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Got the hotel + train tickets + concert tickets to see Muse in Sunrise, Florida two weeks from now. Very excited! Muse is one of my favorite bands. Unfortunately I'll be gone Saturday night (train leaves at 1:30 AM) through Tuesday (train returns at noon) but so be it...

 

Wish they toured a bit closer (they do have a stop in Atlanta, GA which would've been about half as much Sunrise, FL is near where I grew up so FL wins).

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Yay concerts! I'm going to Sydney to go to Download Festival on Saturday. Tons of bands there, but I'm in it mostly for Judas Priest and Ghost. 

#KERR2016/17/18/19/20/21.

 

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I'd just clock out. It is illegal to ask for unpaid overtime here. Even when salaried, overtime has to be paid 1.5x.

 

God I love having a car. Midnight trips to Micky D's anyone?

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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I'd just clock out. It is illegal to ask for unpaid overtime here. Even when salaried, overtime has to be paid 1.5x.

 

We need a new labor movement. Everywhere should be like this. We have so many valuable unemployed workers, while the employed population is basically indentured servitude.

 

God I love having a car. Midnight trips to Micky D's anyone?

While having a car is good, McDonald's is about the last place I'd drive it

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I'd just clock out. It is illegal to ask for unpaid overtime here. Even when salaried, overtime has to be paid 1.5x.

 

We need a new labor movement. Everywhere should be like this. We have so many valuable unemployed workers, while the employed population is basically indentured servitude.

This is why I like shift work, you clock in at start time, clock out at finish, and anything extra is overtime and paid as such.
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We need a new labor movement. Everywhere should be like this. We have so many valuable unemployed workers, while the employed population is basically indentured servitude.

The last time unemployment in the US was lower than it is today was in 1969

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Which sounds good, but as population increases I fear that available job markets are stagnating. Even if unemployment rates stay around the same number, that only means the hard figure of actual unemployed people is growing

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Which sounds good, but as population increases I fear that available job markets are stagnating.

This may end up being the case, but it's no better than a guess at this point

 

Even if unemployment rates stay around the same number, that only means the hard figure of actual unemployed people is growing

The absolute number of unemployed people isn't that important - what's important is as a percentage of the overall population, which is what employment rate tracks.

 

ex: 10000 people being unemployed is a huge problem in Liechtenstein, and a complete non-issue in the US

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So what would you say the threshold is for dangerous levels of unemployment in America? With a 2017 population set at 325.7M and a 2018 unemployment average of 4% that would leave something like 1.3 million people unemployed. Not to mention this figure completely ignores under-employed people. Even if the modern projection of 3.5% trend continues, what would you guess an absolute number to be where unemployment becomes significant?

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So what would you say the threshold is for dangerous levels of unemployment in America? With a 2017 population set at 325.7M and a 2018 unemployment average of 4% that would leave something like 1.3 million people unemployed. Not to mention this figure completely ignores under-employed people. Even if the modern projection of 3.5% trend continues, what would you guess an absolute number to be where unemployment becomes significant?

Absolute numbers of unemployed people are pretty much irrelevant, because society can support a certain percentage of unemployed people. Rates matter.

 

For example, there are people who either can't or won't work who are supported by their families, for whatever reason. There isn't an absolute number of these people that's a problem - it's the number of them relative to their supporters (family members) that's important.

 

There's definitely a threshold for dangerous levels of unemployment in America, but that threshold is measured by an unemployment rate, not in absolute numbers. I don't know what it is (I'm not an economist), but you're not anywhere close.

 

For context, unemployment rates for some other countries:

 

Canada: 5.8%

UK: 4%

France: 9.3%

Germany: 3.4%

Sweden: 6.6%

Mexico: 3.6%

Russia: 4.9%

Spain: 15.2%

 

Of those, only Spain would be considered to *clearly* have an unemployment problem, and France is getting there.

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I believe you're correct, I just don't like to concede that there are literally a million people without employment. A million is such a huge number of anything.

 

Also fun fact, the US active armed forces numbered 1.28M in 2017 with an additional 800K in reserve (and 17M people were deemed "available for service"). In other words, by population alone the United States unemployed forces would be a considerably scary army.

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Agreed, but 350 million is a huge number too. It's tempting to look at these issues from our individual perspective (and completely understandable), but it often differs immensely from the societal perspective.

 

This whole scandal the Canadian government is going through right now, for instance, happened over 9000 jobs - a minuscule amount for a country as large as Canada.

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My whole countrt has something like 7000 unemployed people in total... But also the population is small and unemployment rates are pretty much lowest they have ever been. We have had like 7% wage increases every year for the past 5 years, cause there are not enough available workers. Average wage passed 1300 euros a month past year and considering the cost of living we are pretty darn well off. We are at a spot where we can travel abroad and not find stuff too expensive anymore pretty much anywhere on the planet. Considering where we started 28 years ago we are pretty much rolling in wealth.

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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I should have added Estonia to my unemployment rate list: 5.3%

 

Our Baltic compadre does bring up a good point as well - unemployment figures don't take into account jobs where demand exceeds supply..for example the US has ~50000 truck driver jobs that are currently unfilled. Obviously they're unfilled for a reason, but there's some reason to suggest that rate could go down before it goes up.

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I picked a fight with an Instagram model just now because she was touting anti vax propaganda. Let's see if she blocks me

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Update: she read my dms and removed the posts lol

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She is indeed married and gave birth to a child. she meets the correct criteria and materials of both wife and mother

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Yea but someone with that many followers has a fair amount of influence. It's like idol worship, anything people with that many followers says has significant consequence due to the broad range of the audience. It's irresponsible to promote something as dangerous as anti vax when your voice carries that much weight (or at all, but especially when you have a platform)

 

One idiot is bad, but an idiot feeding thousands of uninformed others is tremendously dangerous

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