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katakowsj  ·  10 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Turbo Optima Frog Funco 1/10 RC Buggy project

It’s looking great. The lack of suspension travel always seemed to be a drawback of the Frog design. It was such a tough buggy that deserved a better ride on the rough stuff.

Damn. Have you considered writing reviews professionally?

katakowsj  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA regarding user bans

I can't think of a better summation of what decent human interaction ought to be about.

I'm always glad to be a Hubskier.

katakowsj  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our grip on Phase 2 is slipping

I’ll keep my eyes open for a solution, if you do. It may get messy in the meantime.

Could the solution exist in the form of rational discourse we practice here on Hubski? That would be my best guess so far.

katakowsj  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our grip on Phase 2 is slipping

I agree. As a mass of people, I’m afraid we’ have a certain terrible moment of inertia to overcome before we’re all ready to recognize the inconveniences that Come along with COVID-19 safety measures.

What is that certain number of grandparents or friends and family that must bite the dust before this becomes real? On some level, do we all realize this?

Could it also be one of the reasons that so many of us are recognizing systemic racism at the moment? They seem to be similar problems. Aren’t there a few parallels between eliminating COVID-19 eliminating systemic racism? Not one of us can get either job done alone. We can pretend neither exist, yet there they are.

Time for a few of us to do a little growing up, do some adulting and solve some problems.

Oops. My bad. Sorry, I was being facetious. My stab at the humor of the situation that allows a kid to have the power trade options and hypothetically lose 3/4 of a million dollars while having just a shadow of the responsibility needed.

Kind of like letting my daughter rip around on a motorcycle.

I realize now how stupid it may sound unless you knew me better. She did learn to wakeboard today actually. Far less dangerous though.

Thanks for taking the time to post a nice PSA on motorcycles. Thanks. I owe you one.


Agreed. My fourth grade daughter wanted to drive my neighbor’s Kawasaki Ninja crotch rocket around the neighborhood later today. Reading this has encouraged me to rethink saying yes.

katakowsj  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If Black Americans were to seek asylum, they would easily qualify

    Systemic income inequality has made white Americans 20 times richer than Black Americans. Black communities face stark inequalities in both healthcare and education. Implicit bias and racial disparities cause Black Americans to receive lower-quality healthcare than white Americans. In schools in minority and Black communities that are chronically underfunded, Black students are suspended and expelled from school at a rate three times higher than white students and school policing makes Black students more vulnerable to the criminal justice system and higher dropout rates.

C’mon people. Yes, systemic oppression of black Americans has white ‘Murica on top by 20% income wise and left black schools underfunded and prisons full of African Americans. Congratulations white America! If the US and World economies were zero sum games, you could be happy whacking off to the fact that you’d collected more resources in that game. Whoop-dee-doo.

Instead though, in respect to Black American’s, we’ve gone and made sure that 12% of our team never got the training and equipment they needed to actually make the US a great player in the world economy? What team prepares this way and ever comes out on top? Do you think the rest of the world isn’t going to notice?

katakowsj  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

These are all questions worth asking. I have yet to hear tangible arguments against them.

The high suicide rate among police also tells us that the profession needs redefining.