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FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012
Tell your mum I said hi lol

Mr. Nice! posted:

this is hilarious, though:

https://twitter.com/ParikPatelCFA/status/1481260254528692234

because :lol: admitting that in one of the biggest market gaining years ever you lost your rear end somehow.

this is a meme account that is frequently posted on r/wsb iirc

69 is the sex number and the joke is that they put all their money into Wish which then crashed and burned at IPO

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Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud
Apr 7, 2003
Probation
Can't post for 21 hours!


https://twitter.com/HeidiNBC/status/1481320635880116225

He's going to jail any minute now!

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


i would be all able to take this more seriously if god hadn't carved his face out of a template Mike Judge handed over. most beavis and butthead looking motherfucker

Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud
Apr 7, 2003
Probation
Can't post for 21 hours!


Matt Taibbi fuckin sucks now but the high point of his career was when he described Ted Cruz's face as "resembling pieces of a waterlogged Reagan mask that were poorly sewn back together."

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009






what exactly does that mean though cause even tipped workers are still getting paychecks. not disputing whether it means something bad but what is it

PokeJoe
Aug 24, 2004

hail cgatan




inflation has consumed any wage gains from the "labor shortage" for most of the last year

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





oh so that graph is rate of change on real wages?

Cybernetic Vermin
Apr 18, 2005



Nomnom Cookie posted:

oh so that graph is rate of change on real wages?

yeah, REALYRAW is not a description of the deal workers are getting, but actually the Real Avg Hourly Earning YoY index (real meaning adjusted for inflation).

e: also i think this is way underestimating the inflation in practice faced by people, the way the indices are constructed in a way no longer reflecting workers realities well. notably i don't think the markets are nearly as insane as they look, rather a large part is them reflecting inflation much more fairly.

Cybernetic Vermin fucked around with this message at 21:06 on Jan 12, 2022

graph
Nov 22, 2006

aaag peanuts



Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud posted:

Matt Taibbi fuckin sucks now but the high point of his career was when he described Ted Cruz's face as "resembling pieces of a waterlogged Reagan mask that were poorly sewn back together."

his oldest daughter hates his loving guts and he had someone photoshop their xmas card to cover her arms or some poo poo in the pic

Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud
Apr 7, 2003
Probation
Can't post for 21 hours!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gplpSfaouP8

AnimeIsTrash
Jun 30, 2018

Not my problem.


https://twitter.com/unusual_whales/status/1480656947577860096

LanceHunter
Nov 12, 2016

Just another skinny legend.



https://twitter.com/LisaDNews/status/1481379268072464386?s=20
https://twitter.com/LisaDNews/status/1481380321664933894?s=20
https://twitter.com/LisaDNews/status/1481381992704974860?s=20

Fortaleza
Feb 21, 2008

Feel It


Ted Cruz looks remarkably like LBJ, imo. Not that LBJ was famous for being a looker or anything

RokosCockatrice
Feb 19, 2004

I have a lot of points to make and I will make them later.


They resemble each other but one is constantly pairing a car salesman smile with hungry wolfish eyes and constantly stuffing his gob was with literal babies

I'm just saying it's not the face of the new neighbor as much as his announcement he's on the registry as a sex offender

Stereotype
Apr 24, 2010

we are going to have worse and more chaotic waves of mass death


:toot:

College Slice

https://twitter.com/B_W3T/status/1481386270819557376

biden built the wall

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003




poor kid

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003




just build a hermetically sealed dome

The_Franz
Aug 8, 2003




biden's wandering must be pretty bad if it came to this

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





The_Franz posted:

biden's wandering must be pretty bad if it came to this

just lock the front door with a code pad and post the code on the wall next to it. thatís how nursing homes do it

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

Nomnom Cookie posted:

just lock the front door with a code pad and post the code on the wall next to it. thatís how nursing homes do it

the one i've seen is a little card that says "the code is the current year" or something

Archduke Frantz Fanon
Sep 7, 2004



Nomnom Cookie posted:

just lock the front door with a code pad and post the code on the wall next to it. thatís how nursing homes do it

also have an alarm that goes off and cant be shut off for hours and can be heard for a mile around in every residence nearby

Casual Encountess
Dec 14, 2005

"You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off,
just like that,
and it's amazing to have that range."


Thunderdome Exclusive



Stringent
Dec 22, 2004

The internet is the universal sewer.


reported

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



https://twitter.com/josepalay/status/1480947545836765186?s=21

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005





lol!

AlbertFlasher
Feb 14, 2006

Hulk Hogan and the Wrestling Boot Band



lmao

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005




https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1481345993320939525

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009






why would progressives do this to the democrats

LanceHunter
Nov 12, 2016

Just another skinny legend.



Biden has the best foreign policy of any president in my lifetime, of course the majority of America won't like him.

Anyways, I have a feeling this RNC move is a big handout to Fox News and OANN, who can now host their own presidential campaign events.

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1481665661139140616?s=20

AnimeIsTrash
Jun 30, 2018

Not my problem.


https://twitter.com/pritipatel/status/1481285165951471619

hobbesmaster
Jan 28, 2008



LanceHunter posted:

Biden has the best foreign policy of any president in my lifetime, of course the majority of America won't like him.

Anyways, I have a feeling this RNC move is a big handout to Fox News and OANN, who can now host their own presidential campaign events.

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1481665661139140616?s=20

reading between the lines in the actual article and not the headline makes the move seem like a negotiating tactic

graph
Nov 22, 2006

aaag peanuts




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkS3aQzNEgM

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] me about OS/2 Warp


https://twitter.com/ToriMasonTV/status/1481377494188146688

gently caress yeah, stick it to em.

Truman Peyote
Oct 11, 2006






LanceHunter posted:

Biden has the best foreign policy of any president in my lifetime, of course the majority of America won't like him.

foreign policy, that thing americans famously give a poo poo about

i will admit that withdrawing from afghanistan does make him the best foreign policy president in decades at least, but the only people that care about that are journalists and military-industrial goblins. most people forgot it even happened months ago. so i don't think it's likely that foreign policy has anything to do with biden's approval ratings

The_Franz
Aug 8, 2003



Truman Peyote posted:

foreign policy, that thing americans famously give a poo poo about

i will admit that withdrawing from afghanistan does make him the best foreign policy president in decades at least, but the only people that care about that are journalists and military-industrial goblins. most people forgot it even happened months ago. so i don't think it's likely that foreign policy has anything to do with biden's approval ratings

the withdrawal was already happening, the skeleton crew that remained basically finally shut off the lights and locked the door in 2021. time will tell if it's ultimately good or bad for the region and if the new taliban government has really changed for the better over the last 20 years.

the withdrawal process itself was a complete shitshow though, and the us left a lot of at-risk people behind or struggling to get out

The_Franz fucked around with this message at 19:03 on Jan 13, 2022

Truman Peyote
Oct 11, 2006






The_Franz posted:

the withdrawal was already happening, the skeleton crew that remained basically finally shut off the lights and locked the door in 2021. time will tell if it's ultimately good or bad for the region and if the new taliban government has really changed for the better over the last 20 years.

the withdrawal process itself was a complete shitshow though, and the us left a lot of at-risk people behind or struggling to get out

withdrawing was always going to be be a "complete shitshow" because the US lost the war, and it didn't have the power to dictate the situation in-country when it left. if biden hadn't ripped the band-aid off, the "skeleton crew" would have stayed indefinitely in order to maintain the fiction that the US was in control, just like trump before him, and obama, and arguably even bush.

AnimeIsTrash
Jun 30, 2018

Not my problem.


Truman Peyote posted:

withdrawing was always going to be be a "complete shitshow" because the US lost the war, and it didn't have the power to dictate the situation in-country when it left. if biden hadn't ripped the band-aid off, the "skeleton crew" would have stayed indefinitely in order to maintain the fiction that the US was in control, just like trump before him, and obama, and arguably even bush.

Yeah I don't see how it was going to go any other way.

We now put them on heavy sanctions and have denied their governments funds rightfully owned by them abroad. So now millions are going to die from a completely preventable famine.

https://theintercept.com/2022/01/09/afghanistan-sanctions-human-rights-hawks/

LanceHunter
Nov 12, 2016

Just another skinny legend.



Truman Peyote posted:

withdrawing was always going to be be a "complete shitshow" because the US lost the war, and it didn't have the power to dictate the situation in-country when it left. if biden hadn't ripped the band-aid off, the "skeleton crew" would have stayed indefinitely in order to maintain the fiction that the US was in control, just like trump before him, and obama, and arguably even bush.

Exactly. There were reports that up until literally August 11th (4 days before the Taliban took Kabul) people in the DoD were convinced that they could force Biden to change course and halt the withdrawal. The whole thing was a shitshow because the people in charge of actually making it happen tried to keep it from happening.

The_Franz
Aug 8, 2003



Truman Peyote posted:

withdrawing was always going to be be a "complete shitshow" because the US lost the war, and it didn't have the power to dictate the situation in-country when it left. if biden hadn't ripped the band-aid off, the "skeleton crew" would have stayed indefinitely in order to maintain the fiction that the US was in control, just like trump before him, and obama, and arguably even bush.

given that it generally wasn't a question of 'if', but 'when' the afghanistan government would fall, they should have had a contingency plan for getting people who's lives were directly at risk due to working with us forces out instead of the mess at the airport or leaving them to fend for themselves and try to run to uzbekistan, turkmenistan or tajikistan.

even years ago, the process for getting interpreters out was a long and convoluted one that left many people facing uncertainty and death for themselves and/or their families.

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Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

afghanistan is a country where a majority of the population wants a nice stable modern democracy, but an entrenched minority who have achieved generations of power and fortune through exploitation (of the poor, of ethnic minorities, and of women) and control of resources are really not interested in that happening, and so a nice stable democracy is not going to take hold until literally every one of these exploiters is dead and their wealth distributed fairly among the rest of the nation.

hm.

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