Mogsy

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the ugly american

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once again, you've missed the point

> damn the poor and the old! Why can't everyone get into college
> and graduate with a guaranteed full time job just like myself?

i wasnt guaranteed a job when i finished school- and there are plenty of unskilled labor positions that are supported by unions that fight for the benefits. not everyone has to be a college grad.

> it makes me feel good about myself when I hear stories of people
> being turned away from medical care because they had no way to
> pay for it. They deserved to die. Let those of us who can afford
> insurance live. It's called Darwinism

i know you fancy youself a great satirist, but you've done better!

> When I'm 80 and on my death bed, I want to look back at my life
> and be glad that I was stuck with a boring, dead-end job with
> great benefits.

i dont hate my job. i would guess that everyone has moments that are boring to some degree but i feel overall you get what you give in reference to how rewarding your job is to you.

> I like working for a company where some guy I've never met and
> could not identify me in a police lineup is driving a new Jaguar
> on his way back from the airport after a month's vacation in
> Australia to his $4 million house in the valley thanks to the
> hard work that I put in day in and day out.

why do you think it is wrong to be successful? most of the people (yes, they are people) who have the big car, house, income,etc. have earned it through hard work and sacrifice. ive known a few who have done it. i wouldnt want to trade places with any of them because im not willing to put in the 75 hour weeks and be away from my family to make all that $ but i dont begrudge them their hard earned rewards. i have to admit that there is a tinge of jealousy sometimes when i see the new car or house that one of my old classmates have.....but then i realise that i have everything i really need and a great life and family to go with it!

>I'm glad when they
> complain that too many of the employees are wanting to take paid
> vacation or funeral leave. After all, many of them hadn't been
> there a year.

thats why we have unions(although i think some of the unions have forgotten their purpose). i work a union job. my representitives negotiate a contract that allows for funeral leave, etc. i know there are still many people who dont work for a union, but if they dont feel they are being treated fairly, they have the right to seek other employment.

> But when the stock market inevetibly dips, my job will be one of
> the first to go and I really won't know what I'll do then.

i was looking for a job when i found this one..... i guess i would quit whining and go out and pound the pavement!
 
J

jealous of youth

Guest
Re: dreams

> turns out to be the right choice for her? how can pursuing your
> dream ever be the wrong choice? damn.

> Birth Name: Timothy Burton
> Birthdate: August 25, 1958
> Birthplace: Burbank, CA
> Occupations: Actor, Director, Writer, Producer

> Quote: "I grew up in this puritanical, American Dream kind
> of thing where everybody's suppose to be normal, and people
> attacked anybody who tried to make something . . . I shielded
> myself from that and punched through it. Because I couldn't draw
> either. If I had listened to those people, I'd have ended up
> like everyone else. 'I can't do this, I can't do that.' "
> --Village Voice, October 4, 1994

i dont know if you meant to but you proved my point! if you really are meant to be an artist/actor/director/performer you will make it. then there are those who only wish they had the talent/training/genius - - they have to accept at some point that they may have to make a living in another way and express their dream on their own time.
 
M

mr obvious

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Re: Guvnah Bush posts on this site! you mean next president bush!
 
S

Shakespeare's Sister

Guest
Re: i understand what you're saying

> ditto

> yeah! i havent had the extra cash to buy a DVD player or any
> DVDs and i dont expect the government to provide one for
> me!(hehehehe)

My DVD player was given to me by the government. Then again, I am also being paid to go to school...
 
L

Little Miss Curious

Guest
Re: thanks anyway, but i liked it better the way i wrote it!

> we could speculate that morrissey moved to the U.S. to receive
> better health care because he can afford it!(hehehehehe)

Surely he'd just go to BUPA?

LMC x
 
K

Kruzifixia

Guest
Re: thanks anyway, but i liked it better the way i wrote it!

>i would rather
> trust myself to make decisions about my healthcare than someone
> in a government agency!

Well, no wonder, I'm quite sure you've been brainwashed in school since day 1.
 
M

Mr.So & So

Guest
Re: stupid so -n- so

> im not sure that is a valid number.

These are censu bureau numbers.

http://www.census.gov/hhes/hlthins/hlthin99/fig01.gif

i lived for 7 years with no
> health care because i was young and thought it wasnt important.
> there may be a large number of your 40 million who feel the same
> as i did then.

You missed the point. A large percentage of people without healthcare coverage work fulltime jobs.

They cannot afford the premiums.

Even if it was 20 million people it would be outrageous.

> not with idiots like you......but otherwise i do fine, thank
> you.

I knew you never meant it when you said you loved me.
 
T

the ugly american

Guest
Re: stupid so -n- so

> These are censu bureau numbers.

> http://www.census.gov/hhes/hlthins/hlthin99/fig01.gif i lived
> for 7 years with no

> You missed the point. A large percentage of people without
> healthcare coverage work fulltime jobs.

> They cannot afford the premiums.

> Even if it was 20 million people it would be outrageous.

> I knew you never meant it when you said you loved me.

we dont have to get along all of the time for me to love you!
 
T

the ugly american

Guest
no........

> Well, no wonder, I'm quite sure you've been brainwashed in
> school since day 1.

i dont remember ever hearing about health care in school. my feelings about it are (my opinion) based on observations that;
1. big government isnt very efficient or smart in money matters(ever pay $516.00 for a wrench?)

2. public funded healthcare isnt as good as what we have now

3. it would cost a TON of money and raise taxes to the point that it would lower most peoples standard of living(of all classes)
 
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