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necroptosis  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 26, 2020

So my city has three confirmed cases of coronavirus. One of my coworkers went to Venice this past weekend. A more distant coworker went to Milan a week and a half ago. I recently met an absolutely incredible woman and things are just going so smoothly. I have an essay due Sunday which I have almost completely neglected. My check engine light is on; I think I should be able to get to in May. And most importantly I have until Friday to decide if I would like to spend an extended vacation in the desert, which I am considering far more seriously than I had anticipated. It appears that everything has decided to happen all at once.

necroptosis  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

The main idea is to just follow basic precautionary procedures. Minimize contact, wash your hands frequently, and don't touch your face. Excessive prep couldn't hurt but probably isn't necessary unless you're frequently interacting with an immunocompromised individual. What antibiotics do you have to save?

necroptosis  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

From the CDC :

    The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”)
necroptosis  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 15, 2020

Those same friends will be laughing right back at you when you try to pack that in a rucksack and hump it cross country...

That being said, next time I’m in the states I will now be going straight to a cabelas

necroptosis  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ukrainian airliner crashes near Tehran: Iranian media

Well look at that, I’ve been called a mass murderer. I feel like I’ve just checked a box in ‘The American military experience’

necroptosis  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ukrainian airliner crashes near Tehran: Iranian media

I really have nothing to add except to echo KB’s post. You obviously put a lot of thought and effort into this. I do not argue to blindly support recruiters and the military but to present a viewpoint not often seen on hubski. I agree with and have seen in reality many of the ideas you presented. You have taken the time to look at both sides and discover the ugly reality of the world. I appreciate that.

necroptosis  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ukrainian airliner crashes near Tehran: Iranian media

Alright man. Let's take a step back here.

I am somewhat known at work for having a liberal perspective on many issues. I work hard to ensure that ideas such as those presented in this article are at least heard by my peers.

However, it is an almost impossible task. These perspectives are drowned out by the radical sides. The media has no doubt propagated the extremes and rapidly spread the idea of 'libtards'. Those who blindly follow liberal ideas, screaming them from every platform without an actual idea of reality. I know this isn't a thing, you know this isn't a thing. However posts like these are exactly what exasperate the problem. Because I'm telling you right now Nil, you do not know what you are talking about. Remember that you are counting your anecdotes on one hand, while I am counting in years. But instead of debating, instead of learning from a perspective that you are not aware of, you insult me, you disrespect me, and you make wide presumptions of who I am and what I represent. Even so, despite your insulting rant, I would happily explain how my years of experience have led me to the conclusions that I hold. So ask yourself, how would you like to proceed in this conversation?

As for your last question. Do not ever ask it again to another person in your life. More likely than not, your teacher pulled Skylar aside to explain the pain and intricacies associated with such a question. Give it some thought.

necroptosis  ·  51 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ukrainian airliner crashes near Tehran: Iranian media

As someone who has lived both lives, this discussion is 100% necessary. For the same reasons Hatch wrote that article these ideas must be combatted. Ignoring it will do nothing but widen the divide

necroptosis  ·  51 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ukrainian airliner crashes near Tehran: Iranian media  ·  

You know, the last thing I ever wanted to be known for on Hubski was my military service. But for fucks sake, I guess I'm stepping in for the sheer idiocy of these posts. Have you ever actually interacted with someone who has recently served Nil? Have you asked them about their experiences? I can almost guarantee you haven't, because you know fuck all.

First off, looking at work today, the US military is a decently paying job. It's east to look at the $20k salary and scream "WE AREN'T PAYING THEM ANYTHING". However what costs does an E2 in the military have? Healthcare is paid for, lodging is paid for, food is paid for, any classes they take are paid for. That $20k is solely expendable income. How many people you know, Nil, have $20k of expendable income a year? And that's as a 18 year old with zero life experience.

Second, look at who is going to combat nowadays. Who died this year? Green berets were the majority of casualties. What troops were sent to Iraq in response to this Iran nonsense? The 82nd airborne. What do these forces have in common my friend? I'll go ahead and answer because I know you don't know. They all volunteer MULTIPLE TIMES. Anyone going to dangerous situations is actively trying to get there. If you want to talk surge times, sure, but that's a long fucking time ago. Stating that the military is life ruining is sheer ignorance. It speaks to a basic understanding of the lives of 99% of service members.

Quite honestly, your entire posts reads like a vietnam-era diatribe against the man. I would suggest not speaking to something you know nothing about .

necroptosis  ·  51 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ukrainian airliner crashes near Tehran: Iranian media

Another counterpoint, but with more anger because fuck you for speaking evil on those you don't understand.

Let's take a step back here and examine on how one becomes a recruiter. It's important. At some point midway through their career, almost all military NCO's must take up a "broadening assignment". At least in the Army, that entails either spending 2-3 years as a drill sergeant or a recruiter. Drill Sergeant positions are universally known as being absolutely miserable. Recruiters, on the other hand, often get to go back home! After years of spending time in the numerous shitholes the US military occupies, who wouldn't take up the opportunity to return home? By this point in your career, you've usually re-enlisted at least twice. You have an established career in the military, you're going for the full 20 years. You've probably just spent the past 6 or so years being shit on by higher-ups. After this assignments you'll be one of those higher ups, with an incredibly increased amount of responsibility. So you look forward to relaxing back home for several years, right?

Fat goddamn chance. You see, the Army is just not making their numbers. In fact, they aren't anywhere close. And you know who's fault it is? It's the recruiters, for just not being able to reach these kids, get it? You don't make the quota of one recruit a month? Well then you're a piece of shit NCO and your performance record will reflect. And are you aiming for a promotion in a couple years? Better get a good report or you're shit out of luck. But you know what, sometimes it's ok. Because up till now, the military has treated you pretty well. You get a solid paycheck, health insurance, life insurance, dental, and education. You're better off for the army, so it makes you happy to help someone reach your status.

So then, kingsmudy, what do you think these people's motivations are? Are they silver tongued adults tempting our youth to their deaths? Or are they just regular goddamn people trying to live good lives? I respect the recruiters I know a hell of a lot more than many of my highschool friends who went off to work at facebook and google. At least they believe they're helping people, the FB and google people tend to solely be in it for the money.

And you know man, look at the numbers. KB already stated the death statistics. To add, well over half Americans killed in combat this year were Special Operation Forces. The majority of those were Green Berets. Those dieing in combat are looking for war. They are, as KB says, "adventurers". So for the majority of people the military is one goddamn good job. Remember-health care is free, you can get a bachelors and/or masters for free, you have disposable income, and you can travel the world. It's a fantastic opportunity for the majority of Americans. You delude yourself if you think that the military is only made of up of lost 17 year olds. In todays economy it's absolutely a way to make more of yourself.

necroptosis  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

If you can find a cheap flight I would highly suggest Riga. It's by far one of my favorite cities in Europe and fairly cheap.

Staying closer to where you are, I've really enjoyed visiting Maastricht. The old town is incredibly charming and it has a wonderful jazz scene due to the music conservatory. There are a couple cool churches converted into modern amenities, my personal favorite being this bookstore. Eben-Emael is also pretty interesting to check out if you're into WWII history.

I would highly suggest against going to Stuttgart, but if for some reason you find yourself coming this way you are more than welcome to crash on my couch.

necroptosis  ·  117 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ленинград — Кольщик (Leningrad - Kolshik)

I've been looking for сансара for ages!!

necroptosis  ·  117 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ленинград — Кольщик (Leningrad - Kolshik)

Gotta love that title... A decent portion of my slang comes from them

necroptosis  ·  118 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 30, 2019

I ran into a hubskiier today. Weirdly enough did not lecture me on why I was wrong about various topics

necroptosis  ·  118 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ленинград — Кольщик (Leningrad - Kolshik)

Ahh Leningrad. One of my favorite way to pretend to learn russian

While we're on Russian songs