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Comment Been hapening? Well forever ;) It IS their Ball! (Score 1) 239

In Dec 1987 my boss called me in to his office. Starts out with, "your the highest paid technical employee I have." then goes on to say "Have you ever thought about going independent?"

I said "Yes! In fact! Tell you what, I'm done!" I think he was going to propose a pay cut. But I will never know ;)

In Feb 1988, I started my Computer Consulting and Programming business. Been good and bad times since then. Doing contract programming work is not for the part timer, 40 hour a week crowd that counts their sick and vacation days ;) and does not acknowledge the time hanging out chatting about their weekends and getting paid. When your self employed and not doing billable work, your not getting paid!

Being self employed is a crazy up and down world of private victories and good/bad times. In fact most of my friends, have done better than me by staying in the corporate world. But even today I look back and would still make that spur of the moment decision.

Remember! A bad day fishing ;) Is infinitely better than a great day at work!

So! Don't like current reality! What are YOU going to do about it!

Comment No Problem Here (Score 0, Troll) 271

I have no problem with the theory of Climate Change. In fact, I truly believe that Climate Change.does exist! The main issue I have is, No matter how much money is siphoned from the Western Economies (up to and including everything along with shutting down the economies) and provided to other nations, the UN or what ever scientific or world body. They will not change anything. Most of the money will go poof!! Nothing useful will ever get done. Leadership/Governments/World Bodies today are incapable of solving this or most any problem. The only hope for mankind is to get off this planet and into space.

Comment Windows 10 sucks the big one! (Score 4, Insightful) 535

I continue to be amazed by the stupidity of Microsoft. Just when you can't believe there could be a worst version of Windows, here comes Windows 10! An invasive, poorly designed and unfit for any business use at all. I never thought I would say this but maybe Windows ME had some redeeming features after all. When compared to the turd that Windows 10 is and is morphing in to. Come on Microsoft!!!! make Windows 11 an updated, business usable Windows 7 Pro lookalike! Otherwise, I don't see how business will continue down the Microsoft road.

Comment Facebook is and always has been (Score 1, Insightful) 270

A shill for the Dem, Lib. Progressives. They can not win unless the voters are uninformed and do not know the facts. That is why the teachers unions only teach lies. they need to keep the masses uninformed esp. African Americans. Ade Lincoln was a republican!! The old south slave owners pre civil war war were dems The post civil war leaders who passed the segregation laws were dems, old slave owners who wanted to control African Americans The last member of congress who was a member of the KKK was a dem. Senator Strom Thurmond Truth is freedom, From Stroms wiki page In opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, he conducted the longest filibuster ever by a lone senator, at 24 hours and 18 minutes in length, nonstop. In the 1960s, he opposed the civil rights legislation of 1964 and 1965 to end segregation and enforce the constitutional rights of African-American citizens, including suffrage. He always insisted he had never been a racist, but was opposed to excessive federal authority. He attributed the movement to Communist agitators.[5] In 1948, Thurmond said: all the laws of Washington and all the bayonets of the Army cannot force the Negro into our homes, into our schools, our churches and our places of recreation and amusement.[5] The dem party is using welfare and the lies of oppression to control what why once owned. Why any African American would be a dem is beyond me.

Comment Hillary and TTP (Score 2, Insightful) 101

Hillary as Sec of State worked to create TTP along with President Obama. And early in the election cycle fully supported it. It was only as Bernie started to cause her problems that she said she was against TTP. This opposition to TTP is only a smoke screen. Once safely in the Oval office she will return to fully supporting TTP. And will be pushing hard for it's passage.

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