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So I did some simple math. She fell for about 3 full seconds which means she hit the water at about 65 mph. It's really miracle she lived. Falling from 50meteres or more is 95% fatal. She fell from about 45m.

398 points · 1 day ago

Learn just enough about cars to know when your mechanic is taking you for a ride

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I'd say this true of anything you'd need to call a professional in for. I'm not sure I could do the plumbing for a house, but I know it shouldn't cost $1200 to but in a new valve for my shower.

that actually depends. Also not a plumber, but I DID redo my bathroom myself.

depending on which valve you mean, it could require tearing open the wall, replacing pipes, putting in new fittings, putting the wall back together, and then installing the actual valve.

One of the most common reasons for a valve failure, is a bad fitting, which requires going into the wall.

You are talking the cost of materials, the time, and all that, so 1,200 is a bit high, but not really that much higher than i would expect.

I'm figuring on about 400-500 in materials, plus around 1.5-25. hours of work, depending on what kind of wall you have (those stone/tile walls in some bathrooms are a fucking BITCH to cut into)

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I ended up doing the work myself. It took about half a day. And less the $200. He basically would have been charging me $200 an hour. It was bullshit.

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Aren't all holy books literally the word of God?

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The bible is not. It's written by other people, some where prophets some where not. But sort of has the "I'm God and I approve this message" type of thing.

1 point · 1 day ago

Isn't it something like God divinely inspired the writings and did the whole "God has a plan" thing to make sure the right stuff got in the final drafts?

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It kinda varies depending on exactly what form of christianity you follow. I was raised Baptist and have since become agnostic. But I was taught that the writings where written by men inspired by God. And he just sorta gave his seal of approval.

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Having tattoos is a sign of narcissism, immaturity and lack of impulse control. A tattoo makes a person look worse.

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How is getting a tatoo any different than wearing nice cloths or makeup?

2 points · 1 day ago

I’m not opposed to tattoos in principle, but they’re far harder to change or remove than clothes or other accessories are, which is why I don’t expect I’ll ever get one. A bad haircut or a questionable shirt can be corrected pretty easily, but even if I were to get a really nice tattoo tomorrow, who’s to say I won’t regret it in five years? My interests have changed pretty drastically in less time than that.

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How is that the same as being narcissistic and immature?

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1 point · 1 day ago

People need to learn that pedophilia is not a crime and that a child molester is a different thing than a pedophile. Specifically because studied have shown that a large % of child molesters and rapists are not pedophiles but choose kids because they're easy targets. Most pedophiles are "non-acting" and harm no one.

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This is mentioned below and I agree. Pedophiles who get help should be commended. But as soon as they cross that line it's over.

You completely missed the point of everything I've said and instead inserted your own narrative.

For molesters to be monsters who of free will choose to molest of sound mind then that implies that all people have the ability to choose that of sound mind and the line between molester and normal person is choice. Which given how human psychology works, means a large portion of people who aren't pedophiles owe that to simply being afraid of consequence and shaming.

Morals are a learned behaviour we adhere to as part of a social structure. If there is nothing that can subvert that on a psychological level and cause people to do horrible things despite being raised in said moral structure than it means the only thing keeping people from being child molesters is fear.

Criminals do not do things that don't make sense to them in the moment. Stop and think about that. Why do these people think it makes sense to do that.

You should talk to people with mental illness more. You could use the experience. What your saying now is the equivalent of "why don't you just be happy" to someone with depression. Just because someone has an illness that causes them to want to do something bad doesn't make them evil the moment they do it. In most cases these people recognize these behaviours as destructive. They don't want to. But they can't be perfect. Sometimes shit goes down and you break. In many people's case. They break, face no consequences and slowly over time they spiral into a pattern of unstoppable behaviour.

And for that they should be killed brutally?

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Yes they should be brutally killed. Being a pedophile is not the same as being depressed. Sure both are mental health problems that need professional medical attention. But depressed being aren't driven to harm others. That's the difference. I don't give a fuck what you mental problems are. Once you harm somebody you are responsible for that action.

In most cases these people recognize these behaviours as destructive. They don't want to. But they can't be perfect. Sometimes shit goes down and you break. In many people's case. They break, face no consequences and slowly over time they spiral into a pattern of unstoppable behaviour.

That is not an acceptable excuse and never will be.

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I was working in America and a summer camp, myself and some of the counselors were going to bed and I (caucasian) asked one of the other counselors why she (black) was wearing a shower cap to bed. After many appalled looks I recieved a detailed education in what a bonnet is.

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I'm a white dude in America. Are bonnets usual?

63 points · 1 day ago

My dad ordered a “latte” in Italy and they asked him if he wanted it warm or cold, and he said warm. He drank that cup of warm milk with pride.

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Well now I'm curious. What do the Italians call coffee with milk in it?

I have a miniature pair of testicles made out of steel. Like these They serve no purpose whatsoever.

Not a Virginia but Being thrown into a volcano sounds like a cool way to die.

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You wouldn't really drown though. The intense heat would cause all the water in you body to vaporize and you'd kinda just explode.

if it wasn't for Jurassic World we wouldn't have had the second one, and subsequently our hearts torn in two by a poor Brachiosaurus

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The second Jurassic World is the worst movie out of the whole series. It's probably the worst movie I've seen this year.

Did I say anything about it's quality as a movie?

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No but I did. I'm not attacking you, chill.

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That was the only one that made any fucking sense (to begin with) - the idea was that you could donate a small amount to ALS research, OR pour a bucket of ice water over your head. The latter was supposed to briefly simulate what the symptoms of ALS are like, so if you can't spare a euro or two, obviously you don't think ALS is a big deal, so pouring a bucket of ice water over your head shouldn't be a big deal either, right?

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The ice bucket challenge had some funny moments. My personal favorite was when George Bush did it. He was out on his patio signing a check that he was gonna give to ALS saying it would be un-presidential to pour water on his head. After he signs the check he gives it to somebody and then Laura Bush comes in and dumps water on George. I laughed my damn ass off.

Canadian here are you saying its not common to do that.

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It is in northern states.

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Swaps are against rules? I thought only if money was involved?

Not gonna lie, the first clip I just thought the dude was really really drunk. Happy to be wrong.

You'll notice as you delve deeper into whiskeys that the nicest bottles do not indicate what's inside. One of my favorite bourbons in Evan William's white label BiB. And it's a basic squared bottle with a screw top.

It's really hard to hold onto a fire hose unless you're strong and use it to hold a fire hose?

How does a second fire hose make it easier?

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Used to it.

Don't be a pedantic ass.

Ok so I used improper grammar. You might have as well if you had only four hours of sleep.

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Wrong guy. I was berating the guy who was being an ass to you.

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3 points · 2 days ago

Why would they kill anyone though? If it's a government coverup they could just make the family "disappear" without any reason, or the family could say that they wanted to join a sect or whatever.

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Exactly. Killing people especially an entire family is very messy.

Why are you getting so nasty? Do you really think the case would have gotten so much coverage for so many years if Maddie had been a black girl with a mum who works as a cleaning lady? Ofc not. Even if she had both parents but they were working class...the case would not have received so much coverage.

The McCanns are white, wealthy and privileged people who were able to afford to kick up a huge fuss. The case is tragic but have you noticed how the media coverage generally steers away from indicating that the parents are to blame? Who the fuck leaves their small children alone at night?

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Oh I think the McCanns should be in jail. They drugged their kids. I'm not defending them, I don't give a fuck about them. But I hate when people turn the abduction and likely death of a child into a god damn political issue.

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Ha, too bad my wimpy horn sounds more like "excuse me good sir, if you wouldn't mind scooting over just a bit"

I need to get one of those train horns

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My old diesel truck had a small air horn in it. Not train sized but definitely got "GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE WAY" across

I don't think any late night host is funny. They are all stealing money.

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Stealing money? From who?

78 points · 2 days ago

Dude just pretend you don't see them and walk straight through them. Teaching those people a lesson is honestly one of my favourite things to do; I like the power trip lol.

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Same with people blocking the hall just run right into them. They'll get the message.

Verpine shatter rifles. Mando'ade preferred weapon to taking out saber jockeys. When they don't use their bare hands, that is.

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A fan of republic commando series?

Yah that's a waste of time. How about an internship where they'll learn some useful skills?

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Internship when they're in highschool? Working in food service is a waste of time? You don't learn useful skills? Did you read what you typed before posting?

Yep I had two internships in high school. Yes working in food service as opposed to studying or volunteering or getting an internship is, indeed, a waste of time. No you don't learn useful skills and yes I read it.

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You learn how to deal with a very wide variety of people. You learn how to work fast and accurate. You learn to deal with bullshit, which is a very important life lesson.

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Original Poster2 points · 2 days ago

I must not, or I would have left that off. It is an effective decoy for those who don't appreciate the good stuff, anyway.

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That's actually a solid argument. Trick the fools!

9 points · 2 days ago

Age is one of the least important factors that determines taste quality, IMO.

All age does for me is enhance the flavor of the cask it's sitting in, oak, or whatever. I'm not an expert I just drink a lot.

Remember that older scotches are pricier because they're more rare (logically), not because they're more delicious.

I've had amazing 8-yrs, too.

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Age, is important for taste. Not the most important, but important. A younger whiskey like Wild Turkey 101 is gonna have a lot more heat and kick to it. Which is ok I actually like that. And older whiskey even an older Wild Turkey is gonna be more mellowed. The flavor is gonna be deeper and last longer. And in the case of scotch which is being aged in used bourbon, rum, or sherry casks it takes some of the flavor from that other liquor.

190 points · 2 days ago

something something learning a trade will get rid of every debt, make you financially independent, get you a 10 bedroom 10 bathroom house, an rv, a collection of luxury sports cars, a boat, a smoking hot wife and a handful of adorable kids, and various health issues depending on the one you choose

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Trades do get over hyped. But there is nothing wrong with going into one. The world needs plumbers and welders. It's hard on the body but it's work worth doing.

839 points · 2 days ago

HIV Suppression Therapy is actually ridiculously effective these days, but I would still lose my damn mind if I caught it from some dude.

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I would also lose my mind if I caught it from some dude. Especially since I'm a straight guy.

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