Out of the Blue

I've been having a lot of fun walking Sandra and Adler, my Yellow Lab friends, especially since the weather has become so pleasant around here. They are such sweet doggos. But I am running into a little frustration with Sandra, who, at almost 13 years old, doesn't always want to walk that much. She's still healthy and limber enough to walk, she's just being lazy. But the exercise is important to keeping her in good shape, so I've taken to bribing her with treats to help her motivation. It's a little counter-productive to snack while exercising, but sometimes it's about the lesser of two evils.

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Re: OotB: Eat and run
May 12, 2022, 11:41
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Re: OotB: Eat and run May 12, 2022, 11:41
May 12, 2022, 11:41
 
Hate to defend Starbucks in any way, but as an almond milk user myself, I can tell you that at retail anyway, plant based milk is twice as expensive as whole milk.

Now, we could argue all day if Starbucks could eat that extra cost, considering that it's only a small percentage of customers, and how much they charge for a cup of burned coffee.

When I visit Miami, I have to laugh at people who go to Starbucks there. Why? When you can't spin a dead cat without hitting a Cuban coffee shop that makes a 20 times better cup of coffee, for considerably less money.

Just don't ask for almond milk with your Cafe Con Leche.

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Re: OotB: Eat and run
May 12, 2022, 01:34
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Re: OotB: Eat and run May 12, 2022, 01:34
May 12, 2022, 01:34
 
James Cromwell superglued his hand to a Starbucks counter to protest vegan milk charges

That'll do, James. That'll do.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 12, 2022, 01:31
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 12, 2022, 01:31
May 12, 2022, 01:31
 
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2022, 18:31:
No one should be supporting Starbucks to begin with. You're either part of the solution of part of the problem. If you're a regular Starbucks customer you're the problem. JFC it's not rocket surgery. Go support those 50 million indie coffee shops or bring your own fucking coffee with you.
As an animal rights guy, I would have thought that you would support attempts at making plant milk more affordable reducing demand for cow milk.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 22:01
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 22:01
May 11, 2022, 22:01
 
1badmf wrote on May 11, 2022, 21:25:
i've flown many hours in flight sims and been an aviation buff my whole life. i bet i coulda done it. did i mention i also stayed at a holiday inn express last night? XD
I could see how staying at a HIEx could either help or hinder your time in the pilot’s seat.
In this case the air traffic controller, who they called back from break, was an experienced pilot and certified flight instructor. He was not familiar with the Cessna and pulled up a picture of the cockpit and instrument panel.
I’m sure he could have successfully guided you in even with your hours of flight simming.
Several things aligned for this landing: the weather was good, it was daytime, and the replacement “pilot” was calm af.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 21:25
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 21:25
May 11, 2022, 21:25
 
i've flown many hours in flight sims and been an aviation buff my whole life. i bet i coulda done it. did i mention i also stayed at a holiday inn express last night? XD
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 20:37
Kxmode
 
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 20:37
May 11, 2022, 20:37
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soundeffects wrote on May 11, 2022, 16:02:
That magnetic field record was back in 2018, I wonder where they are now
Probably working for Tesla.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 18:31
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 18:31
May 11, 2022, 18:31
 
No one should be supporting Starbucks to begin with. You're either part of the solution of part of the problem. If you're a regular Starbucks customer you're the problem. JFC it's not rocket surgery. Go support those 50 million indie coffee shops or bring your own fucking coffee with you.


"Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate up hill." - Blade
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 18:28
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 18:28
May 11, 2022, 18:28
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 11, 2022, 12:51:
I can’t find it but someone said the following (or something like it) is what happens when novices are put in a simulator.
Single Engine Cessna
Plane crashes at the beginning of the runway.
Twin engine prop
Plane crashes 500 feet before the runway.
Jet
Plane crashes 5 minutes after passenger takes over.

Those folks were lucky.

So when you put people in a simulator they typically have no one talking them through the process. Again TYPICALLY when you have a situation where passengers have to take over the plane they have someone telling them what to do, what to look at etc.
Also the Tower controller was a certified flight instructor (which is very handy)!
Or next time... don't eat the fish.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 16:13
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 16:13
May 11, 2022, 16:13
 
Rilcon wrote on May 11, 2022, 15:58:
Beamer wrote on May 11, 2022, 12:55:
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2022, 12:43:
Or Cromwell could just take his business elsewhere. Starbucks is a shitty company to begin with. I have zero clue why anyone supports them. It's not like there aren't 50 million indie coffee shops in every major city and town now.

Yes, if he takes his business elsewhere, Starbucks loses a few bucks, if he even goes there.
But you clearly miss the point of his protest. It isn't that he, personally, cannot afford $0.70. It's that it gives incentive for people that perhaps can't as easily afford that every day to go with cow milk instead, which then creates higher demand for cow milk. Starbucks, being one of the largest chains in the world, is undoubtedly one of the highest buyers of cow milk, and lessening demand at Starbucks as a whole would make a much larger impact than one man buying from some other place.

Especially when he performs a stunt such as this which makes many other people hear about the concern he has, which, as we're discussing it here, I'd imagine tens of thousands of people have learned about this and are giving it thought today that hadn't previously.

Whether you agree with his cause or not, it's easy to see why simply taking your business elsewhere wouldn't have much impact but a large protest might.

Is it documented that it doesn't cost Starbucks anything extra? Not just procuring the raw "milk" itself, but its storage and handling and whatever other factors...

Because if it doesn't, then sure, it's weird to charge more. But if it does, then the stunt is pretty churlish. Which I guess is par for the course at PETA.

It might, I don't know. I'm not trying to judge his argument, which I don't care about or find particularly compelling, just trying to say that one person quietly taking business elsewhere doesn't make a difference.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 16:02
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 16:02
May 11, 2022, 16:02
 
That magnetic field record was back in 2018, I wonder where they are now
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 15:58
Rilcon
 
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 15:58
May 11, 2022, 15:58
 Rilcon
 
Beamer wrote on May 11, 2022, 12:55:
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2022, 12:43:
Or Cromwell could just take his business elsewhere. Starbucks is a shitty company to begin with. I have zero clue why anyone supports them. It's not like there aren't 50 million indie coffee shops in every major city and town now.

Yes, if he takes his business elsewhere, Starbucks loses a few bucks, if he even goes there.
But you clearly miss the point of his protest. It isn't that he, personally, cannot afford $0.70. It's that it gives incentive for people that perhaps can't as easily afford that every day to go with cow milk instead, which then creates higher demand for cow milk. Starbucks, being one of the largest chains in the world, is undoubtedly one of the highest buyers of cow milk, and lessening demand at Starbucks as a whole would make a much larger impact than one man buying from some other place.

Especially when he performs a stunt such as this which makes many other people hear about the concern he has, which, as we're discussing it here, I'd imagine tens of thousands of people have learned about this and are giving it thought today that hadn't previously.

Whether you agree with his cause or not, it's easy to see why simply taking your business elsewhere wouldn't have much impact but a large protest might.

Is it documented that it doesn't cost Starbucks anything extra? Not just procuring the raw "milk" itself, but its storage and handling and whatever other factors...

Because if it doesn't, then sure, it's weird to charge more. But if it does, then the stunt is pretty churlish. Which I guess is par for the course at PETA.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 15:53
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 15:53
May 11, 2022, 15:53
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 11, 2022, 15:45:
I find it tragic that "medical debt" even exists. We're the only first world country on the globe where it is less expensive to die than it is to be well and alive for a vast majority of the population.
Just did an annual checkup, with a blood screening. It only* cost me $25 "co-pay" and $18.79 afterwards. However, the full bill sent to the insurance company was just under $1,200 -- about $750 of it for the blood tests. Crazy.

*plus my monthly insurance costs
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 15:49
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 15:49
May 11, 2022, 15:49
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 11, 2022, 15:45:
I find it tragic that "medical debt" even exists. We're the only first world country on the globe where it is less expensive to die than it is to be well and alive for a vast majority of the population.
It should not be part of your credit history Period.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 15:45
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 15:45
May 11, 2022, 15:45
 
I find it tragic that "medical debt" even exists. We're the only first world country on the globe where it is less expensive to die than it is to be well and alive for a vast majority of the population.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 15:04
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 15:04
May 11, 2022, 15:04
 Kxmode
 
I got an email from Equifax stating they are implementing consumer changes between Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

+ Paid medical collection debt will no longer be included on consumer credit reports as of July 1, 2022.
+ The period before unpaid medical collection debt will appear on a consumer’s report will be increased from six months to one year, also effective July 1, 2022. This change gives consumers more time to work with insurance and/or healthcare providers to address medical collection debt before it appears on credit reports.
+ Medical debt collection accounts under $500 will no longer be included on consumer credit reports. This change goes into effect in the first half of 2023.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 13:33
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 13:33
May 11, 2022, 13:33
 
Is anyone familiar with the games here beyond OMD? https://www.humblebundle.com/games/handheld-pc-power-bundle

I'm curious, as I want OMD3, but don't know if I want to pay $20 for it, when OMD1/2 fans seem a bit mixed on it, and it will probably be on sale by the time I get around to playing it. Not sure if I'd actually play anything else in the bundle.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 13:26
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 13:26
May 11, 2022, 13:26
 
Video of the JWST passenger landing. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/florida-passenger-lands-plane/index.html
JWST can be substituted for perfect
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 12:55
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 12:55
May 11, 2022, 12:55
 
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2022, 12:43:
Or Cromwell could just take his business elsewhere. Starbucks is a shitty company to begin with. I have zero clue why anyone supports them. It's not like there aren't 50 million indie coffee shops in every major city and town now.

Yes, if he takes his business elsewhere, Starbucks loses a few bucks, if he even goes there.
But you clearly miss the point of his protest. It isn't that he, personally, cannot afford $0.70. It's that it gives incentive for people that perhaps can't as easily afford that every day to go with cow milk instead, which then creates higher demand for cow milk. Starbucks, being one of the largest chains in the world, is undoubtedly one of the highest buyers of cow milk, and lessening demand at Starbucks as a whole would make a much larger impact than one man buying from some other place.

Especially when he performs a stunt such as this which makes many other people hear about the concern he has, which, as we're discussing it here, I'd imagine tens of thousands of people have learned about this and are giving it thought today that hadn't previously.

Whether you agree with his cause or not, it's easy to see why simply taking your business elsewhere wouldn't have much impact but a large protest might.
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 12:51
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 12:51
May 11, 2022, 12:51
 
I can’t find it but someone said the following (or something like it) is what happens when novices are put in a simulator.
Single Engine Cessna
Plane crashes at the beginning of the runway.
Twin engine prop
Plane crashes 500 feet before the runway.
Jet
Plane crashes 5 minutes after passenger takes over.

Those folks were lucky.
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
Burrito of Peace
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run
May 11, 2022, 12:48
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Re: OotB: Eat on the run May 11, 2022, 12:48
May 11, 2022, 12:48
 
RIP to Bob Lanier, one of the best big men to do it.

What shapes my personality? Food.
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