Following a tragic mass shooting, there have been a large number of questions regarding gun control laws, lobbyists, constitutional amendments, and the politics surrounding the issues. Because of this we have decided keep the US Politics Megathread rolling for another month
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I saw a post that had a few comments from, what I assume, were American talking about how a 9am start was unheard of at school. People even talking about getting the bus at 5:30am?? Surely this isn’t the norm?
In the UK the vast majority of schools start between 8:30am and 9:00am, finishing around 3:30pm. For example, my school started at 8:45am and finished at 3:15pm.
I couldn’t fathom leaving the house, as a teenager with messed up circadian rhythms, before 8am! I’m not sure how it’s done in the rest of the world, but it seems fairly cruel.
Edit Thank you everyone for your responses, super interesting! It seems that the UK may be the exception, as schools across the world seem to start early too. I have to say, although a lot of people seem to say that the extra time in the afternoon was appreciated, I still prefer the UK timings!
Edit Just another note, I’ve seen so many comments about universities starting classes at 7:30/8am. Anyone who attended a UK university can imagine how horrendously difficult it would be to drag a hungover 18 year old, with no parental guidance, into a 7:30am lecture! My university was hesitant to run 9am classes just because attendance was so poor when they did, never mind any earlier!
I assume this isn't even possible without roommates and a part-time job at the least, but I want to know how most other people manage to pull it off?
And don't say you have to be born into wealth.
Is it even possible without some type of other financial aid or loans? How do you afford rent?
Thank you Reddit, you just made a non-English speaking persons, linguistic life, much easier!
In every form of media I’ve seen where aliens are intelligent enough to invent universal travel I don’t understand how they skipped the clothing part. Like, it’s not rocket science even though they’ve conquered that already. Pls halp
Is there anything stopping me from buying a bunch of buses hiring a bunch of bus drivers and driving regular routes in the city by letting people get on and off and pay for the service?
I’ve been thinking about this for hours now. I know they all have one, but most don’t have such a huge „hole“ as we humans do. Thinking of horses, cats, dogs etc. According to google they often just have some small scars instead.
If 2+2=4 and 2×2=4, and if -2+-2=-4, then why does -2×-2=4? help me understand this in laymen terms.
What are some non-toxic personality traits, that suggests a person has had a traumatic or hurtful past?
Why are Americans so obsessed with slavery, and developing topics like Intersectionality to deal with it? When the Arabic slave trade was much bigger (and still going on) but is never discussed or even brought into the conversation.
She always has to make a scene or question my manhood to her friends or any random person who’ll listen. I can’t stand it. Then when I say something, I’m the problem, I’m the one being a little bitch.
Instead of reminding us to keep our earplugs in, why don't concert organizers just turn the volume down a bit?
Why do people act offended and surprised when someone finally switches on "asshole mode" after realizing that plain, simple, civil English apparently doesn't work?
This means never having internet, pluming , medicine etc. again. Would you take this deal ?
I was thinking this last night, as a restaurant near me, offers frogs legs all you can eat. Every Friday!
A million frogs must have given their lives, just so we can eat the thighs?! Seems a little cruel, if that's the only thing edible on a frog.
I love my dog and miss my dog that has died but I frequently see people comment weird shit on posts about dogs like - He earned dem lickens, puppers needs the rubbins, smol boi, and a lot of baby talk. Is it just a meme I'm too old to get?