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yeldarb1983 4 points ago +4 / -0

good points all around, lol.

Thanks for not looking at the question like I was a moron, even if I approached it somewhat naively. = )

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yeldarb1983 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not really looking at it for myself, just throwing an idea out there and seeing what sticks. =) Good points, though.

CDL

Might have to go HVAC, fiance's afraid I'll run someone over, lmao.

rental properties

Fair warning: rental laws very much favor the renter, not the landlord, and you gotta be prepared to fix anything that breaks at a moment's notice.

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yeldarb1983 4 points ago +4 / -0

The Capital gains tax is too high and "labor-based" income tax is too high. In fact there should be no income tax at all.

agreed.

The welfare system does not encourage savings. It encourages you to spend everything you get as soon as you get it.

The welfare system is not interested in getting people off of welfare. It is interested in keeping the system going.

Absolutely. To clarify, I'm not looking at this from a "use the system the way it was intended" perspective. I'm looking at it from a "How can we help people trapped in this system game their way out of it?" kind of way. Sort of like how people here worked together using the stock exchange to hold hedge funds to account.

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yeldarb1983 1 point ago +1 / -0

nah, I'm with you. I've just long thought about, for lack of a better word, stock market activism to bring unethical companies to heel(for instance, imagine if reddit were a publicly traded company, dunno if it is or not, just yeah, and every user on communities.win bought enough stock between us to gain a controlling interest in the company, imagine the good that could be done just by that action) , and this seemed like, if nothing else, a good thought experiment.

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yeldarb1983 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'd like to add my own question to this conversation if I may;

Any reason you couldn't split crypto between multiple wallets as a failsafe?

Ie: you somehow lose a wallet or it's destroyed, but it only has a small portion of your total crypto in it, so the majority of your money is safe, distributed across multiple wallets?

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yeldarb1983 4 points ago +4 / -0

I say next time, we greet him on the ground before takeoff with signs that say "don't come back."

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yeldarb1983 1 point ago +1 / -0

I was thinking a joke that got out of hand, but that seems more likely...

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yeldarb1983 2 points ago +2 / -0

Funny thing is there's very little a horse can eat that people can't. Heck, there's even a brand of shampoo marketed to both people and horses...

Stepdad knew a guy who used to eat his horsefeed by the handfuls as a snack, because it was basically just granola. (before they started adding drug cocktails and hormones to the stuff I'm sure...)

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yeldarb1983 1 point ago +1 / -0

If I may be allowed to shill for a moment, there's a alternative social media website I use that lets you earn crypto for posting and interacting with content on the site. You have to have a premium account to cash out, and last I heard, you had to have at least $100USD worth before they let you do so, but it works pretty well if the only thing you've got to invest is time, lol.

They have their own token, but I believe it's etherium backed, and they'll let you cash out to bitcoin or USD as well.

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yeldarb1983 2 points ago +2 / -0

more than you realize, less than some people think...

All those google/facebook ads you see on every website? they embed what are called tracking cookies that follow you from website to website, quietly building a profile of you, which can then be compared to profiles of other people to predict your movements based on statistical probability. Google, facebook, etc. then sell that data to advertisers to target you with advertising curated to what they think you will want to buy. c/privacy can probably give more examples if you're interested.

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yeldarb1983 3 points ago +3 / -0

Some of it's predictive. There was a famous case a while back where a dude I think sued target (at the very least, he read them the riot act) after they sent out a mailer for baby supplies for his teenage daughter, and it turned out that analytic data gather from facebook, etc. and her browsing history had correctly predicted that she was pregnant, and she just hadn't told him yet.

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yeldarb1983 2 points ago +2 / -0

Probably doesn't help that you can cash out whenever you hit $100 worth of tokens, lol.

I figured it was normal, but I haven't even earned enough for my first cash out, so I wasn't worried about it.

Still, thanks for the info =)

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yeldarb1983 1 point ago +1 / -0

wait, am I understanding this right... are memers actually keeping the dollar value up?

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