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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-24-10 09:03 AM
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20. Oh oh oh, I'll line up first:
Edited on Sun Oct-24-10 09:06 AM by Chan790
  • Saint Paul.
  • None, I don't have a driver's license. I'm a city kid: grew in Hartford, college in DC, most of my adult life in NYC, now back in DC.
  • Yeah, I've been everywhere.
  • I went to the Catholic University of America, but was also accepted to Georgetown and NYU.

My father's a grocer for a major supermarket chain, he makes $52,000/year (which is more than his manager) after starting as a stock-boy at age 15 in 1971. Non-management, yay for union labor!

My mother is the director of sales for a defense contractor. Base salary is just under $100K plus commissions and other value-added compensations. Total compensation comes in a mite under $200K. (She's been offered 10x that in other parts of the US but likes where she is and money isn't an object, she loves her job. The family fortunes actually came from real estate and they live in a 5000sf.ft. estate-house in the Connecticut hills overlooking the Farmington Valley.

And we're all hawkish social and economic liberals and we vote. :hi:
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  -This Is Why We Spend A Trillion Dollars A Year On 'Defense' unhappycamper  Oct-24-10 07:18 AM   #0 
  - well...  rucky   Oct-24-10 07:28 AM   #1 
  - Good post. I'm with you on this. Re-apply the training, technology,  Ilsa   Oct-24-10 07:45 AM   #5 
  - "More useful" won't allow for world conquest.  WinkyDink   Oct-24-10 07:48 AM   #7 
  - Yes, Pentagon spending fuels the economy  Pab Sungenis   Oct-24-10 07:29 AM   #2 
  - If we didn't ship our jobs overseas, screw workers with unlivable wages  jp11   Oct-24-10 07:40 AM   #3 
  - I wish they would find another way to  WhiteTara   Oct-24-10 07:42 AM   #4 
  - Gee, who'da thunk TEXAS?!  WinkyDink   Oct-24-10 07:47 AM   #6 
  - While money used to build bridges, highways and sewers....  Scuba   Oct-24-10 07:48 AM   #8 
  - exactly. There are just as many (and MORE) non-miltary jobs in green energy, transportation,  Lorien   Oct-24-10 09:56 AM   #26 
  - You oughta see what's going on in Ft Bliss, El Paso  charlie   Oct-24-10 08:00 AM   #9 
  - I think of it as a fatal flaw in our capitalist system.  zeemike   Oct-24-10 08:00 AM   #10 
  - What would the US Dept of Transportation be able to do with $1 trillion a year?  baldguy   Oct-24-10 08:10 AM   #11 
  - Oh, I dunno; build a National high speed maglev rail system for starters  Lorien   Oct-24-10 09:59 AM   #27 
  - Reagan bankrupt the Commies with defense spending  charlie   Oct-24-10 08:15 AM   #12 
  - This is why the GOP wins in the South.  hollowdweller   Oct-24-10 08:22 AM   #13 
  - Well, that and the racism. n/t  TransitJohn   Oct-24-10 08:49 AM   #18 
  - Just think, when we get a Democrat in the Whitehouse we'll  pokercat999   Oct-24-10 08:26 AM   #14 
  - Actually this would be a great PSA campaign theme...  Schema Thing   Oct-24-10 08:45 AM   #15 
  - Oh oh oh, I'll line up first:  Chan790   Oct-24-10 09:03 AM   #20 
     - Sorry, you don't fit the profile.  Schema Thing   Oct-24-10 09:12 AM   #21 
  - I'd say that Tarrant County's economy is more bouyed by the Barnett Shale  TransitJohn   Oct-24-10 08:46 AM   #16 
  - No, that is more the excuse for all that waste of money.  bemildred   Oct-24-10 08:46 AM   #17 
  - Yes, that is what I was just going to say, then I read your comment.  eomer   Oct-24-10 09:02 AM   #19 
  - The "advantage" of military spending is that it's not productive  gmoney   Oct-24-10 09:18 AM   #22 
  - Yep, Mr Orwell has it right.  bemildred   Oct-24-10 09:42 AM   #24 
  - Yes, this is more accurate.  girl gone mad   Oct-24-10 10:06 AM   #28 
  - I've listed some real reasons for those wanting the truth about DOD spending  Jumping John   Oct-24-10 09:37 AM   #23 
  - No, it isn't.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Oct-24-10 09:50 AM   #25 

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