atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5216: Ah, it's my weekend at last!

And literally a day too soon! Ordinarily I have to work on Monday, but not this week!

(I go in for two hours on Tuesday. Big whoop. That should, ironically, make the weekend feel longer.)

Anyway, it's a ridiculously nice day today, and it's supposed to be ridiculously nice (though a bit warmer) tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it.

I'm going to take a nap in a bit, but first, a number.

* * *

"Justice-involved" man shot dead after "accessing" the wrong apartment. That way you don't think of the guy as a criminal who kicked in the frigging door, because if you think that, you might also think, "Hey, if some asshat was trying to kick in my door I'd shoot him, too."

They want you to think this guy was like C3PO: Oh, my! No, no, don't get up; I--oh my! I've been shot!

* * *

The economic statistics from the US government are complete horseshit. "There never was any recovery. And until we somehow check the growth of government and start to roll it back, there never will be." And there is no recovery because the Greater Depression started in 2008 at the latest and more probably started in 2000.

* * *

Did you know that grocery store cashiers were once unionized?
In the 1960s and early 70s grocery store cashiers in most states were unionized -- and it was a well-paying, middle-class job. The unions pressed harder and harder, and called strikes. Back then a cash register was a mechanical device that had no concept of barcodes or similar and the job of quickly and accurately looking at the price tag on the item, keying it and sliding it down the belt was a skilled one. It took time to develop (much like typing does) and it paid well.
And then the bar code was invented. "That's what technology does," Denninger says, emphasis his. "It makes things faster and cheaper, over time, if allowed to."

* * *

On-board video of a Falcon first stage landing. Spectacular it is, most assuredly.

* * *

Now I have a little time for a nap. Right?

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