## Thought Provoking Graphs

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Meh. No ponies, whereas...

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Productive people -- so defined -- like unicorns do not exist.
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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Productive people -- so defined -- like unicorns do not exist.
Beat met to the punch again!

I can tell that this cute little cartoon was made by an optimistic person. There is definitely a lot of overlap of optimistic=productive and pessimistic=busy.

Optimistic people:
-Represent themselves as imaginary characters who never have to work.
-Represent pessimistic people as mules, which were created by optimistic people for the sole purpose of doing the work.
-Create an ideal and unobtainable world in their mind, then try to bend reality toward mimicing that world, often at the expense of pessimistic people.
-Can't handle failure or being wrong about their grand plans; to the point where they deny that they've failed or made mistakes. They will either divert the failure to a pessimistic person or exaggerate minor successes in other areas.

Pessimistic people:
-Don't need cartoons to represent themselves because their grown ups.
-Often have to work around, through, behind, or under optimistic people, just to make any sort of progress. Pessimistic people know that work is never truly "done".
-Deal with reality as it is, which is shitty, but pessimistic people will at least do their best to make things slightly less shitty than how they found it.
-Expect failure, plan for failure, and thereby handle failure with easy because it's just another day for a pessimistic person. Pessimistic people love being wrong because it means something good happened.
Such potential!

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

P. – S. And it's "they're".
P. – P. – S. Pyrrho is really on a "awful business graphics" trip. I fear the worst as the subject is inexhaustible!

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Do not shit on your hands.

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Thanks Doc, but surely (spare us) there are good microbes on both sides.
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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microbiota

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

They have a soothing conclusion:
Is America’s middle class being “crushed”?

Contrary to the prevailing view that America’s middle class is in terrible shape, the typical US household today is earning about 20% more than in 1970, after adjusting for inflation. That’s small relative to the growth of the economy and even smaller compared to the income growth seen at the top of the spectrum. But it means the middle class is no worse off today income-wise than in 1970. So, to say the middle class is being “crushed” may be a stretch. On the other hand, there are real societal costs when wealth is distributed in a way that is perceived as unfair.

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

One person's cost of having a baby (by C-section)

In my case, my first one was in the Navy, so Uncle Sam paid for that one, I don't know how much, but it was 21 years ago. Second one was in Japan and I can't remember how much we paid out of pocket, but it wasn't very much.

$40 K seems like a huge amount, almost a year's salary or more for some people. Over$10K for the medication alone. And you wonder why health insurance premiums are so high.
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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

To be fair, once you had your first c-section, you were sort of required to have another, Anax.

Women, on the other hand, can sometimes avoid a second c-section. . . .

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

@ Anax: article on the subject: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/th ... c0ae8445d3

Light pollution:

World & interactive: https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/#zoo ... B0FFFTFFFF

I also read that the introduction of cheap low-consumption LEDs has worsened the situation…

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Staff turnover in Trump's first year.

Story:

And hey, that reminds me, it's coming up on a year. 1 down, 3 to go, and so far no zombie apocalypse! We might just get out of this alive after all!
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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

He does not retain the incompetent like predecessors, Anax.

You planning to get pregnant again soon?

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Looks more like a hairball tho.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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### Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.