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amp316 said:
HappySqurriel said:
amp316 said:
I'm voting for Impulsivity. Happy Squirrel must have the hots for Anne Coulter or something.

 

Nope ...

When I was younger, I spent years working full time while going to school full time in order to get two degrees (a degree in Pure Mathematics and a degree in Computer Science, neither of which is necessarily an "Easy" degree) and have spent years working long hours to build a reputation and 'pay my dues' only to hear about how 'unfair' the world is because people who spent their youth partying don't earn as much as I do ...

 

I'm not against paying higher taxes to help people out, and I'm entirely happy to give to charity, but eventually enough is enough and you have to say "This is my money, I sacrificed to get it, keep your fucking greedy hands off of it"

 

So everyone that has a lot of money killed themselves to get it and people that don't make as much partied too much and didn't pay their dues?  This is a load of crap.  Most of the people with a lot of money didn't earn it.  They inherited it.  You know that I'm right.  Most of the people truly killing themselves and getting bad backs (if that's not paying dues I don't know what is)  don't make nearly as much money.  The people that partied to much as you call it do all of the work for people that you claim have payed there dues.

 

Also, I've had Anne Couler and she's pretty lame in bed.  

This is a complete lie, about 80% of millionaires grew up in middle class or lower-middle class homes and inherited none of their money. Most are self-made and started by owning a small business (and therefore worked very hard for their money). Also, most live way below their means, which is what helped them become wealthy in the first place. THESE are the people that the left wants to tax heavily. You are 100% wrong, and continue to prove that. Your entire view on this is based in lies portrayed by the media.

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"If you can't do it.... doesn't that make it harder then the job you do?"


No, because the job I worked at required me to stand under a chute and get hit by fifty pound boxes racing down it while being in a perpetually wet basement  which could have been a breeding ground for staph, AIDS, and other infectious diseases that I was supposed to clean each and every day with bleach even though I've had astham since an early age before being allowed to go home all within a building that possibly had asbestos in its walls.  Also being responsible for memorizing upwards of four hundred items with the possibility of being fired if I forgot something. Also, I have a hole in my side from where a forty pound box of french fries hit me in the side coming down a belt at about forty miles an hour, and my feet swell when I stand on concrete too long. So, I really don't think that I should have had to endure all that hell for only $8.00 an hour when many other people are working in much more comfortable positions for many times what I was making.

Actually, other than the fact that I don't get hot chicks (which I wasn't getting with an $8.00 and hour salary to be honest anyway), I much more prefer what I'm doing now. Blogging each day on the internet and living off the generosity of others.



My most anticipated games:  Whatever Hideo Kojima is going to do next, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Gran Turismo 5, Alan Wake, Wii Sports Resort.  Cave Story Wiiware.

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coolestguyever said:
not voting because he's black, that and because I'm Canadian, and because i'm not legal voting age. McCain FTW!

Am I the only one who has an issue with the Racism in this post?

Kasz216 said:
rocketpig said:
Thanks a lot. I am now considerably dumber having read this page.

And I wasted ten minutes.

 

Come on. That Gini Coeeficcent thing is pretty interesting isn't it.

Not exactly the parts of the page I was referring to, Kasz.




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Paul_Warren said:

"If you can't do it.... doesn't that make it harder then the job you do?"


No, because the job I worked at required me to stand under a chute and get hit by fifty pound boxes racing down it while being in a perpetually wet basement which could have been a breeding ground for staph, AIDS, and other infectious diseases that I was supposed to clean each and every day with bleach even though I've had astham since an early age before being allowed to go home all within a building that possibly had asbestos in its walls. Also being responsible for memorizing upwards of four hundred items with the possibility of being fired if I forgot something. Also, I have a hole in my side from where a forty pound box of french fries hit me in the side coming down a belt at about forty miles an hour, and my feet swell when I stand on concrete too long. So, I really don't think that I should have had to endure all that hell for only $8.00 an hour when many other people are working in much more comfortable positions for many times what I was making.

Actually, other than the fact that I don't get hot chicks (which I wasn't getting with an $8.00 and hour salary to be honest anyway), I much more prefer what I'm doing now. Blogging each day on the internet and living off the generosity of others.

This is bordering on absurdity. If you can't do a job, it's hard - for you.

You have this unfounded hatred for successful people. I'm sorry to hear your dad is an asshole but stop trying to penalize those who have worked hard and enforce some half-assed version of Communism because of it.

I'm sorry but there are few posters that sound as narrow-minded and selfish as you. People have shitty things happen to them every day. Stop thinking that because you were screwed out of your birthright by a selfish prick that somehow the world owes you something.

You don't like your job? Go to fucking school. There are loads of grants, scholorships and loans available to anyone if they look for them hard enough. I have no tolerance for those who sit and complain instead of do. I busted my ass from the age of five drawing, designing, and painting so that I would never have to work in a fucking field, doing shit work like my grandfather did. I worked even harder so that I would never have to be a traveling salesman like my father. Now I have a dedicated skillset that allows me to pursue work I enjoy.




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Kasz216 said:
rocketpig said:
Thanks a lot. I am now considerably dumber having read this page.

And I wasted ten minutes.

 

Come on.  That Gini Coeeficcent thing is pretty interesting isn't it.

Yeah, I agree.  I think me and Kasz both posted some pretty interesting and relevant info.

 



We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.  The only thing that really worried me was the ether.  There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. –Raoul Duke

It is hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over White House speechwriter Patrick Buchanan's tragic analysis of the Nixon debacle. "It's like Sisyphus," he said. "We rolled the rock all the way up the mountain...and it rolled right back down on us...."  Neither Sisyphus nor the commander of the Light Brigade nor Pat Buchanan had the time or any real inclination to question what they were doing...a martyr, to the bitter end, to a "flawed" cause and a narrow, atavistic concept of conservative politics that has done more damage to itself and the country in less than six years than its liberal enemies could have done in two or three decades. -Hunter S. Thompson

rocketpig said:
Paul_Warren said:

"If you can't do it.... doesn't that make it harder then the job you do?"


No, because the job I worked at required me to stand under a chute and get hit by fifty pound boxes racing down it while being in a perpetually wet basement which could have been a breeding ground for staph, AIDS, and other infectious diseases that I was supposed to clean each and every day with bleach even though I've had astham since an early age before being allowed to go home all within a building that possibly had asbestos in its walls. Also being responsible for memorizing upwards of four hundred items with the possibility of being fired if I forgot something. Also, I have a hole in my side from where a forty pound box of french fries hit me in the side coming down a belt at about forty miles an hour, and my feet swell when I stand on concrete too long. So, I really don't think that I should have had to endure all that hell for only $8.00 an hour when many other people are working in much more comfortable positions for many times what I was making.

Actually, other than the fact that I don't get hot chicks (which I wasn't getting with an $8.00 and hour salary to be honest anyway), I much more prefer what I'm doing now. Blogging each day on the internet and living off the generosity of others.

This is bordering on absurdity. If you can't do a job, it's hard - for you.

You have this unfounded hatred for successful people. I'm sorry to hear your dad is an asshole but stop trying to penalize those who have worked hard and enforce some half-assed version of Communism because of it.

I'm sorry but there are few posters that sound as narrow-minded and selfish as you. People have shitty things happen to them every day. Stop thinking that because you were screwed out of your birthright by a selfish prick that somehow the world owes you something.

You don't like your job? Go to fucking school. There are loads of grants, scholorships and loans available to anyone if they look for them hard enough. I have no tolerance for those who sit and complain instead of do. I busted my ass from the age of five drawing, designing, and painting so that I would never have to work in a fucking field, doing shit work like my grandfather did. I worked even harder so that I would never have to be a traveling salesman like my father. Now I have a dedicated skillset that allows me to pursue work I enjoy.

I agree with you Rocket.

If you don't like your job, DO SOMETHING ELSE. Remember, we are talking about America - the land of opportunity here.

I was in a similar situation only a few months ago - I was working for a medical transportation company, and it was brutal. $8.00 an hour, working 12-16hrs a day (total of 60hrs per week + travel time to job which was another 5-6hrs a week), and in unsafe conditions, transporting wheelchair-bound patients to appointments - getting myself into areas that were unsanitary, and unsafe.

Guess what? That job was my choice. I decided to do something for easy money, because the bar was set so low, as long as I could drive and didn't take drugs, I could get the job. The job sucked. I worked a whole year at the job.

How'd my situation change? I decided to do something else. I worked hard on my XBLA charts and now have a great job for a video game company because of it. Because I decided that I wasn't going to live inside of my current situation. If you want a better job, get one. If you can't get a better job, then there's something seriously wrong. I know plenty of people that start at meanial jobs making nothing, and elevate themselves to very good jobs through intelligent decision making.

ProTip: Get an Associates Degree in Nursing, and become an RN. If you live in the US right now, you can get your education near-free, and once you graduate, you WILL earn well over $20/hr, if not $30 or $40 an hour + $10,000 relocation costs if you have more than 1yr in the field (and you will have a decent bit of this whole getting trained for your RN).
The US is in dire need of that field, and they are willing to pay insane amounts of money for getting trained nurses.

Now, Paul, go do that. Get a few scholarships, or tuition assistance programs going for an RN, and in 2 years, your going to be making $60,000+ a year. You can do it at night school while working at the crappy job you have now.

 

And Rocketpig - Bravo. You, my friend have obtained the whole idea behind Libretarianism and the American dream. You did the right thing(s) to find a job in a field you like, by dedicating yourself to a specific skillset that you enjoyed, and are now reaping the benefits from it - Not what the government mandated, or the schools told you to do, but you did it out of self-motiviation and a desire to better yourself, because of those around you.



Back from the dead, I'm afraid.

Lol @ the comment someone made that 360 owners are generally more conservative.

But oddly enough I kind of noticed the same thing. Its nothing personal against you guys, its just something I picked up on too.



We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.  The only thing that really worried me was the ether.  There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. –Raoul Duke

It is hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over White House speechwriter Patrick Buchanan's tragic analysis of the Nixon debacle. "It's like Sisyphus," he said. "We rolled the rock all the way up the mountain...and it rolled right back down on us...."  Neither Sisyphus nor the commander of the Light Brigade nor Pat Buchanan had the time or any real inclination to question what they were doing...a martyr, to the bitter end, to a "flawed" cause and a narrow, atavistic concept of conservative politics that has done more damage to itself and the country in less than six years than its liberal enemies could have done in two or three decades. -Hunter S. Thompson

akuma587 said:
Lol @ the comment someone made that 360 owners are generally more conservative.

But oddly enough I kind of noticed the same thing. Its nothing personal against you guys, its just something I picked up on too.

Strangely enough, I noticed it awhile back, too.

Dunno why that's the case but it is an interesting point.

 




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akuma587 said:
Kasz216 said:
rocketpig said:
Thanks a lot. I am now considerably dumber having read this page.

And I wasted ten minutes.

 

Come on.  That Gini Coeeficcent thing is pretty interesting isn't it.

Yeah, I agree.  I think me and Kasz both posted some pretty interesting and relevant info.

 

Yeah, looks like you were at least somewhat right on Oil.  Which is fine with me.

Bush being a Neo-Con which is the exact opposite of eveerything i believe in.