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Author Topic: Things that made you RRRRRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Trust-o-nomics Edition  (Read 2015457 times)

kaijyuu

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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33975 on: March 25, 2014, 03:01:03 pm »

If the Republican party drops social conservatism and focuses on economic conservatism, that's still probably an improvement. At least the libertarians are logically consistent, if amoral.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33976 on: March 25, 2014, 03:24:45 pm »

I know of many Canadians on here, and they all pretty much give me this concept that Canada is a pretty chill place to live.

(Pun intended)
Canada is a pretty cool place to live. For one thing, you don't end up in debt forever if you get injured. Yay healthcare.

I have no memories of the United States (I've only been there as a small child) so I can't really compare the two, though.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33977 on: March 25, 2014, 03:43:48 pm »

I know of many Canadians on here, and they all pretty much give me this concept that Canada is a pretty chill place to live.

(Pun intended)
Canada is a pretty cool place to live. For one thing, you don't end up in debt forever if you get injured. Yay healthcare.

I have no memories of the United States (I've only been there as a small child) so I can't really compare the two, though.

Don't think I've ever met anyone who spent time living in another developed country, and then wanted to come back.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33978 on: March 25, 2014, 04:27:35 pm »

I know of many Canadians on here, and they all pretty much give me this concept that Canada is a pretty chill place to live.

(Pun intended)
Canada is a pretty cool place to live. For one thing, you don't end up in debt forever if you get injured. Yay healthcare.

I have no memories of the United States (I've only been there as a small child) so I can't really compare the two, though.
Yay Commonwealth!
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33979 on: March 25, 2014, 04:29:12 pm »

I know of many Canadians on here, and they all pretty much give me this concept that Canada is a pretty chill place to live.

(Pun intended)
Canada is a pretty cool place to live. For one thing, you don't end up in debt forever if you get injured. Yay healthcare.

I have no memories of the United States (I've only been there as a small child) so I can't really compare the two, though.
Yay Commonwealth!
Yay Europe!
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33980 on: March 25, 2014, 04:31:08 pm »

Yay Earth!
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33981 on: March 25, 2014, 04:38:00 pm »

Yay Universe!
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33982 on: March 25, 2014, 04:40:13 pm »

I'm quite partial to Reality. Cue Xantalos posting something indescribable.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33983 on: March 25, 2014, 04:41:45 pm »

Bit belated, but...
What I really get angry about on the whole equality thing is this idea of positive discrimination. I mean, they really should have figured something was wrong just by looking at the name of the twisted thing they'd created. Jobs should be allocated because of merit, not because of gender or race. Saying you're doing it for the benefit of one side doesn't mean you aren't doing it to the detriment of the other side as well.

So stupid. So very, very stupid. It's still discrimination.
It's also good that it doesn't exist to any meaningful degree, aha! Affirmative action, at its "worst" generally just means if you have two people of equal merit, but one a minority, the minority is favored. It doesn't mean that someone less qualified will get the position strictly because they're a minority. T'be honest, if they were -- at least in the states -- I'm relatively sure that would still be able to push through a discrimination case, if it actually happened (and being a minority didn't meaningfully impact the position requirements -- which it can, rarely).

That doesn't mean they won't get the position, mind. There's quite a number of reasons an employer will prefer to hire someone of less merit. Most reports I've seen of "positive" discrimination is people making an attribution error and assuming it's because the person (they were passed over for) was a minority, instead of, y'know, the employer wanting to hire someone less experienced. Though I wouldn't be terribly surprised if there's some company owners out there using affirmative action as an attempted PR move to hide they're trying to build a more exploitable and/or cheaper workforce.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33984 on: March 25, 2014, 04:52:04 pm »

You're more likely to get into nursing if you're male.(Though this is understandable in some cases, e.g. male nurses for male problems)
You're more likely to get into engineering if you're a woman,
And (Here) more likely to get into the police if you're catholic.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33985 on: March 25, 2014, 05:14:35 pm »

GODDAMNIT I AM STILL SICK
I hate this. >:(
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33986 on: March 25, 2014, 05:24:09 pm »

I'm quite partial to Reality. Cue Xantalos posting something indescribable.
change is a lie of your perceptions
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33987 on: March 25, 2014, 05:25:12 pm »

I'm quite partial to Reality. Cue Xantalos posting something indescribable.
change is a lie of your perceptions
I don't see any lions changing anything.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33988 on: March 25, 2014, 05:26:55 pm »

GODDAMNIT I AM STILL SICK
I hate this. >:(

At least you probably don't have some sort of lower respiratory tract infection, walking pneumonia, or whatever the hell I have.

The school nurse thought I had spontaneously developed allergies (note, I have no allergies, that we know of). My doctor disagreed, considering I've been dry coughing for at least 2 weeks starting after a bout of strep, and OTC cough suppressants have done nothing to it. I'm now on antibiotics, steroids, and some kind of prescription-grade mix of cough suppressants and antihistamines. And it still won't stop.

What's worst about it is I feel perfectly fine other than the coughing fits.
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Reflex Edition
« Reply #33989 on: March 25, 2014, 05:31:18 pm »

Facebook to buy Oculus rift for 2 billion. FUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK. I WAS ACTUALLY INTERESTED IN THIS. NOW, IT'S GONNA TURN INTO SOME USELESS CRAP.
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