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I don't know where OP is, but here in Massachusetts, we have no sales tax on groceries:

https://www.salestaxhandbook.com/massachusetts/sales-tax-exemptions

I'm tired with all this Big-Phone-Elitism

I'm someone with relatively small hands, plus I want my phone to be on the smaller side since I prefer to use my tablet/computer/tv to watch content. But this trend where many manufacturers tend to keep futures away from smaller phones to drive people to bigger phones is driving me crazy and really makes it hard for me to buy a...

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Literally why I'm still sitting here on my Pixel 5.

In the past, manufacturers seem to "innovate" every few years and reinvent the small form factor phone. I'm waiting, hoping we see that trend breaking again soon.

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You know, I should buy a spare. Thanks for the idea

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Deep cut Expanse reference. Specifically to an episode that had a lot of personal meaning for me.

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Come check out the Superb Owl Super Bowl happening over on superbowl@lemmy.world

https://lemmy.world/post/11835121

Owl facts and adorable pictures abound.

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Seriously, this sub caused me to actually break down and subscribe to Paramount+ despite my adamant hatred of our current "just one more subscription service" hellscape

Y'all, I tried to watch Voyager. I really did. I just can't. I'm absolutely loving Strange New Worlds though. Can't wait to check out Lower Decks soon.

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It was you, ok! I learned it by watching YOU! 😭

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Yeah I like the characters, the concept, the aliens. But man those scripts are just so rough. They needed some serious writing workshops and like three more drafts. It always feels like they just took the rough concept draft and ran with it.

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Thanks for the recommend. I'll give it a shot, honestly.

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Critical care nurse here. The answer is esophageal varices.

It's the same physiological anomaly as hemorrhoids, except in your esophagus. Swollen, fragile veins caused by increased internal pressure. In the case of hemorrhoids, that pressure inside the veins is caused by straining too much when trying to poo. In esophageal varices, the increased pressure inside the esophageal veins comes from blood backing up from a swollen, scarred, and damaged liver. So we often see esophageal varices in end stage alcohol use disorder.

Horror stories abound in emergency departments and ICUs of having to do CPR on a patient massively hemorrhaging out of their mouth from esophageal varices. As soon as nurses I know saw this report, our immediate thought was, "Yep, varices."

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15429-esophageal-varices

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There are a few things I wish we could really show the public. The first is how brutally savage and undignified CPR really is. And the second is what alcohol abuse really does to a person.

Chronic malnutrition, brain damage, hallucinations, anxiety, internal bleeding, fluid swelling your abdomen like a water balloon, literal ammonia building up in your blood that we treat by deliberately inducing massive diarrhea. That's not even mentioning esophageal varices and the increased cancer risk.

Alcohol is a horrifying drug.

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And then the movie patient pops up and smiles and everything is perfectly restored back to normal instead of, "Oh, we convinced your heart to start beating again, but you're still unconscious probably because you have brain damage, your kidneys are dying, your blood is acidic, and now we're gonna put you on a breathing machine. Best wishes!"

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I was really readying a polite, "No you should definitely render aid first and ask questions later" lecture until your comment made me read that again...slowly.

That setup was subtle and very well done. Bravo @FauxPseudo

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Why is it always in CT??? That's an incredible save, if the first round of compressions weren't really effective. I can't even imagine doing compressions for 11 minutes at all, let alone in isolation gear. I think I'd join the patient, if I tried that.

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The Reading Rainbow/Star Trek crossover episode was epic though.

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Agreed, in my experience Tubi and Pluto both have very reasonable length, good quality ads. I declined to re-up on YouTube TV for NCAA football season this year specifically because I can stand their ads. At that price tier, they honestly expect me to sit through My Pillow ads??

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The onshore tax havens Delaware, Wyoming, and Nevada are vastly worse in scope than any offshore country. They push the narrative about those "terrible foreign countries" to distract us from this fact.

The problem is US tax code, not offshore financial centers.

The Plan to Incapacitate the Federal Government: Without Chevron, the executive branch will struggle to do even the most basic work (www.theatlantic.com)

Last Wednesday, over the course of three and a half hours of arguments, the conservative and liberal justices on the U.S. Supreme Court jousted over whether to overrule a 40-year-old case called Chevron v. National Resources Defense Council....

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You think the courts won't let him do whatever he wants?

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It's originally about Chevron the company lol. The original Supreme Court case that set the modern precedent was Chevron (the company) vs. Natural Resources Defense Council. That case allowed the EPA to do things like determine safe levels for things like lead in water, particulate matter in air, etc. without explicitly having a whole ass court argument over each and every number that they wanted to set.

Overturning the original Chevron case will literally dismantle the entire regulatory process in the United States.

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Right, but without Chevron, it just means the federal agencies have to go to court to make changes. All of which cases will be filed in the Fifth Circuit and rubber stamped, I'm sure. I think overturning Chevron would be a mild inconvenience for a second Trump presidency.

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That's very true

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My grandmother with Alzheimer's passed those clinical tests long after she had already asked us to take away her keys because she knew she wasn't safe to drive anymore. So yeah...

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Nice Nebelung you have there. Love them ❤️

The Republicans Actually Want a Border Crisis (www.messageboxnews.com)

Dan Pfeiffer: “To summarize, Johnson demands a border bill in exchange for passing Ukraine aid; the White House and Senate work on a border bill; Johnson opposes the bill without even seeing it, despite repeatedly declaring that the ‘crisis at the border’ is the House GOP’s top priority.”...

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Fascists deliberately create chaos so they can try to sell you the idea that they're the only ones who can end the chaos.

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Same. Years ago my grandfather received a call from a guy claiming to be my younger, male cousin saying he was in jail for something and needed bail. Luckily (?), my grandfather was an asshole and told him to call his mother.

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This is not something I had ever thought about before and I am also fascinated.

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The best thing to happen from WebMD is we got a bunch of actual medical providers like Mayo Clinic, University of Maryland, Merck Manual that went, "GAH! No!!" and made actually informative, updated medical websites.

Healthline, kids. Healthline is where we go for our medical information.

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Because I think quality of presentation is not being factored into the assessments you're seeing on that wiki.

I tend to recommend Healthline to the public because it clearly targets a lay audience, and chooses to meet that audience where they live. It's written the way I talk to my patients, and the information is accurate and accessibly easier to read.

Just look at the difference between the pages on hypertension from Healthline and MedlinePlus:

https://www.healthline.com/health/high-blood-pressure-hypertension

https://medlineplus.gov/highbloodpressure.html

The details and accuracy of the information is not different. But the way Healthline presents it is so much more accessible.

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Just did. Won our vote Wednesday night 💪

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no illicit drugs were present

I'm deeply afraid that this might have turned out differently if she had even something as simple as cannabis in her system.

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This is exactly why the billionaires are dismantling the current social media platforms. Organizing is the only threat they truly fear.

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That was during wartime and it was a court martial. Courts martial are still notoriously harsher than civil courts today.

Proud Boys member who went on the run after conviction in the Jan. 6 riot gets 10 years in prison (www.pbs.org)

A member of the Proud Boys extremist group who went on the run after he was convicted in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol and then allegedly faked a drug overdose after he was caught was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison....

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"Worrell suffers from a rare form of lymphoma and said he was afraid the cancer treatment he’d get during a long prison sentence could allow the disease to kill him. He said he did take a number of pills just before he was recaptured and had opioids in his system.

“I acted out of severe mental anguish and very genuine fear for my life,” he said. “I am truly sorry and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.”"

Had opioids in his system, suffers from an actual other medical condition, also probably a psych eval. That could easily take five days.

A Far-Right Court Just Admitted a Truth That Abortion Foes Want to Hide (slate.com)

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, it claimed to be removing the judiciary from the abortion debate. In reality, it simply gave the courts a macabre new task: deciding how far states can push a patient toward death before allowing her to undergo an emergency abortion....

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Show me where pregnant women are being given anything remotely resembling a trial by jury and due process of law before being sentenced to death.

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They didn't get genetic raw data of anyone beyond the 14K, they got family relationship information. Which is an option you can turn on or off, if you want. It's very clear that you're exposing yourself to other people if you choose to see who you're related to. It doesn't expose raw data and it doesn't instantly expose names, just how they're related to you. (And most of the "relations" are 3rd to 5th cousins, aka strangers.)

Hackers used the genetic ancestry data of the 14K hacked users and their "relatives" connections to deduce large families of Ashkenazi Jews.

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OP spam posts every negative story they find about India. They are not a healthy person.

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Are you in the habit of seeking out and sharing nothing but news stories about the rapists and criminals in your community? Yes, that behavior is a little pathological.

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This is literally an article about police arresting the person who committed this crime. Who's not doing shit and what advocacy is OP providing beyond self-flagellation because terrible criminals exist?

The state of Uttar Pradesh has 240 MILLION people. That's one state that's 2/3 the size of the entire United States.

Posting articles like this and proclaiming conclusions about it is like posting that someone somewhere in the US did this and therefore the entire United States is complicit.

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Use Amazon as a search engine, find what you need, then Google the manufacturer and buy it directly from them. You'd be surprised how many have free shipping . It's usually not two day shipping, but what do you really need that fast?

If it's electronics, buy online for local pickup at Best Buy. If it's tools or house supplies, buy online for local pickup at Lowe's or Home Depot. Buy online for local pickup at Target.

I haven't purchased anything from Amazon in 4 years. It's honestly way easier now than it was before Amazon started, but no one realizes that because Amazon got them locked in.

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Select the "available for local pickup" option to weed out all the trash. Even if you're buying to be shipped.

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In real life, a restaurant can and will kick you out and ban you from the premises for wearing a swastika and saying you think minorities don't deserve to live.

Ergo, being kicked off a company's privately owned server for hate speech is EXACTLY the same amount of freedom they would have in real life.

Everyone loves censorship. Even you.

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I have neighbors who got a one story tall inflatable dragon for Halloween last year and just left it up until Christmas. It was so popular that this year they have an entire yard full of Christmas dragons. I love it.

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The kool-aid is laced, kid. You should put it down.

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AI companies are most certainly making an effort to profit from the content they're deriving from copyrighted works.

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I went to great lengths to get my family group chat migrated from FB Messenger over to WhatsApp, and then Meta bought WhatsApp. I'm doomed. I'll never get these Americans to transition to something like Signal

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