The Boomers Ruined Everything | The Atlantic by Entropick in collapse
[–]compultantuser 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
They basically decided they didn't want to pay for society anymore because we gave the blacks civil rights in the 60s and the end of school segregation. Hence the tax revolts of the 70s and Reagan in the 80s.
When did all the problems in our infrastructure, education, and health care start becoming noticeable? The 90s...
Even at the local level, you can see how much zoning increase in the same time period as a way to keep the blacks and other undesirables out. It's racism and classism all the way down. Nobody wants a 'great society unless it's exclusively white and wealthy.
What do you miss about the internet circa 2009?
3 months ago by compultantuser to /s/AskSaidIt from (self.AskSaidIt)
Shared letters between Greek, English, and Cyrillic alphabets by magnora7 in Infographics
[–]compultantuser 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Greek from Athens during 3rd/4th century. Aristotle, Plato, Aristophanes, Sophocles, etc.
Bible is in Hellenistic Greek originally, which came after, and is simplified a bit from the attic.
Better Schools Won’t Fix America
3 months ago by compultantuser to /s/wealthinequality from (theatlantic.com)
The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy
On Being Serious
3 months ago by compultantuser to /s/politics from (currentaffairs.org)
Oh man I learned attic Greek, it was fun. I want to take Russian to learn Cyrillic
Cycling and mental health
3 months ago by compultantuser to /s/cycling from (bicycling.com)
What kind of cycling do you do?
3 months ago by compultantuser to /s/cycling from (self.cycling)
100% done with Reddit by [deleted] in SaidIt
[–]compultantuser 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
What good subreddits would you say are left?
[–]compultantuser 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
The 2016 election ruined it.
Homes Are Unaffordable for Wage Workers in 71% of U.S. Counties by magnora7 in news
Asset inflation can't go on forever. Home prices are inflated by historically low interest rates.
If we want houses to become more affordable we need somewhere more productive for capital to go, and to raise interest rates.
I don’t wanna do my video game chores
5 months ago by compultantuser to /s/Gaming from (theoutline.com)
"Captain Marvel Is Only The Beginning - Kevin Feige Says The Future Is Female" by John Talks (2019-03-11) - MCU will soon have more female heroes than male heroes. by JasonCarswell in Movies
[–]compultantuser 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
It would help if they had better writers. Cpt. Marvel was really a let down in terms of writing. They coasted way too on the female/90s stuff instead of writing a more fleshed out character.
Why are you here? What do you want this place to have that others don't? by Zombi in AskSaidIt
[–]compultantuser 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago (0 children)
account is 14 days old or do you have to make 14 days of posts?
[–]compultantuser 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 5 months ago* (0 children)
Can't deal with how 'mainstream' reddit has become basically a bastion of upper middle class values/desires. I miss diversity and debate and learning things. You can't do that on reddit anymore, there is only one acceptable viewpoint there now. Even without all the sanitation form the admins, the userbase of almost every sub is largely monotone and is dominated by the same awful cultural defaults I have been struggling to avoid from my entire life, especially the compulsion to conformity that fuels so many people.
I like talking about philosophy and literature and ideas and discovering other people's truths, but you can't do that in any of the reddit subs without getting banned because you 'offended' someone who thinks their POV is threatened by the acknowledgement of other POVs or that it's promoting hate. Goes back to college when I took a class on Nietzsche and would bring it up to others and they'd go 'that guy is Nazi, and you are reading him therefore you are a Nazi'. It's not only stupid, it's just plain wrong. Reddit is full of 'that guy is a Nazi' types. Reddit was great in 2010 or so, full of people who were curious and open instead of people who are fueled by pathological need to guilt/shame anything they feel is bad, even by association, regardless of whether it is actually good or bad. Shift seems to have happened around 2014-2016, and now the admins are making 'corporate reddit' the default.