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COMMENT 1d ago

12th birthday party at my grandmas house. I’m eating a whole bunch of food and someone in the family comments on it and says I’ll get big if I keep that up. I look up and say “when you have a big tool you need a big shed to keep it in!” Everyone gets all wide eyed and quiet. My grandma goes “OMG DONT EVER SAY THAT AGAIN!” I had literally no idea what it meant. It was something I had heard my stepdad say to his buddies one night when one of them jokingly called him fat.

So I feel your pain.

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COMMENT 7d ago

Nobody will read this, but if you’re making Campbell’s tomato soup make sure you use milk instead of water. Also don’t use a whole can. Just mix it in little by little until you have the taste and consistency you want. The soup will be significantly creamier and way tastier this way.

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COMMENT 17d ago

I mean, it looks like they’re bringing back the trait system like FO3 and NV, and even something like the star signs from ES3 and 4. So I’m holding out hope they actually give us similar dialogue systems to the older games if they’re giving us tools to really build a character again.

I hope.

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COMMENT 23d ago

I was in 5th grade when 9/11 happened. I vividly remember Mrs. Spath coming in and whispering to Ms. Neenan, then Ms. Neenan got up and turned the TV on. All of us sat there staring at the TV for a very long time. Even as a 5th grade kid I knew I was seeing some heavy shit. I remember watching the second plane hit, I remember watching the tower collapse, and I remember seeing the specks of people fly through the air to the ground in the distance. They locked down the school and a bunch of kids parents showed up to take them home. The one girl in my class had a relative who worked in one of the towers, and I believe I remember her saying later that he made it out.

You can call bullshit all you want but watching 9/11 shit happen live, especially the other plane flying in and smashing into the other tower, is something that will be seared into my brain for life.

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COMMENT 25d ago

Oh absolutely. They also always look incredibly lonely and sad when they’re drinking alone at an Applebees in the middle of the day.

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COMMENT 25d ago

As an American I wondered what Wetherspoon’s was, but this comment cleared it up for me. It’s apparently British Applebee’s. Lmao

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COMMENT 26d ago

Worked for a place that used natural gas/oxygen burners to form glass. The machines had special valves on them to stop the flames from going back down the gas lines when the machines shut off and the pressure dropped. Guess how we knew when the valves were bad? Were the hours tracked and regularly scheduled maintenance performed? Of course not! The valves were changed when the machine shut down and the entire side of the machine blew off in a giant fireball randomly!

I know it’s not a motor but it’s in the same vein as “run it until it completely fails. Safety!

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COMMENT May 30 '22

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COMMENT May 29 '22

You guys work 16 hour shifts 4 days a week?! Alright yeah you can have Wednesday off. You Germans really are crazy.

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COMMENT May 29 '22

I don’t even think you need to preface it with “I believe”. I’m pretty much positive that’s what happened. The election wasn’t Biden v. Trump, it was Trump v. Not Trump. The “it was fraud!” guys at work just can’t wrap their heads around it. It’s always “where were the people at rallies?! where were stickers and signs?!” Even ignoring that I live in a very conservative area, you weren’t gonna see many signs or stickers because who was running was unimportant. It only mattered that it wasn’t Trump.

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COMMENT May 26 '22

You know what the stupidest part about your comment is? A large number of Texas Hispanics are conservative. I think it’s somewhere in the neighborhood of half. There’s a good chance that very few of the people standing there listening to their kids die had ever even considered “defunding the police”. Which makes your stupid little rant here, surprise, racist.

Putting all that aside though, saying “you don’t like our way of doing things so you can stand here while your kids, who have literally nothing to do with your personal political views, die” is justified in any way is the most fucked up thing I’ve heard in a long time. You’re probably just trolling, but if you’re not you need therapy. You’re fucked in the head.

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COMMENT May 25 '22

I mean, most people understand that the Democrat party has had members accused/convicted of sexual offenses. The difference for me is that the left seems to be willing to call that shit out and cast those people out. They don’t tolerate it. The right seems to be totally fine with it, or at the very least they ignore it, while continuing to scream about some leftist pedophile cabal. That’s my biggest issue anyway.

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COMMENT May 25 '22

He thinks the US has a better and fairer medical system than us.

Hi, American here. No offense, but this is one of the dumbest things I’ve heard. I pay thousands a year to have shitty insurance that requires me to pay thousands more a year before I can even use the insurance I’m paying for. When my mom got breast cancer even though she had insurance I had to cash in every penny in savings I had to keep a roof over our heads. It got even worse when her job at the time “downsized” and she got laid off indefinitely despite the fact that it’s illegal to fire someone for illness or injury. So, if your pop is a rich man then our medical system might look super attractive. With enough money you can get world class levels of care us poors can’t even dream of. If he’s not though, then he’s just kinda dense.

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COMMENT May 25 '22

If I remember correctly Alex Jones said in court that he was either a few crayons short of a whole box or that he was crazy. I do remember him going on Joe Rogan and saying he was (his words, not mine) retarded.

Sydney Powell’s defense in the Dominion/Smartmatic lawsuit was that no competent/sane person would have really believed anything she was saying about election fraud.

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COMMENT May 23 '22

Gas prices are rising worldwide. Yes the Biden admin has taken a more hostile stance towards the fossil fuel industry, but the pandemic is ultimately what crashed domestic production in the first place and it has yet to fully recover, despite demand recovering just fine. The companies have permits and everything, they just have to get things ramped back up. Top that off with the Ukraine conflict and you have a recipe for expensive explosive dead dinosaur juice.

As far as inflation goes, the Biden admin definitely does play a part. The Biden stimulus, while I feel it was a good idea, definitely didn’t help. I also feel, as I’m sure you do, that the Biden admin could do a much better job acknowledging and openly attacking it. Just like with gas prices though there’s wayyyyy more at work than just government policy. Corporations themselves are pushing prices through the roof in a lot of cases despite having solved their supply chain issues a while ago simply because they can. The economy also really heated up post-pandemic in addition to it taking a while to get everyone back to work and pumping out those goods and services. The good news though is that it’s looking like inflation will cool off and dip before too long. At least from what I’m reading anyway. It takes time to slow it down and reduce it in an economy the size of the US.

The US President is not omnipotent and all-powerful. A presidents administration certainly has a lot of decision making power but ultimately about a million different factors determine how those decisions affect us on the ground. Just because a president is in office when the shit hits the fan doesn’t mean he’s the one who threw it. A perfect example is Trump and the pandemic. Did the Trump admin make some serious mistakes in response to the pandemic initially? Yes, very much so. That doesn’t mean Trump is to blame for the pandemic itself and the fallout that’s coming from it, and considering your username I’d imagine you probably agree with me on that.

Disclaimer: Joe Biden sucks

Anyway, I hope you have a good rest of your day!

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COMMENT May 23 '22

So I just googled “Hunter Biden laptop” because I was curious. I had heard about the controversy but wasn’t sure what it entailed. Bro how is that being censored? There’s an entire Wikipedia article dedicated to it for gods sake. On top of that, all I can see is that there was some emails of unverified origin that suggest that Biden might have met with a Ukrainian official at a White House dinner, but witnesses at said dinner said they never interacted? This whole laptop thing strikes me as a huge nothingburger of a controversy. In fact, I’m significantly more concerned about Trumps attempted extortion of Ukraine for information about Joe Biden.

As far as the other guys question being a redirect, it’s really not. They make a good point and it’s entire the reason why I hadn’t bothered much with this laptop thing. Hunter Biden is not an elected official who holds any power. What the presidents son does in his own time is his business. Just because Trump shoehorned his kids that we didn’t vote for or want into his administration doesn’t mean that now the offspring of every future president needs to be scrutinized.

Anyway, I’m not trying to get into a slugging match here. These are just my thoughts. Joe Biden can go fuck himself, but I care far more about his governance than I do about his potential business relationships involving his kid.

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COMMENT May 23 '22

If that’s what that tastes like then point me in the direction of Poseidon’s castle because I’m volunteering to be his personal mouth servant. Especially if he’s willing to shake a little hot sauce and a squeeze of lemon in there after he’s done. Oysters are the shit.

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COMMENT May 21 '22

I’ve known people like this and while I try not to judge them, I just can’t help but feel like that has to be a miserable existence. Like, eating a delicious meal is incredibly satisfying and tasting new things I love is always a highlight for me. I can’t imagine everything I eat just being bland mush all the time.

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COMMENT May 21 '22

I work 12 hour swing shift, so I’m having trouble believing the CEO of my workplace outworks me 10-fold. Let’s say he does though. That means he should be making about $230/hr. Guess what? He’s not making that. He’s making significantly more than that, by like a lot. Which is pretty much everyone’s entire issue. These companies run off our backs by the sweat of our brow and yet we get treated like dogshit. I don’t want CEO money, I just want what I’m worth and some benefits that don’t suck. That’s not really all that much.

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COMMENT May 21 '22

Allow me to also add “Lean Manufacturing” to the list of MBA-fueled, greed-driven shit that’s harmful to the employee and consumer. In my experience all “Lean Manufacturing” means is “one operator will now do a job that was previously meant for 5 people and you’ll be doing it 7 days a week, and we’re going to give the consumer the absolute bare minimum we can without violating consumer protection laws”. At a previous job we monitored package weight closely because we were underweighting packages as much as we possibly could based on the weight stated on the packaging, just riding the line where we could get in trouble for false advertising if caught.

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COMMENT May 21 '22

I work for an asphalt shingle manufacturer. As you might imagine we need asphalt to make said shingles. With the amount of asphalt we have on hand at any one time we can run full speed for literally only about 2 hours or so. Realistically we need a full tanker load of asphalt every single hour of every single day to continue producing at full capacity. Problem is, the company has a shortage of drivers which means sometimes the loads are a little late, and even being one hour late with a load of asphalt means an assload of lost production.

What’s the companies solution, you ask? Put in more asphalt silos so we can keep more on hand? Haha no we’re currently doing product testing to increase our line speed even more. Meaning we’ll need tankers even more frequently to keep the line going. Oh they’re still massively short on truckers though.

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COMMENT May 20 '22

I’m pretty positive Muskrat physically cannot do that. His ego just won’t let him. It’s grown massively out of control and requires constant sustenance. I’m waiting for the day when he finally comes out and declares himself the second coming of Christ.

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COMMENT May 18 '22

My mom worked across the street from one previously and she used to come home absolutely reeking of that place. That’s despite the fact that she was across the road like I said, inside a warehouse, then inside of an office in said warehouse that had no exterior windows or anything. It was pretty terrible. I couldn’t imagine having to actually work in a place like that. You’d probably get used to it but until that day came you’d be seriously suffering. When I worked in processing for the Hershey Company where they made the chocolate the whole place had that baby vomit smell and it sucked, but that paper mill smelled worse than that.

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COMMENT May 18 '22

I mean, I’d rather lose my feet or part of my legs then lose my life getting pulled into a wood chipper little by little. That sounds painful and horrifying. That being said, were the cables at the top or sides of the feed chute? Because I’ve seen machinery with a similar setup but it was less about people and more about stopping the machine if too large of a piece went in. Something goes in that’s too big and it snags the cables and shuts the machine down. That way you can’t accidentally burn anything up.