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Simple. They're the Klingon EMPIRE so, like all empires, they're made up of several smaller nations. We've seen two of them in the TV shows and movies: the '60s-era dudes with goatees and the lobster-skulled big guys. Those are the two most war-minded races of the empire, so they're the ones who go out fighting.
But there must be other races of the empire who stay at home and do the sciencing, the farming, the ship-building, the uniform-sewing, etc. We just haven't seen them on TV.
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What is a little sad is that the push for modernity has made some parts of buildings worse in terms of spreading disease than traditional materials.
A good example is the simple door handle or pushplate, formerly made of brass which self-disinfects (I think it might be the copper in the brass, but I don't know) and now usually made from stainless steel which must be disinfected manually
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I had a bad accident many years ago. Fell asleep and hit a concrete culvert head-on. My '63 car had no seat belts or air bags. I put my head through the windshield, requiring 43 stitches to sew me up. When I went back to my ruined car to retrieve things, I saw that I had bent the steering wheel over, smashed the dashboard with my knees. Amazingly I did not break any bones. I was lucky to survive.
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I remember when I cut my finger tips with a hedge clippers and had to have them stitched. The pain killer shots they had to give me between my knuckles was brutal. When I had my heart surgery, they glued me back together. I know, when we think "glue" we think of something like Elmer's. Of course, this was more high tech stuff.
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In my early days i've seen the fight between Betamax and VHS... The early end of the Laserdisc... The end of 3D TVs.. Now i await the production of the last DVD player ... still awaiting the replacement of the blueray...
The most dazzeling aspect of all those techical achievements is that they still do not make better movies...
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Great story. Now think about this: if a student can get through medical school without incurring mountains of debt, he might be able to serve his community as a general practitioner. GPs are sorely needed, but don't pay as well as specialties.
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I have some mixed feelings about these guidelines.
I started my first job at 15. I got my driver's license at 15. I also had free reign to travel anywhere in town when I was 7. I frequently explored abandoned military outposts when I was a kid, and even found buried relics from those same outposts that eventually wound up in a museum. That being said, I also had to carry my brother after he sliced open his foot on one of those excursions, so...it ain't all good.
Learned to swim at age 5, so rivers and stuff weren't a problem. I guess there isn't a good chart for this type of thing. The best option is to teach kids early on how to deal with life. Training them to swim, avoid poison, and avoid traffic are probably the best options. Life is dangerous. There's no way to protect your kids forever. Nobody makes it out alive.
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Hats off to whoever told them the river runs in a circle. That's the kind of epic troll you usually see reserved for Facebook posts offering "helpful hints" that are actually sure-fire ways of ruining one's car or phone.

I'll bet someone's off their Christmas card list now.
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But why? Are the fences so easy to scale/breach by casual players? Can they just stroll in to maximum security with their smartphones? If so, then the Pokemon Trainers are the least of your problems.
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I'd say it varies greatly depending on the area. In a small town it is probably pretty safe for younger kids to wander around on their own. In a big, crime-ridden city with lots of random eyes around, I'd be careful.

As for teenagers in general, they may be less vulnerable to strangers, but having a house to themselves for hours, with friends around, could be pretty risky in entirely different ways...
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Those poor ectotherms. They'll overheat and die if they can't regulate their body temperatures by going under the shade once in a while.

Also, I was taken aback when I first read the post. Triple digits! I was like" man, that's boiling temperature". And then I remember that they still use the old measuring system in North America.
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I was supposed to be a latchkey kid growing up, but 1. the term wasn't used widely in the '60s, 2. we never locked our doors, so I didn't have a key, and 3. I rarely went home before suppertime.
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Tell me about it. My new neighbors are scandalized that the twins across the street are allowed to play by themselves outside, because there's a river right there! Um, they are seven, they can swim, there's two of them, and the the river is only a couple feet deep most of the time.
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Tell me about it. My new neighbors are scandalized that the twins across the street are allowed to play by themselves outside, because there's a river right there! Um, they are seven, they can swim, there's two of them, and the the river is only a couple feet deep most of the time.
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At 8 years old, I walked two miles home from the YMCA following my older cousin who was 10. At 12 years old, I crossed the Pacific on my own. At 16 I entered college. These types of charts are ridiculous. People should use their eyes, brain and the ability to talk to their children, to determine if their children can be left alone.
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At 8 years old, I walked two miles home from the YMCA following my older cousin who was 10. At 12 years old, I crossed the Pacific on my own. At 16 I entered college. These types of charts are ridiculous. People should use their eyes, brain and the ability to talk to their children, to determine if their children can be left alone.
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I'm glad you were able to enjoy Flying Witch. Daniel Kim above me mentioned Sweetness and Lightning, and even tho he may not have seen it, it's at the top of my favorites right now. The premise may seem a bit pokey, but it's a lovely story of a single father with his kindergarten daughter. Seriously, at least twice episode 3 I had some tears in my eyes. Not wailing and gnashing kind of grief like Re:Zero likes to induce, but just seeing their relationship and an honest portray of a 6 year old ish child really brings out the emotions.

If you want a WTF cute three-minutes of your life, there's also Bananya. As a cat lover, I had to toss that one in...
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I remember reading about a Muslim a few years ago trying to finish his lawn mowing before the sun came up during a summer Ramadan. Not only did he not finish by the time he saw the sunrise, but he was left pretty thirsty from the exertion. Poor guy.
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