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Old 05-26-2017, 03:02 PM   #3571
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Keep On Truckin'

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Driving a long-haul tractor-trailer is as commonplace as the items that drivers carry, from blue jeans to blueberries, from toilet paper for Walmart to farm machinery bound for export. There are 1.7 million men and women working as long-haul drivers in the country. Yet truckers ó high up in their cabs ó are literally out of view for most Americans.

At a moment when President Trump has ignited a national discussion of blue-collar labor and even climbed into a truck during a White House event, trucking, which was once among the best-paying such jobs, has become low-wage, grinding, unhealthy work. Turnover at large for-hire fleets hauling freight by the truckload ó the backbone of the industry ó runs an astonishing 80 percent a year, according to a trade group. Looming over the horizon is a future in which self-driving trucks threaten to eliminate many driversí livelihoods.
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:05 PM   #3572
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30 Facts About The Sit-com Cheers You Might Not Have Known

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The part of Frasier Crane was written for John Lithgow.

John Ratzenberger, who played bar know-it-all Cliff Clavin, improvised/ad libbed many of Cliff's little known "facts".

Norm Peterson's first name was Hillary.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:46 PM   #3573
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An interesting take on business becoming more diverse in staff by sticking to business.
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If you want to build an inclusive culture, build a minimum culture. Build it around professionalism, boundaries, and work-life balance. Make sure your senior staff walks the walk, and spreads the word.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:53 AM   #3574
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very good article, thank you xoB.
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:27 PM   #3575
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:44 AM   #3576
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12 alcohol brands you didn't know were backed by celebrities

^^^Yahoo slide-show-type-thing, so, good luck.
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:17 AM   #3577
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MAUDE - Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience

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Old 06-30-2017, 12:15 PM   #3578
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:48 PM   #3579
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Pretty fucking gullible. I fell for that, like I was stoned.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:44 PM   #3580
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Old 07-01-2017, 03:28 PM   #3581
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Isn't it heartwarming to know if you die suddenly your pet won't starve?

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In 1997, a forensic examiner in Berlin reported one of his more unusual cases in the journal Forensic Science International. A 31-year-old man had retired for the evening to the converted garden shed behind his motherís house, where he lived with his German shepherd. Around 8:15 p.m., neighbors heard a gunshot from the direction of the shed.

Forty-five minutes later, the manís mother and neighbors found him dead of a gunshot wound to the mouth, a Walther pistol under his hands and a farewell note on a table. Most of his face and neck were goneóand there were tooth marks around the edges of the wounds. A half-full bowl of dog food sat on the floor.

The German shepherd was calm and responded to police commands. On the way to an animal sanctuary, the dog vomited some of its ownerís tissue, including skin with still-recognizable beard hair.
You snickering cat people think you're in the clear? You ain't.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:08 PM   #3582
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This woman nailed it...

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Like many Americans, Iím having politics fatigue. Or, to be more specific, arguing-about-politics fatigue.

I havenít run out of salient points or evidence for my political perspective, but there is a particular stumbling block I keep running into when trying to reach across the proverbial aisle and have those ďdifficult conversationsĒ so smugly suggested by think piece after think piece:

I donít know how to explain to someone why they should care about other people.
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canít debate someone into caring about what happens to their fellow human beings. The fact that such detached cruelty is so normalized in a certain partyís political discourse is at once infuriating and terrifying.

The ďIíve got mine, so screw you,Ē attitude has been oozing from the American right wing for decades, but this gleeful exuberance in pushing legislation that will immediately hurt the most vulnerable among us is chilling.

Perhaps it was always like this. Iím (relatively) young, so maybe Iím just waking up to this unimaginable callousness. Maybe the emergence of social media has just made this heinous tendency more visible; seeing hundreds of accounts spring to the defense of policies that will almost certainly make their lives more difficult is incredible to behold.

I donít know whatís changed ― or indeed, if anything has ― and I donít have any easy answers. But I do know Iím done trying to convince these hordes of selfish, cruel people to look beyond themselves.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:11 PM   #3583
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She strikes me as one of those people who, when talking about the other side, sounds exactly like the other side.

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Old 07-04-2017, 02:37 PM   #3584
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:13 PM   #3585
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She strikes me as one of those people who, when talking about the other side, sounds exactly like the other side.

I don't think so, she's saying she can't discuss the issues with the other side because there is no common ground to start from. She and the other side have opposing base values. Like if one side thinks the Mississippi river should be cleaned up and the other side doesn't, they can never agree on why/how/who.
I think thic could have been written by someone on either side by changing details.
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