Profile overview for Galaldriel.
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2 submissions to whatever

1 submissions to askgoat

1 submissions to AskVoat

1 submissions to LifeProTips

1 submissions to news

This user has so far shared a total of 3 links, started a total of 4 discussions and submitted a total of 61 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 65 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 61 and downvoted 10 comments.

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3 highest rated comments:

Bernie Sanders issues bill to make 4-year colleges tuition-free submitted by brownbupstate to news

Galaldriel 1 points 31 points (+32|-1) ago

Here's a radical idea: Make college loans dischargeable in Bankruptcy court (like they used to be). This would force the lenders to actually UNDERWRITE college loans for fear the debt would never get repaid. We would see immediate market forces applied and college costs would drastically and immediately fall for everyone. Only those degrees with a high likelihood of producing an increased income would be underwritten and funded the way they are now. Voila, problem solved. The way it is now, every degree is given an equivalent value (on ability to get a loan) but the truth is that not all degrees have a commensurate value to the student via increased income after college. Some degrees would end up even costing more and some would end up costing less. Shouldn't you be paying less for a degree that will end up paying you less once you get out into the work force? And shouldn't colleges be able to charge more for degrees that have more value to you after college? MARKET FORCES!!!

In 1950, an American worker making minimum wage could earn enough to pay rent in a week and a half. Today, that would work out to $16.16/hour. submitted by scrotums to politics

Galaldriel 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago

Unbacked credit emission via deficit spending and QE, globalization of the US blue collar workforce and ZIRP all contribute to this. Guess what? No politician will talk about the true underlying causes for what you're describing let alone propose a solution.

Minimum wage is a straw man argument side show used to distract the mis/uninformed. Increasing it would treat the symptom but not the cause(s).

Hey goats, do you or someone you know still throw garbage out of the car? If so, why are you/they such a piece of shit? submitted by JustWadeIn to askgoat

Galaldriel 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago

Adopt-a-highway volunteer for 8 years. We'd go up and back a two mile stretch of road picking up trash and by the time we got back to the start, there would be new trash where we had just picked up a couple hours before. With that said, I generally justify throwing fruit peels / cores out the window because we never found any - they must decompose (or get eaten by wildlife) quickly. Cigarette butts on the other hand are impossible to pick up with those tongs and don't decompose quickly cause they were EVERYWHERE.

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It turns out parenthood is worse than divorce, unemployment, even the death of a partner ...having a child can have a pretty strong negative impact on a person's happiness submitted by JJEvil to news

Galaldriel 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

But having a kid move out on their own after having raised them into a well adjusted, self sufficient, intelligent, contributing member of society is an amazingly positive experience.

Why do blind people sound like they're blind? submitted by Galaldriel to AskVoat

Galaldriel 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago


ELI5: Why haven't we seen drone "suicide" bombers? submitted by morrwin to ELI5

Galaldriel 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Well we DO have drones big enough to be equipped with guns: and carry heavy loads (33kg):

But we've had R/C planes capable of doing the same thing for decades and it hasn't been a problem. People are generally good.