bloodrose

bloodrose wrote

Thank you, Gravity Falls. That is how I have always used Hoo-Ha until some folks told me it doesn't mean what I meant it to and instead NOW means vagina. Word thieves stole Hoo-Ha. Those poop-faces!

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bloodrose wrote

Most places do want to see paystubs for two reasons: 1) it shows regularly scheduled income and 2) it shows you are working for a place that won't go under and leave you incomeless at a moment's notice. There are a couple of things I think you can do to show this:

  1. Show them a history of "cancelled checks" (ie, your deposited checks). This will show the regularity of them + will show a company they can google
  2. Show them the estimated taxes you are paying on the checks. This will show you won't suffer a sudden loss of income in April when the taxman cometh.

If that doesn't work, I second the "find someone on craigslist and/or facebook" vibe in the comments.

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bloodrose wrote

I'm harassing my husband to watch the damn thing because I wanna talk about it. This was the best episode of the season so far.

Makes you realize why they were milling around inside the chamber - they were waiting for Trump to show up...and the Secret Service stopped him from showing up. Can you imagine if we had pictures of him in the chamber with the mob? Oh. My. God.

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bloodrose wrote

I think what this really says is that work will pay you enough to stay alive and that is it. So the people earning ~250k are probably all living in San Francisco or something and are earning just enough to live there and pay for childcare there. My office is in San Jose though we have many regional offices and some full remote positions. We pay based on where you live. So, we pay just enough for you to live...not get ahead.

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bloodrose wrote

Democrats (who work to get repubs elected in red states) are salivating at this ruling

Hearing these fuckers talk about elections right now makes me viscerally angry with a seething white hot rage. You can hear the fucking glee in their fucking voices. It's so callous and disgusting. I hate them more than the republicans who pushed this - at least those fuckers were (mostly) honest about their goals. Fucking dems are lying to our damned faces.

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bloodrose wrote

people with children will be far less willing to revolt because them getting arrested or killed would risk the wellbeing of their children

So true. I want to blow something up right now but I am the only one who makes money in this house and if I get arrested, my daughter becomes homeless. But if I don't blow shit up, she loses rights and quite possibly her life...ugh.

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bloodrose wrote

Reply to comment by lettuceLeafer in by lettuceLeafer

And I'm trying to be nice but u are Vastly overestimating the amount of necessity for legal abortions.

I'm not. I didn't disagree any of your points for chemical abortions. I'm pointing out that you are vastly underestimating the amount of abortions women have in this country because we don't call them that. 2% of all pregnancies are ectopic. In 2009 (fastest year I could find on google), there were 6,369,000 pregnancies. Applying that percentage, there were 127,380 ectopic pregnancies. The ONLY way to SURVIVE an ectopic pregnancy is an ABORTION. But women don't say "I had an abortion because I had an ectopic pregnancy". They say "The pregnancy wasn't viable, it was ectopic." There are LAWS going into effect that would demand those 127,380 people DIE because they need an ABORTION.

I don't have numbers for miscarriages that require a D&C (ABORTION but we don't call it that). I don't have numbers for babies that die in the womb that require an ABORTION but we don't call it that. The number of ABORTIONs women have is VASTLY underestimated because we only call it that when people voluntarily terminate a pregnancy.

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bloodrose wrote

Reply to by lettuceLeafer

Medication-induced and herbal induced abortions are great praxis. So is being part of an underground auntie network to get people to sanctuary states. And these are really great solutions for an anarchist response to people who are trying to chose abortion for themselves.

However, I contend surgical abortion is necessary for people who are having life-threatening problems such as ectopic pregnancy, sepsis, and miscarriages that are not leaving the body. These cannot to be treated with medication and are also urgent enough that an auntie network will not work.

Otherwise, though, yes, good praxis outlined.

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bloodrose wrote

I think as a non-American, one thing you don't see is how hated women are in our culture. We don't say it out loud, but women face harsher sentences, more prosecutions, etc. I think women's violence would not be seen as something to be feared or as something valid. If anything, the fact that we were violent would be used as reasoning to prove how right they were to take our rights and would only encourage them to take more.

If there is going to be violence, arson, or terrorism in support of abortion, it MUST be done by men.

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bloodrose wrote

Other countries re-negotiate and update their constitutions. Americans worship a piece of paper written by a handful of rich businessmen living in colonies settled by religious extremists. But Americans love facism, individual exceptionalism, and cults of personality so much that were it not for this absolutely bizarre fanatical worship of this stupid piece of paper, we would not have elections anymore and would have totalitarian rule. Not saying what we have now is great but it could be so much worse.

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