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We can't keep promises because we over promised and under invested in our future. The boomers in agragete spent all the money they should have been saving and investing then wrote themselves iou's that they expected their kids and grandkids to pay. Well there just isn't enough wealth to go around so cuts must be made.

Did they get bamboozled by 7% Wall Street projections and poor investment (CALPERS)? Sure but they also looked the other way when companies outsourced everything under the sun in the name of shareholder value.

You mean an automatic snack cabinet.... cool I guess but not real corner store competition

snoodog  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 13, 2017

Do you dial settings in with a bottomless portafilter? Can you pretty easily get no spray? Or is it pretty finicky and needs perfect dosing and good distribution techniques?

snoodog  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 13, 2017

Ive been buying beans from here: http://swroasting.com/. They run me around $20 a lb after shipping but always arrive 2-3 days after roasting and are excellent.

It gets a bit expensive but its hard to get anything nearly as good as the home made stuff. Now if only I could figure out how to not get channeling in my espresso... I swear I've tried everything and I've mostly given up. No mater what I do the bottomless portafiler always has at least a spray or 2. cgod any advice?

Using a Oscar Espresso machine and Mazzer grinder. Only thing I can think of is that the Oscar doesn't have a pressure relief valve to stabilize the pressure at 9 psi so that might be contributing to the channeling.

No unions are part of the problem. They are constantly negotiating down wages for new employees to help those that have retired in place or are near retirement. Look at all the tiered compensation schemes they negotiated where new guys can never earn as much as a legacy employee. Or all the benefit reductions for new hires. In some places unions actually negotiated for wages lower than local min wages because Fuck the new guy.

snoodog  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 30, 2017

If it make you feel any better her take home cut is probably closer to 1-1.5%. Still not a bad living but not the 3% that she charges as a bunch of it goes to the firm she works for.

snoodog  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 23, 2017

If it gets really bad you'll get injured and stop. So there is a practical limit, that hopefully you wont hit.

Quality can only improve so sure why not

Can we just have a colosseum where groups that disagree can just battle to the death without hurting bystanders. That way we can get rid of all sorts of violent elements in our society. The Anti-Fa groups are just as dangerous as all the other violent groups and its a mistake to ignore them. Right now they might be getting practice fighting the white power people who nobody cares about, but soon enough they will wage violence in other places and for other causes.

Volunteer fire department is basically a 1/2 to 3/4 time job with no pay. For insurance and regulatory reasons the volunteers need to take almost all the training that the regular guys do and that eats up a lot of time. By the time you do your monthly training and then required minimum hours you are putting in ~60-80 hours a month minimum. The only people that can afford to do that either dont sleep or are retired.

On the subject of obesity that's also a huge problem for the volunteers, not only is the pool smaller but the people that need rescuing are bigger... way bigger. My buddy was volunteer EMS and blew out his back rescuing a 300+lb lady. Getting a 300lb person down a set of stairs needs either really expensive equipment or is just a recipe for injury and mostly its just injury since nobody wants to buy expensive stuff.

Realistically through its too expensive to provide services everywhere in the country, there are places that simply do not have enough population density to provide organized emergency services and need to revert to a more rural existence. The missing element there is that small communities are being choked by shitty one size fits all regulation that applies the same standards of training and regulation that exists in larger cities, and areas with higher density and that cant be supported by a community of a couple hundred. Lower standards of training should be fine in smaller communities.

There is big money is the drug and then drug recovery industry. The drugs are very expensive and then the recovery treatment is even more expensive. Many of the treatment programs arent even really evidence based and the ones that are are super costly to administer.

How do you keep your sanity and not make mistakes on no sleep. Is that something that you can manage or do you just end up making mistakes because of it and dealing with them as they come? I get tunnel focus pretty quickly during sleep deprivation, and memory goes to shit as well do you just learn to deal with that?

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