Alcohol is a depressant, which means it slows the activity of the brain. If someone abuses alcohol over a long period of time, their brain will adapt and create more and more sensitive reactive chemicals to try to retain normal brain function even in the presence of alcohol. This is called tolerance.
Much depends on on who your parents are, what is your neighborhood and which generation you belong to. But one thing is absolutely certain: the Russian civilization is there to shape you up into a very tough human being.
During the last two decades, the notion of krutói (“tough”, “hard nut”, “smart”) became very central for our definition of success. But even though the meaning is new (krutói means originally “steep” or “hard-boiled”), the concept is centuries-long. In it, you can find something in common with the religious search for purity, or the American obsession with self-help and self-improvement. But the starting point is different.
Police can’t pull you over without probable cause.
Cops can’t just randomly stop you and look for drugs in your car. They need a reason, or “probable cause,” like speeding or a broken tail light.
Let’s say you are speeding, the police do pull you over, and they do find drugs in your car. But let’s say the officer wants to give you a break and forgoes a speeding ticket. Cops don’t need to ticket you for speeding to provide probable cause for the stop in court; their notes from the situation would provide enough evidence.
That big money is served in small increments. Whether that’s return on investments, profits, margins on products you’re selling, whatever. People who don’t understand this are always trying to double or quintuple their money in as few transactions as possible, while the largest and most successful companies and people in the world win by making “small money” over and over again.
Children have a more active imagination than adults, and young adults are less constrained by their own prior patterns of thought.
As people become “good at life,” they develop habits of thought that serve them well. These habits are thought styles that “work” (get results, impress people, carry us through difficult situations). As we accumulate “thought techniques,” three things happen.
It’s important to distinguish between regular lying and gaslighting. A lie is just a falsehood and it can be told for many reasons.
Gaslighting are lies told with the specific intent to make the other person question their sanity/reality.
It is a form of manipulation to make the other person doubt themselves so much that they no longer trust their perception of events. If you no longer trust yourself, then you begin to think you are the problem and the other person is then off the hook.
I know a pizza joint that sells mostly slices, it’s about 1000 square feet total, and it makes almost a million per year with $2.5 m in revenue. I also know places that have lost 150k per year. One of them was mine.
It’s about revenue, staffing, and pricing.
Revenue is the starting point. If you don’t have good revenue then you have a money pit. I’ve had three places that failed because of lack of revenue. If you have the right thing (and right attitude) in the right place, where there are lot’s of hungry people, then you have sales. In general about $600k to $1m is a good place to be if your rent is between 2k and 8k.
1. NFL players are better – less than 10% of Div I players every play a down in the pros
2. College talent is thinner – there are 32 NFL teams, but over 200 Div I-A and Div I-AA college teams, so the average talent level on each team is lower
3. NFL players are more experienced – a typically college player might get 1 or 2 seasons as a starter, compared to a 10 year pro in the NFL
When you grow up here and you are still rather young, you get the sense that you (as in Germans) fucked up in the past and its a lingering feeling but you are too young to understand or make sense of it.
As in you might wave to someone with your right arm and hold it up to long and someone scolds you for it or a parent quickly tells you to lower your arm and they try to tell you why.
In short Every German Student has atleast 5+ years of history that is either directly or indirectly about WW2 and it’s effects on the world we live in today.
(photo: Baishampayan Ghose)
The exact methods they use are pretty complicated, but bookies and sports books essentially don’t care who wins or whether or not the odds actually represent the true odds of one team, athlete, racehorse, or whatever actually winning. They only care that bets are being made as evenly as possible, for example, that roughly half of all people that bet on a college football game bet on one team and half the betters bet on another.
This is because bookies take a cut of all the winnings. So if I bet a dollar on even odds for the Yankees to win a game against the Red Sox and they win, then I would only get 95-99 cents in winnings. If the Yankees lost then the bookies would take my entire dollar. As long as the same number of bets are made on the Yankees and the Red Sox the bookies will make money.