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Boom boom 9 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
Idk. To me, it’s just a political cartoon. Biden and Harris haven’t entered office yet. They have plenty to deal with and we shall (probably) see what actually happens. It isn’t unreasonable based on past policies and statements as well as the philosophy the two have outlined on foreign policy that one might make this joke. Is it poor taste to use the sentimentality and the image of “bombed out villagers” as plot device in a comic? Is this comic going for dark chuckles? That’s probably subjective.
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Boom boom 9 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
In the ultimate sense- any use of force is a failing of higher social progress. But sometimes people fight. If you see a woman and a man taking about what movie to watch and then the man starts beating the woman... do you do nothing? Help the man? Help the women? Try to break them up and fight whoever fights you back? At what point does an ability to help, and seeing someone in need of help, dictate that it is an ethical responsibility to help? And more pragmatically perhaps- what are the criteria to use for when one should enter a conflict in their own self interest or the interests of stability or prudence?
Boom boom 9 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
So who is the “bad guy” there? Would history be better off, would the French be better off of the allies had looked at France and said: “well... there is a French government and the Germans are ‘helping’ them stabilize the country. We should mind our business because our bombs are going to hurt people...” it actually might have been better. Short term it would have been better for a lot of French, and it would have been worse for other French. Speaking of the French, they helped us in our first civil war- the American revolution in which we took arms against our government and seceded from the crown, the second civil war saw fighters and aid from all over Europe come to help. Should everyone have just watched the US and waited for us to sort it out? I’m not saying yes or no. I’m saying that in fairness- these issues are more complex than just “military involvement is bad.”
Boom boom 9 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
Some good points all around- but it is a tad more nuanced than that. Syria for example- the US dropped them like a potato and walked away. But deciding to not get involved in a messy situation where people are getting hurt, to avoid hurting people.. it’s more complex than just “if we get involved people get hurt..” Germany invades France, after they invade- they don’t need to decimate the country like they did when invading. The allies come to liberate France while Germany is trying to rebuild and establish German Order. The allies then are the ones destroying buildings. The conflict the allies brought is causing people to die, causing the desperate Germans to crack down on the citizens harder, causing scarcity of food and supplies which means civilians get even less because what is there gets prioritized to the war effort to defend German occupied France.
But only one man has ever had the shit take him 10 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
... possible that one could meet a baby that hasn’t “pooped.” But to your point- it certainly does depend on some factors (some of which we may not be able to readily and conclusively know or prove) and possibly some definitions such as what we mean by “poop.” For example- I’ve gone more than a year without “eating” in the sense that for that time I consumed no foods or liquids other than water by mouth. But I obviously was getting nutrition as I would have died otherwise. So if we ask the longest a person has gone without food and I say “over a year..” we’d have to define what we mean by “gone without food.”
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But only one man has ever had the shit take him 10 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
You make good points- but not if they have a stoma and collection bag. They would not need to “poop” as in the act of pooping- they would produce feces- but would not “poop” it out- it would be collected. Though I suppose that could be seen as semantics such as with our baby in the uterus. Babies in the uterus create meconium- medically they aren’t said to “poop” until after they are born, and in fact, it is possible for them to pass the meconium into the fluid in the uterus- but it is common for babies to not do so at all, instead only passing the meconium after they are born. So a baby which did not pass meconium in the uterus, and born with a condition preventing pooping, and then given a stoma which they keep for life- could be said to never have pooped even as an adult. But a newborn baby, or even babies between 12-48 hours old, might never have passed meconium in the uterus and might in fact not have taken their “first poop” yet- but WILL poop. So I would still say it is...
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Anon doesn't believe in paranormal 10 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
Lol. “Google- connecting ghosts and people since 2020.” I agree though. The more remote an area- usually the less likely they speak English, but it is a super common language world wide. It makes you think though- some civilizations can be traced back historically for thousands of years- China for example has been an empire into antiquity- so why don’t more ghost hunters learn ancient Asian dialects and hunt there? Why is it always castles and wolf west stories and such, I wonder?
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Thank you for your service 43 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
lol. Like a typhoon.
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Thank you for your service 43 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
I mainly mention weight rating because well... I’ve seen enough to figure it’s worth a mention, and it illustrates that tires are very complex and if you don’t know these things and don’t plan to learn them- you should probably trust the engineers who made the car. Of course- it’s also prudent because honestly- it’s very common for people to run cars overloaded. I’ve owned many Mazda RX-7’s of all years and types, street cars and race cars and... mixes of the two. And the RX-7 chassis can be overloaded (even a non 2+2) with two robust Americans. My basic principle is that most people don’t read the manual, don’t care, and couldn’t understand it anyway. But for all the cars driving around overloaded and under maintained- rarely does any bad come of it. The odds are that most people can get away with it. If you miss an oil change it’s unlikely the average car will blow it engine before the next one- or even have significantly shorter life because of it. But.... it can happen. CYA.
Thank you for your service 43 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
I’ve seen people put trailer tires on cars because they were cheaper. Usually that’s the blind leading the blind. They go to someone with some experience but little knowledge and they too have enough “knowledge” to conclude that the name brand mainstream guys are ripping them off or charging them for more tire than they’ll actually use. Granted- you probably don’t need an S rated street slick on your stock 99 Camry- and it will probably do more harm than good. Even your average Miata owner (whichever generation) probably won’t get the full benefit of a DOT legal race tire in every day street driving- and would find it much more enjoyable on the balance of upkeep and costs and ride and such to choose a more mundane “performance tire.” So like most things- the most expensive one or the highest rated one usually isn’t the “best” one for most people-
Thank you for your service 43 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
I’ve been around cars my entire life and I have seen so many things.... I’ve seen suburban dads living in the desert but snow tires because they were the cheapest option at Wally World- and then hate them for the noise and poor characteristics, before they wore out extremely prematurely since they aren’t made for everyday “summer” driving- then turn around and buy another cheap set to replace those- when for the same or less total cost and headache they could have bought decent tires that would have lasted longer and done better than the cheap sets they gave to keep replacing and or hate the whole time they have them.
Thank you for your service 43 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
My final comment in this reply has to do with load rating. You’re generally right I think. But.... well... a lot of people don’t like spending money on tires. I don’t blame them. They aren’t very glamorous, they wear out, and most people don’t notice a difference after putting new tires on vs. how their car behaved before. And tires are expensive, a good set of tires from 15”-17” is easily $1000+ retail out the door when the bill is settled. So a lot of people shop tires on one thing only- price. From the used tire guys and junkyards- up to the more suburban crowd who is “above” that but not “above” going to Costco and buying the cheapest tire that physically fits on their cars...
Thank you for your service 43 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
.. and experience to make an informed decision. They can’t really “accept the risk” or not because they don’t, often can’t, actually understand the risk. So I mean... it’s nuanced. But it’s a good thing when people educate themselves as you do when you changed your tires out- the danger there is that a little knowledge can be more dangerous than no knowledge (I’m not saying in your case as you seem to have done good research and grasp the issues- but in the case of “knowledge blurbs”) as it can give a confidence that if a person had less knowledge, they’d trust an expert instead of trying to be an uniformed expert. I suppose there is some overlap with a general attitude we see a lot in society today that somehow it’s wise for people who don’t know about an issue to question fact...
Thank you for your service 43 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
These conditions it slips the bead? The least common one would probably be slipping the bead. But it can and does happen. But that’s part of the problem of attempts to sum up automotive “guides” in easily digestible blurbs. You’re going to sacrifice accuracy. I mean- you seem to have owned a few Mazda’s- the Mazda Tributes could have an issue involving the cruise control that could cause the vehicle to seemingly spontaneously combust while running or not. Unlikely- but possible. But when explaining these things to people in general- you have to choose wether to present possible dangers, or omit the possible but unlikely. It’s POSSIBLE that if you run your brakes too long without service that the hub can weld itself and the entire wheel can come off. I’ve actually seen that happen on a relatively new car which wasn’t even grossly in need of service. Sometimes it’s a fluke- but sometimes it’s just one possible outcome that is rare... but possible. Most people don’t have the information..
Thank you for your service 43 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
Depends a lot of the tire: a low aspect ratio tire such as 225/45 or some such will behave much differently in regards to bead sealing than a 225/75; and then we have to ask what the tire is doing. Is it being driven hard at high loads or high speeds? Is it carrying a lot of weight? Even the suspension of the car factors in. Overall I agree that tires coming off the bead are relatively rare. It CAN happen, doesn’t mean it will. As you allude to, this is more likely to happen when one has a puncture of some sort that allows air to escape unoticed. That said- with cars problems often form teams. Low initial pressure on a long trip for example- leading to sidewall damage, leading to a slow and unoticed loss of pressure. Low initial pressure reducing the time one has to notice the loss, and contributing to heat and damage in the tire... does the side wall give and the treads come off? Do you notice before then? Does the tire have a stiff sidewall or a long enough sidewall that under...
Thank you for your service 43 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
Oh yeah. The NC needs tires and sway bars to come alive. No disrespect to your vehicle- I’ve never liked the NC, too radical a departure from the formula of the nameplate, but as what is basically a short wheel base RX-8 as far as chassis and suspension design, they can be made to handle well. Like the 8- they are ok out of the box but some minor tweaks- staring with tires, can really transform them. And nothing you said was wrong either- I just wanted to clarify a little on the nuance of detail. As for the bead coming off.... nuance there too.
Walmart is about sick of your shite, Sabrina 52 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
@xvarnah- no. I replied to your comment to me. In between your comment and the one I tagged you was a string between famous one and I, and by tagging you I ensured that it was clear I was replying to your comment. Also, my comment doesn’t say how right I think I am. It reiterates simply that I am right. The distinction is important because one is an opinion and another is fact. One is supported by an external body of evidence and one is only supported by ones internal feelings.
Walmart is about sick of your shite, Sabrina 52 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
As to the last part of your post- I.... literally don’t understand what you are saying. Have I at any point said anything that implied that wearing masks was unconditional? I have, for the better part of a year- been saying that the order to wear masks is constitutional. And you don’t have to take my word for it. There are entire branches of government dedicated to this with people who know more about the constitution than me, and maybe even more about it than you- and they seem fine with it. So I don’t... I can’t really respond to the last post you made because I don’t understand the relevance?
Walmart is about sick of your shite, Sabrina 52 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
To the point on the fruit- I say in my posts that the legality varies by state and country- but just as it is illegal in places, it is also perfectly legal in places- so it isn’t accurate to say it is illegal as a blanket statement. But that wasn’t really the point of the discussion was it? The whole thing was illustrative of a concept. And for someone who thinks funsub isn’t snopes... you and others sure seem eager to nit pick and fact check and be pedantic at my posts no? Again- that isn’t disrespect intended- I’m just saying that perhaps the issues you are having and the issues you are stating aren’t the same, given that it would seem hypocritical otherwise?
Walmart is about sick of your shite, Sabrina 52 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
Lastly on the matter I will say this- for some reason, the way I write, it is common on this board that people think I am being aggressive or otherwise they take offense to my tone, when I am speaking plainly. I often get “calm down” on matters I am perfectly calm about. I am calm as I write this. I am merely writing things as I know them. As to whether my “big brain” or a “know it all”- look.... there isn’t a a to say this which won’t possibly make you think I am being disrespectful... but is it possible that to some people.... things you seem to consider to be “smarty pants” stuff.... IS fun? I mean.... when I was a child I didn’t much care for math problems, it wasn’t until I got older and better at math that I realized math could be fun. So it is possible your idea of fun and my idea of fun are not the same thing?
Walmart is about sick of your shite, Sabrina 52 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
Some things are just true. They aren’t subjective, they aren’t debatable. One can discuss the ethics or effectiveness of philosophy- but they are just true. In that regard, when I speak what is true, cite it, and get just... mush... back, well yes. I am
Human and at some point I’m not going to bother being gentle as gentle if gentle hasn’t worked with certain people.
Walmart is about sick of your shite, Sabrina 52 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
As for disrespect- perhaps my comments, especially with famousome and xvarnah can be disrespectful at times. Sometimes I feel I should do better and I’m other cases, I feel it is warranted. There is history there and disrespect is a two way street. I’ve indulged certain parties at great lengths for years- if you want to spend thousands of hours looking back at the history you can see it. But you know- at a certain point I’m just not going to take you seriously if you refuse to a knowledge documented fact.
Walmart is about sick of your shite, Sabrina 52 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
Novelus- the legality of entering an unlocked vehicle varies with state and country- but a car is generally property- not real estate. I can’t be arrested for “trespassing” if I step on your shoes, or place a foot in them can I? Also- entering an area that is private property which has no posted signs against entry and is unlocked- open- generally isn’t a crime. A store is private property, malls and gas station parking lots are private property- it isn’t trespassing to walk on to a car dealership lot of the gate has been unlocked and no signs are posted that you cannot. It becomes trespassing when the owner asks you to leave and you do not- as you have now had your access removed. But again- you generally can’t “trespass” inside a car. Laws such as tampering with a motor vehicle generally apply there. Please feel free to cite where a United States law charges trespassing for entering an unlocked motor vehicle on public property.
Stairs of Fascination 9 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
Lol. I was literally coming to say the same thing.
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I feel your pain, buddy! 2 comments
guest_ · 1 week ago
I love minivans. They’re awesome. Some are better than others, but mini vans are cool. Not as cool as station wagons (estates for those across the pond), but WAY better I would say for 99% of things than an SUV, and light years ahead of “cross overs” and such.