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Dilbert_X
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A walnut is also good, they roll around bumpily and the nut rattles inside.

Cat anecdote: Once my previous cat wanted to play and went round everyone but we were too tired or busy, so he went to the nut bowl, used both paws to pick a walnut out then walloped it around the room by himself.
Epstein didn't kill himself
unnamednewbie13
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Another cat anecdote: I had a red point moggy as a kid that favored the pecans because it could be batted at full power and more or less travel down the whole length of the hall in a straight line. Cat pelted after it at top speed. We had a bowl of mixed nuts on the table so the cat pretty much purloined whatever it wanted. Didn't care for the brazil nuts as much, those did not roll.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,723|4948|eXtreme to the maX
Why am I getting adverts for factory-distressed qanon outfits in my google ad feed.

https://i.imgur.com/Nz8V9Ga.png

What do they know about me?

https://media3.giphy.com/media/H5C8CevNMbpBqNqFjl/source.gif
Epstein didn't kill himself
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,878|5614|USA

Looked the place up. Supposedly a scam store that "sells" tactical gear. Google probably just figured you were into guns and threw that at you. Run an adblocker.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Were you on Brietbart, Dilbert? I swear that is the only place I have seen those ads.
unnamednewbie13
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+1,878|5614|USA

It's great that you two are supporting content and all but is it really worth subjecting yourself and your gadgets to more malware vectors and scams.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Time to do taxes again. Really looking forward to it.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Does anyone want a barbed wire baseball bat? I used a tool to put the barbs into cutting position. Then I looked at the thing and came to the conclusion that it is really hideous. I don't want to display such an ugly weapon or in fact any weapons. I don't know what to do with the bat. I was thinking about putting it on a hook out of sight in case someone breaks in. Then that person can use the bat to beat me up. Should I buy a gun?
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,703|5579|Oxferd Ohire
i support gun ownership but dont know about in your case
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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So you trust me with children but not a gun? Wow, priorities.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,723|4948|eXtreme to the maX
Everyone in Australia already has a barbed wire baseball bat so no, thanks, I don't need another.

If you have mood issues I'd suggest keeping the bat and not getting a gun. You're unlikely to beat yourself to death in a brief fit of being down.

But I'd suggest not keeping the bat and getting a standard one for home invaders/hipsters/pushy girl-scout cookie sellers - or maybe even playing baseball one day.
If the police ever have cause to search your house they're going to find a barbed wire bat and boxes of girl-scout cookies and its going to look very bad for a schoolteacher.

Last edited by Dilbert_X (2021-01-22 23:04:13)

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SuperJail Warden
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I know I really don't need a gun. And the whole process for applying for one is a pain. But I really want to be able to look cool in military gear like the MAGA people do. That's all I want. I want to play dress up.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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There's always airsoft and gel-blasters - again not an ideal image for a school-teacher.
Epstein didn't kill himself
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
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KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

No need. Someone talked some sense into the CFO and I was told that it was all a big misunderstanding.

I think they were worried because I threatened to quit, which after this I probably will.

I should be happy I got my way but this whole ordeal has made me very bitter about the way we are being treated.
I almost put my resignation letter in on Monday, but my better judgment stopped me. In this type of economic environment, I need to make sure I have at least one more offer before I quit. So I reached out to some former colleagues, and a guy that used to work for me sent me a great opportunity at his company. Said he is friends with the guy who would either be my direct report or the guy above him. I already passed the first round, so now it's on to the second and background checks etc. I'm trying not to get too excited about it before I nail the job down, but it would be a director position and almost double my current salary based on what my friend makes in a lower position. Plus based on the feedback from my former colleague (who knows me and my personality very well), I'd be a perfect fit for their work culture.

I should know more by early next week, but hopefully it works out.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Just know that every step of the way, we are here hoping you succeed.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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I am going to be rooting for Ken like a farmer roots for baby horse to stand up.
Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
+702|4385|Toronto
That's really good to hear, Ken.

So obviously my question is what's the first thing you're going to sling that hot cash money at?

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The shape of an eye in front of the ocean, digging for stones and throwing them against its window pane. Take it down dreamer, take it down deep. - Other Families
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,904|5474|949

I want to up my investments so I can retire by 50
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,904|5474|949

I want to get out of the rat race and focus on helping people
Pochsy
Artifice of Eternity
+702|4385|Toronto
That's a way more productive and responsible use of the increased pay than I'd be able to manage. I'm the guy looking to buy material things I'll barely ever use as a form of retail therapy.
The shape of an eye in front of the ocean, digging for stones and throwing them against its window pane. Take it down dreamer, take it down deep. - Other Families
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Started back up classes for my MA in SpEd. Reading the first chapter of a textbook on behavioral disorders. This is so boring I want to die. I haven't actually enjoyed a single class or subject in this entire course of study. This is like a job onto itself.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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More whining: I am friends with a special education director who attended the same program I am in for his MA in SpEd. We spoke about the program way before I ever became interested. He agreed that it is a boring waste of time. None of the things he deals with day to day are covered in classes.

A lot of the stuff is about different models of education and understanding disabilities that doesn't actually provide classroom skills. And a lot of this also comes down to "we don't know why people are fucked up so here are 5 different models people thought up as to why".

I don't think the people who write this have much experience in the classroom. Or they at least don't have a lifetime worth of it that makes them worthy of writing a textbook about it. I feel kind of like Jay looking this all over and thinking "social science isn't real".
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Just grind through it and get the certificate, then do your own reading and research.

Can you legally experiment with your pupils? What happens if you get caught?
Epstein didn't kill himself
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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One of my projects requires me to do a survey or something of my student's parent's cultural backgrounds and how dealing with them is affected by it or something. The class is about dealing with diverse background families. I expect a lot of SJW stuff from that one. This is all SJW stuff actually.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,723|4948|eXtreme to the maX
Just remember, everything is white people's fault, put that in all your essays.
Epstein didn't kill himself

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