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I would say that one can learn all they need to know about Robert Reichs typical inane ideological rambling and shitty, biased historical data analysis by reading the disingenuous title of his screed.

Robert Reich is the Peter Schiff of the left. Go fucking figure a bunch of "socialists" run to the defense of an authoritarian progressive trying to push a nanny state narrative.

But remember kids, "socialism isn't when the government does things"!

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Ah...you don't have an answer, so you deflect and attack someone else.

I guess my issue with his take on this is that it's wrong.

And the broader narrative is probably even more wrong. It completely ignores all of the immeasurable ways your life is better now than it would have been in the past. CPI doesn't include the internet, for example. It doesn't quantify the increase in life expectancy. It's just ginning up resentment in the most opportunistic way.

Besides, he never really explains why people who are, according to him, making the same amount as they used to, now have to live paycheck to paycheck.

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Score hidden · 1 hour ago

It's not wrong. However, the answer - and even the problem - may be more complicated.

At the end of the day, if you accept that a majority of people are "living paycheck to paycheck", internet access is a bullshit response and longer life expectancy only exacerbates the issue of a lack of income growth.

If life is so much better for everyone, why are so many people more in debt and making roughly the same wage they did 20-40 years ago while being terrified at an inability to retire?

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2.7k points · 1 day ago

The hitler car scene in Rat Race is still one of the most hilarious scenes I've seen in a movie.

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When the guy is talking on the phone and the maids are all hanging on the curtain rods while the guys in the background are betting on who's going to drop last.

Oh my god...

390 points · 1 day ago

Kubrick was a genius. This scene as well as the beach landing scene in Saving Private Ryan, are two of the best war scenes in movie history.

But one was executed 40 years before the other.

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24 points · 1 day ago

Kubrick's trench follow shots were done almost 15 years before Steadicam.

I hope they do. The way north americans treat livestock is so sick it's probably best described as a mental disorder coupled with a vast network of information manipulation.

If video footage of where your food came from will completely destroy your ability to eat said meal - there is a problem.

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17 points · 2 days ago

If video footage of where your food came from will completely destroy your ability to eat said meal - there is a problem.

I've actually seen plenty of videos and pictures of it. Many - if not most - Americans have.

Americans are not easily grossed out.

However, we are easily outraged, just as easily distracted from that outrage, disappointingly complacent and intellectually lazy.

1 point · 1 day ago

Americans are not easily grossed out.

Unless it's a woman's nipple.

Or two consenting adults of the same sex showing affection to one another.

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2 points · 1 day ago

Good point. I should probably qualify that Americans are not easily broken by their food. Which is why were so fucking fat. Maybe I will. Thanks.

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13.7k points · 3 days ago

I was best friends with someone for 12 years and we did everything together. Well, everything that she wanted. It was always about her and her schedule, never compromising for me. I went to every event she had, even her parents anniversary dinner. One year my mother had just passed away and I was home alone. I asked her to come over and she said she was going to a friends house to party because she broke up with her boyfriend. We havent spoken to each other in probably 2 years and I've never been happier.

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4 points · 2 days ago

I had a friend like that.

He and I bonded over music. I was recently divorced and moved to a new area of town and he and I hit of off over playing guitar together.

If he wanted to do it, great. If it was something I wanted to day, he'd knock it. Was the same with music - his song picks were great. Mine, not so much...or so he made me feel about them.

He got married, moved away and dropped out of my life.

1 point · 3 days ago · edited 3 days ago

Friends since high school. I was best man at both his weddings (a detail which will become a bit more rueful), though we had not seen each other all that much since I went to college and he went to the army, we kept in touch and called each other regularly so we were still close.

Fast forward to our mid 30s. He's going through a divorce and stuck in a high-unemployment steel town. I'm living in Florida and I'm making good money, with a beach apartment and a fiance. I tell him to come on down and I'll help him get on his feet.

Oh boy...

  1. He comes down and stays stoned for about 3 weeks.
  2. Finally gets a job at a nearby convenience store.
  3. And lines up to blow half his first paycheck on an ounce of weed.
  4. I tell his connection (a friend of mine) to make scarce. She's cool and doesn't return his calls
  5. He senses my fiance and I are losing patience. He hooks up with a friend of mines sister at a party.
  6. Two weeks later they move in together
  7. They fight constantly
  8. My fiance and I try to keep up the doubles thing (he's my 'best man' after all).
  9. They fight constantly
  10. After weeks, she is able to line him up with an interview for a great job with a mortgage brokerage. I help him with his resume and references. We coach him. He does great and makes it through to the 3rd interview.
  11. The day of the 3 pm interview, he meets her for lunch. Then he goes home, smokes a bowl and falls asleep. He misses the interview and the opportunity is blown.
  12. They now fight so much, she gets thrown out of her apartment
  13. I help them get an apartment in my complex
  14. They fight constantly
  15. He gets a a job working at the convenience store in walking distance from the apartment.
  16. They go on a trip for the weekend.
  17. They come back. She has a black eye. They swear he didn't hit her.
  18. Three weeks later, they fight so badly it's physical with pushing, shoving, scratches and bruises. The police are called and they are both taken to jail.
  19. They come back from a night in jail.
  20. She loses her job. Her career was in the mortgage brokerage industry. With an arrest and a subsequent pending court date, she is essentially locked out of her industry.
  21. He still has his shitty convenience store job. The power dynamic has now shifted. Shitty as it is, he's the breadwinner now. A fact he reminds her of with great regularity.
  22. They fight constantly.
  23. After the arrest and the black eye, my fiance insists he will have no part in our wedding. I had not even thought that far ahead, but I have no problem with this.
  24. I tell him, giving a story about my brother wanting to be in the wedding. He takes it better than I thought.
  25. I help him get a car and insurance. Three months later, his car breaks down. He can't afford to fix it.
  26. He is broken. He decides to go back north.
  27. Almost a year to the day he came down, I drive him to the airport so he can fly back and live with his parents in Indiana.
  28. I barely keep touch.
  29. Six months later, he is in jail.
  30. For attempting to shoot a police officer.
  31. From a mutual friend, I get more details about him and his life before and after coming to Florida.
  32. He has beat on every girlfriend and wife he's ever had.
  33. He relentlessly cheated on both of his wives. He cheated on his 2nd wife and mother to his daughter 5 times. He had never earned more than $10k a year since leaving the army.
  34. He was a rotten person and I never really knew it because I only heard his side on the phone. He was rotten in high school, too, but it was manageable I guess.
  35. In any case, he's in prison now. He will be for a long time.
  36. I am glad he is out of my life.
118 points · 9 days ago

Lybrand is a perfect name for a weekly standard employee.

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8 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

I'm pretty liberal, so to me, The Weekly Standard is a slightly less noxious rag than most of the rest of conservative opinion.

That said, I like Bill Kristol's anti-Trumpism.

His Twitter feed is pretty much the gold standard of "Never Trump" conservatives.

EDIT: Deleted anything connoting respect for Kristol. I still like his anti-Trump tweets.

36 points · 9 days ago

Maybe you don't remember him cheerleading to start the Iraq war repeating all the lies that he knew were debunked. There is no conservative that has been more wrong or more lying than bill kristol.

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15 points · 9 days ago

There is no conservative that has been more wrong or more lying than bill kristol.

  1. There are a LOT of conservative that are more wrong AND more lying than Kristol. Every Republican currently holding office can own that description, so this isn't saying much.
  2. Aside from that, I offer no good excuses for enjoying his anti-Trump tweets and his (often wrong) political commentary.

Original Poster27 points · 9 days ago

These were 2 small stores in middle TN. The one I went to yesterday they told me they do not keep them on the shelves and I need to spend a certain amount to be a premium customer and get access to it. It sucks that the hunt has come to this. The one I went to today would not tell me if he had it in stock ... he would only tell me its for his regular customers who spend $1000/month with him. I told him to keep it and everything else he has.

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11 points · 9 days ago

...he would only tell me its for his regular customers who spend $1000/month with him.

You know, there's nothing wrong with keeping special, hard to get stock for people who spend a lot of money with you and with whom you have a good relationship. It woks this way in almost every business I've worked in - from computer parts to apparel to the restaurant business.

But deliberately setting out to make a smaller-spending customer feel unworthy is just being a jackass.

Better to say he doesn't have it and, sorry, he just can't get it in and treat you decently.

Glad to see you've decided to look for better service elsewhere.

Those fucking cunts were probably trying to ambush the paramedics and steal the drugs from the ambulance. It's happened before.

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The article point out that the area is a hotbed for anti-government militants - Cliven and Ammon Bundy and their ilk, for example.

It doesn't give the motive for the two hunters doing the shooting, but it says they were arrested and handed over to the FBI.

295 points · 12 days ago · edited 12 days ago

You had my heart at preemptive George Carlin quote.

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You might be surprised at how many Trump supporters use that Carlin quote to describe everyone BUT them.

This, from the "Evangelical President."

What a piece of utter human garbage.

Any charitable person is being so voluntarily by definition

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A Christian should be charitable voluntarily by definition.

But labels are funny things, as I don't see a lot of Christians being very charitable.

What's a poor fellow like me to make of such things?

my father turned his tithing donation into charity instead. Sometimes give chunk of cash of people he heard was in genuine need of help.

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Good on him. More Christians should follow his fine example.

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Trump graduated from U Penn.

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If you're going to go Ivy League, go Brown, Columbia or Dartmouth.

388 points · 13 days ago

Pure Leaf unsweetened ice tea, you can find it at almost all gas stations etc

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I gave up the sweet coffee creamers and sweet tea 11 years ago.

Pure Leaf unsweetened is pretty solid.

The GOP is beyond saving.

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17 points · 13 days ago

The GOP is beyond saving.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure the GOP will emerge just fine.

The GOP is just a collection of people. The people it attracts are people who, by their very nature, fear change and want strict social order defined by uniformity in their institutions and individual expressions. And the hardest thing in the world for a Conservative to do is admit they're wrong about something.

Until the GOP stops catering to those kinds of folks - and it won't - the GOP isn't going anywhere.

Don't get me wrong. My liberal ass would love to see the GOP collapse under the weight of millions of conservatives saying to liberals, "OK, you were right."

But they won't.

"Beyond saving" is a funny expression. One may interpret it as "beyond repair"- like the dysfunction of the party can be corrected, and its harmful elements can be removed without destroying the party.

I'm reading it more as "beyond redemption"- it may endure, but at great cost.

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Indeed.

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Civil duties are a social construct.

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And civil liberties aren't.

"Unalienable rights" aside, civil liberities - or any social code - is just a construct we all agree to.

95 points · 13 days ago

All these guys who thought it would be so awesome to move the needle on their politics while making a lot of money doing it, are just now realizing how shitty life in an international criminal organization really is.

If you're ever thinking they deserve your sympathy, they don't.

1.7k points · 14 days ago

The walking dead

Feel like the next season will be it’s penultimate. One last good season (though nowhere near as good as its peak) with rick and Maggie and then the nails will be in the coffin by the end of the season after that

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I'm sick of Rick. The TV Rick is a lousy character and a lousy leader who's constantly making stupid decisions and walking into obvious traps.

But I'm doubly sick of Negan. Jeez, what a one-trick pony. Every line delivery...every swaggery body motion....the exact same borderline comical delivery and cadence for every single monologue or conversation.

5 points · 14 days ago · edited 14 days ago

4k60fps. Get a 1DX mkii if you must.

Honestly if you're on a budget though... you'll be spending through the nose if you went with Sony. The cheapest option you've got is a GH5 with a cheap focal reducer to adapt your Canon lenses... which would cost less than the EOS R.

Just to add - until yesterday I thought I'd never need 4K60fps. Today I realised I could not use 1080p 60fps footage for IG Stories #rekt. Consider me a convert.

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Good post. Here with some additional thoughts.

I'm a long time Canon user and I've done some work with the GH5 recently and I really like it.

One thing - I would not cheap out on the EF lens adapter. Get the Metabones speedbooster. It will give you an extra stop and reduces the sensor crop from 2.1 to about 1.7 so you pick up some field of view. You can't use the STM lenses, but every other EF lens I've used works fine.

GH5 with a speedbooster will probably be my next camera setup.

Any hotel gift shop. Numerous carts in and around Battery Park City and the Financial District.

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I have about 10 years worth of media files in my department (and growing). I have several 4 tb external drives and a 4tb server which is backed up regularly. The server is off-site so uploading and downloading is slow.

The company has accounts with Widen (which I do not use yet) and with Box (which I use extensively).

The advantages to either would be better tagging and organizational possibilities.

Looking for some ideas on how to better organize media files in general and make certain things accessible to stakeholders for presentations and such while making the overall data secure and protected.

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Moderator of r/VideoEditing, speaking officiallyScore hidden · 15 days ago · Stickied comment

I have about 10 years worth of media files in my department (and growing)

Wrong subreddit.

/r/editors is the professional side.

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Original Poster1 point · 15 days ago

Thanks. SBT.

19 points · 15 days ago

I refuse to believe that both Mattis and Kelly have not - on several occasions - referred to Trump an "idiot".

There's simply no way career officers could deal daily with that bozo and think he was anything but a complete moron.

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