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Not a billionaire in the group, crying for your dollars

You or someone you know is listening to music for free.
Patronizing a local hack musician or doing the unthinkable:

Listening to music they have already bought.

Stop the sanity.
End individual choice.
Get in line, make sheep noises and fork over your $20 until you die.
Please watch and share. If we all pull together there is still hope.
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Where there's dough...

There's cookies.

Two are a special experiment that was amazing.
A bit more testing to define the proportions is needed.

Hard, delicious work ;-)
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I am in desperate need of cookies right this minute because of this! :-D
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I'd freely tell anyone my salary

Why? Because, it didn't define me. I was not better than anyone or foolish because of it.

At will employment was simple that way.

Employers will use your reluctance to admit your salary as way of keeping you fearfully at odds with your peers.

When people realize their salary as a tool used by employers to create discord as much as it is pacify the underlings, they might be less likely to think of it as taboo.

Like the author of this piece, we have a long way to go.
Using the hashtag #talkpay, people are tweeting about how much money they make—a radical thing to do in a culture that treats disclosing your salary as the ultimate taboo.
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The taboo is so entrenched that some people falsely believe it is illegal to disclose your salary to co-workers. It is not.

My last manager at Cabela's tried to feed me that nonsense. He also tried to not let me have my copy of my evaluation. When I pointed out that I needed my copy, he asked why. "Well, for starters, I file those and I'm entitled to my copy, but mainly I want it right now because coworker wants to look at it and see what she's going to be evaluated on since she's never had an evaluation here before."

"You can't show coworker your evaluation. It's illegal. It has your pay on it."

I gave him a "you're too stupid to live" look, took my copy, and told him to repeat everything he had told me to our hr manager (a truly amazing person) so that he could learn exactly where he went wrong in that spiel. He didn't talk to me for a week. :-D
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Damn numbers...damn science

While mentioning Tesla's Powerwall is sure to increase traffic to your blog, the numbers and calculations indicate that's about the only thing it appears to be good for.

Having storage for your renewable energy generation at home is awesome, people have been doing this since the 70s.

Back then, they used giant batteries that the TelCo's were dying to get rid of and tied them into their solar arrays.

Along the way they installed a DC refrigerator , DC lighting, DC everything to cut losses of conversation to AC.

Today, our power consumption is much higher and our reluctance to give up any of our gadgets is paramount.

Back then, people got crunchy with their granola and looked good in plaid, living lean to make it all work.

One has to ask what's changed?

We know climate change is real, technology and generation is more efficient yet we still consume more and think that we are entitled to do so.

There's something to think about: if you're saving the planet without noticing you're operating from a place of entitlement, you might be part of the problem.
Tesla announced a battery for your house, the Powerwall. What are some interesting physics questions to consider for this new battery?
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Lemmings deserve a better legacy

Than been called suicidal when they were actually thrown into the water to die.
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Your life is worth my time

Thank you to all the helpline operators who save lives just by talking.
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It doesn't happen much...

So, when it does, we do it right.

This is how we do chunk chocolate chips.
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I can't wait until my mouth heals and I can eat all the chocolate without pain!!!!! I'm dying here!
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Are we clear, ya pointy headed bastard?

You know Ernie was gonna snap one day.
Day is that day.

Ht +Cinmad M
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Quick! Kill it with fire before it lays eggs!

Never knew I had risen so far in the annoyance ranks that I was now FORBIDDEN from participating in train wrecks.

By participating, I mean spectating. 
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Lol I saw a couple of those today. I don't even know who most of them are. 😂
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We're gonna a bigger shield...

How horrible would it be to make it Mars, land safety and forget how to use the equipment needed to get home?

Or where home is?

These are proven possibilities thanks to the scientists who did the relevant testing to see the effects of cosmic radiation on memory.

Pretty sure none of mice gained the ability to stretch, become invisible, combust or have their skin turn into a rock hard substance ;-)
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover captured this mosaic of the dusty Martian landscape, with its tracks visible to the right. Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Gotta have some scale with these "cookies"

My chips are bigger than your currency.

Big, dark and chunky...my wonderful world in a nutshell.
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Correct you are +Alysha DeShaé Terry​! Made from scratch and they dunk in milk so well. Bliss...I like big cookies and I cannot lie ;-)
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Creative, welcoming and utterly unique! From the spectacular original artwork to the life changing classes, 3 Fish Studio is an Outer Sunset gem. A true community based business that offers affordable, completely open classes on how to bring out your inner artist. Decorate your home with their fantastic work or learn how to make your own.
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reviewed a year ago
Attended a friend's birthday party in the back room of Cafe Europa and enjoyed one delicious appetizer after another complimented by a well chosen assortment of wines and beers. Staff were friendly, attentive making excellent suggestions to those unfamiliar with the menu. Fourteen entrees arrived quickly and well prepared. Each one I sampled was as tasty as the last and a wonderful celebration was made all the better with a great food, great service and cozy atmosphere.
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reviewed a year ago
Find what you want without knowing what you're looking for. This is the new benchmark for Comic Book stores. Neat, tidy, easy to browse and expansive in a way a store ten times it's size couldn't hope to be. They ordered a few hard to find issues, cheerfully, made new customers feel welcome and were proud of their hard work. Online sellers should be worried: this store gives the customer value and selection with and experience that is impossible to duplicate over the internet.
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Comfortable yet too loud to have a conversation. Well staffed with decent list of beers and easy to locate make it the perfect place to your out-of-town friends.
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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Everything you'd need for projects that extended far beyond home repair with friendly, staff that is cheerfully happy to help.
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Delicious food matched with an exquisite selection of tequila. Family owned and it shows. Comfortable, attentive and authentic. When they make their own tequila, you be sure the food is well matched and perpared with care.
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For the person who looks for not just something they need or something to buy, this store is nirvana. From the fair trade and economically empowering items to the local artists like Nadhi Chanani, the funky yet adorable baby onesies and the engaging staff; this store is your one-stop shop for being a consumer for a cause.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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