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    Cyburbian ofos's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    BUN & Maister should take our writings and stitch them together with litery prose to make it more coherent. It could be the next 'Twilight' type phenomenon.....
    Maister has failed to recognize that what we're really doing is writing free form poetry. No wonder he mistakes it for schizophrenic ramblings. It's really much worse than that.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    BUN & Maister should take our writings and stitch them together with litery prose to make it more coherent. It could be the next 'Twilight' type phenomenon.....
    Tell you what.....how about I write a critical review of the group story? Here goes:

    The group story smells like flowing along Bryce Canyon. It always can be cantankerous and feels like being a bum with brown eyes. My editor says “flaming birds don’t belong in giant, pan-dimensional spaceships”. It was only a matter of logic being always wrong and outside there are small pockets of resistance. “Shazam!” said my aunt Mathilde who is the worst judge of meat for groups of children. Finally, our mother likes wearing all the wrong clothes when Richard Nixon sneaks over for hospitality.

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    If I can get paid the same amount, I am all about the 21 hour work week....

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-ca...work-week.html
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    If I can get paid the same amount, I am all about the 21 hour work week....

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-ca...work-week.html

    Man that would be nice. Why don't we take baby steps and shoot for 35 hours first. I'd take that
    Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    If I can get paid the same amount, I am all about the 21 hour work week....

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-ca...work-week.html
    In the article it says people would need to get used to having only half of their current income. I would absolutely take a $200-$250 pay cut for each day of vacation I am awarded.
    I burned down the church to atone for my transgressions.

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    If I can get paid the same amount, I am all about the 21 hour work week....

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-ca...work-week.html
    I have been saying this for years. We are required to work far more hours than most people can or do remain productive. Think about how many hours you actually spend at work diligently-- and without distraction --working. I bet it isn't 40. At risk of sounding like I am unimportant, I could do my job in 20 hours per work. Sure, sometimes I work the full 40 hours, but most of the time that is not the norm. I am an extremely efficient worker. I get things done quickly while maintaining quality. Being forced to sit in an office to "put in my time" is demeaning, demoralizing, and plain ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    At risk of sounding like I am unimportant, I could do my job in 20 hours per work. .
    At the risk of sounding like a jerk, I could do your job in 19 hours per week
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    ....... At risk of sounding like I am unimportant, I could do my job in 20 hours per work............
    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    At the risk of sounding like a jerk, I could do your job in 19 hours per week
    At the risk of sounding like an egotistical pompous ass, I could do both your jobs and my job in 20 hours per week. That's just the kind of skill sets I possess.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    At the risk of sounding like an egotistical pompous ass, I could do both your jobs and my job in 20 hours per week. That's just the kind of skill sets I possess.
    Someone's skill sets don't include remembering to take in to work the cookies he baked for his employees last night.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    At the risk of sounding like an egotistical pompous ass, I could do both your jobs and my job in 20 hours per week. That's just the kind of skill sets I possess.
    Tell you what RJ. Imaplanner and I will each give you half our paychecks to do our jobs for us.
    Occupy Your Brain!

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    For a minute or so, I always like the cat thing about "I'm lying on my back while you rub my chest, and then I'm going to drag your hand in..." and then suddenly I"m going to practically claw your arm off. Ouch. My arm is not a scratching post.

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    My brother is going to be here next weekend. Well. I am thinking we will meet up somewhere on the interstate an hour north of us. Yeah, that's best. Thank god he won't have his wife along...

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    Turned in the old, totaled Forester, got a rental, and Saturday begins the search for a new used car. Driving up to Syracuse to look at some Saab 9-5s, a Saab 9-3, a Volvo V-70, a Subaru Legacy sedan, and, believe it or not, a Lincoln LS.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    My brother is going to be here next weekend. Well. I am thinking we will meet up somewhere on the interstate an hour north of us. Yeah, that's best. Thank god he won't have his wife along...
    Why is it that some of the most toxic people you know are your own family?
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    My brother is going to be here next weekend. Well. I am thinking we will meet up somewhere on the interstate an hour north of us. Yeah, that's best. Thank god he won't have his wife along...
    Count me out of your plans if the 49ers win today.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Turned in the old, totaled Forester, got a rental, and Saturday begins the search for a new used car. Driving up to Syracuse to look at some Saab 9-5s, a Saab 9-3, a Volvo V-70, a Subaru Legacy sedan, and, believe it or not, a Lincoln LS.
    Go with the Lincoln. Buy American.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    Go with the Lincoln. Buy American.
    Are Lincolns even allowed in Ithaca? I thought Volvos were the required car.

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    I wouldn't want to be the Captain of the Costa Concordia now.

    Here is a dangerous if not RUGGED job - the divers searching the ship.

    That picture of the large rock embedded in the ruptured hull -
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...38_634x481.jpg
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    The next question regards what do you do with that ship, cut it up on site? OTOH, with what was invested in it, they'll at least want to try to right and refloat it so that it can be towed to their shipyard for repairs.

    A few images:
    http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/wor...found/#slide=1

    From another report it was about 10 km off course (and with today's navigation equipment???).



    Mike

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    WAIT!

    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Turned in the old, totaled Forester, got a rental, and Saturday begins the search for a new used car. Driving up to Syracuse to look at some Saab 9-5s, a Saab 9-3, a Volvo V-70, a Subaru Legacy sedan, and, believe it or not, a Lincoln LS.
    Ask Brocktoon why you should buy a BUICK
    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    Why is it that some of the most toxic people you know are your own family?
    No kidding. I also have a cousin whose bitch wife didn't show up at the funeral for her mother-in-law (a wonderful woman) of 30 years because she had "a meeting". Considering she's a part-time self-employed attorney, that didn't ring true. Not that any of us missed seeing her...

    I am just thankful that most of our family are truly nice people.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    Go with the Lincoln. Buy American.
    After am hour of driving through the snow to get to Syracuse, I came to my senses about possibly owning a rear wheel drive vehicle in upstate New York.

    I really like the Saab 9-5 wagon. I also test drive a couple of Saab 9-3s. Tempting, but owning a 9-3 is supposedly much like

    sticking it in the crazy

    On Monday, I'm going to Rochester to check out a few more Saabs, a Volvo, and a Mazda 6. I'm also going to check out a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP here in town.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    After am hour of driving through the snow to get to Syracuse, I came to my senses about possibly owning a rear wheel drive vehicle in upstate New York.

    I really like the Saab 9-5 wagon. I also test drive a couple of Saab 9-3s. Tempting, but owning a 9-3 is supposedly much like

    sticking it in the crazy

    On Monday, I'm going to Rochester to check out a few more Saabs, a Volvo, and a Mazda 6. I'm also going to check out a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP here in town.
    Why on earth aren't you looking at used Subarus?? Saab is dead.

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    Yar, that be the new Viking ship. We be plunderin' the sea of Green Bay.

    Psychotics are consistently inconsistent. The essence of sanity is to be inconsistently inconsistent.
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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Why on earth aren't you looking at used Subarus?? Saab is dead.
    Why do so many planners think they can only drive a subaru, volvo, or saab? It's stupid. I have a 9 year old Honda CR-V that cost at least 10k less than a comparable Subaru and has way more cargo space and is running just fine. Some of you people are so sucked in by the name. Wake up and smell the price tags!

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