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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +1 / -0

There is no SS crisis, there is a medicare crisis. SS would work if it did not have medicare borrowing against it.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -2 points ago +1 / -3

"But also dont marry asian women"

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 4 points ago +4 / -0

Laughing at fat people is a bad thing because...?

Also one is legitimately improving herself - they used to be the same weight. still obese but not dead at 30.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 3 points ago +3 / -0

Most islamic extremists sided with the Taliban and Al Qaeda than ISIS, except those in northern Nigeria and in Niger.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +1 / -0

The singular they used to be less common because it was rare to talk about someone without having seen them in person, however it was already correct

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Number Four Clad In A Threadbare Jacket, He Tolerated His Cruel Stepmother: Min Ziqian

Confucius's disciple, Min Ziqian was foremost in filial respect. His mother died early, and his father remarried, but to a woman who mistreated her stepson. Because he was not her natural child, she gave him only cruel words and harsh treatment. Min Ziqian often went cold and hungry, and suffered from loneliness, as his stepmother gave all her love and attention to her own two sons.

When the weather turned cold, the second Mrs. Min made her two sons warm coats padded with warm cotton linings. She gave Min Ziqian a coat stuffed only with dry rushes. From the outside the two coats looked alike, but the one stuffed with reeds was not warm at all. It neither blocked the biting wind, nor kept out the stinging cold. His only jacket being so thin, Min Ziqian was always shivering and miserable in the cold.

One icy winter day, Min Ziqian's father had business in town, and told the boy to fetch the horse and cart from the stable. The evening air was frigid, the wind blew hard, and the young boy was so cold that his entire body trembled. His hands and feet were frozen to the point of immobility. His numb fingers dropped the cart reins, and his father scolded him for his clumsiness.

In his anger the man grabbed Ziqians coat-sleeve and ripped it from the jacket, revealing the dried grass lining. He was shocked at the sight of the flimsy jacket that could not protect his son from the cold. Mr. Min suddenly recognized the pattern of cruel treatment his wife had given his boy. He understood at once the injustice of her harshness, and it infuriated him so that he flew into a rage.

He ran back into the house, yelling at the top of his lungs for his wife. She appeared and cowered before him on her knees. He angrily ordered her to leave the house and never return. Min Ziqian knelt beside his stepmother and begged his father to give her another chance. He pleaded for leniency. "When my mother is here only one boy has to suffer the cold. But if she goes, then three sons will have no one to care for them. Please, Father, let her stay!"

At this, his stepmother cried piteously in deep shame. She was so deeply touched that her attitude totally changed. She turned over a new leaf, and ever after treated Min Ziqian as lovingly as she did her own sons.

A verse in his honor says,

Mr. Min, the widower, has a worthy son; Who never grudged his second mother's hateful, wicked ways. "Keep her here at home!", he begged, while kneeling by the cart. "Or else three boys will suffer from the biting wind and frost."

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Number Three His Heart Was Pained When His Mother Bit Her Finger: Zeng Shen

During the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history, there lived a student of Confucius, Zeng Shen, who become well-known for his filial attitude of respect. His father passed away while Shen was still young. He was extremely respectful and obedient to his mother. Every day the young man would go into the mountains to cut firewood; his mother would stay home and weave cloth to sell. Mother and son had to work hard to earn enough to get by.

One day Zeng Shen set out early for the mountains. A guest who had traveled a long distance arrived at the Zeng household that very morning. The family being poor, there was nothing with which to entertain the guest, and no way to properly welcome him. As Zeng Shen was not at home, his mother did not know what to do, and she could only hope that her son would return soon from the mountains.

The boy did not show up, and Mrs. Zeng grew agitated. Without realizing what she was doing, she put her finger into her mouth and bit it. In her nervousness, she bit her finger so hard that it bled. Zeng Shen, in the mountains, suddenly felt a stinging pain in his heart, and knew there must be something amiss with his mother. He quickly bundled up the brush and kindling and ran back down the mountain.

Arriving before his mother, he knelt in the doorway and asked her what was the matter. Relieved and happy, she said, "A guest has come and I was so upset that I bit my finger. You must be a truly respectful child that you can know your mother's thoughts from a distance!"

A verse in his praise says,

His mother bit her finger, her son's heart felt the pain. He bundled up the firewood And ran home just in time. What age has ever witnessed deeper ties of filial love Than the depth of shared between this mother and her son?

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Number Two He Personally Tested His Mother's Prescriptions: The Learned Emperor Of Han

During the Western Han Dynasty in China, after its founding patriarch Liu Bang died, the throne came by succession to his son, "Liu the Constant". He earned the name Han Wendi, "The Learned Emperor of Han". As a ruler, he practiced vigorous, just government, and he loved the citizens, moving and inspiring them to self improvement through education. State business was extremely complex and demanding of time, nonetheless he still found time to serve his mother with respectful, filial devotion. He was neither careless nor tardy in his treatment of his mother.

Once the matron suffered a serious illness and Han Wendi, as soon as he had completed the various governmental matters , would immediately leave the state chambers and return to his mother's bedside to nurse her with tender concern. She was sick for a full three years, and his care was constant and untiring. He waited on her by night and day throughout her convalescence, without relaxing his vigilance in the least. He never grumbled or resented the toil and tedium.

The Emperor's care of his mother was thorough to the last detail. He would wait by her bedside without closing his eyes, often forgetting to change his robes for long Periodst afraid that he might be remiss in his nursing care. As soon as the servants had prepared any dose of medicine, the Emperor would first sample the mixture himself, to make sure it was neither too hot nor too weak. As soon as it was fit to drink, he would spoon-feed the mixture himself to his mother.

Many years passed, and the Learned Emperor nursed his mother throughout. He earned the praises of all the citizens. An outstanding leader, he was also a most unusual, filially-devoted son, and set the standards of behavior towards parents. The people of China respected him, and accepted his teaching. They were deeply influenced and transformed by his model of virtue. The people in their turn, practiced filial respect towards their parents, and treated them well. The Learned Emperor's name, Han Wendi, has passed down through a thousand ages to the present--people still admire his model of virtuous, selfless conduct.

A verse in his honor says,

Both filial and humane, he was known throughout the land. Awesome as a leader, he ruled the Hundred Kings. For three long years he nursed his ailing mother, the Empress, Duty-bound, he tasted every medicine she took.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 3 points ago +3 / -0

To be fair I would rather live in Lagos than London

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +1 / -0

That is telling their kids that theft is more honorable than accepting aid

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +1 / -0

*Judge does convict him, gives him a 10 year suspended sentence for murder.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2022 National Tournament Topic Resolved: Radicalism is preferable to incrementalism to achieve social justice.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +1 / -0

You are teaching the kid to steal from people rather than take aid temporarily during hard times as robbing people is less shameful

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +1 / -0

From start to finish the cheddar is probably going to last 2 months from packaging to distribution (via temp controlled means) to the final consumer who is likely to eat it if we are talking about a subsistence welfarebox for the poor.

https://www.wisconsincheesemart.com/products/cheddar-cheese-10-year-old-extra-sharp

Yeah about that, 2 months is very young for cheese.

But I was talking about it being a dry good because shipping refrigerated items or food with water content is fucking difficult.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cheese isnt shelf stable

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 5 points ago +5 / -0

it is digital baseball cards. It can have a small purpose, but not a 1 hour drawing of a monkey selling for half a million dollars.

For a real purpose, there is Stonetoss - you are paying someone so they continue to make political cartoons. In exchange you get a digital baseball card.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +1 / -0

Give them basic food, the diet of a medieval peasant + cheap spices and more oil.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not on children for the sins of their parents

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +2 / -0

For everything except food, yes.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 3 points ago +3 / -0

You can do a fortified drink mix or something for vitamin c. And the specific grain can be a matter of choice

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 4 points ago +4 / -0

I am not saying dry goods to be humiliating - I am saying that to be affordable. You can get pretty damn good food that way.

I dont think people are entitled to meat for existing, but sure we can give them milk and eggs as well as grains and some vegetable oil.

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