Ricochet editors Jon Gabriel and Bethany Mandel discuss the news of the week along with Ricochet members who joined the Zoom call. We talked about masks at summer camps, Texas voters’ rejection of homeless camps and critical race theory, and Joe Biden and Tim Scott’s speeches. Also… what’s the deal with Liz Cheney?

(Due to wifi issues, the video was iffy at best, so we’re only posting the audio this week.)

 

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  1. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
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    For what it’s worth, I think the Ricochet folks cover a good variety of perspectives including the working class.  I am pleased with the diversity of perspectives and skills. 

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  2. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
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    I am disappointed by the lack of enthusiasm with regard to sex robots, genetic improvements and evolutionary psychology. Besides that, it’s pretty great. 

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  3. Charlotte Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I am disappointed by the lack of enthusiasm with regard to sex robots

    Your enthusiasm for sex robots more than makes up for everyone else’s lack of enthusiasm.

    The net amount of enthusiasm is still surprisingly high, even if not on a per capita basis.

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  4. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I am disappointed by the lack of enthusiasm with regard to sex robots

    Your enthusiasm for sex robots more than makes up for everyone else’s lack of enthusiasm.

    The net amount of enthusiasm is still surprisingly high, even if not on a per capita basis.

    It’s one of the hardest thing for people to understand others different from them on a fundamental level.

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  5. Stad Coolidge
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I am disappointed by the lack of enthusiasm with regard to sex robots

    Your enthusiasm for sex robots more than makes up for everyone else’s lack of enthusiasm.

    The net amount of enthusiasm is still surprisingly high, even if not on a per capita basis.

    It’s one of the hardest thing for people to understand others different from them on a fundamental level.

    I haven’t listened to the podcast yet.  Did they make fun of my sex robot?

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  6. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I am disappointed by the lack of enthusiasm with regard to sex robots

    Your enthusiasm for sex robots more than makes up for everyone else’s lack of enthusiasm.

    The net amount of enthusiasm is still surprisingly high, even if not on a per capita basis.

    It’s one of the hardest thing for people to understand others different from them on a fundamental level.

    I haven’t listened to the podcast yet. Did they make fun of my sex robot?

    Even if they did make fun of your sex robot, it would be an improvement because they would at least be talking about the most original and powerful innovation of the next decade or two. 

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  7. Charlotte Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    I am disappointed by the lack of enthusiasm with regard to sex robots

    Your enthusiasm for sex robots more than makes up for everyone else’s lack of enthusiasm.

    The net amount of enthusiasm is still surprisingly high, even if not on a per capita basis.

    It’s one of the hardest thing for people to understand others different from them on a fundamental level.

    I haven’t listened to the podcast yet. Did they make fun of my sex robot?

    Even if they did make fun of your sex robot, it would be an improvement because they would at least be talking about the most original and powerful innovation of the next decade or two.

    All publicity is good publicity.

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  8. MarciN Member
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    I never got a visual screen for this week’s editors’ podcast, just the names of the speakers. But I don’t Zoom enough to figure out why that happened. I don’t have a camera or microphone in my office computer. Perhaps that’s why. I can watch Zoom calls and comment in chat box, but I don’t have the full setup. Which is fine with me. However, in other Zoom calls I’ve had this past year (my grandson’s winter violin concert, for example) and in the preceding Monday night chat with the editors, I was able to see the people talking.

    For the moment, I’m blaming the last Windows update. I really want Microsoft employees to get back into their offices so they will have other things to do than play with Windows and issue computer-breaking updates every two weeks. :-) Idol Microsoft employees . . .  :-)

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  9. sawatdeeka Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    I never got a visual screen for this week’s editors’ podcast, just the names of the speakers. But I don’t Zoom enough to figure out why that happened. I don’t have a camera or microphone in my office computer. Perhaps that’s why. I can watch Zoom calls and comment in chat box, but I don’t have the full setup. Which is fine with me. However, in other Zoom calls I’ve had this past year (my grandson’s winter violin concert, for example) and in the preceding Monday night chat with the editors, I was able to see the people talking.

    For the moment, I’m blaming the last Windows update. I really want Microsoft employees to get back into their offices so they will have other things to do than play with Windows and issue computer-breaking updates every two weeks. :-) Idol Microsoft employees . . . :-)

    The editor hosts shut off their cameras because they were having Internet issues. 

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  10. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    I took a picture today of an intersection in south Austin.   There are 1000’s of tents around the city. I think the Lefties like them, because it makes them feel superior.  There were 2 guys sweeping the dirt around outside their tents and another guy with a bad limp walking back and forth in the crosswalk.  This is next to a park and ride.  Anybody want to return to their car late at night next to this??

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  11. Joe D. Inactive
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    At this point, with everything that’s happened in the last several years, about the only thing I am actually fine with the federal government doing is transfer payments. They have to be ****oles whenever they do anything else.

    I guess they can still finance R&D too…

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  12. Quinnie Member
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    Outside of the technical issues, it was a very enjoyable listen.  

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