User Profile: HaploVoss

HaploVoss

Member Since: April 04, 2012

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  • April 27, 2016 at 1:51am

    Makes sense, seeing as how you operated in a right to work state. Gee, kind of makes it a moot point whether you had a union labor experience or not compared to someone else I guess.
    You can barely flip a burger in New York without being forced into a union. Member or nonmember.

  • [1] April 26, 2016 at 10:24pm

    Very tasty – lemon and black pepper. Tastes like chicken. Much better than just plain ol’ Barred Owl.

  • [35] April 26, 2016 at 10:19pm

    I have volunteered with the local animal shelters and animal ‘cleanup’ crews since I was a kid. PETA is the absolute largest body of death for animals on this planet. The people that spew love for animals and claim they know best, do nothing but destroy animals:
    - Someone pierces their dogs ears to match theirs – take it away for ‘abuse’, give it to a shelter where it is put to sleep 3 months later because nobody would adopt it in time
    - Someone puts a tattoo on their dog that embodies the love they have for it. Take it away because it is a horrible and inhumane thing to do to a helpless animal… animal is dead in less than a month once again.
    - Kittens with big furry ‘Hello Kitty’ type of things all dressed up on them. More abuse. Taken away. More death
    Just in household pet and livestock deaths alone, PETA does far more killing than anyone.
    ALL of these animals had caring, loving homes. With owners that admittedly were goofballs that went overboard with how much attention they gave their animals. However… OMG HOW TERRIBLE! A well fed and cared for pet?! Oh we’ve gotta stop this. I mean there are a few hundred starving, abused, and dying pets out there right now in this small city alone… but they don’t make enough of a statement or something?
    Screw these people. PETA is a farce and most of the people involved are insane or just in it for the money… I have no idea. I saw them for what they were when I was 10 years old. No thanks.

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  • [1] April 26, 2016 at 9:49pm

    @Misty, if you’re offended by that remark, then you’re letting California rub off on you too much. You should realize a general statement made in reference when you see it unless you are looking for some way to feel offended by it.
    The fact is, you did not move to my neighborhood recently did you? No? Then you’re not one of the Californians I regularly complain about that have been pouring in over the last few years into Missouri rural areas. Buying up cheap (to them) land and building huge houses, then turning around and screaming at county meetings that things are not going their way. Wanting county offices to take care of animal problems and such that are simply a part of existence ‘outside’.
    Given enough time and money, and enough of the kids sell off their family’s farms … it might even be in my lifetime. They will screw it up here even more than they have already. And yes, I am using the collective ‘They’ which refers to Californians that cause me problems as a whole – of which you may or may not be a part of. No offense is present if no offense is being made. Simple. :)

  • [8] April 26, 2016 at 9:39pm

    @Slender – where is it written, or even thought up, that you should somehow benefit from the work that other people have done for/at Exxon, or any other company. Oil or otherwise?
    Seeing as how you pointed out that they only trail Apple… why isn’t Apple the bad guy here since they’re #1? At least Exxon pays out more than their ‘tax break’ every year to all kinds of environmental organizations – beyond any sort of regulatory requirements.
    Nobody owes you or anyone else anything you didn’t work for. End of list. If you want more, then just go and work for it. It’s really that simple.

  • April 25, 2016 at 11:09pm

    Actually, I was skipping rocks and I wondered where one of them just disappeared to. Probably some space-time vortex type thingy happened. Looks just like one of the ones I got a great sidearm on and was getting some awesome distance before it just seemed to vanish.
    Yep, I bet that’s the very one right there. Hope they don’t try to tie it to me.

  • [2] April 25, 2016 at 11:05pm

    What the…? People seriously ask athletes questions like these as if they have some kind of power over natural events… and are truly being sincere about wanting an answer? What kind of ‘book store’ publication are the writing for?

  • [11] April 25, 2016 at 10:40pm

    I got out of many a speeding ticket in my youth by simply pulling over, shutting the car off, placing my keys on the dash, and having my license and registration ready.
    Then when the officer approached, just admitting it outright that it was a nice day, and I was enjoying myself, knew I was going too fast and was being an idiot.
    I would say 70-ish% of the time after they got done checking me out I got a stern warning, a grin, and sent me on my way. The others I paid the extra money to have kept off my record. Funny how it’s not bribery if you add $100 to a speeding ticket and the Judge agrees to write it off. But if you were to ask in court or blatently say ‘I’ll give you $100 to forget this ever happened’… well – that’s different! LOL

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  • [5] April 25, 2016 at 10:33pm

    Probably be a lot of pot heads pulling over to inhale the scenery, have a good cry, and some Doritos while it all burns. :)

  • [1] April 25, 2016 at 4:00am

    What does Michigan have to do with any other state? Did your business require you to operate inside of every single state? If so, then how did you curtail some state’s requirements for Union labor? Did you skirt their laws entirely? How are those tax records then?
    Or perhaps you were a local business within the state borders and didn’t have to wrry about other states? Well never mind then I guess.

  • [3] April 25, 2016 at 3:54am

    I’ve been installing / maintaining Ethernet, and then fiber optic (after it became available) for the last 20 years.
    First of all, that is an outdoor enclosure, probably one mounted on a pole so as not to be easily accessed. Some of them are mounted on the wall – like an apartment complex, instead of a pole like in neighborhoods, etc.
    The ‘patch cables’ are going from all of the connections you see there, down the main conduit, to a sub-panel, that contains the conversion ‘box’ where the main feed comes in.
    The reason they cut them is because as a public communications company, they are not allowed to just go to your average Graybar and pickup a bunch of 7′ patch cables or something. They have to make and test them. (Notice they cut them twice – no chance to just tag on to the end.) That’s a guaranteed 5 to 15 minutes *per end* terminating a fiber optic cable. That’s a few hours of making and testing all those cables just in that one box right there.
    It’s not like cat5 cable. You don’t just strip, organize, cut and crimp the end on. You have to strip, prepare, melt, epoxy, trim, and grind / polish each end (and that’s over simplifying the process).
    Personally, I hate it. I find it to be the most tedious part of the job and I’d rather be getting the *job* done. However, if your job is mainly the wiring – then I guess this would be a great way to generate some nice and easy busy work eh?

  • April 22, 2016 at 11:54am

    @ptwonk – I love it when people don’t read the very articles they use to support their claims. From the article you posted:

    “However, the Census Bureau’s “supplemental poverty measure” tries to adjust for some of the geographical cost differences. So while, under the bureau’s standard poverty measure nine of the 10 poorest states are Red, the latest Supplemental Poverty Measure changes that ranking significantly.
    Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee fall from the list, replaced by California (the poorest), Nevada, Florida, New York, and Hawaii, which were all Blue states in the 2012 race.”

    Basically, any state, regardless of what ‘color’ it is – is unfortunately defined by it’s heaviest population centers and not its overall health. That’s like here in Missouri. You could go to St. Louis or Kansas City and find really poor areas, some towns are downright impoverished overall. However, by and large as a state the cost of living is low and people have a great life. Oh well.

  • [6] April 22, 2016 at 12:27am

    Dude, Hannity makes me sad. He was never my favorite, but I enjoyed listening to him. Whatever his mid-life crisis is with all the martial arts training, talking about kicking people’s asses, and this unrelenting Trump crap? Hey, if you support the guy great, whatever. However, to sit there and keep repeating that you’re not biased, and then railroad anyone who wants to reasonably answer a question you pose?
    Man, what happened to him?

  • [2] April 22, 2016 at 12:20am

    @ptwonk, zapp, and the rest – I disagree, just think about what you are implying… that changing laws that promote the use of bathrooms by any gender makes no difference. One of the hallmarks of having a mental disorder is being unable to resist temptation. Giving them the ‘green light’ is just an added incentive to go ahead and take that last step over the line.
    I’m not crazy here guys. I could care less who anyone wants to pretend to be however, if your timber swings – then go stand up in the right bathroom to pee. Don’t force other people to embrace your way of life.
    This isn’t just a matter of acceptance anymore. This is invasion of privacy. This crosses the line of invading personal space, yet it’s not okay to write certain things in chalk on a sidewalk out in the open, or have certain opinions in a debate? You have got to be kidding me guys. You can’t seriously buy into this as a realistic idea that men, regardless of what their mentality is, should be waltzing into women’s rooms and the reverse. It’s just not conducive to a safe or private environment for anyone.

  • [4] April 21, 2016 at 11:55pm

    Hahaha – well, probably not many people’s dream car, but it was a mint condition 1978 (first year they shrunk them down from the big boats) Monte Carlo – Landau. Gloss Black, Red interior, Golden double pin stripe that followed those superb curves allll the way up and over, and down the hood lines. :)
    Dad helped me put extra layers of clear coat on her – man it looked like you could reach into the paint!
    It was a special order car. A 305 V8, but it had a 350 tranny with a 411 rear end in it I believe. Basically, from stop light to stop light, it would eat just about anybody’s lunch, and it was smooth as butter. Held corners great, and I always kept Pirelli tires on her, with the thin stripe white wall. Classy.
    CHROME Everywhere. *sniff* Can’t tell I miss her can you? LOL

  • [24] April 21, 2016 at 10:29am

    If you read the article and what the mother is saying carefully, the truck is basically going to be a sweet-16 type of present. That is why if she shapes up, then the money will go towards a new car.
    I did the same thing – when I was 14 I started saving up for my first car. It was one my Dad had fixed up really sweet and I wanted it so bad that he did not sell it and told me he would hold it for me if I proved I was really going to save and pay for it.
    Man I knuckled down and mowed every lawn I could find in the summers, threw hay, fed cane at the mill, and anything I could find in the winter… more hay – threw it the other way to the cows haha, Milked cows, shoveled sidewalks and driveways, anything for a buck.
    I ended up having the money set aside the first year, and then saved up enough for a nice stereo and some extra chrome bits that Dad helped me find for it.
    The day I turned 16 – I drove that puppy down to the DMV and got my license with my Dad. Almost cried the day I sold that car 15 years later! :)

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  • April 21, 2016 at 12:51am

    Ibulena – I have to disagree with you here. My wife had a heart attack a couple of years ago. We called 911 of course and the local EMS is who responded first.
    Even though I was on constant lookout for them, I was primarily concerned with my wife. I did not hear any sirens as they pulled up (Turns out they weren’t running them once they got on our road), and I did not even hear them knock the first time.
    They told me they had been waiting a few minutes and had to knock louder before I answered. Pretty common on our old house. Hard to hear anything outside. Even violent storms can pass by unnoticed at night. Wake up finding wind blown stuffs everywhere.
    So… this is not even close to being outside the realm of possibility. Plus, if the knocked the door in and he wasn’t aware of who they were – and he was truly afraid, then I doubt if any uniform they were wearing even registered to him.
    I’d have to see theirs, but the people that showed up here just had basic dark navy shirt and pants, with some extra pockets for supplies and tools. With an ID badge on their belt – kind of a retractable thing.
    I have to say if I had no warning and two people bashed in my front door, I don’t know how it would turn out. I’d like to think I would stay my hand until I knew for certain, but then again I have my family to think of. I just don’t know.

  • [25] April 21, 2016 at 12:38am

    Yeah great idea zap – until her ‘decision’ on how she wants to ‘handle’ it is taken away from her by another man simply walking on in, whipping it out, and letting it stream in the stall next to her.
    What the hell is wrong with you? This is a real and present danger type of situation we are talking about here. Not just by assaulting a woman or little girl’s mental health and dignity, but there are real nutjobs out there just loving every minute of this.
    You’re handing them a license to walk in, do some serious staring, glaring, picture taking, etc. (or far worse – hopefully not) and if anyone rebukes them in court – hey, they’re just ticked off I was there your honor. I’m being discriminated against!
    Why am I so upset about all of this? *I’ve had to deal with this already, a man walking into a women’s restroom with my wife in there* – it is insanity. Actually trying to talk to her through the friggin’ door. I had to haul his crazy azz out of there by his jeans (tastefully covered with a broom skirt) and pitch him outside.
    Anyone who believes this is a good idea is mentally unstable themselves. End of list. I don’t want some crazy lady in there with my nephew either. Works both ways.

  • [8] April 18, 2016 at 11:40am

    Theory: It sounds to me like the brother who has diabetes probably doesn’t take good enough care of himself, and is sick and tired of the other brother who constantly pesters him about it (which is why said brother doesn’t have a key), isn’t feeling all that great and sure as hell doesn’t want another lecture so he doesn’t answer when he sees it’s his brother calling. Then … omg he’s at the door seriously? I’ll just pretend I’m not home. I don’t want to talk to that pain in the butt anyway.
    Then… several hours later when he’s already asleep, He is waking up to more pounding on the door, some people shouting something he can’t quite make out (I can’t clearly hear anything anyone yells outside my house no matter how loud they scream unless I am within two feet or less of the door and they have opened the storm door) then *boom* the door flies open and people walk in.
    Yeah, I am not certain whether or not I would worry about asking who they were or not myself.
    Just a theory though.

  • April 17, 2016 at 12:44pm

    @kickthecan, Agreed. She does do a good job, and I definitely applaud the idea of encouraging practical skills applications whenever possible. I’ve watched several specials that include her and others that are high functioning autistic people or otherwise.
    On topic of oz24′s question however, Ms. Gradin’s extremely extensive information, books, presentations, and so forth are still mostly informative and explain her personal experience. Once again it is further proof that it is nearly impossible to conver ‘what it is like’ to have autism or really any other neurological disorder to someone who doesn’t have one.
    I don’t say that to be disparaging or invoke some kind of pity or whatever – any of that is detrimental to both parties. Just a statement of difficulty. It just is what it is. People like her are still the best resource we have in that department though.

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