|Mar-14-13|| ||OhioChessFan: Candidates Moves Prediction Contest, sponsored by the legendary <chessmoron> and hosted in my forum, is now open. First round begins Friday. Click on Elvis for details.|
|Mar-17-13|| ||HeMateMe: Hey, thanks Elvis! You're the first person to post in my forum. lost my cherry, so to speak.|
|Apr-04-13|| ||sleepless in seattle: Hi HMM, I'm second :-). Have a good day!|
|Apr-05-13|| ||HeMateMe: Thank you.|
|Apr-18-13|| ||OhioChessFan: Your comments about the essential backwardness of the Muslim countries is dead on.|
|Apr-18-13|| ||HeMateMe: Thanks. I don't mean it to sound racial, but too many people in those countries have a primitive outlook on life. |
Look at the nightmare they are having in Sweden and Denmark, with open immigration. People there who thought the immigrants were harmless are seeing something else.
|Apr-26-13|| ||waustad: <Woman in Seattle dresses up like a nurse, and walks into a hospital to steal meds.> This reminds me of a character in a Carl Hiaasen novel. I believe William S Burroughs had a much funkier but similar notion, but I think I'll pass on that one and keep it PG13 rated here.|
|Apr-26-13|| ||HeMateMe: Burroughs had a LOT of funky notions, but you're right, best to remember this is a family site.|
|Apr-29-13|| ||quantum.conscious: <hemateme : I had to go back to college at age 45 and learn a new skill, because the job I had been doing since my late 20s got phased out by technological innovations. I didn't blame the world multinational economy, I found some new job training>|
i found it interesting <HMM>.
could you please share some details , please?
what was your earlier job and what is new job?
|Apr-30-13|| ||HeMateMe: Hello QC, thanks for stopping by. I was doing something just a step up from clerical, that required college level skills, but not a college degree. A combination of technical advancement and outsourcing reduced the need for my services by about 60%, over a ten year period. In other words, we lost 60% of our jobs, and/or people working full time ended up working part time.|
This said, I don't hate the multinationals who outsource. American investors put their retirement money in whichever companies have the highest earnings. That's just the way it is.
I am upset though, that I think some of the multinationals, who make so much money off of cheap international labor are able to shield some of this income by headquartering offshore, or by dumping some of their profits into subsidiaries, who are somehow not on the balance sheet and not part of taxable income.
I'd like to say more, but this site has so many outstanding detectives, I'm a bit leery about volunteering too much personal information.
|Apr-30-13|| ||quantum.conscious: thanks for response , <HMM>|
|Apr-30-13|| ||waustad: Speaking of Wilford Brimley, he has an oatmeal stout named after him. He may not approve of this, since his bio has him listed as a Mormon.|
|Apr-30-13|| ||HeMateMe: I thought Brimley was hilarious as the tough guy security officer in <The Client>. I'm sure the casting officer was trying to be serious; they didn't know that you just can't take Brimley too seriously.|
A woman being interviewed on the Tonight Show (a new starlet of the moment) said that she was once in a limo with Brimley, after a movie premiere or something. Unknown to the young girl, Brimley had one of these "fart balls", a ball you squeeze, that makes a fart noise, hidden in his coat pocket. Everyone else in the car was in on the joke...he would squeeze this ball every couple of blocks, and the young girl was dying of embarrasment.
|May-01-13|| ||perfidious: <HMM> I have played poker with Wilford Brimley, in Tunica, Mississippi.|
As often as I have seen his Liberty Medical commercials, I didn't recognise him at first, but then it came to me who he was.
|May-01-13|| ||Robed.Bishop: Brimley's brief appearance in Absence of Malice and his appearance in Carpenter's version of The Thing are also noteworthy.|
|May-01-13|| ||chancho: First time I saw Wilford Brimley on the screen was in this flick:|
What I remember most about that movie is that the Statue of Liberty was being repaired at the time they were filming.
|May-01-13|| ||Robed.Bishop: When I first saw Remo Williams thought it would have a sequel. One of Fred Ward's starring roles, along with Tremors, both worth watching.|
|May-02-13|| ||HeMateMe: Brimley always reminded me of Will Geer (Grandpa Walton), for some reason.|