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this is why I’m a bad manager

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this is why I’m a bad manager

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Kirk is still my management role model.
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80s-punk?
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I'm totally going to buy these for the employees who absolutely can't function without a mobile computer, them leave it in the docking station at work 24/7.
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Farm bill will deny food assistance to 100,000 formerly incarcerated individuals

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The median annual income for a person right after they are released from prison is $6,500, so it's understandable why 70% of them receive food assistance of about $200 a month. This summer the House passed a bill that will deny food stamps to people who have served their sentences for violent crimes.

From Alex Busansky (founder of Impact Justice) and Gary Maynard (former president of the American Correctional Association) in the Washington Post:

The provision represents a disappointing step backward in the fight against recidivism and the larger struggle for justice. It also goes against a growing bipartisan consensus on key elements of federal criminal-justice reform, including reentry programs to help formerly incarcerated people as they work to become productive members of their communities.

This proposal might seem narrow in focus, but in fact it will affect more than 100,000 people leaving prisons each year after serving sentences for violent crimes. Loss of support at any point during their reentry — whether it’s a place to live, food to eat, a path to employment or supportive family relations — can tip the balance for the returnee to make a decision that will lead him or her back to prison. Every element of reentry is critical during the difficult struggle to reestablish a life in the community — a struggle we should be supporting in every way possible.

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This is just offensive. I want fewer criminals and opportunity for everybody willing to work for it. If you've served your time/paid for your crime, why should you be forced to live in misery or go back to prison?
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Behold a DIY, Kid-Friendly Table Saw

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The “table saw” swaps the saw for a nibbler; here it is cutting corrugated cardboard in a manner much like the saw it replaces.

“Kid-friendly table saw” seems like either a contradiction, a fool’s errand, or a lawsuit waiting to happen; but this wooden table saw for kids actually fits the bill and shows off some incredible workmanship and attention to detail as well. The project works by using not a saw blade, but a nibbler attached to a power drill embedded inside.

Unsurprisingly, the key to making a “table saw” more kid-friendly was to remove the saw part. The nibbler will cut just about any material thinner than 3 mm, and it’s impossible for a child’s finger to fit inside it. The tool is still intended for supervised use, of course, but the best defense is defense in depth.

The workmanship on the child-sized “table saw” is beautiful, with even the cutting fence and power switch replicated. It may not contain a saw, but it works in a manner much like the real thing. The cutting action itself is done by an economical nibbler attachment, which is a small tool with a slot into which material is inserted. Inside the slot, a notched bar moves up and down, taking a small bite of any material with every stroke. Embedding this into the table allows for saw-like cutting of materials such as cardboard and thin wood.

The image gallery is embedded below and shows plenty of details about the build process and design, along with some super happy looking kids.

DIY table saws come in all kinds of variations. We’ve seen a high-quality micro table saw and another micro build that embeds a Dremel tool, but this is certainly the first one we’ve seen that can boast being kid-friendly.

[via Reddit]





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This is fantastic.
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welcometoyouredoom:Happy Labor Day Republicans are thrilled to...

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welcometoyouredoom:

Happy Labor Day

Republicans are thrilled to keep children separated from their parents, and don’t you think for a second that they wouldn’t pass laws (or repeal laws) so that businesses could exploit poor families to force children to work in dangerous jobs.

It took a lot of work, and a lot of sacrifice, to ensure that child labor laws were passed, and we have to stay vigilant to ensure that our children remain protected.

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This is so important to remember. These things we take for granted were won with blood.
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