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#3149042 Best Southern Rock Band of all time

Posted by Zaximus on 22 December 2014 - 10:38 AM

Skynyrd is under appreciated.  Most people only know of the Sweet Home Alabama/Three Steps/Free Bird/Simple Man songs.  I hate Alabama/Three Steps because they don't even really feel like Skynyrd, compared to the rest of their stuff.   The best Skynyrd songs IMO are the ones not many people have heard, like "Cry For the Bad Man", "I need You", "Searching", etc.  I encourage anyone to check out their discography as a whole, it's really great (not the crap version of the band after the plane crash).  

#3146474 Official Browns at Panthers Gameday Thread

Posted by Zaximus on 21 December 2014 - 03:45 PM

Rivera upset we couldn't get a field goal and had to settle for a td.

#3145905 Official Browns at Panthers Gameday Thread

Posted by Zaximus on 21 December 2014 - 03:17 PM

I wish I could punch Shula in the throat. Then rivera.

#3144192 Best Southern Rock Band of all time

Posted by Zaximus on 21 December 2014 - 05:14 AM

Skynyrd, easily.

#3142722 Show some love for the best Rock band since Nirvana

Posted by Zaximus on 19 December 2014 - 12:55 PM

Seether?  There have been slim pickens since the 90's but..... Seether? lolz

#3141643 Breaking: US and Cuba seek to normalise ties

Posted by Zaximus on 18 December 2014 - 10:59 AM

This has Russia all over it.  We've crippled their economy now let's take Cuba out of the equation for them.  Obviously we offer more potential than Russia in the long run for Cuba.  


The hate is 99% because it's Obama, let's be real.


And why are comparing this to North Korea who just cyberattacked us?  A lot different.

#3130274 Is Amazon prime worth the money?

Posted by Zaximus on 11 December 2014 - 03:58 PM

if you know someone with prime and just want the free 2  day shipping, just get them to add you as a family member or something and you can at least use the shipping part for free


my buddy did that years ago for me, still using it

#3119373 WSJ: US Jobs report shows best year since 1999

Posted by Zaximus on 05 December 2014 - 11:54 AM

Yeah, it doesn't count those not looking, but it never has.  You can't care about the statistic 4 years ago and not now because it looks good.


oh and thanks Obama

#3116726 15 Dolla an Hour

Posted by Zaximus on 03 December 2014 - 09:40 AM

$15/hr minimum wage?! Lol

$31,200 a year to fill soda cups and run a cash register, or bag groceries and push carts. Y'all live in a fantasy world.

Fast food restaurants are part-time jobs for people in high school or college, or even individuals on disability who are unable to work other jobs. It's not a damn career.

Yes, in 2014 minimum wage should be around $15/hr because of inflation. Over the past 3-4 decades the costs of living has dramatically increased while wages have become stagnant. But you can't just double minimum wage. To do that you'd have to double wages across the board, and that's simply not gonna happen. There are millions of people working legitimate, hard jobs who don't even make that much money. There are millions of teachers, construction workers, electricians, plumbers, auto mechanics, etc. who went to college or a trade school and work 50+ hours a week and struggle to make that much money annually. Yet you think someone standing at a McDonald's window should make $30k?

A better solution would be setting up funding and programs and encouraging people working those jobs to go to school. Then again, that would require people to put in effort and be motivated to do something for themselves.



First off, $15 is for high cost of living areas.  They have to start at that point.  If min.wage was CORRECTLY implemented on a county by county basis, this would be easier and make more sense.  But because $15 is needed there, they have to start there and hope to get the highest possible.


Second off, fast food is not part-time jobs or for kids anymore.  The crippled economy did a nice job of that.  There are people with degrees having to work at McDonalds.  There are also less people retiring from jobs now which means less jobs for everyone.  It is time to get over that mindset, things have changed.   And just because you don't value individuals filling soda cups doesn't mean they shouldn't make a livable wage.   I find it funny that a lot of times the people who are against this are the same folks whining about people using welfare as well.  


Comparing to others like teachers and whatnot, doesn't make sense here.  They CHOSE those paths for their careers.  If they aren't happy with their pay, that is their choice.  The people argueing min. wage are working at a job THEY have to work at at this moment.   Encouraging people to go to school doesn't just solve the issue either.  There are a TON of people with degrees, doing nothing.  Also another old way of thinking that isn't working now (focusing on trades would make more sense).  

#3116718 15 Dolla an Hour

Posted by Zaximus on 03 December 2014 - 09:30 AM

Let me preface this by saying I don't make $15 an hour, doing maintenance. So if minimum wage went up, I'd happily go back to working at restaurants.


Let me try another tack- what if you went to work tomorrow and everybody that made less than you suddenly made the same pay as you. The guy that just walked in off the street for an entry level job gets the same as the guy that's been there for 7-8 years (or however long you've been there). Would you gladly accept this, or would you want more money for the experience you have to offer? Because if you want more money, everybody else will want more, too.


I think that is a pretty selfish way of thinking about other people, honestly.   You know darn well that if people in lower wage jobs started getting paid more other jobs would as well.


Or I could take the republican stance and say go get an education and get paid more, and stop being lazy.  But that is also selfish.


And like I have said, 50 times, $15 only makes sense in high cost of living places like NY, Chicago, etc.  If you are in that city, I doubt they'd catch up to you with that.   


Sorry if people making a livable wage hurts your ego and feelings though.

#3114871 15 Dolla an Hour

Posted by Zaximus on 02 December 2014 - 02:51 AM

Like you never cussed a fast food employee for getting an order wrong, paaleeaasee, everybody has. Hyprocrite.



Personally, I have never done such a thing.  I think it's rude and pathetic for someone to do such a thing and whomever is proud of this really needs to do some self evaluation.   It's obvious why you don't want these people making a living wage, because you don't respect them and look down on them.  We should not look down on any honest paying job, and any honest paying job in America should provide a living wage.

#3113987 My cat has finally come home!

Posted by Zaximus on 01 December 2014 - 04:52 PM


#3113608 15 Dolla an Hour

Posted by Zaximus on 01 December 2014 - 01:30 PM

Didn't see the threads, sorry, and 15 an hour in New York would make sense, glad to see the people up there can afford a 10.00 Big Mac, not so much here in the south.



Yeah, in the other threads, people have proven that it wouldn't go to 10 bucks, it just wouldn't.   Fast food restaurants make great margins.  It may go up a quarter or even less.  I personally wouldn't mind paying a bit more so people can live a better/fair life, but that is just me.  Then again, I don't eat McDonalds that often.


But you keep feeling good about yourself and keeping your food on others' necks.  Can't have them getting close to your earnings so you keep thinking you are a teir above.

#3106048 I hate flying...

Posted by Zaximus on 26 November 2014 - 04:52 PM

I heard about your trip on the news this morning Arsen:



#3104939 Th

Posted by Zaximus on 25 November 2014 - 04:40 PM

Best thread in a while.  Would read again.


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