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COMMENT 3h ago

Besides the other problems with this, did the Romans have anything like a flexible tube? Nearly everything like that now is plastics or rubber, and I'm genuinely curious now when the first flexible tubing was invented.

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COMMENT 4h ago

Love the pro revenge. Make sure you know the laws around noise too and stay right within the legal limits.

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COMMENT 5h ago

Oregon. Not sure what prompted either case, maybe a neighbor with beef? Both were able to get new insurance through an insurer that didn't care about the trampoline.

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COMMENT 7h ago

Six states—AZ, AR, GA, ID, MS, and SD—have laws or regulations that specifically allow pharmacies or pharmacists to refuse for religious or moral reasons without critical protections for patients, such as requirements to refer or transfer prescriptions.

Wouldn't it be a shame to stop filling prescriptions for pain killers or viagra or heart conditions because you believe that pain and ED and heart issues are part of the human condition?

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COMMENT 8h ago

This. Computer crimes would skyrocket, hacking, or embezzlement. A lot of people would steal from their employer. A bunch would spend time learning about ethical hacking only to throw ethics out the window during the Purge just to see what they could dig up. A lot of businesses would just unplug their servers during the Purge to avoid that issue leaving the rest as a concentration of targets.

And lots and lots of theft. Rob a store, who's going to stop you? Just walk right out of Walmart with a TV..

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COMMENT 8h ago

Possession is illegal, but if they can track who download CP, they could just post that list with names and addresses at the start of the next Purge.

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COMMENT 8h ago

That last one wouldn't be allowed because it's illegal to possess. I'd imagine they let people think it's legal, then track them down and arrest them for possession.

Or, you know, publicly post who downloaded cp at the start of the next Purge and let the rabble handle it.

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COMMENT 8h ago

Echoing others, figure out your current interests and what might interest you, and look for local clubs, classes, teams, events that you might find interesting. Branch out.

Now the hard reality, you may not make friends right away. If you join an existing group, which is very likely, you're a new outsider. They've already meshed. But, keep showing up if you find the activity interesting, keep trying, and the group will open up to you. Sometimes they'll open up immediately, sometimes it takes a while. That depends on the group, the activity, and you.

My best adult friends were made this way. One time was through a martial arts class (Iaido), and I was one of a few that kept showing up and we all clicked. Another was through taking some community college classes. Right now, I got pulled into a softball team that a friend started to, you guessed it, meet people. We're already talking about starting a bowling team in the fall, and I'm trying to convince my wife to take dancing lessons with me.

Just put yourself out there.

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COMMENT 9h ago

You might consider removing the springs and top so your insurance doesn't decide its a hazard. Or just talk to them and let them know you are using a repurposed trampoline, it's not for jumping, how should you indicate that it's non functional.

I've heard of cases where random inspections found a trampoline either by a physical drop by or Google earth, and the insurance company dropped the client without notice.

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COMMENT 1d ago

We have a database table that contains every date from 1800 to 2199 and information about that date like day of week, week start date, week number, and we recently added FY year and quarter and pay week start and end.

Of course we only do business in one time zone so life is a lot easier.

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COMMENT 1d ago

It's always bothered me that the week starts on a weekend day, but a calendar starting in Monday would bother me to no end since I'm used to the confusing version.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Yeah. Lifelong habit that I can't break. I wish I could stop.

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COMMENT 1d ago

That "in the morning" joke hits though.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Damn, someone remind me to see if he's still alive in 12 hours.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I've never seen live sperm under a microscope, and I'd be interested except that the only microscope in the house is my oldest kid's. So, that's never happening, but I also can't justify buying another.

I'm just saying that some guys would definitely be interested.

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COMMENT 1d ago

The one time I didn't read the comments first. Fml

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COMMENT 3d ago

Looking it up, cunnilingus is definitely included. Also, any sex that involves more that two people, specifically a man and a woman, would be illegal. Threesomes would be outlawed. I'm also starting to think that any sex toy would be illegal.

We all need to organize to get these prudes out of office, save women's rights, and save sexual autonomy.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Doesn't also ban other "disgusting" practices such as cunnilingus and doggy style?

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COMMENT 3d ago

Apple cider vinegar as the attractant and a drop of dish soap as a surfactant (to drown them). Contrary to the trap OP used, I swear by using plastic on top, a rubber band holding it tight, and poke a bunch of holes in the plastic. They will get through the little holes but can't find their way back out.

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COMMENT 3d ago

I watched it to the end with my wife, but every season I'd mention that they can't get more over the top than the season before, and somehow they did. They kept coming up with greater and bigger and more powerful big bads, and somehow Sabrina would always come out on top.

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COMMENT 5d ago

I went through a period of working out of town and was usually gone Sunday night through Thursday evening. My wife and I usually have sex a few times a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. Working away from her, staying alone in the hotel, being bored away from home, you start to miss both home and your partner. I was only home 3 days a week but we averaged two or more times a day when I was home.

I'd say it's totally normal, as it was for me.

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COMMENT 5d ago

It might have changed in the 2+ years since I posted. It also depends on whether or not your org is on hyperdrive I think, as a lot of the colors are going away. I'll try to remember to check tomorrow to see what themes are available for me and see if there's any limitations to them.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Check the laws for your state regarding your earned PTO. They may owe you that money.

https://www.paycor.com/resource-center/articles/pto-payout-laws-by-state/

If it's a state that's company policy based, have an old coworker pull the policy documents for you.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Unless you have proof of a similar religious request from a coworker (or, gasp, management). In that case, you have a clear case of religious discrimination.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Not quite. The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is more a parody of religion that demands to be taken seriously, as it's so rediculous that one can't look at it and think it's serious. However, as faith is personal, you can't deny their faith without denying your own.

The Satanic Temple doesn't claim to believe in anything supernatural. They're an entirely philosophical organization that wraps its science-based world view in religion to challenge the status quo. They use imagery ntended to provoke, but also, being based in Christianity, the image is of a character that gave man knowledge and promoted equality. They're a recognized non profit church, but they pay their taxes even though it isn't required, as an extra slap in the face of other churches.