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Message 2105711 - Posted: 25 Aug 2022, 17:55:04 UTC

Did Google and their automated 'artificial intelligence' (AI) go too far....
Google has closed the account of a user who sent a photograph of his
son's inflamed groin to a doctor.
It's sticking by the closure despite
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Message 2105938 - Posted: 29 Aug 2022, 14:27:36 UTC

Some people are aptly named, but in the wrong sense and in the wrong "job":
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-62692063

(Until recently town & city councilors were not "employed", but did get some money when they performed council duties - this person appears to have made being a councillor a full time job. I worked with two council leaders from opposite sides of the political spectrum, and neither had a high opinion of the concept of "professional councillors".)
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Message 2106068 - Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 15:39:08 UTC

Another reason why we shouldn't be dealing with Saudi Arabia.

YouTube - Saudi officials appear to beat women at orphanage as footage sparks outcry
Take note, it comes with warning about the violence.
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Message 2106079 - Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 20:25:41 UTC

Of all the stupidest solutions to a problem that I heard this would have to be 1 of the worst.

A New Jersey Town Cut Down All Their Trees to "Deter Homeless," They're Part of A Bigger Trend.

What are they thinking?
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Message 2106148 - Posted: 2 Sep 2022, 2:07:30 UTC

Unintended effects
Ban single use plastic bags
So we now have multiple use bags which we are supposed to take back to the store and use again.
But many people do shopping online and the shopping is delivered every time in new multiple use bags.

So what do these online shoppers do with the once used multiple use bags piling up in the garage/basement/etc.?
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Message 2106149 - Posted: 2 Sep 2022, 2:10:54 UTC - in response to Message 2106148.  

Unintended effects


Another 'unintended consequence' : customers stealing shopping baskets. Have not noticed it here though.
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Message 2106165 - Posted: 2 Sep 2022, 5:04:05 UTC - in response to Message 2106149.  

Unintended effects


Another 'unintended consequence' : customers stealing shopping baskets. Have not noticed it here though.

Hum, here the stores don't let customers out the door with them. The clerk snags it off the belt and stuffs it away before the customer can attempt a theft.
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Message 2106192 - Posted: 2 Sep 2022, 15:32:13 UTC - in response to Message 2106149.  

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Another 'unintended consequence' : customers stealing shopping baskets. Have not noticed it here though.

Here in the Dallas-Fort metro area and probably in other major cities the grocery stores have embedded anti-theft sensors in the shopping carts that will lock the wheels of the cart if they try and remove it from the parking lot.

Seen in use also at local Target & Wal-Mart stores. Fun to watch the dolts trying to push/get past perimeter of lot and suddenly the wheels lock and they keep trying multiple times with no luck.
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Message 2106196 - Posted: 2 Sep 2022, 17:02:58 UTC - in response to Message 2106165.  

Years ago I worked at a university. It was a twenty minute walk to the nearest supermarket, and just a couple more minutes to three more. Enterprising students would go shopping, first to only one that didn't have a coin in the slot to collect a couple of trolleys. Then the shopping began, one trolley would head to the cheapest booze shop and get loaded, the other would tour the supermarkets to gather whatever else was needed at the lowest prices. The two trolleys would then head back to the university halls and join the rest of their friends in one of the car parks. Not too bad as a couple of times a term someone would load the mountain of trolleys into his van and take them back to the town centre and leave them there.
Then the mechanical engineers decided it was time to do a bit of testing by propelling them off the roof of the halls.
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Message 2106199 - Posted: 2 Sep 2022, 17:44:33 UTC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62769675

So why the **** are food prices in the shops still shooting up like a celebratory firework?
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Message 2106201 - Posted: 2 Sep 2022, 18:02:11 UTC - in response to Message 2106199.  

Because word has gone out that there's inflation about? Store buyers are expecting it, so wholesalers can charge what they like. Pure psychology.
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Message 2106295 - Posted: 4 Sep 2022, 18:15:25 UTC - in response to Message 2106201.  

Because word has gone out that there's inflation about? Store buyers are expecting it, so wholesalers can charge what they like. Pure psychology.
Yep, but also shops as well. Have to admit I fell for it as well.
However, even though I've always been cost conscious, the cost of living crisis, has focused thoughts on a lot of things.
Recently it was on milk.
Just before Covid hit our local shop was doing a regular deal on 2L bottles.
Normally £1.20 each but get 2x2L for £2. Not bad.
Just before end of the 1st lockdown, it went up to £2.10 & by the end of the second, £2.20.
There was an elephant in the room that was invisible to me.

By the start of last year, it jumped to £2.40 & continued to do so & around Xmas it hit £3 & now sits at £3.20.
Just after the new year, needed milk so popped over to shop. all the 2L bottles only had 2/3 days left & knew that I would not go through 4L so got a 6L.
Been buying 6L at a time since.
Here's the elephant.
3x2x2L £9.60
2x6L £5.38.
6L has only gone up 0.09 this year to £2.69 from £2.60. Before then I don't know what price it was.
The elephant was always there if one works out the cost per litre.
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Message 2106392 - Posted: 5 Sep 2022, 23:04:17 UTC

Ah, tax increases ... don't you just love the GOP? Promise one thing, do the opposite.
libertarian, Sheldon Richman wrote:
TEFRA the largest tax increase in American history.
signed by President Ronald Reagan on September 3, 1982.

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/reality-check-ronald-reagan-increased-taxes-and-liberalized-abortion-as-cas-governor/1971524/ wrote:
In 1967, then-Governor Reagan signed into law a tax increase that actually amounted to the largest tax hike in the state’s history. That same year, Reagan also signed the Therapeutic Abortion Act, which essentially legalized abortion in California.


https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2017-12-15/the-mostly-forgotten-tax-increases-of-1982-1993 wrote:
What is less well-known is that these cuts were then followed by a series of tax increases that, if you add them all together, were almost as big as or even bigger than the 1981 cuts, depending on the measure you use.
next seven significant tax changes approved by Congress, in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990 and 1993
The 1980s tax increases are less well-known, in part because they didn't involve increases in individual income tax rates. The biggest, the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982, increased revenue mainly by tightening up rules on depreciation, leasing, contract accounting and investment tax credits. The Social Security Amendments of 1983 sped up planned increases in payroll tax rates, among other things. The Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 changed rules on interest exclusions, income averaging and such. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 closed a few loopholes and extended a telephone excise tax. And the Tax Reform Act of 1986, while it lowered the top individual income tax rate to 28 percent from 50 percent, contained enough offsetting changes that, for the first two years after enactment, it raised tax revenue.
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Message 2106406 - Posted: 6 Sep 2022, 6:07:46 UTC

Yep. DEMs want da People to Keep Most of Monies they Earn.

Thanks DEMs.

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Message 2106415 - Posted: 6 Sep 2022, 7:33:57 UTC

Yep. DEMs want da People to Keep Most of Monies they Earn....
Better those who actually did some hard work in their lives instead of some rich crooks who inherited their $'s and havn't done a good hard day's work in their entire life but always looking for new ways the rip those hard working people off people off. ;-)
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Message 2106450 - Posted: 6 Sep 2022, 22:38:53 UTC

Both environmental and public enemy number 1?

How a Billionaire’s “Attack Philanthropy” Secretly Funded Climate Denialism and Right-Wing Causes.

In the mid-2000s, Barre Seid had begun thinking about how to leave a legacy. Riding the personal computer boom, the Chicago-based electronics magnate was on his way to becoming a billionaire. Seid, who considers himself a libertarian, now had the means to pursue a bold project: “attack philanthropy.”

To Seid, that meant looking for ways to place financial bets that had the potential to make epochal change. With little public notice, Seid became one of the most important donors to conservative causes during an era that saw American politics and society shift sharply to the right.

New reporting by ProPublica and The Lever, based on emails and interviews with people who know Seid, sheds light on one of the country’s least-known megadonors, revealing how an intensely private billionaire has secretly used his wealth to try to influence the lives of millions.

Seid has funded climate denialism as well as a national network of state-level think tanks that promote business deregulation and fight Medicaid expansion. He’s also supported efforts to remake the higher education system in a conservative mold, including to turn one of the nation’s most politically influential law schools into a training ground for future generations of right-wing judges and justices.

Last month, The Lever and ProPublica as well as The New York Times detailed how Seid secretly handed a $1.6 billion fortune to a key architect of the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority that recently eliminated federal protections for abortion rights....
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Message 2106748 - Posted: 12 Sep 2022, 18:29:45 UTC

Yet another example of Big Profits and the consequences be damned...


Software fees to make up 10% of John Deere's revenues by 2030
1.5 million machines and half a billion acres of land connected to the John Deere Operations Center within a matter of years

US farm machinery giant John Deere has estimated software fees will make up 10 percent of the company's revenues by the end of the decade...

... Though farmers are already struggling with operating costs – including fertilizer and fuel – Deere wants to sell software subscriptions for operating its ever smarter vehicles...

... alleged that Deere's repair business is three to six times more profitable than its agricultural machinery sales business because farmers and ranchers have to pay thousands of dollars up front for access to the Customer Service Advisor, which provides repair information but still does not enable them to perform common repairs on their own.

It also accused the agriculture giant of gathering data from farmers and using that information...

... "Turns out our entire food system is built on outdated, unpatched Linux and Windows CE hardware with LTE modems."

Food for thought.



... What could possible go wrong across over 50% of USA agriculture?...

All in our deadly greedy world...
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Message 2106756 - Posted: 12 Sep 2022, 23:57:04 UTC

Thankfully being the morons brought themselves undone.


I'm Asking Experts of MORONism - What Countries Harbor da Best and Mostist of
MORONs?

And Is It Best fo a Country to Have Mucho MORONs since they can Cause their UNDOINGs
and therefore, Save a Lot of Police Expense?

I'm an IDIOT and would Like to know.

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