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The starting salary for a new American Airlines flight attendant is low enough to qualify for food stamps in some states
  • Texas Republican governors have specifically rejected free money from the federal government that is supposed to go to healthcare and unemployment and education.

    The current Texas governor has specifically told state employees to avoid federal money grants because there might be "woke" requirements to using the money.

  • The starting salary for a new American Airlines flight attendant is low enough to qualify for food stamps in some states
  • We let corporations take over without limit or recourse.

    Walmart pays a wage to people whose job it is to help other Walmart employees apply for government assistance. That's way cheaper to Walmart than paying people more. Then the government assistance comes from the lower 90% who do pay taxes.

    Minimum wage hasn't been raised in decades. It has increased a bit only in a few places.

    Over half (guesstimate) of prepared food workers do not have a steady income. They rely on a few customers to tip. And very rarely have any sick time or vacation time or health benefits.

    You've eaten food that has been handled by someone sick with a fever because they were highly discouraged from staying home sick.

  • Report Indicates Israel Uses WhatsApp Data in Targeted Killings of Palestinians
  • I haven't used Whatsapp Groups. This says the analysis is from looking at who is in a group, so just metadata, not contents of messages.

    That sounds like a normal marketing technique, though I don't know how hard or easy it is to get a list of users in a group.

    And also a phone number is Whatsapp is easy to lookup in Facebook and tie to a real person.

    It's all plausible without breaking into Whatsapp. But that doesn't disprove inside information.

  • North Carolina lawmakers push bill to ban most public mask wearing, citing crime
  • Wait, wait, there is an exemption for the Proud Boys and gangs of guys in khaki pants and blue shirts carrying a Nazi flag and tiki torches, right?

    MAGAts would be really upset if they could no longer hide their identity while protesting for killing of non-white non-cis people.

  • Connected cars’ illegal data collection and use now on FTC’s “radar”
  • Not even an apology. They'll spend money smearing the FTC leader. And call it a witch hunt. And publicize all the people who will lose their jobs if the company has to pay these fines.

    And they are hedging their bets that Trump becomes president and the FTC gets gutted, so there won't be any fines anyway.

  • Connected cars’ illegal data collection and use now on FTC’s “radar”
  • These days companies see fines as just a little fee for doing business.

    We've seen fines for other companies.

    Worst case, they have to.pay, what. 10% of their earnings back as fines? That's still definitely worth it to them.

  • Home Improvement @lemmy.world BigMikeInAustin @lemmy.world
    Do ceiling fan motors from the same manufacturer and same time change based on the blade length?

    Currently installed is a recent (about 10 years) Harbor Bay 5 blade ceiling fan with 44" blade diameter.

    In a box I have a recent (about 10 years) Harbor Bay 5 blade ceiling fan with 52" blade diameter.

    Yes, the large blades will run the motor harder.

    Would these two fans likely use the same motor, so that I can just swap the larger blades and leave the current motor? Or is there a high chance the motors are sized specific to their blades, and I would need to fully swap the motor to use the larger blades?

    The blades appear to use the same connection.

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