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1  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Will the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church ever be reunited? on: Today at 09:55:42 am
The Orthodox would never agree to submit to the Pope's authority so no.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Biggest Hacks on Atlas? on: October 22, 2014, 09:23:44 pm
I'm surprised BTRD hasn't been mentioned yet.

I don't make outlandish predictions. You never saw me predicting Obama was going to win Georgia or that Alison Grimes or Amanda Curtis is going to win or anything like that.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 22, 2014, 04:10:19 pm
I have zero actual knowledge of the CADD industry, but from the way Bushie describes things, it seems standard to hire just about anybody temporarily on a 3 month trial. It doesn't sound like a usual job hire, where they make damn sure you're the right person before they offer you the job. I can see the advantages of doing things this way. It's not so crazy. And it's nice that it offers more people a chance to get a foot in the door than might be the case otherwise. Problem is, the Bushie family have a 1957 perspective on it, where "you're hired" means something very different than what is really the case. Bushie, they've allowed you an audition. Nothing more. Don't screw it up.

That's not uncommon today. Call centers tend to do it too which is why Bushie keeps getting hired at them despite how obviously wrong for it he is.

I'll give Bushie an undeserved benefit of the doubt but I wouldn't be willing to bet a dime on him still being employed here at the end of the year.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How partisan are you in your voting? on: October 21, 2014, 11:59:26 pm
I've voted all D in every election I've ever voted in aside from a few joke candidates in some city elections.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Sleep problem, is this what's going on? on: October 21, 2014, 10:11:15 pm
The last six months thanks to some shakeups at work, I ended up with a (for me) absolutely hellish schedule that required me to get up way earlier than I'm used to. Plenty wouldn't mind or would even like it, but I'm not a morning person. Mercifully this ended last week and I now have a schedule where I don't have to go in until 11:30AM, and I was able to catch up on sleep. However I'm still feeling tired a lot, even after 8 hours. I have a theory that I racked up too much of a sleep defecit the last six months and it's going to take awhile to even out. Even during that time I was sleeping in quite a bit on weekends but wasn't feeling fully awake or refreshed, then there was my little Chicago trip. So is this something where I'll have to just adjust over the next couple weeks instead of just sleeping in a little bit now?
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Cuomo v. Teachout on: October 21, 2014, 10:07:03 pm
Speaking of downballot greenies, should I vote Green or Working Families (i.e. Democrat) for Comptroller? I'm not even entirely sure what the Comptroller's job is. Obviously I'll be voting Hawkins for Governor and Schneiderman is and has been fantastic so I'll be voting WFP for AG.

A State Comptroller is basically the head of the state's finances and in charge of overseeing accounting and reporting. Go Democratic/WF.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 21, 2014, 09:47:30 pm
One thing about this company is that it's such a big operation (they mention CAD workstations) that you better cross your Ts and dot your Is on your work. It's likely going to be a mill operation where bad employees are purged fast. I imagine they are going to do metrics on you rather than have eye test personal supervision of your work. If your output is subpar, you'll be brought into the office for a talk pretty quick.

Especially if they're doing the hiring like this because of needed quick help. It sounds like they're hiring anyone with a CAD certificate and some experience. But once they get enough folks if they don't need that many any more, the standards will increase, and if Bushie continues to phone it in like he tends to do, he will be gone.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: WI: PPP for National Journal: Walker +1 on: October 21, 2014, 10:39:47 am
This election has been so uninteresting in Minnesota it was going to be the first time in a long time I didn't even bother taking Election Day off or doing any canvassing the weekend before, but come to think of it I could do some good in Madison...but then I'd have to take off Monday too probably. Eh we'll see.

But then again, I don't necessarily have to go all the way to Madison. I could always go to River Falls or Menominee (college towns near the border)
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: WI: PPP for National Journal: Walker +1 on: October 21, 2014, 10:37:49 am
47% sure isn't a good place to be for an incumbent governor as controversial as Walker this late.

And yes, I understand that Wisconsin after a judge's decision now again has some of the most permissive voting laws in the country.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you hire Bushie for a $20/hour job? on: October 21, 2014, 10:25:01 am
Ideally Bushie would just collect his check from the government every week and never work another day in his life. A shame the US's welfare and social safety net institutions are so lacking.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of FreedomHawk on: October 21, 2014, 10:20:39 am
Yes, and because my opinion is unions = good and Tea Party = bad, therefore attacking unions = bad, and attacking Tea Party = good. So Family Guy is good for bashing the Tea Party and South Park is bad whenever it spews right wing crap. Of course even if South Park never had right wing politics it'd still be an incredibly stupid and painfully unfunny show anyway.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which of the following sock accusations have you believed? on: October 21, 2014, 10:19:18 am
I could understand why people made the Gausslaw = jmf connection at first.

jmfcst has made multiple socks, all of which were blatantly obvious and never varied on his personality. GaussLaw has zero similarity to them.

KCDem is almost certainly a sock that imitates krazen, if not one that is actually krazen's. Remember, simfan started a sock account of a left-wing personality.

Mods have confirmed KCDem's IP address has no matches and looks legitimate. Why is it so hard to believe a new troll registered who isn't a sock of an existing user?
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which of the following sock accusations have you believed? on: October 21, 2014, 10:01:29 am
These have all been accusations made. Seriously.

NOTA.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of FreedomHawk on: October 21, 2014, 09:53:10 am
Really though, you have to admit someone is really f[inks]ing stupid if they think "But Family Guy made fun of the Tea Party!" is going to sway any progressives to hating Family Guy.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is KCDem a sock of krazen? on: October 21, 2014, 09:52:19 am
Oddly, many people here seem to think that every troll is a sock, as if there's some very small pool of people who might be bad posters, and so it must just be the same people who come here under different accounts over and over.

Granted, we have had folks like Atheist2006 and Vegetaboi and the like who've come back about 20 times each.  But there are still non-sock trolls who show up all the time.

Yeah I don't get it either. Like the Link=Einzige accusations, it simply makes no sense whatsoever and has zero basis in evidence.

I think it's just that there've been several high profile trolls (e.g., "barfbag") who *did* in fact turn out to be socks of previous posters, so now everyone is on guard and throws sock accusations around willy nilly, because they don't want to get "fooled" by someone again.  Also, having a poster turn out to be a sock account is a fast track way for the account to be banned, so there's some wishful thinking going on.


The funny thing is a couple years ago we had the opposite problems with people refusing to believe that blatantly obvious socks were socks (thinking of Willy Woz and his "brother" here). But that's changed too far in the opposite direction. Link=Einzige, Pollo=opebo, GaussLaw=jmfcst and Never=barfbag are some of the dumbest accusations I've ever heard, most of those have only superficial similarities to the banee if any at all.

I remember back in 2012 after Politico went on hiatus (he wasn't even banned mind you and came back right before the election), some new poster whose name I can't even remember starting posting, who was your standard election year anti-Obama troll. These type of trolls are a dime a dozen, but there were accusations that he was Politico...despite the fact Politico could've just returned under his old account anyway. It's baffling.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of FreedomHawk on: October 20, 2014, 10:25:56 pm
Just for clarification, Alex Jones is a nut, and you only don't like me because I offended you and you had a kneejerk reaction.

You don't HAVE to own an Xbox One but you do anyway because you can. Should they be illegal because you don't need one to live? Same with with assault weapons, which I view are important to have in the event that protection is needed from tyranny.

Yes, people need to own assault weapons because FREEDOMS and the only reason we don't have tyrannical stormtroopers knocking down our doors is because assault weapons is because a handful of idiot rednecks own AK-47s. Only Alex Jones types nuts think like that.

(I don't even really support gun control generally, but because most proposed gun laws don't work, not because of FREEDOM AND LIBERTY!!!!)
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is KCDem a sock of krazen? on: October 20, 2014, 09:53:37 pm
Oddly, many people here seem to think that every troll is a sock, as if there's some very small pool of people who might be bad posters, and so it must just be the same people who come here under different accounts over and over.

Granted, we have had folks like Atheist2006 and Vegetaboi and the like who've come back about 20 times each.  But there are still non-sock trolls who show up all the time.

Yeah I don't get it either. Like the Link=Einzige accusations, it simply makes no sense whatsoever and has zero basis in evidence.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Cuomo v. Teachout on: October 20, 2014, 09:49:13 pm
I went to a Nader rally for Jonathan Tasini at a bar one night. Got a nice buzz on while listening to him.

Sounds better than the Nader/Hawkins event that I attended at a UU church in Albany a few weeks ago. It featured a disquieting appearance by the Green congressional candidate for NY-21, who thinks that the government did 9/11. Sort of nipped any enthusiasm that I had for Hawkins' candidacy.

Are you surprised? The Green Party is an utterly terrible organization which should be obvious to anyone who's paid any attention to them or their candidates.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of FreedomHawk on: October 20, 2014, 09:42:45 pm
Utterly terrible poster who probably listens to Alex Jones and believes the UN is readying fleets of black helicopters to usher in stormtroopers and steal our freedoms with the idiocy that he spews.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Cuomo v. Teachout on: October 20, 2014, 09:29:48 pm
Hawkins will be holding a campaign rally with Ralph Nader in NYC next weekend!

Very excited to attend! With Cuomo's campaign collapsing into farce, double digits is looking more and more attainable!

Yuck. This makes me consider switching my endorsement. Nader has caused more damage to this country than Cuomo ever will. Too bad Rent Is Too Damn High isn't an option.

That's why I never supported Hawkins. I'd vote for another joke party if I lived in NY.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Would you hire Bushie for a $20/hour job? on: October 20, 2014, 08:53:41 pm
No.

I'd be hesitant to hire him for anything other than a minimum wage job frankly.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gamergate on: October 20, 2014, 08:48:18 pm
Also it should be said the Gamergate folks are quite ridiculous, even the ones who aren't blatant misogynists are still flipping over minor trivial s[inks]. Even if the "corruption" allegations are true it's the definition of first world problems. But the idea that they represent "gamers" as opposed to "a handful of folks on Reddit and 4chan" is even more absurd.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of South Park's anti-union propaganda on: October 20, 2014, 06:19:06 pm
Other way around.  I watch TV shows that coincide with my political views.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gamergate on: October 20, 2014, 04:08:16 pm
The problem with Sarkeesian is not that she's "radical" (nor is she, I've never heard her talk about "PIV" and strap ons for lesbian being a tool of the patriarchy or attack trans people) it's that her videos are full of over generalizations and inaccuracies and she never responds to her serious critics, only trolls.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 20, 2014, 04:04:43 pm
If Bushie was worth $20/hour then he would have no problem not being fired from jobs that pay just over half of that.
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