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    And let's not forget that all this temp and...

    And let's not forget that all this temp and contract and part-time work has no benefits attached. No paid sick days, no paid vacation, no paid holidays, no health insurance, no pension or 401(k).
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    ApatheticNoMore--I was laid off in 2010. Spent...

    ApatheticNoMore--I was laid off in 2010. Spent the next two and a half years as my father's primary caregiver, as he broke his hip two weeks after I was laid off. Then tried to get a job. Ha!

    I...
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    Not rebuild in which areas? Hurricanes hit the...

    Not rebuild in which areas? Hurricanes hit the entire east coast of the US. To rebuild in areas not usually hit by hurricanes, we would have to abandon every inch of shoreline, and for miles inland....
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    In the 60s and 70s, when my dad was stationed...

    In the 60s and 70s, when my dad was stationed overseas, the Sears catalog was one of our lifelines back to the States. The PXs on base catered mostly to the military, so getting clothing and shoes...
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    It is the Family and Medical Leave Act. It...

    It is the Family and Medical Leave Act. It applies to any employee who might have a serious illness that prevents them from working, as well as employees who need to take time off to care for a...
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    My dad always paid cash for his cars. He would...

    My dad always paid cash for his cars. He would buy a new car, take care of it well, and drive it for about 10 years. Every time he bought a new car, he started a savings account for the next car, and...
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    I wear silk longjohns. Which sounds very...

    I wear silk longjohns. Which sounds very expensive and impractical, but really isn't. They are a knitted silk and can be machine washed and dried. They add no bulk and are nice and slippery so your...
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    Karen Scott is a Macy's brand. I just checked...

    Karen Scott is a Macy's brand. I just checked their website and they have a lot of capri pants leftover from the summer at less than $10 on clearance, and the regular length sweatpants and fleece...
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    Well, it is possible that the cell phone thing...

    Well, it is possible that the cell phone thing isn’t the real reason. So many women in the US have been brought up to be nice and never hurt anyone’s feelings that there could very likely be a...
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    Land's End makes Sport Knit Corduroy Pants. They...

    Land's End makes Sport Knit Corduroy Pants. They are knit, mostly cotton, have pockets and no drawstring. They are usually around $40.00, but Land's End is having a sale through the end of the month...
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    Well, spending time on the bike getting to where...

    Well, spending time on the bike getting to where she can climb takes time away from rock climbing, and the rock climbing is her goal, not bike riding. And it might be difficult (although not...
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    I cannot speak to your self-confidence. ...

    I cannot speak to your self-confidence.

    However, someone else, with self-confidence, might have a different opinion of dating a serious runner. They might think, "Humm. She has a restrictive diet...
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    That's an interesting assumption. It is...

    That's an interesting assumption.

    It is possible that some women simply do not want a relationship with a man who looks down on them for having a cellphone and who calls them cyborgs and...
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    The only one who can answer that question is the...

    The only one who can answer that question is the woman you are interested in dating. Although I agree that cellphones should not be used while driving.



    The use of the term "Cellulite" implies...
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    I would have to say that Mitch McConnell had some...

    I would have to say that Mitch McConnell had some small role to play in this whole mess. Had he allowed Merrick Garland a hearing, we might be in a different place today.

    Blaming all of this on...
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    Well, all I can say is that if you want to add...

    Well, all I can say is that if you want to add yet another qualification to your pretty long list of "must-haves" in a potential girlfriend, please go right ahead. It will save lots of women the...
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    I just have this feeling that he will promote his...

    I just have this feeling that he will promote his religious agenda under the guise of "bringing back traditional values." Those values are traditional for a specific subset of Americans, and I for...
  18. That feeling that "I'm going to die and really...

    That feeling that "I'm going to die and really that might be a good thing given how yucky I feel" is how I tell the flu from a cold.

    I get the flu shot, mostly because I have a nephew who has a...
  19. I am reminded of a story one of my brothers told...

    I am reminded of a story one of my brothers told me.

    He was in a Muslim-majority country, at a university, taking a summer-long intensive course in that country's language. His classmates were a...
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    Much as I disagree with many of the polices of...

    Much as I disagree with many of the polices of the current occupant of the White House, I have come to the reluctant conclusion that impeachment is not a good idea. I fear that impeachment, or even...
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    Ask A Manager had a letter about this issue not...

    Ask A Manager had a letter about this issue not long ago: https://www.askamanager.org/2018/08/my-coworker-is-hiding-a-dui-from-our-employer-no-one-at-work-noticed-my-haircut-and-more.html

    It's...
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    I would stick to complimenting all co-workers on...

    I would stick to complimenting all co-workers on their work, whenever they accomplish something, or even just getting something done in a short amount of time.

    Then, when put on the spot as in...
  23. I was not referring to modern graffitti, but the...

    I was not referring to modern graffitti, but the graffiti of hundreds of years ago, which was the social media of its time. And a certain percentage of the US population does indeed believe every...
  24. No, I don't want to live that way. My point...

    No, I don't want to live that way.

    My point was that there is a significant number of women for whom #timeup is becoming #Iamfedup. If the current system of police and courts continues to fail...
  25. So I just stumbled across an article from the...

    So I just stumbled across an article from the BBC, which addresses many of these issues--why victims remember some but not all details, the delay in reporting. It's an interesting read:...
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