I feel a little bad for non right-wing women though. They can’t go blond as bottled blond hair has become the standard right wing woman look.

I feel a little bad for non right-wing women though. They can’t go blond as bottled blond hair has become the standard right wing woman look.

Oh, I’m talking about younger American women. For a long tim… wait Jack? I have to interrupt: no sabotage? Who has most of the plastic surgery?

With the plastic surgery you can’t know if the genes are good or not.

If you were looking for “genetic stock”, stay far away from middle income to rich republican women. You’re likely to get a pretty fraud. Same for republican men, Koen. Shop carefully.

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I don’t think much of democrats either way. But independents I’m a fan of. Republicans I don’t have much respect for at all.

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You’re a natural psychologist / sociologist and like to run experiments, using yourself as part of the experiments. That’s how I see it.

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Most of my FB is center-right to far right. I only started to see some left on This is a weird hill to die on. but most of my FB has been much further right than me.

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Eat something. Your stomach will get busy working instead of complaining.

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Oh look. College I went to hosted the first national Green Party thing 3 yrs before I went there. So I was probably swimming in Green at the place.

But I always had that lean, which is one reason I picked the place. Too much $$$ though. Couldn’t finish. I suppose if I *had* to pick a party, I could pick Green, I just have a lot of issues with them.

I could do Constitutionalist too but I’m more UN Human Rights minded than Constitution minded. Similar but different.

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old internet debate rule was always the moment you bring up hitler or nazi you’ve lost the argument.

Reason is easy: stirs up pro/con emotions strongly and skews thinking.

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82% Socialist, 77% Green. No big surprise. If I didn’t run a business, I’d probably be more for “business rights” but I know that those “business rights” are NOT for businesses my size or 20x my size, but for businesses at least 2000x my size, and big business squashes micro and small business every time.

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Oh, it’s not regulations keeping small players out. Its not enough regulations or rather it’s pro monopoly regulations keeping them out.

If there were regulations for line sharing, there would be more competition. But monopolies are allowed to hold their monopolies and regulations encourage the increase of bigger and bigger monopolies.

Anti-trust laws are too weak in the USA. Other departments have more power for effective anti-monopoly.

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if they have employees instead of subcontracting with only 8 employees, they’re foolish.

There’s no point in having employees until your business is big enough for AT LEAST 50 employees.

Anything smaller, you subcontract.

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Under 50 employees and you’re basically doing it as a hobby.

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It’s just that the American business model starts at around 50 employees. I did employees for a few years.

I felt like “me me big boy now”

but through research, I realized I was being played for a fool by marketers. They called me “small business” but to the IRS, I was “micro business”. Once I paid attention to the IRS point of view, I realized I was being suckered and my ego was keeping me in constant pain.

I got rid of my ego, changed to “every man for himself” (subcontracting). All I had to change is:

a) I let everybody do their jobs.
b) I don’t tell anybody HOW to do their jobs.
c) I don’t tell them WHEN to do their jobs.

That’s it. So much easier for all.

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If I ran a cell phone repair shop, I’d do it the same way. Might use social psychology to encourage working standard hours – but I wouldn’t force it. I’d just get someone else willing to work those hours.

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The USA commits human rights violations many times a day. Our treatment of minors is atrocious, especially once they’re in prison or psychiatric care.

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1099 is much easier to deal with. For the business, it’s just one form for year and you have to pay your own taxes. But when you’re an employee, they calculate and pay taxes quarterly, have to have a payroll with hourly wages, pay uninsurance and towards health care somehow, etc.

Basically, if you’re under 50 employees, you *don’t* make enough money to play. Deregulating from the Feds won’t help much either, as those deregulations are designed to help the billionaire businesses.

But all a politician has to say is “small business”, “helping mom & pop stores” and other magic words to get a vote. The ego is a powerful thing and if you know the magic words, it’s easy to use someone’s ego against them. But you know that already and probably better than me, as I had to learn it the hard way.

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Mind you, I *do* believe that if you have more than 50 – and DEFINITELY more than 500 employees, you as an employer _should_ be responsible for your employees for many things.

You’re basically a small government at that size.

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wouldn’t want it. Too much stress for me. I know _how_ I would do it. I _could_ work to expand this business or do another. But it’s not my thing. I’d have to put aside my conscience in too many areas to expand to that size, start thinking of people as being at different castes. Not how I think or how I’d want to think.

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It’s all relative though. To someone further left, you might as well be Hitler. To someone further on the right, you might as well be a Soviet.

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Oh they didn’t do it to themselves. Older millennials were strongly left, younger millennials strongly right and you guys got hit with both sides at once,

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I was mostly thinking about major influencers like Youtubers and stuff but I think I’m wrong about the leanings of ages of millennials. I still think there are two major millennial groups, an older 1/2 and a younger 1/2 but I might be overusing generational things here.

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For me, Gen X there are two groups and I’m definitely in the 2nd group: still nihlistic but optimistic too. Technology will do amazing things, but don’t trust governments or corporations or schools to lead us right. Have to be wary, cautious, strong, ask questions – lots of questions. You can usually trust your friends, sometimes. But don’t lose hope because the world is getting better overall, even if it can get blown up tomorrow. That kind of thing.

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Hard to say. After 9/11, more mistrust of poor foreigners. Rich foreigners were fine as long as they had work visas and good jobs.

Before 9/11, foreign people were just part of the landscape of the US. “Normal” American discrimination but not hostility.

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