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zettapede 4 points ago +4 / -0

Don't look to the past, 'pede. Look to the future.

Ask yourself what you can do to ensure the future you want unfolds.

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zettapede 1 point ago +1 / -0

I met this motherfucker. Drank and chain-smoked with him all night. He's genuinely, certifiably insane, but he's alright.

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zettapede [M] 1 point ago +1 / -0

You realize we all pretty much mod from the shitter, right?

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zettapede 2 points ago +2 / -0

I mean... I'd suck them either way but I'd also suck them to vote against Trump

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zettapede 0 points ago +1 / -1

I'm not a corporate tax lawyer but I believe S-corp distributions count as any other distributions and are not at all tax-free: They're merely taxed at a lower rate. Reduction of basis merely applies to paid-in capital which you've already paid taxes on.

All of this is standard practice and you don't need an S-corp specifically for it.

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zettapede [M] 231 points ago +231 / -0

I would like to state for the record that we did not send him Russian text that said that.

We sent him a screenshot of Russian text that said that. Just so he'd have to look up the cyrillic alphabet and painstakingly copy-paste each letter into Google Translate.

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zettapede 2 points ago +2 / -0

I was cooking my own meals by 4. Not to imply my parents didn't cook, but I was responsible for my own meals except dinner and school-day lunches. (Which were packed, not bought.)

I also managed to teach myself electronic engineering and never burned the house down or tortured a cat. By 10 I taught myself to program and made my first video game. When I learned my nephew still had a babysitter at 12 I was horrified. People used to join the army and start families at that age. We're stunting our kids' growth.

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zettapede 3 points ago +3 / -0

Pedophile lives matter. Which is why they must be destroyed.

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zettapede 1 point ago +1 / -0

Even if it were a "suitcase" nuke as some nutters speculate, there would be a blinding flash on every video of it. It was in no way a fission detonation.

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zettapede 44 points ago +44 / -0

Let's not forget that without a formal verification process any number of mail-in ballots can simply be printed and any number of republican ballots can simply be discarded. There is no accountability.

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zettapede 3 points ago +3 / -0

If you notice it happening primarily indoors, at home, or in vehicles you may want to invest in a CO2 monitor and try opening a window / improving ventilation.

Same thing happened to me a couple years ago. Turns out I weatherproofed my little apartment a little too well.

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zettapede 2 points ago +2 / -0

By the way the exercise doesn't necessarily mean exercise to the point of exhaustion. 5 minutes of compound weightlifting movements can be enough to deplete glycogen stores and cause your muscles to draw sugar out of the blood and prime your body for rest.

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zettapede 3 points ago +3 / -0

(1) Stay away from bright lights. Turn off the lights in the house. Particularly avoid blue light. (Put tape or nail polish over LEDs. Use transparent red tape if you need to still read the display.) And yes this means you need to get the fuck off TD and go to bed.

(2) Exercise. Allow 30 - 90 minutes between exercise and bed time if you can but if you're up late and can't sleep, burn some calories. Avoid eating shortly before bed to prevent blood sugar spikes keeping you up. Alcohol will raise your blood sugar also and potentially over longer periods, so try not to drink before bed.

(3) I dunno about you, but for me caffeine is something my body reacts to more the older I get. I used to avoid caffeine within 6 hours of bed time. Now I'm up to 10.

(4) Do something boring that requires mild concentration. Sometimes I play sudoku, picross, or read textbooks on algebraic structures. Focusing your mind quiets the more exciting thoughts that lead your mind to wander while focusing on something a little boring causes your mind to wander a little - but less. This is exactly the sort of state of mind that leads to dozing / dreaming.

(5) Even if you're not tired, it helps to just lay down and close your eyes.

(6) Most supplements and herbs have done absolutely nothing for me, but l-serine 30 minutes before bed has made falling asleep much easier for me. I stir it into a little unsweetened yoghurt. It still won't do anything unless I actually follow the advice in step (5) above.

(7) Have a kid. Pretty soon you'll find it much easier to get to sleep. It's the staying asleep part that gets harder.

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