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CRUSTY MINGE
Mar 30, 2011

Peggy Hill
Foot Connoisseur


Hyrax Attack! posted:

I wonder if the principal opposition comes from alcohol and cigarette MegaCorps that ran the numbers and saw their sales decline in states after pot legalization. In WA state there was something similar when there was a ballot measure to allow grocery stores to sell liquor and while TV ads against framed it as concerned firefighters worried about your kids nearly all ad money against was from liquor wholesalers, while most of the money in favor was from Costco as they'd been feuding with the state liquor board for decades.

Altria, owner of Philip Morris, already owns a canadian marijuana firm.

A few months ago Marlboro came out and said they weren't considering marijuana, and that's probably right. But Altria owns Marlboro and when the people at the top start clamoring for Marlboro 420 Greens, they'll roll and package them. Very much a jump/how high? situation for Marlboro, they won't have a choice.

Pretty sure Coors has dipped a toe in weed, too.

Amazon was one of the big companies behind this push, because they can't find people who can pass drug tests to drive their boxes around.

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Wrong Theory
Aug 27, 2005

Satellite from days of old, lead me to your access code


I imagine it would be a combination of them, the prison industry losing a source of income and republicans not wanting "those" types of people let off the hook for prior offenses.

That Works
Jul 21, 2006


Prison industries is my guess.


E: and everything the above post said

lightpole
Jun 4, 2004


Coast Guard tried to go with follicle testing over urinalysis for the merchant marine and companies shut it down immediately. Mostly due to the cost of testing but not one of them isn't worried about labor.

CRUSTY MINGE
Mar 30, 2011

Peggy Hill
Foot Connoisseur


Cops will still find a way to imprison "those people" and politicians will increase the penalties for other crimes to satiate the desires of Big Prison.

There's other poo poo that needs to be adjusted too, if this wriggles through the senate. Firearm laws will have to change a bit to allow ownership and possession of weed. If truckers are going to be allowed to smoke the DOT will have to shuffle their stance. Same goes for cops and licensed security. Laws around possession and presence of children. And who knows how deep the weed ancillary law rabbit hole goes.

At least the ad council is already pumping out "don't drive high" commercials.

Nick Soapdish
Apr 27, 2008




https://twitter.com/kenklippenstein/status/1510012011907846145?s=20&t=NYdJW-2tQwBReeuf1XN_2w

I wish I got paid to be drunk on cable television

C.M. Kruger
Oct 28, 2013


CRUSTY MINGE posted:

Altria, owner of Philip Morris, already owns a canadian marijuana firm.

A few months ago Marlboro came out and said they weren't considering marijuana, and that's probably right. But Altria owns Marlboro and when the people at the top start clamoring for Marlboro 420 Greens, they'll roll and package them. Very much a jump/how high? situation for Marlboro, they won't have a choice.

Pretty sure Coors has dipped a toe in weed, too.

Amazon was one of the big companies behind this push, because they can't find people who can pass drug tests to drive their boxes around.

"We are not currently considering marijuana" feels like it has a unsaid "however as soon as it gets legalized..." attached to the end.

bird food bathtub
Aug 9, 2003



College Slice


This mother loving poo poo biscuit has not worked a real job in decades and god drat does it show. If the company can't say "work a life-loving 5 hour shift at the most disruptive possible time of day then gently caress off so you don't get full time benefits but stay on call so you can't do anything else and we'll tell you tomorrow's hours eventually" they suddenly can't sell coffee! Go blow a goat you crinkly cum stain.

davecrazy
Nov 25, 2004

I'm an insufferable shitposter who does not deserve to root for such a good team. Also, this is what Matt Harvey thinks of me and my garbage posting.

Holy Christ. If you want people to work poo poo shifts, pay them more!

davecrazy fucked around with this message at 13:12 on Apr 2, 2022

MA-Horus
Dec 3, 2006

I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am.



davecrazy posted:

Holy Christ. If you want people to pay poo poo shifts, pay them more!

this sounds like communism. into the iso-cube.

Richard Bong
Dec 11, 2008


bird food bathtub posted:

This mother loving poo poo biscuit has not worked a real job in decades and god drat does it show. If the company can't say "work a life-loving 5 hour shift at the most disruptive possible time of day then gently caress off so you don't get full time benefits but stay on call so you can't do anything else and we'll tell you tomorrow's hours eventually" they suddenly can't sell coffee! Go blow a goat you crinkly cum stain.

That was my favorite part of being a part time UPS worker. Work 25 hours a week 11pm-4am sun-thurs. not enough to live on but enough to make sure you donít get benefits and that your life is hosed.

davecrazy
Nov 25, 2004

I'm an insufferable shitposter who does not deserve to root for such a good team. Also, this is what Matt Harvey thinks of me and my garbage posting.

Amazon fulfillment centers are generally full time. The sort centers are (or at least were back in 2016-2018 range when I was there) part time with shifts that made it stupid hard to fit it into a full time job schedule.

My experience never lined up with the horror stories. No piss bottles. Their were rates and scanners but the Area Managers were mostly scared kids right out of college.

I started as a seasonal temp, got converted to an Amazon employee, then promoted to "Process Assistant". They hired me to start up a new building as an Area Manager, but I bounced for another manager level offer before I started there so I never go to see salaried manager side of things.

CRUSTY MINGE
Mar 30, 2011

Peggy Hill
Foot Connoisseur


Yeah, you have to request a part time job with amazon, full time is pretty much default. I did 6 months on pick and by the end I was having anger management issues, so instead of continuing to punch every bin I encountered, I left.

Would have been an easier job to tolerate if I had my phone and some music going, but I've worked worse places. Landscaping was honestly better work, and more satisfying.

facialimpediment
Feb 11, 2005

as the world turns


bird food bathtub posted:

This mother loving poo poo biscuit has not worked a real job in decades and god drat does it show. If the company can't say "work a life-loving 5 hour shift at the most disruptive possible time of day then gently caress off so you don't get full time benefits but stay on call so you can't do anything else and we'll tell you tomorrow's hours eventually" they suddenly can't sell coffee! Go blow a goat you crinkly cum stain.

A long while back at the start of the pandemic, in a stock market dive, he said to potentially sell off stocks if you needed money for the next 5 years or whatever. Based on that, I relayed a "hey, you might want to talk to your stock person and sell some stuff" to my mother and she was wait-and-see about it (thankfully). Didn't quite realize I was taken in by the stock market version of an entertaining shock jock that didn't know poo poo about gently caress. Saves a lot of money by not listening to that douche :v:

Acebuckeye13
Nov 2, 2010

There's only one prescription for Nazism and it's 76mm HVAP





Ultra Carp

facialimpediment posted:

A long while back at the start of the pandemic, in a stock market dive, he said to potentially sell off stocks if you needed money for the next 5 years or whatever. Based on that, I relayed a "hey, you might want to talk to your stock person and sell some stuff" to my mother and she was wait-and-see about it (thankfully). Didn't quite realize I was taken in by the stock market version of an entertaining shock jock that didn't know poo poo about gently caress. Saves a lot of money by not listening to that douche :v:

It's astounding that anyone still listens to Jim Cramer after 2008. Any time that man recommends doing something, you should immediately do the opposite.

AreWeDrunkYet
Jul 8, 2006



Acebuckeye13 posted:

It's astounding that anyone still listens to Jim Cramer after 2008. Any time that man recommends doing something, you should immediately do the opposite.

CNBC other than the quote feed and anchors repeating wire agencies is just entertainment. He does what he's paid for to the audience that they're advertising to.

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008

MOM WAS RIGHT


Acebuckeye13 posted:

It's astounding that anyone still listens to Jim Cramer after 2008. Any time that man recommends doing something, you should immediately do the opposite.

15 loving years apart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpLfOF4zZW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP74RBTE8kI

Wasabi the J fucked around with this message at 18:17 on Apr 2, 2022

CRUSTY MINGE
Mar 30, 2011

Peggy Hill
Foot Connoisseur


Didn't realize it, but the MORE act the house signed yesterday will allow the VA to prescribe medical marijuana.

Should have saved my drat receipts for all these years.

pantslesswithwolves
Oct 27, 2008

Ba-dam ba-DUMMMMMM


If I lived in Alaska he'd have my fuckin vote for sure

https://twitter.com/lruskin/status/1509976910339751939

Soul Dentist
Mar 17, 2009


Can't wait for his inevitable centrist turn

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006
READING COMPREHENSION IS HARD


Here's your daily dose of centrist schadenfreude

https://twitter.com/davidaxelrod/status/1510292754626134023?t=66PBH5oOHli8muiPCC0zAA&s=19

BIG HEADLINE
Jun 13, 2006

Make your launch.... 'cause mine's gonna be suborbital


My insurance plan is pre-ACA and I have a $5000/year prescription drug allowance. I have to cut the pills for my most expensive medication in half to not be on the hook for ~$700 in December because the allowance taps out in November at current pricing.

Soul Dentist
Mar 17, 2009


Found this down thread:

https://twitter.com/JRubinBlogger/status/1505879071863066625?t=Qps-_ovDqbH1HmW9hsYlyA&s=19

"Just give up and vote Republican. What is something gonna change?"

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

Their eyes locked and suddenly there was the sound of breaking glass.
\


Welcome to the resistance, you lanyard gently caress. Now have a kid with diabetes. I dare you.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





stealie72 posted:

Welcome to the resistance, you lanyard gently caress. Now have a kid with diabetes. I dare you.

As someone who was a kid with diabetes please don't, that poo poo sucks and is one of several reasons why I'm not planning to have kids.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Soul Dentist posted:

Can't wait for his inevitable centrist turn

It's why believing in santa claus is still marginal

LtCol J. Krusinski
May 7, 2013


TRICare tries to make me pay $899 for 30 day supply of viagra. Use GoodRx app and itís $4.57.

What Iím saying is use the GoodRx app when your prices seem high, thereís an extremely good chance they can discount you heavily.

My angry Jew cock loves GoodRx, and allows me to gently caress anything for like 3 hours. 5 stars, would recommend to a friend.

Immanentized
Mar 17, 2009


LtCol J. Krusinski posted:

TRICare tries to make me pay $899 for 30 day supply of viagra. Use GoodRx app and itís $4.57.

What Iím saying is use the GoodRx app when your prices seem high, thereís an extremely good chance they can discount you heavily.

My angry Jew cock loves GoodRx, and allows me to gently caress anything for like 3 hours. 5 stars, would recommend to a friend.

Second this, especially for psych meds or stimulants for ASD. My ultra-tier employer plan has 30 days of a SNRI for 143, goodrx brought it to 43.

Zamujasa
Oct 27, 2010





Bread Liar

it's a sign of how utterly hosed up everything is that merely knowing some magic internet name can be the difference between "huge expense" and "much cheaper expense". the whole health care system is such a fuckin fraud

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

Their eyes locked and suddenly there was the sound of breaking glass.
\


Midjack posted:

As someone who was a kid with diabetes please don't, that poo poo sucks and is one of several reasons why I'm not planning to have kids.
Yeah, I have one. And good insurance. And I still live in mortal fear of somehow not being able to afford what the kid needs because someone decides to save some money on benefits and/or my job.

OTOH, being part of a parent support group where you can watch people have important realizations about the nature of capitalism is helpful.

CRUSTY MINGE
Mar 30, 2011

Peggy Hill
Foot Connoisseur


Speaking of diabetes...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/insulin-price-cap-biden-republicans-b2048910.html

quote:

When it went before the House Thursday, the vote largely fell along party lines with a 232-193 majority and only a dozen Republicans joining Democrats in support.

Republicans want to kill your wallet and/or children.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007






Lots of their voters are lardasses who gave themselves type 2 badly enough to need insulin as well so that seems self defeating but what do I know.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

Their eyes locked and suddenly there was the sound of breaking glass.
\


Would love to be wrong, but im guessing Novartis is going to write Manchin a surprisingly small check and it will not pass the senate.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012

as a person who never leaves my house I have felt covid is the best thing that ever happened to me. But instead of enjoying this, I now spend up to 16 hours a day posting weird fake vaccine news and medical advice on some weird idea I can extend covid and keep pretending I'm a shut in on propose.


https://twitter.com/kenklippenstein/status/1510320924444315652

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Midjack posted:

Lots of their voters are lardasses who gave themselves type 2 badly enough to need insulin as well so that seems self defeating but what do I know.

Isn't this the same type of people who were loudly chanting no health care years ago.

pmchem
Jan 21, 2010




stealie72 posted:

Welcome to the resistance, you lanyard gently caress. Now have a kid with diabetes. I dare you.

if only axelrod had firsthand experience with insurance coverage being inadequate for a child, and raising that issue in public discourse:

https://twitter.com/davidaxelrod/status/450036309361303553?s=20&t=2HQIqEEg7ODLTgIKlEf5cQ

or defending programs like medicare,

https://twitter.com/davidaxelrod/status/241003365855789056?s=20&t=cO5DNGb5ARAoh9JLdqBvJQ

or praising the morality of medicare-for-all and paths to progress on healthcare and insurance,

https://twitter.com/davidaxelrod/status/1239351594103312392?s=20&t=OG9v8cJbm8UrOlzPHSr_6A

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.sacbee.com/news/local/article260065985.html

Cool

VSOKUL girl
Nov 7, 2011



Omich poluyobok, skazhi ty narkoman? ya prosto tozhe gde to tam zhivu, mogli by vmeste uyobyvat' narkotiki


AMP is a cool and good technology. why does this just redirect to a font table

code:
$ curl -s https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.sacbee.com/news/local/article260065985.html
<HTML><HEAD><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8">
<TITLE>302 Moved</TITLE></HEAD><BODY>
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The document has moved
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</BODY></HTML>
https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article260065985.html

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


Works for me. Wow what a great technological feature

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stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

Their eyes locked and suddenly there was the sound of breaking glass.
\


pmchem posted:

if only axelrod had firsthand experience with insurance coverage being inadequate for a child, and raising that issue in public discourse:

https://twitter.com/davidaxelrod/status/450036309361303553?s=20&t=2HQIqEEg7ODLTgIKlEf5cQ

or defending programs like medicare,

https://twitter.com/davidaxelrod/status/241003365855789056?s=20&t=cO5DNGb5ARAoh9JLdqBvJQ

or praising the morality of medicare-for-all and paths to progress on healthcare and insurance,

https://twitter.com/davidaxelrod/status/1239351594103312392?s=20&t=OG9v8cJbm8UrOlzPHSr_6A
Ok, fair. My main experience with him is the architect of Obama's bland triangulating vaguely left gazing centrism where We Can't Have Nice Things because reasons.

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