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        And free to use public spaces, One of the last enclaves from capitalism. Comfortable third places for people to just exist

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          Libraries have free books. That takes profit from Amazon.

          Libraries have free Internet. That takes profit from ISPs.

          Libraries have free research tools and expert guidance from librarians. That takes profit from all sorts of companies that profit off your ignorance.

          And worst of all, that stuff is all publicly funded, so when you look at a library you see government helping people. And there’s nothing conservatives hate more than government that helps people.

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            Interestingly, I hear people around me complain all the time about public funding for public goods…

            We have more than most areas, and almost nobody knows the things are tax funded. And it’s all really nice stuff, like the environmental center is publicly funded through tax and even people who hate public goods rave about it (so naturally I point out that it’s all tax funded or it wouldn’t be nearly so nice and they look like they smelled poop)…

            Our major utility isn’t even really a private entity, because it’s a renewable (hydro), and they aren’t allowed to own the river/dictate water movement here. The city does that for them.

            It’s like a bastion of public goods in the heart of conservative space, and nobody realizes that it’s all tax paid… because it’s nice.

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              Oh, they don’t want those services to go away, they just want them to become part of corporations so the efficiency of the free market and the power of consumer choice will lower costs and encourage competition!

              Just like healthcare, or airline deregulation did. Or pharmaceutical companies buying 100 year old mediations and jacking the price 2700% for “R&D”. So cheap, so efficient, with so little overhead. People just love the free market for essential services!

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            Government taking my tax money to hurt corporations when it should be using the tax money to spread democracy constitutional republics throughout the world Middle East!

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      People who hated Mr. Rogers for swimming with a black man and Communist Sesame Street.

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      They started it when they refused to show me the genitals of that cute library monster! /j

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    As a former public librarian and current person who walks their dog, I’m of two minds.

    1. I’ve seen less drug use and public sex at local public libraries than at interstate rest areas and on hiking trails.

    2. If you’re going to overdose, I’d rather you do it in public where you can get help. If you’re going to engage in public sex please don’t do it around people that aren’t into that. There are private clubs for that.

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        Well, it’s more public than your own home and everyone there consented to being around potential strangers having sex. Consent is sexy!

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      Current public librarian.

      Almost no one does that stuff inside the library. Maybe they have more instances in places like LA, Chicago, Miami, etc.

      Most abusers drink, do drugs, fuck, etc. then come into the library and stumble around. Like OP said, it’s acceptable bc it’s safer. Just as long as they don’t disrupt services or break policies.

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        Or set off the fire alarm by vaping in the bathroom. I hated when teen boys did that. It was always belligerent teen boys.

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        The Rhode Island Department of Health was giving away free Narcan at Providence Pride this weekend, so I picked some up. I’ll keep it on hand in just in case someone needs it. Go fuck yourself :)

        Everyone else: Narcan’s readily available in states and there’s very little risk to administering it. It’s a spray up the nose.

        (eta: context. My brother overdosed and you pretty much wished that others experience the same pain.)

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          As a precaution, you should expect that the person who you give narcan to will become violent for you taking away their high. You should still save their life, but be careful and be prepared.

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            That’s quite fair. People don’t tend to react well to becoming suddenly not-high. I don’t even react well to becoming suddenly not-asleep.

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          dont complain to me, I didnt sell drugs to your junkie brother. Maybe you should have taken better care of him

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    Why the comma? That use of a comma is weird, right? Is it just me? They used one adjective. This wasn’t a drug-infested, cum-covered sex den. This was merely a drug-infested sex den.

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        The problem with that interpretation is that you can’t have “libraries turning into drug-infested, libraries turning into sex dens.” because “drug-infested” is not a noun phrase a library can turn into like “sex dens” is. I also tried misinterpreting this comma as a comma between two adjectives, which doesn’t work because “sex” is not an adjective. Maybe “Libraries turning drug-infested, into sex dens” fits your interpretation better. Does it?

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          I suppose, yes. The library is turning drug infested and into a sex den. The comma is replacing all the words “and into a.” Which is essentially what you wrote. I guess i was trying to point out they were two separate situations and that drug infested is not describing the sex den. I was also trying to establish that commas can replace words and phrases. Although the example I gave above only replaced one word, it would make sense they would replace other words, as well, to shorten the headline.

          I guess there are actual headline specific grammatical rules that are followed. While not a comprehensive list, some of these rules include leaving out auxiliary and some joining verbs, articles, conjunctions, etc, and replacing some words with various punctuation. Apparently, the list goes on.

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        As a side-note to your helpful link, I really dislike it when headlines use a comma in place of an “and”. Like, use “&” if you really must.

        Print is not exactly the main way people read the news now anyway, I think they can spare the pixels!

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      You’re right because the hyphantion of “drug-infested” causes it to act as an adjective to describe “sex dens”. But there’s only one adjective so the comma is not necessary

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    My credibility for Fox has gone even deeper down the shitter after I was at the gym yesterday. They had Fox news playing and they were claiming that people are finding cartoon rat looking men to be attractive. What kind of fucking news story is that?

    https://archive.is/5ThzA

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      Elizabeth Stanton , Larry Fink · Fox News: be ashamed of yourselves

      How rude

      And the article just KEEPS GOING

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        Yeah I was watching it while on the treadmills and they had like 4 or 5 news people sitting at the table discussing it. I was appalled by the low effort mind washing shit they pushed out.

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      When I was a kid, I used to pick up newspapers and magazines that were pretty tabloidy, like “Bigfoot stopped moon landing because it will tip the flat earth”. Shit that was so stupid but it was fun for me.

      I’m so furious that my enjoyment of really obviously stupid news is now moonlit on channels like Fox News.

      Schools putting out litter boxes for school kids? And you believe it? What the fuck.

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    It’s cause of all those STEM additions. 3D printers = Sin

    /s

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    If you spent more time at drug infested sex dens, you’d be less against libraries

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      I’m no grammar nerd but I think the comma makes “sex” an adjective, which should make me able to say that the drug-infested dens are “sex”. this says a comma only splits coordinate adjectives, which can be swapped and where the latter does not form a common union with the noun, which means that even if “sex” were an adjective, the comma implies it can be swapped to make “sex, drug-infested dens” (single noun phrase), which it can’t because sex is not an adjective.

      Edit: this proof by contradiction doesn’t quite work because adjectives have a preferred order by category of what they mean, and being coordinate doesn’t mean they are in the same category.