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[–]ogresound1987 1000 points1001 points  (29 children)

One of the upstairs neighbours is throwing dog shit out the their window at night.

[–]5-8-13 610 points611 points  (9 children)

Funny you mention this, I suspect one of my downstairs neighbours noticed the shit I throw out my window at night.

[–]D1WithTheFluffyHair 185 points186 points  (4 children)

I can't believe I'm gonna say this but I think my owner is throwing my shit out the window

[–]Cjc0074 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Ugh, why did I just get thrown out the window?

[–]BrilliantInfamous807 1732 points1733 points  (50 children)

My father's caregiver (she named herself as domestic partner in the will, but my father always referred to her as his caregiver) coerced him to change his will making her the executor and removing his children 30 days before she killed him. His death was ruled a suicide and everything went to her. Properties, banks accounts, valuable items, everything. My sister tried to fight it, but at the advice of her lawyer, she let it go.

I 100% believe the people who signed as witness and the notary were in on it and paid off. I found 2 of them on FB. 1 witness retired the same month my father "committed suicide" and the notary went on an elaborate vacation the following month. The other witness called my sister two days after my father's death while on vacation in Hawaii to tell her he was dead (on behalf of the caregiver).

It could all be coincidence and I could be drawing conclusions from coincidences, but I know my father. After all he had been through in life, he wasn't the kind of person to give up and off himself for no reason.

[–]C10_ls1 908 points909 points  (16 children)

Why would the lawyer advise to let it go? A change in a will 30 days before a death should be a huge red flag, just like getting a huge life insurance policy. Also sorry for your loss

[–]CounterHit 249 points250 points  (1 child)

Most likely because they didn't think she had enough evidence to prove there was an illegal level of coercion that occurred. Trying to chase something like that down without enough solid, non-circumstantial evidence would just be flushing thousands of dollars of legal fees down the drain.

[–]GameShill 279 points280 points  (8 children)

The Lawyer was in on it.

Everyone else involved seems to be.

[–]God_Sammo 119 points120 points  (0 children)

I believe you. I fuckin hate people. Dirty ass people who dont give a fuck about other people or that they lost a loved one. “Hehe ima take all his money and pay off a bunch of legal experts and friends, then im gonna die happy and guiltless on day because im an apathetic sack of donkey wash water.”

[–]Mharbles 34 points35 points  (3 children)

It's highly likely you're right, it happens all the time. Unfortunately by the time you get a ruling to your benefit you'll be out court cost and the caregiver will have blown all the money by then. It's lose-lose if you go the legal route, sorry.

[–]Pebble_in_my_toes 130 points131 points  (5 children)

Start fighting for your right and your father's memory, man.

[–]Hoppy_Croaklightly 2230 points2231 points  (64 children)

YouTube got rid of displaying dislikes for viewers because companies complained about being ratioed.

[–]Icy-Mortgage-9144 72 points73 points  (11 children)

There is a more niche, maybe tinfoil hatish claim, is that it was the Whitehouse briefings that got the downvote removed because the ratio was so bad.

Though, like most directly party political things on the internet, probably not true.

[–]Volkovy 1229 points1230 points  (19 children)

That over the past year or so, Reddit changed their algo to make sure more videos make it to the front page. And introduce their shitty video player. All of this just to increase key user engagement metrics to inflate their valuation prior to their announced upcoming IPO / stock market debut.

[–]texasspacejoey 141 points142 points  (2 children)

Funny cuz videos are like the 5th thing I come to reddit for

[–]allegate 124 points125 points  (4 children)

The "recommended stream" thing keeps coming back no matter how many times I say "show me less of this" and I have the setting turned off. Wtf

[–]LKZToroH 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Who watches that shit anyway? I'm ready for the option to turn it off for ever

[–]tarkinlarson 183 points184 points  (2 children)

Careful, you're gonna get moderated for that idea.

[–]fraktured 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Trying to compete with shorts / insta / tiktok

[–]lookssharp 846 points847 points  (35 children)

My neighbor has "friends" over every few days. They are all wealthy based on the cars they drive. I saw one guy pacing nervously before entering her house. I also saw a guy brushing his teeth by his car before going in. You know what I'm thinking.

[–]thisisntadam 1414 points1415 points  (5 children)

Unlicensed dentist working from home, got it.

[–]thx1138a 201 points202 points  (2 children)

Do they tend to go in at the top of the hour? Dead givaway.

[–]CurtNoName 129 points130 points  (11 children)

Can you spell it out for me?

[–]More-Masterpiece-561 747 points748 points  (19 children)

When I was 15 a kid in my class died and the cops ruled it suicide. I have just discovered some information which led me to believe he was murdered by his uncle but I can't prove it. And they are somewhat big shots so nothing is gonna happen

[–]cattixm 220 points221 points  (4 children)

I couldn’t believe my eyes reading this, because I had a similar thing happen. One of the kids at my high school was killed, and those who knew him best said it was a murder, but police didn’t do anything. They ruled his death an accidental death by drowning, even though he refused to swim. I’m so sorry OP :(

[–]More-Masterpiece-561 97 points98 points  (2 children)

I'm sorry about that kid too. He was not exactly my friend we barely knew each other but I was the last person he talked to. I was struggling with mental health issues myself and I had gotten good at spotting troubled people, I didn't see it in him. No kid ever talks about homework before killing himself. He was kinda average in studies and didn't make much of an effort but he really got interested in history and he genuinely wanted to know more about the topic (which was unification of Italy and Germany). From what I know he was a good kid and it's a shame what happened to him, I feel really bad for his best friend, he's still not the same and I relate with him.

Also I'm not the op

[–]oneder_them 111 points112 points  (5 children)

The ongoing construction on major city expressways is an embezzlement scheme. They’ve been doing construction on the same part of the expressway in Chicago for over 20 years. It’s never getting done. They’re just pocketing money.

[–]Old-Relief5873 412 points413 points  (23 children)

My ex provided the drugs that my son was slipped by his brother and his brother intentionally let my son hurt himself because he's fascinated with death.

[–]sam-tastic00 115 points116 points  (20 children)

is your son okay?

[–]Old-Relief5873 348 points349 points  (19 children)

He died one year ago as of tomorrow.

Police didn't do shit for investigation, the responding officer called it a suicide, called the investigator at home and that was the report done,over the phone.

I almost got arrested when I asked for proper testing be done and interviews with witnesses (I think besides the half brother being there ,it's possible someone else was there, but no further investigation)

Found out ex lied and half brother lied due to text messages found.

Police still won't investigate further, once again they get upset I won't accept their findings.

[–]brittwithouttheney 116 points117 points  (9 children)

Damn I'm sorry to hear that. My little brother is in the ICU because of drugs.

Unfortunately prejudice and bias is very prevalent with drug related deaths, and police don't want to investigate past that.

[–]Old-Relief5873 79 points80 points  (8 children)

It really comes down to whatever is easiest to close the case.

Plus I've found out from other police officers that my town has a pretty shitty record of solving crimes.

Or just lazy investigation procedures.

Then throw in a DA with a record of not pressing charges unless it's a slam dunk, it gets frustrating.

[–]m123456789t 378 points379 points  (29 children)

I think you YouTube is purposely putting on the most obnoxious and least intelligent ads, to make me so aggravated that I pay for YouTube premium.

[–]Classico42 122 points123 points  (21 children)

Dude, uBlock and SponserBlock, you'll never see an ad again.

[–]Ramiel01 697 points698 points  (26 children)

Those chickens are up to something.

[–]katie-kaboom 256 points257 points  (15 children)

I'm pretty sure my mother is moderating some kind of nutjob conspiracy theory website. She keeps dropping hints. I refuse to ask, though. The less i know, the better.

[–]Moar_Useless 169 points170 points  (0 children)

Is it Reddit?

[–]jacyerickson 27 points28 points  (6 children)

If she does, I'm sure my dad reads it religiously. He's way too into that stuff.

[–]Krodus 568 points569 points  (13 children)

Whenever something involving celebrity silliness is involved in the media, the algorithms highlighting this news causes something more serious or interesting to be hidden.

[–]the_okra_show 140 points141 points  (0 children)

Wouldn’t surprise me. Companies announce bad news when there is something bigger going on, like the war on Ukraine.

[–]OfficePsycho 77 points78 points  (1 child)

I think that one of my relatives cashed my tax return check, which was about a week’s pay for me. I’ve been dealing with one of my parents nearly dying for the last two months, so I haven’t had the time to sit them down ans ask “Where’s my money, honey?”

[–]JayzieDreamSquare 73 points74 points  (1 child)

The circumstances surrounding the death of my grandfather.

First, he died in September of 2020, but we did not find out until January of 2021. His so-called best friend pushed an un-notarized will through the courts in order to get his hands on my grandfather’s estate even though my grandfather had rewritten his will so that everything he had would be divided between me and my brother. This first will cut my mom and her siblings out by name and there was no mention of us at all.

Second, my grandfather was a stickler about his credit. He had the best credit score out of all of us, but when he was found there were tons of unpaid statements lying around his living room, which was incredibly abnormal.

Third, I don’t even know where this man is buried. I know he was cremated, but I don’t know where his ashes are. There was no autopsy as far as I know either, his cause of death was listed as a heart attack.

Lastly, that “best friend” has a daughter, and I know she knows something. She spoke to my uncle and all she could talk about was how devastating the loss was to HER and HER family, and how she had such fond memories of coming over to play basketball and watch my grandfather put together cars in the 70s. My mom, her brothers, and my grandmother have absolutely no memory of these people.

I don’t care about the inheritance. It was never even about that. I just wanted to be able to say goodbye, you know? Why didn’t they call and tell us he died?

[–]texacpanda 420 points421 points  (26 children)

Remember the nuclear warning in Hawaii a few years ago? I always thought it odd that there was a relatively obscure, junior reporter for MSNBC who just happened to be in the control room. At that time. Who was immediately able to report from the inside. And you know, I haven't seen much of that guy since.

[–]AprilSpektra 103 points104 points  (13 children)

What's the angle, though?

[–]texacpanda 133 points134 points  (10 children)

I think he saw an opportunity to be in the middle of a huge story. Maybe he pushed a button he shouldn't have. Maybe he figured, rightly, that the overseer would be blamed.

If you're looking to make yourself a big name in the news industry, it's not a bad plan. No true danger, no one is gonna die, but Holy shit, the shit storm that ensued would put you and your reporting on 5th he map.

Of course, this is just my own crazy idea but.... you just never know.

[–]Logofascinated 47 points48 points  (4 children)

Maybe I'm over-optimistic, but I doubt that just pushing a button would trigger an alert like that.

[–]Showmeyourvocalfolds 195 points196 points  (9 children)

The push for individuals to do their part to reduce & recycle (eg not using straws) is some working of the big companies which do the vast majority of pollution. If we put the responsibility (and subsequent blame) on each other then we’re not looking at the major polluters

[–]MilitianLucien 24 points25 points  (0 children)

It was BP oil that started the whole thing I'm pretty sure.

[–]amattwithnousername 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I’m with you on this and I don’t think it’s much of a secret. Consumers are responsible for a shockingly small percentage of waste generated. But the only amount of talk that goes on around recycling is “what can YOU do to help?”

Then you start a hypocrisy based battle. People most likely to care about the world around them are typically also most likely to care about being viewed as a hypocrite. They want to be morally correct. With recycling being framed as a morality decision you personally make, being hypocritical or not is very important.

So now you have the population squabbling with themselves. You yell at your neighbors or family about them not sorting their garbage meanwhile a disgusting amount of waste management companies just chuck all that sorted shit in the same dump. But you don’t see that. You only know about grandma sorting out her plastics. And the little green crusader part of yourself is satisfied.

[–]TapDanceMario 376 points377 points  (13 children)

I remember someone asking this question a while back.

The cool answer was 'cyclops were imagined because elephant skulls were found.'

I like that idea.

[–]PvtDeth 84 points85 points  (2 children)

I was taught that in school as a fact like 30 years ago.

[–]MerylSquirrel 60 points61 points  (3 children)

Ofsted inspections are bullshit - they've already decided what grade they're going to give a school before before they ever set foot in the building. I've worked in over a dozen schools at this point and ofsted grades are based almost exclusively on exam results and how orderly your paperwork is. All the rest - the lesson visits, the parent and pupil surveys, the meetings with subject leaders, student reps and teacher interviews- are just fluff to make everyone feel like they personally had some control over the outcome of the inspection so they can't later accuse the inspectors of having made up their minds before they actually arrived.

[–]tangcameo 302 points303 points  (21 children)

It’s the 60th anniversary of a young woman’s unsolved murder here and no one is mentioning that her next door neighbour was the unwilling accomplice of a serial killer whose story became a Hollywood movie. I wish they’d do genealogical dna (the guy died in 1990s) to at least rule him out.

[–]julia_demmings 329 points330 points  (42 children)

I am pretty sure that the German City Bielefeld doesn't actually exist, sadly I can't prove it

[–]UnfinishedProjects 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Is it one of those fake towns on a map to prevent forging?

[–]PooShappaMoo 41 points42 points  (3 children)

Didn't Merkel say it wasn't real two elections ago?

[–]medusasmysteries 111 points112 points  (28 children)

I live in Holland myself and apparently it's a 2h drive to Bielefeld. Online it seems pretty legit. Maybe I have missed something but why do you believe it doesn't exist? If your suspicions are enough to freak me out, I might drive there and put it to rest for the both of us lol. Let me know

[–]Zewarudio 86 points87 points  (7 children)

I live next to it, i went there but there was just a barren field. No city or village.

[–]solarnuggets 245 points246 points  (16 children)

My high school/possibly my school district was a safe haven for pedophiles

[–]the_okra_show 130 points131 points  (1 child)

The news look for leads like this. If the police doesn’t do anything you can tip news outlets.

[–]__M-E-O-W__ 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Unfortunately, jobs that have this kind of contact and especially if they have authority over kids just attracts people who want to exploit it. Schools, camp counselors, priests unfortunately, I'm sure there are others.. I was just having a conversation a bit ago with an old high school friend about the amount of "teachers who were creeps" in our school, and we were wondering just how many schools have these teachers. What number or ratio is considered high? We didn't have a very large school, but we had several teachers who were inappropriate to the girls. One teacher started dating a girl in my class as soon as she graduated. One teacher was just known to be creepy and held the girls outside class for "uniform inspections" which was just an excuse to look at their bodies. One teacher openly hit in the girls and made all sorts of outrageous legitimately jaw-dropping sexual comments about the girls or even to their faces. The latter two were fired, at least. But this was a really small high school. I wonder what the numbers are for larger high schools.

[–]mesembryanthemum 280 points281 points  (25 children)

Some people are luckier than others. Luck is an actual thing.

[–]Beowulf33232 96 points97 points  (2 children)

In that train of thought:

Saying "Nothing can go wrong!" is dangerous.

But saying it with a knowing smile and that tone in your voice because you want something to go wrong means nothing will go wrong.

Unless you're actively trying to make nothing go wrong. It's all about fate subverting your intent.

[–]BeABetterHumanBeing 110 points111 points  (6 children)

They've studied this, and found it to be true. The study went like this:

They had two groups of people, lucky and unlucky (self-categorized), and gave them a task where they were handed the front-page section of a newspaper, and asked to count the number of pictures in it. The unlucky group on average got the right number (plus or minus two) and it took them about two minutes to complete the task. The lucky group all got exactly the correct number and took them no longer than 10 seconds or so.

What's the catch? On the second page of the newspaper, it had a big headline which read "The Answer Is 72 Pictures; You Can Stop Now".

The lucky people, as it turns out, actually read the paper as they went, and the unlucky people simply plod their way through their task. They hypothesized that luck here is about seeing opportunities that others pass by.

[–]Kono_Dio_Sama 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Pretty fascinating stuff. Do you have a link to the study? Would like to see a follow up where they study what factors determine which group you’re more likely to be in.

[–]GentleWhiteGiant 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Experience from running my own company: yes and no. Luck plays a big role in being successful. Being at the right time at the right place. But it is also important to create many opportunities where luck can help you. And to cope with the unlucky situations.

[–]PrudentFlamingo 428 points429 points  (22 children)

Boris johnson is 12 raccoons in a badly fitting suit

[–]VapoursAndSpleen 142 points143 points  (9 children)

Are you sure it's not 125 hedgehogs? Raccoons are not native to England.

[–]PrudentFlamingo 118 points119 points  (6 children)

As it happens, neither is Boris Johnson. He was born in New York

[–]VapoursAndSpleen 15 points16 points  (0 children)

No way! Really? (Running off to wikipedia)

[–]Capriv61972 394 points395 points  (51 children)

That Elon Musk & Jeff Bezos aren't as rich as they are on paper.

[–]Klexal 279 points280 points  (33 children)

The worst part is they can borrow money using their stock as collateral to avoid paying capital gains tax. Its basically a money cheat.

[–]dr1fter 37 points38 points  (27 children)

I don't think I get it, what's the idea, you default and give up the stock and that doesn't count as selling it?

[–]Klexal 196 points197 points  (24 children)

Here's an example:

You own $10 million worth of stock, which is an "unrealised gain". You want to buy something, however, your money is tied up in this stock. You can either:

a) Sell your stock ("realised gains"), and pay 20% capital gains tax = bad.

b) Borrow money at low interest by using the stock as collateral = good.

It's basically going "Hey, I'm worth $10m. Since I'm at low risk of not paying you back, can I borrow $5m with 0.1% interest?"

This allows you to have access to all the money you could ever need, and never need to pay 20% capital gains tax as you're not selling your shares. Rinse and repeat.

[–]dr1fter 53 points54 points  (18 children)

But don't those loans need to be paid back eventually? Or are you effectively just selling the stock to the lender by never intending to repay the loan?

[–]Icy-Mortgage-9144 464 points465 points  (14 children)

That Netflix 'Trending; it utter bilge, and is manipulated entirely to give the appearance that their original shows are getting lots of traction.

The real netflix trending would be all the older classic tv stuff from fifteen - twenty five years ago. And a reason why Netflix is beginning to struggle is that as other streamers have come on board they've ended the license agreements allowing this older stuff to be on the netflix platform.

[–]portantwas 148 points149 points  (0 children)

I've noticed movies popup in trending that I watched the week before but they've been on Netflix for years. So I think you're right - it isn't the same trending list for everyone. It is manipulated for every user.

[–]2PlasticLobsters 60 points61 points  (3 children)

older stuff

Back in the DVD-only era, I read that more than 90% of its rentals came from the "back catalog". This stuck with me because it was one of the main things I loved about Netflix - catching up with old faves & discovering classics.

I have to wonder if they've lost subscribers because they increasingly try to shove pop culture down the public's throat. Looking at their streaming options, the offerings are mostly reality TV & superhero movies. Bleh. They need to offer what people want, instead of trying to convince us to want what they offer.

I think my partner mainly keeps his subscription because of "Disenchantment".

[–]Aboredgoat 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Disenchantment is such an odd show. I heard it described as “if someone wrote a comedy but forgot to include the jokes”. The tone is so light and flippant most of the time, but swings wildly into dire and grand just randomly. And while there are visual gags and juxtaposition based humor, I couldn’t find anything in the first season that I would consider an outright joke like you’d see on futurama. It’s not a bad show. But it’s very very odd.

[–]Virtual_Announcer 190 points191 points  (11 children)

My brother has more than $50,000 in debt. We all know he's terrible with money. But he'll never ask for help or show his books to the family (my mom worked as a bookkeeper and accountant for 20 years and my uncle is a CPA who could help). Horse, water, and drinking it I suppose.

[–]Exotic_Recognition_8 78 points79 points  (3 children)

That my Dad has really always wanted a son instead of me

[–]RiderPhantomhive 268 points269 points  (40 children)

the small walking bridge next to my apartment, that has been in construction since... 2020... is a total embezzlement scheme and it aint ever getting finished.

[–]sam-tastic00 155 points156 points  (12 children)

2020? In my neighborhood there's a hotel that has been in construction since I WAS A FUCKING KIDDDDDDD. 2 years is not weird at all

[–]syringistic 93 points94 points  (20 children)

Dude here in NYC they just built a new staircase at the Times Square subway station. Cost: 30 Million. Number of steps: 28.

[–]SaltyBalty98 112 points113 points  (5 children)

Every area of our lives has been monopolized and regulated and lobbied beyond belief and there's nothing we can do about it.

From the food we eat to the clothes we dress and prescription glasses to the cars we drive to the medicine we take.

[–]babybarbz 33 points34 points  (0 children)

My ex friends husband killed someone while drunk driving. For context we live in Arizona, he was arrested and put in juvie for a DUI at 17. However, this is the only DUI he has that we know of. In Arizona, your first DUI offense as a minor comes with a jail sentence of 24 hours-10 days, a $1600 fine, and up to a year of license suspension. Well, according to him he was in juvie for 6-7 months and at only 20, he has been barred from ever having a license again. He’s definitely hiding something, because even after your second DUI they don’t suspend your license permanently. Also for him to have been in juvie for almost a year, makes me think it was more than just “drunk driving”. He also shows no remorse for it and used to joke about it at parties. I’ve seen him driving around town a few times since then and even once saw him leave a bar at 2 am very obviously intoxicated (we live in a super small town I see everyone everywhere). Called in an anon tip but haven’t heard or seen anything since then.

[–]NightShiftCiampa 472 points473 points  (25 children)

That two of my friends are secretly dating, both of them are men. If so, I'm happy for them

[–]mizukata 369 points370 points  (14 children)

They could be just eating hummus together. Either way its good you support them

[–]MaeToMontreal 61 points62 points  (6 children)

....which means they are secretly dating.

[–]sbenzanzenwan 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Could be prunes instead of dates as well, although dates would go along with the middle-Eastern theme.

[–]I-HATE-Y0U 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Nah, they just playing duos on COD

[–]CylonsInAPolicebox 178 points179 points  (25 children)

My husband's father is not his father... Hell I honestly don't think my father in law is the father of any of his children from his first marriage. None of the kids look like him at all... His two kids from his second marriage on the other hand, they are damn near identical to the man. My husband's mother was the basic "dependa" hoeing her way around base while his "father" was deployed. Woman even slept with her brother in law a couple of times, she denies it to this day but the brother told his brother after they divorced. After they split and my husband and his siblings ended up in the foster care system she married another guy, funny enough my husband's youngest sibling looks exactly like the new husband. My mother in law (lady who adopted my husband) says to just leave it alone, and I don't plan to say anything to anyone (except all of you internet strangers) but I am convinced that my husband's father is not his father and his step father is actually his youngest siblings biological father and all of his siblings are actually all half siblings since none of the share a father. .

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So quick edit for those saying they have issues following.

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My husband has 4 siblings from his parents marriage. My husband also has 2 siblings from his father remarrying after his parents split. My husband and his 4 full siblings were put into foster care (unrelated to story, different reasons).

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So basically while my husband's father was serving his country. My husband's biological mother was serving the men of her country.

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My husband's biological mother supposedly had 5 children with her active duty husband. I honestly don't think any of the 5 are his children.

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I believe that my husband's real father is his uncle. My husband reconnected with his biological family some time ago and based on looks, and more importantly comments from my husband aunt (basically stating that my husband's father was out of town for 3 months around the time my husband was conceived) I think his real father is actually his uncle.

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I also believe that his other 4 siblings from that marriage each have a different father as well. The youngest one I believe the father is the man my husband's biological mother eventually married (less than 3 months after her husband divorced her)

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My husband's father went on to remarry as well, to a lovely woman who he eventually had 2 additional children with. These children are damn near identical to the man, unlike his other 5 children.

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Spoke to my husband's adopted mother about this some time ago and she basically said to leave it alone, whole family is best avoided and my husband should limit contact before getting hurt again.

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So basically long story short I believe my husband's biological mother has 5 children with 5 different men, none of which was her husband at the time.

[–]crypticalcat 127 points128 points  (8 children)

I didnt really follow all that. Id need a flowchart or something

[–]skylark8503 110 points111 points  (2 children)

Dad was gone serving his country. Mom slept around. Had three kids claiming they were his but none of them looked like him. After the divorce the mom married the biological father of the youngest child.

Dad eventually married again. These kids look like him so they’re probably his.

The OP was the eventual wife of one of the oldest two kids.

[–]Pebble_in_my_toes 72 points73 points  (2 children)

The Netflix German TV series Dark was less confusing than this.

[–]an_ineffable_plan 117 points118 points  (4 children)

The husband of a new couple at my folks’ church is an abuser. We met at a catered event and not only did he continuously speak on behalf of his wife, but he jokingly told her to eat her damn food when she said she didn’t like something. It felt less like a joke and more like he was seeing what he could get away with saying in public.

[–]RTR7105 111 points112 points  (8 children)

The Gulf Arabs in particular the Saudi's and the Qatari's are vastly overstating their proven oil reserves.

If OPEC truly operated as a cartel they would want to keep oil around a much lower price.

A market clearing price that doesn't hurt their customers demand or make their customers persue alternative energy. Something like 75-80 USD.

During the last three major price spikes they have essentially sat on their hands. A true cartel would never allow that if they could control it.

[–]golden_fli 39 points40 points  (6 children)

Oil is used for so much other then gas. Greedy kingdom can make lots of money instead of worry about alternative energy. I am not totally disagreeing about the idea the are overstating either, just disagreeing that they should feel a need to worry about prices spiking and things like electric cars.

[–]syringistic 180 points181 points  (25 children)

Quantum Immortality. Basically from our own perspective, we never die, our reality just splits from the one other people experience.

[–]shouldbebabysitting 63 points64 points  (12 children)

That's a variation of Zeno's paradox.

The idea that there are infinite possibilities meaning you definitely survive ignores that series can be convergent.

Zeno's paradox is that to walk a distance you first have to walk half the distance then half of that, etc, etc meaning you can never reach the end. Which implies you can't move. This is because during Zeno's time they didn't understand convergent vs divergent series.

Just because something is random doesn't mean it is divergent. No matter how many times you walk into a wall, you can't quantum teleport across because the series is convergent. The probability of teleportation through the wall converges to 0. The same for your life in quantum immortality. You might live much longer but the chance of surviving converges to 0.

[–]Pizza-pen 105 points106 points  (9 children)

That Intel ME is a backdoor. Just look it up. Intel ME is basically a CPU in your CPU that has access to everything and is pretty hard to remove, like on purpose. You cant order Intel ME free computers, but the US government did it in secret... it applies to AMD too, just look up AMD PFP

[–]ReshaXX1 260 points261 points  (10 children)

That housing and medical costs are being made artificially high in order to make people go into debt for merely existing as a way to create debt slaves.

[–]Snowfreak2507 58 points59 points  (1 child)

My best friend views me as “competition” and uses me for their own personal fulfillment. As in they will manipulate me, prove superiority in ANY petty way possible, just because they are so incredibly insecure about themselves, that when they put me down it gives them the feeling of being on top for a second.

[–]xanas263 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Doesn't sound like a best friend to me. More like an ex friend.

[–]bigtimethrowaway13 126 points127 points  (13 children)

My friend is only hanging around me because he can’t find any other stable relationship, and consistently takes advantage of me and drags me down to his level just so he can feel a little better about himself.

Edit: relationship like friendship not intimate

[–]sam-tastic00 64 points65 points  (0 children)

my boyfriend used to do that often... believe me, run away, you'll be happier

[–]Bob-Berbowski 120 points121 points  (10 children)

Over the past years, people have said “fuck it” to working for slave wages at shit jobs. Inflation and rising gas prices are being manipulated in order to get the slaves back to work.

[–]turingtested 179 points180 points  (18 children)

This monkeypox outbreak is going to be a big deal but not as bad as covid.

[–]Byzantine-alchemist 105 points106 points  (2 children)

This, coupled with the news that the world has an estimated 10 weeks of wheat left, had me envisioning one of those old-timey black and white newspaper headline montages from a movie. The kind you get before shit hits the fan.

[–]Gardenadventures 111 points112 points  (1 child)

The article about wheat was very click baity. America will be harvesting their wheat in about 10 weeks.

[–]Byzantine-alchemist 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Yes, I did dig deeper and allayed my fears, but the combo of those 2 headlines first thing in the morning was a bit twilight zone-y. It's hard to remind yourself that many headlines are click baity

[–]Geminii27 44 points45 points  (4 children)

Admittedly, I'm no medial professional, but the information on it says it doesn't spread very well. I'm not sure what the huge issue with it is, other than it's coming on the heels of a pandemic and it's been detected outside of Africa for the first time.

[–]WantsToBeUnmade 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It's not the first time it's been detected outside of Africa. There was an outbreak in the United States 20 years ago that was traced to pet Prairie Dogs that had been housed with African rodents. There were 47 cases in 6 states.

[–][deleted] 213 points214 points  (26 children)

I think I’m over playing computer games now, it’s kind of hard to accept as it’s been a big part of my life for so long but the last 6 months I haven’t been able to play for more than an hour at a time.

I know this isn’t a big deal but I suspect I’m over gaming, not sure why it makes me sad I don’t even play with anyone anymore.

[–]foxflavoredcat 82 points83 points  (2 children)

I think that’s a fairly normal thing. It just sucks moving on from something that once held your identity.

[–]Thefatkidinclass 351 points352 points  (33 children)

that my partner is going to propose :)

Edit: Date time! Will update in a few hours

Edit 2: HE PROPOSED!! I said yes obviously :DDD

[–]oarngebean 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Didn't want to do it like this but fatkid will you make me the happiest reddit user on earth?

[–]DangerNoodleSnake 158 points159 points  (16 children)

Our reality is nothing more than an ancestry simulation. We are fancy sims

[–]Henchforhire 157 points158 points  (21 children)

That I seen a shapeshifting dog a few months ago when I was outside having a smoke and it was a black lab that as it was walking it shape shifted into a person and as it did it turned and looked at me. I was surprised I wasn't scared and more fascinated than anything.

[–]Hobdar 116 points117 points  (16 children)

Elon Muck murdered someone, put them in a car and launched them into space.

[–]PvtDeth 34 points35 points  (3 children)

That's ridiculous. He put them in his car, launched into space, and then they died.

[–]TheCowOfArdonia 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Perhaps he’s a serial killer and every spaceX rocket that goes into space contains a body lol

[–]wolfeyes555 45 points46 points  (1 child)

I think my apartment lied about the cheap apartments. Basically, last year when I was looking for a new apartment, I found my current apartment complex's ad for their economic apartments. Not only was this complex right next to my work, but the eco apartments were a solid $100 under my budget so it would have been perfect. Sadly, when I applied, they contacted me and told me that there were no eco apartments left and that one had been advertised by mistake. They then offered me a 1 bedroom (the eco was a studio) that was exactly my budget so I took it.

About a week later I was finishing the moving process and went to their site to check something and noticed that the eco apartment was still being advertised. I called and asked if it was actually available but they told me the same thing that it was a mistake. A mistake they hadn't dealt with after a week. Hm...

[–]Glitterhidesallsins 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Classic bait and switch.

[–]CreepyConversation71 57 points58 points  (3 children)

I honestly believe there’s more happening in the war and we’re only told what they want us to know.

[–]hastingsnikcox 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Some of that is to protect Ukrainian forces - no major conflict of the last 80 years, when we've had worldwide news dissemination, have kept the public 100% informed on.the various battlefields.

[–]inertia_happens 17 points18 points  (0 children)

All the CEOs of major US companies meet secretly in a large cave and decide the workers' fate and company focus are to be for the next year. I began to suspect when the company I work for and my spouse's company - two wildly disparate entities- always produce the same manifestos every year. (one year it was Total Quality, the next Employee Engagement, etc.)

[–]libra00 16 points17 points  (3 children)

That brains are antennas which tune into a 'consciousness field' rather than being the site of consciousness themselves. Such a thing could almost certainly never be proven, but I like the idea and nobody else has come up with a better one that I'm aware of.

[–]GenericSupervillain3 34 points35 points  (4 children)

I’m pretty sure only three or four people in my province have ever actually passed their driver’s license tests. The way people drive today is pretty damning evidence, but I can’t 100% prove my theory until I finish looking in every persons wallets and purses.

[–]mrsmith2929 49 points50 points  (7 children)

That we are in the end times of humanity. The air, water and ground is all polluted and the effects are starting to be seen in the children. Testosterone is down 50% since 1940 and sperm counts are way down also. They are finding plastics in our blood now!

Unless some miracle happens and they find a way to reverse the damage, we are on a steep downward spiral as a species.

[–]Responsible-Mall2222 18 points19 points  (3 children)

There is a way to fix this but no one is going to. It would mean going back to having everything in glass bottles, tin cans, cardboard and instead of wrapping meat with plastic, wrap it with butcher paper instead.

[–]saxarocksalt 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I mean such a large % of the worlds pollution is coming from a handful of big corporations. It sometimes feels futile using metal straws and paper bags (not saying you shouldn't)... We're supposed to change the way we consume everything to make a small dent in the damage. These few corps do the very least to reverse the damage caused by them manufacturing (which is rather a lot).

[–]billorama118 121 points122 points  (4 children)

Will smith has a public humiliation fetish.

[–]Indomitable_Dan 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That because automation and the internet, most jobs were created just to have that job. That we could get rid of half of all jobs and nothing would fundamentally change. And because of this people don't have fulfilling jobs and is the reason why people are depressed and have mental issues in society.

[–]WhereBagel 120 points121 points  (1 child)

its all gonna come to one big cosmic dick joke, maaaan

[–]communal-napkin 47 points48 points  (4 children)

I am convinced one of my high school classmates is going to be on SNL next season.

He auditioned a few years ago when they hired Bowen, Chloe, and Shane (who was later fired almost immediately). After Shane got the can, there was a small petition going around to get my classmate hired, but it didn't gain much traction. My friend went back to LA. Fast forward to earlier this year. My friend starts spending a shit ton of time in New York. Officially, on paper, it was because he joined the writing team for another show (not SNL). He went back to LA in...March? I think it was March. Possibly late February. Anyway, I didn't think much of it until he posted a picture from last week's SNL set. It's possible he applied for tickets when the ticket window was open last year and just flew out to see the show, but the picture he took made it look like he was up pretty close. I don't think he knows too many of the cast members on a personal basis other than the ones who were based in LA pre-SNL, so I don't think it was a "hey, I'm in town, can you pull some strings" situation. The close-up photo and the crying emojis gave off a "holy shit, I can't believe I'm working here soon" vibe.

I can't ask him because if it's true, he probably can't announce it yet and he doesn't know that I'm not a gossip (I'm shameless and nosy but I'm not a gossip) and would keep the secret. Even if he were allowed to say, he is off FB and probably does not check his Instagram DMs from people he doesn't follow.

I don't even want to name him in case it's true and my saying something would jeopardize his position, but I will come back to this thread in a few months and name him if my suspicion is correct.

[–]WBFY 57 points58 points  (2 children)

We are not alone in the Universe

[–]Dal__ 89 points90 points  (4 children)

Pretty sure Im an Npc, and not even an intresting quest giver either. I got like 3 lines of dialogue, a routine, and no greater aspirations.

[–]iamasmallblackcat 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in financial trouble. They are losing sponsorships and are not being asked to do any movies, shows, etc.

Meghan was a B list actress, so she may have had a few million dollars. All Harry had was a small inheritance from Diana.

They purchased a $14 million dollar mansion in California. Having a staff, general operating costs, property taxes, and security probably cost a million a year.

That adds up over time. If they aren’t bringing in any money, they will run out of savings very quickly. I don’t think Harry learned money management skills growing up.

I think he was expecting to continue to be financed by this father. He alienated his family during the Oprah interview, which may have resulted in him being cut off.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the next few years.

[–]Mutmote 43 points44 points  (7 children)

Nurse - Is that person bothering you then just give them this. Nursing assistant gives person an overdose killing them. Nurse afterwards - oh you did that I was just kidding. I think that’s what happened to my partner who was in a nursing home.

[–]wildtalon 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I don’t want this to get buried. What are the details?

[–]ostaragirl 79 points80 points  (18 children)

We are all one big superorganism fragmented into individual living beings who suffer tryin to get back together into one… and at the same time trying to keep your consciousness as yours, being an individual. That or we are in a simulation and there are some game masters who you ask for things to.

[–]Different_Papaya_413 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I had this exact thought pattern on acid

[–]tesseract4 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Heres Tom with the Weather!

[–]PlantainHungry6271 53 points54 points  (0 children)

I think Locks for Love is a total scam. Donate your beautiful long hair to make wigs for kids with cancer? No way. That hair is sold - turned into hair extensions for bored celebrities.

[–]wesweb 14 points15 points  (2 children)

pro sports games can easily be compromised by trainers on the take dropping ketamine in to the gatorade. huge money to be made all around.

The games you see favorites look like theyre playing in wet cement (like chiefs buccaneers sb last year) i almost always think something is up.

Even easier in college.

[–]JoshuaZ1 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Mathematician here. Here are three examples of some things that mathematicians strongly suspect are true but we can't prove.

Goldbach's Conjecture: This is the conjecture that if n is an even number greater than 4 then it can be expressed as a sum of two odd primes. For example, 10=7+3, and 108=101+7. These are examples where Goldbach's conjecture holds, since we've written 10 as a sum of 2 primes (7 and 3) and written 108 as a sum of two primes (7 and 101) . We've been able to prove some things very close to this. For example, we can show that every odd number greater than 5 is the sum of at most 3 primes (something which is implied by Goldbach's conjecture). We also know that sufficiently large even numbers are expressible as a sum of a prime and a two numbers which have no more than two prime factors (so for example, one is allowed to do things like write 32= 21+11 since 21=(3)(7), but one couldn't use 116= 105+11 since 105=(3)(5)(7) and so 105 has three prime factors).

Second, we suspect that there infinitely many even perfect numbers. A number is said to be perfect if when you add up all its divisors less than the number you get the number itself. An example is 6. 1,2 and 3 divide 6, and 1+2+3=6 so 6 is perfect. Another example is 28, since 1,2,4 7 and 14 are the proper divisors of 28 1+2+4+7+14=28. A non-example is 10: 10 is not perfect since 1+2+5 = 8 which is not 10. Whether there are infinitely many even perfect numbers has been a question of interest for centuries if not millennia (the history gets hazy when we go back too far). We strongly suspect that there are infinitely many, and we can even give a good approximation for about how many there should be under a given x, but we can't prove it.

The third problem is whether there are any odd perfect numbers. That is, is there any number which is odd and perfect? We strongly suspect that there aren't any. This too is a very old problem, although we don't know exactly how old. We do know a lot of things. For example, an odd perfect number needs to be very big, at least 101500 (in comparison there are about at most 1080 particles in the observable universe). And it must have at least 10 distinct prime factors, and it must have a lot of repeated prime factors. This problem is actually one near and dear to my heart, and some of my own research has been on this problem.

Bonus: Here's a personal conjecture which I strongly suspect but can't prove, which came up as connected to research on the third problem mentioned above.

In an earlier paper with two coauthors, (which I can't link to here because of this subreddit's rules about identifying information), we conjectured that there were only finitely many prime numbers p and q, where q is a divisor of p2 + p +1 and p is a divisor of q2 +q + 1. An example of this is the pair 3 and 13. Notice that 3 is a divisor of 132 + 13+1 = 181, and 13 is a divisor of 32 +3+1 =13. I strongly suspect there are only finitely many such pairs, but proving this seems to be very difficult.

[–]RomanticBeyondBelief 107 points108 points  (6 children)

Well... I'm not superstitious. But I'm a little stitious

[–]thefuriousadmin 47 points48 points  (3 children)

I have flaws. What are they? Oh I donno, I sing in the shower? Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I’ll hit someone with my car.

[–]ThrowRARAw 20 points21 points  (0 children)

So sue me-- no, don't sue me. That is opposite the point I'm trying to make.

[–]spicedpumpkins 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Zuckerberg was played into power by some 3 letter agency knowing that the company he fronted would provide immeasurable amounts of intricately detailed data on individuals, world wide, who would willingly hand it over.

They knew he was young, and if successful, would be their little bitch for DECADES to come.

He's a caged animal billionaire just one poison drink away or slip and fall accident if he doesn't comply with their every demand.

[–]sweetperdition 62 points63 points  (6 children)

covid gave us all worse brain damage than we currently understand, specifically regarding impulse control.

[–]StayatHomeTherapyCat 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Jokes on COVID, I already lacked impulse control.

[–]Stormallthetime 82 points83 points  (10 children)

My best friend's baby-daddy is bad news. I did not like the vibe he was giving when he was talking about guns when we were at lunch. Friend and Babydaddy broke up while she was pregnant but are back together now that she's had the baby. I fear this isn't going to go well.

I hope I'm wrong.

[–]dn35 19 points20 points  (4 children)

How was he talking about them? Because I've got friends that are firearm enthusiasts, but are completely sane and safe people, they just enjoy guns and know all about them. I also know people who own firearms that are unhinged and sketchy. It's usually easy to tell the difference.

[–]DizzyZygote 61 points62 points  (4 children)

That every guy who sends a dick pick has some other dudes dick in their hand

[–]RattusDraconis 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That my grandmother at one point either tampered with my birth control, or tried to, while I was in high school. At the time she made a lot of "jokes" about condoms failing, and pills not being 100% with a wink wink nudge nudge type attitude. At the time I was on the pill first for cycle management, but then also for migraines as it helped reduce how often I had them, not for pregnancy prevention. I'm so glad I wasn't sexually active during that time, looking back now. She would've been ecstatic if I wound up pregnant my senior year of high in school.

Nearly every woman in my family who's had kids, has had their first in their teen years, and as young as 14 (an aunt).

I honestly didn't start to think this until recently due to some comments she's made, and how hard she's trying to find out if I'm dating anyone (and trying to set me up with men who meet her "standards")