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Why isn't the Stormy Daniels story a bigger deal? by narbz in politics

[–]bennjammin [score hidden]  (0 children)

Trump is a celebrity and American's are subservient to their celebrity culture where you get to act how you want when you're popular and rich, a lot of them strive to be like this. They don't care because they expect him to act that way, and because of their morally bankrupt culture they also believe he should be acting that way.

My initial thoughts from moving to the Galaxy S8 from the OG Google Pixel. by danknissan in GalaxyS8

[–]bennjammin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I came from a Google device and really miss the stock feel, it took me a few days to get close to it on the S8 and I'm still debating using another ROM. The edge app I don't use, it just seems like an app drawer on the side of the phone.

Actually love the fingerprint location. It's where my finger naturally goes when I pick up the phone. I don't even have to think about unlocking anymore, I see why it would be annoying for some people though and it's very close to the camera.

Just noticed Samsung started selling their official earphones that comes with the phone by javencajes in GalaxyS8

[–]bennjammin -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yea I don't understand the people thinking they sound good. The mids and bass are muddy and the highs are tinny. They're about the same as the cheap airline ones IMO.

Just noticed Samsung started selling their official earphones that comes with the phone by javencajes in GalaxyS8

[–]bennjammin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just ordered the 215s after getting my S8 and evaluating the included IEMs, so Idid a bit of research on IEMs in that price range. The consensus seems to be the 215s are the best balance of build quality, fit, and sound quality, but there's also great Chi-fi options as well (eg. Fiio). Some of the Chi-fi options boast 2 or 3 drivers which I'd love to hear but they didn't have the guaranteed comfort level of the 215s which I know fit me well.

The sound isolation on the 215s is a huge selling point, even exceeding a lot safety earplugs at 37db!

It wasn't good. by Pagynn in iamverysmart

[–]bennjammin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I first heard it in Letterkenny when they were checking out a brown girl at the bar.

Frog the Rooster greets his best friend by Stimmolation in videos

[–]bennjammin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are breeds that lay consistently for longer but the volume of eggs isn't as high and they don't deal with small quarters as well, they're also slower growing. To make the most money as a producer you want chickens that grow fast and lay a lot of eggs quickly, and then selling them off for meat production and replacing them. A lot of backyard chickens will produce for 5-7 years at a lower quantity, like 2-5 eggs a week, generally the less eggs a week the longer they produce.

Update: my son is on LSD. I’m scheduled for my first trip with him to understand what he’s really experiencing. by roostein in LSD

[–]bennjammin 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Careful about jumping in just to understand what he's experiencing, you're going to have your own experience and you should make sure you're prepared for that. Good links are provided here already, as long as you're aware about set and setting and take the proper precautions you'll have a great experience.

My son is doing lsd I have some questions for this sub... by roostein in LSD

[–]bennjammin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It sounds like he's into some ideas put forth by mainstream psychedelic figures like McKenna, probably listens to Joe Rogan's podcast. Microdosing is a big trend right now and isn't really that psychedelic, it's supposed to be akin to a "nootropic" which is a substance or supplement to enhance mental capacity in certain ways.

The philosophy and pseudoscience related stuff isn't that harmful IMO if it's not lowering his quality of life and future plans. It's probably a lot better than alternatives, and a lot of the concepts involved are real, so when the phase passes he will have some real knowledge about certain things.

The danger would be using high doses too often to integrate the trips into daily life, if he's tripping because you said he microdoses. People who trip too often can become disconnected and too much in their own heads.

In advance of the January 9th release of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" detailing his reporting from the White House during Trump's first year, he wrote a column about his time there (link inside). What are your thoughts on the article? by nulspace in AskTrumpSupporters

[–]bennjammin [score hidden]  (0 children)

The "evidence" I base my judgement on is correlation between behaviors I see, information I've gathered from reading studies, and what I'm familiar with having dealt with mentally ill patients from a previous career. Basically for 5 years I worked for a pharmacy managing weekly medication booklets and hand-delivering them to patients who couldn't leave their houses for various reasons, so for better or worse I've spent many hours inside hundreds of mentally ill people's houses. During two years of this time I also volunteered at a full care facility. So yes I base a good part of my opinion on my real life experiences with mentally ill people, this isn't empirical evidence but it's knowledge nonetheless.

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In advance of the January 9th release of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" detailing his reporting from the White House during Trump's first year, he wrote a column about his time there (link inside). What are your thoughts on the article? by nulspace in AskTrumpSupporters

[–]bennjammin [score hidden]  (0 children)

Obama isn't fat or unhealthy so that alone puts him higher than the average American on the health index. He also quit smoking so big display of willpower there, another good mental trait. He's displayed a good sense of humor which supposedly requires a lot of different parts of the brain working together on the spot.

Trump I would say is an average American health wise, so not good. He's fat and just talking too long leaves him breathing heavily as you can see in most interviews or speeches. The amount of sleep he's known to get is associated with poor mental health in many studies. He seems to eat unhealthy food a lot.

I'm comfortable sharing my opinion that Trump doesn't come across as emotionally aware enough to deal with the weight of the presidency. This isn't a prognosis it's my opinion and it will ideally change if I'm exposed to something that changes it.

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In advance of the January 9th release of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" detailing his reporting from the White House during Trump's first year, he wrote a column about his time there (link inside). What are your thoughts on the article? by nulspace in AskTrumpSupporters

[–]bennjammin [score hidden]  (0 children)

This is just superficially how surprised I would be, I'm not a doctor. Trump I base off his anger and how agitated he seems, he doesn't seem content and displays a lot of negative emotion. I've read studies that correlate this with poor mental health.

Obama is like the other end of that spectrum, he exercises and appears to live a healthy lifestyle, he's also known to read a lot, he seems happy and content, he participates in his family life. Activities associated with good mental health.

Bush Jr. I would be less surprised than Clinton because he's known to have dealt with angst through art, he paints portraits of soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan. That seems like a healthy way to process negative feelings so I ranked him higher than Clinton because I don't have much to go on.

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In advance of the January 9th release of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" detailing his reporting from the White House during Trump's first year, he wrote a column about his time there (link inside). What are your thoughts on the article? by nulspace in AskTrumpSupporters

[–]bennjammin [score hidden]  (0 children)

Which of these presidents would you be least surprised to learn they had some mental issues?

For me the order would be, Trump not surprising at all, Bush and Clinton about even, and for Obama I would be very surprised.

Edit: Actually I would be less surprised about Clinton, Bush seems pretty normal.

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MFA Milestone: 800k Pairs of Slim Fit Jeans and Wide Trousers and Growing by thecanadiancook in malefashionadvice

[–]bennjammin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It was part of this MFA workwear phase where longevity, versatility, and timeless components we're valued over passing styles, stuff that might be called "basic boye" now. It's just that the general vibe was pretty bland and didn't change much from person to person, hence the MFA "outfit."

Now there's a lot more variety on the sub which is great, fashion trends for men offer a lot more room for fun and creativity. Online men's fashion retailers getting their game together probably contributed to this a lot.

What do you think of Trump's schedule and his "Executive Time"? by greyzcale in AskTrumpSupporters

[–]bennjammin [score hidden]  (0 children)

What did Trump contribute to the tax bill? And aside from the tax bill, can't these accomplishments be easily undone with executive orders?

Top Mind shows us how dumb net neutrality is by showing us his blazing fast download speeds by Dommclaren in TopMindsOfReddit

[–]bennjammin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember upgrading our internet back in the day and downloading the 70MB demo for the new Oddworld game, first time I remember seeing a speed close to what this guy gets in 2018.

MFA Milestone: 800k Pairs of Slim Fit Jeans and Wide Trousers and Growing by thecanadiancook in malefashionadvice

[–]bennjammin 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I remember when the MFA "outfit" that was something like CDBs, olive green pants, and an OCBD. The CDBs were supposed to last forever and look better with age, and it's been about five years so mine have that look, but now the look isn't really in and I mostly use them for gardening in. Oh well.

In advance of the January 9th release of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" detailing his reporting from the White House during Trump's first year, he wrote a column about his time there (link inside). What are your thoughts on the article? by nulspace in AskTrumpSupporters

[–]bennjammin [score hidden]  (0 children)

First hand accounts from WH staffers I wouldn't myself call gossip but it could be if presented in a trashy way. I don't think that this is gossip for the sake of gossip. This "gossip" has to do with the inner-workings of arguably the most powerful office in the world, thus it's inherently interesting. Trump's road into this position is also inherently interesting and there's a lot that isn't known. The massive pre-sales of this book prove this point, nobody can convincingly argue that even this book's existence isn't interesting and fascinating. ?

In advance of the January 9th release of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" detailing his reporting from the White House during Trump's first year, he wrote a column about his time there (link inside). What are your thoughts on the article? by nulspace in AskTrumpSupporters

[–]bennjammin [score hidden]  (0 children)

Thanks. I'm suggesting, although it's pretty clear, that a book by a journalist known to sometimes exaggerate is making allegations against Trump. These allegations include Trump not reading or having policy ideas himself, his administration in disarray, his staffers thinking he's like a child. The book contains interviews with ex and current staffers, many of which are claimed to have been taped, some of which have backed up their quotes themselves. The President himself has directly tried to stop the publication of the book but isn't contesting any of the claims directly or taking legal action, which makes it interesting. The author seems to have had access no other journalist was able to get, so that really adds to the interest. Haven't read it myself and I'm hoping to hear some of these tapes or opinions from ex-staffers quoted in the book.

Edit: Basically I'm more interested to hear corroborating accounts of these claims than what the book is claiming. I hope the book is questioned heavily so the truth can come out, but I don't expect the WH to provide trustworthy rebukes.

Does none of this seem interesting to you?

In advance of the January 9th release of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" detailing his reporting from the White House during Trump's first year, he wrote a column about his time there (link inside). What are your thoughts on the article? by nulspace in AskTrumpSupporters

[–]bennjammin [score hidden]  (0 children)

I'm not at all saying you should, I'm just trying to understand your position. You clearly care about policy but not necessarily if the president is contributing to or reading them. You haven't explicitly stated that you don't care if the president is contributing or reading the policies he enacts, but you've re-iterated that you only care about policy when given the opportunity to disagree. Is your position that you care about policy but not if POTUS contributes to or reads them?

In advance of the January 9th release of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" detailing his reporting from the White House during Trump's first year, he wrote a column about his time there (link inside). What are your thoughts on the article? by nulspace in AskTrumpSupporters

[–]bennjammin [score hidden]  (0 children)

So your position is that you doubt these claims and accounts are accurate as reported. You take the White House approved position that the whole thing amounts to gossip and that gossip means not true.

Would you be concerned if there was truth to these accounts? Like if it's true, which I'm not saying it is, that Trump doesn't have policy ideas and that he doesn't read, would that be a problem for you? Would you be concerned enough to see if there's any possible truth to it yourself, or do you think that it's so unfounded as to be not worth your time?