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[11:10:40] <Bytram> https://www.washingtonpost.com
[11:10:41] <systemd> ^ 03As CPAC dismisses claims that its stage resembled a Nazi insignia, Hyatt calls hate symbols ‘abhorrent’ ( https://www.washingtonpost.com )
[15:24:06] <SoyGuest93544> that story annoys me, as it's not 'nazi insignia', it's 'insignia used by, amongst others, nazis'.
[15:25:42] <SoyGuest93544> I had swastikas all over my office building a few decades back. building, and its intricate tiled floor, predated the nazis by over 50 years.
[15:26:07] <SoyGuest93544> cancel futhark!
[15:32:39] <requerdanos> "nazi insignia" may just be short way to refer to "insignia used by nazis"
[15:41:47] <SoyGuest93544> it's shorthand, yes, but it's associated with shorthand thinking patterns too.
[15:42:21] <requerdanos> as is the CPAC itself?
[15:43:06] <SoyGuest93544> they are definitely very conservative when it comes to expending mental energy developing nuanced ideas.
[15:44:39] <requerdanos> and that sort of thing shouldn't be encouraged, so we should take care to say things like "nazi-related insignia" instead of "nazi insignia"
[16:20:42] <SoyGuest93544> https://upload.wikimedia.org
[23:23:49] <SoyGuest93544> https://www.newsweek.com
[23:23:50] <systemd> ^ 03The Supreme Court rejected Sidney Powell election fraud petitions in less than 10 words
[23:25:02] <SoyGuest93544> 4 words is more than enough, surely, for both the conclusion and the reasoning behind it?