Auspol and cost of living (stats)
ABS Cost of living stats for the March quarter have just been released, and they're sharp:
"Annual increases in living costs ranged between 3.8 per cent for Employee households and 4.9 per cent for Age pensioner households in the March 2022 quarter"
"In the March 2022 quarter, Age pensioner (+2.3 per cent) and Other government transfer recipient (+2.1 per cent) households recorded the largest quarterly rises since the September 2000 quarter, following the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST)."
The media release is at https://www.abs.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/pensioners-experience-higher-increases-living-costs and explains how LCI differs from CPI.
One reason I think I may be on the spectrum is because I implicitly understand my autistic daughter's logic.
For example, you can't ask her, "How are you?"
That question is too large. Think about it. How is anything? How does anything come to be—nevermind her? If we're taking the question literally, nobody can answer it.
Instead you have to be literal and binary with her: "Are you doing well or not well?"—that's a question she can answer.
I understand the thought process. Therapists don't.
Any person who says, in my hearing, that "the pandemic is over" is gonna get a fucking earful from me.
Still waiting on my inevitable positive - I tick all the boxes. What's worse?
I've got my first RA flares since I was pregnant.
Right hand. And fucking jaw.
“Apple Store employees in Atlanta have reached an agreement with the company to hold a union election on June 2nd.”
“If the drive is successful, the Cumberland Mall location will be the first unionized Apple retail location in the US.”
First US Apple Store union election set for June 2nd in Atlanta https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/3/23055452/apple-retail-store-atlanta-union-vote-date-set-june-cwa