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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yup that's what I heard as well - I also found a great site that has ALL this inifo, and also offers free/graded practice tests for each level but I forget the name. There was also one particular channel, but alas, I forget that name too lol. If anyone reading this is interested in either (video channel, or info/practice test website) just lmk and I'll try and dig 'em up

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yep you do need a license (there’s 3 tiers) in order to communicate with it, but you can still buy one and use it to listen if you’d like without a license (I’ve been looking into it recently and going to take the test somewhat soon to get licensed. I don’t know a ton, but I watched a few videos and apparently everyone recommends just getting the Baofeng (allegedly all the other brand are just rebranded Baofeng for more money). Seems like a fun hobby even if I don’t ever end up needing it for something more serious

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I_Used_to_be_me 4 points ago +4 / -0

Agreed. Until men are afforded the same rights and treated equally as women (and all the nonbinary notcis panqueerdom genders) here in the states, I agree, we don't have equality. Why can't they just admit to their privilege? Is it vagina-guilt or something? End the matriarchy and toxic feminism! Literally the ONLY thing that remains patriarchal today is the fact that kids tend to take their father's last names (which are becoming more and more hyphenated anyway)

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

It may be about to hit pharmacists too. My father recently retired because of all this crap, and he’s gotten calls from 3 different pharmacies in the last month begging him to come back for double pay (and he already made a lot). But every time they tell him the vax is required and he tells them to fuck off.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they cave eventually too, because it’s clear they’re hurting really bad if they’re offering to pay him double to come back part time while still keeping his pension payouts from previous employer

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yep we’re set with wildlife and fresh water up here in the mountains, and have enough farms that we don’t even need grocery stores anyway, but we also only have a few good months of growing so I make sure I have a metric shitton of emergency food, canned goods, rice/beans etc etc to last the winter

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

My grandfather’s been telling me this for *yeeeeaaaaarrrrrs,” and he’s far from a conspiracy theorist. Just a member of the greatest generation, was an engineer/army corp dealing mainly with communications (put up first radio towers in our state, etc), and said he along with many very reputable sources have known this since around the Korean War/shortly thereafter. He was even talking over HAM radios about this in the 80s lol

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Trump should consider being the leader/main advocate for the “parallel economy” movement. I’d trust him more than just about anybody to get something like that going. Naturally it has to be mostly grassroots, but there’s also going to still be a need for some major companies, something handling logistics, etc

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I_Used_to_be_me 3 points ago +3 / -0

We’ve been buying everything from the local farms since about April. Covers essentially everything (meat, dairy, veggies, fruit, and actually good snacks/not processed garbage). A few random things I do myself, like roasting my own coffee (since it’s just worth it). Only thing we use big box for is cat food, and even that I just started looking into how to make homemade/good cat foot (it’s mostly just all the meat we don’t eat, liver, innards, all that gross shit, ground up and mixed with shit like peas and pumpkin).

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I_Used_to_be_me 4 points ago +4 / -0

If/when we have kids, I’ll just use my PTO to take a week or so off. I never use it anyway and always have to start burning through 3 weeks at the end of the year anyway (use it or lose it/no rollover or payouts if unused). That actually reminds me, I’m gonna have to start taking some 3-4 day weekends - about that time of year.

My last job was great - all accrued hours just carried over, so when I quit/left for another job, I had something like 3.5 months worth of PTO - that was an awesome paycheck!

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah I hear you. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty I miss about the state, but the politics have just destroyed too much of it. I knew it while I was there, but at the same time, I didn’t really understand until I was living somewhere else.

All that said, we still take trips down often, sometimes just to get a decent meal haha. Never thought I’d miss the ease of being able to get a decent pizza so much!

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

My friend started that meme, no joke. Has a fake Facebook profile of a fake person that’s basically become a local public (troll) figure haha

Miss the food, friends and family, but otherwise I’m so glad I got outta RI. She was a nightmare (and I saw A LOT before her when I worked for the senate, but she was on a whole other level)

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

It is. Animal drugs (as in, sold at the pet store. Many drugs for animals are literally the exact same as for humans, filled at a pharmacy and all) aren’t always safe for humans - just do your research on the ingredients. But in this case, it’s basically the same, and completely safe for humans (source: father/pharmacist for almost 50 years). They have to make it clear it’s not for humans to cover their ass, especially since many people are too stupid to figure out the proper doses. But as long as you know how to administer a proper dose, it’s perfectly safe (or just as safe as pull ivermectin anyway, which is to say: very safe but obviously everyone is different)

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I_Used_to_be_me 3 points ago +3 / -0

Lol, yea my entire family called me "the cookie monster" when I was a kid haha. And the day after halloween (50% off candy) was my favorite holiday as a young adult lmao. I still don't really know how I cut it out because I didn't make a massive effort or anything - just gradually decreased my intake until I got to a point where eating sugary stuff made me feel awful.

I still like sweets though, don't get me wrong, but since it makes me feel crappy it isn't hard to avoid. I now just buy really expensive treats (local/high quality chocolate or whatever) and this helps me in a weird way.... I guess recognize it is a rare treat.

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

My dad's done this his entire life more just because of his work schedule. Didn't really eat until 1 absolutely massive meal around 8pm when he got home from work. Then, without any conscious effort, I started doing the same kind of just by accident. I wake up and have my coffee. VERY rarely I might have a small bowl of oatmeal or a granola bar, but it's hardly ever, and for the most part, I just eat dinner around 6pm now.

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I_Used_to_be_me 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's crazy how quickly you get used to it too honestly. I've never had weight issues — just... genetics and fast metabolism I guess (for instance, my grandfather ate what he wanted his entire life and remained thin and in shape, passed in his 90s. My dad's the same way today), so I've always been able to eat whatever I want without serious repercussions, but that's not exactly a good thing. Had no motivators to encourage me to eat healthy. Thankfully, I've always liked healthy food, veggies, etc., and tend to cook healthy... when I cook. But I also always ate tons of garbage, and because of how I grew up (heavy Italian culture), I was always eating tons of carbs (bread and pasta).

However, I've had unexplainable stomach issues my entire life. Nobody could figure out what it was, and they claimed it wasn't celiacs or anything. But about a year ago, I was talking to my wife about how I can't feel like this everyday anymore, and I'm starting to think it might be celiac or something related to carbs. My first instinct/words were "no way I'm giving up carbs, pasta/bread etc. I'd rather just keep eating and feel like this." But obviously I didn't want to feel like shit, and without even really realizing it, I cut back an absolutely massive amount on bread/pasta/flour-based carbs and began feeling a lot better.

These gradual decreases got me to a point where I could still eat this stuff, but not much - it's like a natural/built-in regulator developed, where I can eat a certain amount of bread, pasta, whatever, and then BOOM I'lll start feeling like shit. So, I'll still eat this stuff, but it's in very limited quantities now. What used to be a massive amount of pasta and bread with whatever else, is now a massive amount of 'whatever else' with a tiny amount/side-dish of pasta and maybe a half a piece of bread. It doesn't take willpower or anything, because my body just starts telling me stop when I need to stop because I start feeling so shitty. [I also tend to use either homemade pasta now, or use the protein pasta or the lentil-based pasta).

The hardest was cutting out sugar, because I've had such a sweet tooth since childhood (candy, cookies, cake, you name it), but pretty much the same thing happened there, too. I used to have no problem eating half a pack of oreos right before bed. Now, I really only have sugar by means of a small amount in my morning coffee, and I might occasionally have a small bit of dark chocolate or 2-3 oreos or something after dinner, but that's about it. It's not the perfect diet, but I've cut most of the junk out, and make sure I'm just eating REAL and not processed garbage - that's the real key. Remember the mention of my grandfather who ate whatever he wanted. He did, but he also didn't grow up with all this fake shit, so for him, eating what he wanted just meant he wasn't counting calories, if there was fat it's fine, used butter liberally, etc etc. Still not perfect, but again, it's at least real food

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I_Used_to_be_me 12 points ago +13 / -1

No, he immediately corrects it, and made note that he was getting this information just minutes before they went live. I'm watching the TimcastIRL episode right now, the exact quote is: "I've got a correction. The Crowder email was actually about a video from September 30th about a similar issue, not the most recent episode, but the email is from today."

[edit: it's right around the hour and 30 minutes mark for anyone interested/wanting to verify)

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

They’re also federal/Canadian border checkpoints; they’re allowed to do it within a fairly large distance (I think it’s 50 miles from the border, which is a pretty good amount of the state). I live here and have had no issues at all w/ police. More of a “better have a firearm because the response time is 40+ minutes” kinda state

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yup, that’s all they do. To be fair, seems both sides weaponized VAERS, but the fact is that it is a very trusted and useful system. Just need to know, and account for, it’s pros and cons when analyzing any data gathered from it

The left isn’t wrong in that the single entries aren’t necessary proof of anything, but nobody claimed they were and that’s not how VAERS works - it’s meant to find trends; provide a macro picture through a reporting system that offers useful data to identify problems and things that need more testing. Also, the longer it’s been around, the better data we have on how the system itself operates, it’s strengths and flaws, while also allowing comparative analyses from one vaccine to another.

Additionally, it’s not exactly true when they say “anyone can just enter whatever they like about it and lie.” That’s just not true; there is a protocol, and the vast majority of entries are submitted directly by the patient’s clinician. No, they don’t typically say and/or proof it was the vax on their own, but these don’t get submitted until a clinician has determined there is a strong likelihood of an association between whatever they came in for and the vax.

And then of course we have what everyone else is pointing out, which is that these typically go wayyyyyyy underreported. So even if a massive percent of the reports are not actually associated with the vaccine, we also know there should be such a massive amount more of submissions. With all this data, it isn’t difficult to find the major trends, regardless of any of VAERS flaws

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I_Used_to_be_me 13 points ago +13 / -0

This is exactly it. My ol man’s a pharmacist and been dealing with pharmaceutical companies, they’re reps, seminars, “training,” and vaccine sessions, etc etc for almost 50 years, and that was the immediate tell to him. There’s just absolutely no way any new drug — Especially one as novel as this using mRNA/an entirely new mechanism — Can go through all the necessary trials and get approved this quickly - especially when the intent is to get it into everyone as quickly as possible!!

Now, I’m far from an expert in this/pharmaceuticals, and my skepticism came more from being in a data-driven position in a public health related field where I also work with tons of doctors. That said, I also recall a biotechnology class I took years ago, Professor was also some top scientist at a fairly large pharma company, and the main takeaway I got was how difficult the approval process is, which is why new drugs are typically so expensive because the patent approval starts on day 1. My numbers will be slightly off, but it was something like the average drug took 6-8 years for all studies, trials etc before getting approval, which eats up close to half the patent length (once expired, genetics can be made by other companies, cost drops), and we’re shooting everyone up with this in like a year’s time

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Oh no doubt that the wealthiest of them all bankrolled basically every Communist/marxist movement/government/policy/institution, etc., but was more pointing out that these wealthy elites that did this, very often seem to be descended from wealthy elites that were, while equally as bad, at least genuine capitalists. And for whatever reason, growing up with that kind of money seemed to push every younger generation in those families towards communism

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

Right! My hunch is that, at least with a lot of them, they came from Old Money, and their ancestors were capitalists (both in ideology and in practice). So they grew up being absolutely loaded, and part of the international elite. It's my assertion (without any proof, so just speculating) that they grew up comfortable/without any wants, with huge inheritances, connected to the children of other global elites, and well-educated but completely detached from reality.

I think this kind of scenario lends oneself to thinking communism is a great idea, especially since I grew up kind of... idk, slightly upper-middle class, but surrounded by wealthy friends (basically, we weren't poor at all, just kind of normal/slightly above average, but we were by far also the poorest in my neighborhood/schoool), so I saw how these kinds of kids grew up, and they're all socialists/commies now in adulthood (granted, they didn't come from the level of money as these people, but it's similar enough I think)

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I_Used_to_be_me 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yup - so there's two co-founders (both "interesting") - forgive the wiki links, but it's the easiest way to grab background like this.

So, first cofounder = Marc Bernays Randolph (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Randolph)

From his wiki: "One of Randolph’s paternal great-granduncles was psychoanalysis pioneer Sigmund Freud. Another paternal great-uncle of Randolph was Edward Bernays, an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda."

And the other cofounder is Reed Hastings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Hastings ) whose maternal great-grandfather was Alfred Lee Loomis (also worth looking into) - Hastings has also been a director and/or on the board of both Facebook and Microsoft

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I_Used_to_be_me 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yup, and last 2 Chappelle specials are good examples of the inverse. The only purpose critics serve now is that I know a movie is good if they start slamming something that has a decent audience score (I tend to just use IMDB now, since it's more user-centric for ratings, but even that's compromised now. Used to be a quick glance at the score was all you needed, and anything above a 7.0 was typically good, but now you actually have to read some of the reviews to actually get a realistic idea)

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