World's largest floating solar array destroyed just days before going online by [deleted] in news

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No, but for the same reason I wouldn't drink the water coming from my washing machine, not because it's radioactive.

World's largest floating solar array destroyed just days before going online by [deleted] in news

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Depending on the type of plant, the water may never even come into contact with radioactive material. For the plants where the water does come into contact with it, the water is processed to remove the radioactivity. In both cases, any water is monitored and kept on site until verified safe. The removed radioactivity is kept on site for the life of the plant. Heat exchangers allow the water to be cooled with external water without contaminating it.

World's largest floating solar array destroyed just days before going online by [deleted] in news

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Nuclear power plants aren't destroyed by 31mph winds.

Is going to college pointless? by hamudi in AskSaidIt

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Only you can decide that. Calculate the total cost of a degree: tuition, books, room, boat, a bit extra. Then look at the projected earnings and determine if that cost is worth the payoff. If you think you'll be happier, it might be acceptable if you lose money in the deal.

Then compare that to your first choice without a degree.

Why is the left pro war now? by 211 in AskSaidIt

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Supply lines are valid targets in a war. Breaking them is often the most effective way to end the war. Having the US supply Ukraine with money, weapons, and intelligence IS putting us in a war and paints a target on the US.

The news and even Janet Yellen openly talk about us being in two wars... maybe three now. https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/29/economy/what-the-war-in-israel-means-for-the-us-economy/index.html

You can never trust modern women to not be selfish. by Mcheetah in whatever

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Almost all people behave in their own self-interest.

Some people have standards and will speak out when things go against those standards even when they personally could benefit from them.

Elon Musk is creating XMail to take on Gmail. by PanzersGhost in technology

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He has been touting X as the start of his "everything app."

why do incels not rise up against this oppressive system? by 844 in AskSaidIt

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who would stop us?

Your crippling anxierty

2024 Election: V.P Kamala Harris declares ‘ready to serve’ as Democrats raise alarm on Biden’s age by NewsGrid in memes

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Harris should be easy to defeat. The border disaster is an issue for all voters in 2024 and Biden put Harris in charge of the border when he came to office. They would just just to associate her with the border from now until election day. It wouldn't hurt to include how many people she needlessly imprisoned prior to becoming VP.

This assumes the Democrats have an opposing party with any interest in making changes and winning.

Doctors call for Biden to take mental competency test after scathing classified docs report: ‘Something isn’t right’ by [deleted] in news

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Sure, pretend his age is issue when it's that he doesn't know what he's talking about or where he is, yet somehow he is running the country with the largest economy in the world. He cannot walk off of a stage without a guide. It's clear his policy decisions are no different.

In the US, it's only the GOP who calls this out, but everyone outside of the US has been openly wondering why Biden is entrusted with our country.

NYC to provide illegal alien families with pre-paid credit cards by P-38lightning in news

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4 who is in poverty and who qualify in NYC is $973/ month

Wow! That's more than double my family of 4's monthly food budget. We don't live in NYC, but the cost of living calculator shows NYC to be 13% more expensive... not 261%.

Activists splatter 'Mona Lisa' with soup in Louvre Museum in Paris by PanzersGhost in Europe

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resulted in widespread news coverage. It's brilliant. Protests in the streets haven't been covered appropriately by news media, if at all. This was at least reported (though in this cause for a different cause).

I was aware of it before. It's like brain cancer awareness month: it isn't like people had no idea brain cancer existed until May.

Activists splatter 'Mona Lisa' with soup in Louvre Museum in Paris by PanzersGhost in Europe

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Everyone is aware of climate change. Stunts like this don't raise awareness, but they do make climate activists look like fools. Coke doesn't raise awareness for their product by dumping hundreds of gallons of Coke into the Mississippi River, they advertise.

Activists splatter 'Mona Lisa' with soup in Louvre Museum in Paris by PanzersGhost in Europe

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They could do this every day and the only outcome would be that art museums would close, making society worse. This doesn't help make food more affordable or lower the carbon impact of farming. What an effort-free life these people must lead to think that things can be produced without effort. Effort either requires massive human input and very high cost or automation that uses energy. Wasting food doesn't solve this.

Canadian Truckers Protest: Federal court rules Emergencies Act invocation 'not justified' by hfxB0oyA in WorldNews

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Invocation of the Emergencies Act without justification.

Canadian Truckers Protest: Federal court rules Emergencies Act invocation 'not justified' by hfxB0oyA in WorldNews

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What precedent? They clearly violated the law before, ignored it, got away with it and were told after the fact that it was wrong. There's nothing preventing this, or something trivially different to avoid violating this ruling, from happening again.

Man claimed £18,500 disability benefits after willingly having healthy leg amputated by jet199 in NotTheOnion

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This reminds me a lot of people who are miserable in their current life. They hate their job, their town, their friends, the weather. Everything is bad. But everything in, e.g. LA looks great: fantastic weather, beautiful people, lots of things going on... so they move. And things are great for a couple of years. Then they find themselves back in the same funk as they were before they moved because they never addressed the real problem.

Sometimes we need to treat the symptoms because the patient won't live long enough to treat the problem. This doesn't change the fact that they have a problem which too often is forgotten.

Man claimed £18,500 disability benefits after willingly having healthy leg amputated by jet199 in NotTheOnion

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You would be immediately promoted to a US Senator.

Pizza Hut explains the results of a $20 minimum wage to California Democrats by laying off more than 1,200 delivery drivers. by IkeConn in SaidIt

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I'm amazed how many people doordash or ubereats most of their meals. There are plenty of places online where people are complaining about the cost of food and if they itemize they'll include the doordash expense. We have a relative that on the weekend will have doordash deliver a single coffee from Starbucks. The delivery costs more than the coffee and she doesn't even have a job.

Nebraska, USA: A single hailstorm reduced a multi-million dollar solar park, consisting of 14,000 solar panels, into a pile of toxic debris within minutes—once again showcasing the costly and pointless nature of Net Zero. by Questionable in environment

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Installing on the ground is a better option, but it's feasible for a lot of people because:

  1. They don't have enough open ground.
  2. The cost of excavating and running the wire to the house is substantial.
  3. The ground mounted units require the additional cost of the platform, and
  4. Ground mounted units require permits.

Are incels REALLY a threat to our society? Why or why not? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Incels aren't a threat in the sense that they will rise up and wreak havoc. In fact, the opposite is true. The attitude that the outcomes they are experiencing have nothing to do with their own actions (or lack thereof) is a huge problem. That attitude is widespread and why we see a huge increase in demands for "something to be done" about a myriad of issues without anyone making those demands stepping up to do anything about it.

Raising the minimum wage.... Is that good for workers? by In-the-clouds in news

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A 30% wage increase is a problem because it's being done in isolation. Pizza Hut could compensate for the increased cost of labor by raising prices by 10-15%. Those increased prices need to be borne by their customers, most of whom have not seen 10-15% pay increases. Until trickle-up economics causes all wages to rise, companies will need to find more creative ways to manage this rise is costs. This is all made worse because these companies have already raised prices due to the 50% increase in food prices and their customers are already paying for that.

Our family has reacted to the rise in the cost of dining out by going from eating at a pub or similar restaurant 2x per week to barely eating out at all... we're down to once per month and even then it's for something less expensive like hoagies.

Most Americans (57%) are either "Alarmed" or "Concerned" about climate change by ActuallyNot in environment

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Trump lied too, but it was Biden sitting next to Walensky that lied about transmission. The CDC had no such information. They performed no studies to test transmission and Pfizer, when asked directly if they had tested for it, said they did not. They couldn't have even extrapolated performance from other vaccines because they generally aren't sterilizing. They made it up.

The CDC also made up masking, lockdowns, and forced vaccinations. Says who? The CDC from 2016. The CDC's pandemic plan from 2016 (the most current one in effect when Covid hit) recommended against all of these things (as did the WHO's pandemic plan). They chose to do the opposite of their best practices.

Most Americans (57%) are either "Alarmed" or "Concerned" about climate change by ActuallyNot in environment

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Not most, but it demonstrates some level of concern was legitimate.

Now that people have lived through Covid themselves, their perspectives have changed. While some people are anti-vax, most people are anti-lie-to-our-face as we've watched our President and CDC tell us that the vaccine stops transmission when there has never been any evidence that it does that, that efficacy in reducing death and serious illness is an ever-dropping number, and that our children need to get the vaccine when very few countries outside of the US recommend this. People want vaccines that work, but we can't tell anymore because our government is too focused on vaccinations as an outcome rather than health.

Most Americans (57%) are either "Alarmed" or "Concerned" about climate change by ActuallyNot in environment

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Most Americans were concerned or alarmed about Covid. 81% of the country was concerned enough to get at least one dose of the vaccine.

The uptake of the current vaccine is 18%.

People will be alarmed about what they're told to be alarmed about. Some catch on faster than others.

Social Internet Is Dead. Get Over It. by PanzersGhost in Internet

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The article doesn't make the point that it's dead, just that it doesn't consist entirely of information he believes.

Canada will require all new cars to be zero emissions vehicles by 2035 by hfxB0oyA in WorldNews

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This is an arbitrary line in the sand. Personally I welcome electric cars: no oil to change, options to charge at home, instant torque from 0mph, and less complicated gear boxes (at least for now). Range and charging issues remain a problem for many people. If you rarely drive more than 250 miles a day, they're fine, but in large countries like Canada and the US it's not unusual for people drive 350+ per day which is already a long drive. Nobody wants to add 45 minutes to that to recharge nor do they want to be stuck stopping to eat only at places within walking distance to a charger.

There are major problems yet to be addressed: higher battery density, faster charging, and lighter weight. I have no confidence that we'll solve all of that in 11 years.

Hawaii governor calls for vacation rentals to be converted to homes by Questionable in news

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Since when do politicians look back at the outcomes of their legislation? Even if they did, they'd find some metric that paints them in a good light and claim victory. In this case, they'd just show an increase in the number of owner-occupied homes and ignore the still sky-high cost of buying a home.

Don’t believe Democrats’ myths: There’s clear evidence for investigating President Biden by [deleted] in politics

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It amazes me that they're playing games going after the Bidens' alleged influence peddling, when we have Biden on video saying that he was trying to pass a vaccine mandate that he didn't think was constitutional but that he thought he had a a way around that. The man admitted to violating his oath of office. Play the video in court, and show how the Supreme Court later shot it down because it wasn't constitutional and the case should be straight-forward.

Top 1 per cent wealthiest responsible for same amount of carbon emissions as bottom 66 per cent by hfxB0oyA in WorldNews

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It's the top 1% worldwide, not in the US. This includes everyone who makes over $140K. That's not enough for private jets and daily filet.

Students Are Missing School at an Alarming Rate. Guess the race. by IkeConn in SaidIt

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I'm sure the school is still graduating these students. They don't seem to understand that if there are no consequences, there will be no compliance.

if you had to guess: how many American women are at least 300 pounds? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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The average woman weighs 158lbs. Assuming a standard distribution, a 300lb woman would be approximately 1 standard deviation away putting the number of women 300lb or over at 16% or 26 million women in the United States.

That feels really high to me based on the number of women I see at that weight. So let's look for data:

According to this site, a 300lb woman would be in the 99-98th percentile so perhaps 1.5% or about 2.5 million women. https://dqydj.com/weight-percentile-by-age-calculator/

BMW, Subaru and Porsche drivers more prone to risky driving behaviours’ by ansarlodhi in WorldNews

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The article never defines what a "risky" driving behavior is. Is accelerating quickly risky? Is cornering at less than 10 under the speed limit risky? The answer is "maybe." It all depends on the car and driver. A sports car with a sport suspension with sport tires makes doing these things safer than if you're driving a Jeep Wranger with off-road tires. There is no single definition of "safe." It all depends on who, what, and where.

Pelosi Says No Labels is "perilous to democracy" by UncleWillard56 in politics

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A positive article about a 3rd party from CBS. Something is afoot.

Being a communist is deteriorating my mental health by xoenix in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The post illustrates the 3 things that make communism/marxism fail.

I am trying to work in a political group but I have no motivation to work on it at all .

Like any group, most of the members don't do anything.

"Kind of the whole point" is violently overthrowing capitalism

Capitalism isn't going to topple itself, so this makes sense from the lens of socialism, but they need to set up the structure that will replace capitalism, and they don't, which means that if they overthrow capitalism, it will be replaced by something eerily similar. They could simply implement socialism on a small scale, work out the kinks, and gradually expand in scope as people see their success and willingly join. Those success stories are few and far between because those smart enough to try this are eaten alive by their very supporters.

It is a science of totality (or what Althusser calls the complex whole) to achieve proletarian liberation

Socialism is its own language as it redefines words in ways different from how everyone else uses them which is a great way to isolate people.

Let's have the conversation they don't want us to have... by EddieC in WayOfTheBern

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direct citizen participation over corporate influence

Both of these roads lead to the same destination. Government uses their influence to peddle favors with corporations to get the result they want. We have seen over the last 3 years how the government peddles influence to the masses to get support for the unthinkable and irrational.

cooperative models could supplant private entities

Most people don't want to do this, nor do they feel qualified to do so. What would keep the same people in charge of private entities from taking control under a cooperative framework?

open community walls in lieu of corporate media

Like the first point, government uses its influence over corporate media to convince people that alternative media is dangerous and in need of regulation or censorship.

The key problems are: 1. The politicians in office are amoral. They seek only that which give them and their friends more power and money. 2. The people are powerless to stop even the most obvious cases of law-breaking by these politicians.

Point #1 must be handled before #2 can be addressed.

First on CNN: US Navy warship near Yemen intercepts multiple missiles, US officials say | CNN Politics by Questionable in WarWatch

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...any country or any group thinking of trying to take advantage of the situation in Israel to try to widen the conflict should think twice and not doubt the resolve of the United States,

Said by the country that failed to return fire.

Florida teacher severely beaten by 270-pound student over Nintendo Switch refuses to help defense lighten sentence by [deleted] in news

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Now 18, Depa had three prior battery arrests before the shocking February attack on Naydich

Amid bedbug infestation, shocking video shows a street in Paris littered with old mattresses by Oyveygoyim in whatever

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Notice there is no mention of the origin of the bed bugs.

Rooftop Solar Power Has a Dark Side by [deleted] in technology

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The panels weren't working because the previous owners stopping paying the lease on it so the panels were disabled by the solar panel company.

Four Dozen Liquor Stores In Philly Close The Day After Mobs Looted At Least 18 Shops by P-38lightning in news

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They're only closing temporarily.

4 way stops are a microcosm of the retardation shown daily by the American populace. by SMCAB in whatever

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This driving habit is an epidemic of stupidity. The rules of the road are that the first car to get to a 4-way stop has the right of way. He, and the car going in the opposite direction can then go, and then we take turns with the perpendicular travelers. The waving conversation of "no, you go" is going to cause an accident if it hasn't already.

The other new habit are people making a left turn no longer want to turn if there's a car waiting to exit the road they are turning onto. They always wave that car on. I've actually had one woman yell at me to move back so she could turn when I was well far back from the intersection. It seems turning the wheel more than 30-degrees requires unreasonable exertion.

Sometimes I just sit there until the car with the right-of-way finally turns.

I hate that tall people and attractive people automatically get to live life on easy mode. by Mcheetah in whatever

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All things being equal, you're correct. A physically attractive person has more potential for success than someone who is not. An attractive person that develops themselves is pretty much unstoppable. It usually balances out, however. Attractive people don't have to develop as many skills because things are easy enough without them. Eventually those looks fade or they meet someone who they like, but who expects more than good looks.

Women don't need to be 5'10". Women don't like being that tall and finding men tall enough to date and clothes that fit is a pain.

For my mistake of purchasing gold coins today I have learned a harsh lesson so beware. by thomastheglassexpert in AskSaidIt

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There are gold coins that are appropriate for investing in the value of gold and gold coins that are appropriate for investing in the collectable value of the coin. The value of the latter is much more subjective. If you want to invest in gold, buy as close to gold spot value as possible.

Another Day, Another CIA Press Release Disguised As News by Drewski in propaganda

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The US government that has blocked access to Russian web sites so US citizens cannot get their point of view misinformation is concerned that Russians are using people in the US to spread the truth Russian narratives.

Teacher Gave Same Assignment For 15 Years, Notices Big Difference by Faty in Entertainment

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“On another note, this year’s average for homework turned in is riding at 67%,” wrote Brown. “I’m talking a twice-monthly 5 sentence summary of what the student is reading in their own time. I remind students daily, I send text messages through Remind, it’s on my website. The only other thing I could do is do it for them,” she continued.

There is one other thing she can do if students do not hand in required work: fail them. Do the work or fail. People work when there are consequences for not doing so, but consequences are out of fashion so children get passed to the next grade whether they do the work or not. When things get tough, like they did when schools were virtual for a year of Covid, standards are dropper further and children who were absent 98% of the time were passed on to the next grade.

Keep dropping standards and watch homework and project turn-in rates continue to drop.

"Russia’s military casualties, the [U.S.] officials said, are approaching 300,000. The number includes as many as 120,000 deaths and 170,000 to 180,000 injured troops. The Russian numbers dwarf the Ukrainian figures, which the officials put at close to 70,000 killed and 100,000 to 120,000 wounded." by neolib in WarWatch

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Yes, the country that is funding this war to the tune of trillions and has blocked communications out of Russia to prevent disinformation is claiming that it's a resounding success.

Joe Biden is more responsible for high inflation than for abundant jobs by [deleted] in news

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Trump started this mess by approving the massive stimulus. Biden didn't fight it and has been trying to bury the energy sector instead of using it to reduce costs and harm Russia and the Saudis.

Higher food costs, higher energy costs, and higher housing costs that the 99% cannot avoid, and whose take home pay has not in the least kept up with, is not "doing better."

Property prices represent the real cost-of-living crisis by jet199 in finance

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Energy, food, and housing are inelastic and they are all up significantly more than our income. Even people who have seen a rise in the value of the property they own aren't happy. In fact, most of them cannot afford to move because to buy the same house they're living in will cost 80% more due to interest rates.

While people enjoy blaming capitalism for the ills of our world, all three of these costs are higher because governments have made them so. Fuel was much cheaper before Covid restrictions killed much of the shale industry and EPA guidelines continue keep companies from building capacity. The war in Ukraine along with increased petroleum costs have driven up the price of food. Developers have been trying to build new houses for decades, but zoning restrictions and the cost of building supplies make building anything except $600K+ houses unprofitable.

Dems across the country defecting to GOP: 'Democratic party has become unrecognizable' by [deleted] in politics

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Sadly, it's hard to support the GOP. While the Democrats openly hate the United States and support changes that continue to drive down the economy and increase crime, the GOP mostly stands by and does nothing.

Teamsters union gets $170k/year for UPS full-time drivers. by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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This is pay plus benefits.

Prior to the new deal, the company said drivers earned about $95,000 in pay annually on average or about $42 an hour, and another $50,000 in benefits.

If the increase is proportional, this brings their salary to $111K which is amazing for a driver. The article doesn't break this down by driver type and I expect their cross-country tractor trailer drivers are making more than their door-to-door delivery drivers.

One of the biggest problems in modern Western society is when we started taking the mentally ill seriously and capitulating to them, instead of treating their illness or acknowledging their insanity. Agree or disagree? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

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Outsiders, weirdos, geeks, etc, were always made fun of and often physically abused. It was the only way people, whose only tool was violence, knew how to get them to be "normal." It was/is wrong and so people began to actively fight against bullying. The basic idea that not every outsider has problems that need to be corrected is widely accepted.

The old outsiders didn't care to be a part of society. They didn't need to be accepted. They ignored things they didn't like and did their own thing. The outsiders of today don't want to be left alone. They want to be catered to and celebrated and it's understandable that many people want nothing to do with it. We've shifted from bullying to normalize people to bullying to radicalize people. As each new group of radicals gets their wishes, a new group makes even more ridiculous demands while simultaneously pretending that they're being oppressed.

Blaring automatic ‘trigger warning’ siren used in classrooms and universities sounds alarm when it detects ‘offensive’ language by chottohen in censorship

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You are fined one credit for violation of the verbal morality code. https://youtu.be/LE3oczJ1zgM?t=12

Racism by Death_By_Democracy in AskSaidIt

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For sure free speech is an essential part of a properly functional social media platform...But it seems to me that allowing all speech, no matter how bigoted, racist and sexist it is creates another problem in creating a lack of appeal to the average person, which in turn produces a lack of engagement.

Popular speech doesn't need protection. That's why all speech should be allowed. The repugnant speech is overwhelmingly childish name-calling which contributes little to the conversation. The best thing to do is shout it down with better content.

Sinéad O’Connor dies at the age of 56 by [deleted] in music

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Her 17 year old son died last year which devastated her. Soon after he died she posted she was going to join him and later that she was going to seek help. Then this.

An American in Paris by jet199 in Europe

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Paris is a beautiful city full of a long history that most Americans aren't exactly prepared for. There are plenty of 500 year old buildings to visit. The walkways are wide and pleasant. There is so much food to choose from, it's overwhelming. If this person couldn't find good food outside of McDonalds, he was looking for McDonalds.

The Parisians are not something most people are used to either. If you've been in NYC in the 90's or even Philly today, you'll know what to expect in Paris. They're curt, gruff, and you're in their way. Meet them half-way and they're wonderful to deal with.

Grandfather Of Teen Killed During Burglary Says AR-15 Made Fight ‘Unfair by Antonnyy8 in Entertainment

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This proving the old adage: "God created men and Samuel Colt made them equal."

Three people broke into this person's house while they were home with an intent to do them harm. Being attacked by multiple people is unfair. The best way to meet that threat is with a tool. It sounds like that's what happened.

Elon Musk suggests “childless” people should lose the right to vote … by [deleted] in politics

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Oh good, this must mean that everyone should be required to send money to the private school that I went to.

Farmers talking about the upcoming food shortages: "And the corn was looking so good. That area just got throttled. [by hail and wind] I’m not hearing anything good. Broken windows in houses. I imagine we’ll see flipped pivots." [Twitter/@BGERK19] by In-the-clouds in news

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He's referring to the US Dust Bowl that destroyed crops and saying that we should have learned from that.

Diet Coke sweetener could be declared as 'possibly carcinogenic' by [deleted] in news

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That was saccharin. It causes bladder cancer in mice at extremely high doses and did so by a biological mechanism that does not exist in humans. Today Diet Coke contains aspartame.

Why did the submarine story blow up? Why is there such a big rescue attempt going on? by bucetao6969 in AskSaidIt

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Worst case scenario: it's practice in deployment, coordination, and dive-rescue.

Best case scenario: they rescue rich people and gets tons of publicity.

One party is definitely worse than the other right now but still by Musky in politics

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If you don't want to kill people overseas, imprison people for victimless crimes, or neuter education, there's no home in the two major parties.

Any differences that exist are irrelevant to these three.

Coffee: There are conflicting reports, some saying it is healthy and others not. If you drink coffee regularly, have you tried to go a day without it? And how did that feel? by In-the-clouds in AskSaidIt

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If I can drink 8 double espressos in an evening and go to bed like nothing happened, caffeine immunity seems likely. There's a protein responsible for metabolizing caffeine. If you have too much or none at all, you can be immune to caffeine. Interestingly, it is the same protein that metabolizes a number of common pain killers and the results are similar which really sucks when I have serious pain to deal with.

HFCS is a great point. Specifically avoiding that may give me the same feeling as avoiding all added sugars... and I can still have (some) chocolate.

Coffee: There are conflicting reports, some saying it is healthy and others not. If you drink coffee regularly, have you tried to go a day without it? And how did that feel? by In-the-clouds in AskSaidIt

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Knowing that caffeine had no effect on me, I was curious if I had built a tolerance to it so I wanted to see what would happen. That answer is: nothing. No withdrawal when I stopped and no jitters or even improved alertness when I returned to it.

I've done the same with sugar. That was difficult not because I couldn't ween myself off of it, but because it's in everything. Life without sugar did leave me feeling better, but I do love chocolate.

Coffee: There are conflicting reports, some saying it is healthy and others not. If you drink coffee regularly, have you tried to go a day without it? And how did that feel? by In-the-clouds in AskSaidIt

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It depends on who you are. My wife will get headaches if she misses her morning coffee by two hours. I've had multiple cups of coffee and tea daily for years and gave up all caffeine cold turkey for 3 months with no ill effects. I've also had 8 cups of coffee between 4pm and midnight and gone right to sleep afterward.

The internet is unusable now by Drewski in Internet

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Remember when the internet was full of some random guy's blog on his esoteric hobby or half-formed thoughts and ideas for innovative user interfaces? It used to be everywhere. Sure, the web has matured and the need for that has moved elsewhere, but where are those sites? As the article states, they're out there, but you have to know where they are to find them.

Of course, the problem is that search engines are showing us what they want us to see, and probably what their sponsors want us to see. We cannot even find kinds of information unless we know what terms to include. If we search for generic terms like "Covid19," Google will tell you it found "About 5,290,000,000 results." Now, find the last result. Don't worry, you won't have to look at 5 billion results... if you're results are the same as mine, you'll get to the end after 150 results. Where are the rest and why can't we see them?

This video on "Where did the rest of the Internet go?" dives into this in more details. We're not finding the data we're looking for. We're being shown the data they want us to see.

Mayor Eric Adams floats idea of New Yorkers housing migrants in ‘private residences’ by [deleted] in news

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There were millions of private individuals who voted for increases in migration and they should be expected to put their money where their mouths are and offer migrants a free space in their homes. Forcing people to pay for a program they voted against because they foresaw the cost it would cause them to bear, is not an acceptable solution.

Whoa. by Chipit in memes

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Why is he expected to list another source when you aren't?

California Defaults On $18.5 Billion Debt, Leaving State Businesses Holding The Bag by noshore4me in news

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recommended drinking bleach

He never said this. He said "disinfectant," when he was obviously searching for the word "anti-viral," and everyone starting saying he was telling people to inject bleach.

what he was saying about lockdowns

The CDC and WHO recommended against "quarantining of the healthy" in their own pandemic plans that were in effect at the time. Speaking out against them shouldn't have been controversial.

California Defaults On $18.5 Billion Debt, Leaving State Businesses Holding The Bag by noshore4me in news

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Trump's anti-vax language

For a man that created the program and told people to get vaccinated, I'm always confused when people refer to Trump as being anti-vax.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSfeCqKty9o

RIP Metaverse - an obituary for the latest fad to join the tech graveyard by [deleted] in technology

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VR isn't dead; just Facebook's version of it. So many attempts in groundbreaking areas have failed: The Newton, early smartwatches, and the Osbourne I laptop are infamous. It has merit, but not vision.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced his run for President of the United States to an overflow, standing-room-only crowd in Boston, MA. In the speech, Kennedy emphasized priorities of clean government, civil liberties, peace, and economic revitalization. Above all, he invoked the theme of unity. by Orangutan in politics

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Biden promises unity and redemption amid divisions and challenges

The new president is issuing a blizzard of executive orders and legislative proposals on Day One, testing any sense of unity with quick action on immigration, the environment and what would mark significant expansions of government spending.

Same article. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-promises-unity-redemption-amid-divisions-challenges-analysis/story?id=75380552

If nothing rational designed the universe, and math is the invention of men, why does physical space behave like a mathematical space? by [deleted] in Physics

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Math is explanatory and used to convey meaning. This is the same way we use language. We don't assume that because the universe can be explained using the English language that whomever created the universe is a native English speaker.

The Fed won't be able to bring inflation down to its target, and Americans will have to live with high prices for years, BlackRock says by EternalSunset in news

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what's the difference between now and the 80's

In the '80's wages tracked inflation. This is why he's saying that prices will remain high. They're only high if our wages remain low.

Powell stated this as his goal a year ago:

“By moderating demand, we could see vacancies come down, and as a result—and they could come down fairly significantly and I think put supply and demand at least closer together than they are, and that that would give us a chance to have lower—to get inflation—to get wages down and then get inflation down without having to slow the economy and have a recession and have unemployment rise materially. So there’s a path to that,” he said.

Nothing says punk rock like simping for Bud Light. by hfxB0oyA in music

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A punk band that isn't punk is supporting a beer brand that isn't real beer because it advertises with women that are men. It's oddly consistent.

Nothing says punk rock like simping for Bud Light. by hfxB0oyA in music

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And he had already tested positive for Covid. He had immunity.

Do you think trans are a big problem in the US? by 8thmonitor in AskSaidIt

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Three years ago, the discussion around trans people was about supporting a rare mental illness where some people believe they are the opposite sex and overcoming it through therapy and medication was failing them and likely to drive them to self-destructive behavior. If you looked at the statistics, trans people made up 0.003% of the population.

This has transformed into: anyone who says they are any of the over 100 different genders needs to find a new name, use pronouns in as non-standard a way as possible, fly a flag, and be praised for their bravery. The prevalence of trans people is now 3.3%.

Anyone who hasn't been in school for 5 years would never have experienced this.

Fetterman checks himself into hospital 'to receive treatment for clinical depression' by [deleted] in politics

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Putting Fetterman in office was a bad idea no matter which side you stood on. If you didn't like him, he should never have gone into office. If you did like him, asking him to take on a stressful and high profile new job while recovering from a stroke sets him up for failure and puts enough stress on him to put his health at risk.

Trophy hunter eaten alive by brother of lion he shot for an Instagram post by [deleted] in WorldNews

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His motives are irrelevant. No matter the motives of a hunter, his actions help the animals and the people in the community.

Trophy hunter eaten alive by brother of lion he shot for an Instagram post by [deleted] in WorldNews

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This is how the local population takes care of this. Until professional hunting became the norm, the local population killed entire herds. Poaching was constant and threatened to eliminate the animals entirely. By charging for hunts, the local population can afford to hire people to protect the herds from poachers. This makes the animals more valuable to preserve as income for the local population. Otherwise, the only value these animals have to them is their meat.

Boutique search engines are next-level curation by [deleted] in Internet

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Google is already curated. It returns results that support the status quo and hides the rest. Search for anything controversial where an official response is obvious. I searched for "covid vaccine safety." Google says that it returned 528M results. Scrolling down, I hit the end of results after 11 pages. The results that I did see were from the CDC, WHO, CNN, Mayo Clinic etc. None of them mention a controversy.

You will get chipped – eventually by AXXA in news

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Is the company in Seattle that is selling implantable chips really called "Dangerous Things?"

5 Forgotten Ways Your Ancestors Stayed Warm During Winter by Mizzazz1 in news

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What a terrible list. People still use modern forms of these today. Our bedwarmers are microwavable instead of coals from the fire.

Here's one we've forgotten: bear fat. People used to cover themselves in bear fat to keep warm. It's harder to find bear fat today, but moisturizer works well. Try moisturizing one foot and not the other before putting on socks and shoes and see which one feels warmer... ears too.

Climate lockdowns are here. by Canbot in conspiracy

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If the city is designed so that walking and cycling are preferable, then why do they need to restrict the ability of their residents to drive when they choose to?

Demand for wood-burning stoves surges as Brits aim to keep bills down by [deleted] in WorldNews

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Camp wood is expensive because of the small quantity. An entire cord can be had in the US for $200 or less. Most people can heat their home on 4 cords per winter. $800 in wood vs $3,000+ in fuel oil is a steal. Although I expect prices for both to be higher in England.

Demand for wood-burning stoves surges as Brits aim to keep bills down by [deleted] in WorldNews

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A good sized wood stove is $800 with another 800-$1,000 for installation. Compared to heating a home with fuel oil at $3K+ per year with the risk of shortages, it sounds like a good deal. It's a much better deal than trying to go with a heat pump that will cost $30K+ and comes with the risk of rising electric prices.

**REDDIT MELTDOWN WATCH** 2022 RED WAVE by Tarrock in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Student loan forgiveness helps with education costs

Forgiving loans enables universities to keep costs high. This fixes nothing and has the potential to worsen the problem.

Citizens for Sanity Runs Brutal Ads During Games One and Two of the World Series Blasting Democrats. “Record inflation. Groceries up 13%. Gas up 36%. And crime is out of control. But instead of helping us, Joe Biden sent $66 billion to to Ukraine. Billions more on weapons. Instead of helping us.” by Chipit in politics

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It's clear that Republicans would have done the same. They voted for the Ukraine deals and Trump initiated the first Covid stimulus. The difference is that the Democrats are pretending that inflation isn't happening and that things are going well, and they continue to implement measures that exacerbate the problem. Biden hasn't even managed to lift the vaccine mandate for foreign travelers to bring more tourists to the US.

What would happen if we immediately cut off all fossile fules forever right now?. by Adventurous_Ad6212 in AskSaidIt

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Biggest impacts:

  • Food could no longer be planted, harvested, watered, and transported from farms as all of this required oil for tractors, fertilizer, and tractor trailer transport

  • The above would leave people without food to eat, but considering that billions of people rely upon gasoline in cars to get to work, they will no longer have money to purchase the non-existing food.

  • Billions of people would freeze during their first winter because they heat their homes with oil, natural gas, or propane and the demand for electric heating would outstrip supply by 100x.

  • The huge increase in demand for electricity for heat, cooking, transportation, etc will overload the electric grid bringing brown and blackouts.

  • Medical supplies would disappear as most of them are dependent on disposable plastic. Medical professionals would be forced to reuse plastic without training to equipment on how to properly sterilize them which would kill tens of thousands of people.

Bear ripped toddler’s arm off after she put it through fence at zoo by Zapped in WorldNews

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Well, she won't do that again.

Solved a little mystery by Musky in whatever

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That enzyme works on caffeine as well. Too little of it and you never metabolize it and experience zero effects. Too much and you experience a brief increase in alertness that quickly fades.

People who don't tip at coffeeshops are assholes by RedViking in whatever

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The general rule for tipping is tip for things you wouldn't want to make yourself.

The rule for tipping is that you always tip people who make tipping wages which are less than minimum wage, and you may choose to tip anyone for exceptional service.

Baristas do not make tipping wages, so there is no obligation to provide a tip. If I ask for something complicated or they remake my drink so I like it more, I'll leave a tip, but if someone makes what I ask for and hands it to me, I'm not tipping.

For the hurricane survivors that are now under a BOIL WATER ADVISORY, how will they cook the water, if they have no electricity, no gas, and it is too wet to start a fire? by In-the-clouds in AskSaidIt

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People in Florida have generators. Some have propane stoves, and many have propane grills with burners.

Man stabbed to death by chicken with razor blade attached to its leg by [deleted] in whatever

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Chicky Blinders

New York Times says it's time to rescue America from adhering to the Constitution by iamonlyoneman in politics

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The authors forget that the federal government is to serve the people, and instead wish for a world where the people serve the federal government. It is amazing that Harvard and Yale law professors cannot manage to list the potential negative outcomes of such an arrangement.

Chicago mother loses custody of her daughter for insisting the daughter is a girl by iamonlyoneman in news

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According to a June 2022 Pew survey, 5.1% of adults younger than 30 identify as transgender or nonbinary

1 in 20. If we go back 10 years, the estimated number was 1 in 30,000.

75% of middle-class households say their income is falling behind the cost of living by [deleted] in news

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This is self-reported, but it matches the general financial trend. We're seeing oil prices drop, not because supply has risen, but because demand has fallen. High cost of fuel, food, housing and many other items are causing people to change spending habits. During the busiest part of the travel season, people are staying home. At the same time, some things are less price elastic and less impacted by inflation. Clothing and electronics have generally remained unchanged, while food, transportation, and travel have skyrocketed.

People aren't living their lives because it's too expensive.