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“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23812 Mar 16, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>You choose to work there. You could always drive a truck!
I always wanted to be a truck driver, among other things. But I got "comfortable" where I'm at. Yes, I do "choose" to work there. I could quit at any time. But it's not the now that I think of. It's the end result. The retirement package is what I'm talkin' about!
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23813 Mar 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
"It amazes me that we don't make people get off welfare and learn how to drive a truck."
In a FREE country we don't MAKE people learn something they don't want to learn. We also don't make them DO something they don't want to do. But then if they are getting free money, they should be required to work for that money...forty hours per week like the rest of us. If they refuse the work they are assigned, they get no money.
I thought you just said " We also don't make them DO something they don't want to do." Confused much?
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23814 Mar 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
If only I made $100 a day! I'd be a millionaire by now!!
WOW!
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23815 Mar 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
I always wanted to be a truck driver, among other things. But I got "comfortable" where I'm at. Yes, I do "choose" to work there. I could quit at any time. But it's not the now that I think of. It's the end result. The retirement package is what I'm talkin' about!
Sounds like you are a parasite?
Reality Check

Camden, AR

#23816 Mar 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
Today was our union contract ratification meeting. I normally don't waste my Saturday mornings on nonsense like union stuff, but I was curious as to what other people negotiated for me. Mostly I was irate about them wanting to push this contract through quickly simply to avoid the deadline of the right to work law taking effect at the end of the month. As I figured, we got nothing in this contract...NOTHING!
They just pushed it through before I, and others, could decide for ourselves whether we want to pay union dues or not. Discontinuing union dues could have been a raise! I didn't hang around long enough to hear what the final vote was, but I'm pretty sure it passed. It appears as though I will be fighting for table scraps a bit longer as my pay stays the same and inflation continues to rise.
I'm curious as to which union you belong.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23817 Mar 16, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>I thought you just said " We also don't make them DO something they don't want to do." Confused much?
You said:
"It amazes me that we don't make people get off welfare and learn how to drive a truck."

I'm not confused at all. Your statement reads just as you worded it. In the Soviet Union or China, the government might "make" someone learn a specific skill and work in that field. We do not do that in America.

We can DENY welfare to someone, but we cannot MAKE them learn a specific profession. Your sentence could just a easily read this way:
"It amazes me that we don't make people get off welfare and learn how to do brain surgery."

Do you see what I'm saying now?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23818 Mar 16, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>WOW!
Exactly! Unions aren't all you thought they were, huh?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23820 Mar 16, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you are a parasite?
Nope. No more than you are. Probably less from what I gather by the way you talk. I've contributed to a retirement fund all my working life. I'm getting back what I contributed and it's accrued interest. And I've worked the number of years they told me I had to work to get it. I fulfilled my end of the deal! Well I'm getting close to having it fulfilled anyway, and I'm still gonna be young enough to enjoy it.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23822 Mar 16, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm curious as to which union you belong.
AFSCME
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23824 Mar 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
You said:
"It amazes me that we don't make people get off welfare and learn how to drive a truck."
I'm not confused at all. Your statement reads just as you worded it. In the Soviet Union or China, the government might "make" someone learn a specific skill and work in that field. We do not do that in America.
We can DENY welfare to someone, but we cannot MAKE them learn a specific profession. Your sentence could just a easily read this way:
"It amazes me that we don't make people get off welfare and learn how to do brain surgery."
Do you see what I'm saying now?
Who do we deny welfare to? We make people do a number of things in this country..
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23826 Mar 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly! Unions aren't all you thought they were, huh?
You are still confused. I have always been anti-union..

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23827 Mar 16, 2013
Way wiser than barney wrote:
<quoted text>I don't hate liberals just think they are misguided. I'm against socialist minded people try to turn america into another europe. The president is dividing us insteading of trying to help solve the major problems we are facing. You can believe all you want about obama. But obama is anti-gun and he's using diane finstein to ban them. Finstein was caught on tape(in her own words) she wants to ban all guns. I heard her say it. Before you critize me you need to do some questioning of what some of these people are saying.
I know EXACTLY what they're saying and I don't criticise you. I agree with you! I only point out it is not ONLY Obama that has a vendetta against our guns. Some people make it sound like Obama is the problem with America. It is FAR more than just Obama. It's been going on for much longer than we've even known who Obama is. I try to make people see that.

If McCain had been elected in 2008, we would still have MANY of these same problems. That is just a FACT. If Romney were president, we'd still have MANY of these same problems. If ANY other democrat, or even republican, had been presdient during the Sandy Hook shooting, they would be caving to the pressure for more gun control too. That is also a FACT.

When Bush was president, we had an attack on our soil. Bush took THAT opportunity to take away some of our constitutional rights and freedoms. He had the backing of most members of BOTH parties. That is no different than what Obama is doing now with a different kind of attack.

BOTH parties are taking away our rights....BOTH!!
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23828 Mar 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
AFSCME
This is a very left wing parasitic union!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23829 Mar 16, 2013
Way wiser than barney wrote:
<quoted text>Since you want to critize bush and everybody just give obama a few more months and i think you will be critizing him as well when the obamacare 15 pages quailfy pages you have to fill out arrive in your mailbox in january 2014. You voted for obama don't complain when the irs is even more in your busines than it is now.
Because Churm and I criticise BOTH parties for ruining this country, you assume we both voted for Obama? Do you not think anyone can be intellectually honest?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23830 Mar 16, 2013
Way wiser than barney wrote:
<quoted text>Why would people get off of welfare when obama just keeps giving it to them. It's time for people to get off their butts and work. If you are healthy and nothing wrong with you there is no excuse to not work, quit drain society.
True. But if someone is healthy and receiving welfare, they could be doing something for that money. There is lots of trash on our highways and along our shores. That would be a good start.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23831 Mar 16, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Who do we deny welfare to? We make people do a number of things in this country..
How much would you like to bet that if I applied for welfare, I would be denied?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23832 Mar 16, 2013
Way wiser than barney wrote:
<quoted text>It's called liberal thinking. Know anybody who quialfys?
Liberal? Really?

So let me get this straight... You think in America, the government should MAKE people learn certain professions and work in that field, like Warrior claimed should happen??????

Sorry, but a true conservative believes in FREEDOM!!!
You, Sir, are the liberal if you think like that.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23833 Mar 16, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>You are still confused. I have always been anti-union..
So you said. But they don't all make the amount of money you think they do.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#23834 Mar 16, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>This is a very left wing parasitic union!
You don't need to tell me that! It infuriates me to get the newsletters and crap supporting democrats at every election.....with MY union dues!!
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#23835 Mar 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
I know EXACTLY what they're saying and I don't criticise you. I agree with you! I only point out it is not ONLY Obama that has a vendetta against our guns. Some people make it sound like Obama is the problem with America. It is FAR more than just Obama. It's been going on for much longer than we've even known who Obama is. I try to make people see that.
If McCain had been elected in 2008, we would still have MANY of these same problems. That is just a FACT. If Romney were president, we'd still have MANY of these same problems. If ANY other democrat, or even republican, had been presdient during the Sandy Hook shooting, they would be caving to the pressure for more gun control too. That is also a FACT.
When Bush was president, we had an attack on our soil. Bush took THAT opportunity to take away some of our constitutional rights and freedoms. He had the backing of most members of BOTH parties. That is no different than what Obama is doing now with a different kind of attack.
BOTH parties are taking away our rights....BOTH!!
We had an attack on our soil with Clinton at the helm! He knew there would be another, knew who did it and did nothing about it!

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