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    [–] People feeling down, what is making you feel that way? Samgt27 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Thank you, I sure hope so. I received majority of these concussions around 4 or 5 years ago and since have suffered from depression and some other issues. I kind of just had assumed that a lot of it was that stage of my life I had changes occurring and I told myself the depressive feelings were normal. It progressively got worse and the symptoms became more aggressive into university as stress levels increased so I saw a doctor about it. It has also led to ADD but I have medication now that somewhat works and I mean I willed myself on for nearly 5 years through depression with no aids at all so I just keep on going haha. My one hope is that the brain damage hasn't destined me for some form of brain degenerative disorder with age but I suppose there is no way to tell but time.

    [–] People feeling down, what is making you feel that way? Samgt27 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I was recently diagnosed with permenant brain damage at the age of 18 as a result of a ridiculous amount of concussions. The list of implications it has on my life is quite something. Icant even get drunk without feeling like I'm concussed for the following week. Oh yeah mostly exams though honestly those are hell.

    [–] What are some red flags we should recognise within ourselves? Samgt27 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Just want to mention a lot of these responses refer to early symptoms of depression. Depression can sneak in without you fully realizing you are suffering and it can have massive affects on your life as indicated by these red flags. If you're suspicious that this may apply to you please sit down with somebody you trust or even just yourself and take a good hard look and figure out what you can do to solve this before it worsened. I ignored my depression for five years and trust me that is a horrible idea it will just build up and get worse exponentially as the worse it gets the less desirable you are to be around. Face it immediately and get help please.

    [–] Video shows Charlotte man had arms raised when police shot him - Story Samgt27 0 points ago in news

    I too was taught to question the media in my mandatory general English classes back in high school in Canada.

    [–] Thugs who throw acid can now be given a life sentence, even if they miss their victim Samgt27 1 points ago in worldnews

    Well thank fuck that was cleared up finally. I can't believe previous perpetrators of this crime received such light punishments in comparison to what their victims had to deal with. Just horrific. Anybody who even considers this ought to burn in hell.

    [–] Police say man threatens to kill Wendy's employee because he felt his salad didn't contain enough cucumbers Samgt27 1 points ago in news

    Yeah I recieved a death threat (in quite interesting detail) from a lovely lady over pizza once. Then again I mean it was pizza and I also would kill for pizza.

    [–] No countries with nukes adopted the U.N.’s “historic” nuke ban Samgt27 2 points ago in worldnews

    Here in Canada we threw away our nuke rights when we couldn't find a big enough way to say sorry.

    [–] Report: Putin Sanctioned Whistleblower’s Murder in Paris Samgt27 4 points ago in worldnews

    While I don't doubt this would happen it has to be said I'm always skeptical of the validity of information when the first line ends with "BuzzFeed reports"

    [–] 'Gunshots' at Paris's Notre Dame - BBC News Samgt27 10 points ago in worldnews

    Man I hate the clickbait titles! I mean don't get me wrong I'm glad the situation wasn't too severe but "gunshots" makes it sound as though somebody just opened fire on people when realistically the shots were fired by police. Unless the title was put there before the article updated but still it's just frustrating.

    [–] 20 million people are starving and the media only cares about Trump says UN Samgt27 0 points ago in worldnews

    To be fair, Trump in the news is at least usually news. There is good reason for him being in the news often. It is much better than celebrities.

    [–] Big sunken boat in lake Samgt27 2 points ago in interestingasfuck

    They have a glass-bottomed boat that you can go on and view all the wrecks in the area as there are quite a few. It is a beautiful area and definitely worth visiting.

    [–] Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight with no compensation. The two passengers, who had booked non-refundable accommodation in Italy, were told that the next available Easyjet flight was four days later. Samgt27 1 points ago in worldnews

    I did request it several times actually and they did refund the cash as I said just it took quite the effort and technically speaking a lost some money in the commotion. Where I lost the most money was in paying for a much more expensive flight home as I had no other choice. It doesn't exactly take balls to demand money back on a flight they cancelled on me the night before (approximately 11 hours prior to take off), it just takes incredible patience to sit there on the phone waiting listening to holding music. I'm not sure what you're "no you didn't" is referring to or why you seem aggressive towards me over this issue. Spirit were very difficult with me over this and while I'm sure I could have followed up to have them cover the cost of the flight I had to take it is not at all worth the effort as I'm sure they would put me through hell before giving me the money.

    [–] Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight with no compensation. The two passengers, who had booked non-refundable accommodation in Italy, were told that the next available Easyjet flight was four days later. Samgt27 2 points ago in worldnews

    I assume this is only a news story because of the United airlines development so we shift our view towards these issues. This is not uncommon. I personally had a flight home with Spirit airlines cancelled the night before and they weren't able to fly us home for another 4 days by which point I would have missed work and many other events costing me a whole lot of money and trust. Instead I had to take a flight with American airlines which was around 4 times more expensive but I had no other options. Spirit tried to refund the flight in coupons (yeah right) they just about gave back the price of the tickets in real money. Airlines are terrible at being responsible or at least some are.

    [–] [88 pics in album] My Colour Pacific war album [WARNING GORE] Samgt27 1 points ago in CombatFootage

    Why did the Marines seem to capture and carry around the Japanese flags? Seems backwards to the usual mentality of destroying enemy flags.

    [–] LPT: "Do you know why I pulled you over?" Translates from cop speak as "Are you stupid enough to incriminate yourself for my benefit?" Samgt27 1 points ago in LifeProTips

    I'm sure it has been answered but what is the best way to respond to "do you know how fast you were going?". This is used commonly in my area and I am unsure of how I would best respond to this.

    [–] What was your, "They don't pay me enough for this shit", moment at a job you've had? Samgt27 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I worked a part time job at a grocery store in my early which school days. I worked a lot of hours for part time and soon became very efficient at my job but receiving little to no praise. After almost a year of working my boss (manager of the department) began leaving his shift before I came in to take over from him. Other managers in the store told me he was leaving 4 or 5 hours before then. He would of course leave me with 4 to 5 hours of his work to do on top of my own 5 hours of work.

    The real kicker is that on top of that I would stay late every single shift and never take breaks just to attempt to get it all done though that was damn near impossible. Other employees whom I was friends with would leave their work and try to help me due to my overwhelming task list.
    I would come in on the next shift and find an angrily written note saying I was useless for not having everything done and it was easy enough to do.

    Finally after sitting down with the owner and my boss to discuss this all and having my boss cuss me out (remember I was 15 at the time) and calling me "fucking useless" receiving no scolding for doing this I decided enough was enough and got out of there. Ever since the department has suffered but that manager still gets paid for shit all.

    Side note: another guy worked in the department could only use one arm and walked with a limp. He did twice as much work as the boss despite this.

    TLDR: had to do double the work in the same amount of time and was punished for it.

    [–] Donations top $500,000 for Indian man shot dead in Kansas 'hate crime' Samgt27 8 points ago in news

    In a statement to local media his niece, Adele Mathews, said: "I don't want people to think of him as a monster or racist man because that's not who he is."

    What? I don't understand how you can defend these actions and say that he is not racist or a monster.

    [–] What's the worst example of bad parenting you've ever witnessed? Samgt27 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Was climbing a Mayan pyramid in Mexico called Coba and it is a fairly sketchy climb and to fall would almost definitely mean death. The steps are difficult and fairly broken at place and as I was climbing down I came across a woman dragging her what to me seemed maybe 3 or 4 year old son down by the arm and he was stumbling down struggling not to fall. Seemed like she didn't want to take the kid home from Mexico.

    [–] Jews, Christians to form protective 'rings of peace' around Toronto mosques today - CBC.ca Samgt27 2 points ago in worldnews

    This was not only in Toronto. This happened all over Canada, or Ontario at least. I live in a rural town of 12000 and we had a couple hundred from our community out last night.

    [–] Seattle judge grants nationwide temporary restraining order on Trump immigration ban Samgt27 2 points ago in worldnews

    When a decision like this creates such controversy and has so many people opposed to it if Trump really believed in democracy he would have a vote on whether to keep the ban or retract it. The thing that bugs me is that in many ways this ban is a recruitment program for terrorist organizations (because it weakens all relations Muslims have with the US as they are being alienated).

    [–] What tiny thing pisses you off? Samgt27 9 points ago in AskReddit

    Man I almost got rear ended by a truck that didn't have its lights on (and apparently didn't have functioning fog lights). It was nearly completely dark and there was dense fog. Apparently this guy was more dense than the fog. I pulled out having seen absolutely nobody there and sure enough he's going 120kmph in this weather and almost rear ends me. Then tailgates me and passes and ignores me constantly signaling for him to turn on his lights. Then again nobody knows how to drive here.