Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

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I should clarify, my actual preference set is crappy benefit levels funded by forced savings with real differences in retirement lifestyle funded by elections to save - so I'm not at this point going to get rid of social security or replace it with personal accounts. I just don't want it to be anything other than an old age anti poverty program - not "this is how you retire" for most people.
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Mixed with the bad side of an unconscionably long wait, at least the hold music sounds like the theme song from a 70s cop show.
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You don't have to be a fan of Canada Revenue Agency or the IRS to approve of this:

Another 16 call centres linked to CRA scam busted in India: RCMP

The same call centers do IRS scams in the US.
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Well, good on the Mounties.
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his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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Mo wrote: 17 Dec 2018, 18:17 In the people vs NWA, NWA wins.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-n ... not-guilty
I don't know if a jury verdict counts as government's good side.
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Finally, a heartwarming shutdown story. My favorite part is the prisoner payday part.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... story.html
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Judge Rules Terrorism Watchlist Violates Constitutional Rights

I suspect this will not actually kill it, even beyond appeals, but it could be the beginning of the end.
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Mo wrote: 11 Jan 2019, 13:59 Finally, a heartwarming shutdown story. My favorite part is the prisoner payday part.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... story.html
I don't find any part of that "heartwarming".
Eric the .5b wrote: 05 Sep 2019, 02:07 Judge Rules Terrorism Watchlist Violates Constitutional Rights

I suspect this will not actually kill it, even beyond appeals, but it could be the beginning of the end.
This is better.
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I've been moved to work-from-home starting Monday, and all my plans towards separating from my spouse and moving out have been put on hold. And I'm trying to stay sober. I think if the local government didn't require an assload of building permits, I'd be spending the next six weeks trying to stave off insanity by getting a Home Depot credit card and trying to finish the basement all by myself.
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Good luck, Ellie. A ton of companies are putting out "content" to try to help people right now -- Headspace put up free meditation stuff, health-oriented brands like RXBAR are putting up free workouts you can do at home, Arnold is also doing workouts on Twitter, I've seen people making free ebooks available...hopefully some of this helps!
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Glad to hear you'll be doing work from home, Ellie.
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Tentative thumbs-up: NYC Department of Nicole Nemesis is giving out three free meals a day to anyone who shows up to their "meal hubs". I just hope they don't fuck up the crowd hygiene situation.

(If they're already taxing people to buy the food and pay the cooks, why not, after all. And this helps address the problem of institutionally-packaged foods and ingredients sitting unused in warehouses while retail shelves are scanty in a lot of places.)
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This seems like a good thing:

https://reason.com/2020/05/07/what-you- ... gulations/

Of course, the next administration can just reverse it.
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Andrew wrote: 07 May 2020, 12:18 This seems like a good thing:

https://reason.com/2020/05/07/what-you- ... gulations/

Of course, the next administration can just reverse it.
And Biden has already said he would.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 07 May 2020, 12:35
Andrew wrote: 07 May 2020, 12:18 This seems like a good thing:

https://reason.com/2020/05/07/what-you- ... gulations/

Of course, the next administration can just reverse it.
And Biden has already said he would.
But hey, at least he's nottrump.
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Warren wrote: 07 May 2020, 13:56
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 07 May 2020, 12:35
Andrew wrote: 07 May 2020, 12:18 This seems like a good thing:

https://reason.com/2020/05/07/what-you- ... gulations/

Of course, the next administration can just reverse it.
And Biden has already said he would.
But hey, at least he's nottrump.
Yes. Yes, exactly.
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I'm sure there's a horrible catch, but the passage in both houses and likely signature by Trump of the Great American Outdoors Act seems like a good thing.
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Andrew wrote: 21 Jun 2020, 09:47 I'm sure there's a horrible catch, but the passage in both houses and likely signature by Trump of the Great American Outdoors Act seems like a good thing.
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a major conservation bill worth billions on Wednesday. The Great American Outdoors Act provides a stimulus ...
It's a fucking horrible thing.
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OK, I'm now officially an undecided voter:

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opin ... the-school
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You do not, under any circumstances, 'have to hand it to them'
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Not getting the reference.
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issuing correction on a previous post of mine, regarding the terror group ISIL. you do not, under any circumstances, "gotta hand it to them"
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This could be cross-posted as a "random covid-19 observation": the county where I live has a lot of poor people (as does the Atlanta area in general -- lots of wealth crammed next to lots of poverty), and the schools have been closed since March, but Jeff noticed a couple days ago that every weekday the school bus still comes to this neighborhood: not to take kids to school, but to pass out bag lunches to kids who otherwise might go hungry without that in-school lunch.
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Jennifer wrote: 23 Sep 2020, 15:14 This could be cross-posted as a "random covid-19 observation": the county where I live has a lot of poor people (as does the Atlanta area in general -- lots of wealth crammed next to lots of poverty), and the schools have been closed since March, but Jeff noticed a couple days ago that every weekday the school bus still comes to this neighborhood: not to take kids to school, but to pass out bag lunches to kids who otherwise might go hungry without that in-school lunch.
Yeah, providing school lunches, even without school, has been a cool thing in many places.

Here, though, they're just taking them to school. :P
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