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    [–] Was told to "actually read the policy". So I did. paterfamilias78 2 points ago in MaliciousCompliance

    Wouldn't that be the best plot twist?

    HR: Why don't you read the company policy next time?

    OP: Just give me the damn $1.50!

    HR: No, listen to me very carefully. Read the company policy *wink*. Especially page 83, subsection 3a. Read it very carefully *touches side of nose with one finger and grins*.

    [–] Is the vocabulary of the average first-world person expanding or contracting at this point in living memory? paterfamilias78 6 points ago in TrueAskReddit

    I think it is contracting.

    I've read books of letters home from the front in WWI and WWII, and I don't think they would be understood by most modern university students. Even the letters written by privates with a public high school education were often written with a large vocabulary and frequent allusions to literature and poetry.

    [–] Are there any chemicals so deadly a mere drop on skin could kill? paterfamilias78 17 points ago in askscience

    How about hundreds of nuclear bombs set off behind the ship to propel it forward? NASA considered it in the 1950's as a possible means of interstellar travel.

    [–] Raskolnikov's terrifyingly prophetic dream in Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" paterfamilias78 3 points ago in JordanPeterson

    Germ Theory was around as speculation since the ancient Greeks.

    Corroborating evidence was known as of 1854, and the theory was proven by 1864 and starting to be accepted by the scientific & medical community around the time the novel was written. It was universally accepted in the 1880's.

    [–] Big Banks Mortgage Rate Increase Pre-Weekend Party paterfamilias78 1 points ago in PersonalFinanceCanada

    US inflation is forecast to be 2.54% in 2018. This might seem big compared to the recent run of approx 1.5%, but we haven't even reached the historical average of 3% yet.

    I doubt Trump will be remembered as "The Inflation President" unless it spikes much much higher.

    [–] Moving out of USA to British Columbia paterfamilias78 2 points ago in britishcolumbia

    Linden or Bellingham would be more convenient, just as close to Canada, and also would have more jobs & housing & services.

    [–] Your Local Watermelon Merchant paterfamilias78 14 points ago in IDontWorkHereLady

    If I see someone (of any skin color) slapping and inspecting and sorting multiple watermelons at a grocery store, I would assume he knows more about watermelons than I do. The lady was not racist, just observant.

    [–] Free Speech Police paterfamilias78 8 points ago in JordanPeterson

    Many redditors are American, and so they wrongly presume US First Amendment case law when commenting. However, Libel and Slander is treated very differently in other English-speaking countries, for example:

    Plaintiffs don’t have to prove falsity, malice or special damages to win a defamation suit [in Canada]. As such, Canadian politicians often use libel litigation as a way to silence critics... Canada is widely considered to have the most plaintiff-friendly libel laws in the English-speaking world.

    [–] I PROMISE, I do not work here!!! paterfamilias78 43 points ago in IDontWorkHereLady

    Correct! It's called Proportionality or Proportionate Response or something like that. The judge will throw the book at someone who uses an old-lady arm hold as an excuse to break a nose.

    Examples: If a frustrated old lady tries to detain a big young man by holding onto his arm, he does not have permission to lay her out flat! If a drunk teenager stumbles into your front yard and tries to steal a Halloween decoration, you don't have the automatic right to shoot them!

    [–] What quote made you think a different way? paterfamilias78 7 points ago in AskReddit

    I'm the betht evah. I'm the mowth brudah and vithuth, and mowth ruthleth champion thereth evah been. Theth no one can thtop me. Lennokth ith a conquerah? No, I'm Alekthandah, heeth no Alekthandah! I'm the betht evah. Theth nevah been anybody ath ruthleth. I'm Thonny Lithton, I'm Jack Dempthey. Theth no one like me. I'm from thay cloth. Theth no one that can match me. My thtyle is impetuouth, my defenth ith impregnabah, and I'm jutht feroshuth. I want your heart.

    I want to eat hith children.

    Praith be to Allah!

    [–] Nice move, Vernon. paterfamilias78 9 points ago in britishcolumbia

    The McMansion subdivision inherited the name from the golf resort. Someone picked the name in 1990 when they built the course. There are a lot of predator birds (eagles, ospreys, hawks, etc.) in the area.

    [–] What quote made you think a different way? paterfamilias78 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I remember that one! Although the full quote was

    I'mma fuck you till you love me, faggot!

    [–] What quote made you think a different way? paterfamilias78 3 points ago in AskReddit

    Abraham Lincoln once said that "If you're a racist, I will attack you with the North"

    [–] What quote made you think a different way? paterfamilias78 1242 points ago in AskReddit

    Tyson has many thoughtful quotes. Here is one of his better known ones:

    I'm the best ever. I'm the most brutal and vicious, and most ruthless champion there's ever been. There's no one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? No, I'm Alexander, he's no Alexander. I'm the best ever. There's never been anybody as ruthless. I'm Sonny Liston, I'm Jack Dempsey. There's no one like me. I'm from their cloth. There's no one that can match me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah.

    [–] Fall's Creek paterfamilias78 10 points ago in vancouver

    It's a Ready-Mix Concrete plant. It mixes cement with rocks & water soon before pouring. Cement factories are much bigger. There is one in Richmond.

    [–] Car Dealership Finance Manager Misled paterfamilias78 3 points ago in PersonalFinanceCanada

    You do, actually.

    The credit card company makes the same money from the merchants, no matter what your balance is. This is where they get the money to pay rewards. OP pays $2000 to merchant, merchant pays $40 (or whatever it is) to CC company, CC company gives $20 of rewards to OP.

    [–] 1 How would you feel if youre SO made friends with a guy, and became pretty close friends in a short time? paterfamilias78 -65 points ago in AskMen

    It's not cheating for her to meet up with someone in order to seek a better potential husband. That's what marriage is for. She's not married to you, she is dating you. If you want the sort of relationship where she owes you permanence, then marry her.

    [–] Potential employer requires credit check. Should I just let go of this opportunity? Please help. paterfamilias78 4 points ago in PersonalFinanceCanada

    True, a lot of people (especially families) spend easily $5k/month on their credit cards and pay it all off monthly. $6k is not much.

    [–] What is something that people like only because they're blinded by nostalgia? paterfamilias78 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Most old Board Games!

    Monopoly is not very 'good' by modern standards. New 'designer' board games from the last 25 years (Catan, 7 Wonders, Ticket to Ride, Agricola...) are generally superior to the ones developed in the 1930's. Newer games tend to have the following considerations which make them more satisfying to play:

    • everyone is in the game until the end,
    • consistent time to finish the game
    • skill matters, but only to a point. A beginner can still possibly win with good luck.
    • choices matter to the direction of gameplay
    • rules are generally simple

    [–] How Oprah Winfrey Helped Create Our Irrational, Pseudoscientific American Fantasyland paterfamilias78 40 points ago in TrueReddit

    No, it's the one where you create whatever delusion you want and then shun the people who love you who are trying to bring you back to reality. This is the "Law of Attraction".

    E.g., Supposedly if you start spending money like a rich person then you will become rich. If your friends are concerned that you are about to go bankrupt, then they have "negative energy" or something like that and you should dump them.