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26  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who has better taste in music? on: March 22, 2015, 11:35:39 pm
They both suck.

This
27  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Long Island in recent presidential elections on: March 20, 2015, 01:38:09 pm
So many villages, hamlets and the like on Long Island.  Interested in knowing how it breaks down below the Town level.

What were the strongest Democrat and Republican areas?  For the Republicans, I assume it's the Five Towns (Orthodox Jewish) and wealthier suburbs like Garden City that don't have sizeable Jewish populations.  And for Democrats, the most heavily Black areas like Roosevelt and Uniondale and non-Orthodox Jewish suburbs.

The Orthodox areas of the five Towns, especially Lawrence are heavily Republican.  Garden City is also very Republican, and most of middle class south-east Nassau County.

Heavily Dem areas Freeport, Roosevelt, Hempstead.  As well as many of the upper middle-class Jewish areas which have a large Asian population (southern portions of Great Neck, Roslyn, Jericho Plainview)

Great Neck is quite interesting, all of Great Neck and Kings Point use to be heavily Democratic.  The northern sections of Great Neck and Kings Point tend to be mostly Persian with a bit of an Orthodox population.  Southern half of Great Neck is more secular and also has a large Asian population.  After 9/11 northern Great Neck and Kings Point trended heavily Republican, southern half of Great Neck remained heavily Democratic.
28  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 20, 2015, 01:15:30 pm
I can't give Jeff any crap about having the AC on already. I've had mine on for nearly two weeks since it warmed up considerably, although it's back to heat now thanks to a cold front. I don't like the heat and certainly can't sleep in it.

Then again, I pay my own electric bill ... so there's that.

It wasn't so much Bushie turning the AC on because it got warm that was the issue, it was the fact is was in the 50's when he did it.

In (possibly undue) fairness to him, it did get quite warm in the Plains states for a period of about a week, and then a cold front moved in. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt and guessing that he didn't turn it on when the temperature hit 50, but turned it on when it hit 80 all of the sudden and just happened to tell the story after it had dropped again.


He made mention in his post Thursday morning that he turned it on early in the morning(around 545).  The low/high in Tulsa was 47/54 on Thursday

Is there a problem?

It's a bit absurd to put the a/c on when it is around 50.  Open a window
29  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 20, 2015, 01:02:19 pm
I can't give Jeff any crap about having the AC on already. I've had mine on for nearly two weeks since it warmed up considerably, although it's back to heat now thanks to a cold front. I don't like the heat and certainly can't sleep in it.

Then again, I pay my own electric bill ... so there's that.

It wasn't so much Bushie turning the AC on because it got warm that was the issue, it was the fact is was in the 50's when he did it.

In (possibly undue) fairness to him, it did get quite warm in the Plains states for a period of about a week, and then a cold front moved in. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt and guessing that he didn't turn it on when the temperature hit 50, but turned it on when it hit 80 all of the sudden and just happened to tell the story after it had dropped again.


He made mention in his post Thursday morning that he turned it on early in the morning(around 545).  The low/high in Tulsa was 47/54 on Thursday
30  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 20, 2015, 09:53:48 am
I can't give Jeff any crap about having the AC on already. I've had mine on for nearly two weeks since it warmed up considerably, although it's back to heat now thanks to a cold front. I don't like the heat and certainly can't sleep in it.

Then again, I pay my own electric bill ... so there's that.

It wasn't so much Bushie turning the AC on because it got warm that was the issue, it was the fact is was in the 50's when he did it.
31  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 19, 2015, 01:56:16 pm
Good Thursday Morning!  I slept well overnight, but I discovered that I think I am fully into air conditioner season now.  I flipped my heater on last night, but got too hot even with the fan on, so I flipped the air conditioner back on at 0545 this morning and I felt much better almost immediately.  I've got a feeling I won't be using my heater again until late this fall.  Anyway, today, I'm starting my last full day off until I go back to work tomorrow evening.  I don't have much to do this morning until I watch the 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament.  I do need to clean my apartment today while I watch the games.  I'll be going to bed by 2200 tonight so I can be up at 0445 tomorrow to drive to Shawnee.

Why the f*** would you put the ac on when its in the 50's??

Why the f*** would you have both the heat and fan on at the same time?
32  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How Long is Your Commute? on: March 19, 2015, 09:49:45 am
Without traffic can be done in a little less than 20 minutes.  25-30 minutes or so is typical, though can be up to 45 minutes at times, especially if I'm traveling in the heart of rush hour.
33  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 17, 2015, 12:04:44 pm
Now, you all are just belittling me.  You know what?  I don't need negative attitudes or beratement plaguing my mind ahead of a new job.  You all should just be happy that I have a job that will be of benefit to me health wise.  You will never be happy, but you should be.

Bushie, stupid comments deserve stupid responses.  The whole standing is exercise comment was a stupid comment.

Is it better than sitting on your ass?  Yes, is it exercise?  No

That stupid comment came in response to the stupid suggestions that standing has virtually no health benefits.  I know it's not exercise in and of itself, but I will be walking while I work and doing other activities as well.  I think it was King that pointed out a few days ago that meat can be heavy.  I will likely be carrying trays and containers of all different cuts and types of meat.  I may be doing other lifting.  The suggestion that this job has no health benefits was ludicrous, in my mind, and therefore warranted a stupid comment which warranted the stupid comment.  We were basically volleying the stupidity back and forth.

Bushie, the job in itself is obviously better health wise than sitting on your ass all day whether in an office or on your couch.  With that being said, doing that by itself won't accomplish anything.  You need ACTUAL exercise.
34  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 17, 2015, 11:14:51 am
Now, you all are just belittling me.  You know what?  I don't need negative attitudes or beratement plaguing my mind ahead of a new job.  You all should just be happy that I have a job that will be of benefit to me health wise.  You will never be happy, but you should be.

Bushie, stupid comments deserve stupid responses.  The whole standing is exercise comment was a stupid comment.

Is it better than sitting on your ass?  Yes, is it exercise?  No
35  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 12, 2015, 03:49:36 pm
I'm just being realistic. I wish Bushie took this job seriously, but refusing to do any moving to "rest up" before the job isn't a viable option. I want him to succeed but I've been burned so many times in the past that it's just silly to think this will be different.

No, you're just being pessimistic.  I guess it's understandable, but it's not guaranteed realistic.  I have no doubt I can do this.  I've stood up most of the afternoon today and I feel fine.  I'll sit down to eat here in a few minutes and then I'll stand up for a little bit once I get home.

I'm trying guys.  It may not be how you want it, but beggars cannot be choosers.  I'll start this job and I'll work long and hard at this job and surprise all of us.

Bushie, actually listen for once.  You need to Practice.  I think you can handle it, as long as you prepare yourself for it.  If you don't prepare you will fail, and right now you aren't preparing.

Do this tomorrow::

Stand 2 hours

Sit 15 minutes

Stand 2 hours

Sit 30 minutes

Stand 2 hours

Sit 15 minutes

Stand 2 hours
36  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XXII: Cleaning Up the Meat at [redacted]. on: March 11, 2015, 11:13:55 pm
So, I gather by this purchase you aren't going to attempt to stand 8 hours in the next 12 11 days and will just assume your magic shoes will solve the problem.

I have nothing to stand up 8 hours for.  I have no practical reason other than conditioning to do so.

That's a practical reason, dopey. We are trying to tell you that, in order to maximize your chances of succeeding, you should put your body through some trials NOW.

What would I do while I'm standing for 8 hours?  I am not going to walk for 8 hours.  I will play on the internet some, but that's hard to do standing up.  I just have nothing to do while I'm standing up for 8 hours.  I'll be fine.  Trust me.

Why is it that we all care about your success more than you do?

Here's a novel idea: choose eight different locations around Oklahoma City to visit and walk around in them all in one day. Whatever you want ... a mall, a Walmart, a Cracker Barrel, whatever. Just keep moving. Maybe a zoo (it's nice out now) or a park. See things you haven't seen, keep your mind occupied and just walk. Maybe download an audiobook and listen to it while you walk in a park. Change locations if you need to keep interested. Just keep moving.

I wish you would trust us that this job will physically wreck someone like you if you refuse to do some basic conditioning.

I can do it.  I will be on my feet for no more than 2 to 2 1/2 hours at a time.  I will have 2 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute lunch that I can sit down.  I have no doubt I will be very, very sore, but it will be good for me.  I have plans for the rest of the week and the weekend and I'm not going to break those.  You all have to trust me.  I will be fine.

Okay so don't stand for 8 hours straight, incorporate any breaks you would take into standing like you would during an 8 hour shift

Stand up for 2 1/2 hours, doing 15minutes or so of walking during that span.

 Sit down for 15 minutes

Stand for 2 hours, walk around for 10 of them

Sit down for 30 minutes & gorge yourself on whatever crap you would shovel into your body

Stand for 2 hours, walk for a few of those minutes

Sit for 15 minutes

Stand for an hour and 30 minutes.  Walk around 3 times 5 minutes each


It might seem like a silly concept, but someone as out of shape as you need to practice standing and being on your feet all day
37  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What did/do your parents do for a living? on: March 09, 2015, 07:29:43 pm
Mom primarily worked as an Adman Asst- when my sister and I were younger she either ddn't work or worked part-time


Dad- worked for a large bank in Manhattan- worked for the same Bank (through several margers) for over 40 years when he retired.
38  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you on the same cell phone plan as your parents? on: March 06, 2015, 02:21:02 pm
No, I do have a shared plan with my sister which we got in 2003 when we were both in college
39  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AL Supreme Court orders probate judges not to license same sex marriages on: March 04, 2015, 12:43:05 pm
Thank God a state court is fighting back against this nonsense.

And what nonsense is that?
40  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ben Carson: Prison makes people go gay on: March 04, 2015, 11:21:16 am
41  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 03, 2015, 03:21:07 pm
The funny things are:

1-Bushie's credit report is no doubt garbage and
2-Unlike many people with bad credit, most of it is primarily his fault.

Bushie isn't like the people with sob stories about being foreclosed in 2008 after being laid off during the worst of the recession or people who had to declare bankruptcy after massive medical bills, his credit black marks are all due to him not being able to hold a job for more than a few months and awful decision making on top of that. Take the short sale of his house, which could've been completely avoided had he never bought the house that he never needed in the first place. So if they still hire after the credit check, I wonder what they are looking for. Granted I know it's common that the only employers who tend to care a lot about credit score are financial industry ones but then you wonder why this one is checking in the first place.

Actually, I just checked my credit score a couple of weeks ago and I'm sitting pretty good.  It's by no means glamorous, but it is not garbage, either.  The worst problem I have is a nearly maxed out credit card.  The short sale on the house doesn't even show up, so my realtor was right, it must have dropped off my credit after a year or so, which would have been last August.  I don't care to release the actual score here, naturally, but it's not that bad.  It could use some improvement, but I would be able to sign for a major purchase like furniture or a car without needing a cosigner.

Bushie, a short-sale will still show up on the Credit Report.  What you looked at is a Consumer report which takes less into consideration than a full report.

A full credit report has three bureau's and goes back much further in time, the short-sale absolutely will show up when you look for a car, try to buy a home, etc, as banks get a much fuller picture when they pull credit than you do through a consumer report.

We had this discussion back in 2013, we're not going to go over it again.

Bushie, I'm a loan officer at a mortgage company, I know how these things work....

you arent in charge.  god is!


LOL, seriously though I don't fault Bushie for not actually knowing.  There are a ton of misconceptions when it comes down to credit, some of which I had myself before working in the mortgage industry and dealing with credit on a daily basis.  There have been numerous times where a client of mine thought their credit was different than reality due to tither their own misconceptions about credit, using a consumer credit report or both.
42  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 03, 2015, 12:01:37 pm
The funny things are:

1-Bushie's credit report is no doubt garbage and
2-Unlike many people with bad credit, most of it is primarily his fault.

Bushie isn't like the people with sob stories about being foreclosed in 2008 after being laid off during the worst of the recession or people who had to declare bankruptcy after massive medical bills, his credit black marks are all due to him not being able to hold a job for more than a few months and awful decision making on top of that. Take the short sale of his house, which could've been completely avoided had he never bought the house that he never needed in the first place. So if they still hire after the credit check, I wonder what they are looking for. Granted I know it's common that the only employers who tend to care a lot about credit score are financial industry ones but then you wonder why this one is checking in the first place.

Actually, I just checked my credit score a couple of weeks ago and I'm sitting pretty good.  It's by no means glamorous, but it is not garbage, either.  The worst problem I have is a nearly maxed out credit card.  The short sale on the house doesn't even show up, so my realtor was right, it must have dropped off my credit after a year or so, which would have been last August.  I don't care to release the actual score here, naturally, but it's not that bad.  It could use some improvement, but I would be able to sign for a major purchase like furniture or a car without needing a cosigner.

Bushie, a short-sale will still show up on the Credit Report.  What you looked at is a Consumer report which takes less into consideration than a full report.

A full credit report has three bureau's and goes back much further in time, the short-sale absolutely will show up when you look for a car, try to buy a home, etc, as banks get a much fuller picture when they pull credit than you do through a consumer report.

We had this discussion back in 2013, we're not going to go over it again.

Bushie, I'm a loan officer at a mortgage company, I know how these things work....
43  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 03, 2015, 10:53:09 am
The funny things are:

1-Bushie's credit report is no doubt garbage and
2-Unlike many people with bad credit, most of it is primarily his fault.

Bushie isn't like the people with sob stories about being foreclosed in 2008 after being laid off during the worst of the recession or people who had to declare bankruptcy after massive medical bills, his credit black marks are all due to him not being able to hold a job for more than a few months and awful decision making on top of that. Take the short sale of his house, which could've been completely avoided had he never bought the house that he never needed in the first place. So if they still hire after the credit check, I wonder what they are looking for. Granted I know it's common that the only employers who tend to care a lot about credit score are financial industry ones but then you wonder why this one is checking in the first place.

Actually, I just checked my credit score a couple of weeks ago and I'm sitting pretty good.  It's by no means glamorous, but it is not garbage, either.  The worst problem I have is a nearly maxed out credit card.  The short sale on the house doesn't even show up, so my realtor was right, it must have dropped off my credit after a year or so, which would have been last August.  I don't care to release the actual score here, naturally, but it's not that bad.  It could use some improvement, but I would be able to sign for a major purchase like furniture or a car without needing a cosigner.

Bushie, a short-sale will still show up on the Credit Report.  What you looked at is a Consumer report which takes less into consideration than a full report.

A full credit report has three bureau's and goes back much further in time, the short-sale absolutely will show up when you look for a car, try to buy a home, etc, as banks get a much fuller picture when they pull credit than you do through a consumer report.
44  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 02, 2015, 10:04:35 pm
I must make a confession...  I stayed up until 0100 this morning watching the Atlanta NASCAR race that I had recorded.  Way past my bedtime.  The DVR cut off with 17 laps to go just after the massive wreck that forced a red flag with 20 laps to go.  I am already planning on watching the Las Vegas race next Sunday at 1430 and may put that on record when I get home this evening.  I may be turning into a NASCAR fan.  Favorite driver?  Dale, Jr.

I can think of many reasons to stay up to 1am.  Watching Rednecks turn left is not one of them...
45  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 27, 2015, 03:22:04 pm
Haven't been around much the last couple days so just saw this now.  First off,  Congrats Bushie.  Looks like you actually landed a real job.  This is legit and looks like something you can handle.  I also won't worry much about walking 2 miles in an 8 hour day.  Your feet might be a bit sore from being on your feet, but it isn't like you are walking those miles non-stop over an 8 hour period its basically nothing.
46  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma tries to ban APUSH (& possibly others AP classes) on: February 18, 2015, 04:02:27 pm
Literally thought this was an Onion story.

Oklahoma Republicans come up with more crazy stuff than the Onion writers.
47  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: State rep, county party chariman etc. said something stupid - The Megathread on: February 15, 2015, 01:48:07 pm
Mississippi lawmaker on why he opposes increasing school funding


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State Rep. Gene Alday, R-Walls, doesn't believe any more funding is needed. "I don't see any schools hurting," he said.

But then he went on to say that Mississippi "has a lot of bad school districts. The people are electing superintendents that don't know anything about education."

The former mayor of Walls (population 1,248) went on to say, "I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.' They don't work."

He had to go to the emergency room for pain, he said. "I liked to died. I laid in there for hours because they (blacks) were in there being treated for gunshots."

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2015/02/14/miss-third-grade-gate-fear-failure/23443737/
48  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 13, 2015, 03:09:47 pm
Why does Bushie always go through these shady recruiters. Can't he just go to target.com and apply for a job?

He should, but to be fair, after I was laid off and was looking for work, most of the job ads on Career builder, Monster, Indeed, etc were through recruiters and/or Temp to Perm positions through Temp Agencies.  These were jobs in the NYC metro in the financial industry in the wake of the crash, so that may have explained quite a bit of it, but it wouldn't surprise me if its is similar for Bushie.  Most the ads on those type of sites aren't directly though the company.
49  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 13, 2015, 12:09:08 pm
Of course he could always try to get work with a normal taxi firm; presumably Oklahoma City has about a billion of these.
Taxis are not a common thing in midsized US cities. Most people already have cars, and those who don't are likely too poor to afford cab fare. Here in my hometown, one almost never sees them, though a few do exist.

There are taxi companies at almost every single train station on Long Island
50  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 13, 2015, 11:22:24 am
Wasn't around last night so will chime in now.  I think this is something with potential for Bushie.  It has some physical labor, but not to the point where its likely to be too demanding.  The fact he is moving around for a good portion of his shift is a bit of a good thing.  It isn't a scam and is a legit job.   When you have the interview I would look into the specifics to see how much physical labor is required, but it seems like it shouldn't be too demanding from the description.

Will it be a good fit for Bushie?  Maybe, maybe not, but it is a legit and honest job.  Even more important than that, it is starting to show that Bushie is finally starting to expand is horizons.  Even if this particular offer or position doesn't work out, that is an huge step in the right direction.
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