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Old 04-27-2016, 01:35 PM   #101
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FWIW; Helicopter Parenting Has Given Birth To A Generation of Entitled Victims

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If we continue to walk on eggshells to avoid offending these hypersensitive young adults, we are empowering their victimhood status. If we continue to indulge their irrational demands, we are robbing them of the opportunity to learn how to function independently in the real world. If we continue to overparent our kids, we are in danger of raising further generations of adolescents that are missing three key virtues of character: self-reliance, self-confidence, and resilience.
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again suggests it has happened before.
Fair point. But only reinforces what I'm getting at.
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Oklahoma court: oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking | US news | The Guardian
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:44 AM   #104
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I saw that earlier from a different source. The TLDR is that how Oklahoma law is written only Vaginal and ---- are considered rape. Oral sex falls under a different law. So while its a shitty outcome, it is the correct one as to how the actual law is written. I would expect that the law will now be updated to cover what it previously missed.
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Georgia couple sues Snapchat for car accident - KPTV - FOX 12
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Gotta love being able to blame an application for your lack of common sense and poor decision making skills. wtf...
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I use it for on track selfies on the back straight at PIR. How else will people know my miata goes faster than 100mph.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:55 PM   #108
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..... my miata goes faster than 100mph.
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I hope this guy is a former-member of this site.


I'd love to protest too, but i have to work the next day and give all the people in the above video a portion of my paycheck...
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:01 PM   #112
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That was awesome. **** those people!

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I'd love to protest too, but i have to work the next day and give all the people in the above video a portion of my paycheck...
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:12 PM   #113
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Hillary's ridiculous pants suits remind me of Kim Jong-Un.
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There shall be an end to the discussion of politics unrelated to GenWu in this thread.
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Oops wrong thread.
Ummm.. can you believe these young pussies that want either a facsimile of Linen's rotting corpse or a hermaphroditic Kim Jon-Un for president?
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:36 PM   #116
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So back to Generation Wuss and the desire for a "Utopia" or whatever. I really think it boils down to jobs and wages. We constantly see stuff getting sent to China/India/SE Asia (especially manufacturing) and there isn't a damn thing we can do about it. Hell, China is getting so expensive, they are outsourcing our outsourced work to Vietnam and other countries in SE Asia. Do you like knowing most of the Boeing wing components are being produced in Malaysia by someone making a few bucks per day?

The amount of stress of constantly not knowing if your job is safe, etc, is soul crushing. And while I do have a bullshit degree, B.A. in Journalism, specialty Public Relations, my current career I have almost a decade of experience.

I graduated college in Dec 2005. I'm currently with my 6th different company since graduating.
- State Farm - ~1.5 years, made it through a large layoff, left to change career field (became a Technical Writer)
- Mercury Marine - 8 months, this was in 2007 when the economy shat the bed, I left the month before the started doing furloughs after laying off something like 50% of the people on the floor
- L3 Communications - ~4 years, work was slowing down immensely. To the point the last 7-8 months I was there I would typically have 5-7 hours of work per week and was paid to cruise the internet while we were trying to land other contracts. If I hadn't found another job, my buddy who is still the engineering manager there told me I would have been laid off at the end of the year..........I left in September. Production folks had already been laid off in a few different waves.
- TWG - ~4 years, heavily dependent on defense and oil/gas industries. Last year with oil/gas plummeting + other factors..........also some internal politics as well (I also think part of it was at this point I had become to good at negotiating salary increases when switching jobs so I was making more than some engineers), I was the only person in a $1xx,xxx,xxx company that did my job and still got **** canned. Now they are back to putting out the same shitty stuff as before I was there.
- Spirit Aerosystems - 6 months.....was told there was 3+ years of work on the contract (I was still looking the entire time, but getting paid is better than **** unemployment), laid off back in January. As they are sending more work to Malaysia.
- Ramsey Industries - Been there a few months. Got them to buy proper publishing software, and while they aren't giving performance raises to the employees this year, they are investing in 6 new positions to help with the increased billings and to help develop more new business.

Also nice as it is by far the smallest company I've ever worked for and it shows. Our power was out last month after a tornado blew through about .25 mile north of the shop, as I was chatting with the CEO of the company, he said, "Hey everyone since we can't get to work yet, I'm going to go buy us all donuts and coffee." I'm really hoping this company will be somewhere I can put down some roots and stay awhile........even though it was a pay cut vs what I was making.

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this is so good, i urge everyone to watch.

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you people are openly and completely against [freedom]. You're not fighting for free speech, you're not fighting for rights--youre fighting for the right to be a ***** and not hear opinions you don't like.

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Old 04-30-2016, 03:53 PM   #118
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So back to Generation Wuss and the desire for a "Utopia" or whatever. I really think it boils down to jobs and wages. We constantly see stuff getting sent to China/India/SE Asia (especially manufacturing) and there isn't a damn thing we can do about it. Hell, China is getting so expensive, they are outsourcing our outsourced work to Vietnam and other countries in SE Asia. Do you like knowing most of the Boeing wing components are being produced in Malaysia by someone making a few bucks per day?

The amount of stress of constantly not knowing if your job is safe, etc, is soul crushing. And while I do have a bullshit degree, B.A. in Journalism, specialty Public Relations, my current career I have almost a decade of experience.

I graduated college in Dec 2005. I'm currently with my 6th different company since graduating.
- State Farm - ~1.5 years, made it through a large layoff, left to change career field (became a Technical Writer)
- Mercury Marine - 8 months, this was in 2007 when the economy shat the bed, I left the month before the started doing furloughs after laying off something like 50% of the people on the floor
- L3 Communications - ~4 years, work was slowing down immensely. To the point the last 7-8 months I was there I would typically have 5-7 hours of work per week and was paid to cruise the internet while we were trying to land other contracts. If I hadn't found another job, my buddy who is still the engineering manager there told me I would have been laid off at the end of the year..........I left in September. Production folks had already been laid off in a few different waves.
- TWG - ~4 years, heavily dependent on defense and oil/gas industries. Last year with oil/gas plummeting + other factors..........also some internal politics as well (I also think part of it was at this point I had become to good at negotiating salary increases when switching jobs so I was making more than some engineers), I was the only person in a $1xx,xxx,xxx company that did my job and still got **** canned. Now they are back to putting out the same shitty stuff as before I was there.
- Spirit Aerosystems - 6 months.....was told there was 3+ years of work on the contract (I was still looking the entire time, but getting paid is better than **** unemployment), laid off back in January. As they are sending more work to Malaysia.
- Ramsey Industries - Been there a few months. Got them to buy proper publishing software, and while they aren't giving performance raises to the employees this year, they are investing in 6 new positions to help with the increased billings and to help develop more new business.

Also nice as it is by far the smallest company I've ever worked for and it shows. Our power was out last month after a tornado blew through about .25 mile north of the shop, as I was chatting with the CEO of the company, he said, "Hey everyone since we can't get to work yet, I'm going to go buy us all donuts and coffee." I'm really hoping this company will be somewhere I can put down some roots and stay awhile........even though it was a pay cut vs what I was making.
see what i just posted in the regular random political thread. on topic.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:14 PM   #119
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There is a reason I laid out my experience. I'm incredibly skilled in publishing/manufacturing/technical writing. I'm not complaining that I don't have a job for Leisure Studies.

I'm saying the free trade agreements that have been pushed by the greedy corporate ********, who are in bed with the Congress have dramatically fucked over the middle class.

But keep up the smug smile, your IT jobs are starting to get outsourced as well.
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