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Politics / Re: Gadhafi asks Obama to end NATO bombing
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:48:36 AM »
You said "we" not me. So get a clue and get your facts straight before hurling sophomoric insults sans merit.

General Discussion Forum / Re: Family Dog ket missing Elgin boy warm
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:44:43 AM »
Agreed but you were aware enough to know they hadn't left the cabin. I see it too often the kids are running rampant and the so called adults are in la-la land

Politics / Re: Gadhafi asks Obama to end NATO bombing
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:36:05 AM »
You don't know jack

Politics / Re: Gadhafi asks Obama to end NATO bombing
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:26:45 AM »
Let know where and when you are going to be there and I'll hook up the coordinates

Politics / Re: Gadhafi asks Obama to end NATO bombing
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:17:29 AM »
Now's the time to go ahead and take the head off the serpent....ratchet up the bombing brigades until he's done.....where is that GBU-43/B located?  Time to blow some dust off that big boy and let's see what it can do.....

General Discussion Forum / Re: Family Dog ket missing Elgin boy warm
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:07:50 AM »
Who's gonna feed the pup and lad whilst the parents are in jail for child endangerment at the very least.  And i want to know just what movie they were watching to lose track of a child.....i'm sorry, aint nothing that important to me.....nothing at all....

I beg they been supersized with implants

Politics / Re: Glenn Beck: Going, going, GONE!!
« on: April 07, 2011, 09:23:39 AM »
Too bad you people don't know the truth about Glenn Beck.  If you did your posts in this thread would be totally different.

My Thoughts on y's Post

I thot Birmingham, AL was "The Magic City" and an All American city?

Never ever trust a big butt and a smile!

We down 3 gallons of milk per week.  Them jumbo boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios from Sams and Costco last about 2 weeks. 

I use coupons but I'd rather jump online and load em on the shopper cards when applicable.  I simply don't ride around with a coupon thingie each and every time I need to hit the grocery store.

BT, that Costco jumbo pack is a great really convenient when you simply want to throw a few burgers on the grill on the weekend....though I've noticed a trend that the wife and kids are out back relaxing whilst Big Daddy is concocting the grub on the grill the past 3 weekends....btw, pm me that mango glaze recipe....gonna smoke 3 slabs of baby back ribs and would like to marinade some leg quarters in the mango hookup then throw them out there on the grill for later....

I found this quite informative and wanted to share it with the forum. I get a weekly email from them with often great and useful info.  Not sure if it'll benefit anyone in particular or directly, but one never knows....

3 Ways to Ask For Job Hunting Help--And Get It

When you’re job hunting, what is the right-and wrong-way to ask for help? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately since, in the past few months, I’ve been contacted by three acquaintances in that situation (ironically, they’re all lobbyists - i.e., professional networkers). Yet despite their shared profession, their varying approaches provide a good road map of what to do - and what to avoid. Here are the three most important steps:

1.Reach out early and often. Several years ago, I met Steve through a task force in which one of my clients participated. After he left his job, he made the right textbook move:  sending me, along with probably everyone else in his database, a personal email saying he was looking for work and asking if he could pass along his resume. It’s the perfect low-intensity strategy because it doesn’t take much time to personalize a template email, it doesn’t inconvenience anyone, and it might yield some early nibbles of informational interviews or job leads.

What He Did Right: He cast a wide net. You should plan to email literally everyone you know (otherwise, how are they going to know to be on the lookout for job opportunities for you?).

What He Did Wrong: No follow up.   I haven’t heard from him in months, which means he’s likely to have dropped off other people’s radar screens, as well. His Facebook status says he’s still unemployed. You should check in at least every 6-8 weeks with a friendly note and reminder you’re still hunting.

2. Get face time with your friends. Soon after Joe, a former nonprofit vice president, was laid off, he emailed me, wanting to meet. While it’s enough to check in via email with casual acquaintances, if you want to mobilize your friends on your behalf, it’s good to schedule a coffee to get advice. You will much more likely be “top of mind” for them if you meet. Let the other person choose the date, time and location and make sure to pay for the drink. Since they’re doing you a favor, you don’t want them to feel like it’s “costing” them money or time.

What He Did Right: He asked for face time and let me pick the place and time to make it convenient for me.

What He Did Wrong: He ended up cancelling the day before, claiming a stomachache and vowing to follow up with alternative dates. You can guess: I haven’t heard from him again - and he’s not going to get any job leads from me anytime soon. If you do secure a meeting, treat it like gold.

3. Give back. Greta, my third laid-off friend, recognized that in networking, giving is just as important as getting. As she’s been meeting with contacts, her focus hasn’t been solely on herself or her next job. For instance, after she met a prominent business contact at church, she set up a coffee to introduce me to him.

What She Did Wrong: Nothing!

What She Did Right: Too many frustrated job seekers become solipsistic, asking only what you can do for them. Greta’s big picture view - and keeping an eye open for how to benefit others through advice, connections, or information - is what sets her apart. Any savvy employer would want that perspective- and knowing that gave her the courage to start her own lobbying firm recently, because she knows she has the skills she needs.

What have you done to get others invested in your success? And what do’s and don’ts have you seen in others coming to you for help with their job searches?

General Discussion Forum / Re: Sunday/Week Randoms/
« on: April 06, 2011, 10:11:24 AM »
Yep, twins are girls. And I too monitor the songs but had no idea they mastered all the words.

General Discussion Forum / Re: Female Knucklehead of the Week
« on: April 06, 2011, 10:04:00 AM »
What about indecent exposure? Didn't she think the cops would be a wee bit suspicious I'd you flash the girls to the Po-Po? Them boys must not have been that good as she got arrested anyway.

General Discussion Forum / Re: Sunday/Week Randoms/
« on: April 06, 2011, 09:59:56 AM »
Why do my twins know all the words to Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock"? Why do they each have their own intro, taking turns between the lead and background vocals. Why don't they understand that I don't want them going around saying "don't hate me cause I'm beautiful!"?

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