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oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 18, 2018

This whole thing makes it easy for me to see why people struggle to have empathy for Trump voters. When hydro rates don’t go down and other bad shit happens I’m going to feel empathy for people who I know didn’t vote for him. The idiots who thought ford would solve their problems though, when their rates go up I don’t think I’ll be able to refrain from rubbing their faces in it. Mostly because they are the reason my actual friends will struggle. It’s like seeing all the trump voters losing their jobs over the tariffs, I can’t feel bad for them when they did something that hurt people I care about.

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: SMBC: College Level Mathematics

So basically after preaching how higher education opens doors they had the audacity to offer 7$ an hour without seeing any irony in that at all.

The guys a one man walking-talking version of a Reddit thread after a tragedy.

Dude, Democrats/liberals care and say something because their side actually cares about dead babies. It’s not a waste of time and energy to care about dead babies. I get that you wrap yourself in cynicism like a child does their blanket but some things do actually matter/make a dfference. People can care about multiple problems at once.

Read KB’s comment, how is this just something to rule out as a distraction ?

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 4, 2018

Mine doesn’t display them but it does read out the texts. I didn’t realize mine did that until it started reading out my friends texts who was controlling the music.

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 4, 2018

Hey wait, I’ve got “shittier” Chevy specific version of CarPlay I guess since I have a Chevy and it does everything I need. I had to tinker with it a bit to figure everything out but once you get it hands free is easy.

So, the point of it being income based is that the cost of the fine will have an impact on everybody getting the fine, not just poor people. The price being too high for rich people while simultaneously too low for poor people doesn’t really fit.

Maybe he was poorly quoted, but he didn’t mention quotas which isn’t really a problem with this type of fine, it’s a problem with police. If it was public knowledge that I didn’t do my job all month and had to scramble to finish it at the end I wouldn’t be very highly regarded. Having said that even if the problem stays and we change the fines they could simply make the quota about the number of fines as opposed to the amount of money coming in.

    Casey Mulligan, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, has valid concerns about them. “An income-based system might appear to ‘help the poor,’ but that's forgetting the victims of those crimes,” he says. He notes that income imbalances between neighborhoods could create disparities in the incidence of reckless driving. “Do we want more speeding past schools in poor neighborhoods than in rich neighborhoods?

I’m trying really hard to understand what this guy thinks he’s saying. Like, does he think if we fine rich people more money poor people will just forget that the fine they could get for speeding will really affect their financial situation ? Is this just another rich guy pretending to care about poor children because he doesn’t want to stop speeding ?

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What Happens When Abortion Is Banned?

Not to mention, I’m only one data point in Canada but pharamcist are apparently already bitches too you if you are picking up misoprostal to help with insertion of an IUD... the most reliable form of birth control we have. You can almost guarantee a ban on abortion would limit access to the drug that enables many young women to be able to use IUD’s which only makes the problem worse.

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A question regarding perception.

Four years ago when I first moved to the mountains I ended up doing a short easy hike in town that had an amazing view with a few people who I met at work. It was a super easy hike so we just sat up there getting baked and chatting. One of the guys was studying geology and after a period of silence he started talking about how crazy it was that this was all covered in ice before. As he explained it it was like everything stopped being things that my eyes were seeing as if I was just looking at a picture and I started to really feel like I was in this world and started seeing everything in relation to me and the sky, the ground, the lake, the mountains, the long since melted ice. I felt so connected to everything. That was the best summer of my life and honestly it's why I came back to the mountains. I don't know if that's exactly what you're talking about but I've dedicated a significant amount of my energy to getting that feeling again. Sometimes now I look at the mountains around me and it feels like seeing a picture but sometimes I'm still able to tap into it.

    while at the same time recommending changes to obsolete & nasty laws, which force family separation.

He literally in the literal sense of the word said this is happening. Nobody in his government has denied this at all. They literally said that they are sepeating families because they are prosecuting everybody that crosses illegally even if they apply for asylum once getting there. They’re just blaming Democrats.

The basics are that they’ve decided to prosecute everybody who cross illegally and although they say people can still cross a bridge legally those people are waiting days in the hot sun hearing nothing. The dumbest thing is that a lot of those people will probably gain entry into the country, and their child will be traumatized by the experience depending on age. The point of keeping families together is to not fuck up their brain development before you let them into your society. It’s like me emotionally scarring somebody at my door and then inviting them into my house, it’s probably better to not emotionally scar them.

Keeping families separate is one thing. Doing it without ensuring a proper child to caretaker ratio is idiotic and having to figure out where to house said children after enacting the policy is reckless. I have a hard time believing this government agency can’t look back at the previous year to estimate how much they’ll likely take in and how much space/tents/beds/caretakers they need.

When your government says it does something and you still try to believe they’re not doing that thing it might be time to take a step back.

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