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(08-15-2016, 03:42 PM)Odin Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-15-2016, 12:44 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: [ -> ]I long for the day (if ever) when reasonable accommodations and treatment for ASD become the norm rather than the exception.

85% of people with Asperger's Syndrome are unemployed, and when I mentioned several years ago that I was receiving public assistance at the time one of the resident right-wing asshole posters on the old board (James Glick) constantly harassed me about it.

He harassed you for receiving public assistance when you are one of those that needs it for having a condition/disability? WTF. That is totally messed up. Yep asshole is the right word to describe him. For his sake he should not come back if he has left. The scorpion lurks here now. Big Grin I have a special place for people like that. My foot up their ass.
Guys the poster in question has registered here although he hasn’t posted yet. The behavior in question happened before my time if the something you are alleging happens here I won’t tolerate it but I’m giving everyone a clean slate here and I ask that you refrain from personal attacks as well. I understanding that I am asking a lot.
(08-16-2016, 11:04 PM)Dan Wrote: [ -> ]Guys the poster in question has registered here although he hasn’t posted yet.  The behavior in question happened before my time if the something you are alleging happens here I won’t tolerate it but I’m giving everyone a clean slate here and I ask that you refrain from personal attacks as well. I understanding that I am asking a lot.

He attacks understand i will report him immediately and if he is not dealt with you know my style. I will not tolerate a person bashing someone for their disability nor the fact he was getting financial support due to his disability.
Reposting this here too so everyone sees it. I know it has nothing to do with the 4T but this is urgent and I need help for this. You never know someone may help me help a friend.
Hi to all. I have an American friend who is in severe pain who can barely walk and needs to see a specialist. She has already had a toe chopped off and may end up loosing her legs. I want to help but need you all to help me get Darcie to where she needs to be to get better. I am asking for any American to help me set up a go fund me page dedicated to the cause. I can help you with the details of her case and around about the costs for what she needs but as a foreigner these sites will not allow a kiwi to set it up. Please help me to help someone who desperately needs the help but does not wish to ask anyone for it. She is loosing all hope. I want to give that hope back to her and fix her medical issue that causes her agony every single day. Thanks guys. Lets do something great together!
delete if not allowed here.
Just have to report some personal progress as i am so thrilled at this point. I have a good mate in Sth Carolina who has been ill for two years and now she can barely walk. Drs have told her she may end up loosing her legs because she cannot afford to see a specialist and drs do not help her ad she struggles to even see them. So i am now, with the help of a good mate from Canada setting up a go fund me campaign to help my mate walk again and save her legs. Kiwi money is not included so i cannot set it up. But she can with a few details on the case from my side. Squee I tell ya what collaboration can do!
I have an Italian tomato garden that is prospering due to Homo Global Warming. The neighbors brought me a sarong to wear in the coming climate from Sabah where they had gone on vacation. I've been reading on the Foundation of The Several States into what became the polity in which we live. The news is still ever so 3T.
(08-24-2016, 12:12 PM)bosboreas Wrote: [ -> ]I have an Italian tomato garden that is prospering due to Homo Global Warming. The neighbors brought me a sarong to wear in the coming climate from Sabah where they had gone on vacation. I've been reading on the Foundation of The Several States into what became the polity in which we live.  The news is still ever so 3T.

Good to see you, fellow Minnesotan! Big Grin
I quit my job today. The boss is horrible and i refuse to be treated that way any longer. She did not listen so i am out. Onto bigger and better things I say. I will sorely miss the elderly though. I have 3 interviews going. One in massage, one in avon and one is a client i am doing a design for. Two i am seeing tomorrow. I also have decided to start a year course on getting my grad diploma in teaching art to high school level students. I will be starting next year. It will put my bachelor degree to use and it will also teach others what i am passionate about and keep me in tip top form with my art. Then i can return to the studio and see if they will hire me once i have gotten even better at what i do. I already have a student anyway so why not? :Smile have a load of people wanting designs of all sorts. Adverts, logos, tattoo designs etc and i am an art teacher already lol. I am proud of myself for not putting up with rubbish and staying true to who i am. I am an artist and always will be! Cool
(08-25-2016, 12:54 AM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ]I quit my job today. The boss is horrible and i refuse to be treated that way any longer. She did not listen so i am out. Onto bigger and better things I say. I will sorely miss the elderly though. I have 3 interviews going. One in massage, one in avon and one is a client i am doing a design for. Two i am seeing tomorrow. I also have decided to start a year course on getting my grad diploma in teaching art to high school level students. I will be starting next year. It will put my bachelor degree to use and it will also teach others what i am passionate about and keep me in tip top form with my art. Then i can return to the studio and see if they will hire me once i have gotten even better at what i do. I already have a student anyway so why not? :Smile have a load of people wanting designs of all sorts. Adverts, logos, tattoo designs etc and i am an art teacher already lol. I am proud of myself for not putting up with rubbish and staying true to who i am. I am an artist and always will be! Cool

Good luck!
(08-26-2016, 01:14 PM)Odin Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-25-2016, 12:54 AM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ]I quit my job today. The boss is horrible and i refuse to be treated that way any longer. She did not listen so i am out. Onto bigger and better things I say. I will sorely miss the elderly though. I have 3 interviews going. One in massage, one in avon and one is a client i am doing a design for. Two i am seeing tomorrow. I also have decided to start a year course on getting my grad diploma in teaching art to high school level students. I will be starting next year. It will put my bachelor degree to use and it will also teach others what i am passionate about and keep me in tip top form with my art. Then i can return to the studio and see if they will hire me once i have gotten even better at what i do. I already have a student anyway so why not? :Smile have a load of people wanting designs of all sorts. Adverts, logos, tattoo designs etc and i am an art teacher already lol. I am proud of myself for not putting up with rubbish and staying true to who i am. I am an artist and always will be! Cool

Good luck!

Thank you. I am now also a paid fine artist. Been hired for that too. I am quite surprised that there is so much work out there for a generalist artist/designer.
Portfolio gets a boost today. Big Grin 



Yahoo Finance Wrote:Altria (MO) Rewards Shareholders with 8% Hike in Dividend

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Zacks Equity Research
August 26, 2016
Altria Group, Inc.’s MO board of directors recently announced an 8% hike in its quarterly dividend to 61 cents per share. The new dividend will be paid on Oct 11 to shareholders on record as of Sep 15, 2016. The annualized dividend now amounts to $2.44 per share with a dividend yield of 3.7%, based on Altria’s closing price of $66.33 as of Aug 19, 2016. Last year, the company increased its dividend by 8.7%.
The cigarette maker regularly returns value to shareholders and since the spin-off of Philip Morris International Inc. PM, in 2008, has increased dividend every year. Notably, the company has raised its dividend 50 times in 47 years. Also, the company has a dividend payout ratio target of around 80% of adjusted earnings per share.  
Altria is not the only tobacco company that engages in shareholder friendly moves as many of its peers to have been rewarding investors with attractive yields. While Altria and peer Reynolds American, Inc. RAI pay dividends that yield more than 3.6%, Philip Morris has a dividend yield of 4.07%. Vector Group Limited VGR, a smaller American cigarette company that owns the Pyramid and Eagle 20's brands, has a striking dividend yield of 7.25%.
ALTRIA GROUP Price and EPS Surprise

Yes!   Invest in value stawks and get the rewards. Cool
More on the tobacco front.  The 2016 crop cycle is in full swing.   Cool 

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The dates are wrong because Rags is too lazy to reset the camera clock. Big Grin
Shake Rattle and Roll.  

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/03/us/oklahom...index.html

Oklahoma, the new earthquake capital of the US. That sucker lasted 15 seconds where I live.

(09-03-2016, 06:03 PM)Ragnarök_62 Wrote: [ -> ]Shake Rattle and Roll.  

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/03/us/oklahom...index.html

Oklahoma, the new earthquake capital of the US. That sucker lasted 15 seconds where I live.


welcome to the club
So...i am now an animation/filmmaker student at the University of Canterbury. I will specialize in that now. I will get 2 or 3 diplomas in that. Up-scaling my skills each year. Then finally i will move over to the fine arts department and earn my Bachelor degree in Film. Learning to be a director of film. So I will in total have about 2 or 3 diplomas in animation. My current Bachelor degree in Multimedia Design and a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art specializing in Film. Yep I have been accepted. I am tickled pink atm!
(09-06-2016, 03:38 AM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ]So...i am now an animation/filmmaker student at the University of Canterbury. I will specialize in that now. I will get 2 or 3 diplomas in that. Up-scaling my skills each year. Then finally i will move over to the fine arts department and earn my Bachelor degree in Film. Learning to be a director of film. So I will in total have about 2 or 3 diplomas in animation. My current Bachelor degree in Multimedia Design and a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art specializing in Film. Yep I have been accepted. I am tickled pink atm!

Good luck!!! Big Grin
(09-06-2016, 03:51 PM)Odin Wrote: [ -> ]
(09-06-2016, 03:38 AM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ]So...i am now an animation/filmmaker student at the University of Canterbury. I will specialize in that now. I will get 2 or 3 diplomas in that. Up-scaling my skills each year. Then finally i will move over to the fine arts department and earn my Bachelor degree in Film. Learning to be a director of film. So I will in total have about 2 or 3 diplomas in animation. My current Bachelor degree in Multimedia Design and a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art specializing in Film. Yep I have been accepted. I am tickled pink atm!

Good luck!!! Big Grin

Thank you Smile
Well after many many many years I have finally snapped and told my mother how i really feel after she called me a bitch for just calmly telling her to stop stressing over a tiny thing. She does this all the time and stresses me out. She does it to control me. Yes she plays mind games. I have finally told her how i feel and it felt good to get that off my chest. However i had to do the full thing through fb as she does not listen, explodes, name calls and dismisses me. Here is my full message.

"Apparently according to my mother i am a "b*tch" because I calmly told her to calm down and i will wash my socks tomorrow as she was not happy that i went outside with my socks on. So what! Mum, if we are to live under the same roof I have to tell you this right now. I do not need your freaking out over the slightest thing then not talking to me for several days while you bang and slam things. I will not walk around egg shells with you. I do need you to also stop calling me names. It is abusive and gone on too long. Address me as an adult should please and stop freaking out over the slightest things. They are socks. I can wash them if you do not want to. This has to end. I have seen other mother/daughter relationships and how great they get along and i wish we had that. I will not be controlled through your temper/stress and name calling any longer. And do not call it rubbish because that is how I feel and have felt for many years. If you consider it rubbish you do not care about how i feel. It just pushes us away further and further deteriorates ties. if you ignore me for this you are not winning anything. Doing so is just avoiding, hurting our relationship further and is childish tbh. I am over it."

The silence kills and so it felt great to finally have the spine to stand up to her as an ill relationship is so toxic and crushing. I am over it guys. I have lived with this and grown up with it my whole life and her menopause has just made things worse. After many years i stood up to her and now we shall see what happens next. She cannot throw me out as i stay to feed us both. She cannot survive without my help.
(09-29-2016, 11:00 PM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ]Well after many many many years I have finally snapped and told my mother how i really feel after she called me a bitch for just calmly telling her to stop stressing over a tiny thing. She does this all the time and stresses me out. She does it to control me. Yes she plays mind games. I have finally told her how i feel and it felt good to get that off my chest. However i had to do the full thing through fb as she does not listen, explodes, name calls and dismisses me. Here is my full message.

"Apparently according to my mother i am a "b*tch" because I calmly told her to calm down and i will wash my socks tomorrow as she was not happy that i went outside with my socks on. So what! Mum, if we are to live under the same roof I have to tell you this right now. I do not need your freaking out over the slightest thing then not talking to me for several days while you bang and slam things. I will not walk around egg shells with you. I do need you to also stop calling me names. It is abusive and gone on too long. Address me as an adult should please and stop freaking out over the slightest things. They are socks. I can wash them if you do not want to. This has to end. I have seen other mother/daughter relationships and how great they get along and i wish we had that. I will not be controlled through your temper/stress and name calling any longer. And do not call it rubbish because that is how I feel and have felt for many years. If you consider it rubbish you do not care about how i feel. It just pushes us away further and further deteriorates ties. if you ignore me for this you are not winning anything. Doing so is just avoiding, hurting our relationship further and is childish tbh. I am over it."

The silence kills and so it felt great to finally have the spine to stand up to her as an ill relationship is so toxic and crushing. I am over it guys. I have lived with this and grown up with it my whole life and her menopause has just made things worse. After many years i stood up to her and now we shall see what happens next. She cannot throw me out as i stay to feed us both. She cannot survive without my help.

Your mom REALLY needs mental help.
(09-29-2016, 11:00 PM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ]Well after many many many years I have finally snapped and told my mother how i really feel after she called me a bitch for just calmly telling her to stop stressing over a tiny thing. She does this all the time and stresses me out. She does it to control me. Yes she plays mind games. I have finally told her how i feel and it felt good to get that off my chest. However i had to do the full thing through fb as she does not listen, explodes, name calls and dismisses me. Here is my full message.

"Apparently according to my mother i am a "b*tch" because I calmly told her to calm down and i will wash my socks tomorrow as she was not happy that i went outside with my socks on. So what! Mum, if we are to live under the same roof I have to tell you this right now. I do not need your freaking out over the slightest thing then not talking to me for several days while you bang and slam things. I will not walk around egg shells with you. I do need you to also stop calling me names. It is abusive and gone on too long. Address me as an adult should please and stop freaking out over the slightest things. They are socks. I can wash them if you do not want to. This has to end. I have seen other mother/daughter relationships and how great they get along and i wish we had that. I will not be controlled through your temper/stress and name calling any longer. And do not call it rubbish because that is how I feel and have felt for many years. If you consider it rubbish you do not care about how i feel. It just pushes us away further and further deteriorates ties. if you ignore me for this you are not winning anything. Doing so is just avoiding, hurting our relationship further and is childish tbh. I am over it."

The silence kills and so it felt great to finally have the spine to stand up to her as an ill relationship is so toxic and crushing. I am over it guys. I have lived with this and grown up with it my whole life and her menopause has just made things worse. After many years i stood up to her and now we shall see what happens next. She cannot throw me out as i stay to feed us both. She cannot survive without my help.

Your mother needs help, and I don't mean domestic help.  I've seen other tales of her irresponsibility. To enjoy adult freedom one must accept some adult responsibility for behavior and finances. Does she have a chemical problem?

Few people can fully satisfy the dreams of their parents. All that one can legitimately expect of offspring is honorable lives.
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