“Small world. I also worked at Meijer when I was 16-17 but at the Holland location on Waverly. I worked in the photo lab developing negatives. Fast forward 13+ years and I'm getting laid off in two weeks. Crippling student loan debt. Applying for grad school to give me a fighting chance in a more developing industry. I grew up in that area, born in Zeeland. Haven't lived there since I was 18 though when I moved out to Chicago, then NYC, now Seattle.”
“Prison is the worst place to send a person as an option for repentance. The Canadian justice system is more of a restorative program than the US' retributive system where the convicted are taught the impact of their actions and nothing more than regret and remorse can effectively change a person's past conduct. Sending this kid, even though he's done something terrible, into a prison with people who are not much different than his mentality will only further embold his actions against others. When he gets out, he'll be resentful of the people who sent him there and continue his life lashing out at people. Look at the statistics.”
“It is true that Chicago has more murders per capita than NYC and LA but nearly 90% of these violent crimes happen in South Chicago around 140th st. That's like saying Manhattan is dangerous because of the crime that happens in the Bronx or Bed-Stuy.”
Oct 8, 2010 at 13:37:21
“I'd also like to add Patrick that animals, specifically cows, do not survive much more than 6 months on corn only diets. Their stomachs rot and are not exposed to nutrition. They develop diseases and deficiencies. To extend the lifespan on this diet, the cows are injected with a boat load of unclinical antibiotics.”
Patrick M on Oct 8, 2010 at 14:35:20
“Yes, the corn feeding (and everything that goes along with it at the feed lots) to accelerate the bulk and fat is absolutely un-natural, and quite disgusting.
“"True Romance (1993), a film written by the pair and originally to be directed by Tarantino, was sold off in order to finance Reservoir Dogs. Unlike with the earlier film, True Romance had a larger portion of the film influenced by Avary's writing, but he was left uncredited by Tarantino. It was not the first - or last time - this happened"
“Roger Avery wrote the dialogue for Reservoir Dogs, True Romance and Pulp Fiction. Avery has been known to be left out of the credits, even though doing most of the writing, while Tarantino takes full credit.”
Darby Green on Apr 30, 2010 at 22:16:01
“Avery won the Oscar for Pulp Fiction MORON! How's that being left out.”
fds on Apr 30, 2010 at 20:38:19
“Avary is credited. I don't know where you get your information.”
sixtiessoul on Apr 30, 2010 at 20:23:10
“It is left generally unclear where what credit lies line-by-line, as Tarantino purchased a couple of the sub-stories of Pulp Fiction from Avery. But if you watch "Killing Zoe" it's pretty telling style-wise line-by-line who wrote what...”
“There definitely needs to be accountability when it comes to unpaid internships. If you are an unpaid intern, you are not protected from any human rights, conditions or harassment violations. There are companies that abuse the system of unpaid interns to do free work that would otherwise cost them. I've worked numerous internships in New York (with 5 years post college exp) to boost my network connection and gain experience to NYC. One particular company brought me on to transcribe footage for a show. Because they refused to pay for transcriptions, the paid PA's and AP's outsourced it to about 30 interns. 8 hours of typing words from DVDs into Word. No other "experience".
Later, I was told that the company didn't want to pay for transcribing and the interns were just the bridge to fill that void. When I interviewed, I was told I would have a "good" chance of landing a paid gig. I took my chance and finished my 3 months and was promised to be in touch. That was a year ago.
Because paid work is nil in this city to someone fresh and no connections, I landed 4 more unpaid internships. Again, I was told that a paid job was highly likely and put in a room to transcribe footage sometimes using my own computer.
Depending on the industry, companies will take advantage and it's dehumanizing to the individual(s). Not everyone needs the experience. Sometimes its about getting a job.”
“On the Horizon Group Realty lawsuit:
An ex-girlfriend of mine lived in an apartment in Edgewater. Horizon filed a lawsuit against her for breaking her contract. They are suing her for the months rent left on her contract (even though she no longer lives there). The punch to the gut about this lawsuit is that she moved out because one of Horizon’s employees unlocked her door and walked into her apartment at one o’clock in the morning. If it wasn’t for the fact that she had two male guests sleeping in the living room that frightened the lobby attendant away, the intruder probably would have raped/killed her.”
“I was on unemployment for 13 months. Currently reside in New York City. The benefits I received from the state were equal to less than half the wages I was earning prior. Because of this, I had to sell nearly everything I owned that I didn't immediately need to work. I had two credit cards that I maxed out to over $5k. I had to break lease on my apartment and move into a living room of a 3 person apartment with no privacy for 8 months. This was not a choice that I decided to "not work". This was my reality. I applied to nearly 2000 jobs during the course of these 13 months and I have documentation to back that up. I was a week away from my benefits ending when I got a call back from a company and was hired. The only reason why I was hired is because they landed a huge contract the month before. This was the second time I applied to this company in 4 months. If someone with a college degree and 5 years post-college professional experience can go 13 months without finding a job in the biggest city in this country, this is external problem.”
“Compassion and forgiveness are the most important things to understand the world. Alienating and demonizing people for their acts only perpetuates the ignorance and misunderstanding of these incidents. What I still find amazing when in 2006, the Amish community publicly forgave and decided not to press charges against the suspect and the family. Not quite something you hear often in this society.”