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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8650 on: March 04, 2022, 01:20:30 AM »
Hey, guess who got two new Starbucks cups today lol.  I found out some of them cost as much as $70.

That's crazy...$70 to support corporate advertising.

There are people who buy a Starbucks mug from every city/country they visit. It is a thing. And then they sit on a display shelf collecting dust or you need a glass cabinet.
But if your pets or kids get to them...

Yeah my parents have maybe 10 of those city themed Starbucks mugs from places they’ve been, but the cups the person on Facebook is buying are soft touch travel mugs with (IMO ugly) glittery patterns on them.  I definitely don’t have a problem with collecting in general, frankly I collect way too much junk myself, but I find it insane to spend hundreds per month (maybe week?) buying anything non-essential if not on a very strong financial footing. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8651 on: March 04, 2022, 03:19:46 PM »
Yuuuuup.  There’s another new Starbucks cup today. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8652 on: March 04, 2022, 03:47:06 PM »
Do you have a link? I'm trying to imagine a 70$ coffee cup...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8653 on: March 04, 2022, 04:15:26 PM »
Do you have a link? I'm trying to imagine a 70$ coffee cup...

I couldn’t find a link, but they did post a photo of some they wanted to order, not sure if that’s the official price or that’s some kind of reseller markup.  (Also, in Canadian Dollars, so not quite as much in USD)


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8654 on: March 04, 2022, 05:18:30 PM »
W.T.F.

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« Reply #8655 on: March 04, 2022, 09:25:04 PM »
Do you have a link? I'm trying to imagine a 70$ coffee cup...

They don’t retail for $70, that’s the collector value.  Like beanie babies.  I guess some rare misprints can go for way more

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8656 on: March 11, 2022, 12:04:54 PM »
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-maureen-oconnor-mayor-gambling-san-diego-2013feb16-htmlstory.html

I forgot the article link

My dad has had some serious gambling issues, I feel like this could have been him. In a way I'm glad that he stayed at strip casinos and had the same host for like two decades, that guy probably helped my dad more than anything else limit his losses. Either way just seeing how my dad was is enough for me to swear of gambling completely. Apart from poker at a friend's house I haven't wagered a dime in a casino in like a decade and I'm in Vegas a few weeks a year.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8657 on: March 24, 2022, 11:18:46 AM »
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-maureen-oconnor-mayor-gambling-san-diego-2013feb16-htmlstory.html

I forgot the article link

My dad has had some serious gambling issues, I feel like this could have been him. In a way I'm glad that he stayed at strip casinos and had the same host for like two decades, that guy probably helped my dad more than anything else limit his losses. Either way just seeing how my dad was is enough for me to swear of gambling completely. Apart from poker at a friend's house I haven't wagered a dime in a casino in like a decade and I'm in Vegas a few weeks a year.

One of my relatives lost their house due to gambling and had to move a couple thousand miles away. The move was partially to avoid some unsavory creditors. It was really hard on their family and kids.

I tried video lottery terminals when I was much younger, lost something like $23 in one night, and decided that the jingles and blinky lights weren't worth it.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8658 on: March 24, 2022, 11:47:57 AM »
One of my coworkers had a husband with a gambling problem.  (And it turned out, a drug problem, too.)

She found out when they were packing to leave for a vacation and she discovered that every single credit card they had was maxed out and the bank accounts were empty.

He swore he would quit gambling, they cut up the credit cards and called the banks to cancel them, and they cut back on their expenditures to pay stuff down.

But, of course, he didn't quit gambling.   He also called the banks right back after she was out of earshot and told the banks they had changed their mind.   So he started running up the balances again as fast as she could pay them down some.

I was very proud of her that she dumped his ass and divorced him.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8659 on: March 24, 2022, 03:32:26 PM »
One of my coworkers had a husband with a gambling problem.  (And it turned out, a drug problem, too.)

She found out when they were packing to leave for a vacation and she discovered that every single credit card they had was maxed out and the bank accounts were empty.

He swore he would quit gambling, they cut up the credit cards and called the banks to cancel them, and they cut back on their expenditures to pay stuff down.

But, of course, he didn't quit gambling.   He also called the banks right back after she was out of earshot and told the banks they had changed their mind.   So he started running up the balances again as fast as she could pay them down some.

I was very proud of her that she dumped his ass and divorced him.

Good for her.

I heard secondhand about a young couple who were about to get married.  He found out she had a really big gambling debt (the number I heard was $250,000, but who really knows), and he cancelled the marriage. 

Legalized gambling may have solved some social problems but it definitely has created others.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8660 on: April 07, 2022, 04:53:49 AM »
Interesting about those Starbucks mugs. We are guilty of buying eight of the “normal” ceramic ones. 'Bucks had just started expanding in Europe and we were living there. So, while silly, we would buy one when we saw one in some new city we were visiting. Yes, it makes perfect sense to bypass the quaint Paris cafe and go wait for a Starbucks, right? Probably just felt nice to have the small taste of home or something.

They are just sitting on a shelf with the rest of the mugs. Glad it was just a passing phase.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8661 on: April 07, 2022, 06:15:02 PM »
Can the admins lock this thread?  It's long since served its purpose and I'm sure I'm not the only one sick of getting notifications for it as people discuss whatever.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8662 on: April 07, 2022, 06:40:31 PM »
Can the admins lock this thread?  It's long since served its purpose and I'm sure I'm not the only one sick of getting notifications for it as people discuss whatever.

Or @SugarMountain , you could just press the oh so handy Unnotify button on this thread and your problem will be solved

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8663 on: April 07, 2022, 08:54:10 PM »
Does that actually work? I thought only stopped email notifications. The thread will still be on the list of unread replies to your posts. It bothers one’s OCD.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8664 on: April 07, 2022, 08:58:50 PM »
Does that actually work? I thought only stopped email notifications. The thread will still be on the list of unread replies to your posts. It bothers one’s OCD.

Practice the low information diet. :) 


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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8665 on: April 07, 2022, 10:57:52 PM »
Reply "unsubscribe" and it will stop.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8666 on: April 08, 2022, 12:10:42 AM »
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8667 on: April 08, 2022, 08:19:49 AM »
Does that actually work? I thought only stopped email notifications. The thread will still be on the list of unread replies to your posts. It bothers one’s OCD.

Anytime I want a thread to stop showing up, I'll go through and delete all of my comments in the thread.

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« Reply #8668 on: April 08, 2022, 08:44:42 AM »
Does that actually work? I thought only stopped email notifications. The thread will still be on the list of unread replies to your posts. It bothers one’s OCD.

Anytime I want a thread to stop showing up, I'll go through and delete all of my comments in the thread.

I’ll quote this so when you delete your presence here we will know what happened…



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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8669 on: April 08, 2022, 10:26:31 AM »
Does that actually work? I thought only stopped email notifications. The thread will still be on the list of unread replies to your posts. It bothers one’s OCD.

Anytime I want a thread to stop showing up, I'll go through and delete all of my comments in the thread.

There are 174 pages to this thread.  I commented a couple of times *years* ago, I suppose I could search for it but it's ridiculous that this thread zombies for months and then someone comes along and adds a comment and it starts up again.

I'll try the unnotify and unsubscribe but I don't have high hopes.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8670 on: April 08, 2022, 10:28:14 AM »
Can the admins lock this thread?  It's long since served its purpose and I'm sure I'm not the only one sick of getting notifications for it as people discuss whatever.

Or @SugarMountain , you could just press the oh so handy Unnotify button on this thread and your problem will be solved

Turns out I must have done that ages ago because Notifications are off, or possibly because I've got all notifications off.  But it shows up in my "unread replies" which is how I tend to manage ongoing discussions.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8671 on: April 08, 2022, 11:22:02 AM »
Someone way back posted how to create your notifications page, and it's a good way of following threads with or without posting.  You'll have to poke around to find it, but I think it's Profile -> Modify Profile -> Notifications.  Then create a bookmark for that page. 

If you get bored of a thread, just click the unnotify button at the bottom of the thread page and it will no longer show up on your notifications.

This doesn't change "unread replies" at all.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8672 on: May 11, 2022, 06:28:24 AM »
Yuuuuup.  There’s another new Starbucks cup today.

Well, it’s been a while, but today they posted that they picked up FOUR new Starbucks cups

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« Reply #8673 on: May 11, 2022, 09:26:00 AM »
Yuuuuup.  There’s another new Starbucks cup today.

Well, it’s been a while, but today they posted that they picked up FOUR new Starbucks cups

Hey, that means they went most of March and the whole month of April without buying one! Progress?

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« Reply #8674 on: May 11, 2022, 11:35:20 AM »
Does that actually work? I thought only stopped email notifications. The thread will still be on the list of unread replies to your posts. It bothers one’s OCD.

Anytime I want a thread to stop showing up, I'll go through and delete all of my comments in the thread.

There are 174 pages to this thread.  I commented a couple of times *years* ago, I suppose I could search for it but it's ridiculous that this thread zombies for months and then someone comes along and adds a comment and it starts up again.

I'll try the unnotify and unsubscribe but I don't have high hopes.

Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8675 on: May 11, 2022, 01:45:53 PM »
I saw this today, it pinged on my memory, and I was bored enough to go searching. I found it, so I am presenting the thread in a coherent manner for your entertainment.

When Russia invaded Ukraine, gas prices jumped. On the local FB page there was a post complaining/commenting about the gas prices. There was one particular man who was really pretty crude on that post. Lots of racism, blatant ignorance, insults and offensive language. The thread got locked because of that one guy. (It stuck in my memory because it was really that nasty). And he was really upset because gas prices were $4.50ish a gallon. He also proudly commented that he had a big truck, one with dual rear wheels. So his gas mileage is likely pretty bad.

Beginning of April, same guy posted that his truck got totaled and he's looking for a new vehicle. Complaining about the price of vehicles, etc. Again, he ended up getting pretty nasty. Again, post got locked.

Today, I see a post on the FB page. That guy. Complaining about gas prices (they're going up again). He's got a new vehicle: a pickup truck. Ford Super Duty F-350 XL. Red. Yes, he's so proud of his truck that it's his profile picture. And my quick google search indicates that truck gets around 12mpg. Incidentally, that post is also now locked due to him being nasty, and I think he's banned from the group this time.

He just bought a new vehicle. Did he set aside his ego to get something with even slightly better fuel usage? No. He basically did the opposite.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8676 on: May 11, 2022, 05:33:17 PM »
I saw this today, it pinged on my memory, and I was bored enough to go searching. I found it, so I am presenting the thread in a coherent manner for your entertainment.

When Russia invaded Ukraine, gas prices jumped. On the local FB page there was a post complaining/commenting about the gas prices. There was one particular man who was really pretty crude on that post. Lots of racism, blatant ignorance, insults and offensive language. The thread got locked because of that one guy. (It stuck in my memory because it was really that nasty). And he was really upset because gas prices were $4.50ish a gallon. He also proudly commented that he had a big truck, one with dual rear wheels. So his gas mileage is likely pretty bad.

Beginning of April, same guy posted that his truck got totaled and he's looking for a new vehicle. Complaining about the price of vehicles, etc. Again, he ended up getting pretty nasty. Again, post got locked.

Today, I see a post on the FB page. That guy. Complaining about gas prices (they're going up again). He's got a new vehicle: a pickup truck. Ford Super Duty F-350 XL. Red. Yes, he's so proud of his truck that it's his profile picture. And my quick google search indicates that truck gets around 12mpg. Incidentally, that post is also now locked due to him being nasty, and I think he's banned from the group this time.

He just bought a new vehicle. Did he set aside his ego to get something with even slightly better fuel usage? No. He basically did the opposite.

Well, everyone who reads his posts sure knows who he is now.  3 good demonstrations, he went way past Maya Angelou's advice.

Does he "roll coal" as well?  Our gas is $1.95/l (or more depending on location), about US $5.68/g.  Good thing he doesn't live here!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8677 on: May 11, 2022, 05:37:58 PM »
Yuuuuup.  There’s another new Starbucks cup today.

Well, it’s been a while, but today they posted that they picked up FOUR new Starbucks cups

Hey, that means they went most of March and the whole month of April without buying one! Progress?

Not a chance.  95% of my Facebook use is for Marketplace, I rarely ever scroll through my feed so there’s very little chance I’ll happen to see a new Starbucks Cup post, so checking their profile, they also got 3 cups last week.  Got tired of scrolling after that, they post a minimum of 15 - 25 posts (of mostly painful to look at Facebook garbage) a day, so after scrolling through over 100 posts I can’t take any more.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8678 on: May 12, 2022, 07:57:23 AM »
I saw this today, it pinged on my memory, and I was bored enough to go searching. I found it, so I am presenting the thread in a coherent manner for your entertainment.

When Russia invaded Ukraine, gas prices jumped. On the local FB page there was a post complaining/commenting about the gas prices. There was one particular man who was really pretty crude on that post. Lots of racism, blatant ignorance, insults and offensive language. The thread got locked because of that one guy. (It stuck in my memory because it was really that nasty). And he was really upset because gas prices were $4.50ish a gallon. He also proudly commented that he had a big truck, one with dual rear wheels. So his gas mileage is likely pretty bad.

Beginning of April, same guy posted that his truck got totaled and he's looking for a new vehicle. Complaining about the price of vehicles, etc. Again, he ended up getting pretty nasty. Again, post got locked.

Today, I see a post on the FB page. That guy. Complaining about gas prices (they're going up again). He's got a new vehicle: a pickup truck. Ford Super Duty F-350 XL. Red. Yes, he's so proud of his truck that it's his profile picture. And my quick google search indicates that truck gets around 12mpg. Incidentally, that post is also now locked due to him being nasty, and I think he's banned from the group this time.

He just bought a new vehicle. Did he set aside his ego to get something with even slightly better fuel usage? No. He basically did the opposite.

Well, everyone who reads his posts sure knows who he is now.  3 good demonstrations, he went way past Maya Angelou's advice.

Does he "roll coal" as well?  Our gas is $1.95/l (or more depending on location), about US $5.68/g.  Good thing he doesn't live here!

I don't think rolling coal is really a thing in my area. I've certainly never seen it, the only thing close is vehicles that are clearly in dire need of a mechanic.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8679 on: May 23, 2022, 08:40:56 AM »
Yuuuuup.  There’s another new Starbucks cup today.

Well, it’s been a while, but today they posted that they picked up FOUR new Starbucks cups

Well, I’ve noticed near non-stop posts from them complaining about money, and about how their ex wasn’t making payments on his car and the lender was taking it directly out of her account to cover it and about how they couldn’t afford to eat with that extra payment… and then this morning she’s announcing she’s going on a cruise 🤦‍♂️

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8680 on: May 23, 2022, 10:03:23 AM »
Yuuuuup.  There’s another new Starbucks cup today.

Well, it’s been a while, but today they posted that they picked up FOUR new Starbucks cups

Well, I’ve noticed near non-stop posts from them complaining about money, and about how their ex wasn’t making payments on his car and the lender was taking it directly out of her account to cover it and about how they couldn’t afford to eat with that extra payment… and then this morning she’s announcing she’s going on a cruise 🤦‍♂️
Just when you think it can't get worse.

My FIL recently called (drunk) and complained for an hour (this guy usually talks for 10 min) about how he's "BROKE" and only has $3000 to his name and it's all his kids' fault because of the cost of college (which was 30 years ago).  Oh, but he'd literally just gotten home from a cruise to the condo in Florida.  (But his new WIFE paid for the cruise, it's not really his money.)  Whatevs.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8681 on: May 23, 2022, 12:06:10 PM »
Yuuuuup.  There’s another new Starbucks cup today.

Well, it’s been a while, but today they posted that they picked up FOUR new Starbucks cups

Well, I’ve noticed near non-stop posts from them complaining about money, and about how their ex wasn’t making payments on his car and the lender was taking it directly out of her account to cover it and about how they couldn’t afford to eat with that extra payment… and then this morning she’s announcing she’s going on a cruise 🤦‍♂️
Just when you think it can't get worse.

My FIL recently called (drunk) and complained for an hour (this guy usually talks for 10 min) about how he's "BROKE" and only has $3000 to his name and it's all his kids' fault because of the cost of college (which was 30 years ago).  Oh, but he'd literally just gotten home from a cruise to the condo in Florida.  (But his new WIFE paid for the cruise, it's not really his money.)  Whatevs.

Kinda surprised you didn't have a dentist appointment to go to about 10 minutes in

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8682 on: May 23, 2022, 12:36:07 PM »
Yuuuuup.  There’s another new Starbucks cup today.

Well, it’s been a while, but today they posted that they picked up FOUR new Starbucks cups

Well, I’ve noticed near non-stop posts from them complaining about money, and about how their ex wasn’t making payments on his car and the lender was taking it directly out of her account to cover it and about how they couldn’t afford to eat with that extra payment… and then this morning she’s announcing she’s going on a cruise 🤦‍♂️
Just when you think it can't get worse.

My FIL recently called (drunk) and complained for an hour (this guy usually talks for 10 min) about how he's "BROKE" and only has $3000 to his name and it's all his kids' fault because of the cost of college (which was 30 years ago).  Oh, but he'd literally just gotten home from a cruise to the condo in Florida.  (But his new WIFE paid for the cruise, it's not really his money.)  Whatevs.

Kinda surprised you didn't have a dentist appointment to go to about 10 minutes in

Sometimes you just gotta slow down and take in the train wreck

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8683 on: July 01, 2022, 07:51:53 AM »
Posted on facebook by a lady my wife goes to church with in reference to her BRAND NEW crossover SUV:

"When I say my man delivers, he delivers! Thank you is not even the work, there are no words. Even though I will be making the payments, I unfortunately could not get what I needed with my credit. So my man stepped in and made it all happen. Thank you so much baby, I'm in love!"

She posted a pic in her Lululemon leggings, golden goose shoes, with her iphone 13 pro max.

You can't make this stuff up.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8684 on: July 01, 2022, 08:34:55 PM »
I did not know what golden goose shoes were. So I looked them up… it was a gobsmacking (is that a word?) moment…

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8685 on: July 01, 2022, 10:30:11 PM »
I didn't know what they were either. $600 for pre-scuffed shoes?? I spent $14 at Aldi for a similar pair, non-scuffed.

But I've never had to ask someone to sign a car loan for me, so I must be doing something right, if not doing it 'stylishly'. <shrug>

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8686 on: July 02, 2022, 08:10:36 PM »
I didn't know what they were either, until DW showed me. It is crazy at this point in my life that there are still so many expensive brands like that that I didn't know existed. The crazy thing is her daughter wears them as well, which is insane to me knowing how quickly kids grow.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8687 on: July 03, 2022, 06:20:02 AM »
I am not even going to look up those shoes. My imagination says they are ridiculous, and I suspect in reality they are even worse. I’ll just stay judgmental without facts, my favorite state.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8688 on: July 03, 2022, 08:03:18 AM »
I am not even going to look up those shoes. My imagination says they are ridiculous, and I suspect in reality they are even worse. I’ll just stay judgmental without facts, my favorite state.

Whenever something like this comes up, I imagine it trending because hundreds of mustachians were looking it up to scoff. And I refuse to play the game.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8689 on: July 03, 2022, 01:57:58 PM »
Does that actually work? I thought only stopped email notifications. The thread will still be on the list of unread replies to your posts. It bothers one’s OCD.

Anytime I want a thread to stop showing up, I'll go through and delete all of my comments in the thread.

There are 174 pages to this thread.  I commented a couple of times *years* ago, I suppose I could search for it but it's ridiculous that this thread zombies for months and then someone comes along and adds a comment and it starts up again.

I'll try the unnotify and unsubscribe but I don't have high hopes.

Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in?
I was brushing my teeth as I caught up on this thread. Damn you, @dragoncar!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8690 on: July 03, 2022, 02:59:12 PM »
I am not even going to look up those shoes. My imagination says they are ridiculous, and I suspect in reality they are even worse. I’ll just stay judgmental without facts, my favorite state.

The shoes are not ridiculous at all, they look like old Converse all stars.
It's the price that is ridiculous, haha.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8691 on: July 04, 2022, 08:05:51 AM »
Not financial but sill

Alex: "Billy, how exactly have you lost your right to Free Speech?"
Billy:"Let’s see, too many times to recant here, the concise version: Being fact checked every time I post anything about <topic>, or share anything that conflicts with the MSM propaganda machine. #cancelculture"

I had not previously seen this in the wild, 'my freedom of speech is being infringed upon when I say something on a private platform and other people present evidence that conflicts with what I said'.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8692 on: July 04, 2022, 09:01:27 AM »
The private platform thing is what was generally left out in school “back in the day” since most of them didn’t exist.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8693 on: July 04, 2022, 03:19:53 PM »
The 1st amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

When did Facebook become the government?

Billy, whoever he is, is ignorant.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8694 on: July 04, 2022, 04:24:24 PM »
There was some other basic logic problems with a few other things billy said in that thread.  Yeah and Facebook != Govt explicitly came up right beforehand. 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8695 on: August 15, 2022, 02:55:03 PM »
Omg. Saw a gem on reddit yesterday. The original post was basically, is it possible to make it work on one income only? That in and of itself is lol, but the top comment, paraphrased -

' I know people who do it. They're VERY frugal (grow and can their own food, never eat out, no vacations, definitely not saving for retirement). It's a "whole lifestyle" to live on one income. I hate feeling strained and I want to retire in my 60s, and pay for summer camp, so both my partner & I work. '

I just...lol. I mean I guess it's a "whole lifestyle". It just cracks me up that it is incomprehensible to the OP that people live on one income without feeling strained financially. You think their brain would explode if I said I know people living on one income who are on track to retire decades earlier than in their 60s?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8696 on: August 15, 2022, 03:01:46 PM »
' I know people who do it. They're VERY frugal (grow and can their own food, never eat out, no vacations, definitely not saving for retirement). It's a "whole lifestyle" to live on one income. I hate feeling strained and I want to retire in my 60s, and pay for summer camp, so both my partner & I work. '

I mean, my family is single-income and we can some jam from our grapes and berries, but nothing else applies.

I'm taking "I hate feeling strained" as "I spend money without paying the slightest attention to where it's going", like somehow paying AT&T $200/mo for your phone is more calming than using Mint or something.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8697 on: August 15, 2022, 09:12:14 PM »
After saving over 50% of our pre-tax income for 20+ years, amassing enough to retire, and then deciding to continue working in our well-compensated jobs, we spend a little freely at times. But we still enjoy the coupons that come our way and work the sales for things whenever we can. You can actually do both!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8698 on: August 16, 2022, 01:46:55 PM »
' I know people who do it. They're VERY frugal (grow and can their own food, never eat out, no vacations, definitely not saving for retirement). It's a "whole lifestyle" to live on one income. I hate feeling strained and I want to retire in my 60s, and pay for summer camp, so both my partner & I work. '

I mean, my family is single-income and we can some jam from our grapes and berries, but nothing else applies.

I'm taking "I hate feeling strained" as "I spend money without paying the slightest attention to where it's going", like somehow paying AT&T $200/mo for your phone is more calming than using Mint or something.

Using Mint IS calming.  Thanks for pointing that out.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #8699 on: August 16, 2022, 03:12:13 PM »
' I know people who do it. They're VERY frugal (grow and can their own food, never eat out, no vacations, definitely not saving for retirement). It's a "whole lifestyle" to live on one income. I hate feeling strained and I want to retire in my 60s, and pay for summer camp, so both my partner & I work. '

I mean, my family is single-income and we can some jam from our grapes and berries, but nothing else applies.

I'm taking "I hate feeling strained" as "I spend money without paying the slightest attention to where it's going", like somehow paying AT&T $200/mo for your phone is more calming than using Mint or something.

Using Mint IS calming.  Thanks for pointing that out.

Oh, heck no. It made me feel.guilty for spending a little extra to replace my balding tires even though I still had twice as much available in other categories. I am better off winging it, but then I have generally lived within my means. Even in college, some of my friends knew I could float them if they were waiting on income.

 

Wow, a phone plan for fifteen bucks!