Just editing this in later
I went to watch endgame and there was like 10 people in the room on release day, all because it was a captioned version.
And if you're wondering, the movie still has sound.
Also I worded it a bit wrong and I meant that a movie theater could have a CC option, they're not completely separate.
I just woke up and holy shit my phone exploded. Most awards I've ever had, I can be one of the cool kids now.
This is probably like a common knowledge kind of thing for this community, but I really wanted to dig into it more than a cynical look at it.
As is common tradition, Churches usually advertise(read: enforce) tithing. Akin to like a second tax, the congregation is encouraged to pay 10% of their paycheck(we'll use take home for ease of argument) to the church for tithe.
Now tithing is usually given the connotation that should you tithe, God is going to "reimburse" you in some way. Most people give tithing credit for "blessing" them with a better paying job. An example would be NFL Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr who paid a huge tithe to his church.
So it stands to reason than many church members will tithe in the hopes that God will "bless" them with better living.
What bugs me is that most of the "blessings" these people get would most likely have happened without church or tithing regardless. The difference would be is they could've put that tithe into their savings and have a bigger savings account.
Now the lottery can have a bit of a bad reputation since it's essentially gambling, and a gambling addiction can be crippling and a severe problem.
However, I sat and thought about how much the tithe takes out of one's paycheck vs a $2 (USD) lotto ticket.
So let's say you make $24,000 (USD) a year. 10% of that is is $2,400. Let's also say the "average" jackpot is $1,000,000. Again for sake of argument, we're going to ignore the smaller and larger prizes.
1,000,000 divided by 2,400 is 500. So it would take roughly FIVE HUNDRED years of FAILED lotto tickets for the funds to outweigh the worth, at least in the case of comparing to tithe.
Specifically FAILED, because within your life span; if you consistently spent 10% of your paycheck on lotto tickets, you could win the jackpot.
But spending 10% of your pay to those charismatic megachurch pastors to help furnish their private jets and lavish mansions literally benefits you in NO WAY.
If the church you pay tithe at is actually genuine in helping impoverished communities, then I would compare that to donating to charity. Which goes against tithing in hopes of reaping some kind of divine "blessing"
So please, put that money in the bank, or buy a lotto ticket. Stop making charismatic liars rich.
Or do, I can't make you live your life.
You know how in the first movie Hagrid gives Harry a ticket for the Hogwarts express and explicitly states that it's important, and he mustn't lose it? For a long time, I wondered why. There's not gonna be a controller who checks the tickets on the train, and if there was, what's he gonna do? Turn the train around?
So here's my theory: the ticket actually holds the Fidelius charm, just like the piece of parchment Harry received from Mad Eye in book 5, revealing Grimauld Place 5. It explains why muggles don't notice hundreds of children running through a wall in an immensely crowded place, and why they never receive a ticket again after their first year, since they only need to find out about the place once.
What are your thoughts? Did you find any contradictions to this theory? Do you have a different one?
I knew I was going to have a fun day the day I looked at my inbox and saw "Ticket updated: 'please unsubscribe me' added to your ticket" with 700 CC'd recipients from my helpdesk.
Followed by "Ticket created: 'Thank for your message, I am out of the office until the 15th'" with the same 700 CC'd recipients.
That's right, before I even had my cup of coffee that morning, someone had included the helpdesk ticket creation email on their To: list on a company-wide (including contractors) email, and people all over the country had begun responding TO THE TICKETS with "unsubscribe me," and worse, automated out-of-office messages.
I shut down email ticket generation on our ticketing system in record time... but it was already generating 15 tickets to autoreplies for autoreplies per minute.
I had to clear that inbox completely and wait 2 hours before I could re-enable ticketing via email request.
We had 1900 tickets generated that morning, vs. our normal 80 or so per day. My ticket closure rate metrics for the whole month were glorious from setting all of those to resolved as quickly as I could click on them.
I also finally got permission to block all external senders into our helpdesk, and to add the head of HR as Moderator on "[email protected]," so those emails would not go through unless approved. So in the long run, I feel like I was the real winner here.
Hello amazing people! Welcome to the biggest giveaway I've ever done. It's crazy that I've come so far in my island, and shocked at how this community has helped me. So I'll be doing this giveaway!
As you saw, one winner will win 100 NMT, 10 random pieces of art, 120 (4 stacks) of gold nuggets and 2 random Gulliver items!
To enter: Simply comment your favorite villager and why you love them!
I'll probably close this in maybe 18ish hours, so awhile.
Hello! Last time I did this people really seemed to enjoy it. Now I'm doing it again!
As it was said in the title, one person will win 50 NMT, 5 random pieces of genuine art, 2 stacks of seasonal material, and 90 gold nuggets!
To enter, simply comment your favorite villager(s), and why you love them!
EX; my favorites are Kiki Goldie and Rudy, because they were my favorites in Pocket Camp!
This giveaway will probably last maybe 12 hours since it's not as big as my previous one.
Good luck everyone!
Nothing more to say. Enjoy your 2021 year. May the shaft not be with you
Edit : as many people comment the link above doesn't work, here is a new one. It's the step before tickets where you choose game and platform
My partner and I had planned to go to Queensland in January and thankfully, everything started to open up. We booked our flights and finished our arrangements. A few days later we were told both of our flights were changed to 2 hours earlier. The problem is, where we were staying, we physically can't get to the airport at this time.
That's when I discovered what a disaster we walked into. I noticed on their website the "change flight" button had been greyed out and it just said to contact my local Qantas office. Their live webchat was also deactivated. I called them and was left on hold for over 90 minutes and was forced to hang up. I messaged them on Twitter, posted on their Facebook, and sent a message on Facebook message. No reply. I called again 2 days later at night hoping that would be a better time. I waited 2 hours and 46 minutes until it was midnight and had to hang up. Now I was getting really pissed off. I tried to call again at 5am to see if that was any easier just to be told "We have very high volumes of calls right now. Please call again later". A very high volume of calls at 5am on a Wednesday??? Something isn't right here.
I decided to bite the bullet and stay on hold no matter how long it took. From 2pm to 5:06pm I waited. 3 hours and 6 minutes. Then it happened. It started to ring! Once...twice...click. "Thank you for your call. Please rate from 1 to 5 how satisfied you are with this call". They disconnected my call. After a combined 7 hours of being on hold, they hung up on me. I wanted to cry. I did cry.
I've looked through Twitter and Facebook and there are so many people on our situation. Angry, desperate, and unable to get a reply from anywhere. A few people get generic, robot replies but the majority are completely ignored. Some are even claiming their tickets were canceled then relisted at 2 or 3 times the price.
This is honestly feeling like some sort of giant scam. Like we were all tricked into buying tickets for an airline that doesn't exist. It's insanity. I have never, ever seen anything this dysfunctional or broken outside of a legitimate scam or con. There is no way to contact Qantas, no way to get help, and they've just shut everything down for customer service. Now if we want to go home we have to pay another $500-600 for a one way flight the next day. Will that be canceled or changed??? I don't know!
Edit: One person is also saying that Qantas has removed all customer service people at check-in now as well and only... keep reading on reddit ➡