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I learned a lot of interesting stuff at work today and met some interesting people, and had some very productive conversations. I really enjoy my job, and one of the greatest things about it is getting the feeling over and over again that it's the perfect job for me, that my weird mix of characteristics comes together exactly right for what I do. I don't know if I'm really going to end up making a difference with the work I'm doing right now but I feel like I'm building toward being able to make a big difference eventually.
 

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I had missed the thread about olddognewtrick. I was wondering why he stopped posting. It makes me very very sad.

Shan, it may be somewhat of a mercy that your mother doesn't remember what she's been through because it sounds traumatic. But I know that doesn't make things any easier on you. I hope on some level your mother realizes how lucky she is to have you there for her and how your position can ensure better care for her. I have a friend whose husband went through some major health issues and the only reason he survived was because she was a nurse and she knew what to watch for & who to talk to at the hospital to get things done and ensure proper care. But even nurses don't always get taken seriously at hospitals. Her husband thanked her on her birthday by saying he wanted a divorce. So she moved to Tennessee and was having major cardiac issues. They had to stop her heart and restart it a few times. She was in the ED and they wrote she was here for anxiety instead of listening to the diagnosis of 3 different doctors who said it was cardiac.

I'm not sure how Covid tests work but I know they have a very high false negative rate where I live. Every time my friend got the test done by the NP it came out negative. Same with mine. But he went to the hospital for the test the next day and it was positive. Even though my test was negative, she treated me as if I had Covid instead of bronchitis (which was the official diagnosis) bc I think she knew it was Covid. They barely swabbed my nostrils when they did the test. I was sort of hoping they were still doing the bristles up to the brain because I wanted my sinuses cleared again. My nasal passages hadn't felt that clear in years.

More drama in hicksville. My friend's gf had her car repo'd. I'm surprised it took them this long. She deserved it for quitting jobs and not making payments BUT they didn't leave a contact #. I had to find something and get their address from a friend who lives in that town. They finally got through and were told that they would have to pay to get their stuff from inside the car back. I sent them links to articles explaining that's illegal. They legally HAVE to return the property inside without fees.

Took my brother for a job interview. Stopped at post office on the way. The charging stand for my handset phone arrived. Bro was griping up a storm that he was going to be late. I got him there 10min early.

My sister called last night to check on us. I'd been e-mailing her but I guess she finally had enough time to call. She's been busy at work now that she's a manager.
 

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Oh boy, I'm hoping that 18 cent gas tax relief gets passed. That will not only make up for the disastrous policies of the Obama admin, it will also provide an extra cup of Top Ramen once a week per 4 people. I'm so happy there's no economy or baby formula or stable food prices for at least the next 6 months.

But hey... No Mean Tweets!
 

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but please do feel free to delete all the off-topic stuff.

(Remember, EVs have been around for well over a hundred years.)
1. Another person who can't quite understand the rare difficult American concept of Freedom of Speech... is there any other country that has it? Certainly not the theocracy countries... they label it heresy/blasphemy...

2. And also remember that all EVs have FAILED for over 100 years...
 

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More drama in hicksville. My friend's gf had her car repo'd. I'm surprised it took them this long. She deserved it for quitting jobs and not making payments BUT they didn't leave a contact #. I had to find something and get their address from a friend who lives in that town. They finally got through and were told that they would have to pay to get their stuff from inside the car back. I sent them links to articles explaining that's illegal. They legally HAVE to return the property inside without fees.
Not sure why you're helping her/enabling her... she should have learned by age 3 that wrong actions can have serious consequences...

BTW, we have a town by that name: Village of Hicksville
 

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1. Another person who can't quite understand the rare difficult American concept of Freedom of Speech... is there any other country that has it? Certainly not the theocracy countries... they label it heresy/blasphemy...

2. And also remember that all EVs have FAILED for over 100 years...
Well, there's no freedom of speech by definition on a private message board, but I would *Think* that a general forum would welcome free speech and not aspire to be like Fascistbook, but that's how it is. I just enjoy the fact that they are so Fascist here that they shut down my 2 topics that had to do with Politics! They can't win if they can't censor everything to fit their narrative.
 
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Actually, the public is welcome in here so it's not so 'private'... Also, few years ago, SCOTUS ruled shopping malls were the new 'public forum' and feel the same way about websites open to the public all needing to allow Freedom of Speech...

Tesla Achilles Heel thread also just shut down...

Fakebook messaged me a couple days ago that I was shadow banned again for telling the truth... that only seemed to last a couple hours... guess they noticed I'm part of the $$Billions lawsuit against them!
 

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So if people are down on Facebook or social media in general why do they go there? Fasciestbook, fake book people make comments like that and complain about being banned but they are members. It doesn't make any sense to me. I have no interest in Facebook or Instagram or the like so I just don't go there. Why do people join the sites and complain about what they can or can't say there? I don't get it. To me it's a private company and they can choose to manage it any way they like far as I'm concerned. I don't go on their site so I could care less what they sensor or don't sensor. If you don't like how they are run why do people keep going there? Is it just so they can be offended and complain? Someone please elaborate.
 

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Actually, the public is welcome in here so it's not so 'private'... Also, few years ago, SCOTUS ruled shopping malls were the new 'public forum' and feel the same way about websites open to the public all needing to allow Freedom of Speech...

Tesla Achilles Heel thread also just shut down...

Fakebook messaged me a couple days ago that I was shadow banned again for telling the truth... that only seemed to last a couple hours... guess they noticed I'm part of the $$Billions lawsuit against them!
Facebook has me blocked for two days. I shared a post from one of their advertisers, a gun shop. I had shared posts from them for about 5 years. Suddenly, it violates "community standards". Last time I was blocked was for sharing a joke that came out of my "memories". It was fine the first time.
 

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So if people are down on Facebook or social media in general why do they go there?
Prolly same reason you're alive and living in a country currently run by a Hitlerite... we try to fix what's available... we're in a national CRIME WAVE of 75 MURDERS DAILY and MILLIONS of other DAILY CRIMES... but we still live here... even though most of us don't like that...
My high school friends, other friends, and 350 relatives are on Facebook, so I convene there with them...
 

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Suddenly, it violates "community standards".
Probably depends on which censor or algorithm looks at your posting... Fakebook left me alone for a few months, but the censors now seem to be back with a vengeance... until they notice I'm suing them...
 

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So if people are down on Facebook or social media in general why do they go there? Fasciestbook, fake book people make comments like that and complain about being banned but they are members. It doesn't make any sense to me. I have no interest in Facebook or Instagram or the like so I just don't go there. Why do people join the sites and complain about what they can or can't say there? I don't get it. To me it's a private company and they can choose to manage it any way they like far as I'm concerned. I don't go on their site so I could care less what they sensor or don't sensor. If you don't like how they are run why do people keep going there? Is it just so they can be offended and complain? Someone please elaborate.
I don't go to Fascistbook or any of those sites. I'm here because it's a valuable resource, but when things divulge into politics, I will point out the disaster that is happening, and I will always be right because it's undeniably in front of everybody's face. Some people here don't like that and report me, and then the posts are vaporized or the thread is closed.

I'm just pointing out the Fascism here, because my 2 topics on Politics that have nothing to do with other threads were locked. That makes it obvious, they can't say "Keep it nice and on topic" on those threads.
 

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Buzz, I'm not doing it to help her, I'm doing it to help my friend. Some of his stuff was in her car for some reason. They need the car seat at the very least back. But I also don't like when businesses rip people off. Its one of my pet peeves. The girl *should* have learned at 3, but I think she was 3 when she had to be taken away from her alcoholic drug addict mother and put in foster care. Her adopted mother (who was one of those people who does it for the $) didn't raise her right. She didn't raise any of the kids right. She found out she could get paid to foster and then collect the kids' SS if she adopted. Pulled the kid out of school & was supposed to home school her but didn't. So she only has 8th grade education and a slew of mental illnesses. No excuse for her to act the way she does, but it explains some of the behavior.

My brother thought he got rejected for the job he interviewed for yesterday but it turns out they have to get approval from higher up so its pending (and my friend is pushing for them to hire him since he works in the same area-- although for another company). Speaking of my friend's work, due to his inability to work fulltime bc of his health issues, his company hired another guy who lied on his application about knowing how to do stuff. My friend trained him and the guy was a slow learner but figured some stuff out and worked ok at first. He was supposed to take over more and work hours my friend couldn't. Unfortunately, after his training he stopped showing up for work most of the time. They got on his case about it so now he comes in, clocks in, goes back out to his truck to get high, comes back in blazed and sits around doing nothing. Every time my friend comes in (afternoon) none of the morning work has been done at all. So he's having to do this guy's job while the guy does nothing and gets paid. And this isn't a minimum wage job either so the guy doesn't have the excuse of low pay or bad treatment from management. They are very accommodating. But my friend currently can't get through to the higher ups to get the guy fired. The guy simply doesn't care about the job and doesn't want to be there. They won't hire anyone else while he is there though. Its one thing to be overwhelmed with too much work and doing the job of 2 to 5 other people. It's another to just be lazy.

Bro made red beans and rice last night. He was supposed to break the meat up but didn't. Then told me I had to do it. Also, he overfilled the liquid level so when I was letting the steam out, liquid started shooting out. He looks at me and said "You're going to have to clean that up". Nevermind that he has never ONCE cleaned up after himself when he makes a mess cooking. Anytime he cooks I have to put leftovers away and clean the pots/pans/utensils. He really seems to think he would make it out on his own if he moves to Japan but he can't even close a cabinet door or turn off a light. He has zero sense of awareness about being responsible. Sorry, venting.
 

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Two wrongs don't make a right. Plus the car payments were initially lower when the gf started out. She set up automatic payments and the bank claimed it was fraud & refused to pay the first note. After two days the bank told her they refused to pay so she made them pay but the dealership said bc the payment was now 3 days late (bank waited another 24 hours to pay) her monthly payments doubled. She got fired from the casino for getting Covid. Took months to get hired for another job. Then got fired from that job for collapsing at work and having to be sent to the hospital. She's got cardiac issues and is pregnant (the getting pregnant part is entirely her fault bc I think she got pregnant on purpose). No job= no money to pay. She's been doing job interviews and trying to get a new job.

My friend said they got the stuff though. Lady he dealt with was an ex cop who knew the law and let them get their stuff without having to pay anything.

I'm waiting for my brother to finish his gaming so we can go to samsclub.
 

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She got fired from the casino for getting Covid.
The fake plandemic/evil mandates (super pimped by an unnamed political party) severely damaged tens of millions of Americans financially... and still is damaging some as certain mandates continue... and there are those trying to create another fake plandemic and more controlling mandates... along with 'Ministries of Truth'...
 

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The fake plandemic/evil mandates (super pimped by an unnamed political party) severely damaged tens of millions of Americans financially... and still is damaging some as certain mandates continue... and there are those trying to create another fake plandemic and more controlling mandates... along with 'Ministries of Truth'...
What does that have to do with getting fired for contracting covid? If you live/work in an "at will" state they can fire you for almost anything. Outside of race, religion, sex, age or disability they can fire you for whatever, you have no protection. This is nothing new, been that way for decades. If the employer has over 50 employees the the FMLA may offer some protection against unlawful termination.
 

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