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(NPR)   Thanks to the Republican party's continued refusal to pass covid relief, more and more Americans are paying rent with credit cards. Shirley, how will this end?   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-12-01 2:03:22 AM  
7 votes:
Every Democrat in the Senate voted against Covid relief, because it wasn't loaded up with the pork they demanded. Then the press blames Republicans for it not passing.
 
2020-11-30 11:54:34 PM  
6 votes:
It's an entirely different kind of poverty, altogether.
 
2020-12-01 12:02:30 AM  
4 votes:

phrawgh: [Fark user image 425x480]


Why didn't Vimes just pull himself up by his bootstraps?!
 
2020-12-01 1:54:25 AM  
3 votes:

majestic: AppleOptionEsc: majestic: The Brains: majestic: The Brains: I sure do love being self-employed, doing skilled labor with a minimum of social contact.

Maybe next year I'll get to buy a house. With a soon-to-tank market, prices should correct themselves.

A lot of this was merely by accident. I'd like to find a way to help somebody out of a bad situation while preserving their credit. And if a lot of this seems callous, well, I think a lot of it is my burnout from watching our country go down the shiatter for the past 19 years while the average American had their thumb up their ass. These are all things I tried to work against.

How did you work against these things and what does 19 years have to do with anything?

Gee I dunno, did something happen in 2001?

Oh, I know. I very much remember when we could do a lot of things without worrying about perceived threats. I grew up in the dirtbike, toughskins, .22 generation. I miss that as much as anyone else does. It ain't ever coming back. All you can do is make this a cool time to live in for your family. Teach them to drive a stick. They will be Gods among men.

No truck outside the Jeep family and the Suburban have a manual transmission since 2018. And only 3 foreign cars imported to the U.S. per company.

Unless your skill is immigration to Europe, you aren't teaching them much, unless it is a habit of collecting classic cars.
Who said anything about trucks?

Anyway... the ability to use a manual transmission is one of those things that idiots don't find useful. But they can make sure my airpods are tuned properly! Yeah!

A flat tire and no cell signal would render you dead in a rural area. Not that you would ever go to one.


How's that CRT t.v. repair shop working? Record business?

Knowing how to fix those would make you a king amongst mem, or something.
 
2020-11-30 11:39:59 PM  
3 votes:
This will end badly for a lot of people. And don't call me Shirley.
 
2020-12-01 7:22:44 AM  
2 votes:

BlackChickWhiteAccent: Give a rich man $100, that's lunch and a couple of martinis. Give 10 men $10 dollars, and I don't care if one uses it to buy crack, it's going back into the economy. Even the drug dealer has to buy baking soda. The poor and the middle class are the economy.


The $100 lunch and martinis isn't "going back into the economy?"
 
2020-12-01 5:58:38 AM  
2 votes:

Not_Todd: Every Democrat in the Senate voted against Covid relief, because it wasn't loaded up with the pork they demanded. Then the press blames Republicans for it not passing.


This. Very unpopular facts for the Dems but it's true. Take out the pork and the obvious attempt at buying votes, and a second stimulus would have been a done deal.
 
2020-12-01 1:07:15 AM  
2 votes:

The Brains: majestic: The Brains: I sure do love being self-employed, doing skilled labor with a minimum of social contact.

Maybe next year I'll get to buy a house. With a soon-to-tank market, prices should correct themselves.

A lot of this was merely by accident. I'd like to find a way to help somebody out of a bad situation while preserving their credit. And if a lot of this seems callous, well, I think a lot of it is my burnout from watching our country go down the shiatter for the past 19 years while the average American had their thumb up their ass. These are all things I tried to work against.

How did you work against these things and what does 19 years have to do with anything?

Gee I dunno, did something happen in 2001?


Oh, I know. I very much remember when we could do a lot of things without worrying about perceived threats. I grew up in the dirtbike, toughskins, .22 generation. I miss that as much as anyone else does. It ain't ever coming back. All you can do is make this a cool time to live in for your family. Teach them to drive a stick. They will be Gods among men.
 
2020-12-01 12:40:42 AM  
2 votes:

Smackledorfer: majestic: The Brains: I sure do love being self-employed, doing skilled labor with a minimum of social contact.

Maybe next year I'll get to buy a house. With a soon-to-tank market, prices should correct themselves.

A lot of this was merely by accident. I'd like to find a way to help somebody out of a bad situation while preserving their credit. And if a lot of this seems callous, well, I think a lot of it is my burnout from watching our country go down the shiatter for the past 19 years while the average American had their thumb up their ass. These are all things I tried to work against.

How did you work against these things and what does 19 years have to do with anything?

Well, he used to say Obama was destroying the middle class.

He views Trump, Obama, and Bush as roughly the same.

One would think he'd have included Clinton, another Bush, and Reagan in that.

But I dunno, he's the brains.



The handle is just my being facetious but you are definitely one stupid bastard.
 
2020-12-01 12:34:36 AM  
2 votes:

majestic: The Brains: I sure do love being self-employed, doing skilled labor with a minimum of social contact.

Maybe next year I'll get to buy a house. With a soon-to-tank market, prices should correct themselves.

A lot of this was merely by accident. I'd like to find a way to help somebody out of a bad situation while preserving their credit. And if a lot of this seems callous, well, I think a lot of it is my burnout from watching our country go down the shiatter for the past 19 years while the average American had their thumb up their ass. These are all things I tried to work against.

How did you work against these things and what does 19 years have to do with anything?


Well, he used to say Obama was destroying the middle class.

He views Trump, Obama, and Bush as roughly the same.

One would think he'd have included Clinton, another Bush, and Reagan in that.

But I dunno, he's the brains.
 
2020-12-01 8:23:44 AM  
1 vote:

12349876: When I was renting there was something like a 5% fee to use a credit card


Any merchant who accepts credit cards cannot charge a processing fee. It's in their merchant agreement with Visa, Mastercard, etc.

I looked into the trick of using those paper checks the credit card banks mail you to transfer balances. The fine print was a 5% fee for that, so it basically cost more to do it that way.

Now, if my landlord accepted Apple Pay, I'd sent them the cash that way.
 
2020-12-01 7:29:09 AM  
1 vote:

Northern: force blue states into bankruptcy


Force them? I think they got where they are on their own.
 
2020-12-01 2:38:59 AM  
1 vote:
Boy that Hillary, just another Obama who would keep destroying that middle class just like his predecessor.

How could I possibly remember you lumping them altogether? They'd be the same, except Hillary would, "do something of trans rights"
 
2020-12-01 2:37:27 AM  
1 vote:
 
2020-12-01 2:19:07 AM  
1 vote:
I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA!
 
2020-12-01 1:25:01 AM  
1 vote:

AppleOptionEsc: majestic: The Brains: majestic: The Brains: I sure do love being self-employed, doing skilled labor with a minimum of social contact.

Maybe next year I'll get to buy a house. With a soon-to-tank market, prices should correct themselves.

A lot of this was merely by accident. I'd like to find a way to help somebody out of a bad situation while preserving their credit. And if a lot of this seems callous, well, I think a lot of it is my burnout from watching our country go down the shiatter for the past 19 years while the average American had their thumb up their ass. These are all things I tried to work against.

How did you work against these things and what does 19 years have to do with anything?

Gee I dunno, did something happen in 2001?

Oh, I know. I very much remember when we could do a lot of things without worrying about perceived threats. I grew up in the dirtbike, toughskins, .22 generation. I miss that as much as anyone else does. It ain't ever coming back. All you can do is make this a cool time to live in for your family. Teach them to drive a stick. They will be Gods among men.

No truck outside the Jeep family and the Suburban have a manual transmission since 2018. And only 3 foreign cars imported to the U.S. per company.

Unless your skill is immigration to Europe, you aren't teaching them much, unless it is a habit of collecting classic cars.

Who said anything about trucks?

Anyway... the ability to use a manual transmission is one of those things that idiots don't find useful. But they can make sure my airpods are tuned properly! Yeah!

A flat tire and no cell signal would render you dead in a rural area. Not that you would ever go to one.
 
2020-12-01 12:53:18 AM  
1 vote:

frestcrallen: Do discussions of universal basic income ever come up on the radar in blue states?  Just curious.


...seriously?

Here's the bill for CalUBI, the UBI program for California residents. California's farther along than most, thanks to the prototype program in Stockton.
Here's a discussion promoting a UBI program for Oregon residents.
Here's one of the entrants for a UBI program design for Washington residents.

Here's an entire coalition of mayors pushing for a guaranteed income, and they're a surprising mix of blue & red states.

Did you mean "red states?"
 
2020-12-01 12:41:22 AM  
1 vote:

majestic: The Brains: I sure do love being self-employed, doing skilled labor with a minimum of social contact.

Maybe next year I'll get to buy a house. With a soon-to-tank market, prices should correct themselves.

A lot of this was merely by accident. I'd like to find a way to help somebody out of a bad situation while preserving their credit. And if a lot of this seems callous, well, I think a lot of it is my burnout from watching our country go down the shiatter for the past 19 years while the average American had their thumb up their ass. These are all things I tried to work against.

How did you work against these things and what does 19 years have to do with anything?


Gee I dunno, did something happen in 2001?
 
2020-12-01 12:02:17 AM  
1 vote:
I sure do love being self-employed, doing skilled labor with a minimum of social contact.

Maybe next year I'll get to buy a house. With a soon-to-tank market, prices should correct themselves.

A lot of this was merely by accident. I'd like to find a way to help somebody out of a bad situation while preserving their credit. And if a lot of this seems callous, well, I think a lot of it is my burnout from watching our country go down the shiatter for the past 19 years while the average American had their thumb up their ass. These are all things I tried to work against.
 
2020-11-30 11:47:57 PM  
1 vote:
I used to charge my rent. Got points, paid off the card each month.
 
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