TIL How to attract attention in three seconds by Tiwaking in TodayILearned

[–]Tiwaking[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

TIL that there is s/funny and I should have put this there. Oh well.

TIL that in 2003, two men flew a Boeing 727 away from an Angolan airport and it has never been seen since. by Robin in TodayILearned

[–]SierraKiloBravo 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"Godammit John, did you leave the keys in it again?"

TIL the fedora was originally a woman's hat, m'lady by [deleted] in TodayILearned

[–]Rowan 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the history.

Today I learned that in 2018 there were 424,066 Reports of Missing Children Made to US Law Enforcement. by Robin in TodayILearned

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I looked up these numbers once from the reports themselves, and what you're saying is true, 98% of those were found or were falsely reported. The actual number of missing children per year was something like 8,000 per year. Which is still a lot, but makes a lot more sense out of a 330M population.

Today I learned that in 2018 there were 424,066 Reports of Missing Children Made to US Law Enforcement. by Robin in TodayILearned

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There are 75 million people under 18 in the US so your math is off by about 20x.

1/7th of all children between 10 and 18 will run away from home at some point, though.

Today I learned that in 2018 there were 424,066 Reports of Missing Children Made to US Law Enforcement. by Robin in TodayILearned

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also, TONS are teenage runaways from abusive families. If they’re under 18 and their parents want them back they get put down as a missing child even if the teenager themself would rather do anything than return home.

Today I learned that in 2018 there were 424,066 Reports of Missing Children Made to US Law Enforcement. by Robin in TodayILearned

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The VAST majority are “kidnappings” by spouses who do not have custody or hoax/falsely reported kidnappings to make the spouse without custody look bad in court. 99% of these children are recovered within 24 hours. This is why Amber Alerts are bullshit and I hate them. Don’t make me involved in your custody dispute.

Today I learned that in 2018 there were 424,066 Reports of Missing Children Made to US Law Enforcement. by Robin in TodayILearned

[–]Robin[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Also interesting that they don't say how many kids those reports concerned. I not up to speed on US society, but it did strike me as an awful lot, so I have two possible alternative explanations:

(i) 66 kids reported once + a few hyper worried parents who put in 424,000 reports about the same handful of kids

(ii) "Fake news"

Today I learned that in 2018 there were 424,066 Reports of Missing Children Made to US Law Enforcement. by Robin in TodayILearned

[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting that they do not make note of how many of those 424,066 were recovered.

ETA: That's almost 1/8th of the entire population, if I'm doing the math right? How is that even possible unless there indeed are deeply entrenched, organized, protected child trafficking rings.

13 Learning Methods To Learn Smarter And Grow Faster (Active Vs Passive Learning) by prakhar in TodayILearned

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you very much for sharing.

TIL why it is always a mistake to apologize to an SJW by sawboss in TodayILearned

[–]sawboss[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If anyone's a cartoonish moustache-twirling villain it's the SJWs. They LOVE hurting people.

TIL why it is always a mistake to apologize to an SJW by sawboss in TodayILearned

[–]Oneda 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

When I first heard the term "SJW", I thought it meant "Super Jedi Warrior" because I read someone calling somebody an "SJW" during the time when Star Wars the Force Awakens was being promoted years ago.

Anyway, my view of SJWs definitely changed fast. Through the years, I've witnessed a lot of very hypocritical things from so called warriors of justice. They love preaching about tolerance, yet if somebody has a different view from them, they harass the person. They say they are for free speech, yet when someone from the other side of their political spectrum speaks, they go as low as to activate fire alarms or blatantly scream in the room so that the speaker won't be heard or won't be able to speak. They say love should prevail in this world, but all their actions point towards hatred against people who have different opinions to them. They say we should all be equal no matter what race we are, yet they are pushing all sorts of programs to force people into accepting people of different origins even if it means people qualified for a certain job wouldn't be picked because they're not "people of color". They say we shouldn't use violence when dealing with protesters, yet they are the ones who attack people with their milkshakes or milkshakes with chemicals mixed in them. They even beat up people while wearing hoods so that police won't catch them. Most of all, SJWs say they want to listen to reason, logical arguments, yet when you tell them why they are wrong on a subject matter and you present them with scientific data or hard facts, they will just scream or censor you.

Social Justice Warriors, at least from what I've witnessed, are pretty much like villains wearing superhero clothes. They might seem like they're trying to fight the "good fight", yet in reality they're doing horrible things to other people.

TIL why it is always a mistake to apologize to an SJW by sawboss in TodayILearned

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, those that call themselves SJW's aren't fighting for justice, they're fighting for what they consider justice.

The nazis were fighting for justice too, in their minds... Just because someone calls themselves a social justice warrior doesn't mean they're doing good, or that they're a good person. It's just a label. Not everyone who dons that label is immediately good, and in fact many use it as a moral justification to attack others

TIL why it is always a mistake to apologize to an SJW by sawboss in TodayILearned

[–]bobbobbybob 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

depends on who defines justice.

We have justice. SJWs are fighting for something bizzare

TIL why it is always a mistake to apologize to an SJW by sawboss in TodayILearned

[–]EndlessSunflowers 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree with this. Both Trump Derangement and SJW Derangement are very real.
Imagine being so manipulated that you think striving and fighting for Justice is evil. WTF.

TIL why it is always a mistake to apologize to an SJW by sawboss in TodayILearned

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't know what that means

TIL why it is always a mistake to apologize to an SJW by sawboss in TodayILearned

[–]sawboss[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My world won't fucking end for at least 14 more years.

TIL why it is always a mistake to apologize to an SJW by sawboss in TodayILearned

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It doesn't matter. I don't let them change my daily behavior one way or the other. That's the true victory. If I feel like apologizing because I am in the wrong, there's no reason to hold back other than fear. Anyone who would skewer you over an apology isn't someone you should be conversing with anyway. People talk about Trump Derangement Syndrome, but I think there's SJW derangement syndrome too maybe. It's a very small number of people in reality, the media just endlessly focuses on it, and it makes people flip out because they think the world is ending.

TIL the board game "Snakes and Ladders" or "Chutes and Ladders" was invented in the 2nd Century in India by magnora7 in TodayILearned

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And it's associated with moral lessons from the religion Jainism.

Seattle is Dying [sawboss warning: This is a propaganda piece] by sawboss in TodayILearned

[–]sawboss[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is propaganda. I'm sharing it not to persuade you to agree with it, but because it documents a real complex of crises created by fascist laws. Remember folks, they create the problem before they sell you the solution. All they want you to do is vote them into power. Please think!

Good Life Quotes: Top 10 Quotes For Living A Good Life by prakhar in TodayILearned

[–]i_cansmellthat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” – Seneca

Positive list, nice.

TIL The Great Salt Lake is half blue/green/ half red/pink by Nechama in TodayILearned

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's all good. No apologies necessary. I'm a "the cup is 2x capacity" person, as well. ;-)

TIL The Great Salt Lake is half blue/green/ half red/pink by Nechama in TodayILearned

[–]Nechama[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Right - probably would have made better sense to say half blueish green, half reddish pink. Sorry!

TIL The Great Salt Lake is half blue/green/ half red/pink by Nechama in TodayILearned

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's a lot of half's.

TIL The Great Salt Lake is half blue/green/ half red/pink by Nechama in TodayILearned

[–]Nechama[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

How did I never know this?

TIL that I am a Cysmale. by Tom_Bombadil in TodayILearned

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is Norm's brainchild. In the video he clearly states, " C y s m a l e".
The YouTuber made the spelling error.
I am glad to see you revisited this post. Norm Macdonald is widely regarded as a comics-comic. He is often misunderstood by the general public.
David Letterman was of the opinion that Norm was the smartest comic of all time. I agree.
I'll continue to pepper Saidit with thought-provoking comedy from our friend Norm. It's challenging for most people, because he is an anti-bigot, yet nothing is sacred when it concerns comedy.
A Norm Macdonald AMA would be divine...
Hopefully, someday...

I'm going to post my favorite joke of his. It's not politically correct. It's also not bigotted. It genius from the previewed minds-eye of an innocent, but marginalized child.
Sounds crazy. Saiditors are sophisticated, and generally emphatheic. Seeking alternate world views.
Behold: Sacreligous. Canadian. Norm.
Posted at s/funny.

TIL that I am a Cysmale. by Tom_Bombadil in TodayILearned

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Lol why does he misspell it, it's cis- not cys-... norm being goofy I guess

TIL that I am a Cysmale. by Tom_Bombadil in TodayILearned

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That the spirit! Deny the accusation, and claim to be a cysmaphrodite!

TIL that I am a Cysmale. by Tom_Bombadil in TodayILearned

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If someone comes at you with the CIS-male 'allegation' go:

OH! NO! YOU! DID! NOT! Just assume that I'm not the male half of the ever loving Meta-lesbian Hermaphroditus in the flesh.