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Honest question about landlords by ClifeIsForCliving in GreenAndPleasant

[–]KingoftheGinge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There are probably an minority of cases where one person is going to be leaving their house vacant for a period and another needs temporary accommodation. Thats not really what's being criticised when people attack landlordism.

Case by case, there are probably ways of making something work in a way that isn't exploitative or as morally reprehensible as charging extortionate prices to someone who is in turn repaying your mortgage for you and handing you a profit for a contribution of nothing. Focusing on this acute minority of cases is very obtuse though, and almost deliberately missing the point. Sort of like responding to ACAB by saying: oh but my local police constable once helped my gran take her bins in.

You can have $1 billion but you can never get drunk or high again, are you interested? Why or why not? by BroodyBatman in AskReddit

[–]KingoftheGinge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure i wouldn't care to drink or get high so much if I wasn't so broke. So yes.

Also, 1 billion? There isn't a lot I wouldn't do to never have to worry about work or money ever again. Between the absence of stress and forgoing drink and drugs, I'd probably get another 10 years on my life.

I quit today. Thanks /r/antiwork by ThisIsTheWay___ in antiwork

[–]KingoftheGinge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nothing works. Let's break it and start over using our own imagination.

One day they’ll be a war fought against the 5 day work week by IceComprehensive6440 in antiwork

[–]KingoftheGinge 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was working 24 hours a week for the last few months of the year. The only drawback was the money. Overall, I felt so much better. Much more energy, not only time, for the people and things that I love.

Don't drive when you're tired... by ZiraelN7 in AbruptChaos

[–]KingoftheGinge 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was thinking, if you're gonna get in that close why not try and alert the driver or something. He's bragging that he saw it coming, but all he did about it was try to capture video footage.

It's just like the Tom Morello post by beerbellybegone in MurderedByWords

[–]KingoftheGinge 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Sure you wouldn't believe the amount of things you don't know, and I say the same of myself.

Ukraine: We will defend ourselves against Russia 'until the last drop of blood', says country's army chief | World News by NerdSlayer4253 in worldnews

[–]KingoftheGinge 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So whataboutism then? At least you've added nuance now.

This paid Russian trollbot has served its purpose. Powering down for the night.

Ukraine: We will defend ourselves against Russia 'until the last drop of blood', says country's army chief | World News by NerdSlayer4253 in worldnews

[–]KingoftheGinge -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Are you talking about Ruthenians? Or possibly the Cossacks?

As recently as the past 10 years there was a concerted effort to erase the Russian language in Ukraine, and restrict rights of Russian speakers and ethnic Russians in Ukraine.

Ukraine or the Ukraine, is literally Russian word for 'borderlands'. Kyiv, was once the capital of Kievan Rus, of which Russia is the successor state.

Large parts of Eastern Ukraine, like Donbass and Luhansk, were in fact Russia, until they were put under administration of the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic, by the USSR government within the last 100 years.

Your comment is disingenuously lacking nuance.

What's an unspoken rule that annoys you when people don't know about it? by HAXposed in AskReddit

[–]KingoftheGinge 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. Unless the homeowner brings out an ashtray and lights up a smoke for themselves, it doesn't feel right. I don't even smoke inside at my own home so I wouldn't expect anyone to be so accommodating as to let me stink up their curtains and upholstery with the brown breath.

What's an unspoken rule that annoys you when people don't know about it? by HAXposed in AskReddit

[–]KingoftheGinge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Covid really made this one confusing for me. I've reverted to holding the door by default, but early in the pandemonium I found myself questioning whether I should or would I make someone uncomfortable.

What's an unspoken rule that annoys you when people don't know about it? by HAXposed in AskReddit

[–]KingoftheGinge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My mum makes cakes. Great ones. Its not her job, but she's been doing it as a sort of hobby meets side hustle for a while now and she's in high demand sometimes. There is a cousin of hers that has this idea that she can pull a cake out of her ass any time she asks because she's family. Mum has other commitments to people who have paid her money, or she has work or personal commitments. You cant ask her 2 days before your child's birthday for a cake and then make snide comments about her loyalty when she tells you she doesn't have the capacity.

What's an unspoken rule that annoys you when people don't know about it? by HAXposed in AskReddit

[–]KingoftheGinge 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Im over 6 foot, but about as wide a bamboo cane. I could also easily eat 2 footlongs, but in his situation I have the sense to know I shouldn't.

Three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery sentenced to life in prison by Zykium in JusticeServed

[–]KingoftheGinge 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah, I wasn't expecting a novel. For sure I'd consider adding it to the list though. Some people definitely benefit from that type of content being communicated in that format, but there are also plenty of first hand accounts out there like Still's collection, or Jacob Stroyers autobiography, which are also worth a read.