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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #165 on: August 04, 2010, 05:30:06 AM »
Honestly I would be more concerned about the Doc having a D'Onofrio type experience.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #166 on: August 04, 2010, 05:32:09 AM »
Honestly I would be more concerned about the Doc having a D'Onofrio type experience.
Or a 'Full Metal Jacket' experience :scared:


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #167 on: August 04, 2010, 05:37:41 AM »
Honestly I would be more concerned about the Doc having a D'Onofrio type experience.
Or a 'Full Metal Jacket' experience :scared:
Which stared D'Onofrio as "Pvt Pyle" yes.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #168 on: August 04, 2010, 05:46:17 AM »
I never knew his name (or just forgot) :-[
I just remember him as Private Pyle as well


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #169 on: August 04, 2010, 06:09:13 AM »
"PYLE!"
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"PYLE!"
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #170 on: August 04, 2010, 08:45:03 AM »
Doc, what's your weight?  They have some strict weight limits on new enlistments (as I understand it, they're a little more lax on re-enlistments.  Anything higher than 240 (even then you'd have to be 6' 8" tall) and you're right out.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #171 on: August 04, 2010, 10:44:13 AM »
Yeah looks like the Army is not for me.

Any way I hope I find something soon.  What we need in the government to come in and start creating a bunch of new jobs like they did in the 30s,it's pretty clear the private sector is never going to do it.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #172 on: August 04, 2010, 10:47:31 AM »
Yeah looks like the Army is not for me.

Any way I hope I find something soon.  What we need in the government to come in and start creating a bunch of new jobs like they did in the 30s,it's pretty clear the private sector is never going to do it.
Tell 'King Obama' to get his priorities straight and make job creation #1 on that list since he devoted a whole year to Health Care.. 8)


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #173 on: August 04, 2010, 10:52:37 AM »
Yeah looks like the Army is not for me.

Any way I hope I find something soon.  What we need in the government to come in and start creating a bunch of new jobs like they did in the 30s,it's pretty clear the private sector is never going to do it.
Tell 'King Obama' to get his priorities straight and make job creation #1 on that list since he devoted a whole year to Health Care.. 8)

Yeah I really wish the GOP had not wasted the country's time fighting that.  It was always going to get past so they should have voted for it and let the government move on to the next problem.  Just goes to show even in a crisis they can't put aside their pretty bickering.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #174 on: August 04, 2010, 10:55:50 AM »
Kinda glad I have my Big Backyard Project to distract me for a little bit each day and keep my mind off of the whole not being able to find a job thing.

I also am in limbo this week because Unemployment needs to "verify my address" for some reason and they're holding my check until they do that.  :grr:
They said "call us right away", so I did (on Monday morning) only to be told to call back on Friday.  :grr:  :grr:  :grr:



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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #175 on: August 04, 2010, 10:59:26 AM »

I also am in limbo this week because Unemployment needs to "verify my address" for some reason and they're holding my check until they do that.  :grr:
They said "call us right away", so I did (on Monday morning) only to be told to call back on Friday.  :grr:  :grr:  :grr:

I can't collect anything from unemployment (because I quit from my last employer back in Feb. 06), but it sounds like no matter what state you live in, the Unemployment procedures are pretty much the same :-[


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #176 on: August 04, 2010, 11:07:55 AM »

I also am in limbo this week because Unemployment needs to "verify my address" for some reason and they're holding my check until they do that.  :grr:
They said "call us right away", so I did (on Monday morning) only to be told to call back on Friday.  :grr:  :grr:  :grr:

I can't collect anything from unemployment (because I quit from my last employer back in Feb. 06), but it sounds like no matter what state you live in, the Unemployment procedures are pretty much the same :-[

I can't get it because I was only part time.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #177 on: August 04, 2010, 11:37:47 AM »

I also am in limbo this week because Unemployment needs to "verify my address" for some reason and they're holding my check until they do that.  :grr:
They said "call us right away", so I did (on Monday morning) only to be told to call back on Friday.  :grr:  :grr:  :grr:

I can't collect anything from unemployment (because I quit from my last employer back in Feb. 06), but it sounds like no matter what state you live in, the Unemployment procedures are pretty much the same :-[
Delaware sends paper checks.  Pennsylvania, curiously, sends you a debit Mastercard.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #178 on: August 04, 2010, 11:44:42 AM »
Yeah looks like the Army is not for me.

Any way I hope I find something soon.  What we need in the government to come in and start creating a bunch of new jobs like they did in the 30s,it's pretty clear the private sector is never going to do it.
Tell 'King Obama' to get his priorities straight and make job creation #1 on that list since he devoted a whole year to Health Care.. 8)

Yeah I really wish the GOP had not wasted the country's time fighting that.  It was always going to get past so they should have voted for it and let the government move on to the next problem.  Just goes to show even in a crisis they can't put aside their pretty bickering.
Eh, even if him or Congress tried to revive something like the Works Progress Administration, the GOP would just trot out the usual buzzwords of "socialist" and "deficit" to fillibuster.  But I'm curious what the stimulus is going to.  Infrastructure jobs seem the most useful expenditure of stimulus money, and sure enough there's a sign near my home that says "This project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act".  Except it's on a perfectly fine road and nobody is working there.  Maybe the stimulus money just paid for the sign.

I don't know what that snarky "King Obama" comment is supposed to mean, but health care reform was urgently needed and this was the best time to do it.  We barely made it with a Democratic supermajority and a Democratic president.  There wouldn't be a prayer without that configuration of Congress and this president.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #179 on: August 04, 2010, 11:56:11 AM »

I don't know what that snarky "King Obama" comment is supposed to mean, but health care reform was urgently needed and this was the best time to do it.  We barely made it with a Democratic supermajority and a Democratic president.  There wouldn't be a prayer without that configuration of Congress and this president.
Because it was basically 'crammed down our throat' and made priority 1 when job creation seemed like a higher priority to help get the economy going so the average Joe could afford the health care monthly payments and co-pays :-\