job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Ha alright, no worries

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

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Authoritarianism is the result of many political systems... I can point to many historical examples of authoritarian governments that aren't socialist. That's all I'm saying.

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

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I agree, but socialism is far from the only type of political system that leads to authoritarianism.

Welcome to Kerbal Space Program on Saidit!!! by Optimus85 in KerbalSpaceProgram

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Nice. This game is awesome. I should give it another play.

I landed on the moon and several planets. The hardest thing I ever tried to do was crash in to the sun. I could never do it. It seems like it'd be easy to just "fall" in to the sun once you get off the Earth, but it's not. You have to undo all the sideways momentum from earth orbiting the sun with your rockets in order to properly fall toward the sun instead of orbit, and that takes a ton of fuel.

Kind of an eye-opening moment for me about how gravity works, and how much momentum everything has. It's very hard to get out of a stable orbit!

Anyway cool sub! Just wanted to share my Kerbal story.

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Oh really? I could've sworn we did. Maybe we did mp4 for comment expandos but not post expandos? Since there's two different expando systems

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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I definitely agree with you on the education bit. Education these days is far more about rote memorization than wisdom. But maybe that's all it ever was.

The problem for the younger generation is when those "stumbling blocks" you mention become such onerous disasters that they crush the people and sweep them under if a misstep is made. That's what leads to the parlaying fear that causes the appearance of meekness that millennials are often chastised for. And simultaneously all their schooling and upbringing has taught them to solve problems through approved channels rather than trying to solve it themselves. So they've been highly incentivized that way more than any other generation.

Ron Paul by The_In-Betweener in conspiracy

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I can't imagine how great America would be today if Ron Paul had won the presidency, instead of being boxed out by the corporate-owned (and CIA-owned) media.

"If banks can borrow money from the federal reserve at 3%, why cant we? Why do we have to go through a money changer to get access to capital? In all honesty for profit banking should be outlawed like for profit hospitals were before Nixon. Usury is the problem in our society. Not capitalism." by Orangutan in politics

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Yeah, especially when the loans are essentially government-backed anyway if they fail. (Aka Too big to fail bailouts). That really takes the risk out of the equation for the insurance companies. So the high interest rates seem especially inhumane.

雨彈炸全台!深夜發布大雨特報 苗栗以北慎防豪雨 by TimesThreeTheHighest in Taiwan

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Yup :) My fluency is quite poor though to be honest and I'm much better at reading than listening. That's cool you speak it too snow :)

Bitcoin SV (The Bitcoin Cash fork) jumps 75% overnight by magnora7 in cryptocurrency

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So Bitcoin had a fork called Bitcoin Cash.

Then Bitcoin Cash had a fork called Bitcoin SV (Satoshi Vision). It's been at about 1/5 the value of Bitcoin Cash. But last night it went crazy! Trying to find news on why...

The problem with "First Past The Post" voting systems, summed up in one image by magnora7 in Infographics

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Functionally the same, resulting in a 2-party system

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

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Everyone thinks their system is best, this is not something unique to socialists

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No. But people don't leave their doors unlocked in the US anymore, even in smaller towns.

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while the middle class in America routinely leaves their doors unlocked and live lives free of fear.

Nice joke. Not sure where you're living, but this isn't true at all in most of the US.

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Some inequality is ok. Ridiculous inequality is not okay because it harms economies and cultures and impoverishes millions.

雨彈炸全台!深夜發布大雨特報 苗栗以北慎防豪雨 by TimesThreeTheHighest in Taiwan

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Nice, that's cool. I've not been to any of those except 樹林. I really liked the east side of Taiwan, it's so tropical and relaxed.

雨彈炸全台!深夜發布大雨特報 苗栗以北慎防豪雨 by TimesThreeTheHighest in Taiwan

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One of the smaller offshoot cities of Taipei, don't want to dox myself by naming it

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Good question. The sub has expandos enabled, so it should be there. It also didn't generate a thumbnail. Maybe something is off about the video in some way, or it's encoded with a different metatag system or something.

The problem with "First Past The Post" voting systems, summed up in one image by magnora7 in Infographics

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It's an enforced duopoly by the big two parties.

It's Pepsi vs Coke, and all I want is water.

"If banks can borrow money from the federal reserve at 3%, why cant we? Why do we have to go through a money changer to get access to capital? In all honesty for profit banking should be outlawed like for profit hospitals were before Nixon. Usury is the problem in our society. Not capitalism." by Orangutan in politics

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There's already a ban on usury, I'd just advocate bringing the max interest rate allowed down gradually over time. I wouldn't just pull the rug out from under the existing system, it would have a 50-year wind-down plan if I were in control. And small interest rates would still be allowed.

"If banks can borrow money from the federal reserve at 3%, why cant we? Why do we have to go through a money changer to get access to capital? In all honesty for profit banking should be outlawed like for profit hospitals were before Nixon. Usury is the problem in our society. Not capitalism." by Orangutan in politics

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Maybe it would be a good way to force a population to spend within its means. It might even be a good way to prevent credit bubbles, for all I know.

Yes of course it would.

But it's also a way to collapse the existing economy, and make literally millions of people instantly homeless. And stifle growth in the long-term.

So after the terrible transition period, it would probably work. But people would just start borrowing again, because who can turn down cheap/free money? The temptation is too great.

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Lol as imagined by a baby boomer.

In reality, the interviewer is 30 minutes late, unprepared, and discards you based on the fact he has 200 other applicants and one of them went to his Alma Mater. Yet never has the dignity to send you a formal rejection letter. The current job hiring market is a joke, and blaming it on young people is ridiculous tbh.

Most baby boomers got hired without a related college education and got to keep the same job for 40 years. Luxuries younger people can't even imagine in today's hiring world. This is basically blaming the victim as far as I see it. Baby boomers stroking their ego about how great they are, when they were the ones who created this world that we're all currently suffering from!

That said, this generational warfare nonsense (which the original post helps reinforce) is just another divide and conquer tactic, when the real battle is the norms of corporate culture vs a populace that is tired of being exploited from birth for little personal gain.

San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid by dcjogger in politics

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Article is 2 years old. Post newer stuff please, especially when it's minor news like this.

"If banks can borrow money from the federal reserve at 3%, why cant we? Why do we have to go through a money changer to get access to capital? In all honesty for profit banking should be outlawed like for profit hospitals were before Nixon. Usury is the problem in our society. Not capitalism." by Orangutan in politics

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So anyone who is tricked in to 20% APR should have to pay it? You're against Usury (overly-high interest) laws?

They basically are compulsory when the only other option is to lose your home. Which is the situation millions of Americans find themselves in, because wages are so poor they cannot buy a reasonable place to live.

Not to mention student loans, which are now over a trillion dollars, are basically demanded by society as well. So I'd argue that yes, it basically is compulsory from the standpoint of "the smart thing to do" as dictated by mainstream society and they're taking full advantage of that.

just because no1 has ever said NO to your opinion(s)dosnt mean your right.....so if you(people here on Saidit)disagree,that means i'm RIGHT about it..right?...eh but if you all agree dos that mean i'm WRONG? by XYY in Philosophy

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Ah that makes sense. I am just the other way around with the languages I study, I am good at reading them but terrible at speaking and listening. So I admire your skill