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Comment Re: And we care because...why? (Score 1) 270

Hey, lets do what we've done to men in the basic education areas.

We've tilted the system so much, that now, a major majority of college students are now women...we've swung the pendulum so far, that now, it is men that are in danger of not being fairly represented in the upper education system students and grads, it will follow that men will soon likely be left behind in the IT and other tech fields.

While boosting women, it seems that we've also been hurting young men's chances at these fields they used to flourish in.

More and more of our young men are now being forgotten as important too. The idea of Political Correctness and the pushing of women in areas of education have not just promoted women, but they have seemingly actively gone to push men's numbers down in these ranks.

Comment Re:No hyperbole? (Score 1) 73

Certainly would promote responsible speech (or at least greater caution)

Are you seriously thinking that THAT is something we need?

Right now, people are getting too scared to say much of anything which is the direct opposite of what we need.

We need lots of speech, we need more speech that you and others may disagree with....

If we keep getting fearful or overthinking what we say...eventually nothing useful gets said anymore.

"Responsible" speech...WTF is that anyway?

Comment Re:Stewardess, I Speak Jive (Score 1) 73

LOL....

And the thing that made it even funnier, the old lady that said "Hey, I speak jive"..was the lady that played June Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver, about the whitest lady you could find at the time!!

Ah...man, I bet in today's ultra PC society, you'd never get a movie like Airplane made again.

There's lots of great movies that likely could not be made today. I don't think Fast Times at Ridgemont High could get made today since it portrayed underage teen sex....

Comment Re: Sounds like (Score 3, Informative) 99

And as an old acquaintance of men did, he gave his wife controlling interest of his company so that he could bid as a minority owned business. Coupled with his political connections - it's good to donate to polÃftical candidates - he's doing quite well.

Yep, that's how it works.

Basically, "Two White Guys, Inc" will not be even considered for a federal govt contract, and really most state and local ones either.

So, what you do is partner with (and giving 51%) an established minority owned company (if it is a female minority owner, you have hit the jackpot)...or you do like you suggested and make your own company in your wife's name...you'd just better trust her.

But anyway, you submit as a female/minority owned contractor, and with the larger contracts you are basically just the front end for a larger company that wouldn't qualify, like Lockheed or that level....and apply for the contract.

Once the contract is awarded, you usually go through a couple of cycles of the losers suing to block it and the govt has to review its proceedings, etc...and finally it gets awarded....lather, rinse repeat.

And there you have it..that is how things are done in the Fed Govt. contracting world.

Comment Re:For starters... (Score 1) 829

The reason you will still work with ridiculously wealthy is because if you don't work you'll soon get bored, or start to feel like a worthless leech only taking from society, but not giving anything back.

AGain...nope, I have plenty of hobbies and interests, and would not get bored.

And as for society...what do I have to "give back"? I don't feel I owe "society" anything really, I'm in the game for ME. You come into this world alone, you have a short period of time here...you gotta enjoy it.

Sure I love my family and my friends, but when it comes down to it, where rubber meets the road, it is all about me, the individual and what makes my short time on earth here special and fun.

I don't owe anyone anything. I don't mind giving, but I don't feel obligated to give anything back to anyone.

Comment Re:For starters... (Score 1) 829

You can't hit the gym daily for 1-2 hours with a job? Tons of people do.. ok, it's the bottom end of your scale, but I do an hour a day (walking on a treadmill, watching TV on an iPad).

I try, but often, things get in the way....that and the job is not always close to where the gym is.

And it is rushed, if having to do the gym early in the morning before work, and a PITA if you have to go in the afternoons (4-5pm) when the gym is full, and traffic is a PITA getting there.

So, yes, much easier to do it as your pace, at your times if you don't have to force it into an already crowded schedule with a work day.

Comment Re:For starters... (Score 1) 829

How about entertaining yourself, travel, have fun..party with (old established) friends....

I don't understand, do that many people out there NOT have at least a thousand and one things they'd rather be doing on a work day? No hobbies, outside interests?

I mean, hell...the ONLY reason I work, is to earn enough $$$$ to support my lifestyle. If I didn't have to earn the money, I'd certainly not be working...and I"d have a blast till I died.

Comment Re:For starters... (Score 4, Interesting) 829

I guess if I were to get overnight wealthy, it would have to be the lottery, Powerball or something.

What would I do?

Well, I'd leave work so fast the door wouldn't come within a mile of my ass hitting it on the way out. While I *might* stay long enough to be a nice guy, maybe give the passwords to someone, I'm outta there.

People that say they'd keep working, not me. I don't understand that, I have PLENTY of things I like to do that can keep my occupied for the rest of my life.

I"d likely but a nicer house here in New Orleans...one in maybe Denver, CO to go when too hot here, and maybe one in Key West or somewhere near a beach when I felt in that mood.

Married? Hell no....why get married when you can now be free to chase pussy 24/7...or if nothing else, do the sugardaddy.com thing...cute, good looking girls, and you get to upgrade models at will without having to risk losing half your shit you own.

But more seriously, the world is your oyster if you are that rich. Travel, see things..hell, you can see and do a lot without ever leaving the US.

I have plenty of friends around the US, so, I don't really need more. I'd take care of them and their families (the ones that are married)...and well, just have fun.

I have never understood the lottery winners who'd just keep working. I've got a ton of stuff I'd rather be doing at any point in the day.

Heck, on some long times in between contracts, one time was 7mos...I'd wake up about 8-9am, go walk the dog...maybe jump on my motorcycle and hit the gym daily for 1-2 hours. Home for lunch, then maybe back on the motorcycle (summer/early fall) and go check out a new art museum or something here in NOLA...and maybe catch a fest or meet friends of mine getting off work at a bar for a few about 4pm....come home...lather, rinse, repeat.

Personally I never got tired of that easy life..and hey, if I was rich and got bored, I could always travel somewhere and vacation from that!!!

Yep, I'm sorry, I dunno how someone could be rich and miserable.

If it is so bad, gimme the money and let me take a swing at that type of life. I assure you, I'll have no problems.

Comment Re: "There are no comments." (Score 2, Insightful) 389

So..here we go with Obama and the PC folks, basically needing to re-write history again. No more old symbols, if it is something a white guy did, gotta take that down, etc.

Geez...why are we needing to tear down everything old or rename it in the name of political correctness or whatever. Let things be and build from there, eh?

Comment Re:There's an easy solution to this problem. (Score 2) 214

I'm frankly NOT longing for AV's.

I personally LIKE driving my vehicles....the autonomy and freedom it gives me....and well, I've never in my (getting longer) life owned a car with more than two functional seats, always sports/performance cars.

Every day when I sit in it, fire up the engine and crank up the stereo...even a trip down the street to the grocery store is an adventure and a pleasure.

I feel sorry for folks who think a car is nothing but a means to get from point A to point B.

Life is short...it should be enjoyed.

And personally, I like it when I'm getting from point A to point B in a fast manner (of course, given that driving conditions at that time/place are safe enough to do so).

Comment Re:What else would the FBI (Score 1) 84

Frankly, it would have been a WASTE of effort for the FBI to try to surveil phones.

Just after Katrina hit and for at least a month or more afterwards, pretty much you could NOT do voice calls if you had a 504 area code.

It was shortly after this hit that I actually discovered texting which I'd not done much of before.

I found that people I could not call....I could text and at least get info to them on how to call me at a land line where I was staying (out of state) till things got normal again.

But no, for a long time, you could not call anyone with a 504 area code cell phone.

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