BostonUniStudent t1_j9zcw9u wrote

The US government made a pretty good career aptitude test. Not a lot of people know about it. Your partner can access it here:

It's free. I'd give a solid hour to answer all the questions accurately. It tests some abilities too. Like mechanical thinking, attention to detail, stuff like that.

At the end it poops out two lists. Things you would be good at and things you would like. Sometimes there's a lot of overlap there.

Community college, trade schools, and apprenticeships are always a good way to start a career without huge monetary and time commitments.


BostonUniStudent t1_j9zbw7m wrote

Are you traveling alone?

You like bar/restaurant recommendations?

I like Versus downtown. It's a video game bar that is good for meeting new people. They have controllers at the bar. You can just pick one up and strike up a conversation with the people next to you or the bartender. Only a $5 cover, and that means you can play all the games for free all night. Pretty good deal.

I'm kind of an introvert. So it definitely helps to have an excuse to talk to others.


BostonUniStudent t1_j9yunq1 wrote

I would remove the witch museum from the list. It's really not good. Salem has some cute shops. And an ok museum: Peabody Essex. I wouldn't recommend Salem for international visitors though.

I highly recommend the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She was an eccentric collector. And her house was made into one of the best private museums I've ever seen. She had a lot of gay friends, actors, notable occultists. So her collection reflects that. I would have loved to have met her.

The Egyptian stuff is amazing. And a beautiful central garden. And it's the site of the most famous art heist in history. So you'll notice some blank spots on the walls. Those were all stolen. A mystery that remains unsolved.


BostonUniStudent t1_j7rc0x9 wrote

It's kind of like that inasmuch as it's civil and not criminal. And it's been awhile since I've read up on that case. But I think he was found civilly liable for a wrongful death.

These civil asset forfeiture cases require no such finding of individual guilt or innocence (responsible or not responsible). This is trial against the evidence itself.

It might be like State of New York v. Yacht.


BostonUniStudent t1_j7q2975 wrote

It's a little wonky. The men can be treated as innocent and the evidence be treated as associated with a criminal activity still. Civil asset forfeiture has a separate standard of proof and even a separate trial.

So weirdly, the money can be found guilty. Or more accurately "more probable than not that it was associated with criminal activity." Which I'm told can be represented by a greater than 50% chance. Whereas guilt in the criminal context is closer to 99% (some lawyers put a closer to 85%, it just depends on your definition of reasonable doubt).