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oyster  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The World's Best Employers 2020

Mine made the top 50 which isn’t surprising, but some of these make me wonder what level the positions they surveyed were.

oyster  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just died

Oh he will, and the Republicans will vote them in and their followers will laugh. Further proving to the sane among us that Republicans are disgusting people who are completely incapable of following any sort of principles in life. Only out for their own self interest.

oyster  ·  62 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Looks like Kyle Rittenhouse had his ass beat back in July for hitting a girl   ·  

Ya I feel like this should be evidence that he likes to hang around situations and wait for his chance to fight while skirting the consequences because he “didn’t start it”. Like tall chick was trying to back away and this group of thugs kept following her. Then beat her up when she tried to defend herself from crazy short chick. But again, people will try to villainize the random tall chick.

I had to serve a Trump supporter the other day and we all wanted to ask if they were in the country legally but you can only really call on license plates. But then this guy went and tried to order butter chicken before actually ordering a burger. I was very confused until I was reminded that American’s sometimes think butter chicken is just chicken soaked in butter and THEN THEY ORDER IT. So suffice it to say, I don’t have a lot of faith in a positive outcome to this whole situation.

oyster  ·  63 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Looks like Kyle Rittenhouse had his ass beat back in July for hitting a girl

I love that the evidence that this is him is a pair of American flag crocs. Beats on a woman who’s just defending herself from that short girl, apparently Kyle doesn’t support everybody defending themselves.

oyster  ·  64 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

Sounds very social media, but with strangers. Like when Instagram first launched and you where shown a page of popular accounts you might like to follow. I don’t know much about coding, but is it possible to have suggested tags in addition to the ability for people to input their own based off a link or text somebody adds to their post ? I think that might help people understand better what tags to include so content is seen, especially for new users just starting to share posts.

Like, here’s some suggested tags users are currently following that will make your post more visible.

oyster  ·  65 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Kenosha Shooting Suspect Was In The Front Row Of A Trump Rally In January

America doesn’t have a violence in the media problem, it has a hero worship problem. It’s weird AF to people in every other country how you guys worship law enforcement, and vets to the extent you do. It’s cringe because in America appreciating vets is theatrics. This kid went to that place because he worshipped law enforcement, ran around trying to get their attention and now he’s going to get the shit kick out of him in jail. People joined up after 9/11 because of hero worship, got all messed up and returned to pretty thank you signs followed by a swift kick to the curb.

They’ve already said the studies don’t back up that violence in the media caused this, so look at the same situation and consider what else could be the issue. Hero worship is a strong contender, but it has nothing to do with the violence. If anything it pushes the violence out of mind.

oyster  ·  65 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Suspect Charged With Murder After 2 Shot Dead At Kenosha Protest

Ya dude I’m ranting.

oyster  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Suspect Charged With Murder After 2 Shot Dead At Kenosha Protest

Like fuck. Then you read that they suspected him of already firing and I’m reminded of every other American shooting where people were such hero’s for trying to go after the gunman. But these people “attacked” an active shooter ? Are you fucking kidding me ? Oh it wasn’t him shooting ? He was just with that group ? Kind of like how he shot into a group of people and could have easily hit people who weren’t posing any threat to him ? The people this guy just disregarded as dumbasses and tossed aside like trash. I don’t even agree with the pointlessness of the prison system but damn lock this one up.

oyster  ·  66 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Suspect Charged With Murder After 2 Shot Dead At Kenosha Protest

A 17 year old who goes out of his way to bring a gun to an event where he fully intends to use it doesn’t belong in society and should be locked up. Mad school shooter vibes going on here. We act like other people are asking for it by just existing while this white kid crossed state lines, put himself in this situation and your dumb country still calls this self defence ?

This town didn’t mean anything to this kid, why the hell does a 17 year old in another state care about a grocery store here ? Because shooting up schools is too predictable for these white boys nowadays.

oyster  ·  71 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 19, 2020

I find there are a lot of options for certificates now. I’ve even seen a couple short beekeeping certificates

oyster  ·  72 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 19, 2020

If you’re looking at taking any kind of college level certificate or diploma stuff they doubled the grants you can receive for this year ! So usually a full time student can qualify for $3000 in grants when they apply for Canadian student loans but now it’s $6000. It’s paying for both my semesters fully so I’m pretty damn stocked.

oyster  ·  72 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So I just suffered a home invasion. Whats next?

Personally I have a pitbull. Nicest dog ever, but nobody hangs around to see if the pitbull is friendly.

oyster  ·  77 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mist Showers: Sustainable Decadence?

I’m skeptical, this might work for your average Dutch white guy, but throw thick hair into the mix and it falls apart. They mention this working for long hair with an adjustment and I still think they’re out of touch. This wouldn’t work around the world, and would primarily only work in areas that aren’t experiencing major water scarcity.

oyster  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The tourism industry is closed; let’s keep it that way

As someone who works in tourism and makes bank the author here is pretty out of touch with the bigger picture. American tourists are great, they tip more than anybody else. I can’t stand smug European or Australian tourists who act like their culture is better than everybody’s since they don’t. Obviously that’s not everybody, but it’s annoying when they don’t even realize their attitude sucks. It sounds like this author just wanted to rip on Americans.

It’s just like, why go with everybody in the industry is underpaid and then slag on Americans the people who will throw money at you if that’s your countries thing. It’s also crap, because as someone in the industry I know how much somebody can make working on cruise ships and it’s not peanuts. What experience does this person have ? Do they know what people working for this company make or are they just assuming ?

There’s a valid conversation about limiting tourism so the places are actually enjoyable again, but this article went in such a weird direction.

oyster  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 24, 2020

My job came back !!!!! Got the call today to go back in a few weeks, I really didn’t think it was going to even happen but I’m employed again !

oyster  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Unintended Consequence; I'm getting a raise

Isn’t there still a backlog of applications from people who actually need the money ? Doesn’t seem right to add more applications and cause further delays for those in need.