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ELI5: Why the fuck are there over 75 ELI5 posts on my front page?

comment by SweeterThanYoohoo in explainlikeimfive

2 years, 7 months ago

The answer was sitting right in front of me all along. FUCK

How history will view Kim Davis: Alabama gov. George Wallace stands in the doorway to defy a federal judges order and prevent black students from attending the University of Alabama (1963).

comment by schfourteen-teen in pics

2 years, 7 months ago

Despite your video (a pretty blatant conservative propaganda piece), the switch is very much real. It's easier to define the parties by the "conservative" and "liberal" monikers and to look at the party platforms of the past. The Democrats of the late 1800's were very conservative. They favored states rights, low taxes, etc. Republicans of the time were very liberal. They formed out of the Whig party and championed federal control over education and other social programs, expansion of the US westward, and of course abolition of slavery.

Today of course, Republican = conservative and Democrat = liberal with party platforms that are almost 100% reversed.

TIL that when Roy Horn, of Zigfried and Roy, was "attacked" by the white tiger Montecore, it was because Roy had suffered a stroke on stage and Montecore responded by picking him up to move him out of the way, severing an artery in the process.

comment by Please_Pass_The_Milk in todayilearned

2 years, 7 months ago

Simply put, I have 100% faith that the tiger didn't want Roy dead, and nearly everyone who's ever handled animals in a professional capacity agrees. The consensus is very nearly unanimous, and the reason is simple. Roy's alive. Had Mantecore (spell it right) wanted Roy dead, he would be.

Finland to raise taxes on the wealthy to cover refugee costs

comment by NEVERDOUBTED in worldnews

2 years, 7 months ago

>the problem is untariffed free trade with near slave states that fight against workers raises and rights. Murder union leaders, etc. Those countires should not be able to sell goods in developed countries.

For real?

"Philosophers pretty much universally agree that hurting/killing children is a universal moral wrong"

comment by JRL2404 in philosophy

2 years, 7 months ago

>Correct me if I'm wrong because I don't know much at all about philosophy, but aren't there major philosophers that would agree with me? Aren't there major branches of philosophy that believe in some variation of the utilitarian principle that what is morally right is "that which maximizes aggregate happiness?"

You're not wrong. There are lots of utilitarians who think that any kind of action is justified provided that it ultimately maximizes utility. The way you are pitching this class makes me thing it is a poor excuse for a philosophy course.

Are you attending a major university?

TIFU when I told my gay co-workers about my phobia who then to me out to a Transgender caberet where I met a transgender (m2f) and threw up on her.

comment by Vathoska in tifu

2 years, 7 months ago

You're right, that was an unnecessary generalisation. I actually have a good friend who's into drag, so i don't really have an excuse. Incidentally, he is also trans. I guess once he had transitioned and was secure in his identity he didn't mind playing around with gender presentation a bit more.

A very good video explaining how America's gun violence isn't quite as bad as some people would like you to believe

comment by rarchut in videos

2 years, 7 months ago

This is just the kind of simplistic propaganda I'd expect from the far right. This guy tries to boil so much down to so little, leaving out many obvious contributing factors. He makes ridiculous comparisons. And of course talks in the most condescending matter of fact asshole tone.

TIFU by paying for a useless Windows 8.1 Pro license.

comment by Belthaz in tifu

2 years, 7 months ago

You know you can upgrade to Win10 for free right? From using it since launch, I can tell you it shits all over 7 and 8. Just turn off all the stuff that reports to microsoft and you are good to go.

Ever wonder why brass & links disappear in video games?

comment by EppurSiMuove00 in pics

2 years, 7 months ago

You know, you're right. From the scope of an infantryman, it's easy to just see the entirety of the 82nd as infantry. That's who we deal with every day, and when our leadership talks to us, they don't put it in terms of "this company". Everything you do, is for the 82nd. You go to the shitty parades, for Division. You are fighting in Division's name, not in the name of your company or battalion. On All-American day, when the old timer vets come out, no one is interested in what battalion or company they were in. Most of that shit's all different now anyway. What matters is they were in the 82nd. This is the attitude instilled when you are in a well-known, highly recognizable Division, with a long and lustrous history of combat experience.

To be completely honest with you, I would be really disappointed in even a soft MOS in the 82nd was getting medals handed out to them because hot brass burned their neck, as was the post I replied to.

The second and third paragraph of your post basically hits spot on what I was saying. I know guys that legit got hurt, but pressed the fuck on, and wouldn't even entertain the notion of getting a purple heart. Turning down a purple heart gains you a lot more respect in an infantry company than earning one. That being said, turning one down is a privilege. If you've actually earned one, like I said, they'll let you know in the hospital.

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