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re: New Study on Rising Suicide Rates Suggests Capitalism Is Quite Literally Killing Us - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]It's actually somewhat believable to me that people who have way too much time and luxury on their hands commit suicide more. These people in shithole countries are just trying to stay alive and protect their kids. A macho man in the midwest who struggles with mental illness and gets by I thi...
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re: Who Will Do The Hard Work? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]If they immigrate legally, they are my equal. And as such, can get educated and become a doctor or programmer or whatever white collar profession they choose- or they can work and sweat their asses off resurfacing highways and replacing bridges. The Hispanics in my area certainly do work thei...
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re: Would anyone try to stop the US from invading and conquering another country? - AbuTheMonkey
No one would send a uniformed military force to fight us in the Western Hemisphere - not even a theoretical opposition country's neighbors or allies. That would be suicide. I think it's probably possible to one degree or another that it would happen in Asia/Africa/Europe, but not likely. What c...
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re: Fresh out of college, no real-world experience, no specialized degree. Salary expectation? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]You an Kilroy are missing my point, which is, when you are starting out and can’t afford any of those things, you’re not in a position to negotiate a salary because you think you need those things, nor is your prospective employer obligated to factor those things into your salary offer, that’...
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re: Fresh out of college, no real-world experience, no specialized degree. Salary expectation? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: We have first rounds with at least 30 and second rounds with at least 5 - 10 for every position being filled. That’s much less than the 150 interviews he said. [/quote] I understand that, but I'd be curious what he/they mean by "interview" as well. I bet we have easily that ...
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re: Fresh out of college, no real-world experience, no specialized degree. Salary expectation? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: We probably interview 150 people for 1 hire Sounds incredibly inefficient and time consuming.[/quote] I know little of inside sales, but in my industry and firm, I bet we touch base with at least double that number for every hire we make. We have first rounds with at least 30...
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re: Fresh out of college, no real-world experience, no specialized degree. Salary expectation? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Cell phone, I’ll agree, but it doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest, WiFi, meh, go to Starbucks, everything that’s cool and convenient isn’t a necessity, got to learn to adapt, make things fit[/quote] And what if you don't have a Starbucks nearby? Or have a car to get to one? Or do...
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re: Fresh out of college, no real-world experience, no specialized degree. Salary expectation? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]And none of those are necessities ETA: need insurance[/quote] Eh, I'd say WiFi and a cheap cell phone are pretty close to necessities. And health insurance and education are far, far more expensive inflation-adjusted than they were 30 years ago....
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re: What was the darkest period in human history? - AbuTheMonkey
14th century in general was pretty fricking awful for a lot of people all over the world: - Plague - Timur cutting a huge path of destruction all over the known world - 100 Years War...
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re: 2018’s Best & Worst State Economies - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Airplanes[/quote] And software and cloud computing (Microsoft)....
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re: The 118th US Open Championship - Brooks Koepka B2B champ - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Help a rookie golfer out; why are these guys missing putts so badly? I mean I can’t read a green for shit, but what is it that makes these greens so bad (hard)?[/quote] I think it takes playing a major championship-caliber course to really understand what makes these places so much more di...
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re: The 118th US Open Championship - Brooks Koepka B2B champ - AbuTheMonkey
14 is getting there, too. 2 has been there all week....
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re: The 118th US Open Championship - Brooks Koepka B2B champ - AbuTheMonkey
I think Azinger is right - course is mostly playing fair but a few holes and pin positions are over the line. That 250+ par 3 the other day (2? 11?) wasn’t playable with the way they set it up....
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re: The 2026 World Cup Is Coming Home - AbuTheMonkey
Why the hell did Chicago back out? It would've been a lock for knockout stage matches at the least....
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re: Another company pushing social justice politics and responding to criticism with hostility - AbuTheMonkey
That’s actually pretty weak in an industry that’s growing ~10% per year....
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re: The 10 most hated college football teams of all-time - AbuTheMonkey
Odd choice for a hated ND team. I can think of at least three or four that would be more hated over the last forty years....
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re: 'Communism Will Win' Army Soldier Gets 'Other Than Honorable' Discharge - AbuTheMonkey
The much, much bigger issue is his public comment about Mattis. There are a lot of weird dudes with weird ideologies in the military, and the communist belief system doesn’t really bother me, but saying those things publicly about your direct superior is trashy and shows him to be a bit of a PoS. ...
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re: Let’s talk about Eastern Europe - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]I would hope Russia is more European than Iran and China[/quote] You misread what I wrote. I said that Russia is probably more European than it is central Asian (Iran) or eastern Asian (China), not that it is more European than those two. However, it does share some characteristics of ...
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re: Let’s talk about Eastern Europe - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Its funny though many Europeans don't consider Russians as European. They just call them Russians. Russians are not very popular people in Europe other than a place like Serbia. That’s how I’ve always considered them. The part of Russia in Europe is just kind of there.. it’s own th...
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re: Let’s talk about Eastern Europe - AbuTheMonkey
[quote] Don’t say that shite to Hungarians. They consider themselves in “Central Europe”[/quote] I would say that they have a point, and that [i]Mitteleuropa[/i] as an entity is far older and culturally stronger than post-WWII boundaries and norms. Budapest was/is considered one of the great ce...
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