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Are You Fucking Kidding Me?
You just decided to buy one of those expensive and “professional” nikon dwhatevers and you decided to be one of those butt fucks who takes those pictures in front of the mirrors. Bitch, really?
Don’t get me wrong, its not like I really hate you but sometimes you can be a real idiot.
But I mean, if you’re gonna just do pictures like that then might as well just get a regular camera. Trust me, it works just as fine.
Hell, a regular camera [and at least a little knowledge of Photoshop] you could take just as good pictures.
I mean, if you can afford that kind of camera, you should be able to afford Photoshop.
FL, KY, and MO to begin drug testing for welfare recipients
I’m posting this to my menswear blog as it’s something I want more than 25 people to see. This is going on yet we have bigger problems…
Let’s do some math:
In 2009 we had about 4 million welfare recipients. The government (read: tax payers) has to pay for every passed drug test. Let’s eliminate those who didn’t pass, shall we?
According to this, only 2% of welfare recipients failed a drug test (in FL). Let’s be generous and say it’s 5%, giving the government an extra 3% of drug tests they don’t pay for.
4,000,000 x 0.05 = 200,00 people who failed the drug test and will therefore have to pay for it themselves, despite the fact they can’t afford it as they are applying to welfare; we won’t get into that branch of this discussion yet, if at all.
4,000,000 - 200,000 = 3,800,000 people on welfare that the government (read: tax payers) has drug tests to pay for. Each test costs an average of 30$.
3,800,000 x 30$ = 114,000,000$ in drug tests ALONE. Isn’t our government broke? Aren’t most of our citizens barely paying bills and getting by? Who has 114 million dollars to waste on unnecessary drug tests?
Not to mention the false positives, the time taken out of peoples’ days, costs of arranging child care so a parent can take the test (likely more than the test itself), the illegality of the government drug testing for aid, the hypocrisy that other forms of government aid (including COLLEGE GRANTS) don’t require drug tests, the fact that being on welfare and testing positive for drugs DOES NOT mean you purchased the drugs at all, the fact that you can buy alcohol and tobacco with government aid yet these are drugs and a waste of government funds, and the list goes on.
Do you want our government wasting another 100 million dollars that it doesn’t have on something as trivial as drug testing? How about this: encourage (likely with some stupid tax break) companies that hire welfare recipients to do drug tests.
Better yet: fix our country and reform ALL these aid systems so that people who don’t deserve the money don’t get it. Not all sober people on welfare deserve it or spend it wisely either.
So to Florida, Kentucky, and Missouri: Fuck you and get your heads out of your asses. We have bigger problems to solve now than some potheads on welfare. And that’s mostly what is caught in testing, anyway.
Should We Finally Abandon Venice?
Yes. It’s not worth saving. Blasphemous? Perhaps to a handful of well-off tourists, but I can’t think of a good reason to funnel billions for temporary engineering fixes every 25 years. Sea level rise is and increasing salt water is eating away at the man-made island. Italy could use that money elsewhere - for example investing in long term education and assisting it’s myriad budget-busted cities. Or, if it’s a question of historic posterity, invest in saving antiquities that really matter. IMHO…
Spiegel tackles this question and finds “the savior of Venice.”
The rescue of Venice is taking place underwater.
Venice’s savior is called MOSE, or Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico, a play on the Italian name for Moses, the prophet who parted the Red Sea to lead the Jewish people out of Egypt. It is a project of truly biblical proportions. Conceived after the great flood of 1966 and under construction for the past seven years, MOSE is a dike system the likes of which the world has never seen before — and comes at a price tag of €4.5 billion ($6.17 billion). Day and night, 3,600 workers are hard at work on 78 steel tanks that are being lowered into the water around the Lido barrier island and farther south.
When the sea is calm, the tanks, measuring 20 by 30 meters (66 by 98 feet) each and filled with water, remained anchored on the sea floor. If there is a threat of flooding and if water levels in the city rise above 1.1 meters, compressed air pushes the water out of the tanks and allows them to rise to the surface, creating a steel wall around Venice.
I just read a romance where the Hero is into S&M. Not my normal fare but I was interested as to where the story was going to go. Spoilers.
Turns out he thought it was a bad thing and didn’t want to subject his Heroine to it. Boooooring. And he had a cutting thing and his parents both committed suicide. Also the Heroine only had one leg and an completely improbable ancestry. It was set in the 1830’s.
I really wanted to see where the Hero would take this but they only had sex twice and the first time she gets pregnant!
Sorry for the spoilers. But I do not recommend this book. There was just waaaaay too much going on.
The Perfect Scandal by Delilah Marvelle
Me watching Silent House
- /movie begins/
- Me: Keep the fucking camera still.
- Me: Ok, shits about to get good.
- Me: Omg. Stfu. The killer is gonna hear you.
- Me: STOP WHIMPERING SO LOUD.
- Me: Turn of the fucking light so he doesn't see you!
- Me: Smfh....
- Me: Just die already.
- Me: Fucking Uncle Peter.
- Me: WHY'D YOU RUN BACK INTO THE HOUSE? WTF.
- Me: Ok, just die already.
- Me: Good twist, shit's actually about to get good!
- /movie ends/
- Everybody: WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK.
I saw this girl in school today walking with this medium size brown coach backpack and thought…
Is it really necessary to purchase a Coach backpack??? I find it such a huge waste of money. Plus it isn’t even that big. I just do not understand what the big deal is with this brand. The patterns are hideous and often look like quilts. And what is with the C’s How original is that? Putting stupid C’s all over the fucking place….my grandma can make that shit…just sayin…
On a side not: I don’t have a problem with brands. I have a problem with people purchasing granny type purses for more then 200 dollars just because of the name of the brand. Buy something original…. Go spend your money on something that deserves to be purchased.