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An Apple for a Dollar

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I'd like 0.4608 apples, please.
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BalooUriza
7 days ago
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Not taxing food and clothes does not make a sales tax more progressive. The sales tax is still inherently and intrinsically regressive.
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thelem
5 days ago
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In Europe we just include the sales tax in the price on the shelf. If the label says £1, I hand over £1. When I'm buying something I don't really care how much of that £1 is tax, how much is going to the shop, how much is going to the producer etc.
Brighton, UK
zippy72
4 days ago
Actually in the entire EU it’s criminal to advertise the price without taxes to domestic consumers, although receipts must display both the net and gross prices.
satadru
1 day ago
Bravo EU!
tedder
8 days ago
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one of a million reasons I love living in Oregon. Though sales tax is slightly progressive..
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dukeofwulf
7 days ago
Sales tax is a regressive tax.
BalooUriza
7 days ago
The constitutional ban on sales tax is about the only good thing about living in Oregon. Though sales tax is *entirely* regressive, so kind of amazing it flies in the state that gave us Branch Dildonians, Stormfront and kept putting anti-GLBT measures on the ballot for decades.
fxer
7 days ago
we also have a tree
olliejones
7 days ago
In MA, we have a sales tax. But food and clothing aren't taxable. That makes the tax a little more progressive and means we can buy apples for a buck exactly at expensive stores.
BalooUriza
7 days ago
Not having a sales tax on food and clothes doesn't make a general sales tax more progressive. A general sales tax is always just as regressive whether or not there's a food and clothes exception.
mburch42
8 days ago
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This happens to me all the time in Oregon. (no sales tax)
alt_text_bot
8 days ago
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I'd like 0.4608 apples, please.
jepler
8 days ago
what? How am I supposed to make you change of 73/15625 dollars?
alt_text_at_your_service
8 days ago
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I'd like 0.4608 apples, please.

Jenkins

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Oh, Jenkins! *laugh track*

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Who's Missing From America's Colleges? Rural High School Graduates

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When Dustin Gordon's high school invited juniors and seniors to meet with recruiters from colleges and universities, a handful of students showed up. A few were serious about the prospect of continuing their educations, he said. "But I think some of them went just to get out of class." In his sparsely settled community in the agricultural countryside of southern Iowa, "there's just no motivation for people to go" to college, says Gordon, who's now a senior at the University of Iowa. "When they're ready to be done with high school, they think, 'That's all the school I need, and I'm just going to go and find a job.' " That job, Gordon explains, might be on the family farm or at the egg-packaging plant or the factory that makes pulleys and conveyor belts, or driving trucks that haul grain. Variations of this mindset, among many other reasons, have given rise to a reality that's gotten lost in the impassioned debate over who gets to go to college, which often focuses on racial and ethnic

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BalooUriza
156 days ago
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Would run against all that conservative upbringing
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Backpack Decisions

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"This one is perfect in every way, except that for some reason it's woven from a tungsten mesh, so it weighs 85 pounds and I'll need to carry it around on a hand cart." "That seems like a bad--" "BUT IT HAS THE PERFECT POCKET ARRANGEMENT!"
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BalooUriza
164 days ago
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ameel
164 days ago
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OMG yes!
Melbourne, Australia
stefanetal
153 days ago
Worst part is once you find a good knapsack, it gets discontinued.
alt_text_at_your_service
164 days ago
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"This one is perfect in every way, except that for some reason it's woven from a tungsten mesh, so it weighs 85 pounds and I'll need to carry it around on a hand cart." "That seems like a bad--" "BUT IT HAS THE PERFECT POCKET ARRANGEMENT!"
mburch42
164 days ago
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This is me, but for outerwear generally.
smarkwell
164 days ago
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For those looking to go deep on this topic, I suggest looking at these brands

https://www.sfbags.com/
https://www.tombihn.com/
https://www.manfrotto.us/products/camera-bags
https://www.lowepro.com/
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paulconstant
164 days ago
Love Tom Bihn! If you live in Seattle, you should go to their factory showroom, try out some bags, and watch them get handmade on site!
JayM
164 days ago
Love my Tom Bihn Brain Bag...
WorldMaker
163 days ago
I love everything I've bought from SF Bags (Waterfield), but the interesting irony that for the most part I've bought every bag from them to be inside some other bag (mostly an LL Bean backpack I've had since late college). Just noticed their "Pro Backpack" project, which sounds fascinating.
tedder
163 days ago
I'm a lover of timbuk2.
amijangos
162 days ago
Thanks for the links, love bags!
StunGod
162 days ago
I'm on year 10 of my Tom Bihn Empire Builder bag. It's probably got another 30 left in it.
endlessmike
159 days ago
I've been using a Chrome messenger for several years and it's in great shape. It's not perfect (there's very few pockets other than the main compartment and a strap to put on a roller bag would be nice), but I really like it. You do occasionally run into someone who thinks it's funny to press the seatbelt button, though.
BLueSS
164 days ago
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This is me, except swap backpack and phone.
codersquid
164 days ago
it me, except swap backpack with jackets with the right pockets. ....currently in winter I have a scottevest impulsively bought after reading a blog post by charlie stross. there is nothing like it for the summer here. SIGH
codersquid
164 days ago
AND THE SCOTTEVEST IS OLD and should be replaced because I lost the sleeves. it is not replaced yet so my bar graph is unfinished

Twitter to be 'aggressive' enforcer of new, stronger rules

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Grab some popcorn as we wait to see if @realdonaldtrump passes test of no hate symbols and glorifying violence

Twitter has reacted to last week's criticism arising from its suspension of actor actress Rose McGowan's account, after she strongly criticised alleged sex fiend Harvey Weinstein – by announcing it will soon implement and aggressively police new community standards.…

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