I have been on these forums for many years and seen plenty of people come and go. However the forums don't have many theists any more. Did you guys scare them away while I was on hiatus?
Where art thou theist? Did the lack of factual evidence cause you to flee?
Give yourself a raise.
Some idiot who works for Wells Fargo decided to send an e-mail to the CEO and CCd 200,000 fellow employees. I'll ignore the fact that such a move is an incredibly bad decision if you have any desire for advancement, it also is a demonstrable example of extreme ignorance. If he wants a raise, it has been perfectly within his power to give it to himself. Wells Fargo is profitable now, it hasn't been the whole 7 years he has worked for them. He had an opportunity to share in the great profits the company is currently generating, he decided not to.
Suppose for example that he decided to purchase a modest amount of Wells Fargo stock each quarter since he has been employed. Say $500, that is $125/month, certainly a reasonable amount of money for someone who makes $15/hour to come up with. Using actual stock prices, today he would be the owner of roughly 485 shares. (The exact number would vary depending on the actual timing of the purchases).
This is a story of Chris Kyle
I'm glad I never took the path of being a Marine Corps sniper. I don't think I would have wanted to be put in this position. Do you shoot? Is it just a kid? does he have a bomb? who's on the cell phone?
I'm happy that Shia LaBeouf isn't going to be in this movie.
It's one thing to have a dress code where you say, "No near nude clothing" or "No clothing with profanity" and maybe "No laser beams". However, telling a fan that they can not wear their team colors is taking away the freedom of speech.
I call bullshit.
Yes folks, a church in Tampa denied a funeral to a gay man two days before it was supposed to take place because they found out he had a "husband," and they just didn't like that. So I figured I'd give them a call... enjoy!
Eva Green is a really pretty woman. She is in the new Sin City movie and they have a poster out with her showing her boobage through a thin silk robe.
You can see it here with the changed poster
However, the banned original is slightly different and to be honest I think the censors were idiots.
We've talked about censor ship previously and this fits right in to the DOH! classification. What were they really thinking?
Tomorrow my daughter and I will try to use the new Sunrail system which opened for business in May. The only reason why I want to try it is because I actually have a opportunity to use it. The rail has a station in Altamonte Springs and goes to Orlando near where my daughter has an event. I figured this is going to be my only chance to use it so WTF, I'll give it a shot.
I plan on getting a two way ticket for me (my daughter is just enough under the age limit that she rides for free, yippee) which will cost me $3.75. Calculating the miles to the station it will cost me (round trip) $3.00 in gas. If I were to drive straight to my destination it would cost me $7.00 (round trip). $7.50 to take the train. $6.00 to drive round trip.
Time though is another factor. To drive to my destination it is 42 minutes round trip. To take the train it is 69 minutes.
When they were planning this "project", our shithead Governor said he refused the Federal money to build a light rail system, but after the voters voted for it he decided that using $1.2 billion of our own tax payer money was a better idea. Not that it makes a huge difference but I would have taken the billions from the Feds.
Four months ago I purchased a Nest thermostat and I was very reluctant to do so. I had heard of problems with the 1st generation of thermostats and decided that I didn't need to be lazy and have some smart sensor handling my AC/heater.
After four months I must say I'm glad I spent $250 to get it. After four months I've already lowered my electrical bill by $14 a month which could because of other reasons, but I'm suspecting that the sudden drop in usage is because ot the new device.
What I like most about the device is that it has a feature to learn how long it takes to get your house to a specific temp. So if you set it to 75 and it takes 40 minutes to cool, then it calculates that cool air left in the handler along with the coolant in the lines will have enough umph to still lower your house overall temp if it runs the fan for X amount of seconds. Thus you don't need to run your compressor and the unit is turned off.
While these seconds don't sound like a lot it adds up, cent by cent by cent. By my calculations, a nickel every time I run my AC. Being here in Florida that means a lot because the humidity is the big problem.