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Clothing/feeding the Moore Co. homeless is certainly a worthy clause. I do, however, prefer to do it directly, as opposed to attending an awareness ceremony or using an intermediary. Where exactly are they? Give us a few locations and I bet more people/churches would show up to help them.
Regarding the voter ID, I find it amazing that unions, the NAACP, and all the other socialist groups can afford to fund the OWS movements, by way of paying people to be there and feeding them; they can donate millions upon millions to fellow socialist politicians; they can fund a protest in Madison, WI for weeks and weeks; they can pay countless amounts of money to bus rural poor and urban poor (often homeless) to make it to the voting booth on election day; and go through an extensive absentee ballot campaign for socialist candidates (which is largely admitted as the primary vehicle for voter fraud).
. . . but they wont shell out the few dollars it would take to get their voters an ID for those that claim they can't afford it.
OK, Smitty, have your little "Christmas with Karl Marx" parade, but I warn you, if you truly don't want to hurt these Southern Pines businesses, do not put them in a position where they have to chose sides. I'm a hard-headed fool, and like many around here I won't support businesses whose views are antithetical to mine (the beauty of capitalism). You can try all you want to separate yourselves from the New York, Oakland, Philly, (and everywhere else) anarchists and communists, but you are an "Occupy" movement, like them, and will be branded as such no matter what you say or do.
Everyone knows what side you guys are on politically, but allow them to remain neutral in this. Don't ask them to join you, and don't ask them if you can put your flyers on their windows or anything like that. Just purchase their goods and services and politely say "thank you Sir/Ma'am". Every customer counts for them, and they will lose some if they support you (or reject you) no matter how you try to rationalize it. Surely you can agree with that.
"Hondaboy did say, 'I did once spend 6 years demonstrating what I believe in, 82nd Abn,div. 3rd brigade 1/325 but I guess that doesn't count, does it?"* NO - Actually - I call that a JOB!'"
Is that a direct quote? Because 1/325 is SECOND Brigade of the Eighty-Deuce, not third.
It's about time they make it to downtown Southern Pines! I'm so tired of those "One-Percenters" like River Jacks, Now That's a Deli, Rainbow Cycles and Sunrise Theater and all of their corporate greed. I mean, C'mon! Having a delicious sandwich, a sweet kayak, a nice bicycle, and a classic movie is a God-given right, isn't it? Down with Southern Pines! Who's with me? /:-[
Let's just hope he has a good record for reducing crimes involving and ax-handle.
I'm not sure which is more pathetic: the story about the axe handle beat-down, or this brilliant "redneck" debate and the "my town is better than yours" discussion. Maybe you should debate Ford vs. Chevy next.
Well, you're gonna keep hearing them, so hike up your skirt Sally. I didn't say NO value, I said LESS value than another person or department, or business environment for that matter. I'm sure you're valuable employee, but better value was seen somewhere else or with someone else. It's unfortunate, but don't use the magical 'economy god' as a scapegoat. There are temporary measures that you've paid for that help you put food on the table while you look for a new job.
An Income Statement shows a company's revenue minus their expenses. There's no "economy" entry in it. Expenses exceeded revenues, so they had to shut down. The economy is not a business expense. Weak consumer spending obviously constricts revenues, so naturally the expenses must be cut, and of it's bad enough they shut down, or move to an environment where business can be done cheaper. Many things can be to blame: poor cash management, poor leadership, or simply the product or service isn't selling (weak demand); but don't say, "it's the economy's fault". Try to stay on Earth.
I don't buy the whole "they lost their job through no fault of their own" argument, as leestheman56 said. Whichever job they had saw revenues fall and the business' owners needed to make cuts, so they prioritized as to which employees or departments were the most critical and which ones where the least critical, and the owners made the appropriate cuts. That happens all the time, including periods of prosperity as well. Back in the day you'd dust yourself off, put your pride aside, rethink your attitude and work ethic, and figure out how to be of more value to a company. The best employees find a way to become priceless to a company. You're going to fail from time to time. It's a good thing. It's a correction in your path and it's completely necessary.
An employee doesn't get laid-off simply because the stock market tanks or because the god (small 'g') of macroeconomics forces employers to do so. Rather, someone's department or performance was less critical to the survival of the company than another department of person. That's not to say that many of those people aren't hard workers, but bottom line, they didn't make the cut.
Jack Welsh, the former CEO of General Electric until 2001 who made the company wildly successful and is 'the standard' when it come to management, would fire the least performing 10 percent every year and reward the top performing 20 percent with bonuses and stock options. And that probably did both groups a big favor and taught them an important life lesson.
You're not a victim simply because you were fired, it's just time to reflect on yourself. It's the natural way of telling us to stop being lazy, stop complaining, dress more appropriately, speak clearly, work harder, be more polite, get along with others better, serve the customer better, etc. FightFirewithFire is exactly right. You see all the people who never have to change their ways in order to get a paycheck, so they may as well just take advantage for generations while enjoying their leisure. Why work when you get paid not to?
Please, Sir, if you are going to speak for God, be scripturally sound. "Thou shalt not kill" isn't in the Bible. It reads: "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13 NASB). Even more accurately, the actual Hebrew word used for murder is "ratsach", which means to murder the innocent or without just cause.
There are 'just' wars and 'just' killings. As God spoke through Solomon in Ecclesiastes 3:
"There is an appointed time for everything [...] A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up."
The word "kill" used there is "harag" in Hebrew, which means: slay, destroy, or ruin. Even without the translation it is easy to see the difference between the two. Joshua, for example, was right in obedience to God when he and his army conquered Jericho killing many (Joshua 6).
Perhaps an even more appropriate biblical example of the difference between killing and murder is with David. David killed Goliath in God's favor (1 Samuel 17:50). David wiped out the Amalekites as well (1 Samuel 30:17), and was in God's favor. He killed many people, in fact. However, it wasn't until David orchestrated the killing of Bathsheba's husband Uriah that it became 'murder' (2 Samuel 11). And God dealt harshly with David for that (2 Samuel 12:14). It's a very clear distinction.
Lastly, Bush didn't kill Saddam, he turned him over to Iraqis who immediately hung him. I was in Baghdad the day Uday and Qusay were killed and also when Saddam was captured and in both circumstances, the entire city erupted into celebration like nothing I've ever seen. Those three were evil of the sickest kind. Things I can't get into here.
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