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DarthXaos wrote:
and swimming in pussy


What are you, twelve?
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djgutierrez77 wrote:
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What are you, twelve?


He listens to ska and strives to be a douche bag, do the math.

The welfare president's poster boy in the video has to be fake, It looks like someone staged the whole thing.
 
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DarthXaos wrote:
how can I be like that?


Easy. The health care bill passed. The guy in the video is just living the dream as explained by the champion of the bill. And so can you.

You have health care now. It's your own fault if you choose to be job locked.



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jeremycobert wrote:
djgutierrez77 wrote:
DarthXaos wrote:
and swimming in pussy


What are you, twelve?


He listens to ska and strives to be a douche bag, do the math.

The welfare president's poster boy in the video has to be fake, It looks like someone staged the whole thing.


Well, it -IS- Faux News...
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Unlike the majority of the intended Fox News audience who are inclined to react with outraged self-righteous moralfaggotry, I watch this video and think, "this guy's got it all figured out, he's living my ideal life, not working, and swimming in pussy, how can I be like that?


But what do you think people are outraged at? Because if you think that they (I would say "we" since I am outraged but I don't watch Faux News) are outraged because he's some slacker who doesn't have a job, then you're wrong. If he wants to spend his life couch-surfing, have at it. What causes the outrage is that he's gaming the system and doing it all on someone else's dime.

But then, you have a job, so it should outrage you too. But like DJ said in the first reply...
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DarthXaos wrote:
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djgutierrez77 wrote:
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and swimming in pussy


What are you, twelve?


He listens to ska and strives to be a douche bag, do the math.


I'm also old enough to know what the Amiga was, so do the math.


I miss Commodore computers.

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If I won the lottery I would certainly still work, just not at the same sort of job I have now. I'd be bored to death otherwise.
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Darilian wrote:


I miss Commodore computers.

Darilian


Ah man! I worked a full month as a unskilled worker on a house construction to buy a floppy disk drive for my commodore 64. It was hard work, and it was a hefty sum of money but I was so proud!!!
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So if everybody providing those dimes, quit their job to live off some one else's dime, who pays? Can we ALL quit our jobs?


Those fools that say "Even if I won the lottery, I would still work, I love my job so much".


I got one of those jobs! I was not well paid, but I went working with pleasure and anticipation (no I am no porn star).
 
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Interesting. I tend to believe it, even though it's on Faux News. One thing is, though it's not as well known nationally as Beverly Hills, La Jolla (pron: la HOY ya) is about as rich. Surf bums, ski bums, tennis bums pros are part of the culture here, as are musicians. So, it's easy to bum along in a really rich community, especially if you are (as he seems to be) very socially adept.

Also consider the services the people who shelter him may get: gourmet shopping and food preparation services, "cruise" (party) director, free live music, maybe dog walking and help around the house. Since you can't actually hire someone to do that stuff for less than $30,000 and a pile of paperwork, it's a sweet deal.

Of course there's the cost of -$0.73 to -$0.84. Yes, minus. It's a net profit to the economy. It takes money to make money.
Wikipedia: SNAP (bold added) wrote:
Macroeconomic effect

According to Keynesian economic theory, like other forms of government spending, SNAP, by putting money into people's hands, increases aggregate demand and stimulates the economy. In congressional testimony given in July 2008, Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Economy.com, provided estimates of the one-year fiscal multiplier effect for several fiscal policy options, and found that a temporary increase in SNAP was the most effective, with an estimated multiplier of 1.73.

In 2011, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave a slightly higher estimate: "Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity." Vilsack's estimate was based on a 2002 George W. Bush-era USDA study which found that "Ultimately, the additional $5 billion of FSP (Food Stamp Program) expenditures triggered an increase in total economic activity (production, sales, and value of shipments) of $9.2 billion and an increase in jobs of 82,100," or $1.84 stimulus for every dollar spent.

Such is the crazy world of Macro Economics.

And it's not as if this is a new thing:
When mothers pack and leave poor father
Because they decide they'd rather be tennis pros,
Anything Goes.
-- Cole Porter, 1934

And Mozart was a music bum most of his life, back in the 18th century.

Of course, the first step for anyone aspiring to this lifestyle: move to California.
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Where have all the Worthy Playboys gone?
 
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DarthXaos wrote:
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If I won the lottery I would certainly still work, just not at the same sort of job I have now. I'd be bored to death otherwise.


I completely don't understand this mindset. There are so many things to do for fun and no time to do them all. To me work is the time I have to spend being bored or stressed out instead of having fun.


That's because you're twelve. When you grow up, you'll realize that spending all day sorting your baseball cards and playing video games gets old in a hurry if you don't have something productive to do.

Like I said, I wouldn't come to my current job and stress out over late trucks and annual bids if I had $500m in the bank. But I'd want to do something productive. Maybe a charity, maybe venture capital, maybe I'd buy a business in an industry that I find interesting like games, movies, or sports. Who knows? But I wouldn't want my life to revolve around doing nothing.
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If I won the lottery I would certainly still work, just not at the same sort of job I have now. I'd be bored to death otherwise.


I completely don't understand this mindset. There are so many things to do for fun and no time to do them all. To me work is the time I have to spend being bored or stressed out instead of having fun.


That's because you're twelve. When you grow up, you'll realize that spending all day sorting your baseball cards and playing video games gets old in a hurry if you don't have something productive to do.

Like I said, I wouldn't come to my current job and stress out over late trucks and annual bids if I had $500m in the bank. But I'd want to do something productive. Maybe a charity, maybe venture capital, maybe I'd buy a business in an industry that I find interesting like games, movies, or sports. Who knows? But I wouldn't want my life to revolve around doing nothing.


A thousand times this! I'll never understand people who want to do nothing but goof off. It sounds like complete hell. Remember those neverending, completely dull summer breaks, the ones that you wanted desperately to end because you had run out of nothing to do? Imagine that 24/7. I'd probably become suicidal.

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Show of hands:

Who thinks his real income is related to illicit drugs?

Doubt it. He's not obviously stupid, and that much publicity would not be a wise thing for a drug pusher.

Thinking about it, we're probably making some implicit assumptions about him. Like is that pickup his? (I know, it's not a real pickup.) Though, it could be: someone who can afford to live in La Jolla could give it to him to avoid the hassle of selling it.
 
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A thousand times this! I'll never understand people who want to do nothing but goof off. It sounds like complete hell. Remember those neverending, completely dull summer breaks, the ones that you wanted desperately to end because you had run out of nothing to do? Imagine that 24/7. I'd probably become suicidal.

I agree with the sentiment, but not the example. Summer break was a time of (among other things) studying what I wanted to study as fast as I wanted to; school was a time of interminable "blah blah blah" in a classroom, held back by the slowest person in the class.
 
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DarthXaos wrote:
djgutierrez77 wrote:
If I won the lottery I would certainly still work, just not at the same sort of job I have now. I'd be bored to death otherwise.


I completely don't understand this mindset. There are so many things to do for fun and no time to do them all. To me work is the time I have to spend being bored or stressed out instead of having fun.


So quit your job now. Find a way to live your dream.

When you can afford to pay for an ISP and log back in, we'll know you've made it.
 
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Dave and Euen, what about endless vacationing? There's a lot to see in the world if you can afford the airfares and accommodations.
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einsteinidahosu wrote:
Dave and Euen, what about endless vacationing? There's a lot to see in the world if you can afford the airfares and accommodations.


There'd be plenty of time for that, but I'm a homebody anyway.
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DarthXaos wrote:
Unlike the majority of the intended Fox News audience who are inclined to react with outraged self-righteous moralfaggotry, I watch this video and think, "this guy's got it all figured out, he's living my ideal life, not working, and swimming in pussy, how can I be like that?


In the video he's not swimming in pussy but IS doing a lot of swimming in the Pacific Ocean.

I've been on food stamps and didn't have the same experience. I felt really guilty about it but it was necessary in an emergency to get back on my feet, and I did pay into the system for many years prior. It was even worse because I used them at the grocery store where I worked, so coworkers saw me use it. No comments though, luckily. I also learned quickly that though you could buy snack foods with it, it did not make the money last through the month so canned food was my best bet. It was also really depressing to work part time and have your hours cut and not be able to find other work. As soon as I was able to get a better job I was happy to stop using them.
 
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einsteinidahosu wrote:
Dave and Euen, what about endless vacationing? There's a lot to see in the world if you can afford the airfares and accommodations.

I've done a fair amount of business travel--business class, not cattle class--and the last thing I want is more air travel. It was a pain before TSA and seats for midgets. Now? Let me go schedule a colonoscopy--it's over faster and they give you anesthetic.

On the other side, nothing is like the rush of creating something and seeing it alive and affecting people.
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djgutierrez77 wrote:
DarthXaos wrote:
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If I won the lottery I would certainly still work, just not at the same sort of job I have now. I'd be bored to death otherwise.


I completely don't understand this mindset. There are so many things to do for fun and no time to do them all. To me work is the time I have to spend being bored or stressed out instead of having fun.


That's because you're twelve. When you grow up, you'll realize that spending all day sorting your baseball cards and playing video games gets old in a hurry if you don't have something productive to do.

Like I said, I wouldn't come to my current job and stress out over late trucks and annual bids if I had $500m in the bank. But I'd want to do something productive. Maybe a charity, maybe venture capital, maybe I'd buy a business in an industry that I find interesting like games, movies, or sports. Who knows? But I wouldn't want my life to revolve around doing nothing.


I'm a firm believer that at least a small part of your life has to suck a little bit for you to be able to enjoy the rest of it.

This is why I exercise.
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djgutierrez77 wrote:

But I wouldn't want my life to revolve around doing nothing.


So you say, youngster, so you say.
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MisterCranky wrote:
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But I wouldn't want my life to revolve around doing nothing.


So you say, youngster, so you say.


Yeah, maybe it's because I'm significantly older than Dave, but I'd be up for a life of leisure.
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Golux13 wrote:
MisterCranky wrote:
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But I wouldn't want my life to revolve around doing nothing.


So you say, youngster, so you say.


Yeah, maybe it's because I'm significantly older than Dave, but I'd be up for a life of leisure.


You would not. You'd buy a small record company or comic book imprint or something. You might not "work" like you do now peeling potatoes in the back room of an Irish pub, but you'd do something.
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