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mastice

Member Since: November 12, 2010

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  • April 5, 2014 at 2:19pm

    Meanwhile, the guy from DuPont get’s away with molesting his 3 year old. This woman will get the book thrown at her.

  • April 1, 2014 at 10:26pm

    Nice picture. However, I hate to be a killjoy but he is not ‘upside down’ as the article says. That’s a hard right bank. Look at the horizon.

  • March 29, 2014 at 2:07pm

    BrutalTruth; I am absolutely not missing the point and I never said that just because you are a minimum wage employee that you should be a slave. You are putting words in my mouth and reading into something that I never said.

    My point to D-Shane is that his attitude is wrong. Putting it bluntly, attitude can be more of a factor in moving up the chain of employment than skill sometimes. The other point is that if you want to move up from minimum wage then maybe you should put a little extra effort into things. You don’t deserve a pay raise beyond minimum wage unless your employer has a reason to give you one. (that is an entitlement attitude) Give your employer a reason to reward you beyond just showing up and doing the bare minimum of work.

    As to the situation of the story, I invite you to read my other post because it goes into detail why what this employee did was wrong. I wont’ repeat it.

  • March 28, 2014 at 11:47pm

    D-Shane; fresh out of high school I started as a minimum wage clerk and eventually worked my way up to management with decent pay. I put up with a lot of the similar crap you mentioned. But the difference is attitude. I didn’t bellyache about having to stay a few minutes here or there, off the clock. I didn’t stand and stare at the clock and leave at exactly the end of my shift. Sometimes you just gotta take it on the chin to get ahead friend. If you don’t like your minimum wage, 4-5 day a week job… then quit. Simple.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 11:41pm

    There is a right way to do things, and a wrong way to do things. This is the wrong way to do things and it isn’t “hilarious” as the title suggests. If your manager is late, for whatever reason, and you have heartburn about it then quietly document it and report it to the owners. Then forget about it because it isn’t your job. If the manager is the owner… then get over it. If you don’t like it then put in your two weeks, work your two weeks, and gracefully find other employment.

    The employee get’s paid to worry about their job and their job only. Managers get paid to, among other things, worry about the employee and that employee’s job. This was one of the hardest lessons I learned moving my way up through management over the years. That lesson is to know your place.

    If your manager leaves you high and dry and you have to fend for yourself? Do it. But make sure that the owners know you did it. You might get promoted to the manager.

    But airing the companies dirty laundry on the front door where the whole world can see shows a strong lack of maturity and common sense on the part of the person who did it. There is no excuse or justification for it unless the business is something illegal. (which in this case it is not)

    The employee is in the wrong and should be terminated immediately. If the manager is a habitual offender in this area then he/she too should be fired or disciplined accordingly.

  • March 25, 2014 at 9:32pm

    That’s typical in our state. It’s not uncommon to experience an elitist attitude by those who live in the urban areas of Iowa compared to the rest of us peons who live in the small rural towns and farms that make up the majority of the state. Folks in the urban areas may as well be from another planet, they sure do have a disconnect with the rest of the state a lot of times.

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  • March 19, 2014 at 11:28am

    While it’s definitely good that the children were not harmed I have to question how smart it was to use her own body as a speed bump. Certainly there was an alternative option she could have used to stop the car instead of such drastic measures. But then again, none of us were there so maybe there wasn’t another option. Crazy.

  • March 11, 2014 at 5:50pm

    While I respect Krauthammer and his opinions (most of the time) I have to disagree with him on this. Whether or not Snowden leaked US secrets to the Chinese or Russians is conflicted information. While people have been screaming about NSA spying for some years, Snowden should be applauded, not demonized, for finally blew the lid off of the illegal practices of the NSA and the secret court that supposedly oversees it.

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  • March 4, 2014 at 8:32pm

    Moral of the story? Shut up. Get rid of them discreetly and quietly if you want to keep any of the findings.

  • February 23, 2014 at 2:55am

    Monk; crowd sourcing is a good way to go for your friend. There are a lot of places online that are easy to set up and maintain with absolutely no web design experience required. (gofundme and indiegogo are two off the top of my head here) If you need help I can do websites, and my wife does a lot of non-profit stuff through social media and the such. If you are interested I’ll check back here tomorrow and put up a way to get in touch with us.

  • February 21, 2014 at 6:33pm

    Have to echo what others are saying, we don’t have the full story here but what we do have is disturbing. The police overreacted and showed absolutely no common sense or restraint in my opinion.

  • February 20, 2014 at 1:32pm

    I’d try to bring criminal charges against them. Kidnapping.

    I’m not usually one to support monetary lawsuits, but I would make an exception in this case. If this proves to be true then sue the living daylight out of the hospital, the hospital director, the doctors that took part… everyone involved.

    Don’t turn a blind eye on this because it will happen again to another family.

  • February 19, 2014 at 1:42am

    @GoodStuff

    I’d rather travel the roads with big wheels than with the 4 wheelers most days. Who is safer? The average person drives less than 15,000 miles per year in their 4 wheeler. But the average OTR truck driver drives at least 100,000 miles per year. (the last year I drove OTR was a slow year, and I clocked 118,000 miles that year in my semi)

    Comparing millage to millage – truck drivers have insanely lower accident rates than those who drive cars down the road. You might want to think about that the next time you start to complain about trucks on the roadways. I’d be more worried about the person in the Ford next to you picking their nose, playing with their phone, while surfing the radio… than about a professional driver.

  • February 19, 2014 at 1:34am

    @steelpanther
    Wait, what? Swift trucks can actually stay on the road? I thought for sure they only traveled in the ditch or median.

  • February 14, 2014 at 11:58am

    Still bigger than the sleeper on my old semi. (:

  • February 13, 2014 at 8:02pm

    @votebush – you obviously don’t know anything about warfare do you? Please study it some more before you regurgitate talking points again. It’s not the size of gun, or the fighting force that wins the battle. It’s whichever side has the most determination to win that ultimately does.

  • February 12, 2014 at 4:17pm

    But people ARE being killed when they are not “actively engaged in hostilities against the United States” on a clearly defined field of battle. That is where you are wrong Mr. Granger.

    Sending a missile to kill someone as they drive down the road or sit in their house is not the same thing as killing someone who is shooting a rifle at you on a battlefield. An indiscriminate killing by missile is an unlawful execution just as much as shooting someone with a sniper rifle while they eat supper with their family.

  • February 12, 2014 at 4:10pm

    I have to agree with Justice on this one. (and I’m not a dove on war, I’m a hawk) It is one thing to take out a person, citizen or not, actively engaged against US forces on a clearly defined field of battle. However it is something completely different when there is no defined field of battle and you are not actively engaged in combat with US forces.

    As a citizen, in the latter case I laid out above, you should be arrested and sent to trial to answer for your crimes. You should not be executed on the spot.

    This is a dangerous and slippery slope as Justice pointed out. If you can execute someone for treason, who is not engaged at that time with US forces, without trial today….. what will it be tomorrow? Will there be another sedition act where speaking out against the government lands a missile in your living room during prime time TV on a Wednesday night? Because that is where we are going with this folks.

    It’s not about giving terrorists rights. It’s not about liberal hippie love children where we all sing happy campfire songs together. It’s about protecting everyone’s right to due process.

  • February 12, 2014 at 3:51pm

    Mack; there is a big difference between a Japanese/American citizen flying a zero in an active attack on US troops and citizens… and a guy just sitting in his underwear watching TV in his house when it get’s leveled by a drone strike.

    Laymen’s terms? If you are holding a gun and shooting at someone then expect to be taken out. If you are not holding a gun and shooting at someone, and are a US citizen, then you should be arrested and not arbitrarily executed on the spot.

    That’s why these kill lists and many of these drone strikes are wrong.

  • February 12, 2014 at 3:45pm

    You make a valid point but this isn’t as cut and dried, or black and white as you make it appear Mr. Granger. The biggest problem is that this “global” war on terror, or whatever it is being called today, does not have a clearly defined field of battle. It’s a completely fluid situation and there are no lines on a map that dictate where hostilities can or will happen.

    The second problem today is that the enemy doesn’t wear uniforms to distinguish themselves from everyone else. This creates a problem and leads to unacceptable collateral damage.

    Look, I understand OK? If you have an American citizen lobbing grenades or firing a gun at US troops or civilians then by all means… take the SOB out. But to kill an American citizen indiscriminately when they are not actively engaged on an open battlefield is wrong.

    It’s a slippery slope that once started down cannot be reversed. Today it’s a man in the Middle East driving down the road with his buddy that get’s a missile dropped in his lap. Tomorrow it’s Joe-the-plumber, because he committed sedition by speaking out against the president or something like that, as he drives down the I-70 corridor on his way to work.

    Those are the problems with this policy and thought process. That is why it must end.

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