CaptKangaroo

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captkangaroo wrote:
lockner01 
Never liked disco. Who wouldn't dislike romcom pablum starring zero talent people? I despise Tarantino and his derivative yet superficial work. Had to google the sitcom, watched a clip, looks like it was written by talent-less hack emotionally frozen at 16-17 years old, directed by industry cast-offs, and acted by c-list neverweres.
Short story long, I guess we disagree.
captkangaroo wrote:
lockner01 
Travolta in anything.
captkangaroo wrote:
aegis1294 
People with school debt still succeed on their own terms, people with no higher learning still succeed on their own terms.
You, you see a trail, declare it the only trail, then bemoan it's boundaries.  
captkangaroo wrote:
She states that in her early twenties she was a "goofy kid". WTF?
Personal responsibility be damned, huh?
captkangaroo wrote:
melcervini 
The 2006 movie?
captkangaroo wrote:
I cannot remember the name of the movie - or who was in it. It was a late 50's, early 60's scifi flick involving extraterrestrials invading earth, and who had rayguns that reduced victims to just a skeleton when they were hit by it's beam.
captkangaroo wrote:
aegis1294 
My parents were itinerant hippies. They never had any money, yet always managed to get high. I grew up working in the crop fields of the various communes my parents breezed through. 
I had no formal education until I was 16 - a year after I went on my own, when I took classes at a community college to get my G.E.D.
By 19 I was living in Singapore, married, beginning a family, My wife and I were going to university, and we were operating our own business. 
My wife holds degrees in business and economics, I have a couple of engineering degrees. We paid for our living expenses and education costs with hard work.
We 'retired' a while back, selling our business interests to some of our children, and started up new businesses back here in the States.
So yes, I have been part of the working class, though I much prefer being a job provider, as I like to set my own terms.
Most people want to work for others; Doing that though, one works on the terms of others, doing what others say, when they say, and compensated at a rate they determine and two weeks a year to vacation, follow a dream, or indulge impulse. Many people make a decent living that way, few are truly happy.
I had an uncle who worked in the insurance business at the corporate level, in maritime claims. He made scads of money, was well respected by his colleagues, garnered a few industry awards, and hated every. Single. Day until he retired. By that time he was feeling too old to go off and do the things he'd long dreamed of.
Thriving is much more than job competency or pay.

captkangaroo wrote:
buttersrules 
Guess that's just in the mind of the beholder, hmmm?
captkangaroo wrote:
casaledana 
Apples and zebras, m'dear.
captkangaroo wrote:
Can we just wall off California and Southern California, and turn it into a supermax prison? 
captkangaroo wrote:
The government claims ownership - to what end? What is their contention? By what legal theory does the government, alleged servants of the people, funded by the people, claim exclusive ownership of this moon dust.
No doubt, tens if thousands of taxpayer money - if not more - will be spent by the government to have their senseless way.
captkangaroo wrote:
aegis1294 
I am listening, I merely disagree with your perspective.
I suggest you Google 'thrive'.
There are a world of options if one doesn't limit oneself, is willing to take risks, willing to sacrifice and put in time and effort, and if one is not deterred by the occasional failure.
Few viable options where one is? Move. Find options. Make your own options, don't allow others to dictate what your options are.
You mention graduating - from college? What kind of college? What was your major? How is that fitting in to your professional life?
captkangaroo wrote:
LordJim 
Well, that really wasn't the question, was it?
captkangaroo wrote:
Gerry1of1 
It's hee-larious, ain't it?
captkangaroo wrote:
aegis1294 
If one cannot thrive in any one field or vocation, then one changes vocations.
The world owes nothing to failures.
captkangaroo wrote:
One. It takes one person. If it's the right person.
captkangaroo wrote:
Grif_91 
I am not white, personally have not been owned, don't much give a crap about that hoopla anyway.
I urge you to visit the website cited by the moron in the vid - brownhope.org, read the propaganda, and marvel at the vagueness of all that is said there. Utter bullshit.
captkangaroo wrote:
markust 
Let me say first, that Trump is an embarrassment to America, and in no way qualified to hold the position of America's leader.
Now, why would he need to learn mannerisms, sayings and gestures that might be offensive to ... Anyone?
Do you think North Korea's leader is doing the same? 
Do you honestly think Trump is NOT preparing for the meeting?
captkangaroo wrote:
aegis1294 
Those 40 people should develop a skillset that enables them to be either promotable, or enables them to qualify for other, better, employment opportunities.
It is up to the individual to excel and succeed; Failing that, the individual must accept that they will live in poverty, with all the restrictions that brings, doing without the things they cannot afford.
captkangaroo wrote:
LordJim 
FDR was an asshole.
Fast food jobs are meant for old people to supplement their ss, or kids on summer break.
captkangaroo wrote:
Since before the time christ was killed - by his own people - christians have been whining about how they're pursecuted.
Whataloadofhooey.
captkangaroo wrote:
aegis1294 
My point was that fast food jobs were never meant to be career jobs, they were meant for kids.
If one wants a livable wage, get a job that requires more thought and talent than hitting cash register keys with pretty pictures on them, and that will calculate the change because one can't do the maths themselves.
If one is not educated or skilled enough to do that, get the education, learn the skills. 
If one lives in an area where there are no decent jobs that pay living wages, move to where there are.
Sacrifice. Work smart. Work hard. 
Don't expect others to compensate one inordinate wages for menial labor.

captkangaroo wrote:
You want to make a career working in fast food, buy a car, a house, raise kids, get $15/hr flipping burgers? 
This is what happens.
captkangaroo wrote:
When homely - but brainy women win, then I'll believe outward appearance does not matter in these types of 'competitions'.
captkangaroo wrote:
layla_wilson 
Because in America - Land of the Free, Leader of the Free World, anything you may say will be twisted to fit whatever narrative that benefits the polices' agenda.