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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 10:47:10 pm
Bushie I seriously doubt you have skin cancer, you never go outside...

This spot has been there for a couple years so it may be something that developed from my childhood.  It may not be skin cancer, but it still needs to be looked at.

Wait, what?  If you have a spot on your elbow that's been there for several years, why are you suddenly worried about it now?  Is it growing or something?


It hasn't gone away.  I mean it comes and goes, but it never goes away completely.  It shrinks down to a spot the size of a nail head, but then I just look at it and it starts itching again and it turns into the size of a dime.

That's definitely not skin cancer then...

You are probably right about that, but it still needs to be looked at just to make sure it's nothing malicious.  If for nothing else to get rid of it as it is annoying.


You do need to go to the doctor for many reasons, this is the least of them, but if you are going anyway you might as well get it checked out.  The 15 minutes walking making you dead tired, that is what you need to be worried about.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / 20 years Later Illmatic on: April 17, 2014, 01:23:36 pm
Saturday will be the 20th Anniversery of the release of what is thought of one of the best if not the best hip hop album of all time  Nas's "Illmatic". 

Pure classic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXM6qu8hGrI
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: How has your family voted? on: April 17, 2014, 12:32:33 am
Recent ones I knew for both of them. Dad I asked a few years back, some of them he wasn't sure, others I'm not sure IIRC. 


Dad
68- Humphrey
72- Nixon
76- Ford?
80- Carter?
84- Reagan
88- Bush?
92- Clinton..
96- Clinton
00- Gore
04 Bush
08- Obama
12 Obama


Mom, 72-88  really have no clue, proably a bit of a mix
92 Perot..
96 Clinton
00 Gore
04 Bush
08 Obama
12 Obama


In 92 I know one voted for Clinon the other for Perot, I think it was my dad for Clinton and Mom for Perot, but not certain.  Mom was actually a registered Republican in NY, but never knew how and considered herself an Independent, and was more apoltical.  Dad was registered Democrat, wasn't really aware of it either, considered himself an Independent but leaned slightly more Democratic.

My parents moved to S.C in 2009 (right outside of Charlotte) which doesn't have registration by PArty, but now are both pretty much solid Democrats.


4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 16, 2014, 06:50:41 pm
bushie does allison reside with her parents?

Yes, she does, but she is looking for an apartment of her own near where she works.

so papa allison is eager to marry her off?

He wants his girl to be happy and with a good Christian man.

would she be allowed to date an atheist?

She would be allowed, but there's no way she would.  The Bible commands not to be unequally yoked, meaning Christians should not date non-Christians including atheists, muslims, jews, etc.  The reasoning behind that often than not atheists bring the Christians down instead of the other way around.  Denominations don't matter (Southern Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc), because in heaven there are no denomination designation (Galatians 3).  There will just be Christians.



This is one of the most disgusting things I have read on here (and I don't mean just update, I mean the forum as a whole)

It's not my rule.  I didn't make that up.  That's the Bible's rule.


My dad was Catholic, my mom Methodist, do you think they should not have been married??

I grew up in a heavily Italian neighborhood, and we also had a fairly large Jewish population.  There were a bunch of Catholic-Jewish married couples.  Should they not have married?
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How can I get cash? on: April 16, 2014, 06:40:14 pm
...go to the bank?

My bank is a mostly North Dakota one. It has only one branch in the state which is out in Golden Valley.


You clearly need to switch banks.

Or just borrow some cash off a friend or something. How much can you possibly need for "merch"?

Convenience. My mom works at the bank so if I ever have problems (like this fraud) I just text hwr and let her take care of it. I rarely so anything aside maybe sign sone papers I get mailed.

As for merch prices LPs and shirts are usually like $15.


Might be time to switch banks...


Also, what do you do when you have to go to the ATM?  Don't you have to pay atm fees if it isn't your bank?
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 16, 2014, 01:29:47 pm
bushie does allison reside with her parents?

Yes, she does, but she is looking for an apartment of her own near where she works.

so papa allison is eager to marry her off?

He wants his girl to be happy and with a good Christian man.

would she be allowed to date an atheist?

She would be allowed, but there's no way she would.  The Bible commands not to be unequally yoked, meaning Christians should not date non-Christians including atheists, muslims, jews, etc.   The reasoning behind that often than not atheists bring the Christians down instead of the other way around.  Denominations don't matter (Southern Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc), because in heaven there are no denomination designation (Galatians 3).  There will just be Christians.



This is one of the most disgusting things I have read on here (and I don't mean just update, I mean the forum as a whole)
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you ever fix yourself non-meat dinners? on: April 15, 2014, 10:54:25 pm
Not really, even if I just fix myself a salad or something like that I throw some chicken in there for the protein since it helps when working out.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 15, 2014, 10:46:09 pm
Wait, Bushie was told he had to do the final project?

Initially, yes, but then it looked like my first job application was going to give me a job, so Russ took that out of my requirements.

Wait.... is it a qualification or not? The convener cannot arbitrarily remove requirements for one person.

He made it optional for the rest of the Mechanical students.  The other two students will probably/have probably gone on to do the assignment, but he made it optional.

I'm unsettled by the amount of authority Russ Powers has to rule the CADD program by fiat.

And Bushie, if you can't walk for more than 15 minutes at a time, you need to see a doctor. That is more than just being out of shape. You need to take a stress test to make sure your arteries haven't been completely sealed off by the accumulated garbage you've forced into your body over the years.

This was just the first day, so, hopefully, if I keep at it, I can go longer and longer.  A stress test is not a bad idea, though.  I've got a few other things I need to ask him about, too.


Just being the first day is not a good excuse.  Getting tired that fast is a major problem, especially in conditions that are optimal for walking  This could be a SERIOUS health issue, I'm with Indyteas on this, go see a doctor.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 11:19:06 pm
Recruiters are the greatest bullsh**tters on earth....whether for the service,a job, a school, etc!

Yup - they're usually FoS.

Considering Bushie instantly ended a 'relationship' because he misinterpreted a joke ... dear God I wonder what he'd be like in a real interview scenario. I've been on an interview panel filled by a recruiter and almost every single one of the applicants was totally unsuitable and before I knew better, I've used recruiters and been put up for jobs that I was wrong for...

It's all about the commission.




When I was looking at jobb, most of them were though recruiters.  Not sure if it was since it was the finance field, the timing during the recession, the combination of the two or something separrate, but that is where the bulk of the ads and Interviews were.  I ultimatley landed something without a recruiter.

Using a recruiter isn't all bad, but you need to realize that they are there for themseves more than to help you.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 11:13:59 pm
Wait, what happened in the interview? What do you mean you should've waited and talked to the recruiter afterwards? Did you call him in the middle of it?

I think he means that he came off as confused and flustered to the interviewer about the differences and instead shouldn't have come off as confused and called the recruiter afterward.   That isn't exactly good either, but at least that is what I hope he meant....


11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 10:47:15 pm
Recruiters are the greatest bullsh**tters on earth....whether for the service,a job, a school, etc!

As it turns out though, based on the timing, it was more what my recruiter told me initially than what the design manager told me.  My recruiter told me I would hear today or tomorrow.  The Design Manager told me I wouldn't hear until mid week and there were other things different.  Turns out I heard today at 17:00...


No offense, but that has to do with the fact they were like no way.  Bushie, you really need to be more prepared.  You go crazy and obsess over every single detail in life, with the exception of the important ones....

How would you suggest preparing for an interview, then?


Use the company's website, and look at all facets of it, but don't limit yourself to it.  If the company is large enough look at write up's about the company financial and otherwise.  Familiarize yourself with what the comany does, and what th position is.  Research the position,what is expected in that position industry wide.  

As J-Mann just pointed out ask questions about some of the particulars of the position.  Ask questions about the compqny, if it the place has competitors I would ask something along the lines of what makes it different from abc company and so on.  Engage the interviewer.  

There probably isn't anyone around our age that hasn't blown an interview, I have done it more than once.  The key is to learn from it and properly prepare.  The lack of preperation has likely been a cause of many of your issues over the last few years.

Also even f you are confused about something, you need to remain in control.   Even if you didn't start getting upset I'm sure you appeared flustered.  Put yourself in the Interviwer's spot for a second, even if they understand you were caught off guard and surprised, would they want someone who gets flustered easily when something surprising happens?
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 10:27:47 pm
Recruiters are the greatest bullsh**tters on earth....whether for the service,a job, a school, etc!

As it turns out though, based on the timing, it was more what my recruiter told me initially than what the design manager told me.  My recruiter told me I would hear today or tomorrow.  The Design Manager told me I wouldn't hear until mid week and there were other things different.  Turns out I heard today at 17:00...


No offense, but that has to do with the fact they were like no way.  Bushie, you really need to be more prepared.  You go crazy and obsess over every single detail in life, with the exception of the important ones....
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 09:54:15 pm
This is all so INTERESTING!!! 

Bushie, I would hope that the Ruby Tuesday's pregame did not result in an ill-timed bout of flatulance?  That would be most tragic : (

Still pullin for ya!

Huh?

Apparently Ruby Tuesday's played a role in the interview that had nothing to do with greasy shirts or onion breath.  I just hope thay Bushie isn't ripping ass through these interviews.  It's tragic because Ruby Tuesday's is actually quite good.   

I wasn't "making music".  I don't think it was Ruby Tuesday's.  I don't know what it was...

maybe lack of preparation?

I think what it may have been is the interviewer told me different things than my recruiter, and I acted confused and flustered in front of the interviewer.  I realize now that was a stupid move on my part and I should have waited until I got out of the office to call my recruiter and talk it over with him...

Yes that would kind of do it....


How much research of the company did you actually conduct??

2 days worth.


In all seeriousness do you know how to research a comany or a position?   I'm not saying this to be a di**, but you don't exactly have the strongest record at such things...

I studied the website extensively.

F***
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 09:50:23 pm
This is all so INTERESTING!!! 

Bushie, I would hope that the Ruby Tuesday's pregame did not result in an ill-timed bout of flatulance?  That would be most tragic : (

Still pullin for ya!

Huh?

Apparently Ruby Tuesday's played a role in the interview that had nothing to do with greasy shirts or onion breath.  I just hope thay Bushie isn't ripping ass through these interviews.  It's tragic because Ruby Tuesday's is actually quite good.   

I wasn't "making music".  I don't think it was Ruby Tuesday's.  I don't know what it was...

maybe lack of preparation?

I think what it may have been is the interviewer told me different things than my recruiter, and I acted confused and flustered in front of the interviewer.  I realize now that was a stupid move on my part and I should have waited until I got out of the office to call my recruiter and talk it over with him...

Yes that would kind of do it....


How much research of the company did you actually conduct??

2 days worth.


In all seeriousness do you know how to research a comany or a position?   I'm not saying this to be a di**, but you don't exactly have the strongest record at such things...
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 09:45:05 pm
This is all so INTERESTING!!! 

Bushie, I would hope that the Ruby Tuesday's pregame did not result in an ill-timed bout of flatulance?  That would be most tragic : (

Still pullin for ya!

Huh?

Apparently Ruby Tuesday's played a role in the interview that had nothing to do with greasy shirts or onion breath.  I just hope thay Bushie isn't ripping ass through these interviews.  It's tragic because Ruby Tuesday's is actually quite good.   

I wasn't "making music".  I don't think it was Ruby Tuesday's.  I don't know what it was...

maybe lack of preparation?

I think what it may have been is the interviewer told me different things than my recruiter, and I acted confused and flustered in front of the interviewer.  I realize now that was a stupid move on my part and I should have waited until I got out of the office to call my recruiter and talk it over with him...

Yes that would kind of do it....


How much research of the company did you actually conduct??
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of walking on: April 14, 2014, 09:30:29 pm
Really enjoy it, one of the things I miss the most about working in Manhattan (although Midtown would be even better than where I was)
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 09:25:34 pm
Alright, guys, I'm done with discussing religion for right now.  I don't want an argument tonight, as I'm in too good of a mood despite losing a job offer earlier this evening.  Let's move on to a different topic, shall we?

Have you bought a set of dumbbells yet??

Not yet.

You are waiting for what??

Nothing, just haven't bought them, yet.

Will you stop being lazy and buy them already.  You can get a set or $20 or so, and hell you can use them while watching baseball.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 09:21:37 pm
Alright, guys, I'm done with discussing religion for right now.  I don't want an argument tonight, as I'm in too good of a mood despite losing a job offer earlier this evening.  Let's move on to a different topic, shall we?

Have you bought a set of dumbbells yet??

Not yet.

You are waiting for what??
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 09:19:00 pm
Alright, guys, I'm done with discussing religion for right now.  I don't want an argument tonight, as I'm in too good of a mood despite losing a job offer earlier this evening.  Let's move on to a different topic, shall we?

Have you bought a set of dumbbells yet??
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 09:06:02 pm
This just in:  The lower-paying job in Tulsa (the one I interviewed for Friday) fell through.  I still have the higher paying job waiting to hear back from.  Then, I have two more applications in Tulsa and two more in Oklahoma City that I just applied for today.  Sooner or later, I'll get a job. I believe God is intimately involved in my job search, and no one can convince me otherwise, nor should they try.
And that's why you're unemployed? Because God wanted you to stay unemployed?

I believe God has a specific job out there for me.  I just haven't found it, yet.  God knows which job I will fit the best in and knows what job is best for my life.  He knows what's best for me even better than I do.  He knows me better than I know myself.  As long as I do my part in applying and interviewing, the results are up to Him ultimately.  He will sustain me during this period, too.

This type of thinking is even more dangerous than your health.

Ehh.  I can't change this view.  The Bible governs my life and these views are Biblical.

Bushie, you're taking the Christian concept of "vocation" to an absurd conclusion. If you want to believe God has called you to be a CAD designer, fine. But if you are going to sit there with a straight face and type that you believe God is going to deliver a job into your lap like manna from heaven, you are truly crazy. That doesn't just require suspension of disbelief, it requires suspension of logic.

You obviously have not been reading the past two pages have you?  I have not said that God will just toss a job into my lap, but as long as I do everything I can like apply and do my best at the interviews, then the results are up to Him (i.e. out of my hands).


It isn't up to him.  It is up to you to do you part in having a strong resume that gets call back, and doing well in the interview.  After that it is up to the HR person, hiring manager, etc.  God has NOTHING to do with you getting a job.  Was On-Company something God did??

Would you stop questioning my faith?  I know what I believe and nobody can even attempt to convince me otherwise.


Bushie there is a difference in having faith in something and having absolute blind faith.  I don't give a crap what the discussion is having absolute blind faith in ANYTHING is just dangerous.  Nothing is going to change until YOU change.  Yes you might land a job somewhere, and I hope you do, but unless YOU make a change its just going to go to s*** just like everything else.  

This isn't about mocking you, making fun of you, your faith or any of that.  If I was trying to do that, believe me you would know, there would be no mistaking it.  With that being said, YOU need to get your s*** together, YOU need to make the changes, YOU need to do it yourself.  You can have your faith in God, pray, etc, but unless if YOU make the changes its not going to happen, no matter how much faith you have or how much you Pray, it is up to YOU to change not God.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 08:50:43 pm
This just in:  The lower-paying job in Tulsa (the one I interviewed for Friday) fell through.  I still have the higher paying job waiting to hear back from.  Then, I have two more applications in Tulsa and two more in Oklahoma City that I just applied for today.  Sooner or later, I'll get a job. I believe God is intimately involved in my job search, and no one can convince me otherwise, nor should they try.
And that's why you're unemployed? Because God wanted you to stay unemployed?

I believe God has a specific job out there for me.  I just haven't found it, yet.  God knows which job I will fit the best in and knows what job is best for my life.  He knows what's best for me even better than I do.  He knows me better than I know myself.  As long as I do my part in applying and interviewing, the results are up to Him ultimately.  He will sustain me during this period, too.

This type of thinking is even more dangerous than your health.

Ehh.  I can't change this view.  The Bible governs my life and these views are Biblical.

Bushie, you're taking the Christian concept of "vocation" to an absurd conclusion. If you want to believe God has called you to be a CAD designer, fine. But if you are going to sit there with a straight face and type that you believe God is going to deliver a job into your lap like manna from heaven, you are truly crazy. That doesn't just require suspension of disbelief, it requires suspension of logic.

You obviously have not been reading the past two pages have you?  I have not said that God will just toss a job into my lap, but as long as I do everything I can like apply and do my best at the interviews, then the results are up to Him (i.e. out of my hands).


It isn't up to him.  It is up to you to do you part in having a strong resume that gets call back, and doing well in the interview.  After that it is up to the HR person, hiring manager, etc.  God has NOTHING to do with you getting a job.  Was On-Company something God did??
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 08:27:46 pm
This just in:  The lower-paying job in Tulsa (the one I interviewed for Friday) fell through.  I still have the higher paying job waiting to hear back from.  Then, I have two more applications in Tulsa and two more in Oklahoma City that I just applied for today.  Sooner or later, I'll get a job. I believe God is intimately involved in my job search, and no one can convince me otherwise, nor should they try.
And that's why you're unemployed? Because God wanted you to stay unemployed?

I believe God has a specific job out there for me.  I just haven't found it, yet.  God knows which job I will fit the best in and knows what job is best for my life.  He knows what's best for me even better than I do.  He knows me better than I know myself.  As long as I do my part in applying and interviewing, the results are up to Him ultimately.  He will sustain me during this period, too.

This type of thinking is even more dangerous than your health.

Ehh.  I can't change this view.  The Bible governs my life and these views are Biblical.

I am far from the most religious person in the world, nor do I study the bible, but I somehow don't think God will get you a job, is in the bible. 
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In what decade were your parents born? on: April 14, 2014, 07:34:48 pm
1945 and 1951

^^^^This
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 14, 2014, 07:26:33 pm
This just in:  The lower-paying job in Tulsa (the one I interviewed for Friday) fell through.  I still have the higher paying job waiting to hear back from.  Then, I have two more applications in Tulsa and two more in Oklahoma City that I just applied for today.  Sooner or later, I'll get a job. I believe God is intimately involved in my job search, and no one can convince me otherwise, nor should they try.
And that's why you're unemployed? Because God wanted you to stay unemployed?

I believe God has a specific job out there for me.  I just haven't found it, yet.  God knows which job I will fit the best in and knows what job is best for my life.  He knows what's best for me even better than I do.  He knows me better than I know myself.  As long as I do my part in applying and interviewing, the results are up to Him ultimately.  He will sustain me during this period, too.

This type of thinking is even more dangerous than your health.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which county is best suited for the previous poster, politically/culturally? on: April 13, 2014, 11:31:45 pm
Orange, NC
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