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    [–] California stopped being a middle class paradise — and lost a million residents on the way 21plankton 1 points ago in politics

    As a native Californian there are some rules to learn. Expect to live if you rent in 300 square feet per person. Cook at home. Work and commute should always equal 50 hours per week. Save up your money in the boom times and don't buy until the bottom of a recession, when prices are down and the middle class leaves the state. Don't take expensive vacations or send your kids to private school. Make your adult kids pay rent. When you have paid off your house you will find yourself wealthy and won' have to work hard. This formula works for any income over $50k. That way you can really enjoy what the state has to offer.

    [–] President Trump is losing control 21plankton 2 points ago in politics

    Face it folks, we don't have a President, we have one in name only, call him a PINO

    [–] Puppies Attack! 21plankton 1 points ago in aww

    Their gait and little ears make them look like guinea pigs

    [–] Our little girl wants a sibling I guess 21plankton 2 points ago in aww

    Please get her a sibling as soon as possible, she looks very lonely.

    [–] ‘Anglo-American’ Is a Common Legal and Historical Term, It Is Not a ‘Dog Whistle’ 21plankton -6 points ago in politics

    "Anglo-American Law" would sound like a dog-whistle to cultures who did not know what it originally meant and viewed it as therefore racist. If I were black, or Hispanic, or an illegal in this country, and wary of the police, I might be inclined to view it this way. On its surface, however, our attorney general speaking to a group from law enforcement would automatically use terminology consistent with current vocabulary for that group. The rest, and the article cited, is of itself an example of an attempt to distort views. From the discussion a lot of Redditors took the bait. This is separate from the problem of a history of abuse perpetrated against people of color by police in the country.

    [–] Tiny warthog cooling off in a tiny mud puddle 21plankton 49 points ago in aww

    It is a piglet red river hog, the young ones have stripes, they are one of my favorite zoo animals, very lively and charismatic (for a hog).

    [–] What's that one song that gives you goosebumps? 21plankton 1 points ago in Music

    The Highwayman, by Willie Nelson, et al, for riffs, music, vocal content.

    [–] Marijuana farms are burning in California wildfires 21plankton 1 points ago in news

    Anyone remember Cheech and Chong "Up in Smoke"?

    [–] Marijuana farms are burning in California wildfires 21plankton 1 points ago in news

    The house just passed the bill to refresh the money in the fund; they would run out at the end of October.

    [–] Political talk shows are salt and fat of TV diet 21plankton 2 points ago in politics

    Where is the sugar? Isn't that what keeps us coming back, the craving?

    [–] Homo Trumpus: Has our deformed democracy created a New Man? 21plankton 1 points ago in politics

    I loved this opinion piece. Note the just yesterday and today Trump took on both the NFL and LeBron James, the ultimate symbols of hyper masculinity in our recreational culture.

    [–] People are using Siri as a therapist, so Apple is seeking engineers who understand psychology 21plankton 1 points ago in technology

    During the reading of the article my mind got to racing about the "meaning" of Siri in the human contextual world. People are bonding with Siri and talking as a friend would talk, giving information, possibly giving a general opinion if social skills and information is needed, and generally being a listening post and sounding board. This does not have to be clinical psychological information, nor could it help the truly afflicted, nor keep them safe, but I imagine Siri could be programmed to be a good humanistic listener, and also programmed to help with normative societal values. I wonder how many deep dark "secrets" have been confessed over the years already-yearnings, romances, love affairs, guilty burdens, and maybe the confession off a crime or two. Does Apple keep track of metadata on what is asked or said in order to refine and help guide the developers? If a child has grown up with a lot of computer or AI interaction, such as in a robot, how will that then change the depth of interaction with a program such as Siri, who can have mutineers types of potential?

    [–] Insect burgers and balls: Swiss supermarket to sell bug-based food 21plankton 1 points ago in worldnews

    The mealy worm protein needs a catchy brand name to make it more palatable. The powder or flour sounds good with smoothies. We got used to soybeans after a time.

    [–] Mediterranean Sea trashed by plastic waste 21plankton 1 points ago in worldnews

    Do Europeans and other nations around the Mediterranean not have annual cleanup projects?

    [–] Putin, Trump held second undisclosed G20 conversation 21plankton 1 points ago in politics

    Who says it is undisclosed? I heard the agenda on CNN and Fox both. What they said could be private and not be sinister.

    [–] Gangs of aggressive killer whales are shaking down Alaska fishing boats for their fish 21plankton 3 points ago in worldnews

    I've been waiting for this analogy, usually a gang doesn't want to work very hard for their reward. Kind of like robbing the fish bank is easy pickings.