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Evidently you are not the type to let pesky things like reality have an impact on your opinions but you really should at least look at reality some time.

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Score hidden · 33 minutes ago

I'm the type of person who distinguishes relevant arguments from add-hominem attacks.

What didn't he say and how does that make Trump a coward?

Trump is a lot of things and yes some of those things are bad but of all people Trump is not afraid to say something when he knows he will get dragged thru the mud for saying it.

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Score hidden · 35 minutes ago

He was clearly afraid to say anything that would make Putin upset.

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Intelligence services: "Here is a metric bitchload of evidence showing Putin wanted to assassinate a NATO member's leader."

Just like Iraq.

Some people never learn...

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9 points · 14 hours ago

Bush & co strong-armed the intelligence agencies to present flimsy evidence, against their own recommendations. Half of the stuff that was mentioned at UN meetings in support of an invasion of Iraq came from an Iraqi exile working as a Taxi driver in the US.

The similarities are actually not there. CIA and FBI are presenting tons of evidence the current administration does not want to see.

CIA and FBI are presenting tons of evidence the current administration does not want to see.

So, like Iraq.

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1 point · 11 hours ago

Yeah, I’m sure they did, but nobody in the US talked about intelligence on how Saddam wasn’t really dangerous at the time. It wasn’t a public discussion.

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2 points · 15 hours ago · edited 15 hours ago

Dock så får vi inte hjälp utav EU... vi fick ta hjälp utav Norge.

De svenska helikoptrarna är inte för att släcka bränder, då sjöfartsverket har opt-outat från att ha krokarna för detta (lol).

Anledningen till att militärens helikoptrar (de som inte sålts), som teoretiskt skulle kunna användas för detta inte används är pga. byråkratin. (semester).

Det jag tog upp var ett exempel; det finns inget som helst tjänstemannaansvar eller respekt för skattemedel och vad det används till. Att Dan Eliasson vaskat pengar till höger och vänster i sitt "track record" tyder ju inte direkt på att MSB skulle vara ett undantag.

Så jo, det är myndigheten i sig.

Det finns hur många exempel som helst att hämta... Folk kanske redan glömt bort lastbilsjäveln som kvaddade Södertäljebron vilket direkt resulterade i minskade intäkter pga. blockaden av trafik; varpå man senare hade svårt att kalla in 'Janne' från semestern att fixa en av de mest trafikerade vägarna i Sverige - för att sedan anlita nån underentreprenör som inte ens hade tillstånd så man fick börja om från början när det uppenbarade sig...

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1 point · 15 hours ago

Vi fick hjälp av EU när det kommer till flygplan. Att militärens helikoptrar inte kan användas under skogsbrandssäsongen, verkar ju dumt, men om man läser mer i detalj så verkar det inte vara alla helikoptrar, utan bara enstaka:

https://www.metro.se/artikel/h%C3%A4r-kallas-f%C3%B6rsvaret-in-f%C3%B6r-att-bek%C3%A4mpa-br%C3%A4nderna-se-kartan

det finns inget som helst tjänstemannaansvar eller respekt för skattemedel och vad det används till

Ha, igen så finns det problem med korruption i Sverige, men att myndighetspersoner inte skulle känna ansvar (i gemen) är ju störtlöjligt.

2 points · 15 hours ago · edited 15 hours ago

"Enstaka", för det finns bara 3st i Sverige. Övriga såldes för något/några år sen. (som är avsedda för detta, militär).

I "teorin" finns det 10st, att man sedan inte kan få hem piloterna är en annan femma.

Norge är inte EU - hade vi direkt fått hjälp från närliggande EU-länder så hade det varit en annan femma.

Och nej, det är inte störtlöjligt. Finns hur många exempel som helst att hämta där högt sittande personer bara drar en "äh...".

Det finns många myndigheter som nästan är värdelösa och inkompetenta och utstrålar inte vad du beskriver som "hög internationell standard" - fast å andra sidan är de duktiga på att slösa med skattemedel.

Vi kan väl börja med AMF? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c3V3E_4dbM - finns t.o.m en myndighetsperson som inte tycker det är så farligt att bränna pengar, i exemplet.

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1 point · 15 hours ago

Helikoptrar från Norge och flygplan från Italien. Så. Förstår inte varför det ska vara svårt att acceptera.

Det finns många exempel på myndighetspersoner som betett sig illa, det kan jag hålla med om. Att AF är mer aktivitetsförmedling än arbetsförmedling är förvisso sant. Däremot avskriver du hela MSB pga Dan Eliasson. Så mycket har han inte hunnit göra där.

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The Prussian and French militaries did - they had military attaches/observers on both sides for most of the war

The Race to the Sea in 1914 is a larger scale Peninsula Campaign of 1862 and the Siege of Petersburg is our earliest trench war and smaller scale Verdun

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1 point · 15 hours ago

The major powers adopted differently to this change, though.

The Germans embraced the machine gun from the outset—in 1904, sixteen units were equipped with the 'Maschinengewehr'—and the machine gun crews were the elite infantry units; these units were attached to Jaeger (light infantry) battalions. By 1914, British infantry units were armed with two Vickers machine guns per battalion; the Germans had six per battalion, and the Russians eight.[38] It would not be until 1917 that every infantry unit of the American forces carried at least one machine gun.

Also, The Crimean War can be seen as the time when 19th/20th style trench warfare started to take form.

So, I personally didn't enjoy Malazan or Gene Wolf, but they both have huge fandoms and do some interesting stuff, especially in regards to worldbuilding, so they are worth checking out on that basis alone.

Pellinor, Discworld and Wheel of Time are some of my favourites, and I recommend them to everyone. The Books of Pellinor and Wheel of Time both start in a similar tradition to classic fantasy like LotR, but quickly go their own ways—WoT is a sprawling epic spread across 14 books, with hundreds of characters, whilst Pellinor is a more focused and personal series that explores the relationships between a smaller cast of characters.

Discworld is a lighter read that starts of as a parody of classic fantasy tropes and ends as a brilliant satire of real life.

Lovecraft and Dunsany are difficult to read because they date back to the early 1900's, but they go back to the roots of fantasy and are considered classics. Lovecraft is the more popular of the two, and Dunsany's work can be difficult to get hold of today.

Journey to the West, Divine Comedy and Canterbury Tales are centuries old—Tales was written in actual Old English. They are more scholarly works, intended for deep reading and analysis. Overly Sarcastic Productions do great, entry level summaries of Journey to the West and The Divine Comedy, as well as some other classics.

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1 point · 20 hours ago

I can vouch for Gene Wolfe, he was my favourite fantasy author much of my adolescence. This was after consuming Tolkien, Lewis, Eddings, etc.

The Book of the New Sun series is great. I also enjoyed Soldier of the Mist.

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16 points · 1 day ago

Very quick search on ERIC (Educational Research database) brings up a recent meta-analysis here . It's quite dense, but it boils down to this.

Very, very small (but extant, its important to be honest, it's not 'zero' effect) positive effect of homework on academic achievement in math and science at all levels. More importantly, that effect is smallest (though still statistically significant) for elementary-aged kids (grades K-4).

This does not measure any psycho-social effects, and it certainly doesn't measure effects on family dynamics -- i.e. the 'negatives' we see discussed in this thread.

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1 point · 16 hours ago

Also, the effect of homework isn’t linear with the amount of homework. Some seems better than none, but after 1 hour per day, there’s no benefit.

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68 points · 1 day ago

Det är fan lite småkyligt, har de en enkelbiljett till purgatorium?

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2 points · 17 hours ago

eller skärselden

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We were doing a charity walk when a kid I knew offered to sell his french horn for charity. I know that doesn't sound like a red flag on the surface but this was a something the loved. I asked why he would sell it and his answer was car space for his trip back home from college (it absolutely doesn't take up too much space and was something he cared about).

So I began to ask him how he was feeling. For some reason, that suicide warning sign of giving away important things just stuck in my head. After a couple conversations with him I brought my concerns to people in charge there. Sadly, they didn't take me seriously and I didn't have enough to go on to report it anywhere higher.

Anyways, in a few months he walked off the top of a parking garage. After that I found out he'd had years of battling depression and the people I'd reported my concerns to were aware. So they just thought it was the normal scenario. I had tried to emphasize the relevance of selling loved possessions (something he had not done before) but even though they nodded in appreciation of being alerted they didn't do anything.

Always bothers me. He was a brilliant guy, full research scientist track. I really miss our conversations even if we weren't close enough for him to open up on a personal level.

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1 point · 17 hours ago

Was he a kid, though? He must have been a young man.

10 points · 1 day ago

It's a pretty common misconception for most people, even those who do drink. I'm not a huge drinker anymore myself, but I went through a whiskey phase a few years ago and learned some random facts like this. Before that I always just assumed the same thing, that the age of the liquor changed the flavor profile and made it more desirable/valuable.

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1 point · 17 hours ago

I remember more detailed wine guides coming with the categories:

  1. pour out (i.e. the wine was shit)
  2. drink now
  3. drink now or store for a few years
  4. store more than a few years

Yupp, hops (a lot in IPAs) are acidic and the alcohol (IPAs are usually stronger beers) itself will prevent any pathogens from growing, so you won't get sick.

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2 points · 17 hours ago

OTOH, the unique taste of the hops will gradually disappear over a few months.

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Allegedly everything originated on the Something Awful forums.

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1 point · 17 hours ago

expert credit takers

I'd restrict it a little more. Non-English subs have their own versions of it (like "Se on keskiviikko, minun ukkelini" in r/suomi and "Es ist Mittwoch, meine Kerle" in r/de) and those should be a dead giveaway.

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2 points · 17 hours ago

Det är fredag, mina bekanta!

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I think they go all out internationally. They have a heavy UK bias, but beyond that they pick a bunch of stuff from unconventional countries. So much of it is worthwhile though. They introduced me to The Yossarians and GNOD among others, so for that I'm grateful.

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21 points · 18 hours ago

Any list that isn’t totally dominated by US acts is a rare bonus in this sub, or reddit in general. Indieheads in Sweden don’t hang out on reddit :(

lately

It's been going on gor well over a decade.

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47 points · 18 hours ago

It’s been an ever increasing trend the last decade

Why are you trying to push a narrative there?? I see all your replies are trying to act like in the video and in general Belgians are just so nice and are really fans of Croatia or something... It's clearly because you lot are extremely salty because of the semi and really wanted us to lose. You didn't wanna see Croatia win, it's not because it's a small country that only exist for 30 years, it could have been anybody you just wanted to see us lose. It's in your own right of course but please don't make it seem like it's wholesome or whatever, just admit it's because you're salty af about the semis.

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11 points · 19 hours ago

boo

Bilberries, you moron.

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3 points · 19 hours ago

It's a common mistake, be gentle

6 points · 1 day ago

It says that they got the same association with decaf.

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1 point · 20 hours ago

Yeah, the evidence seems to be that consumption of caffein in small doses has no long-term health impact, but that brewed coffee is good for you.

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And that's a bad thing... why exactly?

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1 point · 21 hours ago

It's not a bad thing, but being a high-profile person, you should expect some backlash when you jump in so often. He does this kind of thing 3-4 times a year.

That is why I don't believe him to be as racist as people portray him. He just hates poor people of every colour and creed, equally. Whilst worshiping any billionaire from any background.

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1 point · 21 hours ago

He's a lot more careful about not upsetting poor white men, than any other category, though.

Finland pretty much the same. It has rained only a few times this summer. They wouldn't even light the the traditional midsummer bonfire in my town, because they thought it was too dry. Ironically, midsummer's eve was one of those days that it did actually rain.

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4 points · 21 hours ago

It was the coldest day in six weeks here, probably will not be as cold in another 6-8 weeks.

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