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Messages - Don Coyote

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Surgery. Pain. I hate crutches. Dont remember them being so hard to use.

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Well, I have learned very much about this Thwack person.  :lulz:

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"Alright which one of your fucks put all this weeb shit in my room?"

Or

"Alright which one of your fucks stole my waifu?"

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Well, I think I'm going to post it as a reply to her shitty meme. I just don't understand how my high school friends who have all struggled financially are so opposed to higher minimum wages where as I, who had a fairly comfortable, financially speaking, middle class life on Active duty, am all about giving the poor more fucking money. Probably because I actually grew up on welfare.

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It's really very simple.  A consumer economy fails if nobody can afford to buy anything.



And when a person/family has their basic needs met, they are much more apt to purchase luxury goods, which, i dunno, might possibly bolster a consumer based economy.

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The people who are opposed to raising the minimum wage pretty much universally have their heads up their asses, particularly the contingent which apparently believes that paying more in entry-level jobs is a threat to the middle class.

Most of them also don't seem to understand what "entry-level" even means.

And great many of them seem to be the very people that would benefit from a higher minimum wage.

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Thinking about post this on a friend's wall in response to her shitty reposting of the "poor EMT doesn't get paid enough so fuck the entitled burger flippers" meme.


Well a minimum wage job is supposed to keep people above the poverty line, but that when bye bye a while ago. Unless you're also saying that burger flippers deserve to live in poverty because they choose to flip burgers because there are so many well paying jobs available.
I mean sure that makes complete and total sense. I remember all of the job offers I got living in Ridgecrest when I was looking for work. Oh wait that's right, I couldn't even get a job flipping burgers in Ridgecrest, and to be honest I couldn't afford to move. I had help leaving R/C to Ventura, where I did get a min wage (temp) job and then a job making 10.50, which wouldn't have been able to pay for rent and college at the same time.
So the burger flippers want a min wage that they can live on, which is the original point behind the min wage, but you think that because it's generally unskilled labor and an entry level job they don't deserve to live above the poverty line and also deserve to pay for the barest minimum of health care.
Let's compare burger flipping to my favorite entry level unskilled job, the Private 2nd Class E-2. An E-2's montly pay is $1,734. Break that down into 40-hour weeks, because you don't get overtime pay in the military, and that is only a paltry $10.83 an hour. That's crazy you must be thinking. Outrageous even. However, the E-2 gets free health care, which includes dental and eye and covers all manner of expensive shit, worth at least $50 a month because that's what I pay as a reservist; free housing, looking the prices in Lakewood, WA that's worth between $500 and $1,500 a month, call it $800; three free meals a day, and not fast food garbage, actual food, which is currently valued at $367.92 a month. Everything other than the base pay is a benefit, and even if this private is drawing the monetary equivalent of those benefits, housing and food, those are not considered income and not taxed.
Monthly gross income would be approximately $3000, hourly wage of $18.75.
I'm also not factoring in the annual tuition cap of $4,500 or the annual clothing stipend which is between $306.00 and $464.40.
But then there is the justification that this private is signing their life away to possibly die, we lose more soldiers to mental health problems or auto accidents than in combat.
But that is also neither here nor there because not everyone CAN join the military even if they wanted to, in some cases for minor things that don't impact normal life, like being too near-sighted, or just not quite "smart" enough to pass the ASVAB.

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Smartest Guy in the Room, ie the asshole that always knows more than anyone else on any topic, even or especially the actual experts.

The military is ok if you have the right collection traits. It's a decent job with decent entry level pay, despite what a bunch of fucking idiots scream about, that will generally love to send you places to get more training . But it's filled with people. And it's several large institutions. And it is a not a one size fits all occupation, but neither are all the others.

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Oh, I don't disagree at all. I've already mentioned that him signing up would be bad, I was just talking more in generic circumstances than about poo violating the NAVY acronym.

Well that was essentially directed at Xaz.

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Yeah but, like literally if you does a search about "military service" the first page is either stuff for veterans, or how to join, or history. If you does a search on "what does my ASVAB score mean?" you get several hits from the offical ASVAB site, a couple of Army related sites, and a few Yahoo asks, and a few hits on military.com. If someone doesn't even want to trust what is on the official site or any .mil site, they have no fucking business in the military, especially if don't trust a .mil site. If you think you are so fucking smart that you know for a fact that military is just going to fuck you over, guess what, the military is going to fuck you over harder than anyone else in the service, and you're going to have a bad attitude, and then no one is going to help your punk ass.

If shitstain had even done some searches and made a thread about thinking about joining with a lot of questions about the information he had found he would have gotten a way different reaction. But as it is, I don't want someone like him serving. I'd rather not risk having to deal with his sgtir crap that he would probably still have a fucking private. I hate privates like that.

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I'm quite new to this subject. Stating that I'm an idiot while providing a correction is redundant.

No, it isn't.  I occasionally correct people without saying they're idiots.  Nigel and Cain correct me all the time without saying I'm an idiot.

You basically repeated the Fox News/Rush Limbaugh narrative as if it were true.  Guess what that makes you?

Misinformed.

That's one way to say it, yes.

I can only use the information I have.

No.  You can go check the narrative against the facts.  In this case, it's an easy trip down memory lane, to 7th grade social studies.

My point was, I didn't have the information that would be derived from that comparison because I didn't make that comparison. I guess my mistake was choosing not to look up this information beforehand. However, figuring out new information was the entire point of this thread. This thread is serving its purpose. I am learning new information, including the information you've so

Yeah no. You obviously have the internet, which means that  if you have an inquisitive mind you have the information.

If you don't have an inquisitive mind, well I guess just good fucking luck kiddo.

He was also going with the say-so of the recruiters about his projected ASVAB, and had this whole "the military will have you do what it wants not what you want and you're going to soak up bullets in a desert" when so much of that on the interwebs.

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Wow.


This was already a possibility. I've got the year of physical labor under my belt already. I've got a certification in Microsoft Excel (All three levels? I'll have to check again.) and ITIL Foundations, which came from a technology grant I acquired right after high school. So I don't know if I'll go to college considering I have access to a lot of entry level jobs with growth potential, just by having the Microsoft Excel cert and a technology background.

Also, I think physical labor makes you dumber in some aspects (Maybe it was just the kinds of labor jobs I was doing.), but smarter in others. By that I mean, I'm probably more coordinated and athletic than I've ever been, but I can't do shit with computers, compared to what I used to.


Please don't try to join. Physical labor doesn't make you dumber. You not practicing your technical skills made you dumber.


Annnnd this

When he posted that I was all, "oh sweet baby Jesus. He will get eaten alive by everyone with that mindset." Life ain't no point-buy RPG where you have to choose between brains or brawn. Nevermind the total dumb with that mindset and thinking to join the military, as if soldiering isn't physical labor.

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Wow.


This was already a possibility. I've got the year of physical labor under my belt already. I've got a certification in Microsoft Excel (All three levels? I'll have to check again.) and ITIL Foundations, which came from a technology grant I acquired right after high school. So I don't know if I'll go to college considering I have access to a lot of entry level jobs with growth potential, just by having the Microsoft Excel cert and a technology background.

Also, I think physical labor makes you dumber in some aspects (Maybe it was just the kinds of labor jobs I was doing.), but smarter in others. By that I mean, I'm probably more coordinated and athletic than I've ever been, but I can't do shit with computers, compared to what I used to.


Please don't try to join. Physical labor doesn't make you dumber. You not practicing your technical skills made you dumber.

 
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The problem is, regardless of branch and job, even if you get what you want in paper/contract, it is quite apparent that this administration does not respect the military as much as it should, considering its cuts in benefits and funding, and absurd disrespect for Veterans.

You're an idiot.  That's congress fucking the military.  The president doesn't decide on funding.

Jesus H Christ.

I'm quite new to this subject. Stating that I'm an idiot while providing a correction is redundant.

That's an interesting idea though (I mean your point about Congress), I'll look more into it.

The problem is, regardless of branch and job, even if you get what you want in paper/contract, it is quite apparent that this administration does not respect the military as much as it should, considering its cuts in benefits and funding, and absurd disrespect for Veterans.

You're an idiot.  That's congress fucking the military.  The president doesn't decide on funding.

Jesus H Christ.

A republican congress using the military as a fucking hostage. And by military I mean the actual troops, not any other military spending.

Oh, then almost every right-winger I know is completely misinformed on the - Ohhhhhhhh, I see now  :lulz:


Most right-wingers are pre-rich dumbasses that think the GOP has their best interests at heart and anything the goes wrong has to be the fault of the liberal Muslim black man in the white house.

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The problem is, regardless of branch and job, even if you get what you want in paper/contract, it is quite apparent that this administration does not respect the military as much as it should, considering its cuts in benefits and funding, and absurd disrespect for Veterans.

You're an idiot.  That's congress fucking the military.  The president doesn't decide on funding.

Jesus H Christ.

A republican congress using the military as a fucking hostage. And by military I mean the actual troops, not any other military spending.

Yep.  I don't expect Poo to manage the distinction, though.

But he has a projected ASVAB of 89. Nevermind that ASVAB score has nothing to do with nothing and it's line scores that matter, barely, or that my ASVAB score is a 99. I'm probably one of the Army's smartest supply geeks  :horrormirth:

I was simply told that anything above 80 would get you any kind of entry job you wanted. Is that not the job you chose? Or did you not choose, allowing them to give you whatever?


All of that is easily google-able. But short answer, your ASVAB score, which is a single two digit number means shit to the military. Each service uses different portions of the test to generate their own two or three digit scores to asses your trainability in certain fields, which they use to determine what jobs they will bother sending you to school for. And you can only pick from the jobs they are offering at the time., and some jobs have moral and physical qualifications.

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Actually, this is already in the works. I start at the Bujinkan dojo as soon as I get my desk job. I've practiced a bit before as well.

 :lulz:

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The problem is, regardless of branch and job, even if you get what you want in paper/contract, it is quite apparent that this administration does not respect the military as much as it should, considering its cuts in benefits and funding, and absurd disrespect for Veterans.

You're an idiot.  That's congress fucking the military.  The president doesn't decide on funding.

Jesus H Christ.

A republican congress using the military as a fucking hostage. And by military I mean the actual troops, not any other military spending.

Yep.  I don't expect Poo to manage the distinction, though.

But he has a projected ASVAB of 89. Nevermind that ASVAB score has nothing to do with nothing and it's line scores that matter, barely, or that my ASVAB score is a 99. I'm probably one of the Army's smartest supply geeks  :horrormirth:

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