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JeremiahKassin 11 points ago +11 / -0

To be fair, having nobody in charge is better than what we currently have.

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JeremiahKassin 1 point ago +1 / -0

If that's how you want to read my words.

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JeremiahKassin 7 points ago +7 / -0

Krav Maga Macaw, which you probably don't realize is named for an Israeli martial art.

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JeremiahKassin 2 points ago +2 / -0

So, ten days to cut off your dick or breasts? Is that what I'm reading?

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JeremiahKassin 16 points ago +16 / -0

It is. You're not going to get it unless it's sexually transmitted or through a blood transfusion. So, basically, don't have sex with random strangers, and don't share needles.

I've never once had to worry about HIV. Why would I worry about this?

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JeremiahKassin 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not unless there's a sperm thief about.

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JeremiahKassin 2 points ago +2 / -0

Just because one or two commodities are relatively cheaper doesn't mean the overall cost of living hasn't gone up. In 04 rent was a third of what it is now, in most places.

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JeremiahKassin 1 point ago +1 / -0

And? Just because the price of one good hasn't changed, that means the cost of living hasn't risen across the board? You sound like a good applicant to be Biden's new press secretary.

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JeremiahKassin 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's still going to be seriously ugly to live through.

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JeremiahKassin 1 point ago +1 / -0

Both can be true, as long as the government keeps changing the metrics tracking inflation

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JeremiahKassin 4 points ago +4 / -0

After the police kicked out the people whose sole responsibility was to ensure there wasn't cheating.

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JeremiahKassin 2 points ago +2 / -0

I wonder how much different things would be if everyone realized just how hard the value of the dollar is really plummeting. Their 40k/year pensions are probably going to be just enough to get them a spot in line at the soup kitchen by the time they retire.

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JeremiahKassin 1 point ago +1 / -0

Feel some sympathy for people complaining about these kids today. They don't realize that against the real value of currency, on average and with notable exceptions, they've probably never had a significant raise in their entire lives.

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JeremiahKassin 10 points ago +10 / -0

Absolutely not! That kind of game-playing is part of what got us here. End immigration for at least a solid decade, bring back manufacturing, and put tariffs on foreign trade. Drop taxes altogether. The government can fund itself by printing money, and put tight regulations on that. End the Fed. Bind the dollar to a real world commodity. If we do all that, we'll have a painful, temporary economic dip, but in the long run the economy will be stronger for it.

Also, restore copyright and patent laws to their original dimensions, and pass right-to-repair legislation.

Like a body warming by the fire, take care of the core, and the extremities will warm themselves. The real value of wages will rise on it's own.

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JeremiahKassin 6 points ago +6 / -0

Oh, that's funny. As if our wages are going to go up, just because there's inflation! Thanks for the laugh.

Wages haven't increased against inflation for something like 70 years.

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JeremiahKassin 26 points ago +26 / -0

Sure. So did I. But I don't get why people play these games, as if inflation weren't happening. If wages were actually keeping up with real-world inflation, let's say, for instance, the value of silver, the 33¢ my father made picking strawberries on a neighbor's farm as a kid would be around $14 an hour today. And that was childhood farm labor, exempt from minimum wage, which was $1.15 at the time. Using the value of silver, which was what was backing the currency at the time, the minimum wage's real value was about $40 an hour.

We've been screwed hard.

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JeremiahKassin 9 points ago +11 / -2

Yeah, but when you made $3.35, money still had some value. Even according to official inflation rates, which we all know are garbage, like Biden's turkey hot dog barbeque, your $3.35 would be more like $10-11 today.

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JeremiahKassin 3 points ago +3 / -0

'84, here. I can still remember when they called us "Generation Y."

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JeremiahKassin 1 point ago +1 / -0

You must be a younger millennial.

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JeremiahKassin 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's a fuzzy line. I've heard us called X-ennials before. We don't quite fit in either group. I've always associated more with the traits of Gen X, though. Disaffected. Cynical. Race blind. But most X-ers came of age when the machine was still running. I can't say the same.

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JeremiahKassin 6 points ago +6 / -0

That really depends on your industry, though.

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