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nowaypablo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Random opinions about alcohol

I drink gin and whiskey because I feel guilty about being an asshole.

Tequila is sipped by druglords and during evenings that will contain mistakes.

nowaypablo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: SPACE FORCE

In training/ not able to read any news etc. but we make jokes about deserting the Army and joining the Space Force every time shit gets annoying.

Doesn't AF Space Command have something to say about this? Are they supposed to terminate that program and make their own branch like the USMC? In that case why not just jettison all the jarheads into space and have them figure it out?

The right answer to OP's advice is probably "Don't take other peoples' financial advice to make decisions with your own money."

But if you do offer advice, it's certainly more valuable to lay out their options. If I'm not mistaken you wrote a comment a day or two ago about your 5+ IRAs and a list of other non-cash positions. Not to mention the fact that we don't know any financial or other relevant information about OP, except that he's in college and is not in the market for a house.

So if lazy is an unfair adjective, pick your favorite. The point is that you're shying an impressionable stranger away from knowing their options, which includes making their money illiquid if they're not financially responsible.

kb, $40k for a college student can be the beginning of an IRA, an emergency fund, the (responsible) purchase of their first car, or the opportunity to diversify on all kinds of low-risk investments. Kids look up to you here, don't you think telling them to keep their money in cash because the Dow has been flat for less than two years could be dangerously lazy advice?

It’s always nice to have a sense of purpose in your work. But francopoli‘s comment got me thinking: the value of the education you invested in shouldn’t be the job you have now. That value is only inherent to your experience being educated, and what you carry away from that experience. The job you got afterwards is usually a result of much more significant variables than your schooling.

So when it comes to aligning your job with your passions, I think it’s more important to ask, “What aspects of your life outside of your jobs are meaningful?” When you get off work, what are you doing with the life-hours you haven’t already given to the company and your self-development? What are you spending that capital on and what is it worth to you?

I can’t generalize on this but personally, a lot of my free time, aka my time to actually live my life outside of work, is wasted on unpacking, or preparing for the next day. That is not a meaningful way to live a life, I just happen to not be concerned because my circumstances are temporary.

    Designed to work for just 90 days when it landed back in January 2004, Opportunity has managed to keep on rolling even though it does so now only in reverse and the arm that it uses to put instruments next to rocks to examine them is arthritic.

In other government agency news, I hopped in a Paladin today and the gunner turned to me, and said “watch out this thing will randomly burst into flames all the time.”

I’m not at a computer right now but I encourage everyone to read up on the history and progress of Newark from, say, the 50s onward. This is an important move for the city.

nowaypablo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Paging Savannah, GA hubsquad!

shit man, I’m praying I make it back to Ft Stewart!

This article is kangaroo court. There are plenty of corporations with shitty practices that have contributed to the destruction of nature, the deterioration of healthy society and individual mental health, and the marginalization of large swaths of human beings. But to say Capitalism has failed as a system is stupid, because its objective was only ever to obtain power for those who use it to do so. Whether that power is relative at the expense of others or absolute is up to the agent. It’s not a system of government, it’s an ideology.

nowaypablo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 30, 2018

I'm gone for a month. I'll be back beginning of July. The PL I'm shadowing is also an FDO by the way, and apparently "I'm just in time for maximum field time." I knew I was going to regret saying "I miss the field" out loud last week.

I know that you were guard WE! And on the note of M109A5s, we're still rocking Paladins and M777's out the wazoo as far as I know. I haven't even seen a Padalin in person yet but my last summer training had us pounding M777 rounds into the mountainside for like two days. If you miss the heavy artillery short of missile systems now's a great time to re-up your contract ;D

nowaypablo  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 30, 2018

One week of leave before I’m off to Ft Stewart, GA to shadow a platoon leader for a pretty badass field artillery unit.

Booked every hour of the week to the absolute fullest. God I missed freedom. Hope everyone’s spirits are as high as mine :D

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