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Forum Post: I get up by 7am, go to work at 9...

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 25, 2012, 5:20 p.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269)
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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23785) 11 years ago

How about something more mellow, Jackson Browne's "The Pretender"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvz7jmntY0c

[-] 1 points by elf3 (4203) 11 years ago

Today I thought about all the people at the career center in my area I stopped in one hopeful day to see about upward mobility and perhaps a formal education. So many of the people there were really freaking dumb, I mean really, really dumb and kind of thug-ish and I thought wow - I can't get any higher than these people ?- I know, I know, judgement, speculation, all of that but sometimes you just hear people talk and you know you've got a little bit more than they do upstairs ... then I thought about all the money being pumped in to build these people up and get them educations and upward mobility and saw how much individual attention they demanded of each career counselor and really I actually thought - there are some people out here who could use this opportunity and fly with it and some people no matter what you give them will not. It's kind of like when Howard Stern used to interview candidates for breast implants but kind of felt like it was wasted on some - cruel but true. I think when we go to lift people up and give out opportunities with our hard earned tax money - that there needs to be some way to determine who can truly benefit (maybe an IQ test) (or drug test) something man - because I just know that I'm not the brightest bulb in the bunch but for fuck's sake I should be able to rise above some of the dregs I saw around me, I know I'm better than some of these dip shits but the people in the center practically spit on me because somehow I was normal and didn't deserve to be there because I should be able to make it on my own. (Or more like I wouldn't require quite the amount of funding and long term commitment as the Jerry Springerlings around me). Funny that the people working there only have their jobs because the government helped crush upward mobility with their policies ...yet they believe in helping only the dregs who quite frankly will never get as far as I could because I haven't killed all my brain cells with heroine. And then I realized that I belong to a system that doesn't discern intelligence from stupidity, that doesn't reward hard work or labor, and realized it's the system (Democrats and Republicans) and Wall Street that is casting me down with the worst examples of our human race and how America is already becoming a third world nation thanks to the lack of jobs, the cost of education, the cost of living and an attitude that only those dregs can't prevail when in fact there are so many of us normal folks our here who can't get ahead either. And that the idea that if you try hard enough or work hard enough is a myth. You may as well go off and smoke crack or quit your job, because no matter how hard you try you will get no further than your local heroine fiend. What a country. Happy Labor day to all my working friends. Keep on trucking to nowhere don't worry oneday you'll get to retire (pray for that heart attack - hopefully one that kills you before your friendly ex heroine addict nurse or orderly injects you with some hepatitis C.) Thanks America for making it all possible. PS the career center is a waste of time - unless you smoke crack - then they will really go out of their way to help you. Maybe smoke crack that's how you get ahead in America - pump out some future crack heads too - then you'll really get some opportunity tossed in your direction. The democrats really know how to clean up after the Republicans wow - good job guys. Really glad i voted for ya.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Truly a sad statement on society.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

Labor Day, Essential listening.

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 11 years ago

lol no they dont.. they call you a desk jockey.. working men get up at 4 and got to work at 6.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

I cook at a seafood restaurant, we don't serve breakfast.

[-] 1 points by TheGreedyCapitalist (47) from Long Beach, CA 11 years ago

Who cares?

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

Seems to me I could live my life, lot better than I think I am.

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 years ago

we work for who has money

[-] 0 points by Cassie1001 (0) 11 years ago

Don't forget to demand you 15 minute breaks, It's the law you know.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

I get several breaks per shift at my current job. Thx for asking.

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[-] -1 points by justcause (44) 11 years ago

I work too! I went out and applied for a job instead of sat on the street holding a sign that says the government should give us everything so we can be lazy and bums. My job is great :D

[-] 0 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

Number Of Workers In Poverty Reached 20-Year High In 2010

Yeah, I work for a living too. I also work with people on welfare, that bitch about welfare. Why? Because they place social politics over their own interest. This is a primitive behavior that resembles apes following the silverback. Congratulations, you're no better than an ape.