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Her, actually. That one is too perfect.

If there's one thing I value in my speculative investments currencies, it's rapid price swings and hype.

Some scary statistics for you, regarding the subprime auto lending "bubble."

    the average loan-to-value ratio of a used car loan had reached 137 percent โ€“ and was even higher for subprime borrowers โ€“ meaning that many used car buyers were likely โ€œunderwaterโ€ on their loans from day one. In the first three quarters of 2016, nearly one-third of all vehicles traded in were worth less than the outstanding value of the loan, a new record.
dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 14, 2017

I've never had a pair of glasses fail on me, whether they were made of plastic or metal. You're more likely to need a new prescription, or get tired of the design before they ever break.

If only they had some class consciousness, and realized that the problem doesn't lie with them, but with the structure of our economy. This is being done to them, not by them.

They'll certainly never read that on Reason or 4chan though.

Do you agree that gender is a social hierarchy?

There certainly are many victims of the patriarchy, many of them like you, many more of them not. If you think I support that in any way, then you've grossly misunderstood my statement.

Your personal attack at merely reading an opinion slightly different from your own is one of the greatest problems in our "liberal" society these days. There's a reason why opinions like this can not be openly shared, even in a safe space like this, at the risk of being attacked.

For the same reasons, local food can be just as bad, if not worse than organic food. It takes far more energy to grow citrus fruit in New York City than it does in Chicago. It would be terrible for the environment to insist that all the citrus fruit consumed in northern cities be grown there, instead of warmer climates.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Real talk: depression

I found The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus helpful when I was struggling with depression. It's an interesting post-modern philosophical challenge to the meaningless of life.

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