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vapviking

Old & In the Way
Humans with the same exact brains as ours have existed for over 200,000 years. History is what, 8,000 years old? I find it hard to believe they were all just vibing in the woods for the other 192,000 years. All of recorded history could've played out multiple times during that period.
I don't think you can simply juxtapose the known span of recorded history against the span of Man's history in current iteration (Sapien). Archeology and Anthropology reach back much farther than 8,000 years and teach that man was most likely not driving around in cars 140,000 years ago, for one thing.

On the other hand, it easy to believe that lots of (dumb?) things have happened lots of times...
 
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florduh

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Ronnie D is taking a page out of the Cuomo playbook.

This past legislative session, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his fellow Republican lawmakers delivered multiple legislative handouts to the nursing home industry. That included extending protections for these companies from COVID-19-related liability lawsuits, as well as reducing the amount of resident care the facilities are required to provide to residents.

Why on earth would Ronnie do this?

The legislation came in the wake of the nursing home industry donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to DeSantis and the Florida Republican Party in recent years.

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Taking bribes to allow profiteers to kill old people seems like an odd choice for the ruler of Florida of all places.
 

florduh

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They shot a non-zero number of kids/teachers, didn't they? The shit that's already public looks bad enough. Can't imagine what else there is to hide.

Hopefully the media learned some lessons here. The cops lied multiple times with the entire national media 3 feet up their asses. Imagine how much they lie when there's only defunded local papers to deal with. Local media loves printing/televising what cops say as the unvarnished truth.
 

MilesHigh

Black Taoist
They shot a non-zero number of kids/teachers, didn't they? The shit that's already public looks bad enough. Can't imagine what else there is to hide.

Hopefully the media learned some lessons here. The cops lied multiple times with the entire national media 3 feet up their asses. Imagine how much they lie when there's only defunded local papers to deal with. Local media loves printing/televising what cops say as the unvarnished truth.


No worries, I'm sure some trustworthy government agencies and Law Enforcement Agencies will be along shortly to straighten things out and all the trustworthy media will report on it honestly.
 

macbill

Oh No! Mr macbill!!
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florduh

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Bloomberg's been putting out these dumb articles for as long as I can remember.

One-Third of Americans Making $250,000 Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck, Survey Finds


95% of Americans make less than 250k. So it's kind of hard to sympathize. But the majority of high earners under 45 live paycheck to paycheck. That's because high salaries are usually in high cost of living areas. Housing prices are outrageous.

The only real way for normal people to build wealth in this country is to buy a house and build equity. But if wages don't keep up with rising housing prices (and they haven't for my entire life), then you're just building wealth on the backs of future generations who are increasingly priced out of home ownership.
 

vapviking

Old & In the Way
Empathy has always been his strong suit, now Elon really showed he is a man of the people, demanding his employees physically get back to work or be assumed to have resigned...

...all of which just leads to bickering among the nobles over proper handling of the serfs.
 

florduh

Well-Known Member
Empathy has always been his strong suit, now Elon really showed he is a man of the people, demanding his employees physically get back to work or be assumed to have resigned...

...all of which just leads to bickering among the nobles over proper handling of the serfs.

This fuckin guy.

“Remote work is no longer acceptble” [sic], the Tesla CEO wrote that “anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours a week or depart Tesla. This is less than we ask of factory workers”.

GO TO MARS MOTHERFUCKER! Ten years ago you said you'd be there in 10 years. Go fuck off. Enjoy the no air, absolute zero temperatures, and cosmic radiation. This asshole is on Twitter 20+ hours a week. He also claims he did 100% on Elden Ring with one of the stupidest character builds I've ever seen. That's a 100+ hour time commitment. And he has the balls to tell his serfs they don't work hard enough.

“additional comment to people who think coming into work is an antiquated concept”, Musk wrote: “They should pretend to work somewhere else.”

If you've been working remote for Tesla over the past two years, you need to quit. Or you're pathetic. Your company's dispshit CEO just publiclly said your contribution to the company has been worthless.

When the Australian CEO pushed back on Musk's idiocy, the idiot replied:

“The above set of tweets illustrate why recessions serve a vital economic cleansing function.”

LOL! During the last recession, the Infallible Free Market selected Musk's companies for destruction. He only avoided this by sucking BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars from the government teat. And now this dumbfuck gets to cry about SOCIALISM on Twitter for 20 hours a week while calling everyone else lazy.

I've seen Musk called an "inventor" on Fox News before. This asshole never invented shit. He's the child of a rich con man who became the biggest rich con man in the world. Billy Burr had a great bit about another "genius", Steve Jobs. Everything Billy says about Jobs applies tenfold to Musk.

 

florduh

Well-Known Member
The dick just doesn't want to pay severance packages.


I wonder why remote employees don't want to go back? Does Tesla have a horrifically bad working environment or something?


Sometimes the manager at Tesla’s electric car factory in Fremont would greet employees with “Welcome to the plantation,” and sometimes he would say, “Welcome to the slave house,” a lawsuit by a Black employee claims.

Musk's company is into that old timey, 1920's style racism. I guess you can take the boy out of apartheid South Africa but you cant take the apartheid out of the boy.
 

Summer

Long Island, NY
In the 20th century, employees had 1 or 2 jobs their entire working career. It's projected that in the 21st century that they will have 5 or 6.

From a law website dated 3/2022:
"an employer may be able to treat a refusal to return to the workplace as a resignation. The general rule is an employer can require you to return to the office after working remotely unless there is a medical issue or childcare obligations." *And fear of Covid is not applicable.

It's Musk's company & if he wants them physically in the office that's just how it is. They're not serfs. If they don't like it, they should get another job.

From Barrone's: "Tesla remains a desirable place to work. The company says it received three million applications in 2021." So they won't be wanting for employees.

BTW:
 
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Planck

believes in Dog

Tesla traps Metro Vancouver driver inside and then catches fire

May 22, 2022Fire Chief Brian Hutchinson from the District of North Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services told Daily Hive that on the morning of May 20th, they responded to a call of a Tesla Model Y that caught on fire. "The driver…had difficulties exiting the vehicle and was forced to kick the driver's side window out.
There is no shortage of epic failures, it's one hot car.
 

Ramahs

Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017
Bloomberg's been putting out these dumb articles for as long as I can remember.

One-Third of Americans Making $250,000 Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck, Survey Finds


95% of Americans make less than 250k. So it's kind of hard to sympathize. But the majority of high earners under 45 live paycheck to paycheck. That's because high salaries are usually in high cost of living areas. Housing prices are outrageous.

The only real way for normal people to build wealth in this country is to buy a house and build equity. But if wages don't keep up with rising housing prices (and they haven't for my entire life), then you're just building wealth on the backs of future generations who are increasingly priced out of home ownership.

$250k a year? LoL
Owning a home?!? LoLz, ha ha ha :rofl:

^ That's all fantasy rich-people stuff. Many of us could only dream of anything close to either of those.

Many of us will always be living paycheck to paycheck, practically working till noon on the day of our funerals...and we'll be lucky to not be homeless by then because of either medical bills, not being physically able to work enough hours anymore to pay the room and board bills, or simply having a hard time getting hired for any job because we're old, or a combination of all three.
 

vapviking

Old & In the Way
So it's kind of hard to sympathize. But the majority of high earners under 45 live paycheck to paycheck. That's because high salaries are usually in high cost of living areas. Housing prices are outrageous.
Agreed, things are tough all over, but attributing to "high cost of living areas" can't be the determining factor.
I live in Westchester County, NY, one of the most expensive cost-of-living places in the country. Someone not able to survive here on 250K (maybe even thrive, depending on how that is defined) is doing something wrong, might want to re-think their lifestyle.

Wait, now that I think about it and look around, a lot of people here are doing it wrong; way too much money concentrated here, and frittered away here. Who the hell really needs a 3500 (or 6500) sq ft house for 2 or 3 people, and an 80K car for each of them?

I can concede that people in high-earning/profile jobs find it necessary to spend money on the trappings that support the having the job; clothing, social events (silent auctions!), club memberships, travel, etc. That is their "cross to bear". :rolleyes:
 

florduh

Well-Known Member
From Barrone's: "Tesla remains a desirable place to work. The company says it received three million applications in 2021." So they won't be wanting for employees.

They literally do not want employees. They're freezing hiring and laying off 10% of their workforce. That's what this is about more than Musk not liking remote work. Shit on everyone who worked remote over the past two years. Call their work "pretend" on social media. Hope at least 10% of them have enough self respect to quit. Boom: no severance packages. It's another transparent Musk scam.

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Fuck Adams too. That guy's an idiot. And he gives away the game in that article. "All these buildings sitting empty". The push to return to offices is to help out his buddies in the commercial real estate industry. That, and justifying the existence of middle managers is what this whole end of remote work thing is about.

Tesla Had 3 Times as Many OSHA Violations as the 10 Largest US Plants Combined

I'm sure that has nothing to do with Musk being a scummy union buster:



on to more pressing US problem, mass shootings...

Taser-armed drones!​


"STUDENT: Produce a Hall Pass or you will be compromised to a permanent end!"

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