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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: OH-Quinnipiac: Gov. Kasich+12 on: July 30, 2014, 05:21:59 pm
You need to relax before you pop something Adam...
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: IL-Reboot Illinois/WeAskAmerica: Gov. Quinn (D) down 14 on: July 30, 2014, 05:02:57 pm
He isn't going to lose by 14, but winning Cook doesn't mean much if you don't steamroll in Cook whilst being slaughtered everywhere else. Comparing it to 2010 is probably a touch problematic as it was, in-essence, Quinn's election as Governor.

He BARELY won in 2010 and his approvals are pretty terrible... there's a chance his numbers might improve in spots where the Dem vote wasn't especially interested, the counties I look to Du Kalb, Du Page and Champaign.

3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: I'm back on: July 30, 2014, 04:57:58 pm
I suppose my question is why you're looking for a particular philosophy or ideology to provide all the answers?
4  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: RISK Domination XI: Round 3 (HagridOfTheDeep) on: July 30, 2014, 02:13:54 am
Let's just go with the big swoop around. Undecided

Send the maximum into Oklahoma. Then attack Oklahoma to New Mexico to Texas to Louisiana to Arkansas to Missouri, do or die. Refortify by sending the maximum back into Kansas. If I don't make it to Missouri for that move, please await further orders. If I make it but don't have anything to move from there, please also await further orders.

Ugh. This type of move always makes me nervous...

That is intriguing...
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Political Tracker - The Same Love Act Poll on: July 30, 2014, 01:09:21 am
I am not a fan of polygamy but I can live with it. But I have to agree with Cynic and others on Incest, it is a health issue and shouldn't have been legalized.

SSM is also a health issue and yet you all have no problem with it.

It absolutely is not.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Anyone been to Istanbul, Rome, and/or Naples? on: July 29, 2014, 11:00:59 pm
Istanbul - love it, the history, the food and the people. Be careful of dodgy types around markets. But a day? I'd much rather spend time in Istanbul than Naples... even Rome is questionable.

Rome - it is an amazing city, but I don't like it in Summer (actually, I flat out don't like Europe in Summer in general) - too hot, too crowded... but the history is worth it. Food is pretty good, but I'm more a Paris person than Rome.

Naples... I wouldn't go there in Summer if you paid me. I wouldn't be too concerned about crime... I just found it dirty and the people weren't very pleasant. To me, I only found it interesting as the hub for Pompeii and Herculaneum ... and even they're too touristy and tacky.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 29, 2014, 08:27:50 pm
Add to my interviews two job fairs.  A job fair on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 13:00 and another customer service job fair on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00.

No!!!!!
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Polnut for Senate HQ - Campaign Launch 'Experience with Purpose' on: July 29, 2014, 08:12:29 pm

PRESS RELEASE


Former President Polnut issued a statement this evening.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Senator Griffin for his service and wish him well on his departure from the Senate. He's been a solid champion for progressive causes. While we have not always agreed, I've always respected him.
9  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: July 29, 2014, 08:53:36 am
Also people can't seriously be buying Tony's MH17 bullsh**t? I mean at first he appeared strong, now he looks desperate.

When rock-bottom is your starting point ... the view will be disproportionate to the effort. Doing. Something "good" will be seen as great. But he's no Howard and I'd be shocked if it went further than this.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Arizona execution lasts almost 2 hours on: July 29, 2014, 01:40:50 am
Think of it in a criminal law lecture... you're acting in a deliberate fashion to end a person's life. It doesn't matter about the passion or hatred you feel for the person. You have the intent to kill them and then you perform the Act. It doesn't even satisfy the grounds for manslaughter.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: At-Large Senate Special Election July 2014: Candidate's Chaos Debate Megathread on: July 29, 2014, 01:07:17 am
I think the other candidates should head off somewhere else and leave these two alone.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / The People's Party August Convention - Opens Friday 1 August. on: July 29, 2014, 01:06:34 am
More information to come.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 29, 2014, 12:51:08 am
A thought that occurred to me is that a pizza or Jimmy John's delivery job might be decent for Bushie. You can work part time with very flexible hours so he can't use the excuse of having to look for other jobs, it's mostly driving, and even he can walk up carrying that to someone's doorstep. And while the pay isn't great they can make good money with tips, my brother working at Jimmy John's delivery is probably making more than Bushie did at his last call center job with his tips included. And I don't know if Tulsa is the same but in Minneapolis many have the only qualification that you have a car and a driver's license.

The issue there is still interaction with customers.

...getting the pizza there on time? ...dealing with small change? driving...
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Political Tracker - The Same Love Act Poll on: July 29, 2014, 12:39:26 am
From a personal perspective... I don't support this Bill. But it is a personal conscience issue.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 28, 2014, 09:15:42 pm
Let me pop in here again and say that I'm not mad at anybody here.  Smash did a good job in calming me down via PM.  I'm naturally not going to discuss what he said to me, but he did a good job of calming me down.

The fact is everybody here has made mistakes, both on my end and on the advice-giving.  You all expect me to fess up which is hard to do, and I expect you to fess up from time to time which is hard to do.  We're pretty much a bunch of hard-headed and somewhat egotistical men that make mistakes.

Let's drop the mental issue for now, if we may.  I'm simply not going to do it.  You can imagine the stigma when you tell your family and friends you are seeking help because an internet forum told you to.  They would tell you you've lost your mind, completely.

On the employment issue.  The object right now is to get a paycheck, even if that is customer service.  I have pretty much decided against the interview I had scheduled for tomorrow.  J-Mann and Smash did a good job of that, as well, because of the majority sales aspect.  However, there is another call center that I am going to look at tomorrow.  This is with a big-name company.  It's likely a job where I will be hired on the spot, but I think it will have more structure, which was my biggest reason for leaving the job I was at.  I firmly believe that I can do well in call centers if I just put my mind to it.  The calls no longer frighten me as they once did.  I can fix my attendance issues with a little hard work and dedication.  Again, my goal is to make this unemployment a very short one.  I do not want to drag this out any longer than it has to.  I know I have just given you the definition of insanity, but I've got to do what I think is best for me, even if that is an unconventional approach.  The possibility exists that I may fail yet again.  I realize that.  I still think, though, there is merit to the strategy that my parents and I are deploying.

Sorry - but I do need to highlight a few issues here.

- Yes, everyone has made mistakes and has personal issues and foibles. But this is YOUR update, you want the attention of telling the world about the intricacies of your daily life. Therefore, when you're cagey, defensive and throw back the genuine concern that has been shown for you... it's genuinely offensive. Sure, some have gotten off on telling you off... but 90% of it has been reasonable and based on fact and a pretty decent understanding of your behavioral patterns. But I recall talking about my past issues... and did it without needing to, for your benefit. So please, remember who started this and what others have offered you...

- Addressing mental illness is not supposed to be fun. You won't know if there's something wrong, because you refuse to acknowledge there being a problem with OCD or other forms of anxiety or compulsive behavior. You've got tell-tale symptoms even from this distance and it ain't going away with prayer or avoidance and frankly, I do think it's a big factor for your litany of issues. You don't have to tell anyone... that's the thing, adults don't need constant advice or reinforcement.

- You're setting yourself up for failure and another job loss for continuing in a field that you are fundamentally unsuited for... putting aside aptitude tests and that stuff, it's clear you don't handle pressure, you can't cope with flexibility or change and you need clear instructions and repetitive tasks. Call-centres ain't anything like that.

- and yes, your parents advice to you has been AWFUL. That's not being cruel or negative or unkind... at what point has their advice led to anything?
16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: July 28, 2014, 08:22:31 pm
Labor needs to sort this out and pronto.

Would one of the Australians explain us what happened?

Basically the former Premier was recorded having a justified but impolitic spray at the social conservatives in his party and those who removed a decent sitting Minister from her seat.

No one was exactly sure where these tapes came from etc etc... but it appears the Opposition at the very least had heard these tapes or as they're being called, 'recordings' but it's not known if they were the ones who leaked or facilitated the leak etc etc.

There are a lot of unanswered questions about their role in the affair. 
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 28, 2014, 07:48:14 pm
The problem is that you think you're 100% correct, no one is. Not us, not you.

Informing you of your own past mistakes is not insulting you, informing you that the advice your parents have given you has been deterimental is not insulting them. It's fact. Disagree? Prove otherwise.

You spill this online for attention, and don't like it when you hear something you don't like and you have the gall to suggest that everyone else is being childish? Despite the tone of some, including me, you've been given consistently decent and solid advice. You've ignored it all, because you, you, not us, thought you knew better... and where has that got you?

18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: July 28, 2014, 07:17:16 pm
Labor needs to sort this out and pronto.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 28, 2014, 07:16:16 pm
Inks, I took the test and answered all the questions with the utmost honesty and here is the exact paragraph that was displayed after my test was scored:
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Based on your responses, there is little to no indication of mental disorders. If however, you still feel the need to seek the guidance of a mental health professional do not hesitate to do so. Remember, the help of a mental health professional is not limited to the treatment of extreme disorders. A therapist or life coach can offer good advice to help with relationships (family therapy, couples therapy), self-esteem issues, and assertiveness training, as well as life and career coaching, among others. In essence, if you feel that you have not reached your full potential personally and career-wise, and are not fully content with yourself or your life, a therapist can offer a sympathetic ear and sound, practical advice in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

... I don't believe you.

I consider myself to be a fairly balanced person with the same foibles  etc etc I answered honestly and I apparently have symptoms of PTSD, generalised anxiety disorder and Agorophobia without panic disorder.

Generally, self-diagnosis is a very problematic habit, because if you're afraid of the outcome, you answer to make sure you get the result you want. Plus it's usually bollocks.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 28, 2014, 07:00:47 pm
...wait, wait, wait.

Bushie quit a customer-based position in order to look for more suitable work? Aaaand he gets an interview for another customer-based position?


21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Polnut for Senate HQ - Campaign Launch 'Experience with Purpose' on: July 28, 2014, 06:47:49 pm

PRESS RELEASE


Former President Polnut issued a statement this evening.

I want to make it very clear that I will not be a candidate for the upcoming special At-Large Senate election. I set out to run for the August general election, and that is what I will do. I wish those who are running in the special election the very best of luck.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: CNN National: Clinton beats Romney by 13 points on: July 28, 2014, 03:51:18 am
Hillary served as SoS - even Condoleeza Rice had strong approvals as Bush's SoS, if I recall correctly.

Once a General Election campaign begins and Republicans are able to tie Hillary to Obama's policies, her numbers will go down - I think most of us can agree her leads won't hold. It is encouraging to see that there is some buyer's remorse from 2012.

...and Romney 2016 will still be a dreadful error by the GOP.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 28, 2014, 03:49:17 am
Believe me, there are millions of us out there that don't even care if you live off the government.  We are called Democrats and you happen to be one!  

Sort of.  Oddly, he's already endorsed Christie for president:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=182005.0


Well, Bill Clinton basically ended welfare, so there won't be any point in voting Hillary if you want a strong welfare system.

Because Bill is Hillary... obviously.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 11:53:29 pm
Also... what about weekends?

Yes, it might mean less baseball and *gasp* less Church... but it's a hell of a lot more sensible than quitting.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 27, 2014, 10:04:06 pm
One thing I always do when mulling over options... remove yourself and imagine a friend is asking your advice and think on it through the prism of common sense.

Imagine if someone came to you and said "I'm quitting my current job, because I need to look for a job". Be critical... because critical advice is what true friends do, not agree with and reinforce bad decisions.

It's called being an adult...  
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