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MrWarmth
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June 3rd, 2014 at 8:33:45 AM permalink
Quote: rudeboyoi

im going to coin a new word here.

occupationist - hating someone for the job they have

If you say something like, i hate people that work at the DMV or i hate people that work at the post office, you are being an occupationist.

And a little story about hating people at the post office. I remember going into the post office to mail some MTG cards i sold on ebay. I walk up to the counter and ask the guy if he had any padded envelopes. He told me they didnt. So im looking around for another container to mail them in and stumble upon some padded envelopes. I walk back up to the counter and say to the guy "looks like you did have some padded envelopes." He responds "No. Thats a cushioned mailer." Sigh...



Occupationist ... hmm ... would that apply to more notorious jobs like Wall St. bankers (hated by the left) or trial lawyers (hated by the right)? Is someone an occupationist for hating politicians?

Other "words" I've heard but would like to take credit for ...

Affluenza - the condition that you grew up rich and therefore don't know the consequences of your actions. This was actually used as a defense in Texas not so long ago.

Eduenza - same concept only that your excellent Ivy League education makes you think you're so smart that nothing you touch can fail, even when everything you're touching is failing miserably.
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June 3rd, 2014 at 2:16:41 PM permalink
Quote: MrWarmth

Occupationist ... hmm ... would that apply to more notorious jobs like Wall St. bankers (hated by the left) or trial lawyers (hated by the right)? Is someone an occupationist for hating politicians?

Other "words" I've heard but would like to take credit for ...

Affluenza - the condition that you grew up rich and therefore don't know the consequences of your actions. This was actually used as a defense in Texas not so long ago.

Eduenza - same concept only that your excellent Ivy League education makes you think you're so smart that nothing you touch can fail, even when everything you're touching is failing miserably.



My made-up-word of the day is Hypocrat: The rich elderly people who demand their government SS checks and Medicare continue while screaming about government handouts and Obamacare.
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mikeabiomed
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June 3rd, 2014 at 2:31:44 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

My made-up-word of the day is Hypocrat: The rich elderly people who demand their government SS checks and Medicare continue while screaming about government handouts and Obamacare.


Babs, What do you consider too rich to receive SS after working 40+ years? Thanks.
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June 3rd, 2014 at 2:34:39 PM permalink
In what way are SS checks government handouts? You make payments into a retirement plan, then take payments when you retire. That is not a handout.
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June 3rd, 2014 at 2:49:59 PM permalink
well into my cups now, I want to say that you should not miss the boat on a Summertime liquor: Limoncello

equal parts gin/lemonade/limoncello/ice : very simple, very deadly

equal parts Absolute Citron/bourbon/sour mix/limoncello = "adult lemonade" even more powerful

or just google limoncello

Summertime is here!
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June 3rd, 2014 at 2:54:41 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

well into my cups now, I want to say that you should not miss the boat on a Summertime liquor: Limoncello

equal parts gin/lemonade/limoncello/ice : very simple, very deadly

equal parts Absolute Citron/bourbon/sour mix/limoncello = "adult lemonade" even more powerful

or just google limoncello

Summertime is here!



Sounds great for getting drunk by the pool/lake. I might have to pick up a bottle.
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June 3rd, 2014 at 3:52:23 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

In what way are SS checks government handouts? You make payments into a retirement plan, then take payments when you retire. That is not a handout.

No, everyone makes payments into a plan and then those who at retirement turn out to be destitute or in need of some assistance get payments. The trouble is the government does not want to remind people that its only for the needy, since that would be costly at the ballot box.

Oh for the days of the vast majority of Americans not making enough money to have to pay an income tax and the tax rate being one and a half percent!
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June 3rd, 2014 at 3:59:01 PM permalink
Quote: RS




Actually, something that's always been a dream of mine (or fantasy since it probably won't ever happen?), is figure out a way to solve the homeless problem. Not like a homeless shelter type of thing....but get them an actual place to live, help them get a job/education, the whole nine yards.

Sounds like grooming to me.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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June 3rd, 2014 at 4:12:15 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

well into my cups now, I want to say that you should not miss the boat on a Summertime liquor: Limoncello!


Yeah, awhile someone whose car was in the shop asked me to buy them some limoncello so I promptly drove to a grocery store and bought a ninety cent box of Lemon Jello. Of course the grocery store has one of these "separate entrance" but same ownership liquor stores, so I bought the booze there (the better quality stuff can get expensive but up until six weeks ago you got two free glasses as well). Hostess saw my box of Lemon Jello but alas, knowing my mischievous nature, was not fooled.

I think it was most popular in Greece and Italy as an afternoon aperetif but France favored Cointreau instead of Limoncello.
And of course a bit later it was "The Green Hour" which meant Absinthe.

Its only the British who made 4:00pm Tea Time. What a waste.
MrWarmth
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June 3rd, 2014 at 4:16:03 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

No, everyone makes payments into a plan and then those who at retirement turn out to be destitute or in need of some assistance get payments. The trouble is the government does not want to remind people that its only for the needy, since that would be costly at the ballot box.



I'm not sure about this. If earners pay in and don't get payments in the end, that's plain-and-simple Redistribution. Thing is, what you get in the end, up to a maximum, is determined in part by what you contribute ... we get those Social Security "investment" statements every year or so telling us how much/whether we're qualifying for benefits.

So ... we have a situation where everyone pays in, some are completely earned out, others are maxed, others are "proportional," and some get none. Sounds like a huge racket to me. Those who say that, in 70 years, we'll be OK with Obamacare in the same way that we're OK with Social Security now have just had their point destroyed (not that it would change minds any more than the VA scandals will).

Also, isn't the political momentum in this nation against the wealthy? Wouldn't screwing them over win votes rather than lose them?

Quote: FleaStiff

Oh for the days of the vast majority of Americans not making enough money to have to pay an income tax and the tax rate being one and a half percent!



I thought almost half of income-earning Americans didn't pay taxes already, and the tax rate starts at 10% (I think). I guess these are "the days," only with 6x lowest tax bracket ...

I'm new to the forum and still learning personalities, but I'm thinking your post might have been sarcastic ...

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