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The Incredible Flounder

Altamonte Springs, FL

#86172 May 29, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I'm on the unemployment line this week. Again. Thanks, Obama. How's that economic recovery working out for everyone?
It's gonna get worse by years' end, saw Buffet and the top ten billionaires dumped ninty percent of all their stock holdings, the lion's share in Proctor and Gamble.

If that's not an indicator that the money magnets see things headed south, nothing is.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#86173 May 29, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Redbox is too much trouble. DVR...On Demand...Net Flix,*other* online movie downloads... No fuss, no muss, no waiting in line behind trailer trash (sorry, maybe not, but your description puts me in mind of that) to browse movies.
Ha! I was thinking the same thing... very clear mental picture. Thanks Stina!

I've been loving Netflix, and between blu-ray discs I've found a decent number of movies that are available to stream live. It just took a little research and a little patience because at first it seems like their streaming stuff is all crap, but it's like panning for gold.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#86174 May 29, 2013
Toj wrote:
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I would have asked them if I could just dump it in to return it. I'd start out the conversation -- if you're looking for a movie this was a good (bad) one. Do you mind if I return this really quick?
I might have if they were a little less "hood-ish". And the fact that they were doing that leads me to believe they aren't the most considerate people on the earth.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#86175 May 29, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Ha! I was thinking the same thing... very clear mental picture. Thanks Stina!
I've been loving Netflix, and between blu-ray discs I've found a decent number of movies that are available to stream live. It just took a little research and a little patience because at first it seems like their streaming stuff is all crap, but it's like panning for gold.
I usually don't use the one I went to unless there is no one there-the one at Walgreens isn't so bad and the ones in Publix are fine. I have Netflix, but it's mostly older stuff, so I do Redbox for more current things. I know I can do "On Demand" but I only do that as a treat. Instead of $4 or $5 or whatever for on demand, I can get Redbox with a coupon for 75 cents. I just have to be better about which ones I go to.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#86176 May 29, 2013
Stina wrote:
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I usually don't use the one I went to unless there is no one there-the one at Walgreens isn't so bad and the ones in Publix are fine. I have Netflix, but it's mostly older stuff, so I do Redbox for more current things. I know I can do "On Demand" but I only do that as a treat. Instead of $4 or $5 or whatever for on demand, I can get Redbox with a coupon for 75 cents. I just have to be better about which ones I go to.
Makes sense. I just see Redbox as ONE MORE THING I have to *do.* <shrug> Guess I'd rather pay Comcast $5 than make the trip to 7-11 (closest one). OTOH, Comcast has $0.99 movies and "under $3" movies which I peruse a lot. Of course they are older as a rule, but if it's something new, I occasionally (VERY occasionally) will just say "screw it" and go to the theater with the huge reclining seats.:D

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#86177 May 29, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Yeah Obama is personally responsible for the fact that you are expendable.
Right, Obama's not to blame for anything. I mean, he's only the president.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#86178 May 29, 2013
Toj wrote:
You should move closer to the Loop and commute or live in the Loop and then have the wild bachelor life along with a job.
I wouldn't live in Shitcago if you paid me. Didn't realize they had solved their unemployment problem.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#86179 May 29, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Makes sense. I just see Redbox as ONE MORE THING I have to *do.* <shrug> Guess I'd rather pay Comcast $5 than make the trip to 7-11 (closest one). OTOH, Comcast has $0.99 movies and "under $3" movies which I peruse a lot. Of course they are older as a rule, but if it's something new, I occasionally (VERY occasionally) will just say "screw it" and go to the theater with the huge reclining seats.:D
Couple clicks on the remote and you have your movie. I'm guilty of it. I don't watch many movies that you buy, though. Maybe 1, or 2 at the most, a month.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#86180 May 29, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I'm on the unemployment line this week. Again. Thanks, Obama. How's that economic recovery working out for everyone?
Sorry to hear that Dog. Is tehre any predictability to the layoffs?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#86181 May 29, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I wouldn't live in Shitcago if you paid me. Didn't realize they had solved their unemployment problem.
Well, obviously you're just not desparate enough. If I was without a job and didn't have a wife and kid, i'd take a job wherever I could find a good one.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#86182 May 29, 2013
this gun hysteria is just getting completely out of control
http://news.yahoo.com/kindergartener-gets-det...

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#86183 May 29, 2013
RACE wrote:
this gun hysteria is just getting completely out of control
http://news.yahoo.com/kindergartener-gets-det...
Back in late 90s early 00s when my son was going to preschool up to third grade when kids bring toys -- he would have gotten in trouble for that, too.

Sometimes schools take the whole "rule" thing to an unbelievable level.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#86184 May 29, 2013
RACE wrote:
this gun hysteria is just getting completely out of control
http://news.yahoo.com/kindergartener-gets-det...
This stupid zero tolerance policy is STUPID. And we only enforce it on CHILDREN, never adults. Idiots.

Since: Oct 12

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#86185 May 29, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I'm on the unemployment line this week. Again. Thanks, Obama. How's that economic recovery working out for everyone?
Actually, much of the recovery is doing well....sorry you aren't employed...are you limited to your area? What is your trade?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#86186 May 29, 2013
RACE wrote:
this gun hysteria is just getting completely out of control
http://news.yahoo.com/kindergartener-gets-det...
Seem's too many of our educators missed the Common Sense class......

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#86187 May 29, 2013
RACE wrote:
this gun hysteria is just getting completely out of control
http://news.yahoo.com/kindergartener-gets-det...
The very idea of giving a kindergartner a detention is assinine. They're little kids, forgodssake! If anyone should be cut some slack, it should be a 5 year old.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#86188 May 29, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Sorry to hear that Dog. Is tehre any predictability to the layoffs?
This should be the last one. We've got a two week shut-down in July, but I'll probably just burn vacation time for that. Don't want to deal with unemployment anymore.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#86189 May 29, 2013
Jack of all, master of none.
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> What is your trade?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#86190 May 29, 2013
Toj wrote:
Well, obviously you're just not desparate enough. If I was without a job and didn't have a wife and kid, i'd take a job wherever I could find a good one.
I wouldn't mind relocating, but the problem is a "good" job is hard to come by right now.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#86191 May 29, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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This should be the last one. We've got a two week shut-down in July, but I'll probably just burn vacation time for that. Don't want to deal with unemployment anymore.
That's rough. If I ever meet you IRL, I'll buy you a beer. Maybe two.
People were good to me when I was on unemployment a couple years ago after my company was acquired. Consider it a pay back.

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