The Sideways Locomotive Thread; Your Level of Patriotism, Hot Takes and Overall General Nonsense

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  1. schoonerwest

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    I think the ones who are investing are doing it the smart way and the right way. So college educated individuals are more prepared and in tune with their long term portfolio's. They just have so much more access to knowledge today than anybody did in the past.

    I have read though that many millennials see their retirement as what they will inherit. That ain't smart.
     
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    I feel like there is a much more effective way to argue Bernie than any of his peers are. They always come at him with the increased tax on the middle class to counter his med care for all. Then they let him reply with "it will eliminate premiums".....and then it dies. Somebody needs to highlight how much control that gives the government over healthcare. What is the average americans recourse when the system doesn't work and people are unhappy with the level of care, the availability of care? The tax that covers it is mandatory and what happens when you are being taxed and having to self fund another avenue to get proper care. How many health programs are run efficiently and effectively by the gov't so far??? And he suggests we should give them total control? What happens when the taxes need to be upped and upped again, just to float this medicare for all? What happens when people cant afford the increases?
     
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    Bloomberg: Here is Americas favorite socialist, Bernie, who is a millionaire and owns 3 homes Laughing
     
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    Anybody use VRBO? That ****ing company is getting out of control. I just looked at a great home for a ski trip. $2400 for 3 nights....but get this: $680 in owners fees (cleaning/admin), $320 service fee, $360 in taxes. When the hell did the charges get out of hand like this?
     
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    Probably some time after the coke/meth/hooker parties
     
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    I've only used AirBnb.

    Don't the homeowners determine the cleaning fees?

    I feel like you're gonna pay extra in fees for a home in a ski town in the middle of ski season, similar to beach houses in the summer. But yeah, those fees are outrageous compared to the price you're quoting.
     
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    I don't mind a reasonable cleaning fee attached to a home this size---but whats crazy is that they always have rules---like all dishes have to be down---all sheets in towels taken to laundry room, trash taken to bin-----and then they charge you in addition to the cleaning fee if you fail to.....well, clean.
     
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    Trump was -200 yesterday to win reelection based on the site I use to gamble. He is -240 today after the debate. Take what you want from that info.
     
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    How much will you be wagering?
     
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    You mean Trump is going to make me even more money?
     
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    Nothing yet. This will be my first time dabbling in political gambling. Threw very small amount on Buttigieg to win Nevada caucus at +1000 and to win SC primary at +2000. Also have Bloomberg at +4000 in Nevada and +8000 in SC.
    I mean I literally did the minimum of $10 on each bet, just for fun.
     
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    Yeah that's pretty absurd for them to have a cleaning/administration fee that high when they are basically asking you to have it ready for their help to walk in and do as little work as possible. Lol. Because that is probably what is happening.
     
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    I don't even know where to begin with the amount of pussies and pussy licking jokes....and that's just the cat.
     
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    So this thread is about to be 300 pAG3S.

    Should we eat a cookie?

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    It sounds like it's just an attention whore.
     
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    IDK if you noticed this about me, I'm a sucker for all whores. Especially the attention ones.
     
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    I wonder how long this thread will stay pinned. On soundoff, they have to recycle political threads monthly because of all of the traffic they get. This thread is probably the equivalent of a month over there.
     
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    Bought a car a few weeks ago, did my due diligence etc. Super happy with the deal.

    checked all the body bolts to make sure it's never been in an accident, car fax, all the tires matched, no over spray anywhere etc.

    I didn't check if it had a spare tire, I took that for granted. For that mistake I'm driving 2hrs round trip to pick a free spare tire (it didn't have one). I'll give them credit for making it right but still. 2 hours driving. Fortunalty, I get to listen to how my wife's work week has went.
     
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    Just watched that video of the austrailian 9 yr old getting bullied--next level terrible. I swear, if I ever caught one of my boys bullying a helpless kid i'd lose my shit
     
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    This thread also offers hot takes and overall general nonsense.
     
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    Bernie use to hate millionaires until he became one. Now it's just billionaires.
     
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    Forgive him for that!!!
     
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    Anyone else feel like this year is just absolutely flying by? Normally I feel like January takes forever to pass, but we are almost in March and I remember New Years like it was yesterday.
     
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    You’re getting older. You’ll be an old man soon. Congrats on the gray balls.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-does-time-seem-to-speed-up-with-age/

    Where did the time go?” middle-aged and older adults often remark. Many of us feel that time passes more quickly as we age, a perception that can lead to regrets. According to psychologist and BBC columnist Claudia Hammond, “the sensation that time speeds up as you get older is one of the biggest mysteries of the experience of time.” Fortunately, our attempts to unravel this mystery have yielded some intriguing findings.

    In 2005, for instance, psychologists Marc Wittmann and Sandra Lenhoff, both then at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, surveyed 499 participants, ranging in age from 14 to 94 years, about the pace at which they felt time moving—from “very slowly” to “very fast.” For shorter durations—a week, a month, even a year—the subjects' perception of time did not appear to increase with age. Most participants felt that the clock ticked by quickly. But for longer durations, such as a decade, a pattern emerged: older people tended to perceive time as moving faster. When asked to reflect on their lives, the participants older than 40 felt that time elapsed slowly in their childhood but then accelerated steadily through their teenage years into early adulthood.

    There are good reasons why older people may feel that way. When it comes to how we perceive time, humans can estimate the length of an event from two very different perspectives: a prospective vantage, while an event is still occurring, or a retrospective one, after it has ended. In addition, our experience of time varies with whatever we are doing and how we feel about it. In fact, time does fly when we are having fun. Engaging in a novel exploit makes time appear to pass more quickly in the moment. But if we remember that activity later on, it will seem to have lasted longer than more mundane experiences.

    The reason? Our brain encodes new experiences, but not familiar ones, into memory, and our retrospective judgment of time is based on how many new memories we create over a certain period. In other words, the more new memories we build on a weekend getaway, the longer that trip will seem in hindsight.

    This phenomenon, which Hammond has dubbed the holiday paradox, seems to present one of the best clues as to why, in retrospect, time seems to pass more quickly the older we get. From childhood to early adulthood, we have many fresh experiences and learn countless new skills. As adults, though, our lives become more routine, and we experience fewer unfamiliar moments. As a result, our early years tend to be relatively overrepresented in our autobiographical memory and, on reflection, seem to have lasted longer. Of course, this means we can also slow time down later in life. We can alter our perceptions by keeping our brain active, continually learning skills and ideas, and exploring new places.
     
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    Ha, no kidding. I mean, I get it. When you're a kid, a year seems like a long time. You haven't been around for many of them. You also have practically no stress or worries other than what toy or game you're going to play next. When you get into your late twenties like me, a year doesn't seem so long anymore. And I don't look forward to many things that aren't on the weekends, ya know? Maybe a big game every once in a while or bowling or something, but I find myself wishing Monday through Friday away every single week at this point. I think that has a lot to do with it as well.
     
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    Yeah, Monday-Friday can be a serious drag at times. Especially January-March when you aren’t really looking forward to doing much outside on the weekends. Spring will be here soon though. Golf weather, yard work weather and March Madness will slow time down some. What’s weird is that those things make the day go by fast but when you reflect back like 2-3 weeks before it seems like an eternity. I know I always feel that way during the Final Four and think back to when the tournament started. Feels like atleast a month went by.
     
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    My weeks fly by and I think it's because I work Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri every week.
     
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    I do think there is something to having longer days and warmer weather. And yea, can’t wait for March, man. Best sports month of the year
     
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    Bloomberg isn't even in the Nevada caucus. Probably should have checked that.
     
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    That was his plan. He realizes first few rounds(Iowa, NH, Nv) are pointless so he focused on super Tuesday. Everyone else is spending all their money to survive until then but he is already pumping millions in ads to those markets.

    Which cost more to advertise in.
     
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    In California, you can sleep, shit, inject drugs, piss, all on the public sidewalk. LEO’s can do nothing. In California, illegal aliens can rob, rape, steal, murder, and be given sanctuary from ICE. State likes shit and has turned into shit.
     
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    lol word
     
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    Sounds like my kind of place.
     
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    I bet the closest you’ve ever even been to California is St. Louis.
     
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