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Old 10-07-2010, 08:05 AM
Location: San Diego California
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Originally Posted by Opyelie View Post
When the UE rate is hovering at between 4-5% which it traditionally is when we have "full employment" then yes, 26 weeks is and WAS sufficient to find new employment.

You need to pull your head out of wherever you keep it and look around you. MANY of the long term unemployed HAVE marketable skills, education and training, what they don't have is JOBS to utilise them.
We must have completely different definitions of what "marketable skills" means. A marketable skill is one for which there is reasonable demand, without demand for what your skill is its marketability is questionable. If you have gone 6 months without being able to find employment, I would say there is little demand for what you do, and it is time to look at alternatives.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by LeavingMA View Post
A friend of mine just told me (he just recently retired with pension) that his company told him to apply for unemployment benefits. He told them he didn't need it, but they started sending him out unemployment checks. Basically when he started asking questions they got aggravated and just told him to take the money.
This does not make that much sense. He refused it and checks came ?

In order to receive you have to spend hours on the phone , answer over 40 questions , give you last places of employment , give your life history and if you have any vacation time coming , or ect. your benefits are delayed until a judication hearing and monetary determination.

Are you sure your friend was telling you everything ?
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by mig1 View Post
Any type of government subsidy/bailout is WELFARE, from unemployment insurance benefits to fortune 500 companies, same difference.

Hrmmm ...welfare usually can last a lifetime or until the crooks with the Escalades and gold chains with free housing get caught. They did nothing to earn this welfare , they merely applied for it.

Unemployment has a limitation of WEEKS and is only given after working qualifying quarters , meeting ALL 40 qualifying standards and when you find a job you receive no further .
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:37 AM
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Unemployment = Welfare crazy...so crazy!!!1
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by shaker281 View Post
David Icke - "In April 1991 he announced on the BBC's Terry Wogan show that he was the son of God, and predicted that the world would soon be devastated by tidal waves and earthquakes.[5] The show changed his life, turning him practically overnight from a respected household name into an object of ridicule.[6] He continued nevertheless to develop his ideas..." - Wikipedia
Please forgive me for responding to an older post:

I don't imagine that Icke is a Christian, far from it, and I didn't see the interview cited, but the "son of God" issue has come up in many instances, with the inferrence that anyone making that claim is insane, much like saying that you're Napoleon. In fact, however, any student of the Bible knows that Jesus said "you are all sons of God", and that He prophecied that earthquakes, calamities and so forth would come at the end of the age of man. As a believing Christian, I don't take issue with those prophecies, and gratefully accept the undeserved honor of being an adopted son of God. Over the years, many have mistakenly thought they had figured out the prophetic time of the end. Icke is not the first, and some day one of them may be right. Still, his presentation about shadowy powers pulling strings on presidential puppets and kings has a lot of validity to it. Illuminati? Rothschilds? Templars? Bilderbergers, etc. I don't have the scoop on any of that (above my pay grade...), but it's obvious that someone is putting whoever they want in office and it's not the people.

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