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Correlation can imply causation now and then.

It should be noted that if one does a linear regression on a graph of frequency of divorce vs. frequency of graphing things in marriage, the correlation coefficient is r = 0.87, where 5 graphs per day in a relationship leads, ultimately, to a messy divorce involving multiple lawyers, blunt character assassinations, and the sacrificing of many small animals.  I am declining to post the graph in order to maximize my odds of that never happening.

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We just got back from seeing a matinee showing of The Hobbit, Lemurita and I.  It was fun.  She only jumped and said “Ew” twice, once when she spilled Orange Crush on herself.

Lemurita and I both felt that the giant eagles totally Roc’ed.

Hackerboy and Cruel Wife stayed at home and played Lego Harry Potter.

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h/t to The Dude for passing on this pic of the day.

forever

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Warning:  RANT AHEAD

This has been in my “to-do” box for some time.  It’s a mention of how life has been… unfair… to Gen Y’ers.  See, apparently someone along the way promised them puppies, unicorns, moonbeams, Hope and Charge, and all of the perks to be found at Big Rock Candy Mountain.

American Dream Fades for Generation Y Professionals

Eighteen months and two busted jobs later, the daughter of a retired physician and a former editor at Vogue circled back to upstate New York and hunkered down at a small legal office that pays about one-quarter of her former $165,000 salary.

Hey, life is hard.  I was laid off a day after our honeymoon ended, eight months later moved across country away from family and friends, and found/took a job making peanuts after losing most everything we had.  If she was making $165,ooo a year, why the hell doesn’t she have a huge savings account stuffed with dough?

Generation Y professionals entering the workforce are finding careers that once were gateways to high pay and upwardly mobile lives turning into detours and dead ends. Average incomes for individuals ages 25 to 34 have fallen 8 percent, double the adult population’s total drop, since the recession began in December 2007. Their unemployment rate remains stuck one-half to 1 percentage point above the national figure.

So, life gives you some hard knocks and just years later the conclusion is that the American Dream has faded?

Geez, grow some… brains.  Wherever did the American Dream promise success?

“This generation will be permanently depressed and will be on a lower path of income for probably all of their life — and at least the next 10 years,” says Rutgers professor Cliff Zukin, a senior research fellow at the university’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Professionals who start out in jobs other than their first choice tend to stay on the alternative path, earning less than they would have otherwise while becoming less likely to start over again later in preferred fields, Zukin says.

Guess what?  The world is populated by people who to a huge extent have lives that weren’t their first choice.

“I had a lot of faith in the system, the mythology that if you work really hard you can achieve anything, and the stock market always goes up,” says 2009 law school graduate Elizabeth Hallock, 33. “It was pretty naïve on my part.”

Yes, yes it was.

“It’s a generation that had really high expectations, in some part driven by the way they were raised by their boomer parents,” she says. “Yet in the past five years they have had reality slammed in their face by the employment situation.”

The legacy given by boomer parents has been comprised mostly of piss-poor assessment of reality.

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h/t to Wilson… errr… The Dude… for drawing attention to Theo Sparks “Protection from Muslim Men” posting. I think a bacon g-string is a necessary accessory.
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Yes, as Veeshir said, having the Hillary pic at the top of the page is kind of rude/cruel/awful/nasty.

I am truly sorry/repentant. I am filled with remorse.

So let’s start with something different.

Well, isn’t that sumpin’?

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Let’s offset that with a story of pure goodness, one that marks a little girl as having real character.

Nine year old girl loses her leg and a kidney while saving her five-year-old sister’s life – running out in front of a vehicle.

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Weeks ago I saw this article on bias in the NPR (link is down a short ways). I did tons of research on where their money really comes from and found out that they’re playing real games in reporting where their funding comes from. Lot more gov’t funding than they claim, and a lot smaller percentage comes from you the listener. But I found that the rabbit hole goes deep and trying to hunt down all the affiliations was just … too much effort and no one would read the compilation anyway.

So here’s the article where NPR folks say they are overwhelmingly liberal but they are not biased.

If they aren’t biased the simple question is why do so many libs listen? It’s not because they are enlightened and liberals are seeking pure truth, that’s for sure. Most liberals think they are moderate, too. There’s an issue of broken self-perception there or intense myopia.

Truth? My truth is that I’m conservative. I’m not moderate. No self-delusion there. I’m actually more libertarian/federalist.
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Ok, so…

If I marry, you can eat me.

A wedding cake shaped like herself.

The thing to note, which doesn’t seem to have impressed it upon the husband… if I am marrying you and I go to order cakes of both of us and only one cake can be made, one would think that I’d choose to have it made of my spouse since the very nature of getting married is that you place that person very high in your life – you want to live life with that person, right? So what does it say when you instead choose to have a cake made of yourself rather than a more generic cake if you can’t have both?

Sorry dude, you got hitched to a ho.

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Saw this on Fark:

Should Florida lawmakers make sex with animals illegal? Some say yes, some say neigh (naplesnews.com)

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Gen Y not slackers, just slow starters… ? … ? … ?

Nah, sorry, you live with mommy and daddy until you’re 30-something you’re pathetic.

Generation Y is often thought of as a slacker group of young adults who have failed to launch, delaying real careers and families until later in life. But new research suggests their heavy dependence on Mom and Dad might ultimately prepare them to be successful adults.

You become a successful adult by hardships and lessons learned, not playing video games in the living room. What, did they also breast-feed until they were six?

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