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Best walk on team I’ve played on. I wish 2k penalized trash players more for playing like trash. by ImTheShizzniyee in NBA2k

[–]sbaker93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They should pair people based on average grade. Terrible players get terrible grades. It gives more incentive for passing, setting screens, assists, rebounds, playing D, etc. because if you don't then you have to play with equally terrible players in the future.

Just kidding by hobbit890 in PoliticalHumor

[–]sbaker93 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I can't take anything this guys says seriously when he thinks Africa is a country. Regardless, if he feels like America is such a shithole he should move to an African country.

being pregnant isn't different than being fat, and deserve no special treatment from society. by [deleted] in unpopularopinion

[–]sbaker93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

disabled assholes deserve help, because they got fucked by the god they love so much. but pregnant or fat or whatever shit you did to your own beautiful body?

The baby didn't have a choice in who carried it to term. Unnecessary stress could harm the baby and result in disabilities which you attribute to god. If you believe the disabled deserve help then you should support helping the baby that is literally on life support for nine months. Don't punish the baby.

CMV: Beginning in high school, American students should choose one of two paths: the University path or the Trade path. by jayrod89 in changemyview

[–]sbaker93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No one knows that they're going to want to be when they enter college. I can't imagine what profession I'd pick when I was 14. You'll just end up tracking kids into professions their parents choose for them at early ages.

TIL Oklahoma's 2016 Teacher of the Year moved to Texas in 2017 for a higher salary. by GoontherDunther in todayilearned

[–]sbaker93 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I’m fairly certain that the numbers you’re citing for education spending in OECD countries include spending on things like sports, and stadiums which other OECD countries don’t spend anywhere near what we do for K- 12. If you limit it to cost of classroom instruction and take PPP into account, I’d bet those rankings would change significantly.

  • If you have a study or diagram you'd like to reference I'd welcome it. The best I can do is work with the information available. If it includes the costs of extracurriculars so be it. Regardless of what the diagram includes the money is there. If it's allocated poorly then that's a distribution of funding issue not a collection of funding issue.

And while competition is great in the marketplace for commodities, and manufactured goods - it’s not always the best thing when it comes to publicly funded services.

  • Why?

The idea is to offer everyone a minimum level of publicly financed education as it’s an investment in the future and returns more than it costs.

  • When has competition in the marketplace ever produced a worse product?

If you can’t guarantee that minimum because some schools are just in it to make a quick buck, you’ve failed your goal and the costs will be greater than if you simply fund schools adequately in the first place.

  • It looks like you're raising a new issue about the goal of education, which you've defined as some minimum level of competency. Correct me if I misinterpreted that. And then you're saying that if you fail to provide some baseline competency it will be more expensive. Are you saying because the student will repeat the grade? Or are you saying that because they don't finish high school they're more likely to reduce government revenue in the future (e.g. use more public assistance programs, contribute less in taxes, etc.)? Thanks for the reply!

TIL Oklahoma's 2016 Teacher of the Year moved to Texas in 2017 for a higher salary. by GoontherDunther in todayilearned

[–]sbaker93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is exactly the end game of under-funding public schools. "Starve the beast" then provide private alternatives that end up siphoning off public money.

  • I don't agree we're starving the beast, at least not nationally. We spend the second most of any country per student, and we have significantly worse outcomes in proficiency. When they schools in Oklahoma aren't able to keeps kids in the classroom 5 days a week I agree we have problem, but this isn't an issue of funding.

Once schools aren't public the separation of church and state in curriculum can be ignored...

  • I think you're getting at if we use a voucher system then some people could use their voucher at private religious schools. Let me know if I interpreted that incorrectly. I agree this is a grey area. I'd argue if people didn't want to have their kid in a religious school they could use their voucher at a different non-religious private school or a homeschooling scenario run by an educator described by u.caputtosi above. If you weren't referencing a voucher system where public funds could be used in religious private schools please let me know how you though the separation of church and state would erode.

i suspect student aid and any sort of testing standards would disappear too.

  • I don't think it would because parents and schools (if they're any good) would want to show benchmarks to entice parents to use their voucher at their school. At the very least ACT/SAT testing for college admissions would not go away. So you would have at least one general testing measure if not annual ones.

Charters aren't a bad thing to augment a district but a strong public school system should always be first priority.

  • Competition helps drive every other industry. Why couldn't it do the same for education? At the university level the best schools are almost all private in the us (e.g. Ivy league, Stanford, UChicago), but there are still many prominent public universities (Berkeley, U of Michigan).

CONGRATULATIONS CALIFORNIA ON YOUR VICTORY WITH LEGAL CANNABIS....!! AND NOW A WORD FROM YOUR EMPLOYER.... by zenwalrus in AdviceAnimals

[–]sbaker93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cite it you ignorant fuck. Give a source for your bullshit. Alex jones tell you that? We didn't land on the moon either. Right? You can't defend your position that people can be high during their shifts in every occupation. You're just trying to shift the argument. Not everyone is high during work. You have a substance abuse problem. It may not even be a problem for you since you're an AV tech. But your position on drug use in the workplace for all professions is naive and pathetic honestly. Not everyone is high all the time dude. That's something you tell yourself to feel better about your drug use. It's clear you can't defend your position. I honestly don't know what you're hoping to get out of this exchange. I feel sorry for you, but I don't know what it is you're after here.

CONGRATULATIONS CALIFORNIA ON YOUR VICTORY WITH LEGAL CANNABIS....!! AND NOW A WORD FROM YOUR EMPLOYER.... by zenwalrus in AdviceAnimals

[–]sbaker93 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You can't defend your position. If you just want to get on your pulpit and proclaim things to be true absent evidence stick to preaching to your dealer bro. Don't assert claims you're unwilling or unable to defend, and I also feel that your side of the argument is "silly". Who wants someone who can shoot people to death (i.e. a cop) high during their shift? You're a complete fucking idiot.

Ps4 Pro Am Recruitment by NightLights- in NBA2kTeamUp

[–]sbaker93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Messaged you dude. I'll be on later tonight if you're trying to run.

CONGRATULATIONS CALIFORNIA ON YOUR VICTORY WITH LEGAL CANNABIS....!! AND NOW A WORD FROM YOUR EMPLOYER.... by zenwalrus in AdviceAnimals

[–]sbaker93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What part? How old are you these responses sound really juvenile. Give a specific example...

CONGRATULATIONS CALIFORNIA ON YOUR VICTORY WITH LEGAL CANNABIS....!! AND NOW A WORD FROM YOUR EMPLOYER.... by zenwalrus in AdviceAnimals

[–]sbaker93 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah, bro I already gave you an instance above where it would matter for insurance purposes. It does affect motor skills and reaction time. It doesn't have to bar you from all jobs, but there are definitely jobs you're not going to be a suitable applicant if you use weed regularly.

Some examples... I wouldn't want a cop to be high on the job. I wouldn't want a firefighter to be high on job. I wouldn't hire anyone that gets high on the job for any dangerous occupation (e.g. using heavy machinery). I wouldn't want a pilot responsible for other peoples lives to be high on the job. I wouldn't want a truck driver to be high on the job.

E: Go ahead and down vote me. If you can't formulate why you disagree, but down vote me because you don't like what I have to say that tells me you have an unhealthy attachment to weed. The costs of an AV tech being high on the job are minimal. The costs of anyone in an occupation that puts lives as risk should have employees working at their optimal levels. You're not "crisp" when you're high. You function. If your job only requires you to function that's fine. A lot of jobs require people to be at their optimal mental capabilities. Otherwise, they put peoples lives as risk.

CONGRATULATIONS CALIFORNIA ON YOUR VICTORY WITH LEGAL CANNABIS....!! AND NOW A WORD FROM YOUR EMPLOYER.... by zenwalrus in AdviceAnimals

[–]sbaker93 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Sure, we can say "high" is a relative term since you've built up a tolerance through prolonged exposure to weed. Regardless, of your subjective opinion of weeds effect on you it's been empirically proven to impact motor skills and reaction time. Can you provide a reason that an employer should hire someone who is high over someone who is sober? I can't.

CONGRATULATIONS CALIFORNIA ON YOUR VICTORY WITH LEGAL CANNABIS....!! AND NOW A WORD FROM YOUR EMPLOYER.... by zenwalrus in AdviceAnimals

[–]sbaker93 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Just because your employer can't tell you're high from the the eye test it doesn't mean that it won't impact your performance. If you do jobs that require things like working with heavy machinery that's dangerous. That's going to increase the risk of an accident and their insurance premiums when an accident occurs. I'm not saying that someone that works a desk job and has minimal interactions with people couldn't successfully go to work and do well enough not to get fired. But if you have to get high to make it through the day I think it's unfortunate you'd be so unhappy that you need to use weed to make it through the day, and I'd hope that someone in that position could look for another job where they felt they could be happy without weed.

CONGRATULATIONS CALIFORNIA ON YOUR VICTORY WITH LEGAL CANNABIS....!! AND NOW A WORD FROM YOUR EMPLOYER.... by zenwalrus in AdviceAnimals

[–]sbaker93 -13 points-12 points  (0 children)

Gotcha, I feel you on that. I'd argue that the concern for the employer could be that people are showing up to work high. It's much harder to identify if someone is high at work as opposed to drunk at work.

TIL that organ donation is on an opt-out basis in Singapore. Citizens who opt-out have a lower priority of receiving an organ should they need one. by Whiskerfield in todayilearned

[–]sbaker93 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I mean if they have to keep you alive in order to get permission from your next of kin to harvest the organs they are going to make more of an effort to get you to a stable condition right?

What's your secretly shallowest dealbreaker ? ( from askwomen ) by koujo32 in AskMen

[–]sbaker93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I mean I wasn't always a non-music person. I just stopped listening to it when I got to college and spent an inordinate amount of time at the library. I can't concentrate on reading with music. I tried music with no words but I'm not a big fan of EDM, techno, classical, etc. So I just kind of stopped. Now I just listen to a lot of podcasts/audiobooks. So the time I previously spent listening to music in the car, in the shower, cleaning the apt, etc. is spent listening to podcasts. I don't have an aversion to music I just found other outlets to fill the silence. I'm getting the vibe like I'm some type of freak though based off peoples voting and responses.