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Funny stuff

Leominster, MA

#2548 Oct 6, 2012
This happens every year. Retailers and restaurants hire temporary help for the holiday rush and once Christmas is over and the workers are no longer needed the companies let them go to avoid having to pay them benefits. From truck drivers to cashiers at Toys R Us it's just seasonal work.
Funny stuff

Leominster, MA

#2549 Oct 6, 2012
The holiday season is a big cash cow. How many people are giving out candy for Halloween? How many people will have turkey for Thanksgiving? Christmas is the best. Who is sending Christmas cards, buying presents, putting up lights that spike the electric bill etc. Of these people how many will use credit cards and pay the banks an additional 19% a month on their purchases? It's interesting how gas prices mysteriously go up this time of year raising prices on everything. Don't forget to go buy your Christmas tree thats been trucked in from Canada.
Sla

Dracut, MA

#2550 Oct 6, 2012
Fathom this hyprocrisy of a Goverment that requires
every citizen to prove they are insured...But not every one must prove they are a citizen.

And now any of those who refuse or are unabale to provide they are citizens. Will recieve free insurance.

Paid for by those who are buying insurance.
Because they are citizens.
Dio

Pittsfield, MA

#2551 Oct 6, 2012
jay silverheels wrote:
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my understanding is that once your unemployment runs out,
you are no longer counted in the numbers, is this true ??
Very true. You are considered no longer part of the workforce and the unemployment rate actually drops.
Sla

Dracut, MA

#2552 Oct 6, 2012
Funny stuff wrote:
The holiday season is a big cash cow. How many people are giving out candy for Halloween? How many people will have turkey for Thanksgiving? Christmas is the best. Who is sending Christmas cards, buying presents, putting up lights that spike the electric bill etc. Of these people how many will use credit cards and pay the banks an additional 19% a month on their purchases? It's interesting how gas prices mysteriously go up this time of year raising prices on everything. Don't forget to go buy your Christmas tree thats been trucked in from Canada.
And how many of those Christmas gifts will be from China.
Funny stuff

Leominster, MA

#2553 Oct 6, 2012
Just saying you cant thank any sitting President for the spike in employment this time of year. It's all the handy work of that jolly old fellow from the North pole. With a little help from advertisers, electronic and toy companies.

Two months ago you could go to the mall and the only thing you had to worry about was being hit by a rogue tumbleweed blowing through the parking lot. A month from now you will be lucky to find a parking spot.
Florida Retiree

Riverview, FL

#2554 Oct 6, 2012
Just Facts wrote:
The REAL Unemployment Rate:
Sept. 2012 civilian labor force 155.063 million
Sept. 2012 – people who want a job but not looking 6.727 million
Adjusted labor force 161.79 million
Employed in Sept (household survey) 142.974 million
Employed as % of adjusted labor force:(142.974 / 161.79)= 88.37%
Unemployed as % of adjusted labor force (100.00 – 89.27)= 11.63%
The numbers and the method to calculate them are mind boggling and I question what they really mean.

We keep hearing that the president lost the debate, well he did. The country is still in very bad shape, there are no real good jobs as they have been outsourced overseas, so how can you have America “back to work” as we once knew it. The Middle East is a hot bed ready to explode and we have all these other little countries struggling to survive. However, with all the negatives going on around the U.S. and the World we see our current leader forging forward, keeping a steady pace according to the pre-plan(s) laid out and keeping and maintaining major disruptions at bay while trying to work the issues and reach compromise on the betterment for life in the U.S. within our own government and leaders from each of our 50 States.
The blame to put our country’s troubles on the past Administration is over, we all know where they came from so let’s leave it there. It’s time to continue to correct them which is being done as we speak.
We have a very sick America and we have someone in charge of healing it at present and we all know that the ills the country cannot be healed by “take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning”. The current leadership is making headway, not at the pace we’d all like, but it’s headway, so why would we want to stop the progress that’s being made and turn the country’s ills over to someone who does not have any plans to remedy and/or cure them? We cannot elect someone who says I have a plan, just elect me then I’ll show you what it is! I’ll tell you what it is, it’s a rehash of what we saw with the last Administration running the show. So it comes down to; if you want to go back to the way it was Vote in the debate winner or if you want to move ahead stick with our current leadership and take the debates at just what they are just debates without real action results.

So with ALL this, what are the numbers telling us??
Florida Retiree

Riverview, FL

#2555 Oct 6, 2012
Mary, I know the last post is almost ah half a page, but as they used to say; "Try it, you'll like it".
Vet 72

Epping, NH

#2556 Oct 6, 2012
typo-war against Iran...LOL
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#2557 Oct 6, 2012
FLORIDA RETIREE: I have to strongly disagree with your thoughts on the current president's leadership (this is America and I do have a right to pleasantly disagree, right ?)....

As I watched the debate, I couldn't believe BHO just standing there, and at times, actually nodding in agreement with what Romney was saying !!! Wow ... His body language just showed he is not a leader, he is not strong - How dare BHO apologize for actions of our great country to another country (look it up, he did this)...Look at the deficit - in the trillions (with a Capital T)and growing every week !!!!.... Our defenseless ambassador in Lybia - brutally murdered - along with three other people. Did he not learn anything from 9/11/01 !!!! This happened on the 11th anniversary of the attack on the USA ... He is cutting the defense budget ... I am so proud of each and every man and woman in our military (remember it's all volunteer now)...He's out golfing (or wherever and not attending our national security meetings....

And don't get me started on his wifey ... Gosh she is enjoying her vacations and luxury travels -- all on OUR dime .... She and He sent their daughter, Malia, to Mexico on her 13th b/day - with 13 of her best friends !!! Any idea how much that cost us taxpayers -- luxury accommodations, the best of everything, secret service personnel to protect them everywhere....This is no example to be setting to our citizens who are struggling to put food on the table, pay the rent, medical bills, etc ... and so many on unemployment....Food stamp use has ??? doubled during this administration....

For two years he blamed Bush for this and that and for the last two years, he's been out campaigning (or traveling, on being on The View (he does LOVE that TV exposure)....

He listened to Rev. Wright for 20 years ... yes 20 years .... spew hate towards whites, hate towards our beloved United States .... Why ?? If he didn't agree with this Reverend, then find another Christian church to belong to. He must have agreed with the Reverend, right ???

Go see the documentary: The Year 2016 .... All facts, nothing hyped up....It is truly frightening what this man believes in and wants for us....

One can only imagine what he will do if elected for the next four years ....He then becomes a lame duck president and could care less what anyone thinks - he can't run again so what does it matter...He will just use Executive Order and do as he pleases....

I don't need Obama care for my health issues either. If it is so great, why isn't Congress included in this plan - they are exempt you know...They don't want it - they KNOW what is in it.... I'm doing just fine with my own insurance - I like to choose who is my physician and my hospital for my care.

Furthermore, I don't need Mochelle telling my children what to eat thank you very much !!! This family does fine on its own....
Mary Devlin

Tewksbury, MA

#2558 Oct 6, 2012
Sla wrote:
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Look I'M NOT RETIREE.
I AM NOT POLITE.
SO SCREW YOU.
I had no wish to offend.

You do realize you're the one who said you didn't care how much it cost you to find the guy who was taunting you about your daughter's down syndrome and making remarks about Retiree's "dead wife".

Now you find out it was your "friend" John, and you want to give him a pass? Why? Because he had an accident and has used it to his advantage ever since?

In addition, he has been lashing out at anyone who dares disagree with him, with a number of different socks in different locations, such as "Fitchburg". Do you really think he's in the corner in fetal position, or do you recognize his new posts?

Now I do wish to offend.
You're as crazy as a bedbug.
Mary Devlin

Tewksbury, MA

#2559 Oct 6, 2012
Praxis33 wrote:
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I do not, actually. Stamos is a cruel, angry, intolerant person. And, accidents typically involve some kind of negligence. So, this isn't a matter of making fun of an accident, but rather pointing out that one's carelessness carries consquences. Here, we have an embittered man who blithely insults with impunity those who disagree with him politically. This is a behavior all to common among those on these forums that support Romney, and view any criticism of him as an attack on them, and as some sort of endorsement of socialism, welfare, and the weakening of America.
When someone starts going after a person's deceased spouse out of pettiness and ignorance, they deserve to be called out for it.
Well said!
Mary Devlin

Tewksbury, MA

#2560 Oct 6, 2012
Visitor wrote:
Thers still something off about the unemployment numbers, the poverty level, and the number of Americans receiving Govt assistance Half of America gets some sort of Govt assitance and 47% of the 49% don't pay taxes which means 2% of them do pay taxes Can't make much if they work and still need to depend on the Govt to help them survive Of the other 51% how many are illegals who either work under the table or collect Govt assistance Since they are not American citizens the illegals can't be included in the 49% of Americans who collect I have to agree with the pungents the numbers don't make sense and were are being mislead once again
Who do you want for senate?
Mary Devlin

Tewksbury, MA

#2561 Oct 6, 2012
Funny stuff wrote:
This happens every year. Retailers and restaurants hire temporary help for the holiday rush and once Christmas is over and the workers are no longer needed the companies let them go to avoid having to pay them benefits. From truck drivers to cashiers at Toys R Us it's just seasonal work.
That would be true if under Obama's leadership we hadn't added 5.2 million private sector jobs in the past 31 months. It took him a while stop the free fall, but he did.
Mary Devlin

Tewksbury, MA

#2562 Oct 6, 2012
Florida Retiree wrote:
Mary, I know the last post is almost ah half a page, but as they used to say; "Try it, you'll like it".
I did read it. I read ALL your posts, dear. I agree, it will take a while to finish turning the country around.
IMO, the fat cat head of the Republican party have found ways to spin the fact that their mess couldn't be cleaned up quickly. NO one could have done a better job after the mess they made.

They find commentators like Rush Limbaugh calling the Democrats "useful idiots", while they're sitting behind closed doors laughing at the real useful idiots they get to follow them.

The leaked video of what Romney REALLY thinks of people is just the tip of the iceberg.

If they make enough noise, the Republicans will win, and "John" will have to get a job.
Mary Devlin

Tewksbury, MA

#2563 Oct 6, 2012
I also do not need to go watch a 'documentary" to brainwash me.
I realize we've had an actor for president and at least one for governor (I can only think of Schwartzenegger at the moment), but the day won't come that I let a movie do my thinking for me.
Mary Devlin

Tewksbury, MA

#2564 Oct 6, 2012
Vet 72 wrote:
<quoted text> We have enough firepower to wipe Iran off the face of the map with the push of a few buttons.Iran will never move against Isreal.We know that, and Isreal knows that.As for Saddam,who armed and updated his military for his war against Iraq?I don't have the time to explain the history of the middle east to you.Do your own research on the area.Don't expect to get accurate information from war heros like Limbaugh,Hannity or any of the other warmongers on the right.I love the military and the people who serve this country.That said,bring them home and stop feeding the military industrial complex of this country.
It's been a long day for me, but before I sign off, I'd like to say, I enjoy your posts.
You appear to have a good understanding of the military.
Holy Cow

United States

#2565 Oct 6, 2012
Mary Devlin wrote:
<quoted text>
It's been a long day for me, but before I sign off, I'd like to say, I enjoy your posts.
You appear to have a good understanding of the military.
Are you on rugs Mary. Barry has not added 5.2 million jobs. The unemployment numbers don't reflect those who have stopped looking for work. Should be 11 percent
Mary Devlin

Tewksbury, MA

#2566 Oct 6, 2012
Florida Retiree wrote:
<quoted text>
Mary, I understood Sla to mean that he agreed with me about hitting under the belt in replying to poor taste remarks by bringing up someone's health issue in a reply. Sla is a good man, please understand how he meant his post.
I appreciate your attempt to make peace, but we don't agree about either poster. Leave it at that.
I hope your healing progresses and you can hit the golf course soon.
Sla

Dracut, MA

#2567 Oct 6, 2012
Mary Devlin wrote:
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I had no wish to offend.
You do realize you're the one who said you didn't care how much it cost you to find the guy who was taunting you about your daughter's down syndrome and making remarks about Retiree's "dead wife".
Now you find out it was your "friend" John, and you want to give him a pass? Why? Because he had an accident and has used it to his advantage ever since?
In addition, he has been lashing out at anyone who dares disagree with him, with a number of different socks in different locations, such as "Fitchburg". Do you really think he's in the corner in fetal position, or do you recognize his new posts?
Now I do wish to offend.
You're as crazy as a bedbug.
And your real name is not Mary Devlin,
You got that name from a story on a kindel.
Your a real hypocrit. I have compastion for people.
If the guy had a bus accident. And he is going through hard times.
That;s a bad thing for some one to go through
You are trying so hard to turn people against each other.
Your like Obama Devide people.
So you think I;m as crazy as a bed bug.
Well your a Roach.
I said I would not vote for Obama or Romney.
Now I will vote for Romney.
Just for the enjoyment of knowing I counterd your vote.
Some people on here are independents,
Your one of those whacos who votes a straight ticket ,
No matter what nut is on that ticket.

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