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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#91734 Sep 19, 2013
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/us/new-york-tee...

This is interesting. Ex-NFL player hunts down 300 kids who trashed his vacation home with a party.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#91735 Sep 19, 2013
RACE wrote:
Are you really this stupid?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/austria...
If you had a brain you'd be dangerous, but thank god....
<quoted text>
You do know that Austria, New Zealand and Australia are different countries, right?

Since: Mar 09

Hollywood, FL

#91736 Sep 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
This week's Dear Prudence column:
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prude...
L1: Interesting because it's totally different from the lame drama we normally read about on Amby.

L2: Holy cow! Definitely different.

L3: Eh.

L4: Ah, there's the level of boring and annoying we've come to know and love.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#91737 Sep 19, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>That was in New Zealand. I don't think they nor Australia were as affected by the recession as we were. Evidently they don't willingly submit to the whims of the uber-wealthy like America does. They don't let crazy people have guns and fast food workers making a living wage works for them! So, why not plumb a buddies house with beer, mate?
Really?...Please tell me in how many ways, you have felt obliged to submit to the whims of the uber wealthy?....BTW, i get New Zealand, do you get "global"?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#91738 Sep 19, 2013
RACE wrote:
Are you really this stupid?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/austria...
If you had a brain you'd be dangerous, but thank god....
<quoted text>
That amount of rifles is just sick....we must all be able to establish that , at some point....at some point, ANYTHING can become an obsession?....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#91739 Sep 19, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/ us/new-york-teens-house-party/ index.html?hpt=hp_t2
This is interesting. Ex-NFL player hunts down 300 kids who trashed his vacation home with a party.
That is such a sad story about our current society....those parents should pay for everything.....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#91740 Sep 19, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/ us/new-york-teens-house-party/ index.html?hpt=hp_t2
This is interesting. Ex-NFL player hunts down 300 kids who trashed his vacation home with a party.
Yeah, the article says he wants to help them.
Going to be very curious what kind of help he has in mind.
A noted observer

Rolling Meadows, IL

#91741 Sep 19, 2013
RACE wrote:
Are you really this stupid?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/austria...
If you had a brain you'd be dangerous, but thank god....
<quoted text>
No, because I know the difference between Austria and AUSTRALIA. YOU, however ARE "this stupid".

Thanks for the day brightener!

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91742 Sep 19, 2013
I was replying to his assertion that only the US had gun toting maniacs. That was just an example of how wrong his broad brush was painting.
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
You do know that Austria, New Zealand and Australia are different countries, right?

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91743 Sep 19, 2013
The way I read your post, it was just US gun bashing, oh, and wealth bashing also.
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
Geography, mate. This is Austria. Big dif. I think it was Melbourne that is considered a top place to live. Even with their problems, Austr ali a and New Z ealand have it pretty much together.
A noted observer

Rolling Meadows, IL

#91744 Sep 19, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Really?...Please tell me in how many ways, you have felt obliged to submit to the whims of the uber wealthy?....BTW, i get New Zealand, do you get "global"?
Yes, "really". That's why I made it my observation. If it turns out that the uber-wealthy are NOT running this country, I apologize. Maybe the poor and hungry children have been running it and screwing things up and it's a good thing the rich are fighting back.

What the eff is wrong with Floridians? The heat must be awful!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#91745 Sep 19, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, "really". That's why I made it my observation. If it turns out that the uber-wealthy are NOT running this country, I apologize. Maybe the poor and hungry children have been running it and screwing things up and it's a good thing the rich are fighting back.
What the eff is wrong with Floridians? The heat must be awful!
So then, you are expressing that the poor and hungry, should call the shots?
famous poster

Rolling Meadows, IL

#91746 Sep 19, 2013
RACE wrote:
The way I read your post, it was just US gun bashing, oh, and wealth bashing also.
<quoted text>
And about Austria too- the way you read it. The WRONG way, BTW....
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#91747 Sep 19, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/ us/new-york-teens-house-party/ index.html?hpt=hp_t2
This is interesting. Ex-NFL player hunts down 300 kids who trashed his vacation home with a party.
Read/saw that. Makes me irate. These kids need prosecution. He is being generous and wanting to teach them a healthy lesson, but I fear they are beyond reproach.
To do what they did at their age....cockroaches. I would never behave that way at that age.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91749 Sep 19, 2013
Is daycare over already?
famous poster wrote:
<quoted text>And about Austria too- the way you read it. The WRONG way, BTW....

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#91750 Sep 19, 2013
I got laid off today, along with 8 others (that's 27, I think, for the year so far). I hear it's going to get worse. Got some severence, an excellent letter of recommendation.

My boss told me, and I know she meant it, that she would rather keep me because I know way more software/computer stuff than my counterpart (the woman who comes in between 10 and 11 each day, despite having been *ordered* to be there by 9 at least twice) and I get in early to open the office, and take care of supporting the engineers for three hours before my boss/coworker arrive... but my two coworkers are older (60 or so) and would have more trouble finding another job and they need the health insurance.(I don't?)

Oh well. It's the kick int he pants I've been needing for a couple of years now. I'll get drunk tonight, throw my own private pity party, and then file for unemployment tomorrow (and hope I won't need it), take Nick out for Oktoberfest (I'm the DD) with our softball team, and then get going on job hunting this weekend. Already have everything set up on Monster.com , just need to do one more step.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#91751 Sep 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I got laid off today, along with 8 others (that's 27, I think, for the year so far).
How's Obama's economy working out for you?

I'm all that remains of originally eight out of my company. And our parent company has laid off over two hundred.

Been looking for a new job because I see the writing on the wall, but to no avail so far. And I know people who've been on the unemployment line for close to a year now and aren't any closer to finding anything. If I wasn't needed in South Carolina next week, I'd be on the unemployment line as well.

Good luck to ya! Really mean that.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#91752 Sep 19, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>That is such a sad story about our current society....those parents should pay for everything.....
how so you assign culpability? I doubt every kid who made an appearance at the party took part in the vandalism.
If someone has a picture showing your kid was there at some point, but nothing to show how long he was there and no evidence of him destroying anything, how much $$ would you pony up?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#91753 Sep 19, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>how so you assign culpability? I doubt every kid who made an appearance at the party took part in the vandalism.
If someone has a picture showing your kid was there at some point, but nothing to show how long he was there and no evidence of him destroying anything, how much $$ would you pony up?
Some of the kids, will alway's squeal, and if not....Proper Juvenile Judge will assign equal parts of the repairs to each participant, then watch the kids memory clear...Bru-ha-ha-ha.....Wisdo m of Solomon approach....
A noted observer

Rolling Meadows, IL

#91754 Sep 19, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
How's Obama's economy working out for you?
I'm all that remains of originally eight out of my company. And our parent company has laid off over two hundred.
Been looking for a new job because I see the writing on the wall, but to no avail so far. And I know people who've been on the unemployment line for close to a year now and aren't any closer to finding anything. If I wasn't needed in South Carolina next week, I'd be on the unemployment line as well.
Good luck to ya! Really mean that.
Labor costs money. You understand that. It's not Obama's fault that corporations know this. We live in a country where wildly successful corporations- like Walmart, our largest employer- don't WANT to pay a living wage. They make billions in profits now and still would make billions if they paid a living wage but, that would cut into profits. You understand that. Worse, they don't even want to pay the minimum wage. They want to pay less. You understand that. It's sadly amusing that republicans of more modest means support this even while noting they are the last man standing in their company....for now...You understand that.

The House will be back in session soon. They'll vote against healthcare for the 42nd time and maybe shut down the government. Then they'll tell idiots that it's Obama's fault.

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