heidismiles t1_jdms77e wrote

A semicolon joins two complete and related ideas.

"I need to buy some things; I'm having a party."

A colon CAN join two complete ideas. The first idea must be complete, and the second should be a list, or a definition or explanation of the first idea. Sometimes it's used to introduce a name.

"I need to buy some things: napkins, drinks, and ice."

"I'm having a party: a gathering of friends, with dancing and snacks."

"You might know one of my guests: Shakira."


heidismiles t1_j9pz00j wrote

>Mr Eastman asked the experts how they would respond to what he said was
an argument that "in the case where child abuse is fatal, obviously it's
not good for the child, but it's actually a benefit to society because
there aren't needs for government services and whatnot over the whole
course of that child's life?"



>"The outrageous accusation that somehow I and members of my district
support the extermination of people or support child abuse when I've
staked my entire political career arguing for the opposite is not
acceptable in this body," he said.


If you didn't want to be accused of saying those horrible things, then you shouldn't have said those horrible things. 🧠


heidismiles t1_j2b761v wrote

Another thing to mention: home mortgages (as well as student loans) are bought out by government programs (eg Fannie Mae). So the government then owns the loan, and gets most of the interest paid on it. This also frees up the original bank's money, so that they can continue making more loans.


heidismiles t1_j25tyr8 wrote

Make sure to separately pack the things you need on Day 1. Toiletries, a change of clothes, bath towels, hand soap, dish soap, etc. Also things like toilet plungers and fire extinguishers, since you definitely don't want to be without one.

Consider what you might need to buy new, or what is worth replacing instead of moving. For example, some cheap furniture might be worth replacing, since it probably needs to be disassembled and reassembled anyway, and it'll be the difference between a smaller truck and a bigger one. (Plus the cost of labor to move it, if applicable).


heidismiles t1_j25kjpi wrote

I used to tutor, and I have a terrible sense of direction, too.

It's important to notice distant landmarks, first of all. For example, in my city I know that the mountains are to the north.

Start learning the major streets, what's on the streets, and how they cross each other. You can try learning one street at a time. As in, "That's the street the Target is on. Oh, and there's the McDonald's too. If I keep going south, the street changes names." etc.