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Posts by Crusher138

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  • EU Parliament moves to end visa-free travel for Americans

    04/21/2017 8:14:59 AM PDT · 40 of 41
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    The wife and I were looking at traveling to Europe.

    She wanted to go to Italy, I wanted to go to London.

    One of our customers just came back from a month in Europe. Her stories of aggressive Muslims and Gypsies in Italy, France and the UK changed our minds.

    Our traveling is now going to be domestic.

  • The Holy Sepulcher: Archaeology says the Evangelists were right

    04/19/2017 5:44:24 AM PDT · 12 of 46
    Crusher138 to high info voter

    I’m pretty sure that they had a Passover meal on Thursday, after which he was arrested. Are you suggesting the had their Passover meal a night or two early?

  • Aaron Hernandez, former Patriots star convicted of murder, hangs himself in prison

    04/19/2017 5:17:56 AM PDT · 9 of 38
    Crusher138 to CaptainK

    First a Gaytor, then a Cheatriot...

    Poor guy never stood a chance...

  • Myth Busted: Taxpayers Are Not Subsidizing Wal-Mart's Low Wages

    04/14/2017 8:23:24 AM PDT · 30 of 45
    Crusher138 to IBD editorial writer

    Not every job is intended to support a family.

    When I was a teenager it was rare to see an adult working at McDonalds who was not a manager. Occasionally they would hire someone in their 20’s or 30’s, but everyone knew that they were only on the grill until a spot opened up in management.

    Most cashier jobs in grocery stores were teenagers as well. Girls ran the registers, boys bagged the groceries or were stock boys. Adults were the managers.

    I don’t know if the job market has changed, or the level of education has changed - probably both - but adults are now filling positions that were below them 40 years ago.

    Because of this unnatural situation, low skill jobs are now under artificial (as opposed to market) pressure to pay a “living” wage. The job hasn’t changed, just the expectation of compensation.

    Worse, it trickles down to the youth. I hire part time young people who hear talk of $15 minimum wages in other parts of the country and they feel justified in expecting $11 - $12 an hour to fold t-shirts! After all, I “should” be paying them $15 an hour!

    It is going to take an economic upheaval or cataclysmic proportions to set this ship right again.

  • Passengers ‘shaky and so disgusted’ as United forces screaming doctor off a plane

    04/10/2017 8:47:28 AM PDT · 101 of 276
    Crusher138 to BulletBobCo

    Back when I was in college at FSU I would occasionally fly home to Fort Lauderdale on Air Florida. Flights were $75 each way (back in the early 80’s).

    I was going home for the summer. My flight left on a Thursday. I didn’t HAVE to be home until Monday for my summer job.

    While we were boarding they announced that they had overbooked and were looking for volunteers. They promised a seat on the afternoon flight. When they offered $50 voucher plus the flight, I stepped up.

    That afternoon they had overbooked again. They made their announcement - but the next flight was in the morning. Curious, I asked what they were offering. They would put me up in the downtown Hilton overnight, $20 towards food, taxi ride there and back, plus a $100 voucher. I took it.

    This basically repeated itself until Sunday morning. I racked up $450 in free airfare, stayed three nights at a very nice hotel, ate like a king. It got to the point where they approached me before making the announcement.

    Is it a wonder that Air Florida is no more?

  • IHOP Pancakes Recipe(copycat)

    04/05/2017 2:34:24 PM PDT · 73 of 101
    Crusher138 to Red Badger

    Discovered by accident that lightly folding whipped cream into my pancake batter made very light and fluffy cakes.

  • Lawsuit Over Sidewalks Could Cost Seattle Millions

    04/03/2017 3:32:48 PM PDT · 29 of 39
    Crusher138 to Oldeconomybuyer

    My father in law owned a lighting showroom in Fort Lauderdale. He built the building in the mid-1970’s.

    The “sidewalk” in front of his door was about 4’ wide and basically a ramp in front of the door to his business.

    There was a dirtbag “disabled” guy who went around in a wheelchair (which he didn’t need, he could walk). He knew the ASA inside out. He went up and down Federal Highway and entered every business. If they didn’t have the proper ramps and - worse - if their bathroom wasn’t fully ADA compliant, he would sue. The bathroom thing was worse because he played on people’s pity - most of the businesses didn’t have public bathrooms, but when you have a wheelchair bound “customer” saying they REALLY have to go...he repaid their kindness by suing them.

    Well, my FIL ended up spending $15,000 to make an ADA compliant ramp, plus another $3,000 to upgrade his front door, $2000 to upgrade his bathroom, $700 to upgrade the door to his bathroom, plus lawyer costs, plus penalties, plus some other that went directly to the wheelchair guy.

    I am not a fan of the ADA...

  • Marvel executive says emphasis on diversity may have alienated readers

    04/03/2017 8:44:31 AM PDT · 45 of 83
    Crusher138 to C19fan

    Adding female or culturally diverse characters, no problem.

    CHANGING existing heroes into women, muslims, gay, etc., charactors, BIG PROBLEM.

    Want a female “Iron Man”? Add one, don’t change one.

  • How North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

    03/29/2017 6:18:19 PM PDT · 51 of 94
    Crusher138 to 2ndDivisionVet

    My fear is that some left leaning intelligence stooge could be convinced that by facilitating an attack on America in a devistating way the people would turn against Trump and look to the Democrats for leadership.

  • Mike Huckabee: A conservative plea for the National Endowment for the Arts

    03/28/2017 4:29:33 PM PDT · 54 of 54
    Crusher138 to C19fan

    Poor Mike Huckabee.

    Too stupid to realize that no matter what he does, liberals will always hate him.

    Taking up a position, as a conservative, that will make most conservative hate you (or at least think you are an idiot) means that no one will support you.

    Arkansas - the fount of stupidity.

  • $10 Trillion Missing From Pentagon and No One — Not Even the DOD — Knows Where It Is

    03/27/2017 4:26:06 PM PDT · 64 of 72
    Crusher138 to Personal Responsibility

    I was going to post...

    “Starships are expensive.”

    But I like yours better.

  • In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

    03/27/2017 4:19:18 PM PDT · 33 of 33
    Crusher138 to tired&retired

    I own a small business in NM.

    We (my wife and I) paid for our own health insurance before Obamacare. $385 a month with a $1000 deductible.

    When O-care came about, they raised our premiums to $1800 a month with a $2000 per person deductible.

    We went on the government web site to see if we qualified for a subsidy. Nope. We make TOO LITTLE money and MUST go on Medicade. We had no choice.

    It seems that about half of the state falls under the poverty guidelines. We also have a fairly low cost of living.

    This is one of the things about Federal programs. In New York if a husband and wife only bring in $40K a year, they are POOR. In New Mexico, $40K a year allows us to have a 3,000 SF home. One size does not fit all.

  • iPad Optics (Apple’s iPad has an installed base of over 300 million, far larger than the Mac’s)

    03/24/2017 2:17:13 PM PDT · 15 of 17
    Crusher138 to Biloxibird

    The reason I bought my first Mac- after 24 years of being a Windows loving, Apple hating person - was because my son had, once again, gone to a gaming cheat code site that was a front for the latest and greatest virus.

    Even though I was “protected” by Norton, the virus still infected the computer. After researching on the web, the best advice was format the drive and reinstall Windows. There goes the weekend...

    My wife then suggested that I give the kids my computer and we buy a new one for me. Vista had just come out and sucked. I wasn’t thrilled with my options and my wife suggested I look at Macs. She might have well asked me to drink poison.

    After much bitching on my part, she dragged me to the Apple store. The youth pastor of our church worked there. I told him the hundred reasons I didn’t want a Mac, mostly because I used Windows-only programs way too much.

    He walked me to a Mac Pro, hit a key and Windows popped up. I asked if this was dual-booted. He said no, Windows was running simultaneously with OSX. He press another key and Windows was in a window on the Mac.

    That did it. I could have my cake and eat it too. All the goodness of Mac hardware, all the Windows compatibility I needed.

    That was the chink in the armor. iPods and iPhones soon followed. We bought iMacs for the office. A Mac Mini became our server. The cool part is - and you won’t understand until you do it yourself - Macs, especially together, just work.

    I remember the trials and tribulations of Windows networking, with every version being a little different (Home, Professional, 32 bit, 64 bit, etc.). Nothing like that in the Mac world. Everything works together seamlessly and easily.

    So go ahead and live in your Windows-centric FUD filled world. I will enjoy my Macs.

    BTW...just sold my ten year old Mac Pro for $400. While it wouldn’t update to the latest operating system, it was still very functional for web surfing, email, word processing, etc...

  • The agony of being TOO BEAUTIFUL to be faithful! As it's revealed attractive couples [tr]

    03/23/2017 1:02:58 PM PDT · 93 of 98
    Crusher138 to GBA

    You are one smart cookie.

    My uncle is a triple dipper...he has pensions from the military, the private sector, and social security. He has an annual income of close to 6 figures. He is (currently) unmarried.

    He has been married four times. The last one drained his savings accounts before divorcing him. She was Mormon and had lapsed in her “tithes” and basically had to buy her way back into their good graces...with his money.

    My uncle is still a softy. His housekeeper got behind on her car payments, so he got her out of the mess and co-signed a loan for a new car. Repeat 3 times! Her current car payment is almost $800 and he is paying it!

    The girl that grooms his cat gave him a sob story about an abusive boyfriend so he helped her get her own apartment by co-signing the lease. He is now paying for her apartment as she “isn’t making as much as she used to.”

    I have developed a very jaded opinion of women and money. So many are not much better than whores. Very sad.

  • The agony of being TOO BEAUTIFUL to be faithful! As it's revealed attractive couples [tr]

    03/23/2017 11:26:49 AM PDT · 92 of 98
    Crusher138 to Stevenc131
    In order to avoid the temptation of super models hitting on me, I’ve disguised myself as an old fat married guy with no money. So far it’s worked.

    We need to form a club.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 4:33:29 PM PDT · 70 of 131
    Crusher138 to adorno

    About 300 million iPads have been sold since 2010. You are delusional if you think they aren’t useful.

    You have a bad case of ADS and need professional help.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 4:21:56 PM PDT · 64 of 131
    Crusher138 to adorno

    I carry my iPad Pro everywhere.

    I own a small business. I have been known to reply to emails at 10:00pm. If we eat at a restaurant, I will try to talk to the manager/owner and discuss their uniforms. I am always selling and my iPad has the screen size to get an idea across that just doesn’t work with a phone.

    My iPhone 7 is used primarily for texting and voice.

    As for being and iZombie, F#CK YOU and your bullsh!t opinion. I have been a certified Microsoft Network administrator. I was selling IBM Compatibles in 1984. I don’t need attitude from some a$$wipe who wouldn’t know a good product from a bug-infested Windoze piece of crap.

    Go play with your Android, you creep.

  • ..Restaurant Warns: "No Transgender Bathrooms...Don't Get Caught In The Wrong One"

    03/17/2017 1:16:54 PM PDT · 33 of 57
    Crusher138 to Rebelbase

    Paula’s story

    Sad, very sad...

  • Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print

    03/15/2017 9:41:16 AM PDT · 77 of 81
    Crusher138 to TheNext
    Ebooks cannot be highlighted

    Mine highlights just fine. Choice of colors, too.

    Highlights stay there no matter what device I open it in. I can read on my phone, pad, laptop or desktop. It knows where I left off, too.

    I can change the color of the text to be black on white, white on black, or Sepia.

    I can change the font to one of eight choices.

    I can change the size of the font to suit my device and/or whether I remembered my reading glasses or not.

    I can even change the line spacing.

    Best of all, I joined Book Bub and get notified when books I like are discounted or free. Last year I read over 30 books and paid less than $20 for all of them, total. How, pray tell, do ebooks squander any more time than print books?

  • Jeff Sessions Asks All Remaining Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys To Resign

    03/10/2017 1:07:06 PM PST · 57 of 234
    Crusher138 to Zakeet

    So about 1/2 had already resigned and now the rest, who couldn’t take a hint, are fired.