Politics Please say rock bottom is getting close

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    Not exactly rock bottom but definitely candidate for Darwin award, given to those who manage to die in stupidest manner possible.
    July 4 celebrant with a bit too much spirits put a firecracker on his head and lit a cigarette. Firecracker exploded along with his head.
     
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    Dear Lord what a horrible agenda!
     
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    BYW Republicans saying French election rigged because the fascists lost. Was Britain, where Labour won landslide, also rigged? What about Iran, where reform candidate beat religious hard liner?
     
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    The NYT was always conservative but holy hell, the hand wringing over policy that might benefit the poors is so hilarious. Will the scourge of *checks notes* minimum wage being livable destroy the fabric of the world economy?
     
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    Live below your means,

    Don't go into dept for shit you do not "need",

    Simple, but great advice, it works.

     
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    Finally, the House passed a bill to help women!

    It rolls back the energy efficiency standards for dishwashers.

    You're getting more powerful dishwashers!
     
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    Hope you don't have a devastating illness, number one cause of bankruptcy.
    Don't go to college if you aren't wealthy enough to pay.
    Don't have an unplanned pregnancy.
     
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    Good to see a trans woman finally get off. “If the folds cover it you must acquit!”
     
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    'Thought It Was a Joke': Bullets Now For Sale in Vending Machines in 3 GOP-Led States

    "In a country awash in guns and ammo, where guns are the leading cause of deaths for kids, we don't need to further normalize the sale and promotion of these products," an expert said.

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/bullets-vending-machines
     
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    The first thing these vending machine bullets killed was satire.
     
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    Wait. How will the rich kids stay ahead with all of this healthy, well educated competition?
     
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    If you just raise your kids right they'll never want to do anything unnatural like have sex.

    They might get caught frantically tapping their feet under bathroom stalls, but there is nothing in the Bible about bathroom stalls.
     
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    The median income in 1984 was $26,430 according to https://www.census.gov/library/publications/1985/demo/p60-149.html

    Using the CPI Inflation calculator (https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl?cost1=26430&year1=198405&year2=202405) this is equivalent buying power to $80,278.95.

    Unfortunately, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/wkyeng.pdf) the median income in 2024 is currently ~$56,950.00 which is equivalent to living on $18,750 in 1984, which is about 71% of the 1984 median.

    For Gen-Z, living within your means might be a challenge with only 71% the buying power Boomers had at the same age. But I'm sure the problem must be taxes, which have never been lower.
     
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    Not enough water in those dishwashers. You have to push the button over and over again.

    Plus women back in the kitchen! What a win/win for the right.
     
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    Bipartisan Group of Senators Announces Deal to Ban Stock Trading in Congress

    "If you want to serve in Congress, don't come here to serve your portfolio, come here to serve the people," said a Democrat leading the effort.

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/bipartisan-deal-senate-ban-stock-trading

    Chances of this bill passing: "Don't hold your breath."

    Sounds about right. When you have a congress that is allowed to police itself.
     
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    Yeah, that's definitely not passing.
     
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