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post #81 of 98 Old 03-06-2013, 07:20 PM
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Agreed on everything except nuclear family per se. ;)

**** when did telling the TRUTH get you in trouble? Since when do we have so little pride in our country we let it descend into the political ****hole it is today? Integrity isn't important, WORK ETHIC isn't important, having some sort of moral code...I don't care the flavor! ..isn't important.

I used to blow off the suggestion that we retire out of country...but now I'm considering it, when the time (eventually lol) comes...

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post #82 of 98 Old 03-06-2013, 07:27 PM
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Some things were better in the '50's. Some things were not.

Women did not have equal rights. Women did not have equal opportunity. I am an equal partner with my husband. I have a position in society that allows me to earn a decent wage and the respect of my fellow citizens. I personally would rather see some "naughty" behavior than to be relegated to becoming a second class citizen.

In 1975 I was 18 years old. I applied for a summer job with the National Forest Service. I was told that they would not hire me because I was a girl. By the way, my sister has a rather high paying job with the National Forest Service now, even if she is a girl.

Get the idea?

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post #83 of 98 Old 03-06-2013, 07:32 PM
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Some things were better in the '50's. Some things were not.

Women did not have equal rights. Women did not have equal opportunity. I am an equal partner with my husband. I have a position in society that allows me to earn a decent wage and the respect of my fellow citizens. I personally would rather see some "naughty" behavior than to be relegated to becoming a second class citizen.

In 1975 I was 18 years old. I applied for a summer job with the National Forest Service. I was told that they would not hire me because I was a girl. By the way, my sister has a rather high paying job with the National Forest Service now, even if she is a girl.

Get the idea?
Oh Celeste, it's still there, it's just not OVERT.

A few years ago, I worked in Security Management. I was pulled into the COO's office, and he told me point blank... "I've seen your management style, I've seen the way you work....you should be at least three positions higher than you are right now....I THINK IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE A WOMAN".

Of course at the time, he strung me along to get more work out of me, telling me he'd try to get me promoted etc, but it was all BS in the end. Since then I've noticed things, employers who are harder on women, won't promote etc.

Same B.S, different decade. Now we just pretend it doesn't exist when it does, unless they open their mouths and SAY something like idiots. Until then when women claim a problem, they can say "oh, well suzie had an attitude problem, steven was a MUCH MORE proficient worker blah blah blah".

/rant

In any case, we DO have a better go at things, but it's not naughty behavior that bothers me, it's...the corruption of everything. Especially honesty. It really gets me....

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post #84 of 98 Old 03-06-2013, 07:40 PM
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I agree with a lot of the things said here about the 50s. How about we bring back the morals, work ethic, kindness, and style (i'm a SUCKER for vintage ), and then everyone still gets equal rights. How does it sound? Oh and the economy goes all great like it was in the 50s too. And wouldn't it be wonderful if the government had common sense too? ahhh wishful thinking...

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post #85 of 98 Old 03-07-2013, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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And the people that got me to thinking about this?

Just went and got another horse...9 now I think, and one on way.

Had 2 horses die in 2012 because of lack of vet.

And these people have rarely if ever worked. He is on SSI because "he can't get out of recliner" while he was trying to get it.

Since got his check? Out riding horses, digging water lines, putting up fence around big pasture, cutting wood, just busy busy busy.

And of course she put photos up of him in round pen, with lariat where bucking strap would fall, he is holding on for dear life bracing against horse rampaging around pen, and running too while horse is dragging him around...sure looks disabled and down in back to me?

Just a trashy sorry batch of folks.

She had a photo of shed with the feed she had just gotten in there, 30 bags she said. At even 5 a bag? 150 dollars. Yet complains because school charges 50 cents for extra carton of milk and she thinks because kids get free lunch, that extra milk should be free.

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post #86 of 98 Old 03-07-2013, 08:21 AM
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I'd like 50's gas prices...can we bring those back too?

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post #87 of 98 Old 03-07-2013, 08:28 AM
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^^^^ THAT!!!!

but really, its a shame where everything here has ended up. We have a problem with a guy like this at work right now. hes on his phone allllll day, sleeps in the tire bin, lies, cuts corners, is nowhere to be found when theres work to be done. His wife is stuck between being his mother and his bank, and they dont even live together. his money all goes to cigarettes and narcotics, and he owes money EVERYWHERE, including a loan my dad (his boss) gave him, cash. and yet...he just bought a new car, because his 2006 nissan wasnt fun anymore....hmmmm.
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post #88 of 98 Old 03-07-2013, 09:40 AM
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This thread makes me sad. Especially when I think of everything I have to do to hold onto Rascal and the dogs. I work extra hard because I made a commitment to take care of them when I adopted/purchased/agreed to accept them.

I take a lot of crap from the ex because they have to live with him right now. I pay extra for their care so it's not like I don't support them. I am here when I have gas money to get here. If not, I have to go a couple weeks without seeing them, so I can afford to feed them.

My personal internet is gone, (cell is for work and at $50 a month it is cheaper than a land line) Extra vehicle is sold, bank account is almost dry but the emergency fund is still in savings, my personal jewelry/luxuries are all sold for a fraction of what they were worth, and I spend 4 to 5 hours a week researching to go grocery shopping. I have to get the most of every dollar I make right now.

I am in the process of bettering my position at work, but during training I make peanuts. Is all this really worth it??? YES. Am I insane not to give away, euthanize, or adopt out all my animals??? NO, I am not. I made a commitment to take care of them. I love them, and will do what is best for them before I do for myself. My Son lives on his own now, but he still knows if he needs, Mom will find a way. It's how I was raised.

The bills don't stop coming because I am living in a garage efficiency apartment 45 minutes away. The needs physical and psychological don't stop either. Mine, nor theirs. I'd do a lot to keep them safe, healthy, and happy. I am doing a lot. Pinching pennies is an understatement! I make mine scream for their mother! And I tell ya this, if I qualified for anything, I'd file. Not because I am entitled or want to "ride the money pony" but to help keep my pony and dogs safe and healthy while I dig my way back out of a hole I didn't see coming. It wasn't their mistake, it was mine. I don't want them paying for it.

Does this make me a bad person. I don't think so. Does this make me one of those stupid people living beyond their means? Yes, it does. I can't afford them, yet I struggle every day to provide for them. They didn't ask to become my pets. I chose!! And I choose everyday to keep struggling to do what I feel is best for them. Do I like working 60 hours a week plus side jobs? No, not really. But it's my day off :) and I had a free hour. Rascal got groomed, dogs got bathed. We all went for a long walk. And I am going to shower so I can go work an odd job. (Rascal needs to see the farrier. He is 2 weeks overdue. )

Then on my day off tomorrow I am going to work 12 hours on another side job (night time), then to take care of my Mom for the day, and listen to how insane I am to work like a dog to keep the dogs and Rascal. Yeah, it's tough, BUT I made a commitment!!!

Did I mention 4 am is early everyday LOL I used to be on the forum pretty much every day. Now lol, not so much.
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And the people that got me to thinking about this?

Just went and got another horse...9 now I think, and one on way.

Had 2 horses die in 2012 because of lack of vet.

And these people have rarely if ever worked. He is on SSI because "he can't get out of recliner" while he was trying to get it.

Since got his check? Out riding horses, digging water lines, putting up fence around big pasture, cutting wood, just busy busy busy.

And of course she put photos up of him in round pen, with lariat where bucking strap would fall, he is holding on for dear life bracing against horse rampaging around pen, and running too while horse is dragging him around...sure looks disabled and down in back to me?

Just a trashy sorry batch of folks.

She had a photo of shed with the feed she had just gotten in there, 30 bags she said. At even 5 a bag? 150 dollars. Yet complains because school charges 50 cents for extra carton of milk and she thinks because kids get free lunch, that extra milk should be free.
****, I'd get physical proof on this and rat them out.
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post #90 of 98 Old 03-07-2013, 12:50 PM
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****, I'd get physical proof on this and rat them out.
Agreed. Pics would work wonders...

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