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Offline gbeenie

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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #360 on: October 22, 2010, 11:39:58 PM »
I grew up in Newark, Delaware.  In 2004, I took a job in Durham, North Carolina.  My family says that there was something particularly brave about packing up and moving 400 miles away to start a new life and a new job in a new city.  I think they're giving me too much credit; I tend to think that what I did, while exciting for me, was also pretty impulsive and not that atypical.

I left that job 10 months later and returned to Delaware, because I was no good at it.  But it reminds me of something about my life that brings me both joy and sadness.  I really have no strong roots.  I like my family, but I don't relate to them all that well (except in the biological sense).  I could really pick up and take a job anywhere in the country if the pay was good.  I have one really close friend who lives in Wilmington, and she's probably the only thing that could make me hesitate. 

But then, the fact that I don't have strong roots is in itself kinda sad, because it leads to a rather lonely existence.


How old are you? Most of the really strong friends I have in my life I didn't start to meet until I was about 24.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #361 on: October 23, 2010, 02:37:34 AM »
How old are you? Most of the really strong friends I have in my life I didn't start to meet until I was about 24.

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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #362 on: October 23, 2010, 01:19:16 PM »
I wouldn't sweat it. Unless you've got incurable wanderlust (some people do), you'll eventually put down roots somewhere and start to build a group of people around you who get you (I just can't stress enough how important that is; I have virtually nothing in common with the people in my biological family, and I'm really okay with that). And now, with the technology at our disposal, even geographical distance won't matter down the road, if some folks have to pick up stakes and take off.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #363 on: October 23, 2010, 04:02:46 PM »
Yeah I have the desire to have more nomadic/portable stuff since I hate moving but I feel the same way to some extent.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #364 on: October 23, 2010, 04:05:26 PM »
Yeah I have the desire to have more nomadic/portable stuff


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #365 on: October 26, 2010, 09:40:29 AM »
[sarcasm] Here's a job posting that doesn't sound in the least bit suspicious... [/sarcasm]

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Qualified candidates must have a College Degree/High School Diploma. Please do not submit a resume unless you meet this condition. We offer training in many ways. Applicatants must be skilled in Microsoft Excel and previous working experience within the office environment is a plus. Computer literacy as a whole is critical to this role and will need strong verbal and written communication skills.
Send Your Resume & Cover Letter Plus Salary Requirement

    * Compensation: Salary option $23.78 Per/Hr

Applicants misspelled.  "We offer training in many ways"   ::)


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #366 on: October 26, 2010, 09:51:21 AM »
[sarcasm] Here's a job posting that doesn't sound in the least bit suspicious... [/sarcasm]

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Qualified candidates must have a College Degree/High School Diploma. Please do not submit a resume unless you meet this condition. We offer training in many ways. Applicatants must be skilled in Microsoft Excel and previous working experience within the office environment is a plus. Computer literacy as a whole is critical to this role and will need strong verbal and written communication skills.
Send Your Resume & Cover Letter Plus Salary Requirement

    * Compensation: Salary option $23.78 Per/Hr

Applicants misspelled.  "We offer training in many ways"   ::)
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #367 on: November 15, 2010, 01:30:33 PM »
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #368 on: November 16, 2010, 12:09:24 AM »
US does not really produce anything and imports even its brainpower these days. It's a fool's paradise and in some sense even Mexico is less messed up than the US. 50 years and people will be sneaking south of the border.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #369 on: November 22, 2010, 01:44:10 PM »
US does not really produce anything and imports even its brainpower these days. It's a fool's paradise and in some sense even Mexico is less messed up than the US. 50 years and people will be sneaking south of the border.

Yep. We Americans are the old faithful wife... and capitalism is our husband. We were there during the good times, helped our family grow and prosper... But now we are getting a little saggy in the ass... we're starting to piss and moan a lot more about the husband not investing his time and energy with us... So as we all expect, but are too deep in denial to admit, the husband is running around, drunk with power from his anti-limpdick pills... and he's having a great old time fucking the new young hotness in China and Brazil and India behind our backs like some retard frat boy. Eventually, he'll just not come back.... we'll get divorce papers in our facebook inbox... and he'll end up marrying one of those whores. We'll be left the current house, maybe get some alimony to keep food on the table... But that cheating bastard will take the best years of our lives and most of his billions and build a new house in San Paolo or Bangalore or Xiahganu Provence or some such far flung place where all the young, stupid girls aren't yet wise to his flashy cars and slick talk. We'll be left to die alone and forgotten, all of our usefulness whittled away and sucked dry.




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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #370 on: November 28, 2010, 06:42:36 PM »
Yeah when is American going to wake up and see that capitalism is a dead end?  China is the land of the future and yet we still will not follow their lead.

I wish we could just sell this country to China so that we would have jobs and a decent standard of living again.

Now the Republicans are in power and we are just going to keep sliding backwards,we are never going to get jobs back as long as private corporations are allowed to exist in this country.  The bill of rights is joke.  We are all slaves to the rich in this country.  We need China to take over and save us from the rich.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #371 on: November 28, 2010, 06:54:12 PM »
Yeah when is American going to wake up and see that capitalism is a dead end?  China is the land of the future and yet we still will not follow their lead.

I wish we could just sell this country to China so that we would have jobs and a decent standard of living again.

Now the Republicans are in power and we are just going to keep sliding backwards,we are never going to get jobs back as long as private corporations are allowed to exist in this country.  The bill of rights is joke.  We are all slaves to the rich in this country.  We need China to take over and save us from the rich.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #372 on: November 28, 2010, 07:04:13 PM »
Yeah when is American going to wake up and see that capitalism is a dead end?  China is the land of the future and yet we still will not follow their lead.

I wish we could just sell this country to China so that we would have jobs and a decent standard of living again.

Now the Republicans are in power and we are just going to keep sliding backwards,we are never going to get jobs back as long as private corporations are allowed to exist in this country.  The bill of rights is joke.  We are all slaves to the rich in this country.  We need China to take over and save us from the rich.

If that ever happens I am moving in with my grandparents in Canada.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #373 on: November 28, 2010, 07:04:59 PM »
Is it maybe a viral marketing campaign for the new version of Red Dawn?


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #374 on: November 28, 2010, 07:07:55 PM »
Is it maybe a viral marketing campaign for the new version of Red Dawn?
There's some food for thought :o