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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 21, 2014, 06:18:00 pm
Thanks for the well wishes everybody.  I've learned a few lessons from last time that I will apply to this job.  I will practice on my CAD at home most evenings.  I will focus further attention to the detail.  I will relax and do my job.  They promise to fully train me rather than throw me out to the wolves immediately like I was at my previous company.

Happy you've found something.

But what training do you require? I thought that's what CADD school was for?
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 20, 2014, 01:38:47 pm
Besides, I'm not desperate enough to work minimum wage jobs. 

Yes, you damn well are. Or should be at least. Seriously, I'm not trying to be Inks here, but your biggest problem is your perception of your own situation.

Anyone who's deep in the red, paying for rent, cable TV and bacon cheeseburgers twice a day is in quite a desperate situation if their income is 0.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Winter is coming ! on: October 20, 2014, 01:34:53 pm
Going down to -2 as well here.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 20, 2014, 01:26:57 pm
I have nothing against those working for lower wages, but I am not going to apply for anything paying less.  Everyone here thinks I can only work minimum wage jobs and be stuck there my entire life, but I do deserve to be paid more.  Heck, I'm worth $20 an hour, but I know I won't get it.  $11-$12 is as low as I can go.

Why is it so difficult to fathom that $9 temporarily is still better than a grand total of zero?

And unless you're logic is that pretty much every worker is worth $20 an hour (for which there is a fair argument, although it's still problematic), I don't see why what you offer is worth that amount. That's not to say you couldn't be in the future, but you have to keep in mind what you're offering a potential employer at this point.

5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your walkscore? on: October 19, 2014, 05:23:04 pm
93 here in Warsaw, 17 at home.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 17, 2014, 10:35:12 am
BTW, we just entered Texas

My sympathy. Athough I guess it feels like a small piece of paradise coming from Oklahoma... Wink
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you support a travel ban for Western Africa countries... on: October 17, 2014, 10:34:16 am
If we start allowing infected individuals to sue the careless traveling hosts of the disease, like the nurse from DFW who traveled to Cleveland, then maybe we can live in a world without travel bans.

Yeah that's a brilliant idea. Just hope the infected individual gets his money within 2 working days so he can spend it before his probable death.
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 16, 2014, 04:18:51 pm
This is just awful. As far as America is concerned, like I said over a month ago, all flights to and from any African nation should cease immediately.

We already had an infection in the U.S. from a person who came over from an infected nation. It must end now. No more risks.

Remember, we're the same country that locked up Japanese-Americans "just to make sure". If that was thin, I'm pretty sure stopping flights to a from nations with a deadly disease is a pretty reasonable idea.

You realize that he came on a flight from Belgium, right?

Are you sure Belgium is not just another name for Burundi?

I'm pretty sure Naso has heard of neither.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 15, 2014, 03:44:37 pm
The problem with Obama is that he doesn't want to play the political game. Would closing the border actually do anything to solve the problem? No. But it's the optics that count here. You gotta make the people feel like something is being done, even if it's all theater.

Thank you, Leaf

So you're willing to admit you care more about the theater than actually doing something worthwhile?

Appearances do matter.

Indeed they do. You, for example, do a very convincing job of making yourself appear even more brainless than you probably are.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 15, 2014, 03:42:13 pm
The problem with Obama is that he doesn't want to play the political game. Would closing the border actually do anything to solve the problem? No. But it's the optics that count here. You gotta make the people feel like something is being done, even if it's all theater.

Thank you, Leaf

So you're willing to admit you care more about the theater than actually doing something worthwhile?
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 15, 2014, 03:36:03 pm
Why is it an overreaction? Why take the risk? Why take the risk with a disease like Ebola? Are you that worried about offending African nations? I DONT CARE WHO I OFFEND. I DONT BELIEVE IN OFFENDING! I dont care who they are or what damn student visa their own, if they come from an affected nation, they shouldnt come here. PERIOD. NO GRAY AREA.
What does the Reagan quote have to do with that?

That listening to the Center for Disease Confusion is pointless. The government cant run a cathouse.

Who do you believe would be closing the borders?

Your question is redundant. The government already missed their chance because the liberals in power care about the feelings of non-Americans more than the safety of Americans.

Seal the border, stop the flights. Sorry, but until things cool down that's the way it should be. I don't care who gets offended, or whose feelings get *sniffle sniffle* hurt. We're dealing with life and death.

Again: do you believe a non-governmental organization is going to provide the border protection you advocate?
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Traitor Snowden enjoying the high life in Putin's Russia on: October 15, 2014, 03:33:46 pm
What else do you think he should do ?

Play Russian Roulette all day ?

I would prefer that he return to the United States, answer for his crimes, and be executed for treason.

Wait, you favor the death penalty, Lief?  This is news to me.

I favor it for treason, yeah.


Lief Sad

I think he's just concern trolling

I'm pretty sure Lief has always supported capital punishment, actually.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 15, 2014, 03:33:07 pm
Why is it an overreaction? Why take the risk? Why take the risk with a disease like Ebola? Are you that worried about offending African nations? I DONT CARE WHO I OFFEND. I DONT BELIEVE IN OFFENDING! I dont care who they are or what damn student visa their own, if they come from an affected nation, they shouldnt come here. PERIOD. NO GRAY AREA.
What does the Reagan quote have to do with that?

That listening to the Center for Disease Confusion is pointless. The government cant run a cathouse.

Who do you believe would be closing the borders?
14  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 15, 2014, 02:59:24 pm
Make jokes. I care more about the well being of my fellow Americans than the travel of foreigners.

Americans never travel internationally?  Then how did I get here in Oz?


You're missing my point. No more travel incoming from any affected nations. No more trips, no more missions no more visas no more "students just wanting to come to learn". Our own security trumps that.

Did you honestly care one bit that thousands were dying until there was a confirmed case in the United States?
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Traitor Snowden enjoying the high life in Putin's Russia on: October 15, 2014, 01:49:07 pm
Good for him.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Where would you rather want to live ? (Tender Branson edition) on: October 15, 2014, 12:54:22 pm
I want to say Tromso, but it'd probably get old after a while.

So Vienna, of course.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 15, 2014, 10:55:43 am
Rick Perry is coming to Warsaw University tomorrow. Guess I'll go and see how terrible he is...

More importantly, why is the Governor of Texas coming to Poland to talk about international relations?
18  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should the US adopt a single-payer health care system? on: October 15, 2014, 10:00:01 am
I don't believe single payer is the best way of doing healthcare, but at this point, the US really should just because any other "compromise" will be organized in some godawful way that will likely almost defeat the purpose of the reform.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: AK: Rasmussen: Sullivan +3 on: October 15, 2014, 05:18:26 am
Polls in Alaska are worth absolutely nothing. Begich could win or lose by 15%.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: A Question for Everyone Here. on: October 15, 2014, 04:58:05 am
It's quite a good development that the US seems to be increasingly adhering to party discipline. It's just that certain institutions like the Senate are so archaic that they make it virtually impossible to govern without a broad consensus for everything. But I'm hopeful that this will be changed in the not so distant future.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Des Moines, Iowa on: October 15, 2014, 04:54:15 am
So irrelevant that I can't bring myself to like or dislike it.
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Is the European Union project a threat to stability, democracy and peace? on: October 14, 2014, 04:23:39 am
Without the EU, Europe would still live in the aftermath of the two world wars. Thanks to the EU, the number of intra-European wars west of Ukraine has been kept at only one (Yugoslavian civil war).

This is nonsense.

I'm mostly in favor of further European integration, but trying to sell the EU as some holy institution without which Europe would be in ruins is just dishonest.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite thing (anything at all) about the previous poster. on: October 13, 2014, 11:23:00 am
He has quite a talent for presenting sometimes absolutely disgusting views in a genuinely friendly and humorous way. Wink
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you consider the preceding poster a liberal, a moderate, or a conservative? on: October 13, 2014, 10:51:31 am
I consider him more moderate than conservative, even if he often chooses to present himself as the latter.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: AR: ORA (D): Pryor up 3 on: October 13, 2014, 10:19:18 am
I 'd vote for Pryor over Cotton any day.

Shocked

I just assumed you'd only vote for him on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November but this is something else.

You know the great Illinoisan tradition: Vote early and vote often.
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