US Senate race in South Carolina even, new poll finds by ChestyMcBreasty in southcarolina

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Thing is, a lot of Republicans dislike Graham because they consider him not conservative enough. I highly doubt those people will be voting for someone further left (Harrison). Of course, they might just stay home, so who knows?

Maybe 2020 isn’t so bad after all by Kalmarunion2 in HistoryMemes

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For what it's worth, being able to skip social interaction and work trips for the last 5 months has made 2020 one of my most relaxing years ever.

This cone of grass by HiggDownDiggs in mildlyinteresting

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Re-posted after accidentally violating Rule 6 the first time. Sorry, mods!

Have you ever been so lonely and depressed you just wandered around? by funcolle in NoStupidQuestions

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I did this once during summer school in a random town super far away from my home. I felt super depressed, stressed out about class, and lonely; so I rented a bike and just pretty much rode around for 3 or 4 hours a day. Oh, and I also took the towns random little bus for no reason as well, now that you mention it.

The quadrants when the UK basically gives everyone in HK the right to live in britain. by ___Ix___ in PoliticalCompassMemes

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Seriously. I wish the USA would get on this bandwagon and tug-of-war a few hundred thousand away from the UK.

Does anybody know where I can still find quarters (those round metallic silver pieces)? by allhappycowsmoo in AskSF

[–]HiggDownDiggs 3 points4 points  (0 children)

At my nearest Dollar General the other day they had a sign by the cash register offering to buy coin rolls off of customers.

Scanno, Abruzzo, Italy by f474m0r64n4 in CityPorn

[–]HiggDownDiggs 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I wish places like this existed literally anywhere in America.

we don't need child safety lock by Dr_Apk in IdiotsInCars

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I lived in China for 3 years and never could figure out how the same people who are radically paranoid about health generally ("put more clothes on! if you get a cold it'll be terrible!") also care nothing about transportation safety ("what's a car seat? Just hold the baby on your lap!"). Pretty sure chances of a driving death > than by the common cold.

I'm I the only one who can't handle "humiliating" scenes movies? by -Taken_Name- in NoStupidQuestions

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This is essentially why I can't watch political debates. I'm super into politics, but I feel so embarrassed on behalf of the participants, that I just read the synopsis later.

What kind of cap do I need for this middle pipe here? by HiggDownDiggs in Plumbing

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Hi guys! I'm a homeowner who knows absolutely nothing about plumbing, and I've realized that it's hard to find Google solutions when I don't know what anything's called.

Here's the situation: I have 4 pipes sticking out of a bedroom wall on the opposite side of the wall from the shower. There's a big pipe with a cap, two little pipes with caps, and one medium-sized pipe with no cap but with a square piece of wood hammered into it. It doesn't work, and water leaks out on the floor.

What is that medium-sized pipe? and what type of cap should I ask for when I go to Home Depot? Is it normal to have square pieces of wood hammered into pipes? Thanks!

Does anyone else prefer to have a haircut in silence rather than make smalltalk with the hairdresser? by The_Dylmyster in NoStupidQuestions

[–]HiggDownDiggs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I literally just say a few pleasantries to try and be cordial, sit down, shut my eyes, and try to sleep. And respond to smalltalk if initiated.

No, moving to Asia to teach English will not cure your depression. by [deleted] in TEFL

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I agree with OP almost completely. I lived in China for a few years and found teaching kids soul-crushing, whereas teaching in colleges paid way too little. I was in inland cities with few foreigners, so I really put time and money into learning Chinese. I even passed HSK5, only to realize that I, as an admittedly overly political and introverted Westerner, had little in common with most of the people I was now able to communicate with. I now live in the States and occasionally miss a particular food or walkability or affordability or some other aspect of life in China, but I definitely don't miss the social alienation or work at all.

Not going back to China again until we see major regime change, anyone in the same boat? by hydrateyourdog in China

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I've pretty much come to the same conclusion. I lived in China for three years, but at this point I'm waiting either for a different American president (one that doesn't push the Chinese buttons quite so much) or a different Chinese president (one that doesn't do xenophobia quite so much). After that I'll re-evaluate going back.

This morning the doors to our apartment complex were welded shut. I'm starting to think that it was a good idea. by TheScandalist in nosleep

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Somewhat irrelevant, but the first thing I thought when reading this account was, "A 5-story apartment building at the outskirts of a small town? No WAY OP is in America!" And so it was.

Racism on reddit with regards to china by SEND_DUCK_PICS in communism

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Any time media is restricted by the government in any given country, outsiders will suspect there's tons of newsworthy evidence being covered up. This leads to all kinds of speculation. Great examples, as mentioned already, are China and North Korea.