I think it's a good idea. It's good for people to feel a part of their community. I don't agree with a lot that happens in most christian churches; but I think the idea of getting together and socializing with like-minded people is one of the positives. Whether you call it a church, temple, shrine, or gathering place, I don't see it as an oxymoron. It's people getting together, connecting with their community and trying to improve/inspire their lives.
I have to agree, friendships developed online can grow to be just as fulfilling as the ones in real life. They definitely have their advantages and disadvantages, and I've seen both.I had an 11 month friendship with someone here long ago. We chatted for multiple hours pretty much every single day. Then she disappeared, and eventually I figured out that she wasn't who she claimed to be. Knowing that makes it hard to trust someone from online again when it's a strictly online thing. The person who is probably my best friend right now I also met online. One of the benefits of online friendships is that it doesn't matter where you move, that friend is always with you. I've moved around a lot in the last 6 years chasing my career goals, so it's been hard to maintain friendships in the real world. But for the last 4 years, this friend has always been just an email or a text away. The few people I've had the pleasure of knowing both online and in real life were the same, which has helped shape my view that the internet is a communication device, not an alternate reality. So if you truly get to know the person online, it's no different than if you got to know them on the phone, or even via letter as people used to with "pen-pals."
Sorry but I don't get it. I don't see how us paying what we could afford hurts the server's earnings, we only added to it, not significantly, but I still say something was better than nothing. The only scenario I can think of is if we took the space a person who would have paid higher would have taken, but that was never the case, there were always plenty of empty seats. It's not that we wanted to not tip well, it's that we financially weren't able. I'm not getting why that means we shouldn't have gone out at all. The point you are missing in this Magma, is something called "Opportunity Cost" in the business world. Your $2, or whatever it was is definitely more than nothing. But what could the waitress/waiter have made if they weren't spending their time on you? In a slower restaurant, it's not really an issue, but in a busy restaurant, you are taking up time that could have been spent on customers who would have tipped $10, but only tipped $8 because the waitstaff was slow. Or, maybe you being seated meant that the $10 tipper had no table at all, and went to a different restaurant. In that case, your $2 tip actually cost the waitstaff $8.In North America it is a cultural norm to tip. So if you want to fit in, you should do it. That being said, I don't think it should be treated entirely as an obligation. If that's the case, just put it on my bill, and I will pay the say regardless of how good the service was. I like to reward good service, and will tip less, but still provide some sort of tip, for service that was poor, but probably wasn't the server's fault. (cold food, ran out of a certain item, took over 30 minutes to bring me my food, etc) If the service of the server herself/himself was horrible, I would probably not leave any tip, but thankfully, that's never been an issue for me.
I got 2/3 based on yesterday's spreads, but 0/3 going straight up. (Off) I'm going to be pissed if they wipe out the games, but I guess it's better than going 0/3.
Who was "weepy eyed"? Who was whining about the poor "victims". The ONLY thing they were victims OF was their own stupidity. So, lock up the person they idiotically left with photos or videos they SHOULD have known better than to leave behind and then pissed off that person off by screwing around on them or screwing them over in some way. Not army. no high horse. But SPEAKING of high horses; why don't you climb down from yours and EXPECT adults to BE adults and use their heads? Oh, that's just asking WAAY too much isn't it? Better to WHINE about the "innocent victim". And, btw; IF you don't LIKE the way I post, the solution is VERY simple, DON'T READ THEM! Actions have consequences; ADULTS realize that; there enough over grown juveniles in this country now! OK. What about the person who didn't screw around on his or her partner? Some relationships just fall apart on their own and you don't get the chance to ask for your stuff back. Maybe it was the poster of the video that moved on, moved in with a new partner, then later decided to post the videos of the former lover. That would be an innocent victim. And those should be protected.
if they did no one would go lol To me, this is the least valid argument for keeping fighting in hockey. Olympic hockey does not have fights, and people watch it just as much as, or even more than, NHL hockey. Also, NCAA doesn't allow fighting either, and somehow their arenas still get filled. Aside from that, if you look at the stats, NHL hockey averages 0.5 fights per game. And the average fight lasts less than two minutes. You're telling me that everybody who shows up to watch hockey watches 60 minutes of hockey just for a 50% chance to see a two minute fight? Doesn't sound logical to me. Could it be that they enjoy the 60 minutes of hard hits, brilliant passing, laser shots and great saves just as much, if not more?
I read a little of the thread, and I must say so people replying are very uneducated and only look it things from their point of view or experiances. First of all the confederate flag stands for a lot more than slavery or race whatever, I'm neither for or against the flag, but what I am for is the history, so learn what something represents before you start to assume stuff. It's people's right to display any flag they want. I see many different flags displayed on military installations. If its so wrong to have a confederate flag why would the military of all organizations not have any issues with it. It's not the flag or the history of the flag that gave it a bad name it's the racist shitheads that have it the bad reputation. You are for history, yet you cite the US military as the ultimate judge of whether something is offensive? This is the same US military that had don't ask don't tell, right?
Comparing the Mexican Flag to the Confederate Flag ...I'm surprised an American or Mexican would lump the two in the same category. I personally don't know of anyone who would, let alone my Mexican family, friends and acquaintances. In the context of the states mentioned, it makes sense. It's a defeated army/nation's flag that still means a lot to the people who live in the conquered state. How is that any different? If anything, it makes more sense to fly the Mexican flag, because that country still exists.
WSH is taking it to DEN right now. And we all thought that division was a lock for DEN lol. KC has had an easy schedule but they also have the talent to be as good as they are playing, its no fluke. Denver has almost the same schedule as KC, so if we're not going to complain about Denver's schedule, then we shouldn't about KC either. Also, part of the reason those teams have bad records is because they have to play 4 games against Denver and KC.
I don't have any facts for figures to back up my suspicions above, so take it with a grain of salt if you want. But, poor to lower middle class people generally have bad credit and are notorious for not paying their bills. Most of the time, it's because they just can't produce the money to do so no matter how badly they want or try. It's hard to get ahead when you're already behind. The more we learn about this, the more it seems to be a tax on the poor. More bills for those that can't afford the ones they already have.Like I said, we need something. I just don't think this is going to work. There needs to be discussion, there needs to be a truly objective approach to what will work for everyone and not "this is how it's going to be" sort of mentality. Ok. To your point on low income families, it sounds like neither of us have enough facts on it. I'm not sure if anyone else (LadyX, Research Guru) knows what the deductible is. To me, that's an obvious way that insurance companies would try and get around having to insure everyone. If you have to cover pre-existing conditions, raise your deductible so you have to pay for less of the more common minor ailments. If they find the right number, they won't pay out any more than they did before. It's such an obvious solution, that hopefully the ACA thought of it, and limits what the deductible can be. Otherwise the whole act is useless because it does nothing for the lower income people it's supposed to help. As for your second point, there can be no approach that works for everyone when a vocal minority is so strongly against any type of health care plan that it is willing to shut down the country to try and stop a nationalized health care solution. At that point you do have to tell them "this is how it's going to be." Or you can keep letting people die because they are too poor to get healthcare. What possible solution can cover the poor without being a comprehensive government health care plan?
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