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Date: 18 Feb 2009 23:41:41
From: Arlo-Payne
Subject: Question for those that have a job
What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?

BTW:
I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
very strong money.
Sounds crazy but it is true.

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 08:54:11
From: number6
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19, 2:41=A0am, "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_pa...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>

Are you asking how many man with jobs are becoming cross dressers ??



  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 11:27:40
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 10:54 AM, number6 wrote:

> On Feb 19, 2:41am, "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_pa...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
> >
>
> Are you asking how many man with jobs are becoming cross dressers ??

leave jason pawdorski outta this !!


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Date: 19 Feb 2009 08:08:00
From: Wayne Vinson
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 1:41 AM, Arlo-Payne wrote:

> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>
> BTW:
> I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> very strong money.
> Sounds crazy but it is true.

Probably 20% realistically.

I'm not worried about it.

Wayne Vinson
http://cardsharp.org/
Wayne (dot) Vinson (at) gmail (dot) com

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 08:04:33
From: charrison100
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 2:41 AM, Arlo-Payne wrote:

> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>
> BTW:
> I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> very strong money.
> Sounds crazy but it is true.

I learned long ago that no one is ever safe.

Chris

"NO! I want this shit to STOP! Right NOW! Nobody takes me serious
anymore." - Paul
Popinjay, 01/16/2009

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 11:26:53
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 10:04 AM, charrison100 wrote:

> On Feb 19 2009 2:41 AM, Arlo-Payne wrote:
>
> > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
> >
> > BTW:
> > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> > very strong money.
> > Sounds crazy but it is true.
>
> I learned long ago that no one is ever safe.

You got that right .. GM is laying off some who have been there 20 years .
>
> Chris
>
> "NO! I want this shit to STOP! Right NOW! Nobody takes me serious
> anymore." - Paul
> Popinjay, 01/16/2009


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Date: 19 Feb 2009 11:30:11
From: charrison100
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 2:26 PM, FangBanger wrote:

> On Feb 19 2009 10:04 AM, charrison100 wrote:
>
> > On Feb 19 2009 2:41 AM, Arlo-Payne wrote:
> >
> > > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
> > >
> > > BTW:
> > > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> > > very strong money.
> > > Sounds crazy but it is true.
> >
> > I learned long ago that no one is ever safe.
>
> You got that right .. GM is laying off some who have been there 20 years .

It used to be that to ensure you have a job you have to be the boss. Now
even if you are the boss you can lose your job.

No one is 100% assured of a job. Haven't been for a long time.

> >
> > Chris
> >
> > "NO! I want this shit to STOP! Right NOW! Nobody takes me serious
> > anymore." - Paul
> > Popinjay, 01/16/2009
>
>
> Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
> Voltaire


Chris

"NO! I want this shit to STOP! Right NOW! Nobody takes me serious
anymore." - Paul
Popinjay, 01/16/2009

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 17:56:23
From: FL Turbo
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 11:30:11 -0800, "charrison100"
<a11faea@webnntp.invalid > wrote:

>On Feb 19 2009 2:26 PM, FangBanger wrote:
>
>> On Feb 19 2009 10:04 AM, charrison100 wrote:
>>
>> > On Feb 19 2009 2:41 AM, Arlo-Payne wrote:
>> >
>> > > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>> > >
>> > > BTW:
>> > > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
>> > > very strong money.
>> > > Sounds crazy but it is true.
>> >
>> > I learned long ago that no one is ever safe.
>>
>> You got that right .. GM is laying off some who have been there 20 years .
>
>It used to be that to ensure you have a job you have to be the boss. Now
>even if you are the boss you can lose your job.
>
>No one is 100% assured of a job. Haven't been for a long time.
>

In my long vanished youth, a wise old man once told me:

"If you think that someone is indispensable , just do this: "
"Put your fist into a bowl of water and pull it out, and then look at
the hole it left in the water."


 
Date: 19 Feb 2009 07:05:02
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?

0%

==========================================
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nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
==============================
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Date: 19 Feb 2009 11:25:54
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 9:05 AM, John_Brian_K wrote:

> > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>
> 0%

lol.. the only ones with a zero chance of losing their job is someone who
is unemployed !!

so lame , so ignorant and so proud !!
>
> ==========================================
> You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious,
> nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
> ==============================
> 47.5% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
> JBK


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Date: 19 Feb 2009 11:57:48
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
> > > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
> >
> > 0%
>
> lol.. the only ones with a zero chance of losing their job is someone who
> is unemployed !!
>
> so lame , so ignorant and so proud !!

Oh I thought the question was "What do you think the odds are of Doggy
being right about anything this year?"

My bad.

Actually in either case I am right and you are wrong. As usual.

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nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
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Date: 19 Feb 2009 08:37:42
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
> 0%

Please see my sig line.

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 04:52:40
From: RGP Loner
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 12:41 AM, Arlo-Payne wrote:

> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>
> BTW:
> I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> very strong money.
> Sounds crazy but it is true.



Hot dog cart Huh?


for a rotting old fart hiding behind walls and his dwindling supply, I
find your post insulting and racist. What say bayou?..


Seriously, are you suggesting to sell hot dogs in Mexico? Or do you
suggest that poker is no more .
I liked you as a better poster when you weren't so afraid of death. Grow
a nut arlo. or else how can you expect a peer to do .

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 07:41:50
From: risky biz
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 5:52 AM, RGP Loner wrote:

> On Feb 19 2009 12:41 AM, Arlo-Payne wrote:
>
> > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
> >
> > BTW:
> > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> > very strong money.
> > Sounds crazy but it is true.
>
>
>
> Hot dog cart Huh?
>
>
> for a rotting old fart hiding behind walls and his dwindling supply, I
> find your post insulting and racist. What say bayou?..
>
>
> Seriously, are you suggesting to sell hot dogs in Mexico? Or do you
> suggest that poker is no more .
> I liked you as a better poster when you weren't so afraid of death. Grow
> a nut arlo. or else how can you expect a peer to do .

What kind of drugs do you use?

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 08:46:09
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"risky biz" <risky-biz@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:u6b076xvt3.ln2@recgroups.com...

>
> What kind of drugs do you use?
>

Gotta be some good shit, eh? You do realize that "RGP Loner" = "Boise",
right? What a freak!




 
Date: 19 Feb 2009 01:03:07
From: Clave
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
>
> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?

Zero.

Jim




  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 01:07:49
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"Clave" <ClaviusNoSpamDammit@cablespeed.com > wrote in message
news:77-dnXi4XuzQvQDUnZ2dnUVZ_hSWnZ2d@cablespeedmi.com...
> "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
>>
>> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>
> Zero.
>

But Clave, you're a bum.




   
Date: 19 Feb 2009 01:56:22
From: Clave
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"Paul Popinjay" <paulpopinjay@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:Sj9nl.5609$%54.3648@nlpi070.nbdc.sbc.com...
> "Clave" <ClaviusNoSpamDammit@cablespeed.com> wrote in message
> news:77-dnXi4XuzQvQDUnZ2dnUVZ_hSWnZ2d@cablespeedmi.com...
>> "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
>>>
>>> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>>
>> Zero.
>>
>
> But Clave, you're a bum.

*SMOOCH*




 
Date: 19 Feb 2009 01:01:25
From: Clave
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>
> BTW:
> I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> very strong money.
> Sounds crazy but it is true.

"Prices so low it makes you wonder where he gets his meat."

Fucking Mexico is where...





  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 06:56:50
From: Arlo-Payne
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 2:01 AM, Clave wrote:

> "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
> > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
> >
> > BTW:
> > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> > very strong money.
> > Sounds crazy but it is true.
>
> "Prices so low it makes you wonder where he gets his meat."
>
> Fucking Mexico is where...

All product is from USA in fact same as the big hotdog chain uses

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 18:47:21
From: Clave
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:ii8076x75k.ln2@recgroups.com...
> On Feb 19 2009 2:01 AM, Clave wrote:
>
>> "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
>> > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>> >
>> > BTW:
>> > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is
>> > making
>> > very strong money.
>> > Sounds crazy but it is true.
>>
>> "Prices so low it makes you wonder where he gets his meat."
>>
>> Fucking Mexico is where...
>
> All product is from USA in fact same as the big hotdog chain uses

That, by itself, is not all that encouraging.

Jim




 
Date: 18 Feb 2009 23:57:04
From: OTB
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19, 1:41=A0am, "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_pa...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?

Hate to say it, but I'd guess probably about 20%.
I'm rooting for Obama to turn it around.

But if things keep going to shit, no one is safe.


  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 19:11:17
From:
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19, 6:42=A0pm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net >
wrote:
> "OTB" <bighorn_b...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:85b920a6-fc25-4efe-be0d-
>
> > So you want him to fail. =A0That's fine, but we all go down with him.
> > I want him to succeed.
>
> What you are saying, essentially, whether you are smart enough to know it=
or
> not, is that you want him to succeed at ruining America. =A0Sweet!
>
> -Paul Popinjay

No, I know exactly what I said, although you seem pretty dense.

I said "I'm rooting for Obama to turn it around". You disagree
with that, so you want him to not turn it around. In other words,
you want to see America in ruins.

Now go away troll. Put me in your kill-dungeon.




   
Date: 20 Feb 2009 01:48:47
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
<bighorn_bill@hotmail.com > wrote in message news:1a508897-5e5f-4613-9dc4-

> > I want him [Obama] to succeed.


Since Obama is an avowed socialist, if he succeeds that necessarily means he
would be implementing socialism. Is that what you want him to succeed at?
How the fuck is THAT going to help America? How the fuck is THAT going to
"turn things around"? Can you tell me how it will help America to implement
socialism? If you can, I want to hear this.

-Paul Popinjay




    
Date: 20 Feb 2009 01:53:50
From: Clave
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"Paul Popinjay" <paulpopinjay@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:eXunl.13266$D32.7226@flpi146.ffdc.sbc.com...
> <bighorn_bill@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1a508897-5e5f-4613-9dc4-
>
>> > I want him [Obama] to succeed.
>
>
> Since Obama is an avowed socialist...

Funny.

Jim




  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 15:55:52
From: OTB
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19, 2:32=A0am, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net >
wrote:
> "OTB" <bighorn_b...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:d7b4f41b-ab21-47d5-8ab5-
>
> > And if you disagree with that, who exactly is the stupid fuck???
>
> The guy's given us more socialism in three weeks than fucking FDR gave us=
in
> 12 years. =A0How the FUCK is Obama going to "turn it around"? =A0He's goi=
ng to
> turn it around alright. =A0He's going to turn it around and fuck it. =A0T=
hat's
> what he's going to do. =A0Holy shit, what's wrong with you? =A0What's wro=
ng with
> everybody? =A0I made a Hitler comparison a few weeks ago and everyone jum=
ped
> on my ass about Godwin's Law and shit. =A0But that was BEFORE they
> nationalized any banks! =A0Now what do all the big mouths have to say? =
=A0If
> Hitler was elected, would you all say let's give him a chance and hope he
> turns things around? =A0You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know w=
hat
> Obama's going to do. =A0He's going to do what socialists do. =A0Duh fucki=
ng duh!

So you want him to fail. That's fine, but we all go down with him.
I want him to succeed.


   
Date: 19 Feb 2009 16:42:36
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"OTB" <bighorn_bill@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:85b920a6-fc25-4efe-be0d-

> So you want him to fail. That's fine, but we all go down with him.
> I want him to succeed.


What you are saying, essentially, whether you are smart enough to know it or
not, is that you want him to succeed at ruining America. Sweet!

-Paul Popinjay





  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 00:17:57
From: OTB
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19, 2:16=A0am, OTB <bighorn_b...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Feb 19, 2:08=A0am, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
>
> > "OTB" <bighorn_b...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> > news:af32feba-1329-4b70-9897-
>
> > > I'm rooting for Obama to turn it around.
>
> > Ha ha, so funny I forgot to laugh. =A0Where the fuck did YOU come from?=
=A0Are
> > you new here? =A0Just what RGP needed. =A0Another one of "you people". =
=A0Fuck me!
> > Jeezus fucking H. Christ on a pogo stick made in China. =A0What a bunch=
stupid
> > fucks!
>
> I don't like Obama. =A0I didn't vote for him. =A0But I'm sure as hell
> rooting for him to turn it around. =A0Because if he doesn't succeed,
> we are all screwed.

And if you disagree with that, who exactly is the stupid fuck???


   
Date: 19 Feb 2009 00:32:28
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"OTB" <bighorn_bill@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:d7b4f41b-ab21-47d5-8ab5-

> And if you disagree with that, who exactly is the stupid fuck???


The guy's given us more socialism in three weeks than fucking FDR gave us in
12 years. How the FUCK is Obama going to "turn it around"? He's going to
turn it around alright. He's going to turn it around and fuck it. That's
what he's going to do. Holy shit, what's wrong with you? What's wrong with
everybody? I made a Hitler comparison a few weeks ago and everyone jumped
on my ass about Godwin's Law and shit. But that was BEFORE they
nationalized any banks! Now what do all the big mouths have to say? If
Hitler was elected, would you all say let's give him a chance and hope he
turns things around? You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know what
Obama's going to do. He's going to do what socialists do. Duh fucking duh!




  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 00:16:40
From: OTB
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19, 2:08=A0am, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net >
wrote:
> "OTB" <bighorn_b...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:af32feba-1329-4b70-9897-
>
> > I'm rooting for Obama to turn it around.
>
> Ha ha, so funny I forgot to laugh. =A0Where the fuck did YOU come from? =
=A0Are
> you new here? =A0Just what RGP needed. =A0Another one of "you people". =
=A0Fuck me!
> Jeezus fucking H. Christ on a pogo stick made in China. =A0What a bunch s=
tupid
> fucks!

I don't like Obama. I didn't vote for him. But I'm sure as hell
rooting for him to turn it around. Because if he doesn't succeed,
we are all screwed.


  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 00:08:38
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"OTB" <bighorn_bill@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:af32feba-1329-4b70-9897-

> I'm rooting for Obama to turn it around.


Ha ha, so funny I forgot to laugh. Where the fuck did YOU come from? Are
you new here? Just what RGP needed. Another one of "you people". Fuck me!
Jeezus fucking H. Christ on a pogo stick made in China. What a bunch stupid
fucks!




 
Date: 18 Feb 2009 23:45:10
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>
> BTW:
> I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> very strong money.
> Sounds crazy but it is true.
>

Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. I wonder
how people still manage to eat out so often. I mean, when I was younger,
taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a week or even
a once a month thing. Now, people eat out all the time. For one thing,
women don't cook anymore. I don't mean that as a dig, I just mean that our
culture and habits have just changed so much. Anyway, how can people afford
to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times being so rough?
I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
busy. Am I off-base here?

-PP




  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 18:06:07
From: BeaForoni
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19, 4:37=A0pm, FL Turbo <noem...@notime.com > wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:16:06 -0800 (PST), BeaForoni
>
>
>
People become contrary when forced to face uncomfortable truths. It
is OK if it makes you feel safe. But please let us stick to facts when
you call in to question my validity. Specifically you wrote:

"I don't know what businesses you are talking about, but from my own
limited knowledge, I see people taking their vacations every chance
they get.
True, there are some people who don't take vacation time, but they
are
the exception, not the rule."

To prove you wrong I would point you to an article from ABC news.
There are many other articles and studies, all easily found via
Google.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/TakeControlOfYourLife/story?id=3D2151399



   
Date: 19 Feb 2009 22:00:56
From: FL Turbo
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:06:07 -0800 (PST), BeaForoni
<BeaForoni@msn.com > wrote:

>On Feb 19, 4:37pm, FL Turbo <noem...@notime.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:16:06 -0800 (PST), BeaForoni
>>
>>
>>
> People become contrary when forced to face uncomfortable truths. It
>is OK if it makes you feel safe. But please let us stick to facts when
>you call in to question my validity. Specifically you wrote:
>
> "I don't know what businesses you are talking about, but from my own
>limited knowledge, I see people taking their vacations every chance
>they get.
>True, there are some people who don't take vacation time, but they
>are
>the exception, not the rule."
>
> To prove you wrong I would point you to an article from ABC news.
>There are many other articles and studies, all easily found via
>Google.
>
> http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/TakeControlOfYourLife/story?id=2151399


ABC News probably took a poll of their own employees.

'Nuff said.


  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 15:58:20
From: OTB
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19, 9:30=A0am, "Beldin the Sorcerer" <beldin...@verizon.net >
wrote:
> "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>
> news:DP8nl.2243$Lr6.1483@flpi143.ffdc.sbc.com...> I can't disagree with a=
ny of that, Russ. =A0But I just asked about the
> > restaurants, I wasn't making a statement, because I really don't know. =
=A0I
> > haven't paid close attention. =A0I would think, though, that supermarke=
ts
> > would be picking up a little bit. =A0I dunno. =A0Guess I'm wrong on tha=
t.
>
> Some are, some aren't.
> Those in wealthier communities are, as restraunts fall off some.
> The prepared food departments tend to fall off a little there, though.
>
> Those markets trading on low price see a lower sale per customer, but may
> get some more traffic from those who used to shop more expensive places.
>
> > -PP

Several restaurants closed around here. Both high-end and low end.


  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 12:51:24
From: BeaForoni
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19, 12:31=A0pm, "Susan" <sdbrat...@netscape.net > wrote:
> "BeaForoni" <BeaFor...@msn.com> wrote in message
>
> news:971d4a74-f152-467d-bb0f-f1ac46ed6844@o40g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
> On Feb 18, 11:45 pm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net>
>
> > Many families do not have the time to cook.
>
> I takes a LOT less time to cook a meal at home than to go out to eat.

I am not sure how you eat, but when I cook (nearly every meal) it
takes time. Cooking with prep time is about an hour. Clean up is about
a half hour. Shopping for ingredients is time consuming. For a good
home cooked meal we are talking nearly two hours not counting eat
times. I think a drive through Mickey D's is faster as is getting out
of one's car at walking into Dennys.

BTW, I am talking about a real meal, not Stuffer's frozen lasagna. I
have been cooking with real ingredients, not processed crap that comes
from a factory.

One ingredient of concern is high fructose corn syrup. This stuff is
shit and it is making us all sick. It is used instead of cane sugar
because there are tarriffs that make sugar too expensive and makes
companies like ADM happy.

In just a few months I have lost nearly twenty pounds (weight gain
courtsy of smoke cessation) by eliminating corn syrup, processed foods
and controlling exactly what goes into my body. An additional benifit
is that my grocery bill has gone down.


   
Date: 19 Feb 2009 15:21:51
From: Susan
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
I shop once a month, so that time is basically 3 min per meal.

I have a dishwasher so that time is 3 min.

I wipe the counters and cabinets and stove etc. so that time is 3 minutes.

There are MANY websites that have 30 min. meals (or less) And the 30 min.
includes downtime (oven) - Rachel Ray comes to mind. And most of the
recipes are nutrional plus you know what you are eating.

Fastfood places (which I don't do) are about 10 min. away.

Drive through and drive home? Maybe 15 min. on a good day (assuming you get
no line at the drive through and the person taking your order speaks
English.

Going to TGIF etc is much more time consuming.





    
Date: 20 Feb 2009 13:52:40
From: Beldin the Sorcerer
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job

"Susan" <sdbratt48@netscape.net > wrote in message
news:I3knl.10687$2h5.2157@newsfe11.iad...
>I shop once a month, so that time is basically 3 min per meal.
>
> I have a dishwasher so that time is 3 min.
>
> I wipe the counters and cabinets and stove etc. so that time is 3 minutes.
>
> There are MANY websites that have 30 min. meals (or less) And the 30 min.
> includes downtime (oven) - Rachel Ray comes to mind. And most of the
> recipes are nutrional plus you know what you are eating.
>
> Fastfood places (which I don't do) are about 10 min. away.
>
> Drive through and drive home? Maybe 15 min. on a good day (assuming you
> get no line at the drive through and the person taking your order speaks
> English.
>
> Going to TGIF etc is much more time consuming.
Depends.
If you're already near there running errands, no.
Then there's the quality of time issues.


>
>
>




   
Date: 19 Feb 2009 13:19:50
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
> I am not sure how you eat, but when I cook (nearly every meal) it
> takes time. Cooking with prep time is about an hour. Clean up is about
> a half hour. Shopping for ingredients is time consuming. For a good
> home cooked meal we are talking nearly two hours not counting eat
> times. I think a drive through Mickey D's is faster as is getting out
> of one's car at walking into Dennys.

I can cook a homemade non processed meal in about an hour and that
includes clean up because I clean as I cook. Baked chicken in a
mushroom/cream sauce, mostaccholi, Home made chicken tortilla soup, kafta,
etc. There are some exceptions, but the majority of the time it takes no
more than an hour.

> An additional benifit is that my grocery bill has gone down.

I call bullshit here. Natural foods cost more at the grocery store than
'regular' food. Unless you are just talking about not buying processed
foods and sticking with whole foods. ie fresh green beans as opposed to
canned green beans etc.

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 19:16:28
From: Abbey Johnsson
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 4:19 PM, John_Brian_K wrote:

> > I am not sure how you eat, but when I cook (nearly every meal) it
> > takes time. Cooking with prep time is about an hour. Clean up is about
> > a half hour. Shopping for ingredients is time consuming. For a good
> > home cooked meal we are talking nearly two hours not counting eat
> > times. I think a drive through Mickey D's is faster as is getting out
> > of one's car at walking into Dennys.
>
> I can cook a homemade non processed meal in about an hour and that
> includes clean up because I clean as I cook. Baked chicken in a
> mushroom/cream sauce, mostaccholi, Home made chicken tortilla soup, kafta,
> etc. There are some exceptions, but the majority of the time it takes no
> more than an hour.
>
> > An additional benifit is that my grocery bill has gone down.
>
> I call bullshit here. Natural foods cost more at the grocery store than
> 'regular' food. Unless you are just talking about not buying processed
> foods and sticking with whole foods. ie fresh green beans as opposed to
> canned green beans etc.
>
> ==========================================
> You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious,
> nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
> ==============================
> 47.5% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
> JBK

i'm going with susan and jbk on this one. you can cook a decent healthy
meal pretty damn quick. but you dont have to. you can take your time and
savor the experience if the process of cooking is your trip.
i hate restaurants. i go to one maybe once a year and then only when i'm
forced to. i hate the whole idea of eating in a room with a bunch of
strangers and who knows whats going on back in the kitchen with strangers
handling your food and what kind of filthy personal grooming habits they
have. to me its voluntary torture to go through all that.
and who really knows how fresh the food is or where it came from. i
once knew of a very popular homemade waffle joint where people lined up
out the door to get in for these "homemade" waffles. after much kicking
and screaming, my friends finely dragged me into the place. the people
were packed in like sardines, oh what fun. while there, i sauntererd
around back and saw a big delivery truck unloading giant boxes of
pancake/waffle mix.

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 12:16:06
From: BeaForoni
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 18, 11:45=A0pm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net >
wrote:
> "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_pa...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
>
> > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>
> > BTW:
> > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is makin=
g
> > very strong money.
> > Sounds crazy but it is true.
>
> Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. =A0I wo=
nder
> how people still manage to eat out so often. =A0I mean, when I was younge=
r,
> taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a week or ev=
en
> a once a month thing. =A0Now, people eat out all the time. =A0For one thi=
ng,
> women don't cook anymore. =A0I don't mean that as a dig, I just mean that=
our
> culture and habits have just changed so much. =A0Anyway, how can people a=
fford
> to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times being so rough?
> I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
> busy. =A0Am I off-base here?
>
> -PP

Many families do not have the time to cook. A generation or two ago
the wife stayed home and cooked meals. Today most families have both
parents working, so a trip to a restaurant is often the only option
when time is in short supply. A restaurant may also be the only time
when every one can be at the same table. Years of this behavior has
resulted in cooking becoming a lost art, very few people even know how
to make an apple pie, let alone have the time to do so. We may have
lost America's apple pie.

It used to be that having a wife go out to work was a way to afford a
luxury like a colored TV or a trip to the seashore. Today it is
required that both parents work to afford the nesessities. Rugs were
pulled up, taken outside and beaten to clean them, today we have the
vacuum cleaner. Washing clothes used to take two or three days, today
we have washing machines and dryers. Ice would need to be delivered to
preseve food and shopping was done nearly every day, today we have
refregerators and freezers so shopping is a once a week chore.

We have all this labor saving technology, yet Americans work more
hours than they have ever. Most Americans do not take vacations and
when they do they tend to stay 'plugged in' to their job with laptops
and Blackberries. It used to be that buisnesses closed at 11pm and
nothing was open on Sundays, today it is 24/7 and you feel lucky if
you get Christmas and Thanksgiving off. When we have time off from
work and we are not trying to catch up on sleep, we watch TV with
hundreds of channels or blog the internet. There is no communication
we each other, just a flip of the finger on the freeway.

Americans have become slaves to consumerism. We save no money. We
work jobs with no personal satisafaction. Our jails are overflowing.
Our children run wild. Marriages are temporary. Abortions are common.
Half the children born are bastards. No one works their way up from
the bottom. If we are not rock stars it is because we are victims.
Every American is so deep in debt that they will labor for generations
to pay off their obligation.

So Paul, if you see a family eating in a restaurant realize it is a
sympton of a deeper problem. Yet, at least it is a family together.


   
Date: 19 Feb 2009 18:37:18
From: FL Turbo
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:16:06 -0800 (PST), BeaForoni
<BeaForoni@msn.com > wrote:

>On Feb 18, 11:45pm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net>
>wrote:
>> "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_pa...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>
>> news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
>>
>> > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>>
>> > BTW:
>> > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
>> > very strong money.
>> > Sounds crazy but it is true.
>>
>> Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. I wonder
>> how people still manage to eat out so often. I mean, when I was younger,
>> taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a week or even
>> a once a month thing. Now, people eat out all the time. For one thing,
>> women don't cook anymore. I don't mean that as a dig, I just mean that our
>> culture and habits have just changed so much. Anyway, how can people afford
>> to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times being so rough?
>> I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
>> busy. Am I off-base here?
>>
>> -PP
>
> Many families do not have the time to cook. A generation or two ago
>the wife stayed home and cooked meals. Today most families have both
>parents working, so a trip to a restaurant is often the only option
>when time is in short supply. A restaurant may also be the only time
>when every one can be at the same table. Years of this behavior has
>resulted in cooking becoming a lost art, very few people even know how
>to make an apple pie, let alone have the time to do so. We may have
>lost America's apple pie.
>


I find it hard to believe that time is the major consideration.
By the time that you spend in driving to the restaurant, giving your
order to the Waitron and then waiting for your meal to be delivered,
and then driving back home, you could have already eaten at home.

So what's the big deal about making apple pie?
Carve up a few apples, add a little sugar and seasoning, slop them
into a Pet Ritz shell, and slap them into the oven.

Of course, I'm biased.
I don't cook, but i've seen my wife do that (Gawd rest her soul) all
kinds of times.

And she even worked, too.
Imagine that.

> It used to be that having a wife go out to work was a way to afford a
>luxury like a colored TV or a trip to the seashore. Today it is
>required that both parents work to afford the nesessities. Rugs were
>pulled up, taken outside and beaten to clean them, today we have the
>vacuum cleaner. Washing clothes used to take two or three days, today
>we have washing machines and dryers. Ice would need to be delivered to
>preseve food and shopping was done nearly every day, today we have
>refregerators and freezers so shopping is a once a week chore.
>
Yeah.
All the more reason to cook at home.

> We have all this labor saving technology, yet Americans work more
>hours than they have ever. Most Americans do not take vacations and
>when they do they tend to stay 'plugged in' to their job with laptops
>and Blackberries. It used to be that buisnesses closed at 11pm and
>nothing was open on Sundays, today it is 24/7 and you feel lucky if
>you get Christmas and Thanksgiving off. When we have time off from
>work and we are not trying to catch up on sleep, we watch TV with
>hundreds of channels or blog the internet. There is no communication
>we each other, just a flip of the finger on the freeway.
>

I don't know what businesses you are talking about, but from my own
limited knowledge, I see people taking their vacations every chance
they get.

True, there are some people who don't take vacation time, but they are
the exception, not the rule.

Maybe they don't take it all 2 weeks at a time?
Personally, I quit taking 2 weeks at a time a long time ago.
It just made it too damn hard to get back into the routine after a
whole 2 weeks.

I've been taking them a week at a time.
It works much better for me.
YMMV

> Americans have become slaves to consumerism. We save no money. We
>work jobs with no personal satisafaction. Our jails are overflowing.
>Our children run wild. Marriages are temporary. Abortions are common.
>Half the children born are bastards. No one works their way up from
>the bottom. If we are not rock stars it is because we are victims.
>Every American is so deep in debt that they will labor for generations
>to pay off their obligation.
>
> So Paul, if you see a family eating in a restaurant realize it is a
>sympton of a deeper problem. Yet, at least it is a family together.

I can agree, except if they can't squelch a bunch of squalling little
brats, they should leave them at home.
Children should be seen and not heard.

I have passed some squalling little brats and just out of the blue
told them "Behave yourself"
It works wonders.
They shut up immediately.

Needless to say, I don't do that very often.
I could get arrested as a child molester.


    
Date: 21 Feb 2009 08:38:22
From: Raider Fan
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 6:37 PM, FL Turbo wrote:

>
> Maybe they don't take it all 2 weeks at a time?
> Personally, I quit taking 2 weeks at a time a long time ago.
> It just made it too damn hard to get back into the routine after a
> whole 2 weeks.
>
> I've been taking them a week at a time.
> It works much better for me.
> YMMV

I take mine a day or two at a time, and I frequently lose hours since I'm
capped. We accrue each pay day, and if we're maxed out we just don't get
any hours.

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here." -- JBK, 1/30/2009 10:16a

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 12:33:28
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
> So Paul, if you see a family eating in a restaurant realize it is a
> sympton of a deeper problem. Yet, at least it is a family together.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4siTwwGvHLQ&feature=related

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 14:31:57
From: Susan
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job

"BeaForoni" <BeaForoni@msn.com > wrote in message
news:971d4a74-f152-467d-bb0f-f1ac46ed6844@o40g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
On Feb 18, 11:45 pm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net >


> Many families do not have the time to cook.

I takes a LOT less time to cook a meal at home than to go out to eat.




  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 11:31:30
From: RussGeorgiev@aol.com
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
Funny you know so much about me, but have never met me. However, you
bend over, I don't. I don't have kids as poker is not a life to have a
family with.

You're so stupid, you think fish restock. Fish leave and never come
back, at least the human ones. They learn, something you don't seem to
do.







On Feb 19, 5:33=EF=BF=BDam, "RGP Loner" <aaaa...@webnntp.invalid > wrote:
> On Feb 19 2009 1:23 AM, RussGeorg...@aol.com wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Paul, I think you are off base here. Most of those going out to eat
> > are going to fast food restaurants, where the food is almost as cheap
> > as it is at home. I think the US has become the most OBESE country in
> > the world now, from this fast food. I'm close to 6'2" and never
> > weighed more than 190 until I reached 50 plus.
>
> > I think the big losers will be the popcorn and coke at the movies. The
> > great majority of movie goers are under 30. I have seen KFCs closing
> > down in prime areas, as well as Blockbuster Videos. Many of the
> > restaurants are feeling the pince. While I hope Obama succeeds for the
> > country, I think the middle class will soon be gone. Once the middle
> > class is gone, what happens?
>
> > The country is going to hell and people seem to have no pride in their
> > appearance nor work ethic. Theres no reason people should be so
> > overweight these days (young people the target) as we baby boomers had
> > no/little knowledge of good eating habits in our early days.
>
> Really, =EF=BF=BDgoing to shit, =EF=BF=BD because they have trouble livin=
g up to the
> standards of a druggie, poker cheat/
>
> really, =EF=BF=BDfamily's struggle, and dont raise kids right these d ays=
,
> comming from you ? =EF=BF=BD,.... a druggie poker cheat?
>
> Have you ever consdered this very important rule for families.
>
> It is very important to keep a 3 week supply of food , =EF=BF=BDMormons r=
ecommend
> a 4 week supply.
>
> Now the wife and I are stretched thin, lol , =EF=BF=BD but we easily have=
a month
> supply of food in the house for our four children. =EF=BF=BD Myself could=
go
> perhaps 3 months before I will reach my FIGHTING weight.... which i figur=
e
> will come just in the nick of time.
>
> If you want to know what went wrong with the game ....
>
> Check this essay .
>
> I wrote this to show the problem in the game.... The economic system....
>
> As an aside, =EF=BF=BDI would like to say that a big CEO , Magnanimously =
decided
> to fore go his 12 million dollar bonus today. =EF=BF=BD That is the probl=
em. =EF=BF=BDTell
> me which American Citizen can afford to give away ANY of their pay. =EF=
=BF=BD If
> you can afford to fore go, then you were cheating the people of this
> country. =EF=BF=BD What he needed to do , =EF=BF=BDwas accept the 12 mill=
, and give it to
> the hardest working 1200 employees of his company, =EF=BF=BD All of the j=
anitors
> and filers, and secetarys, and kitchen help.... =EF=BF=BD each one , =EF=
=BF=BD $10, 000.
> they WORKED FOR IT . =EF=BF=BD
>
> The game has been busted by the cheats on top. =EF=BF=BD They need to pay=
NOW.
> Most have lost thousands.( x 10) =EF=BF=BD(x 100 ) =EF=BF=BDNice start.
>
> I like poker....The economy is one big poker game.... =EF=BF=BDI know the=
re will
> always be smart players and cheats...
>
> BUT IF YOU CAN"T SEE A WAY TO GIVE RAKE BAKE TO THE LOSERS ....
>
> Then fuck all you money changers. =EF=BF=BDYou get the heart ache you des=
erve. =EF=BF=BD
>
> DRAGGED DOWN BY THE STONE.
>
> I remember a place where you could always find a game to fit your needs
> and along side it was another game that could easily get you on your way
> to the big game.
>
> That place is gone for now. =EF=BF=BDRumor has it won't be back any time =
soon,
> least not the way it was.
>
> You need fish to feed a shark, but the fish need to be fed also. =EF=BF=
=BD Too
> much money in the big boys hand has ruined the game for us all.
>
> You see, it is the fishermen and ultimately the diner that dictates the
> rules of the game. =EF=BF=BD And for too long now, =EF=BF=BD the game is =
being
> manipulated. =EF=BF=BDThe fix is in. =EF=BF=BDthe top 3% of the players a=
re controlling
> the games that exist to be played.. =EF=BF=BD The rake is too big, the bu=
y in is
> prohibitive, the payoffs are skewed.
>
> If we all want to play that great American money generating machine we
> here on RGP know as POKER.....
>
> Then we need to pay attention to how the game is being run.
>
> What is so wrong with helping the fish get back in the game.? =EF=BF=BDAs=
Players,
> =EF=BF=BDcan we not agree that money always flows upward, and that any mo=
ney
> donated to the fish is sure to find its way back to the top?
> In the mean time , the fish has gotten lucky or bought a hot dog, or just
> made life worth living because the fish didn't catch you for several buy
> ins out back near your car.
>
> It is time for the Diners to pay the fishermen more, =EF=BF=BDto bring ba=
ck the
> fish so the shark can have his day.
>
> Anything less is truly UN American.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > Was reading about life expectancy and health recently. The Asian diet
> > of fish and rice (besides other things) are the main reason the Asians
> > are far thinner than we are. Okinawa supposedly has almost no heart
> > disease or obesity. Life expectancy is higher than anywhere. Since our
> > Western Culture foods have penetrated Asian cultures, Asians now are
> > becoming obese in certain areas
>
> > On Feb 18, 11:45=EF=BF=BDpm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.ne=
t >
> > wrote:
> > > "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_pa...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> > >news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
>
> > > > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year=
?
>
> > > > BTW:
> > > > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is m=
aking
> > > > very strong money.
> > > > Sounds crazy but it is true.
>
> > > Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. =EF=
=BF=BDI
> wonder
> > > how people still manage to eat out so often. =EF=BF=BDI mean, when I =
was younger,
> > > taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a week o=
r even
> > > a once a month thing. =EF=BF=BDNow, people eat out all the time. =EF=
=BF=BDFor one
> thing,
> > > women don't cook anymore. =EF=BF=BDI don't mean that as a dig, I just=
mean that
> our
> > > culture and habits have just changed so much. =EF=BF=BDAnyway, how ca=
n people
> afford
> > > to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times being so rou=
gh?
> > > I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are sti=
ll
> > > busy. =EF=BF=BDAm I off-base here?
>
> > > -PP
>
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Date: 19 Feb 2009 11:27:14
From: RussGeorgiev@aol.com
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
I never looked at prices in grocery stores before. I also ate out most
of my life. However, now I have four cats. They like Fancy feast, but
demand fresh cat litter. Cat litter in stores can cost more than $10
for a 25lb bag. At Walmart, I get these bags for under $3.00. Plus,
Fancy Feast is almost half the price. I buy by the month. Walmart
turned a profit this year, but I see major west coast chains shutting
stores down. One can't help but notice the price differences.

If people were smart, they'd have freezers and buy things that go on
sale and store them. I have a hunch most people are in for a shock in
the near future, as I don't think a change is coming , at least in the
near future.





On Feb 19, 12:36=EF=BF=BDam, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net >
wrote:
> <RussGeorg...@aol.com> wrote in message
>
> news:7768c6e0-6da9-436d-8cc4-04ec86a738f4@k8g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
> Paul, I think you are off base here. Most of those going out to eat
> are going to fast food restaurants, where the food is almost as cheap
> as it is at home. I think the US has become the most OBESE country in
> the world now, from this fast food. I'm close to 6'2" and never
> weighed more than 190 until I reached 50 plus.
>
> I think the big losers will be the popcorn and coke at the movies. The
> great majority of movie goers are under 30. I have seen KFCs closing
> down in prime areas, as well as Blockbuster Videos. Many of the
> restaurants are feeling the pince. While I hope Obama succeeds for the
> country, I think the middle class will soon be gone. Once the middle
> class is gone, what happens?
>
> The country is going to hell and people seem to have no pride in their
> appearance nor work ethic. Theres no reason people should be so
> overweight these days (young people the target) as we baby boomers had
> no/little knowledge of good eating habits in our early days.
>
> Was reading about life expectancy and health recently. The Asian diet
> of fish and rice (besides other things) are the main reason the Asians
> are far thinner than we are. Okinawa supposedly has almost no heart
> disease or obesity. Life expectancy is higher than anywhere. Since our
> Western Culture foods have penetrated Asian cultures, Asians now are
> becoming obese in certain areas
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------=
-
>
> I can't disagree with any of that, Russ. =EF=BF=BDBut I just asked about =
the
> restaurants, I wasn't making a statement, because I really don't know. =
=EF=BF=BDI
> haven't paid close attention. =EF=BF=BDI would think, though, that superm=
arkets
> would be picking up a little bit. =EF=BF=BDI dunno. =EF=BF=BDGuess I'm wr=
ong on that.
>
> -PP



  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 08:10:57
From: Wayne Vinson
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
> Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. I wonder
> how people still manage to eat out so often. I mean, when I was younger,
> taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a week or even
> a once a month thing. Now, people eat out all the time. For one thing,
> women don't cook anymore. I don't mean that as a dig, I just mean that our
> culture and habits have just changed so much. Anyway, how can people afford
> to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times being so rough?
> I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
> busy. Am I off-base here?
>
> -PP

I think the answer is that times are rough in a short term sense but not a
long term sense. Despite the predictable efforts to compare this economy
to the 30's, the numbers just don't support it.

I've noticed some minor changes - there's more discussion of "home
economy" related issues like food costs at work compared to any time I was
around for.

Wayne Vinson
http://cardsharp.org/
Wayne (dot) Vinson (at) gmail (dot) com

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 15:35:40
From: Beldin the Sorcerer
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job

"Paul Popinjay" <paulpopinjay@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:V68nl.14159$as4.4392@nlpi069.nbdc.sbc.com...
> "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
>> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>>
>> BTW:
>> I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
>> very strong money.
>> Sounds crazy but it is true.
>>
>
> Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. I
> wonder how people still manage to eat out so often. I mean, when I was
> younger, taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a
> week or even a once a month thing. Now, people eat out all the time. For
> one thing, women don't cook anymore. I don't mean that as a dig, I just
> mean that our culture and habits have just changed so much. Anyway, how
> can people afford to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times
> being so rough?

Dollar menus. All you can eat chinese for 6.99 including drink.

Value deals.



> I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
> busy. Am I off-base here?
Most are off somewhat. McDonald's is up, and raised their prices a little.
Double cheeseburger up 19%




   
Date: 19 Feb 2009 08:05:02
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 9:35 AM, Beldin the Sorcerer wrote:

> "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopinjay@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:V68nl.14159$as4.4392@nlpi069.nbdc.sbc.com...
> > "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
> >> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
> >>
> >> BTW:
> >> I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> >> very strong money.
> >> Sounds crazy but it is true.
> >>
> >
> > Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. I
> > wonder how people still manage to eat out so often. I mean, when I was
> > younger, taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a
> > week or even a once a month thing. Now, people eat out all the time. For
> > one thing, women don't cook anymore. I don't mean that as a dig, I just
> > mean that our culture and habits have just changed so much. Anyway, how
> > can people afford to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times
> > being so rough?
>
> Dollar menus. All you can eat chinese for 6.99 including drink.
>
> Value deals.

And some said you were "unrefined"
>
>
>
> > I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
> > busy. Am I off-base here?
> Most are off somewhat. McDonald's is up, and raised their prices a little.
> Double cheeseburger up 19%


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Date: 19 Feb 2009 16:17:19
From: Beldin the Sorcerer
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job

"FangBanger" <a29bed1@webnntp.invalid > wrote in message
news:eic076xh8e.ln2@recgroups.com...
> On Feb 19 2009 9:35 AM, Beldin the Sorcerer wrote:
>
>> "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopinjay@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>> news:V68nl.14159$as4.4392@nlpi069.nbdc.sbc.com...
>> > "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> > news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
>> >> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>> >>
>> >> BTW:
>> >> I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is
>> >> making
>> >> very strong money.
>> >> Sounds crazy but it is true.
>> >>
>> >
>> > Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. I
>> > wonder how people still manage to eat out so often. I mean, when I was
>> > younger, taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a
>> > week or even a once a month thing. Now, people eat out all the time.
>> > For
>> > one thing, women don't cook anymore. I don't mean that as a dig, I
>> > just
>> > mean that our culture and habits have just changed so much. Anyway,
>> > how
>> > can people afford to not return to the habit of cooking at home with
>> > times
>> > being so rough?
>>
>> Dollar menus. All you can eat chinese for 6.99 including drink.
>>
>> Value deals.
>
> And some said you were "unrefined"
I've taken her for Alaskan King Crab and Prime Rib, too.

We're discussing possible cheap eats.




     
Date: 19 Feb 2009 11:15:07
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 10:17 AM, Beldin the Sorcerer wrote:

> "FangBanger" <a29bed1@webnntp.invalid> wrote in message
> news:eic076xh8e.ln2@recgroups.com...
> > On Feb 19 2009 9:35 AM, Beldin the Sorcerer wrote:
> >
> >> "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopinjay@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> >> news:V68nl.14159$as4.4392@nlpi069.nbdc.sbc.com...
> >> > "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
> >> >> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
> >> >>
> >> >> BTW:
> >> >> I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is
> >> >> making
> >> >> very strong money.
> >> >> Sounds crazy but it is true.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. I
> >> > wonder how people still manage to eat out so often. I mean, when I was
> >> > younger, taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a
> >> > week or even a once a month thing. Now, people eat out all the time.
> >> > For
> >> > one thing, women don't cook anymore. I don't mean that as a dig, I
> >> > just
> >> > mean that our culture and habits have just changed so much. Anyway,
> >> > how
> >> > can people afford to not return to the habit of cooking at home with
> >> > times
> >> > being so rough?
> >>
> >> Dollar menus. All you can eat chinese for 6.99 including drink.
> >>
> >> Value deals.
> >
> > And some said you were "unrefined"
> I've taken her for Alaskan King Crab and Prime Rib, too.
>
> We're discussing possible cheap eats.

jus goofin around .. couldnt resist


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Date: 19 Feb 2009 08:42:49
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
"Beldin the Sorcerer" <beldinyyz@verizon.net > wrote in message
news:jCfnl.413$Ez6.385@nwrddc02.gnilink.net...
>
> "FangBanger" <a29bed1@webnntp.invalid> wrote in message

>> And some said you were "unrefined"

> I've taken her for Alaskan King Crab and Prime Rib, too.
>

Oh gosh, we're all so impressed, Beldin.


> We're discussing possible cheap eats.

I wasn't. You're the one who brought up McDonalds, you fucking hick.




      
Date: 21 Feb 2009 14:13:54
From: Beldin the Sorcerer
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job

"Paul Popinjay" <paulpopinjay@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:_3gnl.11020$pr6.6846@flpi149.ffdc.sbc.com...
> "Beldin the Sorcerer" <beldinyyz@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:jCfnl.413$Ez6.385@nwrddc02.gnilink.net...
>>
>> "FangBanger" <a29bed1@webnntp.invalid> wrote in message
>
>>> And some said you were "unrefined"
>
>> I've taken her for Alaskan King Crab and Prime Rib, too.
>>
>
> Oh gosh, we're all so impressed, Beldin.
Paul, Denny's impresses you.
>
>
>> We're discussing possible cheap eats.
>
> I wasn't. You're the one who brought up McDonalds, you fucking hick.
Shithead, you were questioning how people afford to go out.

They go out cheaper, Willie.

>
>




       
Date: 21 Feb 2009 09:31:43
From: FL Turbo
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 14:13:54 GMT, "Beldin the Sorcerer"
<beldinyyz@verizon.net > wrote:

>
>"Paul Popinjay" <paulpopinjay@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>news:_3gnl.11020$pr6.6846@flpi149.ffdc.sbc.com...
>> "Beldin the Sorcerer" <beldinyyz@verizon.net> wrote in message
>> news:jCfnl.413$Ez6.385@nwrddc02.gnilink.net...
>>>
>>> "FangBanger" <a29bed1@webnntp.invalid> wrote in message
>>
>>>> And some said you were "unrefined"
>>
>>> I've taken her for Alaskan King Crab and Prime Rib, too.
>>>
>>
>> Oh gosh, we're all so impressed, Beldin.
>Paul, Denny's impresses you.
>>
>>
>>> We're discussing possible cheap eats.
>>
>> I wasn't. You're the one who brought up McDonalds, you fucking hick.
>Shithead, you were questioning how people afford to go out.
>
>They go out cheaper, Willie.
>

How can you get any cheaper eating out, than McDonalds, Burger King,
Taco Bell, or Wendy's Dollar Menus?

Dumpster Diving is the only thing I can think of cheaper than that.

"Come on, Kids. We're going out to eat. The dumpster behind the
grocery store."

Eeeeew.


  
Date: 19 Feb 2009 07:08:47
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
> Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. I wonder
> how people still manage to eat out so often. I mean, when I was younger,
> taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a week or even
> a once a month thing. Now, people eat out all the time. For one thing,
> women don't cook anymore. I don't mean that as a dig, I just mean that our
> culture and habits have just changed so much. Anyway, how can people afford
> to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times being so rough?
> I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
> busy. Am I off-base here?
>
> -PP

We eat out all the time PeePee! But we both also cook ALL the time.
Sometimes she cooks, sometimes I cook, but we ALWAYS eat out. HTF can
THAT be? BTW we only eat 'fast food' when we are drunk and it is 3:00am.
It has been a couple months easy since I had 'fast food' Just thinking
about it.......GROSS!

We like Chilis, a good Mexican place, a good Arabic place or a good Tai
place.

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 08:04:06
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 9:08 AM, John_Brian_K wrote:

> > Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. I
wonder
> > how people still manage to eat out so often. I mean, when I was younger,
> > taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a week or
even
> > a once a month thing. Now, people eat out all the time. For one thing,
> > women don't cook anymore. I don't mean that as a dig, I just mean that
our
> > culture and habits have just changed so much. Anyway, how can people
afford
> > to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times being so rough?
> > I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
> > busy. Am I off-base here?
> >
> > -PP
>
> We eat out all the time PeePee! But we both also cook ALL the time.
> Sometimes she cooks, sometimes I cook, but we ALWAYS eat out. HTF can
> THAT be? BTW we only eat 'fast food' when we are drunk and it is 3:00am.
> It has been a couple months easy since I had 'fast food' Just thinking
> about it.......GROSS!

So.. not only are you stupid enough to drive 18 mph over the limit in the
wrong lane , during posted black ice alerts , but you also drive drunk .

What could go wrong ?
>
> We like Chilis, a good Mexican place, a good Arabic place or a good Tai
> place.
>
> ==========================================
> You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious,
> nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
> ==============================
> 47.5% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
> JBK


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Date: 19 Feb 2009 08:15:54
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
> So.. not only are you stupid enough to drive 18 mph over the limit in the
> wrong lane , during posted black ice alerts , but you also drive drunk .

The left lane is the 'fast lane' doggy. Going 18 over is what that lane
is for. I am sure it has been awhile since you drove so I forgive you
this indiscretion.

> What could go wrong ?

We take Taxi's home from the bar if we are out late and drinking. Thanks
for your concern though. I feel warm and fuzzy inside....oh wait I have
to go to the bathroom I think that explains it.

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 11:13:13
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 10:15 AM, John_Brian_K wrote:

> > So.. not only are you stupid enough to drive 18 mph over the limit in the
> > wrong lane , during posted black ice alerts , but you also drive drunk .
>
> The left lane is the 'fast lane' doggy. Going 18 over is what that lane
> is for. I am sure it has been awhile since you drove so I forgive you
> this indiscretion.

ONCE AGAIN .. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY WRONG .. There is absolutely no lane
provided for going 18 mph over the speed limit .. we all do it , but the
lane is for people going faster than others , yet still obeying the law. I
willnever undestand why you open yourself up with these kinds of ignorant
remarks !!
>
> > What could go wrong ?
>
> We take Taxi's home from the bar if we are out late and drinking. Thanks
> for your concern though. I feel warm and fuzzy inside....oh wait I have
> to go to the bathroom I think that explains it.

People always bring up taxis when they are caught with their pants down .
That is pure bullshit and we all know it . What else would you say ?

>
> ==========================================
> You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious,
> nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
> ==============================
> 47.5% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
> JBK


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Date: 19 Feb 2009 11:55:34
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
> ONCE AGAIN .. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY WRONG .. There is absolutely no lane
> provided for going 18 mph over the speed limit .. we all do it , but the
> lane is for people going faster than others , yet still obeying the law. I
> why you open yourself up with these kinds of ignorant
> remarks !!

LOL

Hey doggy let me ask you a question. When you play poker do you raise in
LP with ?

> People always bring up taxis when they are caught with their pants down .
> That is pure bullshit and we all know it . What else would you say ?

I got the number on the speed dial buddy. I if the people you know are
degenerate drunk drivers, but just like the paying taxes thread; you are
dead wrong!

Oh yeah and let me help you out here buddy. When you are trying to call
other people ignorant, it may help to proof read your post on the subject.
DUMBASS!

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 00:23:35
From: RussGeorgiev@aol.com
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
Paul, I think you are off base here. Most of those going out to eat
are going to fast food restaurants, where the food is almost as cheap
as it is at home. I think the US has become the most OBESE country in
the world now, from this fast food. I'm close to 6'2" and never
weighed more than 190 until I reached 50 plus.

I think the big losers will be the popcorn and coke at the movies. The
great majority of movie goers are under 30. I have seen KFCs closing
down in prime areas, as well as Blockbuster Videos. Many of the
restaurants are feeling the pince. While I hope Obama succeeds for the
country, I think the middle class will soon be gone. Once the middle
class is gone, what happens?

The country is going to hell and people seem to have no pride in their
appearance nor work ethic. Theres no reason people should be so
overweight these days (young people the target) as we baby boomers had
no/little knowledge of good eating habits in our early days.

Was reading about life expectancy and health recently. The Asian diet
of fish and rice (besides other things) are the main reason the Asians
are far thinner than we are. Okinawa supposedly has almost no heart
disease or obesity. Life expectancy is higher than anywhere. Since our
Western Culture foods have penetrated Asian cultures, Asians now are
becoming obese in certain areas




On Feb 18, 11:45=EF=BF=BDpm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net >
wrote:
> "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_pa...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
>
> > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>
> > BTW:
> > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is makin=
g
> > very strong money.
> > Sounds crazy but it is true.
>
> Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. =EF=BF=
=BDI wonder
> how people still manage to eat out so often. =EF=BF=BDI mean, when I was =
younger,
> taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a week or ev=
en
> a once a month thing. =EF=BF=BDNow, people eat out all the time. =EF=BF=
=BDFor one thing,
> women don't cook anymore. =EF=BF=BDI don't mean that as a dig, I just mea=
n that our
> culture and habits have just changed so much. =EF=BF=BDAnyway, how can pe=
ople afford
> to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times being so rough?
> I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
> busy. =EF=BF=BDAm I off-base here?
>
> -PP



   
Date: 19 Feb 2009 05:33:19
From: RGP Loner
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 1:23 AM, RussGeorgiev@aol.com wrote:

> Paul, I think you are off base here. Most of those going out to eat
> are going to fast food restaurants, where the food is almost as cheap
> as it is at home. I think the US has become the most OBESE country in
> the world now, from this fast food. I'm close to 6'2" and never
> weighed more than 190 until I reached 50 plus.
>
> I think the big losers will be the popcorn and coke at the movies. The
> great majority of movie goers are under 30. I have seen KFCs closing
> down in prime areas, as well as Blockbuster Videos. Many of the
> restaurants are feeling the pince. While I hope Obama succeeds for the
> country, I think the middle class will soon be gone. Once the middle
> class is gone, what happens?
>
> The country is going to hell and people seem to have no pride in their
> appearance nor work ethic. Theres no reason people should be so
> overweight these days (young people the target) as we baby boomers had
> no/little knowledge of good eating habits in our early days.



Really, going to shit, because they have trouble living up to the
standards of a druggie, poker cheat/


really, family's struggle, and dont raise kids right these d ays,
comming from you ? ,.... a druggie poker cheat?


Have you ever consdered this very important rule for families.


It is very important to keep a 3 week supply of food , Mormons recommend
a 4 week supply.

Now the wife and I are stretched thin, lol , but we easily have a month
supply of food in the house for our four children. Myself could go
perhaps 3 months before I will reach my FIGHTING weight.... which i figure
will come just in the nick of time.


If you want to know what went wrong with the game ....



Check this essay .





I wrote this to show the problem in the game.... The economic system....



As an aside, I would like to say that a big CEO , Magnanimously decided
to fore go his 12 million dollar bonus today. That is the problem. Tell
me which American Citizen can afford to give away ANY of their pay. If
you can afford to fore go, then you were cheating the people of this
country. What he needed to do , was accept the 12 mill, and give it to
the hardest working 1200 employees of his company, All of the janitors
and filers, and secetarys, and kitchen help.... each one , $10, 000.
they WORKED FOR IT .



The game has been busted by the cheats on top. They need to pay NOW.
Most have lost thousands.( x 10) (x 100 ) Nice start.

I like poker....The economy is one big poker game.... I know there will
always be smart players and cheats...


BUT IF YOU CAN"T SEE A WAY TO GIVE RAKE BAKE TO THE LOSERS ....


Then fuck all you money changers. You get the heart ache you deserve.

DRAGGED DOWN BY THE STONE.




I remember a place where you could always find a game to fit your needs
and along side it was another game that could easily get you on your way
to the big game.


That place is gone for now. Rumor has it won't be back any time soon,
least not the way it was.

You need fish to feed a shark, but the fish need to be fed also. Too
much money in the big boys hand has ruined the game for us all.

You see, it is the fishermen and ultimately the diner that dictates the
rules of the game. And for too long now, the game is being
manipulated. The fix is in. the top 3% of the players are controlling
the games that exist to be played.. The rake is too big, the buy in is
prohibitive, the payoffs are skewed.

If we all want to play that great American money generating machine we
here on RGP know as POKER.....

Then we need to pay attention to how the game is being run.

What is so wrong with helping the fish get back in the game.? As Players,
can we not agree that money always flows upward, and that any money
donated to the fish is sure to find its way back to the top?
In the mean time , the fish has gotten lucky or bought a hot dog, or just
made life worth living because the fish didn't catch you for several buy
ins out back near your car.


It is time for the Diners to pay the fishermen more, to bring back the
fish so the shark can have his day.

Anything less is truly UN American.









> Was reading about life expectancy and health recently. The Asian diet
> of fish and rice (besides other things) are the main reason the Asians
> are far thinner than we are. Okinawa supposedly has almost no heart
> disease or obesity. Life expectancy is higher than anywhere. Since our
> Western Culture foods have penetrated Asian cultures, Asians now are
> becoming obese in certain areas
>
>
>
>
> On Feb 18, 11:45�pm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
> > "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_pa...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >
> > news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
> >
> > > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
> >
> > > BTW:
> > > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> > > very strong money.
> > > Sounds crazy but it is true.
> >
> > Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. �I
wonder
> > how people still manage to eat out so often. �I mean, when I was younger,
> > taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a week or even
> > a once a month thing. �Now, people eat out all the time. �For one
thing,
> > women don't cook anymore. �I don't mean that as a dig, I just mean that
our
> > culture and habits have just changed so much. �Anyway, how can people
afford
> > to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times being so rough?
> > I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
> > busy. �Am I off-base here?
> >
> > -PP

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 05:52:29
From: RGP Loner
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19 2009 6:33 AM, RGP Loner wrote:

> On Feb 19 2009 1:23 AM, RussGeorgiev@aol.com wrote:
>
> > Paul, I think you are off base here. Most of those going out to eat
> > are going to fast food restaurants, where the food is almost as cheap
> > as it is at home. I think the US has become the most OBESE country in
> > the world now, from this fast food. I'm close to 6'2" and never
> > weighed more than 190 until I reached 50 plus.
> >
> > I think the big losers will be the popcorn and coke at the movies. The
> > great majority of movie goers are under 30. I have seen KFCs closing
> > down in prime areas, as well as Blockbuster Videos. Many of the
> > restaurants are feeling the pince. While I hope Obama succeeds for the
> > country, I think the middle class will soon be gone. Once the middle
> > class is gone, what happens?
> >
> > The country is going to hell and people seem to have no pride in their
> > appearance nor work ethic. Theres no reason people should be so
> > overweight these days (young people the target) as we baby boomers had
> > no/little knowledge of good eating habits in our early days.
>
>
>
> Really, going to shit, because they have trouble living up to the
> standards of a druggie, poker cheat/
>
>
> really, family's struggle, and dont raise kids right these d ays,
> coming from you ? ,.... a druggie poker cheat?
>
>
> Have you ever considered this very important rule for families.
>
>
> It is very important to keep a 3 week supply of food , Mormons recommend
> a 4 week supply.
>
> Now the wife and I are stretched thin, LOL , but we easily have a month
> supply of food in the house for our four children. Myself could go
> perhaps 3 months before I will reach my FIGHTING weight.... which i figure
> will come just in the nick of time.
>
>
> If you want to know what went wrong with the game ....
>
>
>
> Check this essay .
>
>
>
>
>
> I wrote this to show the problem in the game.... The economic system....
>
>
>
> As an aside, I would like to say that a big CEO , Magnanimously decided
> to fore go his 12 million dollar bonus today. That is the problem. Tell
> me which American Citizen can afford to give away ANY of their pay. If
> you can afford to fore go, then you were cheating the people of this
> country. What he needed to do , was accept the 12 mill, and give it to
> the hardest working 1200 employees of his company, All of the janitors
> and filers, and secretary's, and kitchen help.... each one , $10, 000.
> they WORKED FOR IT .
>
>
>
> The game has been busted by the cheats on top. They need to pay NOW.
> Most have lost thousands.( x 10) (x 100 ) Nice start.
>
> I like poker....The economy is one big poker game.... I know there will
> always be smart players and cheats...
>
>
> BUT IF YOU CAN"T SEE A WAY TO GIVE RAKE BAKE TO THE LOSERS ....
>
>
> Then fuck all you money changers. You get the heart ache you deserve.
>
> DRAGGED DOWN BY THE STONE.
>
>
>
>
> I remember a place where you could always find a game to fit your needs
> and along side it was another game that could easily get you on your way
> to the big game.
>
>
> That place is gone for now. Rumor has it won't be back any time soon,
> least not the way it was.
>
> You need fish to feed a shark, but the fish need to be fed also. Too
> much money in the big boys hand has ruined the game for us all.
>
> You see, it is the fishermen and ultimately the diner that dictates the
> rules of the game. And for too long now, the game is being
> manipulated. The fix is in. the top 3% of the players are controlling
> the games that exist to be played.. The rake is too big, the buy in is
> prohibitive, the payoffs are skewed.
>
> If we all want to play that great American money generating machine we
> here on RGP know as POKER.....
>
> Then we need to pay attention to how the game is being run.
>
> What is so wrong with helping the fish get back in the game.? As Players,
> can we not agree that money always flows upward, and that any money
> donated to the fish is sure to find its way back to the top?
> In the mean time , the fish has gotten lucky or bought a hot dog, or just
> made life worth living because the fish didn't catch you for several buy
> ins out back near your car.
>
>
> It is time for the Diners to pay the fishermen more, to bring back the
> fish so the shark can have his day.
>
> Anything less is truly UN American.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > Was reading about life expectancy and health recently. The Asian diet
> > of fish and rice (besides other things) are the main reason the Asians
> > are far thinner than we are. Okinawa supposedly has almost no heart
> > disease or obesity. Life expectancy is higher than anywhere. Since our
> > Western Culture foods have penetrated

Asian cultures, Asians now are
> > becoming obese in certain areas

only in the places worth living .

Why is it so important to live long? I would gladly live 60 years in
America, than 80 years in Asia. Especially if I was expected to live
those 80 years in hill or dale , sans electricity and indoor plumbing.
What a tool you have grown to be .




>
> >
> > On Feb 18, 11:45�pm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net>
> > wrote:
> > > "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_pa...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > >
> > > news:l2fv66xobv.ln2@recgroups.com...
> > >
> > > > What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
> > >
> > > > BTW:
> > > > I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is
making
> > > > very strong money.
> > > > Sounds crazy but it is true.
> > >
> > > Y'know, your mentioning hot dogs just made me think of something. �I
> wonder
> > > how people still manage to eat out so often. �I mean, when I was
younger,
> > > taking the family out to a restaurant might have been a once a week or
even
> > > a once a month thing. �Now, people eat out all the time. �For one
> thing,
> > > women don't cook anymore. �I don't mean that as a dig, I just mean that
> our
> > > culture and habits have just changed so much. �Anyway, how can people
> afford
> > > to not return to the habit of cooking at home with times being so rough?
> > > I'm surprised to see that it looks to me like the restaurants are still
> > > busy. �Am I off-base here?
> > >
> > > -PP

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Date: 19 Feb 2009 00:36:06
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
<RussGeorgiev@aol.com > wrote in message
news:7768c6e0-6da9-436d-8cc4-04ec86a738f4@k8g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
Paul, I think you are off base here. Most of those going out to eat
are going to fast food restaurants, where the food is almost as cheap
as it is at home. I think the US has become the most OBESE country in
the world now, from this fast food. I'm close to 6'2" and never
weighed more than 190 until I reached 50 plus.

I think the big losers will be the popcorn and coke at the movies. The
great majority of movie goers are under 30. I have seen KFCs closing
down in prime areas, as well as Blockbuster Videos. Many of the
restaurants are feeling the pince. While I hope Obama succeeds for the
country, I think the middle class will soon be gone. Once the middle
class is gone, what happens?

The country is going to hell and people seem to have no pride in their
appearance nor work ethic. Theres no reason people should be so
overweight these days (young people the target) as we baby boomers had
no/little knowledge of good eating habits in our early days.

Was reading about life expectancy and health recently. The Asian diet
of fish and rice (besides other things) are the main reason the Asians
are far thinner than we are. Okinawa supposedly has almost no heart
disease or obesity. Life expectancy is higher than anywhere. Since our
Western Culture foods have penetrated Asian cultures, Asians now are
becoming obese in certain areas

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

I can't disagree with any of that, Russ. But I just asked about the
restaurants, I wasn't making a statement, because I really don't know. I
haven't paid close attention. I would think, though, that supermarkets
would be picking up a little bit. I dunno. Guess I'm wrong on that.

-PP






    
Date: 19 Feb 2009 15:30:21
From: Beldin the Sorcerer
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job

"Paul Popinjay" <paulpopinjay@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:DP8nl.2243$Lr6.1483@flpi143.ffdc.sbc.com...
> I can't disagree with any of that, Russ. But I just asked about the
> restaurants, I wasn't making a statement, because I really don't know. I
> haven't paid close attention. I would think, though, that supermarkets
> would be picking up a little bit. I dunno. Guess I'm wrong on that.
>
Some are, some aren't.
Those in wealthier communities are, as restraunts fall off some.
The prepared food departments tend to fall off a little there, though.

Those markets trading on low price see a lower sale per customer, but may
get some more traffic from those who used to shop more expensive places.


> -PP
>
>
>
>




 
Date: 18 Feb 2009 23:41:18
From: RussGeorgiev@aol.com
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
Arlo, pink is not my color. MORONPHY likes pink, from what I've heard.
It's second hand.




On Feb 18, 11:41=EF=BF=BDpm, "Arlo-Payne" <arlo_pa...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> What do you think the odds are of you getting a pink slip this year?
>
> BTW:
> I know an American selling hotdogs off a cart in mexico and he is making
> very strong money.
> Sounds crazy but it is true.
>
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Date: 19 Feb 2009 06:02:35
From: Dave the Clueless
Subject: Re: Question for those that have a job
On Feb 19, 2:41=A0am, "RussGeorg...@aol.com" <RussGeorg...@aol.com >
wrote:
> Arlo, pink is not my color. MORONPHY likes pink, from what I've heard.
> It's second hand.
>
And this is a bad thing? You prefer the cock? I'll bet his wife is
glad he likes pink, but that's just me...