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tuesday OP wrote

I don't.

But I do have a job. I start on Monday.

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asterism wrote

My condolences.

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tuesday OP wrote

Thanks.

I'm pretty excited, it's the thing I want to do, the work I want to do. So having a job is just facilitating my activism. But it's going to be a heavy burden so I'm kind of trying to mentally prepare myself.

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andro wrote

Are you working in activism/advocacy? Or do you mean that have a job just enables you to continue living and being an activist?

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tuesday OP wrote

I'm a paralegal. I'll be working for a criminal defense attorney.

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veuzi wrote

Ditto

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tuesday OP wrote

Congrats and I'm sorry.

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veuzi wrote

Thanks. Wish I had secured that job before I got evicted from the apartment I briefly got to live in last year. Now I have to live with my parents AND work.

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tuesday OP wrote

My job is like 2 and 1/2 hours away from my house so I'm putting myself up in a hotel room using the very last of my savings from Monday-Friday for the next few weeks until I can get together the scratch for an apartment and a car.

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rattledlove1139 wrote

Keep hoping and trying to get out of here i guess
And making people feel safe and loved

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Do you have a new year resolution?

I'm doing my best every day so resolutions are meaningless.

Still curious to read more answers to my post if anybody is up for it:
How much non-anarchist political theory do you engage? Have you engaged substantively with other anti-capitalist political views before? What are examples of things you have found useful in them or things you have found harmful?

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tuesday OP wrote

Thanks for the reminder. I meant to check that the other day and then I got high.

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moonlune wrote (edited )

I moved in to my new room at the beginning of the week. It's a shared flat but I never see my flatmates, only 25 min away from my workplace by bus, and 25% cheaper than the next cheapest one. It was worth it to spend 2 months living on my friend's couch lol

My laptop''s 10 years old next week! It's becoming a little cranky and asthmatic but still works fine for browsing, though I'll be replacing/complimenting it soon with a new gaming pc now that I have money to spend on myself.

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tuesday OP wrote (edited )

happy birthday, laptop!

congrats on the new place.

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Ishkah wrote

Free talking to the wind: Boringly predictable biological father gave a 3 hour long insult filled lecture/grilling at the end of a family holiday that I went on to see more of my brother and his kid.

He explained his boringly ignorant and rigid views on the world which included the idea that I have a personality disorder for living an unconventional life, and that he's never contemplated getting assessed for neurodivergent aspects to his character because 'no one who lives an averagely functioning working life with relationships under capitalism could have any psychological problems.'

Got told 'we made the wrong choice with [the name] Theo' because he said he should have chosen something more popular to encourage me to fit in. Told my brother to pick something middle class for their newborn on the way, then said upper class if he planned to send their kids to private school.

Said that I started failing from 14, and that he wished he spent more time 'solving the problem'.

Gently disagreed with him on some politics subjects and he said "you think everyone is beneath you."

Basically tried to be a domineering asshole all night, to win me over to his way of viewing the world or kamikaze the connection trying, 'well I can't go soft or it won't sink in' and 'I just want to save you'.

Cutting comments like 'you're the life of the party aren't you?' When I talked about not wanting to work or study abroad because it would mean being away from brother and his kid, he said that 'you don't go see them much anyway'.

Told me his paranoia that I had been the cause of my brother calling him Rob, instead of Dad, said "did you create a 'hate dad club'?"

I could have walked away, but just stoically sat there to see his mask slip and get a refresher on why our childhood was so fucked up.

Told him as I was leaving the airport "cya, let me know when you have 3 hours free to be told how shit your life is. I'll get you into alternative lifestyles."

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mikz wrote

2 contradictable ones that also go together: Make some money, go more wild.

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asterism wrote

Nah, resolutions aint my bag.

I do have a short term goal though which doesnt have anything to do with it being a new year.

I am determined to quit my second job.

Which means I have to cut down expenses drastically.

Which mostly means not paying my school loan. Which is going to screw my dad over as cosigner but I am determined to do it at this point.

So I have been reading laws on collections and what not to see whst the consequences to me may be. theres only one thing throwing me off. Theres a clause in my loan agreement that says any claims related to the loan are in the personal jurisdiction of the state the bank is in (Tennessee). So I am trying to figure out what that means especially in terms of homestead laws because thats a huge deal. Like when does my state law apply and when doesnt it if the claim is in the jurisdiction of another state.

giving me a headache.

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asterism wrote

So if anyone cares. Homestead laws are basically laws that keep organizations from forcing a sale of your home to pay off a debt.

In TN law there is a homestead exemption (basically a dollar amount) meaning they can force you to sell your house but they have to make sure you get the exemption amount first and then they take the rest of the proceeds needed to pay back the debt. tthey are also allowed to garnish 25% of your check.

In my state they simply arent allowed to force a sale (though they can get a levy) and they cant garnish the check of someone getting state assisstance.

so vastly different picture depending on how and when my state law applies.

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tuesday OP wrote

Oh, interesting.

I've never heard of that. But I don't know shit about real estate or "real property" law.

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asterism wrote

Yeah debtors can force you to sell almost anything to satisfy a debt including your home unless the state has homestead laws (i believe most do). how often that happens I dont know and they got to get approval from a judge.

In TN you get an exemption on personal property up to 10,000 dollars. They also cant force you to sell your clothes, your family photos, and "the family Bible"

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tuesday OP wrote

Because you agreed to those terms then the jurisdiction is in Tennessee. Which means court proceedings would happen there.

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BrayanMoore wrote (edited )

I really love the new year! It's a time to relax with family and close relatives. I especially love spending time at home, a cozy couch, a good comedy and warm pajamas pajamas with feather trim. I feel the magic of the New Year's holidays).

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