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Originally posted by HonestBrother:
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Originally posted by EbonyRose:
Why isn't today a mandatory work-suspended national holiday? Confused


If you work for the government (in education anyway) it is.


Yes ... in some instances, it is mandatory (i.e., no mail today).

But ... it was my (obviously mistaken) understanding that the day was to be recognized as a National Holiday. In the regular business world ... it's an optional day ... usually offering employees the ability to use a 'personal' or 'sick' day in order to take it off and still be paid for it. sck

I remember there was discussion surrounding the economic impact of having another work-stoppage holiday.

But .... corporations can practically bankrupt the country for what will take years in one felled swoop! But, the country can't have one day off for rememberance of what is supposed to be one of the most influential figures in history? Confused


I'm just sayin ..... Roll Eyes
Of all of my duties, this that I'm about to do is the one that I absolutely despise ... I have to contest an Unemployment Compensation claim filed by an employee that was fired for cause. I can easily justify the termination [he was given chance after chance, before I personally took him aside and told him: "Look Bruh, they wanted to fire you on the spot. I talked them into giving you one more shot. Now hear me ... This is your last bit at the apple; you screw up one more time and you're outta here. Feel me?].

Why would I hate to contest this case? It's because I am fundamentally opposed to denying U/C to out of work folks, regardless of whether they were discharged for cuase or not.

Think about it ... It is our hope that if an employee is fired for cause [after they heal, i.e., come to terms with their termination], they will take something away from the experience that they can apply in their future. For example: this employee might be able to see that there's no way around it ... sleeping while on duty is NOT cool. But by contesting their U/C claim, we delay the healing by allowing the former employee to focus on what jerks we are, as evidenced by our preventing them from collecting a couple hundred bucks a week.

Further, are we really saving anything by contesting the claim? The employee, if denied U/C, will seek out other forms of public assistance.

Oh well ... it all comes with the $$$
I am THANKFUL & grateful that my daughter & nephew were not injured in a car accident today.

thankyouthankyouTHANKYOU!!!! *blowing kisses everywhere*

My nephew was driving....it was raining....he was taking my daughter to a basketball game... then....BAM! he slides into the rear of the car in front of him. Eek

Personally, I believe my nephew was driving too fast (& not taking into consideration that the road was wet)....HE says he wasn't. 19

he is also a fairly new driver (less than a year).

ANYWAY.....everyone is ok (including the driver of the other car)....thank goodness for that.

I come home...see my nephew's car (what's left of it) in my driveway...and....well...a car can be replaced, I'm not sweating THAT part of it.

On the other hand......his car (that I purchased for him as a gift).....& he hasn't even had for a year yet.....

is a total wreck in my driveway. Frown

Of course I have insurance...that's not an issue.

But I'm thinking 'maybe'...just 'maybe' he won't be getting another car from me.

we'll see.

I just feel that he wasn't being as careful as he should've been.

and he didn't ASK (me) if he could take my daughter with him......that is what 'really' pisses me off.
I want a PUPPY. I've been wanting one for about 6 months now.

Yep, a puppy of my very own (not one that I have to share with my daughter. ha!). . .I want my OWN puppy. And I 'will' find him/her....

he/she is out there 'somewhere' waiting for me. . .

and I will recognize 'my' pup when I see her...or him. 4

and so the search begins. tfro
Doesn't anybody in congress pay taxes????

Why is our POTUS selecting these dipshits????
Is he doing this intentionally or is he getting some bad advice from his advisors????

Is Obama trying to get me to lump him in the same category as all other politicans; liars, bums and thieves???

Mad
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Originally posted by ocatchings:
Doesn't anybody in congress pay taxes????

Why is our POTUS selecting these dipshits????
Is he doing this intentionally or is he getting some bad advice from his advisors????

Is Obama trying to get me to lump him in the same category as all other politicans; liars, bums and thieves???

Mad


OC, I see this as a positive thing. Obama's saying "if you want to play at my house, you have to wash your hands first". tfro
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Originally posted by ocatchings:
I honestly can understand that point of view and maybe I am over reacting.

What I find scary is how many of these tax cheats and bums who are not getting a position in the whitehouse and need to conveiently pay a penalty for an "honest" mistake are still out there.


The answer to which we will NEVER know!! Eek

We're only hearing about the ones who are getting caught. Roll Eyes
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Originally posted by EbonyRose:
Will somebody please tell my boss that I am just not feeling it today ... Big Grin .... and that he needs to proof & edit his own dang (entirely too long) presentation on his own time ... and let me post to AA.org?? Confused


LOL...ER, you crack me up!

"WIAW!"
My son, (marvelous boy!) gave me a turntable/vinyl archiver for Christmas and it is the best toy I've had in a long time! Last weekend, I put all my Roy Ayers albums (well, the good tracks) on my computer, and this week I think I'll tackle the Isley Brothers!
music
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Originally posted by Kweli4Real:
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Originally posted by ATPWordPro:
From what I understand, milk is made for baby cows, not baby people. Maybe the bodies of the babies in question are rejecting it, though. sad


Which, from some of the reading I've done, might be a good thing.


How many generations of everybody you know were raised on milk and are still around to talk to you about it, though?? Confused

Milk hasn't changed. Babies haven't changed. But, I'm sure more pediatricians/doctors stock purchases on Similac have. sck

Granted, some babies have digestive problems. Most don't. Similac costs $5.00 a can. Milk is about $5 a gallon.
fro True dat Sista Ebony....but! Cows are given processed food today....it is NOT the same as it was in our generation or even my children's generation. Having said that, if you're hungry and starving like so many in third world countries....milk from ANY source will do. Yet currently new doctors want to recommend these designer-brand milk....without the consideration of cost. What could that possibly mean?19 ummmm It's all about that all mighty dollar! Cuz as I said earlier....the starving child wouldn't care if the milk came from a can or carton.....but! JMHO...is all. fro
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Originally posted by EbonyRose:
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Originally posted by Kweli4Real:
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Originally posted by ATPWordPro:
From what I understand, milk is made for baby cows, not baby people. Maybe the bodies of the babies in question are rejecting it, though. sad


Which, from some of the reading I've done, might be a good thing.


How many generations of everybody you know were raised on milk and are still around to talk to you about it, though?? Confused

Milk hasn't changed. Babies haven't changed. But, I'm sure more pediatricians/doctors stock purchases on Similac have. sck

Granted, some babies have digestive problems. Most don't. Similac costs $5.00 a can. Milk is about $5 a gallon.


Being "around to talk about it", doesn't necessarily mean a person has not been affected. An intolerance/allergy to foodstuffs can manifest itself in ways other than poor digestion.

How many of us are walking around with stuff going on that the docs can't explain or fix? They can prescribe drugs to try and cover/alleviate the symptoms, but really can't fix it. Skin rashes, hair loss, heartburn, gas, upset stomach, joint pain, lethargy, you name it. You know we're not really sick, but we're not really healthy either.

I will have to agree with Koco. Milk has changed. Babies have changed. I would say pretty much anything touched by our industrialized environment has changed. From the air to the water to the depleted soil that our food is grown in. I am convinced--(call me conspiracy theorist or paranoid, whatever 1)--that how prepared our bodies are for healthy reproduction has also changed. Think about the food/water/activity your parents and grandparents were raised on that prepared them for childbirth. Then compare that to women of my generation who grew up in front of the tube, scarfing cheetos and Coke.

I think all that stuff is tied together.

Anyhoo, breastmilk or non-dairy formula FTW. I suppose cow's milk if you can find it from organic, grass-fed stock.
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Originally posted by Kocolicious:
fro True dat Sista Ebony....but! Cows are given processed food today....it is NOT the same as it was in our generation or even my children's generation. Having said that, if you're hungry and starving like so many in third world countries....milk from ANY source will do. Yet currently new doctors want to recommend these designer-brand milk....without the consideration of cost. What could that possibly mean?19 ummmm It's all about that all mighty dollar! Cuz as I said earlier....the starving child wouldn't care if the milk came from a can or carton.....but! JMHO...is all. fro


Yeah .. I can definitely see your point as far as the additives go. sck They probably weren't even making whatever they're putting in cows now back in the day! Eek

But, it can't be much more harmful than what the kids are given once they get teeth, anyway. The ketchup on a Happy Meal burger is NOT considered a vegetable. Roll Eyes

Be that as it may, though, I am not convinced that this baby formula phenomenon is not a scam. Just like the $2+ a gallon 'baby water' that you're supposed to mix it with! Eek

Are children really any healthier after spending all this ridiculous amount of money?? Obesity ... diabetes ... depression/mental disorders ... anger mgmt issues ... all before they reach 10??? 19

Ya think?? Confused
What ever happened to breast feeding? Confused

And aren't 80% of us lactose intollerant? Even in Africa one of the few groups that isn't are the Fulani. Everyone else drinks cultured milk(like buttermilk/yogurt) to avoid the lactose issue.

Now my original random thought...

Starfighter Lilies smell so freaking good! I could sniff one all day! There needs to be an essential oil made out of that flower...
Originally posted by Ebonyrose
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Yeah .. I can definitely see your point as far as the additives go. sck They probably weren't even making whatever they're putting in cows now back in the day! Eek

But, it can't be much more harmful than what the kids are given once they get teeth, anyway. The ketchup on a Happy Meal burger is NOT considered a vegetable. Roll Eyes

Be that as it may, though, I am not convinced that this baby formula phenomenon is not a scam. Just like the $2+ a gallon 'baby water' that you're supposed to mix it with! Eek

Are children really any healthier after spending all this ridiculous amount of money?? Obesity ... diabetes ... depression/mental disorders ... anger mgmt issues ... all before they reach 10??? 19

Ya think?? Confused


fro Short of whippin' it out and breastfeeding them....what choices do young women have today? It's scarry. In my day, you nurse your children until an appropriate age and then you start giving them cow's milk....but! I never liked giving them cow's milk after a certain period anyway....cuz for the most part "cow's" milk in an European staple...I prefer "goat's" milk...and some African Americans don't digest milk well anyway....it was forced upon us if you ask me....but! I suppose we were MUCH stronger back then....than these young folks today. Hell.. I remember buttermilk and cornbread with a little sugar. Hell I remember making my own syrup....we didn't know who the heck Mrs. Butterworth was.

So things have changed. I really don't think these young folks gonna get through this economic crisisEek We, our generation, know how to do "poor" well. Our mother's used to...,well my mother, sketched that milk....put a little water in it...Hell we didn't need milkEek we put water in our cereal! Remember that? And sugar sandwiches....we didn't need meat...what was that? lol these kids today....po thang! fro
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Originally posted by Kocolicious:
Originally posted by Ebonyrose
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Yeah .. I can definitely see your point as far as the additives go. sck They probably weren't even making whatever they're putting in cows now back in the day! Eek

But, it can't be much more harmful than what the kids are given once they get teeth, anyway. The ketchup on a Happy Meal burger is NOT considered a vegetable. Roll Eyes

Be that as it may, though, I am not convinced that this baby formula phenomenon is not a scam. Just like the $2+ a gallon 'baby water' that you're supposed to mix it with! Eek

Are children really any healthier after spending all this ridiculous amount of money?? Obesity ... diabetes ... depression/mental disorders ... anger mgmt issues ... all before they reach 10??? 19

Ya think?? Confused


fro Short of whippin' it out and breastfeeding them....what choices do young women have today? It's scarry. In my day, you nurse your children until an appropriate age and then you start giving them cow's milk....but! I never liked giving them cow's milk after a certain period anyway....cuz for the most part "cow's" milk in an European staple...I prefer "goat's" milk...and some African Americans don't digest milk well anyway....it was forced upon us if you ask me....but! I suppose we were MUCH stronger back then....than these young folks today. Hell.. I remember buttermilk and cornbread with a little sugar. Hell I remember making my own syrup....we didn't know who the heck Mrs. Butterworth was.

So things have changed. I really don't think these young folks gonna get through this economic crisisEek We, our generation, know how to do "poor" well. Our mother's used to...,well my mother, sketched that milk....put a little water in it...Hell we didn't need milkEek we put water in our cereal! Remember that? And sugar sandwiches....we didn't need meat...what was that? lol these kids today....po thang! fro


Unfortunately, I guess it's the squeaky wheel that gets oiled so to speak.

At my last job, the women were vocal to the point that the company brought in a locksmith and created a nursing room out of one of the empty offices. Anyone could go in there to nurse or pump.
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Originally posted by Oshun Auset:
What ever happened to breast feeding? Confused

And aren't 80% of us lactose intollerant? Even in Africa one of the few groups that isn't are the Fulani. Everyone else drinks cultured milk(like buttermilk/yogurt) to avoid the lactose issue.

Now my original random thought...

Starfighter Lilies smell so freaking good! I could sniff one all day! There needs to be an essential oil made out of that flower...


We need smell-o-vision. 3

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