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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: Today at 01:39:03 pm
Is this a CADD job?
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 20, 2014, 07:20:03 pm
Let me just say, I don't have all the answers, either, and I do value your advice, but I value constructive advice, not posts that attack my abilities.

See, you don't understand what constructive advice is. All of the advice here has been constructive. What you are looking for is for us to blindly cheer you on as you walk towards another dead end like your family/friends do when we know how it will end. You have strengths and you have weaknesses. We all do. "Thinking" about things harder or focusing harder on things doesn't always lead to success.

I don't think any Updaters want to see you fail, but you are by far your biggest enemy. Sometimes I wonder if you even read what you are saying.

I know my abilities and I am an excellent judge of my own abilities.  The forum as a whole (not all, but most) says I have no meaningful abilities, thinks I am mentally ill, thinks i am worthless to society, etc.  Or, at least that's what I get from it.

First, you are not an excellent judge of your own abilities. Multiple times we have seen you exclaim that you are doing just excellent only to hear you were fired literally days later for poor performance. Unfortunately, you are very poor at judging your abilities, your skills and your job performances. Evidence confirms this regardless of what you say.

Second, no one has said you are mentally ill. We have said you have some mental issues, but again, we all do, and many of us have been to psychologists in the past to deal with those issues, myself included, I am not ashamed to say.

Third, no one is saying you are worthless to society, but you do have weaknesses that leave you unable to do certain kinds of work. The problem is, you refuse to do certain kinds of work you can do that could lessen the pressure on your parents checkbook, viewing that work as beneath your holy self, all the while holding out for a specific job that may never come. You have basically said you prefer to make $0/hour over making any money because that somehow helps your parents out financially.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 20, 2014, 07:05:32 pm
Let me just say, I don't have all the answers, either, and I do value your advice, but I value constructive advice, not posts that attack my abilities.

See, you don't understand what constructive advice is. All of the advice here has been constructive. What you are looking for is for us to blindly cheer you on as you walk towards another dead end like your family/friends do when we know how it will end. You have strengths and you have weaknesses. We all do. "Thinking" about things harder or focusing harder on things doesn't always lead to success.

I don't think any Updaters want to see you fail, but you are by far your biggest enemy. Sometimes I wonder if you even read what you are saying.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 20, 2014, 04:29:27 pm
I don't understand the logic here. Bushie NEEDS $11/hour to ease the burden on his parents, yet he refuses to make any money whatsoever in the meantime. I bet $250/week would help ease their burden if he took a temporary job while looking for full-time employment.

Of course, he doesn't think that way and would never agree with me.

I also still can't get over what a prideful man he is. His snobbery rivals even the worst people I know and he has no reason to be whatsoever. This is a guy that hasn't held a steady job in 5 years. What makes him think he's better than other people?

At no time have I ever said or implied that I'm better than other people.  I'm just relaying my own needs.  The $11.00 an hour is something my parents and I have discussed together.  Personally, I wouldn't mind going for a $9 or $10, but they want me to get $11 an hour or more even if it means waiting a little longer.  Since I am in their checkbook, I am inclined and kind of obligated to agree with them.  In no way do I think I am better than minimum wage workers.  I understand their desire to make more money, I just can't be in their shoes and not live paycheck to paycheck.

So your parents prefer you make $0 an hour than make something under $11 for the time being? Do you realize how silly that sounds? I can't believe they actually said something like that.

And you're 32, if you want to work and make some money on your own, do it. It's ridiculous you keep saying things like "we" when discussing your life. It's your life. You're a grown man.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 20, 2014, 02:17:35 pm
I don't understand the logic here. Bushie NEEDS $11/hour to ease the burden on his parents, yet he refuses to make any money whatsoever in the meantime. I bet $250/week would help ease their burden if he took a temporary job while looking for full-time employment.

Of course, he doesn't think that way and would never agree with me.

I also still can't get over what a prideful man he is. His snobbery rivals even the worst people I know and he has no reason to be whatsoever. This is a guy that hasn't held a steady job in 5 years. What makes him think he's better than other people?
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: IDS October 2014 Elections on: October 20, 2014, 01:52:35 pm
District 1:
1. Flo
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: October 20, 2014, 01:51:16 pm
I, Duke, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of Vice President, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitutions of the Republic of Atlasia, so help me God
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Duke for Vice-President (Confirmed) on: October 20, 2014, 01:01:54 pm
Am I confirmed? Can I swear in now?
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 16, 2014, 06:57:33 pm
Bushie would lose weight if he went on a low carb diet. He could literally eat all the fat he wanted to if he stayed away from bread, rice, pasta, desserts, etc. I did that a few summers ago and dropped a ton of weight, and now I rarely eat carbs aside from fruit with my yoghurt.

But that's his diet?! And the animal-fat heavy thing doesn't work for many in the long-term and with someone of Bushie probable cardio-vascular health... increasing his fat load probably isn't the best option.

I'm not saying he should up his fat intake, but studies have proven time and again that as long as you cut out the carbs, pasta, breads, rice, processed sugars, you WILL lose weight. It seems crazy, yes, but the tried and true diet of low fat high carbs won't work, it rarely does.

But yes, I know he won't do it, because he won't give up sugars. But it works. I felt great when I was on that strict diet. I might go on it against this fall because I rarely have a craving for starches and carbs anyway.

I did in in 2002/3... also dropped a lot. But I mentioned it to my trainer... and he went bright red and said "it's fine for a few months, even years, but long-term - you need carbs"

Right, I hardly am on it full time. Most days I eat upwards of 50-100g of carbs. But I think it's good to train yourself not to eat processed foods. I basically changed my diet for the better after I went on that strict diet and felt fantastic. I still eat pasta occasionally and fries nowadays, but hardly more than once or twice a month. I have sort of trained myself to not even enjoy things like that anymore. I feel bloated after eating a bowl of pasta or fries.

Of course, I don't expect Bushie to ever do that because not eating cake with every meal is un-American and wrong, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 16, 2014, 06:30:20 pm
Bushie would lose weight if he went on a low carb diet. He could literally eat all the fat he wanted to if he stayed away from bread, rice, pasta, desserts, etc. I did that a few summers ago and dropped a ton of weight, and now I rarely eat carbs aside from fruit with my yoghurt.

But that's his diet?! And the animal-fat heavy thing doesn't work for many in the long-term and with someone of Bushie probable cardio-vascular health... increasing his fat load probably isn't the best option.

I'm not saying he should up his fat intake, but studies have proven time and again that as long as you cut out the carbs, pasta, breads, rice, processed sugars, you WILL lose weight. It seems crazy, yes, but the tried and true diet of low fat high carbs won't work, it rarely does.

But yes, I know he won't do it, because he won't give up sugars. But it works. I felt great when I was on that strict diet. I might go on it against this fall because I rarely have a craving for starches and carbs anyway.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 16, 2014, 06:23:27 pm
Bushie would lose weight if he went on a low carb diet. He could literally eat all the fat he wanted to if he stayed away from bread, rice, pasta, desserts, etc. I did that a few summers ago and dropped a ton of weight (well 15 pounds, I'm not overweight to start with), and now I rarely eat carbs aside from fruit with my yoghurt.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 15, 2014, 10:08:46 pm
If you're making $0/hour, how can you be picky and say you'll only work for $11 an hour?
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Duke for Vice-President (Questioning) on: October 15, 2014, 10:20:12 am
Just hurry up and confirm me. I promise if another crisis occurs, I have the tools and knowledge to handle it in an appropriate manner
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Duke for Vice-President (Questioning) on: October 14, 2014, 05:12:54 pm
I'll have to tread lightly here, but...

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No person ineligible to be elected to or to occupy the position of President shall be eligible to be elected to or to occupy the position of Vice President.

This clause seems to suggest that someone ineligible to be elected President is ineligible to be Vice-President.

Yeah, I wasn't sure if that was talking about the eligibility post wise and account age or if it also meant term limit. If there is too much of a question here, I am happy to withdraw my name and allow Cranberry to find someone else. I'm not here to stir the pot. I just offered to serve until the end of his term.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Duke for Vice-President (Questioning) on: October 14, 2014, 04:59:17 pm
The Constitution says that I cannot be elected to a third term in office but does not say I cannot serve. If Cranberry died in the next two weeks, I would assume the office. I would not be elected.

That is, of course, how I interpret it. I have been wrong before and will be wrong again.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 14, 2014, 04:54:26 pm
I'm not sure why Bushie gets excited for interviews for tech support/customer service jobs. I'm sure they interview almost anyone for them.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 13, 2014, 10:18:03 pm
Bushie, have you ever believed that God is a woman? I am currently on a spiritual journey myself and I am convinced that God is a conniving woman hellbent on destroying all of us one day at a time. Do you think that's true? Some of the awful things in this world just don't make logical sense if you buy into the idea that God is this kind old man who loves all of us.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Party October Convention - Platform Vote Now Underway! on: October 13, 2014, 09:50:45 pm
I'm fine with being punished for missing 3 straight elections. It's not like we punish you for missing one.

I'd be OK with doing away with de-registration entirely. I mean, if you need a break, take one. I took a year long break after the RPP disbanded and I didn't de-register. No one threw me a parade or a going away party either (which I am still kind of upset over), but it all worked out in the end.

If you need a break, take out, by all means, but you shouldn't need to de-register if you anticipate returning in a month or two. We are all big, handsome adults that our mothers raised properly. We can do it! And if you do decide to take the poison pill of de-registration, there should be consequences.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Confirmation Hearing: Duke for Vice-President (Questioning) on: October 13, 2014, 09:47:18 pm
If all of the legislation currently in the queue or waiting in the Legislation Introduction Thread were to receive an evenly split number of votes in the Senate, how would you cast your tie-breaking vote? Please be exhaustive, and preferably provide some sort of explanation for all of your hypothetical votes.

I will stand up for freedom and always look for balance in most bills. I'm not going to go through 15 pieces of legislation and write an essay for this position, however. I have been a Senator for 12 terms, a VP for one, a President for two, and I have chaired a party that held half the senate for a term despite having only 20 members.

Most of you know what you are getting with me. I am happy to serve as VP for the last two weeks of dear Cranberry's term, but I am not going to jump through silly hoops and spend an hour delivering a dissertation on legislation I will never have to vote on and will never be around in the Senate to see. Plus, most of the legislation in the queue will be heavily amended or changed to the point where telling you how I'd vote on the original bill not only wastes my time, but wastes this senate's time as well.

Confirm me if you think I can do the job the VP is called to do. There is more than enough evidence about me on how I'd vote for each bill.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Party October Convention - Platform Vote Now Underway! on: October 13, 2014, 07:56:54 pm
Aye on the platform
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The People's Party October Convention - Platform Vote Now Underway! on: October 13, 2014, 07:55:43 pm
For whatever reason, the only time I see people de-register is after a heated argument when everyone is upset. I think if we are to have it in place, it needs to have harsh consequences merely so people won't use it to prove a point.

Maybe that's just me though. I don't care either way honestly. If I leave the game, I doubt I will de-register. I'll just disappear into the sunset.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 13, 2014, 05:08:07 pm
What's for dinner?
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 13, 2014, 11:42:20 am
I love how helpless Bushie is. Why can't you get some sent to a pharmacy in Tulsa?
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 12, 2014, 07:13:27 pm
Sassy, allcaps Bushie is the best Bushie!

And that is a FACT!! Wink
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 12, 2014, 06:47:09 pm
Where do you sleep at your parents since your room was turned into a train room?
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