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unnamednewbie13
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Are...you being sarcastic?

Imagine being told by an immigrant living in another country that you're not allowed to think about beneficial changes to the society you live in. "Business failed? Start a meth lab." Wow.

Let's not talk about the ultra wealthy getting wealthier in all this. Instead, let's focus on small time landlords because maybe a few of them are jerks. Snappy focus. Meanwhile the guys with multiple hotels under their belts are brainstorming ways to screw contractors out of $700 or avoid repairing the roof on a strip mall until it falls on an employee's head.
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I will stop being angry at small landlords when they let developers drop a few City 17s along the northeast.
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Dilbert_X
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Are...you being sarcastic?

Imagine being told by an immigrant living in another country that you're not allowed to think about beneficial changes to the society you live in. "Business failed? Start a meth lab." Wow.

Let's not talk about the ultra wealthy getting wealthier in all this. Instead, let's focus on small time landlords because maybe a few of them are jerks. Snappy focus. Meanwhile the guys with multiple hotels under their belts are brainstorming ways to screw contractors out of $700 or avoid repairing the roof on a strip mall until it falls on an employee's head.
[]I'l have to start using sarcasm tags then[/]

The wealthy always get wealthier, the can ride out the storm while everyone else gets swamped.
Govt can do something about it but never does because people like Jay won't let them.
#Freed Britney !
unnamednewbie13
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It's not always easy to tell whether you're shitposting or spilling your heart out.
Dilbert_X
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[]I never shitpost[/]
#Freed Britney !
SuperJail Warden
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Is government spending causing inflation? Is the inflation related to the government PrInTiNg MoNeY or does it have more to do with consumer spending made easier by stimulus, aid, and expanded UI?

Why didn't hiring pick up in the states that ended expanded UI? Do we need more stimulus? Are republicans setting a trap for democrats by convincing them inflation is real?
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The Biden administration has revised the nutrition standards of the food stamp program and prompted the largest permanent increase to benefits in the program’s history, a move that will give poor people more power to fill their grocery carts but add billions of dollars to the cost of a program that feeds one in eight Americans.

Under rules to be announced on Monday and put in place in October, average benefits will rise more than 25 percent from prepandemic levels. All 42 million people in the program will receive additional aid. The move does not require congressional approval, and unlike the large pandemic-era expansions, which are starting to expire, the changes are intended to last.

For at least a decade, critics of the benefits have said they were too low to provide an adequate diet. More than three-quarters of households exhaust their benefits in the first half of the monthly cycle, and researchers have linked subsequent food shortages to problems as diverse as increased hospital admissions, more school suspensions and lower SAT scores.

Under the new rules, average monthly benefits, $121 per person before the pandemic, will rise by $36. Although the increase may seem modest to middle-class families, proponents say it will reduce hunger, improve nutrition and lead to better health.
Amazing. That is fantastic news. I am glad the government is investing more in feeding the needy. No child should go to bed hungry.

Now only if we could teach people better eating habits.
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unnamednewbie13
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Now only if we could teach people better eating habits.
That's also partly a money thing. Highly processed foods in bulk can be cheaper than smaller amounts of healthier fresh foods.
SuperJail Warden
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Now only if we could teach people better eating habits.
That's also partly a money thing. Highly processed foods in bulk can be cheaper than smaller amounts of healthier fresh foods.
I am mostly thinking about soda and sugary juices. But as you pointed out before, shaming poor people by having cashiers take away their soda doesn't help. And as someone who refuses to drink tap water, it would be hypocritical of me to tell the poors to order a Brita filter.
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unnamednewbie13
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From link:

The sensation of carbonation tickling the tongue may amp up feelings of fullness, and give off a more satisfying vibe than plain water: Researchers in Japan compared feelings of fullness in a small group of women who were assigned to drink carbonated or plain water after an overnight fast, and found there were increased feelings of fullness and decreased feelings of hunger among the carbonated water group. After measuring electrical activity in the stomach, they concluded that the oral stimulation from the bubbles was responsible for the uptick in satiety. “I also suspect the bubbles take up some space in the stomach, aiding that feeling of fullness,” says Suzanne Dixon, a registered dietitian with The Mesothelioma Center in Orlando, Florida.
One tip in many icebergs when it comes to all this stuff.

People blaming poor people for being poor because they bought a six-pack along with their macaroni mix is a very avocado toast thing to do. If only the disenfranchised just scrimped and saved 24/7, maybe in 35 years they could afford a house get their bank account wiped out by the next economic downturn, a heart attack, or both.

I remember a political comic where a poor person and a slightly less poor person about at odds over the "last cookie," while a rich guy egged them on from behind his full plate of them. Poignant.
SuperJail Warden
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I assume the sugar has at least some energy value. Not enough to live on but probably better than water for a malnourished person. Don't they give an ensure like product to people recovering from anorexia?

Anorexia, I haven't heard about that illness in the news in awhile. Poor kids with body issues.
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unnamednewbie13
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As I sit here with a Mango Pepsi like a maniac,

There aren't really any health benefits for soda pop. It's a sugary drink full of empty calories that if consumed on the regular drive weight gain, and maybe diabetes and heart disease. If you absolutely must have a strong flavor, I'd get used to diet sodas. But they aren't the best, either. Even sparkling water with lots of citrus could wreck your enamel. I think the article I linked made a good point about satiety and pop, and interaction with all five senses, but it's not the only factor. I know I'm not usually much in the mood for stacking on filler foods like chips, pretzels, breads, or sugar water when I make a nice stir fry.

There are smaller cans you can buy with better portions, but they are significantly more expensive per amount than your standard can. I never liked the giant bottles, because they'd go flat in the fridge after being opened.
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If people sat spooning granulated sugar from a bucket into their mouths it would be an identifiable disorder, but 'soda' is a-ok.
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uziq
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imagine talking shit about sugar and denying until you're blue in the face that alcohol is bad for you.

LMAO
unnamednewbie13
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He has half a point though. More people would raise an eyebrow at an office person snarfing all the sugar cubes from the coffee room than someone downing a case of Coca Cola in a day.

The problem is that researchers and doctors aren't making a case for drinking lots of sugary sodas, either. Pop is folded into the argument dieticians and nutritionists have been making forever about people having too much sugar in their diet, esp. processed sugars.
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OnlyFans is banning the one thing most users go to its site for: pornography.

The U.K.-based content subscription service said Thursday it will no longer allow "sexually explicit" content as of Oct. 1. OnlyFans said the decision was taken to comply with requests from its banking and payment providers.
RIP OnlyFans. RIP OnlyFans content creators. RIP freedom of expression.

The banks made the site commit suicide. This is Tumblr all over again. Someday those greedy Jews on Wall Street will destroy my reddit.
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unnamednewbie13
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Out of all the people here who'd bring that up, you were the one I expected it of the most.
uziq
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

OnlyFans is banning the one thing most users go to its site for: pornography.

The U.K.-based content subscription service said Thursday it will no longer allow "sexually explicit" content as of Oct. 1. OnlyFans said the decision was taken to comply with requests from its banking and payment providers.
RIP OnlyFans. RIP OnlyFans content creators. RIP freedom of expression.

The banks made the site commit suicide. This is Tumblr all over again. Someday those greedy Jews on Wall Street will destroy my reddit.
actually it was a christian far-right organization who are behind this, just like the recent clampdown on pornhub.

the moral panic that scared mastercard was (somewhat justifiably in the case of PH) started by a single new york times' column.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/opin … cking.html

this by nicholas kristof. one of the primary sources in kristof’s article is traffickinghub founder laila mickelwait. she also works for the group exodus cry, a christian group that is among other things anti-sex, anti-homosexuality and, naturally, anti-semitic.

so it's pretty bitterly ironic that you blame jews.

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SuperJail Warden
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I was being sardonic regarding the ZOG banking conspiracy.

I assume a lot of porn hosting websites are afraid of a lawsuit by someone who was adversely affected by content posted to the site. I expect the SCOTUS to someday make a technologically ignorant ruling that will fundamentally change online freedom of expression. Wait until you need accreditation to have access to YouTube ad revenue.

You know most of these Christian groups out to get internet porn providers are staffed by closest cases, undercover pedophiles, and sexual harassers. Do they even know that is what people think of them?
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SuperJail Warden
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In other news. I am at the new home in South Carolina my relative bought. The home is 1200 sq ft. larger than her old house in NJ and cost $100,000 less. Amazing.
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unnamednewbie13
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The tradeoff to that is having to live in South Carolina.
SuperJail Warden
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I like it a lot but I am still in tourist mode so I don't know. I would probably turn on the state once I needed to file some paperwork for something that NJ solved in the mid-90's.

I am also in a nice area. Wasn't Deliverance set in this state?
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SuperJail Warden
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In the community Facebook page there is a lot of people asking for new apartments. The eviction moratorium just ended. You aren't fooling anyone! I know your sins.
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SuperJail Warden
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Saw this posted by a dude I know who paints houses.
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I get that people who work the trades shouldn't be made to feel bad about themselves. The media makes fun and interesting movies about lawyers but most depictions of tradespeople focuses on their hardship yadda yadda. But if you want to boost the value of the trades, you don't have to drag down other professions and encourage falsehoods. Even if all of the above was true, I would still prefer to be the lawyer.
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