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hugitout  ·  3386 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Any other reddit exiles ?

I think people want to blame modding for the condition of the main subs. Plus, who doesn't love a good conspiracy?

Pretty messed up.

I have a sort of related story. My friend grew up in Venezuela, in a traditional, religious family. He has some pretty weird views about homosexuality. He believes it to be a choice. He believes gays just choose to be attracted to the same sex. He thinks its become a cool new thing to say to get attention. I know, its weird. Any of you have similar stories? how did you approach it? We talked about it here and there, but I just don't bring it up anymore.

I think there is a huge market for this kinda thing. Judging by the updates at the end of the article, the app is doing pretty good.

hugitout  ·  3673 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Its been a long time

you gotta eat. force yourself. drink water too. eating can be tough when you're depressed, but its gotta be done. food can be a comfort. I really feel like I accomplish something when I cook for myself. It helps the depression.

hugitout  ·  3685 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Antidote to Burnout is Progress

Great article. I'm going to check out this IDoneThis thing.

hugitout  ·  3686 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: AskHubski - What is the perfect song?

I did a project on that song back in high school. Cool fact, the piano solo part was played by George Martin, who played it slower than it sounds, and then sped it up for the actual track. This is very noticeable at the end of the solo where it sounds very quick and impressively well timed.

hugitout  ·  3687 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you think you could live in a Foreign country?

I spent 6 months in Australia, backpacking with my girlfriend. It was fun, but I think at this point I would want a more permanent move, like renting an apartment, getting a decent job and living in the new place for a couple of years. Lately my gf and I have been bouncing around the idea of moving to Washington state. There's a program at Gonzaga that my gf wants to enroll in, and I just want a new adventure. We're young, healthy, and have no kids, so now is the time, haha.

My advice is to research it. Find out if it is viable. If it can be done, do it! It's easier than most people think.

hugitout  ·  3687 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Slow and Painful Death of Freedom in Canada

This is a huge issue. Especially coupled with the rise of the NDP, and the collapse of the Liberal party. I don't think it will get any better either, as it seems like the NDP are going to be popular from now on, and the Liberals just elected Canadian royalty to be there leader. I think it's time to seriously consider a coalition government, especially if the Cons are able to get a minority gov't again. Coalition governments are a staple in many European countries. Neither of the two parties ( libs and NDP) have really been open to the idea yet, but I think they need to just try harder. As you said, they both lean left, no reason why they can't lead this country together.

Just so I'm clear, I'm talking post election, and only if it looks like the Cons are going to retain power. I don't think the NDP and Liberals should merge right now.

Other than that, I got to meet Justin Trudeau on PEI and have great hopes for a resurgence of the Liberal party in the next election.

hugitout  ·  3687 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "ive got some sushi rolls from yesterday?... " aka Everything is Rigged

I love reading Matt taibbi. I need to get a new subscription to Rolling Stone. I had my subscription when Bush was in power and Matt was having a field day bringing to light all the dumb stuff he was doing.

hugitout  ·  3687 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Slow and Painful Death of Freedom in Canada

Part of the issue is how the system is set up here. We are following the US trend of having a leader as the main draw to the party. The problem is that Harper has made it clear that its his way or the highway, and Conservatives are being made to tow the line.

Imagine if the POTUS was the leader of the party in power, by number of seats. Imagine that the president can then tell his majority to do whatever it is he wants it to do. Now picture him being hard on people who don't fall in line. This is what's going on in Canada. No one is sticking up to Harper except the Opposition parties, who can do a lot of huffing and puffing, but can't blow anybody's house down. The message to people who disagree with the government is to wait it out. So people are paying less and less attention to politics, which seems to be what they want. It's a downward spiral right now.

hugitout  ·  3687 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Slow and Painful Death of Freedom in Canada

I've been paying more attention to American politics as well, because at least in the States there seems to be some sort of hope and conversation going on. Canadian politics has been depressing for a few years now. The Conservatives don't like to answer a lot of questions. A lot of big decisions are being made behind closed doors. They have the power right now, and it doesn't seem like there is much we (the public) can do about.

hugitout  ·  3687 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book Club

I am in.

hugitout  ·  3688 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pro-Gun, Anti-Obama

Arizona sounds like a scary place to live. The guy who wrote the article said he has had a gun pulled on him numerous times. Thats just crazy, and not something I could ever imagine. Any of you live in the South? Is Arizona that bad?

hugitout  ·  3688 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What makes you weird?

My right hip is noticeably larger than my left. Pretty sure this is because I grew up on a farm and used a pitchfork and shovel a lot during puberty and even before. The last 3 low back vertebrae of mine seem to be stuck and move mostly as one. When I walk I brace my knee for impact before heel strike, which gives me an interesting gait.

I studied anatomy and movement patterns in school. I would be able to find little odd things about every one of you. We are all unique in some odd ways, and it can usually be explained by how you grew up and genetics. Gait analysis is a fun one to do.

hugitout  ·  3688 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What makes you weird?

Generally this is due to laxity in your ligaments. I have a similar issue. Especially in my wrists and ankles. The skin on your neck is a good thing though! It means you have loose superficial fascia. Tight fascia can lead to all sorts of issues, like muscle problems.

hugitout  ·  3689 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: There are over 30 million users of psychedelic drugs in the United States

I don't know where you are from, but I know a lot of kids around here do shrooms when they are in season. A lot of weed dealers will deal shrooms when they can.

hugitout  ·  3690 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: When have you held an "unreported income" job?

The number would be really hard to pin down because of what we're talking about right now. Most of it goes unreported.

hugitout  ·  3690 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: When have you held an "unreported income" job?

I grew up working on our family farm and many other small operations. Farmers used to deal almost exclusively in cash. There were some crackdowns in the last ten years or so, and the practise has declined. Lots of seasonal stuff though, like planting and digging season, is still paid in cash. Good help is hard to find. If I was a farmer and someone said they would only work for cash, I'm not likely going to say no, especially if its only for a couple of weeks. Milking the EI money (unemployment insurance) is an artform on PEI. Its been going on for a long time, and won't be stopping anytime soon.

In my own line of work most people are using some sort of healthcare package to pay me, so I gotta stay aboveboard. I can definitely see the appeal though, and have worked here and there out of my house for cash. Just for friends mainly.

hugitout  ·  3694 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fifteenth Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

I am digging that tune from A Tribe called Red.