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0815 3 points ago +3 / -0

Always double tap.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

Liberal policy guide my ass. You are welcome to operate your own free speech platform and I will nicely call you out violating my free speech when I promote CP or the burning of specific churches etc. In my posts and you will erase my posts as fast as you can and will ban me. Welcome to reality. And by the way, we are not deaf. You can deactivate your CAPS LOCK.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

I do not provide a public free speech platform. I provide a platform to discuss specific hobby topics in a civilized manner. That's why only members can post. If you become a member, you accept the terms and conditions. Membership is provided free of charge. If you violate the terms and conditions you will be moderated. The public is always set to: read only. I am not stiffling your right to free speech. You can go out on the street and say whatever you like. If you think you can graffiti your speech on my wall, it will be painted over. On my online property, I pay for, you will follow the rules I make. You can pay for your own online property if you don't like it.

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0815 2 points ago +2 / -0

That depends solely what kind of platform you are on. I operate a hobby forum and discussions are to be held on topic and in a clean manner, because of kids. It is like you come to my house to discuss a topic. If you violate the house rules of discussion you acknowledged before you got in, you are out. You can shout all you want and say what you want outside my property.

If you own a site you are at least partially liable that its content is lawful.

That's why a lot of newspapers only allow comments from subscribers, because as publishers they are liable.

Now, for ISP or hosting providers to limit your ability to post content in the public square (= internet) or prevent sharing links in messages between parties is a complete different story and the question is then: who owns the internet?

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0815 3 points ago +3 / -0

The www in its beginning was expensive. Storage and data capacities were limited or you had to limit them. That also limited the people who accessed it. I remember the unbelievable quality of posts in early hobby forums. People knew how to use the search functions. When internet flat rates started, soon after the quality started to suffer. The porn proliferation and the pirated music proliferation began. It destroyed large swath of the 90ies underground music labels. When google first came on the scene, their search results were good or better than others. Now, their search results are biased and "tailored" to your AI perceived interests/behavior.

Essentially, no longer a "neutral" search, but taylored and biased marketing.
Sanitized is not true, because 80% is garbage/filth now. Dumbed down and fully commercialized is the better term imho.

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0815 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol, if the protesters really were looking for a fight, they would have wiped out this thin police line. It will come to this real soon.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

Take a look to Germany how this is working: it doesn't..... and they doubled the renewables to about 10%. They don't mention they import a bunch of nuclear from France and in a grey and windless period had to rely on coal again. It is super expensive to keep coal fired plants on standby. The price per kWh doubled,too. Price up, reliability down. Technical inept ideolugues drive policies....

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

Where did we see a weekend in a beach house with a puppet before?

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0815 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well, federal minimum wage is still $7.25/hour in most places. In other states it may be more, but no one owes you a living wage as an employee. I know that our field crews make more than that. They start around $17/hour I guess and the same for Technicians (drafter). They top out at around $28, when they have around 10+ years experience. And these are not salaried positions, but hourly. Starting wage in manufacturing is around $18 here as well. You can be a shift manager at McD for $19/hour according to their signs. I would look into a career change....

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

Violence almost always decided history....

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

Step 2 is for you and step 4 for your country. So you invest in non-patriot funds and then spend your absolutely necessary spending on US products if possible. If you follow step 2, there won't be an opportunity to do 4 pretty fast. Step 2 will kill the US companies you want to buy from in 4, because of lack of investment. Your ETFs will predominantly invest in "non patriot" companies, because they provide the biggest yields.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

Works on my cell phone. For example "241" brings the India things right up.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

So, are you an independent contractor working for yourself or are you an employee of a contractor which works for Telecom companies? Big difference. If the latter, look for greener pastures and then quit with a big smile on your face. Your wife can find work as a server anywhere right now. Companies pay now to get qualifications and certificates (like they always should have).

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

You went to college for drafting? It makes no sense to work as an independent contractor and making barely above min. wage. How can you be a contractor (which is self employed) and only work for one company? A non-competition agreement? This is BS. A contractor is independent. He should be able to work for anybody. You may not use the software of the telecom company for other work, but I would look into mechanical engineering and electrical drafting and would raise my rates to $75+/hour as an independent contractor. Otherwise tell them to get lost. And if you are in a blue shithole city, get out asap. Crane operators, etc. make more. Heavy eqipment operators make more. Industrial workers make 50k+ to start with, why would you look for government work?

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0815 3 points ago +3 / -0

I was just curious. There are lots of people who psychologically cannot walk away and ruin their lives in the process. If this comes from the county, it must be fought in the county.

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0815 7 points ago +7 / -0

What chance do you see that your restaurant will survive this winter? It makes little sense to try to stay open loosing $$$. The local government is an uncalculatable risk factor and you can't find suitable labor. I hope you set up your debt through an LLC. Declare bankruptcy and walk away. Let the banks deal with real estate no one wants to buy. Or just do catering gigs, you may be busier there than dealing with indoor dining rules.

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0815 1 point ago +1 / -0

Look for a semi-rural county in a red state with a milder climate (longer growing season). Not too hot, not too cold, low real estate prices, state real estate tax limits etc. Every county has at least one high school, or closer to some middle center cities, there are private or Christian schools. As an example, one of our architects from Philadelphia makes the same $$$ here, but pays $500 a month less for an apartment that is twice+ his old apartmen's size. Starting hourly wage at a freaking gas station is $12 now, MFG pays around $18 starting. Always look for foreclosures etc. Great moneysaver.

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0815 7 points ago +7 / -0

Are you living in a blue state? Get into a red one asap. Europe is lost. No spirit to fight. Even though Bulgaria has sea access, it will have a hard time to stay self-sustainable. Without a major rearmament of the population, easy to politically coerce. Financially on the IV of the IMF or the ECB.

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