Since: Feb 13

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#76819 Apr 21, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not sure just how much different State OSHA is from Federal OSHA.
What I am sure of is the fact when an employee gets hurt bad enough working for a non-union company in Tennessee he/she gets fired and we the tax payers have to pick up the tab for for that employee to go on disability benefits, not the company having to step up to the plate and explaining how this accident happened and they were following OSHA guidelines to the tee.
But hey the good people in Tennessee(for the most part) don't want no stinking Unions to protect them.
Many people in my County have worked their whole life and when they die they don't have a pot to piss in and the survivors have to create benefit events just to bury the poor soul.
You're absolutely right , Dunlapian. You're not going to believe want I'm about to tell you...and then again, you may.
In the early 2000's, I read a list of what different Body Parts were worth in this State, if you should lose them due to an on-the-job accident. For some reason, an Arm is the only one that I remember. An Arm was worth only $7,000...that's it! It may have gone up since then, but I doubt it.
Pete might be able to update us on that, if he reads this...since he is a Business Owner. But, I was shocked at the Low Price that TOSHA had set on the price of an Arm!

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#76820 Apr 21, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>Good Morning Linda.
I saw that post, and just went to the next. I have seen(like most of us)so many heterosexual relationships(not even marriage) produce kids in a environment not fit to raise kids.
Many religions have no problem with this, but throw in a gay couple, who wants to adopt a a child that God has produced and they go berserk.
Absolutely, Dunlapian! It just doesn't make a lot of sense to me!

Since: Feb 13

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#76821 Apr 21, 2013
um sure1212 wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly, please, point out what's incorrect. I know of many people who has worked their whole lives at the hospital in maintenance, their whole lives, and are poor. You can't save on low earnings when it takes everything to live. And they do die poor where funds have to be raised to bury them. Believe it or not, maintenance, food service and other non professional jobs are absolutely mandatory and hard, but for the most part not recognized. It's really sad to see a woman who has scrubbed floors, beds and bathrooms at the hospital just about her whole life and all she has is maybe a substantial ss check.
It's quite common in my area, too. You might also be surprised at how many Elderly People, in my area at least, live together just to combine incomes in order to get by. Some are good matches and some aren't, but still they say they have to stay together, for economic reasons.
A Personal Friend of mine lived with a man that she said she almost hated. But, he had a good Retirement Income. I used to tell her, if you don't want to be with him, then tell him to leave. She wouldn't! She never would say why, but I was pretty sure I knew why, even though she wouldn't say it. She didn't love him, but she loved his money. I didn't know whether to pity her, or to be mad at her. All I knew, was that I couldn't live like that. It finally worked itself out...he died in the bed with another Woman, from a Heart Attack. What's really ironic, is that she got him dressed before she called the ambulance. We often wondered if his Life could have been saved , had she called the Ambulance immediately...we'll never know. In fact, I've known two Women that has happend to, but the Other one was married to the Scoundrel!

Since: Jan 13

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#76822 Apr 21, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
It's quite common in my area, too. You might also be surprised at how many Elderly People, in my area at least, live together just to combine incomes in order to get by. Some are good matches and some aren't, but still they say they have to stay together, for economic reasons.
A Personal Friend of mine lived with a man that she said she almost hated. But, he had a good Retirement Income. I used to tell her, if you don't want to be with him, then tell him to leave. She wouldn't! She never would say why, but I was pretty sure I knew why, even though she wouldn't say it. She didn't love him, but she loved his money. I didn't know whether to pity her, or to be mad at her. All I knew, was that I couldn't live like that. It finally worked itself out...he died in the bed with another Woman, from a Heart Attack. What's really ironic, is that she got him dressed before she called the ambulance. We often wondered if his Life could have been saved , had she called the Ambulance immediately...we'll never know. In fact, I've known two Women that has happend to, but the Other one was married to the Scoundrel!
Now we need a males point of view about this.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#76823 Apr 21, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
Oh, and one more thing...if I have a choice between believing the Gov't. and believing Fox Fake News, the Conspiracy and Propaganda Websites, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones, Glenn Beck, and there's a couple of New Ones that entered the Arena just recently...I'll take the Federal Gov't. every time!
If the Federal Gov't is lying, sooner or later, that is always revealed. Your Sources just sink into oblivion, never to be heard from, again, without ever having to explain anything they do! Just like Snakes slithering into their Hiding Places...out of Sight, out of Mind!
The director of National Security under Reagan ,Lt.General William Odem "because the United States Itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terror tactics,the slogans of todays war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world"
"By any measure the US has long used terrorism.In 78,79,the senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism and in every version they produced,the lawers said US would be a violator"
As the New York Times,CBS News and others reported,an FBI informant involved in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center begged the FBI to substitute fake bomb power for real explosives but his FBI handler somehow let real explosions be used.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#76824 Apr 21, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
Oh, and one more thing...if I have a choice between believing the Gov't. and believing Fox Fake News, the Conspiracy and Propaganda Websites, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones, Glenn Beck, and there's a couple of New Ones that entered the Arena just recently...I'll take the Federal Gov't. every time!
If the Federal Gov't is lying, sooner or later, that is always revealed. Your Sources just sink into oblivion, never to be heard from, again, without ever having to explain anything they do! Just like Snakes slithering into their Hiding Places...out of Sight, out of Mind!
Washington Post
"The US spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan school children with texbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings.
The primers,which were filled with talk of Jihad and featured drawings of guns,bullets,soldiers.and mines,have served since then as the Afghan school systems core curriculum. Even the Taliban used the American-prduced books.
Nice job Feds.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#76825 Apr 21, 2013
Bloomberg 2006
Ali Mahamad identified as a member of Bin Laden's inner circle.
Mohamad trained terrorists how to hyjack airliners,bomb buildings,and assassinate rivals.He created Al Qaeda cells in the US,even helping withfundraising.He arranged mettings between Bin Laden and Hizbollah leaders,and scouted bombing targets including US Embasies in Africa.
What makes it especialy disturbing is that during much of this time Mohamad was a US citizen,an operative for the CIA,and FBI,and member of US Army.
Good job Guys.
Notfromhere

United States

#76826 Apr 21, 2013
Tired wrote:
<quoted text>
Just curious - did "God come into the world and suffer and die", or did Jesus? Are they one and the same? There seems to be some confusion on this thread about that...
They are three in one.God..the Son..and the Holy Ghost!
kevin wilson

Dayton, TN

#76830 Apr 21, 2013
Let's help this soldier out.It's real!!! http://igg.me/at/rimtech/x/2933680
Pete

Clemmons, NC

#76831 Apr 21, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not sure just how much different State OSHA is from Federal OSHA.
What I am sure of is the fact when an employee gets hurt bad enough working for a non-union company in Tennessee he/she gets fired and we the tax payers have to pick up the tab for for that employee to go on disability benefits, not the company having to step up to the plate and explaining how this accident happened and they were following OSHA guidelines to the tee.
But hey the good people in Tennessee(for the most part) don't want no stinking Unions to protect them.
Many people in my County have worked their whole life and when they die they don't have a pot to piss in and the survivors have to create benefit events just to bury the poor soul.
I didn't have time to give a more detailed response earlier. When you get hurt at work, you are covered by workman's comp insurance, including disability. A company is not allowed to fire an employee while out of work on a workman's comp claim. Where on earth did you get this information? It is simply incorrect. Unions have nothing to do with workman's comp. Every state employee is covered unless the company has less than 8 employees. Injuries not occurring at work can be covered by personal disability insurance for $8 a month. I even pay this for employees. But even for employees without this benefit, this is the most affordable thing you can do for yourself. However, it takes a little personal initiative to get covered. Those who do benefit. Those who don't risk harming themselves financially. The government nor companies can afford to bail out everyone who don't plan for themselves nor is it their responsibility.

Since: Feb 13

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#76833 Apr 21, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text>Our country is and has been for years, on a path to lower our standard of living to that of the cheap labor countries, and what you outline is a symptom of that disease "Dunlapian".
We allow massive amounts of cheap goods to flow into our country with nothing to mitigate the damage done to American manufacturing. In fact we provide incentives in the tax code to outsource our jobs to cheap labor countries. This policy knows no political party, and has become the policy of both Republican and Democratic administrations. Companies that are still here are in a perpetual squeeze to remain profitable. That means they must cut paychecks and benefits to labor, increase mechanization and decrease the number of employees they employ. The statistic that I provided about a TOTAL 4% raise in an average American's paycheck when adjusted for inflation in 30 years speaks to the mess "free" trade has placed us in.
American families have survived first by sending wives to work, then by borrowing to maintain a middle class lifestyle. The collapse of housing values ended that strategy, and drove more and more former middle class families into the working poor catagory.
Government has had to pick up the slack as more and more of those families are now availing themselves of the social safety net to put food on the table and get medical care, and instead of looking at the root cause of the problem, some Americans now villify the programs and those who have been forced to use them.
In my opinion, the stagnation of wages and benefits, the increased use of the social safety net, AND the demise of organized labor are the inevitable result of a generation of "free trade" which, has made a few increadibly rich as it has killed the American dream for many millions of others.
Until average Americans wake up to what has been done to us in the name of globalization, and stop the adoration of the wealthy at the expense of the middle class, we are destined for third world status in the not so distant future.
Once again, OT, you have stated the problem and the root cause, as well as the inevitable outcome, if we don't change the Path this Nation is following.
Frankly, I do not see how we can continue on this Path and survive as a People and as a Nation. The problem is that I don't understand why our Leaders, ALL of them CANNOT see it, too!

If we started to change it back like it used to be , when it worked for EVERYBODY...it would take about 50 years to get back like we were. So, I don't know what they are all waiting for, other than for us to hit rock-bottom and they have no other alternative. I don't think that is long off, but the improvement, if it begins and when it begins, will not happen in my Lifetime, but I'm hoping that it's soon enough to happen in my Kids' Lifetime.
We have to be in deep trouble for the Average Person knows there has to be some changes, long before our Leaders know it! And that appears to be the point that we're at right now, as we speak!
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#76834 Apr 21, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't have time to give a more detailed response earlier. When you get hurt at work, you are covered by workman's comp insurance, including disability. A company is not allowed to fire an employee while out of work on a workman's comp claim. Where on earth did you get this information? It is simply incorrect. Unions have nothing to do with workman's comp. Every state employee is covered unless the company has less than 8 employees. Injuries not occurring at work can be covered by personal disability insurance for $8 a month. I even pay this for employees. But even for employees without this benefit, this is the most affordable thing you can do for yourself. However, it takes a little personal initiative to get covered. Those who do benefit. Those who don't risk harming themselves financially. The government nor companies can afford to bail out everyone who don't plan for themselves nor is it their responsibility.
Come on Pete, don't try to put words in my mouth, I never did say they would get fired while on workmans comp, I did say they would get fired!
Not only that but Gov. Haslam and all of his buddies are trying to put Workmans Comp. under the troubled Dept. of Labor and workforce Development........just to keep things stirred up and not working. Gov. Haslam is the type of guy that will see a train wreck and have a gleam in his eye.

Talking about workmans comp and trains wrecks, how about that explosion in Texas. I heard the company had a huge amount of ammonium nitrate and liquid ammonia just what you would need for a workmans comp claim.
Now Pete would you be one for putting on regulations to stop this sort of thing. I know many Republicans who think regulations are just a waste of time.......but I believe some of the family members of the dead ones now would be for heavy regulations.

Since: Feb 13

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#76836 Apr 21, 2013
Haslam and the TEApublican-controlled State Legislature will try implement as much of their "agenda" as they possibly can between now and next year's Election. I think they see the handwriting on the wall and they know that unless the Democrats have the worst Candidates in the whole State, running against them, they will be voted out of Office!
The People of TN., overall, are extremely dissatisfied with the job Haslam and the TEApblican-Majority Legislature have done for the past 3 years...EXTREMELY Dissatisfied!
Pete

Clemmons, NC

#76840 Apr 21, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>Come on Pete, don't try to put words in my mouth, I never did say they would get fired while on workmans comp, I did say they would get fired!
Not only that but Gov. Haslam and all of his buddies are trying to put Workmans Comp. under the troubled Dept. of Labor and workforce Development........just to keep things stirred up and not working. Gov. Haslam is the type of guy that will see a train wreck and have a gleam in his eye.
Talking about workmans comp and trains wrecks, how about that explosion in Texas. I heard the company had a huge amount of ammonium nitrate and liquid ammonia just what you would need for a workmans comp claim.
Now Pete would you be one for putting on regulations to stop this sort of thing. I know many Republicans who think regulations are just a waste of time.......but I believe some of the family members of the dead ones now would be for heavy regulations.
Hitch most
Here's what you said -
What I am sure of is the fact when an employee gets hurt bad enough working for a non-union company in Tennessee he/she gets fired and we the tax payers have to pick up the tab for for that employee to go on disability benefits, not the company having to step up to the plate and explaining how this accident happened and they were following OSHA guidelines to the tee.
Well, if they were at work and got hurt, no, they would not get fired. You are wrong.
The new regulations are put in place to stop workmanship com scammers for driving up the cost of this insurance. This increases jobs, benefits and raises to employees. And the employee loses no rights. How in the world do you determine this to be bad and what republican has told you they are not for labor regulations?
BTW, the explosion happened at a fertilizer plant. What do you think they make fertilizer out of? Once again, your liberal ideology is overshadowing the facts. Exactly what experience do you have with the Department of Labor? I can tell you I have a lot and what you describe I have never seen. We've had plenty of people get hurt at work and not one was fired nor lost a paycheck. Every employee in the state receives these benefits, not due to a union but because employers like me are mandated to pay for it. And I am not even covered by it. You are actually condemning the very people who enable these benefits and state taxes aren't ever used to pay for this insurance. You're way off base with this opinion of yours.

Since: Feb 13

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#76843 Apr 21, 2013
I know this has already been posted once before, but I wanted to post it again because, it shows his picture. And yes, he is a Republican from Bristol, TN. He said he didn't spend any Tax Dollars on his numerous Trsolutions honoring himself and his Immediate Family, but this WSMV-TV orginated Report, Nashville, TN., says differently!
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"Republican Lawmaker Spends Tax Dollars On Resolution Honoring Himself."

Click here:
http://gawker.com/5995051/republican-lawmaker...

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#76844 Apr 21, 2013
This is the Garbage (so-called) News Source that the TEApublicans get all their News(?) from and they believe every lying word of it! No wonder numerous Studies have shown them to be the Most Uninformed, and Misinformed, People in America!
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"FOX NEWS Host Blames Obama And His Middle East Policy For The Boston Bombings."

Click here:

http://www.examiner.com/article/fox-news-host...

Since: Feb 13

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#76845 Apr 21, 2013
"Gun Violence Victims Detained, Put Through Background Check For Yelling 'Shame On You' At Senators."

Click here:
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/04/18/...

Since: Feb 13

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#76846 Apr 21, 2013
"Five Reasons The Republican Party Has Been On A Downward Spiral."

Click here:

http://stoptellingliesaboutliberals.blogspot....
truth teller

Livingston, TN

#76847 Apr 21, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
This is the Garbage (so-called) News Source that the TEApublicans get all their News(?) from and they believe every lying word of it! No wonder numerous Studies have shown them to be the Most Uninformed, and Misinformed, People in America!
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"FOX NEWS Host Blames Obama And His Middle East Policy For The Boston Bombings."
Click here:
http://www.examiner.com/article/fox-news-host...
Just like the libs that blamed Bush for everything.Go to bed give your tounge a rest and put on some sunscreen on your tounge its supposed to be sunny tomorrow.

Since: Feb 13

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#76849 Apr 21, 2013
truth teller wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like the libs that blamed Bush for everything.Go to bed give your tounge a rest and put on some sunscreen on your tounge its supposed to be sunny tomorrow.
Why do you keep telling me everynight to "go to bed"?
Is that your kinda backward way of telling me, "Goodnight"? If it is, I would much more impressed with a simple, "Goodnight and Sweet Dreams".

BTW, what does Sunscreen taste like, anyway? Surely you don't put it on your tongue...I don't think that's a Body Part it's meant to be used on...but Hey, to each his own...Yuk, Spit, Gargle!:)

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