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I_Used_to_be_me 7 points ago +7 / -0

I feel like it was intentional, w/ Kanye knowing exactly what the headlines would be ("Kanye says he loves Hitler!!!!" etc etc), because, sure, he technically did say say whatever all the headlines are saying, and out of context, it looks bad... and then anyone who goes and listens to the interview, they'll hear him say right after it how all he's saying is that he "doesn't hate anyone" and just loves everyone/can't judge others because that's God's job, etc etc. He said something very uncontroversial in a controversial way. And, at least in my opinion, that was his intent. By getting the media to jump on this and react the way they are, it ends up pretty much demonstrating exactly what his point is

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yea possibly, he’s been really good so far, but it also hasn’t been that long

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I_Used_to_be_me 0 points ago +1 / -1

Yea, that’s not what was said, though. The point was you should be able to invest the money yourself, without* the gov’t stealing it from you for SS. You’re so wise, im sure you can do the math on what your ROI would have been had you been allowed to invest all money taken from you for SS and how much earlier you’d have been able to retire.

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Appreciate the tip, I’ll definitely look into them both. I love making bread but have never used a bread maker (just oven); and pasta I’ve admittedly always been too lazy to try even though I know how much better it is when homemade

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Oh that’s awesome!! And yeah if you’re already doing that, than grinding coffee certainly won’t be any trouble for you. It’ll definitely be worth it, and it can be fun too, trying out different roasts/bean origins, etc, figuring out the best grind for your tastes (and if you end up deciding to do manual pour over, just experimenting and playing around with different methods. That’s definitely hitting more of “hobbyist” level though and totally understand if someone would rather just put it in an auto coffee maker and press ‘start’)

Always happy to answer any questions too if you ever have any

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

For sure. Dunks is tolerable for me, might just be that I grew up in an area where you can throw a stone in any direction and hit a DD (or 2) lol and will for sure beat out any canned store bought, but also obviously lots of much better stuff out there too. Though even dunkins, I would bet, you’d find tastes way better if you ground it right before brewing (and I do think they sell whole bean as an option).

It really depends how important it is to you though honestly. I’m just a big coffee drinker (not measured by amount - just a big cup in the morning, sometimes one after lunch. But it’s almost ritualistic for my mornings). To me, the initial investment (in things like the grinder, eventually getting a legitimate roaster, etc) was worth it just for that alone, but it also does end up being cheaper in the long run to.

So it was a win-win for me, whereas others really just don’t care enough and can’t be bothered, which I also completely understand.

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I_Used_to_be_me 3 points ago +3 / -0

I always was told to take chelated magnesium I think? All I know is I feel way better after adding that, vit D, and a few other things (mostly just some herbal stuff for nerves) to my daily routine

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

The White House has come out to claim this is false and not what Joe Biden meant

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yea I’m not doing that, and probably just not gonna claim anything else now either (outside of my salary) as a direct result ::shrug::

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yea the constant freak outs are what finally got me to check him out. First when Elijah Schaffer hosted him a couple years ago maybe? Idk, just don’t see the appeal I guess but also don’t really care, if others are into it then w/e

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I_Used_to_be_me 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yup, and just from a business history perspective (actually wrote a paper on this years ago for a business history class), slavery would have ended anyway naturally as a natural force of industrialization. As agrarian south was overtaken by industrialization, even pre civil war, factory managers operated in free-wage (paid) labor, but preferred slaves to their northern laborer free-wage counterparts — so they’d pay plantation owners in their offseason to “rent” the slaves even at a premium/costing more (which they’d have preferred to simply pay directly. Ownership was a huge inconvenience for them, but so was paying their plantation masters to rent their labor).

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

I used to pay my landlord through Venmo. So he’s getting taxed with his new tenants now for that? And my wife transfers me half the mortgage each month through Venmo… they can try and tax me all they want for that, they’re insane if they think I’m claiming that as profit, reporting it, or doing anything at all with my wife’s half of mortgage (and escrowed property taxes) that she sends me

This is honestly how you finally push people to a tax revolt. If I’m doing something wrong by not claiming Venmo transactions, then I finally have the motivation to just not claim anything at all

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I_Used_to_be_me 17 points ago +18 / -1

I really don’t think so. And I kept an open mind and genuinely tried to like Nick Fuentes and appreciate his perspective, but he just comes across as an incredibly immature and hypocritical edgelord.

I also honestly don’t think a single human I interact with in daily life — who are all fairly politically aware — even know who Nick Fuentes is

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I_Used_to_be_me 7 points ago +7 / -0

Yup. Took me a while to admit this. Always recognized Woodrow Wilson as our biggest mistake, but took me forever to admit that Lincoln built the foundation that allowed Wilson to turn the federal govt into the corporate commie incestuous whatever-you-wanna-call-it political structure we have today in the first place.

I still struggle to concede he foresaw what would come — maybe he genuinely believed in what he was doing and projected himself onto all future leaders (meaning, he couldn’t ever imagine people abusing the power he let into the federal gov), but who knows.

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

He’s super intelligent - too much for his own good, and I think that’s half the issue. He needs as much attention and stimulation as a dog, and he’s incredibly territorial (he’ll spend forever scratching at nothing on the litter box, he’ll follow our female around anytime she tries to eat or go to the bathroom, etc. I feel so bad because she’s the sweetest thing and genuinely traumatized by him. We’re also about to — God willing — be bringing our first born home within the next few days and am a bit worried how he’ll react to the new addition lol).

Oh, and to answer your question: no, not a maine coon, just a big orange jerk (tabby I presume but I’m sure he’s got other breeds in there). He’s just naturally massive, too. Like, he is overweight, but not by that much apparently. You can feel the muscles in his chest, it’s pretty crazy.

But yea, he sets the rules. He finds plastic to chew on to either wake us up or annoy us when he wants to be fed. If he’s low on food, he won’t touch it but instead try and get us to give him more because he gets anxiety from an empty bowl. Also, deep down, he’s a big giant ham and scaredy cat (we’ll joke sometimes when he’s trying to boss the other around about how he cries any times he’s in the car, even wets himself sometimes, while the other cat is perfectly content)

Edit - and that’s funny, that’s exactly what I did with my cat (holding him and talking to him while staring him down), except he got the nerve to strike back and gave me a good slice across my eye (hooked the lid, damn close to actual eyeball haha). The way I reacted to that, however, and he’s never physically challenged me since (but does definitely still play the mental games) — he’ll run away tail-tucked now anytime he knows I’m upset at him and stand up lol

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I_Used_to_be_me 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’m actually this way too, more just because I’m kind of a cat whisperer lol (idk, it’s strange but true — will go to strangers’ house and get a kitty purring on my lap when they’re like “huh, weird. S/he usually hates everyone but jumped right on you); but my wife and I also have a huge 25lb cat that’s kinda neurotic so sometimes there’s no alternative to getting physical. He’s had my wife in situations where she was genuinely scared, and I have to go in and physically subdue him (usually an arm across the stomach while pushed against a wall does it. Sounds mean but it does no harm and it’s genuinely the only way to get him to stop).

They sense fear - when he gets like this, he’ll literally go after my wife, like… full force, brutal stuff. But the second I walk in he stops and arches his back, puffs up his tail and hisses while he’s kind of slowly backing off/thinking what to do (he’ll still attack me sometimes though). Cat still loves me, and usually prefers cuddles, he’s just… genuinely bipolar or something and he’s absolutely brutal sometimes with my wife (who he also usually loves), and our female cat (who he tried to get lovey with too sometimes but he’s caused her so much distress she won’t let him get anywhere near her).

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

It’s pretty bad, but really anything preground is. And I’m not saying you have to spend an arm and a leg, but everybody’s coffee would drastically improve if they just bought whole bean coffee and ground it right before brewing.

That said, before I had a grinder, I recall even then feeling similarly, but always found chock full o nuts to be at least halfway decent for cheap, preground canned stuff.

I just roast it myself now. Cheaper than even Costco and will beat out any cup almost anywhere on the planet. Coffee taste is all about freshness (once roasted, generally 2-5 weeks before staling. Once ground, ~15-60 minutes before staling).

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I_Used_to_be_me 8 points ago +8 / -0

Can’t and won’t work unless you put each other first, above all else. It doesn’t mean you disrespect or go against your parents or anything, it’s just setting proper priorities. If there’s a disagreement between spouse and parents, how could a marriage possibly work if you take your parents’ side and don’t defend your wife/husband?

Same goes for when you have kids. Just as many marriages today fall apart because spouses put the children first instead of each other. You can’t properly raise and take care of your children if you aren’t setting the example and prioritizing each other as spouses, first. By putting each other first, you are in turn setting yourself up to be as successful as possible to help others (from your parents, to your children, to anybody else).

You are with your parents until done being raised, and with your children until they are done being raised. You are with your spouse for life.

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Honestly anything that’s a burr grinder should do the job well (they are pricier than regular blade grinders, though). I have a Baratza Encore I can recommend that I’ve had for about 7 years, but there are cheaper electric ones (I’ve had good luck with “Oxo” brand, which look to be on sale right now, but I’ve never specifically used their grinder), and the manual ones are also actually really good, just… inconvenient (you’ll get tired of it pretty quickly)

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Honestly you should be able to get a decent cup for really no more money, even if you aren’t buying the greatest beans. There’s a few brands that sell whole bean on Amazon cheap that are actually pretty good (Don Pablo was one I can think of off the top of my head. If you buy 5 lbs at a time I think it was usually around 6 a lb or so).

Anyway, good luck with all the financial stuff. I can’t say I identify with the SS stuff (yet) but I can certainly understand difficult times, employers screwing around, etc

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I_Used_to_be_me 3 points ago +3 / -0

I was a homeless heroin addict with nothing to live for and the same mindset about a decade ago. It took finally having nothing before I was able to fully start over. To have myself and my foundations totally rocked to the point of total destruction, that I was able to rebuild myself from the ground-up into a much better person.

I don’t regret a thing. Being that low was the only way I’d have ever been able to recognize and acknowledge (and therefor change) all the things that needed changing

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I_Used_to_be_me 5 points ago +5 / -0

This is exactly as I recall it. He shared his own experience — which was him being abused by an older man when he was a minor [a common theme] — and that being a keystone moment in recognizing his identity as a fag. He’s since [claimed] to be “recovering” (basically likens it to addiction) and concedes it was a life of sin

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yea I set it really high when I do French press- really good burr grinder, too. It’s just a matter of the filter (the paper in pour over pulls out additional oils that a French press doesn’t. They aren’t bad or anything, but for w/e reason they really agitate me)

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

I have signal but honestly never used it. I’ve heard both good and bad things from various people and just never really investigated myself for w/e reason

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