Edit: This boycott is now endorsed by the mod team, and the community at large.
Anyone want to join me in refusing to buy any LHS Seed Junky (or any of their flower) that is priced above $40?
I know that other MMTCs offer eighths at similar prices, but they usually at least bring decent quality. LHS has been bottom of the market for some time, and it’s time they learn a lesson about price to quality matching.
We are 20,000 strong. Even a percentage of us boycotting and spreading the boycott by word of mouth can send a strong message.
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It’s time we start using our numbers to achieve real world solutions. There’s no reason that moldy eighths that smell like hay should be priced at top tier prices, period.
We demand all LHS flower have a price cap of $40/eighth until they can prove that their quality matches the price - especially including the removal of all mold and toxins from the flower. Until then, we refuse to purchase any more LHS flower
Every year, I hear people complain about the appropriate age to stop trick-or-treating. I don't even worry about it. If you ring my doorbell and say "Trick or treat," you're getting some candy no matter what your age is. Participation is completely voluntary anyway and I'm always stuck with leftover candy.
Also, I'm not opposed to giving out candy any other time someone comes to my door, too. This is going to be my new way of dealing with solicitors. If you ring my doorbell, you're getting some candy, no matter what you came for. Trying to sell me on some lawn service? Have some candy. Want to spray for bugs? Have some candy. When they give the sales pitch, I'll counter it with, "Don't forget to hold hands when you cross the street!"
Disclaimer: it’s pointless if your goal is to change the mind of the person you are debating. There might be merit in debate if you have different motives
Person A is destitute and unemployed with minimal skills and very little future prospects. Person B comes along and says “I will pay you $5 an hour to do some menial chores each day such as clean my car, mow the lawn etc”
The Capitalist Response: “this is an example of a mutually beneficial trade. Person A values $5 an hour more than he values the time and energy he will place into the job he has been tasked with, and at the end of the trade he will have money to buy food and water to sustain himself. Person B can put his time and energy to greater use in pursuing his own self-interest in other activities other than chores, and as such values $5 an hour less than he values that time and energy”.
The Socialist Response: “this is an example of exploitation. Person A’s disadvantaged situation is being taken advantage of by Person B since he is paying him a comparatively low wage in exchange for his labor and not allowing him to receive the full value of it. This kind of association should be deemed illegitimate”
This small example demonstrates how differently capitalists and socialists view human interaction and trade. A capitalist such as myself cannot see how one could possibly want to ban this sort of association while simultaneously wishing to help the impoverished class, while socialists cannot see how you could want to allow this kind of association while simultaneously wishing to help the impoverished class.
TL;DR debating in this subreddit and other forums like this with the goal of changing minds or having your mind changed is completely pointless since the gulf between the world views of socialists and capitalists is far too vast to be dealt with in any meaningful way so as to change the mind of someone else through argumentation
Yeah basically what the title says - I talked to my psych today, knowing that I've been doing pretty poorly. But I was still really taken by surprise at her concern and suggestion that she thinks I would benefit from voluntary admission to the hospital
I told her I didn't want to go and she said that would be okay for now but she would keep checking in to decide if I need to go involuntarily
I guess I just didn't think I was that bad. Hospitals also really freak me out, so I would never want to go to one unless I had to
Any words of wisdom to help me stop panicking? I don't know why it sent me into a panic response but it definitely did
I bid adieu to my Fallopian tubes on Tuesday, and every time I’ve woken up since, I feel a new sense of freedom and weightlessness.
And to top it off, it was completely covered by Medi-Cal.
Cheers to socialized medicine!
Stop fucking around with these government power grabs, whether you're in the US, the UK, Aus, NZ or Canada, tell those leeching fucks in the capital to get the fuck out your business, they are obsolete and have no actual authority of your finances.
Financial privacy is a human right.
Data is taken from today's media availability by Premier Jason Kenney and Dr Deena Hinshaw. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability is Monday.
Two housekeeping notes
Top line numbers:
|Active cases||6,822 (+592)||—|
|Tests||+26,483 (~5.33% positive)||1,869,237|
|Hospitalizations||171 (+7 since Wednesday's post)||Unknown|
|ICU||33 (+3 since Wednesday's post)||Unknown|
|Deaths||+8 (1x 70-79, 6x 80+)||352|
Division of top line numbers by day (where available):
|Value||Nov 5||Nov 6|
|Test positive rate||~5.72%||~4.87%|
Statements by Premier Kenney:
I wish I could be happier, especially since I'm also 2,500 mi away from my former abusers, but it feels so lonely accomplishing something this big with no one to share or tell about it
Last September when I moved into my car I was too ashamed to let anyone know and went awol. I didn't think I could explain the years of abuse that led to my decision to risk it all on the road rather than return to my former mother's home after college. Even if I could fess up to all of this, I can't share something this personal with just anyone. The cycle of loneliness continues
Kind of a bummer vibe to have on my move in day, and considering its my bday week (24 year old boomer let's go) I should be ecstatic, but it's really hard. At least I'll be able to cry indoors and not on my car's backseat
Edit: sorry for not responding to all of you in a timely manor, I work 12 hour shifts and also have been crying about being alone in my bday for another year lol. To save myself from sounding like a broken record in the threads, thank you for all of the kind supportive words. You guys genuinely made me feel better today, I'm glad I posted honestly about this
Under capitalism most workers lack the means to have any other choice than participation in wage-labour. Even well paid workers often don't have that opportunity or they're exploited indirectly by huge companies even after becoming self-employed.
Anarchy will probably never make humans fully free in a utopan sense (able to do everything fully voluntary exactly how they want to) since freedom is social and all individuals limit each other in some way to maximise everyone's freedom.
Does the same logic follow with economic freedom? Work under capitalism is not voluntary for most since it's either that or suffering. But would abolishment of wage-labour ever make work fully voluntary? Someone will have to work, for now fully automated luxury communism is still not a possibility. Does that mean anarchist society must strive to remove work under threat of (literal or not) starvation? Does it mean anarchist society must provide healthcare, shelter, food, electricity etc. all that is required to function properly in modern society and some basic luxuries too? Or is it not a problem if freedom is maximised by lack of private property and huge inequality?
Nothing forced, of course. I just think that many people have more capacity for bisexuality than they realize. Gentle conversion therapy for straight people could help them expand their sexual horizons.
Of course, for recalcitrant straight people, we must be patient and tolerant. It is not their fault, just an accident of nature and nurture combined.
Short thesis is obsolete. Long live GME
Also the short interest report is out today but I can't seem to find it. Anyone here cares to share?
Edit: SI decreased by only 4mil shares. Still good, 66mil of shares sold short. Source: https://twitter.com/RodAlzmann/status/1326266825160744963/photo/1
Edit 2: https://fintel.io/sob/us/gme - more and more institutional ownership every day. State Street Corp bought 300k shares today (2.6mil total now)
Message on Astralis’ Facebook page
“Yesterday, we applied for vounteers to help us with live coverage.
Since the early beginning of Astralis, we have worked with volunteers for minor match coverage tasks on socials. This has been very popular, and still is among our great group of young guns helping us out and thereby becoming a part of the team and family.
Volunteer work is quite normal and really an essential part of the culture in basically all sports clubs in this country, but we do acknowledge Astralis works in a different eco system than even the biggest sports businesses here, and we will re-evaluate the way we work around match coverage including the current team of volunteers.
Thanks for the input, also the tough side. As long as everything is kept respectful, we’re always ready for a dialogue.
We’re still growing but will never become too big to learn.”
I'm hoping this is the right place for this and it may make someone smile. It's rather long winded, but not as long as ai have kept this up for....
Apologies because I am on a mobile. Also my spelling is crap. So sorry in advance.
I was reminded of this by yet another weary letter asking if I wanted to cash my pension in early. Obviously the answer was no.
This happened a very long time ago (25+ years and is theoretically still going on)... I was happily working in a local office in my twenties when I was, out of the blue, head hunted by another company. The position was a promotion, more money and I was to be trained to take over from the office manager when he retired. I took the job. It was horrible. The work was nothing like they had said. I was basically looking after a bunch of idiots who couldn't tell their arses from their elbows or be honest about their work timings. They lied on job sheets, didn't turn up for work and I spent the entire time dealing with crisis after crisis.
I had been there about 3 months and looking for a way out, when the manager suddenky announced the office was closing. Imagine quiet dances of joy on my part. No one else was happy though. I quietly asked the manager of he knew this was happening when they had offered me the job and he refused to answer (this was a very valuable lesson for my future because it made me realise that not everyone has your best interests at heart) .
A few days later I got my monthly pay slip and for the first and only time in my life, it had a negative value. I nearly had a heart attack. From my salary they had taken not only emergency tax (which they didn't need to do because they had my correct forms and hadn't in the previous pay slips) but also a large chunk for the companies pension scheme, which I didn't have to join because of my age. The HR department had decided I had to be older than I was because of the job I had. I was so upset, I hadn't signed up for this and asked for it back. The HR department basically told me to go do one and they wouldn't consider it. Even though, their paperwork said that, at their discretion they could cancel my "voluntary" pension contribution. There was nothing I could do, I was very smugly told that there wasn't anything in the schemes rule book to cover their taking money in these circumstances . I was spitting feathers when I had to pay them before I could leave (admittedly it was only a couple of pounds but it was the principle).
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I think that would be awesome.
I live in Silicon Valley and have been an EA for 23 years, I have always worked for large high tech companies. My most recent position was for a FAANG company and I worked there for 3.8 years, a year ago my dad started to go in and out of the hospital, I thought telling my VP would be appropriate as I'm the only child that lived close by and may need to leave to take my dad to the ER. I told him I will work while at the hospital and after hours, I worked a 60 hour week regularly.
My boss became indifferent and told me to take a FLOA, I told him I would rather work and keep my mind busy, shortly after this my boss started giving me crazy goals, ( my dept. was a VP, 4 Directors, 4 Sr, Managers and 232 people) I was crazy busy and extra goals meant I had to work even longer hours, little did I know he had put me in a development plan, I had accomplished all the goals and told me he was not happy and that I had made an error on a ALL-Hands meeting that he wanted during Covid, where he decided to have 13 speakers via a chime meeting, he wanted it recorded to share with our China team, long story short, he blamed me for one of the speakers forgetting to unmute their mic. and said it just isn't working for him.
I should have realized he had decided he wanted me gone back when I told him something personal, I guess I was just surprised He asked me to go into a training plan or volunteer to resign, if I resign I get a severance, if I went into training I would not get the severance if he decided the training wasn't working, the company I worked for lets 10% of the people go every review. I left and signed papers saying I would never work for the company again, this whole thing has left me feeling incompetent and when I do get an interview I struggle with telling them I was asked to quit.
I guess I'm here trying to figure out how to get past this and shine again in my Interviews, I cant tell if it's Covid, my resume or my personality that's failing me when I interview.
BTW.. I'm 52, made 6 figures, and all my reviews I received raises and RSU's, my last review was April 2019 and was excellent, my dad was sick starting mid June 2019 and passed away January 2020, I accomplished all the goals by February 2020 and given new goals and was told I wasn't going to get a good review, I was upset because I truly felt like he was trying to get me to quit.
If you were able to get through this very wordy post, Thank You!
This happened a couple years ago. I was working a factory job that I hated. My girlfriend at the time (now wife) was about to move out of state for a 6 month internship so I was trying to spend as much time with her as my schedule would allow.
I was working third shift and typically flipped my sleep schedule for the weekend so I could be awake during the day. My company started allowing people to work voluntary overtime. This was a problem for me because that meant I wasn't able to flip my sleep schedule and as a result would not be able to spend any decent length of time with my girlfriend over the weekends.
A couple people that I had been friends with starting getting pissed at me for not working the voluntary overtime. My choosing to not work overtime did not affect them in any way. We each worked in our own stations and my not being there did nothing to affect their productivity. They eventually stopped talking to me altogether and not long after that I moved on to greener pastures.
I really don't have any regrets because:
That being said I can't help the bad feeling I get when I think back on it. Did I do something wrong? Am I the asshole here?
If a society has rules and those rules require that you pay taxes, you may choose to either pay those taxes or you can leave. It's voluntary.
One year of membership in that society costs one year's taxes, just like if you want someone to fix your stereo for an hour, you must pay for an hour of service. If you live in the society without paying taxes, that is theft, same as if you fixed my stereo and then I refused to pay you.
The government will use force on you if you steal societal membership. This is not aggression, just defending against theft. No violation of NAP.
If you are unable to find a place to live where you are happy with the tax payments, you need to make your own society. If you can't find land enough for that, it's because nature made the Earth too small for you, not people. Maybe go live on a boat in the ocean or Venus? If that's too difficult for you, again, this is the fault of nature.
What part of that is wrong?
tldr: taxes are voluntary and not theft