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@allan But I will say that for our first night of longer car camping trips, on the way there we get an unroasted chicken and roast it on the fire (assuming fires are permitted). It should be the only thing that requires ice in the cooler. We have a technique that works great, and man, is it ever good.
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@allan We have two small plastic tubs that are ready to go at any time for car camping. All the kitchen gear and such. It's been honed to that over the years, although my wife put everything together years ago. We're actually pretty good with everything except food. Always too much.
I'm going to be a little more forceful in my opinion for the next trip. (And the planning aspect you mention is the way to go.)
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@calvin I have a good friend who looks be going back to Catholicism after a recent tragedy. I think the beliefs are silly and possibly dangerous, but it may really help him find some inner peace. "Reason" may not be enough. I'm not going to shit on him for trying to find that peace, although I will push back if he turns into an insufferable jerk.
"We become suspicious if people haven't lived a life on social media", says an advisor at a Norwegian recruitment agency.
So if I care about my online footprint, that's suspicious behaviour? This pretty much amounts to saying that having strong opinions about privacy makes you an undesirable candidate.
Does this mean that I'm fucked if I delete my LinkedIn account? I still have one, but I'm considering to delete it.
This is extremely creepy, and nobody seems to notice that.
"In fact, when a scientist who is optimising for what gets rewarded slices up a study into multiple small papers, each with a single sensational result, and shops them around Science and Nature, all they are really doing is breeding rats."
Yet more lottery misery.
Money/wealth seemingly destroys people in so many ways.
@ocdtrekkie There's merit to that approach, but it doesn't square with my experience.
Way back when I hung out with people who did drugs. (They were cool in that they didn't push them on me.) Those who took them did it for one of three reasons: the rebellious kick of it being illegal, peer pressure, or to escape reality.
If you can't decriminalize it without a good, regulated distribution process, then I think the realignment idea is a decent option.
It's probably true that ridership will be pretty thin through those parts. Still, feels like they're being left out to dry, especially those that actually want to get away but can't ask for a ride for various reasons.
Bold move--that I support--by Toronto's chief medical officer to call for the decriminalization of all drugs.
I have no interest in taking, nor have I taken, drugs (save alcohol) and I don't think you should take them, but if you did, I'd rather see harm-prevention than criminal prosecution.
Greyhound busses were how my wife and I got around out west so that we didn't have to rent a car. Guess that'll be different next time we're out there.