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alphaflyer: ralfmaximus: My dad was a straight-ticket Democrat, gave money to the ACLU, and left the Catholic church when his local parish prioritized a new, bigger church over hungry parishioners. He was VERY liberal.  He voted for Al Gore in 2000. In 2004 (when he was 75yo) an injury forced him to spend time at an assisted living facility for rehab. The TVs there were all tuned to Fox News. All it took was six months. Upon his release that’s all he watched. He obsessed over Fox. Became convinced liberals were out to destroy HIS America. From 2004 onwards I watched my liberal dad – the guy who imbued me with my beliefs and values – decline into a ranting, angry, hateful person.  He almost died alone because I told him I simply could NOT stand to hear any more about how Obama was ruining the country. He relented, and I said goodbye to him in 2011 at his hospice, only because we agreed not to discuss “politics”. Fox News is pure 100% brainwashing. I’ve seen it up close, and it is evil. Thanks, Ronald Reagan, for abolishing the Fairness Doctrine for broadcasters.  If you’re looking for the innocuous-looking beginning of all this crap, that’s where you find it: in 1987. : alphaflyer: ralfmaximus: My dad was a straight-ticket Democrat, gave money to the ACLU, and left the Catholic church when his local parish prioritized a new, bigger church over hungry parishioners. He was VERY liberal.  He voted for Al Gore in 2000. In 2004 (when he was 75yo) an injury forced him to spend time at an assisted living facility for rehab. The TVs there were all tuned to Fox News. All it took was six months. Upon his release that’s all he watched. He obsessed over Fox. Became convinced liberals were out to destroy HIS America. From 2004 onwards I watched my liberal dad – the guy who imbued me with my beliefs and values – decline into a ranting, angry, hateful person.  He almost died alone because I told him I simply could NOT stand to hear any more about how Obama was ruining the country. He relented, and I said goodbye to him in 2011 at his hospice, only because we agreed not to discuss “politics”. Fox News is pure 100% brainwashing. I’ve seen it up close, and it is evil. Thanks, Ronald Reagan, for abolishing the Fairness Doctrine for broadcasters.  If you’re looking for the innocuous-looking beginning of all this crap, that’s where you find it: in 1987.

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phan-is-sempiternal: mousathe14: gehayi: profeminist: Tampons are a “luxury item” Once I worked as an intern in the state capital. One of the representatives I worked for was this middle-aged guy. And he hated the tampon and napkin machines in the women’s bathrooms. Hated them. He insisted that they weren’t necessary. I found out why after I’d been working there, oh, about a month. My period started suddenly, as it sometimes does, and I asked to excuse myself to go to the ladies’ room. He wanted to know why. I told him. He started ranting about how lazy women were. How we wasted time. How we were so careless and unhygenic, and that there was no call for that. He finished by telling me that I certainly was NOT going to the ladies’ room and that I was just going to sit there and work. He finished this off with a decisive nod, as if I’d just been told and there could be no possible argument. “If I don’t go,” I said in an overly patient tone, “the blood is going to soak through my pants, stain my new skirt that I just bought, and possibly get on this chair I’m sitting in. I need something to soak up the blood. That’s why I need to go to the bathroom.” His face turned oatmeal-gray; an expression of pure horror spread across his face. He leaned forward and whispered, “Wait, you mean that if you don’t go, you’ll just keep on bleeding? I thought that women could turn it off any time that they wanted!” I thought,  You have got to be kidding. Several horrified whispers later, I learned that he wasn’t. He actually thought a) that women could shut down the menstrual cycle at will, b) that we essentially picked a week per month to spend more time in the bathroom, i.e. to goof off, and c) that napkins and tampons were sex toys paid for by Health and Human Services. I didn’t know the term then, but he believed that tampons were dildos. Which was why he and a good number of his friends considered them luxuries. And that’s how, at twenty, I had to give a talk on menstruation to a middle-aged married state representative who was one of my bosses. American politics, ladies and gentlemen. That’s.., that’s insane. what the fuck did i just read : LUXURY TAX ALK PARK PLACE PAY $75.00 phan-is-sempiternal: mousathe14: gehayi: profeminist: Tampons are a “luxury item” Once I worked as an intern in the state capital. One of the representatives I worked for was this middle-aged guy. And he hated the tampon and napkin machines in the women’s bathrooms. Hated them. He insisted that they weren’t necessary. I found out why after I’d been working there, oh, about a month. My period started suddenly, as it sometimes does, and I asked to excuse myself to go to the ladies’ room. He wanted to know why. I told him. He started ranting about how lazy women were. How we wasted time. How we were so careless and unhygenic, and that there was no call for that. He finished by telling me that I certainly was NOT going to the ladies’ room and that I was just going to sit there and work. He finished this off with a decisive nod, as if I’d just been told and there could be no possible argument. “If I don’t go,” I said in an overly patient tone, “the blood is going to soak through my pants, stain my new skirt that I just bought, and possibly get on this chair I’m sitting in. I need something to soak up the blood. That’s why I need to go to the bathroom.” His face turned oatmeal-gray; an expression of pure horror spread across his face. He leaned forward and whispered, “Wait, you mean that if you don’t go, you’ll just keep on bleeding? I thought that women could turn it off any time that they wanted!” I thought,  You have got to be kidding. Several horrified whispers later, I learned that he wasn’t. He actually thought a) that women could shut down the menstrual cycle at will, b) that we essentially picked a week per month to spend more time in the bathroom, i.e. to goof off, and c) that napkins and tampons were sex toys paid for by Health and Human Services. I didn’t know the term then, but he believed that tampons were dildos. Which was why he and a good number of his friends considered them luxuries. And that’s how, at twenty, I had to give a talk on menstruation to a middle-aged married state representative who was one of my bosses. American politics, ladies and gentlemen. That’s.., that’s insane. what the fuck did i just read
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Redditor tells heartwarming story of the wholesomeness of humanity: r/AskReddit u/ReichSmasher2018 7h What are redeeming qualities of humanity that nobody mentions? 8.9k 1.5k . Share TOP COMMENTS ▼ Tie YourTubesldiot 5h Once my mom and I were sitting in her car outside a grocery story, probably around 11 pm when we saw this toddler in the car next to us, on his own, who looked like he had been crying. So we smiled and waved at him and he smiled back and waved, then after a few minutes of this he fell asleep and we waited in our car to make sure whoever brought him there came back. We were sort of ranting about how awful it is to leave a toddler alone in a car especially so late at night, and how irresponsible the parent/guardian must have been, blah blah blah. Then the child's mother came back carrying cough syrup and baby pain relief. So we felt kind of bad for ranting about her, she had probably just panicked and had to get her kid something to make him feel better and had no one else to take care of him (I still don't think she should have left him in the car, but this was rural Ireland so statistics were in her favour). Anyway, the whole point of this ramble was that when we saw her come back, we went to pull out of our parking space, but as we did, three or four more cars pulled out too. I think we were all making sure this kid was ok, and I was just so touched by that moment. So l guess l'd say our greatest quality is our tendency to look out for others, especially when there's no incentive to do so Reply 76k Redditor tells heartwarming story of the wholesomeness of humanity

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<p><a href="https://reperspectivity.tumblr.com/post/176047958000/libertarirynn-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">reperspectivity</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176047891639/conservativecathy444-doyouevenlibertybro-1" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p> <p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p> <p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote> <p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p> <p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p> <p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yes, but the number of jobs is shrinking. Cars also created jobs due to improvement of infrastructure. Same with airplanes. </p><p>Self check-outs just reduce the employment from 1 per cashier to 1 per store. And in a shrinking economy that’s already being strung up by fatcats constantly funneling cash up from lower levels, self check-outs are going to have a negative impact on the general populace.</p></blockquote> <p>The number of jobs not “shrinking”. In fact it’s higher than it has been in decades. Simple research, friend: <a href="https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html">https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html</a></p><p>Also what fantasy universe do you live in where the stores have one cashier per store? There are usually a few pods with several self checkout machines and at least one worker per pod, plus several human check out options. And as mentioned above there are still people who work to maintain the things. The “it kills jobs” excuse is more than tired.</p>: Union Thugs Thursday at 5:15 AM- THUG SELF CHECKOUT SELF CHECKOUT CHECKOUT 6 ITEM 1-6 ITEMS 6ITEMS TIT Basket Bas Basket Basket LOVE YOU LOVE YOU NEVER USE A SELF CHECKOUT 1) They kill jobs 2) Self-checkout machines don't contribute with payroll taxes 3) They are really not that convenient SHARE IF YOU AGREE! Take Back Your Power Canada <p><a href="https://reperspectivity.tumblr.com/post/176047958000/libertarirynn-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">reperspectivity</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176047891639/conservativecathy444-doyouevenlibertybro-1" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p> <p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p> <p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote> <p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p> <p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p> <p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yes, but the number of jobs is shrinking. Cars also created jobs due to improvement of infrastructure. Same with airplanes. </p><p>Self check-outs just reduce the employment from 1 per cashier to 1 per store. And in a shrinking economy that’s already being strung up by fatcats constantly funneling cash up from lower levels, self check-outs are going to have a negative impact on the general populace.</p></blockquote> <p>The number of jobs not “shrinking”. In fact it’s higher than it has been in decades. Simple research, friend: <a href="https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html">https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html</a></p><p>Also what fantasy universe do you live in where the stores have one cashier per store? There are usually a few pods with several self checkout machines and at least one worker per pod, plus several human check out options. And as mentioned above there are still people who work to maintain the things. The “it kills jobs” excuse is more than tired.</p>
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<p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p> <p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p> <p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote> <p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p><p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p><p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p>: Union Thugs Thursday at 5:15 AM- THUG SELF CHECKOUT SELF CHECKOUT CHECKOUT 6 ITEM 1-6 ITEMS 6ITEMS TIT Basket Bas Basket Basket LOVE YOU LOVE YOU NEVER USE A SELF CHECKOUT 1) They kill jobs 2) Self-checkout machines don't contribute with payroll taxes 3) They are really not that convenient SHARE IF YOU AGREE! Take Back Your Power Canada <p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p> <p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p> <p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote> <p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p><p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p><p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p>
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