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They didn’t say how long his painting stayed up before it was noticed.

If it was more than a week, I say don’t fire the dude, give them a grant.

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Banksy snuck an artwork into the British Museum. They put it up in a real exhibition years later.

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44140200

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I don’t know, do you really want a mole catcher who moonlights as a chicken whisperer?

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Aren’t you worried they might get confused and catch the chicken, then whisper to the mole?

FlyingSquid ,
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You can’t trust this stuff. I only drink water straight from the creek and- excuse me, my diarrhea is acting up.

FlyingSquid ,
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They don’t get the choice of whether or not their water is purified either. Damn gubmint!

Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court (apnews.com)

The scenes were emblematic of the crisis gripping the small, Oregon mountain town of Grants Pass, where a fierce fight over park space has become a battleground for a much larger, national debate on homelessness that has reached the U.S. Supreme Court....

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I didn’t think they’d actually start setting up Sanctuary Districts in 2024, but it looks like that’s their eventual goal…

memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Bell_Riots

Too bad we don’t have a Gabriel Bell.

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Thank you. To be fair, I meant financial success. I think I’m a success in other ways, such as being a parent. But I appreciate it.

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“I know you want that doll, honey, but I’ve put the money for it into an IRA and it will make you a lot happier when you don’t have to support me when you’re grown up.” You do you with your kids, I’m going to get mine things that will make her happy.

And she already knows she has no obligation to support me. I’ve made that clear to her.

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You bought her a book? When you could have put that money in a Roth IRA?

You’re clearly an abusive parent!

FlyingSquid ,
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Thanks!

FlyingSquid ,
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That doesn’t sound like enough to retire on.

FlyingSquid ,
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True, I did assume that someone who claims to have read the same book to their child 1000 times did not get it from the library.

FlyingSquid ,
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I know a lot of people taking care of their elderly parents. I have yet to meet one who says they regretted their parents buying them toys. Do you know any?

Also, as I already said, I am on Lemmy a lot because I am very sick and have nothing else to do most of the time.

FlyingSquid ,
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Do you think the conversation was literally “I’m making a choice between buying you this toy and saving for retirement?” For one thing, she’s almost 14.

FlyingSquid ,
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Here is what is happening in my head.

You said:

I’m saying it’s not healthy to tell your young child explicitly that you’re making this choice between buying them a toy or saving for retirement.

I agree. But I don’t have a young child anyway.

This conversation started with you saying you just had that conversation with your daughter yesterday.

That was not the conversation we had.

I hope this clears things up.

FlyingSquid ,
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I did not say that. That is false. This is what I said and this is it in context:

https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/7bf3652d-187a-442b-97b0-eced4d1e2a83.png

In other words, I was talking to my daughter about people who think you should invest money rather than buy groceries.

Once again, I hope this clears things up.

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FlyingSquid ,
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I’m the one being told that it’s either buy a child a toy or invest in retirement.

FlyingSquid ,
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If only I had an extra $1000 a year.

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And yet despite that, I would say that the two best things from the South were invented by black people- the music, from blues to jazz to rock and roll and soul food. Not the best revenge, but still some good revenge. A hell of a lot more people listen to rock music than listen to music invented by white people.

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Very true, which is why I made sure to clarify in my title. It’s an arrogant American thing to call it the civil war… although I suppose the English say the same thing about one of their many civil wars.

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Only if you want to pretend it was the only civil war in the world.

FlyingSquid ,
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If they don’t care about my money, they shouldn’t ask for it. It’s just shitty behavior.

FlyingSquid ,
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If they need my support, they can ask for my support. They’re asking for money.

If you can’t open up to me enough to say “I need your help,” I don’t think we were very good friends in the first place.

FlyingSquid ,
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When did I say anything about hanging out? What are you talking about?

FlyingSquid ,
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I did no such thing. If someone can ask for money remotely, they can ask for help remotely. If they can’t ask me for help, and they are rich, and they ask me for money, we obviously are not very good friends, because they clearly don’t trust me enough to just ask me for help.

FlyingSquid ,
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I don’t know why you keep bringing up hanging out as if it’s relevant.

If a rich person asked me for money, I wouldn’t think they were suffering. I have no idea why you think I would believe someone doing that was suffering rather than being insufferable. Because this article says so?

Anyone who is actually my friend knows that the way to get me to help them is to ask me because it’s something I make clear all the time.

You’re basically telling me I wouldn’t be friends with someone I wouldn’t be friends with. This is true.

FlyingSquid ,
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If someone needs my help and is hanging out with me and doesn’t ask me for help, how am I supposed to know?

It seems to me this is more about dehumanizing rich people to justify hatred

OH NO!

Poor rich people! They have it so hard!

FlyingSquid ,
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You’re right. I do cover other people’s meals when I can afford to do so. But I don’t send someone $4 for no reason. You keep bringing up irrelevancies.

And insults are not called for. I did not insult you once.

FlyingSquid ,
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Well, if they don’t pay attention to me saying “let me know if you need any help,” then, again, they’re not a very good friend. I can’t help it if they don’t care enough about what I’ve told them to just ask me for help. If they asked me for money, again, I wouldn’t think “they need help.” I get that you would, but I wouldn’t.

And sure, rich people can suffer from mental and emotional problems. They also can afford a therapist.

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So you’re telling me that if you told a complete stranger “you seem like a total ass” when you could look them in the eye, they wouldn’t feel insulted? Really? Because I think it sounds like a good way to provoke a physical altercation.

FlyingSquid ,
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I wouldn’t have known that without reading this article, would I? Which was my point.

FlyingSquid ,
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That is simply false. You originally responded to this comment:

I’m glad that’s never happened to me. They wouldn’t be my friend anymore.

FlyingSquid ,
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Okay, well you clearly know what I meant better than I did.

FlyingSquid ,
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You asked a question that you answered yourself in the next sentence without my response. This is what you said:

The article talks about how this is not them being assholes, but because if they have more money then their peers, it tends to make them feel isolated and self-conscious and fears about being taken advantage of. They even quote the expert at the end who says “They don’t care about the $4.”

You would ditch a friend for struggling with someone? I find that hard to believe.

lemmy.world/comment/9372718

Now you’re upset about a response to your rhetorical question you didn’t like?

Incidentally, I never said anything about anyone being an asshole when you said that, this is what I said:

I’m glad that’s never happened to me. They wouldn’t be my friend anymore.

You can try being dishonest about a conversation everyone can see, but it won’t work very well.

FlyingSquid ,
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I don’t think you actually want to know what I meant. You’ve already decided you know.

FlyingSquid ,
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I’m perfectly capable of explaining myself. You just obviously don’t want me to do so if it isn’t saying what you want to hear.

FlyingSquid ,
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If you actually wanted me to explain myself, you would have done it a long time ago. Whatever I say now doesn’t matter, you’ll find a way to argue with it.

FlyingSquid ,
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you realize any explanation will be BS and I won’t let that slide.

As I said, you don’t actually want me to clarify because you’ll find a reason to disagree with whatever I say.

FlyingSquid ,
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I quoted the words you said. You literally said any explanation I gave would be bullshit.

FlyingSquid ,
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I’m not attacking you or making it your fault. Once again, you said any explanation I gave would be bullshit, so there’s no point in giving an explanation.

I can’t help what you said.

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Yet again, if literally any explanation I can possibly give would be a lie, why should I bother?

FlyingSquid ,
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Yet again- if any explanation I give is a lie, why should I explain myself?

After Dobbs, twice as many women sought tubal ligation than men turned to vasectomies (www.salon.com)

Published today in a JAMA Health Forum research letter, policy researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and Boston University show how the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court ruling affected preferences for permanent contraception among males and females between the ages of 18 to 30. It’s the first study to...

FlyingSquid ,
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I like how my paper is overblown but yours isn’t because you claim it’s in the minority without any evidence.

FlyingSquid ,
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Nonsense. It’s entirely relative.

Per year is regular for a medical checkup.

Per year is not regular for eating an egg salad sandwich. Especially when it is an average of once per year and not definitely once per year.

Is getting a medical checkup a habit? If so, is it a vice? Because, again, I don’t deny I have habits. I’m denying I have vices.

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Are you seriously claiming that having, on average, one egg salad sandwich a year is both a habit and a vice?

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