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People Just Want To Feel Secure

April 16, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: In response to the mean-spirited vitriol contained in Sam Genco’s letter to the forum March 24, on the subject of increasing the minimum wage, I would offer the following......

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PhD1960

Apr-19-13 9:35 AM

To FedUp, 50s and all other Nam vets: You were mistreated when you came home. Your service and sacrifice was not appreciated. I SALUTE YOU ALL and THANK YOU for your service. When walking around WallyWorld or any mall, and I see a vet wearing a hat, I ALWAYS make it a point to thank them. Last week I met a WW2 B25 pilot. I thanked him profusely and wish I could have sat and talked with him. Vets fought for our freedom. THANK THEM! (Sorry for the CAPS, Monkeyboy.)

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PhD1960

Apr-19-13 9:27 AM

Mr Freeze, sage advice. Postpone marriage for a while. When I was single, I put $500 every month into savings. When I married at age 31, we bought a house full of furniture and a NEW car, and paid cash for them. It's called d-i-s-c-i-p-l-i-n-e people. I made triple house pmts and paid off the mortgage in less than 7 years. Today I am financially free. I haven't paid one penny in interest in almost 20 years. I put at least $2500 every month into savings. It all comes down to patience and not impulse buying. Discern NEED vs WANT. This apparently doesn't work for the ME ME ME, NOW NOW NOW generation.

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bluesman

Apr-18-13 11:34 AM

Freeze, Do you think those coming across our southern border are greedy? They are relocating for more money. Be consistant now.

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Jamestownite

Apr-18-13 6:47 AM

Sorry but why should we take the word of one person? I also have friends up there in ND and say the jobs in energy aren't as plentiful as people make them out to be. And Loner, it takes money - and a lot of it to move out of any area. And if you've got elders to take care of and they don't want to or can't move, then you might want to take this into consideration.

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50s4ever

Apr-18-13 6:37 AM

Fedup-That was a common complaint and still is today with returning troops. I was over 21 when I hit California on a return trip in '68. I was served, but everyone in the bar moved to the other side. I was in uniform.

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Brent1

Apr-17-13 8:37 PM

Mrsgio, I find it odd that we have a couple posters who post very aggressively toward other members on a regular basis. Maybe they will reply if they know who they are?

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Mrsgio

Apr-17-13 8:14 PM

I would like to know what kind of person would attempt to imply that a poster here would say anything but the truth about a situation their cousin told them? What would be her motive? Shame on you freeze, I believe her not you. You don't know anything about her cousin, get a life.

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FedUpL8ly

Apr-17-13 8:10 PM

Mr. Freeze, I love your selectivity. Please unfreeze your brain and try to understand that you should also be willing to accept the premise that if you can go to war at 18, then you should be able to drink and smoke at 18. I was 19 when I went to Viet Nam and 20 when I returned to the States. NY legal drinking age was 18 and the first time in my life when I was told I couldn't drink was at the S.F. airport. It hadn't occurred to me that I was too young. It was embarassing to be refused in front of so many people but to this day I can still see the bartender's discomfort exceeded mine. Personally, I think it should be 19 for both drinking and voting.

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Brent1

Apr-17-13 7:39 PM

Mr freeze, ill take someones word who has first hand actual knowledge than you who have shown no proof what so ever as to the conditions working in North dakota.

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50s4ever

Apr-17-13 5:48 PM

The total lack of certain posters ussually so prolific tells me they have no life outside LGBT trolling.

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MrFreeze

Apr-17-13 5:22 PM

Lol Gio. Fake people don't exist. Duh!

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MrFreeze

Apr-17-13 5:21 PM

Yes Brent. You admitted we have one member. Uno. They could say anything, the next thing you know you're paying up the ying yang for an apartment or small home. And why would I be looking for another job? My family - aunt, uncles, cousins, parents all lie here. Caring for my family is far more important than some flim flammy job. $18 an hour job with a $2-$4 an hour raise in energy, more than likely oil, I thought people were tired of paying high prices for gas (a derivative of oil FYI). Guess not.

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GioAllie

Apr-17-13 5:18 PM

Mr. Freeze--your 8:45am seems to have hit a few nerves--probably 3 or 4.

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MrFreeze

Apr-17-13 5:16 PM

Well lau-di-dah FedUpLately..not much difference between 18 and 21. We can send 18 year olds off to war but not allow them to vote? We can allow a 16 year old to drive but you gotta be 21 to vote? Come on, what kind of idiocy is this now?

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FedUpL8ly

Apr-17-13 4:28 PM

Well Mr. Freeze, how do you figure it's un-American to have a voting age of 21. It was 21 when I became old enough to vote. I don't think 18 year olds,for the most part, know enough to cast an intelligent vote. But then again a significant portion of older people have not taken the time to know the issues or the candidates. Why do you think Democrats have been trial-ballooning dropping the voter registration age to 16. Just another way to inflate voter fraud. A great many of the 18 year-olds voting are heavily swayed by teachers and their unions to lean towards the Democratic Party. I know from a political perspective, my public education didn't prepare me to cast an informed vote.

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Brent1

Apr-17-13 1:38 PM

We do have a member poster who has reported some experience with rates of pay and rent which may only apply to their situation so I would suggest anyone looking for a job is to find a job then check out info ie cost of living, medical care facilities, etc.

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Brent1

Apr-17-13 1:31 PM

Mrfreeze, for someone interested in a job in ND they can take the time necessary to "check it out" as I have suggested. Plain and simple.

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MrFreeze

Apr-17-13 1:20 PM

Brent did you bother checking out to see how much the cost of living there is, ie rent, utilities? Hmm?

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MrFreeze

Apr-17-13 1:19 PM

But then again those of us who choose to differ in thought are going to be disagreed with or be accused of being fakes who only want attention.

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Brent1

Apr-17-13 1:16 PM

I just did a google search ie north dakota jobs, amazing, check it out. Lots of info... Feb unemployment rate 3.9. All types of jobs available, construction, leasing, oil fields, accounting, etc.

Check it out for yourself...

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MrFreeze

Apr-17-13 1:16 PM

Larry1, who says I don't have a "nicer house, nicer car, nicer toys"? We're happy where we stand, we're content with the wages of our jobs, but of course we also live on a budget, which maay explain why we'd be able to retire in a few years if so desired.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Apr-17-13 12:38 PM

I would suggest for those actively advocating in this forum that people should move to ND they should research the issues involved with the boomtowns around these job spikes. At least bring the facts.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Apr-17-13 12:36 PM

Sueanne - where is he working?

If he's working near the boomtowns, there is no way he is getting a place that cheap unless he commutes from far, far away.

The property costs in the boomtown areas of PA and ND are skyrocketing due to shortages in housing.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Apr-17-13 12:34 PM

"Don’t you want a nicer house, or nicer car or more toys? There is nothing wrong with making money as long as it is done in an ethical manner."

"Do not store up treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy." - Jesus

Perhaps all the "Christians" in the house can ask Jesus?

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bluesman

Apr-17-13 11:32 AM

Did somebody really say that if you relocate for a better job you are greedy? Did somebody really say that? Isn't that how most of us got here. Somebody relocated looking for a better job or better life. So my great, great grandfather, who relocated to this area because he heard there was farming opportunities here was greedy? Yikes! Iron, rent is $2000-$2500 per month in NYC, not North Dakota. People get them mixed up all the time.

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