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Random Thoughts X: Impromptu Interpretations

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aimeeandbeatles, Jul 18, 2020.

  1. aimeeandbeatles

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  2. Valka D'Ur

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    Good title. I've found some interpretations of my recent posts to be extremely random because they make no sense (the interpretations, that is; my posts always make sense).
     
  3. aimeeandbeatles

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    :think:
     
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    They always make sense to me. :scan:
     
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    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    *thesauroi
     
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    Lemon Merchant Disinterested Observer Moderator

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    I dunno about "impromptu..." I found the thread title over-rehearsed and obvious.

    :p
     
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  7. west india man

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    it makes sense when you look at income levels from the top down, 100k/year is very far away from the sort of money that a politician can make
     
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    IIRC $46k is the average income.
     
  9. aimeeandbeatles

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    Yes because more people are at the bottom than at the top.
     
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    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    It may be worth clarifying if they mean individual or household income, and whether "middle class" is being used to suggest college-educated and professional workers, or just to mean anyone in-between "rich" and "poor". Two professionals with a combined income of 100k CAD is very plausible; a plumber with an individual income of 100k CAD is less so.
     
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    Part of what it means is that Justin Trudeau and most of his inner circle are clueless when it comes to understanding that what they think is middle class is far above what many people in the country consider middle class.

    For instance... that 100k would support someone on AISH for nearly 5 years. Or rather, someone on AISH would be expected to live for nearly 5 years on that sum (even though rent and utilities go up every year). I'm going by the category I'm in - single adult, no children. People with children get a bit more, as well as a little extra in the fall for school supplies.
     
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    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    100k income for a plumber isn't so far fetched. There aren't that many plumbers to go around.
     
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    It must be a ****** job.
     
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    I have a book that's somehow "printed and bound in Canada" on "100% post consumer waste paper" even though it's an eBook from the Kobo store.
     
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    I think we are kind of a hermetic society .

    despise it internationality .
     
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    Well, of course.
    Every speck of paper used is post-consumer waste.
    Since you are reading it in Canada, it is printed (electronically) in Canada.
    I guess whether it is bound in Canada depends on if the device you are reading it on has a cover. My Kindle has a cover that is closed with elastic, so I'd say stuff I read on it is at least sometimes bound. My computer does not, so things I read on it aren't bound (unless the edges of the monitor count, which I could maybe get behind).
     
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    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    When I recently watched "Timeless", one of the protagonists addressed George Washington as "Your Excellency" (apparently normal then).
    And it triggered something in me.r
    And I didn't know what it was.
    Then I recently saw a video.
    About the evolution of Civ.
    BOOM. The CivII advisors.
    When I played CivII, I didn't speak English, and they were not dubbed into German, but it still stuck with me.
    Not sure if funny or scary :lol:.
     
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    The Civ II advisors are a hoot, especially the military one in the medieval period, when he's happy and starts singing.

    The Elvis (luxury) advisor was always criticizing me in the early phases of the game because I never built churches or cathedrals or arenas until absolutely necessary to control civil disorder. My Civ games are always pushing for more science, faster, and 100% literacy ASAP.
     
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    Somehow, when playing Starcraft, my advisors always chirp at me “YOU REQUIRE MORE VESPINE GAS!!!” or “NOT ENOUGH MINERALS!!!” or “CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS!!”.

     
  20. Takhisis

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    up yours!
    I suppose they sent you a digitised copy of the actual file used to print the book? I've been sent some of those for translation work.
     

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