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  1. It is used by landlords to approve a tenant, and...

    It is used by landlords to approve a tenant, and that's completely legal AFAIK. Credit rating can be used for auto insurance in most state except the practice is banned here in California and also in...
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    I don't know that I worry worry. I worry about...

    I don't know that I worry worry. I worry about job loss since it can take a year to get a new job, but that doesn't mean it's an immediate worry (and I have a year in emergency funds, but I don't...
  3. No presidential election is going to be...

    No presidential election is going to be determined by how someone in California votes, the state will go for Biden no matter what. If I want to send an anti-Trump message I may vote Biden (quite...
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    It's incredibly hard to keep track of Easter and...

    It's incredibly hard to keep track of Easter and why it changes and so on either. So I asked my partner "why is Easter always on wildly different days? (months apart even)" as they went to catholic...
  5. My mom was a engineer. She was able to do part...

    My mom was a engineer. She was able to do part time for some caretaking but she quit working after her second kid (she was in her 40s by then, so had done 20+ years in the workforce). My...
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    no, never, not without another job lined up and...

    no, never, not without another job lined up and even then giving 2 weeks notice. Now there have probably been jobs I would have been better off if I walked off, an abusive one comes to mind. But...
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    Chicken or turkey sausages in a bun make a pretty...

    Chicken or turkey sausages in a bun make a pretty good hot dog alternative (I like the Applegate organics brand). So processed meat like that even when poultry isn't healthy, but we're talking maybe...
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    So I've almost always been salaried (was salaried...

    So I've almost always been salaried (was salaried non-exempt at one job, which is salaried but you get overtime pay after 40, I know most people don't understand that is a thing, but it actually is a...
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    The meat I could give up, I only eat red meat...

    The meat I could give up, I only eat red meat occasionally anyway, though I enjoy it when I do. But the cheese, I did not know about that part. That's hard.
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    My doctor prescribed vitamin D because of a...

    My doctor prescribed vitamin D because of a deficiency, so I'm taking the darn thing (and adding K2).

    But I don't really believe in vitamins all that much, kind of because I've taken a nutrition...
  11. Am I personally better off? What a bad question....

    Am I personally better off? What a bad question. What does this assume, endless narcissism and no interest in the broader world? One could be way worse off and hey that really sucks, but it doesn't...
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    It's a ridiculous conspiracy theory. If there...

    It's a ridiculous conspiracy theory. If there were really magic anti-Alzheimers/dementia drugs, do you really think we wouldn't know about them? It's on the level of the elite really have secret...
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    I've only ever been middle class really, not...

    I've only ever been middle class really, not poor. Did I live like I was poor when unemployed? Somewhat. But that's just what ANY sensible person would do if they don't have work unless they are...
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    she kept running on things like cutting social...

    she kept running on things like cutting social security, the 3rd rail, so how popular did anyone expect her to be? But Republicans should prefer her to Trump? Well look I don't think she's as bad...
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    Trump seems to have as much, if not more,...

    Trump seems to have as much, if not more, cognitive decline than Biden. Trump seems to keep referring to Biden as Obama (never mind referring to Nikki Halley as Nancy Pelosi). Does not know who is...
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    Who cares about status? I care about paying...

    Who cares about status? I care about paying bills, having an okayish standard of living, having savings, and being able to buy a few things I don't absolutely need because I want them. That...
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    I am middle class, currently, how I was raised...

    I am middle class, currently, how I was raised etc. It's not an ideological position, do I generally relate to middle class ways of being? In many ways no, I can go real hard on critiques of the...
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    I will consider a protest vote for Marianne...

    I will consider a protest vote for Marianne Williamson.

    California is not an open primary state for Republicans for the presidential race (it basically is for ALL OTHER races), no party...
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    I'd take the meds, but with plenty of...

    I'd take the meds, but with plenty of consultation with doctors first. Which meds? I don't know, but I think there are several options at this point specifically for osteoporosis, bisphosphonates...
  20. I 100% think those are very close to needs. A...

    I 100% think those are very close to needs. A way to get around locally (I didn't say to fly halfway across the planet, I said what I said) and sure if it's public transit so much the better, but a...
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    I'm the reverse, I've never owned a new car. ...

    I'm the reverse, I've never owned a new car.

    But the used car market lately has been pretty messed up with used cars costing as much or more than new. So buying right now, used doesn't seem such...
  22. I generally pay it off every month but after...

    I generally pay it off every month but after years of doing that I paid late last month (I think I got real confused about when bills were due because it was one of those 3 paychecks a month months,...
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    The problem is people (and yea the Trump admin)...

    The problem is people (and yea the Trump admin) kept pretending the drugs were effective long after ever accumulating evidence indicated they weren't. I suppose you could say there was a time it was...
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    the conspiracy theories that turned out correct...

    the conspiracy theories that turned out correct are stuff like covid is airborne, and it wasn't even conspiracy theorists pushing that, it was some scientists some journalists etc. (but granted the...
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    I'm all for lowering the social security and...

    I'm all for lowering the social security and medicare ages to 56/57. Seriously though that REALY should have happened by now with Medicare. But as long as we expect most people to work till 70 we...
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