I was right.
I needed to run the AC on the way home. I ran an errand in the Jeep, with the windows down, and when I got home from that, walking into the bunker (cooled to 76°) felt like walking into a meat locker.
After the previous couple of weeks, where we had September-like weather, it just feels stinkinous hot outside. It does not help that I predicted it long before the weather report did.
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Illinois Lottery winner gets IOU from Illinois, because that's just how f-ing broke the state is.
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So Walmart is cutting hours after they raised wages. Big surprise.
Look: labor is always the A-number-one cost center for any business. Nothing is more expensive than labor hours. If you make them more expensive, a given company in a given situation will be able to afford fewer of them. That's basic economics; money does not appear out of thin air, and even if you're a major corporation you must budget your expenditures.
If you make labor more expensive, the entities which buy it will buy less of it.
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Although the story wasn't much to write home about, the second Kimagure Orange Road movie has a pretty decent soundtrack. I just found it in my "Audio Capture" folder, and am listening to the tracks I used to listen to about fifteen years ago, in a different state and a former life.