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i cannot believe that ANYONE bought that whole 'compassionate conservative' BS a few years back....
my boyfriend works at a small company...most everyone there is conservative religious types...today in the meeting they were talking about having some customers do some video testimonials for the website, someone mentioned that they have to be careful cause since they have state contracts and they cant appear to have any favoritism kinda stuff going on (guess the state hasnt caught on to the whole K street thing yet but I digress lol) Anyway, the boss mentioned that he even took cookies to the state office he deals with and they just left them outside for the homeless people to eat because they couldnt take them...then he says 'and I'm not about to be feeding the homeless on purpose hahahaha' and another guy chimes in 'yeah me neither hahaha'
my boyfriend just looked around and said "really?" but dont you just wanna ask of their god is the one that gave them that cold ass heart?
couple days ago my boyfriend was out to lunch with a couple of the guys and they had coke products they were drinking and my bf mentioned about many horrible things coke does, child labor abuses being one of them, and they guys start laughing and slurpin on the coke and saying 'oh yeah this is some tasty child labor here'
and me...texting with a friend in another state yesterday, I mentioned something about OWS (we've never talked politics before) and I said "this really isnt america anymore" and he replies "yeah cause that N_____ president is trying to turn us into a socialist country!"
I spend alot of time telling myself that most righties are that way because they have been duped, lied to, bait n switched etc...its not really their fault.......but damn if there arent plenty who really are that fucked up in the head.... I dont get how some people can be so filled with hate and ignorance when it comes to other people and other situations....but you can bet your sweet ass they will all be in church on sunday!!
(cant post a yahoo video in Political Videos it seems)
Occupy Main Street
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 9:08 PM EST - 3:10 | 2,694 views
The Occupy Wall Street movement finally hits Main Street. Submitted by: Funny Or Die
at Macys...seasonal...temp..part time....but its a job! not my field, 1/3 my usual salary, .......only 8.75 an hour but its a JOB
might get to stay on after the holidays but then I'll have to join the ~UNION~ (YAY union! lol )I'm happy! it gets me outta the house...a lil cash where there was none...and as I keep looking at least now when they ask "are you working now?" i can say YES lol
age 16=min wage 3.35
age 43=min wage 8.75 (well 8.67)
3 years of unemployment is OVER!
By Sharon Salyer Herald Writer
The Everett Herald
updated 11/2/2011 1:45:10 AM ET 2011-11-02T05:45:10
LOCAL NEWS — The tents and hand-lettered signs sprouting on the lawn of the Snohomish County government complex are nearly 3,000 miles from New York City's Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.Yet it shouldn't come as any surprise that Everett has now joined the growing list of cities with an "Occupy" movement, said Arthur Esparza, 27, of Everett.The city is the site of the Everett Massacre, he noted, an historic clash between labor and city leaders 95 years ago. "It has a pretty long history of activism."Esparza was among a handful of people who joined in the ongoing "Occupy Everett" demonstration Tuesday. About 120 people have shown up at different times since it was launched last week, he said.Sitting on some steps on the edge of the encampment was 56-year-old Charlie Siefferman, of Everett, who said he also participated in the demonstration Monday.Siefferman, who worked as an electrician, said he has been unemployed for more than two years. During that time, Siefferman said he has been looking for some way to express his opinion about his growing concern over corruption in government, and found it with the Occupy Everett demonstration.Marilyn Shcolnik, 60, who lives in unincorporated Snohomish County near Lynnwood, said she admired those who had slept overnight in the tents. They withstood brisk winds and temperatures that dipped into the 30s.Shcolnik said she had visited the Occupy Seattle demonstration three times. "I was very excited that it was coming to Snohomish County,"
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The Seattle cab driver pulled over and given a ticket, for the offense of honking his horn to support Occupy Seattle, was hit with a greater penalty than bank and home mortgage executives who set off America's Great Recession.
Is it any wonder that national opinion surveys -- the latest, a CBS News/New York Times poll -- show a plurality of Americans supporting the goals of nationwide protests dubbed Occupy Wall Street?
The protests have alarmed the country's right-wing media and its wealthy keeper-manipulators. The tireless promoters of the Tea Party "citizen" protest in 2009 have set out to discredit what has in 2011 become a big, spontaneous -- if loosely organized -- citizen protest.
* The Fox News Channel is raising an old bugaboo that a former leader of ACORN -- the disbanded community action group -- plays a key "behind the scenes" role in the New York protests. Fox has falsely reported that a group called New Yorkers Committed for Change is paying people to protest.
* Rush Limbaugh is labeling the demonstrators as "pure genuine parasites," "bored trust-fund kids," "this parade of human debris" and "perpetually lazy, spoiled rotten, 99 percent white kids." (I wonder if he would use that phrase to describe the 24-year-old Iraq war veteran seriously injured in the Oakland protest.)
* Ex-Bush guru Karl Rove, in a recent Bellevue appearance, described the Occupy Wall Street encampment as composed of "self-described socialists, anarchists," and even "anti-Semites."
* The Massachusetts Republican Party is labeling Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren a "matriarch of mayhem." Architect of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Warren has voiced sympathy for the protesters.
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In what seems to be an unprecedented display of customer service, today US Bank CALLED us to let us know our account was overdrawn, they OFFERED to waive the fee, upgraded our account to "gold" and added overdraft protection at no additional charge...they say nothing will change with the account except less fees and more benefits (waiting on paperwork to verify of course) the guy was extremely kind and helpful (what planet am I on?)
I had been with BofA for..sheesh 20 years and they never called unless I had a late credit card payment lol
(I am included on the class action lawsuit against them regarding overdrafts tho lol)
I think we'll probably still move to a local credit union on the 5th lol but still....I was pretty surprised! I think the word of the day at the banks must be "customer retention" lol
NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America plans to start charging customers a $5 monthly fee for using their debit card for purchases.
The fee will be rolled out starting early next year.
A number of banks have either rolled out or are testing such fees. Bank of America's announcement carries added weight because it is the largest U.S. bank by deposits.
Anne Pace, a Bank of America Corp. spokeswoman, said Thursday that customers will only be charged the fee if they use their debit cards for purchases in any given month. Customers won't be charged if they only use their cards at an ATM.
The fee will apply to basic accounts and will be in addition to any monthly fees customers are already being charged. For example, one of the bank's basic accounts already charges a $12 monthly fee unless customers meet certain conditions, such as maintaining a minimum average balance of $1,500.
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This morning, I woke to an email from one of the employment agencies I am signed up with, there's an incredible opportunity for a job, I EASILY qualify for. The duties and requirements could have been cut and pasted right off my resume! I was so excited! 5 years ago...I'd land this job if I slept thru the interview! 50k a year, this was THE one right? Wrong. Once she submitted my resume, the company didnt even want to interview me.....why? Because I'm a 99'er...
I've been out of work for nearly 3 years. My last employer went thru a "merger" (more like a buy out) to a large corporation that was buying out similar businesses in the western united states. (My boss scored himself a seat on the Board of Directors) Once I'd learned of the coming layoff(only because someone leaked the info) I decided to get my real estate license (you know what they say about hindsight) I worked incredibly hard and invested tons of money into building my business, to no avail...by late 2008 I had to cut my losses and quit. I've been looking for work ever since....I'm signed up with every agency who services my area, I send out 10 or more resumes a day...craigslist, career builder, monster, local papers etc....I put hours a day into this...for 3 YEARS! I get an interview about once every other month....but it always ends the same....
3 years later, I've lost my marriage and my house, (which he kept since I cant pay the mortgage), my 401k, my savings, my credit rating, my health/dental insurance, most of my valuable stuff (sold it).
I've also lost 30 pounds since im not eating out anymore but thats a very small silver lining lol
I dont have kids or I'd be on welfare, I live in what amounts to a large master bedroom that I rent from a very kind family, I'm extremely fortunate that I have a boyfriend who has a job, who moved in with me just as my unemployment ran out, even tho we werent really "there" yet (guess were there now lol). My teeth are falling out(thank goodness im the only one who can tell for now)
I'm reminded of back when I first started working in 1985 and the vicious cycle of "you have no experience" but I cant GET experience if I dont get a job! (my mother finally hired me at her job just to GET me a job) Now its the same but different...I cant GET a job, because I dont HAVE a job...what the hell kinda sense does that make?
I have 15 years experience in my field, I have an impeccable attendance record, stable work history, never any disciplinary actions, several commendations, excellent references...but I am worth nothing in this job market..no one will hire me because no one will hire me....
Do I have it bad? hell yes...but millions have it much worse, so I am grateful....But I fear that at my age, the american dream is lost to me....everything I spent my life building up is gone, 25 years of building MY dream up, is gone...as the years tick by, theres less and less a chance that I'll be able to regain even half of what I had accomplished before this recession hit.
the goal is no longer the "Dream" but survival.
Tomorrow and every tomorrow....I'll send out more resumes, but I'm seriously considering making up a fake job to add to it....
yesterday my boyfriend and I saw a man standing on a street corner holding a sign that said:
"I didnt think I'd ever have to "do this" but god humbles everyone"
several things came to mind when I saw it....First, why does god need to humble anyone in this way? and even more so, why does the man feel he has to mention god on his sign, is it because society needs to believe he believes in order to donate to him?
Its amazing how long a traffic light can seem when your looking at someone who is eagerly waiting for you to lunge your arm out the window with a meager dollar or two. I wanted to get out of the car and give him a big hug and tell him that it will get better and I might be there next week for all I know, after all, my boyfriend and I had just borrowed the $20 we have for just a little bit more food to last us till he gets paid next week. It doesn't matter that we were in a nice newer car, that I own a home that I cant even afford to live in, that my boyfriend works his natural born ass off every day just to squeak by, we still, are just $20 away from being next to him with our own sign:
"We're atheists, god didnt do this to us, republicans did"
How is it that this country, this "Christian Nation" can live in an economic system that relies on us violating the 7 deadly sins?
These 'Sinful' but inherently human traits are the very things that our economy needs to survive....we envy our neighbors SUV, we eat too much, lay around too much, put too much emphasis on appearance, act vengefully upon other nations...etc etc.
How can anyone who considers themselves Christian, endorse capitalism? or Republicanism? or anything except communism really? Are we a nation of deadly sin enablers?
The possibility of a classless society, where none is 'better' than another, where no one deserves more than anyone else...could essentially evolve us away from greed, envy, pride, gluttony....
as for Lust...haha well, I think that one is here to stay
With all the GOP's deregulation enabling large corporations to absorb smaller ones, we can easily imagine living in a society where one or two corporations control all of our goods and services.
I was thinking last night, now that we have these military contractors out there doing the jobs of our military, that its not long before we no longer HAVE a military...all our dealing will be handled by private contractors.
At some point, The big corporations will not only absorb other companies, but these military contractors as well...creating massive corporations who have their own military division!
can you imagine Walmart, with armed guards as you are ordered to spend your money there and buy certain things? Imagine them invading other countries, controlling foreign policy etc
I don't think I'm crazy...I think if we don't stop this....we're headed for a very sick sad world, and its closer than we realize!
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