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  1. Comment on Joe Biden decision surprised most US TV news networks: How CBS, MSNBC and more scrambled to cover bombshell in ~tv

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    Trump blathers on, but I feel like Biden seems significantly more senile. Another thing that I think creates this media bias is that when Trump goes on some sort of nonsense rant, its hard to show...

    It's really weird that everyone's been focusing on Biden's age and stuttering problems when it kinda feels like Trump has the same issues, and then some, but for some reason the media seems to only want to talk about Biden.

    Trump blathers on, but I feel like Biden seems significantly more senile.

    Another thing that I think creates this media bias is that when Trump goes on some sort of nonsense rant, its hard to show how nonsense it is without actually listening to the whole thing (doesn't fit in a sound bite) and without really thinking about what was said.

  2. Comment on In Norway, children walk to school aged six, or even travel across the country. Why do these kids have so much independence, while other countries are so risk-averse? in ~life

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    Another link for Canada Summary: not many provinces actually have a legal age but a few have 12 as the age a child can stay home alone. In @chocobean 's link its says One of the links within that...

    Another link for Canada

    Summary: not many provinces actually have a legal age but a few have 12 as the age a child can stay home alone.

    In @chocobean 's link its says

    provincial child welfare officials investigated and wrote Crook a letter saying he couldn't let unsupervised children under age 10 out in the community alone

    One of the links within that article caused a big stir a few years ago, it was about an 8 year old that was left home alone from 3pm to 5pm while his mother was at work and the judge, again, said that 10 was the magic age. Like the one where the kids were taking a bus, it involves divorced parents and a disagreement on how to parent and that's probably the only reason it was brought to child welfare services.

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  3. Comment on Lemonade stands in ~life

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    No venmo here, people use email money transfers but they're not exactly quick for something like this.

    No venmo here, people use email money transfers but they're not exactly quick for something like this.

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  4. Comment on Lemonade stands in ~life

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    That would make the idea of lemonade much more palatable to me.

    That would make the idea of lemonade much more palatable to me.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Lemonade stands in ~life

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    I was thinking of having it at the bottom under a towel but ya, maybe dry ice is a horrible idea for kids. This is the kind of sanity check I need.

    I was thinking of having it at the bottom under a towel but ya, maybe dry ice is a horrible idea for kids. This is the kind of sanity check I need.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Lemonade stands in ~life

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    Hah, maybe. This one is super close by so it kind of feels like part of my neighbourhood but maybe others wouldn't see it that way.

    but the thought of kids selling stuff out of a cooler at the park feels a little sketchy to me.

    Hah, maybe. This one is super close by so it kind of feels like part of my neighbourhood but maybe others wouldn't see it that way.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Lemonade stands in ~life

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    Ya... I think you have a point. Maybe we could make our own ice cream sandwiches. EDIT: okay maybe not ice cream sandwiches for a number of reasons, but someone mentions making pupsicles for dogs....

    Just from my own perspective, I think if we just bought stuff from the local supermarket and sold it for a profit, I don’t think I would have appreciated it nearly as much.

    Ya... I think you have a point. Maybe we could make our own ice cream sandwiches. EDIT: okay maybe not ice cream sandwiches for a number of reasons, but someone mentions making pupsicles for dogs. That might be better.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Lemonade stands in ~life

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    Any business technically needs a permit. Whether anyone cares or not is the real question and I don't think anyone would care unless it became a legitimate business or started causing problems.

    Any business technically needs a permit. Whether anyone cares or not is the real question and I don't think anyone would care unless it became a legitimate business or started causing problems.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Lemonade stands in ~life

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    I think the vibe check passes for a stand in front of my house, the dog park is probably ok, larger parks maybe no. Local laws I think would almost always make something like this illegal.

    I think the vibe check passes for a stand in front of my house, the dog park is probably ok, larger parks maybe no. Local laws I think would almost always make something like this illegal.

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Lemonade stands in ~life

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    Cups of sweet liquid sitting out in the open with bugs flying around. Maybe that's just me being weird.

    Cups of sweet liquid sitting out in the open with bugs flying around. Maybe that's just me being weird.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Japan's mini kei truck sales surge in US despite safety concerns in ~transport

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    The prices I see on kei trucks in the USA don't make sense to me... we pay those same prices in Canada except instead of 10K USD we're paying 10K CAD. Also we can import 15 year old cars instead...

    For even $5,000 though, you could buy a side-by-side or similar type of vehicle

    The prices I see on kei trucks in the USA don't make sense to me... we pay those same prices in Canada except instead of 10K USD we're paying 10K CAD. Also we can import 15 year old cars instead of 25 year old cars. I think a major issue is that shipping and importing fees are such a massive fraction of the price that a 25 vs 15 year old truck end up costing similar amounts.

    Another thing, $5000 does not really buy a used side by side where I'm at. 6100 CAD is the cheapest one I see on FB marketplace and they absolutely cannot be registered on the road here. For 6500 I can find slightly (or very) beat up kei trucks from the 90's while 10,000 or more is usually getting a 2005 or newer trucks with EFI and aircon. Most used side by sides I see here are 8k or a LOT more depending on what it is.

    If you needed to do some more serious offroading then a side by side would be way better, but they don't really have a usable box from what I can see.

    4 votes
  12. Lemonade stands

    One of my kids and his friend really want to do a lemonade stand (or something to that effect) this summer. I'm not really liking the idea of selling actual lemonade but I was thinking maybe they...

    One of my kids and his friend really want to do a lemonade stand (or something to that effect) this summer. I'm not really liking the idea of selling actual lemonade but I was thinking maybe they could stuff some freezies in a cooler and walk over to a local dog park. A big part of me wants my kids to actually execute an idea rather than dream about it and not actually do it. I want them to learn about money to some degree and maybe learn some lessons about making money... potato quality clip from my favourite show

    Did you ever do a lemonade stand (or similar) as a kid?

    What are some other things they could sell that would actually work?

    Would ice be enough to keep freezies cold or should I buy some dry ice?

    Is this all a dumb idea?

    26 votes
  13. Comment on An American bought a $4 vase. Turns out, it's a lost ancient Maya treasure. in ~humanities.history

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    I have second hand anxiety just thinking about my kids smashing a priceless vase.

    “But I also want it out of my home because I have three little boys and I have been petrified that after two thousand years I would be the one to wreck it!”

    I have second hand anxiety just thinking about my kids smashing a priceless vase.

    20 votes
  14. Comment on I’m falling in love with the Revelation Space universe in ~books

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    I'm with patience_limited... read the core books first. They stand alone as a solid series and everything else is kind of just extra and doesn't actually add anything to the experience of the core...

    I'm with patience_limited... read the core books first. They stand alone as a solid series and everything else is kind of just extra and doesn't actually add anything to the experience of the core books.

    As the series continues they seem to need less and less time to buy into the book. Revelation space was definitely tough to begin with.

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  15. Comment on Valve confirms your Steam account cannot be transferred to anyone after you die in ~games

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    I find I end up just finding stuff on forums to find out how to get specific games working. Steam is a million times easier.

    I find I end up just finding stuff on forums to find out how to get specific games working. Steam is a million times easier.

  16. Comment on Valve confirms your Steam account cannot be transferred to anyone after you die in ~games

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    I do actually try to buy from GOG when I can but Steam works better for making games on Linux just work™ but a LOT of games aren't on GOG.

    If people actually cared that much about DRM they'd buy from GoG.

    I do actually try to buy from GOG when I can but Steam works better for making games on Linux just work™ but a LOT of games aren't on GOG.

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  17. Comment on Kerbal Space Program 2 development history in ~games

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    I'm going to have to come back to that video when I have a chance to watch the whole thing... but is KSP 2 officially dead now?

    I'm going to have to come back to that video when I have a chance to watch the whole thing... but is KSP 2 officially dead now?

  18. Comment on AT&T announces $7 monthly add-on fee for “Turbo” 5G speeds in ~tech

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    I go out of town a lot for work and use data instead of hotel WiFi (safer, faster) and I usually don't come anywhere near 75 GB.

    I go out of town a lot for work and use data instead of hotel WiFi (safer, faster) and I usually don't come anywhere near 75 GB.

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  19. Comment on What your next water heater will look like in ~enviro

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    So almost $200 of your bill is transmission fees and other random BS? That's wild... What part of the world are you in? At that kind of price I would start looking at doing a large solar, battery,...

    So almost $200 of your bill is transmission fees and other random BS? That's wild...

    What part of the world are you in? At that kind of price I would start looking at doing a large solar, battery, and backup generator setup and then disconnecting from the grid entirely.

  20. Comment on British Columbia to recriminalize use of drugs in public spaces in ~news

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    This was an issue before legalization anyways though. I had a neighbor in an apartment that would come home, light up, and crank his music. We complained to the landlord and we were the ones who...

    This was an issue before legalization anyways though. I had a neighbor in an apartment that would come home, light up, and crank his music. We complained to the landlord and we were the ones who ended up moving. Post legalization people in my sphere seem to be consuming edibles instead of smoking it.

    Edit: FWIW last time I checked I still can no longer smell marijuana so maybe its a bigger issue and I'm noseblind.

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