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This is my parents 25 comments
guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Goals. It depends on goals. A healthy and loving relationship with your child is great. Fulfilling. But- as they say here. Parent. Not friend. It is a parents job to give you the skills and knowledge and the best possible foundation to succeed in life at your dreams, be safe, happy, healthy, and secure. If you want to be mad at them for doing their best at that- never talk to them again- that’s a trade most parents who actually care about their kids would gladly make to see you grow up and have a good, happy life; versus having a kid who talks to them but who’s unhappy, in danger, with a mess of a life.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Lol. It would likely help I think.
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Just throwing this out here 19 comments
guest_ · 2 weeks ago
So... the Naysayers... they aren’t also Americans? Are they not included in that equation? Because if we do the math:
Sacrifice to end slavery:
Group A and Group B= all Americans.
Suffered directly because of slavery:
Group B= only some Americans.
Total “suffering in slavery score:”
Group A= 1 Group B=2.
If you want to keep a score card we can analyze it that way. But you seem to forget that the “naysayer” are also Americans- and that only SOME Americans suffer directly from slavery.
...And the *Indians* moved to Oklahoma, where they lived happily ever after 14 comments
guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Just popped into my head reading it. Perhaps not directed at anyone. I just chuckled at the idea inspired by a superficial reading of the thread.
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We can do this! 9 comments
guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Before Bush Jr. took office major laws were signed making major factories and industrial facilities responsible for putting emissions equipment on their facilities. Just a few of these would make it so we could all drive hummers and not see pollution increase. That bill was canned shortly after Bush Jr. took over. So... yeah. Every little bit helps but people aren’t going to give up all their stuff and live like eco monks- nor should they have to if we can get big industry and business to do its part.
We can do this! 9 comments
guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Now- the BIGGEST impacts to the environment aren’t your cars or your stupid plastic straws or your choice of laundry soap. For a 330 mile trip, a 747 will release about 33 tons of just CO2. A FULL load will be about 416 people. Drive between the same two points (let’s add about 60 Miles since it isn’t as the crow flies for a car. Keep it fair.) You could drive about 336 gasoline 4cyl compacts. With 4 people loaded per car that’s... more people. Way more. Point is- Planes, industry, etc. are the major polluters.
We can do this! 9 comments
guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Harsh truth y’all- Hybrids and electric cars and renewable bamboo butt plugs and hats that double as bird houses blah blah. They aren’t “saving the environment.” They’re designed so that anyone with the money can still have all the luxuries and conveniences they’re used to but MAYBE reduce their impact doing it- or maybe just feel that way. Creation to retirement the data doesn’t support a prius being ultimately better for the environment than a freaking hummer. Electrical devices use most of their resources in construction not use. They mine up heavy metals and leave behind toxic waste we have no safe way to handle long term. If you drive a hummer 10 Miles then junk it and drive a Tesla 10 Miles then junk it- he hummer is cleaner!
We can do this! 9 comments
guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Oh lord. If you have solar panels, bike around, grow your own native vegetables with toilet water and only bathe in the rain- kudos. If you want to Fly to Hawaii and go on a helicopter tour for a treat how is it fair to bust your balls? The truth is that you don’t know his life. He likely doesn’t go that far- but what does he do? What’s his foot print look like? Take a shorter shower and get a 6cyl Camry instead of the 4 if you want. Use more electricity but then compost 90% of your trash.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Now- long ago kids, you wrote in Pure Binary, Assembly. These are some true machine languages and NOTHING is taken care of for you. Writing modern programs in these languages is, in some cases, impossible for one or even a small team of humans. In general it isn’t practical. So we get higher level languages and newer syntaxes and portable code that does black box magic behind the curtain. Someday- we may have 100% human language programming where you simply tell the machine in relatively plain but proper English (or whatever) what you want done and the machine figures out how to do it. Someday. And then we likely won’t need programmers any more. Or will all but not need them. Until then- be happy it’s gotten much easier to code and you aren’t doing things the “old fashioned way.”
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Well... “So” is capitalized. But... proper nouns are capitalized too. If you just add periods to the word before any capital letter that doesn’t work does it? My fiend calls this “obvious. See that? Missing parenthesis. We know there needs to be another one. Brackets need 2 as well in most languages. So if you see ( and the next parenthesis you see is another (- you know there is an error in the code for most languages. Computer can tell you simple stuff. Computers generally require a humans judgment for anything that requires a non absolute determination.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
It’s missing the semicolon but it doesn’t necessarily know where you want it. Like a missing parenthesis etc. how does the machine know where you want it? If it could do that- why would you need a programmer if the machine can program itself? But let’s say it adds a semicolon where it thinks you want one and doesn’t tell you. If your code doesn’t work- how do you know why? You’ll still have to go through it and find the bug. This defeating the purpose of it telling you there is a syntax error etc. to start- being to help you find the bugs before you compile and having to go line by line or debug to figure it out. In other words the sentence I just wrote is missing punctuation So- as a rule we know at least it is missing a period. We could but if it isn’t human readable, how do you know the first sentence ends at the word “punctuation” and not “So”?
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
So that’s one hole I legitimately see in Batman. Although... I guess he’s a symbol and his purpose is to show Gotham a better way and killing people doesn’t do that. But damn man. Don’t get caught then. Find their secret lair or go extrajudicial and make a second bat cave that is a black sight for wet work or something.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
You’re Batman. Night ninja rich boy. You can’t figure out how to do what people have been doing for millennia? Find the villain, no witnesses, never seen, kill em, make sure they are never found or the death looks like an accident? Joker practically pulls a 9/11 every other week- or attempts to. Osama got 1 and done.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
My biggest gripe with Batman is the “no killing rule.” People gotta have their limits and philosophically I get where he’s coming from. Practically there is an argument that if he starts killing he goes from “technically outlawed but largely tolerated and even celebrated vigilante” to “psycho killer.” But when it comes to guys like Joker etc. who keep turning up like bad pennies, escaping jail, often killing, ruining lives of, injuring, or almost doing so to hundreds, thousands of people... it seems like Batman or the state should kill them.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
And Wayne running for office or becoming a government official to change these things carries the same burdens as before. Many Batman plots involve the “good” public servant getting killed. Two face aka Harvey dent, Commissioner Gordon gets killed in several Batman lines for being a good cop, his daughter gets killed or paralyzed in various story lines. Mayors, etc etc. Wayne could try for governor or president or something- but the higher up he goes the more broad his constituents become. It would be odd to say the least to have a president fixated on micromanaging a single city.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
I mean- gee. Why didn’t we think of that with ISIS or others, North Korea? For the billions spent on bombs and troops and surveillance and all the other incidentals- why didn’t we load the cash on pallets and air drop it? Why didn’t we send construction crews and accountants into Somalia instead of Rangers? Surely if they knew those people were there to build schools and libraries they would have left them alone to better their situation no?
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
The thing about crime is it isn’t a problem you can just throw money at. By the time you live in a place like Gotham where “criminals” are basically- and in many cases worse than- real world terrorists, flinging around money and rev centers won’t cut it.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
“Just- I dunnoh. Give the poor people of Gotham a stipend or something. A living expense...” Oh yeah. So the petty crooks and crooked cops could steal or “tax” it away? So local corrupt politicians could raise various taxes and fees since now they know people can pay, and land lords etc. can raise rent, and inflation can wipe that away too? And of those poor people of Gotham many are themselves junkies and criminals. Congrats on making drugs N even more booming industry in Gotham Mr. Wayne. Those dealers an certainly afford protection money to the corrupt cops now so the odds of them getting busted goes down even more since its profitable long term for crooked cops to leave them in business.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
The last guy to really ruffle up the feathers was a certain Wikileaks HDIC who- for obviously reasons isn’t dead- but functionally may as well be. So Wayne could do just enough good to is off the right people before they took care of him.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
You don’t think Jokers and Penguins and street toughs and more wont see him trying to take away their little criminal hamlet and leave no place in the dark they can do their dirt? In many version of his story- Wayne Senior was killed because he was trying to clean up Gotham. And you can’t exactly donate billions of dollars and baby sit it and manage projects to completion avoiding corruption anonymously. For decades while you clean up what has to be America or the worlds worst city. Epstein “committed suicide” over pedophiles. A news journalist “committed suicide” with two shots to the head in a hotel after exposing a decades old cover up most people already knew was there without hard evidence based on common sense.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Speaking of which- what do you think happens to Bruce Wayne- public figure. Lives in Wayne manner- listed address- when the mob and the cops and the junkies and the super villains and the crooked politicians and other tycoons see what he is up to? You don’t think people will try to kill.. Brice Wayne. Public figure. Wayne manner. Listed address?
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Not to mention that’s IF some fed or etc. didn’t come down and slap some sort of monopoly or other suit on him. He’s probably face quite a bit of heat and legal trouble, road block after road block, and likely need to pay people off to make things happen- which then makes him a criminal with the public eye on him and a lot of powerful enemies who would very likely set him up to fall for his pay offs etc.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
And he’s still a private citizen so his security can’t shoot to kill or arrest people. Gotham courts and police and jails and juries are still in the mix- and as we covered- they’re corrupt and inadequate.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Ok. So why not just use his company to renew Gotham? Well- a few reasons. Firstly- building all these great new places in Gotham would be like building a mall of America in down town Grozny at the height of the war. Gotham is riddled with crime and super crime. Plus Wayne would basically have to buy the whole town, own every business in it, have everyone on his payroll, hire his own PMC to keep security on every mall and bank and warehouse and convenience store.
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guest_ · 2 weeks ago
Wayne could instead donate money to the city in other ways. But- Gotham is corrupt. The money rarely makes it to the people. Since the money isn’t legally earmarked the city can more or less allocate as it likes- leaving that money at the whim of of crooked politicians and mobsters etc, or for villains to snatch or misuse. Give it to the cops- the cops are corrupt. Hire more? Gotham PD isn’t the dream assignment of the cream of the crop. Pay more per cop? Yeah. That works to eliminate corruption in business and politics. Never heard of a CEO or Senator etc. being caught with a hand in the till or cozy to lobbyists.
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