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  1. Thread: Antiwork

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    Well their existing labor costs just went up by a...

    Well their existing labor costs just went up by a third when you include healthcare which undercuts the whole greed angle.
  2. Thread: Antiwork

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    You get over two months paid time off? Im...

    You get over two months paid time off?

    Im not complaining about my pay scale, but this narrative that rail workers got screwed with a 24 percent raise, bonuses, and capped health care costs just...
  3. Thread: Antiwork

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    Left unsaid: Rail workers receive anywhere from...

    Left unsaid: Rail workers receive anywhere from 25-39 paid days off already.

    24 percent raise, bonuses and capped healthcare.

    You do that well this year? Doubt it.

    This is a net win for...
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    I have some mixed feelings about it. We all know...

    I have some mixed feelings about it. We all know people who have succeeded in life that weren't the best students or test takers. Some test is not the sole predictor of success. That said, those are...
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    I just picked up a Surfans F20. Works as a DAC...

    I just picked up a Surfans F20. Works as a DAC and as a great little portable media player with excellent sound.

    It allows me to carry true lossless audio files, dedicated line out, and has a...
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    To be clear, I'm not anti emergency fund, but a...

    To be clear, I'm not anti emergency fund, but a year is way overkill. 3 months is more realistic.

    Even for the plebes, where the average household income is in the 70k range, that is like 15-20k....
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    I don't disagree on what a money market account...

    I don't disagree on what a money market account will pay out right now, it is just way over conservative to keep 6-12 months in a money market account in all but a few, very specific situations.
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    6-12 months is not necessary in an emergency fund...

    6-12 months is not necessary in an emergency fund unless you own a business that you rely on to pay the bills or are an independent contractor (consultant, musician, etc). Even then, it is way...
  9. Dave Chappelle's recent monologue was fucking...

    Dave Chappelle's recent monologue was fucking hilarious.

    "I've stolen a lot of things from former places I've worked, but you know the one thing I didn't steal? .... Work."

    Bar none the...
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    Not doing anything is not what I said

    Not doing anything is not what I said
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    Obviously there are some differences but I've...

    Obviously there are some differences but I've seen this play out, and the haves not only having all the leverage over the housing but also getting subsidized by the Town to reduce the cost of said...
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    That is all well and good but the problem is all...

    That is all well and good but the problem is all that is not very far off what used to be known as a company town, and all the bullshit that entails when your employer or boss owns your housing and...
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    Thinking of canceling my sirius subscription and...

    Thinking of canceling my sirius subscription and switching over to apply music for lossless audio. Tips on tying this in to a Denon PMA-600ne? My Macbook Air is old (late 2014) and the obboard DAC...
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    Multiple dudes didnt pay attention to the hot...

    Multiple dudes didnt pay attention to the hot crazy matrix
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    Hence the chlamydia. But I mean at that age,...

    Hence the chlamydia.

    But I mean at that age, who cares about a little burn. You're just happy to pee.
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    My sis and her husband built a house over the...

    My sis and her husband built a house over the last year down in North Carolina. Im not super privy to their finances (they arent perfect tho) but the only way they could lock in a rate like that is...
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    And reportedly STDs ...

    And reportedly STDs

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2022-08-20/why-is-the-villages-known-as-the-std-capital-of-america
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    Sure bro, Meta needs 87000 people to sell ads.

    Sure bro, Meta needs 87000 people to sell ads.
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    Instagram had 13 employees when Facebook bought...

    Instagram had 13 employees when Facebook bought them for a billion. It is still inherently the same product today.

    Which begs the question, what the fuck exactly do 86,987 other people do at...
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    Local newsrag had an article that kiln dried...

    Local newsrag had an article that kiln dried hardwood is going for almost 500 a cord here on the NH/VT border, which is fucking bananas.
  21. That is rad!

    That is rad!
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    And just like that, it's all over.

    And just like that, it's all over.
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    Unlike the Bills mafia, which will endear...

    Unlike the Bills mafia, which will endear themselves to any city they travel to by pile driving your significant other through a table.
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    Wakeboarding is also brutal on the body. Every...

    Wakeboarding is also brutal on the body. Every single pro is basically rocking those bionic knee braces by age 20.

    Wake surfing though is pretty easy and its hard to not enjoy it.

    No argument...
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    Or, like in the very article we are talking about...

    Or, like in the very article we are talking about here, society fires that decently well off person for scamming the system.
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    I know you just want to burn me but you don't...

    I know you just want to burn me but you don't have a boss that will give you a short deadline every once in a while?
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    Pickleball has a incredibly strong following in...

    Pickleball has a incredibly strong following in the over 55 crowd.

    Stand up paddleboarding is such a joke though. Everyone I see doing it has the exact same look, "is this all it is?"
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    I feel like the whole two remote jobs thing is...

    I feel like the whole two remote jobs thing is super short sighted. At least in my field, I don't think I'd make it more than a month or two before two conflicting last minute things popped up and...
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    Isn't that just apartment living? I kid, I...

    Isn't that just apartment living?

    I kid, I kid.
  30. My wife, the gardener, thinks this thread is...

    My wife, the gardener, thinks this thread is about peas.
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    Are we really surprised after Tua got turned into...

    Are we really surprised after Tua got turned into a vegetable that the refs are throwing roughing the passer flags?

    It will be a flag football track meet by the end of the decade.
  32. Thread: Trucks.

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    Except they aren't facts, just conjecture to...

    Except they aren't facts, just conjecture to justify his purchase.

    Like electric costs. Here in NH they charge an additional per KWH charge for transmission. The cost he listed makes up just...
  33. Thread: Trucks.

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    Pie in the sky thinking is not a solution champ....

    Pie in the sky thinking is not a solution champ.

    The supply constraints are real. The changes to electric infrastructure aren't happening without a massive shift in the current regulatory...
  34. Thread: Trucks.

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    I could go full cynical and say there are no...

    I could go full cynical and say there are no solutions without rolling back about 70% of the gains seen since the start of the industrial revolution.

    Or, realistically, you could look at hydrogen...
  35. Thread: Trucks.

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    Exactly what you think it is. EV's are...

    Exactly what you think it is.

    EV's are expensive and getting much more so. The materials required for the battery production are horrible to mine and destroy the earth, and have supply...
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    The point is interest rates have doubled and home...

    The point is interest rates have doubled and home valuations are falling. Average list nationwide is dropping by 5-10k per month and interest rates are rising by .75 percent pretty much monthly as...
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    Id learn to live with them. Housing market is...

    Id learn to live with them. Housing market is proper fucked with rate increases and the current recession no one wants to admit exists. They arent selling anytime soon.
  38. Thread: Trucks.

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    https://www.motortrend.com/news/2023-ford-f-150-li...

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/2023-ford-f-150-lightning-pro-price-increase-msrp/

    Ford has jacked the base Lightning MSRP 30 percent in under a year. 50 plus grand and sub 100 mile towing range...
  39. Thread: Wakesurf

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    PARTY POCKET

    PARTY POCKET
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    The problem ultimately lies that governments and...

    The problem ultimately lies that governments and big business benefit from inflation. Debt gets cheaper and profits go higher.

    Deflation on the other hand is a cruel mistress.
  41. I saw a Jaaaaaag XF sportbrake wagon roll through...

    I saw a Jaaaaaag XF sportbrake wagon roll through town this morning and I'm smitten. How many of those could they have possibly sold in the US? 12, maybe 20?
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    With a very active 2 year old my wife has started...

    With a very active 2 year old my wife has started just pouring tequila in lemonade all slapdash and personally I think I like it better than a margarita.
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    I love my neighbors and all, but I'm also not...

    I love my neighbors and all, but I'm also not getting dropped from my homeowners insurance because it makes things easier for them either.

    I suspect the homeowners insurance excuse is a cop out...
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    This is kind of my point in a sense. This wasnt...

    This is kind of my point in a sense. This wasnt Mangelsen, and there are thousands of people in Jackson that want to be the next one that put out scenes like this up for exposure.

    Mangelsen...
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    700 was the rate the hotel quoted me on their...

    700 was the rate the hotel quoted me on their website for any of the next three weekends. Most hotels are dynamic pricing so that surely does change. But that is just the example.

    People walk...
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    My neighbor in Idaho was moving a guest cottage...

    My neighbor in Idaho was moving a guest cottage onto a new foundation to get into code compliance so they could renovate it, and it resulted in work trucks tearing up a part of my yard. My neighbor...
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    I agree the photog should be paid, but I also...

    I agree the photog should be paid, but I also think that the same photog asking for 1400 bucks (or the equivalent) in return is a big enough number that getting all pissed when they say 'no thanks'...
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    I challenge you to find a business owner, in any...

    I challenge you to find a business owner, in any industry, that hasn't been asked for a substantial discount on their services and then had that potential client walk away when it wasn't given to...
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    Obviously creators should be paid for their work....

    Obviously creators should be paid for their work. The OP also asked for two nights at a hotel which where the cheapest room currently is 700+ per night, if you can get one. Next several weekends are...
  50. Thread: Trucks.

    by AdironRider
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    It isn't even a decision to make if reliability...

    It isn't even a decision to make if reliability and resale are what matter. Get the Toyota.

    The Ford will be 'fine' but you aren't going 6-12 years without an unscheduled repair or five with it...
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