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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Reps Lynch and Jones push to declassify 9/11 files on: July 31, 2014, 07:44:24 pm
Blame Canada!
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should people who oppose gay marriage be banned from this forum? on: July 31, 2014, 07:40:35 pm
I don't see the point in banning bigotry. Naziism, racism, homophobia, etc. Let the world see how ugly some people can be. Banning them shields their ideology from scrutiny, and should be reserved for those who actively seek to disrupt the Forum.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How the Democratic Party became a tool for Wall-Street on: July 31, 2014, 01:41:43 pm
Yeah, a McDonalds franchisee in Denver is going to make so much more money by moving his operations to Hong Kong.

LOL. This McDonalds in Washington State can't even be bothered to move to thee empty lot across the street in Idaho for the $2.07 cheaper an hour minium wage.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mc+Donald's/@48.184203,-117.040228,397m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x53622472b2e66f35:0xb7db506c9a73e3c6
Moving a business, even a McDonalds across the street is a big, very expensive process. People act like businesses can stop on a dime and move. It's not that easy. Also, for a fast food place, which side of the street you're on is very important. A lot of people won't make a left turn onto or off of a busy street without a street unless they absolutely have to, so which way most traffic is flowing at peak operating hours makes a big difference . There are a lot of dynamics that go into any business that most people who are not in the specific field wouldn't know about.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 31, 2014, 11:41:08 am
I'd like to suggest I Know What You Did Last Somer. Also, how can a headache be so bad as to preclude a nap, but tv is ok? I know when I have a headache, staring at a screen is extremely unappealing.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you ever quit a job because your supervisor smoked pot? on: July 30, 2014, 08:31:17 pm
No, but I tend to find people who do smoke pot to be way too proud of it and in your face about it, which means they are annoying.

^
Lots of people who drink are similarly proud. Dude, I got sooo wasted lasted night.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which show will end up with more seasons? on: July 29, 2014, 06:19:28 pm
Update seasons are much quicker. Simpsons had already been on the air for about 30 seasons when Update began. 5 years later, and Update has about half as many seasons. The biggest threat to Update's winning is Bushie's health. He can't have a fatal event in the next 5 years are so. He's fairly young, doesn't drink or smoke. People much fatter than him and with worse habits routinely live into their 40s and even beyond. I'm going with Update.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever seen the ocean or flown in a plane? on: July 29, 2014, 06:15:18 pm
I think both are very common experiences among the young middle class and up crowd who frequents this site.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 29, 2014, 01:12:08 pm
Bushie, how are you today? You've been through a lot in the last few days. Hope you're ok.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Anyone been to Istanbul, Rome, and/or Naples? on: July 29, 2014, 10:15:00 am
Poor people take international vacations?
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 28, 2014, 07:58:08 pm
What, specifically, do you guys think mental health folks can do for Bushie? He clearly has a lot of mental problems, but all of you put way too much faith in the ability of psychiatry to solve them. The fact is, in cases like Bushie, there's not much that can be done to fix him. The efficacy of many drugs and talk therapy is very much in doubt. He's never going to be able to hold a job. He just needs to limit the financial damage he causes.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 28, 2014, 04:07:33 pm
It's clear Bushie will not be working his final 3 days. I wonder if he went willingly or if he had to be escorted off the premesis.
Also, any news on the CADD certificate?
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Judge strikes down DC's ban on handguns outside home on: July 28, 2014, 03:21:59 pm
I'm sure this judge plans on allowing guns in his courtroom. #Limousineconservative
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How the Democratic Party became a tool for Wall-Street on: July 28, 2014, 10:43:14 am
This is another case where Americans are hurt by not knowing themselves. Because people hold onto the mythology of Infinite Opportunity, they don't see themselves as Poors, Working Classers, or even Richers. Everybody is Middle Class, floating around like an Oklahoman in the Update, convinced that one of these days things are going to work out if we just believe. Americans need a serious dose of realism. We're all busting our butts for peanuts, and things are not going to change until we make low prestige jobs worthwhile. It is not possible for everybody to be a doctor, a CEO, or a lottery winner.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 28, 2014, 10:33:17 am
I don't know anything about call centers, but I'm guessing that they only request 3 days notice because the drones are so extremely replaceable and because people who have already given their notice perform badly on the phones. It makes a lot of sense. In any case, I'm still of the opinion that Bushie should get a job in a grocery store, ideally in eastern Oklahoma County so he can live either with Grandma Bushie or in the Train Room. It's a fairly easy job to get and, ideally, will encourage him to learn something about food other than how to shove it into his face. He's not alone in his complete cluelessness. Both my parents are the exact same way. And, what a surprise, they're both also obese, though neither one, thankfully, is at Bushie's (barely) morbid level. I think that Bushie's refusal even to consider such a job is a reflection of the stigma that American society holds for such workers. As if it's better to hold out for a professional career that is never going to materialize than accept menial labor. Ok, so stocking shelves isn't anybody's dream job. So what? Even at minimum wage, if he could keep this job longer than a few weeks, which is possible as many groceries are unionized, he'd be much better off financially than continuing with the on again off again call center roller coaster.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 10:00:14 pm
If you were cognizant of what's going on, you wouldn't be 31 and broke, 100% dependent on your parents.
Bushie is 32.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 05:51:04 pm
Are you moving back to OKC?
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: what separates the U.S. from Britain linguistically? on: July 27, 2014, 05:37:49 pm
I don't have any evidence beyond the anecdotal, but older people around here definately have a much stronger Southern accent. Most young people don't want to sound like they just fell off the turnip truck. There is a small but notable suburban redneck by choice minority, however, that tries very hard to push things the other way.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Your favorite kind of pie on: July 27, 2014, 05:02:24 pm
The key to a good pie is the crust. The filling is easy. Crust needs to be fresh and flaky, which it almost never is from stores and restaurants. Stale pie crust makes the whole experience worthless.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hey on: July 27, 2014, 08:57:06 am
Glad you're back. The world needs more Minnesota Nice.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 08:55:23 am
As big as Bushie is, I'm certain he's eating at least 4,000 calories each day. You don't get to be 300 lbs by eating a few extra bites each day. That said, my intent is not to fat shame. Like many Americans, especially religious ones, he has a very difficult addiction to junk food. I guarantee he binges on cheatsnacks regularly.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 07:37:17 pm
Why does Tulsa start their elementary schools two weeks before their high schools?
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 06:04:02 pm
It's a relaxing Saturday evening in progress. I've got one more baseball game to watch tonight - Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals.
How many baseball games have you watched today?
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: When will we see effort to address unaffordable dental care? on: July 26, 2014, 01:40:02 pm
The cost of dental care is nowhere near the cost of "regular" medical treatment. The ACA is not concerned with bills of a thousand dollars or so. A hospital stay, even one that's only a few days, will cost tens of thousands of dollars, and almost nobody is ever able to pay off that staggering sum. A dental visit may bust your budget for a few months, but it's not a life altering event the way medical bills can be for the uninsured.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 26, 2014, 11:47:57 am
I'd buy an Update themed tshirt.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: have you ever fallen for a scam? on: July 25, 2014, 09:01:21 pm
I took out a lot of student loans for a degree in history.
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