Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, but the Law Insists on It (Vigte: I was skeptical of the article but yeah, kind of seems like conspiracy to me) by Vigte in conspiracy
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 6 days ago (0 children)
Interesting read. Most of this article covers ways in which regulations and our tax dollars pay to incentivize and reward private car ownership.
In the U.S, (if you don't live in somewhere like NYC), you are really screwed if you don't have your own car. Recently, as I drove across a local bridge, I was thinking they should re-name it "Poor People's Bridge" because I see more and more people who are obviously poor and/or mentally ill walking across the bridge to get to and from a supermarket. Those poor fuckers. How do they ever get enough money to buy a car, register it and insure it? You need halfway decent income for that - but to get that income you need to get to and from a job - and for that you need a car. That is a rough situation.
Lord Rothschild: The Billionaire Collector | BBC Documentary by magnora7 in Rothschilds
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 29 days ago (0 children)
Interesting to see a bit of Rothschild's personality and a bit of his wealth.
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 29 days ago (0 children)
Medications that Treat Heartburn, Ulcers, and Acid Reflux Have Been Linked to Fatal Cases of Heart, Kidney Disease, and Gastrointestinal Cancer by Stankmango in science
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
If you're having stomach problems get tested for h pylori. Seriously. People used to suffer for decades with ulcers. Now, if it turns out you've got h pylori issues - you take rounds of antibiotics and for a brief period you use prilosec. And it's gone. Amazing.
The Hunt for the Death Valley Germans by magnora7 in whatever
That was really an interesting read. The researcher ultimately figured out that a somewhat mundane concern drove their decision to take the route they took.
Some toy manufacturer should create a transgender transformer. by Tom_Bombadil in C_S_T
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Could be a boring toy.
To be transgender, a man only has to say "I'm a woman", and voila! -- he's a woman. No sex change necessary. No medical treatment needed. Suddenly a free pass to walk into battered women's shelters or women's changing rooms at the gym. Hey, let's let that rapist put in for a transfer to the women's prison because now he says he's a woman. Because...rights!
I'm looking forward to the Olympics. I can't wait to see people's reactions as they watch men winning many of the women's medals. Then they can enjoy it even more when their daughter excels in high school track and field but loses a college scholarship to a boy who competes as a girl. Fun times.
Making of a Monster: We’re All Lab Rats in the Government’s Secret Experiments by dcjogger in politics
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Good article. I've never heard of the author--John W. Whitehead. Maybe I'll give a listen to his podcast.
OH SHIT: Chicago Police Strike Back by useless_aether in news
Good for them.
Half of Older Americans Have Nothing in Retirement Savings by dcjogger in news
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Yeah, it's kind of funny when I listen to people who have pensions talking about how they need to work another 5 years in order to get...blah, blah, blah. And they're sitting on houses that they own outright. And they've got 401k plans, and other investments.
They've got it made and really don't realize it.
Its also funny listening to corporate media mouthpieces yapping on and on about how you have to put away such and such an amount of money if you're whatever age in order to have enough money to retire.
And most (not just half, who are we kidding), have less than nothing to retire on. Death is my retirement plan.
And most of us don't have "extra" money to put aside. Recently, when reviewing my budget, I was considering not having a phone at all. At this point, I'm just struggling to keep it together week to week. And I probably don't even realize how good I have it compared to plenty of other people.
N.J. gave 500 undocumented immigrants tuition money. Here’s where they are going to college. by dcjogger in news
This is another example of why people don't open their arms wide to illegal immigrants. Times are hard. People are struggling. Our governments (both state and local) tax us more and more as we get less and less in exchange. This N.J. tuition giveaway is a drop in the bucket compared to the tax dollars spent on our non-stop wars. It's nothing compared to the tax breaks given to multi-national corporations that move jobs out of the U.S. But this N.J. tax giveaway is so stark, it is such a slap in the face to average citizens, that I really have to wonder why it happens?
Maybe its a relatively "cheap" distraction. We get righteously (and rightfully) indignant about it. And while we think about this, we don't think about the non-stop wars and the subsidized multinational corporations, or any of the other ways that these monsters (on both the right and the left) steal from us every day.
Parallel construction - an bent law enforcement process building separate evidentiary basis concealing how criminal investigations actually begin. Evidence laundering occurs when a crooked cop unreasonably obtains evidence then passes it to another officer who in good-faith presents it to the court. by JasonCarswell in PoliceMisconduct
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
That's very clever, very interesting, and just horrible.
LocalHarvest.org is a database of locally-made food in US and Canada. by Mle in realfood
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
Thanks so much for this!
A Strange History of Dog-Headed Men | Mysterious Universe
6 months ago by Oof_Too_Humid to /s/AlternativeHistory from mysteriousuniverse.org
Niggerfaggot Niggerfaggot by Demiurgent in whatever
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Is that you Owen?
Ted Was Right, Wasn't He? by useless_aether in quotes
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
I like some of his stuff -- but that's how they get ya isn't it. Made me suspicious when he discounted the possibility that CEOs could be psychopaths.
Google has blocked most popular and important weather warfare site: geoengineeringwatch.org by allie in conspiracy
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Cue Streisand Effect.
Of all Americans killed by strangers, 1/3 are killed by police by magnora7 in PoliceMisconduct
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Is Caitlin Johnstone "coming out" as a conspiracy theorist? (It's about time that the phrase is reclaimed from the Ministry of Truth!)
1 year ago by Oof_Too_Humid to /s/conspiracy from medium.com
Occultist father of rocketry 'written out' of Nasa's history
1 year ago by Oof_Too_Humid to /s/conspiracy from wired.co.uk
FBI photos of Pentagon on 9/11 - no plane
1 year ago by Oof_Too_Humid to /s/conspiracyundone from youtube.com
"Parasitism" - An apt name for the system we live in?
1 year ago by Oof_Too_Humid to /s/conspiracyundone from techcrunch.com
Why Shrooms Are Illegal: Study Shows Psychedelic Experiences Make You Resist Authoritarians
1 year ago by Oof_Too_Humid to /s/conspiracyundone from thefreethoughtproject.com
What's worse - getting suspended from cricket, or having a family member killed?
1 year ago by Oof_Too_Humid to /s/conspiracyundone from 153news.net
YouTube keeps deleting this footage. - FL HS Shooting
The mountain of scientific evidence linking depression to abnormal gut bacteria caused by a Western diet
1 year ago by Oof_Too_Humid to /s/conspiracyundone from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
"This is extremeley dangerous to our democracy." Another example of "local" news following mandated national script.
Unconditional Basic Income as the Social Vaccine of the 21st Century: It’s less costly to avoid problems from ever happening, than it is to fix problems once they do. It also happens to be the entire logic behind the vaccine, and its my belief that unconditional basic income has the same potential. by Orangutan in WorldNews
[–]Oof_Too_Humid 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
So now it's not Universal Basic Income, now the marketing is Unconditional Basic Income. OK, well there's no way it will be unconditional. If the government is distributing it, there will be conditions. And that means the government will wield its power.
If UBI is electronic direct deposit, then they can easily punish any dissent by switching it off. You said it yourself in the title of your post "It's less costly to avoid problems from ever happening, than it is to fix problems once they do." Here, "problems" could easily translate to revolution. Just pay off the masses with UBI, and silence dissenters by turning off the spigot. Sounds great.