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by Jennifer
Today, 17:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1649
Views: 56402

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Federal judge in Texas rules individual mandate unconstitutional. https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/politics/texas-aca-lawsuit/index.html I have not read the specific details of this ruling, but my gut is to agree with it. The mandate was my primary complaint about O-care in the first place: I have no ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 21:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1649
Views: 56402

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

no incentive to actually have employer-provided healthcare IMO that would be a good thing -- the idea that health insurance is something you get through your job rather than something you get on your own is a huuuuuge problem with the current (and pre-Obamacare) status quo. Even in the land of NHS,...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 18:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1649
Views: 56402

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

JD wrote:
Yesterday, 13:53
no incentive to actually have employer-provided healthcare
IMO that would be a good thing -- the idea that health insurance is something you get through your job rather than something you get on your own is a huuuuuge problem with the current (and pre-Obamacare) status quo.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6612
Views: 211848

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

New York City Council member Ritchie Torres, who represents parts of the Bronx, proposed a bill Wednesday that would affect shops that currently only take electronic payments with credit and debit cards. Torres says establishments that don’t accept cash could be discriminating against communities t...
by Jennifer
11 Dec 2018, 17:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 509
Views: 25005

Re: Ladyfashun

Serious question (although I feel a bit silly for asking it): was there or is there some change in style for women's shirt-sleeve cuffs, specifically that cuffs are supposed to be bigger now? Why I ask: I'm wearing a new-to-me shirt right now (as with most thrift-store clothing purchases, I have no ...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2018, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4007
Views: 139352

Re: When journalism goes bad

The first time I said this I meant it as a joke, but now I'm kinda thinking it might be for real: Trump seems to think the game of Monopoly describes how economics actually works -- "mutually beneficial trade" and "prosperous, peaceful economic co-existence" are not possible, because the only way yo...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2018, 15:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1014
Views: 62912

Re: Tiny Triumphs

Not a triumph OR a failure, but since I was already talking abut my definitely stunted sense of smell, and presumably stunted sense of taste: a few months ago Jeff discovered the joys of making mojitos, after discovering many of the Asian supermarkets we frequent sell sugarcane juice in their freeze...
by Jennifer
08 Dec 2018, 21:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47923

Re: Inequality

Don’t know that I have a solution, but it certainly isn’t putting non academically inclined people into 4 year programs. It would look more like trying to get those people trained into skills with market demand. Lots of medical stuff. Relocation is also a part of that story. And the high costs/debt...
by Jennifer
08 Dec 2018, 19:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47923

Re: Inequality

I’m not an avotoast determinist. I’m mostly a guy who thinks the bulk of the structural issue is related to non degree holders Which seems to suggest that the solution is for non-degree-holders to change that status and get a degree? Presumably while ignoring or dismissing any suggestion that "high...
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2018, 13:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47923

Re: Inequality

Related: Millennials are indeed poorer than Boomers and Gen Xers were at the same age. https://slate.com/business/2018/12/millennials-are-the-brokest-generation.html?via=homepage_taps_top Millennials don’t spend money all that differently from past generations. They just have less of it. Such is the...
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2018, 01:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1014
Views: 62912

Re: Tiny Triumphs

This is a review of the Chase and Sanborn coffee can, not the coffee itself: of all the metal coffee cans I've converted into emergency space heaters, this can is probably the best because, while it has pretty much the same width as any standard-sized coffee can, it is several inches shorter from t...
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2018, 20:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The author is dead, but is the performer?
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: The author is dead, but is the performer?

Copying what I said about this once before: Even though the song Baby It's Cold Outside is older than my parents, I was not aware of it until a couple years ago, when I first read an article on the theme "This song is terrible and promotes rape." But ... I listened to the song, and read the lyrics, ...
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2018, 20:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47923

Re: Inequality

Tl;dr: while some examples of "I have a degree or two yet still can't find a job to support myself" are due entirely to poor decision-making, plenty more are not, and there's enough of them that I do indeed think there's an overall systemic problem: it's not purely a case of too many individuals ma...
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2018, 17:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 492
Views: 17409

Re: Op-ediots

Why We Miss the WASPs: Their more meritocratic, diverse and secular successors rule us neither as wisely nor as well.
"Meritocratic?" "Diverse?" Well, at least the "secular" part applies to Donald Trump.
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2018, 17:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Finally, a celebrity speaks out against something actually important
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Finally, a celebrity speaks out against something actually important

You know, I never bothered checking my TV's setting sin the first place, and until reading Painboy's post I had no idea there was any such thing as a motion smoothing feature, but now that I know I kinda wanna check it out, and only my inherent laziness is keeping me from doing so.

Streisand effect!
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2018, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47923

Re: Inequality

Jason: I fundamentally disagree with that entire Jennifer post Jennifer: What is wrong with retatement of premise Jason: it all wrong because choice of degree, choice of field and continued costs, and lack of observation of current market conditions are all on you - you have no right to a good payi...
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2018, 15:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47923

Re: Inequality

And it may be my headache talking, but every damn time I hear someone talk about how people with a master's degree can't find decently-paying jobs, I lose more sympathy for those very people. If you've pursued six years of post-secondary school and haven't put effort into planning how to get a dece...
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2018, 14:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1014
Views: 62912

Re: Tiny Triumphs

This is a review of the Chase and Sanborn coffee can, not the coffee itself: of all the metal coffee cans I've converted into emergency space heaters, this can is probably the best because, while it has pretty much the same width as any standard-sized coffee can, it is several inches shorter from to...
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2018, 04:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1014
Views: 62912

Re: Tiny Triumphs

I'm just wondering if maybe it's my use of sugar (or Jeff's disinterest in doing so), rather than my presumed taste-bud weakness, to explain why Jeff disliked two out of five coffees we've tried that I found ordinary or even better than average. Two more anecdotes I remember: on occasion, where ther...
by Jennifer
05 Dec 2018, 20:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1014
Views: 62912

Re: Tiny Triumphs

I may have to look up some C&B and see how it tastes to me. Mind, this gets me reflecting how smell and taste are senses where it's hard for people without any obvious impairment to calibrate against other people. There's no such thing as 20/20 smelling, as a general thing. (Sommeliers, perfumers, ...
by Jennifer
05 Dec 2018, 19:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1014
Views: 62912

Re: Tiny Triumphs

The Chase and Sanborn coffee is almost gone -- I'll be using the last of it when I make tomorrow's batch of coffee -- and the timing is perfect, because on Sunday/Monday, Atlanta is forecast to get ... [ ominous music ] ... actual snow. Maybe as much as an inch or two! That's fucking serious for th...
by Jennifer
05 Dec 2018, 18:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1014
Views: 62912

Re: Tiny Triumphs

For our regular daily pick-me-up cup of coffee (as opposed to "coffee we serve to guests" or other special-occasion coffee events), Jeff and I usually buy cans of store-brand coffee, either from Target or Kroger. A couple weeks ago, we were browsing an overstock outlet where they happened to sell ca...
by Jennifer
03 Dec 2018, 15:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4221
Views: 161664

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

I just realized something: Nicole's "How to wear a D-ring belt" looks pretty simple, so if ever I get such a belt I now know what to do with it -- but the last part of the instructions says to tuck any excess belt material into the nearest belt-loop of your pants, to avoid the fabric hanging down an...
by Jennifer
03 Dec 2018, 12:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4221
Views: 161664

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Two of the long-sleeved linen shirts I've bought for extreme-hot-n-humid conditions have buttons above the elbows on their sleeves. I thought those were so you could roll up the sleeve and then put the elbow-button through the buttonhole on the cuffs to keep the sleeves in place; I never could fold...
by Jennifer
03 Dec 2018, 12:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4221
Views: 161664

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Two of the long-sleeved linen shirts I've bought for extreme-hot-n-humid conditions have buttons above the elbows on their sleeves. I thought those were so you could roll up the sleeve and then put the elbow-button through the buttonhole on the cuffs to keep the sleeves in place; I never could fold...