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12:02 AM
I am just going to have to say it: Stephen Miller is such a bad look for the administration, let alone any tv shows that ever put him on talking his nonsense.
I demand Thunderdome!
 
New from me + @BrandyZadrozny: The guy behind #GoFundTheWall didn't mention the right-wing sites he owned that were banned by Facebook two months ago, or his Fight4FreeSpeech group (also accepting donations!) in his GoFundMe for the wall. I asked him. https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/founder-viral-fundraiser-trump-s-border-wall-has-fake-news-n950636
veinsssssssssssss
@TimStone oh crap this avatar looks familiar, i think i saw something about him moving to LA
@TimStone lol this tweet was deleted
 
12:16 AM
Global News: British Columbians reject proportional representation, vote to stay with first-past-the-post.
https://globalnews.ca/news/4782951/british-columbians-reject-proportional-representation-vote-to-stay-with-first-past-the-post/
 
12:41 AM
@GodEmperorDune lol
 
@Wipqozn :(
 
@GodEmperorDune And by a huge margin too :/
 
> The official ‘no’ side also campaigned heavily on the fears that proportional representation would lead to fringe parties with extreme views and that rural communities would be under-represented under a new system.
hmmm
i can tell you that we have first past the post here and yet have a fringe party with extreme views right now
i wish their power was proportional to how many votes they got
 
12:59 AM
@GodEmperorDune Yeah I've never bought that argument
 
the rural communities getting less representation is probably true, if they have less population then they won't have as strong a voice for local stuff
 
Rural communities not being properly represented can be a concern, but on the flip side rural communities are arguably overrepresentaed in the current system compared to urban communities.
 
@Wipqozn yeah going from overrepresented to properly represented means less power for rural communities and political parties that cater to that demographic, for sure
 
Since everyone is just now realizing his staffers role in the #RussiaHoax We have been asking questions! John McCain Still Refuses to Answer Questions About His Role in the Dossier https://katrinapierson.com/john-mccain-still-refuses-answer-questions-role-dossier/
Yeah so I think I've got this one figured out
 
1:30 AM
@TimStone #teamDroneyBoi
 
Citing safety as their top concern, middle schools in two Iowa districts will teach every student to use a gun. Not so fast, says the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Via @rekhabasu https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/rekha-basu/2018/12/20/iowa-school-districts-guns-training-courses/2364266002/
Hm
I'm torn on this one! Like the mere act of being taught about guns is not necessarily bad even if the goal is less guns, especially if you're in an area that has a lot of guns
But also it will almost definitely be about having more guns
 
@TimStone what sort of weird take is this, i thought it might be for a previous year but it is not... dafuq?
 
It is indeed not, no, lol
I mean she did wear a bullet necklace so I guess we shouldn't expect much better but still
 
> Sr. Advisor @realdonaldtrump 2020
ah that explains why you are complaining that a literally dead person is not responding to your questions
ah actually the article was from when he was still alive and OP worded the tweet very poorly
 
Ah, that's true. I didn't click thru to be fair because it's dumb
And the URL lacks a date in the slug because these people are monsters
 
1:40 AM
@TimStone or because its not built on blog software, lol
 
Counterpoint tho it's a wordpress site
 
oh lol they just did it wrong
 
ZOTUS are you kidding me what the hell https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/us/politics/zachary-fuentes-coast-guard-retirement.html
> Mr. Fuentes told colleagues that after his mentor, John F. Kelly, left his job as chief of staff at the end of the year, he would “hide out” at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House, for six months, remaining on the payroll in a nebulous role. Then, in July, when he had completed 19 years of service in the Coast Guard, Mr. Fuentes — an active-duty officer — would take advantage of an early retirement program
 
ZOTUS? wtf is that
 
Are you ready?
> Mr. Fuentes has become one of the most controversial aides inside the West Wing, earning nicknames like “Zotus” (Zach of the United States)
 
1:43 AM
petition to rename our collective veins to VOTUS
reading this story, this guy seems to be the jonah of this white house
> Mr. Trump was savaged in the news media for skipping the cemetery visit, a fact that he blamed on Mr. Kelly, even though other aides repeatedly told him that it had been Mr. Fuentes’s doing, according to the people with knowledge of what took place.
 
lol, yes
 
this ZOTUS is a piece of work
 
This isn’t the first time Gov. Carney has used executive privilege to shield his emails from the public. https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2018/06/04/carney-rodney-square-emails/659210002/
Urgh :|
juul deal is pretty simple to me management to employees: “i know some of you have qualms about our taking a huge investment from big tobacco but please, hear out our counterargument— we will give you a shitload of money https://www.recode.net/2018/12/20/18150929/juul-altria-billions-dollars-dividend-shareholders-employees
I'm sorry how much but also averages
 
2:04 AM
@TimStone one dude is super pleased with his multibillion bonus, the other 1500 people grumble at $250
 
2:26 AM
i have no words for all the "MOST RESPECTED MEMBER OF THE ADMINISTRATION" takes about Mattis resigning
I'm sorry does meet the sniper just straight up have a jim mattis reference
That's a direct quote except s/professional/efficient
Wild
 
TBH you can be the “most respected member of the admin” and still be a giant asshole in terms of what you do
This is an extremely low bar to clear
 
 
1 hour later…
3:40 AM
“A nation without borders is a nation not at all. Without borders, we have the reign of chaos, crime, cartels and believe it or not, coyotes,” Trump said of the Senate spending bill he's refusing to sign due to it not meeting his demands on border security funding https://t.co/aX3BgpTXX3
(quoted bit starts at 0:21)
I saw people joking about this earlier but it does kind of sound like he thinks they're talking about literal coyotes
 
@TimStone there were literally 5 coyotes outside my house on tuesday
 
See, descending into chaos
 
did marked up miller write this speech?
 
Probably, I don't think he does anything else except sit around all day and be racist
 
4:07 AM
Crypto-mining malware saw 4,000% increase in 2018 http://tnw.me/hGzQoJa
lmfao @ the lede image
 
@TimStone lol
 
Like what is that?
Oh, and now they’re doing this concurrent jobs thing, yet again.
 
@TimStone hacker (or the guy from TF2) doing computer things in business attire but he lost his lower body in some sort of construction accident and it has been replaced with a front loader carrying a load of colorful ethernet switches
 
"Sir shouldn't we find people to fill these slots?" "I don't want to learn any new names"
@GodEmperorDune excellent
 
the switches are gargantuan because they can only fit 3 switches in the entire front loader bucket
 
4:14 AM
Del Monte recalls 64,000 cases of canned corn due to botulism risk https://www.phillyvoice.com/del-monte-food-recall-canned-corn-botulism-threat-contamination/
shakes fist
COOOOOOOOOOORN
 
4:57 AM
@TimStone We are currently a nation without borders.
cc @Wipqozn @GodEmperorDune @Ash
 
@Yuuki hue
 
 
6 hours later…
11:06 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Foxconn plans $9bn China chip project amid trade war tensions https://s.nikkei.com/2CrGBTe
 
@BunsGlazing missing http://
 
Took me like five minutes to post that already
Mobile
 
@BunsGlazing saw this would be coming sooner or later, that "are you over 18? yes | no but i want bewbs and cats so i hit yes" has been woefully inadequate for what it was appeared to try to do
 
Agreed
 
question though, these age verification cards, they are still anonymous right?
 
12:12 PM
it's quite futile to try any of that in a global context unless you can actually do it like China and wall off your part and persecute people that circumvent the rules
 
@Memor-X That's a good question actually. I would assume so?
 
and WTF, one of the system uses a blockchain?
 
@MadScientist true because there are VPNs but then again this might lead to porn sites trying to push for better age verification outside the UK
 
@MadScientist boobcoin?
 
> ‘That’s the whole point of blockchain,’
to give better access to porn
as with most advancements

printing press = porn at home
film = moving porn
computers = digital porn
internet = world wide porn
fibre connections = faster porn
 
12:22 PM
Yeah the adult industry has actually led to a lot of tech innovation
@Memor-X haha
 
12:35 PM
What are they even attempting to use blockchain for in this context
Is this just "we store the age verification info in git"
 
Ave
12:48 PM
@ToxicFrog yes, but distributed git.
 
@Ave git is already distributed, I think you mean distributed zero-trust zero-performance git~
What is the point though
(yes, yes, I know it's because this was implemented by a bunch of chairwarmers with no technical knowledge who were sold Blockchain™ by an external consultancy)
 
1:26 PM
Mitch, use the Nuclear Option and get it done! Our Country is counting on you!
Trump is reportedly already turning on Mick Mulvaney—who hasn’t even started his new job as acting White House chief of staff yet—due to a two-year-old video uncovered by The Daily Beast, which shows Mulvaney calling the president "a terrible human being" https://trib.al/UF0jNuW
lol
 
love this motion in city council
whereas: people getting hit by cars is bad
be it therefore resolved: somebody should do something about that
essentially
this city rocks
 
Ave
best part?
> You see, they’ll never reach their goal, but no matter how much we raise, we’re going to reach ours:

Supporting an organization working to help immigrants seeking legal asylum. This GoFundMe isn’t really about ladders at all. It’s about lifting people up.
 
the real ladders were I am forcibly removed from the chatroom by a comically large shepherd's crook
 
@Wipqozn I wonder if this is a "flexible funding" thing and all just a scam
Well, "scam"
 
it is
 
Ave
1:39 PM
lmao
they're making biiig bucks
 
even if it wasn't you can't just send the government a check that says "$1B memo: WALL" and then it magically go to that
"After 20 Facebook subcontractors demanded better working conditions, they’re being told to accept a counter-offer from their company by Friday afternoon – or lose their jobs." This is a story of inspiring solidarity against heartless management abuse. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/20/facebook-contractors-filter-digital-labor-dispute-christmas
 
> Melanson also contacted the Guardian after publication, to assert that the email with the 5pm deadline had not been intended as an ultimatum. Melanson said that the company had contacted the contractors Thursday afternoon to “clear up any confusion”.
...
The company subsequently provided a written statement: “The letter sent to our employees at Facebook Reality Labs by Filter’s HR manager was not intended to deliver an employment ultimatum. Upon learning that our message was not received as intended, we sent a follow-up email to those employees this afternoon clarifying that their employm
 
2:05 PM
Across the country, kids are reporting sexual assaults in immigrant children’s shelters. One kid, Alex, decided to come forward. There was surveillance video. But Alex's case wasn't investigated. His isn’t the only one. http://bit.ly/2BvqF0p
 
Wait, Canadians decriminalized homosexuality in '69?
Nice.
 
Yes
Trudeau father actually passed it
 
I believe that was also the year of stonewall as well
Unless I'm wrong which is possible
 
Famous quote like "there's no room for state in the bedrooms of the nation" or something
 
2:13 PM
yes june 28 69
 
2:38 PM
@Unionhawk yeah it's definitely a scam, even if the money goes where it's supposed to lol
 
3:07 PM
“He was really the only person left opposing outright war for regime change in Iran. He also held back bigger war in Syria and probably stopped Trump from bombing North Korea in 2017. He doesn’t fit in a neat box, but we are worse off without him,” said a Republican close to WH https://twitter.com/noahshachtman/status/1076126533935382529
Oh good we really are drawing down troops to prepare for a new war excellent great
 
The Democrats now own the shutdown!
that's not how this works
 
Just... hoooooooooow
 
3:51 PM
@TimStone veins cannot handle this speed running
I’d be happy with mulvaney getting fired from all his govt jobs tho
 
> Facebook closes its office for 11 holidays per year, according to the letter, but Filter only observes five of those holidays. Since Facebook’s offices are closed on those days, preventing the Filter employees from working, they are forced to use six out of their 10 days of paid time off to cover the other holidays – or go without pay.
Please please please tell me this is illegal and the US isn't a total hellscape.
 
I have some bad news about labor law
 
@Yuuki nice
@MadScientist lol
 
@MadScientist looooooooool
 
@puzzlepiece87 lol
 
4:03 PM
I’ve done more damage to ISIS than all recent presidents....not even close!
pulls out "Timeline of ISIS" mmm
 
@TimStone I mean it’s accurate if you remove the words “to isis”
 
Checks out
Do You Know Who Your State's Governor Is? 1 in 3 Americans Don't. http://www.governing.com/topics/politics/gov-americans-knowledge-state-government.html via @GOVERNING
 
Gladys West, the "hidden figure" behind invention of GPS, inducted into Air Force hall of fame http://hill.cm/hi44EyI
 
4:55 PM
Talking to reporter @hogangidley45 said, “I don’t know that Sen McConnell is concerned about the country.”
Okay absolutely true but also I guess that means no wall funding?
 
Ash
@MadScientist Just because you say it doesn't make it true
 
Here's the letter that Carter Page submitted to the court in advance of James Wolfe's sentencing yesterday (see: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/james-wolfe-sentencing) — Page was the "Male-1" in charging papers that Wolfe provided information about to reporters https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5662850/12-20-18-Carter-Page-Letter-Wolfe.pdf
lol
 
@TimStone We all know that Trump has trouble forming sentences. Maybe he meant "I've done not even close to more damage to ISIS than all recent presidents".
 
5:28 PM
BREAKING: Supreme Court: Justice Ginsburg has cancerous growths removed from lung.
 
On the one hand, we shouldn't be making any sort of demands on an 80-plus-year person.
On the other hand,
 
!! Corker: “We have two talk-radio show hosts who basically influenced the president, and we’re in a shutdown mode. It’s just—that’s tyranny, isn’t it?”
 
5:47 PM
LONDON (AP) — Airport: Flights at #London's Gatwick Airport suspended again due to 'suspected drone sighting'
Flake votes NO on proceeding to border wall funding bill. One more R could kill it (depending on attendance, again)
This is the vote before the vote, even
Meanwhile, China now controls all fishing along Somalia’s enormous coastline https://twitter.com/eximbankchina/status/1076148348120432645
EXCLUSIVE: Hard-Nosed Pentagon Negotiator Removed From Job; Racked Up Huge Travel Costs https://www.defenseone.com/politics/2018/12/shay-assad/153591/
 
Ash
6:08 PM
Okay yes it makes sense when you read it but hot damn what a headline
 
Yeaaah
So, you know how peacocks have those little crests on their heads? Turns out, they're *vibration sensors*. And they're tuned to the exact frequencies at which peacocks rattle their tails. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/peacock-crests-are-vibration-sensors/578656/
They are literally taking Christmas away from the Capitol
CANCELLED: PALM BEACH/MAR-A-LAGO, FL area 91.141 TFR for POTUS - December 21, 2018 - January 6, 2019. Details @ NBAA's VIP TFR page - http://nbaa.org/vip-tfr
Hmmmmmmmmmm
 
Ash
6:29 PM
@TimStone what does this mean
@TimStone Whoa, this was fascinating
 
national basketball association association
 
The flight plan for Trump to go to Mar-a-Lago has been cancelled, implying he probably won't go there this weekend as he said
 
not accepting corrections on this
 
JUST IN: Republican Senator Graham calls for immediate hearings on Trump's military moves in Syria, Afghanistan. Read latest: https://reut.rs/2Csmh3P
@Unionhawk lol
lol @ Trump being so easy to persuade that even Erdogan was like "Wait really?"
 
6:41 PM
@TimStone droney boi scores another win
@Wipqozn RBG i love you but why didn't you retire during obama's term?
@TimStone wow and i thought my writing was whiny
@TimStone yall have the tools to fix this, just sayin
 
He uses "Dodgy Dossier Defamation" and like, I don't think shit you make up is supposed to work like that in legal documents but idk
 
@Unionhawk nba anon, q is branching into sports now
 
qanon people are too racist for the nba
 
@TimStone "so he ignores all the stuff we released about mister bone saw, i guess we should have just asked him at the g20"
@Unionhawk donald sterling tho
 
that's why it's so impressive
 
6:45 PM
@GodEmperorDune see also
 
@TimStone whew child, the obsolescence
 
The budget breakdown of a 25-year-old who makes $100,000 a year and is excellent with money. via @CNBCMakeIt https://cnb.cx/2EzW058
:thinking:
Hi CNBC a few questions
$20 internet
$400 groceries and $250 dining out
$615 donations
$0 loans
$100,000 a year
 
@Unionhawk This implies they live in a city, I guess? But only pay $825 in rent 🤔
 
@Unionhawk $825 rent? WHERE?
are they sharing a studio with 6 people?
 
you can find about that near cincinnati
maybe 9
 
6:51 PM
@Unionhawk yeah internet is close to $100 for me
 
@GodEmperorDune this one is honestly the most baffling to me because like, that isn't a thing
 
phone is like $180 for myself and my wife
 
The phone is believable if you already own the phone, which like
 
$40 would get you a 2GB google fi plan which is also not a thing people do
 
house cleaner is the cleaning products?
 
6:52 PM
No they're paying a person to clean their apartment
For $30
Somehow
 
a house cleaner that comes by at most 4 hours per month
 
$195 for utilities is a bit more than we pay, but we don't pay for water
Pres. Trump says "the wall will pay for itself on a monthly basis."
Y'all, the wall fu works
I have no idea what his rationale is there unless he intends to fire CBP and ICE folk which a) good b) he doesn't, so
@KT_So_It_Goes Still doesn’t beat the WSJ piece about how Obama was devastating these “regular families”
lol #neverforget
 
love 2 b a regular family with $25,000 in investment income per year
 
National parks to stay open without staff in government shutdown http://hill.cm/ss1etKr
Good, good, the parks are ours now
 
which means... at 7% annual ROI...
$357,000 investment assets
 
7:01 PM
@Unionhawk This is exactly what I do. What do you use most of your cellular data on?
 
@TimStone They couldn't find actual sad cartoon faces? Those look photoshopped.
 
@puzzlepiece87 according to my data use, "Twitter at the office"
 
Even cartoons usually smile if they make more than $200k a year
 
Followed by chrome then YouTube this month
 
@Unionhawk That's both totally fine but also not particularly frugal. The graph is bullshit but I think it's reasonable to have a cellular plan that costs a lot less than $100 $90 (was the figure GED cited) a month
 
7:06 PM
I have a shared plan that basically never hits limit
and that I don't pay for
 
Lucky
 
@puzzlepiece87 Only if you own the phone though
Why does CNBC hate the planned obsolescence of capitalism?
 
@TimStone Indeed but "only if you own" applies to like that entire graph so.
@GodEmperorDune Speaking of always drawing the line so you're on the good side, here's nearly the entire Ars commentariat defending meat eating from a climate change perspective
Like, I haven't significantly reduced my meat consumption to protect the planet, but I acknowledge that I am bad there.
 
In the event of a government shutdown, NORAD will continue with its 63-year tradition of NORAD Tracks Santa on Dec. 24. Military personnel who conduct NORAD Tracks Santa are supported by approximately 1,500 volunteers who make the program possible each and every year.
Ah, well, alright then
 
7:16 PM
A source familiar with meeting between Trump and Senate Rs told me “it did not go well” because Trump had no endgame "He dug in. But doesn’t have a plan, offered no numbers.” Trump also tried to get Rs to go nuclear to change filibuster rules, but McConell said it wouldn’t happen
lol
 
@puzzlepiece87 ATT has a lot of fees and whatnot
$25 of that is paying off the phone
but my data plan is like $30 or $35 for legacy unlimited
 
Yeah, I think even after owning my phone I had to pay like $70/month on AT&T
It was stupid
 
@puzzlepiece87 environmental impact of eating habits depends drastically on the local environment. meat eating is much more sustainable from a water usage perspective in dry climates. vegetable based is better in wet climates where water usage is not an issue and space is more of a premium
yay nuance
 
Good nuance, thanks for contributing.
 
shipping foodstuff all over the world is bad from a carbon footprint perspective
buy local and figure out local impacts, if you can based on your personal privilege level
 
7:26 PM
@GodEmperorDune thumbs up
 
> GOP senators suggest including DACA fix to get Dems to back spending bill with border wall funding
Isn't that basically where we were last year or whatever and Trump threw a fit about that too?
 
@TimStone i don't see why dems have to do a damn thing here
they passed a CR, trump bungled it
instead of DACA, make cocaine mitch unappoint some judges
 
My phone bill is 10€ per month, that includes 2GB data
 
how do yall survive on just 2 GB data?
 
7:33 PM
I mean I never leave the house for the most part so
That
 
@puzzlepiece87 does any group evaluate their mistakes effectively tho?
 
scientists
or something, some joke about scientific study indicating that scientists are extremely cool
 
shakes hands aliens
 
@Unionhawk no
 
@GodEmperorDune Did you read the article?
@GodEmperorDune Wait until I get home to watch youtube? Adblock? NoScript?
 
7:37 PM
@puzzlepiece87 the horror
 
@GodEmperorDune I spend most of my extra money on travel. We go to a lot of fun weddings.
 
@puzzlepiece87 just finished, misleading headline
 
@GodEmperorDune How so?
 
@puzzlepiece87 the experiment was about estimating dot density, it seems like a big leap to go from evaluating your performance estimating dot density to mistakes made in other areas
the sample also seems small for me and radicalizaton level was established by survey questions
surveys are not that good imo
 
you mean like how political compass will place most reasonable people on left libertarian
This also implies that the left has ever made a tactical error, which as we all know is not correct. Not accepting comments, critiques, or corrections on this
 
7:46 PM
anyway i am perfect in all things and also a radical so...
 
@GodEmperorDune I will disagree with you here. I do agree with you that no experiment is perfect, but you're imo glossing over the fact that estimating dot density was done to control for other factors. In addition, you said the headline was misleading, when really you're saying the experimental quality was weak, and also small sample usually means less than 100 for psychology, not 400. Again, certainly not the best experiment ever, but I disagree that there was anything substantially wrong with it.
 
THERAPIST: your problem is, that youre perfect, and everyone is jealous of your good posts, and that makes you rightfully upset. ME: I agree
 
@Unionhawk xD
 
@puzzlepiece87 i accept this analysis
@Unionhawk 100% true
 
BREAKING: Supreme Court votes 5-4 to reject Trump on temporarily restricting asylum claims at border. Roberts joins liberals in majority. Kavanaugh joins conservatives in dissent.
 
7:48 PM
I consider myself to be moderately radical (as based upon my people wished into the sea count) and also wrong a moderate amount of the time.
 
@TimStone roberts really wants to take kennedy's place as the swing vote
 
@puzzlepiece87 What if you wish the sea onto people?
 
@Yuuki then you're poseidon
Members of Europe's far right have called for a mass boycott of Toblerone, after discovering that the popular triangular chocolate bar is halal-certified https://cnn.it/2CofaJH
FYI far right, water and air are also halal
 
@GodEmperorDune getting alcohol poisioned 24/7 to own ???
 
@Unionhawk i'm sure there's profit in there somewhere
 
7:52 PM
Drinking pork tea for some reason
Somehow
I guess that would be soup
 
tonkatsu ramen
 
@GodEmperorDune hahaha well played
 
Tester walked into the chamber just now. Voted no. Walked right back out. “Nine and a half hours,” he says, shaking his head. (That’s how long it took him to get here from Montana.)
@puzzlepiece87 it was an easy dunk
 
@GodEmperorDune Sometimes you just take what the defense gives you
 
@puzzlepiece87 i like to make a splash
 
So, in sum, a single GOP congressman is blocking a bill that would help combat horrifying levels of violence against Native women. It would pass the House if it got a vote. It doesn't cost any additional federal $. But Goodlatte, who is retiring, won't let it go. (12/14)
nothing good about this latte imo
 
@GodEmperorDune You're not seeing a whole latte of good about this situation?
 
@puzzlepiece87 That's the problem when you do theorycrafting. You only have an edge until everyone notices what you're doing.
 
It wouldn't be the Friday before a holiday without an announcement from DOJ about the recission of more guidance documents — Acting AG Whitaker is withdrawing 69 documents "that are unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper."
...Damnit
 
8:20 PM
@TimStone nice
any analysis on what these things do?
 
I haven't seen anything yet. I'd look but that's...that's a lot for a Friday >_>
 
80-23 as in 1980-23 I guess? The format I see is 2015-X for example
 
the fact that they are dropping it friday before a holiday is highly suspicious
 
> the face that they are dropping it friday before a holiday administration is highly suspicious
 
@Yuuki i mean yes
 
8:33 PM
@Yuuki Clippy voice You seem to be telling it like it is. Can I help?
 
Senate vote now has been held open for three hours and stuck at 44-46, short of majority to even take up the House bill that would give Trump $5 billion for the wall. And well short of the 60 needed to ultimately break a filibuster and pass a bill. Some senators still flying back
It might interest you to know that the time it takes to learn how to be an effective farmworker is about 3 years. How do we know? Because it was built into slave plantations' financial records. That's how we bloody well know. https://twitter.com/redswrapp/status/1075817978984202240
this thread, holy shit
(related to current events by people saying farm work, normally done by immigrants, is "unskilled labor" and therefore easy to replace... it is not)
 
9:03 PM
Can't make this stuff up. @ChipotleTweets required its workers to sign arbitration agreements. That got 2,814 workers kicked out of a wage theft lawsuit. Now Chipotle is trying to block those workers in arbitration. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chipotle-mandatory-arbitration-agreements_us_5c1bda0de4b0407e90787abd?mr5
i told yall to go to qdoba instead
 
Now in Schumer’s office: VP Pence Mick Mulvaney Jared Kushner
lol I swear to god if he somehow caves to those three
 
@GodEmperorDune Street trucks don't force workers to sign arbitration agreements.
Although I suppose they probably have other worker's issues.
 
@Yuuki well yeah street trucks are definitely best for mexican food
@TimStone aka the entire trump administration
 
Ash
9:27 PM
@GodEmperorDune I suspect its the usual education/degree = skilled problem
aka its the same shit you see about trades too, but farm work is worse
(although man the numbers of farmers I know with agri degrees....)
but yeah, it is a skill to know how to pick fruit/veg quickly and not damage the plant, etc.
 
@Ash and this is a skill specific to each plant, so you need to learn a new one if you switch to a different crop
 
Ash
@GodEmperorDune Exactly
And to do it quickly because as the thread points out, this is usually paid piecework
(and even if it isn't, there's still an expectation of how much you should have done per x period of time)
 
@Ash what does an agri degree cover? is it like farm management and planning crop rotations and stuff or growing individual things?
 
Schumerland readout
 
@Ash or because there is a limited time window between underripe and overripe and all the stuff needs to get picked in the middle
 
Ash
9:30 PM
@GodEmperorDune Basically, anything you need to run a farm. I've heard people taking business courses, stuff about crops, animal husbandry, all sorts of stuff.
@GodEmperorDune That too!
All this stuff that no one thinks about, they just assume it magically shows up at teh dang grocery store
 
farming is complicated
 
Ash
@GodEmperorDune It really is.
I grew up around farm people. Most of my family is farm people.
It is hard work.
Mentally and physically.
 
Outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis shaking hands with the outgoing chief of staff John Kelly today.
 
@Ash the physically i knew, the mentally... i just assumed it was that magical looking at a melon and knowing if it was ripe or not
Michael Cohen brokered mysterious $1.8 million loan to pool boy that Jerry Falwell Jr and his wife befriended https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/michael-cohen-brokered-mysterious-1-8-million-loan-pool-boy-jerry-falwell-jr-wife-befriended/
rich people are weird
 
9:46 PM
As one does
 
i too search out investment opportunities among staff i befriend on vacation
if i was the pool boy i'd take that money and run though
oops, business failed, sorry about that
yall didn't realize it was my job to be nice to you?
 
Ash
9:59 PM
@GodEmperorDune There's a lot to it yeah
 
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