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    Possibly look at Ikea, I've heard good things...

    Possibly look at Ikea, I've heard good things about their mattresses anyway.

    I know what you mean about the shady Chinese product descriptions.

    Do I buy from Amazon without concern? Well...
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    I think public health department here is at the...

    I think public health department here is at the point of just: throwing things against the wall and seeing what sticks, or running stuff up the flagpole and see who salutes. People are likely...
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    Our public health department in the middle of a...

    Our public health department in the middle of a coronavirus surge (although the surge *may* be improving a little) is now is telling us it's Very Very Important to wear masks when talking a walk. ...
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    So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the...

    So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. ....
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    I'm interested in asceticism but not as practice...

    I'm interested in asceticism but not as practice for destitution. But I suppose one could go down to live in a tent in a homeless encampment for a week just for practice if they wanted, then they...
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    yea that's how they explained it, I was hourly...

    yea that's how they explained it, I was hourly exempt or something at that job, I usually got overtime (and had to be on call) and then there were times there I worked new years eve at 3 am solving...
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    A lot of people have the ability to deprive...

    A lot of people have the ability to deprive themselves by choice (ie fasting), but then that doesn't apply if one is already starving of course. So yea like I said I actually find asceticism...
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    I remember not getting overtime some days where I...

    I remember not getting overtime some days where I worked over 8 hours a day on weeks with paid holidays (say memorial day). Kind of a surprise to me on my paycheck. This was when I got overtime at...
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    The argument for inmates was never that they were...

    The argument for inmates was never that they were essential but it has been a major population for outbreaks, like meat packing plants, and nursing homes (very vulnerable residents but some in prison...
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    I really just think my criteria has become: do I...

    I really just think my criteria has become: do I use it (but if some things are kept purely for beauty or nostalgia that's ok too and two of what you need the most :)). I don't care that much if...
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    It seems to me they are playing a game of...

    It seems to me they are playing a game of overtime where they don't have to pay overtime for it. Because if hourly and subject to overtime laws, it usually kicks in at over 40 hours a WEEK, I...
  12. There's also the thing that people can come at...

    There's also the thing that people can come at politics through life experience as well, and people talk about just their lives here. Do I think that's what is talked about in most of the political...
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    I can see minimalism as related but not...

    I can see minimalism as related but not necessary, especially as by a certain point in life (by 30 let's say) we have acquired a bunch of things, it may not be a ton or anything and we may even want...
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    2 restaurants operating illegally (albeit outside...

    2 restaurants operating illegally (albeit outside but that's not legal at this point either), and seemingly a massage chain (!), everyone is out and about, me to to go to a plant nursery (legal and...
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    I saw some relevance because policy affects...

    I saw some relevance because policy affects personal financial decisions, the ACA (and healthcare), social security, and so on and on. I saw the relevance as it affects environmental policy (which...
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    The sheets I use most often are low 200 something...

    The sheets I use most often are low 200 something thread count, they aren't pilly and I've had them for years, but like I said they weren't cheap, so don't qualify as bedding that isn't insanely over...
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    yes, 10 months of that and well this novel...

    yes, 10 months of that and well this novel coronavirus has lost all it's novelty. If it were a novel, it would be War and Peace. You get the drift.
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    I don't think one needs high thread count, in...

    I don't think one needs high thread count, in fact in a climate that is more often warm than cold it's better not to, as lower thread count sheets run cooler though possibly less durable. That said...
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    Less than you would think. So I save money in...

    Less than you would think. So I save money in gas not commuting to work. But that is largely made up for in increased electricity bills for heating and cooling and lights and computer being that...
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    Restaurants and bars are closed for all but take...

    Restaurants and bars are closed for all but take out (and who does take out from a bar), and personal services like barbers are closed, some may be operating illegally, well I know some are but I...
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    I vote for no more posts about masks or other...

    I vote for no more posts about masks or other misinformation about a fricken *pandemic*.
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    I feel a bit sad for those like pinkytoe dealing...

    I feel a bit sad for those like pinkytoe dealing with it. My bf is not a Trump supporter and not far right nor right.
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    Well it is still being given under emergency use...

    Well it is still being given under emergency use authorization, so there is that, but apparently the bureaucracy is such that it would take a couple years to approve otherwise at which point it truly...
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    He could not run again. That is a real benefit. ...

    He could not run again. That is a real benefit. They should impeach.
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    If there was any such agenda there could not...

    If there was any such agenda there could not possibly be now given who they seem to be getting money from (huge entities like Amazon, Dem party entities and this is not Marxist by any shared...
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