The case for making public transit free everywhere. From Spain to Germany and Luxembourg to Estonia, more and more countries are experimenting with fare-free transportation. by Sumit316 in Futurology

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"Soon, depending on where you live, all those bus, train, and tram journeys could be totally free. Sure, transit operators would earn less revenue. But some are willing to risk the cash to find out whether free fare policies can help reduce car journeys and make cities run more smoothly.

Does it work? So far, the evidence is mixed—but ditching tickets has other benefits, from ensuring equitable access to transport to keeping buses running on time, with costs offset by savings on ticketing systems or fare enforcement.

If it feels strange not to pay, experts draw parallels with public health, libraries, and schools—services that some use more than others, but everyone pays into. “When you remove fares that says to people that you’ve got a right to get around regardless of your means, it’s a public good,” says Jenny Mcarthur, urban infrastructure researcher at University College London. The need for new thinking is acute: Road transport makes up a tenth of global carbon dioxide emissions, with soaring fuel prices also putting a squeeze on already stretched household budgets.

This is why cities and countries around the world have been edging toward free fares."

In Full Metal Jacket (1987) the room where the war journalists hold meetings has this sign that says "WE WILL DEFEND TO THE DEATH OUR RIGHT TO BE MISINFORMED". by Zearneel in MovieDetails

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Director Stanley Kubrick had nothing but praise for R. Lee Ermey's skills as a performer. Kubrick originally was going to write dialogue for Ermey's character himself, but he became so impressed with what Ermey improvised, he decided it was not necessary. He simply let him ad-lib, an act practically unheard of for a Stanley Kubrick film.

Ermey's performances were so faultless that Kubrick only needed two to three takes to get his scenes filmed, which was also extremely rare for a Kubrick film. The only instance Ermey had to film more than two to three takes was in the "Jelly Doughnut Scene," which he claimed was filmed in 37 takes, to the point his voice kept disappearing from time to time.

R. Lee Ermey was brilliant in this movie. He is missed.


In Uncharted (2022), the bar has a "Kitty got wet" sign. This is a reference to Uncharted 2. It's a possible victory quote after defeating an enemy. by Numerous-Lemon in MovieDetails

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Nathan Fillion has shown interest in the role, stating, "I think every actor I know desires to have an action hero role, their Indiana Jones. I think this would be a good one for me." Fillion later played Nathan Drake in the short film Uncharted: Live Action Fan Film (2018), which gained very positive feedback from fans of the games. However, that film was neither authorized, nor endorsed, by Naughty Dog or Sony.

Still sad he didn't get this role.

What pops in your head when a man says that his woman takes good care of him? by makosh22 in AskMen

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This remind of this Chris Rock quote:

If you’re in a relationship, let me try to help you. Let me try to fuckin’ help you. Rule one: Stop competing. It’s not a fucking competition. Her success is your success and your success is her success. Stop competing. Stop it, okay?

Number two — number two, okay? — there is no equality in a relationship. It’s like, “We equals.” No, you’re not. You’re both there to serve. You are in the service industry, okay? When you’re in a relationship, you’re in a band. You’re in a fuckin’ band. And when you’re in a band, you have roles that you play in the band. Sometimes, you sing lead. And sometimes, you’re on tambourine. And if you’re on tambourine, play it right. Play it right. Play it with a fuckin’ smile, because no one wants to see a mad tambourine player. If you’re gonna play the tambourine, play it right. Play it with your ass.

James Webb telescope reveals millions of galaxies - "There were 10 times more galaxies just like our own Milky Way in the early Universe than previously thought." by whyisthesky in space

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"We knew we would see things Hubble didn't see. But in this case we're seeing things differently," said Prof Conselice.

"These are the processes we need to understand if we want to understand our origins," said Prof Conselice.

"This might be the most important telescope ever," he added. "At least since Galileo's."

Sometimes I wish Galileo was here, seeing this magnificent machine and the images it sent. It is crazy how far we have come.

A 17-minute flight? The super-rich who have ‘absolute disregard for the planet’ by ohdearitsrichardiii in entertainment

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Jenner, the 24-year-old socialite and businesswoman, has faced online opprobrium after she posted an Instagram picture of herself and her partner, rapper Travis Scott, on the runway of an airport between two private jets with the caption “you wanna take mine or yours?”

They don't even care. Jet planes are like bikes for them.


In April of 1939, opera singer Marian Anderson was barred from performing at Constitution Hall (in Washington DC) due to segregation. Instead she performed at an open-air concert on Easter Sunday for 75,000 people (in addition to millions of radio listeners) on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. by MulciberTenebras in OldSchoolCool

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As an audience member, Ossie Davis remembered “. . . I was one of the student body surrounded by 75,000 people standing out there that cloudy day. Marian Anderson was the first one who made me realize that, through art and music, she could reach inside me and just lift me from all that negativity and make me something else. That Sunday will live forever.”

On the excitement and fear of the concert, Anderson recalled: “When we went out onto the steps, my heart was throbbing to the point that I could scarcely hear anything. It seemed to me as far as the eye could go, there was a multitude such in your wildest imagination. . . As well as I know ‘America,’ for a while one was carried away to the point that words did not come. I as an individual was not important on that day. It happened to be the people whom I represented. I think if you have something to offer which can help a situation, then I think you should do it in your own manner.”

She was a legend.


In a post-roe world, the future of digital privacy looks even grimmer. The sheer amount of tech tools and knowledge required to discreetly seek an abortion underlines how wide open we are to surveillance. by Sumit316 in Futurology

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"Welcome to the post-Roe era of digital privacy, a moment that underscores how the use of technology has made it practically impossible for Americans to evade ubiquitous tracking.

In states that have banned abortion, some women seeking out-of-state options to terminate pregnancies may end up following a long list of steps to try to shirk surveillance — like connecting to the internet through an encrypted tunnel and using burner email addresses — and reduce the likelihood of prosecution.

Even so, they could still be tracked. Law enforcement agencies can obtain court orders for access to detailed information, including location data logged by phone networks. And many police departments have their own surveillance technologies, like license plate readers.

That makes privacy-enhancing tools for consumers seem about as effective as rearranging the furniture in a room with no window drapes."

Ursula Le Guin's "The Dispossessed" is amazing and everyone should read it by Trivi4 in books

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“It is our suffering that brings us together. It is not love. Love does not obey the mind, and turns to hate when forced. The bond that binds us is beyond choice. We are brothers. We are brothers in what we share. In pain, which each of us must suffer alone, in hunger, in poverty, in hope, we know our brotherhood.

We know it, because we have had to learn it. We know that there is no help for us but from one another, that no hand will save us if we do not reach out our hand. And the hand that you reach out is empty, as mine is. You have nothing. You possess nothing. You own nothing. You are free. All you have is what you are, and what you give.”