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GiddyGap ,

Sure. There’s lots of competition in the EV market, but one more player wouldn’t hurt.

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And it’s potentially very harmful to the health of yourself and those around you.

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Sweden had Gripen fighter jets he wanted to buy.

Former NRA chief Wayne LaPierre misspent gun rights group's money and owes more than $4M, jury finds (apnews.com)

The longtime head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, misspent millions of dollars of the organization’s money, using the funds to pay for an extravagant lifestyle that included exotic getaways and trips on private planes and superyachts, a New York jury determined Friday....

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This guy and the NRA have a lot of blood on their hands. Any money headed that way is misspent and dangerous.

Amazon and SpaceX are quietly trying to demolish national labor law — American workers could lose workplace protections that they’ve had for almost a century (techcrunch.com)

Amazon and SpaceX are quietly trying to demolish national labor law — American workers could lose workplace protections that they’ve had for almost a century::Amazon alleged in a legal filing published Friday morning that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is unconstitutional. SpaceX and Trader Joe’s –

GiddyGap ,

American workers could lose workplace protections that they’ve had for almost a century

It really can’t get much worse, though. Any American worker who thinks they have workplace protections needs to wake up and take a look around the rest of the Western world. The US is pretty much worst-in-class when in comes to workplace protections.

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Maybe a bit. But it’s still already worst-in-class.

GiddyGap ,

To expand? Gain influence down the road? Diversify?

GiddyGap ,

I remember something similar being said about reddit back in the day.

GiddyGap ,

Great. Just remember that having to deal with the Alabama Supreme Court carries an additional cost.

GiddyGap ,

I understand the history and cost-related benefits to home buying. I just couldn’t live in that kind of conservative political climate.

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One thing that’s very clear to me is that when a tech company says something is “here to stay,” it doesn’t actually mean it’s here to stay.

GiddyGap ,

American consumers are just learning from what they’ve seen their government do for decades. Put everything in the big credit card.

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They want you to spend more on things you can’t afford and hopefully pay more interest.

GiddyGap ,

Yeah, so let’s all get out and vote for Trump. I’m sure that will help everyone else but Israel…

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Yeah, that’s not how it works…

GiddyGap ,

there absolutely is no loyalty from an organisation.

This is why I jump ship without any further thought or feeling of remorse. They would throw you out on your butt without a second’s hesitation whenever they feel like it.

'A lot of money': Trump owes $87K in interest per day until he pays the fine in his civil fraud case (abcnews.go.com)

Former President Donald Trump owes an additional $87,502 in post-judgment interest every day until he pays the $354 million fine ordered by Judge Arthur Engoron in his civil fraud case, according to ABC News’ calculations based on the judge’s lengthy ruling in the case....

GiddyGap ,

Does anyone actually believe he’s going to pay any of this? I highly doubt it.

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Trump over the past decade, it is that he always finds a way to weasel out and somehow manage to get millions of conservative votes in the process.

GiddyGap ,

How lame is the concept of “lifetime appointees”?

GiddyGap ,

The Biden admin tried a different approach that included more borrowers, but the Trump SCOTUS and Republicans are doing everything in their power to derail that. They succeeded so far.

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So, you’re telling me fascism works…?

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So, now they are adding their friends to the list?

I'm a US citizen, people in other countries, what do you think when you read stories like these about the US health care system? (www.vox.com)

I’d like to know other non-US citizen’s opinions on your health care system are when you read a story like this. I know there are worse places in the world to receive health care, and better. What runs through your heads when you have a medical emergency?...

GiddyGap , (edited )

Been in both the healthcare systems of the US and several European healthcare systems for many years.

I honestly don’t know why Americans accept their healthcare system. It’s insane. Everyone’s worried about healthcare all the time. People pay excessively out of pocket for almost no coverage. And God forbid you get sick. Not only will you have to deal with the illness, you’re also staring down a possible bankruptcy.

Edit: In Europe, you just go to the emergency room or the doc or the hospital. No need to look up anything. In most places you have a small healthcare ID card that you show when you check in. Many systems don’t have any co-pays or deductibles. You just go and done. Some systems have a small co-pay for hospital stays or other services. In Germany, the co-pay for a hospital stay is €10 per day with a max of €280 per calendar year. In Denmark, there are no co-pays or deductibles for any healthcare service except dental. In Germany, most dental services are included without co-pays.

If you’re an EU citizen and you need medical care in a different EU country than where you reside, you have a special EU health card that gives you the right to the same healthcare services as a citizen of the country where you are seeking treatment.

GiddyGap ,

Florida seriously losing its luster these days. Used to visit the state for vacations. Can’t imagine spending a dime there anymore.

GiddyGap ,

The US is just putting everything on the big credit card.

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“But how are we going to defend ourselves against all the other people with guns?”

The US is messed up.

GiddyGap ,

There’s also just a general lack of trust in other people in the US. Not just the government. People always have to walk around looking over their shoulders. It’s not like that in other developed countries. The guns play into that. In the US, you just never know if someone’s going to be armed. In most other countries, it’s pretty safe to assume that people are unarmed.

GiddyGap ,

Well, it’s not really about the jets is it?

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And here I am on Saturday night doom-scrolling Lemmy…

GiddyGap ,

Big shout-out and thanks to the EU for being the only major political entity trying to actually make an effort.

GiddyGap ,

In general, people eating are just not appetizing to watch.

GiddyGap ,

Isn’t he worth billions? I know that’s what he likes to tell people. So this should be no problem, right? Just a small fee.

GiddyGap ,

Came here to doom-scroll. I was not disappointed.

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Germany just passed a €72 billion defense budget. As they say: “When the economy is sore, join a war.”

GiddyGap ,

No. Just pointing out that military spending is a very efficient way to increase economic activity. The US economy would not be doing very well if it wasn’t for all the military spending.

But Germany is doing it without putting it all on the big credit card like the Americans, so I’ll take Germany’s economy and well-advised budgeting any day of the week.

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And a child allowance. Problem fixed.

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In Germany, it’s an anti-terrorist precaution. Criminals love anonymous prepaid SIMs.

You do need ID in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain now. I think it’s the same in most EU countries. Same thing. Anti-terrorism.

GiddyGap ,

Yes, I may be thinking of a contract in the Netherlands. They may still be among a few countries allowing prepaid SIMs without registration. But I’m not sure.

GiddyGap ,

I’ve lived in several Scandinavian countries for many years. You’re wrong.

GiddyGap ,

I’ve never once experienced that in any of those countries.

GiddyGap ,

Well, compared to the US, Europe indeed is a bastion of freedom, great pay, amazing rights, and no least, sanity. I’ve lived for many years in both.

I’ve also never experienced tipping in Europe. You have. I guess we’ve had different experiences.

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