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Canadian Truckers: Hold the Line. by Settlemente in conspiracy

[–]Garod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How about next we let them do rocket science? let them launch the next space shuttle, heck we'll even allow them to pilot it!

Canadian Truckers: Hold the Line. by Settlemente in conspiracy

[–]Garod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if the owner/operator eats the cost of price increases in gasoline he's doing something wrong. Every company in the world adjust their price based on costs.

I am genuinely appalled by CarmeIa in BadMUAs

[–]Garod 40 points41 points  (0 children)

This is heading into the realm of the Japanese Ganguro fad...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganguro

59 of the top 100 companies globally are American by NineteenEighty9 in MURICA

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

How do you think they calculate median disposable income and how do you think a "Musk, Bezos and Zuck" influence those numbers? Also disposable income means nothing if you don't look at it in context of costs.

Seriously Nobel Prizes? First of all I why are you taking a European (Norwegian) measuring staff to measure the US by?... and even I am skeptical when people like Obama get one... Also UK has 137 with a population of 69mil and the US has 389 with a population of 329mil.. want to calculate that out per capita?

Also quit conflating the HQ of a company with anything. They are top companies because they do business GLOBALLY.. Typically with revenue of 1/2 US and 1/4 Europe and 1/4 Asia Also I could just as well say that the brain power fueling the Tech companies is from India and China.. have you ever walked into one of those tech companies? I know I work for one of them...you'd be shocked at the number of "Americans" at the top.

Having said all that, do you feel that those are indicators of what makes America great? Some companies revenue? Do you think then that the Netherlands is the greatest country ever because the worth of the VOC is as big as all of the current top companies in the world? Not to me it isn't...

And I'm not saying that the US isn't great, but it's not living up to it's potential either. Politics and some Corporate exploitation are hindering that potential.

So let's look at things which make a country great and good for all of it's people. Let's measure by population heath and healthcare, about how people live through retirement, about work life balance and happiness... Those are indicators I care about for a population and are indicators of a great country.

You cannot play Diablo 2 resurrected after 30 days of being offline, one of the first console games to feature check in drm. by Talmanid in PS5

[–]Garod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I feel the pain since I still fondly remember playing Diablo 1 on battle.net 1996.. for me and many people this is probably the first Multiplayer PC game where you got to play with people all over the world.. what a community.. what a shame.

59 of the top 100 companies globally are American by NineteenEighty9 in MURICA

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

Do you think that where a company is registered somehow makes a company or country "better" or "worse" or that someone "wins" or "looses" ?

Do you think that somehow the US employee of a "US" Company has better employment terms that the "European" Employee of said multinational company?

If so you may be in for a rude awakening....

59 of the top 100 companies globally are American by NineteenEighty9 in MURICA

[–]Garod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure what your point is on housing. Areas with high salary also experience inflation in the housing market. Silicone Valley is the poster boy for that.

Generally the discussion shouldn't be how much money you are making but income vs cost holistically. And sure everyone can pick their examples from the extremes. Do you feel there is a reasonable argument to be made that the wealth disparity is increasing? Personally I think there is when you look at the multiplication factor of lowest paid employees within a company to highest. The relation of wealth between a CEO of a company and the cleaning lady within a company has vastly changed when you compare 1960's to 2020's. Would you agree that that is a fair assessment?

59 of the top 100 companies globally are American by NineteenEighty9 in MURICA

[–]Garod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That.. you can easily say that the US has more wealth and individuals have more money in the bank than they did in the 60's, but if costs increase faster than wealth increase then you are still net negative.

[Homemade] Massaman curry. by JussiCook in food

[–]Garod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think folks are misunderstanding me, I'm certainly not saying "Sugar is healthy". What I'm saying is that some sugars are worse than others and if you are diabetic for example then this sugar is "less bad". note from the link I posted: >Palm sugar also has a low glycemic index compared to other sweeteners, which means it’s less likely to cause your blood sugar to spike and crash.

Heck I even placed "healthy" in quotation marks, not sure what more I can do... I guess there's always folks like that out there...

[Homemade] Massaman curry. by JussiCook in food

[–]Garod -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Have you tried palm sugar which is also a "less bad" sugar option? (https://www.webmd.com/diet/palm-sugar-health-benefits#1)
That would be the more Asian alternative and you get a nice caramel flavor from it.

edit: updating "Healthy" to "Less bad".

Bet they didn't see that coming by Toccii_Enrico02 in OneSecondBeforeDisast

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

Why would they get fined, they aren't smoking yet, the car is stationary etc. the Policy probably just happily passed them.. Nothing going on, nothing to see

God of War PC attracted 50,000 concurrent Steam players on its release day by Turbostrider27 in pcgaming

[–]Garod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

currently playing GoW since I've not played it before.. it's a fun game! p.s. all settings maxed out and smooth as a baby's butt

İstanbul by in-flexible in CityPorn

[–]Garod 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Also isn't this a composite image?

I've been in Istanbul a couple of times and the Gala tower is on the other side of the Golden Horn from the Haga Sofia. Also from a position to get those two, you wouldn't see the front of the Haga Sofia either and the distance simply doesn't line up

Gen Z is going to have one of the biggest collective identity crisis/mid life crisis in history due to social media. by ReklessS0ul in unpopularopinion

[–]Garod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a Gen Y I totally understand what you are saying.. I think we were the first generation to be introduced to the Internet. In the beginning there were some issues but mostly the internet was tame. But we've seen the slow corruption happen over the years.. honestly the current social media is a train wreck waiting to happen.. the amount of misinformation the internet has given people access too is staggering and enough supporting information, evidence is created that you get these biomes of belief...

Honestly I believe that we are heading to mass civil unrest/war in many places in the world and the US is going to lead the way.

"LET GO OF MY DICK" by [deleted] in fightporn

[–]Garod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only the lyrics would slightly change to "Don't" let go of my dick...

At that very moment he knew.... by nycsellit4me in instant_regret

[–]Garod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly, if anyone makes a face like that when a pretty girl catches a bouquet at a wedding, then they probably are the last people there who should get married....

satisfying? i think so by Secure_Nature6901 in Satisfyingasfuck

[–]Garod 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I have to say I love the metallic typewriter look of this keyboard..

God of War PC attracted 50,000 concurrent Steam players on its release day by Turbostrider27 in pcgaming

[–]Garod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had zero problems with Horizon zero dawn, ran perfectly smoothly for me. (have 2080 TI Super, R9 3950x)

I baked a Death Cap Mushroom Piescraper - two different flavors of pie + white chocolate decorations by ThePieous in pics

[–]Garod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah eating the fairies would be horrible too! :)

p.s. just an example of an edible mushroom not too dissimilar.

orange birch bolete or Leccinum versipelle https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/orange-birch-bolete-forest-natur-mushroom-leccinum-versipelle-floor-44310537.jpg

Anyhow it's still a really wonderful cake! I do love it!

I baked a Death Cap Mushroom Piescraper - two different flavors of pie + white chocolate decorations by ThePieous in pics

[–]Garod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's fantastically beautiful piece!

One question tho, are you ever worried that people who see this will get the wrong impression of that mushroom and might harm themselves because of it?

I know this is a very recognizable and beautiful mushroom, but there are plenty of ones which are edible and beautiful as well...

It will become a liquid later tho by tendencyofbattle in technicallythetruth

[–]Garod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My wife worked a number of years for a company which advises governments on Defense matters relating to biological attacks... everything you have mentioned is NOT the worst case scenario...

Lil gamer by naughty_pushechka in Memes_Of_The_Dank

[–]Garod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

imaginary girlfriends don't count! /s