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1  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? on: August 02, 2014, 02:15:59 pm
Just got back from the library and I got a book on former Michigan governor William Milliken, a moderate republican. He was governor from 1969 to 1983. Looks interesting and should give some good insight to Michigan politics of that era. State politics from past eras can be hard to find info on.
2  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Mandatory vacation pay on: July 12, 2014, 03:08:55 pm
Yeah the lack of vacation time is a big issue. 5 weeks total, 25 days total. Two weeks after a year, then a week a year till 5 weeks. Part time workers are more difficult because if you say you have to work so many hours to get vacation employers will cut workers under that. You will hear that 75% of people have vacation pay but it's the people at the bottom who don't have it but need it. Plus most of the 75% probably only get 2 weeks which is not enough. Giving 5 weeks vacation would help towards making up for the way workers have gotten screwed over the last 40 years. I would support tax breaks for small businesses to help with the added cost.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What U.S. City should be the 2024 Olympic nominee? Round 1 (again) on: June 14, 2014, 09:26:50 pm
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: June 12, 2014, 06:20:49 pm
44oz of pop isn't that much.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: May 20, 2014, 08:42:19 pm
I have decided to give up pop except on rare occasions, it has been two days since I had pop. I went on a pop binge over the weekend drinking 250 oz of pop in 30 hours. I felt quite bad and my teeth hurt.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: do you dread going to work? on: April 20, 2014, 02:30:09 pm
 I don't really dread work but don't enjoy it. My new job as a custodian isn't that bad although I only make 9.25 an hour. The work isn't hard and we are left alone and work alone mostly. Our bosses are good as long as you do your work. I have to drive 30-35 minutes to work though. My co workers say I work more than I should but I don't feel like I work that hard. Staying somewhat busy makes the day go by faster.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 30, 2014, 09:35:37 pm
This weekend I drank a lot of pop. I had got down to 24 oz a day during the week and even had no pop on Tuesday. I had 5 pops 60oz on Friday and 130 oz on Saturday at my friends kid's first birthday party. I was there for 11 hours even though the party was only from 1pm to 5pm. I had 3 pops 36 oz today. I had 330 oz of pop between last Monday and today. I want to get that under 150 oz this week. At work I was given my own area to clean everyday, but I wasn't really trained on what to do each day exactly. I was given a sheet with a list of stuff to do but it is not possible to do all of it everyday. I'm going to have to ask some questions tomorrow and throughout the week.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many airports have you been to? on: March 24, 2014, 08:35:13 pm
New York LaGuardia
Baltimore Washington
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 20, 2014, 04:12:35 pm
So I started the new job today, I worked 7am to 3:30pm. I spent the morning vacuuming the floors and using a machine to clean and mop the wood floors. I started to work with this other lady and we took out some trash but soon it is close to lunch so we went back to the break room. We take a 30 minute unpaid lunch but we get 2 paid breaks we take them with our lunch to make it an hour. After lunch we had a meeting on using new equipment but the meeting wasn't until 30 minutes after lunch was over but instead of going back to work for 30 minutes we just hung out in the break room. After the meeting I worked with the lady cleaning offices and checking to make sure the bathrooms were ok. At 3pm apparently everyone goes back to the break room and sits around until 3:30. It wasn't too bad of a day and I think I can do this job well. I only had 2 pops today if you count the Mountain Dew kick start drink pop a total of about 40 oz. although there is a pop machine in the break room that sells 20oz pops for only a dollar.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 19, 2014, 03:24:56 pm
Also I was invited to a kids birthday party, my friends kid turns 1 in a week and the party is next Saturday. There will be mostly adults though but the kids 5 cousins will be there most likely. I need to get a gift though.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 19, 2014, 01:29:05 pm
So I went to the orientation and filled out paperwork then watched some videos on safety stuff, I got a quick tour of the janitor employee area. I'm suppose to go in at 7am tomorrow and Friday but 7am probably won't be my regular time. She seemed to want me to work the 4:30am shift but originally she told me 9:30am. I will work either shift though, but prefer the 9:30am shift. She asked me about it and I was unsure because I thought it was settled that I would work the 9:30am shift. I think it will be settled after I'm done training. Should I ask for the 9:30 shift if she was kind of pushing me towards the 4:30am shift? I wonder if you can change shifts if someone quits or something.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 18, 2014, 03:15:18 pm
I go in tomorrow for orientation at 8am. I'm only having a small pop today since I will have to wake up at 6:45 tomorrow morning. Hopefully I will work the rest of the week too.
13  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: How can I get my unincorporated area to become part of a city? on: March 15, 2014, 06:35:25 pm
Interesting, I don't know how things work out there but here in Michigan I believe both areas have to vote on it. But you are talking California and a unincorporated area so it is probably different. Do your neighbors also want to become part of the city of West Covina? Are you part of the unincorporated area of South San Jose Hills? You probably need to get all the residents in your neighborhood together and contact the city of West Covina that you are interested in being annexed. What city services are you looking for?

14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your internet self vs. your real self. on: March 15, 2014, 02:28:46 pm
I want to meet some posters here so I can see how different they are from how I see them. Who want to meet? I will bring the pop.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is the ACA imploding? on: March 15, 2014, 12:49:10 pm
No but it's still not popular and most Republicans oppose it strongly. Unfortunately the right has done a great job attacking it mostly with lies. The ad they have been running here about the lady with cancer who lost her insurance and doctor is a lie. The lady found a cheaper plan on the exchanges and kept her doctor but lots of people will believe the ad.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Link on: March 15, 2014, 12:43:10 pm
I really didn't like him but he shouldn't have been banned.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 15, 2014, 12:46:43 am
I have been hitting the pop pretty hard the last 2 weeks, once I start working next week I will have to cut back a lot. I guess I'm drinking a lot of pop while I still can which is bad. I expect a call monday about my start date, I may even go in Monday but I doubt it since I haven't heard from them about a start date. I went to the dentist Friday and they were going to just fill two cavities but the two teeth were so decayed that they decided that they needed crowns because if they just fill it the teeth could break, which happened to a tooth a few weeks ago and that will have to be pulled.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is it wrong for taxpayers to fund welfare of any kind. on: March 15, 2014, 12:35:01 am
Pretending to care about "fraud" by the Republicans so they can gut food stamps and welfare is the worst it's sad so many people fall for it.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 30 Senate Dems plan all-nighter discussing climate change. on: March 13, 2014, 07:42:47 pm
They should have spent all night talking about income inequality. A real problem people care about, that greatly affects their lives.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Alex Sink running for Bill Young's old house seat on: March 12, 2014, 07:49:38 pm
The democrats really need to do something about turnout in midterms. Hopefully they can win a big in 2016 and take the house back with a large enough majority to not lose it in 2018. Although 2018 needs to be at least a decent year for the Democrats they need to get at least partial control of state governments for redistricting purposes. Even forcing fair maps will help.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 12, 2014, 04:16:26 pm
So I was not selected for a jury yesterday. At 2pm my group of 30 went in to a courtroom for selection. I even got called up and asked questions, I thought I might be on the jury but then the defense objected to me and I got to leave. It was 3pm so I got to go home. The case was a civil case, some lady was suing someone for future loss wages due to being seriously injured in a car accident.

My potential employer called the drug testing company and they found my test but it wasn't tested yet so we are waiting on that, if I pass that they will do the criminal background test then I can start. Hopefully I start Monday.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sexual abuse has become a huge problem for America's bible colleges on: March 12, 2014, 03:55:04 pm
When I went to church camp one summer in high school, for a week we weren't allowed to swim with the girls. There were separate swim times.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you want to work 60 hours in one week? on: March 12, 2014, 12:31:48 am
No I don't think I could work more than 50 hours a week for more than a few weeks. I find work so stressful. I could never work 60 hours in a week. No one should have to work more than 40 a week to survive. I want to put in my 40 hours and go home it's sad that this is considered lazy to some people. Americans are overworked and underpaid. Everyone should get two weeks paid vacation too.

24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Simfan34's Primer for What to Wear and When to Wear It on: March 11, 2014, 09:18:05 pm
I want to buy a suit, although I have no real use for one.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Alex Sink running for Bill Young's old house seat on: March 11, 2014, 07:43:56 pm
Democrats need to focus on turnout this November. Spend whatever you have to to get out the vote. Also defend obamacare get some people who the law has helped real stories not fake lying ones like the republicans.
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