This political chat room is for you to sound off about any political ideology and discuss current political topics. Everyone is welcome, yes, even conservatives, but keep in mind, the nature of the No Holds Barred political chat forum platform can be friendly to trolling. It is your responsibility to address this wisely. Forum Rules
User avatar
Polar1ty

Share      Unread post

User avatar
     
     
Posts: 2,648

Blutarski » 01 May 2021, 3:28 pm » wrote: Are you saying you have never seen the TV commercials that proudly show the "ALL INCLUSIVE / GLOBAL COMMITTEE" of Design Engineers...?
 Who was on the bassackwards thinking, "Enlightened Progressive  Design Committee" that decided we should have to hit the START BUTTON TO TURN OFF our computers...?
Well I don't watch TV...so no, I have not seen those ads.

I am well aware of what you are referring - I believe the most consumer unfriendly design features could not possibly have been concocted by "unqualified AA libtards" since that is beyond their pay grade...

User avatar
Blutarski

Share      Unread post

User avatar
     
     
Posts: 1,508
Politics: Republican

Vegas » 01 May 2021, 3:39 pm » wrote: I am not sayin these kind of kids don't exist. I am saying that there is no way that you could justify that being the norm. You re using a broad stroke. Most of the students I have come across don't come near that stereotype. They are serious students.

OK..you are the GUY IN THE TRENCHES, not me.  :)  
Have a fine weekend Vegas.

User avatar
sooted up Cyndi

Share      Unread post

User avatar
Water Cooler Poleece
Water Cooler Poleece
Posts: 15,997
Politics: Beer and Popcorn

ROFL
Blutarski » 01 May 2021, 3:38 pm » wrote: Did you have to type in a password to gain access to the battery...?

I know of people who's cars generate fault codes that are bogus..that just require a quick reset with the "Magic Wand" [Diagnostic Tool] 
I refuse to play this game and this is one reason why I drive old  "classic cars" that are simple [and cheap] to fix.
NO NO. That car is long gone.. it was a old tan buick….. no now I have a chevy impala.. which is a lemon.. I hate it.. I have a Nissan in the back yard..  luved that car.. but dave dropped dead.. and it was late fall. I had four weeks to get huge amounts of wood in.. I parked the Nissan... it's been there since.. so there it sits.. needs brakes... it needs everything.. gonna junk it.. Things would have been ok..if I only had some time before snow came..   :)  

User avatar
nuckin futz

Share      Unread post

User avatar
      
      
Posts: 33,617
Politics: Independent

Blutarski » 01 May 2021, 3:08 pm » wrote: Nobody from my Dad's Generation would buy a car that required dismantling a belly pan to get at the oil drain plug, or needing a dentist's mirror and a special set of tongs to grab the oil filter.
Auto mfgs can get away with these "maintenance scams"  with the effeminately raised, helpless, clueless,  "EASY COME EASY GO"  generations of today.
The most ridiculous scenario I've seen....some cars wont allow you to shift from park to neutral if the battery is dead. What if you need to push your car out of the middle of a busy intersection when the battery is dead..?
Well you need to jack the car up and physically disconnect the shift linkage, then take a wrench and manually shift the trans out of park..... Image  
You can bet it took an "ALL INCLUSIVE  COMMITTEE OF CLUELESS, UNQUALIFIED, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION  LIBTARDS" to come up with such ridiculous nonsense.
Bluto, all the scrap yards in Cal are crushing the cars now! So I can't get parts for my old 94 Ford Escort anymore! Its by law now, they are trying to force all the older cars off the roads and make folks buy new cars! Its pissed a lot of folks off! :x   :x   :x   :x   :twisted:  
 

User avatar
Phelix_Dacat

Share      Unread post

User avatar
     
     
Posts: 1,991
Politics: Liberal

Zerohedge. Always nice to know what Bulgarian Russian operatives want American hard-right libertarian know-nothings to believe.

User avatar
GeorgeWashington

Share      Unread post

User avatar
      
      
Posts: 8,479
Politics: Revolutionary
Location: Mount Vernon, VA
Contact:

BeerPopcorn
Phoenix68.2.0 » 01 May 2021, 7:10 am » wrote:
Polar1ty » 30 Apr 2021, 8:47 pm » wrote: "As a GenXer, it's pretty simple. The boomers spent everything like drunken sailors and the millennials have the mental and physical hardiness of a piece of plywood.

My only advice to the millennials is to suck it up and find a way out of the rat race and build something yourself.

Also, IMO formal education is dead it just doesn't know it yet. You can replace everything higher education provides with youtube except for the social network. Which is debatable."
Image
The Millennials are already way-out, ahead of you.

It's lookin' like the MILLENNIALS will finally be THE generation that WHACKS MIDDLE-MANAGERS.....those clowns who've called themselves "professional-managers", 'cause they've GOT no ACTUAL skills.....besides doing what THEIR manager TOLD THEM TO DO!!!!!
.
Middle Management Is On Its Way Out!!!
July 27, 2015

Image
 
Which one of these roles is “middle management?”

Role(Subordinates)
FTE (1)
Lead (4-10)
Manager (10-50)
Director (50-300)
VP/Exec (300- 1000 )
Exec (1000+)
 
 

User avatar
GeorgeWashington

Share      Unread post

User avatar
      
      
Posts: 8,479
Politics: Revolutionary
Location: Mount Vernon, VA
Contact:

BeerPopcorn
Vegas » 01 May 2021, 11:34 am » wrote:
Polar1ty » 30 Apr 2021, 8:45 pm » wrote: (lack of net worth) https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/socia ... y-hopeless

(All posts below this are from comments section)
My work involves studying tuition costs, student debt, and over all cost of living. This is where my fellow righties infuriate me. It's not the same as it was back in our day. I could get myself through college, and work 40 hrs a week. It wasn't easy, it took me longer, but it was doable. That's impossible today. This is a huge reason why Millennials are struggling. The tuition costs today are 3.5 times that of inflation, and the cost of living is much higher. The wage growth has not kept up with inflation on top of that. Even if they get a useful degree, no entry level job is going to pay them proportional to what is needed to sustain their loans. They graduate with impossible debt, the cost of living is high, entry level jobs wont cover what they need to sustain their debt, and their credit scores will soon plummet because of it. They failed before they even got started.

I just wish that my fellow righties would drop the dogma like "well, I put myself through school, so...." Times change. Tuition wasn't 3.5 times inflation back then either. Wages were comparable.
What do you suppose has driven the price of labor down?

User avatar
Blutarski

Share      Unread post

User avatar
     
     
Posts: 1,508
Politics: Republican

nuckinfutz » 01 May 2021, 6:12 pm » wrote: Bluto, all the scrap yards in Cal are crushing the cars now! So I can't get parts for my old 94 Ford Escort anymore! Its by law now, they are trying to force all the older cars off the roads and make folks buy new cars! Its pissed a lot of folks off! Image   Image   Image   Image   Image

For many years now Japan only allowed their people to rack up so many miles on their car...then they had a choice of either replacing the engine or buying a new car. That was the story behind all the good used engines from Japan.
In Germany they have a very strict annual inspection that is scheduled in advance. Your car is put up on a rack and inspected with a fine tooth comb. Stuff like paint chips, minor rust,...and you must fix it and schedule another appointment. 
They salt their roads too if I'm not mistaken.
There are a lot of car enthusiasts in California..California is the MECCA for Gear Heads. I would move to a "car friendly state"  if they outlawed modified cars.
Hopefully they aren't crushing any classics.... :o  
Nowadays you could build a 69 Chevelle from a catalog, piece by piece. I haven't "priced out" what it costs to do it that way. If you want to pay a shop to restore the same car it could come to 6 figures, even though the car wouldn't be worth more than 1/2 of what it cost to restore it.

User avatar
nuckin futz

Share      Unread post

User avatar
      
      
Posts: 33,617
Politics: Independent

Blutarski » 01 May 2021, 7:23 pm » wrote: For many years now Japan only allowed their people to rack up so many miles on their car...then they had a choice of either replacing the engine or buying a new car. That was the story behind all the good used engines from Japan.
In Germany they have a very strict annual inspection that is scheduled in advance. Your car is put up on a rack and inspected with a fine tooth comb. Stuff like paint chips, minor rust,...and you must fix it and schedule another appointment. 
They salt their roads too if I'm not mistaken.
There are a lot of car enthusiasts in California..California is the MECCA for Gear Heads. I would move to a "car friendly state"  if they outlawed modified cars.
Hopefully they aren't crushing any classics.... Image  
Nowadays you could build a 69 Chevelle from a catalog, piece by piece. I haven't "priced out" what it costs to do it that way. If you want to pay a shop to restore the same car it could come to 6 figures, even though the car wouldn't be worth more than 1/2 of what it cost to restore it.
I bought a Pinto at a fire sale one day! Nothing but ashes! :lol:   :lol:   :lol:  
 

User avatar
Blutarski

Share      Unread post

User avatar
     
     
Posts: 1,508
Politics: Republican

nuckinfutz » 01 May 2021, 7:27 pm » wrote: I bought a Pinto at a fire sale one day! Nothing but ashes! Image   Image   Image

:rofl: You don't see ANY Pintos and very few Mavericks now. I still see the occasional Vega  but almost no Monzas on the street.
All 4 of these models made very cool looking [and winning] PRO STOCK DRAG CARS back in the day..

User avatar
Blutarski

Share      Unread post

User avatar
     
     
Posts: 1,508
Politics: Republican

sootedupCyndi » 01 May 2021, 3:45 pm » wrote: NO NO. That car is long gone.. it was a old tan buick….. no now I have a chevy impala.. which is a lemon.. I hate it.. I have a Nissan in the back yard..  luved that car.. but dave dropped dead.. and it was late fall. I had four weeks to get huge amounts of wood in.. I parked the Nissan... it's been there since.. so there it sits.. needs brakes... it needs everything.. gonna junk it.. Things would have been ok..if I only had some time before snow came..   Image

How much wood does it take to get through the year..?

User avatar
Blutarski

Share      Unread post

User avatar
     
     
Posts: 1,508
Politics: Republican

GeorgeWashington » 01 May 2021, 6:39 pm » wrote: What do you suppose has driven the price of labor down?
Illegal Aliens [in any labor market] drive prevailing  wages and benefits down.
Any time you have  more people than there is work, wages suffer.
Life is about competition for limited resources and this is a harsh fact about life that the MY LITTLE PONY GENERATION refuses to accept. 
 
 
Last edited by Blutarski on 01 May 2021, 11:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
FOS

Share      Unread post

User avatar
      
      
Posts: 11,284
Politics: Fascist

Vegas » 01 May 2021, 11:34 am » wrote: My work involves studying tuition costs, student debt, and over all cost of living. This is where my fellow righties infuriate me. It's not the same as it was back in our day. I could get myself through college, and work 40 hrs a week. It wasn't easy, it took me longer, but it was doable. That's impossible today. This is a huge reason why Millennials are struggling. The tuition costs today are 3.5 times that of inflation, and the cost of living is much higher. The wage growth has not kept up with inflation on top of that. Even if they get a useful degree, no entry level job is going to pay them proportional to what is needed to sustain their loans. They graduate with impossible debt, the cost of living is high, entry level jobs wont cover what they need to sustain their debt, and their credit scores will soon plummet because of it. They failed before they even got started.

I just wish that my fellow righties would drop the dogma like "well, I put myself through school, so...." Times change. Tuition wasn't 3.5 times inflation back then either. Wages were comparable.
In any country other than the US, 'right wing' is actually associated with socialist policies. 

With everything from national socialism (of course), distributism, red tories, etc. The common observation is that capitalism tends to erode the culture and social order...because it involves 'creative destruction'.

Now at the same time I would grant that what the usa has today is not much free market capitalism. Corporate oligarchs are basically impossible to compete with...but they have openly declared war on social conservatives even while social conservatives still try to pretend that our economy is based on hard work and meritocracy. Corporations clearly don't agree and openly care a great deal more about race and genitals than merit. 

Anyway I think millennials could deal with the economic challenges they currently face except for the fact that their schools and all their authority figures are filling up their brain with truly insane crap...and most millennials seem to have been driven insane. 

User avatar
sooted up Cyndi

Share      Unread post

User avatar
Water Cooler Poleece
Water Cooler Poleece
Posts: 15,997
Politics: Beer and Popcorn

ROFL
Blutarski » 01 May 2021, 7:38 pm » wrote: How much wood does it take to get through the year..?
6 cords wood.. 6000 sticks.
each stick handled 4 times equals 24,000 times.. cant do it anymore. :blink:  

User avatar
Blutarski

Share      Unread post

User avatar
     
     
Posts: 1,508
Politics: Republican

sootedupCyndi » 01 May 2021, 9:32 pm » wrote: 6 cords wood.. 6000 sticks.
each stick handled 4 times equals 24,000 times.. cant do it anymore. Image

It's good exercise...!

I enjoy the wood heat...it's nice to be able to stand right next to the stove to get unchilled.

I think this is the year I buy a hydraulic splitter....

User avatar
sooted up Cyndi

Share      Unread post

User avatar
Water Cooler Poleece
Water Cooler Poleece
Posts: 15,997
Politics: Beer and Popcorn

ROFL
Blutarski » 01 May 2021, 9:47 pm » wrote: It's good exercise...!

I enjoy the wood heat...it's nice to be able to stand right next to the stove to get unchilled.

I think this is the year I buy a hydraulic splitter....
The wood heat is nice. It's discouraging work. To see all that wood..
Go out do a load.. throw it down. Come in and rest. As long as I drink beer. I can do it. seriously. :blink:  It's best not to feel what your doing. ;)  

User avatar
Blutarski

Share      Unread post

User avatar
     
     
Posts: 1,508
Politics: Republican

sootedupCyndi » 01 May 2021, 10:00 pm » wrote: The wood heat is nice. It's discouraging work. To see all that wood..
Go out do a load.. throw it down. Come in and rest. As long as I drink beer. I can do it. seriously. Image  It's best not to feel what your doing. Image
What do you drink in Maine...?
If I lived in Maine, I would build the house with 2 x 8 exterior walls and insulate the heck out of it. Keep the house as small as possible for a high efficiency wood stove, but have a sizeable barn / work shop / wood shed.

 
 
Last edited by Blutarski on 01 May 2021, 10:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
sooted up Cyndi

Share      Unread post

User avatar
Water Cooler Poleece
Water Cooler Poleece
Posts: 15,997
Politics: Beer and Popcorn

ROFL
Blutarski » 01 May 2021, 10:04 pm » wrote: What do you drink in Maine...?
maple syrup. :)  beer.

User avatar
Blutarski

Share      Unread post

User avatar
     
     
Posts: 1,508
Politics: Republican

That you stir in...?

User avatar
sooted up Cyndi

Share      Unread post

User avatar
Water Cooler Poleece
Water Cooler Poleece
Posts: 15,997
Politics: Beer and Popcorn

ROFL
Blutarski » 01 May 2021, 10:11 pm » wrote: That you stir in...?
I'm kidding. I drink bush beer and pile wood.  And get rides in the lawn mower wagon back and forth. Just like a foolish kid. :lol:  

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alexa [Bot], Annoyed Liberall, Arris, Benson13, Bidennextpresident, Bill Gates [Bot], Blutarski, Buffalo, Cannonpointer, ConsRule, Crazytrain, crimsongulf, DawnDavenport, Famagusta, FOS, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, Hank, Ike Bana, Jantje_Smit, nefarious101, neue regel, omh, PaperLi [Bot], Polar1ty, PoliticalPopUp, Semrush [Bot], SJConspirator, sooted up Cyndi, Steve Jobs [Bot], Taipan, Vegas, Vegas giants, Yahoo [Bot], Zeets2 and 574 guests