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Is it even Justice? Free Lee! 4 comments
guest_ · 1 hour ago
Agreed. True or not it’s terrible, either growing up not knowing or remembering it happened and seeing him walk. Hell, no justice can make that better. I hold sex offenders, particularly pedophiles, in the lowest regard of humanity. That said, that is why it is important to be diligent and prudent. The very accusation is enough to ruin lives, to stir good people into a frenzy and cloud vision with rage. Without protecting the accused until proven guilty, we open the door for petty accusations and mob justice against the innocent. A society where 60% of criminals go unpunished is better than one where 60% of innocent people are punished for crimes they didn’t commit. The justice system exists to protect society, not to punish wrong. That is a tool but not the goal. For my money- I think he’s probably guilty and only got a plea because he’s connected. I think that’s a shame, but if he is innocent I don’t know that trying an old and ailing man for a crime that he didn’t do is better.
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Would you? 5 comments
guest_ · 1 hour ago
I give you props for clever thinking. I don’t know if that would be enough for me. On the philosophical, a hydrox is almost an Oreo and vice versa, Lucky If you could have a clone of a dead loved one- maybe it would be the same, but maybe it wouldn’t, and the fact that it was so close to remind you what you lost, but just too far from “right” would drive you mad.
you could make up anfictional reality that followed your will, but Being able to transform yourself and the world at Will might be awesome forever. It may only be fun for awhile, you may get bored, you may change yourself beyond what you could hope to recognize as “you,” an errant thought may destroy you or your reality, I certainly would avoid drinking in a reality I controlled. But more so, you can only create reality based on what you know of this one. Every person could only exist as you knew of them, not those things you couldn’t or didn’t know of them. It would be a parody at best.
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Is it even Justice? Free Lee! 4 comments
guest_ · 1 hour ago
Lyle Burgess made a plea deal. The post says “rapist,” but the thing is- he was never convicted of rape. The mother claims she saw him put his hands down the girls pants, he claims he did not. He took a plea deal of “no contest” meaning he didn’t say he was guilty but he also wouldn’t fight any charges. Because there was no trial, no evidence, no cross examination, it’s heresay against heresay. He says he took the plea because he’s old and unhealthy. Some say it’s because he’s guilty and rich. He doesn’t have to register as a sex offender because he isn’t convicted of a crime where that would be mandatory. Either way “is this justice” is a good question. Is it justice to find a man guilty of a crime without a trial or evidence? The DA obviously didn’t think they could get a conviction, or that it was worth it, or they wouldn’t have turned over a plea. If he did it he is a piece of shit and deserves horrors beyond imagine. But- justice doesn’t punish people without a conviction.
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Back and forward 7 comments
guest_ · 1 hour ago
Today you logged in to funsubstance and looked at this thread. You can’t go back in time and undo that choice can you? Does the fact you can’t change the past mean you don’t have free will? No. In abrahamic religion God has absolute omnipotence. Exists beyond time, past, future, present- meaningless. A being that knows everything that has or will happen and all possible things that could happen. That knows you better than you know yourself. So to a being beyond how we view time, the choices you haven’t made yet are already made. They’ve seen them. It isn’t that you don’t have choice, it’s that you can’t see all your choices and possibilities, and how they connect to others, all at once as they can. So if a being had these powers, and that being couldn’t make a plan where everything it wanted worked out in the larger sense, while allowing the little things to sort themselves out however, they’d have to be a real loser. We don’t even know what the “plan” is, it doesn’t require us to.
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ACE hardware charge more for pink 44 comments
guest_ · 6 hours ago
In short: most all modern razors in common use are “safety razors” but we tend to only use the term “safety razor” when referring to a razor of older design that generally has a removable and reusable blade which is not sealed in a cartridge. This allows easier differentiation, just as “safety razor” was a term created to differentiate from older razors without any built in protection. The fact the “safety razor” is not the most commonly encountered razor makes it redundant to call it such, so the terms “electric” “disposable” and “reusable” or “refillable” tend to be used by consumers today, but the “safety” is omitted as we no longer call older designs “razors” but usually default to “straight razor” or the like as they are now the exception and not the rule.
ACE hardware charge more for pink 44 comments
guest_ · 6 hours ago
“Safety Razor” is pretty much any commercial razor now. The term originated when the only types of razors were essentially a straight razor, or an exposed blade on a handle. People had to have a barber/specialist shave them, or have the skill (and courage!) required to take what was basically a razor sharp knife and cut their own hair. As you can imagine minor shaving cuts were WAY more common, and deep cuts you’re unlikely to see today could occur. The earliest saftery razors were just old razor variants with a shield on them. The safety razor evolved from a professional tool to a consumer good. People weren’t apt to sharpen blades (and that itself requires some skill) and the smaller blades of “home” razors couldn’t take an edge as many times a a larger blade, so replaceable blades were made. The disposable or refillable razor are the newest type of safety razor, with the blades in a sealed cartridge to make them even more safe for storage, use, and elimination than a bare blade.
ACE hardware charge more for pink 44 comments
guest_ · 8 hours ago
I thought the Bible Belt was what a Christian super hero kept his holy gadgets on. I’m getting an education today.
Some girls 7 comments
guest_ · 9 hours ago
He was rather classy to not point out that she spelled “hear” as “here,” which to me would already be a red flag.
ACE hardware charge more for pink 44 comments
guest_ · 10 hours ago
Im not a guest. I’m guest_.
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ACE hardware charge more for pink 44 comments
guest_ · 20 hours ago
According to the contents list, both packages contain the exact same types and amounts of product, and the label shows the products to appear exactly the same, no difference between the type, brand, or even color of the contents. The labels are not generic, as one has pink/red letters and one has blue. Maybe the images are recycled and the actual products inside are t the same... but all evidence suggests they are identical save for color and price. Now granted- it is possible that either the container supplier charges more automatically for pink plastic, red paint for example tends to cost more than most other colors. Perhaps they ran less pink colored containers so the per unit cost was higher. Those are the only remotely justifiable things I can think of, but both are thin.
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Dogs are just part of the family 2 comments
guest_ · 23 hours ago
“Why does it hurt so much big brother?”
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The Austrian Oak wood carving by James O'Neal 5 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
Get the wood Choppa!!!
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Parallel parking wheels 9 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
In short: neat to look at, likely has uses in indistry and special applications, but the cost and complexity of the system, coupled with its other draw backs and lack of a proper bead and pneumatic cushion, will likely mean that without quite a bit of advancement these tires won’t find their way on to road cars. There are a number of legal hurdles alone to clear in order to have these certified as safe for road vehicles, and the price and other factors will probably scare most consumers away. Still a cool invention and probably has its uses.
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Parallel parking wheels 9 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
Rather neat, no small accomplishment, a Canadian man named William Liddiard invent these himself. The tire and wheel are specific to each other, but can be mounted on many types of vehicles almost as easily as a standard wheel and tire unit. Unfortunately, they appear a long way from suitable for a road going consumer vehicle. The wheel has rollers, and the tire is essentially a giant rubber “O” ring. The tire is twisted on the wheel by motors allowing it to move the vehicle “sideways” to the usual direction of travel. The problem is that since the tire constantly moves on the wheel, and because of the torsional force... where do you put air in it? These are essentially solid tires, as you may be aware most tires are pneumatic- containing air or nitrogen. This is important to comfort, and several other factors in design including longevity. There are issues with wear and tear, as well as the critical nature of the system and the consumer penchant to not follow care and replacement spec
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Greatest tweet of all time 9 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
True. I hear that X was the inspiration for Amazon.
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College is a lie 20 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
As for sales people, salaries are all over the place. I doubt the guy at the mall selling electronic flipping dogs makes $60k+ off that job. But someone selling real estate, industrial machinery or IT, cars, etc. can easily match or top an engineers salary. Then factor in that a person completing high school at 18, college in 4 years, with no financial aid or support, at 22 years old will be making less, made less total, and have loans that the same person going in to sales or stripping at 18 will have on average. For most people, especially as a long term career, it is a safer bet they will have stable, sustainable wealth through an educated technical field. For some people, and certain situations or limited times, stripping can be a viable option. Due to the hours and fact most money is made on weekends, one can also have another career and strip “on the side” as well, and will likely make more than someone who is only an engineer on weekends.
College is a lie 20 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
It’s not the most stable of jobs and you can’t neccesarily rely on a given amount per night versus a salary job. In that way very similar to sales positions that are based on mostly commission. Another similarity that the two have over a salaried engineer is that pay for a given period is based on a combination of skill and effort. You can theoretically make as much or as little as you like, versus a salaried engineer who will make the same figure regardless of how little skill or effort is put in to a pay period, but also usually cannot make more on an as desired basis by performing better through their regular job. An engineers salary is based on a number of things from credentials and experience, to the field they are an engineer in, to other factors. A dancer is pretty much only limited by venue and ability.
College is a lie 20 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
I’m not advocating stripping more or less than any other career, but the proposition was one stripper making more money in a weekend than an engineer had made in a month- and wether or not that represented a stripper and engineer at the opposite ends of the pay scale for their profession. You’ll find some strippers reliably make 6 figure salaries working 4 nights and a weekend. Due to reporting structure of wages it’s hard to reliably gauge an average salary for strippers, but chopping off the highest and lowest figures I’ve come across, $75-125k seems about “average.” Now, strippers tend to make more on weekends, in fact a single weekend can be more income than they see for the rest of the entire week. There is no 401k usually or benefits. It is also harder to get certain kinds of loans as much income is irregular and often under reported which screws their income ratio on paper.
Things cities do 31 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
In the US homelessness is a crime itself, but homeless aren’t regularly arrested for it, or many petty crimes for that reason. They don’t have the same things “to lose” as other members of society and gain food, shelter, medical care, and other benefit from being put in jail. It would seem more humane and more effective to use that money to provide those things without need to commit a serious crime or self harm, but I’m no politician I suppose, so what do I know?
Things cities do 31 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
The average homeless duration in the US is about 1 year, not counting so called “hidden homeless” like chronic couch surfers. Long term homelessness tends (within the lower 48,) to be largely those with untreated mental illness, and those who choose to be homeless. A coworkers brother was the latter. He pitied the non homeless and saw us as slaves to material things, and parts of a system that traded freedom for comfort. To each their own I suppose. Drugs and alchohol tend to be prevalent in the homeless not as a cause (although possibly a contributing factor,) but as a way to deal with boredom and to cope. What starts as recreational use becomes a habit. I believe a society should be judged off the treatment and prevalence of those who have it “worst” or are considered “at the bottom,” when determining its humanitarian merit.
And there is also fuel obtained 4 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
To be fair it’s not that I refuse ALL sauce, Alfredo being an example of something that often goes on a good with little or no flavor of its own.
And there is also fuel obtained 4 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Maybe. I don’t usually eat sauces on food. Especially strong ones. They are not only usually high in empty calories, but they obscure the flavor of what you put them on. If I wanted to taste BBQ sauce, I would drink BBQ sauce. If I want to taste a chicken, I eat chicken.
Flying 2 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
This is actually true in many ways. This is how stable orbits are achieved, by “throwing” the orbiter at the planet at such speed that gravity keeps it from hurling off in to space, but it’s path would have it miss the planet and instead continue to “fall.” The “0G” seen on a space station is actually micro gravity. The reason objects float isn’t because there is no gravity, at the distance most man made objects orbit earth, earths gravity is still roughly 90% in effect. The space station is quite literally falling, like being on an amusement park free fall ride or jumping out of a plane- the exceptions being that it is in vacuum so there is no air and very little if any friction, and because of the curve of the earth and the speed the station travels, it will keep falling as earth pulls it down but it “misses.” So perhaps not 100% true of flight in a practical sense, it is certainly true of orbiting most any planet!
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Leaving this here 17 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
@keepsake- I appreciate that and am sorry it happened to you. I wasn’t trying to diminish that aspect of things, but that isn’t an issue of height as much as it is an issue of bullying. The idea that people who differ from a persons idea of what fits an expected “average” are somehow flawed, abnormal, worthy of derision or contempt is the cause of much suffering and discrimination. Working to change the way that people think and act is tough, but in cases like this worth it and noble. That said, my point wasn’t that it should happen, or that your experiences weren’t valid. My point was that it is a slippery slope and a fine line between modifying a behavior versus forcing a behavior. The word “defeat” sets the tone to me, defeat is to take sides and create barriers, then have one side win over the other, the victor imposing their will on the defeated. Changing views through cooperation versus through subjugation. The “defeated” must accept, the converted choose to.
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Things cities do 31 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Lol. Ah. Apologies. I guess you got me back!
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