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    [–] Hospital which I work has these wheelchairs for the patients mikey5527 15 points ago in CrappyDesign

    That's what I was thinking. All I see when I look at this is some geriatric patient falling through the chair. Hopefully there's some kind of bar reinforcing the seat.

    [–] Gun shmun. mikey5527 3 points ago in WTF

    You simply don't know what you're talking about. You keep claiming that headshot=death. You even used that for your example when you claimed that location is everything.

    Look up Gabby Giffords. She was shot in the head and can still walk and talk. She never fully recovered, but she's far from dead.

    [–] Gun shmun. mikey5527 2 points ago in WTF

    That's how it was explained to us. Rah

    [–] Texas Lawmakers Will Vote On Marijuana Decriminalization This Week mikey5527 7 points ago in Marijuana

    I read it as if he was implying the Texas legislature would vote this down, thereby not hopping on the bandwagon.

    [–] Shen Yun mikey5527 2 points ago in desmoines

    They market hard everywhere. They came to San Diego while I lived there, and you couldn't escape the ads. I thought it was just a SoCal thing until they followed me here.

    [–] Shen Yun mikey5527 2 points ago in desmoines

    I never thought I'd find another fan on this sub.

    [–] Being a girl in Computer Science class mikey5527 1 points ago in computerscience

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm taking anatomy right now, and I'm the only guy in a class of 12 (the rest are female nursing students). As long as nobody is giving you a hard time about being a woman, it shouldn't affect your ability to study or learn.

    [–] Cannabis Sativa Plant VS Cotton - Guys, Why We Still wearing Cotton apparel? mikey5527 19 points ago in Marijuana

    Mods, can we get this removed? This is essentially an advert for OPs hemp-based dropshipping store.

    [–] WCGW if I bite a police officer. mikey5527 3 points ago in Whatcouldgowrong

    People live normal lives and lifespans with it now.

    Have you known anyone who is HIV positive? I'm guessing not.

    When I was in the military, we had a guy contract HIV, and life was a living hell for him. I was assigned to take care of him most days, and he was constantly in and out of the hospital with really rare forms of disease, on top of his normal HIV treatment. There were at least three separate times that I thought he was on his death bed.

    [–] We found a huge snake crossing the road mikey5527 4 points ago in WTF

    Not snakes like this. This one could constrict you to death, but would only do so if you're being an asshole to it.

    [–] We found a huge snake crossing the road mikey5527 3 points ago in WTF

    Most pet stores carry anything from baby mice to large rabbits. I've never seen anything larger than that. All are bred for this specific purpose.

    [–] Coffee Shop Suggestions? mikey5527 1 points ago in desmoines

    Like others have said, Smokey Row is probably what you're looking for. If you want a more quiet setting, the library on Grand has WiFi, and there's a Starbucks right next to it.

    [–] Police vehicles speeding without emergency lights activated? mikey5527 1 points ago in desmoines

    It frustrates me as well. I saw it a lot in San Diego, where cops would regularly cruise anywhere from 75-85 mph, and pull people over at 80. I agree with you that it's a load of BS. By cruising above the speed limit, they're setting the example for all other drivers. In the end, there's not really much you can do about it. At most, you could take the plate number down and report it to the non-emergency number. It probably wouldn't do anything, but I could imagine change coming with enough calls.

    [–] What the fuck is going on here? mikey5527 1 points ago in desmoines

    I usually only see maybe 100-200 people online at any given time. That’s abysmal.

    For a subreddit specific to a tiny midwestern city, that's pretty good. I mean, 100-200 people is roughly 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 2,000 Des Moines residents online at once. To be honest, I'm surprised there's this much activity on the sub. I've seen bigger cities with a smaller presence.

    [–] Your “logic” deserves a slap in the face mikey5527 1 points ago in MurderedByWords

    You sound like you came from a school like mine. Last time I checked, we had a graduation rate of 98%, and more than 90% of graduating seniors went straight to college. Most of those went to a 4 year university, and the majority went out of state.

    Everyone in my life told me that I needed to go to college. Everyone told me that I would be a loser digging ditches or flipping burgers if I didn't go to college. When I was a Junior, my counselor dragged me into her office to help me apply for different universities.

    In spite of all that, I told my parents at the age of 15 that I would not be going to college. All I really knew about college is that it takes massive amounts of loans or getting lucky with scholarships in order to go. Instead, at the age of 17, I decided to join the military so that I wouldn't have to worry about student debt.

    I think there's a conversation to be had about reducing the price of tuition. I think there's a conversation to be had about expanding grants. I think there's a conversation to be had about expanding tuition assistance programs for federal employees. I think there's a conversation to be had about pushing more people into trades. I don't think that giving free tuition to everyone is the solution.

    [–] Does anybody actually enjoy being alive? mikey5527 1 points ago in TooAfraidToAsk

    Absolutely. I find that having my life in order goes a long way, and when chaos enters, things start going south, as far as my mental state goes.

    How did I get my life in order? I started by paying off my debts. I stopped spending money on things I didn't need, which taught me to enjoy the little pleasures of life.

    While I was paying off my debts, I had to learn how to cook. Now that I have the budget to buy a more eclectic set of ingredients, I've been learning how to cook some really cool things. Since the beginning of this year, I've learned how to make Subway-style bread, how to make and spin pizza dough, and how to make burritos, refried beans, and Mexican-style rice from scratch. There's an immense sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from that.

    Now that I've been debt-free for over a year, I started putting money into a retirement account. Watching my money not only accumulate, but grow, gives me a feeling that I'm moving towards something bigger. Within the next two years, me and my wife plan on purchasing a home. Our goal is to have it completely paid for within the first 5 years.

    I find that a feeling of forward momentum helps a lot. The worst times in my life were when I had little to no control over my choices and when I had a lot of bills coming in. Financial independence goes a long way towards solving those problems. Once you don't owe anyone money, you have more leverage. You can quit your job or negotiate for better benefits without feeling as though you need to take an opportunity.

    [–] What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? What evidence led you to this conclusion? mikey5527 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Our teacher showed us that movie at the end of the year some time during middle school. I spent the entire summer break wondering if there was a show about me or not.

    [–] What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? What evidence led you to this conclusion? mikey5527 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I can confirm that facial hair messes with facial recognition software. I know it's time to trim my mustache when my phone stops recognizing my face.

    [–] One of the best things about weed legalization in the US is seeing tourists from different states get giddy when they realize they can buy any variety of weed products at a counter easily, cheaply, and quickly. mikey5527 1 points ago in trees

    If you want to walk into a shop, go to Urbn Leaf. It's a good shop and in the city.

    I would look into Hello Cannabis as well, which is a delivery service. Last time we went, we stayed in Oceanside, so I'm not sure if they deliver as far south as the city. Anyways, they included an edible, two prerolls, and an eigth for free, and we chilled out in the hotel room the whole time.

    Also, just a tip: vape carts don't leave any smell in a hotel room or otherwise, and it's illegal to smoke anywhere except for private property.

    [–] Was doing some questing on the family pc and forgot to close notepad, my parents think I have gone crazy mikey5527 1 points ago in 2007scape

    I still can't tell if you're being sarcastic, but you're not going to fool me into reading the dialogue for 139 quests on my ironman and main.

    [–] Mod Ash’s response on Oslo shitting himself to rank 2 daily smithing xp. mikey5527 3 points ago in 2007scape

    Even when I'm sick I make it to the bathroom. The only time I've shit my pants as an adult was when I forgot I did a colonoscopy prep the night before. I let out a big old morning fart, and the tiniest amount of shit followed. Even that ruined my self esteem for the day.

    [–] E-vapes were designed to help smokers quit but it’s helped create a new generation of smokers. mikey5527 1 points ago in Showerthoughts

    Here's an article that talks about some of the research that has been done.

    Although you don't really need much evidence. The combustion of cigarettes is one of the leading reasons that cigarette smoking is bad for you. Vape juice contains food grade vegetable glycerin and propyl glycerin plus pure nicotine, which is a relatively safe chemical. There's still a question of what it will do for lung health, but there's no question that removing the carcinogens created by combusting tobacco is a good thing and will lead to more favorable outcomes as opposed to smoking.

    Many doctors that I've interacted with recently tend to agree with this as well. My oral surgeon asked about tobacco use, and he was pleased to hear that I vaped. Had I smoked or dipped, he would not have cleared me for surgery. When I went for my first VA appointment, they asked about smoking habits, so I told them I vaped. They literally laughed at me and told me that they don't consider vaping to be a form of smoking anymore. I can't remember if they consider it to be a form of tobacco, but they really didn't give a shit that I vaped.

    [–] Elizabeth Warren’s Higher Education Plan: Eliminate Tuition and Cancel Student Debt mikey5527 10 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in Economics

    My wife and I gave 4 years of each of our lives to get our GI Bills. What happens to us? Even if we give those who already paid their loans some sort of refund or tax break, what are we doing for our veterans, many of whom joined for the education benefits? How do you give 4 years of service back?

    As the system works now, vets give 4 years of their lives, but are given a leg up in return, as they don't have to worry about paying for tuition or getting loans. Now they'll be 4 years behind their peers.

    What does this do for enlistment rates? Will we see enlistments plummet, as one of the key selling points is removed? Are we going to have to raise payments for military personnel? Are we going to have to beef up the MHA payments that vets receive during college? How much will that cost?

    I think a much better system would be to working towards reducing the cost of public universities. Maybe start by reducing or removing the price for out of state tuition. Maybe remove federally backed loans, which can't be eliminated through bankruptcy. I don't think the solution is to give free college for all.

    Edit: Also, how does this affect those who contribute to 529 plans? Will those still be available to pay for meal plans or housing, or will those tax breaks dissapear? In the latter situation, those who would have funded a 529 are getting hit twice by these taxes; first by removing the tax break and second by funding the education for current students.