job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Lol as imagined by a baby boomer.

In reality, the interviewer is 30 minutes late, unprepared, and discards you based on the fact he has 200 other applicants and one of them went to his Alma Mater. Yet never has the dignity to send you a formal rejection letter. The current job hiring market is a joke, and blaming it on young people is ridiculous tbh.

Most baby boomers got hired without a related college education and got to keep the same job for 40 years. Luxuries younger people can't even imagine in today's hiring world. This is basically blaming the victim as far as I see it. Baby boomers stroking their ego about how great they are, when they were the ones who created this world that we're all currently suffering from!

That said, this generational warfare nonsense (which the original post helps reinforce) is just another divide and conquer tactic, when the real battle is the norms of corporate culture vs a populace that is tired of being exploited from birth for little personal gain.

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Good question. The sub has expandos enabled, so it should be there. It also didn't generate a thumbnail. Maybe something is off about the video in some way, or it's encoded with a different metatag system or something.

The problem with "First Past The Post" voting systems, summed up in one image by magnora7 in Infographics

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It's an enforced duopoly by the big two parties.

It's Pepsi vs Coke, and all I want is water.

"If banks can borrow money from the federal reserve at 3%, why cant we? Why do we have to go through a money changer to get access to capital? In all honesty for profit banking should be outlawed like for profit hospitals were before Nixon. Usury is the problem in our society. Not capitalism." by Orangutan in politics

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Usury used to be illegal among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

The Jews were the first to break this commandment, with the stipulation that interest could be charged on loans to goyim (non-jews).

This ability to lend and circumvent the religious laws, led to this whole trend of Jewish bankers lending to Christian kings and queens, which made the bankers fantastically wealthy because they basically had a monopoly.

Later Christians basically got rid of this law, so they can lend at interest. And Usury is defined originally as ANY interest, not just excessive interest.

Last Muslims have just started to get rid of this law. But they still have a very stringent finance system compared to the west, and have different ways of making money on lending money rather than interest, but in effect it's the same: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_banking_and_finance

This progression of usury explains a lot of world history, imo.

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

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No. But people don't leave their doors unlocked in the US anymore, even in smaller towns.

"If banks can borrow money from the federal reserve at 3%, why cant we? Why do we have to go through a money changer to get access to capital? In all honesty for profit banking should be outlawed like for profit hospitals were before Nixon. Usury is the problem in our society. Not capitalism." by Orangutan in politics

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I agree. Usury is the main cause of debt slavery, because the high rates makes the debts almost impossible to repay.

Debt can be used to help grow societies, but not when they charge you 15% for it, of which you must pay the interest first before the principal is touched, and furthermore wages never go up.

If all debt was suddenly forgiven once, it would be one of the greatest gifts to humanity we could imagine. Think of all the stress it would relieve.

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

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while the middle class in America routinely leaves their doors unlocked and live lives free of fear.

Nice joke. Not sure where you're living, but this isn't true at all in most of the US.

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

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Some inequality is ok. Ridiculous inequality is not okay because it harms economies and cultures and impoverishes millions.

雨彈炸全台!深夜發布大雨特報 苗栗以北慎防豪雨 by TimesThreeTheHighest in Taiwan

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Nice, that's cool. I've not been to any of those except 樹林. I really liked the east side of Taiwan, it's so tropical and relaxed.

雨彈炸全台!深夜發布大雨特報 苗栗以北慎防豪雨 by TimesThreeTheHighest in Taiwan

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One of the smaller offshoot cities of Taipei, don't want to dox myself by naming it

"If banks can borrow money from the federal reserve at 3%, why cant we? Why do we have to go through a money changer to get access to capital? In all honesty for profit banking should be outlawed like for profit hospitals were before Nixon. Usury is the problem in our society. Not capitalism." by Orangutan in politics

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There's already a ban on usury, I'd just advocate bringing the max interest rate allowed down gradually over time. I wouldn't just pull the rug out from under the existing system, it would have a 50-year wind-down plan if I were in control. And small interest rates would still be allowed.

America Today by The_In-Betweener in Cartoons

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Time to move I guess? lol

Is there any country safe from this stuff?

"If banks can borrow money from the federal reserve at 3%, why cant we? Why do we have to go through a money changer to get access to capital? In all honesty for profit banking should be outlawed like for profit hospitals were before Nixon. Usury is the problem in our society. Not capitalism." by Orangutan in politics

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Maybe it would be a good way to force a population to spend within its means. It might even be a good way to prevent credit bubbles, for all I know.

Yes of course it would.

But it's also a way to collapse the existing economy, and make literally millions of people instantly homeless. And stifle growth in the long-term.

So after the terrible transition period, it would probably work. But people would just start borrowing again, because who can turn down cheap/free money? The temptation is too great.

San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid by dcjogger in politics

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Article is 2 years old. Post newer stuff please, especially when it's minor news like this.

"If banks can borrow money from the federal reserve at 3%, why cant we? Why do we have to go through a money changer to get access to capital? In all honesty for profit banking should be outlawed like for profit hospitals were before Nixon. Usury is the problem in our society. Not capitalism." by Orangutan in politics

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So anyone who is tricked in to 20% APR should have to pay it? You're against Usury (overly-high interest) laws?

They basically are compulsory when the only other option is to lose your home. Which is the situation millions of Americans find themselves in, because wages are so poor they cannot buy a reasonable place to live.

Not to mention student loans, which are now over a trillion dollars, are basically demanded by society as well. So I'd argue that yes, it basically is compulsory from the standpoint of "the smart thing to do" as dictated by mainstream society and they're taking full advantage of that.

just because no1 has ever said NO to your opinion(s)dosnt mean your right.....so if you(people here on Saidit)disagree,that means i'm RIGHT about it..right?...eh but if you all agree dos that mean i'm WRONG? by XYY in Philosophy

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Ah that makes sense. I am just the other way around with the languages I study, I am good at reading them but terrible at speaking and listening. So I admire your skill

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

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Yes I was surprised to see the Netherlands on the list. I also find it interesting Denmark is so high, when Sweden and Norway aren't even on the list.

just because no1 has ever said NO to your opinion(s)dosnt mean your right.....so if you(people here on Saidit)disagree,that means i'm RIGHT about it..right?...eh but if you all agree dos that mean i'm WRONG? by XYY in Philosophy

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It looks great to me to see it the natural way for English. :) What is your native language?

just because no1 has ever said NO to your opinion(s)dosnt mean your right.....so if you(people here on Saidit)disagree,that means i'm RIGHT about it..right?...eh but if you all agree dos that mean i'm WRONG? by XYY in Philosophy

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Your spelling and grammar make your sentences hard to read. Let me offer some English tips to help you out, if you don't mind.

After every punctuation there is a space. So a space goes after a comma or period, or a close parenthesis.

Ellipses (the "...") are always 3 dots, not 2 or 5. The first letter of a sentence is always capitalized.

Hope that helps. Your ideas will get a lot more readership if they're easy to read!

On your question, I think some issues have no absolute right or wrong. That's the entire purpose of reasonable debate, which is the point of saidit. So I wouldn't worry about what the group thinks too much.

Should Saidit be hosted in Norway or Switzerland? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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Thanks for the feedback and ideas. I think we are in agreement, Switzerland is the best. We are basically now in the phase of researching our options in Switzerland and finding the cheapest hosting company that can meet our needs.

Interesting about Raddle being in the Netherlands, I didn't know that. Being in the EU seems like a risk to me these days because of the new EU laws being passed. Saidit is also a non-profit in the same way, with no ads, which does indeed afford a layer of protection. But I think Switzerland would be a nice second layer of protection for the longevity of the site.

Hopefully we'll start making the move here with in a month or so.