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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4550 on: June 03, 2016, 09:24:03 AM »
I wish I could respond with math. The issue is that these are friends from college, where I got a business degree and they got social science degrees. In college, I was "the conservative" in the group for arguing that stock market participation is not inherently evil.

And now, any argument around money is "Merula doesn't know what it's like because she has a good job." Despite the fact that I can point to $200 in monthly spending that the original poster has that I don't, just from what she posts to fb. (Three subscription boxes and an energy drink habit. Not to mention the fact that her kids have twice the toys mine do.)

Most of my friends ended up with theater degrees like mine, so I can math at them all I want.  Also... the one who posted it, I haven't seen in 10 years, and we weren't that great of friends to begin with.  I decided I was ok offending him with math.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4551 on: June 03, 2016, 01:58:41 PM »
I wish I could respond with math. The issue is that these are friends from college, where I got a business degree and they got social science degrees. In college, I was "the conservative" in the group for arguing that stock market participation is not inherently evil.

And now, any argument around money is "Merula doesn't know what it's like because she has a good job." Despite the fact that I can point to $200 in monthly spending that the original poster has that I don't, just from what she posts to fb. (Three subscription boxes and an energy drink habit. Not to mention the fact that her kids have twice the toys mine do.)

Most of my friends ended up with theater degrees like mine, so I can math at them all I want.  Also... the one who posted it, I haven't seen in 10 years, and we weren't that great of friends to begin with.  I decided I was ok offending him with math.

I understand being offended by stagnating wages and skyrocketing COL. Those are bad things. But when someone is offended by math, I mentally put them in the same camp as somebody who's offended by gravity - they're an idiot.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4552 on: June 03, 2016, 02:28:44 PM »
But when someone is offended by math, I mentally put them in the same camp as somebody who's offended by gravity - they're an idiot.
I'm offended by gravity
But I'm a physicist

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4553 on: June 03, 2016, 02:40:18 PM »
But when someone is offended by math, I mentally put them in the same camp as somebody who's offended by gravity - they're an idiot.
I'm offended by gravity
But I'm a physicist

Physicists have every right to be offended by gravity.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4554 on: June 03, 2016, 04:12:39 PM »
But when someone is offended by math, I mentally put them in the same camp as somebody who's offended by gravity - they're an idiot.
I'm offended by gravity
But I'm a physicist

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4555 on: June 05, 2016, 08:23:25 AM »
But when someone is offended by math, I mentally put them in the same camp as somebody who's offended by gravity - they're an idiot.
I'm offended by gravity
But I'm a physicist

Physicists have every right to be offended by gravity.

Well I'm not a physicist and while I always find gravity attractive, I am a little put off by it's weakness.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4556 on: June 05, 2016, 09:21:21 AM »
But when someone is offended by math, I mentally put them in the same camp as somebody who's offended by gravity - they're an idiot.
I'm offended by gravity
But I'm a physicist

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That should ease your concerns.  :-)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4557 on: June 05, 2016, 11:06:08 AM »
This one was on my wall today:
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Just an observation open to your opinion if you'd like:
Traveling through Colorado recently, I realized the difference between the south and the rest of the country. Location after location, we were seeing where, when waving at people in camp grounds when there was nobody else around ... and when some were nice enough to let us into traffic lines, they showed no response. NONE! When going through doors, there was little effort to hold doors open ... even for [SO]. To top it all off, we were presented with the most welcoming of all liberal gestures one day.  [SO] was getting a couple of items in a supermarket while I waited outside in the truck. Instead of the big rig taking up a parking space, I found a big open space off to the side of all the other cars. When I thought [SO] might be exiting the store, I pulled up to where I thought she might exit. 5 minutes passed and I drove around instead of double parking in everyones way. I did this twice. On my third time around, keep in mind I'm trying to be courteous here ... I see this 20'ish year old LOOSER leaving the parking lot hollering "FUCK TEXAS!!". You know the kind of guy. The kind driving a 20 year old import car, it's beat up, big muffler, different colored fenders, ratty looking dirty rims and straight up ghetto. Stunned, I immediately thought "Todays modern Liberal". Is this what America has turned into? Haters who do nothing to better themselves yet hate anyone who has nice material things that they worked hard for??! I think so. I'm still trying to figure out if its just a liberal thing or a Colorado thing. In hind sight, I think its both ... since on the way back in Texas, we stopped at many stores where doors where held open while we said thank you, [SO] had a conversation with two women, total strangers.... in one of the store restrooms, I was nodded at by many along with countless other gestures of kindness and politeness we saw nothing of in Colorado. I pack a lot of things I might need when camping. Can anyone tell me where I can get some thick skin for todays America?

I love how he bragged about his gas guzzler 'big rig', drove around the parking lot 3 times while waiting for his SO, assumed this other person was a vagrant or something, and berated his 20 year old car. 

I'm temped to post this back on his wall...
"I think this 'LOOSER' got it right... FUCK TEXAS."

Honestly, I lived in Houston for 13 years... and I'm so glad I left.  The pollution, trash, big rigs, traffic, humidity, and racism (yes, racism is HUGE there - still) all make me sick.

[edit] AND I forgot to mention that he posted this jewel to confirm his stupidity.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4558 on: June 05, 2016, 12:38:59 PM »
"No, haters today prefer to berate people on social media to assert their moral superiority and feel good about their lives, while caring far too much what other people think about them."


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4559 on: June 05, 2016, 01:18:38 PM »
I love how he bragged about his gas guzzler 'big rig', drove around the parking lot 3 times while waiting for his SO, assumed this other person was a vagrant or something, and berated his 20 year old car. 

In fairness to your friend, the Colorado dude took the first swipe when he spontaneously shouted out, "Fuck Texas!"  That was pretty asshole-ish.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4560 on: June 05, 2016, 01:50:21 PM »
Friend of mine posted a photograph of her brand new car today and commented on how expensive it was. At first I was envious (I don't have a vehicle), but then I thought, nope, no way do I want those outrageous monthly payments (not to mention gas, parking, maintenance, etc) - I am content with my bicycle and my two feet (with a little public transit here and there).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4561 on: June 05, 2016, 02:03:14 PM »
I love how he bragged about his gas guzzler 'big rig', drove around the parking lot 3 times while waiting for his SO, assumed this other person was a vagrant or something, and berated his 20 year old car. 

In fairness to your friend, the Colorado dude took the first swipe when he spontaneously shouted out, "Fuck Texas!"  That was pretty asshole-ish.

No doubt it was an asshole thing to do! 

I don't know the other guys side of the story, but I if I had sat there and watched this 'big rig' with CO plates full of camping gear take up multiple parking spaces with his motor running, drive up to the front of the store, park for 5 minutes at the front of the store with his motor running and forcing people to walk/drive around him, and then take two laps like it was Texas Motor Speedway, all while blowing black smoke in everyone's face, I would have probably thought the same thing... maybe not been so outspoken about it, but I would have thought the same thing.  And then I would have got in my rusted out, but paid for, '97 Jeep.

These things don't usually happen in Colorado - and when they do - about 50% of the time - you guessed it - out of state plates.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4562 on: June 05, 2016, 08:39:34 PM »
I'm offended that the guy was offended by the comment "fuck Texas." I hated Austin and have no desire to go back there. San Antonio was OK. Houston has a decent airport but that's all I've seen of it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4563 on: June 06, 2016, 01:50:06 AM »
I'm offended that the guy was offended by the comment "fuck Texas." I hated Austin and have no desire to go back there. San Antonio was OK. Houston has a decent airport but that's all I've seen of it.

But basically, anytime someone tells you to go fuck yourself, it is MEANT to be offensive.  If you were traveling and (assuming you were American) someone told you to "Fuck the US", wouldn't you perceive that as a rude gesture?  Would you be offended?  Maybe not.  But surely you recognize that it is rude even if you don't agree with US policy.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4564 on: June 06, 2016, 05:50:48 AM »
His big rig gets better gas mileage than my car. Sad but true. On the other hand, my car cost $4k, and his probably is costing hike twice that every year.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4565 on: June 06, 2016, 06:25:57 AM »

It may be cheaper, but I don't want strangers touching my stuff :-)  maybe they could combine it with a house cleaning service
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4566 on: June 06, 2016, 07:50:46 AM »

It may be cheaper, but I don't want strangers touching my stuff :-)  maybe they could combine it with a house cleaning service
How exactly would strangers clean your house without touching your stuff?

They should wear white gloves, naturally ;-)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4567 on: June 06, 2016, 08:54:28 AM »
Background - this friend works for the most volatile 'fire employees for nothing at a moments notice' boss that I have ever met, he also has 2 children under 6 years old. Told me once about how he managed to get out of paying 2k debt on a credit card using some loophole but ended up with the worst credit report I have ever seen! Moaned for months about the cost of renting in our town but collects expensive trainers, treats himself and his family frequently. Overall earns a slightly above average income but never EVER EVER has any money due to ridiculous consumer spending habits...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4568 on: June 06, 2016, 09:01:17 AM »
But when someone is offended by math, I mentally put them in the same camp as somebody who's offended by gravity - they're an idiot.
I'm offended by gravity
But I'm a physicist

Physicists have every right to be offended by gravity.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4569 on: June 06, 2016, 02:17:16 PM »

It may be cheaper, but I don't want strangers touching my stuff :-)  maybe they could combine it with a house cleaning service
How exactly would strangers clean your house without touching your stuff?

They don't

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4570 on: June 06, 2016, 02:30:40 PM »

It may be cheaper, but I don't want strangers touching my stuff :-)  maybe they could combine it with a house cleaning service
How exactly would strangers clean your house without touching your stuff?

They don't

Maybe it's a situation like the one a young Forrest Gump faced....

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4571 on: June 06, 2016, 04:09:01 PM »
But basically, anytime someone tells you to go fuck yourself, it is MEANT to be offensive.  If you were traveling and (assuming you were American) someone told you to "Fuck the US", wouldn't you perceive that as a rude gesture?  Would you be offended?  Maybe not.  But surely you recognize that it is rude even if you don't agree with US policy.

I agree that it's rude. But Texas is one of the ruder places I've visited[1], so I figure the guy would be used to it.

[1] Actually, I've noticed that the South as a whole relies upon the "southern hospitality" bullshit to get tourist dollars.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4572 on: June 06, 2016, 06:00:47 PM »
But basically, anytime someone tells you to go fuck yourself, it is MEANT to be offensive.  If you were traveling and (assuming you were American) someone told you to "Fuck the US", wouldn't you perceive that as a rude gesture?  Would you be offended?  Maybe not.  But surely you recognize that it is rude even if you don't agree with US policy.

I agree that it's rude. But Texas is one of the ruder places I've visited[1], so I figure the guy would be used to it.

[1] Actually, I've noticed that the South as a whole relies upon the "southern hospitality" bullshit to get tourist dollars.

Hey now, at least the guy was doing something to "better himself" such as holding doors open and walking through open doors.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4573 on: June 06, 2016, 10:15:57 PM »
But basically, anytime someone tells you to go fuck yourself, it is MEANT to be offensive.  If you were traveling and (assuming you were American) someone told you to "Fuck the US", wouldn't you perceive that as a rude gesture?  Would you be offended?  Maybe not.  But surely you recognize that it is rude even if you don't agree with US policy.

I agree that it's rude. But Texas is one of the ruder places I've visited[1], so I figure the guy would be used to it.

[1] Actually, I've noticed that the South as a whole relies upon the "southern hospitality" bullshit to get tourist dollars.

The south was a lot more polite before all the Yankees moved down here.   :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4574 on: June 06, 2016, 10:41:31 PM »
The south was a lot more polite before all the Yankees moved down here.   :)
When it was just the French and Mexicans ?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4575 on: June 07, 2016, 07:10:28 AM »
But basically, anytime someone tells you to go fuck yourself, it is MEANT to be offensive.  If you were traveling and (assuming you were American) someone told you to "Fuck the US", wouldn't you perceive that as a rude gesture?  Would you be offended?  Maybe not.  But surely you recognize that it is rude even if you don't agree with US policy.

I agree that it's rude. But Texas is one of the ruder places I've visited[1], so I figure the guy would be used to it.

[1] Actually, I've noticed that the South as a whole relies upon the "southern hospitality" bullshit to get tourist dollars.

The south was a lot more polite before all the Yankees moved down here.   :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4576 on: June 07, 2016, 09:19:38 AM »
Background - this friend works for the most volatile 'fire employees for nothing at a moments notice' boss that I have ever met, he also has 2 children under 6 years old. Told me once about how he managed to get out of paying 2k debt on a credit card using some loophole but ended up with the worst credit report I have ever seen! Moaned for months about the cost of renting in our town but collects expensive trainers, treats himself and his family frequently. Overall earns a slightly above average income but never EVER EVER has any money due to ridiculous consumer spending habits...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4577 on: June 07, 2016, 09:50:02 AM »
I wish I could respond with math. The issue is that these are friends from college, where I got a business degree and they got social science degrees. In college, I was "the conservative" in the group for arguing that stock market participation is not inherently evil.

And now, any argument around money is "Merula doesn't know what it's like because she has a good job." Despite the fact that I can point to $200 in monthly spending that the original poster has that I don't, just from what she posts to fb. (Three subscription boxes and an energy drink habit. Not to mention the fact that her kids have twice the toys mine do.)

Most of my friends ended up with theater degrees like mine, so I can math at them all I want.  Also... the one who posted it, I haven't seen in 10 years, and we weren't that great of friends to begin with.  I decided I was ok offending him with math.

I understand being offended by stagnating wages and skyrocketing COL. Those are bad things. But when someone is offended by math, I mentally put them in the same camp as somebody who's offended by gravity - they're an idiot.

I'm a lot of fun at parties, in case you couldn't tell.

Indeed, two weeks ago one of the instructors at my gym was talking about cutting weight for a fight and mentioned, "It's really easy to drop 5 pounds when I'm at 280, but it gets much harder than when I'm at 260." He's fairly lean so I can understand, but I commented by saying that 'well that makes sense because when you are lighter, each pound is a higher percentage." He looked at me with a glossy look and said, "I hate percentages," and walked away.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4578 on: June 07, 2016, 10:28:10 AM »
I'm also a blast at parties!
Wanna sit in the corner with me and pet the host's cat/dog?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4579 on: June 07, 2016, 11:11:08 AM »
I'm also a blast at parties!
Wanna sit in the corner with me and pet the host's cat/dog?

Oh it's over if I find out that they have a dog, screw humans I don't mind spending my time at the party playing with the dog(s).

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4580 on: June 07, 2016, 11:24:27 AM »
I'm also a blast at parties!
Wanna sit in the corner with me and pet the host's cat/dog?

Oh it's over if I find out that they have a dog, screw humans I don't mind spending my time at the party playing with the dog(s).
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4581 on: June 07, 2016, 12:29:41 PM »
But when someone is offended by math, I mentally put them in the same camp as somebody who's offended by gravity - they're an idiot.

I'm a lot of fun at parties, in case you couldn't tell.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4582 on: June 07, 2016, 12:40:45 PM »
Re Texas:  I have traveled a lot and people are people everywhere I have been.  Some are nice some are asses.  I dont think it is much of a stretch to think that Big-Rig-Texan-Man went into CO with a sour attitude and maybe locals were reacting to that.  Or the locals were applying local politeness customs that differed from TX customs. 

When I was an exchange student they told me to remember the saying: "not good, not bad, just different."  There are probably reasons they do things the way they do and they dont need some outsider coming in and telling them to do everything differently 1.5 days after arriving.

Things are different in different places, just accept that and go with the flow.  "When in Rome" and all that...

Big-Rig-Texan-Man may have wanted to go out and see the world and expected it to be the same as home, this does not work. 

Living in the South I have seen locals talk a big game about politeness/etiquette and southern hospitality then sucker punch someone.  Not that people elsewhere dont get close to someone then go in for the kill. 
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4583 on: June 07, 2016, 01:37:15 PM »
Anyone seen the FB post titled "Make Monsanto Mad!!" with the ingredients to a simple weed killer (epsom salt, vinegar, dish detergent, etc)?  Good tip, cheaper and very MMM way to tend the yard, but it really tipped something over in me considering who shared it this time. 

This was posted by an idiot relative who must be the dumbest woman I have ever met.  She loves to harp all about this kind of greenie-mama earth stuff and loves to share posts that are all about Sticking it to The Man and railing against Big Corporations. 

Meanwhile she smoked and drank her way through two pregnancies and has idiot children to show for it--no kidding, one has all the physical and mental markers of prenatal alcohol syndrome, both are adults now and are really messed up losers who can't stray too far from the Jack Daniels or the bong to work or get some education and skills.  I just can't deal with the self-righteous bullshit she is always spewing when the one thing she had 100% control over was just too hard to do, i.e. cut the booze and smicks while hatching the brood. 

I would love to point this out to her in response to her most ridiculous "they are poisoning us!" posts, but I just can't.  She is not worth dealing with the fallout from everyone she is linked to.  BTW, no, she has not adopted clean living in the last 25 years and is making up for harming her kids--she still smokes and tokes and guzzles as much as ever.  And her house is a hoard, filthy, disgusting, full of crap.  She is just crazy I guess.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4584 on: June 07, 2016, 01:50:07 PM »
Anyone seen the FB post titled "Make Monsanto Mad!!" with the ingredients to a simple weed killer (epsom salt, vinegar, dish detergent, etc)?  Good tip, cheaper and very MMM way to tend the yard, but it really tipped something over in me considering who shared it this time. 

This was posted by an idiot relative who must be the dumbest woman I have ever met.  She loves to harp all about this kind of greenie-mama earth stuff and loves to share posts that are all about Sticking it to The Man and railing against Big Corporations. 

Meanwhile she smoked and drank her way through two pregnancies and has idiot children to show for it--no kidding, one has all the physical and mental markers of prenatal alcohol syndrome, both are adults now and are really messed up losers who can't stray too far from the Jack Daniels or the bong to work or get some education and skills.  I just can't deal with the self-righteous bullshit she is always spewing when the one thing she had 100% control over was just too hard to do, i.e. cut the booze and smicks while hatching the brood. 

I would love to point this out to her in response to her most ridiculous "they are poisoning us!" posts, but I just can't.  She is not worth dealing with the fallout from everyone she is linked to.  BTW, no, she has not adopted clean living in the last 25 years and is making up for harming her kids--she still smokes and tokes and guzzles as much as ever.  And her house is a hoard, filthy, disgusting, full of crap.  She is just crazy I guess.

So she isn't allowed to post ways for people to DIY on clean products?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4585 on: June 07, 2016, 02:00:38 PM »
Anyone seen the FB post titled "Make Monsanto Mad!!" with the ingredients to a simple weed killer (epsom salt, vinegar, dish detergent, etc)?  Good tip, cheaper and very MMM way to tend the yard, but it really tipped something over in me considering who shared it this time. 

This was posted by an idiot relative who must be the dumbest woman I have ever met.  She loves to harp all about this kind of greenie-mama earth stuff and loves to share posts that are all about Sticking it to The Man and railing against Big Corporations. 

Meanwhile she smoked and drank her way through two pregnancies and has idiot children to show for it--no kidding, one has all the physical and mental markers of prenatal alcohol syndrome, both are adults now and are really messed up losers who can't stray too far from the Jack Daniels or the bong to work or get some education and skills.  I just can't deal with the self-righteous bullshit she is always spewing when the one thing she had 100% control over was just too hard to do, i.e. cut the booze and smicks while hatching the brood. 

I would love to point this out to her in response to her most ridiculous "they are poisoning us!" posts, but I just can't.  She is not worth dealing with the fallout from everyone she is linked to.  BTW, no, she has not adopted clean living in the last 25 years and is making up for harming her kids--she still smokes and tokes and guzzles as much as ever.  And her house is a hoard, filthy, disgusting, full of crap.  She is just crazy I guess.

So she isn't allowed to post ways for people to DIY on clean products?
I think it's the ironically misplaced activism that is annoying.

Kind of like the evangelical Christians who found Jesus after 3 divorces, or that fat coworkers who lectures everyone in the office about sugar.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #4586 on: June 07, 2016, 02:21:40 PM »
Kind of like the evangelical Christians who found Jesus after 3 divorces, or that fat coworkers who lectures everyone in the office about sugar.

You know Rush Limbaugh?!

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« Reply #4587 on: June 07, 2016, 02:57:33 PM »
Wow, I said it a couple times in the post and still the idea I was berating Hints from Heloise is what stuck. 

Thanks for helping out Paul, yes, it was the irony and stupidity of railing against the boogeyman Corporations when the things that so closely affect what goes into her body and compose the brain stems of her developing offspring are in her control. 

I am pretty sure MgoSam was just playing along though.
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« Reply #4588 on: June 07, 2016, 03:56:25 PM »
Re Texas:  I have traveled a lot and people are people everywhere I have been.  Some are nice some are asses.  I dont think it is much of a stretch to think that Big-Rig-Texan-Man went into CO with a sour attitude and maybe locals were reacting to that.  Or the locals were applying local politeness customs that differed from TX customs. 

When I was an exchange student they told me to remember the saying: "not good, not bad, just different."  There are probably reasons they do things the way they do and they dont need some outsider coming in and telling them to do everything differently 1.5 days after arriving.

Things are different in different places, just accept that and go with the flow.  "When in Rome" and all that...

Big-Rig-Texan-Man may have wanted to go out and see the world and expected it to be the same as home, this does not work. 

Living in the South I have seen locals talk a big game about politeness/etiquette and southern hospitality then sucker punch someone.  Not that people elsewhere dont get close to someone then go in for the kill.

OMG, so much this. 

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« Reply #4589 on: June 07, 2016, 04:44:39 PM »
Saw this on Facebook today:
"Feelin like a real Texan right now."

...accompanied by a picture of a brand new Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew (MSRP ~$37k before options)...

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« Reply #4590 on: June 07, 2016, 07:43:28 PM »
Anyone seen the FB post titled "Make Monsanto Mad!!" with the ingredients to a simple weed killer (epsom salt, vinegar, dish detergent, etc)?  Good tip, cheaper and very MMM way to tend the yard, but it really tipped something over in me considering who shared it this time. 

This was posted by an idiot relative who must be the dumbest woman I have ever met.  She loves to harp all about this kind of greenie-mama earth stuff and loves to share posts that are all about Sticking it to The Man and railing against Big Corporations. 

Meanwhile she smoked and drank her way through two pregnancies and has idiot children to show for it--no kidding, one has all the physical and mental markers of prenatal alcohol syndrome, both are adults now and are really messed up losers who can't stray too far from the Jack Daniels or the bong to work or get some education and skills.  I just can't deal with the self-righteous bullshit she is always spewing when the one thing she had 100% control over was just too hard to do, i.e. cut the booze and smicks while hatching the brood. 

I would love to point this out to her in response to her most ridiculous "they are poisoning us!" posts, but I just can't.  She is not worth dealing with the fallout from everyone she is linked to.  BTW, no, she has not adopted clean living in the last 25 years and is making up for harming her kids--she still smokes and tokes and guzzles as much as ever.  And her house is a hoard, filthy, disgusting, full of crap.  She is just crazy I guess.

So she isn't allowed to post ways for people to DIY on clean products?
I think it's the ironically misplaced activism that is annoying.

Kind of like the evangelical Christians who found Jesus after 3 divorces, or that fat coworkers who lectures everyone in the office about sugar.

Yeah I can understand that, but I get pearls of wisdom from FB from people that I think are batshit crazy. There's an uber spender that I know that posts plenty of political thing that I completely disagree with that will also post video recipes that are really good.

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« Reply #4591 on: June 09, 2016, 11:03:01 AM »
Posted on a former co-workers fb wall. I did a *tiny* bit of research and the "average salary wage" in 1965 was ~$35k in today's dollars, a "nice car" (Chrysler Imperial) was ~$50k.  Imagine what their dad could have done with ~$52k....



I know I have made an average of less than $26k over the last 5 years, working less than 40hrs/wk-- managed to be raising 2 kids, paid off my house entirely, and if we wanted a nice car we could afford one.

I commented in reply "Sounds like the memewriter needs to go talk to his Dad for some financial advice." There was no response.

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« Reply #4592 on: June 09, 2016, 11:09:57 AM »
APowers, that is a valid concern. My only caveat with such thinking is that the reason many people feel like they are working harder for less is because they are spending way more than their parents did...smartphones, cable tv, take-out are a few examples. That said, wages have stagnated in the past few decades and that is a real concern.

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« Reply #4593 on: June 09, 2016, 11:10:06 AM »
FB acquantaince posts to encourage everyone to get an extended warranty on their next car purchase because her new car had to go in for new repairs and she "would have had a really hard time coming up with the cash to pay repairs". At least she bought used, it sounds like.

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« Reply #4594 on: June 09, 2016, 11:58:00 AM »
I saw a picture almost exactly like that yesterday on my newsfeed too. I mostly rolled my eyes because the person posting it drives a huge truck and their spouse just bought a huge SUV.
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« Reply #4595 on: June 09, 2016, 12:11:22 PM »
APowers, that is a valid concern. My only caveat with such thinking is that the reason many people feel like they are working harder for less is because they are spending way more than their parents did...smartphones, cable tv, take-out are a few examples. That said, wages have stagnated in the past few decades and that is a real concern.

I think that's the disconnect between mustachians and the rest of the world.

Rest of the world: "wages have stagnated, expenses keep going up, that's the whole problem!"
Mustachians: "people aren't taking responsibility for their finances and spending decisions, that's the whole problem!"

IMO: both are right. Wages ARE stagnating, and expenses DO keep rising, and that IS a larger societal issue. At the same time, people are ALSO not taking personal responsibility for their finances.

Personal responsibility will not fix broad societal issues, but it does mean that you'll wind up making the best of a possibly messed-up situation, and you'll be better off than you would otherwise.

That said, I'm pretty sure no one ever suffered from making responsible financial choices...

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« Reply #4596 on: June 09, 2016, 12:37:30 PM »
I think that's the disconnect between mustachians and the rest of the world.

Rest of the world: "wages have stagnated, expenses keep going up, that's the whole problem!"
Mustachians: "people aren't taking responsibility for their finances and spending decisions, that's the whole problem!"

IMO: both are right. Wages ARE stagnating, and expenses DO keep rising, and that IS a larger societal issue. At the same time, people are ALSO not taking personal responsibility for their finances.

Personal responsibility will not fix broad societal issues, but it does mean that you'll wind up making the best of a possibly messed-up situation, and you'll be better off than you would otherwise.

That said, I'm pretty sure no one ever suffered from making responsible financial choices...

See, here's my take: an example of people not taking responsibility for their finances is the now-common habit of increasing spending with stagnant wages. Used to be that you didn't buy things you couldn't afford. Not always, clearly, but pre-credit cards it wasn't really possible to do otherwise.

And you don't *need* to go out to eat or drive a brand-new car or have a smartphone, but the internet has led us to believe that everyone does those things so we have to too.

And that's where mustachianism comes in.

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« Reply #4597 on: June 09, 2016, 01:00:25 PM »
I think that's the disconnect between mustachians and the rest of the world.

Rest of the world: "wages have stagnated, expenses keep going up, that's the whole problem!"
Mustachians: "people aren't taking responsibility for their finances and spending decisions, that's the whole problem!"

IMO: both are right. Wages ARE stagnating, and expenses DO keep rising, and that IS a larger societal issue. At the same time, people are ALSO not taking personal responsibility for their finances.

Personal responsibility will not fix broad societal issues, but it does mean that you'll wind up making the best of a possibly messed-up situation, and you'll be better off than you would otherwise.

That said, I'm pretty sure no one ever suffered from making responsible financial choices...

See, here's my take: an example of people not taking responsibility for their finances is the now-common habit of increasing spending with stagnant wages. Used to be that you didn't buy things you couldn't afford. Not always, clearly, but pre-credit cards it wasn't really possible to do otherwise.

And you don't *need* to go out to eat or drive a brand-new car or have a smartphone, but the internet has led us to believe that everyone does those things so we have to too.

And that's where mustachianism comes in.

Absolutely!

My point is that the two things: stagnant wages and rampant spending, aren't opposing viewpoints. I believe both have occurred. That said, individuals largely have control over one aspect and that is their spending, so that's what I feel more concerned about fixing personally. Then again, my wage is based on my company's profitability, so I guess I'm not a good example.

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« Reply #4598 on: June 09, 2016, 01:01:59 PM »
I think that's the disconnect between mustachians and the rest of the world.

Rest of the world: "wages have stagnated, expenses keep going up, that's the whole problem!"
Mustachians: "people aren't taking responsibility for their finances and spending decisions, that's the whole problem!"

IMO: both are right. Wages ARE stagnating, and expenses DO keep rising, and that IS a larger societal issue. At the same time, people are ALSO not taking personal responsibility for their finances.

Personal responsibility will not fix broad societal issues, but it does mean that you'll wind up making the best of a possibly messed-up situation, and you'll be better off than you would otherwise.

That said, I'm pretty sure no one ever suffered from making responsible financial choices...
And you don't *need* to go out to eat or drive a brand-new car or have a smartphone, but the internet has led us to believe that everyone does those things so we have to too.

And that's where mustachianism comes in.


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« Reply #4599 on: June 09, 2016, 01:16:39 PM »

Keeping up with the Joneses predates the Internet by pretty big margin. I'd say it was more likely caused by TV.

I think it is way before TV.
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