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Hi Shakira, i know busy ka... Pero just want to hear your thoughts... Is marriage something u really wanted for you and your wife or being in a common-law partnership is enough? Bakit for you mas pinili niyo ang being married? Thanks a lot. Gustong gusto ko kasi thoughts mo eh...

For the first ten years of my relationship, marriage wasn't even an option for us so then we weren't allowed to want it. But building a life with someone means securing your future together, something you will understand once you build a life with someone too. There are 1,300 rights and privileges same-sex couples don't get when they're not allowed to marry. This includes giving your spouse health insurance, pension, inheritance, healthcare proxy, etc etc etc. Adult things I know, but it's foolish to think that marriage is about romance. You can have that without marriage. Marriage is primarily a contract. Not to tie someone to you, but to protect your relationship and the family you're building together legally. You can have a strong commitment without it of course, but in this world we decided to protect our relationship, assets, and each other with marriage. Here's to hoping you'll never have the complications in life that would require legal protections. Here's wishing you're also allowed all the rights and benefits straight people get automatically even if they've just met.

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What is your political ideology??

behnamkarami’s Profile PhotoBen K
Try to be a decent human being, be kind to one another and to the planet, let people love who they want to love and mind your own business, separation of church and state, don’t regulate other people’s bodies, people have a right to clean air, water, healthcare which won’t bankrupt them, fair and equal wages regardless of race or gender, fair housing and cost of living, the right to defend yourself with a handgun, age and term limits on people in government, corporations should not be able to influence laws by donating to politicians, politicians should not be able to profit by insider knowledge, fair and free elections where the popular vote decides the winner…there is so much more lol I don’t identify with a political party any more

What do you think is needlessly expensive? 😒💲 (Try and come up with things that aren't expensive cause of world events, such as gas)

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
Things that are needlessly expensive are:
- Healthcare
- Medicine
- Food
- Housing
- Education
- Cost of raising children
- War
- Death
- Life
- Marriage
- Divorce
Many people feel hopeless and are losing their will to live because life has become too expensive and there is an unfair and inequitable distribution of food, money, wealth and the necessities that are required to live above poverty and maintain your health and wellbeing.
Said differently, there are a few, less than 1% of the worlds population (ruling class and political class), at the top of the food chain who have accumulated vast and obscene wealth at the expense of 99% of the worlds population. This is inherently unfair, biased, inequitable, unjust, tyrannical, excessively greedy, cruel and inhumane.
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How do you make sure your work is safe if you use a laptop?

To be fair, I think your work can never be fully safe.
I have passwords on the maps, I mostly store important documents on a healthcare website dedicated to SLP work that is very well protected. I have a physical copy in files that I also store away with locks, etc. I also make sure I don’t just download things off the internet, I regularly check my laptop’s security and I update regularly. Oh and I make sure that names of people are never in the file names.
How do you make sure your work is safe if you use a laptop

Do you agree all lives matter no matter the color of there skin or the way someone is هل توافق على كل الأرواح مهما كان لون شخص سكون أو طريقة بنائها؟

r_sinester’s Profile PhotoRaven rose Sinester
Ugh here we go 😒 All Lives Matter did not exist until BLM existed. It was a direct response to BLM and their simple goal of asking for equality in policing and criminal justice (and healthcare). BLM does nor mean Black Lives Matter more than any other lives or only Black Lives Matter, just that they should matter equally. Black lives don't matter equally — especially in policing. If someone says All Lives Matter one would say, yes, and?….. what is the point? There is no point.
Your response tells people they should care about something other than what people were initially responding to in BLM (e.g., not treating Black Americans equally in terms of police responses). Others don't get to tell people why don't you focus on something else (like black on black crime or abortion). It is a deflection and distraction from the very real problem of systemic racism in police departments.

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Personal opinion: Guns don't k*ll people. It's not a gun control problem, it's a mental health problem and THAT'S what needs to be addressed.

There are several issues to consider. Let's take gun control. Chicago has some of the most restrictive measures in place and that city also has one of the *highest* rates of firearm related crimes in the entire country. Obviously, gun control is not the answer or that city would be a peaceful paradise. Simply put, criminals do not care about laws and as Chicago has demonstrated, time and time again, those who wish to use firearms for illegal purposes *WILL* continue unabated. Furthermore, restrictions remove firearms from the hands of law-abiding citizens. Civilians are left vulnerable and easy targets for armed criminals. Why some people continue to ignore these two blatantly obvious realities truly baffles me. Let's also consider the fact that most mass shootings occur in designated "gun-free zones." It should be no surprise that an armed criminal would choose to prey on people who have no means to defend themselves. Knee-jerk "solutions" and emotional appeals for more restrictive measures are utterly ridiculous, *unconstitutional* and downright childish. With respect to mental healthcare / related issues, I would agree that we are not doing enough. We also have a huge problem with drugs in this country and it is largely ignored. To what extent has that problem been a contributing factor? There are several studies and statistics but they are largely ignored too. America does not have "a gun problem" - we have a problem holding criminals accountable, providing adequate mental healthcare, constantly vilifying those who risk their lives to protect ours and supporting authoritarians who trample on our *constitutional* rights. As a resident of NYC where crime is high, resources are limited and gun control is more restrictive than it has ever been, we have managed to get one thing right: school shootings are practically nonexistent. Why? Because we had enough sense to put Safety Agents in schools with direct access to NYPD. If this country really wanted to prevent such horrors, there are plenty of former military and law enforcement officers who could provide security in every school. It is a practical solution and if it can work in this city, it can work anywhere. It's time to put our feelings aside and implement logical solutions which can save lives: armed security, metal detectors, quick access to mental healthcare for those who need it and allowing people to defend themselves and their communities in accordance with The Second Amendment.

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Is the World Health Organization meeting in Geneva Switzerland this week?

Yes.
The WHO is meeting this week to create an infrastructure and agreement to control the world by eliminating the National Sovereignty of every nation under the guise of world wide pandemics and healthcare. This is part of the Great Reset, Build Back Better and New World Order where everything you think, say and do will be monitored and the government will have complete control over you because your rights will be eliminated.
For more information please listen to the following video of Noor Bin Laden discussing the WHO agenda and their goals for the entire world and in particular, the United States. If this WHO agreement is ratified, the sovereignty of the United States will cease to exist. Pay attention folks!
https://rumble.com/v15svh1-noor-bin-ladin-live-from-geneva-theyre-working-on-an-infrastructure-to-cont.html

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What if you and 100 people crash landed on a deserted island and you were chosen to be in charge. What would you do?

> What if you and 100 people crash landed on a deserted island and you were chosen to be in charge. What would you do?
"Survival" by Alex
I would identify several trusted members of the group who have some experience in governing and making informed decisions that would benefit the health and welfare of the community. Next I would form a governing body. The worst possible situation would be to do nothing and allow human nature (greed, crime, chaos) to take control and devolve into anarchy, tribalism, crime, war and death. I would work with selected community leaders to craft a constitution that defines principles and rules that all members of the community would abide by to ensure law and order and the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the community.
Our governing committee would then create employment opportunities that are required to sustain life which would include agriculture, housing, water, sewerage and trash as well as police, healthcare, finance, education, emergency response and other necessities required to survive and thrive as a growing community. These positions would be filled based upon experience, education and interest.
Of course I've intentionally left out many important details because my intention is to simply answer the question and not publish a book. What is important to remember is this, when building a house or a community or a city or nation, you must first create a stable foundation upon which to build the community while also preparing for the success of future generations to follow. So my instinct would be to create a constitution and stable government as quickly as possible while simultaneously creating the infrastructure required to sustain life.

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What if you and 100 people crash landed on a deserted island and you were chosen

What things do you consider to be exaggeratedly expensive and should cost less/be accessible to everyone?

The cost of living is too expensive. That includes housing, food, transportation, energy, insurance, healthcare, education, travel and recreation.
Living is too expensive. The rich get richer while the middle class and poor which comprise 99% of the world's population get poorer and lose hope.
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🥼 Should a medical worker be entitled to provide medical treatment to a child if parents decide not to?

Ideally we cannot force but persuade/advise the parents of the child to go for treatment as it is our job as healthcare workers to ensure your life is not at risk and help alongside with professional advisers. However in some circumstances if the treatment is extremely critical and the parents are putting their child at risk we do have to report to social services etc. We try to avoid this as possible, but we cannot provide medical treatment without consent unless given with a warrant.

What do you think will be the next step in human evolution /advancement?

DovahMonah’s Profile PhotoDovahMonah
I feel like there’s still a lot to invest and improve in healthcare throughout the world.
I hope we can one day go from curing to prevention, but looking at society and human weaknesses to bad things as alcohol, smoking and too much meat consumption… I hardly doubt we will fully make it into such a state.
What do you think will be the next step in human evolution advancement

Are people in your city still taking covid seriously or are they more relaxed about it now ? (Or did they ever take it serious)??

funny_hot’s Profile PhotoMegan
Covid is basically gone in my country. 😄 Only people that work in healthcare or are in the risk category can get a PCR-test. All covid measurements are gone too 😊😊
Are people in your city still taking covid seriously or are they more relaxed

What is the beauty of living in the Netherlands? What's interestnig?

ognevstepan’s Profile Photoваш вишнёвый друг ❣
The weather!
Jk. It basically rains a lot and we have lots of wind here lol. 😅
But it’s on average a country with a lot of freedom of speech, lots of freedom to develop and express your own individuality. A good and not affordable healthcare system and equal rights for everyone by law.
I also really love our infrastructure. Because it’s such a small country with so many people living in it, we have lots of local traffic. The roads are developed really well to prevent traffic jams as much as possible.
I love the architecture the most, especially the older buildings. I can walk for hours outside just admiring the buildings 😄
The schools are good, I feel like some can really uplift the quality, but it’s affordable and it’s all depending on your own capabilities as well. (We have different levels of education so everyone gets things taught in the way they’re most capable of).

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What is the beauty of living in the Netherlands  Whats interestnig

what is your view on the culture wars?

confected right wing bs,
to deflect people's attention from REAL issues such as the cost of living, lack of proper, healthcare, education etc
to be "woke" is simply to have empathy and support for our fellow human beings,
as in History....warts and all, not just the bits that glorify some ideology or race or ethnic grouping,
let's explore the racism, the slavery, the ravages of British Empire in a fair and impartial way, with NO agenda.

Is there a conspiracy theory that you actually believe is true or could possibly be true? If so what one?

LouisaRHale’s Profile PhotoLou
I believe the British government is conspiring to make life as hard as possible for poorer people such as many sick and disabled who can’t work and are less likely to vote for them (through, for example, regular cuts to welfare and healthcare and drastic changes to policy meaning they can no longer access support) - and if that increases the likelihood of them dying, so be it.
There have been both independent and official enquiries into these many extra unnecessary deaths, just to be dismissed as collateral damage by the perpetrators and waved away.

Think NHS pre-covid. Do you think the NHS is overdue stepping up with its mental healthcare?

Phenix0x’s Profile PhotoNightfury
Absolutely! I have been saying that for years. It has been given nowhere near enough funds for the amount of people that are needing the services. There isn't enough staff to increase the amount of patients that are seen and even when you are seen, staff are so rushed off their feet that they aren't providing the best care possible for the patients that they do have. I think it is especially prominent in the child/adolescent services, they were the worst for me and I don't know anyone else who had a good experience with them either. Being told to have a cup of tea or snap an elastic band on your wrist are not going to fix self destructive urges or stop someone from hearing voices

Let’s settle the debate: Can money buy happiness?

aspect51492’s Profile Photoaspect
Yes. Money is an essential to life in our society. You can afford food, shelter, clothing, as well as leisure. It creates a safety net so you don’t have to worry as much about children, education, healthcare, etc.
The world runs on money, and while there are things it cannot buy, and while happiness is not 100% linked to it, if you have money you’re probably much happier in general than someone who is deeply impoverished or low income.

There are ppl who have horrible teeth... People who NEVER go to the dentist unless it's INFECTED! unless it's an emergency. This is just... as the song says 'king of sorrow'. Going to the dentist every 3-6 months for checkup and PRO CLEANING should be MANDATORY. Bad teeth=bad hygiene. Disturbing!

yeah congrats on having the money ????? not everyone can afford a dentist. the usa healthcare system routinely excludes eye and dental care.
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Do you have a fear of public speaking?

No....as long as I know the subject matter I actually enjoy public speaking. It's when I do not know what I am talking about that I prefer to remain silent, unlike most politicians who frequently talk about subjects (history, foreign policy, legislation, justice, ethics, economics, education, the constitution, bill of rights, healthcare, climate change, business, etc) they have little or no understanding of.
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How far should beatdowns go? IMO they should go to the point of brain damage, but should black kings beat whitebois into comas? (burden on the healthcare system, waste of resources), death? (<3), severely braindamaged but functional so they can be rewired as slaves and reeducated for the bnwo?

I don't really care what happens to the whiteboi haha
Beatdowns are about showing how fucking powerful BLACK men are compared to ytes
All i want is to see ytes knocked the fuck out and stomped on, maybe seize a little
who cares what happens after?

Why are people obsessed with money?

illin_ahmed’s Profile Photo♡*:.。.ILLIN(*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡
I think because money is a highly sought necessity.
Money can bring access to more than leisure. It’s the access and quality to healthcare, food, shelter. You can take care of issues, pay your bills. Some people work 2-3 jobs and wish they had enough money to work just one.
I think money is something most people lack, and the desire to be content in life and feel secure means it has to be a big focus for them. And some people can even develop addictions to money along the way

I tried though? Well I'm a healthcare worker so i bet i know more then a stay at home mom without a job. I would sent you facts on medical journals but it's not like your going to read them anyway

You don't even know the difference between you're and your, sit tf down and stop acting like you're smarter than I am lmfao. you're wrong and you still trying. Get off my page with your dumb bs

No bedwetting has nothing to do with abuse it's hormons trust me I work in health care and out of all late bedwetting cases only 2% are because of abuse or moving or parents getting divorced. If a 10 year old starts wetting the bed it's hormonal

It has EVERYTHING to do with abuse. If you ✨actually✨ worked in healthcare, you'd know that. You're wrong & lying so no i'm not going to trust you lmfao. You're gross.

how has been the last month of 2021 been for you so far? 🌨🌸🛍

nurbzee’s Profile Photonurulhuda
Not too bad. My life's slowly getting back on it's normal track. Been sick for most part, hopefully no more surprises. Seems to be going quickly, norm like the start of a new year but something tells me... it will be just as tough as this year has been.
I’ve been with my partner for over 9mo now after a move to their home state. We have a home together that I feel welcome in (It’s been a very long time since I’ve felt welcome in my own home due to various reasons). I got my dog from my abusive ex in April after a couple months of being away from her. I’ve signed my divorce papers, and am waiting for it to be finalized. I’ve been seeing an increase in work, as well as feeling a little more fulfilled with myself. I’ve started taking working out and dieting a little more seriously, and am seeing results. I’ve gotten healthcare and am starting the long journey of dental repair in September. I’m also going to be starting school as soon as I figure out which of the two subjects I want to go for. Friendships I’ve lost due to my previous relationship have been rekindled as well as various passions (such as reading and watching horror movies) are rekindled as well. I also stream video games with my friends from time to time as well as have started writing again.
I can’t believe it’s half over, feels like such a waste of a year so far. I’ve done nothing but work, and take two college courses on a fucking laptop for the same price as in person instruction. I’ve made no friends and haven’t improved whatsoever as a person. I should be registering for my next semester right now, but I can’t because I’m not a resident and I’ll be goddamned if I pay twice as much for school because the registrar won’t answer my fucking emails. Literally the worst.
Career is facing pretty much dead end, this crush that hates the shit out of me appeared out of nowhere and all the attempt to find somebody for me -blind dates and even arranged marriage deals- got failed.
To be fair it's mixed. Better than 2020, but on the long run this year is going to be start of a nightmare. The government litterely destroyed small and medium buisnesses with austerity. Since they privatized electricity and gas in February, the prices of these services are rising with 13-20% every month. And now they want to privatize health care, so we are fucked if the 4th wave of covid hits.

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Have you been baptized?

My family are atheists/agnostic. My grandfather removed us from what would of been the family religion, but it wasn't Christianity or Catholicism, it was Jehovah's Witness which only makes birthday cakes and taking full advantage of national healthcare when needed all the sweeter.

Why are so many people depressed nowadays?

nai269549’s Profile Photoʟᴇɪᴀɴ ♕
I have a bit of depression and I feel the wave of things happening in America. I know it's a global issue too, but why are folks more depressed nowdays? I can name off the main reasons why like, poverty, economical, social, circumstances, and also the culture. I want to get down to the main reason why. In music, depression is greatly expressed. To the point where some artists are claiming it like it's a badge of honor or something. It's absurd. The median person in the US is roughly where they were in 1962. I mean, everything about their life is 100x better than it was in 1962, but their income is roughly the same. Boo hoo. More of the same envy bullshit where we don't care that people are living a MUCH better life because we are too petty. We'd much rather focus on someone doing better than you. I'd much rather have a median income now than a median income before cell phones and Netflix and Amazon. We have such abundance that the glutinous and lazy get to eat themselves into heart problems and diabetes while pretending its the healthcare system that fucked them. I'd say that life is harder, or more complicated, than ever now. There is so much influence on a person, that it's almost unbelievable. From media telling you essentially how you "should" live your life; to social media and internet not bringing us together, but tearing us apart; prices of everything going up, while you're stuck with the same income your father had, making you feel like actually owning something is not possible anymore; and I could go on. Add to that the fact that our planet is basically dying, while many choose to ignore that fact. Of course, the fact that mental illnesses are being more accepted now than ever, makes it look like the problem with depression is much more severe than it used to be. But I still believe that the amount of depressed people has gone up, even if not as severely as it looks to be, and that we are living in very unhappy times right now. My opinion - the effects of comparing oneself to others is devastating, and underrated as a huge factor in mental health. Social media, plus 24/7 news, has put this terrible condition at the forefront of everyone's mind, and the effects are real. Suicides among young people are up 56%.
It’s possible more people aren’t depressed than before, but our acceptance of it as a mental illness has increased. There is less stigma around mental illness now than 30 years ago, leading to more diagnoses and in some cases, romanticisation. Of course, I imagine that social media, reduced spending power leading to people working more hours, etc. may also have an impact on mental health.

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As you're on of my UK friends on here you'll know what I'm on about. My friend thinks we shouldn't pay health care in the UK as If you don't use it you shouldn't have to pay for it. Just pay if you need it. I think he's wrong what are you're thoughts on it?

I think having free national healthcare is honestly one of the best things about living in the U.K., and it’s definitely worth it being incorporated into our taxes. When you think of the horror stories in the U.S. for example, where folk get extortionate bills which they can’t afford, even with insurance, it’s scary really. Every single thing is itemised, even just simply sitting in a waiting room. Let alone treatment, the equipment used, drugs, etc. It’s scary, really.
I get where he’s coming from, but I think the system works well here as a whole. At least if god forbid, you ended up in a dire situation, you know that you’d be able to looked after and treated here, without the worry of medical bills or debt you could land in. :)

Would you be happy without money?

nai269549’s Profile Photoʟᴇɪᴀɴ ♕
Don't base your happiness on accumulation of stuff ... Even though stuff is pretty awesome. Pursue goals that are motivational. I worked a low paid job for years in my twenties, no fancy holidays, no car, lived with my parents but for the most part I was happy. Now I've a well paying job, nice apartment and a car but I still remind myself of how bad things were so as to be humble. Im probably just as happy as i was with little money.
I was working a job that brought home near 6 figures, but it was often 9pm before I got home. Took a 20% paycut to move to a job where I'm home by 6pm and can work from home a few times a week if needed. The missus is 30plus weeks pregnant (we've had two losses before, the past one was at 24 weeks). We're excited and on a tight budget, but we're as happy as we could be. There's a minimum amount of cash you need and I recommend finding that first in the best possible work life balance. Money doesn't make me happy but it allows me to experience things that make me happy. Lack of money stresses the fuck out of me.
I’ve had money and I’ve had no money. Money definitely makes life easier and gives you more time and opportunity to be happy.
Never really had much money and while happy enough, stress in the long term wears me down. You can be happy, it's just easier when you have money - I'm fairly happy for getting a job that pays me money.
Money doesn't buy happiness was a phrase designed to discourage accumulations of large wealth. It's been turned and used against the poor; "you should be happy not being able to afford anything". Studies have shown wealth does increase happiness up to $75,000/year. After that point, the extra wealth doesn't make an extra impact on happiness. But up until then, the benefits of the wealth would be stuff like access to proper healthcare, constant fresh food in your home, replacing/removing health hazards in your environment, etc etc etc... There's no doubt that money gives you the ability to live a better quality life and also creates a mental value you place on yourself.
I've been paycheck to paycheck. I don't consider myself rich but my net worth is in the 7 figures now though most of it is tied in my business. Some point I should be able to sell it and ride off into the sunset. At the moment, I would say that I am somewhat above comfortable. I own my own house, have a daily driving vehicle and a fun vehicle, and take nice vacations.
Those things do not provide me the same level of happiness that I get from relationships with my family and friends, my absolutely worthless dogs, and the sense of satisfaction I get from doing what I love in life. What "money doesn't buy happiness" means is not that rich or poor people are unhappy but rather its what you drive from your life that makes you happy. The only difference between my life being broke and my life being financially successful is that I do have fewer worries, which is nice.

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What’s an interesting topic that you could spend hours talking about it?

AdrianaRafaela98’s Profile PhotoAdriianna Rafaella
The hypocrisy of the Republican Party .
They aren’t for healthcare , education , the environment or equality , the can’t separate their religious beliefs from political policy and they want to ensure they control women’s bodies.
There’s more but let’s just start with that ….

Rate my dp out of 19

fizah_virk_’s Profile PhotoFizah
Taking into consideration the picture, the fact that it’s not you, the stupidity of pretending to be someone you’re not and taking pleasure out of it, the chances that you might be on some kind of medication, your need for psychological support,
my empathy for your condition..
I’ll give you a 0 andddd a contact number of a top notch mental healthcare facility.🤝

В България се случват над 6000 аборта. Какво е мнението ви? Аз не приемам да убиеш детето си за нормално.

ДА УБИЕШ ДЕТЕТО СИ ;ДДД
Its literally a clump of cells, what is it gonna do? Tell its mom???
Abortion is healthcare, f u
В България се случват над 6000 аборта Какво е мнението ви Аз не приемам да убиеш

5000 cases expected daily in sg... how do you guys feel about our country's response to covid? if you ask me, i think it is pathetic!

Admittedly, our government has a potential to do better. However, I believe that they have done relatively well, with more than half of the country vaccinated against the virus and setting up of comprehensive healthcare services. Mitigation strategies are relatively effective and efficient. Issue lies with those irresponsible and non-compliant residents that led to a multiplier effect within the community. While they have to ensure the safety of their citizens, our government has to protect our economy as well. Increase in number of infections or not, we have to move forward with the hopes that the preventive measures are constantly adapted to situations and adhered to. Key point is that there is more than what meets the eye, micro and macro aspects. Remain responsible, vigilant and exercise gratitude.

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What are your thoughts on the new abortion law in Texas?

I don't live in Texas so I don't think about that. What I think about abortion in general is that it should be every woman's legal right to be able to access that kind of healthcare, internationally. Unfortunately we live in a society where men get to make those choices for us and as a result, women who have been horrifically sexually assaulted and traumatised are forced to birth their attackers spawn. It's disgusting. It's beyond disgusting.
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What do you think of insurance/investment? Yay or nay?

n11shake’s Profile PhotoShake
🏚 I can understand the need for paying a small premium to someone who can then put up the funds when you need a lot of emergency cash for repairs or whatever, when there’s no way you could have savings of that magnitude.
😏 The scam is when they find tricksy ways of telling you you’re not covered when you’ve been paying them for years.
🗝 I once had my briefcase stolen from work and it had my house keys in it, wallet, passport that I’d just renewed and birth certificate for that purpose etc.
🚪 I then had my salary stolen from my bank account and had to spend the night with no door on my flat after the police removed it to let me in. It cost me around six months of grief to get everything sorted.
💷 Thankfully, I had thought, I was insured against such things through a professional staff private insurance scheme which I paid into each month.
🗄 However when I claimed on it they advised me that had the briefcase been in my training room or the conference room it would have been covered, however as it was in my office it wasn’t.
😡 It’s that kind of shenanigans that makes me fizz with anger at insurers.
🏥 As for US health insurance - the biggest cause of bankruptcy in the USA - that’s just an outright scam.
🏙 When I worked in the USA I spent an hour in a hospital getting tested for a UTI, after which I was inundated with bills for costs totalling over $5,000 including invoices from doctors who had been consulted in the corridor by another doctor (for how to do a dip-strip UTI test? Come on). Thankfully my work had paid my insurance costs, but USA healthcare is just a filthy grift.

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What do you think of insuranceinvestment Yay or nay

Do your parents like the music you listen to?

nai269549’s Profile Photoʟᴇɪᴀɴ ♕
Nope,they think the devil resides in it. But I listen to just as much classical music as I do rock the devil can't be in both.
In their time, they liked most of it.
My parents loved Simon and Garfunkel, and my dad was a huge Rolling Stones fanatic. They also grew up in the 50's so 50's rock and roll was in constant rotation also. I still listen to Simon and Garfunkel every now and then but that is it.
I just remember a lot of Billy Joel and Elton John on our long road trips, I hated it at the time. Now I think they're fine, I can sing along to some of Piano Man, it's a good song but I don't seek it out, and I couldn't name anything else by them.
I have been able to get my mother into some indie-rock music. Songs like: 'Young Bride' by Midlake; 'A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left' by Andrew Bird; 'Laughing With a Mouth of Blood' by St. Vincent; and some older songs like 'Sour Times' by Portishead; and 'Tender' by Blur.
Yeah, he's done some cool stuff. Hiking and paragliding in the Himalayas, living all over Europe and the Middle East, invented stuff and pioneered process innovations for major chemical companies, been on some advisory boards for state healthcare policy. But you wouldn't know it, he looks like a jolly Tamil Mario who likes his thayir-vadai and goes to bed at 8 PM haha
My mom hates music with electric guitars in it because they give her a headache. She likes Carnatic music and hip-hop because you can dance to both. They don't really care about what I listen to now. My mom would give me a disapproving look when I listened to uncensored versions of songs. She likes that I got into EDM because I can dance to it, lol. My dad used to listen to country music non-stop and so I did too until fifth grade. Now he goes through weird phases. There's been the Amy Winehouse phase, the Lady Antebellum phase, a huge Gwen Stefani/No Doubt phase, a small Black Eyed Peas/Fergie phase, and a Lady Gaga phase. I don't know why. It's amusing but it kinda sucks too because there are a lot of songs I associate with him that no one should ever associate with their father, songs like It Wasn't Me by Shaggy, Hey Mama by BEP... I love those songs but they remind me of him for gross reasons and it makes me feel gross.
My parents only listen to desi music. Some of it is super old and all the female singers have such high voices, it's really hard to listen to. I like some of the stuff, mainly instrumentals, but most of it is not my cup of tea. My dad has this one CD of nadaswaram music that me and my sister will always try to avoid.

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If you could change something in today's society, what would it be?

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The lack of common sense.
I wish people were kinder. Everybody is sarcastic and mean.
Cooperation. Just look at how, we, as societies, evolves in 50 years. Now, imagine if all of us would actually cooperate. There's no telling what we could accomplish. But that's impossible and that's sad. At least in the US, our obsession with work. We do not need to be working as much as we are. We do not need to measure the worth of ourselves and others by how much we work ourselves to death.
The social acceptibility of white lies. There are delicate ways to tell the truth ('that haircut doesn't flatter you') without lying. Truth is good, I'd like to see more of it.
The education system is seriously flawed at least in the United States. Like you said, trade schools are a great way for people with lower grades to get really good at something and be successful with it. For example, in Germany, a large percentage of students become apprentices in a certain trade rather than going to university. Socialization. Of all the basics, not just libraries and roads. Food, water, education, healthcare. Leave luxury products on an open but regulated market with demand for higher standards, repairability and zero waste as a goal.
I know people will hate me for saying this, but if everyone went vegan, it would reduce a lot of air/water pollution, cut methane emissions that are contributing to global warming, and allow us to make MUCH better use of arable farming land & fresh water. Meat production is pretty wasteful and polluting per calorie of food it provides.
Slowing people down - even slightly - might create an environment where the BUYBUYBUY marketing technique isn't nearly as effective. This would lead to (hopefully) a balanced and useful approach to advertising focused on the merits of a particular product or service. Following that, if consumers are looking more into the actual benefits of any given thing the demand for quality will likely rise, over-consumption will drop and with it the culture of excess and waste, and the world will be a better place.
My mom was a teen mom, my grandparents who raised me were subsistence farmers, and we were POOR. Our clothes were hand-me-downs or handmade, most of what we owned was ancient and we recycled things over and over again. My favorite toys were blocks of leftover wood that my Grandpa had sanded and painted bright colors. But we were clean. We didn't litter, because it costs nothing to throw your litter in the trash can instead of on the pavement ten feet away. It costs nothing to refrain from tagging all over the businesses in your neighborhood (in fact, it drives business away, making your neighborhood more crime-ridden and poverty-stricken than ever.) It costs nothing to refrain from breaking windows. We certainly never went around doing that. It’s obsession with finding someone else to blame. Fewer people decide to be an example of something good.

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What advice would you give a person coming to live in your country?

Prepare for the rainy and humid weather! 🌧
Also prepare for honest opinions, not all of them are nice, Dutch people are very honest and dare to share their opinion faster (this might sadly also include sexist, racist and discriminatory comments). Those are against the law (to discriminate and to be racist and such) but that sadly doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. 🗣
Prepare for high rents and high prices for small houses, the house market is chaotic as f at this moment. 🏠💰
Lots of bills lol, but it makes you have a steady healthcare which doesn’t cost all too much. 💸
You can speak English here, but you’ll never really look like a civilian until you’ve learned how to speak Dutch or at least show that you’re trying to learn it. 🇳🇱
Fines are quite high here so don’t do crime and fully read yourself into the rules of the country, especially traffic rules! 🚲🚘
Dutch people almost always split the bill at dinners and events so never offer to pay it all (it’s too expensive anyways) and never expect the other to pay for everything! 💶
Dutch people on the streets are quite introverted, like they don’t greet you quickly unless they know you or you greet them (sometimes they don’t even greet back then), it’s nothing personal though. 🙇
Dinner is at 18:00 even though lots of homes sadly don’t do this anymore. 🍽
I’d say it’s better to be able to cook and prepare your own dishes than to eat out and order food all the time, our culture isn’t made to dine out every night so the prices aren’t exactly cheap. 🍝
Not all Dutch people do drugs and smoke weed. 🍁
There aren’t tulip fields everywhere, neither are there windmills everywhere. 🌷😂
Oh and DON’T call The Netherlands ‘Holland’ Holland is not the country’s name but the name of one (actually two) of the provinces 🙅

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What advice would you give a person coming to live in your country

What's the best country to move to, and why?

Any scandinavian country is pretty decent for quality of life. Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and I'm adding Canada, my country. Taxes are heavier but you get free health care, low crime rate and a general higher standard of living. If you plan on having a family these are probably the best countries for them to live in and set themselves up.
This might come as a surprise to some, especially considering the fiscal situation, but I have to say Spain. I lived there during the worst part of the recent financial crisis, and it was very tough. However, thanks to the cyclical nature of economic markets the country is on the upswing, and oh boy, what an upswing it's going to be, unless the lobbying for Catalan independence comes through. The quality of life was fantastic before the crisis and those days will be back. Consumption and purchases are on the rise, and it's a fantastically productive environment for foreign entrepreneurs, especially if you are going to be hiring Spaniards. You'll get national residency in a heartbeat. Living there is comparatively very cheap. Renting a 2-bedroom apartment in Madrid city, that's just over 100 sq. metres will put you down €1000 a month tops. Internet is affordable and very reliable, with marginal surveillance compared to other developed countries. Food, drink and social life is also very wallet-friendly. Canada. Healthcare, High standards of living, super friendly people, good jobs, minimal crime and hockey! Plus the federal government that recently got elected has promised to legalize marijuana. You can't go wrong with that. I love India... but it's prob not everyone's cup of tea. It's cheap, so you can travel way longer if you're on a budget. You know that whole saying "it's not the destination, it's the journey"? ... well that really applies here. Your daily experinces are just so far removed from my home country and thats exactly what makes it great. Italy. Great food, great coffee, great (cheap) rail network, great history/art/culture
France... to be fair I only went to Paris but I fell in love with the city. There isn't some McDonalds or Starbucks on every corner and you are not bombarded with advertising like in some places. Much of the west seems to be bowing to this consumerist, money driven ideology, but Paris was just Paris going about its business. I'm not someone who ever enjoyed studying history in school, but going to places that live and breathe war history really makes me enjoy places as there's so much to see. Therefore I'd recommend Germany (particularly Berlin) and Bosnia. Vietnam - its cities (particularly Hanoi) are very dynamic and vibrant, with lots of culture. Countryside, particularly up north around Sapa is incredible. Its also incredibly cheap and has IMHO the best cuisine in the world. (Honourable mention goes to Laos - if you're in Vietnam, take the time to visit Laos.... it's a fascinating country that runs at its own relaxed pace).

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I'm a bit curious, what nationality are you?

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Estonian. It's nice. I'm proud of some of our older traditions (like the song and dance festival) and we have some lovely nature. It's also pretty peaceful since we are a rather small country. As everywhere else, the politics are somewhat annoying, we have the elections coming up and everyone is arguing with everyone else trying to show that they are the best and the most powerful. But generally, I like being estonian. There aren't that many of us in the world.
French. I don't really care about my nationality but I'm really happy to have the privilege to live here, to enjoy a peacefull, happy and safe life. Great work/life balance allowing me to travel every 6 month, great food, great healthcare and comfy social safety net in case of big emergency, lot's of opportunities, big culture life...What's not to love.
Israeli, yes and no. As much as I love my nation, it’s harder to be proud of it with some of the things our government does and says. But ignoring politics, I really like my nation, the diverse culture, achievements, history (the non-depressing parts of it at least) and food. Although because the majority of people here are either 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation immigrants, most people will consider themselves to be of a different nationality before Israeli. It’s really weird how many people, including myself, identify with nationalities that expelled or killed their families less than a 100 years ago.
Probably the institutions (education, healthcare, infrastructure and culture). I have lived in the US for a year and can’t imagine what it is like to be in-debted for the better part of your life just to attend college. Here it is paid through taxes and I have not spent anything (directly) in my time in college, and I can put money in savings every month. Oh and we get paid around 6000 DKK (~ 900 usd)/month when we are in any type of school after the age of 18 (given you do not live at home).
I'm from and in the U.S. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it. I think that I'm proud of what we once were and once stood for. Freedom, oppurtunity, and unity. I have a high respect for those who served and may do so myself. I'm not happy with the way things are now. Overly censored 'political correctness', ignorance, and the fact that everyone is against each other instead of working together. Oh, and our president that has no filter. I'm sure that other countries have these type of problems, too.
It used to be pretty dope to be an American. But then for some reason we let the stupidest among us be in charge. Here's a word of advice to all the hipsters out there who aren't American: doing something ironically has consequences. Don't believe your American friends that this is true? Ask the British what they think about "Brexit".

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L’endroit de tes rêves ?

Personally, I really enjoy apartment living even though my coworkers and others knock it. I like having on call maintenance, no heating or water bill, an underground parking spot, and so much more. Don't get me wrong - there are tons of less than ideal apartments out there. I don't plan on starting a family so with a nice enough apartment building I anticipate I would feel right at home. I would like to move to a warmer climate. I currently live in one of the coldest large cities and the temp can fall below 0 Fahrenheit anytime from early November through early April and the typically steady winds produce brutal wind chill. I'm not sure whether desert heat or muggy heat and humidity will feel too extreme for me on the other end. Austin, TX is one of the places I have considered in my long range plan, and I have only visited there once when I was middle school aged. A multistory penthouse on a high rise in New York, complete with a library, media room, and one big empty room that I could use for anything I wanted. It would also contain doors that led to my beach house and mountain home. At least one door would be behind a bookcase where you had to pull out the correct book.
I just want an average house or even a small house in a properly designed city, that isnt just urban sprawl and enough money to never have to worry about the bills but I'm pretty sure I'm always going to worry about money until America wises up and adopts universal healthcare.
I lived there in the past and absolutely loved it. I'm now married to a Thai lady who has immigrated to the US to be with me. We'd still live in Thailand if it were possible to earn a decent living over there, but for us it is not. Wrong skill set.
Anyway, the weather is fantastic (for us), the people are friendly, the food is amazing, and the life style is very laid back and relaxing. Beautiful country, beautiful culture. I really miss living there. Can't wait to retire. I would love to live in the Caribbean. Either St. John or Sint Maarten (on the Dutch side). I love everything about it... the people, the culture, the food, the environment. The overall vibe and amount of happiness down there is so refreshing.
I really like the look and feel of old castles and buildings but I would want the comforts of a modern home. I would like my dream house to be close to the side of a cliff, it would be some type of modern house or big cabin with elements and accessory buildings that look like medieval fortifications. Pool and probably a waterfall off the cliff, might have an aquarium next to the pool(s). All of this is not nessecary however, i would only need a good computer, kitchen and fireplace and i would be happy. Though we are talking about a dream home, so I added the aesthetic parts.
A nice newly built cabin with my own private library in a wooded area with lots of beautiful nature and mountains.

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Would you prefer living in the city or the countryside? Why?

Although the cities are much more polluted, crowded as someone who's living in India even more so, but I think the opportunities to excel in other aspects of life like education, better healthcare and much broad minded people(in India atleast) makes a city a much more attractive option even though my health gets degraded
Countryside. I dream of acres between me and my neighbors. Stepping outside on my pouch and hearing nothing but nature. Have a small farm and grow food for my family. Have a house with those huge floor to ceiling window walls and never need curtains. Nothing but trees and green for a far as I can see. A quiet and simple life for me please.
I'd choose a city. Everyone romanticizes country life but in reality your surrounded by nothing, will get bored of it quickly and won't have much interaction aside from the same 20 people so you never get any sort of challenge to your viewpoints. I've lived in both small town and big cities and much prefer the city. The people are friendlier. If your not from the small town/country, your ostracized for not being a local no matter how long you live there.
I grew up at a large former farmyard. I'm in university now, having a flat in a city but I try to return as often as possible. Currently, I'm spending most of the semester break here in the countryside, at home. Cities might be a nice place to live in on an interim basis, a good place to study, but it's not where I want to live later.
It changes and depends on where I am in my life. I grew up in a rural area and very much enjoyed it, wouldn't change it for growing up in a city. The enviorment was very safe for a kid to grow up in. However right now heading into my early 20's I'd probably pick an urban area at this moment in time, more opportunities and stuff to do. Once I'm older and wanting to settle down with a family I'm sure I'll return to a rural or at least semi-rural area. I was born and raised in London and love urban living. A lot of capital cities feel too small for me and not ‘urban’ enough. But my ideal is an urban area but with green space such as large parks (my area has some parks with forest in etc) and where it’s not too hard to get to more rural areas. But I wouldn’t want a quiet rural life.
Practically the same for me. The solution is to live in a village close to a town. We have forests, fields, lakes here and an hour ago some kids just rode horses on the road but it takes literally 20-25 minutes for me to get into the city centre by bus. Of course it's a smaller city (150k citizens), not exactly Paris or Amsterdam.

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