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I would love to hear about Donald Trump, or someone from the federal government step in and FIRE anyone involved in this case.

As for the Army Corp of Engineers - looks like they have a budget surplus, could use some serious CUTTING.
Just 20 years ago, farmers were widening and deepening these pools to capture more water, now they wish they had gotten rid of them.
There is no doubt in my mind this is criminal, but it's not the farmer, it's the Fed trying to steal his land. Yeah, I hope Trump starts an investigation into this scam.
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Like I said, it can every easily be stored and decrypted *later*.  Whoever said, don't put anything on the Internet or you Iphone you'd be embarrassed if your Granny saw it... was right.

One of the fears people don't have, and might want to think about, posting stuff that could come back to bite them, later.
Donald Trump made some remarks about limiting Immigration from certain countries, and now ... like magic, some Judges have decided his executive order is something MORE than what he actually wrote in it - because of something he said in a campaign speech.

The dishonest one is the Judge, not Donald Trump!   Likewise, we hear in the MSM of some person arrested for something, and immediately, they jump on the web to dredge up whatever he/she might have said in jest, claiming that's their true intent and character - even going back a decade!?

If I said, "I LOVE Pink & Purple clothing, people who wear it are wonderful exhibitionists!"   
Time changes things... a decade later, some Jhadist group adopts a "Pink Flag with Purple Lettering - we are PINK!"
Ah-HA!!!  Hoofer is a Jhadist, see what he said? 10 years ago?  There is no Timestamp.

Donald Trump was AGAINST cutting taxes during the Ronald Reagan Presidency - even testified before Congress!  He said it would hurt "investments".  He's probably changed his mind from the 1980's.

IMO there is an inherent danger from being able to pull up any old thing from the internet, if GOVERNMENT regulates it.
Just be glad we didn't have Faceplant in the 60s and 70s, some of the shit I did and said would probably get me arrested today.
I honestly feel sorry for the Millennial today, they innocently posted partying pics, only to have it used against them a decade later when trying to get a job.
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Financial / Re: Age And Unemployment Benefits
« Last post by walkstall on Today at 06:08:23 PM »
I have a friend who is losing her employment because her company is going out of business, here in Virginia.
A major grocery chain that she has worked at for over twenty-five years.

My friend is in her 70's and will probably find it impossible to find employment .. due to her age after her store closes.
(The 'unspoken', "Too old" problem that a lot of senior citizens encounter)

My friend would like to collect unemployment but at the same time prepare to move into retirement.

Most states require that you actively seek employment when collecting benefits 'If' you are able bodied and are willing to take a job.
At 77 years of age my friend just doesn't have the energy to go through the job market anymore.

My question: Should my friend forget about applying for unemployment benefits or to put it another way ... would they turn her down anyway for not being "able bodied" due to age?

She is not looking for a handout, just help for the short term as she adjusts to never working again after all these years.
(In other words, she is going to take a really big hit on her financial situation)

I can't find any information on UE benefits and age on the Virginia sites!

Thanks 



 

My understanding you can look on line now for jobs.  Just send out resumes to place you know will not be hiring or hiring much older people.  That what people do when they don't like working.   All you have to do is show your looking is my understanding. 

I myself could not do it as it is not in my makeup.
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Survival Tips / Re: Here's Why You Don't Feed The Wildlife!!!
« Last post by Solar on Today at 05:57:16 PM »
Thank Walt Disney!  Probably made more movies and cartoons with talking animals than actual humans. ... then there's Sesame Street.  (What the heck are those things...?)
:biggrin:
Yeah, Bambi beat the shit out of my friend's wife, broke every bone in her face.
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Financial / Re: Buying from China?
« Last post by Solar on Today at 05:54:47 PM »
OOPS!,, Sorry, I forgot to pass this little nugget along. I was warned about products that require manual labor, they told me to avoid the little stuff that only takes a second to assemble at home.
He used to buy wire harnesses, opted for them to tin the ends at only a nickel per unit, something he hated doing, so he paid.
What he got was not what anyone in the industry considered up to par, wound up snipping everyone and skinning and tinning all over again, cost more time and money in the long run.
Like you, he too thought "What a bargain", but at least he always got his order, not always what he wanted, but something always showed up. :biggrin:
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Like I said, it can every easily be stored and decrypted *later*.  Whoever said, don't put anything on the Internet or you Iphone you'd be embarrassed if your Granny saw it... was right.

One of the fears people don't have, and might want to think about, posting stuff that could come back to bite them, later.
Donald Trump made some remarks about limiting Immigration from certain countries, and now ... like magic, some Judges have decided his executive order is something MORE than what he actually wrote in it - because of something he said in a campaign speech.

The dishonest one is the Judge, not Donald Trump!   Likewise, we hear in the MSM of some person arrested for something, and immediately, they jump on the web to dredge up whatever he/she might have said in jest, claiming that's their true intent and character - even going back a decade!?

If I said, "I LOVE Pink & Purple clothing, people who wear it are wonderful exhibitionists!"   
Time changes things... a decade later, some Jhadist group adopts a "Pink Flag with Purple Lettering - we are PINK!"
Ah-HA!!!  Hoofer is a Jhadist, see what he said? 10 years ago?  There is no Timestamp.

Donald Trump was AGAINST cutting taxes during the Ronald Reagan Presidency - even testified before Congress!  He said it would hurt "investments".  He's probably changed his mind from the 1980's.

IMO there is an inherent danger from being able to pull up any old thing from the internet, if GOVERNMENT regulates it.
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So you're saying the NSA was in cahoots with obama spying on Trump and the rest of the Republican nominees for president not to mention thousands of other Americans?

The NSA spies on everybody. We learned that from Snowden and I have no doubt Obama used the NSA for political reasons. He politicized the IRS and the EPA. Why  not the NSA?
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Survival Tips / Re: Here's Why You Don't Feed The Wildlife!!!
« Last post by Hoofer on Today at 05:30:53 PM »
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I love how people try and impress human character traits on wild animals, as if animals have any sense of ownership.
They see something they want, they take it, that simple.
"I want girls shirt, I take it, drown girl, got shirt, shirt crap, no like, Gotta snack, tourist"

Thank Walt Disney!  Probably made more movies and cartoons with talking animals than actual humans. ... then there's Sesame Street.  (What the heck are those things...?)
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Financial / Re: Buying from China?
« Last post by Hoofer on Today at 05:24:53 PM »
Today, good parts arrived, 50 of the good foot switches, I have to put cords on them, but they are good quality, with real micro-switches in them, and look good as well.  Why didn't I order these instead, when I KNEW they were good...?   Because another vendor had a similar looking one, similar description, with the cord already installed, at the same price.

A total "crap shoot" buying from China.   If you get STUCK like I did with junk, that's when you find out what "free shipping" was all about.
They build it into the price, of course, and when you want to return it for your money back, suddenly, Surprise!!! 

Just about 1/2 of the cost of those 50 bad foot switches was... you probably guessed, SHIPPING at a *highly discounted* rate.
If you really *want* to return ship, you'll easily lose over 1/2 your purchase (and built in shipping cost) to get back anything.

Seriously...   I spent $240 to buy these switches, shipping included in the purchase price - so it was "hidden".
After filing a "dispute" over the function and quality of the switches, the options I have are:

1.  Get back $98 and basically throw the crap away (rather than risk the fledgling company reputation selling trash at any price, or giving away junk)
2.  Return ship at MY expense for almost $200, due to the size & weight of the box, to get back the entire $240 (my shipping cost is not refundable).
3.  Say nothing, and say, "Oh well, it's a gamble and I just lost $240".

I'll take the $98 settlement, and be out $142... that is, if they will actually follow through with the agreed settlement, and not pull one of these "gift certificate" or "credit" deals.

The lesson in this, if you're buying direct from China, be sure you can afford to throw that money away.   These are not Americans, and have absolutely no "reputation" to worry about, it's like the worst of the worst from Craigslist or Ebay - and you have no recourse... you're gonna get excited about.   When you manage a good deal, be THANKFUL... they come and go like the wind, here today and gone the next.
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Financial / Re: Age And Unemployment Benefits
« Last post by Hoofer on Today at 05:03:25 PM »
I wish I knew something, or someone who could help her.  I'll probably be in that situation sooner than later, myself.
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