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Comment Re: Heck yes, (Score 1) 351

Despite all that, beef cattle prices are in a damn near freefall, and not projected to recover for the next several years. Dont expect to see the prices drop much on the consumer end though, they never follow the source market right. Result is, more producers go under, because they cant make enough on current proces to continue, and it will drive the price even higher at recovery.

Comment Re:I have to speak?! (Score 2) 86

The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive--you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program.

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Comment McDonalds (Score 1) 637

String together a couple of the 'play online' codes from McDonalds monopoly game pieces. Random numbers and letters, just capitolize at your discression. You can even keep them in your wallet for refrence without much risk of giving away your password, because everyone has a few of the damn things floating around for months after the promotion ends.

Comment Re:The entire middle class? (Score 1) 271

Exactly. I used to think I grew up middle class, and was middle class until they passed Obamacare, and one of its proponents was explaining what it was meant to do. I paraphrase, but the salient details remain:
"This bill is designed to help that middle class single mother with two kids, making 100k a year, to help her get health insurance for her family."

I then looked at my 28k a year job, and realized I was very very far from middle class.

Comment Re:Great, drive prices up some more (Score 1) 271

Because some businesses are not smart enough to hire two people to get the job done in 8 hours at regular pay, they'd rather pay one guy to do the same job, only it takes him 20 hours (two 8 hour days, plus another 4 hours, because no one works at peak efficiency for 10 hours straight.), and because they have to pay him time and a half for 4 of those hours, they actually lose money by using fewer workers.

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