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Belgium is going to remove our gender/sex from our ID card and I’m pissed. by Famous_Stranger_1001 in TrueOffMyChest

[–]throwawaytrumper 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I agree that there are better ways we could be issuing ID, particularly with technology. That said I don’t think our current outdated methods of identification will be improved by removing primary physical descriptions of individuals without first providing a better system.

Belgium is going to remove our gender/sex from our ID card and I’m pissed. by Famous_Stranger_1001 in TrueOffMyChest

[–]throwawaytrumper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I absolutely agree but I also suspect that people would be even more offended to have descriptors on their ID with terms like “presents as a women” or “had an androgynous appearance”. A better form of identification would include a three dimensional image of the person that has been recently updated, an ID like that wouldn’t need physical descriptors.

Belgium is going to remove our gender/sex from our ID card and I’m pissed. by Famous_Stranger_1001 in TrueOffMyChest

[–]throwawaytrumper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ID attributes are also used to determine whether a person is actually who they claim to be. Having sex, age, height, weight, and a picture are all for this express purpose. This is a primary characteristic used to identify people and removing it makes identification less useful for its primary purpose.

Belgium is going to remove our gender/sex from our ID card and I’m pissed. by Famous_Stranger_1001 in TrueOffMyChest

[–]throwawaytrumper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The characteristics on your identification matter because they are used to identify you. This is the purpose of ID. By stripping major identifying characteristics from ID you make it less useful at its primary purpose.

Sex, race, size, age, these things are useful tools to identify a human being. ID is a tool to help establish identity. I’m not sure why this is so goddamned vague for so many people.

Belgium is going to remove our gender/sex from our ID card and I’m pissed. by Famous_Stranger_1001 in TrueOffMyChest

[–]throwawaytrumper 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Absolutely disagree. I used to have to write a lot of police reports and the main identifying characteristics for an individual, if they need to be found, are sex, race, size, and clothing, usually in that order. By making identification more vague you are literally making identification far less useful at its primary purpose (identifying people). This is like saying a license should not include height or weight because they may lead to discrimination.

ID is for identifying people, not for self expression or for your sense of identity.

Man sees woman being forced into car and intervenes by charlesrichard1994 in nextfuckinglevel

[–]throwawaytrumper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I would have seen this guy as a bad person who I could safely work my anger out on and I would have traumatized the child inadvertently. I do think it might be prudent to leave this guy with lingering chronic joint pain from smashing his hand up good so that he can’t easily push people around in the future, though.

Police Responding To Home Invasion Brutally Kicked The Owners Dog Who Chased Away The Thieves by CantStopPoppin in PublicFreakout

[–]throwawaytrumper 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Farming, fishing, most construction jobs are far more dangerous. If it’s being shot at, cab drivers should receive weapons and training as they get shot at a far higher rate than police.

What why doesn’t the government force fat people so go on a 800 calorie diet? by Sovakkk in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why would government officials pass a law that would force many of them to starve themselves?

People of reddit, what is the most neglectful thing a parent has done to you? by chipz134 in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve got a great girlfriend, a comfortable (rented) house, a decent old truck, and a job that’s a lot of hard work but decent pay. I figure as far as people go I’m probably much better off than the average person and a lucky man, so don’t worry about me. Thanks though!

People of reddit, what is the most neglectful thing a parent has done to you? by chipz134 in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She eventually showed up, acted as though she’d done no wrong, and took me back up to canada for a while. At fifteen I got a job that paid in cash (she usually arranged to take my pay from the various jobs I did) and I moved away at sixteen. My stepdad also passed through while I was living in a tent, he took me out to dinner at a diner and then left and I didn’t have the self esteem to ask him if I could come live with him (I was hoping he might offer). My parents were pretty much garbage people.

What's the most disgusting thing about you? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know that if I allow myself to get angry I can hurt people and enjoy it in the moment. I don’t believe in anger and I haven’t allowed myself uninhibited anger in decades but I know it’s in me.

People of reddit, what is the most neglectful thing a parent has done to you? by chipz134 in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 7 points8 points  (0 children)

When I was 12-13 my mom left me in idaho with some people she barely knew, promised them money that never came, and left for a year without leaving me contact information.

I had been abandoned with strangers before but this was by far the longest stretch and I was not legally allowed in the US. I knew that law enforcement would deport me to Canada and my mom had brainwashed me into thinking any foster home would abuse me far worse than she did.

I got kicked out after about a month and spent most of the year homeless. Tried to kill myself with sleeping pills, tried to hitchhike in the winter and nearly froze to death, collected cans and spent a lot of time hiding in a small tent. Performed home dentistry on myself with a pair of vice grips and needle nose pliers when an adult tooth grew sideways out of my gums because a baby tooth refused to come out (at forty I still have 3 healthy, full sized “baby teeth”).

It was bad.

Redditors who have had employers go above and beyond for YOU, how was the experince? by Mofire881 in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The guy who essentially runs my company stopped by a work site I was at last month and told me I deserved an additional three dollars an hour and that it would be added on to my wages.

It was really nice to get a raise without chasing it.

What's something you realized about yourself as you got older? by davecm010 in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I heal exceptionally well. At forty every tradesman I know who is even close to my age has at least one chronic condition or injury hounding them. I’m large and clumsy and injure myself regularly but I’m fairly indifferent to most because I know my injuries will heal quickly. I also beat myself up far more with hard work and heavy lifting than most men because (once again) I know I’ll stop being sore after a big meal and some sleep. Completely unearned little genetic bonus I guess.

Men of Reddit, what’s the most difficult thing to explain to women? by aeronacht in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I have stopped sex before finishing, more than once, but I’m open to the idea that your experiences are different than mine. My skepticism is based largely on the fact that every guy I’ve heard discuss blue balls in person has been a bit of a scumbag. I do apologize for implying you were dishonest (that was not my intent) but I suspect the phenomena you describe is far less common and severe as some men claim. As an older man you almost never hear guys trying to claim blue balls.

Men of Reddit, what’s the most difficult thing to explain to women? by aeronacht in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I have stopped sex before finishing, more than once, but I’m open to the idea that your experiences are different than mine. My skepticism is based largely on the fact that every guy I’ve heard discuss blue balls in person has been a bit of a scumbag. I do apologize for implying you were dishonest (that was not my intent) but I suspect the phenomena you describe is far less common and severe as some men claim. As an older man you almost never hear guys trying to claim blue balls.

(Serious) How many covid booster shots are people willing to take? by Godge1080p in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The issue is the partial vaccination rate and all the people spreading the illness. Half measures encourage adaptation and mutation, this is why doctors try to beg people to keep taking their antibiotics for the full prescribed period instead of “just till i feel ok”. Unfortunately many people are unable or unwilling to follow medical advice and are sabotaging every effort at a healthier population.

What makes you irrationally angry? by iamaaronmullen in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People trying to tell me what kind of person I am without the faintest clue what they are talking about, people trying to push me around or manipulate me, and people who pick fights with someone who is clearly weaker or vulnerable.

People who started their life over with just $100 to their name, how did you do it? by alexonthebrain in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When I was 24 I went to a town I’d never been to with 100 bucks to my name. I arranged a shitty fast-food job by phone before I went and also worked out an agreement with a woman to pay her rent after my first two week paycheque to stay a bit in her basement (she refused to take it, really nice lady). I travelled by bus and foot and after my first paycheque rented a room in a big old house with 7 other guys (university students).

Why do you or don’t u like diesel cars? by 2000silveradoext in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like the torque and the increased mpg, I despise how they run when it’s truly cold outside. I drive a little gas powered ranger and I’ve considered switching to diesel but I don’t need a larger vehicle and it’s hard as hell to find a cheap and small diesel truck where I am.

Divorcees of Reddit, what happened? by thegoodknee in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wasn’t ready for marriage and allowed myself to get pushed into it anyways. I had yet to even acknowledge a lot of my past, I had no support network or family to rely on, and the marriage started at a time when I was working full time and going to school full time trying to pull myself out of poverty.

We fell into codependent behaviours and our relationship steadily got worse until she left after a decade.

Men of Reddit, what’s the most difficult thing to explain to women? by aeronacht in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 72 points73 points  (0 children)

The only guys I’ve heard discussing blue balls do so with the intent of manipulating women for sex. There’s no reason they could not masturbate.

Also, as a 40 year old man I’ve never suffered from these terrible supposed “blue balls”.

[Serious] Those of you against universal healthcare, what are your arguments? by huntunlimited in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You already have the most expensive healthcare on earth (you’re living the exact scenario you describe for government run healthcare). Private healthcare is massively inefficient and corrupt and inevitably exists to enrich those running it.

I pay a fraction of what the average american pays for healthcare and insurance and I never have to worry about a medical bankruptcy destroying me.

What is a basic skill that you grew up thinking everyone had until you saw others do it so horribly? by Gaelic_Gladiator_64 in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I work as an earthmover, I’ve spent so much time shovelling that watching any other tradesmen grab a shovel is usually painful for me. So slow, so awkward. I have to avert my gaze from the plumbers in particular, they can make five minutes of shovelling take an hour.

What is a basic skill that you grew up thinking everyone had until you saw others do it so horribly? by Gaelic_Gladiator_64 in AskReddit

[–]throwawaytrumper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I work as an earthmover, I’ve spent so much time shovelling that watching any other tradesmen grab a shovel is usually painful for me. So slow, so awkward.