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Did you vote today?

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WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#18444 Nov 20, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>um no i havent experience any of it .. i have not lived in a union based state nor have i went out of my way to actively seek a job in a union profession to join. i am not a baker, welder, electrician, teacher, coal miner, NFL football player, automobile worker, airline worker, fire fighter, postal worker, nurse, plumber, or roofer, but i do know people that are. i've had my big boy pants on since you were playing pee wee sports... and have worked since i was 15 so i speak with all the credibility in the world and have no desire in hearing what someone who hasn't made it out of a town of 6 thousand people and probably works at the walmart or is relying on it to stay open for job security in a town that is slowly dying and will continue to do so even more so when they put the bypass up. so stuff that in your ho ho... dude.. and think about it for a min ding dong.
SO Ding Dong you admit you have never had a career, never had a profession, but you know people who have! LMAO! How does it feel to be a loser all of your life. If UNIONS are so great why didn't you ever join one? I bet because you are not even smart enough to be an AVERAGE union slug! LOL!

Happy New Years Ding Dong!
dont know nothin

Benton City, WA

#18445 Nov 20, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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They have harassed the families of people who voted against joining the union. The votes are not allowed to be kept private. Lots of people had to vote yes just to make sure their family stayed safe.
that sounds like a town over run with union bosses and officials. action should be taken to dessolve the union as you had previously stated or authorities and law enforcement must be notified, or just; like i said earlier, grow some spine.. stand your ground for what you beleive in, and in then end everything tends to work itself out. if union workers are threatning bodily harm then that is something law enforcement should take care of, all i know is me personaly even though i have never been in one but know ALOT of people who are in good unions, i know that they themselves and me myself would never be shadowed in the dark to someone elses threats. i do realize that there are alot of poeple who do live in that fear, but they do not have to, they can stand up for themselves and they should they are grown adults.
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#18446 Nov 20, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>beleive me i wish i was a union president and could help in the changing of peoples lives for the better.. i'm not gonna give everyone of them a pass but there are more good apples than bad. you keep bashing unions like they don't do anything... that hostess plant was going to go behind unions backs and shut down the factory... judge told ceos to hash it out between union workers and an agreement will get made.. weather for the better or worse... i beleive that the ceo's will not get their bonuses they were promised and union workers will still keep there jobs at the same rate as before..but .. the court mediator will ultimatley decide that.
What gives YOU or any employee the right to dictate what the boss gets paid? You do what you get paid to do and if you don't like it move on, find another job. Or maybe work hard and move up the company ladder and eventually make what the boss makes. Why so jealous of people who succede in life. Don't like the conditions you signed up for LEAVE!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#18447 Nov 20, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>wait what? you make the same wage but when you did get raises it was 2 percent?... that makes no sense.. and unions did do drastic negotiations when the collapse happend because we are all in this together... and of course you were getting raises before then because the economy was actually doing well until 2002 when wars were starting and economy was doing "ok" and noone knew anything about the stock market and banks and what investors where doing, when in my opinion i think bush knew exactly what was going on but that's just my opinion, in 05 06 people were getting greedy and slowed down raises and did all kinds of adjustments to benifits to skew their profits.. in 07 08 the bubble bursts and here we are.. no telling when we might get a raise next. you were also lied to they were making you pay for the benefit of them fight for you because if you wanted out without that benefit and wanted to just be on your own you could have. that's what the law says. also any union who is just in it for their union officers benefits then i consider them just as greedy as the ceo's and i do agree with you on that, that the right thing to do is dissolve. Like i said though a victim of a new upcoming union or a victim of a bad union does not take the place Millions of americans like i said that rely on good union help. If unions were so bad then they wouldn't have tried to or successfully stopped most of the union busting that was going on after the tea party republicans took office in 2010. wisconsin, ohio, michigan, iowa, many states fought to keep those unions.
That's exactly right. My raises were mostly around 2%. Then we took a large paycut two years ago and that set us back to earlier wages. At the same time, we lost some vacation time and also took a reduction in health care benefits along with higher health care costs. They also increased our workloads at the same time. The union okayed all this at the urging of our union leaders. Shortly after this happened the other nonunion employees got large raises.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#18448 Nov 20, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Are you sure you are not a Union President? You are just as intelligent and have the same writing skills as most Union Officials. LMAO!
You're just full of nice words for other posters today, aren't you? He actually has been quite polite in his disagreements. Try to be nice back, okay?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#18449 Nov 20, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>beleive me i wish i was a union president and could help in the changing of peoples lives for the better.. i'm not gonna give everyone of them a pass but there are more good apples than bad. you keep bashing unions like they don't do anything... that hostess plant was going to go behind unions backs and shut down the factory... judge told ceos to hash it out between union workers and an agreement will get made.. weather for the better or worse... i beleive that the ceo's will not get their bonuses they were promised and union workers will still keep there jobs at the same rate as before..but .. the court mediator will ultimatley decide that.
If they had no union, I bet none of this would be happening.
Drugstore Cowboy

Maumelle, AR

#18450 Nov 20, 2012
Turkeys wrote:
<quoted text>Just try using Scope every now and then stinky!
It's tough on you trying so hard to be all grown up and all, isn't it?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#18451 Nov 20, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text> um no just as i stated in the previous post... the court mediator will ultimately decide and guide the outcome. hostess as a company may not be in existance.. but some form of the same products will produce either new companies or expand existing ones ...but who knows i'm not the official nor would i want to be. everything until the end is just speculation.
Did I hear they are considering moving to Mexico? Would you blame them if they did? Seriously, if a truck is delivering a truckload of stuff to a store, is it right that that truck is not "allowed" to carry Twinkies on that truck even though he's going there anyway? It must be a "union member driving a different truck" to get the boxes of Twinkies to that store? Really? With gas prices the way they are?

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#18452 Nov 20, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>that sounds like a town over run with union bosses and officials. action should be taken to dessolve the union as you had previously stated or authorities and law enforcement must be notified, or just; like i said earlier, grow some spine.. stand your ground for what you beleive in, and in then end everything tends to work itself out. if union workers are threatning bodily harm then that is something law enforcement should take care of, all i know is me personaly even though i have never been in one but know ALOT of people who are in good unions, i know that they themselves and me myself would never be shadowed in the dark to someone elses threats. i do realize that there are alot of poeple who do live in that fear, but they do not have to, they can stand up for themselves and they should they are grown adults.
Yes, they should, but should a parent live in fear when their child heads to school not knowing if they will return home? It's easier just to go along with the crowd. You know, like Warrior does.
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#18453 Nov 20, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
You're just full of nice words for other posters today, aren't you? He actually has been quite polite in his disagreements. Try to be nice back, okay?
I will try!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#18454 Nov 20, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>What gives YOU or any employee the right to dictate what the boss gets paid? You do what you get paid to do and if you don't like it move on, find another job. Or maybe work hard and move up the company ladder and eventually make what the boss makes. Why so jealous of people who succede in life. Don't like the conditions you signed up for LEAVE!
I grew up in a family where both my dad, who lives in CA, and my step-dad here, owned their own businesses. Many times our family did without new school clothes and vacations so his employees could get paid. I sometimes get furious when I see people talking about greedy bosses and what they make. Often the bosses aren't making nearly as much as what the employees think they are. They don't realize all the costs involved in running a business.

So I mostly agree with you here, but I also know that sometimes people don't "sign up" for certain conditions. Sometimes things change after many years into ones career. I agree, if someone doesn't like it, they can leave, but there are cases where as one gets closer to getting that pension or some other benefit, employers try to make them miserable just to run them out. That's wrong too.

Every employer and every situation is different. Most people only talk about what they can relate to from what they've seen or experienced themselves.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#18455 Nov 20, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>I will try!
:) Thank you.
Now try not to kill any coyotes tomorrow, okay?
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#18456 Nov 20, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
I grew up in a family where both my dad, who lives in CA, and my step-dad here, owned their own businesses. Many times our family did without new school clothes and vacations so his employees could get paid. I sometimes get furious when I see people talking about greedy bosses and what they make. Often the bosses aren't making nearly as much as what the employees think they are. They don't realize all the costs involved in running a business.
So I mostly agree with you here, but I also know that sometimes people don't "sign up" for certain conditions. Sometimes things change after many years into ones career. I agree, if someone doesn't like it, they can leave, but there are cases where as one gets closer to getting that pension or some other benefit, employers try to make them miserable just to run them out. That's wrong too.
Every employer and every situation is different. Most people only talk about what they can relate to from what they've seen or experienced themselves.
I have been on both ends. I have been poor, rich and poor again. I am comfortable now. I did it on my own. No union, no help, no way. All hard work and being blessed. We donate thousands of dollars a year to charities, we made it a priority in all good and bad times. We never waivered, we always gave when we should have saved. If it didn't help somebody at least it made us feel good about ourselves. I have learned a couple of things in my lifetime. You are not here for a long time, you are here for a good time. And, nobody on their death bed ever said I wish I would have spent more time at the office. SO if you are miserable you have nobody to blame but yourself especially in this great cou ntry the United States of America!
lol

United States

#18457 Nov 20, 2012
news flash the election is over we are all doomed

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#18458 Nov 20, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>I have been on both ends. I have been poor, rich and poor again. I am comfortable now. I did it on my own. No union, no help, no way. All hard work and being blessed. We donate thousands of dollars a year to charities, we made it a priority in all good and bad times. We never waivered, we always gave when we should have saved. If it didn't help somebody at least it made us feel good about ourselves. I have learned a couple of things in my lifetime. You are not here for a long time, you are here for a good time. And, nobody on their death bed ever said I wish I would have spent more time at the office. SO if you are miserable you have nobody to blame but yourself especially in this great cou ntry the United States of America!
Kudos to you, Warrior. I love success stories. That's why I enjoy listening to Dave Ramsey. Lots of good stories. Some not so good too. But always interesting. He is a huge advocate of giving. He firmly believes that when you do, you become richer for it. He described it this way: When you hold on so tight to your money that it can't leave your hand, money cannot enter your hand either.

Me? I wish I had more to give. I'm still trying to work through some stupid mistakes I made. That and trying to make ends meet with all the pay cuts I've taken and the recent state law that currently takes a big bite out of my paycheck and is about to get even bigger after things get decided in court.

I do give when and where I can. Each year I give to the Salvation Army and to people I know need the help as situations arise.
mjm71

Tucker, GA

#18459 Nov 20, 2012
Yes
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#18460 Nov 20, 2012
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
Kudos to you, Warrior. I love success stories. That's why I enjoy listening to Dave Ramsey. Lots of good stories. Some not so good too. But always interesting. He is a huge advocate of giving. He firmly believes that when you do, you become richer for it. He described it this way: When you hold on so tight to your money that it can't leave your hand, money cannot enter your hand either.
Me? I wish I had more to give. I'm still trying to work through some stupid mistakes I made. That and trying to make ends meet with all the pay cuts I've taken and the recent state law that currently takes a big bite out of my paycheck and is about to get even bigger after things get decided in court.
I do give when and where I can. Each year I give to the Salvation Army and to people I know need the help as situations arise.
I assume your husband works also. You sound like you have a good honest job and something to be proud of. I bet you can sleep at night. Many people, many rich people can't sleep at night for various reasons. I believe my family was the happiest when we struggled the most, interesting but true. My two favorite charites are St. Judes Childrens Hospital and the Marine Corps/Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. Both great organizations with very low administrative costs!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#18461 Nov 20, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>I assume your husband works also. You sound like you have a good honest job and something to be proud of. I bet you can sleep at night. Many people, many rich people can't sleep at night for various reasons. I believe my family was the happiest when we struggled the most, interesting but true. My two favorite charites are St. Judes Childrens Hospital and the Marine Corps/Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. Both great organizations with very low administrative costs!
I don't have a "husband." But my "other half" is currently on a medical disability. One more surgery in January. Hopefully, he'll get back to work soon. He just applied for a job in Montana.

I have a decent job and make an honest living. Not much money, but enough to pay the bills, put food on the table and include a little bit of fun. I'm not too bad at saving and investing because I'm not into material stuff and I live within my means. I plan to be retired at a very young age. My job isn't what I imagined I'd do with my life, but the retirement package made it worth staying, even though I have a degree that could have earned me a better living. I consider myself to be very happy, very lucky, and I have a clear conscience.

I honestly believe people who struggle, at least for a while, are happier than those who have everything. They have a better appreciation of what it means to work hard and actually earn what they own. There is something about accomplishment that does something to people.

That reminds me. Gotta get up early. Good night.
dont know nothin

Benton City, WA

#18462 Nov 21, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>What gives YOU or any employee the right to dictate what the boss gets paid? You do what you get paid to do and if you don't like it move on, find another job. Or maybe work hard and move up the company ladder and eventually make what the boss makes. Why so jealous of people who succede in life. Don't like the conditions you signed up for LEAVE!
so i just have to say that this is total "malarky" lol !!! well let me tell you if the boss is doing horrible they should be no subject to being fired just the same as his or her employee... they do not deserve the right to make other people's lives misserable for the own personal pleasure.. and if ceo's of major corporations are not gonna make the correct changes then shut them down like you said... if the workers have to go find other jobs than corporate officials should be doing the same and if ceo's aren't going to fire upper management and turnaround business then why contribute to the corporation... i garuntee that those presidents, vicepresidents, marketing directors and other top level exects... or suits... will have an even harder time finding a job than the laborers you think they rule over... this great united states of america is built on democracy and compromise not dictatorship and hardship....it was built on the backs of unions and the middle class american which i assume everyone on here is... incase you haven't notices we went through a economic crises so just working harder to get to that position doesn't cut it .. you have people who have left the worforce comming back to work ... such as retirees... you have doctorets taking masters positions and masters taking bachelors positions .. you have people stayin in longer and not retiring keeping good positions out of reach... which will keep you in your current position not expecting any raise no matter how hard you work .. no matter what they will not give a raise because they are betting that you will stay because it is hard to find a good job. that's nationwide and will be for awhile.
Linda

Salem, AR

#18463 Nov 21, 2012
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Millions of Americans listened to his programs which were broadcast over 1,200 radio stations nationwide.

When you listen to this, remember the commentary was broadcast 47 years ago on April 3, 1965.

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