Green hasn't documented anything except differences of opinion. None of this looks even remotely like addiction.
And for the sake of accuracy and credibility, remember that nobody in the US has ever been locked down for COVID. Wearing a mask on your block is not lockdown.
Also, "addict" is outdated unscientific language that shouldn't even be applied to people with substance use disorder and certainly shouldn't be bandied about as a meta-pejorative.

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4 May
Hey, religious studies friends, are there any overarching theories about why ages of revelation tend to close in religions?
I don't know the technical term for this, but it seems like a lot of religions that begin with purportedly historical prophecies/revelations/miracles end up "closing the books" at some point and saying that that age is over and we have to go by the texts/the institutional church
Many observers have treated QAnon as something akin to a new religious movement. Now that "Q" has gone silent and Ron Watkins has brought down the curtain on the Q drops, it seems that Q's age of revelations has ended.
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20 Apr
@jbarro Sicknick died of a rare kind of blood clot in the basilar artery that supplies the brain stem, this kind of thing accounts for about 1% of all strokes and normally in men >20 years his senior.
@jbarro The ME said that the totally of the circumstances (by which he meant the stress, bear spray, hand-to-hand combat) contributed to his medical crisis. He's not asking us to believe this was purely happenstance.
@jbarro That kind of evidence isn't good enough to charge someone with murder, and that's as it should be. But common sense and medical science suggest that the riot directly contributed to Sicknick's death whether the two guys who bear sprayed him killed him or not.
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20 Apr
Could this possibly be correct? I don't think so: "In fact, Pizzly Bears have been sighted as far south as Idaho." Idaho is the far-south of the modern grizzly's range.
Grizzlies used to range as far south as Mexico and across the central US, but humans exterminated them.
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19 Apr
This is being spun as proof that the 42-year-old Sicknick just happened to expire after hand-to-hand combat and bear spray but the medical examiner conceded that “all that transpired played a role in his condition.”
The crowd at the Capitol on Jan 6 was large, but was it so large that you'd expect at least 3 people to spontaneously expire over the course of the day?
Insurgents Kevin Greeson and Benjamin Philips also died of cardiovascular disease on Jan 6.
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19 Apr
Sorry if my justified true belief is inconvenient.
Was it bad for democracy that socialists and centrists in Weimar Germany correctly pegged the Nazis as evil? Or were the Nazis bad for democracy?
I don't believe that every single Republican is evil but the values of the Republican Party and the malicious willfully ignorant Trump-loving culture that animates it are evil.
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17 Apr
Even Freedom Caucus denounced "uniquely Anglo-Saxon" as obviously racist. So, I don't want to hear anyone playing dumb about why "Anglo-Saxon" is a loaded term in this the year of our lord 2021.
"Anglo-Saxon" was a dogwhistle that became so well-known that it rolled over into the "overtly racist" column because that's how everyone understands it in the US political context.
The other day, the Anti-Woke Grifters were wringing their hands about how a graduate student proposed renaming the department of Anglo-Saxon studies in a campus newspaper on the grounds that the term was racist.
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