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[-] solomon42069 3 points 3 days ago

I'm glad for the summary here cause that news website is unusable on mobile.

[-] solomon42069 6 points 2 weeks ago

I use this on myself like a parent - "If I do all my chores I can have some weed"

[-] solomon42069 11 points 2 weeks ago

Ok, now overlay young men under 30 who are into Ben Shapiro and Andrew Tate...

[-] solomon42069 12 points 3 weeks ago

Legit he's giving me major Pierce Hawthorn / Chevy Chase energy.

[-] solomon42069 8 points 3 weeks ago

Taking advantage of weak environmental laws - what a good look for an EV company.

[-] solomon42069 8 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

Funny cause I've been 100% behind the abortion of Mitch McConnell for years.

[-] solomon42069 4 points 3 weeks ago

All I see is tiny PP.

[-] solomon42069 107 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

It feels like these protests are going to shape how the governments of the world will respond to mass unrest in the future.

Or in other words - those in charge want the common person to be disempowered, to frame a peaceful protest as an act of terrorism so they can be more aggressive in future.

Hopefully no one on either side does anything stupid.

[-] solomon42069 3 points 3 weeks ago

You guys have money??

I've been working my arse off my entire adult life and have nothing to show for it but debt and long term illness.

[-] solomon42069 10 points 4 weeks ago

I'm self employed and have been reducing my hours worked per day cause I found I was more effective with a good rest and without forcing myself to work those extra 1-2 hours each day. Crazy hey.

[-] solomon42069 4 points 1 month ago

Who are these tech bros gonna sell all their stocks to when all of them at once decide to stop pumping and start dumping?

[-] solomon42069 81 points 1 month ago

If right wingers can watch two seasons of Reacher and be fans until this moment then they're just too dumb for life.

Literally both seasons baddies were stereotypical right wing criminals.

submitted 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) by solomon42069 to c/asklemmy

It feels like no matter where I turn some septuagenarian, or older, is making life miserable for myself and others. Usually these are older white Christian conservatives, obsessed with a delusional sense of reality that no longer has a basis in fact, or perhaps never did.

There is a disproportionate amount of wealth concentrated in the older generation and those who will inherit it will probably be even worse with that money than the last generation. Certainly we see evidence of that already, anyone in their 30's who has parents who help them out VS those who don't have that have radically different outcomes. For some reason those lucky enough to come from good families ascribe laziness and bad attitude to those who don't have the family support, as if they are somehow enjoying "self made success" while mummy does their laundry for them.

No generation previous needed this kind of assistance well into adulthood, but this infantilisation of working adults has happened because of the hoarding of wealth, refusing to pass on the torch in workplaces and just blocking change for the sake of stoking petty politics. Most of us will never own our own home but all the politicians want to talk about is whether it's OK to dehumanise trans people or not.

I'm 36 this year. For most of my teens I thought there'd be some kind of tipping point where the conservative boomers would fuck off or at least let the next generation step in, but that hasn't happened. Back in the 1990's you could be a girl and wear jeans and be empowered, now this is considered some kind of woke statement. As if we recently invented this idea of women and men being equal.

The faces of my two dogs, my cat and my husband are all that keep me going. Knowing they need me gives me just enough to get out of bed in the morning and start moving... but I'm struggling to do even that without having a breakdown. My husband and I have medical expenses we can't afford and are borrowing money to survive right now. I run my own business and just feel this immense pressure on my shoulders, that again is compounded by how unfair the world is right now.

Anyone got any advice for coping with this late stage capitalist hellscape?

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