bloodrose

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bloodrose wrote

*should point out person I was impatient with was not an employee - it was an auditor. I do not have employees. I'm weird in that I have manager in my title with no employees. (It has to do with financial liability levels and weird accountant speak that makes you realize how fucking useless accounting is)

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bloodrose wrote

I agree that yes, mostly, it's all corporations fault. And yes, mostly, you can't unplug for society completely. And yes, absolutely, corporations should not be allowed to do what they do.

However, I don't hold stock with what often comes next with people saying they shouldn't need to do anything. I get kind of angry with my liberal friends who upon seeing signs of global warming pat themselves on the back for actually believing that humans caused it but who also have no praxis to go along with said beliefs. If you have a belief and you do nothing, do you actually have that belief?

Look, going as vegan as you are comfortable with/can won't take away global warming, but it'll help. Planting some trees if you have land or can guerrilla plant some trees won't end global warming, but it'll help. And harassing those corporations into changing won't end global warming, but it could help.

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bloodrose wrote

Had a disappointing work event this week. Turns out the other manager in my group is purposely making me look bad to my boss. She ran off to snitch on me when I was impatient with a person. One fucking tone problem and the tone police come out to get the woman who dared to sound mildly put-off when someone asked a dumb question. They fucking whisper in the boss's cube about me. I can hear it now. Fuck them.

Good thing this week: I made an extra effort to touch my family more and I think it had a positive effect on their moods.

I also spent a lot of money this week at whole foods for convenience foods to help me eat healthier. I think I ate healthier. And it still wound up cheaper than buying the work cafeteria food or eating meals out.

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bloodrose wrote

In California elections, we vote on (some) actual laws. It is as clear to direct democracy as I can think of. In our last election, 7,181,116 Californians voted that EMT workers (ambulance drivers/paramedics) who work for private companies should have no lunch break.

The best stat I was able to quick-find was the number of EMTs in California in 2015: 16,720. 7 million people screwed over ~17k people.

If that isn't a prime example of the majority hurting the minority in a direct democracy, I don't know what is.

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bloodrose wrote

I watched Aquaman. It was nothing special but it was pretty enough.

I also watched Wreck-It Ralph with my daughter (the first one). When the story hit the hero's lowpoint in the "hero's journey" she wanted to turn it off and I tried to explain to her that it is an element of story-telling and we just have to wait through it to get to the rest of the story. It's interesting to watch children who don't know the tropes and frameworks react to things. I had a discussion with my brother about the concept of villains and bad-guys. We both were saying our kids wouldn't have the concept without the movies teaching them it. And then thought: should we teach kids this concept? I'm still unsure. /end or ramble, sorry.

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bloodrose wrote

Last night, hubs was telling me he could always get the freezer meals I want for me at the grocery store instead of me doing it on the weekends. The last time he got me food at the grocery store was when I was too sick to drive and it was stuff I didn't like. So, I didn't decline the offer last night but I didn't take him up on it, either. Generally, I prefer to do my own shopping/cooking/etc.

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bloodrose wrote

I pay attention to votes my comments get on raddle because I feel it helps me gauge if I am being a helpful member of the community. It tells me that someone wanted my comment and perhaps comments of a similar nature would be wanted in the future. This may not be a good idea on my part, but it is how I view the votes. Otherwise, I ignore them.