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They tried to make me go to rehab and I said,

Yeah, good idea.

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tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Apples and Walmarts

And if you're ideologically opposed to vaccination you might not want people in the third world to vaccinate their children. Disregarding the on-the-ground reality of suffering children and the visible results of vaccination.

What point are you making? You know what a price floor is? You worked in retail?

My point is if you're an ideologue who holds certain naive notions about the world based on academia and unrealistic theory, you're going to willfully ignore reality to fit your worldview or ignore it out of ignorance. Ignorance that shaped your worldview.

This guy has no idea what he's talking about. To the point that he corrected his math based on a 40 hour work week for employees. The math isn't the problem. The problem is he thinks workers at Walmart get 40 hours.

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Apples and Walmarts

I had to stop reading this. Regardless of any problems with the argument, logically or from an economics or policy standpoint, this guy makes a lot of assumptions about the people who work at Walmart and their lives. I worked at Walmart. After college. Full time. As my primary income. It was humbling.

Ever been to Walmart and wondered why the service is piss poor? Because everyone is miserable. Ever been part of the working poor? It's fucking miserable. Without the benefit of going to a shit job and being managed by people who worked their way up from cashier to salaried manager based on sycophantic behavior and resignation to a career at Walmart. The managers are miserable too. Ever wonder why you can't find an employee? Because corporate decides the stores need like four sales people.

Some of this is probably alien to the author and other people so far removed from the realities of actual working life outside of a job you had in college that built character or some shit. To the point that you have no practical empathy or common sense that might get in the way of your Ayn Rand bullshit theories based on a world that does not exist. Unless you do this shit and it's your life to raise a kid or two on $10/ hour, no experience in hourly service employment is comparable. When you are poor every fucking thing in life is stressful. When your job does not provide basic security for things like food or shelter your life is not well described by a philosophy or economic model that is naive of how the world actually works for people who have no use for understandings of corporate profit margin or the theoretical utility of a minimum wage.

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

I'm surprised this is being released so close to the Wonder Woman movie. Personally, I think it's an awesome story of a really interesting dude but I don't do PR or marketing for Warner Brothers.

It's kinda for comics people. There are more accessible books on that list.

Switch to a gluten free savior?

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Surrogates

The guy who wrote the comic got the opportunity to publish it because he volunteered to help ship books for Top Shelf. I've met their publisher. He's really cool but he also really likes adding me to their mailing list

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together. Pandemonium!

(Sorry. I love that scene.)

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tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 5th, 2017

I've been pretty busy.

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 5th, 2017

I'm more of a forager than a hunter. I don't go to these things looking for anything and if I do I get frustrated. I bought a vintage stapler Tuesday. Why? I don't need a stapler. But it was fucking awesome and it was like a dollar. There's one on eBay for $40.

My girlfriend doesn't understand the thrill of the bargain hunt. I told her we're going to have to meet in the middle on price shopping.

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 5th, 2017

Got this for a quarter today:

rd95 #churchsale

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 28, 2017

Yeah, that is not an accurate assumption of what happened that night.

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