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cgizzy

Member Since: March 25, 2011

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  • August 30, 2013 at 1:53pm

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned this yet, or maybe they have and I just haven’t read it due to the large volume of comments. But, minimum wage isn’t bad money everywhere in the country. Yes, it is in places like NYC and larger cities, but I live in southwest Michigan, My salary combined with my husbands is only 34 k. He currently makes minimum wage and I make just over it. 4

    Honestly, We’d be quite happy making that as well if it wasn’t for the fact that we have loans. About 1/3 of our income goes to loans, that includes one car payment and both his student loans and mine. We both recognize that if we didn’t have the student loans, or the car payment (which my mother talked me into, never taking her advice again) we’d be banking an extra 800 bucks a month toward savings. I’m sorry, but that’s good money. And yes, that includes rent, utilities and everything.

    The cost of living is just so much cheaper. If minimum wage was increased, so would the cost of living and more jobs would leave our small rural area. Raising the minimum wage basically says F* You to small town areas where 15k a year is pretty good money.

  • February 29, 2012 at 2:35pm

    As a woman.. women like this really irk me. What birth control is she buying that has to be that expensive? and seriously? these women want to believe they are so indipendent and can take care of themselves and bla bla bla feminist nonsense, yet they need to government to provide for their pregnancy prevention?

    I have a news flash for these women, birthcontrol is cheep and if you cant afford birth control, then its the guys responsibility to bring the condoms. I dont have insurance at all and I only pay $10 a month for birth control. $1000 a year? Please, try $120. Walmart and target offer it for $10 and walmart will even deliver to your door for free.

    little runts unsatisfied with having to pay for their own responsibility, that’s all they are.

  • December 22, 2011 at 3:51pm

    Firstly, She has a big bottom. That is a fact. Pictures prove it.

    Secondly, there is nothing wrong with big bottom. (I happen to have a big bottom, many times it’s genetic, some women are just born with a big rear).

    Thirdly, there is nothing wrong with trying to combat child hood obesity. That being said, there is nothing wrong with an INDIVIDUAL trying to raise awareness, and make changes in schools and their community to combat child hood obesity. What is wrong is when you try to use the government to force people to do something that is their own responsibility to do, which is what Mrs. Obama is trying to do.

  • November 1, 2011 at 10:50am

    Taroid.. the funny thing is.. condoms aren’t enviornmentally friendly. They are made of latex. Next thing you will hear the enviornmentalists screaming that we cant use condoms because they get thrown away and tossed into landfils where they never decompose–and I’m sure no one is going to get on the band-wagon for recycling condoms.

  • October 31, 2011 at 3:12pm

    Rowguy… it is no different than a seeing eye dog. Depending on this young girls level of autisim, the dog could easily be performing the same type of service as a seeing eye dog. A seeing eye dog helps a blind person interact with the public in any form. This dog is doing the same thing for this girl.

    My little brother is autistic, and we trained one of our own labs that he connected with to be an aid for him. Without this dog, my brother couldn’t talk to people–especially strangers–and if you took him off the property without her he could not function around other people. This dog helped him learn how to be around people, it helped him learn to talk to people. Because of this dog, he can now, at the age of 18, go into stores by himself.

    The mentaly challenged are just in need of service dogs as the physically challenged.

  • October 7, 2011 at 4:25pm

    Platitude… so you’re saying people can’t succeed without the help of the government? They can’t succeed by their own determination and strength?

    You are a sad, pathetic man, if you do you believe that. Your ability to mock those of us who have struggled in life and succeeded despite all opsticles, is astonishing and an eye opener as to one of the reasons our country is in trouble. Because attitudes like yours indicate that you have no faith in yourself or your own ability. Oh you might become or are currently successful, but you’ll never have faith in yourself to know you can do it by yourself.

  • October 7, 2011 at 4:01pm

    Platitude… none of us on here are millionairs, but we are self-made. There are for more self-made people than there are millionairs in general. That is what we are talking about here.. not millionairs, not money, but being self-made regardless of how much money you have. All of us posting here that we are the 53%, that’s what we’re saying, and it’s a beautiful, inspiring thing.

  • October 7, 2011 at 1:56pm

    ColoradoMaveric… I’m noticing the same things. The details are different. But the overal picture is the same. And, like you, when I read these comments I dont feel like I’m alone. At least to an extent. It’s my generation that is part of the OWS. It’s great to know that there are people who think the same way I do, I just wish there were more in my age group; heck, I wish there were more in NYC where I live. Then again, If my generation wasn’t part of it, we probably wouldnt be in this mess–wishful thinking, huh.

  • October 7, 2011 at 12:09pm

    Unbothered… Why do you get off your pedistal. Genepagliari never once mentioned the middle class. And he is responsible for making it so well in this economy. He clearly provided a product and service at a resonable price where people were willing to pay for it! Do you think those people just walked up to him in his home and said, “Hey, let me stay here and I’ll pay you for it?” NO. He marketed his company, he provided excelent service, he did everything to entice people to come. That is how he is responsible for making it. If he didnt do those things… his buisness would have faild.

    And these protestors on wall street… they are not the majority of the middle class. I doubt most of them are actually part of the middle class. Most of them are arrogant, clueless, college students who paid more for an education they could have received from the public library. They complain about how bad their life has been, but have they actually taken the steps to improve their life? Do they look at the glass half full or half empty? Because it seems to me, they are saying “oh poor is me, I dont know what to do. I know, I’ll blame someone else.”

  • October 7, 2011 at 11:45am

    Fly Old Glory… I agree.. these stories are inspiring. It’s amazing, they demonstrate the American dream to a T… bettering themselves so they can have a better life and thriving, not just surviving. Reading these stories reminds me of what America is all about. I’m lucky enough to have grown up in a family that still taught the traditional American values… you can imagine how surprised I was when I finally grew up and realized the America my family talked about didnt exist anymore. I never grew up in their America. Being 23, I’m lucky I was never indoctrinated into the progressive movement, though I admit there was a time when I was fairly left leaning. Of course, there’s that old saying, if your young and liberal you have no heart, if your old and liberal you have no brain (or at least i think it goes something like that).

  • October 7, 2011 at 11:14am

    Turkey… good for your boys. We, the 53%.. there need to be more of us. We need to stand up to these people who are delusional to think they are the 99%. I’m glad someone is doing that. I wish I could join them, but unfortunately, the downfall of being the 53% is that we work all the time!!

  • October 7, 2011 at 11:07am

    these situations are horrible. My younger brother is mildly autistic and I would protect him growing up, even to the point of taking the punches myself when I couldnt fight back. It’s horrible how people think they can take advantage of someone who often can’t fight back either because of physical limitiations or mentle ones.

  • October 7, 2011 at 11:03am

    I am the 53%.

    I grew up in a trailer park where my neighbors sold drugs. I was poor. My father abandoned me, well before I was born. My mother worked so much to support us that I dont have a substantial memory of her until I was 10. My stepfather baby sat us while she worked. He was abusive. She never knew.

    I moved out of my moms house when I was 13. I’ve worked since I was 12. I worked 40 hours a week in high school once I turned 18. I took college courses in high school, just so I wouldnt have to pay for as much college. I worked 2-3 jobs every semester in college. I graduated early from a private college.

    After college, I moved to NYC with $5000, no job, no contacts, nothing. All because I couldnt get a job in Michigan. I got a temp job within 2 months of moving and after 2 months there, got a full time job within 2 weeks. The pay was horrible and it didnt take long before I found a part time job. I worked 70-80 hour weeks.

    I never complained. I never thought I was entitled to what other people earned. I pay my taxes. I did not try to better my life, just so these lazy bums can sit on their butts protesting how unfair things are while they twitter and facebook on their mac laptops which cost more than my rent! I work my butt off just to be able to live and take care of myself without the assistance of anyone! I’ve succeeded. What have these kids done with their life other than say “woe is me?”

  • October 7, 2011 at 10:46am

    I am the 53%.

    I grew up in a trailer park where my neighbors sold drugs. I was poor. My father abandoned me, well before I was born. My mother worked so much to support us that I dont have a substantial memory of her until I was 10. My stepfather baby sat us while she worked. He was abusive. She never knew.

    I moved out of my moms house when I was 13. I’ve worked since I was 12. I worked 40 hours a week in high school once I turned 18. I took college courses in high school, just so I wouldnt have to pay for as much college. I worked 2-3 jobs every semester in college. I graduated early from a private college.

    After college, I moved to NYC with $5000, no job, no contacts, nothing. All because I couldnt get a job in Michigan. I got a temp job within 2 months of moving and after 2 months there, got a full time job within 2 weeks. The pay was horrible and it didnt take long before I found a part time job. I worked 70-80 hour weeks.

    I never complained. I never thought I was entitled to what other people earned. I pay my taxes. I did not try to better my life, just so these lazy bums can sit on their butts protesting how unfair things are while they twitter and facebook on their mac laptops which cost more than my rent! I work my butt off just to be able to live and take care of myself without the assistance of anyone! I’ve succeeded. What have you done with your life other than say “woe is me?”

  • October 6, 2011 at 1:57pm

    Lets compare

    Number of arrests in the Tea Party=0
    Number of arrests in Occupy WallStreet=700+

    Number of Tea Party people calling for the destruction of our system=0
    Number of Ocupy WallStreet Protesters calling for the destruction of our system=all

    Number of Tea Party people calling for the restoration of morals and principles that we were founded on=All
    Number of Ocupy wall street protesters calling for the restoration of morals and principles that we were founded on=None

    I could go on, but you get the point.

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  • October 6, 2011 at 10:56am

    Danwesson455… I completely agree… When I moved to NYC right out of college, I didnt have a job and barely any savings. I had a temp job within 2 months and then when the temp job ended I got another job. That job couldnt pay all my bills, so I got a second job. These people saying they can’t find jobs, I know the job market is hard, but seriously? I was able to have 3 jobs in a 6 month period. How did I get those jobs? by busting my a** and sending out at minimum 10 resumes and job applications a day, and not being picky about what job I had (one of the jobs was a care technician at a pet store–basically I came home smelling like dog poop every day).

    These people dont want jobs… they want the perfect job that pays for everything they want and provides everything for them, but they dont want to work to get that perfect job. They think it should be handed to them. And those that dont even want the perfect job think everything should just be handed to them in the first place. Lazy bums. I did not work 2-3 jobs every sysmester in college just to pay for these people to live because they dont want to work. I have not worked since I was 13, paying taxes since 16, to pay for these bums who dont want work.

  • October 3, 2011 at 9:46pm

    even the amish run their own business of a sort… they sell their goods to those willing to pay. It may not be big multi-million dollar corporations, but they do the same as any other business or corporation.. make a product that others want and they sell said product at a certain price to those willing to buy it.

  • September 30, 2011 at 2:30pm

    LPHP… thanks for the link on steampunk… I may just have found a new genre to read… look really interesting. I love the photo of the lady sherif (and yes, you are right that is a sherif badge). It really is a great photo and I love the corset on its own as well (I actually love wearing corset tops, but the boyfriend gets upset if I wear them–says it’s bad for me). Of course… If i can get him to agree to let me have a gun one day, I’m sure I can convince him to cool off on the corset tops.

  • September 30, 2011 at 2:17pm

    If I can interpret what the commentor said.. These women are confident, comfortable with both their feminity and their love of guns (steriotypical male object) and they way they carry themselves while still remaining true to their feminine nature–the woman with the babe, woman with the old western-esq corset and skirt, and the young woman on the top who is siting in a very feminine position and wearing a very feminine dress–these women are the epitome of a confident, independent woman… and that my friends is sexy.

    FYI… I’m a woman who would love to own a gun (but live in NYC). You dont have to be a male to recognize classy sexy (which these pics are both classy and sexy).

  • September 29, 2011 at 3:19pm

    I agree with this. My biological dad abandoned me and I consider him a sperm doner, despite the fact that I would visit his parents every saturday growing up and then moved in with them when I was 15. I consider my grandfather (his father) the only real father that I’ve ever had. The term father and fathering definately come after birth.

    As it is, I dont know how I would feel marrying a man who donated to a sperm bank and truthfully, I probably wouldnt; but, then again, I’m also recognising that my thoughts are being colored and shaped by my own experience.