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Trumpcare dead!? GOP has lost two more votes! Open Thread

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By David Futrelle

BAM! Two more Republicans have announced they’ll be voting no on moving forward on Trumpcare, for a total of four. So it looks like the bill is DONE.

DISCUSS! Celebrate! No trolls,  Trump fans allowed!

UPDATE: McConnell is now pushing REPEAL ONLY. Seems like a desperate move, but we need to keep calling and protesting!

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Dalillama: Irate Social Engineer

@Oogly
What the others said. I’ve had the same thing happen to me, and caught on about the same place. These fuckers prey on your desperation.

@John
If only you were local. OTOH, I wouldn’t wish for anyone to move to the States roght now, so maybe not.

In positive news, Queer Insurrection is kicking Daesh ass in Raqqa, alongside other Rojavan forces. (cn: reclaimed slurs)

Also, I got a full-time job and a rise, which is cool. Apparently short order cooks are a precious commodity these days.

Scildfreja Unnyðnes
Scildfreja Unnyðnes
4 years ago

@Dalillama, good for you! I hope you have a nice clean kitchen and lots of success there.

@Ooglyboggles, gosh, you aren’t gullible at all. You realized what was going on before they got any money after all! And you reported them! Frankly, best possible outcome there. You just did some public service! You deserve to treat yourself for that if you’re able. I know you’ll find work soon, though. Keep trying!

@John, I get it! I’m glad you’re going to go out there and keep a foot in the world. Don’t be afraid to take some time away from it when you need it though, okay?

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago

@John

I’m also not gonna go back straight into hermit mode for another year like I always do

Right on, fam!

@Oogly

Remember a few pages ago where I was happy to be employed after a year of joblessness? Well I just got done contacting the police and my bank. The “job” was a scam to embezzle money using me as the middleman

The fuck? Like, what the actual fuck? Furreal, what the… Fuck everything!
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My only hire in a year after dozens of applications and calls, and it was not even real, just a scam to sucker desperate fools like me

Desperate? Of course, who wouldn’t be? Fool? Bullshit! Not the Oogly I know. Nor the one who put a stop to this fuckery. I swear, if you actually end up bringing down a criminal fraud ring…
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So kewl!!1!!

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
4 years ago

Oogly, John has it exactly right: you are the person who stopped them. I am so sorry these bastards got your hopes up, but it sure as hell doesn’t make you gullible; it just makes them scum. And you did a major good thing in stopping and reporting them.
I hate people who prey on our needs like that.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
4 years ago

Sending giraffe nuzzles to anyone who needs em

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kupo
kupo
4 years ago

@Oogly
To add to what everyone has said re: social engineers, they’re damn good at what they do. There was a guy who figured out how to spoof phone numbers back in the days of land lines, and he fooled a number of police officers. Police officers are trained and looking for criminal behavior. This is not your fault.

eli
eli
4 years ago

@Oogly

That just sucks. And I can’t even begin to imagine how disappointed you must feel.

Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
4 years ago

Thank you all for the pick me up. When I contacted my mom about this, she felt bad because the first job I got from Snagajob.com was a scam, and she was the one who offered that site to me. My other aunts were concerned but glad that I did my best in solving the problem, even when I was irritable, depressed and just tired.

@Alan Robertshaw
I’ll trust you and your professional experience with these sorts. That is true, if I become someone who is so cynical and distrustful that I can’t work in society, then all is already lost.

@Myriad
I’m just going to stop job hunting for a while. I’m a bit beleaguered from getting tossed up and down the Valley of Hope and Despair.

@kupo
Thank you for telling me it’s not my fault, I have difficulty telling myself that.

@Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Well if you put it that way, I guess I am the one who stopped them. It’s just dammit… I’m usually the one who can spot this stuff a thousand miles away. I’d rather be the fool who stops bad people than be the one who gets stopped by bad people, that’s for sure.

@Dalillama: Irate Social Engineer
The worst part is that I’m usually very good at spotting these sorts of things, I guess they found an exploit in my system.

Congratulations on the Full Time Job and raise Dalil! Best of luck on that speedy cooking!

@Scildfreja Unnyðnes
Thank you Scild, you always seem to know all the right words to show. I’m gonna stop trying to find work for a while. I’m glad at least I did the best I could given the situation.

@Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
You certainly know how to cheer a person up Axe. Yeah honestly fuck everything, this is the shit I get for putting up with tons of people giving me the cold shoulder? That’s just wrong. I’m glad you hold me in high opinion friend : )

Eh if I somehow can aid in taking down a fraud ring it’d make up for almost being a complete victim of their schemes. My name literally translates to “hero” might as well try to live up to that title.

@opposablethumbs
Thank you for telling me that I did the right thing. I am aware that people can be terrible, I didn’t realize I had a blind spot when it comes to finding employment.

@eli
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Pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter.

I’m trying to cheer myself up with Cardcaptor Sakura. I’ll also try to see if my favorite anime Kemono Friends could give me the sugoi and tanoshiis I desperately need.

Seriously this show just gives me the happy feeling more than anything else.

I’ll also try to use XCOM 2 to help cheer me up. I can relate to the Commander’s plight more “oh you got exploited for trying to do the right thing and want to make things right, I feel you there Commander.” Watch out Ethereals who are basically the equivalent of all those countries that decide to exploit conquered nations but also “make things better by improving living standards”, my team of ethnically, sexually, and mentally diverse people of all stripes aren’t scared of you. There’s also going to be an expansion later where alot of content is going to be included, including three Elite Chosen who basically say “hai crown jewel Commander, the Elders want their property back, time to go back in the tank so we can use your tactical prowess to crush any and all resistance groups.”

Brony, Social Justice Cenobite

@ooglyboggles
Ah hell, that sucks. To echo the others, you did not fall for it. That counts for something. I hope you situation improves.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago

@Oogly

You certainly know how to cheer a person up Axe

I try my best ?

Yeah honestly fuck everything, this is the shit I get for putting up with tons of people giving me the cold shoulder? That’s just wrong

Fuckers, the lot of em…

I’m glad you hold me in high opinion friend : )

Very high opinion indeed, friend 🙂
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Eh if I somehow can aid in taking down a fraud ring it’d make up for almost being a complete victim of their schemes

This is some superhero origin story shit right here. Just me?

My name literally translates to “hero” might as well try to live up to that title

Well, I totally wanna be like you when I grow up, so I think you’re off to a great start 😀

EJ (the Scheming Liberal Race-Traitor)

I’m really proud of you, Oogly.

It’s not like we all act with perfect information, y’know? We all make the best call we can based on what we know at that point. When you thought the job was legit, you hustled hard for it. As soon as you learn otherwise, you noped out of there and notified the authorities. You put your own interests aside and acted like a goddamn badass.

Enjoy your XCom. Enjoy it like a hero, because you deserve that.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
4 years ago

@Dali

In positive news, Queer Insurrection is kicking Daesh ass in Raqqa, alongside other Rojavan forces.

Aaaaaah this made my heart jump up and down – which I’m sure is a good thing but only when you don’t have a cracked sternum, fuckin’ hell. Or maybe it’s because I laughed.

I remember watching an interview of a YPJ member who was cleaning her gun while gleefully explaining that those assholes believe they lose any and all claim to martyrdom if it’s a woman kills them.

And now you’re telling me about a whole queer unit ? Bwahahah ! Watch out, doods, if a queer person kills ya, your immortal soul will be forever trapped in a gay reincarnation cycle. Gayincarnation. Where you always reincarnate into something gay. Not *someone* gay, mind ya, because no one actually wants you fuckers anywhere near. Alternatively, you might end up in Gay Hell. The name is misleading : it’s only hell for homophobes.

This is the most awesome news I’ve heard in a long while.

@Oogly

Well hey, heroes is what the world needs right now. I dunno about the “deserve” part and I don’t care, what I do know is that I’m glad you’re one of those who are filling those shoes.

So go ahead and enjoy your hero’s respite. You deserve it.

Jesalin
Jesalin
4 years ago

@Dali

Also, I got a full-time job and a rise, which is cool. Apparently short order cooks are a precious commodity these days.

That’s awesome!

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
4 years ago

I learned a lovely new-to-me word of French today – chronophage used in the ordinary sense of “time-consuming”.
(I had only ever come across it before in the name of the wonderful Corpus Christi College clock in Cambridge (the chronophage aka the time-devourer) (there are gifs of it, but I’m too cack-handed to link to any) (sorry 🙁 )

I’d just like to add another couple of hugs-and-respects to Oogly and to John.

Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ opposablethumbs

the wonderful Corpus Christi College clock in Cambridge (the chronophage aka the time-devourer)

Here you go, pictured with that bloke who invented time or whatever.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/09/19/article-1058317-02B9D37500000578-51_468x764.jpg

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
4 years ago

Ha, they make a rather appropriate juxtaposition, don’t they! 🙂

I love the way that when you see it in motion, the monster appears to be walking forwards, forever eating.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
4 years ago

Nearing 30 hours without a smoke and my good will from the other night has sorta waned. I mean, it’s still here, but it’s not keeping my head up anymore.

The pain hasn’t let up yet, let alone the heartache. Actually it’s getting worse as my body purges the last of the drugs. The creeping and crippling loneliness from before is coming back in full force and as a bonus I am reminded of all those *other* times I got my ass handed to me by someone I called my friend. Those other times actually hurt much more even to this day, because the people involved mattered much more to me, and because it’s the reason I’ve been holed up at home ever since.

I’m seriously starting to wonder if I’m ever gonna get a real chance at a social life again. Nights like this it honestly feels like some invisible force has decided to make me fail at everything I ever attempt in order to punish me for something or whatever. I know it’s not true, but knowing that is definitely not half the battle. I mean it doesn’t change much to the fact that everything still goes to shit regardless, I just don’t have a god to blame. Besides I know it’s something wrong with me, I just don’t know what.

The no-restock period has also been officially extended to three weeks, during which there won’t be any rest for me. I mean I’ll be able to sleep when I’ve spent enough time awake, but the drugs also kept me from dreaming, and the dreams I have are of the sort that makes me wish I had more nightmares instead (it’s because you always wake up).

And then there’s the boredom. It’s always been my mortal enemy but these days it’s getting a lot worse. Used to be I would just play some video games and be done with it, but I honestly don’t know what to play anymore. Obviously smoking helped a lot on that front as well.

Guess I’m looking at yet another summer of fun.

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