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Millions will lose unemployment benefit extensions April 5th

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posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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He laid them all off! Thats why he is spewing his holier than though horsesh$t. His daddy gave him startup money to run a business and he's telling others how to live




posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:25 PM
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Lil drummerboy, I would like to let you in on a little secret.

Its gonna be most painful for those who have the most to loose. Don't forget this baby because I have a feelin no one is gonna escape this #storm.

And you know what, even with your dumb attitude I would still reach out to give you a hand up off your knees when you do fall. I won't waste your time explaining why, just trust me that I would.




peace brother



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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here is a much as you need...
I deal with utilities. Coal, gas, nuke.
In the repair and consultation biz.
No employees. and yes reading books does get you jobs,.. by way of education.
Troll,?? no just don't feel sorry for people that are on the system.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by ExPostFacto

Originally posted by whoshotJR
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Nobody is hiring period? I can go to monster or craigslist and find you many who are. I can tell you I hire people and have an opening right now that is hard to fill with a target of 68 k per year.


What industry? I would apply right now if my skills matched.


Sales in the SW Washington Oregon area but there is tons of jobs out there. I can look on monster or craigslist and find tons fo people hiring for decent wages. Some jobs people just dont want to do though so they would rather get a handout.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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jagadees.wordpress.com...

Noam Chomsky addresses how people will respond to the increasing unemployment rate.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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Coal, gas and nuke? You are sucking off the system whether you know it or not. Where do you think utility companies get funds to research or hire consultants for contracts? Government grants. That is right, no wonder you have the attitude you have...you are the benefactor of monies generated from government taxation.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:34 PM
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Well thanks for that..
But when this country no longer requires electricity then I will be concerned.. It is all about choices I made my decision to enter a field that would not fail. and require a constant need.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
...those that were waiting in the unemployment line just weren't bright enough to make it in the real world, believing in the superficial security of their employer. So if this hurts your feelings... grow up and accept that the tit is dry.


Man... what a perfect summation of how this country has fallen to where we are now. Your "I'll take mine and F-off to everyone else" attitude is a perfect example of the CEO greed that has ripped the guts out of America.

Just remember, what goes around, comes around.
Karma is a bitch... You'll get yours.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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How ever you wish to spin this is fine. I at least have a clear mind knowing that I am not just sitting on my backside collecting a check for lack of ambition. Sure,.. I can accept that the government has paid me for services,. cause I earned it.. I worked for that money.. and THAT is what WORKING is about. Of which Is what my gripe is about here.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:43 PM
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Whatever dude:

blog.aflcio.org...



Whirlpool was the beneficiary of over $19 million in economic stimulus funds, but that didn’t stop the company from announcing plans to close a plant in Evansville, Indiana, and move manufacturing jobs to Mexico. We were outraged. So we joined with our friends from the AFL-CIO to protest Whirlpool's decisions and demand good jobs in America. In February, over 5,000 workers and labor leaders personally delivered a petition to Whirlpool with 10,316 signatures from American Rights at Work supporters!





Whirlpool is closing the refrigerator plant, laying off 1,100 people and moving jobs to Mexico. Eliminating the second shift is the first blow, the other jobs end in June.


[edit on 2-4-2010 by drew hempel]



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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You are so off base here,.. What, I am greedy cause I made better choices,.. Hardly. I have been through the Karma ring. I have made my donations to society and they don't care who I am. Yet I still helped. The retired guy that busted a$$ for a comfortable life was greedy??? Wrong



[edit on 2-4-2010 by Lil Drummerboy]

[edit on 2-4-2010 by Lil Drummerboy]



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by ExPostFacto
reply to post by ugie1028
 


I am right with you. I have been waiting for approval for two months. I called and they said they are in the final stages awaiting approval. If they don't pass another bill your unemployment extensions will be cut off. That means no more money, homelessness, and no gas to drive to job interviews.

Is congress out of their minds! Go on a two week vacation for Easter, out of all dates, and let people starve?! I hope they all go to their churches and give generously, because the churches might be the only thing left to help the poor.


That's it! You're the winner.....er, whiner!

God sakes, sir! Have you ever thought of looking for work in a different field if you haven't had any 'luck' after exhausting TWO TIERS of unemployment benefits?

Unemployment benefits were supposed to be a TEMPORARY assist. NOT a life-sustaining assist.

Get off your butt and find something else to do. Cut grass for God's sake.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by whoshotJR

Originally posted by ExPostFacto

Originally posted by whoshotJR
reply to post by Zosynspiracy
 


Nobody is hiring period? I can go to monster or craigslist and find you many who are. I can tell you I hire people and have an opening right now that is hard to fill with a target of 68 k per year.


What industry? I would apply right now if my skills matched.


Sales in the SW Washington Oregon area but there is tons of jobs out there. I can look on monster or craigslist and find tons fo people hiring for decent wages. Some jobs people just dont want to do though so they would rather get a handout.
THIS is my point.
If you forced into a unemployment situation. Do something about it!!



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
reply to post by JohnySeagull
 
Well thanks for that..
But when this country no longer requires electricity then I will be concerned.. It is all about choices I made my decision to enter a field that would not fail. and require a constant need.



That might not be too far away buddy. I sh*t you not



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by pavlovs cat

This tuesday is my last unemployment check. Its one of those weird "half checks" due to getting my benefits biweekly. Ive been laid off from one of the worlds largest robotics companies for well over a year. To be honest I consider myself lucky that I never putmyself in debt , have no house payment (i rent), no car payment and am not a very materialistic person. What little I own in my one bedroom apartment , i paid for with cash.

My unemployment benefit was under 250 a week, barely enough to cover my rent , utilities , food, and overpriced gas. My car broke in november and I have not had enough money to even fix it. Ive been to EVERY business from bars and restaraunts to fast food franchises. The manager at Mcdonalds showed me the stack of applications , it was at least six inches tall.

I live in a suburb of detroit, and Ill be honest , I'm a survivor what little cash I had left , I bought canned goods and non-perishables. For those with homes and families , I can do nothing but pray and wish there was some kind of network in place we could help each other out.

My cash is gone , my car barely runs, I dont have this months rent, and I wont see a lick of the new health care for almost a decade? Im upset. Im crushed but I can only see myself crawling forward through this. At this juncture I feel my only option is to start moving north until I find some "State" land and pitch my tent.

I dont know what the legalities are concerning the "state" land were taxed for , but with no other choice than headed to the trees , i hope i have enough hustle in me to purchase a firearm. Even an 80 dollar Mosin will feed me.

I dont feel let down by individuals or party politics however, and never thought I would NEED a state handout, Im furious at the bankers and corporate greed. The people who gambled away my 401k (It turns out i have 21cents left in it) the people who gambled away our money and who will get enough in bonuses to carry the hungry a little further.

Im down for a little camping.... sigh.



I'm another unemployed robotics engineer, my degree from a top-ten university doesn't count for crap. Same job situation but my cash situation is better and I still have till November before benefits run out. I have been preparing to have to camp in the woods and live out of a bicycle with a trailer for close to two years. If you don't have a functioning car this is the best option. As of Febuary 2010 you can take firearms locked in a case into national parks if you have a form of mechanized transportation (bicycle at a minimum) to get it there and then open carry in the park (not in any buildings, ect. of course).

I got .44 black powder 1858 Remingtons in the mail from Cabelas for this purpose because they are cheap to feed, simple to operate and fix with hand-tools, and aren't very expensive. With aftermarket nipples and wax-sealed percussion caps can be as reliable as a cartridge gun. Lead can be scrounged or recovered from kills and poured into a mold, black powder can be made in primitive conditions if needs be (you only really need charcoal and saltpeter, sulfur just lowers the ignition temperature), percussion caps are just about the only thing you really need to have stocked in great quantity. Luckily 2500 will fit in a sandwich baggie. I just ordered some from a place that sells 5k percussion caps for $187 after hazmat and shipping. If you file the carrier to let the cylinders load easeir, a pre-loaded-6-shot cylinder takes about 3-4 seconds to reload. Loads are easily adapted to reliably kill everything from rabbits to deer and they have killed bears in the past in a pinch with canonical and a full load. Personally I think anything smaller than rabbits are better caught with traps.

Unfortunately in my state you can't use it for hunting at the moment so I would like to get a 20x20ga howdah for sub-40yard hunting and additional bear protection, but damn if those bastards aren't expensive at $575 for a kit gun. The only reason I would want that rather than a coach gun is that I could use the same materials to make ammo for my revolvers and shotgun. Well, that plus portability and the fact that if you had to defend yourself from say marijuana growers two barrels of .62 caliber buck-and-ball loads will make them think twice and provide a tactical smokescreen for getaway.

[edit on 2-4-2010 by wanderingwaldo]



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:55 PM
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Dude stop blaming the victim -- the solution is LOUD AND CLEAR -- tax the rich.



Fettig’s salary, incentive-based pay, executive perks, and stock and options awards amounted to $10.81 million, up from $6.11 million in 2008, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission….The company’s net income fell 21.5 percent from 2008, while sales slipped 9.56 percent. But Fettig received $3.5 million in nonequity incentive pay, up from $420,000 the year before.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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I got mine I hope you Got Yourself a Gun.

Was listening to this song and for many reasons this thread came to mind
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posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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This is the problem with technology. everyday we make new technical innovations that make the jobs of tomorrow obsolete.

---------that being said-

Im sure ill get flamed, but a small percentage of the unemployed are simply unemployable. Im borderline unemployable, except Im a yes man who will complete even the most asinine of requests from my bosses, and do it with a huge crap eating grin which has saved my butt a few times.

some people have just never developed the logic centers of their brains or something.

give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish he will eat for a lifetime.

"yyo mahn, ya hirin peeps rite kow?" was a post on my companies message board. Let me tell ya, we ran out to hire that guy immediately, hahahaha.

Actually, we didnt, because the way he carries himself leads me to believe that he really doesn't want the job. Over three different jobs Ive held has been from me showing up, being turned away, then going back next week and trying to seek employment again. I also have hired two people in the past who did the same thing, just kept at it because they really wanted to work at a TV station, and my boss was tired of being bugged about it.

My condolences go out to those who are truly capable yet still unemployed because of external forces.

I just get HELLLLLLA Pissed off at people who claim they cant work for what ever reason and just accept it. God forbid if those cats ever have to live it up in a "Little house on the prairie" type situation, haha



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by drew hempel
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
 


Dude stop blaming the victim -- the solution is LOUD AND CLEAR -- tax the rich.



Fettig’s salary, incentive-based pay, executive perks, and stock and options awards amounted to $10.81 million, up from $6.11 million in 2008, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission….The company’s net income fell 21.5 percent from 2008, while sales slipped 9.56 percent. But Fettig received $3.5 million in nonequity incentive pay, up from $420,000 the year before.
Sure but that doesn't make people educated to survive.
If learning a different trade is what it takes,.. then do it.
Yeah we need to pump the government back up so they can continue
the unemployment benifits ,... yeah

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posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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I've got news for you arrogant folks out there that think all these people are just sucking off the system, you better hold your tongues. There is a little saying, pride comes before a fall. You apparently don't have a clue what it's like to miss a meal, or several DAYS of meals. Let me tell you, by day number three of not eating, you'll start looking up in the trees for something to eat. Yes, you will. What is even more fun is when you don't know if you'll get to eat the next day either.

It all starts to snowball. You better hope you've got family, not everyone does. You'll find out who your true friends are real fast. First you start burning through your cash, then you sell things, then for whatever reason, you don't have a car any more, you get a bicycle, you are sleeping on someone's couch. How long can you do that before you get thrown out? Blood is thicker than water, and unemployed family members come before you. Where are you going to go? If you don't have an address, you can't get benefits or a job.

Yes, some people abuse the system, but many have been solid hard working people, paying into the system for years and they are about to get dumped in Tent City.

Oh, and one other thing, remember pigeon is good eating, although killing wild ones is illegal. That might come in handy for you one day. Invest in your future; buy a sling shot.

Now, it's easy for the employed to watch the MSM, shake their head, and go off to sleep. When hungry people start knocking on doors, I think the gravity of this situation will fully be realized and stuff might finally start hitting the fan.




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