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  • So the news are saying that the unemployment is at the lowest since 1969 (or something).

    I wonder how much of that is simply because a lot of people have given up on trying to find any kind of employment, and thus aren't counted anymore?
    Lerticus
    Lerticus
    Yes, that is a major factor. It also does not mean that the employment is any good.

    People are working full time and need food stamps to survive. Others can only find part time work, and barely meet the definition of "employed".

    It is also a disparity between people thinking that the economy is doing well, and thinking that they or their family might do well. Some people feel better off being unemployed than having a job that costs them money when you take into account transportation and needing to find a babysitter, etc. National numbers do not fill the refrigerator.
    Eliar
    Eliar
    Part time employment is at unprecedented highs all around the world and in many places has surpassed full time employment.

    In 1969 being employed meant being able to live.

    Nowadays for many means barely being able to survive.
    Lerticus
    Lerticus
    Except for in those dirty socialist countries, what with their short work weeks, high quality health care, and first-class quality of life.

    But they pay more taxes, so it must all be a secret evil plot.
    I have no fucking clue what the fuck my wells Fargo investment account is doing. Like I literally have no clue what buttons I clicked to get whatever numbers its showing me now.
    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    Yep, those bastards. Although originally my checkings account was from a bank called wachovia, which was swallowed up by wells fargo back in the great recession and I just never got around to jump ship.

    It's not all bad, worst case I'll be losing $20k. It won't be the end of the world...
    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    I think I sort of get it now, apparently the account just automatically buys securities based on the survey I filled out when making the account... Um. Ok I guess, I can live with that for now.
    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    So basically I have little actual say in the matter. Didn't think that through or read the fine print when I set up the account...
    One of these days I'll figure out how to buy stocks...
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    t-dugong
    t-dugong
    Good luck, buy responsibly and make sure your broker is on the straight and narrow.
    Lerticus
    Lerticus
    Your day of pillory will arrive. Just give it time, and do it right.
    EiC
    EiC
    Don't fall for the technical analysis meme.
    Should I do a "let's play" on me attempting to buy/sell/trade stocks?
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    Mark Poe
    Mark Poe
    Never mind, I need to figure out how to activite my damn wells fargo investment account.
    *click on youtube video*

    *sees that it's rating is: no mature content*

    *scrolls down to the comment section and read the following*

    "People now die in a very simple manner. First, they lose interest in everything. Then, they lie in bed, and never rise again. They die as if falling asleep, and the surrounding people, half dead themselves, pay them no attention."
    Yep, I gotten to the point where I'd write about a nuclear missile launch than to write lewds.

    The procrastination is real.
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    EiC
    EiC
    would say welcome to the club but I don't actually write fiction.
    Oh that was a bit more painful than I expected...
    Lerticus
    Lerticus
    Shit happens. Sometimes that shit is really hard. Usually because of dehydration and a lack of fiber in your diet.
    Me when starting a story: "This time around I'm going to make this serious and gritty."

    A dozen posts later: "How many shitty memes and references I can insert into this story?"
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    beast_regards
    beast_regards
    Perhaps "serious and gritty" isn't your style anyway.
    T
    Terra Novan
    Eh, it's not like those two are mutually incompatible.
    Every had those moments when you already planned out what to write, but simply could not bring yourself to actually write it?
    The middle class in America is already dead, the corpse just hasn't stop twitching yet.
    T
    Terra Novan
    May it fester and rot, so it may give life anew.
    I'm American enough to blow hundreds of bucks on a whim, but Chinese enough to have enough savings to fund those whims.

    Could be worse.
    *fails another spot check*

    Damn it!
    Lerticus
    Lerticus
    ...and that is how Surprise Buttseks happens.

    Try dipping into Rogue, so you can buff your skills and also gain trapfinding. Because you never know when you have encountered a trap and will face the Surprise Buttseks.
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