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Someone doesn't actually want to sell it. They want to say they've tried and that the price needs lowering...

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I work in the finance industry and it's similar. We have to be certain we're talking to the right person as fraud is rampant. This is ridiculous.

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I agree in principle, but that's not what's happening in the real world.

My husband has ME/CFS. It's a life-destroying disease, even though it doesn't usually kill you. There's no treatment, no cure, and no idea about the underlying cause, after many decades of research.

It's heartbreaking to read messages from people who caught it as a teen, seen all their schoolfriend grow up, experience life, find love etc, all while the sufferer is in pain all day, no hope of improving, relying heavily on what family they have who are willing to support.

This is by no means ideal, but neither is decades of suffering. I err on the side of reducing the constant pain.

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I did something similar, deliberately.

Bought a car, it's tyre repeatedly deflated every 3 days, kept taking it into the garage and they said they'd fix it each time. Third time, drop car off, they tried telling me its the cold weather thats causing ONE tyre to keep going down.
I tell them thats bullshit, take their courtesy car for the day, I had a 40mile commute each way. The hire car had 20miles of fuel in it so had to find a garage quick.

When I returned it that night, I had to nurture it home, and it ticked over to 0 miles left as I free-wheeled into their forecourt. I had some satisfaction that day. That day, they actually fixed the tyre.

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In the not too distant past, my best friend found out her husband had an affair with a mid-teenager. He was careful not to break the consent age, but the whole thing is Yuk all round.

I called him a Paedophile. She argued he's not. Hebephile is the word - its still effing disgusting to have middle aged men training their sexual interests on people too young to be trusted to drink, to vote, etc.

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Plus people commuting less = less pollution and less congestion.

Good for people, good for the planet, bad for profit for some.

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The test can identify with 96 percent accuracy which women with sometimes-vague symptoms will develop preeclampsia within the following two weeks

Excellent news. Having had friends suffer from pre-eclampsia, it's a very stressful and scary condition, being able to rule it out for many is as good as being able to predict those with it.

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This is it.

I've had an awful experience recently with an ex-friend, caught having an "affair" with his 16yr old employee. He's mid 40s. Turns out, the only illegal part is that there's pictures. He can fuck girls still at school legally, but he can't send her or request any pictures. It's insane.

Another layer is that the age of consent rises 18, but ONLY if you're in a school, healthcare, care-taking, Religion or sports club setting. According to the law, being her Boss doesn't mean he's in a Position of Trust or a Position of Authority over her. Yet, he plainly is.

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The idea behind calling it CSAM is that "porn" has become synonymous with something desirable - foodporn, earthporn as examples.

Child porn needs to keep it's status as abhorrent, however the term is changing its nature (as language can).

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Luxembourg has a gay Prime Minister. While not Head of State because Lux still has a King, he is rather up there in terms of practicality.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/30/luxembourg-same-sex-husband-seated-viktor-orban-nato-summit

"Unless the house is on fire or you are hurt, do not interrupt me on the phone!"

Hi everyone, this is a small but hopefully enjoyable bit of MC from my childhood. Way back when, my Dad worked in IT and worked from home. This is back in the early days of telecommuting and so most of his day was spent on calls in between actual technical stuff. The internet was in its infancy, so if he was working he really...

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As the parent to a 5 year old, I feel this sooooo much.

I'm having to change my "just-a-second", as she takes it literally - a second is counted. I now say just-a-minute. Frozen got it bang on when Anna says "just give us a minute " and you can hear Olaf quietly start counting to 60.

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Progress, but 66% is still happening. Let's hope he manages to stop it completely

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Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman. A collection of short stories but they're rather dark and many interesting ideas in there.

One of my favourite "reads" on a particularly late night drive up to Edinburgh that still sticks with me nearly 10 years later.

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Awww! Love their names!

I used to have 2 ferret boys, absolutely crazy adorable guys. Miss their antics and their endless energy.

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Google Maps is now showing me routes which will get me there in minus minutes. I'm intrigued.

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Not today, but you obviously know the area!

Howdy neighbour!

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I'm on kbin, really hoping that the new Sync will work here. However, given the way Lemmy works, I believe that it won't really matter as its just another instance in the Federation

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Ask me a month ago and it would've been Reddit Sync.

Now - WhatsApp, kbin, YouTube

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Those poor girls. Did absolutely nothing wrong, now they're not even able to get comfort from their families and friends. Their lives destroyed for years to come. And I fear some may end up pregnant, to add to their trauma.

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My kids school sent home a leaflet for it this week. We were considering the subscription as she loves to learn. This has really made us rethink it, sadly.

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