Reply by April 1, 20182018-04-01
On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 18:58:26 -0400, bitrex
<bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote:

>On 04/01/2018 06:50 PM, krw@notreal.com wrote: >> On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 17:29:15 -0400, bitrex >> <bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote: >> >>> On 04/01/2018 05:18 PM, krw@notreal.com wrote: >>>> On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:59:18 -0400, bitrex >>>> <bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote: >>>> >>>>> On 04/01/2018 02:55 AM, jurb6006@gmail.com wrote: >>>>>> I really have no wish to work for a corporation. I do well as a big fish in a small pond. I had one job that was corporate and it felt corporate, I quit in 8 months. I has another corporate job that didn't feel corporate. I got tired of the unprofessionalism there but it wasn't so bad. >>>>> >>>>> A good way to be unhappy in the US and get screwed is try to do exactly >>>>> what everyone else is doing and imagine that somehow one's going to be >>>>> better at the corporate job/house in the 'burbs/2 cars in the driveway >>>>> thing than everyone else doing that thing is. Notice how unhappy a lot >>>>> of those cats seem a lot of the time? That's because they are. Can't say >>>>> I have a lot of sympathy it's like you knew that job was dangerous when >>>>> you took it given the way America is. >>>> >>>> There are some people (called Democrats) that will be unhappy no >>>> matter what they do. They can't help themselves. It starts with >>>> blaming others for your shortcomings. >>> >>> Heh heh heh, I'm pretty sure I don't come off as the unhappy one, but >>> I'm fine with leaving that up to popular opinion. >> >> You don't own a mirror, do you? > >Unhappy was plausible, but honestly I think implying I'm a vampire too >is really going to push the bounds of suspension of disbelief :-(
Vampire, no. Stupid as a stone, well, you keep proving the point.
> >>>>> But there are many other avenues to take, and for the most part nobody >>>>> in government, law enforcement, or the general population gives a shit >>>>> if you do. that's called "freedom" >>>> >>>> Something leftists can't stand. >>> >>> I use mine every day, matter of fact. I just don't get a big stiffy over >>> guns and love them so much I want to marry 'em. >> >> No, you just want to marry yourself. >>
No denial.
Reply by bitrex April 1, 20182018-04-01
On 04/01/2018 06:50 PM, krw@notreal.com wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 17:29:15 -0400, bitrex > <bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote: > >> On 04/01/2018 05:18 PM, krw@notreal.com wrote: >>> On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:59:18 -0400, bitrex >>> <bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote: >>> >>>> On 04/01/2018 02:55 AM, jurb6006@gmail.com wrote: >>>>> I really have no wish to work for a corporation. I do well as a big fish in a small pond. I had one job that was corporate and it felt corporate, I quit in 8 months. I has another corporate job that didn't feel corporate. I got tired of the unprofessionalism there but it wasn't so bad. >>>> >>>> A good way to be unhappy in the US and get screwed is try to do exactly >>>> what everyone else is doing and imagine that somehow one's going to be >>>> better at the corporate job/house in the 'burbs/2 cars in the driveway >>>> thing than everyone else doing that thing is. Notice how unhappy a lot >>>> of those cats seem a lot of the time? That's because they are. Can't say >>>> I have a lot of sympathy it's like you knew that job was dangerous when >>>> you took it given the way America is. >>> >>> There are some people (called Democrats) that will be unhappy no >>> matter what they do. They can't help themselves. It starts with >>> blaming others for your shortcomings. >> >> Heh heh heh, I'm pretty sure I don't come off as the unhappy one, but >> I'm fine with leaving that up to popular opinion. > > You don't own a mirror, do you?
Unhappy was plausible, but honestly I think implying I'm a vampire too is really going to push the bounds of suspension of disbelief :-(
>>>> But there are many other avenues to take, and for the most part nobody >>>> in government, law enforcement, or the general population gives a shit >>>> if you do. that's called "freedom" >>> >>> Something leftists can't stand. >> >> I use mine every day, matter of fact. I just don't get a big stiffy over >> guns and love them so much I want to marry 'em. > > No, you just want to marry yourself. >
Reply by April 1, 20182018-04-01
On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 17:29:15 -0400, bitrex
<bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote:

>On 04/01/2018 05:18 PM, krw@notreal.com wrote: >> On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:59:18 -0400, bitrex >> <bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote: >> >>> On 04/01/2018 02:55 AM, jurb6006@gmail.com wrote: >>>> I really have no wish to work for a corporation. I do well as a big fish in a small pond. I had one job that was corporate and it felt corporate, I quit in 8 months. I has another corporate job that didn't feel corporate. I got tired of the unprofessionalism there but it wasn't so bad. >>> >>> A good way to be unhappy in the US and get screwed is try to do exactly >>> what everyone else is doing and imagine that somehow one's going to be >>> better at the corporate job/house in the 'burbs/2 cars in the driveway >>> thing than everyone else doing that thing is. Notice how unhappy a lot >>> of those cats seem a lot of the time? That's because they are. Can't say >>> I have a lot of sympathy it's like you knew that job was dangerous when >>> you took it given the way America is. >> >> There are some people (called Democrats) that will be unhappy no >> matter what they do. They can't help themselves. It starts with >> blaming others for your shortcomings. > >Heh heh heh, I'm pretty sure I don't come off as the unhappy one, but >I'm fine with leaving that up to popular opinion.
You don't own a mirror, do you?
> >>> But there are many other avenues to take, and for the most part nobody >>> in government, law enforcement, or the general population gives a shit >>> if you do. that's called "freedom" >> >> Something leftists can't stand. > >I use mine every day, matter of fact. I just don't get a big stiffy over >guns and love them so much I want to marry 'em.
No, you just want to marry yourself.
Reply by bitrex April 1, 20182018-04-01
On 04/01/2018 05:18 PM, krw@notreal.com wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:59:18 -0400, bitrex > <bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote: > >> On 04/01/2018 02:55 AM, jurb6006@gmail.com wrote: >>> I really have no wish to work for a corporation. I do well as a big fish in a small pond. I had one job that was corporate and it felt corporate, I quit in 8 months. I has another corporate job that didn't feel corporate. I got tired of the unprofessionalism there but it wasn't so bad. >> >> A good way to be unhappy in the US and get screwed is try to do exactly >> what everyone else is doing and imagine that somehow one's going to be >> better at the corporate job/house in the 'burbs/2 cars in the driveway >> thing than everyone else doing that thing is. Notice how unhappy a lot >> of those cats seem a lot of the time? That's because they are. Can't say >> I have a lot of sympathy it's like you knew that job was dangerous when >> you took it given the way America is. > > There are some people (called Democrats) that will be unhappy no > matter what they do. They can't help themselves. It starts with > blaming others for your shortcomings.
Heh heh heh, I'm pretty sure I don't come off as the unhappy one, but I'm fine with leaving that up to popular opinion.
>> But there are many other avenues to take, and for the most part nobody >> in government, law enforcement, or the general population gives a shit >> if you do. that's called "freedom" > > Something leftists can't stand.
I use mine every day, matter of fact. I just don't get a big stiffy over guns and love them so much I want to marry 'em.
>>> I had a 1973 Electra 225 without a catalytic, I used to fill my tank with half premium and half unleaded on the company card and it ran like a raped ape. At the end of the day we also got beer on the company card. the boss, err manager brought in some good weed and once in a while some coke. It wasn't all that much money but I could take whatever I want and I had respect, to some extent. >>> >>> They were a rental chain, rent to own, you know. they had mainly two types of TVs the rented/sold so I not only set up jigs specifically for those, I went into their boneyard and found enough parts to put together chassis' for each. The road Man no longer had to pull the chassis and wait for it to get fixed and then take it back, I equipped him with chassis' ready to roll and he changed them and brought the bad ones in. In the next day or so I would have them fixed. Usually the same day unless they were dogs or needed parts ordered. I was worth my salt and as usual I was only out of work for a month and that was by choice. I had enough money and partied my ass off. But the money ran low and again I had a job as of the first interview. No more free gas and partying materials but the money was actually better so OK, I could live with that. At the old place I made the maximum that the budget allowed so I didn't work full time. I could work 4 days or leave early, whatever. I could > also >> work on anything I want at their facility, including my car. It was worth it to make a bit less money there but all good things come to an end. >>> >>> I didn't mean to write an autobiography but I guess I'll let it stand. What's the worst that can happen, I get a TLDR ? >>>
Reply by April 1, 20182018-04-01
On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:42:44 -0400, bitrex
<bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote:

>On 04/01/2018 09:36 AM, bitrex wrote: >> On 04/01/2018 09:26 AM, krw@notreal.com wrote: >>> On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 01:37:13 -0400, bitrex >>> <bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote: >>> >>>> On 03/31/2018 11:08 PM, jurb6006@gmail.com wrote: >>>>>> "You interested in relocating to Massachusetts? Not sure it'd be a >>>>>> good, ah, "cultural fit."" >>>>> >>>>> Romneyville ? The state that had a balanced budget by raising every >>>>> tax and fee possible except personal income tax ? The state where if >>>>> you hold a CCW anywhere they dismantle your car if they catch you >>>>> driving on their roads ? >>>>> >>>>> Cultural fit ? The Kennedys ? (get in the caa nigaa) >>>>> >>>>> I would last about five minutes and I'm White. >>>>> >>>> >>>> Yeah they tax you twice as hard but you can often get paid significantly >>>> more for the same job as compared to e.g. lots of places in the South so >>>> for many people including myself it ends up a net win. Sales tax is >>>> pretty easy to knock down by buying most essentials on Amazon and >>>> putting other expenses that you can't like gas on credit cards which >>>> dump reward points to your Amazon account. >>> >>> No, it's not a win.&#2013266080; I've been on both sides of that fence.&#2013266080; It's not >>> even close.&#2013266080; The pay in blue states is somewhat higher than red but >>> the cost of living is fantastically higher in the blue.&#2013266080; It's not just >>> taxes, either, though that's huge. >> >> It's fantastically expensive to own even a medium-sized home in the >> suburbs here and pay Boston-area real estate costs and property taxes >> and all that stuff. So don't do that, duh! Ain't no law says you have to. > >You can find a number of articles about couples making a mil/year gross >complaining about the high cost of living in NYC; if you read thru it >it's because they're trying to have the 2 cars in the driveway 2.5 kids >in prep school white picket fence life in fucking Manhattan.
That has nothing to do with what we were talking about, though. You do like to change subjects when you're called on your bullshit. No, they're unhappy because they're leftists. They're always unhappy.
>That doesn't at all imply you can't have a pleasant life and make
bank
>living in NYC or Boston on significantly less income in the slightest, >it just means odds are in those places you're going to get screwed >trying to do exactly what everyone else is doing. > >As anyone could observe
You misspelled "imagine".
Reply by April 1, 20182018-04-01
On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:59:18 -0400, bitrex
<bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote:

>On 04/01/2018 02:55 AM, jurb6006@gmail.com wrote: >> I really have no wish to work for a corporation. I do well as a big fish in a small pond. I had one job that was corporate and it felt corporate, I quit in 8 months. I has another corporate job that didn't feel corporate. I got tired of the unprofessionalism there but it wasn't so bad. > >A good way to be unhappy in the US and get screwed is try to do exactly >what everyone else is doing and imagine that somehow one's going to be >better at the corporate job/house in the 'burbs/2 cars in the driveway >thing than everyone else doing that thing is. Notice how unhappy a lot >of those cats seem a lot of the time? That's because they are. Can't say >I have a lot of sympathy it's like you knew that job was dangerous when >you took it given the way America is.
There are some people (called Democrats) that will be unhappy no matter what they do. They can't help themselves. It starts with blaming others for your shortcomings.
>But there are many other avenues to take, and for the most part nobody >in government, law enforcement, or the general population gives a shit >if you do. that's called "freedom"
Something leftists can't stand.
>> I had a 1973 Electra 225 without a catalytic, I used to fill my tank with half premium and half unleaded on the company card and it ran like a raped ape. At the end of the day we also got beer on the company card. the boss, err manager brought in some good weed and once in a while some coke. It wasn't all that much money but I could take whatever I want and I had respect, to some extent. >> >> They were a rental chain, rent to own, you know. they had mainly two types of TVs the rented/sold so I not only set up jigs specifically for those, I went into their boneyard and found enough parts to put together chassis' for each. The road Man no longer had to pull the chassis and wait for it to get fixed and then take it back, I equipped him with chassis' ready to roll and he changed them and brought the bad ones in. In the next day or so I would have them fixed. Usually the same day unless they were dogs or needed parts ordered. I was worth my salt and as usual I was only out of work for a month and that was by choice. I had enough money and partied my ass off. But the money ran low and again I had a job as of the first interview. No more free gas and partying materials but the money was actually better so OK, I could live with that. At the old place I made the maximum that the budget allowed so I didn't work full time. I could work 4 days or leave early, whatever. I could
also
>work on anything I want at their facility, including my car. It was worth it to make a bit less money there but all good things come to an end. >> >> I didn't mean to write an autobiography but I guess I'll let it stand. What's the worst that can happen, I get a TLDR ? >>
Reply by bitrex April 1, 20182018-04-01
On 04/01/2018 02:55 AM, jurb6006@gmail.com wrote:
> I really have no wish to work for a corporation. I do well as a big fish in a small pond. I had one job that was corporate and it felt corporate, I quit in 8 months. I has another corporate job that didn't feel corporate. I got tired of the unprofessionalism there but it wasn't so bad.
A good way to be unhappy in the US and get screwed is try to do exactly what everyone else is doing and imagine that somehow one's going to be better at the corporate job/house in the 'burbs/2 cars in the driveway thing than everyone else doing that thing is. Notice how unhappy a lot of those cats seem a lot of the time? That's because they are. Can't say I have a lot of sympathy it's like you knew that job was dangerous when you took it given the way America is. But there are many other avenues to take, and for the most part nobody in government, law enforcement, or the general population gives a shit if you do. that's called "freedom"
> I had a 1973 Electra 225 without a catalytic, I used to fill my tank with half premium and half unleaded on the company card and it ran like a raped ape. At the end of the day we also got beer on the company card. the boss, err manager brought in some good weed and once in a while some coke. It wasn't all that much money but I could take whatever I want and I had respect, to some extent. > > They were a rental chain, rent to own, you know. they had mainly two types of TVs the rented/sold so I not only set up jigs specifically for those, I went into their boneyard and found enough parts to put together chassis' for each. The road Man no longer had to pull the chassis and wait for it to get fixed and then take it back, I equipped him with chassis' ready to roll and he changed them and brought the bad ones in. In the next day or so I would have them fixed. Usually the same day unless they were dogs or needed parts ordered. I was worth my salt and as usual I was only out of work for a month and that was by choice. I had enough money and partied my ass off. But the money ran low and again I had a job as of the first interview. No more free gas and partying materials but the money was actually better so OK, I could live with that. At the old place I made the maximum that the budget allowed so I didn't work full time. I could work 4 days or leave early, whatever. I could also work on anything I want at their facility, including my car. It was worth it to make a bit less money there but all good things come to an end. > > I didn't mean to write an autobiography but I guess I'll let it stand. What's the worst that can happen, I get a TLDR ? >
Reply by bitrex April 1, 20182018-04-01
On 04/01/2018 09:36 AM, bitrex wrote:
> On 04/01/2018 09:26 AM, krw@notreal.com wrote: >> On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 01:37:13 -0400, bitrex >> <bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote: >> >>> On 03/31/2018 11:08 PM, jurb6006@gmail.com wrote: >>>>> "You interested in relocating to Massachusetts? Not sure it'd be a >>>>> good, ah, "cultural fit."" >>>> >>>> Romneyville ? The state that had a balanced budget by raising every >>>> tax and fee possible except personal income tax ? The state where if >>>> you hold a CCW anywhere they dismantle your car if they catch you >>>> driving on their roads ? >>>> >>>> Cultural fit ? The Kennedys ? (get in the caa nigaa) >>>> >>>> I would last about five minutes and I'm White. >>>> >>> >>> Yeah they tax you twice as hard but you can often get paid significantly >>> more for the same job as compared to e.g. lots of places in the South so >>> for many people including myself it ends up a net win. Sales tax is >>> pretty easy to knock down by buying most essentials on Amazon and >>> putting other expenses that you can't like gas on credit cards which >>> dump reward points to your Amazon account. >> >> No, it's not a win.&nbsp; I've been on both sides of that fence.&nbsp; It's not >> even close.&nbsp; The pay in blue states is somewhat higher than red but >> the cost of living is fantastically higher in the blue.&nbsp; It's not just >> taxes, either, though that's huge. > > It's fantastically expensive to own even a medium-sized home in the > suburbs here and pay Boston-area real estate costs and property taxes > and all that stuff. So don't do that, duh! Ain't no law says you have to.
You can find a number of articles about couples making a mil/year gross complaining about the high cost of living in NYC; if you read thru it it's because they're trying to have the 2 cars in the driveway 2.5 kids in prep school white picket fence life in fucking Manhattan. That doesn't at all imply you can't have a pleasant life and make bank living in NYC or Boston on significantly less income in the slightest, it just means odds are in those places you're going to get screwed trying to do exactly what everyone else is doing. As anyone could observe
Reply by bitrex April 1, 20182018-04-01
On 04/01/2018 09:26 AM, krw@notreal.com wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 01:37:13 -0400, bitrex > <bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote: > >> On 03/31/2018 11:08 PM, jurb6006@gmail.com wrote: >>>> "You interested in relocating to Massachusetts? Not sure it'd be a good, ah, "cultural fit."" >>> >>> Romneyville ? The state that had a balanced budget by raising every tax and fee possible except personal income tax ? The state where if you hold a CCW anywhere they dismantle your car if they catch you driving on their roads ? >>> >>> Cultural fit ? The Kennedys ? (get in the caa nigaa) >>> >>> I would last about five minutes and I'm White. >>> >> >> Yeah they tax you twice as hard but you can often get paid significantly >> more for the same job as compared to e.g. lots of places in the South so >> for many people including myself it ends up a net win. Sales tax is >> pretty easy to knock down by buying most essentials on Amazon and >> putting other expenses that you can't like gas on credit cards which >> dump reward points to your Amazon account. > > No, it's not a win. I've been on both sides of that fence. It's not > even close. The pay in blue states is somewhat higher than red but > the cost of living is fantastically higher in the blue. It's not just > taxes, either, though that's huge.
It's fantastically expensive to own even a medium-sized home in the suburbs here and pay Boston-area real estate costs and property taxes and all that stuff. So don't do that, duh! Ain't no law says you have to.
>> >> There are always companies looking for even part-time skilled >> electronics tech/assembly work around here though, I'm looking at about >> 60 open positions within 50 miles of me at BAE, Siemens, etc. > > There are at _least_ that many around here. There are a third of that > number in the little city (pop 35,000) I work in. I think my employer > has at least five (maybe more, haven't checked) open reqs for > engineers. No part-time, that I know of. I get emails from Glassdoor > about open position in the area constantly (half dozen a day). >
Reply by April 1, 20182018-04-01
On Sun, 1 Apr 2018 01:37:13 -0400, bitrex
<bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote:

>On 03/31/2018 11:08 PM, jurb6006@gmail.com wrote: >>> "You interested in relocating to Massachusetts? Not sure it'd be a good, ah, "cultural fit."" >> >> Romneyville ? The state that had a balanced budget by raising every tax and fee possible except personal income tax ? The state where if you hold a CCW anywhere they dismantle your car if they catch you driving on their roads ? >> >> Cultural fit ? The Kennedys ? (get in the caa nigaa) >> >> I would last about five minutes and I'm White. >> > >Yeah they tax you twice as hard but you can often get paid significantly >more for the same job as compared to e.g. lots of places in the South so >for many people including myself it ends up a net win. Sales tax is >pretty easy to knock down by buying most essentials on Amazon and >putting other expenses that you can't like gas on credit cards which >dump reward points to your Amazon account.
No, it's not a win. I've been on both sides of that fence. It's not even close. The pay in blue states is somewhat higher than red but the cost of living is fantastically higher in the blue. It's not just taxes, either, though that's huge.
> >There are always companies looking for even part-time skilled >electronics tech/assembly work around here though, I'm looking at about >60 open positions within 50 miles of me at BAE, Siemens, etc.
There are at _least_ that many around here. There are a third of that number in the little city (pop 35,000) I work in. I think my employer has at least five (maybe more, haven't checked) open reqs for engineers. No part-time, that I know of. I get emails from Glassdoor about open position in the area constantly (half dozen a day).