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  1. Thread: Value

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    Well I bought an Ikea desk and had it delivered...

    Well I bought an Ikea desk and had it delivered at the start of the pandemic when stores were closing for lock down in March, and I was scared of going to them anyway, for working from home which was...
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    I don't complain about "winter" here (though I am...

    I don't complain about "winter" here (though I am using the heater some last couple days). But I'm as weary of coronavirus as this.

    One might have to risk some exposure to earn money but that's...
  3. Sure, I'd circle back in case it was a legitimate...

    Sure, I'd circle back in case it was a legitimate misunderstanding. I once had a large company flake on the first phone interview and apologize, then reschedule and flake on that phone interview and...
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    If the bear isn't being eaten, and bear...

    If the bear isn't being eaten, and bear populations do not need managing, I can't see how killing the bear isn't even more gratuitous than going to megalomart and buying some beef to make burgers.
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    My bf will eat whatever I cook pretty much. ...

    My bf will eat whatever I cook pretty much. That's the thing don't turn down a free cook!!! (unless they are a horrible cook I guess).

    Sometimes that includes meat, sometimes it's lentil soup (a...
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    Are they going to eat the bear? If not I think...

    Are they going to eat the bear? If not I think discoursing on hunting for food is a bit off the point, if they aren't eating it, how is that relevant?

    Yes I think it's fine to kill what you will...
  7. Thread: Value

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    I'm picky like Tybee in that I like things to be...

    I'm picky like Tybee in that I like things to be exactly what I want, so picky yes. But since covid I'm pretty uninterested in buying anything, it was a complete push in that direction, but when I...
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    Those same states were probably in constant...

    Those same states were probably in constant lawsuits with the Trump admin to keep their environmental regulation, CA has been. Noone faults such states for when they aim for better environmental...
  9. Thread: Value

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    - healthy organic food, but I don't need to spend...

    - healthy organic food, but I don't need to spend even more, I'm already spendy
    - I suppose if it's within reason (aka employer provided, because it's not within reason outside of that) I'll...
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    I believe the argument is that with the U.S. in...

    I believe the argument is that with the U.S. in the agreement there would be more pressure for other states to comply and so therefore performance of other states without the U.S. in the agreement is...
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    I believe the U.S. is higher though. It's...

    I believe the U.S. is higher though.

    It's what has never made sense in the "be like Sweden" thing, we already have more deaths per capita in the U.S., possibly more cases, does anyone think we...
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    I don't think anyone could point to a single...

    I don't think anyone could point to a single country where just protecting old people has worked, but I am all ears. Because it's seeming like what part of does not work don't you understand? In...
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    yes his mother, out of wedlock, old b*st*rd that...

    yes his mother, out of wedlock, old b*st*rd that my dad was :). And who my dad's father was maybe noone knows or noone tells if they do, he disappeared I suppose. She had no more kids and didn't...
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    what would be the point? Though some people...

    what would be the point? Though some people manage to lose weight through this or that diet or exercise or whatever of course, there is no successful intervention that works on a large scale. Diets...
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    I found out recently through mere family history...

    I found out recently through mere family history tracing on Ancestry (not DNA) that my aunt was my grandmother. I knew this person and saw them fairly regularly growing up as they were local, but...
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    Orientation could be taken to mean it's hard and...

    Orientation could be taken to mean it's hard and fast, this is no doubt true for many people, and maybe not true for everyone. So it really is up about "correct" verbiage



    No it doesn't make...
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    that's your interpretation, that it's about...

    that's your interpretation, that it's about boredom, although all i can recall is you whining about not being able to buy clothing and shoes during lockdown.

    It's about basic human needs. That...
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    Buying a roast chicken, making tacos (maybe with...

    Buying a roast chicken, making tacos (maybe with the roast chicken or other chicken or beef), making pita sandwiches (maybe with the roast chicken, maybe lamb). Ok these seem like cheats as they are...
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    People getting lax about distancing or whatever...

    People getting lax about distancing or whatever probably has little to do with masks and more to do with we're on month one million or something of this thing now.

    It's not even conscious, there...
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    If we live with it for years it will be with a...

    If we live with it for years it will be with a depressed economy, because noone needs to go to an indoor sit down restaurant, a bar (though some 20 somethings will do it, and well alcoholics of all...
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    The problem is much of the western world doesn't...

    The problem is much of the western world doesn't know how, or perhaps it would be much more accurate to say isn't capable, of dealing with the virus. Europe is a mess now again too. As for western...
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    There is no escape from judicial activism with a...

    There is no escape from judicial activism with a court that has power it shouldn't have, that should be in elected representatives.

    To throw out the ACA, ridiculous, the supreme court never...
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    or foolishness, for not investing better and why...

    or foolishness, for not investing better and why not, the same foolishness we would accuse people of when their job is outsourced etc, should have planned better is the usual response.

    I mean...
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    8.5% of income (as if that was a fixed...

    8.5% of income (as if that was a fixed predictable thing - the whole idea is badly thought out) for premiums in plans with high deductibles where one still might not be able to afford to see a doctor...
  25. I may be getting less risk adverse just because I...

    I may be getting less risk adverse just because I need money, risks and returns. Not right now mind you, I can live off my paycheck. Just I've been investing since 30 and it's disappointing.


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