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  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 28, 8:48am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

People need to work their way through college. I've done it TWICE!!!
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 28, 8:50am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

$50,000; Student loans

Christopher Ard. Systems analyst. New Orleans, LA.

“When I began working for FEMA after Hurricane Katrina, I enrolled in a public service loan forgiveness program where over time, after 10 years, your loans are forgiven. But then I called two years ago and they pretty much told me I wasn’t enrolled. … So basically I’ve had to start from scratch.”

In 10 years you should be able to pay off 50K in loans, no problem.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 28, 12:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

(Original tires all seem to wear out early for me)

It's not just you!
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 28, 12:59pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Why do new cars cost so much?

Emissions and safety regulations, most of these safety regulations are completely unnecessary.
Marketing departments requiring all new cars to have greater HP than performance of cars of 20-30 years ago.
Oversized rims
Way too much electronics and/or bells and whistles. Even things like power locks and windows are a waste of money, and only make your car less reliable. But you might not be able to buy a car without them both. Part of the issue here is that cars have gotten so much more expensive that manufacturers feel compelled to include things that used to be only in fully loaded cars as standard now. It's the whole the car is so expensive already, so it needs to have power everything (as in who the fuck buys a $40000 car that doesn't have power everything, even if you don't need it). I also think linger commutes and more time spent in traffic as contributed to this, since if you are spending more time in the car, you can justify buying a more expensive one.
Traction control. Nobody needs that!
4 door cars when you only need 2 doors. How often so you see more when 2 people in a car anyway? Not often!
Headlights used to be cheap, but now cost something like $1000 each if you need to replace one after a wreck.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 29, 6:31am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)
256.51-1.27 (-0.49%)
As of 9:30AM EDT. Market open.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 29, 7:27am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Anyone who works 60 hours a week is a moron, unless they are getting overtime.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 29, 7:28am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Ha ! You think new cars cost a lot now ! ?

It's not like Hyundai, or anyone else, is passing the made in Korea or Made in Mexico savings along to the consumer.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 29, 10:18am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Blacks being blacks:
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 29, 10:19am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Speaking of ghetto culture:

It's like Somalia, only with fatter people.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 29, 10:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rin says
That's not bad for a career with lots of work which can't be outsourced to Asia-Pacific.

Yeah, but you have to compete with Mexicans who will work for a lot less that $35/hr, meaning that you will be lucky to even be working full time.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 29, 10:52am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rin says
This is yet another reason for a person to join a trade than wasting time with corporate America and their salaried 55-65 hour work weeks.

It's never been an issue for me, except once, and I told my employer that I would quit before I would work for free, and they caved.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 29, 12:32pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


A billionaire biotech investor says Facebook will be decimated by its disastrous data leak (FB)

Jim Mellon, the billionaire British investor, has predicted that Facebook faces "decimation" over the Cambridge Analytica data disaster.

Speaking on CNBC's "Squawk Box" after a tumultuous two weeks for Mark Zuckerberg's social-media company, Mellon said the fallout would be far-reaching after Facebook was plundered for the data of 50 million users.

The scandal has wiped about $80 billion, or 57 billion British pounds, off Facebook's value, and Mellon said the firm's share price could halve over the next two years.

He said the threats came from the possibility of increased government regulation and further fiascos over how the company handles its users' personal information. Facebook shares closed at $153.03 on Wednesday.

"The Cambridge Analytica thing is just the tip of the iceberg," said Mellon, who is typically bearish on big tech. "We're going to see decimation of particularly Facebook and quite right too — it's a trivial use of modern technology and one that's rather sinister."

Mellon added that Facebook and Google's scale and increased public accountability had left them vulnerable to government regulation around the world.

He predicted that Google would be hit by "enormous" fines, like the 2.4 billion euro ($3 billion) one meted out by the European Union last year, and that its parent firm, Alphabet, could be broken up by US and European administrations.

"These fatted calves are now ripe for the plucking by governments everywhere," Mellon told CNBC.

Mellon's net worth stands at 920 million pounds ($1.3 billion), according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

His investment company Burnbrae Group has numerous biotech interests, such as the experimental cancer drug firm SalvaRX, which began trading on London’s junior Aim market in March 2016.

Mellon made his money in mining and property and supported the campaign to take Britain out of the European Union in 2016.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 30, 11:56am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Easter Pepe:
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 30, 11:58am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ban lesbians!
Ban SUV's!

Based on the thread title, I was expecting this thread to be about a teacher, so I am disappointed already.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 30, 12:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Obligatory woman driver comment.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 30, 12:54pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The Patriot movie reference:
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 3, 7:37am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
Disney can handle ticketing and manage logistics.

For what Disney charges for everything, I think we can find someone else to do it for way less.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 3, 7:56am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When you see it....
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 3, 7:57am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayne says
That one is very real these days.

One of the funnier parts of it is how the woman pointing to the diversity sign is fat.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 3, 8:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When you see it:
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 4, 7:51am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsPlissken says
She had a legit complaint though, they demonetized and otherwise downgraded her workout videos (which show she ain't no ISIS member) for "Age Restrictions", when they're about as boring and plain exercise videos as can be. She's not even in a bikini or yoga pants.

I think YouTube got what it deserved.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 4, 1:16pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HappyGilmore says
The main goal is this proposal is to change how revenue is collected. Reduce property tax, increase state tax. Make the state income tax graduated.

More than likely it's a tax increase disguised as a property tax reduction.

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