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“Zuzu's Petals”

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Oct 29, 2013
 
wiseamerican wrote:
<quoted text> Wow, he wore the same coat as a child for years! I'd hate to see a child who's 3 fit the same coat when he's 6! The sleeves and shoulders wouldn't look so good,would they? How would you clean it without shrinking and tearing up the coat?
People aren't living the 1950's Appalachia style in the cities.
Like Detroit, MICHIGAN?

“Queen of my domain”

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<quoted text> Has it ever occured to you that the one woman you saw had the jewelry BEFORE she probably was laid-off and getting unemployment ins.? And the hair braiding? I guess a person getting SNAP should let their appearance fall apart so no one will even consider them for a position! Should a white woman getting SNAP stop shampooing and rolling her hair? How do you know the woman paid for the fake nails? Maybe a guy paid! How much do they cost...do you know or are you ass-u-ming they're expensive because they look shiny and long?
Those long fake nails aren't cheap. I don't get French manis or fake nails, but a regular manicure/pedicure for me runs about $50...cash. Add a bit more for tip and if you pay by credit card. Those Asian shops aren't stupid, they know some of those credit card charges come back bad and that their services are marketable and wanted.

A cut with a style and blow dry for my straight blond (admittedly mixed with gray), no color?$40. Toss in a can of Root Boost or mousse, add $12 to that bill.

I'm not suggesting someone should "let themselves go"--they SHOULD be more than presentable for a job interview. But when push comes to shove, I do my own nails and get the cut without the blow dry and style, and buy the mousse at Walmart for $4. But heck, most of them don't care what they look like at Walmart, do they? Ever see those photos on People of Walmart website? OMG. The nuttiest, longest, glow-in-the-dark fingernails, hair so big they barely fit in the door, pants so tight and low slung their cracks aren't covered and you see their string bikinis and huge ass bellies!!!

“Bee Hive Jive”

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#43
Oct 29, 2013
 
wiseamerican wrote:
<quoted text> Has it ever occured to you that the one woman you saw had the jewelry BEFORE she probably was laid-off and getting unemployment ins.? And the hair braiding? I guess a person getting SNAP should let their appearance fall apart so no one will even consider them for a position! Should a white woman getting SNAP stop shampooing and rolling her hair? How do you know the woman paid for the fake nails? Maybe a guy paid! How much do they cost...do you know or are you ass-u-ming they're expensive because they look shiny and long?
Anything IS possible that you mentioned.
However,
There are many who rip off the government, and what I don't like is that you, me and Joe smo is paying for it.
Working with the " the public" is another education.
I have seen it all, heard it all.

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Those long fake nails aren't cheap. I don't get French manis or fake nails, but a regular manicure/pedicure for me runs about $50...cash. Add a bit more for tip and if you pay by credit card. Those Asian shops aren't stupid, they know some of those credit card charges come back bad and that their services are marketable and wanted.
A cut with a style and blow dry for my straight blond (admittedly mixed with gray), no color?$40. Toss in a can of Root Boost or mousse, add $12 to that bill.
I'm not suggesting someone should "let themselves go"--they SHOULD be more than presentable for a job interview. But when push comes to shove, I do my own nails and get the cut without the blow dry and style, and buy the mousse at Walmart for $4. But heck, most of them don't care what they look like at Walmart, do they? Ever see those photos on People of Walmart website? OMG. The nuttiest, longest, glow-in-the-dark fingernails, hair so big they barely fit in the door, pants so tight and low slung their cracks aren't covered and you see their string bikinis and huge ass bellies!!!
NEVER, NEVER,NEVER GO to the Asian shops for anything.
Believe me when I tell you, most don't follow sanitation procedures.
Cheap is not better in this case.
Get a manicure at a regular salon every two week or one week a manicure and the other a polish change.
Never let anyone cut your cuticles, ever.
Always ask how they sanitize their implements. If they pull files out of a drawer,forget it! A file only is used once then discarded. UNLESS you bring your own,file buffer,etc.

As far as the Walmart pics...shiver me timbers!
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#45
Oct 29, 2013
 
wiseamerican wrote:
<quoted text> Has it ever occured to you that the one woman you saw had the jewelry BEFORE she probably was laid-off and getting unemployment ins.? And the hair braiding? I guess a person getting SNAP should let their appearance fall apart so no one will even consider them for a position! Should a white woman getting SNAP stop shampooing and rolling her hair? How do you know the woman paid for the fake nails? Maybe a guy paid! How much do they cost...do you know or are you ass-u-ming they're expensive because they look shiny and long?
Be honest with yourself. Which scenario do you witness most? If you need some hints on spotting them, I'll start you off with one...Appreciation.
wiseamerican

Toledo, OH

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Oct 29, 2013
 
gokeefe wrote:
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Those long fake nails aren't cheap. I don't get French manis or fake nails, but a regular manicure/pedicure for me runs about $50...cash. Add a bit more for tip and if you pay by credit card. Those Asian shops aren't stupid, they know some of those credit card charges come back bad and that their services are marketable and wanted.
A cut with a style and blow dry for my straight blond (admittedly mixed with gray), no color?$40. Toss in a can of Root Boost or mousse, add $12 to that bill.
I'm not suggesting someone should "let themselves go"--they SHOULD be more than presentable for a job interview. But when push comes to shove, I do my own nails and get the cut without the blow dry and style, and buy the mousse at Walmart for $4. But heck, most of them don't care what they look like at Walmart, do they? Ever see those photos on People of Walmart website? OMG. The nuttiest, longest, glow-in-the-dark fingernails, hair so big they barely fit in the door, pants so tight and low slung their cracks aren't covered and you see their string bikinis and huge ass bellies!!!
Most have fake $10 glue on nails from China full of lead paint and toxic chemicals. They're ignorant .

“animis opibusque parati”

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wiseamerican wrote:
<quoted text> Most have fake $10 glue on nails from China full of lead paint and toxic chemicals. They're ignorant .
That's $10 out of their kids' food budget.
No worries...Uncle Sam's got it covered.
Policies are heading toward 3 hots and a cot...at your local public school.
They cannot kill a Spook

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#48
Oct 29, 2013
 
wiseamerican wrote:
<quoted text> Most have fake $10 glue on nails from China full of lead paint and toxic chemicals. They're ignorant .
Lead paint on fingernails ... so not only window sill lickers but finger lickers will be brain damaged.
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gokeefe wrote:
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Yup. Learned it as a kid. It was called "paying yourself first." You put money aside, just a bit, and then you paid your bills and you didn't live beyond your means.
My parents were not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, both were blue collar workers, raising kids in the 60s and early 70s. Both were hit by layoffs, strikes, etc. and never once went on any form of public assistance and paid off their home and sent three kids to Catholic schools through high school and helped us with our college. If one of my parents wasn't working due to layoff, plant shut down, whatever, the other upper their working hours if they could. And they donated to the church, food banks, and other places. Both of my parents were children during the Great Depression, so I'm sure they both understood hardship and poverty. They never lived beyond their means. If income went down, they knew where to cut their expenses so outgo wasn't more than income.
My kids learned the word NO and they're fine, learned the difference between "want" and "need." You need good shoes that will last, but you want those $200 designer shoes. That said, I have no problem with a little luxury in my life and spoiling myself once in a while, but it's not a habit. It's a matter of my personal expectations and knowing how to find the joy in life without a lot of money, too.
Not poor now, but certainly struggled when younger and first starting a family. I took my family's advice: put something aside each payday for those emergencies and for the future, pay your bills on time, live well within your means. But somehow that advice today is shunned and laughed at.
There are people out there who hit a hard spot. If they need assistance, let them have it. But don't encourage it to become a lifelong economic support system.
I was most impressed with, " My kids learned the word NO and they're fine, learned the difference between "want" and "need."

I used a tactic with our children that worked well for us. They'd want something and we'd ask, "Do you really want it or do you just want it". To get what they wanted that wasn't a necessity they had to pay for half earning the money doing whatever chores or cutting someone's grass till they had their share.

Worked well. Our thought was if they just wanted it the matter would drop BUT if they really wanted it they earned their half which they did.

Living below your means is a key factor. If 2 wrk in the family live on the lower income and invest the wisely and save a portion for rainy days as you have said.

People live in homes today 3 times the size of the one I grew up in. The reason is not a larger family but they need more room for their STUFF. Take a walk and you'll see those with 2 1/2 car garages couldn't get one car in them. They're filled with stuff. The drive is full of cars.
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Springfield, OH

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Oct 29, 2013
 
Our children are grown and have families of their own. We have grandchildren and recently a great grandchild. Our home is alive and doing well but is quite empty when they are not here. It's rarely empty because we all live in close proximity.

Regardless of size it's ours and their home. It's doesn't have to be huge. They all grew up here as well as our great granddaughter will.

We gave them a home they can always come to and financial security not STUFF.
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Be honest with yourself. Which scenario do you witness most? If you need some hints on spotting them, I'll start you off with one...Appreciation.
I am being honest ,that's why I gave a different reason for what BB saw than the standard conservative talking point of black women with press-on nails, braids, and a 10k electro-plated $20 necklace that was purchased from some Korean hip hop clothing store, that gives the impression to a lot of whites who don't know the truth, that mostly the "look" is cheap and inexpensive.
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gokeefe wrote:
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Those long fake nails aren't cheap. I don't get French manis or fake nails, but a regular manicure/pedicure for me runs about $50...cash. Add a bit more for tip and if you pay by credit card. Those Asian shops aren't stupid, they know some of those credit card charges come back bad and that their services are marketable and wanted.
A cut with a style and blow dry for my straight blond (admittedly mixed with gray), no color?$40. Toss in a can of Root Boost or mousse, add $12 to that bill.
I'm not suggesting someone should "let themselves go"--they SHOULD be more than presentable for a job interview. But when push comes to shove, I do my own nails and get the cut without the blow dry and style, and buy the mousse at Walmart for $4. But heck, most of them don't care what they look like at Walmart, do they? Ever see those photos on People of Walmart website? OMG. The nuttiest, longest, glow-in-the-dark fingernails, hair so big they barely fit in the door, pants so tight and low slung their cracks aren't covered and you see their string bikinis and huge ass bellies!!!
Hey! Those women dressed that way at Walmart are not trying to attract men...it's Walmart! You gotta catch'em on Saturday night AFTER they got the hair weave (from Bangladesh), fake lashes and nails(from China), tight designer Apple Bottom jeans(made in Korea), and heels(glued together in Mexico)a fake fur vest(coyote shot trespassing on cattle ranch in New Mexico, stitched together by Chinese sweat shop workers) over their DKNY shirt(Chinese knock-offs), and they're getto fabulous, haha! Out having a ball on your dime...gettin they drank on and twerkin in da club til 3:00am.
Hey, life's a big party when your 22 un-married with five kids by three men. Gotta live it up on the weekends. Get a break from those whiny brats.
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Oct 29, 2013
 
Conservative wrote:
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I was most impressed with, " My kids learned the word NO and they're fine, learned the difference between "want" and "need."
I used a tactic with our children that worked well for us. They'd want something and we'd ask, "Do you really want it or do you just want it". To get what they wanted that wasn't a necessity they had to pay for half earning the money doing whatever chores or cutting someone's grass till they had their share.
Worked well. Our thought was if they just wanted it the matter would drop BUT if they really wanted it they earned their half which they did.
Living below your means is a key factor. If 2 wrk in the family live on the lower income and invest the wisely and save a portion for rainy days as you have said.
People live in homes today 3 times the size of the one I grew up in. The reason is not a larger family but they need more room for their STUFF. Take a walk and you'll see those with 2 1/2 car garages couldn't get one car in them. They're filled with stuff. The drive is full of cars.
That's the American Dream that was sold to them by US companies paying big bucks to advertisers. That is what America is!
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Oct 29, 2013
 
wiseamerican wrote:
<quoted text> I am being honest ,that's why I gave a different reason for what BB saw than the standard conservative talking point of black women with press-on nails, braids, and a 10k electro-plated $20 necklace that was purchased from some Korean hip hop clothing store, that gives the impression to a lot of whites who don't know the truth, that mostly the "look" is cheap and inexpensive.
I'm not saying it's right, but I rarely stick up for people because they "might" be doing what i'm not assuming. Now, I don't mind it too much either. I mind my own actions and have gained a lot of respect on how I present myself, however, it don't take very long for any of us to label the character standing next to us.
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<quoted text> That's the American Dream that was sold to them by US companies paying big bucks to advertisers. That is what America is!
You're right. The American people don't look past the end of there noses.
With all the recent turmoil I bet most will re-elect the very same ones who created the mess were in with obamacare. Ignorance can be cured with education, out and out stupidity can't.

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wiseamerican wrote:
<quoted text> Hey! Those women dressed that way at Walmart are not trying to attract men...it's Walmart! You gotta catch'em on Saturday night AFTER they got the hair weave (from Bangladesh), fake lashes and nails(from China), tight designer Apple Bottom jeans(made in Korea), and heels(glued together in Mexico)a fake fur vest(coyote shot trespassing on cattle ranch in New Mexico, stitched together by Chinese sweat shop workers) over their DKNY shirt(Chinese knock-offs), and they're getto fabulous, haha! Out having a ball on your dime...gettin they drank on and twerkin in da club til 3:00am.
Hey, life's a big party when your 22 un-married with five kids by three men. Gotta live it up on the weekends. Get a break from those whiny brats.
Sounds like the white trash crowd out near West Jeff. You sure you aren't lying to us by saying you're black?
Truth is this is pretty typical behavior among the under 25 crowd these days. They don't give a crap about those 5 babies by 4 baby daddies--the state became their sugar daddies.

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Oct 30, 2013
 
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Sounds like the white trash crowd out near West Jeff. You sure you aren't lying to us by saying you're black?
Truth is this is pretty typical behavior among the under 25 crowd these days. They don't give a crap about those 5 babies by 4 baby daddies--the state became their sugar daddies.
Just like I told a former co-worker who happened to be black. No reason for the hate, rednecks and hoodrats aren't that much different.
Duke for Mayor

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You're right. The American people don't look past the end of there noses.
With all the recent turmoil I bet most will re-elect the very same ones who created the mess were in with obamacare. Ignorance can be cured with education, out and out stupidity can't.
I hate to be the one to inform you, but if you are attempting to call others ignorant and complain about their lack of education you should learn to spell first.

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Duke for Mayor wrote:
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I hate to be the one to inform you, but if you are attempting to call others ignorant and complain about their lack of education you should learn to spell first.
woof
One typo and one missing apostrophe...the horror!
For you to be that petty is proof that you are suffering from some sort of mental break.
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Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>One typo and one missing apostrophe...the horror!
For you to be that petty is proof that you are suffering from some sort of mental break.
That is not "typo", Paco.

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