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You laughing at Chinese and north Korean 5 comments
guest_ · 18 hours ago
I haven’t vetted the story or the details- but I think the point is that we have a picture and a hashtag- but it doesn’t actually say who the judge is. Like- her name. There are 7 billion people in the world so a photo of one random one isn’t exactly “calling her out” as anyone who doesn’t know her is unlikely to have any idea who she is. You can’t send letters to your representative with a photo saying “I want this lady to face justice!”
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Shot em all 2 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
Perhaps one could point out that the deaths from American school shootings would have to carry on for some time to equal the deaths from civil war and revolution in Europe. The US is a Young county and has only had the one civil war after all- but there are still military conflicts and threats waging in Europe to this day. My point isn’t to bag on Europe as much as it is to say- perhaps get your House in order before making fun of mine. The US is only a couple hundred years old and despite our civil war has kept it together. When you can keep a union running that long- without using military force- call us. The EU seems like it could use some advise.
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Shot em all 2 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
Ah yes. Europe has no mass shootings in schools. Road well trodden. If history is any indicator that makes a lot of sense. The peoples of Europe have a strong history of doing anything, whatever the cost, to feel safe and secure. The Germans followed the NSDAP and its policies to feel secure and strong. The masses of France proffered under boot to the whip. When the Nazis were no longer a threat and the Soviets were- Churchill himself wanted to rearm the Nazis to fight the USSR. In parts of Europe, it’s a crime to accuse the government of having helped on the Holocaust. So I understand why some Europeans seem to be so confused that so many Americans would trade safety for freedom and protection from tyranny. The continent that birthed Fascism may not understand how people might not want to risk it.
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Who's storming area 51 bois 6 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
Yeah. That was sort of my thought too. You COULD get 1.5 million people to sign up to clean oceans- but getting people to SAY they’ll do something and actually getting them to do it aren’t the same. Almost anyone who’s ever set up an event that is RSVP or paid for a friend who said they’d go somewhere in advance knows that first hand. But there may be a solid question lurking in here. All around the world people volunteer or have events daily to try and help that we don’t hear about. Some guy- not even a celebrity or “influencer” managed to get this much buzz. So perhaps those people could learn something about marketing.
Phones bad! 6 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
I would agree.
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I found out today that my girlfriend cheated on me and she left me for the guy she 7 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
That’s all we can hope for.
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Boris Johnson's secret plan 9 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Hmmm.... an ancient wizard from European history who comes back at tipping points to guide the hand of the empire.... the world waits in anticipation to find out of this old face is Merlin, or Rasputin.
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Felt you guys should see this 1 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
It’s all semantics isn’t it? You can get a burger, be ok with it but not thrilled. Your friend says: “what’s wrong with the burger?” Nothing is “wrong” with it- it just could be “better,” well- how? So I mean- it’s whatever. If you feel like seeing a therapist see one. Maybe you just need to talk to someone and you don’t have someone. Maybe the things you want to say you don’t want to say to anyone you know who will listen. Maybe there is something you feel is “wrong” or something that could just be “better” and you might not know what it is or what to do. Who knows. The worst thing you do is spend some money and some time and meet someone new. Do you and don’t worry about semantics.
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I found out today that my girlfriend cheated on me and she left me for the guy she 7 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Damn. Sorry to hear that. That’s some rough stuff, and completely wrong of her to do to you. I don’t know if it helps- but I see that story and don’t see wrong on your head. I see good karma. You didn’t and couldn’t know. While she did you wrong you still comforted another human being when they needed it though. That’s all you’re guilty of. We can’t say if she would have confessed to cheating but lied and said the other guy dipped and she didn’t want to be alone what you’d have done. But in hindsight- you suffered to ease hers, and for what its worth if anything- I see that as a “good deed.” It doesn’t matter who’s it was or even if you’d have kept it and she didn’t want it- however you feel about abortion- because you couldn’t stop it even by not being there. So you didn’t do anything wrong.
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Best in bed goes to 7 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Yes. Thank you for explaining that. The picture certainly doesn’t help since I don’t generally see children and link them to anything sexual. Maybe that’s part of the intended joke? A touch of “edge” or dark humor? I cannot say. I at least understand the premise now. Thank you.
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It's something. _/-_-\_ 10 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Perhaps. But.... there is much debate as to wether hybrid or electric cars are any more “clean,” or if they just send the damage to some place we don’t care about... until the effects reach us. There’s even debate that a mass switch could be more devastating to the environment than not developing them at all. Then there is the fact that more efficient more reliable vehicles tend to cost less to drive- which tends to make people drive more and allow more people to drive who wouldn’t otherwise. The largely fossil fuel based grid powering those cars is still polluting just the same as if the cars themselves were, and consumables like lubricants and tires, etc. increase in consumption with more miles traveled by more vehicles. So sometimes ill conceived actions with the best intentions are just as bad or worse than doing nothing.
It's something. _/-_-\_ 10 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
It seems to work out well for those most invested in technology financially or in life. I’m not saying we should go back to the Stone Age or anything- but the reality is that bio diversity on earth is complex and interlinked. Everyone worries about the bees and pollination. If we make nano bits or whatever to do that job- we don’t need bees. But there are predators and parasites and more that do rely on bees. So then they adapt or die and so to do those creatures that have adapted to rely on them, and inevitably there is some aspect of nature that relies on one or more of these creatures too- so we have to replace that.. and so on.
Best in bed goes to 7 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Whut
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It's something. _/-_-\_ 10 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Is it though? That’s a wee bit like saying that an invention that can instantly heal bruises is a step towards ending spousal abuse isn’t it? Don’t get me wrong- great technology, good on them for developing something to help folks breath cleaner air- but there are financial and environmental costs to things we often don’t see until far down the road. Sure- we can come up with bandaids for those and an and on so long as we have the resources and know how to keep going- but at a certain point we aren’t “saving the environment” but just replacing nature with a man made life support system which aren’t the same thing.
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A marbled fox, a domesticated breed 4 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Only a USDA licensed facility may legally sell foxes, which aren’t legal in all states, and if you buy a fox you can’t sell it unless you are a USDA wildlife facility. Why? Because otherwise it’s a federal crime- wildlife trafficking. It’s in the name. They are wildlife. They may be raised in captivity or kept as pets but are not domestic. There’s also no rabies vaccine for foxes. Most facilities and people who serve pets require this- it compromises your safety- and if your fox ever bites they’ll cut off its head to test it for rabies. So beautiful and wonderful animals- not a pet for everyone. Not domestic.
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A marbled fox, a domesticated breed 4 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Partially true. The “Marble Fox” is primarily a human bred mutation of a red fox. There is no such thing as a domesticated fox. Foxes mark territory- even when spayed. They pee everywhere. And it smells. Like a skunk. They are destructive in captivity. They have wild instincts and do not do well indoors. Almost 80% of pet foxes end up given up within the first 5 months. They are often aggressive with other animals and have strong prey drives towards things they could eat.. including small humans.
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Boris Johnson's secret plan 9 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
I mean... with the exception of the Cold War which wasn’t so much a global conflict as a series of proxy fights- Every global conflict in modern history has basically been Europe beating itself up. So I mean- wether they “want” to be allied with EU countries or not... history would maybe indicate that not only might Europe allying with... Europe.. actually avoid global conflict, but it might be their one chance at walking away from a global conflict without most of the continent in shreds. I dunnoh. Just a shower thought type idea I had.
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That's more like it 10 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
They don’t really need the government to regulate it. The sport can regulate itself with things like salary caps and rules changes. Olympian’s also give all they have to the sport. They don’t make multi millions to compete. They will compete for years leading to the olympics without getting a dime. So... I don’t think so.
Racism is not a one way road. We can't babysit a race forever 13 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
So when we look only at the present and not history- we can still see that when a majority group in power “picks on” a minority, that is distinctively different than the opposite. Or we can use math. If every minority group in America made fun of white people at once or used a slur like “cracker,” you’d have about 32 million people insulting about 290 million. If every white person did the same to every minority, you’d have 290 million sluring 32 million. Simple math tells us the damage 32 million can do to 290 million is far less than the damage 290 million can do to 32 million.
Racism is not a one way road. We can't babysit a race forever 13 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Now- in THEORY, in “happy hug world” where there’s no dark humor or sarcasm or negativity- none of us would ever use offensive language. Sure. One might say “then why can people who aren’t white make fun of whites?” Well- on the surface and in concept that’s a valid point. But- put simply- whites are the majority population in the western world, and make up the majority of the richest people on earth. Both the Uber rich as well as the “developed country middle class rich that in the under developed world is rich but is maybe even poor in their country” rich.
Racism is not a one way road. We can't babysit a race forever 13 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
But the same Korean who calls his black friend a certain racial name of stereotype amongst them, or the white guy who uses such language with his Muslim friend- generally knows they any go around saying that to every person of that race because not all of them will understand that they’re joking and know that they have close ties to that community.
Racism is not a one way road. We can't babysit a race forever 13 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Even if we put aside the very unique history of that word, and the relationship between whites and blacks in American history- there’s a really simple reason “you” can’t say it. A Chinese guy can use “racially offensive” language in a joking, neutral, or friendly way to another Chinese guy because... both are Chinese. Latino, etc etc. because even if they don’t know each other- even if a listener doesn’t know them- the default assumption is that it is 99% not going to be coming from a place of racism. A white guy can similarly make offensive but like meaning non hostile racial comments to a friend of a given race because that friend understand it isn’t coming from a place of racism so long as whatever “line” isn’t crossed.
Phones bad! 6 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
It doesn’t say anywhere the kid is to blame- but the use of language, something journalists and editors who generally have degrees in the field or studies of some sort, review and critically think about pieces know a thing about... is such that it puts the EMPHASIS on the boy and his culpability in the accident while flossing over the drivers. The police themselves aren’t indictable since it’s a factual quote the article writer took without context to paint the picture they wanted you to see.
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That's more like it 10 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
And I would guess that between “love of the game,” endorsements and bragging rights, and of course- the fact that if your number one marketable skill is playing a game- yeah. They probably would play for free- or darn near free. If the options were play for peanuts or go get a job- I think you’d still be able to fill any league. Hell- all you really have to do to attract college players to pro leagues is pay more than they’d make in their major. Maybe not even that since being a pro athlete has non financial perks and celebrity status. So for like $75-125k a year you’d probably still get great players. If everyone else was forced to pay the same.
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That's more like it 10 comments
guest_ · 2 days ago
Well..... sort of... College athletes don’t get paid in America. In the pros... Like- NFL cheerleaders make $1500 per season. The pay is often justified despite the travel needs, practices, injuries, etc as all being for the privilege of being there on the team. I wonder if players have the same dedication and team spirit as well as pure athletic drive of cheer leaders? So maybe they would do it for free? Kids play baseball and soccer etc for free all the time. Now- you might not get as high a caliber of athlete- but then again you might. The olympics host some of the greatest athletes in the world- they don’t get paid to train or for qualifying events up to the “championship” playoffs of their sport- and they don’t get paid in the big game unless they win. $32k per gold metal.
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