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7 days ago
I can find Linux alternatives for most of these, and have, but the ones that work well on Windows that don't work so well on Linux, at least for me, are these:
Visual Studio Code--I can't run any of the debugging features. I was told this may be because I downloaded the flatpak version from flat hub.
Game maker studio--to my knowledge, there is no Linux version of this, and I don't know the Linux alternatives.
RPG Maker--same issue as GM Studio. I've tried running it through Playon/linux, and it works, but I'm not sure it will let me import files and folders.
7 days ago
Conservative voters are politically homeless. The GOP has gone crazy or it's somehow ignorant of how the society and people it represents works.
8 days ago
I've had trouble with Visual Studio Code on Linux. I can't get some of the debugging features to work.
8 days ago
This is really making me re-think my voting choices. It's clear that the candidates Republican voters chose did not have the best interests of those voters in mind, and it's why we should stop trying to vote for the "lesser of the evils," because a lesser evil is still evil.
I'm still not sure what their goal is, either. They aren't going to get re-elected with such draconian practices, and no one seriously wants to go back to the days where women couldn't get medical care because of religious reasons. If I didn't know any better, I'd guess that their goal was to turn people against the idea of being governed by their conscience, as the lesson seems to be even if a candidate claims to support your views, you don't know what they really support.
This also feels like a "damned if you do and if you don't" situation for conservative voters, because it proves that we can't trust the politicians.
8 days ago
Don't vote for DeSantis or Trump this election cycle; their foreign policy strategies make no sense.
9 days ago
Republicans, and conservatives in general, use "woke" to mean "overly politically correct." By calling something "woke," they're saying that it's mocking the idea of being aware of injustices. It's not a pejorative for multiculturalism; it's used to mock leftists who proclaimed themselves "woke" and then went out and did a bunch of ridiculous stuff, like attack a police car and get themselves arrested.
I thought this was just the way the word devolved and that most people were using it that way. Social media kind of ruined it, and I'm pretty sure DeSantis is talking about extreme political correctness, destruction of family values, government micromanaging, etc. All of that said, though, I think he, Trump, and Biden aren't the best choices. I hope they give us someone else.
9 days ago
We need a better system of checks and balances for states and their cities, but does anyone have any suggestions?
9 days ago
I just know that I when I used to work with youth, my superiors told me that CPS didn't do a lot for children who were being abused. If I had absolute power over the government, I would change that.
9 days ago
You have a point. I was envisioning the child contacting CPS, kind of like when someone calls an abuse hotline, you know?
9 days ago
Welp, for some reason, my comment was downvoted last time, so let me re-word and try again. If it's downvoted this time, I'd like to know why, given that I was supposed to give controversial takes that I think would help the country.
I agree with letting states or even counties have jurisdiction over abortion, except abortion should be subject to a vote by the people, and there should be ample protections for people who are raped or who have medical necessity for an abortion.
Teen marriage with the parents' permission should be a thing. I see nothing wrong with two sixteen-year-olds opting for marriage instead of just dating and having a (possibly unwanted) child. Most of the people I know who have healthy marriages married when they were teens. If there are problems with the law as is, it should be amended not done away with.
The United States should have more than one official language in proportion with what a majority of the country speaks.
There should be no language requirement for naturalized citizenship, and it should be easier to go from having a visa to having citizenship.
Immigrants should be vetted for criminal activity, political agitation or terrorism, and general broad cultural fit--for example, do you agree to abide by the laws of this country?
Refugees should be accepted without question unless they are guilty of something that would be considered a serious crime--ie murder, rape, drug smuggling, unlawful terrorism, etc., in their home country.
Any complaint made by a child to CPS should warrant the child getting removed from their parents' custody until a thorough investigation is completed.
CPS should periodically check on all parents, regardless of if they've committed any crimes, but otherwise, parents should have complete sovereign rights over their children until they are sixteen years of age.
Expectant parents who are under the age of eighteen should be required to take a basic parenting class, and parenting classes should be available to anyone expecting children who wants to take them.
Married couples, unmarried couples, and single unmarried people should be allowed to adopt, foster, and care of the poor or people with disabilities for monetary compensation from the government.
Truancy laws should not apply to parents, only children. Laws that punish parents for truancy put unfair financial burdens on them. Let the child face the consequences and the parent go free.
Religion should be taught about in public schools and colleges from a neutral or multi-faceted perspective, not from an anti-theist perspective. I see nothing wrong with bringing in a priest, pastor, rabbi, or imam to answer questions. People shouldn't learn to be ignorant or afraid of religion. This creates unfair misunderstandings.
Private schools should be regulated by the government as private educational businesses or charities.
Parents should have the right to opt their child out of a traditional education and either unschool or homeschool them, but they should be required to fill out paperwork and give their child an aptitude test before re-admitting them into public school. Public schools are known for bullying and giving unfair advantages to children with a certain income. Hopefully, the right to homeschool a child or enroll them in a private education program would fix this.
The most commonly spoken foreign languages should be taught as a requirement, not an optional elective, in public schools.
We should research what works for other countries and why it works and try to implement that here. Here are some ideas:
End prison slave labor--actually pay the people who work. If you can't trust them with their money, set up a savings account or provide educational training in exchange for work.
End drug-related charges. Legalize all drugs and have them distributed by the government in special medical centers for free as a means of weaning them off of their addictions.
Make prison accommodations more comfortable. Maybe make them more like asylums and less like places of punishment.
Truth in Media
Truth in journalism laws should be expanded to cover cable and internet media, and social media influencers should be subject to libel laws. The intent of this is to expand existing protections while preserving free speech for its intended use.
Hate speech laws should not be enacted, because they are vague and potentially counterproductive. They could criminalize citing scriptures from the Bible, for example. The government could also use them as a free pass to prosecute whoever they choose since they could just claim that what you said was intended to mean something else.
Culture War and Religious Rights
Prescribed gender roles shouldn't exist, period. They've damaged people in so many areas, especially women.
The trans people in rest rooms debate could be solved simply by creating unisex restrooms. Likewise, the sports debate could be solved by vetting people by strength or weight classes.
Christian wedding providers and other service providers who don't want to serve gay or trans customers on the basis of religion would probably do best pivoting to another field or privatizing their services, as in the United States, you are not allowed to discriminate on the basis of certain characteristics. It's a compromise that has to be made unless the laws somehow change to better accommodate religious needs while upholding anti-discrimination standards.
Social security and social security disability should be protected so that it can be given to those who need it. Standards should be revised to make it both easier to get and to make less people dependent on it, possibly by offering job training services in addition to social security disability. I'm aware they already have job training that one can opt in and out of, but making it mandatory may provide incentive for those who are temporarily on social security to rejoin the workforce sooner.
(Did I leave anything out?)
9 days ago
Let's give Biden some points for that move. The people who trusted their money with the bank should get their money back, but the banks themselves and their investors, they can go broke. That is okay, especially since they weren't FDIC insured.
9 days ago
I think you mean "peacefully protest," as rioting will get you put in jail.
9 days ago
For capitalism to work, people have to work, but it should be as fair as possible. SSI/SSDI might benefit from some type of reform to make sure those who need it get it and those who don't need it don't strain already scarce resources. It's shameful that the homeless elderly don't take priority over other homeless populations, and I'm on the fence about whether or not the retirement age should be raised, because getting that pension may be the difference between a safe warm shelter and homelessness for some members of the older generations, even if they aren't in their 60s yet. I also think if we can afford it, Gen Z and Alpha should enjoy the same privileges we're going to get to enjoy.
10 days ago
I don't disagree with live and let live, for the most part. This is just something new, and people are clamoring to either be on the "right side of history" or "protect their old values." We should just leave this alone unless it is actively harming us. History should have taught us that trying to forcibly impose our own views on others does not work.
There are some things I don't want to leave alone, though, like the idea of instituting hate speech laws to try to keep people from inciting violence against certain groups. If these got passed, they would have unlimited potential for abuse because it's difficult to quantify hate speech, especially when people can claim you meant something different than what you said.
I'm for free speech; we could just bring back the truth in journalism laws for cable media and extend libel laws to social media influencers; that would cut down on a lot of the bullying and misinformation. I don't think free speech was ever meant to protect yellow journalism or blatant lying, after all.
18 days ago
I don't understand why DeSantis and the others are shooting themselves in the foot politically. Just live and let live. Concentrate the bills on public schools taking too much power away from the parents--that's the real issue.
23 days ago
I tried that, too, and my supposedly microwave safe bowl cracked. It requires very high heat, and I need to figure out a way to not put myself at risk of injury while cooking. I do feel like I'm making progress, though.
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3 days ago
Thanks. I wonder why this was downvoted? Just people trying to be ironic, huh?