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    [–] Michigan powerlifter heroically lifts vehicle pinned on top of man after accident. paterfamilias78 3 points ago in news

    It took me 18 months to get to a 365 lb squat, and then progress slowed drastically from there. I think a 400 lb squat is doable by most young men with about 3-5 years of good training and eating. Definitely most guys in a gym cannot squat anywhere near 400 lb.

    [–] The number of adults living with their parents has doubled since 1995 paterfamilias78 -1 points ago in PersonalFinanceCanada

    The lottery is a voluntary tax on the foolish, but this property market is a mandatory levy on families and youth.

    [–] The number of adults living with their parents has doubled since 1995 paterfamilias78 29 points ago in PersonalFinanceCanada

    It's become a youth tax. My Grandpa & Dad had to pay about 3 to 5 years of median income to their elders for the privilege of a house. I am saving up and will soon be paying about 20-30 years of median income to my elders for this.

    [–] In the U.S., should parenthood be considered a “right”? paterfamilias78 1 points ago in TrueAskReddit

    Agreed, it is a poor choice of question. What the OP is truly asking, including the corollaries, is:

    "Does the government have the legitimate authority to determine who is fit to have children and to enforce this by a selective registration program allowing permission to breed?"

    This is essentially eugenics, and I would answer "no".

    [–] In the U.S., should parenthood be considered a “right”? paterfamilias78 3 points ago in TrueAskReddit

    The wording of your question assumes that a higher power (the government, your ethics class, this subreddit) has the valid authority to determine who is "fit" to raise children. Start the discussion there, because at it's heart this is really just a debate over whether the family ought to have any natural authority at all or whether we are all "owned" by the state.

    Currently, our system understands that the natural duty and authority over a child falls to the parents. This authority is only lost when the duty is blatantly disregarded (e.g. abuse, neglect).

    [–] Beginning... what's the appropriate next step? paterfamilias78 9 points ago in fitness30plus

    Believe it or not, according to BMI charts, "normal" weight for a 5'-7" male is considered to be 120-160 lb.

    I have some solid and muscular 5'-7" friends and they are about 160 lb.

    150 lb is certainly not an unhealthy weight for that height.

    [–] overcharged a Samsung 21700 30 T paterfamilias78 1 points ago in electronic_cigarette

    I can't speak to the battery, but you should definitely throw out the charger!

    [–] How is the forestry sector in Canada? paterfamilias78 2 points ago in PersonalFinanceCanada

    Logging (machine operator), equipment maintenance, road & bridge building, camp support staff, truck driving...

    [–] How is the forestry sector in Canada? paterfamilias78 7 points ago in PersonalFinanceCanada

    There are definitely good jobs in forestry, but like mining or oil, it can be an unstable industry. Jobs, and entire towns, are affected strongly by things like lumber tariffs, insect infestations (pine beetle), mill closures, and residential construction slowdowns (less demand for product). Forestry has been affected by all of those things in the past 15-20 years. When it is good, it is great, but when something happens, it stinks.

    [–] Female thinking vs. Male thinking in an LTR paterfamilias78 3 points ago in askMRP

    Agreed.

    TLDR; women hold grudges and are attracted to emotionally stable men.

    [–] What's the best starter kit. paterfamilias78 3 points ago in Vaping101

    Nunchaku is a single 18650, not an internal battery. Good recommendations.

    [–] The Value of a Good Pension paterfamilias78 2 points ago in PersonalFinanceCanada

    This assumes that the pension is provided after 30 years of work without any contributions from the individual. In that case, the value of the pension is about 15%, but it varies widely depending on what assumptions I make.

    If you have to pay 6.9% into the defined benefits pension that I described, you would have to subtract that from the 15%.

    [–] E-Juice paterfamilias78 3 points ago in Vaping101

    Naked are the best I've tried, but unfortunately very expensive.

    The trick is to find fruity but not too sweet.

    [–] What are some purchases under $200 that has significantly improved your life since owning it? paterfamilias78 4 points ago in AskMen

    Yes, I bought those ones 7 years ago and they are still going strong after 100's of hours of use.

    They have a great range and were the first "nice" audio purchase I made. I would buy them again in a heartbeat.

    [–] Do you think you need an engineering degree to be considered an engineer? paterfamilias78 1 points ago in AskEngineers

    There are two different things:

    1. engineers - anyone who does work that the company deems engineering
    2. Professional Engineers - legally recognized title (depends on jurisdiction) that denotes membership in a group and the ability to take personal liability for design & specification of engineered things.

    One is a description of what you do, the other is a title. For example, I can "doctor" my children but I am not a "Medical Doctor".

    [–] Hey Reddit, what's the strangest coincidence you've ever personally experienced? paterfamilias78 1 points ago in AskReddit

    American: "Hey, Canadian, you're from Canada? Do you know Bob?"

    Me: "Hah! You goof! Canada is huge! I don't... wait a minute... yeah, I know Bob."

    [–] Large Metal Weight? Counterbalance? paterfamilias78 3 points ago in whatisthisthing

    It's a counterweight for attachment to a tractor.