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    [–] A professor, a CEO, and a janitor are in a forest when they discover a magic fairy. daveinpublic -2 points ago in Jokes

    Should have made the joke to where the janitor just did a great job making the art piece and won accolades or an award.

    [–] "I'll just make this quick U-turn." daveinpublic -11 points ago in IdiotsInCars

    It was a 2 way street, shouldn’t have been going around but stopping.

    [–] "I'll just make this quick U-turn." daveinpublic -11 points ago in IdiotsInCars

    U turns aren’t illegal everywhere. They’re not in my state.

    [–] [Advice] How I got out of depression when I was in college daveinpublic 2 points ago in getdisciplined

    I think socializing decreases depression because, when you sit and think, there’s no one to check your thoughts. You can construct your own logic and paint yourself as a victim and create another reality that doesn’t follow normal rules. When talking with someone else, they challenge you, bring you back down to earth, give you a point of reference. You’re no longer always the victim, but a part of a system, you mess up sometimes, other people mess up sometimes, but it gives you a check to your mind and heart.

    [–] Victory daveinpublic 11 points ago in funny

    Why did they stop and point again at the end? We’re they just admiring it?

    [–] "I'll just make this quick U-turn." daveinpublic -7 points ago in IdiotsInCars

    It’s inconvenient but you’re usually considered in the wrong if you read end someone, should always be alert to how fast the person in front of you is going and go at the speed and distance that allows you to safely stop. Whether you’re in a bike or a car. Bike should be able to stop pretty fast, especially if you’re watching ahead and keeping an eye on any cars that are slowing down. Don’t like seeing that guy do a u turn, but the moment he started to slow down, this guy should have slowed down too, and given himself some space for defensive driving.

    [–] Empty road in Hawaii daveinpublic 1 points ago in oddlysatisfying

    It really does look like that. Basically just as beautiful in person if not more so. This photo will not leave you disappointed, Hawaii is just that beautiful.

    [–] A group of scientists has called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI. It says that autonomous weapons may malfunction in unpredictable ways and kill innocent people. The comments were made at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington DC. daveinpublic 3 points ago in Futurology

    There is plenty of investment in making our lives better. Every second of every day somebody is learning how to fight diseases for you, making better phone software for you, making better water drainage systems for you. The job of the government is to protect you, it’s really their only job, so that’s what they spend the most money on, but there’s plenty of other organizations doing other great stuff for you, including the govt too. To say that we should stop developing weapons means you have a great heart, but it’s also somewhat naive to how the world works. The only way we could stop developing weapons is if all the other countries stopped doing this at the same time, and were honest about it.

    [–] TIL as President McKinley was dying, no one knew where Vice President Teddy Roosevelt was. When located in the wilderness he raced all night down mountain roads on a buckboard wagon in pitch black and pouring rains to be sworn in. daveinpublic 150 points ago in todayilearned

    Amazing how much of a different perspective I have of history from comment to comment. After the previous poster I picture teddy Roosevelt as a mean tyrant who left his daughter to perish at boarding school, living as an unloved orphan, him pretending she never existed. Then I see him as a kind father who gave her a better life with his sisters loving family, a family who didn’t even want to give her up when teddy was able to offer her a complete family life again. I swear, some of these commenters throw in so much unverified crap that it smears good peoples names and ruins accurate views of history.

    [–] TIL Al Capone was the first person to open a soup kitchen to feed the poor during the Depression. At a time of 25 percent unemployment, Capone's kitchens served three meals a day to ensure that everyone who had lost a job could get a meal. Soon, every city and town had a soup kitchen. daveinpublic 2 points ago in todayilearned

    The original comment was taking about Tammany Hall in New York City expanding political control by helping immigrants obtain jobs, a place to live, and even citizenship so that they could vote for Tammany and then said that political machines followed suit in other cities. I was noting that Democrats cater to certain immigrants in the same way, those immigrants work blue collar jobs. Republican affect blue collar workers, too, but not in the way the original comment was saying. You started off by saying both parties cater more to to white collar workers, and now you’re saying they both cater to blue collar workers.