And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVIII!

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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Whatis6times9 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:09 pm

Love.Dreamer wrote:which is why i'd rather stay where i am where its valuable.

I would consider going there and do something else to add weigth to what i already have but only after a loooooot of carefull planification and investigation of what is what and not waste monys.

It's valuable in the US just certain places. And you pulled a hammie.

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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Tuor » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:10 pm

He's pretty great, it's hard for me to rank the characters
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits."
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Hiroko » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:13 pm

@Tuor: I'm not sure how to describe my thoughts on it, but consider me very pessimistic about it. While I think it may have been possible to achieve at some point long ago, these days it's just such a silly and romantic notion to think that with enough hard work, you can achieve all your goals and dreams while here, no matter how extravagant they might be. Especially not the way things are these days.

So it bothers me, then, to hear my dad announce things like going to Italy in two years and buying a nice house and car because he's gotten himself into this business of sorts that relies on him selling generic beauty and healthcare products.

It also makes me rather nervous, to say the least, should things go, well, wrong. ~_>;
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Love.Dreamer » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:14 pm

Whatis6times9 wrote:It's valuable in the US just certain places. And you pulled a hammie.



Aye i have two cousins in Denver that studied that kind of stuff and they are doing pretty damn good.
Parents want to move to Houston as i said and family there says there are good institutions there but im not phased at all about living in Texas.

And yes... it freaking horrible when that happens, my legs hate me.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Love.Dreamer » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:16 pm

Lets not talk about Italy.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Whatis6times9 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:21 pm

I believe that the american dream simply put is the idea that working 40 hours a week is enough to be able to support a family and keep a roof over ones head. Now of course a minimum wage job shouldn't guarantee being able to own a house or a new car but it should be enough to keep an apartment and decent used car.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:38 pm

Did the American dream really change since when the idea was made? Before it was usually seen as easier to own a house and a decent car, but nowadays it's hard to get close to that without bank/government assistance and being in dept.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Whatis6times9 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:44 pm

Because we never kept worker pay to match inflation. The smartest thing Henry Ford did was pay his workers enough to buy the products they made plus even more.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:48 pm

I heard with the latest election minimum wage was raised to 10$, but I haven't seen anyone mention the increase in their checks. Anyone know if this is true or not? I'm not coming up with any results looking it up.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Whatis6times9 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:00 pm

Minimum wage is still 7.25 nationally, some states have it set higher but there's plenty that haven't and if you're an hourly worker raises almost never keep track with inflation and there's plenty of employers that try to find ways to fire employees when they are due for a raise.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Princess » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:03 pm

Just realized Whatis has Wash as his avatar. Me gusta.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Whatis6times9 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:04 pm

I'm most of the way though the series and he is by far the funniest(making him the best to me) character on the show.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Princess » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:06 pm

It's so fucking good. But be prepared for major feels with the movie.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:07 pm

Whatis6times9 wrote:Minimum wage is still 7.25 nationally, some states have it set higher but there's plenty that haven't and if you're an hourly worker raises almost never keep track with inflation and there's plenty of employers that try to find ways to fire employees when they are due for a raise.

Pretty much. I've seen that plenty where I worked before. I almost got into a situation where I'd have gotten canned after getting injured on the job. The chain I worked for before was notorious for giving them less hours with pretty much no compensation, as well as having this rule where they couldn't work in the same store after said incident, so they'd send them to the farthest store in their power to send them so they'd get fired for not being able to get to work. Then they'd be left jobless and injured.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Whatis6times9 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:08 pm

I already know, I tend to spoil shit for myself. I actually get annoyed at people who complain how something "is forever ruined" if they ever run into a spoiler.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby DaCrum » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:08 pm

Tuor: Remember my little diddly on the American Dream that one day?

Most one-sided conversation ever. Hahaha.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Whatis6times9 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:09 pm

Who were you speaking with?
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Princess » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:09 pm

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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Jingle Males » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:09 pm

If a spoiler is all that it takes to ruin a show then maybe the show isn't for you
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Whatis6times9 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:10 pm

Male Brooks wrote:If a spoiler is all that it takes to ruin a show then maybe the show isn't for you

If a spoiler is that crucial to enjoying a show than it's not a very good show.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby DaCrum » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:10 pm

Whatis6times9 wrote:Who were you speaking with?

Tuor and LD, two people who would very much care about a political spiel on the American Dream. :p
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Saint Soul » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:49 pm

I've noticed something. this time a year every year. im an ass.

DEAL WITH IT!
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby DaCrum » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:50 pm

Seasonal Affective Disorder possibly.
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Re: And the good lord sayeth: Come forth The Talk Thread XVI

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:52 pm

All I'm thinking of right now is Grey's itchy trigger finger.
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