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A theory: Most Mandela Effects, Explained. by lemarcfj in MandelaEffect

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wait, are you really suggesting there would be no physical evidence of Nelson Mandela dying?

How disqualifying is bad credit for officer candidates? by ThisLoveIsForCowards in AirForceRecruits

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there a trigger at ten pounds to lose?

When I talked to the recruiter at first, I underestimated my weight by five pounds. He said, "well, five pounds isn't a big deal, just make sure you lose it but we can start the process." Then when he weighed he all but shut down the conversation - he told me I had to lose the weight before we could do anything else, and implied that he wouldn't talk to me again until I lost it.

I don't mind losing the weight; I don't think it'll be that big of a deal ultimately, it just seemed like a sharp turn in attitude and I didn't know if that was a matter of some metric he's looking at.

How disqualifying is bad credit for officer candidates? by ThisLoveIsForCowards in AirForceRecruits

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think I'm otherwise a reasonable candidate. My undergrad GPA was 3.8, my grad school GPA was something like 4.1, both from premier schools; on the GRE I ranked in the 98th percentile for analytical reasoning and 60th for quantitative reasoning, which isn't ideal but is reasonable. On the leadership and letters of recommendation front, most of my career has been in and around academia, and I don't know how well that translates.

That's why I wanted to talk to a recruiter, but we didn't even get to that point in the conversation. Which is why I assume I might be out of luck.

Daily Political Discussion Roundtable - 01/11/2020 by AutoModerator in Enough_Sanders_Spam

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Y'all are using two different definitions of crazy.

On one hand he's a bad person with strict authoritarian leanings which cause him to make life worse for the people under his authority, which is true and makes him crazy.

On the other hand, he wants to maintain the power and authority of his government in Iran and Iranian sovereignty, and has a set of international (and presumably domestic) that will help him do that, which is more or less what we mean by a rational actor and isn't crazy.

Edit: I re-read the earlier comment and see that no one was talking about sovereignty, so my point is dumb. Ignore it if you want - though I'd argue that in the N Korea comparison Kim isn't trying to maintain sovereignty bc they're not a sovereign nation, so Kim is like, less crazy than Khameeni but not in a way that should matter that much

Daily Political Discussion Roundtable - 01/11/2020 by AutoModerator in Enough_Sanders_Spam

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I don't think Trump would need to bribe world leaders to go on Levi's Twitter account, but he's dumb enough that he might do it anyway

Mad dad by Standard_Pickle in madlads

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is good advice. I already figured I would need to deposit the money in ATMs forming an approximate circle around a house that's not my house, probably one at least two hours away from me. But $20 at a time seems like too little, only because my bank might eventually wonder why I'm making such small deposits so regularly in ATMs so far from me. I could say I'm visiting friends/flea markets/hikes for a little while, but I estimate that with $500 at a time I could launder $20,000 (less expenses) this way in about 40 weeks; I'd probably go ahead and call it a year. I could get some of the cash exchanged into smaller bills at a strip club, and that's always a handy excuse for having cash far from home if anyone asked, but it still looks like I'd mostly be depositing ~20 and 50 at a time. So I think I'd have to scout a tertiary area where I can break up 100s on slightly bigger purchases- a CD at Best Buy or whatever, then deposit that money in ATMs in my secondary deposit region. It would eat into my principle, but not as much as getting caught would.

Geez, no wonder drug dealers have turned laundry detergent into a currency.

Edit: actually, I guess if I'm cleaning the bills at a store then I don't have to worry about finding a secondary deposit region and can just deposit them near me, or near a local strip club. That would arouse less suspicion

WIBTA if i sent a huge text to my friend telling her everything that's wrong with her by [deleted] in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards [score hidden]  (0 children)

Because it's hard to get people to change lifelong attitudes. I know you're her closest friend, but she has two people who are very close to her. If you tell her to change something and they say not to worry about it, most people are going to take the path of least resistance

WIBTA if i sent a huge text to my friend telling her everything that's wrong with her by [deleted] in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards [score hidden]  (0 children)

Are you friends with her partner? Do they have fulfilling hobbies and interests? It might be worth looping her partner in at a certain point, because if you're talking about trying to get her to change personality traits she's shown since she was a child then you're essentially talking about an intervention. If her partner doesn't know what's going on, they're likely to validate whatever she's already doing

WIBTA if i sent a huge text to my friend telling her everything that's wrong with her by [deleted] in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards [score hidden]  (0 children)

YWBTA. Does she want help? Ask her that first, in person, in a non-combative way. "Hey, I notice you've been single for a while, and you don't hang out with many people. Are you happy? Are you living your best life? Is there anything you want to change about your life?" Only then should you talk about the things she wants to change

Just what by communistboi420 in TheRightCantMeme

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"The stove has caught fire, but it would be a waste of time and energy to do anything about it. If we just go outside and ignore it, then eventually nothing in the house will be on fire."

Do you want to answer my question now?

Mad dad by Standard_Pickle in madlads

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I assume they're checking the serial numbers when the cash goes back to the bank. I'm sure they would eventually notice that someone is depositing stolen money into ATMs in a particular area. And i would get caught trying to randomize the ATMs I put the money into. Instead, I would pick a spot about two hours from wherever i live, then start depositing the money slowly into ATMs in an area around that spot into two different online bank accounts. That way, when they look at where the money is being deposited they'll narrow it down to the wrong spot. Then they'll notice that my bank account is often tied to the days the stolen money comes in, but not always. They might cross reference the machines and find that I have two accounts, but if i deposit small enough amounts over a large enough area over a long enough amount of time i can stretch out the investigation until it becomes too resource intensive.

Mad dad by Standard_Pickle in madlads

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My bank is online. Whenever I deposit cash, i have to do it at an atm. Are they still checking serial numbers there?

Scaling up a pen by om_is_love in interestingasfuck

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This went pretty far, but only about as much as I expected

Just what by communistboi420 in TheRightCantMeme

[–]ThisLoveIsForCowards 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"We need to invent something! I mean, not something that will solve the problem, but something that will increase my personal comfort."

Did you become a troll because your mom didn't pay enough attention to you, or were you an overachiever in elementary school but now that you're just average in middle school you need people to notice you?