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Thank you, Tiger 1 comments
guest_ · 11 hours ago
Robert Downey Jr, Drew Barrymore, countless others. The real message is that while it’s usually best to learn from others mistakes and not repeat the same ones, we all can fail and fall down badly, and it isn’t the end of the world for us. It’s never too late to change for the better, and while our past is part of the story of who we are, it doesn’t define us. Good or bad what was isn’t what will be. We have to make our best effort and when we fail at it- we simply get up and try again with some new experiences to help guide us.
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Roasting the Antivax losers 16 comments
guest_ · 11 hours ago
Well said.
Not a dragon 11 comments
guest_ · 11 hours ago
@catfluff- cuteness declaration has been entered into the official log book with time and date recorded.
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Larger surface area = profit 14 comments
guest_ · 12 hours ago
@Siegfried- I concur. It takes a lot more effort and is a lot harder on a person to work out when they are out of shape and more so when they are carrying extra weight that isn’t muscle. I don’t want to make it sound like I’m talking down about the overweight or unhealthy- but when you see someone in those categories putting in the effort and doing things and feeling good- it’s not just nice for them but it sends a message- if you aren’t, what is your excuse? We could all be more healthy, and more over plenty of people who aren’t overweight or don’t look unhealthy are at risk of heart issues or diabetes or have poor health from inactivity, long term sitting, eating diets that contribute to health issues or living unhealthy lifestyles. Bigger folks can’t hide in plain sight like the “invisibly unhealthy” can- so it isn’t societies job to target the overweight simply because they are an easy target.
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Endurable soggy abstracted Locust 15 comments
guest_ · 12 hours ago
I’m glad to see the benefits of a closing education so eloquently put to use. Indeed. There are some fairly effective non primary damage based combos- and in game vs pvp dueling as well as any rules or restrictions agreed upon and the opponents load out play a big role. Some combos are excellent when they work- but aren’t very versatile or resistant to being derailed. It’s quite a balancing act- and game tweaks and the like between generations can open and close doors or make things more or less useful too. Like our Pokémon- we must evolve to meet new challenges.
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Larger surface area = profit 14 comments
guest_ · 13 hours ago
And that’s EXACTLY the thing I’d want my kids to see. A person who may or may not want to lose weight or become more healthy, but who is still not rolling around in self hate and ashamed of themselves. A person who knows who they are st a moment but also knows they can be anyone they want in the future with work- out enjoying life and engaging in mentally and physically healthy activity. That’s an inspiration to the overweight and all of us. You can feel good in your skin and wear what makes you happy. You can and should be out having fun and being active. The picture itself captures a moment of a person living healthy and being smart. She obviously at some point gained weight to a plus size- but that’s the past and only one part of her. In that moment captured she’s living well. Don’t be salty.
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Larger surface area = profit 14 comments
guest_ · 13 hours ago
Wow. Bunch of nasty people. The last lady- talking about the health and why show a little girl that? Well- here we have an obviously overweight woman, happy, outside, being active..... what would you want to show? A fat girl crying in her room eating her feelings? There are big people in the world. They should get out. They should be happy, and they should be active so they can avoid those health problems mentioned and eventually lose the weight if they choose. Until they do though.... they will be big. Should we shun them like the omish- they shan’t be spoken to or seen or allowed in public or mentioned or treated as humans until they get their weight down? Laughing at a large person out doors being active is like laughing at a person at the gym for being out of shape.
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Cleanup challenge in non-shithole countries 2 comments
guest_ · 14 hours ago
I’ve dropped this fun fact before- Despite the jokes British and Japanese tend to have great teeth. Of developed countries America is one of the worst for teeth. See- we tend to lead in cosmetic dentistry. Pretty, straight, unnaturally white teeth that are rotten and weak vs. strong healthy teeth that may be off white or crooked. Sometimes the prettiest looking things hide a festering rot. So while that park looks quite pristine- that doesn’t mean that the environment or other things don’t need attention. It’s easy to brag how clean it is when an army of servants keeps it that way, but to those people who don’t have that and have taken the work on themselves to fix the messes of others and reduce their foot print- bravo. It’s harder to fix things than it is to have someone else take them and hide them out of sight.
Anon is in an abusive relationship 4 comments
guest_ · 14 hours ago
Wether your relationship is all about sex or there is more- it doesn’t matter. Be a grown up. If you’re going to sell your self respect for sex then you are going to get disrespected. It comes down to what you want more. Do you want to be respected and feel respect for yourself? If so- act like it. Stand up for what you believe in and ask for what you think is fair, and then communicate and compromise where appropriate so you can both agree it’s fair enough. Or.... get drunk off ass and make a fool of yourself trying to manwhore yourself for some tang. You see the kinds of women your behavior attracts. You’ll find that the types of women who men with self respect tend to date don’t behave as you are describing- but they also tend to want respect too like not being called a “lazy <racial slur>” to strangers. Elevate yourself.
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Anon is in an abusive relationship 4 comments
guest_ · 14 hours ago
Maybe.... grow up? I’m going to leave alone the seeming use of a racial slur to refugee to your girlfriend as I don’t know you or her, and while my guy tells me that one should get some examination- we will leave it for now. The fact your girl doesn’t cook well.... I don’t know that makes her lazy. Couldn’t we say the same for you? What’s stopping you from cooking? But- let’s take your word even if we only have one seemingly biased and questionable side of things. If you’re unhappy, talk to her. If she won’t change- you either have to live with it or leave. From what I see though- you don’t seem to respect yourself or others, or carry yourself as such. If you don’t want to buy her things, don’t. If you don’t want to go out but don’t want to cook for her, make your own food and let her make hers or not eat.
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Roasting the Antivax losers 16 comments
guest_ · 15 hours ago
BUT- vaccination doesn’t just effect your personal safety. It isn’t just you or your child who’s life you are making a decision for. It isn’t just you and those who know you who live with your choice. It’s humanity. It isn’t like driving without an airbag- it’s like placing a 12’ long double ended steel spike at eye level on your hood. If nothing ever goes wrong- everyone is fine. If one thing goes wrong- you’re getting spiked for sure- but so is anyone else you cross up with wether they have air bags or not. So that’s what needs to be clear here. Vaccines aren’t a personal choice that is about you. Vaccines effect the health and safety of everyone around you as well.
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Roasting the Antivax losers 16 comments
guest_ · 15 hours ago
Actually they can. The vents can burn you and the propellant is an eye and skin irritant. The force of the airbag can cause injuries and even break bones. In a major accident any of these are better than the alternative. In many minor accidents where the airbag deploys a person can receive injuries they wouldn’t if they actually had no airbag- especially older air bags. But.... study after study shows that any potential harm of air bags is outweighed by the benefits. They are the “safer bet” over no air bags. It’s ultimately a personal choice if you want to have air bags or not- just as riding a motorcycle carries much higher risk than driving a car with or without air bags. You judge the risks and benefits yourself and make a decision that you can live with. Here’s the BUT:
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Roasting the Antivax losers 16 comments
guest_ · 17 hours ago
@xandri- thank you. Long but interesting. Nothing new there for me, but still interesting and I think lots of people could pick some things up from it. I understand that people are... people. Not the best at math or logic, prone to bias, and there are valid arguments about some of the potential slippery slopes of vaccination that are good to discuss. But.... The gift of humans is self awareness. Like that video shows us- we can be aware and cognizant of our biases. We can identify them and resist them. We can force ourselves to let go of primitive thinking and primal emotional responses and instead make decisions intelligently. So most anti vaxxers aren’t bad people or inherently “dumb,” but the overwhelming consensus is that they are playing a dangerous game with the lives of others.
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Endurable soggy abstracted Locust 15 comments
guest_ · 17 hours ago
I mostly stick to offensive moves- but for equal or near equal damage I’ll usually prefer a move with a bonus effect. Electric attacks that might paralyze, physic attacks that damage but might confuse, and so on. I don’t generally bother with moves that lower an opponents stats as against good/high power foes you’ll just burn up PP and not do damage or soak it up. Sleep is one I’ll mess with sometimes- things that reliably stop them from hitting back are nice. A rare few Pokémon I’ll use self boosts- but that to me is often not worth it. Spend 3 turns to boost to a 1 hit KO, or KO in 3 hits? But if your 1 hit KO monster has 1hp left after those 3 turns the next fight is gonna he short...
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This wouldn't have happened if the grandma had a gun on the back of her head! 14 comments
guest_ · 18 hours ago
In an alternate universe without guns this reads “child stabs grandma to death and then stabs self.” When an airplane crashes because the owner didn’t responsibly take care of it we don’t try and ban aircraft- we reinforce the concept of responsible ownership of a machine that if you are careless with- people die. Lock up guns. Keep them hidden and out of reach of kids. Don’t keep them loaded or keep ammo near the weapon. People hurt or kill others with road rage all the time- in an empty world we kill each other with rocks. The behavior of angry, disturbed, or irresponsible people isn’t an indictment of guns any more than it is one of humanity. If you trust the wrong person with access to a stapler you’re going to get hurt. We apply logic to guns emotionally in ways we wouldn’t apply it to any other machine or tool.
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Julian Assange arrest 18 comments
guest_ · 19 hours ago
And someone had to look through all the bot illegal and not classified stuff that was just plain private. A private citizen. What if someone here stole your credit card info and bank and identifying information to try and catch you doing wrong? Does everyone here pay taxes on every online purchase or $1 bill they find on the street? So even if they found no wrong- would you feel very safe or good about a total stranger stealing your private and personal information that could hurt you if misused- but totally promising they would never misuse it and totally adhered to safe handling of your information- with no standards if anyone to police how secure or private they kept it? No way to know they would be honest and careful with it? It’s like a surgeon without a medical license. They may be the best doctor ever, or a nightmare.
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Free assange 25 comments
guest_ · 19 hours ago
So if you’re looking for perfect you aren’t going to find it. Power always has a price. That is why you will usually find those with intelligence and experience and no desire to abuse power tend to shy away- they understand there is a terrible cost to it. What proof do you need that politics is corrupt? Presidential candidates spend millions of dollars to land a job that pays $100k a year and only lasts 4 years. It’s usually not their money- but whoever is paying is expecting a return on the investment greater than the cost.
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Free assange 25 comments
guest_ · 20 hours ago
@vitklim- No one is completely honest- least of all tacticians and strategists playing poker with lives and the future. That’s sort of an example most people can relate: Poker- are you completely honest and you place all your cards face up on the table and hide nothing? How besides luck would you win? So comparing transparency and honesty of Washington to defend a man who also would hide things or lie to protect people working with him and to achieve their goals is bunk. Show me someone who doesn’t do that at all. Show me a prominent figure without dirt in the closet.
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Free assange 25 comments
guest_ · 20 hours ago
@vitklim- Washington is outside my social circle, I don’t know anyone well enough to say if they’re honest or how transparent they are. Can we walk down the street and point out who is honest and transparent? Or even truly say with our neighbors? How many wives and husbands cheat or lie or hide things? Our own families and best friends can surprise or betray us. More over- “honest and transparent” are good to have but not my primary concern. A surprise birthday party or many good things are often lies or deceptions, and you’ll find plenty of honest and transparent murderers and rapists who know what they are and feel no shame for it. Show me a high profile person that is a “good person...” that’s more elusive. Gandhi was a racist and classist who by most accounts was unfaithful. MLK was a cheater and as a political strategist wasn’t transparent as he made moves to influence society. Assange doesn’t tell all his sources by name and announce before hand that he’s taking data.
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Roasting the Antivax losers 16 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
Very true. So it’s less like a bomb and more like... a biological weapon. Then I wonder even more.... beyond questions of effectiveness of vaccines and ingredients of vaccines.... why one would think they were any more dangerous than strains of biological organisms so dangerous and contagious that they are literally useful weapons...?
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Free assange 25 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
In closing- yes. There are many in the government who are rotten. From “well meaning” people who do bad to get good done- to I’m sure a few cartoon villains who either only care about money and power or causing people harm, and yes- the government is flawed. Yes- we shouldn’t tolerate corruption and we should demand better checks and balances to help prevent and monitor it. But- should we instead of taking personal responsibility as citizens for that, just pawn it off on anyone who says they have noble intentions and knows how to hack or break in? That sounds like the one system that would be worse, and more illegitimate and rife for corruption than the one we have. You just trade one set of people refusing to follow the rules set for them to achieve their goals for another set who will do the same thing. Does it really matter which 500lb gorilla is violating you- or is it more that you’d rather not have any 500lb gorilla havinits way with you?
Free assange 25 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
A “little” “bad,” “wrong,” breaking the law here and there- often with self benefit but usually with some good intention behind it. That’s what most corrupt politicians do. Few real people are cartoon villains. Joe Stalin et al. killed millions but- they thought they were doing it for the good of many more- a “lesser” wrong for a “greater good.” So why- if you don’t trust these people in government- would you condone someone else doing a “little wrong” for what they saw as a “greater good?” And why- if the elected government with the flawed but existent checks and balances and oversight we have- be LESS legitimate than a random guy acting on his own compass, whom no one elected or empowered beyond himself, be more legitimate?
Free assange 25 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
But a government- even one not “for the people by the people” is made of people. It’s reductionist propaganda to say a government isn’t people. If you remove the people from every branch of government- who signs the bills or polices the streets? Who makes laws or rules on cases? It’s people. Individual people each with faults and strengths, each with their own agendas and opinions and ideas of morality and duty. Many who would do harm do so seeking a “greater good.” They say “yes- it’s wrong to hold this man without trial and torture him- but this could save thousands.” “It’s wrong to grant this contract to this company- but if I show them favoritism here they will finance and back my bill to feed the hungry.” “Yes it’s wrong to lie in this election- but if I don’t get re elected my opponent will tear apart all the projects I’ve spent decades working on to help people...”
Free assange 25 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
The fact that there is corruption in the government is sadly not a surprise. Russia, America, China, Australia- show me a country that has a government free of sin- one where no one or even a good number of those in power don’t use that power to benefit themselves and those they consider “their people.” Unless you rule via computer... and even then you must ask who programmed it or who might be manipulating it- that’s a reality. The people who make the laws policing business tend to be people who own those businesses or suckle from their teats. A society will have something- from brute force to sex to money- which gives power. Those who have the power to compel others will be in control. Those in control set the rules. Those who make the rules seldom make rules that are against their interests. Those who do seldom keep power, and those most likely to seek power are those most likely to want it for their own agendas. So we tend to end up with the old saying “shot floats to the top.”
Free assange 25 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
If we were to truly reach the point where there wasn’t a shred of legitimacy, nor any hope to salvage our government- we would t need to expose corruption. The logic is self defeating. Why bother to bring it to the people if the people have no power? The fact that there isn’t sufficient transparency or oversight to inform people’s choices is a matter of law- to find the gaps and figure out solutions and demand change as a majority. When these avenues are taken from the people and when they stop having the power to change things without violence- that is when you know you are dealing with a totally illegitimate government.