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Re: The Commons Forum
« Reply #150 on: June 09, 2014, 06:42:07 pm »
  Now what in the world is eating at Paul Craig Roberts? Wasn't he exceptional enough to finish out his career before opening his big mouth with such criticism of our wonderful country,LOL Couldn't he have moved right along to a very high paying job propelling him into the stratosphere along with dozens of other corporate stars? Didn't he acquire enough paybacks allowing him to just retire and give high falutin speeches about the exceptionalism of this wonderful corruption free country, one of a kind? Kinda sounds like sour grapes to me. Maybe he should have simply worked harder or developed an enterprising spirit enabling him to create demand and suck up more LARGESSE. Well, we know he's very isolated now. He'll never get anywhere much with that unpatriotic hullabaloo. Now how does he expect to get anywhere not falling into line with what the public demands? Well, I guess he won't. He'll just be a voice crying in the wilderness with all his nonsense falling on deaf ears. What a pity. Good thing we can all just ignore him and get back to what is really important and value free. BIZNESS of course number one, and SEX number two. Those two enter twined entities that make the world go round

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« Reply #151 on: June 20, 2014, 05:52:32 pm »
In case you haven't been paying attention to my DOOM outlook, I'd like to inform anyone interested that I have gone through a fairly dramatic change with regard to my perception of DOOM during the last 8-12 months.   A year ago, I was a "fast collapse" kinda guy.  And now I'm in the VERY VERY SLOW collapse camp.  In short, this transition was primarily the result of some retro thinking about some DD SUN thread where Roamer flat out said he is pretty confident the collapse (if it evah REALLY shows up) will be slow. A secondary contributing factor is MKing offering some facts that my "usual sources" do not seem to have or understand. 
 

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« Reply #152 on: June 20, 2014, 08:10:10 pm »
Yeah maybe, black swans notwithstanding. Ive had itpointed out to me  the latest figures reported nationwide that 3/4 employers are not planning to lose any workers and 1/4 are planning on hiring more, thats nationally.

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« Reply #153 on: June 20, 2014, 08:25:33 pm »
Yeah maybe, black swans notwithstanding. Ive had itpointed out to me  the latest figures reported nationwide that 3/4 employers are not planning to lose any workers and 1/4 are planning on hiring more, thats nationally.

Maybe what?   I personally have absolutely no worries about my job security.  Two of my close work companions retired from "work" in the past week..on their terms.
 

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« Reply #154 on: July 11, 2014, 06:03:13 am »
What group does the last two on the list remind you of?   ;D ;D :D ;)

                                       
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« Reply #155 on: July 11, 2014, 01:20:48 pm »
Yeah maybe, black swans notwithstanding. Ive had itpointed out to me  the latest figures reported nationwide that 3/4 employers are not planning to lose any workers and 1/4 are planning on hiring more, thats nationally.

Maybe what?   I personally have absolutely no worries about my job security.  Two of my close work companions retired from "work" in the past week..on their terms.
 

Some of us are fortunate to be in this position. But most are not. Now, I worked really hard to NOT be in that other group for a reason, but some folks disagree that working hard be the only answer. Unions sometimes get entangled in this debate, respect and security in exchange for time on the job, when in my experience time on the job is no guarantee of actual knowledge, or the ability to think, or improve the job or increase its efficiency. Tenure strikes me as a similar racket.

Once someone becomes comfortable with competing for...well...everything...and gets good at it...they have a tendency to like those sorts of systems rather than the "he who is here the longest wins" systems...longevity not equating with talent, and by extension, reward.

Having die hard union parents, we have interesting conversations. One problem being that I was outearning them, combined, before I was 30, and am now in what they consider the enviable position of having security and rewards without needing any organization or set of rules to protect me. Or restrict what I do, or how I do it.

Once you reach the position where you are judged on just results...and can get those results cheaper, or better, or faster, than everyone else, no one really gives a crap about how. You can. Others cannot. Pay the man, because there is no alternative.

Works for me, and should carry right through retirement age without any trouble.


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« Reply #156 on: July 11, 2014, 03:22:08 pm »
What group does the last two on the list remind you of?   ;D ;D :D ;)

                                       
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Re: The Commons Forum
« Reply #157 on: July 11, 2014, 03:30:16 pm »
Someone is modifying posts here, a picture has been removed from mine by someone.
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« Reply #158 on: July 11, 2014, 05:57:20 pm »
Someone is modifying posts here, a picture has been removed from mine by someone.
    I guess that explains why I couldn't make heads or tails of your post for the life of me. Why don't you try reposting it again.

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« Reply #159 on: July 11, 2014, 08:33:48 pm »
Someone is modifying posts here, a picture has been removed from mine by someone.

I'm not convinced "someone is modifying posts" because I experienced the same thing many times back in the days of my Doom Newz reporting at the diner. I just found a way to make it work or I went out and found something else that worked as well.  There is no conspiracy theory to work with here...it's always been hit or miss with images.

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« Reply #160 on: July 18, 2014, 12:06:36 am »
Someone is modifying posts here, a picture has been removed from mine by someone.
I'm not convinced "someone is modifying posts" because I experienced the same thing many times back in the days of my Doom Newz reporting at the diner. I just found a way to make it work or I went out and found something else that worked as well.  There is no conspiracy theory to work with here...it's always been hit or miss with images.
Actually, GO, you are probably quite correct to be paranoid, someone is out to get you; however, in this case, unless it is an image you took hosted on your own server, it is likely to be the copyright holder that is doing it.  They are not modifying the posts here, but rather, they do have clever ways to prevent servers from delivering the images if the requesting website isn't an authorized one.

The easy way to tell if this is happening is to post the image URL directly in the browser bar.  The image will generally not be blocked in that case.  Then when you go back to the page, the image will show up, because your browser is using the cached image.  As soon as you exit the browser and come back, however, the image will be gone again.

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« Reply #161 on: July 18, 2014, 07:41:55 am »
Someone is modifying posts here, a picture has been removed from mine by someone.
I'm not convinced "someone is modifying posts" because I experienced the same thing many times back in the days of my Doom Newz reporting at the diner. I just found a way to make it work or I went out and found something else that worked as well.  There is no conspiracy theory to work with here...it's always been hit or miss with images.
Actually, GO, you are probably quite correct to be paranoid, someone is out to get you; however, in this case, unless it is an image you took hosted on your own server, it is likely to be the copyright holder that is doing it.  They are not modifying the posts here, but rather, they do have clever ways to prevent servers from delivering the images if the requesting website isn't an authorized one.

The easy way to tell if this is happening is to post the image URL directly in the browser bar.  The image will generally not be blocked in that case.  Then when you go back to the page, the image will show up, because your browser is using the cached image.  As soon as you exit the browser and come back, however, the image will be gone again.

Thanks for the heads up my friend. It is pretty sad to be in that situation for joining a forum that was dedicated to free expression and mutual understanding of how different we all are and our views on matters as well.  :-[

You find yourself right back in the situation you tried to escape from. Only in two places, instead of one, being the only difference.   ???
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