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Aug 19th 2012 1:06PM That's right too. I travel light and don't like to have to work around everyone else's stuff.
Aug 18th 2012 2:23PM It be a lot faster to board the planes if they would load from back to front, that way people don't constantly bump into each other. They currently have the ones in front go first and then everyone else has to work around them. I have been on one plane where there were a lot of first class passengers ordering coffee and otherwise demanding to be waited on. The attendants couldn't do their job with the others because of this. It slowed things down really badly. People were bumping into each other. It really slows things down when the ones in front are constantly rearranging their bags, going to the restroom and generally getting in everyone else's way.
Dec 16th 2011 2:34PM NOBODY can take away what has been prescribed by a doctor. I am happy to see that a doctor ordered this for him. This is highly illegal.
Dec 13th 2011 3:47PM We came here for freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. If you don't like a religious symbol someone has on their private property, you don't have to look at it.
Dec 7th 2011 10:20AM We used to live in an area of another state that required you to pay fire dues. They were $35 per year. The fire department would act if you had not paid your dues, even if no lives were at stake, but you would be charged very high fees, hundreds for each structure. In the case of a trailer, they do burn very rapidly. We had a volunteer fire dept staff so it could take quite a bit of time to round everyone up, then the fire truck had to travel 10 miles of hilly terrain to get there. The trucks could only carry enough water for a few minutes. If you were lucky there might be a farm pond nearby where they could get more water. In other words, you would probably lose everything as it was. You would then have to pay a lot for the fire department and then still have the expense of finding other housing. We never had insurance while we were there, we couldn't afford it. We never had a house fire either. There are so many people who can't afford fire dues, insurance, etc. So, you take your chances. The alternative to fire dues is higher taxes. Maybe the fire departments could let everyone pay each month, in the case of $75 per year, that would be a bit over $6 per month.
Nov 1st 2011 5:21PM It is hard to find a toothpaste tube that is less than 4 oz without buying kids' toothpaste. I don't want to buy the .5 or .75 oz tubes since they aren't enough for my average trip.
Jan 23rd 2011 4:04PM If you go to Workplace Bullying Institute, there are ideas on their website about school bullying. The Drs. Namie have a good program for employers to learn how to deal with and try to prevent bullying. We need for someone to go to the schools and get anti-bullying programs started in all the schools. Not just punishing bullies or trying to prove who is or is not a bully, but to teach everyone how to get along with each other, how to resolve issues without bullying. Bullying is getting more prominent in our society. Stopping it in the schools is a good place to start. The potential cost to our society of school bullying is going to be staggering if it isn't stopped. Kids need to be able to get their educations without bullying. And don't forget that often school employees themselves are being bullied. How is a school system going to stop bullying amongst the children if they don't stop it amongst themselves?
Dec 23rd 2010 8:34AM What's holding back the economy, hmmm, let me see. Credit is part of what got us into this mess. It doesn't make sense that credit would be the way out of this mess. Jobs are being constantly sent over to other countries, they never seem to run out of countries to send U.S. jobs to. A lot of us don't have jobs, so how do we have money to buy things? We need to go back to the policies of the 1950's and 1960's. We had our problems then also and we don't need to go back to everyting that was practiced then. It seems to me that we would benefit if we would do these things: 1. Follow the rule of "Don't import more than you export." 2. Make sure ALL U.S. citizens have decent jobs. NEVER send ANY job to another country or let in immigrants and give them jobs UNLESS (a) there are extra jobs and (b) these job-seeking immigrants are forced to leave if we no longer have extra jobs. 3. Don't make getting an education a "rich kids only" deal. 4. The people making the hiring decisions need to be older people with experience. Far too many hiring decisions are being made by children who only want to hire people their own age. And that wear the "Right" clothes and have the "right cars, clothes, etc". In order to make hiring decisions, one must learn all the jobs in the company, must serve an internship of 3 years, in which they learn how to make hiring decisions. HIring decisions must not be made on the basis of your car, neighborhood, clothes, hair and makeup, social status, and other things that mean nothing. Instead of complaining because we "don't spend enough", let us have the security that lets us spend. And, don't tell me how much to spend. Overspending has its problems too. We need to learn to be thrifty again.
Jul 28th 2010 9:52PM Try to buy cleaning supplies and personal items after arriving at the dorm, saves some packing when leaving home. It may save some spills in the car in transit. You need basic cleaning supplies and laundry supplies, be nice to mom when you go home on break and do your laundry ahead of time.
Depending on the situation it may be inconvenient to print things in the college computer lab or library.
It is much cheaper to buy OTC's and other supplies from the local discount mart than the college bookstore.
Jul 3rd 2010 9:56AM I think an awful lot of these complaints from employers are because of employees having undiagnosed learning disabilities or ADD or other types of problems. I have struggled for decades with just about every job I have had, even with being highly educated. I struggled in college and grad school, being a psych major, it was very frustrating to know that my professors were psychologists and they weren't realizing or maybe didn't want to realize what was happening with me. I tried to get help to no avail. Nobody at the college would help me and I went to a local clinic and was told I had no learning disability. I realized years later that particular clinic refuses to diagnose adult ADD, which is what my problem is. I have recently realized I have ADD. Kids are not the only ones who have these problems. Adults often develop behaviors that can disguise what is going on. I am not a bad character, I am not stupid, I am not lazy, I don't give up easily, this is a legitimate problem, one that can be dealt with. The next phase of my life is to get diagnosed and find ways of dealing with my problems. College and university professors and employers need to try to find out what is going on when someone seems lazy or whatever, don't just write people off. I am a licensed counselor and I didn't realize my own problem. Supervisors at internship sites didn't realize what was going on either. Adult ADD is a real problem and needs to be dealt with by realizing that "problem" college students and "problem" employees may have ADD and need to get diagnosed and treated for it so they can work and get on with their lives. If you try to teach someone study skills and they just don't seem to "get" what's happening, it may be ADD, if you have unusual difficulties with employees' performance, have tried everything you know and it still doesn't work, it may be ADD.