Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91076 Sep 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Okay, folks, latest itunes downloads/purchases:
And... ready '80s babies?
Olivia Newton-JOhn's "Twist of Fate" (from the same movie with JOhn Travolta) and "Suddenly," her duet with Cliff RIchards. ;)
I forgot these two! GOing to download! Now Suddenly is in my head! I was listening to Xanadu on my iPod the other day!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#91077 Sep 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
And I've known more than one person who's attempted to become a US citizen, waded through all the paperwork and thousands of dollars, and were either denied or gave up. It's not as easy as Mimi is trying to make it sound. In other words, I think she's full of it.
And I think your a fuckingidiot. I've dealt with this particular immigrant for a goddamn decade. I've been in cli=ose contact with INS about this so Ifucking know how it works. MAYBE the people you have knows weren't WORTHY of becoming US citizens according to the rules set up by INS?

Since: Jan 10

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#91078 Sep 10, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
<quoted text>
I told my parents to get one of those stair chairs!
Didn't Barrymore have one of those stair chairs in "It's a Wonderful LIfe"?

Since: Jan 10

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#91079 Sep 10, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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I forgot these two! GOing to download! Now Suddenly is in my head! I was listening to Xanadu on my iPod the other day!
THey played "Twist of Fate" two weeks ago on Random Vinyl (6:30 weekday mornings, they grab an album out of their own private collections and play something -- usually really good, old stuff).

And the DJs bashed the song before and after, but it was a real treat to hear that song again. I admit: I (heart) Olivia NJ.

Since: Jan 10

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#91080 Sep 10, 2013
Nerd alert.

I played Xanadu for Nick last weekend -- I had a slumberparty for a birthday and we went to the movie "Xanadu". I remember Olivia played the muse "Terpischore" (Ter PIS ker-ee)

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#91081 Sep 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>If they were your co workers they are probably skilled had jobs and spoke enough English and were here on the visa for targeted skill workers. The same process may not hold true for everyone
This is the USCIS link. It does not look like you can do it in under 5 years unless you were a permanent (immigration resident) first. I strongly suspect that you and the dog and Mimi may be talking about different aspects of the process.
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuit...
Permanent resident inside the US for years. Also married to an American citizen (can do it in 3 years if married to a citizen btw) only out of the country for 3 consecutive months during that time. Legal permanent resident with the permanent (which is only 10 years...IDK why they call it that) green card.

And, not for nothing, but just now, in between this post and my last one just got an email. Test date in October. So yeah I was right. That took actually less than a week. Really less than that since we emailed the last thing we needed to send yesterday.

Since: Jan 10

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#91082 Sep 10, 2013
I like that when my two coworkers got their citizenship, our company celebrated with cake and ice cream, put notices up on our big TV screen, etc. I like that they made a big deal of it. It WAS a big deal! However, each year when the big swearing-in ceremony is covered in the newspaper, the racist, xenophobic comments are outrageous.

Heck, a local prominent DJ is British and he became a citizen in the last couple of years, and people even attacked HIM in the newspaper for "taking American jobs."

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91083 Sep 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I like that when my two coworkers got their citizenship, our company celebrated with cake and ice cream, put notices up on our big TV screen, etc. I like that they made a big deal of it. It WAS a big deal! However, each year when the big swearing-in ceremony is covered in the newspaper, the racist, xenophobic comments are outrageous.
Heck, a local prominent DJ is British and he became a citizen in the last couple of years, and people even attacked HIM in the newspaper for "taking American jobs."
People need others to blame for not having the tenacity and the smarts to go out and find a job for themselves.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#91084 Sep 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I like that when my two coworkers got their citizenship, our company celebrated with cake and ice cream, put notices up on our big TV screen, etc. I like that they made a big deal of it. It WAS a big deal! However, each year when the big swearing-in ceremony is covered in the newspaper, the racist, xenophobic comments are outrageous.
Heck, a local prominent DJ is British and he became a citizen in the last couple of years, and people even attacked HIM in the newspaper for "taking American jobs."
It's a huge deal. America is so racist and so xenophobic it's unreal, considering our origins and all. I suppose unless one is a white anglo-saxon male protestant, they are really in the way and should probably just leave the country...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#91085 Sep 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I like that when my two coworkers got their citizenship, our company celebrated with cake and ice cream, put notices up on our big TV screen, etc. I like that they made a big deal of it. It WAS a big deal! However, each year when the big swearing-in ceremony is covered in the newspaper, the racist, xenophobic comments are outrageous.
Heck, a local prominent DJ is British and he became a citizen in the last couple of years, and people even attacked HIM in the newspaper for "taking American jobs."
Oh, god. People are d1cks like that around here, especially towards the Indian population. Yeah, how dare they come here legally, work, pay taxes, attain citizenship, and raise their families.

Since: Jan 10

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#91086 Sep 10, 2013
I've met enough first and second generation immigrants. They all are way more "rah rah America is number 1!" than anyone else I know. They frickin' LOVE AMERICA.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#91087 Sep 10, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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I don't want to go back and look for the post, so 'sup with teh SIL? Is she thinking about coming back to live with you guys or so she sucking it up?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#91088 Sep 10, 2013
We have some Syrian guys working here. Where I work they went out of their way to give them jobs before the Syrian crisis was as big as it is now.(Read: Before it was fashionable.)

They are the sweetest, hardest working guys.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#91089 Sep 10, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I don't want to go back and look for the post, so 'sup with teh SIL? Is she thinking about coming back to live with you guys or so she sucking it up?
She'd better suck it up. Coming back to live with us is not an option. It's just drama, drama, drama all the time. Nothing's ever right and it's never her fault.

I *did* just find out she's got a job interview in a couple days, as a reading tutor for some grade school kids. Maybe it'll give her some perspective on her juvenile behavior.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91090 Sep 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
THey played "Twist of Fate" two weeks ago on Random Vinyl (6:30 weekday mornings, they grab an album out of their own private collections and play something -- usually really good, old stuff).
And the DJs bashed the song before and after, but it was a real treat to hear that song again. I admit: I (heart) Olivia NJ.
Me, too!!!

And I don't remember the chair in It's a Wonderful Life, but I can't remember the last time I saw that movie!

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91091 Sep 10, 2013
I think it took my SIL like 8 years to become a citizen, but that was like 20 years ago or something, so times could have been different. And she was married to my brother and had 2 kids.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#91092 Sep 10, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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She'd better suck it up. Coming back to live with us is not an option. It's just drama, drama, drama all the time. Nothing's ever right and it's never her fault.
I *did* just find out she's got a job interview in a couple days, as a reading tutor for some grade school kids. Maybe it'll give her some perspective on her juvenile behavior.
The job thing is good. Stick to your guns about her not coming back and kep up the counseling. You so need that right now. It's like you guys are refugees or something.

I hate the "it's not my fault" crowd. Even if it isn't so what? Suck it up and do what you need to do. It's called being a grown up. Of course she's young, but she *is* and adult and like most people her age I'm sure she's not shy about saying she's one, so go for it,*be* an adult.

Of course I'm kind of a bitch, so YMMV. ;-)

Since: Jan 10

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#91093 Sep 10, 2013
My friends tried a new discipline technique for toddlers they'd read about (and bought the book this weekend). It's working so well, their day care provider borrowed the book, is on chapter 5 (short, easy read). Day care lady just texted my friend to tell her that the 3yo (the one they'd been using the book on) reported that SHE used the technique to get her little sister to stop putting sand on her and it worked.

I love that. YOu parents will like this bit from my friend:

One of my favorite scenarios that the author writes about is "What do you do if they won't come out of their room?". He says "Take a break, enjoy the quiet, drink a cup of coffee, read a book"

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#91094 Sep 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
My friends tried a new discipline technique for toddlers they'd read about (and bought the book this weekend). It's working so well, their day care provider borrowed the book, is on chapter 5 (short, easy read). Day care lady just texted my friend to tell her that the 3yo (the one they'd been using the book on) reported that SHE used the technique to get her little sister to stop putting sand on her and it worked.
I love that. YOu parents will like this bit from my friend:
One of my favorite scenarios that the author writes about is "What do you do if they won't come out of their room?". He says "Take a break, enjoy the quiet, drink a cup of coffee, read a book"
Is it the Vulcan death grip? Because that would be cool.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#91095 Sep 10, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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She'd better suck it up. Coming back to live with us is not an option. It's just drama, drama, drama all the time. Nothing's ever right and it's never her fault.
I *did* just find out she's got a job interview in a couple days, as a reading tutor for some grade school kids. Maybe it'll give her some perspective on her juvenile behavior.
Or she'll get in an argument with a 8 year old and wonder why the parents get all upset.

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