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Old 03-13-2017, 10:00 AM
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Personal finance lessons for the new gilded age - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Who would've guessed that the only thing necessary to overcome student loan debt would be to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in aid from family members? The kicker:

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To anyone who feels overwhelmed by the prospect of taking on student loans — or paying back any debt they’ve incurred — Horton has a simple message: "I just want them to feel empowered that they can pay if off. If I can do it, anybody can."
They should have sent a poet.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:31 AM
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Turns out millionaire real estate moguls who started their business with a large personal loan from their grandfather don't know what they are talking about when they million-splain that millennials would be able to afford buying a house, if they didn't spend so much on avocado toast and coffee.
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The latte factor comes up so often because it aligns nicely with both liberal and conservative beliefs, Olen explained: Liberals believe people are too materialistic and spend too much on luxuries, while conservatives say poor people are not deserving of those luxuries. Any way you slice it, moralizing money spent on snacks fits nicely into a narrative.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:40 AM
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I have eaten avocado toast once in my life.

Frankly, I'd much rather just have a bowl of guacamole (extra limey) and some chips.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:55 AM
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I have some avocados.

I must try this.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:09 AM
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Well, aren't you fancy? :rich: (mirrored)
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:23 AM
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Should I go with the artisanal ciabatta loaf, or be hipster ironic with some Wonderbread?
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:04 AM
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Ooh! Hipster ironic! :eager:
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Should I go with the artisanal ciabatta loaf, or be hipster ironic with some Wonderbread?
Toast points made from Wonderbread.

Hipster ironic and nouveau riche all at the same time.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:54 PM
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I suppose you can quibble about whether avocados are fruits or vegetables (in culinary terms... in botanical terms it's clearly a fruit).
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:35 PM
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Dunno what it is about Aussie 1%ers and avocado, but it's not the first time this has come up: Smashed avocado discounted in cafes in wake of controversial saving advice for millennials - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Avocado mashed up with mayo, salt and garlic powder and/or chili powder and spread on a toasted slice of multi-grain bread is just delicious.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:45 AM
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Avocado mashed up with mayo, salt and garlic powder and/or chili powder and spread on a toasted slice of multi-grain bread is just delicious.
Mayo? Huh?

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I will just point out that I am not a native of Iowa. I am actually a native of California and my avocado expertise comes quite naturally as we had our very own avocado growing the yard when I was but a wee lad. I learned to enjoy the awesome deliciousness of Avocado Toast while living in Arizona. My wife introduced me to that delicacy and I discovered that mayo enhanced its gustatory greatness all by my little old self.

Angakuk's Recipe for Avocado Toast

Liberally spread a slice of toasted multi-grain bread with mayonaise (not, I repeat, not the abomination known as Miracle Whip which is consumed in vast quantities by ignorant native Iowans).

Peal and cut in half one avocado.

Discard the seed. (or you could grow your own avocado like this.

Cut the avocado halves into thin slices.

Places one half of the slices on one slice of toast.

Season with salt, garlic powder and chili powder (the chili powder is optional).

Thoroughly mash the avocado with a fork.

Eat and enjoy.

Rinse and repeat.
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Jeff Bezos net worth: Amazon CEO now richest person in history - Jan. 9, 2018

Lest anyone :eagletear: : Jeff Bezos is a deadbeat who did not pay my final invoice when I was freelancing for Amazon. The richest motherfucker in history owes me money.
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Well, he didn't become the richest motherfucker in history by writing a bunch of checks.
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Fukken eh right! Paying bills is for poorzies.
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Bamp.

What happens when a bunch of rich people invite a speaker who doesn't care for them and isn't afraid to say so.

Thread by @AnandWrites: "So apparently some famous writer was disgraced this week and a venerable literary organization asked me to fill in for him at a dinner to ra […]"

Take the five minutes or so it takes to read. It's worth it.
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I suppose Schultz's and Bloomberg's entire unofficial presidential campaigns could go in this thread.
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Thread on real class warfare.



This is some serious pitchforks-and-torches shit.
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Why rich convicts hire prison consultants - BBC News

It's exactly like you'd expect from the headline.

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I don't know what income bracket she's actually in, but this still feels like the right place.

Twitter is now a giant microphone for the rich and influential to summon anyone at their whim.


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Looking it up got a quick ‘oh go fuck yourself Forbes after discovering she’s worth’ $350 million as part of Forbes’ “Self made women” list.
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There are only two self-made men in history, and they both have the initials JC.

God impregnated Mary to create Jesus Christ, but since Jesus Christ is God, he essentially created himself.

Likewise, John Connor sent his father, Kyle Reese, back in time to protect his mother from the Terminator sent by Skynet, and also, implicitly, to impregnate his mother with himself. John Connor is thus also self-engendering, or "self-made".

(Skynet also created itself by sending the Terminator back in time, thus giving the past humans the technology necessary to create it, but that makes it a self-made artificial intelligence, not a self-made "man".)

This tangent brought to you by the freshman lit/film/philosophy class where watching the Terminator trilogy was assigned homework.
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Philip J Frye is his own granpa, that’s pretty self made :)
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