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Who will take the pledge? My wife has begun her yearly pledge. She will not shop retail

Thanksgiving Day and she will not shop those retail stores that opened on Thanksgiving throughout the Christmas shoppings days.

She says we are seeing America dividing into two Americas. Those who have the privilege of Thanksgiving and those who no longer have THanksgiving as a holiday because they have to work.

Who will join my wife?

Okay-- sorry to sound like an idiot but exactly how did this whole Bill Cosby thing unfold.

I do want to say I am sorry. My wife and I have been dealing with a lot a things: Both working. My Grandmother past this weekend ( that is Grandma number 3-- My Dad's mom and my Stepmom's Mom passed earlier this year.) my wife's mother had hip surgery on her other hip with now has made it difficult for her to walk because the first surgery she had 13 years ago the doctor broke her leg while putting in the hip and placed 2 bands on her bone to fix the issue. Well, after the surgery she ended up depending on the other leg more than people realized. (my wife had a clue but after the surgery she realized it when her mom couldn't walk). anyways needless to say my wife and I are just getting back to a normal level and we hear this about Bill Cosby and if someone can please give us the major facts. it will help us--or my wife understand this all better.

She did google and yahoo the thing and so much junk came up.

so a kind of jumping off point would be helpful.

Fear and Ignorance was what cost the election for the Democrats not liberals as some want to blame.

IF people would bother to actually watch the campaign ads this year especially in VERY key battle ground state the Republican/528 ads preyed on peoples fears just like the republicans did after 9/11. ISIS is beheading Americans so we need to have strong leaders who won't let ISIS behead us here.

The ignorance factor is clear.... They used Ebola as a weapon. look on this board we have people who believe you can catch ebola just by sitting next to someone who was over in an effected country and even though they are not showing symptoms they are dangerous.

We have a nation that in general wants everything spoon feed. They don't want to have to think because they are busy worrying about reality TV celebrity.

As long as America acts out of fear and without a brain we will see these major victories

But if it makes you feel better go ahead and blame liberals like my wife--she's a big girl and can take it.

Quick update on my wife and the new job.

Well, (not to jinx her) she seems to be doing very well. She is catching on VERY quickly. They are starting to teach her things that they had thought they hold off on teaching her until next week.

So my wife asked the first day sitting and talking to the supervisor she asked if she was filling in for someone until they come back.

The supervisor was completely floored. He thought she was hired and that was it. So he said he'd asked his supervisor about it. The next day when she came in he assured her that they could extend her time with them.

Wife is taking it as a good sign. Supervisor also explained that the Company uses staffing companies a lot but they have switch hires from staffing payroll to the company staffing.

So my wife is really enjoying herself learning a lot and is hoping it will lead to a permit position with the company. Because she wants vacation time and all that.

From what she is gathering one person held her position before she got it. The company must have done a direct hire and that person seemed to have messed everything up so badly they had issues digging out of the jam.

My wife is getting the idea that they said 5-9 months to make sure that issue doesn't arise. It turns out the info my wife is handling can effect productivity for the company so that job isn't done well and it puts co workers and other in a stand still and back up.

So any suggestions or advise to get the company to like her so they keep her and switch her onto their payroll ( so she can get the paid holidays and build up vacation and personal time. Yeah, it may sound selfish of my wife but if the company's staff is paid when they shut down for a holiday and because she is with a staffing company my wife doesn't she feels left out.)

So my wife starts the temp data entry job.... any words of advice or don't dos to help with success?

is this a good chance this could lead to something permit or should she accept it as good experience and hope the next job is permit?

In horror of Halloween: Who here believes in Ghost/Live or have lived in a haunted house?

I need handy man's knowledge here. The condo my wife and I bought looks like apartments

two building side by side with 4 condo's in each. We are on the second floor. the upstairs condo have the furnaces in the "attic" crawlspace. My wife is often hearing knocking sounds.

Is it possible she is hearing the furnaces for both places (more the next door neighbors since our condo is warm with little need for the furnace to kick on.) that sounds like knocking. Not to mention it is raining.

I think she needs to turn off the Ghost stories....

Okay let's call it for what it is Ebola has become the October surprise. Politicians are shaking

fear and using it to campaign on. NO I am not saying Mr. Duncan or Mr Spencer or Ms. Hickox where contracted by someone to cause all this BUT as all these things happened BUT politicians took advantage of the situation and used it to campaign on directly or indirectly.

Something is Irking me about the manhunt in PA.

yes, I am from PA and maybe I have no right getting irked or bring this up:

But this guy shot 2 state cops.... is basically acting like (in my mind ) a terrorist.

YET no military machines.... No forcing people to stay in there homes as they do a door to door search. ( yeah for the most part he was in the woods but times it seemed they tracked him near residential areas.)

He was taken alive.

However people in Ferguson peacefully protest and there is military type actions from the cops.

They search for the 2 20 year olds who set off the bomb in Boston. And it was Marshal law.

Strange how and when military force is used....

Am I really out of line asking these question?

What were the Halloween customs this year?

My sister-in-law just texted my wife and told her what her daughters went as:

The younger girl went as a Zombie Baseball player... (Tomgirl/Tomboy who loves sports)

The oldest went as a nerd

and my wife text back: "Really? a nerd...she just had to make fun of me...

(sorry... zombie must have ate my brain tonight.)
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