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trumwill
Will Truman is a southern transplant currently living in the Mid-Atlantic.
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I found an iphone in my Walmart shopping cart once. I texted the contact named "Mom" who said her child had no cell phone.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2015 on Lost and found at Dr. X's Free Associations
//Plus if someone gets a cheaper plans that cost the same or a tad more than just a talk and text plan and gets a cheaper used phone from ebay, they can gain so much spiritual well-being for not that much.// If you have a smartphone at all, chances are you're going to have to pay for an expensive plan. It doesn't really matter if you're on contract or not anymore. At least that's true with the big boys. You can, however, get a used smartphone and go on a prepay plan of some sort and maybe save money that way. If you go that route, then eBay is a great place to get a phone.
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2012 on Smartphones keep the poor people poor at Half Sigma
Plus if someone gets a cheaper plans that cost the same or a tad more than just a talk and text plan and gets a cheaper used phone from ebay, they can gain so much spiritual well-being for not that much. If you have a smartphone at all, chances are you're going to have to pay for an expensive plan. It doesn't really matter if you're on contract or not anymore. At least that's true with the big boys. You can, however, get a used smartphone and go on a prepay plan of some sort and maybe save money that way. If you go that route, then eBay is a great place to get a phone.
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2012 on Smartphones keep the poor people poor at Half Sigma
The Republicans may be in some rather serious danger of losing the currently red suburbs on their current trajectory. It's one thing to play the red suburbs against the coastal elites and remind the suburbanites that "Hey, those elitists don't like you." It's going over the bend when you cater to ruralia so much that you're essentially telling suburbanites that we don't need any of their high-falutin' smarts. The GOP cannot afford to lose the suburbs. That includes a lot of bright professionals who really don't want to be associated with a party that becomes too Palinesque.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2012 on Santorum, please go away at Half Sigma
I'd be interested to see some statistics comparing B State business grads* to people who could have gotten in but didn't go to college. Or, heck, compare a nigh-open enrollment school's grads (say, Boise State) to people from the area who didn't go to school. I am willing to bet that their financial prospects are better on the basis of the credentialism. Does this suggest a bubble? Perhaps, but perhaps not. As long as employers think a degree from Boise State is better than a high school diploma and hire on that basis, then they're not the ones paying for their criteria. They have no reason to "wise up." We, on the other hand, lack incentive to protest the game if they're going to keep playing it. Ultimately, I'm going to guess that tuition rates are going to hit a wall at some point. Eventually people will start to take the amount of student loans into account and from there the non-elite schools will have to pull back on their ambitions to have all of the amenities of the big schools. * - We like to rag on liberal arts majors, but as I learned on Half Sigma, business is a more common major than many we rag on.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2012 on Advice from Marc Andreessen at Half Sigma
--Mormons: Happy-go-lucky and tolerant-- Go live in Utah or some other pocket of Mormonism for a while and get back to me. Mormons are tolerant when they're in the minority. When they have cultural control, it's a whole nuther ballgame. My ex-boss and friend, a good Mormon but one of the most open-minded of the lot, made the following observation: Mormons are like manure. Spread them out and they cultivate the land. Put too much together and all you've got is a huge, heaping pile of excrement.
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2009 on Mormon underwear vs. yarmulke at Half Sigma