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What is something everyone should know how to do at age 30? ~ AskReddit

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not throw water on a grease fire


Accept responsibility for their mistakes.


Shut your mouth. Not every thought is appropriate in every situation. Know what to say and when it's okay to say it


Laundry. It amazes me how many grown ass adults still rely on their parents to do their laundry.


Have a hobby that doesn't make life miserable and can help balance out work life stress (if any)


Trump Accuses Pelosi Of Quid Pro Quo And Proves He Doesn’t Know What It Means ~ Politics

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How anyone can think of this guy as anything but a moron is beyond me.


Typical for Trump: > “No puppet. No Puppet, NO YOU’RE THE PUPPET.” (Trump to Clinton during the last presidential debate after being accused of being Putin's puppet)


This was hilarious. Did anyone see the numbnuts who posted that Federalist article echoing Trump’s claim in all its incorrect glory? He’s like a child, screaming back words he doesn’t understand at people doing things he doesn’t like. And a supposed newspaper allegedly practicing journalism repeated it, like a second idiot child. These times, man.


He also doesn’t know what “hoax” means and so many other words he uses daily. Let’s make a list, Reddit. Words Donald Trump doesn’t understand: Hoax Impeach ...


No, Trump knows what he's doing here. This is a classic Trump tactic; use a word loosely, inaccurately, so eventually its meaning is muddied and to the casual observer they don't know what it means and it just looks like two people pointing at each other screaming latin phrases. It's like taking the word "collusion" and saying, "If you think about it, the President works with foreign leaders all the time! The president colludes with the the leaders of Canada and Britain and other trading partners. Colluding is fine!" The goal is to empty the word of meaning so that it can mean whatever the listener wants it to mean.


TIL the United States Postal Service is the single largest employer of veterans (22% of the postal workforce) and nearly a third of the veterans are disabled. ~ Today I Learned

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The federal government is one of the few employers that routinely makes accommodations for people with disabilities.


As described in the documentary "Men in Black II", the postal service is also the single largest employer of extra terrestrials.


I could be mistaken but I believe any time of service in the military carries over towards retirement. I was also told by an acquaintance that had worked for the USPS that they don't pay into social security.


The USPS has long been a great job for marginalized communities. After the Civil War it was one of the only ways black Southerners could get good jobs in racist areas. Glad to see it's helping returning soldiers too!


The USPS is a modern wonder of the world. Seriously. * You can ship a letter from Nome, Alaska to Key West, FL with a single 55¢ stamp. Just as you would if you were to send a letter across town * Their parcel shipping rates are 20%-40% cheaper than the private couriers (FedEx, UPS) and often will get your packages to their destination faster * They will even mail you free Priority Mail shipping supplies, including boxes! The USPS is one of the ways this country is great. We have arguably the best postal system in the world. The European postal systems are often quasi-public corporations that screw, exploiting their vaulted status to screw people over and provide bad service. Understand that when you hear stories about the USPS failing it's only because they have to unfairly fund their pensions several **decades** in advance.


Someone was given $300 million and could have done some good in the world, but instead they made the movie CATS ~ Shower Thoughts

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I know someone who worked on the movie as part of the animation team. The studio were universally praised for execution, but they all knew it was a shitty movie from the beginning, after seeing the art style


If I was given $300M I’d still make CATS but reduce the budget to $150M then use the remaining money to make CATS 2.


I feel sorry for the people who have worked on it, as technically it's quite impressive. It's like having Einstein work on a poop throwing trebuchet


that movie makes me angry whenever i see its commercial on tv


They all look like Mike Myers in Cat in the Hat. Did *no one* notice that when making this thing?!


1,500 protesters killed during Iran Uprising, 29 women confirmed dead ~ World News

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That figure is quite alarming. Why is this not being reported on the mainstream news?


Listen, I hate to be this guy but I don't think this is a reliable source at all. The source they give is The National Council of Resistance of Iran, which is part of the MEK, a terrorist organization that has killed far more than 1,500 Iranians in its history. As an Iranian, I do not support the regime, but I also do not support the MEK at all; they are very hated in Iran, by almost everyone. They are the farthest thing from a reliable source. If there are other better sources that claim the same amount, fine. I have not seen that, but this is absolutely a piece of propaganda.


This is sad. For all involved. But why is the title concerned with the less than 2% people only because of their gender? Really sad regardless.


That's an odd way to say 1,471 men were killed.


29 women confirmed dead. 1471 men? 29 women dead is more news worthy than 1471 men?


After Impeachment, More Than Half Of Voters Want Senate To Call Witnesses At Trial, Remove Trump From Office, Poll Says ~ Politics

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Newsweek site is an abomination of ads so here you go > According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, the majority of American voters surveyed want President Donald Trump to be removed from office via a Senate vote—and they also want the Senate trial to call witnesses. >The results say that 51 percent of Americans approve of the Senate removing Trump from office. The poll also showed 52 percent agreeing with the House's impeachment of the president, while 42 percent disapprove. >Meanwhile, 54 percent of those surveyed want senators to call additional witnesses, a measure senate Republicans and Mitch McConnell oppose, but Democrats and independents have said they want. >Along party lines, 66 percent of Democrats want witnesses called, while 51 percent of independents agree. The result among Republicans is more evenly split, with 43 percent wanting witnesses and 39 percent opposing. >Fifty-two percent of those polled believe the president's Ukrainian dealings represented an abuse of power and an attempt to influence the 2020 election, while 38 percent believe he was acting within his power as president. >When asked who should hold the responsibility of removing Trump from office, 41 percent said voters should remove the president, while 43 percent said it was Congress' duty. > As for media representation, 58 percent of those polled say they've heard "a lot" about the impeachment. Edit: Added the last paragraph that was hidden by previously mention horribly placed ads. I hate you Newsweek


>66 percent of Democrats want witnesses called How is this number so low? It should be much higher.


51% up from 45, its creeping back up and will only continue to rise


How does anyone prefer no witnesses at a trial? So they know the witnesses would prove his guilt but they still don’t want him impeached? I’m so confused by whatever is going on through the Trump supporter mind. It must be hell.


We want them to do their job, basically


If you sat on your voodoo doll, you wouldnt be able to get back up again. ~ Shower Thoughts

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If you ate your voodoo doll, you would eventually feel like shit.


Can I jack off my voodoo doll to get a hands free nut


I wonder what the best way to kill yourself using a voodoo doll would be? I imagine sitting on it would be a bad way to go.


I'd assume you can still somewhat shift your weight around. from there it'd just be a snowball effect. Put all your energy into shifting a bit to the side, now that side is lighter on the voodoo doll so it's easier to shift. Lighter > Shift > Lighter > Shift. Eventually you'd get to that critical point where you can just flop over and/or get off your arm and you can get out.


You softlocked the game


CDC Confirms A THC Additive, Vitamin E Acetate, Is The Culprit In Most Vaping Deaths ~ World News

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Turns out stuff that is save to eat may not be save to vaporise and inhale. But nobody really cared.


This is **the** one single most important part to take away from these vaping deaths. On the surface, you wouldn't have guessed this was the problem, but I think this would be akin to someone thinking that lacing cigarettes with mercury or radioactive material or cyanide would be a good idea at the end of the 19th century. If the cigarettes won't kill you, one of those three will. EDIT: in case anyone here is confused the THC additives and Vitamin E Acetate were added (according to what I've read and heard) by **black market, non-certified makers of juul cartridges.** Much like moonshine was created by people who were not properly certified to make moonshine. EDIT 2, more accurate info from /u/ladyavacadose : Yes because you're saying "thc additives" ? were added to juul cartridges which are just supposed to be nicotine and that's not true at all. They are just black market thc cartridges. They do not look like juul cartridges or fit on a juul.


So, it's exactly what everyone in the industry knew it was weeks, if not months ago?


THC *Adulterant ... *Dilutent .. not additive... "added to vape products" ​ words matter


Vitamin E Acetate is not an additive added to THC. This is added as filler on knock off illegal brands of THC pods. These are sold exclusively in the black market. The reason it's added is because it made the oil thick which give the impression of quality because of the misconception that thick oil = good quality. Reportedly some of these knock off brands made their way into a few dispensaries, this seems rare but happened. CDC tested knock off brands and legal brands. Vaping THC oil is safe if you buy from reputable and legal brands and dispensaries. Vaping flower is safe if you buy from reputable and brands and dispensaries. Don't cheap out. Stay legal and get good brands.


Trump top adviser: ‘Traditionally, it’s always been Republicans suppressing votes’ ~ Politics

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I went to r/conservative and responded to a guy that said democrats are going to use illegal voters. I pointed out in the past the best plan for conservatives would be suppressing votes. I got banned. The safest of spaces on reddit are right wing subreddits.


And also the Russian hack efforts from 2016 will be repeated. Here's what they did for Trump... 1. Break into election servers that hold the active voter rolls, and flip thousands of regular Blue voters to "inactive" even though they vote in key swing districts every time. The introductory hack was widely reported, with the claim that nothing was done. But that first hack was to learn the system, so that subsequent entries, where they DID do something, would be undetectable. 2. Election day arrives, and these voters are told that they're not on the active list. "Really? But I vote every time. I want to vote!" Then the clueless election worker says: "That's okay. You can just vote on this *provisional ballot*." It may never occur to the voter that this provisional ballot, which looks just like a normal ballot, might not be counted, so they go through the "voting" process, and get their sticker, then go home thinking that they voted....but did they? 3. Thousands of provisional ballots are tossed, or otherwise not counted, especially in States run by Republicans bent on suppressing Blue Votes. This also explains why the exit polling, which showed Clinton winning, was so off. Many of the people polled didn't realize that they really hadn't just voted.


One of President Donald Trump’s top re-election advisers told influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the party has “traditionally” relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states but will be able to “start playing offense” in 2020 due to relaxed Election Day rules, according to an audio recording of a private event obtained by The Associated Press. “Traditionally it’s always been Republicans suppressing votes in places,” Justin Clark, a senior political adviser and senior counsel to Trump’s re-election campaign, said at the event. “Let’s start protecting our voters. We know where they are. ... Let’s start playing offense a little bit. That’s what you’re going to see in 2020. It’s going to be a much bigger program, a much more aggressive program, a much better-funded program.” Asked about the remarks by AP, Clark said he was referring to false accusations that the GOP engages in voter suppression. “As should be clear from the context of my remarks, my point was that Republicans historically have been falsely accused of voter suppression and that it is time we stood up to defend our own voters," Clark said. "Neither I nor anyone I know or work with would condone anyone’s vote being threatened or diluted and our efforts will be focused on preventing just that.” Clark made the comments Nov. 21 in a meeting of the Republican National Lawyers Association’s Wisconsin chapter. Attendees included the state Senate's top Republican, Scott Fitzgerald, along with the executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party. Audio of the event at a country club in Madison obtained by the liberal group American Bridge was provided to AP by One Wisconsin Now, a Madison-based liberal advocacy group. The roughly 20-minute audio offers an insider's glimpse of Trump's re-election strategy, showing the campaign is focusing on voting locations in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, which form the the so-called “blue wall” of traditional Democratic strength that Trump broke through to win in 2016. Both parties are pouring millions of dollars into the states, anticipating they'll be just as critical in the 2020 presidential contest. Republican officials publicly signaled plans to step up their Election Day monitoring after a judge in 2018 lifted a consent degree in place since 1982 that barred the Republican National Committee from voter verification and other “ballot security” efforts. Critics have argued the tactics amount to voter intimidation. The consent decree was put in place after the Democratic National Committee sued its Republican counterpart, alleging the RNC helped intimidate black voters in New Jersey's election for governor. The federal lawsuit claimed the RNC and the state GOP had off-duty police stand at polling places in urban areas wearing armbands that read "National Ballot Security Task Force," with guns visible on some. Without acknowledging any wrongdoing, the RNC agreed to the consent decree, which restricted its ability to engage in activities related to ballot security. Lifting of the consent decree allows the RNC to “play by the same rules” as Democrats, said RNC communications director Michael Ahrens. "Now the RNC can work more closely with state parties and campaigns to do what we do best, ensure that more people vote through our unmatched field program,” Ahrens said. Although the consent decree forced the Trump campaign to conduct its own poll monitoring in 2016, the new rules will allow the RNC to use its multi-million dollar budget to handle those tasks and coordinate with other Republican groups on Election Day, Clark said. State directors of election day operations will be in place in Wisconsin and every battleground state by early 2020, he said. In 2016, Wisconsin had 62 paid Trump staff working to get out the vote; in 2020, it will increase to around 100, Clark said. Trump supports the effort, he said in the audio recording. “We’ve all seen the tweets about voter fraud, blah, blah, blah,” Clark said. “Every time we’re in with him, he asks what are we doing about voter fraud? What are we doing about voter fraud?’ The point is he’s committed to this, he believes in it and he will do whatever it takes to make sure it’s successful.” Clark said Trump’s campaign plans to focus on rural areas around mid-size cities like Eau Claire and Green Bay, areas he says where Democrats “cheat.” He did not explain what he meant by cheating and did not provide any examples. “Cheating doesn’t just happen when you lose a county,” Clark said. “Cheating happens at the margin overall. What we’re going to be able to do, if we can recruit the bodies to do it, is focus on these places. That’s where our voters are.” There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Wisconsin. “If there's bad behavior on the part of one side or the other to prevent people from voting, this is bad for our democracy,” Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said in reaction to Clark's comments. “And frankly, I think will whoever does that, it will work to their disadvantage. It will make them look, frankly, stupid.” Wisconsin's attorney general, Democrat Josh Kaul, represented the Democratic National Committee in a 2016 New Jersey lawsuit that argued the GOP was coordinating with Trump to intimidate voters. Kaul argued then that Trump's campaign "repeatedly encouraged his supporters to engage in vigilante efforts" in the guise of ferreting out potential voter fraud. The Republican Party disputed any coordination. “It is vital that Wisconsinites have free and fair access to the polls, and that we protect the security and integrity of our elections," Kaul said in a statement in reaction to Clark's comments. "The Wisconsin Department of Justice has been and will continue working with other agencies to protect our democratic process.” Mike Browne, deputy director of One Wisconsin Now, said Clark's comments suggest the Trump campaign plans to engage in “underhanded tactics” to win the election. "The strategy to rig the rules in elections and give themselves an unfair partisan advantage goes to Donald Trump, the highest levels of his campaign and the top Republican leadership,” Browne said. "It's clear there's no law Donald Trump and his right-wing machine won't bend, break or ignore to try to win the presidency."


What can be done by liberal activist groups to limit voter suppression in 2020?


That is how Trump won. Not by talking to rust belt coal miners. "According to federal court records, 300,000 registered voters, 9 percent of the electorate, lacked strict forms of voter ID in Wisconsin. A new study by Priorities USA, shared exclusively with The Nation, shows that strict voter-ID laws, in Wisconsin and other states, led to a significant reduction in voter turnout in 2016, with a disproportionate impact on African-American and Democratic-leaning voters. Wisconsin’s voter-ID law reduced turnout by 200,000 votes, according to the new analysis. Donald Trump won the state by only 22,748 votes." "More than 80 voting machines in Detroit malfunctioned on Election Day, officials say, resulting in ballot discrepancies in 59% of precincts that raise questions about the reliability of future election results in a city dominated by Democratic and minority voters."


TIL the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy collects about $4000 worth of coins every day. Most of the money goes towards charities like a supermarket for the needy. ~ Today I Learned

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They still won’t let me dive down to the plug, even after being shown that most excellent documentary, Futurama.


I wonder how much money the guys selling cell phone chargers and toys standing next to the fountain make


I did the math, if this is correct, that adds up to 28,000 a week which is 1,460,000 (One million four hundred sixty thousand) every year!


Who the fuck throws paper money into a fountain?!


"Roman officials have the fountain cleaned every night, reportedly ***netting as much as $4,000*** in loose change from around the world each day" Netting in Italian means half of what was collected.


Light pollution can suppress melatonin production in humans and animals.Melatonin synchronizes the day-night-rhythm in animals and humans. It adjusts the circadian clocks of cells, tissues and organs, and regulates other seasonal processes like reproduction. ~ Science

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I would love to be able to see the true darkness of the sky at night the way our ancestors did... Where I live stars are kinda rare. Check out if light pollution interests you. Their mission includes promoting smarter and healthier lighting design as well as protecting the night sky.


Outdoor lighting designer here: "...and outdoor lighting on the order of 150 lux." No. At least not in the US. Not from streetlights. Typically, lighting designers will apply S/P ratios to compare different light sources in a mesiopic environment, LEDs benefit from this greatly. While light pollution can be traced to conditions like suppression of melatonin, the amount is immaterial when compared to the effects of computers and personal electronic devices.


It’s important for kids to sleep in dark rooms. If you have a cranky kids try getting rid of the nightlight


And it goes the other way too. Blind people often have horrendous circadian rhythm problems.


what if you sleep in a bright room but block all light going to your eyes?


Astronaut Thomas Jones ran science operations on the “night shift” during STS-59, the first flight of the Space Radar Laboratory and did 3 space walks totaling over 19 hours. Jones’s book Sky Walking: An Astronaut’s Memoir, was named one of the top five books on the subject of space ~ Space

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I read the Kelly book about one year of life on the ISS. It was fascinating. Well, the parts about the ISS were fascinating. His life story bored me to tears. I ended up skipping every other chapter since he alternated them between the ISS and what he was like in grade school. I'll check this one out too. Thanks for the info.


I saw his presentation at the Kennedy Space Center 😀 it was about space food and how shitty it was, but they had little games and “traditions” to help keep morale up. Chill dude.


Reading about a humans experience working in space sounds fascinating. Great suggestion!


In 2016 I met him after performing at Carnegie Hall and the congressional lawn in a Symphony. He’s a very cool guy, had the longest recorded spacewalk. I have a NASA cap and his Book signed by him.


I was fortunate enough to meet and work with Tom at JSC. Great, great guy.


I desperately need to help my 50 year old dad find another job. He currently works in manual labour and his body can’t handle it anymore. ~ Personal Finance

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Maybe he could look for maintenance jobs at a local nursing home? I think they do general stuff, fix the basics, plus he'd probably enjoy being around the residents. Good luck to him, I hope he finds something soon! And you're so sweet to reach out for ideas, he's a lucky dad.


Have him look into working the counter at a local supply house. (Electrical, hardware, HVAC) His industry knowledge will get his foot in the door, and even though it’s a “customer service” job, the customers are all blue collar folks, and are probably people he may already know! I regularly work at these types of businesses and a LOT of the employees are guys just like your dad.


This almost exactly matches my father-in-law, and he transitioned to a maintenance person for the government. Got a job working for the National Park Service. There is still SOME labor, but not the full days as a general contractor type. Decent pay, way more laid back. Good benefits. I bet he would like it. Head over to and look for government positions that match his skillset in your area. If you find something you think would be promising, it would help to find a federal employee to help with the application process - it can be a pain.


“Engineer” at a hotel. Usually around 14-22 an hour, fixing ovens to punting bathrooms. Maybe spend 6 weeks changing every vanity light bulb. Cush job (sometimes) with decent pay and benefits. It usually has overreaching hr that will bend over backwards to not fire people(depending on company, recommend Marriott, ac hotels, Omni)


there's an entire side of the construction industry where it's all paper work and not jack hammering you should be looking into. he has 20 plus years of experience and there is several jobs that are not hard labor in the field of construction he can use that experience to do. i personally can tell you that anything out there requires a secondary degree.. i lost a great desk job because the owner of the company sold out and despite the fact i ran the department myself, they let me go because i had no college degree of any kind.


TIL a “familiar stranger” is a term used by social scientists for strangers we see on a regular basis but with whom we don’t interact. Familiar strangers are more than complete strangers but do not rise to the level of an acquaintance. ~ Today I Learned

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When I used to take the train into work, I would see the same people every day and just kind of head-nod to them like 'hey random person, good to see you and know that I haven't shifted universes overnight'


What's even more interesting is seeing these people 'out of context'. Myself-I've seen fellow train riders and familiar strangers in grocery stores and shopping centers in our town. It weirds me out because I want to greet them but have never interacted with them (much or at all) on the train. My wife is a pre School teacher and when she sees her students outside of school, they give her that incredulous look of disassociation.


People who work on the same floor as you, who you have never interacted with beyond something like holding a door open or something like that


There's a checkout clerk at my local convenience store where I get gas and breakfast once a week or so. She's the sweetest lady I've ever met. Calls customers "darlin'" and "love" and "baby." She's obviously going through some health issues, she's lost her hair, her voice goes in and out, and sometimes she's not working for a few weeks, then returns. I only know her name because of her name tag, but I make a point to to go through her line. We chat, only briefly, because she has a line and a job to do. In my heart I truly love this "familiar stranger." If the definition includes "we don't interact," well, I guess it doesn't qualify. But I don't know any more about her than what I've described. I'm just another friendly customer to her. Be nice to your retail workers. They don't get enough appreciation.


Like the guy with the mullet and the windbreakers who power walks through my neighborhood every day. 80s guy is a rad dude.


Youth pastor sentenced to over 1,000 years for sex abuse ~ Atheism

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That's OK, as long as he "accepts Jesus in his heart" all will be forgiven (of course all of us will burn in hell for all eternity).


Chose the wrong flavor xtian cult, didn't he, now? Had he only been a Catholic priest, he'd simply be off on a new exciting assignment somewhere conveniently out of the way, with impunity, the blessing of his superiors, and plenty of fresh booty...


Those youth pastors are the worst. Never ever leave your kid with a youth pastor.


burn in Hell, motherfucker.


I bet he voted republican.


The Space Force is officially the sixth military branch ~ News

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*Chief of Space Operations* is one hell of a resume title to aspire to.


Defense contractors love this.


So...will there be a new football team?


I feel like the US needs a subterranean force now to complete the whole package


With this move the budget for space exploration can be double or even more thanks to military funds. This will lead to more new tech, and discoveries.


My neighbor just got arrested for growing weed in his back yard. ~ Jokes Apparently my property line isn’t where I thought it was.

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I heard about a guy several years ago whose car was stolen while he was at work. A couple weeks later he got a call from the police department to come down and identify the car. They told him the thief had also been charged with possession of the marijuana they found under the back seat, even though he swore up and down that it wasn't his. The owner of the car had stashed it there.


He ain’t got no ‘Tegridy




Made me laugh, take this upvote.


Then maybe, you should chill out and smoke some weed yourself.


How hard should I push myself? ~ Fitness

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Working out is only 20% of the battle, I cannot stress enough how much more important your diet is. Have you ever considered counseling or seeing someone about your relationship with food? I have been in your shoes last year when I tipped the sales at 320lbs. I Never saw myself as an emotional eater but I definitely was and In a lot of ways still am. I hope you find something that works for you! Don’t let yourself get Burned out on workouts! Focus on the food first! Then when you’ve gotten some weight off begin working out a few times a week and increase from there.


I hear you, and congrats on getting to it. Having said that...take it slow and listen to your body. You need to think long term. Consistency is the key to success.


Push yourself on consistency more than intensity. No one losses 100 pounds in one back breaking workout. They lose that much weight by fixing their diet and returning to the gym again and again, sometimes over a period of multiple years. Develop a long term plan and stick to it. When you have the inevitable hiccups, just dust yourself off and get back to it. You can do this. Just don't quit.


I was 357 In Jan of this year. Just hit 209 today. Just stick with eating healthier and working out consistently. The weight will melt off of you if you cut out all the bullshit from your diet. CICO will beat anything, such as keto or eating paleo. So if you really want to push yourself, start by going hard as fuck in the kitchen first. I started working out in Jan but by Feb I was lifting 5x a week and I'm super grateful I started then as opposed to now.


You lose weight in the kitchen. You build muscle in the gym. In either scenario, consistency is key! Regularly eat at a calorie deficit (even if it's slight!) and find a workout schedule/plan that you can stick to. Make adjustments if you need to. Be consistent. Do what you can sustain, pushing yourself just a tiny bit more every time.


Bushfires Are Raging Outside Every Major City in Australia ~ News

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Despite being uniquely vulnerable to climate change, Australia will continue to sell coal and rename these fires as the new normal.


Was emailing with a friend who works at a museum in Sydney. Smoke was so bad in the city that it was setting off the smoke detectors in the museum. I don't know how folks are breathing in some of these places :-/


Was 44°c yesterday in vic. Fucking oppressive.


If you stick your head far enough in the sand then you can’t see the smoke and flames. Wake up to the reality of global warming and act! How do you Aussies pick the worst exemplars of humanity to run your nation?


Get a bushfire action plan, everybody. Now. Had to evacuate the house for the first time yesterday. Spent the night on a couch in a relative's sharehouse. Having one major bushfire a year is pretty standard for Oz. We live in a hot and humid country that's full of trees and hills. Two or more? It's like God called Judgement Day way earlier than we all expected and all of Australia's going to hell.


Amazon becomes its own biggest carrier after cutting ties with FedEx ~ Stock Market

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RIP careers as a delivery package driver. UPS and USPS paid well, but Amazon won’t and never will.


168 to 148 in one day. Feel bad for anyone that was holding that overnight


FedEx blows, they either pass their delivery to other parcel or it's late or stolen. Focus on commercial, FedEx rules.


This worries me, UPS pays great and gives way Amazon will do the same.


Amazon logistics drivers have not delivered a single package to my apartment correctly. It's a huge issue at the complex I am at; I'm not the only person impacted. I get my packages late, they can't find the building, they leave the package in common unsecured areas, they drop it off at the club house and not mark it as delivered, they call me and say they are "right outside" but when I go outside they are not there, and I can't call the driver back. It's insane how many problems I have had with them. I have called and attempted to lower priority of Amazon logistics but they won't stop shipping with them anyway. I ended up dropping prime right before Xmas rather than renewing. The funny part is UPS, FedEx, and USPS never fail to deliver packages on time. Fuck Amazon.


A guy gets pulled over for speeding and the officer says, ~ Jokes "What's your name son"? He replied. "D-d-d-dav-dav-David sir". The officer looks at him suspiciously and says, "Oh, do you have a stutter"? The guy replied, "No, my dad has a stutter, and the guy who filled out my birth certificate is an asshole".

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This made me laugh for a good couple of seconds. lol


I’ll try really hard to remember this one.


i dont get it.


I remember that this joke was super popular back when I was in elementary school


W-w-w-would you l-l-l-like t-t-t-to uh, l-l-l-like to b-b-b- (sigh) b-b-b- (sigh) b-BUY this b-b-b-bible or would you like me to read it to you?


Your entire reality could be the result of a mental illness and you’d never know it ~ Shower Thoughts

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Well, that explains a lot.


It could be the result of *somebody else's* mental illness. Your whole life could be a fabrication; subconsciously willed into existence by somebody who's background you briefly appear in, and there's no way you can prove otherwise.


I'm pretty sure I'm a brain in a jar and my whole universe is a simulated experience. The real question is whether the simulation is single player or multiplayer.


I think about this a lot


I remember an episode of smallville where this villain came inside supermans mind and makes Clark think he is in a mental asylum. Krypton came from a hand-sanitizer brand. It was pretty weird


Facebook and Twitter shutter pro-Trump network reaching 55 million people that used AI-generated profile photos for fake accounts ~ Technology

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Facebook said that it removed 610 accounts, 89 Facebook pages, 156 groups, and 72 Instagram accounts that were connected to the organization. Around 55 million accounts followed one of these Facebook pages and 92,000 followed at least one of the Instagram accounts. The organization spent nearly $9.5 million in advertisements, according to Facebook.


But that doesn't make any sense. I was told that Trump is the most popular president among "real Americans," but now I come to find out that they created fake supporters? Is there anything that Republicans say that isn't lies and/or projection?


Goebbels 2.0


I've been following the ai involved in this type of stuff. GAN ai (deepfakes, deep dream, text bots) is progressing very fast. Completely generated faces can fool 90% of people in new papers. This software is open and published, you can make a bot convince a million people without touching it.


I can’t get over how known and accepted it is that the president has a massive bot army.


BRO Why is stuff on fire when fires really on the stuff ~ Shower Thoughts

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DUDE because if you like wiped all the fire off, there would be new fire that came up after it.


Is that like taking a shit is leaving one ?


Please sign my petition to the mods to make it so you have to start all shower thoughts with; “BRO” or something to that effect.




Because if my stuff weren’t on fire I wouldn’t have a lawsuit.


Christians Are Telling a Gay Priest How Happy They Are That His Partner Died ~ Atheism

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We will be welcoming him to our forums soon enough.


I am in the least surprised. Sometimes I see their face brighten up at the thought of a non-christian going to hell. Seriously, why would a normal person be happy that an individual would be tortured for eternity? I don't get it.


Nasty sounding people.


He was a pop star back in the eighties, "the Communards" were a gay band. He is often on comedy panel shows and comes across as an open minded, funny and likeable guy. Disgusting that his own people turn on him, but that's religion...


gays for xianity is like turkeys for xmas prove me wrong


Me: I’m afraid of random letters. ~ Jokes Therapist: You are? Me: [confused screaming] Therapist: Oh, I see. Me: [screaming intensifies]

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Increase Your Cognitive Ability By Reading A Fucking Book For Once ~ The Onion

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Dear The Onion, What did I ever do to you?


I'd rather not


Apple working on satellite technology for direct service to iPhones without wireless carriers ~ Technology

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now THAT'S what i call vertically integrated


That was Steve Jobs’ original vision for the iPhone—no carriers. Unfortunately, the wireless technology just wasn’t there yet.


Great now I have to buy a satellite also?


20 bucks says it’ll cost more than 20 bucks.


Power requirements and antenna size/shape won't work for Apple asthetics/design. You'll be looking at a phone 2-3 times the thickness and you would still have an antenna bump or protrusion. Then there are strict limits on the amount of watts a handheld device with no external antenna can pump out (1000mW i think) The signals can be blocked by your hand, Ku, K and Ka bands are the only bands allow for this type of communication so far. What they could do is have a separate base station that pumps out wifi, which is literally their only play.


LPT: Before wrapping electronics given as Christmas presents charge them so the recipient can open the box and use it ~ Life Pro Tips

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most electronic shit comes out of the box with a charge. 85% of the fun of getting a new electronic is unboxing it. pls don't do this


Hmmm, I don’t know. I want my Apple shit to be virgin.


Therefore you have to break the sealing


No. I appreciate being the first person to crack that package open. I often buy things second hand which adds to the appreciation.


I would be pissed if my electronics had been opened personally


6th branch of the military was born today, 20 December 2019 ~ Space

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So do we have to tear down the Pentagon and build a Hexagon?


So the Navy has the Marines, the air Force gets space force, does the army now get subterranean mole force?


“Maybe your purpose on this planet isn’t on this planet” Can’t tell if recruitment message or sick burn


Wow so cool! More bloating to the military budget, increased militarization of a public resource, and forced to use tax dollars to pay for defense and some research not accessible to the public!


This is pretty cool. Nobody is alive who was there when the army navy marines were born. I can say say I was there when the space force was born!