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"If you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills" My best friend's daughter has become every looks-obsessed, money-over-everything, Trump & Giuliani admiring millennial that I just despise. I keep tellin myself it's because her mama wasn't alive to raise her so I haven't unfollowed her yet. But yuck.
to that i say: what about the ppl with "maximal" skills who are still working shit jobs? lemme guess. - Big Joe Silence
The way she & some of her friends talk about people who work in restaurants makes me hope they get spit or boogers in their food. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
What about the people with college degrees and still flipping burgers in McDonalds? - April Russo
She should be sentenced to go through her life without ever getting a good or service produced by someone with "minimal skills". She'll starve and freeze to death. - Spidra Webster
There are reasons some animals eat their young. - Me
This makes me crazy. Skills don't define humanity or value or worthiness for respect and in this system, no matter how educated or intelligent or hard-working or whatever people are, someone still has to be on the bottom rung for the whole house of cards to exist. - joey
If every minimum wage worker in the country went on strike, simultaneously, this country would come to a screeching halt. Perhaps that is what is needed for everyone to finally understand just how much they depend on them, just how valuable they are. - April Russo
^yeah, but that's what maintaining high unemployment rates are for: to keep the working poor scared. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
What joey said. You haven't walked in anyone else's shoes so you don't know the skill set of the kitchen dishwasher or landscaper or janitor. Everyone deserves respect and recognition regardless of what they do for a living. Basic humanity, people. Sheesh. - Jenny H. from Android
Sounds like someone needs a sturdy dose of how the Other lives - Mo Kargas
Damn. Co-sign all of the above. That shit is vile. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
She is very young and very beautiful. I love her. I watched her birth. I didn't even see my own children be born. Her mom died when she was 8 and her grandma whisked the kids away to Shasta county & I didn't see any of them again until they were grown. Samantha died in a fire in Alameda but her mom blamed Oakland for her death (many of us believe her husband had something to do with the... more... - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I told K some things about her mom after she wrote something about food stamp & MediCal recipients being drug tested. How she & her brothers would have been homeless, hungry, sick, if their mom had not had help from food stamps, MediCal, or subsidized housing. And their mom worked! At unskilled, low wage jobs! And she would have been deeply offended if she'd been made to test for drugs. But she never responded to that. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Maybe life will give her some personal experience that will result in some empathy? I hope so, but some folks, no matter how grown or seasoned, never get it. All that misdirected anger and vitriol. It's just sad. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I hope that does happen for her, Anna. I deeply wish that if it does, it's a gentle reminder, an epiphany that comes from age and experience. I would hate for her to experience a trauma or crisis that gives her a different perspective. But life is cruel, more often than not. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Michael W. May
Hello!!!! *hick*
Seriously. One more drink than normal and I'm trashed.. I don't get it. - Michael W. May from Android
One drink and I'm trashed. - Melly
I still haz a drunk. *comfs* Melly. Though, that does sound both economical and handy. - Michael W. May
*passes out to The National playing inearphones * - Michael W. May
I'm a cheap date. - Melly
Michael W. May
After NRA Tweet, Vicious Attacks And Death Threats Against Gabby Giffords Pour In | FreakOutNation
After NRA Tweet, Vicious Attacks And Death Threats Against Gabby Giffords Pour In | FreakOutNation
WTAF? - Big Joe Silence
People are awesome. People suck. - Michael W. May
Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - Stephen Mack
It seems to me a lot of the people who really don't want to regulate guns are the reason regulation is needed. - Eivind
Steve C, Team Marina
Day 7 of baby fever Virus 1 turned into Virus 2 "raging" ear infections. At least it's treatable. We'd like a break in the kids suffering though.
Ugh. Sorry for all of you! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Poor kiddo. Hope he feels better very soon. - Kirsten
:-( - bentley
Second anti-biotics shot in two days, he saw this one coming. It did not go well. But hopefully it works its magic and we get some positive results by tomorrow. - Steve C, Team Marina
{{{Jeffrey}}} and {{{Mom and Dad}}} - Anne Bouey
Poor Jeffrey. I hope he starts feeling better soon and you guys are able to get some relief, too. - Kristin
Oh no :((( - Tamara J. B.
Pobrecito. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Hang in there, Big Papa - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
:( poor lil dude. Hope some relief comes soon! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Spidra Webster
Light projections set to recreate vibrant colours on ancient cathedrals | Art and design | The Guardian -
Light projections set to recreate vibrant colours on ancient cathedrals | Art and design | The Guardian
"The cape the saint wears was once a deep, vivid red – a symbol of generosity for medieval Christians, and a reminder of the blood shed by Christ on the cross – but for centuries it has been the drab colour of stone. Now, more than 600 years after it was carved for the 12th-century Norton Priory near Runcorn in Cheshire, the symbolism of the magnificent medieval statue of Saint Christopher is to come alive again. Using an innovative lighting technique, projectors will recreate the vibrant painted colours that once covered the stone, showing the saint as medieval worshippers once saw him. The new technique, pioneered at Amiens cathedral in northern France, restores the full palette of colours to one of the finest works of its type ever produced in Britain. After dark throughout this past summer, the saints, apostles and other figures that are carved into the western front of the cathedral, which is a Unesco world heritage site, were seen in their original glowing colours. John Larson,... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I tried to find a link to the original articles on Amiens but couldn't. However, the cathedral's tour pamphlet goes into it a bit: - Spidra Webster
Gotta project Potato Jesus up there as a joke one time. - Andrew C (✔)
I find it interesting that history lost track of the coloring of Greek & Roman statues as well as medieval cathedrals, it seems. So later generations developed a "classic" aesthetic that was of white/grey marble. Focused only on the form, not colors. And that reads to us as "classic" whereas coloring one's statue replicas now would seem gauche. - Spidra Webster
Powerful owl devours mammals in Canberra park via @ABCNews
Powerful owl devours mammals in Canberra park via @ABCNews
LOL, oh this owl species is actually called the "powerful owl." I thought it was just another hyperbolic article title. - rønin
I was surprised when I first learned of that name, too. - John (bird whisperer)
For me, trying to say "powerful owl" is like trying to say "rural juror". - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Brent, there was a lady from UNE who came to speak to my Yr 12 class about what her school offered. She couldn't say "r", it came out as "w". Now imagine the reaction of 180 17yo's when she spoke about "rural resources". - Melly
Haha! - Spidra Webster
Todd Hoff
Lessons From The Beginning Of Time : -
Lessons From The Beginning Of Time :
"Indeed, several experiments will collect data within the next few years to clarify the situation in great detail. We should expect to know fairly soon if there is a gravitational wave signal from the Big Bang, a ringing in the structure of space itself from an ultrafast expansion that lasted for fractions of a second, as if the cosmos was in a hurry to grow up. Whatever the verdict, waves or no waves, the news will be key to our understanding of the early universe." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
The Other Yvonne
I'm just so very tired! Night night!
G'night! - Anne Bouey
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Theaters offer 29-hour Marvel movie marathons ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron | The Verge -
If I was still single and not seeing anyone I'd probably consider this. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Bookmarklet
if it was at my local favorite theater, i would totally consider this. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
My wife and I did this for the first Avengers. It was fun but a few were in 3D that we didn't care for. I wonder if I can convince her I need to go. :) - That's So CAJ!
i've only seen the last 2 in the theater (I was slow), so I really need to see them. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
I couldn't immediately find tickets for anything local to me so now I'm over it. Had it started with Avengers and moved forward, I might have tried to hang in there. Oh, well. :) - That's So CAJ!
The Other Yvonne
Three days in a row for the gym! Trainer is kicking my arse, too. =)
Victor Ganata
I had succumbed to the conventional wisdom that blogging had been killed by social media. After realizing just how much I was spending on hosting for no discernible good reason, I started looking at ways to preserve what I've written before canceling contracts. Lo and behold, people are still developing blogging engines.
It's amazing, but true. You should start blogging again! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
RT @pikelet: "They're not anecdotes, that's small batch artisanal data"
Todd Hoff
100 years ago, people were eating things that most of us will never taste. So what happened? -
100 years ago, people were eating things that most of us will never taste. So what happened?
"The fate of all those apple varieties is not uncommon. "In the last century, nearly 75% of our agricultural crops have disappeared. They're simply gone. Today, farmers primarily grow 12 crops. And of these, we mainly eat potatoes, rice, corn, and wheat."" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
The Pegasus Automaton. A Lego Kinetic Sculpture. -
The Pegasus Automaton. A Lego Kinetic Sculpture.
Bluesun 2600
"Daniel Ellsberg: If Gen. Petraeus won't serve a day in jail for his leaks, Edward Snowden shouldn't either." via …
"Daniel Ellsberg: If Gen. Petraeus won't serve a day in jail for his leaks, Edward Snowden shouldn't either." via …
Bruce Lewis
Fitbit acquires FitStar - More Ways to Find Your Fit -
Fitbit acquires FitStar - More Ways to Find Your Fit
"With this acquisition, FitStar members will be able to seamlessly publish their FitStar workouts into Fitbit to see how their personal training or yoga practice impacts their overall health. We’ll also soon be rolling out the ability for Fitbit users to set up a FitStar account using their Fitbit account login. Also coming soon, FitStar users who also use a Fitbit tracker equipped with PurePulse (such as the Charge HR or Surge) will be able to see their heart rate trends during FitStar logged workouts." - Bruce Lewis from Bookmarklet
The Other Yvonne
Awesome TV Trifecta! ‪#‎Survivor‬ ‪#‎CriminalMinds‬ ‪#‎CSICyber
So a den is called a snug in parts of the British Isles.... you know, I think I'll start using phrase "a snug of thieves"—it just sounds cozier.
A snug of iniquity! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
YES! - Micah
Copensnoggen, Snugmark - Brent Schaus from iPhone
"Something is fresh in the state of Snugmark." - Micah
"Rapunzel Rapunzel let down your golsnug hair." - lris from Android
Just to say, I've never heard it used in this sense. Unless by den you mean part of a bar, in which case yes- a snug is an area in (usually older) pubs - Pete
I don't know of any dens in bars. Mostly I know of some people who call a second, informal living room a den. - lris from Android
RT @jodyallen_sahm: Hooray for potatoes!
RT @jodyallen_sahm: Hooray for potatoes!
The potato is the pig of the vegetable kingdom! (Bacon, ham, pork chops, pork rinds, BBQ pulled pork...) - Andrew C (✔)
I could probably live on the coffee bean and potatoes. - Michael W. May
Me too, MWM (but I'm a native Idahoan, so a bit biased.) :) - Jenny H. from Android
And boiled potatoes! - Eivind
Andrew C (✔)
Google changed its mind about cracking down on NSFW blogs -
"The company essentially retracted the entire idea on its Blogger product forum early this morning, saying that rather than going after average users' NSFW content, it would instead focus on deleting commercial porn. The reversal follows a widespread backlash to the proposed requirement, which would have mandated that blogs featuring nudity or sexual content either remove the explicit material or set themselves to private. This would have left them accessible only through the manual sharing of blog post URLs. "Set to private and by 'invitation only', our websites will be all but destroyed," erotica writer and blogger Darren Grathy wrote in protesting the policy." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Other users pointed out that the new content policy, which would have allowed for certain blogs to remain open if they were deemed to be in the public interest, seemed entirely arbitrary." - Andrew C (✔)
The Other Yvonne
Because my morning sucked ass, I had to go to the gym in jeans. JEANS! It wasn't horrible for a 25 minute cardio workout, but there were lots of funny glances. #wigglytooth #wettoddler #nocleanworkoutpants
But you did it! Good job. - Stephen Mack
^this. I'm so proud of you for still going! - Tamara J. B.
Thanks, guys. I really couldn't believe I was upset that Luke got my workout pants wet. What have I become??? LOL! - The Other Yvonne
This just shows how determined you are! - Stephan from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
i've been staring at All-Clad sauce pans all night. *sigh*
Are there scantily clad sauce pans? - Kevin Johnson from Android
+1 Kevin - Marie
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I had a small salad and a small soup yet I'm suddenly so sleepy that my head hurts. I need to snap out of it!
Protein!!! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
The salad had protein! Chicken & hard boiled egg. All chopped up, of course. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Well, then never mind. =) I vote take a nap. lol! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Do You Use Chopsticks Correctly? Are You Sure?
Do You Use Chopsticks Correctly? Are You Sure?
Yeah I don't use 'em correctly. All my movement is done using the thumb. I've seen the correct way many times printed on those paper slip covers for the disposable chopsticks but already too used to the way I hold 'em. As long as I can get the food from the bowl to my mouth. - rønin
I'm using them the "right" way - that's how I was taught when I was little. I figure, if you're able to use them to do what they're supposed to without dropping stuff or getting a hand cramp, you're probably doing it well enough. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can get food into mouth smoothly and easily, so that means I;m doing it right, maybe? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'm thinking I'm just going to bring a forceps to the restaurant when I go... - Spidra Webster
Yes, but I think it wasn't till I was ten or so that it finally clicked for me. My nephews use training chopsticks with rigs that force proper grip. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Yeah we use those training chopsticks w/our kids too. Weren't any training chopsticks when I was a kid though. - rønin
Nellie Oleson
Lmaoooo RT @DORA_MAAAR: I would be PISSSED RT @Toysss: 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Lmaoooo RT @DORA_MAAAR: I would be PISSSED RT @Toysss: 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
So it looks like we're going to outlive Google+ too. OK, who's next. #FF4Life
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @elizabeth: Truth. (The second makes my skin crawl.)
RT @elizabeth: Truth. (The second makes my skin crawl.)
my mail icon says 53,947 and people ALWAYS comment on it. But I can't for the life of me find the emails to delete them, and so I have learned to ignore the little red bubble on mail and it is now meaningless to me. I think it's a gmail thing -- I have who-knows-how-many-years on gmail. And probably 10 times as many screens of mail I don't care about in the grand gmail hopper. (certainly not enough to spend a day or more tediously making the red bubble get closer to a meaningful number...) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Life is too short to worry about email inboxes. But with a five digit number you can hardly call it a little red bubble. :) - Stephan from iPhone
Mary B: #TeamMonique
The story of one arrest illustrates horrifying police practices in Ferguson And ~85 more.
The story of one arrest illustrates horrifying police practices in Ferguson  And ~85 more.
*Liking* this to read later. I'm sure I won't really "like" what I read. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Mary Carmen
Finally got this situation under control.
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