That sure is a reason it would be haunted
I am not exaggerating any of this btw they really built an amusement park where a factory exploded and a cemetery from the 1800s is
“they tried to kill each other” yes and? do you have a problem with true love
Reciprocal murder attempts are fine. One-sided murder is problematic in a relationship, though
They do say that a relationship is doomed to fail unless both parties are putting the same amount of effort in.
Advocates say Ontario’s enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certificate system is not accessible for marginalized groups.
The new system, announced on Friday, assumes people have smartphones, computers, printers, internet access, a data plan and the ability to navigate the provincial website, the advocates told CBC News on Saturday.
According to representatives of three organizations, the Ontario government failed to consider the needs of people with disabilities, including those who are cognitively impaired, have mobility issues or are legally blind, as well as seniors on a fixed income, low-income people and unhoused people.
Not only does it require a computer and printer or smartphone, it also isn’t accessable on older browsers. And having just tried to get access to this myself, I can confirm the website is messy dogshit.
My parents would 100% not be able to get this vaccine passport, despite being more tech-literate than others around their ages.
we paid for public services, we want those public services to be accessable to us
we also paid for a shitload of bombs and corporate bonuses, but the people recieving that ‘free stuff’ seem to be fine with it only when it goes to them, not to the needy
Breaking down how tiny the cost is for some of our most valued social and governmental services is really something. Even working hourly paycheck to paycheck, I’d gladly pay for these programs multiple times over even without redistributing the taxes that fund the military and corporate subsidies. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be willing to do the same.
There are certain things that are just such a huge return on investment in our communities that it’s amazing we even talk about this at all. And a lot of the investment people sometimes push for and get asked “how do we pay for it?” are things that pay for themselves multiple times over. Like investing in public transportation; there’s something like a 4:1 ROI on something that we should do anyway because of the human and climate benefits.
When you set people up for success, when you invest in communities and give people the tools to succeed, a rising tide lifts all boats. Very few investments only affect a small group of people. I don’t have children myself, but I want kids to be fed! 1) I don’t want kids to go hungry, wtf, and 2) those kids’ health impacts us all in the future when they’re the ones running the country, and in the present because the state of the kids affects the adults caring for them. It doesn’t help anyone if half our workforce and fellow citizens are stressed and overworked and distracted and isolated because they’re focused on just keeping their kids fed.
No one lives in a bubble. And we shouldn’t have to. There’s a reason humans form societies. Life is better for everyone if we work together and support each other. It’s literally what we evolved to do; how we people, on a very basic level. And it’s more important to remember that than ever, with challenges like climate change facing us.
for the love of all that is good and holy normalize “i forgot” being a legitimate reason for why you didn’t do something
like obviously don’t use it if you didn’t actually forget about whatever it was you needed to do
but the amount of times that i’ve been shamed or told that “i forgot” wasn’t a legitimate excuse when i actually DID FORGET, especially by my mother (who ironically is the one getting me diagnosed for adhd, like she knows i most likely have it and still doesn’t recognize the fact that forgetfulness is a halmark of adhd) is unreal
the fact that i was told so much that “i forgot” wasn’t an actual excuse when i forgot something was honestly so harmful growing up because then i was told i was just lazy and not trying hard enough as a result and that’s so damaging to a kid
You guys make it so fucking hard to talk about adults being active in fandom, I hate it here
Absolutely impossible to have a civil discussion about how adults literally created the whole “fandom” thing as we know it today, they create content, work on shows, have some very great ideas, and we will all be adults one day (hell, I already AM!) Adults should be allowed to enjoy media in the fandom way if they want to, while being aware and keeping adult spaces out of childs view by using all the tools possible.
All gone to the trash because a couple of cringy adults think kids are actually trying to hurt them for telling them to please fucking behave.
Like yeah kids learn a lot of bad shit from social media and the internet, if i could count the ammount of callouts by 15 y/os thay are literally just “we had a fight so they’re a bad person” i would need the hands of 50% of the population in my city, some post their whole information like nothing, some genuinely spread lies or look to hurt other people or cyberbully or stuff like that, it happens, kids are immature, they are sadly being raised on an internet era where some hurtful behavior is encouraged.
Whoever, you’re an adult, you’ve been throughout all this bs and know that, you should be able to differentiate when someone is genuinely malicious or just memeing, or even concerned about your actions and their impact, literally just avoid interacting with kids in social media if you find them annoying or weird, this whole “puriteen” bs is stupid.
Why is its tail so long? Does the pygmy jerboa need to have a tail three times the size of its body?
the same reason its head is the size of the rest of its body- because it is a RIDICULOUS creature.
I know this is probably more serious but I like to imagine someone at the FTC was just pissed they couldn’t get their ice cream at McDonald’s
So it’s McDonald’s sabotaging and extorting franchises and not just lazy workers?
No, not everything is always lazy workers sorry.
I’ve asked for a shake at a Burger King and I’ve literally been told they don’t feel like it so I wouldn’t be surprised
I’m sorry but that’s fucking hilarious
McDonald’s said it understands the frustrations and has a team to working on it. The company said it is introducing a variety of solutions including new training for crew members and regular maintenance checkups.
It also has tried to add levity to the situation. “We have a joke about our soft serve machine but are worried it won’t work,“ McDonald’s tweeted last year.
The National Owners Association, a group of franchisees, doesn’t find it funny. “We are tired of being the butt of late night jokes. So are our customers and crews,” the group grumped in a May message to owners.
Two years ago, a firm called Kytch Inc., started by two accountants turned frozen-yogurt-machine inventors, began offering a device to mount on the ice cream machines to alert owners about a breakdown. The device sends out real-time text and email alerts that can prevent damage to machines, the company says.
One selling point: Its warnings are in clear English. The Taylor machines’ own user messages, according to Kytch, are on the order of: “ERROR: XSndhUIF LHPR>45F 1HR LPROD too VISC.”
Taylor said an explanation of error codes is in machine manuals. “There is no reason for us to purposely design our equipment to be confusing or hard to repair or hurt our operators,” the Taylor representative said.
At the peak, McDonald’s owners in 30 states used Kytch’s breakdown-spotter, the startup company says. McDonald’s told franchisees late last year the devices aren’t sanctioned and said they potentially pose a safety hazard, which Kytch denies. McDonald’s said it is developing its own smart device for the shake machines.
“Nothing is more important to us than delivering on our high standards for food quality and safety,” the chain said, “which is why we work with fully vetted partners that can reliably provide safe solutions at scale.”
Kytch fired back in May with a lawsuit accusing Taylor, a repair company authorized to work on Taylor machines and a McDonald’s franchisee of conspiring to replicate Kytch’s technology. The complaint, which is pending, alleged that Taylor gained access to Kytch’s device after the franchisee brought his machine to the repair company with the device mounted on it.
“This is a case about corporate espionage and the extreme steps one manufacturer has taken to conceal and protect a multimillion-dollar repair racket,” attorneys for Kytch wrote in the complaint in California Superior Court in Alameda County.
Taylor denied it had a copy of Kytch’s device or sought to steal technology, saying in a court filing: “This is a case of a hacker—Kytch—incredibly accusing the hacked—Taylor—of theft.”
Update: Chick Five
Chicks Five and Six were very alike when they were smol, both quite dark in colouring. They are very different now! If the sun had not suddenly disappeared on me you would see all of the green iridescence on Five’s black feathers! (If it ever stops raining I will try for a better shot.) Obviously, Five is a roo, and he is a good boi.
Summary: Shaw is summoned to Earth to kill an elusive vampire stalking the streets of New York City.
Warning: this story contains graphic violence/murder, discussions of sexual assault/drugging, and other mature elements. It is not for the faint of heart.
Warnings for this chapter specifically: mentions of violence/murder, and it only gets more intense from here.
Thank you to @nebula-gaster for beta reading this.
Read it on ao3: https://archiveofourown.org/works/34484149
You live on an unforgiving desert planet dominated by 3 suns. Major cities are built inside giant desert flowers that close at night. No flower lives forever. Citizens of a city partake in a lottery and those chosen must venture into the harsh desert to find a new home before the old one dies.
No human could live like this. You could spend a day looking at a flower to see how wonderful it is, and that wouldn’t get the milking done. No wonder we dream our way through our lives. To be awake, to see it all as it really is…no one could stand that for long.
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men