems, on average it would make things even more difficult. Obviously, aside from the white part, those problems and obstacles you list are pretty serious and are not a privilege. However, on balance and on average, the "white" part of the story might have helped make it a little less bad compared to many black people with the same problems and obstacles. There are exceptions to every tendency, but there is generally a stronger bias against black men than white men.

    https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/minorities-who-whiten-job-resumes-get-more-interviews

    http://theconversation.com/how-anti-black-bias-in-white-men-hurts-black-mens-health-99005

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/19/upshot/race-class-white-and-black-men.html

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2018/04/05/implicit-racial-bias-causes-black-boys-to-be-disciplined-at-school-more-than-whites-federal-report-finds/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5ca0dae9828a

    https://www.ssc.wisc.edu/soc/racepoliticsjustice/2017/08/24/the-harmful-effects-of-implicit-racial-bias-in-the-police/

    [–] What’s the adult version of “there is no Santa Claus”? NorthernLove1 2 points ago in AskReddit

    HR is not there to help you. HR is there to protect the company. Telling HR about certain problems in the company can get you in trouble. Telling HR about sexual harassment can often cause HR to circle the wagons to protect the company predator at your expense.

    [–] 🙄🙄🙄 NorthernLove1 61 points ago in vaxxhappened

    Every other developed democracy has free, universal healthcare. And yet in those places vaccination is supported by 90% of doctors and scientists, much like they are here.

    [–] So real talk. Why are so may $30k to $40k per year jobs requiring a bachelors degree? NorthernLove1 1 points ago in jobs

    Lifetime earnings are a better measure of success than what you make the first 5 years out of college. Lifetime earnings of college degree holders are much higher than those without. Many of my students make 30k right out of college, but 10 years later make 90k. They show the workforce how good they are, and move up quickly starting about 5 years from graduation.

    [–] Traitor. Upvote this so that people see it when they Google "Traitor". NorthernLove1 27 points ago in The_Mueller

    Wow. Just wow. If Obama had kowtowed to Putin like this, Republican GOPs would have gone NUTS and Fox News would talk about it for years.

    [–] It does not harm philosophy as a discipline to discuss the apparently meager practical effects of studying ethics -- at least it doesn't harm philosophy in the long-term (maybe in the short term). NorthernLove1 1 points ago in philosophy

    You said, "Theories and structures that have no power to predict the future will have less relevance to society." Your statement is a version of positivism, and positivism has been thoroughly eviscerated. Positivism is indeed a failed theory. Your statement, for example, is self-defeating, since if it is true, then it falls prey to its own critique. Notice this: the statement itself has no power to predict the future, and so it is not relevant to society. Positivism like this is just another bad theory. https://mechanism.ucsd.edu/teaching/philsci/bechtel.pos.ch3.pdf

    [–] The greatest moral challenge of our time is how we think about morality itself NorthernLove1 1 points ago in philosophy

    Peter Singer is an antirealist in metaethics and a utilitarian in normative ethics. Pretty easy.

    [–] What nonsense did you believe for way too long before you found out it was made up? NorthernLove1 2 points ago in AskReddit

    That all old people are wise due to more experience of life. This is not the case, as I learned when I got older.

    [–] What is a subtle sign that someone is emotionally mature? NorthernLove1 0 points ago in AskReddit

    When someone can accept difficult truths that challenge their sense of self. For example, accepting that white privilege exists is a sign of emotional maturity among white people. Many white people react with strong negative emotions to a discussion of white privilege.

    The same goes for a smoker who admits that second-hand smoke can hurt children. Or for a gun owner who admits that epidemiologists and public health researchers are pretty much right about the safety of guns in the home.

    [–] Last Monday, exactly 8 months after I was raped, I learned my Title IX case was successful: my rapist was found responsible and suspended from school NorthernLove1 1 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    This is a quote from the first page of "Impulsivity and sexual assault in college men" by Mouilso, Calhoun, & Rosenbloom, in Violence Vict 2013; 28(3): 429-42...

    "Sexual assault is a relatively common occurrence on American college campuses. Research with college men has consistently documented high rates of self-reported perpetration. Specifically, 25%-58% of men report perpetration of some form of sexual assault (i.e., nonconsensual sexual contact broadly defined) and 8%-14% report acts that meet the legal definition for rape (i.e., nonconenual attempted or completed oral, anal, or vaginal penetration; Koss, Gidycz, & Wisniewski, 1987; Voller & Long, 2010; Zawacki, Abbey, Buck, McAuslan, & Clinton-Sherrod, 2003."

    [–] [Serious] What are some of the biggest mistakes people can make in their 20s? NorthernLove1 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Thinking they can party and hang out without serious career development. If you get behind in your 20s, you are going to be behind forever.

    [–] Last Monday, exactly 8 months after I was raped, I learned my Title IX case was successful: my rapist was found responsible and suspended from school NorthernLove1 3 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    I actually underestimated the prevalence of sexual assault by college men. Let me quote directly from a research article by experts on college rape. This is a quote from the first page of "Impulsivity and sexual assault in college men" by Mouilso, Calhoun, & Rosenbloom, in Violence Vict 2013; 28(3): 429-42...

    "Sexual assault is a relatively common occurrence on American college campuses. Research with college men has consistently documented high rates of self-reported perpetration. Specifically, 25%-58% of men report perpetration of some form of sexual assault (i.e., nonconsensual sexual contact broadly defined) and 8%-14% report acts that meet the legal definition for rape (i.e., nonconenual attempted or completed oral, anal, or vaginal penetration; Koss, Gidycz, & Wisniewski, 1987; Voller & Long, 2010; Zawacki, Abbey, Buck, McAuslan, & Clinton-Sherrod, 2003."

    [–] Last Monday, exactly 8 months after I was raped, I learned my Title IX case was successful: my rapist was found responsible and suspended from school NorthernLove1 3 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    I actually underestimated the prevalence of sexual assault by college men. Let me quote directly from a research article by experts on college rape. This is a quote from the first page of "Impulsivity and sexual assault in college men" by Mouilso, Calhoun, & Rosenbloom, in Violence Vict 2013; 28(3): 429-42...

    "Sexual assault is a relatively common occurrence on American college campuses. Research with college men has consistently documented high rates of self-reported perpetration. Specifically, 25%-58% of men report perpetration of some form of sexual assault (i.e., nonconsensual sexual contact broadly defined) and 8%-14% report acts that meet the legal definition for rape (i.e., nonconenual attempted or completed oral, anal, or vaginal penetration; Koss, Gidycz, & Wisniewski, 1987; Voller & Long, 2010; Zawacki, Abbey, Buck, McAuslan, & Clinton-Sherrod, 2003."