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Learn to cook 11 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
But overall I think that both siblings are cut from the same cloth here. I don’t see the bright future if humanity resting on either of their shoulders unless they both do some mental growing- because basically everything I read there from both of them was... let’s say... neither one appears very informed on the subject- but I can’t fault the sister who doesn’t want to cook as hard since it’s up to her if she thinks cooking is sexist, and I don’t know her life so if she doesn’t need to learn to cook- hey. That’s her choice.
Learn to cook 11 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
Most people, learning to cook is either or both just a question of budget, or a either the joy of cooking or the joy of eating. If you don’t like to cook, but you like to eat- cooking skills are almost a must, at least enough that you can provide yourself with a few meals you enjoy and can afford. So even if you think cooking is sexist- I think that MOST people will be able to enhance their lives by learning to at least cook their own favorite meals, or at the least some simple and affordable, healthy recipes that they can make when and if they need to feed themselves.
Learn to cook 11 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
It also has a lot to do with how involved and interested you want to be in your diet. How much time and effort you want to expend on it. Wether you’re seeking to make every meal delicious, or maximize the nutrition and health benefits of your diet- if you are willing to source your own food and network- you can often get top shelf ingredients that have some reason they didn’t or couldn’t be sold to market- but can be picked up for almost as cheap or even cheaper than big label consumer market grade stuff.
Learn to cook 11 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
Eating high sodium “instant” cheap foods and canned goods and pre packed long shelf life goods for every meal for decades is very likely going to impact your overall health- but... there isn’t really a super clear consensus on that as long as you aren’t “overdoing it” and your sodium, cholesterol and other indicators are in range and you’re getting water and nutrition as you should- most people aren’t going to see a huge transformation in their health. Some folks are more sensitive and some less to these sorts of things. So it really depends.
Learn to cook 11 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
It’s almost always going to over you a potentially less expensive option to make food at home- and comparing the costs of eating out to high end shopping- the costs of sandwiches made with high end deli or imported meats and cheeses and fresh made artisanal bread, built up with fresh “organic” produce- it will be pretty close to slightly more money than the cost of eating out- but you’ll likely be getting food that is less processed and has less additives and preservatives. But it’s all relative-
Learn to cook 11 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
But as for gaining weight or not being healthy- that comes down to ones knowledge of nutrition- not cooking. There have been periods where I have literally not cooked a meal at home for several years. Not a single meal. The quality and quantity of food you get, and how much the costs hurt your finances depends a lot on how much you make, and what your budget is. Don’t forget- there are people who pay “fine out prices” to have ingredients delivered to their houses and they still cook it themselves. There are people who shop at high end or boutique markets and pay MORE for groceries a month than if they ordered casual dining.
Learn to cook 11 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
But even if we define “cooking” to include any heat source or any effort beyond opening a package and possibly stacking or mixing some pre portioned goods together... you won’t starve. You don’t have to spend a ton of money (for bulk cost you really would have trouble beating a home cooked meal like beans and rice- but if you’re making fancier dishes with proteins and such, and you aren’t buying in bulk- you can often eat out for similar cost per day if you shop smart.)
Learn to cook 11 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
You won’t starve if you can’t cook. There are a WHOLE host of foods you an eat safely without needing to cook them at all. Most fruits and vegetables can be eaten raw, many grain products come pre cooked, and if we are willing to expand our definition of what “no cooking” means- a toaster or microwave can be used without “cooking” skill or knowledge- plenty of foods can be made simply with the skills to boil water more or less, and if we include things like waffle irons and counter top grills- or here’s a genius one- a crock pot/pressure cooker. I don’t think I’d classify throwing some stuff and water in a pot, pressing “go” and waiting all day “cooking.”
Learn to cook 11 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
Not learning to cook won’t make you way 300lbs. Eating fast food every day won’t even make you “300lbs.” Eating too much will- that applies to home cooking too- plenty of people have gotten overweight on home cooked meals.
Learn to cook 11 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
Sooooo.... is the “stupid stuff said by family” supposed to be both of them- because it seems like everyone at this party is a few cans short of a full six pack. Personally I think skills like cooking are part of self sufficiency, but ok. If you think cooking is sexist or whatever- that’s fine too. We all make choices on how to love and principals.
You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack 7 comments
guest_ · 7 hours ago
Me too.
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Maybe the freedom fries would taste better, too 17 comments
guest_ · 12 hours ago
That isn’t to say large business is inherently “bad” and certainly not to say we should do away with it. But it does show us that much like sporting teams or the Olympics are often courted with public funds under the guise that they will indirectly profit local businesses and such (which facts show is generally not the case for most- and quite often especially with the Olympics such things cost more than they will ever make back) that we need to be realistic. We rely on jobs and commerce from these businesses and don’t want to alienate them, but they rely on us too. We need to better integrate them in a way that is fair and constructive.
Maybe the freedom fries would taste better, too 17 comments
guest_ · 12 hours ago
Wether it is the security for commerce provided by law enforcement, the roads they run on, water or other public or subsidized utilities, etc etc. large businesses actually soak up a lot of resources and pass a tax burden on to citizens who may or may not use their goods or profit from them- but do not directly see any profits while carrying the expense. I suppose a better analogy is a roommate who uses up all of your bandwidth and data running their home business but only pays a very small percentage of the bill despite the fact they are making money from it.
Maybe the freedom fries would taste better, too 17 comments
guest_ · 12 hours ago
Remember- business relies upon public works to make profit. How many tractor trailers of goods traverse the country, making money for companies like Amazon? Large trucks cause as much as 99% of non weather or age related wear and damage to US roads. The very roads that tax payers pay for so that companies like Amazon can tear them up to get rich. To put it in perspective- imagine owning a car you let your room mate borrow. Your room mate takes your car to weekend drag races to make money of which they give you none, but they damage your car and only ever pay a maximum of about 30% of repairs- despite doing 99% of the damage.
Maybe the freedom fries would taste better, too 17 comments
guest_ · 12 hours ago
Likewise- a generally higher tax rate for businesses could be instituted- this would not only incentivize businesses to seek out tax cuts for “doing right” but would also serve as a way to make sure that businesses which didn’t provide for employees or give back to the systems they take from, carry a fair burden of their share.
Maybe the freedom fries would taste better, too 17 comments
guest_ · 12 hours ago
That isn’t to say there are not strategic uses for easing tax burdens to the wealthy- but simply giving them money isn’t the way to encourage specific behaviors. Specifying some specific metrics for what must be met in the interests of society to earn these breaks would be a good start- and perhaps packaging it as a “rebate” or “incentive” vs a savings- which must be used in ways that meet a set of criteria. Requirements on domestic construction and hiring, a certain percent of all workers having to be paid above minimum wage by a certain margin, basic benefits that must be received above a base line, things like this which would reward companies which invest in the infrastructure and well being of society vs. a more general thought that by their nature they will simply “give back” a portion of the money.
Maybe the freedom fries would taste better, too 17 comments
guest_ · 12 hours ago
The economic reality is that much like communism- “trickle down” seems like a nice theory on paper, but the general consensus of the majority of economists, studies, and in fact- the majority of the political spectrum, is that it doesn’t work. The basic execution and principal are that if you overfeed one of your dogs, you don’t have to worry about the other ones because the first dog will drop enough food for the others to be well fed. That is not how it works out in reality.
Maybe the freedom fries would taste better, too 17 comments
guest_ · 12 hours ago
The thing about trickle down economics is that unlike broader supply side economics policies (which we could still question...) trickle down specifically relies on the surplus of the wealthy finding its way to the less so. But this is generally not the case. Despite records in deregulation and tax incentives through the 80’s up to the current administration, and despite having a larger and more active consumer base than at any point in the history of the planet- we have not seen wages increase meaningfully in relation to profits or inflation for 30+ years. We have also seen the 30+ year trend not favor hiring any more workers than are strictly necessary for basic operations. We HAVE seen unprecedented growth in economic disparity and more “super wealthy” individuals appear while less “middle class” home owners and people with “nest eggs” exist.
How to open two beers at once - and with class 3 comments
guest_ · 22 hours ago
*how to have 2 beers at once- with dental problems as you age.
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Argentinanon doesn’t want Amerimutts 5 comments
guest_ · 23 hours ago
If the people who took out the credit are dead the people who inherited the enrichment will just blame them and keep the spoils. It’s as good as writing a check that just keeps getting passed along. SOMEDAY it will come due- but you won’t have to pay, your kids likely won’t- probably not their kids either. They’ll just wring their hands and figure out how to not deal with it until they’re dead too. What could possibly go wrong?
Argentinanon doesn’t want Amerimutts 5 comments
guest_ · 23 hours ago
I’d be fine with both. All the hard core liberals can go to Canada, the Hard Right/conservatives can go to South America- and only moderates will remain. I can live with that. As for sweeping it under the rug- have you learned nothing from the boomers or their parents or their parents parents for at least 200 years? You can’t fix it by sweeping it under the rug- but you can make it someone else’s problem after you die. Just ask any of the folks who say they have no responsibility for any of the things that happened before they were born- look no further than race issues in the US-
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Argentinanon doesn’t want Amerimutts 5 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
Please. Don’t wait. Go now. I will help start a drive to pay tickets for all who wish to join- under the condition they renounce and sever their ties to the US and their citizenship.
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Pretend this is funny 4 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
Classic.
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Move along, nothing to see here. Just a spare tire hanging on a brick wall 3 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
If you wanted to be really sneaky you should paint or vinyl the spare to look like a hose reel.
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Love me some Brian Fontana 22 comments
guest_ · 1 day ago
If only “x people a year” die from car crashes- that isn’t an argument against air bags and seat belts. If anything that is an argument for their continued use and advancement no? I can’t see looking at that data and declaring the death toll is too low, we need to scale back these safety nets...
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