“How could you not read it that way when he even states he took advantage of it. "I took advantage of 8 months of unemployment benefits and THANKFULLY lost those benefits when the conservatives forced a lapse in coverage before the sequestration. I may have stayed at home drawing money for nothing a lot longer. " So he had already taken advantage of it for 8 months and was going to do so for longer.... had he had the opportunity...”
MacQ on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:21:51
“Well, one could say "I took advantage of low interest rate..." or "I took advantage of a tax credit"...or "I took advantge of the fact that it was on sale".. .without inferrring that one somehow ABUSED it. or that it was unlawful or unethical in any way.
One would assume said person was lawfully entitled to the benefit.
I guess he would have to tell us what he meant.
Bottom line: he's glad to be off unemployment and working again....and thanking the sequester for it! (You ignored THAT part).”
“You said it yourself “I took advantage of 8 months of unemployment benefits and THANKFULLY lost those benefits when the conservatives forced a lapse in coverage before the sequestration. I may have stayed at home drawing money for nothing a lot longer.” - You took advantage of it, instead of getting back into work.. You did it just because you could... ”
SPStevens58 on Dec 9, 2013 at 04:49:52
“I dislocated my shoulder on the job. Comp ended after the first year. Wanna keep runnin' that mouth?”
“I have just turned 22 and I want to be 27 when I have a child also, I think it's the perfect age as my dad was 27 and I still look at him as "young" I mean I am 22 and he's not even 50 yet?...... So it's sad that these woman you know at your child's preschool are bragging about how they are 'young parents'. When in fact, you are as well, but you at least got to live your life for you firstly.
I think what would have put these girls off, is if they were to have baby sat older sisters children or just baby sat in general. It's hard work. I am so happy I have my youth to myself, I couldn't imagine sharing it with a child at this stage. I need to live life for myself before living it for someone else.”
“The main characters WERE boring and they shouldn't be glorified for unwanted pregnancies! it's SICK.”
maybesomeday on Dec 9, 2013 at 07:58:14
“These girls went above and beyond boring. They were barely concious or had a pulse. In between the crying and whining, they were just holding down the funiture they sat their big a.s.s.e.s. on. No motivation, no passion, nothing achieved.”
“I didn't say nor imply that whatsoever actually. I am saying, just because there are people out there that abuse it, it does not mean everyone does, there are people who use this as a stepping stone to get back into the workforce to stop themselves from falling into homelessness. I think there needs to be more guidelines to follow to stop people who abuse the system and continue on welfare when they aren't been productive in getting a job. ”
SPStevens58 on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:37:28
“How did I abuse the system then? There has always been one extension of 13 weeks after the first 26. Sorry I took it once over four and a half decades in the workforce. Trust me, I'll try not to do it again.”
“Did you read what he wrote?.. He mentioned that he was on it for 8 months when he didn't need to be.”
MacQ on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:55:46
“I didn't read it that way...I see that he wrote he was on it for 8 months, and MAY possibly have been on it for longer but wasn't, and is now glad of that.
Either way, he's better off working, and I certainly wouldn't put him up there with the real abusers of the system.”
“I don't understand that logic at all.. Jobs are more so for the jobless, that's why the apply for them, duh... rather than those who hold steady jobs.. I mean sure, it's inevitable that we change our job and want to work for other companies, so we will apply for other jobs, whilst currently holding a job down.. But to discriminate against those who are unemployed while interviewing for a job.. How does that even make sense?.”
“If they are all so smart, why have none of them been to college?....”
CheerGirl on Dec 9, 2013 at 10:27:27
“because theres not a 'model collage' to go to??”
IndependentRule on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:58:34
“MAny successful people have never been to college. In fact those of us who have not been to or finished college HIRE those who have. I would bet that is the case 100% of the time”
westwind on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:09:19
“Taking four years off modeling for college would destroy their careers. Modeling is not finance or engineering where age is not that important. Age is vital to most modeling jobs. You don't have to go to college to be smart.”
Topspinner on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:05:35
“Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Christy Turlington just to name a few....also, tons of smart people don't go to college.”
“Has anyone else noticed that the jalapenos at Subway are so much HOTTER than other jalapenos?...”
kermur on Feb 17, 2014 at 14:05:21
“Yes. Subway uses "raw" jalapenos that are not pickled or otherwise treated. I love peppers but Subways Jalapenos are WAY TOO HOT! I am enjoying the new Creamy Sriracha right now. For those bashing Subways ingredients, you get what you pay for. Why are you expecting gourmet? Its a fast food restaurant. Sheesh!”