A trip we undertook to save $210 on some moving expenses turned into an "oh shit, my iPhone" and then "oh shit, the _back_ of my iPhone", which is a $540 "repair" from Apple. Can mail it in to a service center in WA for about $160, so we will have saved $50 to negative-330 after all is said and done :-/
We can do so much with so little actual change--it's getting everyone on board and pulling the same way that is the problem: https://grist.org/food/how-do-we-fix-americas-fertilizer-problem-look-in-this-ditch/
"Only a great fool would call the new [politics] diabolic... it is not even Machiavellian, for Machiavelli's teaching was graceful [and] subtle. Nor is it Neronian. Nevertheless one may say of it that it fiddles while Rome burns. It is excused by two facts: it does not know that it fiddles, and it does not know that Rome burns."
I'm not even sure it can be excused any longer, if I can misappropriate this.
This is quite literally tyranny.
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