RE: How old were you when you got your first pay check for working a full-time job?

My bad, you are right I forgot about Summer jobs. I had a part time job at a grocery store at 14, stocking shelves etc I got 50 cents a day plus a sandwich and a soda. I also got tips for delivering groceries. After a couple of months I got tired of working so I simply stopped going to the store.

RE: How old were you when you got your first pay check for working a full-time job?

Nope, I don't buy it. How could you work a full time job at 14? Didn't they have child labor laws back then?

I was 18, I worked at several gas stations pumping gas and doing light mechanical work and grease jobs and oil changes. My first real job which was also a union shop was as a "B" mechanic for Rootes Motors factory shop in L.I. City NY. I was 20. The hierarchy was;
Lead Mechanic
"A" Mechanic
"B" Mechanic
Mechanics Helper
Lube & Oil man
Car Wash Executive
Gofer
We had only 1 Lead Mechanic named Geodfrey All the other Mechanics were intimidated by him but he and I got along great. Nobody could understand how come I got along so well with Geodfrey when he wouldn't hardly talk to anybody. He used to stay an hour after everybody punched out for the day and get paid OT for sitting on his work bench, this was the only way they could pay him extra and still not break union rules. I used to stay after work and keep him company because I was fascinated by the stories he would tell about working as a machinist in Czechoslovakia under the Nazi's during WW2.
I remember the first job I did at Rootes. It was replacing a ring gear on a 57 Hillman. It took 10.5 hours.

RE: Mr.Trump Ends Covert CIA Program That Funded Syrian Rebels

Further proof that Trump is a traitor to America. Trump aligns more with Russia than with the USA. The Syrian rebels are fighting to overthrow Assad. They are fighting for their homeland against a tyrannical dictator who is as big a bully as his father, Hafez al Assad. The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. The Syrian rebels are not ISIS or terrorists they are fighting to free their country from a brutal dictator. Assad is allied with Russia so Trumps actions are aiding a foreign, unfriendly country. BTW, Assad is a member of the Ba'ath party and was close friends with Saddam Hussein, another Ba'ath party member.

RE: What quote or saying do people spout but is complete BS?

...."Money is the root of all evil"
The lamo's left out 3 words.

RE: Your very best "There was a young/old man/woman from", jokes.

If he was a real gentleman he should have chewed the peanuts for her and give her a long deep soul kiss and she could suck the peanut pulp out of his mouth. eeeuw barf

Any Wall St players in here?

It looks like nobody on this site has any investments or interest in growing their net worth. Too bad, I was hoping to find someone to compare notes with.

RE: Democrats are in jubilation: Impeachment is close at hand for Trump

Isn't it a shame that people can't seem to get past the mentality of US verses THEM? Wouldn't it be so much better if everybody worked together for a common good instead of creating divisions and constantly fighting with each other? Nothing gets done under these conditions. We should all act like an Ant colony. They don't waste their energy arguing with each other they just get the job done. If a rock is blocking the entrance to their chamber they all get behind it and push the rock out of the way.

RE: What's your favorite TV series? Select one..

I used to love "Are you being served", haven't seen it in years though.sigh

Any Wall St players in here?

I disagree. People can discuss ideas about investments without divulging personal info. For instance my son recently said he was thinking of taking a position in a Co called Ollies because where he lives they are opening new stores all over the place. I looked into it and it was selling for around $74. a share. More recently the PPS was over $80 and the curve was going up at a steady pace. I told him he should have gotten into it back in April when it was trading at around $40.

Any Wall St players in here?

Anybody have a large nest egg in a savings acct? What is the annual yield or interest rate you're getting?
I'll tell you how much you're losing.professor

RE: Democrats are in jubilation: Impeachment is close at hand for Trump

Yeah, for starting a trade war with China and nearly a nuclear war with North Korea. doh

RE: Democrats are in jubilation: Impeachment is close at hand for Trump

Maybe you ought to go back to peddling scrap metal or digging Piss Clams on the beach during low tide on Grand Bahama.

RE: Democrats are in jubilation: Impeachment is close at hand for Trump

As expected ole conrad pops up with his favorite little emojis. Ya know conrad, as a paid troll you don't earn whatever you're being paid to hang out on here all day posting little cartoon characters if you were my troll I would have to terminate your services and show you the door.wave

RE: Democrats are in jubilation: Impeachment is close at hand for Trump

Frumps disapproval rating hits 60%.



At what point do the American people say enough is enough and remove this POS from office?dunno

RE: Democrats are in jubilation: Impeachment is close at hand for Trump

I can't help noticing that BC Jenny is absent from this thread. I wonder if she finally realizes she was supporting an American bully while he was sticking it up Canada's a$$ with trade tariffs?

BTW, it would pay for people to remember a little history when it comes to bringing down a powerful enemy of the people. Read up on how they nailed Al Capone.
Tax Evasion! professor

Any Wall St players in here?

Land is a long term investment, very long term. Land doesn't pay a monthly dividend either.
The only way to earn income from land is to farm it, lease it or sell it.

RE: How about "Crap" for a thread topic....

How ironic, I was thinking of starting a thread about toilet paper.

Any Wall St players in here?

What are you into? Stocks, Bonds, ETF's. Are you a buy and hold type or a day trader or something in between? What were some of your best/worst moves?

Yahoo used to have a great platform for discussing investing when they had stock message boards but like just about everything else connected to yahoo they screwed it up and they all went away.

I don't invest in stocks much anymore, I'm more into what are called CEF's or Closed End Funds. Back in 2005 I took a position in a company called Worldgate WGAT, which made a stand alone video phone. Everybody I told about it thought it was a fantastic idea so I jumped in. It was probably the biggest mistake I ever made. I lost a bundle. The problem with a video phone is that everybody would like to see who they're talking to, but they don't want to BE seen. Add to that you can only connect with other video phones on the same network. If that's not enough the phones cost about $600 for a pair. A webcam will do just about the same thing as a videophone.

So how about it, got any tips, ideas, strategies to share?

Has the time come to invoke the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution?

Is anybody still confused about why the "UN-Indicted Co-conspirator" Donald Trump refused to release his tax returns?

Where have you been living, in Fomboni in the Comoros islands?

RE: Your very best "There was a young/old man/woman from", jokes.

I learned this one from an Irish co-worker when I was just starting out as a foreign car mechanic with the Rootes Group.

There was an old lady from Wider
Who peed in the eye of a spider
The spider got mad
and pulled out his lad
and swore by the devil he'd ride er

Music from World War 2

Monday morning, December 8th 1941 the day after Pearl Harbor he went to the war dept and enlisted in the Army. He said there was a line that went all around the block. You never hear stuff like that on the radio. He volunteered for the paratroopers because he was gung ho. Later he would say it was a big mistake cause it nearly got him killed when he was surrounded in the "Battle of the Bulge". He got hit with a piece of shrapnel but I don't know how or where. After the war when he came home he brought his parachute with him. It was green and made of silk. We opened it up and it was bigger than our living room. Many of the wives of paratroopers made dresses out of the parachutes the soldiers brought home. I can only imagine how they felt wearing a dress made out of the parachute that saved their loved one from dying from falling from a bomber in total darkness. Bobbies first jump was behind enemy lines before the D-Day invasion. His unit was to secure a critical bridge to prevent the Nazis from bringing in reinforcements.

Music from World War 2

Thanks Reb, that means a lot to me.cheers

RE: This thread is for Trump lovers only

I wonder if there are any golf courses on Rikers Island?confused

RE: This thread is for Trump lovers only

Like a house of cards the Trump administration is falling down
Reminds me of an old nursery rhyme;

Humpty Trumpty sat on his wall
Humpty Trumpty had a great fall
All the kings lawyers and all the kings woMEN
couldn't keep Trumpty from going to prison

RE: This thread is for Trump lovers only

Hey Raphael, you're from DC, what do you think an Abrams tank would do to the pavement on Pennsylvania Ave? What would a military parade do to the already horrendous traffic inside the beltway?dunno

RE: the catholic church rots

I was almost sexually abused by the priest who conducted my bible study class I had to attend to be confirmed. He had me stay after all the kids left at the end of the session and called me up to his desk which he was sitting on. He said he wanted to talk to me and when I approached him he wrapped his legs around me. I freaked out and pushed myself away from him and beat it out of there. There were stories from other kids who he would bring down to the basement and "punish" them for being bad. He also heard confessions of the kids. I'm sure if any of the boys confessed something a little lustful he would use that to target them for "punishment". A kid wouldn't dare tell his mom or dad because they probably wouldn't believe him and he might even get a beating for lying so they just kept it between us kids

People are so brainwashed by these creeps and they are held in such high regard and have so much power they can do whatever they want and nobody would dare say anything. This behavior has probably been going on for 1000's of years, in my opinion this is probably the genesis for the birth of religion. Instill unlimited fear in people and assume absolute power over people and you can do anything your demented mind can dream up and nobody would dare open their mouth about it.

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