[ Rules ] [ ot / g / m / 2X ] [ pt / snow / w ] [ meta ] [ Server Status ]

/ot/ - off-topic

Password (For post deletion)

New farmhands wanted, click to apply!

File: 1677257871271.jpg (146.37 KB, 1080x1350, Heathersketcheroos.jpg)

No. 1508089

For 'muricans to unite and discuss America.
Previous thread: >>>/ot/1369952

No. 1508106

File: 1677259000122.jpg (109.35 KB, 1200x913, 0324_eagle_map1.jpg)

I'm glad bald eagles got out of the endangered species list.

No. 1508115

Wow that's great news anon!

No. 1508149

>be burger
>go to public restroom
>giant cracks in door so everyone can see me
>absolute silence, no fan or noticeable background noise
>can hear every grunt or fart of person in other stall
>everyone who walks by can see me sitting on toilet
WHY are burger restrooms so fucking nightmare inducing? Can I just have a pleasant experience when peeing in public one damn time? GOD

No. 1508152

just wanted to say the thread pic is perfect and I'm happy to see it when I scroll by. What a cute and perfect choice!

No. 1508156

Thanks nonny, it was hard to figure out a good one. First I tried to find something art deco like the "Things you hate" pics but I was stumped.

No. 1508169

I love this! May they keep climbing

No. 1508174

No. 1508218

File: 1677266733416.png (11.72 KB, 871x97, KANSAS.PNG)

Kansas stays based

No. 1508220

File: 1677267007779.png (22.06 KB, 865x120, handmaidenry.PNG)

ah fuck

No. 1508274

File: 1677269675532.jpg (72.67 KB, 800x800, Pom-Pom-Eagle-2.jpg)

No. 1508286

i was about to strongly consider moving to kansas if this passed so this bitch needs to realize that her handmaidenry is doing her state a huge economic disservice

No. 1508384

Guns are literally terrorizing this country, I'm so sick of it and I want out.

No. 1508407

>guns kill people
Not to be an asshole and not my thread t. not amerifag but aside from loose gun regulation I'm pretty sure it's mostly American (hyper)individualism that feeds into apathy and general disregard for human life leading to mass shootings. Corny argument that people kill people but guns aren't the problem since responsible gun ownership can be possible and widespread across a nation if culture permits

No. 1508412

Samefag to add I think it's also a mental health and immediate support system concern, since most mass shooters are manchild retards I would think they don't have quality relationships to lean on, especially in terms of immediate relatives probably stemming from a disattached family culture. Idk, I see the expectation of leaving home/getting kicked out immediately at 18 and also the widespread phenomenon of adult children putting their parents into retirement homes instead of taking care of them personally to the point it's a widespread joke to be indicative of families not being an adequate "buffer" for the mass shooter to keep from acting out on innocent people.

No. 1508421

Duh, I think there should be better gun regulations but that's clearly not going to happen. I never said "guns kill people". Did you take my post too literally and think that I think guns are growing legs and walking around shooting people or something? I hate that whenever someone talks about the gun problem there's always some retard like "well actually!".

No. 1508428

I wish it was easy like how most britbongs have it but if you live in areas with cartel/gang violence you’re fucked either way. Its the fact most guns are still in circulation illegally so stopping people from having it will only solve one issue but there will still be shootings where innocent people get hurt. Just nobody cares because its in poor areas and not in public affecting everyone

No. 1508626

Stop living around brown people (unless you're brown yourself then stay with your kind) and you'll be fine(Racebaiting)

No. 1509316

Am I the only one who doesn't understand how Kyle Rittenhouse became.. whatever he is now ? He killed 3 people and now people are acting like he did some never before seen shit and he's a hero.

No. 1509320

It turned into this weird culture war thing. He also got invited to republican events which why he might be on their radars

No. 1509323

Americans are retards who think real life is a video game.

No. 1509345

He had 30 points because he killed three people, but since two of them were pedophiles, he ended up with 2,010 points instead. That's a lot.

No. 1509353

One man killing 3 other men is based because this means there are now less men. Also two of them were pedophiles so he did the world a favor. Honestly I followed the case and he was justified in defending himself since they were trying to kill him. Idk why some people make this into a political issue.

No. 1509357

How is a thread about America supposed to work if we can't talk about race at all? Somehow its ok to sperg about gun violence but its not ok to bring up the fact that black people commit over 50% of violent crimes despite being only 13% of the population. Yeah it's the guns that are the problem here clearly.

No. 1509363

Uh oh guys, we got our own version of that one Canadian anon now. I didn't think I had to since it's a site rule, but maybe I should've put "no racesperging/infighting" in the OP
I doubt he knew that though so tbh I can't praise him for that. I honestly just see him as another violent male so the way he's being hailed (on social media) is weird to me.

No. 1509366

Samefag but actually I don't think the amerifag threads have had any problems with race discussions before, which is surprising cause like every other thread on /ot/ has kek

No. 1509408

I heard this from a herpetologist I know so I hope I don’t get it wrong but I believe the bald eagle population is coming back because the US government outlawed using DDT. DDT was causing bald eagles to lay eggs with soft shells so no matter how much they nested and bred their chicks would never hatch because the shells were fucked up due to DDT. I had no idea that was a major factor, I thought it was just habitat but apparently not.

No. 1509410

Holy shit DDT was banned in 1972, more than 50 years ago. That we're only now seeing enough improvement for baldies to go off the endangered list is fucking scary

No. 1509413

please not here, nonna. also violent crime is directly associated with economic class; it is well known that a greater percentage of black individuals exist in lower economic classes as a result of historical disadvantage.

No. 1509416

We can talk about race but “if you’re brown stay with your kind” is obviously racist and racebaiting and deserves a redtexting, come on now

No. 1509419

That and many mass shootings aren't always committed by brown people. And then there's the infamous grocery store shooting where you know, a bunch of black people were killed by someone who wasn't black..

No. 1509657

>one grocery store shooting targeting black people
Black people shoot tons of people every day, it's just never reported on the news. If the shooter isn't white they totally ignore it and as soon as they find out a suspect is brown/black/gay/trans they stop talking about it.

How many more hundred years are you going to claim that black men don't work because of "historical disadvantages"? Because black women work more than white and latina women. They have female priviledge or something?(racebait)

No. 1509661

File: 1677394204369.jpg (39.93 KB, 438x456, 51MZoP28XOL._AC_.jpg)

I dislike Hershey's so much. It doesn't even taste like vomit to me, but it's just gross. I hope some better chocolate brand overtakes them so we won't have to see this shit anymore, shoulda never became as big as it is.

No. 1509665

As a child I loved these. I feel like Europeans (not trying to start anything really just an observation) tend to talk badly about it's taste, but as a kid it was the ultimate reward for doing well on my weekly spelling tests. Haven't had one in a while since I don't live in America anymore though.

No. 1509668

>Uh oh guys, we got our own version of that one Canadian anon now
That post is a word for word common phrase that gets thrown a lot from /pol/fags. Anon is not even trying to be subtle about it

No. 1509688

Dove is superior

No. 1509722

Hersheys and dove are poison wake up sheeple —if you didn’t have libertarian crunchy granola parents who fed you carob nibs from the co-op are you even American? (Don’t fight me I’m being silly)

No. 1509789

File: 1677410359163.jpeg (1.36 MB, 1956x1956, wong-quarter_sq-d422b9319ca537…)

I still can't get over the fact that the first asian person they choose for US currency was some actress from the 1930's, not some scientist or social activist just a famous actress who was fetishized
its the most American thing I can think off

No. 1509808

File: 1677413013645.jpeg (111.53 KB, 1600x1203, napoleon-dynamite-trisha-drawi…)

God you're so right, and they couldn't even get a decent likeness of her besides. What the fuck is that giant hand? This country is an embarrassment.

No. 1509926

File: 1677423983043.jpeg (49.37 KB, 470x469, FF5B6759-78D0-432B-835C-E397BD…)

I’m tired of Americans making race and class everything. I share one complaint about being an immigrant and it’s literally dismissed with “you’re white and speak English”. I’m apparently not allowed to share my struggles of adapting to a new life. I’m OVER it.

No. 1509930

I hope your struggles lessen in time nonna. Sorry those people were being assholes about your experience.

No. 1509963

She wasn’t even openly Asian. She lied and said she was white nearly her whole life because she wouldn’t have been casted as interracial relationships on the television were still illegal. Making it even dumber

No. 1509966

Samefag she’s also mixed. Not fully Asian, which is how she was “white passing”.

No. 1509973

It's not a "common phrase", it's a real statistic

No. 1509979

I think it's the same canadianfag.

No. 1509986

Anna May Wong was very visibly a full Asian though, both her parents were Chinese. Also where did you get that she lied about not being Asian? She was typecasted as stereotypical Asian side characters all the time and lost her big role to a white actress who was put in yellowface. Are you confusing her with someone else?

No. 1510004

My bad it’s early. I was in another conversation this morning and I confused her with Merle Oberon from the same time period. Half asleep apologies.

No. 1510304

wow I take it back we actually can't talk about race lol

No. 1511036

File: 1677534871144.jpeg (73.92 KB, 720x701, D6BF9694-6C1D-4EFF-AB33-26FAE6…)

No. 1511042

America is such a joke of a country.

No. 1511051

I feel like there would probably be a nearby gas station that they could get bread at though.

No. 1511064

Imagine if this was the reality and Americans walked anywhere. We'd be so strong.
In real life you'd probably get hit by a car if you tried to walk to a walmart or your neighbors would pull over to ask, like, "you okay honey? you need help?" lol

No. 1511365

It would take me like 30 min to walk to my nearest Walmart and it's not that far away, I just walk slow. And then it's coming back with the heavy groceries that's too much.

I just hate that flatness more then the similar houses though, I'm too used to the trees and hills.

No. 1511369

my neighborhood is never this wide, spacious, or clean. this feels like one of those suburbs you only see in movies.

No. 1511374

It's late/early what are you guys doing up

No. 1511375

i'm nocturnal

No. 1511377

File: 1677579783003.png (72.64 KB, 220x222, varmints.PNG)

this is us

No. 1511390

As an Eurofag the idea of living somewhere with no services, no shops, absolutely nothing within a 15 minute walking distance fills me with pure dread.

No. 1511391

That pic is a meme and an exaggeration (if "2 hours" didn't indicate that). Most places have some kind of store less than 20 mins away.

No. 1511402

Why do so many normal, non-addict people in the US seem to end up homeless at some point in their lives? Americans on the internet always talk about homelessness and sleeping in their cars in such a casual way as if it's just part of life, shit happens kinda thing and everyone either has been or knows someone who has been homeless at one point.

No. 1511417

Twenty minutes by car. Unless you live in the city, at which point your rent is 50% of your paycheck.

No. 1511423

You know that's a goddamn lie anon probably a 2 hours round-trip.
You're shit out of luck if you decide to live in the suburbs car free. Little to no side walks, if there are any near they are close 50mph cars zooming buy with no protection for the pedestrian.

No. 1511445

It isn't real, it's a meme
What kind of suburbs did you live in?! Do random mcmansion fields in the middle of Arkansas or whatever really exist? If there's a suburb there obviously has to be a town

No. 1511447

Because capitalism. American poverty is much, much worse than they make it look in movies.

No. 1511448

File: 1677595296069.png (24.77 KB, 786x146, RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH.png)

No. 1511470

you're not from the US, are you?

No. 1511472

I am from the US, I just don't live in the middle of nowhere midwest, I guess

No. 1511473

Where are you guys living where it takes 2 hours to find any kind of store kek. There has to be stuff like convenience stores/gas stations even near these places.

No. 1511474

most people in America are only two paychecks away from homelessness and there is zero job security here. I just left a home in Dec and two of my suspervisors were let go after both being with the company 8 years. It's awful.

No. 1511493

Are there any safety nets if you get laid off when company is downizing or when it is employers' fault and not employee's?

E.g. In my case, if my employer fired me due to cost reduction/downsizing reasons, I would be entitled to unemployment benefits which would mean I recieve 70% of my last pay for the first three months and 35% after that. Also my employer can't employ someone new for the same job I was doing (using the same job title) for one year at least.

No. 1511521

Not that I know of. You can try for unemployment, but sometimes it's easier to just get another place holder job because unemployment can takes weeks or months, even if you have a legit reason for leaving a job.

No. 1511830

Please don't remind me. And the "employment lawyers" don't do shit. My husband got fired while having surgery (literally woke up from surgery and got the whole "we're gonna let you go because another employee said they didn't like your vibe" email) we called an employment lawyer, explained to him the situation, and because he didn't work there for 3 months the lawyer screamed "no case" then hung up. Apparently in some states they can literally fire you for any reason including discrimination reasons within the first 3 months. Literal 3rd world countries have better employment guidelines

No. 1511832

First off, that's so awful and I hope you and your husband are in a better place finance wise. It's true, sadly. Most states in America are 'at-will' meaning they can fire you for whatever reason. My last job let me go because I asked for time to see my father in the hospital and they denied it. America is a joke.

No. 1511843

>A lot of parents follow the whole "you're on your own on your 18th birthday" thing so unless you know someone who can help you, you're shit outta luck
>Awful income/price of living ratio
>Housing shortage and the process of getting an apartment is a pain in the ass and can be lengthy
>As other anons said, no job security and safety nets can take months

I was homeless 3 times. First time because my parents kicked me out and I had nowhere, even being on the streets for months and trying to get any job possible was a pain in the ass

Second time was because I quit a job due to sexual harassment they did nothing about, had nowhere to go and despite being homeless for months every last penny I had went to apartment application fees that was just basically "wellll our wait-list is 2 yrs so tough luck"

3rd time was when I was supposed to live with my fiance's parents during a college break a couple of weeks before we moved into an apartment and they reneged at last minute because my fiance didn't get the COVID vaccine fast enough and I was homeless for 3 weeks while pregnant because the official move in date was going to be much later than when we started our jobs in the city

No. 1511923

>A lot of parents follow the whole "you're on your own on your 18th birthday" thing so unless you know someone who can help you, you're shit outta luck
Can I just say how absolutely fucked this is? Does this seem weird to other Americans? I actually wanted to leave home at 18 (because reasons) but some of my sibling wanted to stay and the attitude change from our parents likel literally the day after they turned 18 was crazy. They basically made it an untenable option. My friend stayed with her parents and chipped in to the living costs but she kept her childhood bedroom and everything then moved out when she bought a house in her 30s and it sounded like a much nicer situation. And her parents seemed happy about it while my parents were constantly sad about being lonely. This aspect of american culture makes no sense to me.

No. 1511924

It's because America doesn't care about family or community. America is insanely individualist.

No. 1511955

That's what I always hear but is that all it is…? This is a topic I wish there was extensive writing on because I would love to read people's theories. It just goes against common sense and feelings.

No. 1511963

Some people are just bad parents and use 18 (the legal adult age) as cover to abandon their children.

No. 1511971

It kills me when parents kick their kids out or make living in the house hostile, but then cry about being lonely when their kids are actually gone. Which is it then?? Lack of self-awareness is a disease.

No. 1512056

They have extremely wrong misconceptions about other cultures and think it's a good teaching mechanism and they'll "just figure it out". They also have trouble believing times have changed and it's not as easy to live on your own at freshly 18 like it was in the 18 and not now where you need to beg for hours at McDonald's and an apartment is 1400

No. 1512085

I live in an area where hardly anyone walks unless you’re homeless, I swear. We also have a super high rate of car accidents and pedestrian deaths from dumbass drivers not watching where they’re going, so it’s always a little nerve wracking to go for a walk around here. Sometimes I walk to our grocery store which is a little less than a mile, it’s not a bad walk at all but I always see people staring at me from their cars like I’m an alien or I get gross haggard men rolling their window down trying to talk to me and I pretend I can’t hear them.

No. 1513465

The nados are here DFW anons, hold on to your hats

No. 1513473

I hope all the nonnas in those areas are staying sage

No. 1513488

Heard a woman today talking about her daughter as if she was a horrible demon for waking up for school late and she said that the moment she turned 18 she was going to make her live on the streets. She was like 'back in my day we didn't have guns, we just beat each other up with our fists like real people', I don't know what she meant by that. Imagine letting your daughter live homeless in one of the worst cities in America. She is going to end up dead or living with some abuser, or trafficked. Retards.

No. 1513641

Almost every time a woman acts this way about her daughter, there's also a sacred golden penis son. I'm not sure if it's all cultural, or if birthing a scrote warps their brains. Even women who claim to be feminists do this shit. In my experience, liberal women are somehow even worse about it.

No. 1513816

I hope not, I can't imagine coddling a son and letting your daughter be open to rape, trafficking, addiction, general homelessness, etc. The woman she was talking to was agreeing and saying that her own daughters are also horrible but her daughter now has a daughter of her own, and lamented the fact that the daughter gets along with the mother and not her (the grandmother), like I wonder why. I am just glad I didn't have to face any of that, or my sisters. If I had to watch that happen to an older sibling I'd feel everlasting resentment.

No. 1514424

thought this was some esoteric david foster wallace reference until i realized lol

No. 1514550

kek glad I'm not the only one

No. 1514886

File: 1677960829481.png (40.83 KB, 914x264, iowa.PNG)

I'm not from Iowa, but I just found out that some politicians there are pushing for a bill that will prevent people on food stamps from buying stuff like fresh meat, butter, bread, rice, spices, canned vegetables, beans, etc… Basically trying to limit them to processed food, veggies, and fruit. Trying to prevent access to fresh, healthy food is actually evil to me.


No. 1514887

what the actual fuck

No. 1514893

so you cant bake anything, like you literally cant even be a good little housewife like youd assume these politicians would want they literally want to turn us into wall-e people..

No. 1514946

he didn't know that beforehand and set across state lines with a gun. he wanted to kill. luckily the people that died were scrote child abusers but this isn't typically the case with these scenarios

No. 1514971

it all worked out really well considering the situation. what are the odds? not a fan of seeing that child's ugly cornfed face everywhere for months and seeing the endless arguments about it

No. 1514993

This is evil and nasty. How can someone look at this and think it's ok.
Also the shittier someone's diet is and the more processed, the more inflammed and unhealthy they'll be, it'll be a great burden on the healthcare system in a few years while these people rot away with miserable diets

No. 1515031

Politicians maybe say they want to be trad, but they are all in the pockets of corporations, who want us all to be wall-e people. So we're getting the wall-e people ending.
This is evil

No. 1515056

every day i have to try harder and harder not to agree with anarcho primitivists since it would be pretty terrible for women and isnt that realistic

No. 1515077

lol this is also my constant internal struggle

No. 1515205

I thought this was something ominous until I googled it

speaking of newer chains I tried jollibee a few months back and I swear I need to try more menu items because I wasn't that impressed with it. it seems like all the mildly interesting concept chains get phased out around here and don't last though

No. 1515222

File: 1677998934191.jpeg (241.33 KB, 1179x941, 397BDCC8-1257-4638-B798-121B8E…)

What is a jollibees? Filipino chicken and spaghetti fast food? Is the spaghetti filipino spaghetti with banana ketchup?

No. 1515225

America has an awful problem with parental entitlement and I feel it's partially due to said parents being memed into having children just because it's expected of them in order to be a contributing member of society regardless of whether or not they're actually suited to be a parent. So they resent their children for having to provide them with the bare minimum of care (feeding, clothing, and housing them). It's almost borderline narcissistic behavior from them. They expect that when their child turns 18 they magically should be able to be independent based on some arbitrary social rules, without even having provided them with the guidance or assistance to develop in a way where they could be financially independent. I see this entitlement mostly from the parents who did the least in raising their children, the few who actually had an active role in parenting beyond providing the bare minimum tend to be more realistic and understanding, and might work something out with their children such as letting them stay if they're in school or working part time to save up and move out when they're financially able while contributing to the household or at least not causing issues for the family.

No. 1515230

In addition, I hate that there are so many parents who guilt their children who didn't even ask to be brought into this world, saying that they owe them for all the money spent providing this bare minimum of care. It's not all that uncommon for those parents to ask their kids to literally pay them back whatever arbitrary number they claim is owed and take from their paychecks (which is different from them working and contributing to the household themselves). The culture needs to change, it's so sad to see those people struggling on the streets or putting themselves in dangerous situations just to survive because their parents are selfish out of touch cunts, sometimes they even perpetuate the cycle with kids of their own because they're bitter and cope by convincing themselves that it somehow made them stronger and "better" than others when it's really just mismanaged trauma.

No. 1515287

fried towel

No. 1515702

I’m torn between thinking this is an eat the bigs thing and thinking this is a retarded spreadsheet budget thing (meat is the highest expenditure so they ban meat purchases, but that’s stupid because the same amount of money will be spent on some other food)

No. 1515707

originally pinoy fastfood chain, has the aforementioned spaghetti, burgers, steak, and chicken

thus far I have tried the spaghetti and tenders and wasn't greatly impressed, spaghetti was interesting at least

still have yet to try the burgers and burger steaks. will try and report back on those

No. 1515768

The bill was intended to ensure SNAP recipients can only buy food that was on the state's approved list of food for purchase under the Women, Infants, and Child program for pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women with 5yr-and-under children. I find it pretty horrifying that Iowa conservatives apparently expected pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women to survive on processed food and canned salmon. For all their blustering about clumps of unborn cells, you'd think they'd at least pretend to care about the nutritional needs of mothers and their actually born babies. But nope!

No. 1515778

arent pregnant women specifically not supposed to eat tuna and shit like that because of mercury? but yeah thats better than red meat and butter, what the fuck.

No. 1515817

I love Jollibees! The spicy fried chicken is very very good. The spaghetti is worth trying too

No. 1515822

This is beyond fucking retarded. Pregnant and nursing women need to eat animal protein, saturated fat and get enough B vitamins because it's essential for the formation of the brain of the child. A lack of B6 is known the cause neural tube defects which are usually fatal. All this would do is increase the rate of birth defects, lower the IQ and long term life prospects of children and increase the rate of negative birth outcomes for women.

No. 1515825

I tried Jollibee for the first time last year and was extremely disappointed. Maybe I went to a bad location but the chicken was perfect EXCEPT it tasted like it had absolutely no salt. It would’ve been perfect if it had just… been salty. The spaghetti was gross but I don’t like savory foods to have a lot of sweetness anyways. I’d be willing to try it again though.

No. 1515845

I was on WIC when I was first pregnant and it fucking sucks. They give you 40 a month in fresh fruit and veggies and a good chunk at the time at self checkout they will only cover a couple of bucks even when you buy what they claim they cover. My baby was on a special formula (medically needed) and WIC ONLY covered Similac (which has been recalled dozens of times, specifically the one my baby was supposed to use and she was premature). Me and OT had to fight constantly with WIC since they kept recalling or discontinuing the needed formula by Similac and WIC kept giving me trouble to even pay for enfamil or store brands. I was done and don't even bother anymore. What even are my tax dollars for when I need help?

No. 1515846

++ To add to this enfamil actually made the specific formula I needed for my premature baby and was consistent about it and never been recalled

No. 1516120

Yeah. The intense focus on ensuring mothers can only buy specific brands of specific products is pure evil and clearly not done with the needs of mothers or babies in mind.

>And half of all the formula sold in the U.S. gets to families through the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

>“But the way [the] WIC lays out the actual contracting, the USDA gives the money to each state, and then each state chooses one of these manufacturers, and gives them the contract for the whole state,"

That half of all formula sold goes to mothers on a food assistance program is already pretty insane since it shows there's a ton of impoverished mothers. Then they added state-sponsored monopolies on top of it.

No. 1516793

Late replying.. but grew up in Oklahoma…In OK food stamps could only be used on things with a barcode and a "nutrition facts" label, at least thats how it was a decade ago when I did retail there. I thought the whole country went by that. No apples by the lbs, fresh veg, nothing that needed weighed. Only things packaged with a nutrition facts (no 'supplement facts' so a coke is covered but some energy drinks might not be). I am shocked that is wasnt this way for everyone…and absolutely disgusted that it remains that way or will become that way for so many. Christ.

No. 1517005

There should be incentives for WIC to allow women to buy organic or European formulas without tons of crap in it, not just that but also proper lactation supplements and herbs instead of just giving women with low supply/NICU babies unrealistic pumping schedules. There's so much ignorance surrounding breastfeeding in America. Or babies that are already sensitive/have allergies or other issues and need to use special formulas are now forced to used a formula company constantly getting sued and no one is doing anything

No. 1517180

We're not getting decent formula for babies, or bodily autonomy, or anything else that until we start exterminating the wealthy. It's as simple as that.

No. 1517560

No. 1517621

>>1514886 god this is so beyond fucked up
>>1515845 I remember when I used to work at a grocery store and did cashiering for a few months I felt so bad for the ladies on WIC, so many of them tried to make sure they got the right things that WIC would allow them to get and half the time it couldnt be covered anyway so they either needed to run back and pick something else or just not get something entirely. Then the amount of entitled fucks who would come into line screaming about how long WIC transactions took cause we used a dinosaur ass system. Disgrace of a country

No. 1517692

Yeah, my dad got fired from a long time job for getting sick. He got a really bad strain of flu, went to the hospital for it. Got a doctors note saying he couldn't be in contact with anyone for two weeks bc of how contagious it was. Called his job and told them the situation. They told him he would be on the edge but not fired. Then fired him once he came in for work.

No. 1517791

File: 1678252877475.webm (401.84 KB, 320x478, America.webm)

is this a common sight in America ?

No. 1517793

lol. yes. especially in high school but it's fat girls.

No. 1517796

I remember seeing a video of large walruses fighting and it reminds me of that

No. 1517803

im mostly laughing at the sight of someone wearing a mask but then engaging in hand to hand combat lmfao

No. 1517814

nonnies on the unpopular opinion thread fighting over avocado

No. 1517823

found it

No. 1518050


No. 1518090

Yeah when I had COVID I just straight up quit and started looking for a new job since I didn't feel like being bamboozled. It's so fucking weird how most places will just let people in the higher ups take off to go get drunk in Florida or something but we aren't allowed to take off when we're sick. Reminds me of those places that will allow their workers to take smoke break after smoke break but fire someone for sitting down for a few minutes. This is why I don't understand anons who claim burger anons who can't hold down a job have something wrong with them when this type of shit people get fired over.

No. 1518106

it gets even worse lol. lots of places will use company money to PAY for their higher ups to take off to go get drunk in Florida
it's class warfare.

No. 1518147

Don't forget it's not a crime to just not pay your employees. You can sign a contract agreeing to pay someone, make them work, and just never pay. The very worst possible punishment is having to pay the wages later, but the most likely consequence is getting to keep the money because if the employee you robbed can't afford a lawyer they can't sue you.

No. 1518354

Lawyers typically don't do shit unless you're severely injured on the job, even then once you're living in the hospital it's all about fighting with insurance for medication and treatment rather than circling through lawyers to see which one will help you and not try to blame everything on you

No. 1518421

Do Americans hate eggs or something? It seems like everytime I make an egg dish like quiche or deviled eggs Americans freak out and say it looks weird and freaky, even when I make them all fancy (use a pastry bag, make little quiche pies, etc)

No. 1518424

We literally eat deviled eggs all the time, it's a Thanksgiving staple (kinda). Perhaps your food just looks bad.

No. 1518434

No Americans like eggs. Devilled eggs is a popular dish. Every cafe offers quiche and every fast food joint has an egg sandwich, we're eating eggs all day every day.

No. 1518501

That's what I thought too but Europeans and Hispanics said it looked good. Eggs are very hard to fuck up unless you're a child, especially quiche since it's just baked eggs with veggies and cheese. This is also west coast city folks, I feel like it would be more popular in the Midwest

No. 1518508

I think you're just interacting with actual reptilians or some shit, i've literally never heard of anyone saying those dishes look unappetizing

No. 1518509

oh i just saw that theyre west coast city dwellers, so yes the closest human equivalent to reptilians

No. 1518552

Apparently Guy Feiri hates eggs

No. 1518560

File: 1678318014931.jpg (44.7 KB, 285x593, armanat.jpg)

I smacked my elbow against my desk (on accident) a few weeks ago and it hurt so bad. A few weeks later and the bone still hurts if I put pressure on it or try to lift weights (that's how I work out). Well, I stopped lifting weights so as to not agitate it. But it still hurts if I push on it with my other hand. I still have full range of motion and no pain just lifting normal shit (like my phone/plates/etc…), so I was avoiding going to a doctor for it. I know I would be irritated if I had to wear a cast, plus, I don't have ANY money right now, but I still wish I could get it checked out. Fuck I wish doctors didn't cost so much in this hell hole.
Anyone else who can relate?

No. 1518562

theyre probably vegan freaks. eggs are the single most versatile source of protein and you can raise chickens in a humane way so i dont even get why someone would be against egg consumption but for some reason there are people who are.

No. 1518945

I've come across an article about US college debt and I can't wrap my head around tuition fees and student loans.
Are the loans (federal and others) just normal loans that you have to pay off no matter what like a mortgage or idk car finance? Or is it more like a tax? For reference - I'm a UKfag and while our tuition fees are absolutely extortionate they work kinda like a graduate tax - you don't pay anything unless your salary is above a certain threshold. The money gets taken out of your salary automatically kind of like a tax meaning that you can graduate and just forget about it entirely. I've graduated 3 years ago and I've never checked my student loan balance, I don't even know how to do that because nobody ever told me kek. After 20 odd years the debt gets written off. If you become unemployed or go below the threshold your repayments stop and there's 0 consequences if you never manage to repay it (like most people kek).
I get the impression that in the US it works more like a regular debt where you have to make repayments + pay interest even if you're unemployed or earn very little, is that right? Conversely, do some poor people basically decide to skip university education altogether because it's too expensive? That's what it sounds like but it's so wild I need confirmation or explanation from an actual American lol. It's just hard to believe that in the US you can basically be too poor to go to university.

No. 1518956

it depends on the loan, there are several types and within each type there can be multiple repayment methods, but that loan stays with your life. if you file for bankruptcy you still will owe this debt, it doesn't go away. there are some rare exceptions, like if the school closed down. there is $2 trillion in student loan debt in the usa.
it all has interest rates except some specific federal loans which don't, and private loans are usually higher interest rates than federal.
yes, people don't go to school because they cannot afford it. they either go to a trade school instead or pursue no further education, or at least no further degree than high school diploma or GED.

No. 1518961

Yep, it doesn't matter how bad the education/employment is, you have to pay back your loans. Even bankruptcy does not get rid of them, and it gets rid of every other type of debt.
There is a clause that if you pay the minimum payment, which is based on your income, for twenty years, the government considers your loans paid. But it considers the unpaid portion to be a gift from the government, and you have to pay taxes on the amount unpaid. So if you had $500,000 forgiven, then you have to pay taxes on $500,000 like you'd earned it.

No. 1518962

File: 1678361262940.gif (543.93 KB, 344x552, 5DA7D57D-A67E-40D2-8F0A-56CC0F…)

People should forget about university and go into trades instead. When I lived in Alberta they push trade school as a good opportunity. My sister was able to get an apprenticeship at 16 through a program for students. If you move to a state where there’s oil you can make more than people with college degrees. I used to make $30 an hour and then $40+ overtime just working on paperwork.

No. 1519070

Don't bother eating money on trade certs if you're older than 25 unless you already know a person who will hire you.

No. 1519072

*wasting money

No. 1519206

based tamers12345 gif anon

No. 1519340

File: 1678390799187.png (331.13 KB, 604x436, wait.png)

lmao someone on lolcow just told me turn-around shifts are illegal where they live and the stars and stripes really fell from eyes for a second. I had to take a deep breath, it was a wizard of oz moment. I guess I spend a lot of time NOT thinking about how nonexistent labor laws are here.

No. 1519355

File: 1678391656806.jpg (18.05 KB, 590x231, Screenshot_20230309-145206_Ins…)

Good news.

No. 1519359

How the fuck do we need laws against defining a biological women? holyshit, America.

No. 1519361

The same idiots against eggs are arent honey too. You can raise both chickens and bees humanely. Vegans are retarded and I hate that they make vegan leather which falls apart in less than a year.

No. 1519364

most "vegan leather" is just regular generic plastic crap with good branding

No. 1519365

Most people are not raising their own chickens though. Most are buying them from stores where the eggs come from factory farms. And do not sperg at me, I'm not even vegan.

No. 1519367

the US is a shithole by every objective measure. even our lives are getting shorter. you're more likely to die giving birth than your mother was. the only foreign women who can say the same are living in refugee camps.

No. 1519513

whenever i bring this up vegans get mad at me and say that leather is treated with chemicals so that it never breaks down when plastic is chemicals that never break down. its all so stupid.
okay? you can buy pasture raised eggs, and i do. maybe the reason people buy food raised like shit is because of the giant wealth disparity in this country, i dont really like to apply morality to food because basically every food is exploiting something/someone. most vegan staples are harvested by people being paid pennies a day and are grown in monocultures on land that has to be deforested, and most meat in this country is raised on factory farms. i guess im just sick of people being shamed for individual choices like it actually changes anything, and as if everything you could buy at the store isnt "unethical" in some way even if its just the people working at the store being treated like cattle themselves. not trying to sperg at you i just have a lot of thoughts on this i guess.

No. 1519561

It's so bizarre to me US women have so many pregnancy restriction but don't bother questioning why it hasn't done a damn thing about our maternity or infant survival rate. Eat the deli meat and sushi, you should be questioning why the doctors laugh you off or push tons of interventions

No. 1519565

Doctors don't push interventions except the kind that make their job more convenient. When it comes to the kinds of interventions that make a difference in health outcomes, like monitoring a woman's blood pressure during labor, they don't bother. The fetus will have its vitals monitored from the start, but the mother will be allowed to drop dead while the doctor's slicing her vagina into her asshole so he can fit both his arms in there and yank the baby out faster.

No. 1519567

Why are you acting like you don't get why I said that?
>i dont even get why someone would be against egg consumption
This is what I was replying to. In case you still can't understand, someone would be against egg consumption because most eggs are from chickens that are being abused and raised in god awful conditions. Most people are not buying pasture raised eggs. Same with dairy. I won't egg on no pun intended vegan discussion anymore cause this isn't the thread, but why do some anons pretend like they don't know how to comprehend words kek.

No. 1519569

Americans in general are very weird about eggs, especially if there are raw eggs in something like cookie dough, because our government is retarded about food safety and how our food is produced, including what they do to eggs. It probably has less to do with your cooking and more to do with what Americans think eggs are supposed to be like.

No. 1519570

cuz her brain's fried from all the hormones she's eating

No. 1519580

then be against factory farms not eggs

No. 1519587

File: 1678406238805.png (1.84 MB, 1568x1524, Screenshot 2023-03-09 at 3.56.…)

I knew a woman who was an Amtrak driver on furlough during covid and she told me that there was an Amtrak line along the gulf coast that was never restored after Hurricane Katrina. I was really surprised to hear that since that was in 2005! For some reason I was thinking about it randomly today and googled it, apparently there's news; they're talking about reopening it again and arguing with the freight lines they share rail space with

No. 1519607

even as a vegan i don't really have qualms with leather because it's more a meat industry byproduct than anything, like ideally it shouldn't exist but it does so who cares, plus it's not like i could ever even afford buying it from a store and not getting it second-handedly. I kind of feel the same way about offal/organ meats.

No. 1519857

File: 1678437933699.gif (279.42 KB, 269x350, wizardposting.gif)

ummm.. I want to be friends with other TXnons…

No. 1520047

I grew up in an area that was impacted by Katrina and it's so fucking bizarre to me how no one cared to repair any of the damages Katrina caused. It's so weird to me that almost any other area will be instantly fixed after a natural disaster but why can't the gulf south fix almost anything ruined by Katrina?

No. 1520048

>Can't eat slightly raw eggs because of the .1% chance of salmonella!!
>Will scarf down McDonald's when you can't pronounce 80% of the ingredients

No. 1520055

Ugh this is depressing. I know we had shit passenger rail here but I didn't realize we've actually moved backwards.

No. 1520083

Nta but a mickey D's boigah is more scrumptious than a raw fucking egg. Objectively.

No. 1520813

I wish Amtrak was used lots more, I use it myself personally, too many people are too caught up with showing off their plane rides they don't care
Benefits of trains
>No extra luggage fees
>Calmer, train ambiance
>They have bedroom trains as well for super long trips
>Multiple bathrooms

No. 1520883

>Calmer, train ambiance
>They have bedroom trains as well for super long trips
>Multiple bathrooms
the ones i went on weren't like that at all and it's hard going to the bathroom when i feel like i'm about to tilt over and collapse at any moment, idg how anyone can even walk down the aisle normally. (and also vomiting issues but that happens when i'm in anything fast moving to be fair) it actually made me hate trains tbh. the least calming, most cramped experiences I've ever had.

No. 1520884

samefag also there's only one bathroom

No. 1520907

The problem with Amtrak is that it usually doesn't go anywhere I want to go and when it does it takes several days longer than driving would. It's the worst passenger train system in the world.

No. 1520920

Amtrak can be unreliable if you’re doing anything that requires timing. I‘ve used their trains to go on trips occasionally and sometimes there are so few rails available that if an unexpected incident occurs there’s an extra hour of time (or more spent) stuck on the train. I nearly missed a concert when a bridge flooded and there was only one rail track every train coming through the area could use.

No. 1520926

Do any other nonas work in American schools? I couldn’t decide whether to post in the vent thread but the school I work in has me substitute teach a few times a week and I think I’m done this year. While there are kids who are nice the ones who just don’t care are so insufferable to be around (the good students hate them too). They just spend entire class periods on their phone or destroying things in the classroom out of animosity. I’m not even referring to the special education students either, there are loads in the normal student body that just don’t care and expect everything in life will be done for them.

No. 1521215

I live in that Mississippi flyway section and I just saw an eagle in my city recently
It was really cool!

Hershey bars are the ideal chocolate for s’mores and nothing else

>in 2009 federal minimum wage is set at $7.25. Hasn’t been raised at a federal level since then
>current national average for a livable wage in the us is $24.16. More than triple minimum wage
>lack of affordable housing (rent constantly being raised, real estate being bought up by landlords/corporations and turned into overpriced rentals or airbnbs)
>no free healthcare
>no free university and absolutely insane interest rates for student loans
>employers treat employees like shit. Don’t offer enough money or benefits and let you know you’re replaceable. If a company feels their profits aren’t high enough, they can fire their entire staff and hire new people at lower wages. In most places, they can do this without giving employees any warning whatsoever

No. 1521239

Hershey's is dogshit. European chocolate is vastly superior.

No. 1521240

I work in elementary school. It's not so much the children that are the problem it's the fucking parents. They have absolutely no respect for teachers or the school administration and they treat us like dogs. They don't care about their kids, they just love the idea that teachers are beneath them and poor and can be ordered around. This job has made me convinced that about 80% of people have absolutely no business reproducing.

No. 1521257

I’ve taken the Amtrak before between two major cities that are relatively close together when I didn’t feel like driving in traffic. But that’s about all it’s good for.

Last summer I was taking a trip to the other side of the country and I compared cost and time for driving, flying, and Amtrak. Amtrak was by far the worst option. Ticket costs were comparable to how much I would’ve paid in gas, but driving would’ve taken 18-20 hours whereas Amtrak would’ve taken 30+. Ultimately I dropped a little extra cash for the convenience of a flight

Also want to point out that Amtrak doesn’t cover as much of the country as you think it does. The two nearest stations to where I currently live are both an hour and a half drive away. On top of that one of those stations is underserved and basically useless most of the time. Meanwhile, within that same range, there are 3 major airports. I’d love to have better railway here in the US but right now it just can’t compete

No. 1521380

I think the Amtrak is cheaper and more comfortable than taking the Greyhound or Megabus but that's about it. I enjoyed my ride but at the end of the day people aren't going to want to inconvenience themselves with a broken system.

No. 1521398


Sorry idk if someone already asked this, but who did the artwork for this eagle?

No. 1521402

No. 1521403

Look at the filename nonna

No. 1522024

farmhand is a dumb tranny

No. 1522034

It's like everytime someone posts a link some dumbass mod has to punish you for not including pictures with your link. It makes sense when you're on a cow board and sharing milk but in this case it's obviously not necessary. Absolute lack of common sense. Meanwhile they keep CP links spammed here for hours.

No. 1522218

Tbh most of the time anons deserve those bans when they're just posting a link. It's an imageboard regardless of what board we're on. That anon shouldn't have got banned tho.

No. 1522367

File: 1678676362980.jpg (205.21 KB, 1080x2015, Screenshot_20230312-172807_Nee…)

Y'all excited for the banking system collapse or nah?

No. 1522377

Unironically it could be really bad if it gets too big for the government to handle. Like Great Depression 2.0. For now we just have to hope that there isn't so much failure the government can't handle it

No. 1522379

Where you at anon? 210 here

No. 1522390

File: 1678678223023.png (212.55 KB, 2048x1455, Screenshot_20230312-223013.png)

No. 1522392

I'm literally not worried at all, I don't care. If everything collapsed today there would still be people living in America and we would figure it out. Life goes on. I hate catastrophizing, it makes people act insane.
I'm kind of interested in the theories that this is a fake bank run scare as an excuse to get the government to use our tax dollars to bail out rich people (again), which is getting pretty old. Let them fail.

No. 1522428

I plan to move out of this shithole by next year kek

No. 1522443

what the fuck to banks even do to help anyone? all they do is give out predatory loans, let them burn for all i care. the only bad part is people are going to absolutely lose their minds because they think banks are essential to life for some reason.

No. 1522518

They sorta are, would your employer pay you in cash and you just keep it under your mattress? You need an account to buy anything online, and lots of stores are picky these days.

No. 1522520

when I had a cash tips job I literally did that. maybe if the people in power here wanted us to care about banks and account balances they should have raised the minimum wage so we weren't all broke ass hoes. my life will actually be better if certain parts of the market implode (home prices falling, for example, so that I could ever actually buy one before I die).

No. 1522523

If we ever switch to trading items, I hope my hoard of pads and tampons will be acceptable to use.

No. 1522527

in 3 years when my IUD stops suppressing my period I'm gonna hit you up nona, I will trade you for manual labor or embroidered clothing (your choice)

No. 1522535

File: 1678688520588.png (8.72 KB, 584x142, seaweed.PNG)

No. 1522536

File: 1678688661063.png (79.88 KB, 1580x926, Screenshot 2023-03-12 at 11.23…)

I follow an american immigration law substack that's really interesting. I don't mean to shill but I will link (they used to be 100% free and only recently paywalled some of their reporting which has been annoying) https://borderlines.substack.com/
Usually reporting on immigration issues in the US is very sensationalized so it's oddly refreshing to read news about the more nitty gritty technical aspects. I've become a little obsessed with the saga of Title 42 which might actually be ending soon but they've been saying that for a while so I'll believe it when I see it.
I think it's interesting but almost hesitate to share. please don't jump on this to start an immigration infight that's not why I'm posting, I just enjoy it and thought it's relevant to the thread. it's honestly too dry of a newsletter to get very upset at, I hope they don't get all weird during election and I have to think about posting this and cringe at myself

No. 1522537

File: 1678688889108.png (3.33 KB, 599x490, seaweed.png)

Samefag but the headlines about this make it sound like Floridians are being terrorized by seaweed.

No. 1522540

lol ok but algae actually can make you sick so it's kinda true

No. 1522640

The problem is that if banks fail and aren’t giving out mortgages, home prices would need to fall so significantly that you’d be able to pay in full in cash to get one. So it’s kind of fucked up regardless and ends up benefitting the rich and makes it harder for common folks to buy homes.

No. 1522727

Take me with you, I can't stand our politics here and how it's 90 degrees 80% of the year.

No. 1522738

At this point I'm so fucking tired of everything, I genuinely hope we get another Great Depression or an even worse pandemic or just whatever horrible global shit, I want everything to collapse and to just die or whatever.
I did everything right my whole life and I'm still a broke ass bitch with no stake in the game, I'm tired, I want everything to burn.

No. 1522746

I'm leaving for the promised land where you might not want to tough it out… new york city but if you're interested and need a roommate I will manifest you

I want to succeed but I also want the world to fail and for it to one day randomly fall into totally anarchy. I've had dreams about total anarchy. Then I can finally go to LA and loot rich peoples houses for fun without feeling guilty or like there will be consequence. If I do not devour the rich by succeeding them, they must suffer.

No. 1522748

Same here, the only things that make me happy now are signs of collapse accelerating

No. 1522752

This is like the beginning of Midnight Cowboy

No. 1522755

The universe will doom total anarchy if I do not succeed at my future job nona, don't jinx it now

No. 1522787

I feel you anon. Recent university grad and I'm still making poverty wages. We're stuck in this neoliberal hellscape now because change is ineffective and it would be better for the world to burn anew before that can happen.

No. 1523087

File: 1678772596146.png (85.81 KB, 900x887, FrBjsgSWwAE27DK.png)

this is why people are fucked in the head. i only hope to see the day in my lifetime where pharma is heavily regulated

No. 1523090

traveling to stand where it's headed with my mouth open up towards the sky

No. 1523141

Funny considering Koreas suicide stats tho.

No. 1523168

File: 1678791531023.jpg (210.98 KB, 1080x1537, Screenshot_2023-03-14-10-43-07…)

Why are Korean feminists like this? From what I've heard on lolcow Korean men are actually really nice and way better when it comes to comparisons with white American men.

No. 1523175

Korean men are just as disgusting, dont trust a couple of nonnas just because they are covertly fetishizing asian men, its the same with Japanese men. Their stats are horrible and women have higher rates of DV over there.

No. 1523179

I really doubt they're nice. Strong feminists movements exist as a reaction to misogyny. If they really were that nice, you wouldn't see women avoiding marriage and dating. I also don't think you would have ridiculous beauty standards like the one Korea has.
It's just a grass is greener on the other side thing. I personally thought only moids from my country were shit and that American men were decent human beings.

No. 1523208

where did you hear that? all I heard is that they put hidden cameras in women's bathrooms (and other rooms in general) and harass women over the tinest things. their beauty standards are also way stricter.

No. 1523229

That's what you heard from dumbass koreaboos lol

No. 1523267

You're probably hearing it from kboos and Asian fetishists, Asia has an even higher domestic violence rate than us, and there's quite literally an incel counterculture in South Korea

If you read into things like the Nth Room and Burning Sun or even watch enough of their media it's pretty obvious how much worse their patriarchy is than ours. Don't listen to the words of some dumbass koreaboos

No. 1523270

File: 1678800781370.jpeg (89.71 KB, 750x731, FiI8PiOUUAAj5qN.jpeg)

Etsy was using SVB for some of their customers and is withholding their money until they can move money to pay them


No. 1523273

They're not but even if they were better in comparison to white men, so what? White American men are not a majority of the men in Korea.

No. 1523293

Specifically what I've heard is they're more likely to buy you gifts and allow for you to be a housewife.

No. 1523324

yes well a sugardaddy could do the same thing without the housewife obligation

scrotes are scrotes

twining yourself to a man in a foreign, patriarchal country where you'll be viewed as a fetish object can arguably end worse than anything down here if you're not careful

No. 1523327

>allow for you to be a housewife
you mean have no choice but to become one because it is so hard to get a job as a mother. you should read kim jiyoung born 1982.

No. 1523335


No. 1523391

Do they like white women? I've heard they think we're pretty but we're also more likely to be treated as sex objects and "sluts"?

No. 1523415

as someone who's hooked up with a korean exchange student, yes

he was far from interested in marriage though

No. 1523420

>hook ups
Gross and no thank you!

No. 1523425

I went through a partying phase. Dont clutch your pearls nona, I came out of it fine

Acknowledging I was stupid back then, moids of every culture and every background really aren't worth anyone's salt. Ever since the pandemic when I stopped partying I've effectively felt both worse and better but I don't regret abstaining from sex or dating for the last few years because men are very much not worth it

No. 1523447

Why are you obsessed with Korean dick so much

No. 1523450

none of them want marriage with a white woman. you are only for sex.

No. 1523453

What makes you think that feeling is a one way street? A typical white woman outside of the kboosphere doesn't even find Asian men attractive, let alone marriageable.

No. 1523481

stop browsing twt. korean mean are disgusting and it's a known tactic that you cant enter certain clubs alone without the risk of being drugged by the bartender. They also have a huge cam issue in bathrooms for women. Women are also pressured to get plastic surgery as young as 15. I hope korean women actually do this because that country is fucked up.

No. 1523483

You're either underage or retarded. Korean women are expected to go to university to get a good degree and then immediately marry and have a kid. Women are valued more as house wives because they are a super conservatives country and highly religious, therefore sexist. Women are viewed as trophy wives and not expected to work, only to impress men.

No. 1523544

Cringy and idiotic

No. 1524036

you might be trolling but if you're not I'm legit scared for you, nona. You sound willing to throw yourself at the first korean man you'd meet online. They are really predatory. Be wary

No. 1524103

>They are really predatory.

What makes you say this?

No. 1524391

File: 1678895131199.webm (7.2 MB, 1080x1920, 327207734_209947828196479_8755…)

steel memes

No. 1524470

Falling for bait that was clearly a 4chan korean that came from /pol/ when we were linked there and wants to make american girls want to date him. Like the one that made comments around the site about how islam is amazing

No. 1524476

>Like the one that made comments around the site about how islam is amazing
This is more likely to be a mentally unwell libfem because they've been doing it for over a month in multiple threads, including /2X/.

No. 1524780

File: 1678937678424.png (47.21 KB, 513x477, joe exotic.PNG)

Look y'all, kek. He said he would decriminalize marijuana.
I know he won't win, but imagine how much everyone else would make fun of us if he did lmao. First a reality TV star now Joe Exotic.

No. 1525044

he's not nearly rich enough to win.

No. 1525192

Have any of you struggled with culture shock moving to a different region? I moved to nyc and just absorbing how differently people dress and act is a lot more than I expected. I'm from a midsize city and have a standard american accent so I didn't expect to feel like it was such an adjustment but I feel like I come across very obviously as someone who just moved here.

No. 1525262

File: 1678995713636.jpeg (190.89 KB, 1920x1080, 0346FBDA-45A6-4958-90E0-F5DC89…)

I love America just because I can get stupid shite like this.

No. 1525265

I've wanted to try swedish fish and sour patch but not gotten around to it. are they tasty

No. 1525272

The blue raspberry and watermelon one tastes exactly like if the candy versions were melted down into a liquid form.

No. 1525299

Illegal euro posting in the thread but I am seething with jealousy over your soda & energy drink selections avalaible

No. 1525311

File: 1678999301972.jpg (1.19 MB, 2062x2700, Java_Monster_vegan_Oatmilk_Ene…)

yea i am legally required to bring over monster java whenever i go visit family. pic related the most depressing day was when they stopped making this. Canadians might still have it though because it's still on their website

No. 1525324

I can't stand the taste of fake sugar.

No. 1525375

I plan to move to NYC from the southwest and I've never lived out of this state before. I fear the feeling you describe about will drive me to have a mental break when I move there. Even though my accent is pretty generic I'm still gonna be clocked as a dumb hick, because our cities are nothing like NYC our cities are dumpy, inefficient, boring and the public transport sucks

No. 1525378

Is it true that NYC rats wear timbs and rob you at gunpoint?

No. 1525396

File: 1679004055998.png (8.97 KB, 398x458, static1.squarespace.png)

it's true i saw it once in Brooklyn

No. 1525405

This is all I think of when you say "NYC rats"

>In his first year in office, Adams launched battles against guns and homelessness — and rats have also proved vexing for a mayor who is currently interviewing applicants for a new director of rodent mitigation, a title promptly dubbed the “rat czar.”

No. 1525423

sour patch watermelon is one of my favorite candies! swedish fish are pretty good

I’m a california anon so I might be biased, but other staters what’s your opinion of in n out if you’ve had it? I love it

No. 1525428

I enjoy it. although menu is a bit sparse and the secret menu doesn't do much for me. as fastfood goes it's good, especially when the fries are fresh

No. 1525734

>our cities are dumpy, inefficient, boring and the public transport sucks
NYC's public transportation isn't any better tbh

No. 1526663

why are they trying to scare us about the damaged crops in Cali as if we don't have local farmers in our own states?

No. 1526669

Have you ever visited NYC? I visited a bunch of European big cities (Amsterdam, Paris, London) before visiting NYC. I had super high hopes and was absolutely hyped. I loved the big city vibe in all the other big cities I’d visited and I loved taking public transport all over.

FUCK NYC. I fucking hate NYC. I will never go back to NYC. Central Park was the only nice part. The subway is scary and disgusting and ratchet as fuck. The whole city smells like garbage and piss. The people are ruder than Parisians. All the streets are hideous. The buildings/skyscrapers cast a shadow over everything making it seem depressing and dystopian. The sidewalks are narrow and for a place with so much public transportation it is very hostile to pedestrians when compared to European cities. Paid a premium to basically visit a total shithole. Never again. Fuck NYC.

No. 1526695

You know what? I've never been but always did figure this. There's too much humblebragging from native new yorkers about how desensitised they are to homeless or mentally ill shenanigans and rats and laughing at tourists being naturally shocked. Imagine someone from cape town or wherever else in South Africa bragging, it'd be ridiculous!

Anyway, asking americans, is there anywhere I could go in the USA that's more like the imagined ideal of New York?

No. 1526814

File: 1679158787481.jpeg (235.82 KB, 800x1407, FQOnSpraUAATzXM.jpeg)

it is funny you should mention cape town, because just this morning i was suggested a video on instagram which was exactly that.

and no. New York, New York is one of a kind in the us. the other big cities don't compare to the grandeur that NYC is associated with, regardless of whether it holds up to itself or not.

>The sidewalks are narrow
it's been several years since I've been to NYC but in no way are they more narrow than anywhere in Spain. less cobblestone and deathrocks too
>and for a place with so much public transportation it is very hostile to pedestrians when compared to European cities.
that's the united states in whole. it is a country built for and after cars. European cities were largely established as cities hundreds of years ago and longer, and don't have the luxury of space to build how the us did in terms of vehicle infrastructure. i mean they're still evacuating cities and towns in Germany every time they find a bomb when they're fixing a street kek

No. 1527691

File: 1679191127012.jpeg (243.77 KB, 1179x1548, 6F140C7F-F136-44CC-89DA-E27305…)

Yo what the fuck why did we change the rules to bail this bullshit out they’re literally picking our pockets

No. 1527714

On a cross-country drive posting on truckstop Applebees wifi, what are my sister Americans up to

No. 1527719

I am drinking wine in jerome, arizona

No. 1527720

No. 1527835


I love the Animal Style burger so much! Those onions are delicious. I did think the bun was kind of flimsy and cheap seeming but the rest of the ingredients felt high quality for a fast food joint.

No. 1527892

File: 1679212016805.png (483.83 KB, 1184x998, Screen Shot 2023-03-19 at 12.4…)

I didn't know where else to post this, but I needed to share it on lolcow. This NYU student wrote an article about how she studied abroad in Florence, hated everyone there and everything about it, missed New York the whole time, and imagined that the Italians hated her so she "protested" by…wearing hoodies and sneakers? kek


No. 1527897

average nepo

No. 1527898

meanwhile my mums electric bill is £1000 a fucking month up from £300.

No. 1527915

also lmao, italians were some of the friendliest people i'd met in Europe, and lots of people in Italy wear Nike sneakers. I saw another post where someone said this girl had "Emily in Paris syndrome" and she assumed the world would stop and cater to her romcom fantasy abroad

No. 1527957

because we produce almost half of the fruits and veggies grown in the US and we export a lot of produce outside the US

No. 1527969

moids are terrorizing this country, not an inanimate object.

No. 1527992

Did you not see that someone already responded with the same exact retarded thing you are saying and I already replied to that >>1508421
>"Guns don't kill people! Guns are just objects!"
Please shut the fuck up, god.

No. 1528003

Women should give up our great equalizer because some scrote wanted to kill a bunch of people at a movie theatre? Very cool!

No. 1528017

I love how when anons want to start an infight they just read into shit and argue against things that literally no one said. I'm not falling for it and you look autistic.

No. 1528033

people like you put our lives at risk, because you think no guns would stop a retarded and feral scrote from acting subhuman.

No. 1528041

File: 1679233811923.jpg (195.07 KB, 980x653, Philadelphia_Skyline_(1).jpg)

Washington DC is really nice. Philadelphia is dangerous, but cute. Parts of it are really beautiful, like near the art museum. The subways are still gross though, but not so scary in my opinion. The sidewalks aren't too narrow here and I think they are beautiful as sometimes you walk on old cobble roads.

No. 1528065

NTA but Oh wow the anti gun progressive out here using ableist language? Get off your high horse. You look stupid.(go back)

No. 1528092


No. 1528103

Guns don’t seem to be working in deterring violent crime, though. You would think with all the guns around to prevent crime, crime rates would plummet. But they haven’t.

No. 1528130

most women don’t own guns, therefore most female victims of violent crime will not be able to properly defend themselves. but yes, guns have saved lives. you sound extremely ignorant to suggest otherwise.

No. 1528142

I have no one to reply to in particular upthread, but to add to the issue about women and gun ownership: Most violent crime committed against women is domestic and by someone they know.
I just don't think it's a realistic expectation that the majority of women would A) Be armed and ready in their own homes and B) Willing or prepared to shoot a loved one even under threat.

That said I have no problem with women who want to be armed, I carry as well.
We are not the problem. Men are.

No. 1528152

File: 1679245221726.jpg (27.96 KB, 450x450, in-n-out2.jpg)

Animal style fries are my FAVORITE! Im veg so I will get a veggie burger, and if in being extra gluttonous I'll get a Neapolitan milkshake

No. 1528235

It's literally just a post I made to express that I was upset because of all the shootings happening (especially having been in a position where I could have also been a victim of gun violence) and now I have anons sperging at me 23 days later about how I hate women and I'm "ableist" newfag. Are you okay? Is it really so slow on here that you need to dredge up posts from 20+ days ago to fight about?

I'm sorry for even continuing this but the way some anons act makes it so irritating to use this site sometimes. You literally cannot say anything lest someone try to make an infight out of it.

No. 1528471

File: 1679267871042.jpg (27.92 KB, 550x550, 998e2e284af76907570bbcc88ec5b0…)

wat is every nonny gonna do in the real recession coming later this year

No. 1528476

Ont related but the pic is cuteeeeeeeeeee

No. 1528485

why did anon delete the post about a possible bank run protest on Tuesday upon trump's arrest

No. 1528523

File: 1679269717459.jpg (237.02 KB, 1082x1779, image.jpg)

Maybe they didn't want to stoke the flame or whatever (idk I didn't see it). A lot of the time if I have something to say about a Trump thing I change my mind like 5 seconds later because I realize it's fake or stupid and the whole point is to get worked up about it and share it lol
Did you see his video from a couple days ago? The "peace without delay" one where he says a bunch of anti-war stuff you would expect from a progressive candidate before he goes into classic popular republican talking points at the tail end and also hits on some of his destroy-the-deep-state rhetoric (which has mass appeal I think, but he makes sure not to say "drain the swamp" or anything he said before and failed to do lol). He's 100% gonna win 2024, he's too good at campaigning. Just making an observational statement, I'm not really happy about it but it's a real both-sides-are-trash situation here all the time, I'm getting jaded.

No. 1528540

>He's 100% gonna win 2024
Don't say that nonna. I won't allow it.

No. 1528555

jesus was his tan always this dark?

No. 1528568

Damn he must really hate his pasty pale old man skin. Look at how dark he’s painting himself

No. 1528571

I'm sorry it's just a feeling I have. there's still time for something to happen so he doesn't.

No. 1528584

File: 1679274392936.jpeg (140.32 KB, 1500x1000, ADAEB201-976A-4B00-AF49-61BEC0…)

I’d recommend Chicago. I know people joke about Chicago being dangerous, but honestly that’s just the southern part. I’ve always felt safe in the main/popular areas of the city. I wouldn’t go south of Chinatown, but Chinatown itself is fine. And the trains there don’t smell like piss

No. 1528593

Nta i agree nonny. People will take last year and go straight for trump or whatever conservative is running. It’s unfortunate, working class being tossed around like a hot potato by people who couldn’t care less about the individual person

No. 1528619

>wah wah Italian men didn’t find me hot and call me “Bella”

>I can’t believe my apartment with 7 roommates isn’t quiet

Like girl go work on campus or go to fucking library

>”$20 Ryanair flights to places like Croatia and Munich for Oktoberfest. To me, this seemed like an exhausting form of escapism. I was convinced my peers were doing it only to freshen up their social-media profiles and make their friends back home jealous.”

Okay this was the most insane take I’ve ever read. She’s an international relations major and she thinks people only travel as a form of escapism and to make others jealous?? This bitch sounds so deranged

>”I started to protest by presenting myself to the public in a way I knew they'd hate. I started wearing American-brand athleisure, Nike Air Max 97s, and oversize hoodies. The Italians rolled their eyes as I passed them on the street”

This is starting to sound like an Italian parody of the opening paragraphs of My Immortal

This whole article was so poorly written that it’s hard to believe she’s a journalism/international relations major. She just complains about anything that’s different and doesn’t expand upon things in a way that has any substance. She also clearly doesn’t enjoy new things and the whole point of traveling is to experience new cultures. It doesn’t sound like she made any attempt whatsoever to immerse herself in local culture

No. 1528653

I’m in Georgia after being in Wisconsin and I’m watching a late night weather forecast and the way the weather lady is being so serious about the “cold front” and calling it dramatic and telling people to bring their pets inside is so… interesting to me. It’s like 40 degrees and it might maybe possibly get below freezing. I drove too far south I’m in another world lol

No. 1528677

Even if Trump is arrested, there's still Disantis. Why oh why do most of the democrat nominees suck? The fact that I'd rather have four years more of sitting duck Biden versus four more years of restrictive republican humiliation speaks volumes. The whole world will make us a laughingstock again as the men in this third wild country with a gucci belt continue to chip away at our rights

No. 1528686

I’m in Wisconsin and 40 degrees is absolutely shorts weather here especially in the spring

No. 1528717

Is someone predicting a recession again? Either way, I'll move back in with my parents and lie around on the sofa all day every day like I did during the pandemic.

No. 1528718

This article is dumb as shit and I don't want to give the author any credit but the one valid point she makes is that Europeans have gotten extremely hostile to Americans and it's gotten much worse in the past 10 years ago. When I traveled in the early 2000s and would mention I was American people would generally respond with "oh, that's cool, whatever," and my dad had a good experience studying abroad in college but nowadays you basically just make yourself a target for mockery if you're obviously America, particularly by young people in Western Europe. It kind of makes me sad because I used to enjoy myself a lot more traveling to see my relatives in France and it just feels like more and more of a chore to interact with friends of my cousins because they're going to make the super hilarious jokes of asking why I'm not fat and how pursuing a Master's degree here is just a high school education in Europe. I understand why America has such a negative reputation but it legitimately makes me less interested in traveling to a lot of foreign countries or at least makes me want to avoid actually interacting with locals.

No. 1528779

there is no such thing as "europeans" as a cultural mololith. The french are just the french, and they're notoriously anti-america.

No. 1528934

this. the french are particularly nasty when it comes to their personalities and hygiene. we need to whisk all french men into rocket ships to be launched into the sun.

No. 1529332

Yeah France is really different with the way they treat Americans. Not like it’s all bad or anything but it’s the only place in Europe I got noticeably odd treatment for being American. I was just a single American traveler though not a student. Sometimes I got slightly rude treatment and sometimes I got pity lol. I still like France a lot though I don’t care.

No. 1529342

Yep, it's mostly just the French. In most other European countries people really won't judge you differently just for being American. Even if there's some extent of 'Americans are fat/dumb' stereotype going on, the vast majority of people won't let that affect their judgment of any individual Americans.
The French in general are just notoriously xenophobic on top of being chauvinists. They will negatively judge basically anyone who isn't French, be they American or just from a different European county.

No. 1529348

This seems pretty retarded? What was her goal? It sounds like she went because she was trying to chase some kind of fantasy and doesn't even like travelling. Personally i don't understand why anybody travels abroad for studying at all, studying is already stressful and why add more stress being in an environment you are unfamiliar with? Seems fucking retarded. Also, this reeks of disgusting amounts of privilege. Most normal people can't relate with her bullshit.

What this anon said. The french are pretty hostile to non-french speakers in general and hate everyone lmao. Imo think the best place for Americans to visit is the Uk, especially London. It might not be special if you come from New york, but it's a good place to start with if you want to travel to the rest of Europe on a budget for the rest of the non-nepo babies here. Plenty of Americans already crawling around too so you won't feel too out of place.

No. 1529361

File: 1679366439746.jpg (349.63 KB, 1080x1350, 459a1243b22b0e458dc68861f3507e…)

not specific to any part of this conversation, but i have travelled a fair amount and one place i noticed the most americans was cinque terre in italy. you're on the train, americans, youre at a station, americans, youre walking around, americans, you're on a trail, americans, pass by a restaurant, americans, go in a shop, americans. it was bizarre having gone a couple weeks hearing little else but italian then going there and nearly all i heard was american english

No. 1529670

I'm going to move across states soon, it's pretty stressful but the state I'm looking at has relocation assistance for newcomers since they want more people. I just need money for a 4wd car by winter.
The last time I moved states was when I was 10. Why is this country so big lol. JK, I like that I can escape the desert wasteland I'm in right now. Too many people have been moving here and it's been ruined.

No. 1529880

I’m doing that right now and I’m about to lose my damn mind from the stress but it’s actually going fine so I’m sure you’ll be ok too nonna

No. 1529882

File: 1679430591989.jpeg (2.49 MB, 4032x3024, 1868B4FD-E08F-4D83-B609-64F002…)

Time is a flat circle

No. 1530047

Any area that's remotely vacationable Americans will monetize the absolute shit out of. Even crack hotels in bumfuck south are literal hundreds nightly. Likely why Americans keep telling poor and middle class people not to vacation because even just vacationing to the next state over for a few days can run thousands

No. 1530126

I just drove to southern Georgia recently and I went to a Save A Lot (love that store, they always have jalapenos and tomatillos) and they had a very interesting brand of cup ramen on their shelves… don't want to get reported for race baiting but iykyk, it's not that bad but would be considered problematic by some. made me do a double take anyway. demographics get very different when you go far enough south and I think there's cultural information that doesn't make it further north. just has to be seen and experienced I guess.

No. 1530155

nona I'm in the PNW and I have no idea what you're talking about pls share

No. 1530161

File: 1679455342359.jpeg (208.41 KB, 1170x1672, C42FEE61-61AA-4CB7-980D-4FEA01…)

You guys really live in their minds rent free lol mind you this is reddit but wow are Europeans sticking to their stereotype of being patronizing passive aggressive little fuckers.
Half of the posts are seething over Americans, what's with the weird one-sided obsession? It's getting weird..

No. 1530163

Americans will spend their every last penny ~traveling~ though. Traveling is fun and fine but it causes major inflation to the city. I also swear to God corporations go out of their way to make an employees commute as terrible as possible. Traveling/agency employees get paid often 3 times as much instead of having incentives to hire locals. During summer the town I lived in would buy/rent out massive homes to fly a bunch of useless employees (they only let work 5-15 hours a week mind you) instead of just hiring people in the area. It's probably why these hotels are able to charge hundreds nightly

No. 1530176

This subreddit was in my notifications and my homepage on reddit and I was confused because I had never visited it before, ended up just muting it. I didn't actually read the posts but people constantly complaining about and obsessing over America is nothing new

No. 1530177

The company that makes it is called RAP Snacks

No. 1530180

ooh okay anon. I looked it up and it doesn't seem very problematic imo, it's owned by a black person so the branding isn't racist against black people, and instant ramen has been a staple "poor food" in the united states for decades now, so imo it's not racist against Asians, either. But then again, it's true you would never see that kind of thing in the north LOL.

No. 1530181

What? No one sees Rap Snacks as problematic.

No. 1530182

ooh okay anon. I looked it up and it doesn't seem very problematic imo, it's owned by a black person so the branding isn't racist against black people, and instant ramen has been a staple "poor food" in the united states for decades now, so imo it's not racist against Asians, either. But then again, it's true you would never see that kind of thing in the north LOL.

No. 1530183

ooh okay anon. I looked it up and it doesn't seem very problematic imo, it's owned by a black person so the branding isn't racist against black people, and instant ramen has been a staple "poor food" in the united states for decades now, so imo it's not racist against Asians, either. But then again, it's true you would never see that kind of thing in the north LOL.

No. 1530184

What? No one sees Rap Snacks as problematic.

No. 1530190

Are you okay, do you need your daily dose of meds?

No. 1530191

Lolcow had a little hiccup

No. 1530193

are you new?

No. 1530194

We're 2 different anons and it's a glitch from the site.

No. 1530196

the irony in >>1530193 calling someone new when >>1530194 newfag is calling their double-posting a glitch kek. Also you can delete your posts before the 30min mark..just letting you know.

No. 1530199

Anon are you fucking retarded? It is a bug with the site that has been going on for probably a week at this point. The site freezes posting and then everyone's posts go through multiple times all at once. You can literally go to /meta/ and some of the threads here on /ot/ and see that multiple anons have complained about it.
Don't go around calling anons newfags if you need to be spoonfed this information, dickhead. You literally just look like one of those overcompensating newfags yourself.

No. 1530201

chill you might pop a vein.

No. 1530206

looks like you really need your meds

No. 1530291

yet they sitll come here lul

No. 1530314

nta but it literally is a glitch. it's been happening on every board recently and goes beyond regular double posting. it happens whenever the "Posting…100%" freezes.

No. 1530760

The French might be the most notorious for hating Americans but trust me you run into this attitude in a lot Europe, even in countries with a lot of emigration to the US. You're really naive if you think that isn't true. But as someone who used to work in hospitality though I think tourists of absolutely every nationality you can think of are terrible. Even Japanese people who are stereotyped for being excessively polite I've had awful experiences with. People just feel more comfortable being on their worst behavior in countries they feel are inferior to theirs.

No. 1530913

File: 1679543918999.jpeg (211.11 KB, 2133x1535, AC33EFBE-BBEC-49D7-8547-12AF6C…)

RFD-TV is amazing. How have I never heard of this? The anchor has a cow print suit on and he’s talking about corn futures

No. 1530919

Literally the only thing I miss about having cable. I highly recommend Molly B’s Polka Party

No. 1531734

There are so many Carnegie libraries and they're all nice. What the fuck is wrong with rich Americans nowadays? Don't even know how to flaunt their wealth or preserve their names. There are so many more rich people now who were even richer than Carnegie too. Our upper class is complete trash.

No. 1531963

Did anyone else see the Tiktok Congress hearing? Some of the questions they asked were so bad.
>Why do you need to know where the eyes are if you're not checking for pupil dilation?
>Does tiktok access your wifi network?

No. 1531976

Yeah I saw that. Literally an embarrassment. These hearings are always this stupid no matter what the subject is. If you tune into one and know anything about the topic your eyes and ears will bleed at how stupid the politicians’ questions are. I watched one about a topic I cared about and instantly lost all faith in our government I’m not even joking a little bit.

No. 1531997

–like, seriously, our politicians heads are basically empty. All they know how to do is appeal to people or companies for support or money, they do not know anything else. Empty words, practiced mannerisms – they're basically the original social media influencers. Don't know how to get anything done, don't know how most of the population lives, don't know how to do their actual jobs, don't even know they're not doing their actual jobs because they think their job is to be on campaign as that is the only time they do anything resembling work. They're mentally just not all there. The lizard-overlords meme is popular because the people running things are so out of touch with the rest of humanity they might as well be reptilian.

No. 1532009

If it helps, their (low paid to unpaid) staffers are the ones who actually do any legwork and write our laws lol. Hearings are a sham. In many other hearings, the politicians who aren't busy posturing for good soundbites are absent entirely or literally sleeping. Meanwhile, most cashiers in the US aren't even allowed to have a chair at their register.

No. 1532015

Good, we should lose faith in our government which means the system isn't working no matter with how many elections we hold.

No. 1532027

New laws:
-Elected officials may not have a net worth of over 1 million dollars, nor can their spouse or siblings or children or anyone within two generations of them on either side. That's plenty of money to be comfortable in any state, we don't need more nancy pelosis.
-If you haven't worked a minimum wage job for 5 years or more you are not eligible for higher offices like mayor, governor, senator, supreme court judge, president.

No. 1532530

I was going to post this in the stupid questions thread, but thought it might actually reach someone with experience here. Does living in UT suck? Does living outside of SLC proper suck? The property taxes are low and the income tax isn’t terrible. I like that there’s land, but I can’t tell if most of it is ugly or not. I’ve never been there, but I was curious.

No. 1532563

Utah is fucking beautiful. I would live far from main cities though. For me, its the nature that seals the deal. Id drove an hour to get to town if it meant living near Mt Zion National park

No. 1532573

my dad is very neoliberal and has cnn on all day, and he freaked out and started insulting me when i said i dont trust anyone in our government and that the only way i'll even start trusting is when there are tight age caps put in place for every position
i called nancy pelosi a corrupt ghoul and he told me i sound like i love trump. his defense for her was that she is "tough and i should be respectful"

No. 1532590

kek wtf

No. 1532596

Ask him why Nancy was one of the four reps with three republicans ghouls who got caught off loading stocks under trump. Nancy is just as bad. I’m with you anon. The dichotomy shit is such shit and is keeping people intentionally ignorant.

No. 1532625

If your dad was a true American he'd know that placing full trust in the government is a bad idea. The government exists to serve the people, not the other way around. Checks and balances is a huge part of our government, and what greater balance is there than the people versus the government? This is why we vote in representatives instead of just letting the government do its own thing. The people we vote in are supposed to serve us the people, not each other or whatever lines their pockets. I wonder how your dad became a neolib kek.

No. 1532629

One of the ladies couldn't even say algorithm and GPS correctly. If this was to convince the public to turn against Tiktok/the Chinese/whatever, I think it's done the opposite. My great grandma has more tech literacy than them.

No. 1532653

i have no idea. i truly think it's cnn 24/7. if you go against what anyone on cnn says, you're uninformed, stupid, or you're secretly maga. he constantly complains that no one in my/my siblings generation is making any change, and we need to vote properly or more. that it isn't the fault of our worthless politicians who only care for themselves. voting is worthless currently, age caps need to be implemented because it's offensive how incapable they are at understanding basic technology, let alone protecting data as a human right, and i don't believe in anyone in our current system. i don't feel that they work for me, i feel like they actively work against me. covid was eye opening.

i think he gets offended at the age stuff specifically. it truly blows my mind that they are actively making lives worse while they make money, while still using orange man as a talking point instead of discussing worthwhile policy.

No. 1532658

Tell him to get a life

No. 1532685

kek what is it with neoliberal boomers and defending nancy? so many leftist people think she's unparalleled cringe

No. 1533038

Have any of you been to Canada? It was my first time last summer and was shocked at how unfriendly everyone was. Talked to some of my friends and they said Canadian politeness is viewed as respecting and separating other cultures and ignoring people rather than blending them and it just seems so cold and bizarre to me. I’m from a southern state (but north enough actual southerners would balk if I described myself as one) so that can also be a part of my socialization, but the second I was back in even northern states it felt “normal” whenever I stopped. I’m not a loud or overwhelming person, I just felt like a freak for accidentally making eye contact and smiling, asking a question in stores, or saying excuse me. Idk it came up again and I feel weirdly defensive over them leaning on being better Americans and then sucking the multiple times I’ve been up there. I promise I don’t suck, look weird, and wasn’t going anywhere obnoxious- this is at grocery stores or walking around during the day in a normal neighborhood in Ontario.

No. 1533041

I love meeting other Americans when I'm abroad. They make me feel so much more comfortable.

No. 1533047

general attitude in Toronto reminds me of Portland Oregon. kinda weird since they're not anywhere close to eachother geographically but there you go

No. 1533075

In what ways did you find Canadians unfriendly? I think it depends on where you went. Big cities like Toronto and Vancouver tend to have very unfriendly people who just mind their own business. People are a lot more friendly and welcoming in smaller communities (though it's probably like that everywhere else).

No. 1533132

Nonburger lurker here sorry, have you ever been abroad before and felt the same? I don't know anything about Canada but Americans who came to my country complained about the same thing and it's even a stereotype here that Americans are extremely friendly and open in contrast with everyone else. Sorry you had a bad experience anon.

No. 1533134

>Americans are extremely friendly and open in contrast with everyone else
Are you European? Eastern European?

No. 1533147

I've been to Toronto a lot, and I would say the rudeness levels to me are pretty equivalent to a big city in the northern US and for me visiting I never really feel a culture shock but it is probably different for you being from the south. In this area it's kind of considered weird to stare at a stranger and smile.

No. 1533300

I’ve been to Iceland as well and felt extremely welcome- was nervous because of Canada but everyone was kind, warm and went out of their way to be helpful too.
I don’t really know how to explain it, everyone just seemed like they were pissed that other people were in their eyesight, like a library where they were just waiting to glare at someone who made a chair squeak.
I actually told a friend from Boston about this and he said “well yeah, why would you smile at a stranger?” so that tracks, maybe I’m more southern than I thought

No. 1533392

french people hate all anglo-speakers, to be fair. their entire country is bitter that english won out as the world's language instead of french–its culturally embedded into their schooling etc.

No. 1533396

is this per capita though?

No. 1533403

I really think it’s a southern versus northern social norm thing. In a southern U.S. city you can smile and nod and say hi to total strangers without being a creep but in a northern city the attitude is just like your Boston friend says —why would you? I’m not even sure which one I prefer. And then the rules are totally different outside big cities so it’s not very useful information everywhere.

No. 1533411

I, southern small town anon, lived in LA for a while and constantly found strangers did not get small talk or waves. Some people loved it. One time I passed a beautiful woman in this perfect outfit, and I gasped and said “holy shit, you look like a model! Killin’ it! “ And she smiled and waved. It probably didnt help I didnt have a filter.

No. 1533421

I have to say my favorite part of visiting the south is the occasional woman who will just stop me and tell me they love my outfit or hair or whatever. It makes me feel so good. That and the barbecue

No. 1533757

My city issued an alert on our phones to warn us that the drinking water is not safe and now everyone is freaking out and emptying the stores.

Delete Post [ ]
[Return] [Catalog]
[ Rules ] [ ot / g / m / 2X ] [ pt / snow / w ] [ meta ] [ Server Status ]