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    [–] TIL- The US actually has a shortage of qualified workers, not jobs. PM_me_Venn_diagrams 1 points ago in todayilearned

    No, that is absolutely untrue.

    Unions still provide training on a smaller scale, since theyve lost members. But the training is not somehow too technical for a union to teach. They are literally professionals in their fields.

    The truth is that basically everything people say about unions is a complete load of crap.

    In a lot of industries, like HVAC, the unions are significantly better trained and get most of the best contracts for large industrial projects.

    Union schools are known for being some of the best schools in their industries, if not the best.

    [–] TIL During the WWII invasion of Normandy, a new Canadian tank gunner destroyed 3 tiger tanks with his first 5 shots in combat, including a famous German tank commander with over 130 kills. The Canadian tanker's only prior experience was firing a half dozen tank rounds during training. PM_me_Venn_diagrams 1 points ago in todayilearned

    The gunner, Joe Ekins, aimed carefully through his sight at the chosen Tiger. He was known in the unit as a crack shot despite the fact he had only fired a half-dozen 17-pounder rounds in his life. The young man was nervous. Despite his fear, he later recalled his thoughts were rather more aggressive: “Get the bastard before he gets you.” Ekins took careful aim. The 17-pounder gun created a violent muzzle blast and pressure inside the tank when fired.

    .....

    The muzzle flash was blinding, and for a second or two Ekins and his fellow crewman did not know if he hit the target. Any fears were allayed, however, when the air in front of the Firefly cleared, showing smoke coming from the Tiger. Even better, within a few seconds a large explosion filled the air with flame and smoke. The Tiger’s ammunition had cooked off, throwing the tank’s turret high into the air. Though the Firefly crew could not have known it, they had just ended the career—and life—of one of Germany’s most famous panzer aces.

    ....

    In less than 15 minutes a single Firefly had destroyed three Tigers with only five rounds of ammunition.

    [–] TIL- The US actually has a shortage of qualified workers, not jobs. PM_me_Venn_diagrams 3 points ago * (lasted edited 2 hours ago) in todayilearned

    I travel for a living and you wouldn't believe how many customers are hiring entry level jobs at $15 an hour with no skills required. Like "can you lift a box?"

    Like warehouses and small factories. The lowest I've seen is still over $12 an hour.

    Sometimes you have to relocate for work, but most people are either unable to afford that, or outright refuse.

    [–] Ten Commandments monument installed at Arkansas Capitol PM_me_Venn_diagrams 86 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in news

    Well, if the Republicans want it so badly, maybe they should read it for once. And keep going till they reach the other end of the Bible as well.

    God destroys a city called "Sodom", and Republicans keep saying it's because they were gay. Later on in the Bible God clearly states he destroyed the city because they refused to help those in need. Which he refers to as an "abomination".

    It also says that someone cannot go to heaven simply for believing in God, that you must behave like a good person as well. Which is the complete opposite of what most denominations teach.

    Put your commandments up. But don't turn around and do the exact opposite as the very same book tells you to do.

    [–] In case of mistaken identity, ICE detainee dies while in custody PM_me_Venn_diagrams -4 points ago in news

    The other side is just going to scream about how Mexicans don't have rights so nothing that happens to them can be wrong.

    You can't argue with people who think nobody but themselves should have any rights.

    [–] In case of mistaken identity, ICE detainee dies while in custody PM_me_Venn_diagrams 445 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in news

    Don't even bother. You cant reason with the assholes who support this shit.

    They keep saying "but illegals don't have rights!". Well you still have to check if they're actually illegal in the first place and let them defend themselves in case they actually aren't an illegal.

    And of course they just respond... "but illegals don't have that right!" Completely ignoring everything they were just told.

    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article PM_me_Venn_diagrams -2 points ago in news

    Pointing out that you set ridiculous impossible expectations is not a cheap shot. If simply describing your behavior is considered an insult, maybe you need to behave better.

    And you literally just insulted me in your very next post.

    Don't be a hypocrite. It's childish.

    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article PM_me_Venn_diagrams 0 points ago in news

    Yes, I'm dumb for pointing out that Trump was wrong the other 99% of the time. And is likely still lying.

    How fucking stupid of me.

    Trump is so dishonest that you people practically celebrate when something he says turns out to even be possibly true.

    It's pathetic.

    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article PM_me_Venn_diagrams -1 points ago in news

    He did not dispute it. That is absolutely not the same thing.

    Not just that, but you people were dead wrong about everything else he was going to say.

    You might be correct on one thing, but that doesn't excuse being completely wrong about every single other subject he discussed.

    Fucking deal with it.

    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article PM_me_Venn_diagrams -9 points ago in news

    Not disputing something is different than acknowledging it. The FBI does not acknowledge investigations until the final stages.

    Being unable to discuss whether an investigation exists does not mean one does not exist.

    And this is exactly why everyone else thinks Republicans are completely untrustworthy. Because you willingly leave out important information in order to try and manipulate people.

    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article PM_me_Venn_diagrams -1 points ago in news

    Now you know what people think of Republicans.

    At least CNN is honest and will admit it. Republicans NEVER admit being wrong.

    Thats something and decent human being should know. But then again, not abandoning the sick or children is also supposed to be something decent people are supposed to know, so I guess thats just a bit too difficult for you.

    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article PM_me_Venn_diagrams -28 points ago in news

    Well, throwing a delusional fit isn't going to make people think any better of you people, is it?

    Maybe he should stop trying to kill millions of people every week and people wouldn't consider him such a lunatic.

    Because that's what his policies would do if they didn't keep getting blocked. Kill millions of innocent people in war zones and hospitals.

    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article PM_me_Venn_diagrams -15 points ago in news

    Exactly. Because they didn't approve of the article. They aren't responsible for employees bypassing their approval process.

    Now you people are really digging. This is getting desperate.

    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article PM_me_Venn_diagrams -10 points ago in news

    Fox did the same thing. If you are going to shit on someone for some, make sure you're side isn't even more guilty than the people you're accusing.

    [–] Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted Russia article PM_me_Venn_diagrams -17 points ago in news

    That's really stretching the truth. Comey DID refute most of what the president said. In fact, they were nearly 100% accurate with what they said.

    What Comey said was almost completely different from what Trump claimed.

    The content of his answers refuted Trumps claims. He does not have to specifically say Trump was lying if his statements disagree.

    [–] Vehicle Evolution PM_me_Venn_diagrams 35 points ago in gifs

    In Miami. Where traveling by canal is still faster than US-1

    [–] Federal student loan interest rates to rise Saturday PM_me_Venn_diagrams -1 points ago in news

    Looks like someone pissed off the right wing members by speaking the truth.

    Cant blame people from the ghetto when everyone fucks them over when they try to work hard and get out of there.

    Keep working hard and become successful. Because there is nothing that pisses off these assholes more than seeing minorities more successful than they are.

    [–] Federal student loan interest rates to rise Saturday PM_me_Venn_diagrams 7 points ago in news

    Unless you want to live in the slum your entire life, most people have to take out loans.

    Or, you know, in other countries they just give people schooling for free because they arent fucking idiots.

    People should not have to pointlessly pay to use their own skills.

    Its the exact opposite of what capitalism and democracy is supposed to do.

    [–] Federal student loan interest rates to rise Saturday PM_me_Venn_diagrams 2 points ago in news

    Oh, you mean he left out the most important part? Noooo, they would never do that!