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99 points · 1 day ago

Well it is poorly written horribly edited trash.

As someone who enjoys studying ancient Semitic literature, I have to object to this one point. The Old Testament in its original Hebrew and Aramaic is a literary masterpiece. Sure, some of the books read like the authors were on acid, but authors back then had far better control over their writing than a lot of the trash fiction that's so popular today.

The book of Isaiah for example is balls-to-the-wall insane, but I would still choose it over Twilight any day.

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I was about to make the same point by bringing up the English translations of the Iliad and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Or even Dante's Divine Comedy for that matter. In their native language they are wonderful works of art, but they lose a lot in translation.

13 points · 1 day ago

There’s no way for a driver to know who gave him or her a 1 star rating.

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Sure there is. I just dropped this shithead off and I suddenly have a one star on my review, it was probably that shithead.

151 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 hour ago

This. In a lot of countries you gladly pay extra for a licensed taxi to know you are [not] going to get mugged or worse.

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Or take an Uber because you can look at your driver's reviews before getting in. The medallion system made sense when it was created but it's since been made obsolete and should have been upgraded.

24 points · 1 day ago

Yeah. Julius Caesar. They started using it as a title afterwards not long after. I don’t know why though if you’re wondering that.

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Sort of, the origin of the name being associated with leadership was Julius Caesar. His nephew Augustus Caesar used his name to help legitimize his position (Roman rulers before Julius were sort of elected from a pool of senators and generals and there supposed to be 2, and it wasn't supposed to be hereditary). But since most people simply referred to both of them Caesar and skipped the first name it became a title.

The creepiest part is that its the title that is called "Elon" not the person name is "Elon", which make things sounds much more plausible

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Caesar was both a title and a name.

There we go. Every last book is exactly where it belongs. ~~~~~~~~~~ FUCK!

Nope. Sent the wife and kid to the pool while the dog and I have a laziness competition. I just pulled ahead when she lost points for lifting her head to watch a squirrel.

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While I was in the navy my roommate and I had a laziness competition one weekend. He won by only leaving his bed to get water and pee. I went to the mess hall for dinner once.

The gorilla just thought he recognized one of them as the kid that fell into his friends enclosure a few years ago.

WOW! The graphics on Crazy Taxi sure have improved since I was a kid.

Original Poster102 points · 2 days ago

Come again?

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Twat did you say? I cunt understand you. I got a slut ear infuckion while I was screw-butt diving in the pussific ocean.

496 points · 2 days ago

Also I don't learn the names of fired people.

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That's like naming an animal you are going to eat.

Original Poster17 points · 3 days ago

Ever had an awkward situation... eg. something has come up with you or work...and your email seems weird?

What did you do?

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I haven't had any issues yet. I read all the emails as they come in and like I said if it's urgent I'll respond right away if not I'll wait.

Original Poster16 points · 2 days ago · edited 2 days ago

The thing I imagined was typing

Hi Bert

Lovely day today! (etc)

And he gets it after the office was burnt down or something

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Well our office hasn't burnt down in a while so I think I'm safe.

Hey chief, maybe we should actually look for missing children.

But I already put their pictures on milk cartons....sigh....fine.

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1.9k points · 3 days ago

My local post office got rid of their recycling bin a few months ago. Now people just throw all their junk mail on the floor. Seems entirely disresptful to the postal employees who need to clean that up but I also have no idea why they don't have somewhere to get rid of the junk.

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If this were in the US then, under Title 18 section 1725 of the US code of crimes and criminal procedures, if the flyer didn't have a stamp on it then the guy that put the flyer in your letterbox could be subject to a fine of up to $5000 per occurrence.

I'll give you tree-fiddy.

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Gid oudda here you ol' lock Ness monsta. I ain't givin you no tree fiddy.

Oh my god I was eating when I saw this.

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So were they.

I..

sh...

The...the public hated a war during which we defended our nation? Like not the 'defend democracy' rhetoric used to invade the middle east, but actually defend an from an invasion of the United States of America?

The fuck?

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That's not exactly how it went. We attacked and burnt down one of there towns, they retaliated by burning one of our towns. So we "retaliated" by burning another one of their towns, and they were like fucking knock it off and burnt down our president's house. (There was a lot more to it than that but we weren't exactly repelling an invasion).

4.9k points · 4 days ago · edited 4 days ago

Tourism to the US from pretty much all countries has dropped like a stone since Trump was inaugurated.

While I don't doubt that the US as a whole can manage without it, there are a huge amount of communities and local economies who rely on tourism as a major chunk of their business and income, that are hurting.

Edit: sourced my comment. $4.6 billion loss, 40,000 jobs lost and USA has lost its status as 2nd most popular place for visitors, ceding to Spain. The losses are likely more significant now as that article was only published Jan 23rd this year.

Edit 2: more (and more updated) data: https://www.hopper.com/research/initial-effects-of-the-travel-ban-on-international-travel-to-the-us-update

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Presidents only serve a maximum of 8 years now and need to be reelected after the first 4. So in about a year or so would be an ideal time to start snatching up bankrupt businesses and foreclosed properties in the hardest hit tourist towns.

There will be a special place in hell for a president who damages his own country and profits from the mayhem.

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I'm not saying that's what Trump is doing (I don't know what his business plans are) I'm saying that's what kids who grew up playing monopoly should do.

Friend 3 really likes Olive Garden. Friend 4 really knows how to have a good time.

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I thought there was something wrong with friend 4, and then she opened her mouth and I knew... there is definitely something wrong with friend 4.

The AI isn't that dumb. They will sometimes notice your troop buildup and just straight up ask "are you about to attack me?" If you lie and attack a few turns later other civs will hate you. If you say yes... Well, now you're at war before all your troops get in position.

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Send engineers to build railroads up to where you are going to attack from and keep your army in cities until you begin the assult then. If you do it right you can go from peace to war to city capture and victory and back to peace in a single turn.

22 points · 5 days ago

Sooo you like playing Russia then? That's cool.

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Greece usually. They get a tech bonus.

It pisses everyone off. I hope it recovers and if it does, it's going to take a while.

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It pisses off investors for saying I'd only buy bitcoin, and it pisses off the bitcoin community for associating bitcoin with stocks.

Bitcoin just to piss everyone off.

As good as it would be that Israel being held responsible for its actions for once I can't see the US standing by and letting it happen

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I can.

Then I have a bridge to sell you

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I'm still waiting for someone to do something about the ongoing Rohingya genocide. And the US is far to pro Israel to allow anyone to punish "gods people".

Sponsored by the ministry of silly walks.

You just said I'm valuable. Either you let me be promoted within the company or someone else in another company will. Either way I'm leaving.

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