User Profile: HaploVoss


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  • [12] September 9, 2014 at 10:56am

    I must wholeheartedly agree – the 80′s were awesome for work, income, and expenses. That’s the key – the ratios were excellent! I might have only made $4.25 as a swing-shift manager at a grocery store in the early 80′s, BUT everything was proportional – gas was $0.68 per gallon maybe as high as $0.90 at times. THEN the 90′s hit – still a great job market, but minimum wage was forced up to like $4.75 I think it was? Gas crept over$1.25 and kept rising, food and rent steadily rose, pay rates seemed to keep up for a while and then around 95-98.. the tech industry decided… we’re just not paying techs any more money. I made the same money in 1997 that people try to offer me today! It’s kind of sick really. It takes a lot of work and perseverance to stay on top these days… in the 80′s and early 90′s – you could practically walk around and someone would just give you a job and pay you well for it. Sad.

  • September 4, 2014 at 12:10pm

    Yeah… eventually. Therein lies the problem. You allow plenty of time for the rebels to be infiltrated by other enemy forces, then hand over the arms, well guess what happens? Instead of arming the people that needed them in the first place you arm everyone and the people who are hardened militants gather ‘em up and take over. Works out nicely when you sit back and can’t make a decision doesn’t it?

  • September 4, 2014 at 11:59am

    +1 WhereDid… My wife (I count my blessings for every day) spins, knits, sews, makes entire garments and costumes for people – I haven’t purchased a new coat, gloves, or hat in years (maybe some fabric and stuff though!) and she is killer at cleaning and cooking fish and fowl. I have no idea where in the cards I was finally dealt this hand but man I’m doing whatever it takes until the day I die for this one. She’s a keeper. She may not be ‘girly’ every day, but she sure looks amazing when we get to go out every so often. I love me a woman that can take care of herself and helps to take care of *us*. Woo!

  • September 4, 2014 at 11:41am

    Bull-hockey… I’ve been flying since the 80′s. Some planes *some* of them, have gotten a bit tighter on space, but I’ve consistently flown airlines, small planes (puddle-jumpers some call them), company private small aircraft, all kinds of them and many of them are very cramped… most of them have reclining seats.
    The only problem is that people are becoming more and more intolerant and self-centered than they used to be. If someone was behind me in an airplane that was obviously tall or crammed into the back of my seat, I didn’t lean back. If there was room I leaned back and nobody ever griped – until the last 5 years or so.
    Now I just drive everywhere I possibly can, get the company to spring for a private flight whenever possible, pay an offset if possible, or just decline to go unless it is an absolute emergency.

  • [1] September 2, 2014 at 3:42pm

    @Sequoia – Exactly, and unfortunately some idiot is going to get a bucket of the stuff and dunk his head in before turning it upside down on himself… insta-freezing his skin at best, damaging his corneas behind his eye-lids or more, etc. at worst. Unless he totally freaks out and keeps his head in there a few seconds too long and kills himself freezing too many capillaries and other blood vessels. Ugh.

  • [8] August 30, 2014 at 2:14pm

    @Pilgrims – look up ABW syndrome. I don’t remember when it was – years ago – I watched a really well done documentary on it. Explains a LOT and is really true to life. Buddy of mine had me sit down and watch it with him (for obvious reasons… he’s black, had been through a divorce after 8 years, etc.) and it was an eye opener even though I had witnessed a lot of things. Crazy stuff, and it does relate to the bigger picture when you stop and think about it all.

  • [12] August 29, 2014 at 11:30pm

    Where does everyone think the explosion in cancer came from? They ‘disappeared’ the poor doctor who figured out that a ton of vaccines developed with tainted blood samples were the cause and the ‘conspiracy theories’ of cancer having a possible viral quality and maybe even remedy were shut down fast and hard. I’m sorry, but just the fact that vaccines have helped out with several diseases… and we’ve conversely seen a drastic rise in certain disorders… there is something to it. I don’t care if it is vaccines, genetically modified food and such, or what the heck it is, something has changed and it is affecting our bodies and those of our children. Somebody (a bunch of sombodys) is covering up what it is and I hope it hits the fan sooner than later. It sucks!

  • August 26, 2014 at 1:10am

    Exactly – yeah we can grow you a new liver, heart, kidney, whatever – for the right price. Oh you can’t pay? I’m sorry there are no waiting lists from donors anymore… we did away with those as they are ‘immoral’ now that we can just print them. No money, back of the line, here’s some pills, enjoy meeting your family that is waiting for you on the other side soon! Playing God… most definitely. Should we? Debatable all day long… what about legs, fingers, hands, spines, etc. for amputees, disabled and such? Where does it end? Does it? I don’t know… do you?

  • [7] August 23, 2014 at 12:57pm

    @prog – that has always been my point – the current state of solar, wind, and hydro work fantastic for individual homes / farms / businesses, etc. It just is not to the point where you can scale it up to meet the needs of an entire city, much less a region. Even then it is not all that cost effective. Takes about 10 years to make all of your money back depending on how you spend your money, but if people would just get over it and be patient… it will eventually catch up. Something will break through in one of the sciences or a completely different idea that will take care of it. We’ve only been using power as we know it for a micro-second of time in the grand scheme of things. Give tech a chance to do it for cripes sake.

  • August 21, 2014 at 8:38am

    I think what a lot of people are overlooking here is one thing that really has always torqued me the most all my life. Why in the hell do women associate one man with all other men? That’s a serious question and I readily implore women on this site to please respond to this. I’ve been treated like absolute trash by several women in my life… it has never crossed my mind to hold that against the general population of women ‘at large’ so to speak, however most women… not just a few… but *most* women I meet throughout my 41 years so far absolutely chalk all men up against all past experiences. It is why it took me so long to find my wife I believe.

  • [-1] August 21, 2014 at 8:16am

    @TheOnly – You are either way full of crap, or have bought into some idiot hook, line, and sinker. I have participated in sweat lodges having close, personal friendships with several Lakota Sioux men and their families – all of which have expressed to me that they are royally pissed off that the term Redskin is being tarnished. That everyone they know in most nations are pissed off about it, and that anyone who finds the term offensive and is actually a part of a tribe that has any reverence of tribal history is keeping the pipe all to himself.

  • [14] August 11, 2014 at 2:35pm

    I feel bad for the man that died, I feel bad for the man that killed him. Weird sensation to be honest. I think my main reason I don’t feel like he would have been ‘intent’ on killing the man is that if anyone would have been in a ‘good mood’ over an argument, it would have been the driver, since his opponent was just knocked out of the race… so I don’t see how he would still be raging since he was now the one ‘on top’ of the argument as it were. I don’t know and I don’t think anybody will since we’re not in his head. I just don’t see how you could convict the guy of murder, especially considering the circumstances. I can’t believe the man who died actually walked out onto the track… what are you thinking no matter how ticked off you are? Ugh. Horrible story.

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  • [12] August 11, 2014 at 12:17pm

    Trust in UBIQUITY! – We wouldn’t even have High Speed out here in the boonies if it weren’t for neighbors across the river about a mile away… There is no cable or DSL here. Probably never will be (No cable, and local phone is AT&T minimum of $42/month with nothing additional). So, cut my phone off to Straight Talk home phone ($15 / mo unlimited nationwide) and worked out a deal with that neighbor to foot most of the internet bill in exchange for putting up a Ubiquity wireless antenna at their home. Aligned it with the opposite end at my house… (I recommend the lower 900MHz band if you have a lot of trees like we do) and BAM! High speed internet at a shared, lower rate. Kiss the phone and cable companies goodbye! LOVE IT!

  • [2] August 9, 2014 at 9:04am

    What’s really weird to me is that SpaceX already has a space vehicle with a built in deceleration system via a rotating wing. If they can do that at sub-orbital flights with 8 year old materials, shouldn’t NASA be able to come up with something similar yet sturdy enough for orbital? Especially since the private sector is already working on their next gen space tourism plane? I don’t get it. We’ve got the private sector replenishing the space station now, moon landers nearing completion for first tests… it seems strange to me is all.

  • [2] August 8, 2014 at 10:16am

    I went vapor back when they first came out and never looked back. Save yourself a ton of money. There are a ton of way better options these days than the crappy little e-cigs I started out with, so find what you like best. Happy to say what I’ve latched onto but I don’t want to sound like a salesman for a company… point is, for about $100 investment a few years ago now (the system I still use) I buy the juice at $12 a bottle that lasts about a week. And I have to spend an additional $35 ever two months or so on new cartridges (they start to get burnt tasting after several refills.) So, I spend around $80 per month on the high side – I usually order an extra flavor r something to try – as opposed to $200-$300. Plus, my house, car, clothes, etc. don’t stink anymore. My smoker’s cough is long gone, and I still get to enjoy my ‘adult pacifier’ because at this point… that’s all it is. I’m down to .4% nicotine and many days 0% nicotine. I mainly enjoy the flavors. Hey, I don’t care if people don’t like it. ‘If you’re not addicted why don’t you just quit?!’ Because I’m an adult and if I don’t feel like getting rid of a pleasing habit – I’m not going to. Have fun hating. :)

  • August 7, 2014 at 11:02am

    Well I probably shouldn’t put this out there, but I am going to: For those that really enjoyed Wilkow, but hate SiriusXM – I was in that same boat too. Do a search for Sirius free trial, no card required. Grab yourself a new email address somewhere, sign up for free internet listening, and listen to Wilkow on demand whenever you get home or I listen to him via my phone live on the road… hey it is a workaround. I don’t feel too bad about it because I did buy a lifetime membership way back when they offered them, but I did technically cancel my service a year ago over an awful lib program I heard that they refused to apologize for that was making fun of some poor girls being raped simply because they weren’t libs. Ugh.

  • August 7, 2014 at 10:52am

    His show got cancelled. Nobody knows why, Andrew is professional enough not to go into details which is good. He did a bit on his radio show on Sirius following his firing? resignation? who knows? about how he holds no ill will and will find a way to get back on television and keep working hard to be better at TV. I can only assume (and this is completely an *ASSUMPTION*) that perhaps his ratings were low or he was having some performance problems keeping up or something. Glenn has never taken a minute to wish him good luck or farewell or anything so we just don’t know. I don’t hold anything against either party – I just wish somebody could/would say what happened, and I don’t like the way it was handled so I unsubbed from the TV Network. I’m not going to stop supporting the website or the charities or Glenn overall, but The Blaze TV was supposed to be different – including the way it handles people and business… and it isn’t. So I’ve done my part and helped out since the beginning of GBTV to the end of last month. No big deal.

  • August 7, 2014 at 10:46am

    That’s my problem Doors… I’m all for Glenn moving and shaking. Keeping things going and doing his best to keep up and do whatever he thinks is best, however as I saig the only reason I dropped TV is because he can move and shake all he wants, but he really did an about face on his principles the way he kicked Wilkow. It’s not that he kicked him… business is business. He may just not have been getting the ratings. Who cares what the reason was – it’s Glenn’s company, but we’re the one’s that helped him get where he is, he constantly tells us that, and he constantly berates other organizations and the government for doing exactly what he did… sweep an event under the rug over the weekend – especially one where you will be gone the following week – so there is nobody to answer any questions and nobody who will report on what the heck just happened. Wilkow was a good employee, and his the fans of his show and The Blaze TV are such that I think it deserved 2 whole minutes of ‘Hello ‘Merica… A change has come to The Blaze and we wish Andrew the best… etc.’ Wow, how hard would that be to just be nice and honorable about it? Oh well. Like you said… I got out of that stinky kitchen. I’m still around though.

  • [8] August 7, 2014 at 10:38am

    Ok so you’re not happy with your kid’s life choices. You even hate her boyfriend. You even feel helpless to get her out of what you perceive (and maybe even truthfully so) a hopeless situation… you can’t murder someone over it. Especially murder someone and then take a pop shot at your own kid. One of two things here: don’t have the whole story, or these are a couple of over the top parents who went off on a rail over perfectionism. It does happen and I’ve seen it way too close and personal. Not murder, but complete ousting from the family and steadfast claim of ‘death’ from the family for over 25 years just because of difference of opinion and lifestyle. (No, not sexual lifestyle either. Absolutely mindblowing how stupid it is imho)

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  • [9] August 6, 2014 at 7:38pm

    Nobody knows for sure. A while back the same day that Glenn and everyone went on vacation… Wilkow! was just gone. No cancellation announcement – nothing of any kind – he was just gone. They still advertised his show and ran re-runs, but no explanation. Andrew made a brief statement on his radio show but was very polite and professional about it and would make no comment on The Blaze’s behalf which was good of him. So… that’s is. As far as I know nobody knows the real story – disagreement, ratings, fallout, whatever. Now obviously the most recent change is that Dana has gotten a M-F show which is good since it helps fill the void. Just wish Wilkow was still here!

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