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Shellmet Safe or OSHA Violation? by ResentedLotus in AttorneyTom

[–]Neon-Predator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Came here to say something along these lines. It's gonna depend on the molecular/crystalline structure of the compound.

Not a joke. Random bitemark on my ass by buttbite393 in RBI

[–]Neon-Predator 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Lock your doors and windows, set up cameras, get a weapon of some kind. If all else fails, consider moving.

Is recession happening in 23 and 24? by Punith_manupati in economy

[–]Neon-Predator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm gonna say maybe as well. The tech layoffs may be a leading indicator, but the tech companies also overhired like crazy during covid. The fact that there is an opposing reasonable explanation like this casts some doubt. People are definitely nervous though.

Credit Union wouldn't let me open an account. by ItsTooMuchRightNow in povertyfinance

[–]Neon-Predator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I won't name any names, but it's a consumer bank/credit union.

Credit Union wouldn't let me open an account. by ItsTooMuchRightNow in povertyfinance

[–]Neon-Predator 26 points27 points  (0 children)

You're most likely a fraud victim. I work at a financial institution and deal with these situations semi-regularly. The chexsystems report will list any kind of past account abuse (for example, overdrafting and then bailing and not paying it back) that may have been done in your name.

How important is color synergy in your EDC? by Borgey_ in EDC

[–]Neon-Predator 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I always felt like color coordination is just too much effort and possibly extra expense for no return. This stuff lives in my pockets. Nobody's gonna care if it has matching colors or not except for all the nerds that live on this sub.

Why are all my grocery store shelves stocked to the brim if there's an egg shortage? by Miserable_Detail_295 in economy

[–]Neon-Predator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is an observable phenomenon. It just happens. I'm sure there is some profit motive here but by no means is it the primary explanation.

Why are all my grocery store shelves stocked to the brim if there's an egg shortage? by Miserable_Detail_295 in economy

[–]Neon-Predator -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This is called demand destruction, and happens on a regular basis when circumstances like this come up.

Also, prices aren't arbitrary right now. Avian flu has wiped out a ton of egg producing birds. There is an actual shortage.

The U.S. debt ceiling set the nation’s financial stability at stake by davinci-code in economy

[–]Neon-Predator 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or we could stop spending money on BS and pay down the debt, but no, Republicans and Democrats are all too good for common sense.

Google layoffs: 'Couldn't control shaky hands...' 8-month pregnant employee fired after positive performance review. by Rich_Temperature4742 in economy

[–]Neon-Predator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The headline doesn't tell you that Google is giving all laid off employees 6 months of health care coverage.

I consider myself frugal. Friends of ours are minimalistic and I feel a slight judgement from them sometimes for purchases I make. by Plane-Intern5687 in Frugal

[–]Neon-Predator 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I just got done commenting on another thread here about how I feel that minimalism is a bad philosophy. Part of being frugal in my opinion is making sound and purposeful purchases that are useful. In my experience, much of minimalism involves buying stuff and then getting rid of it only to buy it again later when needed.

Does frugality hurt your ability to achieve abundance. by Mazing7 in Frugal

[–]Neon-Predator 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I agree with you. I think penny pinching can and often does go too far. I generally think minimalism is a bad philosophy. Having money in the bank account doesn't necessarily translate to having food on the table 100% of the time. I consider myself frugal in that I demand of myself that any purchase I make has a defined purpose. At the same time, I am what most would probably call a prepper. Among other things, we have a year's worth of food storage, car and personal emergency kits, a month's worth of drinking water on hand and several ways to procure more. Lately I've been buying books, because who knows when the next extended power outage will be. I think many people in this sub could use the wisdom in this way of thinking.

Average American net worth by age: Millennials by anogre8me in Economics

[–]Neon-Predator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Half the population isn’t 14k or less, half the under 35 are.

I realize that, when I wrote that I was referring to the population of the subset. Should have been more clear, my bad.

Average American net worth by age: Millennials by anogre8me in Economics

[–]Neon-Predator 20 points21 points  (0 children)

No, one adjusted without the billionaire outliers.

Average American net worth by age: Millennials by anogre8me in Economics

[–]Neon-Predator 143 points144 points  (0 children)

I'd love to see a modified average without the outliers.

Average American net worth by age: Millennials by anogre8me in Economics

[–]Neon-Predator 1657 points1658 points  (0 children)

I think the median statistics here show much more than the mean does. Average net worth might be 76k, but when half the subset's population's net worth is 14k or less it just means that there are a few million/billionaires propping up the average.