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  1. KiwiSox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Lester, Zobrist, Ross, Heyward, Coughlin, Arrieta...none of them came from the minors.
  2. Not worried. Sox flying under the radar with regards to Harper. We know they are all over him.
  3. KiwiSox

    Moustakas to Milwaukee

    Its completely insane to think the gap defensively between the two is large enough to bridge that kind of massive gap in offensive production.
  4. KiwiSox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Rather have Harper.
  5. KiwiSox

    Tax Refunds

    Yea I'm done with somebody who cant have a decent civil conversation without making it some giant battle over each other's personal character. He can go play by himself. Not interested in PM's.
  6. KiwiSox

    Tax Refunds

    Well this is just a disappointing cop out of an argument that you clearly aren't interested in losing. Why do you have to make it personal with me? I never said one bad thing about you, yet here you are trying to psychoanalyze me for no purpose. Really rude, and I think you may be projecting your own anger issues and insecurities onto me with it.
  7. KiwiSox

    Tax Refunds

    This statistic says nothing to the quality of those hours. Dumping sixty hours a week into a dead-end job because you are afraid to try for something better or lack the drive to make something more of yourself doesn't make you a hard worker, it makes you an idiot.
  8. KiwiSox

    Tax Refunds

    Of course Australians make more money, Australians have much better work ethic than Americans and have way, way more drive. Take your average poor, bogan Aussie and put him in America and he'd do great. Americans are just a bunch of entitled, whiny and lazy babies. Look, I'm not arguing that America is in any way a nice place to live. Its a crime ridden shithole filled with the world's absolutely worst people. Going back even temporarily feels like going to some alternate "worst-case" dimension. But the economic conditions in America for someone who gives a shit are laughably easy. So easy it is unfathomable to everyone else in the world. Within 10 years you can realistically go from living in a box to upper middle class and its not even that difficult. I dont see how people fail in America unless they get themselves addicted to drugs or have criminal records.
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    The only reason someone gets stuck working for Uber in any capacity more than a side hustle is if they have zero initiative in life. Nothing wrong with having zero initiative, but you cant come b****ing about how unfair everything is if you wont put in any effort. You ever worked in Australia? I have. Its not great. The internet is still 90's-era and the absolute vast majority of the country is totally undeveloped. Getting around is a nightmare.
  10. KiwiSox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    In a couple hours this will blow over and he still wont be signed.
  11. KiwiSox

    Tax Refunds

    If an employer thinks you have enough knowledge that they can use you to at least debug some code you'll find someone to hire you. The pay wont be good, but then you'll be building resume experience. Life in America isn't great on $30k a year but its also not impossible, and the point of such jobs is that after a year or two of wallowing in it you develop even more experience and skills so you can find yourself something better. Repeat that process a couple times and you're making an upper middle-class income and enjoying a salary that is basically impossible anywhere (and I mean anywhere) else in the world. That's why I'm saying its easy mode. Like in Europe everyone has a degree and nobody has a damn job. 30 year olds living with their parents. Australia and NZ? You are happy just to get that $30k. Little less so in Aussie, but in New Zealand? Man there just aren't opportunities past that entry level. The whole country is the size of metropolitan Dallas.
  12. KiwiSox

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    Are you talking about quality of life or economic growth? Because in the past forty years you have gained access to things like ultra low-cost air travel and a pocket supercomputer. Go back only twenty years and tell somebody you can pull a little machine out of your pocket and use it to book a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles for $75. They'd slap the shit out of you! On wages specifically, the fact that people are content working absolutely dead-end jobs is their own problem. There are many ways to develop skills that can be accomplished totally independently and put someone on a career path for decent money.
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    Tax Refunds

    Open a new tab in the same browser window you are viewing this forum. You now have access to an indexed collection of mankind's cumulative knowledge. It took you about eight seconds. And your right to peruse it is absolute, guarded by the first amendment to the founding document of your country. If you aren't educated in America these days that is entirely on you.
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    There is an unlimited quantity of information and knowledge available for free, or nearly for free, on the internet. Three months of diligently using Codeacademy and anyone, literally anyone, can waltz into a middle class income. There was a time when schools and institutions were responsible for education but that time has mostly passed. Of course if someone wants to be a doctor or pilot they should go through the formal training, but if the goal is just to "make it" there are paths for everyone to be successful no matter their station. Really, if you're poor in America its your own damn fault. People hate hearing that but its true. The wages there are so ridiculously high and costs so ridiculously low, I dont think Americans realize how difficult it is in other countries. I love life here and am never turning back but if I ever were I know that life in America, at least from a money perspective, is like the easy-mode setting on a video game.
  15. KiwiSox

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    That sure would be nice wouldn't it? I would not count on it though. And even so, that doesn't solve the problem the Sox have at the other corner spot.
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