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Dire times...AGAIN.

I'm laid off.  Again.  I hate life right now and it's justified because of how badly I got fucked in losing this job.  The people involved didn't care, they didn't listen, they were incredibly unprofessional, massive miscommunication, sexist (all female staff) and the site I was working at was a sinking ship where corporate turned a blind eye.  I was set up to fail from the get-go, but I held on because I really needed the cash.  I did my job the best I could and tried to make sure my kids had a fun environment.  Sometimes, though, that's just not enough.

 

I had a brief angry moment, but I realized that I'm better off without those fucks and I'm looking to move onto a place where I'm much better appreciated and paid better because we weren't paid nearly as well as we should have been.  I say "we" because I got really friendly with the kinder teacher and this job is essential for her right now due to a really really fucked up year.  Husband turned to drugs, stole all her kid's stuff and basically raped her soul after twelve years of marriage.  Really sad.  We got pretty close and she takes so much shit at this place it's astounding, but she has to hang with it for the same reason that I had to.  She does things the site director and site supervisor should be doing, the higher ups leave early and we didn't get what we needed. 

 

digitalbeachbum's picture

I'm sick of death

I'm up late tonight as one of my favorite dogs is getting ready to pass. He was doing really well for the last few months then about three weeks ago it all started south for him.

In dog years he is almost 14, 98 human years old. He has heart problems, tumors, voice box issues and a problem with his hips. We have him on meds hoping he could make it to Thanksgiving when my sister in law would be home from out of the country. She helped raise him from a pup so it's kind of important for us that she is here.

The weird thing is that you'd never know he was sick by looking at him. If he moves around too much you can see he is out of breath, so most of the time he just lays down. When it is time to eat he has a full appetite and looks for more when he is done. He also drinks water, poops and pees normal.

It sucks... death that is... but when I think about it I wouldn't want to live forever. These thoughts of being like a vampire and living for a 1,000 years is like worse than death. I don't think I would want to live more than 100 years if I was unlucky enough to live that long.

Either way, if his situation worsens I'll need to put him down humanely.

Which still makes me wonder. Why are we humanely putting down dogs? but forcing humans to suffer? Doctor assisted suicide is humane and should be legal in every state. Is it the same delusion we have to believe in a god as it is to let our loved ones to suffer?

 

Sheldon Adelson champion of justice or greedy SOAB?

Sheldon Adelson is the nation’s 11th richest person, and he says he will spend any amount of money to outlaw online gambling.  He claims it is immoral, but he is in fact the chief executive of casino company Las Vegas Sands.   So is he a champion of justice trying to defend us from the evils of online gambling , is he just a greedy SOAB who wants to use government regulations to keep his business profitable or maybe a little bit of both?

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"My moral standard compels me to speak out on this issue because I am the largest company by far in the industry and I am willing to speak out. I don’t see any compelling reason for the government to allow people to gamble on the Internet and nobody has ever explained except for the two companies whose special interest is going to be served if there is gaming on the Internet, Caesars and MGM.”

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he claimed online gambling would cause people to lose their homes

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But Adelson also thinks that online gambling is “suicidal” for the U.S. casino industry in the long run and will destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Sheldon Adelson Says He Is 'Willing To Spend Whatever It Takes' To Stop Online Gambling

digitalbeachbum's picture

No more cable television

For roughly six or seven years now I've talked about getting rid of cable television.

At first, I dumped cable and went to DirectTV. This worked for a while and then I got tired of DirectTV's bullshit hidden charges and their schemes to trick you in to added programming with out your permission. I found myself having to review the monthly bills for crap I didn't order.

Then I tried PrismTV but they don't have it in my neighborhood which ended up being a bad thing for my local phone company because I told them to go fuck off. They switched my phone service from $13 a month to $32 a month when I didn't even ask for it.

We had just 911 service and they put me on their new plan even after I told the asshole on the phone "I can't get Prism here because the engineer said I can't; so no, I don't want to switch. Do not switch me".

So the end came when I had switched back to cable and my bill was $185 (internet and tv). I realized that by having 1,000 channels of complete shit was being supported by me (and every one else). No one actually watches most of these loser shows and my money was going to support them even though I didn't watch them.

Today I now have ROKU which I can say is awesome, even though I don't have ESPN or some other channels. I instead have my computer to give me all my sports updates and I can watch highlights later if needed.

Now I'm paying $63 a month, not forgetting the $99 a spent for the box.

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Eminem "The Monster" ft Rihanna (they have a hit here)

Eminem and Rihanna have a hit here. Great new song, deep meaning. Rihanna has monsters, one of them being the fact she had another relationship with Chris Brown after being physically abused by him. Eminem has monsters... for example pain from not getting to live "as a regular civilian" or because of his OCD "conking me in the head." In fact he's willing to admit "I am nuts for real."

Being friends with the monster is being able to cope with our weaknesses. We all have at least one... somewhere. Do you manage to navigate life by being friends with the monster? Maybe you let the monster get the best of you. As we mature we learn to live with these flaws better.

I can only speak for my 36 years of experience, but I think I'm friends with the monster, it wasn't always that way.

 

LYRICS

EMINEM LYRICS
"The Monster"
(feat. Rihanna)

[Hook - Rihanna:]
I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head
You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy

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Help Atheism United help other atheists (data entry, editing, online job)

Do you have a little time for a little easy online atheist

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Snowden & Nyad - also atheism united wiki back up

This week I found out Edward Snowden is an agnostic humanist, and Diana Nyad is an atheist

We have re-opened posting on the Atheism United wiki, it was closed due to uncontrollable spam.  Over the years many people have asked me to put a link to their website on this site or one of the other sites I manage.  My solution was to help all atheist sites by making the longest list of atheist sites ever created.  I can always use your help, even if just to be a watchful eye attacking spammers.  Please link to the list on your own blogs and sites.  Why?

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what non gun supporters fear

You can Google the name Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed to understand my post.  There are too many articles concerning this case. 

But I think this case, while the extreme, is what I fear more than gun carrying drug pushing douches.

I know where those assholes are and I don't go in their neighborhood. They don't come in mine. 

It is these paranoid, gun holding, white, American Patriots who lie and cheat after shooting at people who,  while doing a stupid stunt, didn't deserve to be chased by the nut sack who I hope will serve the next 50 years behind bars.

My fear is that people like this will shoot me or my family just because their opinions differ from my own. 

 

 

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Why are democrats asking me for money to do their job?

Quite a few #Republicans should be out of a job because of their negligence. I want to fight back. But I refuse to accept this idea from the DNC that a donation will do the job. Democrats don't need my money to do their job. They will get their paychecks tomorrow even when others will not. The democrats must learn how to respond to the dishonest tactics of Republicans better. When the Republicans say "the american people want this" someone needs to be there to say "actually polls show the american people don't want this."


You don't need my money to fight something that the Republicans promised to their base. The Republicans promised gleefully they would shut the government down as a tactic. They are getting what they want... the destruction of America so they can get their own sick twisted ideological goals based on a misinterpretation of a bronze age book and whoever is willing to give them the most money.

 

Here is how they asked for money: http://my.democrats.org/GOP-Shutdown

 

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Republicans killing America(ns)

On a scale of 1-10 how mad are you at the Republican party for holding us hostage, risking our credit rating, and trying to restrict us from affordable health care?  I am a 10.  It makes me sick that they are treating our fiscal health and literal health like a game.  Oh how ironic, I'm sick... I don't have health insurance!

Let the Republicans know you will not be voting for them in the future.  Here are some of their twitter feeds.

 

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