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1726  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 24, 2014, 05:15:58 pm
Bushie, will you at least cancel the cable package when you don't live there at all?

Realize every month that one entire week of your work will be spent on the rent and utilities at a place you don't live in at all. Perhaps more than a week when factoring in gas.



I thought about cancelling the cable package, but that would incur a huge disconnect fee that it wouldn't be worth it.  I called today about downgrading, but the agent spoke to me honestly and said I currently have $175 in discounts and if I take items away, I lose the discounts and that could likely cause my bill to actually skyrocket.  So, it's more cost effective to keep it as is.  That's okay with me because I will be come up here every other Friday after work and spend the night and watch some football and go back to Grandma's Saturday evening.

This clarifies everything.

I'm mainly coming up here to check on things and pay rent.  Football is a nice additive.

That's a pile of shit. Do you believe it yourself?
1727  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 24, 2014, 04:15:57 pm
Bushie, will you at least cancel the cable package when you don't live there at all?

Realize every month that one entire week of your work will be spent on the rent and utilities at a place you don't live in at all. Perhaps more than a week when factoring in gas.



I thought about cancelling the cable package, but that would incur a huge disconnect fee that it wouldn't be worth it.  I called today about downgrading, but the agent spoke to me honestly and said I currently have $175 in discounts and if I take items away, I lose the discounts and that could likely cause my bill to actually skyrocket.  So, it's more cost effective to keep it as is.  That's okay with me because I will be come up here every other Friday after work and spend the night and watch some football and go back to Grandma's Saturday evening.

This clarifies everything.
1728  Election Archive / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: MA: Globe has Baker +9 on: October 24, 2014, 12:55:18 am
I think this is an outlier, but Coakley should never be allowed to run for state-wide office, ever again.

As if blowing one of the most important Senate races of the decade were not enough...
1729  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: The worst President, of these three? on: October 23, 2014, 08:54:34 am
Mechaman is right, it's not even close. Nixon should be 'winning' in a landslide.
1730  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: attention seeking: Tweed's preferred career on: October 23, 2014, 08:47:46 am
The health / nursing track pays well and, if you're into that sort of thing, can be very rewarding. You ought to be able to pursue a track that doesn't involve a lot of ass-wiping or bodily fluid duty, though something specialized may require more education.

yes.  I'm able to work in my current situation without any certifications at all.  however 'real nurses', even the unionized ones with genuine living wages, tend to work in highly pressurized (and understaffed) environments, and as a young nurse explained to me over a beer one night, "If I screw up it might cost somebody their life."  not the most alluring thing to my mind.

Not necessarily. Almost all RNs start out in that kind of setting - usually a hospital - but there's plenty else that an RN can do once he or she has a few years of experience: administration, social work, education, IT, and probably more that I'm not aware of. Depending on what your first BA is in, you might be able to get out of the high-risk work even faster.
1731  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Cuomo v. Teachout on: October 22, 2014, 08:16:00 pm
What? I'm referring to Matt Funiciello.
1732  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Cuomo v. Teachout on: October 22, 2014, 08:09:39 pm
I went to a Nader rally for Jonathan Tasini at a bar one night. Got a nice buzz on while listening to him.

Sounds better than the Nader/Hawkins event that I attended at a UU church in Albany a few weeks ago. It featured a disquieting appearance by the Green congressional candidate for NY-21, who thinks that the government did 9/11. Sort of nipped any enthusiasm that I had for Hawkins' candidacy.

Are you surprised? The Green Party is an utterly terrible organization which should be obvious to anyone who's paid any attention to them or their candidates.

I have no interest in following the affairs of third parties outside of New York, but as a rule I assume that they're run by cranks. I'm disappointed in Hawkins, though, who I'm quite familiar with (although I've always been as baffled by the accent as everyone else).
1733  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of "Lincoln" (the movie) on: October 22, 2014, 09:55:40 am
As I recall, Lincoln came out the same year as The Dark Knight Rises.  With Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing Robert Todd Lincoln in this movie, I thought it should have ended the same way that The Dark Knight Rises did (spoiler for The Dark Knight Rises follows, but highlight text to reveal):

Lincoln "dies", and Joseph Gordon-Levitt becomes the new Lincoln.

 It would work even better with a second twist: Lincoln was Joseph Gordon-Levitt's looper all along. 
1734  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: how much is your cable package a month? on: October 22, 2014, 09:43:27 am
$20 for a decent pair of binoculars plus enough imagination to invent my own dialogue. Service interruptions are frequent, but I manage.
1735  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Biggest Hacks on Atlas? on: October 22, 2014, 09:39:04 am
Who is least hackish is a more interesting question, assuming you define 'hackishness' as a tendency toward opinions that are immune from influence by strong arguments or new evidence.
1736  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 21, 2014, 09:43:56 pm
Also, it turns out that a website called "usajobs.gov" has found all new ways to make me feel unqualified for the job market.

Oh, dear God...

A thick guidebook that promises to explain usajobs.gov sits on my coffee table as I type this. Welcome to this byzantine world of forms, checklists, and strange, keyword-laden resumes that span page after page after page. It's a browser-based nightmare.

What's your reason for the public admin concentration?
1737  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worst President of these three (19th-century Republicans) on: October 21, 2014, 08:17:23 pm
Hayes, even if only by virtue of the circumstances of his election.
1738  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Cuomo v. Teachout on: October 20, 2014, 09:39:07 pm
I went to a Nader rally for Jonathan Tasini at a bar one night. Got a nice buzz on while listening to him.

Sounds better than the Nader/Hawkins event that I attended at a UU church in Albany a few weeks ago. It featured a disquieting appearance by the Green congressional candidate for NY-21, who thinks that the government did 9/11. Sort of nipped any enthusiasm that I had for Hawkins' candidacy.
1739  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Winfield vs. Children of the Northeast on: October 20, 2014, 09:04:39 pm

A project of the Children for a Better Tomorrow PAC
1740  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Alabama treats inmates like Victorian debtors at best, stray animals at worst on: October 20, 2014, 06:53:25 pm
Gotcha, Thrasymachus.
1741  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mental Health Issues Put 34,500 on New Yorkís No-Guns List on: October 20, 2014, 06:47:30 pm
I wonder if I'm in it.  odds are not.

...unless you're in OMH's system and have spent time in the back of an ambulance or police car since last spring.
1742  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Am I really such a bad person? on: October 20, 2014, 12:11:28 pm
Don't be melodramatic. Your posts don't prove that you're a bad person, and you don't need to hurl yourself through a plate glass window at full running speed for not understanding the rituals of this peculiar tribe. If you want to be liked, quit being so tedious.
1743  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Alabama treats inmates like Victorian debtors at best, stray animals at worst on: October 20, 2014, 08:40:46 am
So Cassius' brutal rejoinder to R2D2 consists of (1) a yogiism ("That isn't word, and you're using it wrong!"), (2) a tautology ("You are merely an individual!"), and (3) a demand that R2D2 produce a deity to legitimize his opinion?
1744  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The t_host1 Institute of Comedy on: October 15, 2014, 07:41:59 pm
Quit putting words in Lumines mouth.

I have done no such thing. I have merely derived (I believe correctly) the true meaning from his somewhat cryptic statement. Of course I fully understand that the concept of interpretation is alien to a semi-literate fundamentalist halfwit such as yourself.

It's not alien to me. Just because I cling to my Bible doesn't mean I don't know what interpretation means. In fact in said Bible God, through the Holy Spirit, gives the gifts of tounges and interpretation of tounges. (I Corinthians 12-14, Romans 12, Acts 1:8, 2:1-the end of the chapter).
1745  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of "once a year" Native American activists on: October 11, 2014, 01:46:13 pm
Worst Sopranos episode ever.
1746  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is This Acceptable Behavior? on: October 11, 2014, 07:54:41 am
Is that you or the liquor talking, Mr. Lahey?
1747  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVII: I Ate The Strawberry (The REAL, AUTHENTIC Update) on: October 09, 2014, 07:58:03 pm
Most importantly, dealing with mental illness does not take away from your value as a human being. Too many posts here - most of them Bushie's - imply otherwise.
1748  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anti-Smoking Ads on: October 09, 2014, 07:55:34 pm
Sticking it to the man?  Hardly.  Not the man (besides, I'm a lower-middle class... the man would enjoy watching me inhale cancer), just the "the point of life is to extend it as long as possible" crowd that typically gets sexually excited by anti-smoking ads.

I'm not sure where you're getting that idea; anti-smoking arguments have just as much to do with quality of life and health care costs.

Cigarette smokers obviously believe that 50 years with a cig is better quality than 60 years without. 

Given a steep enough discount rate, almost any form of indulgence is justified. That people choose to smoke despite its proven costs only tells us that they either (A) lack information or (B) don't care much about the future. There is no guarantee that they will be satisfied with their decision in five, ten, or twenty years.
1749  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How would you vote if you were on my City Council? on: October 08, 2014, 09:17:42 pm
The development under debate is one of the best things that could happen to the pictured area.
Not quite; it is not a blighted area, its basically another working class area.

I wasn't alluding to blight. The location suffers from a more fundamental problem rooted in a defective (but probably not irreparable) built environment. I won't say more because angus has already mentioned several key points and I expect Train to explain all of this better than I can in his next post.

That said, you're on to something when you say that:

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We are miles away from anything worth walking too

Why do you think that is?
1750  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anti-Smoking Ads on: October 08, 2014, 08:33:19 pm
Sticking it to the man?  Hardly.  Not the man (besides, I'm a lower-middle class... the man would enjoy watching me inhale cancer), just the "the point of life is to extend it as long as possible" crowd that typically gets sexually excited by anti-smoking ads.

I'm not sure where you're getting that idea; anti-smoking arguments have just as much to do with quality of life and health care costs.
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