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  • Why the Service Industry is the Both the Best and Worst Place for Aspiring Artists to Work

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    Lachlan Bray - Broke-Ass Bartender
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    The service industry: where dick jokes never get old Living and working in the performing arts usually means I spend more time behind a bar, (or in front of one) then I do on stage, or sitting at a desk writing my masterpiece. In fact you can end up spending so much time at work that sometimes you forget that you’re not actually an aspiring bartender. The service industry is a fickle beast, and a minx, she’ll lure you in with decent pay, flexible hours and free family meals.  Before you know it, you’re thirty five years old owning your own bar and telling your guests…
  • Notes for Friday – August 01, 2014

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    Hugh James Latimer
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:08 pm
    August 1st is celebrated as Swiss Independence Day, in recognition of the signing of the Federal Charter of 1291, which united Switzerland’s first three cantons. As of 2014, Switzerland has been free and independent for 723 years. Having a well-armed populace has assured that. August 1st is also remembered as the election day in 1946 that sparked the Battle of Athens, Tennessee, when returning World War II veterans took up arms to oust a corrupt local government that was rigging an election. o o o We are excited about round 54 of the writing contest as we have 2 new sponsors of the…
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  • Why the Service Industry is the Both the Best and Worst Place for Aspiring Artists to Work

    Lachlan Bray - Broke-Ass Bartender
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    The service industry: where dick jokes never get old Living and working in the performing arts usually means I spend more time behind a bar, (or in front of one) then I do on stage, or sitting at a desk writing my masterpiece. In fact you can end up spending so much time at work that sometimes you forget that you’re not actually an aspiring bartender. The service industry is a fickle beast, and a minx, she’ll lure you in with decent pay, flexible hours and free family meals.  Before you know it, you’re thirty five years old owning your own bar and telling your guests…
  • San Francisco’s Biggest Homeownership Secret: Below Market Rate Housing

    Alexandra Liss - Couchsurfer Extraordinaire
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    Most San Franciscans have no idea that they qualify to own their own home! I’m not talking miles outside of the city in suburban child factory land, but in San Francisco proper!  A portion of all new construction in San Francisco, currently a minimum of 12%, is required by law to be sold as price restricted Affordable Housing. That means, if you make under 120% of the Median Income, then “broke-asses” just like us can qualify to enter a Housing lottery to buy a below market Rate (BMR) home – for about 1/3 of the market rate price!  Yes, you read me right.  Have you…
  • Why Art Incubators, Not Tech Incubators, Might be Just the Thing San Francisco Needs

    Alex Mak - Broke Broadcaster
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The bay area has managed to invest zillions in tech incubators and engineering talent, but what about investing in the artistic talent that makes our city unique, creative, and interesting?  Once upon a time this city nourished the likes of Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jack London & the Dead Kennedys.  But now the city’s price tag is having the opposite effect, it’s forcing artists and creative types to move away, creating a glaring deficit in writers, painters, poets, musicians, sculptors and craftsman.  If we let this trend continue, we are…
  • Cheap-As-Hell Wednesdays at the Golden Gate Tap Room: $3 Beer and Super Cheap Appetizers!

    Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    This post is sponsored by the fine folks at the Golden Gate Tap Room. Wanna sponsor a post? Drop us a line at info@BrokeAssStuart.com I’ve been bartending at the Golden Gate Tap Room ever since it opened about a year ago. It’s a great spot for watching games and playing them because it’s got like elevendy-hundred TVs, as well as pool, skee-ball, foosball, shuffleboard, and video games. It’s like heaven for people who both enjoy booze and have ADD. Also, they have over 100 beers. If that wasn’t enough to get you excited about them then this will: starting today,…
  • Which Famous A**holes are Going to Burning Man This Year?

    Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Not going to Burning Man 2014? Congratulations! You will avoid the risk of personally encountering these a**holes. Many prominent a**holes from news, tech and entertainment have already articulated via social media or public commentary that they are inclined to attend the Burning Man festival in 2014. These famous people going to Burning Man will task out all of their costume, lodging plans and food prep to their personal assistants, pay tens of thousands to show up as plug-and-play attendees, and then force their personal assistants to sit home and take a week’s unpaid leave while the…
 
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  • Notes for Friday – August 01, 2014

    Hugh James Latimer
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:08 pm
    August 1st is celebrated as Swiss Independence Day, in recognition of the signing of the Federal Charter of 1291, which united Switzerland’s first three cantons. As of 2014, Switzerland has been free and independent for 723 years. Having a well-armed populace has assured that. August 1st is also remembered as the election day in 1946 that sparked the Battle of Athens, Tennessee, when returning World War II veterans took up arms to oust a corrupt local government that was rigging an election. o o o We are excited about round 54 of the writing contest as we have 2 new sponsors of the…
  • Round 53 Non-Fiction Writing Contest Winners Announced!

    Hugh James Latimer
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:07 pm
    We have completed Round 53 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest! First Prize goes to M.H. for “Killing, Dying, and Death – Part I” and “Part II”, which was posted on Sunday July 27 and Tuesday July 29, 2014. He will receive the following prizes: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course (a $1,195 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day…
  • Preserving and Storing Food Safely – An Overview, by N.M.

    Hugh James Latimer
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Preserving food has become an important focus of many families. After reading this article, you will understand what is involved in preserving and be able to decide if it’s for you. Food prices are soaring, and food quality and quantities are decreasing. You can save lots of money by buying things on sale or take advantage of bulk purchases, because you can preserve the food and use it later. You will be protecting yourself and your family by having safely stored nutritious food in the event of an emergency, and you can help your neighbors. With all these pluses, it’s a wonder why…
  • Two Letters Re: Killing, Dying, and Death

    Hugh James Latimer
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    The article brings topics that ring very true in my mind. Having served years ago but not in combat, I realize how important the trust is of your fellow soldiers and their need to trust you. It can not be stressed more that you will never know for sure of that trust until the “chips are down”, as they say. (Watch “The Pacific” dvd series based on the book The Old Breed. It will give anyone uninitiated a glimpse of the physical and psychological horrors of war.) I have come to peace with myself and God with the fact of dying. I hope, as the writer says, it will not be…
  • Economics and Investing:

    Hugh James Latimer
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Horrifying Worldwide Financial Destruction To Shock Investors. – J.W. o o o The Never-Ending ‘Recovery’ o o o Welcome To The NEW DARK AGE. – S.S. o o o Video and Text: The 20% market correction has already started, CDV o o o Asset Forfeiture – How To Steal Americans’ Hard Earned Cash With Zero Repercussions. – DSV
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