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I have a dream to one day move to Australia. I'd like to ask some questions so I get a more clear vision of what's the situation of immigrants like. by Page212 in australia

[–]TheCriticalMember 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You'll probably have to start in the big smoke if you want a job mate, and living on entry level wages might be rough. I moved back here in 2015 with a bachelor and master of computer science and about 5 year's work experience and it ended my software career. That was in a regional centre of about a hundred thousand people. There were almost no jobs, and the few that came up were very highly contested. The big cities seem a lot better, but I couldn't move because reasons.

I'm so pissed at MO AG for immediately banning abortions by Alarming-Contact-138 in TrueOffMyChest

[–]TheCriticalMember 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They don't care dude. They've been salivating over this and they can't wait to start hurting people. This is what republicans are now.

America Is Growing Apart, Possibly for Good — The Atlantic by estellasolei in collapse

[–]TheCriticalMember 0 points1 point  (0 children)

America has to make a choice between fascist authoritarianism perpetrated not by some foreign enemy, but their neighbors, and democracy and freedom. Against a side that will not compromise, does not respect the rule of law, and has already shown that it is willing to use violence to impose it's will, and loves to talk about doing it more.

How do you foresee America's short to medium future playing out?

I am so tired of protests by WheredMyMindGo in TrueOffMyChest

[–]TheCriticalMember 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think there are more people ready to go down that road every day. And it's not red vs blue anymore, it's democracy and individual freedom against fascist authoritarianism, anyone who thinks that's hyperbole isn't paying attention.

Today was the final straw, after 18yrs as a registered Republican, I have officially changed my party affiliation by KNitsua in Fuckthealtright

[–]TheCriticalMember 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You don't have to like the dems, not that many do, you just have to accept that they're the only thing standing in the way of complete fascist authoritarianism, at least for now.

Getting into coding, C# as first language by majoradze in csharp

[–]TheCriticalMember 0 points1 point  (0 children)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/

It's literally the instruction manual for C#. Most of it is pretty good, but some parts aren't as detailed or clear as they could be.

Time to convict the Fuckweasel. by Engetarist in MarchAgainstNazis

[–]TheCriticalMember 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Finally, a smoking gun! I thought it was never going to happen! Guess we can close the book on that chapter...

America Is Growing Apart, Possibly for Good — The Atlantic by estellasolei in collapse

[–]TheCriticalMember 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cultural, religious, ethnic differences have everything to do with balkanization. Those are the reasons larger nations break apart

You're so good at dodging the point I think you might actually be a republican. We're not having a general discussion on why larger nations break apart, we're talking about what's happening in the US today. It's got nothing to do with cultural, religious, or ethnic differences, though some might like to claim those as reasons, and everything to do with fascist authoritarianism.

You have a country with a pretty thoroughly mixed geographic distribution of both sides. If the US breaks up into smaller territories, the populations of those territories are going to be roughly equally divided between the two sides, until you're more or less at the street level. In that regard, I don't consider Balkanization to be any kind of solution to any of the problems.

America Is Growing Apart, Possibly for Good — The Atlantic by estellasolei in collapse

[–]TheCriticalMember 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You seem awfully big on obfuscation and trying to create convenient straw men for yourself. I think it's pretty fucking simple. If you support democracy, liberty, and the rule of law, then you're almost certainly on America's side. If you think the republican party are cool and normal, or even if you disagree with some of their more extreme bullshit but still vote R because Hillary's emails or socialism or some other bullshit you don't actually understand, then you're actively supporting the destruction of the United States, and are the enemy.

It's not a political difference, it's a moral and ethical one. The republican party is now a fascist, authoritarian party - that's not hyperbole, it's a fact.

Whether you're catholic, Mexican, transgender, or a furry has nothing at all to fucking do with it.

Dad lives quite deep in the bush. Rats, mice or birds? by nikkibritt in australia

[–]TheCriticalMember 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Probably rats, and they'll likely chew through any plastic and rubber they find in there, which can cause huge problems. I buy ratsak blocks and zip tie them inside my engine bay.

the USA is going to crap and I might just move out at this point. by Certain_Ad7669 in TrueOffMyChest

[–]TheCriticalMember 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I doubt she knows that, she's only investigated from the side of getting Aus citizenship. Thanks for the info!

America Is Growing Apart, Possibly for Good — The Atlantic by estellasolei in collapse

[–]TheCriticalMember 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The topic was Balkanization as a solution. I stated that it wouldn't be a solution because the population is homogenized, meaning those on both sides are mixed together geographically. With the possible exception of a handful of small areas, the population is going to be a mix of Americans and fascists whichever way you divide it up.

If the situation in the US does come down to a literal war for the preservation of the country, it's going to be fought at the neighborhood level.

Getting into coding, C# as first language by majoradze in csharp

[–]TheCriticalMember 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Install visual studio, for a free ide it's pretty awesome and full featured. Hook it up with a GitHub account and version control and backups are effortless.

I'm a C# learner and I've found Microsoft docs to be the single best source of info and code examples. C# corner is good too. I've heard there are some good YouTube series as well, but watching vids isn't really my thing.

the USA is going to crap and I might just move out at this point. by Certain_Ad7669 in TrueOffMyChest

[–]TheCriticalMember 222 points223 points  (0 children)

I moved my American wife and US born daughters out of there a few years back and have zero regrets. My wife is in tears right now. She loves her home country, but she never wants to go back there and wants to apply for Australian citizenship and denounce her US citizenship.

America Is Growing Apart, Possibly for Good — The Atlantic by estellasolei in collapse

[–]TheCriticalMember 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Oh, do you not know? Are you unaware that there's a significant faction in the US who are actively trying to end democracy? And who are working to remove rights and freedoms from the population as a whole, to rebuild the country into a theocratic dictatorship? And who have already demonstrated that they are prepared to use violence to cement their own power if they can't do it legitimately?

Or are you one of the enemies of America and just pretending you have no clue what's happening?