I need a sample issue to give to somebody for Christmas to announce the new subscription. I cannot find ANY contact information for them on the Web.
I need a sample issue to give to somebody for Christmas to announce the new subscription. I cannot find ANY contact information for them on the Web.
Exclusion of the Government may still be averted, but last-minute deal from President Obama and Congressional leaders will come too late for some of the most vulnerable egos in Washington.
Whole Sofia Hill on Thursday happening legislative branches, began distributing complex forms necessary for the implementation of the mandatory furloughs for government workers, if off.
A similar process of dreaded College annex – “you received” fats “envelope” or “this one? — the workers of the Hill received one of two forms: exemption inducing” message, without status or dreaded “notice for x-mas.” and the two began appearing in the hands of workers Thursday afternoon.
Workers who were considered enough vital to have to work during the x-mas receives first.
“Since you are involved in one of the functions of excepted, you are excluded from the Christmas during the shutdown of the Government,” said the message, legalistic way to say “we think are important.” she continued, “this means you need to report for work as usual.”
Those who read at the bottom I have bad news, however: “at the time of the exclusion, however, you will not be paid.”
The officers were found by their managers, well, a little stapler received another form.
“During the period of Christmas, you will be in a position of unpaid, nonwork and must remain outside the workplace, unless and until you are told to return to work,” says the paperwork. “Also, during Christmas, you will not be allowed to serve as an unpaid volunteer. this means you must run the job. from home or elsewhere, even if you have … BlackBerry or laptop. (An employee who knowingly and willfully performs work while furloughed violates the law and may be subject to sanctions.) “
Not a good letter to receive, even if it is actually in force during shutdown. Legislative officer who receives one has a pretty good sense of where he stands in the organization.
But no worries. see only at the bottom of the form. “Guaranteed,” he says, “you are a valued member of the team.”
True story about one girl who survived a plane crash on Christmas Eve and survived. The only survivor to survive had to battle through the amazon until she reach safety. I believe it was Australian made.
try looking here. I skimmed it but wasnt sure what to look for.
Before I ask the question, I would like to explain that the way I learned (by other's examples and the Bible), it's good to be a nice guy. Ooh, how I'd loved to been one of those guys at the church with the nice girlfriend and family, the guy that everyone always greets and says, "Hey, how you doin'?", the kind of guy people went to for their troubles and would help solve them… I guess that's why I joined on here.
But instead, here's what "nice" will get you..
-Nice cost me $75 when giving people a ride home, my idiot stepbrother, who was some of the folks who had to sit in the back due to a lack of room and seatbelts in the cab.) tried to shove his overstuffed backpack through the back window of my truck and completely shattered it. Showered me with glass, too.
-Nice cost me all my Christmas money to replace my radio because aforementioned stepbrother threw a water balloon into the cab of my truck for no reason and I didn't have it in me to make him pay it back.
-Nice got me in trouble with my parents for giving my cousin a lift home (he lives just down the road from the school, only reason they got mad is because they don't like him.)
-Nice got me numerous detentions over the school year for being tardy due to helping people with vehicular problems, like last week, when a friend of mine's tire fell off his car, or when I helped a policeman's daughter with a flat, or when another student asked me to give them a jump off my battery so they could get to a doctor's appointment. (I talked to a school official and they said "Vehicular problems" do not count for excused absences)
-Nice left me all alone when my girlfriend left for other guys who are abusive, manipulative, and really looking for nothing but a "fresh piece of tail" to go to town on (Actual quote from the new guy she's dating)
-Nice left me flat broke because what little money I have after bills goes to helping out people, ranging from gas money to lunch money to that poor ol' homeless Vietnam Vet that hangs around by the overpass.
-Nice gets you taken advantage of at your dad's house to do all the yard work on his property on the rare occasion you get to visit, while he and his wife sit indoors watching television all day, instead of spending any real quality time with them like you'd like to do.
-Nice leaves you very depressed because you look around at all the jerks around you who seem to have it all, while you have nothing to show for all that you've done. and it makes you wonder, "why do you do it?" "Because I want to be a good person," you reply. and a voice comes back to you and says, "What have you got to show for it, though?" and then you get a horrible realization that in today's world, "nice guys" have no place here.
Can somebody please enlighten me on why I should keep on being a good person? Because I don't know if I can do it anymore.
Be more demanding and jokeful. you are the almighty God to these people and you demand some respect.
I'd tell you if I knew the answer. Nice people always get screwed. there is nothing anyone can do about it. unless people suddenly become aware that their existence is merely selfish and draining to the rest of us, nothing will change. The best answer is to tone down the niceness. Don't be a jerk, but don't be a pushover either. there is a time and place for everything, including the niceness that will only allow others to screw you. Sorry.
there is a difference between being nice and being a pushover.
a pushover isnt so much nice, as they are just not good at telling people no or standing up for themselves.
a nice person, knows when to be nice…and when to tell someone they will not take advantage of them anymore.
you can be nice, and still say no…..
i actually like nice guys…..its just nice guys and mean guys also, dont like me (and im a nice girl).
Because deep done it makes you feel good to know that you're helping out, even when others are taking advantage of you. Keep it up, someday they'll realize what you did for them.
Being a nice guy is GOOD thing. SInce most of your bad stories revolve around your family, I would withhold some of the nice stuff you do for them for awhile. they are taking advantage of you.
Continue to be a nice guy. my Dad was one, my husband is one, and my nephew is one. The biggest thing that I can say is that teenage years are the hardest of your life, and finding your comfort level in life.
Do you belong to a church, school group like band or sports or debate or something? Find a group of like minded, similar acting people to spend your time around. you will find there are others who are nice too, and who aren't all out to take advantage of you.
While I applaud you for doing nice things, the best way to do them is truly unconditionally….expecting nothing in return. you do this in some things, like giving the Vets money, and doesn't that feel the best? In your family relationships, you seem to be wanting to be appreciated. I can relate to that greatly. Next time you visit your Dad, and he asks you to do a bunch of yard work, say that you really came to spend some time with him…is there anything you can work on together? Or maybe you can help them find a neighbor who can take over some of their chores for money.
Keep being a good guy. it really does pay off. someday, you will find a wonderful woman who is good to you too. before long, you will be out of your home, and you can create the life you desire.
With the things like stepbrother causing financial damage to your vehicle, bring that up to the parents. Ask them to get him to work it off if he cannot pay it off. Seems like there are a couple sets of different ways to treat people in your homes. Stand up for yourself.
The nice guy always gets the shaft because others see him/her as someone to take advantage of, its that simple. The more they get, the worse they get. I also learned this from personal experience but no more, I now stand my own ground. is it worth it? it is difficult to say. you need to draw the line, start to think of yourself more. I am not saying be selfish. The priority is taking care of number one and that is you. if no one else will, then it is up to you.you can still lend your time, but you also need to learn how to say NO. Don't be a doormat, you can do it.
Sorry buddy but in this day and age it honestly doesn't pay to be nice. Chivalry and honesty are dead. I've learn't the hard way not to pull over and help people on the side of the road with their cars just like you are learning. I also had a skank of a girlfriend who gave up a good thing because she wanted to try "other things" with "other people". Honestly I became a bit more selfish with my helping and time and life has never been better. Still help people when you have the time but don't spread yourself so thin that your life suffers.
Oh and slap your step brother a bit and get him to buy you a new radio. That'll teach him to respect your stuff a bit more..
yea, most girls go for jerks which I don't get whatsoever and complain how all guys are bad, like seriously whats wrong with girls nowadays? makes me sad but oh well
Explain to your stepbrother (before he even breaks something again) that you understand that accidents happen, but that you would like it if he would take accountability for breaking your things. Tell him that you will let him do the same to you if you ever break anything of his.
You are your dad's child, not his personal gardener. Ask him if he wants to go somewhere instead of going to his house. if he makes excuses or doesn't want to take you anywhere, tell him that you don't like how you never seem to really spend quality time with him when you go there, and that you want a chance to spend time with him, not his lawnmower. if he still won't do it, then tell him its not worth visiting him. you can do the yard work at your house instead.
Being nice doesn't mean letting people push you around. The whole point of "nice" is spread goodwill and kindness, and sometimes that means telling a person to their face that their behavior is not ok. you can respectfully tell someone that you expect to be respected and still be a "nice" person.
I so feel your anguish, compadre!!! I am a nice guy like you are and I get that perverted to my detriment on not so few occasions as well. back on the first of May 2009, a car crashed into a utility pole and it was a right hullabaloo for the first responders to detour everybody around the accident while the electric company replaced the broken pole (which was probably old to begin with). Shortly thereafter, I asked the City Administrator if he would give me the same reply today that he did when I suggested that a utility pole relocation project instead be a launch pad for establishing a below-ground power distribution network back in March — the electric company being unwilling to contribute any of their money to this end and the other telecommunications companies not being obligated to go below-ground as well. that reply drove me batty because it did not answer the question of why there are all these above-ground power lines and phone cables that are vulnerable to damage by extreme weather along with animal damage and clumsy motorists . . . to me, there is not much to debate against below-ground power distribution and other utility infrastructure.
As you can see, I am also logical and pragmatic nice guy (^_^). The moral of my story is that the world needs more gentlemen and Good Samaritans. those »jerks« that seem to have it all pay a hefty price to maintain that mirage. Exempli gratia, how much do you think that the insurance on a Corvette or Ferrari is? how about the energy requirements the internal climate control system of a mansion would require to do its job? your emphasis needs to be toward an economic prosperity that works for you and also in surrounding yourself with people that truly appreciate your altruistic nature. Everything that you have listed here is an example of people that cannot and do not appreciate your kindness. if you become mean-spirited like them, they win. Keep up that kind and altruistic nature, compadre; you will go much farther with it than you will without it if you can find people that truly appreciate it. I would seriously consider pressing charges against your step-brother, though
Julian Assange denies any wrongdoing after being accused of sex crimes. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images
After the hearing at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court, Assange said he was “happy about today’s outcome” and said the skeleton argument he and his legal team hastily produced over Christmas will be made publicly available later.
This outlines “some important issues which will be gone into in detail on February 6 and 7″, he said. “I would also like to say that our work with WikiLeaks continues unabated and we are stepping up our publishing for matters relating to ‘cablegate’ and other materials. this will shortly be occurring through our newspaper partners around the world, big and small newspapers and some human rights organisations.”
In today’s 10-minute session, Assange’s QC, Geoffrey Robertson, said all legal preparations are in place for a full two-day extradition hearing next month.
District judge Nicholas Evans released Assange, who spoke only to confirm his name, age and address, on conditional bail. Assange, who wore a dark suit and light-coloured shirt, listented intently as he sat behind a glass screen at the top security court. his bail was modified, allowing him to stay at the Frontline Club, in Paddington, on February 6 and 7 so he does not have so far to travel.
Robertson said Assange’s legal team is collecting evidence from further witnesses in Sweden, but the judge said the Swedish authorities are likely to take the view that the extradition warrant will stand nevertheless.
Media interest in Assange remained as journalists from around the world filled 100 seats in the court and an annex connected by video link. High profile supporters of Assange who turned up today included Bianca Jagger, Jemima Khan and Gavin MacFadyen, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism.
A high court judge released Assange on £240,000 bail last month after the WikiLeaks founder had spent nine days in Wandsworth prison in London. Assange spent Christmas at a manor home on the Norfolk-Suffolk border owned by Vaughan Smith, a former army captain and the founder of the Frontline Club for journalists.
Sweden is seeking extradition of the 39-year-old Australian over allegations of rape, molestation and unlawful coercion, made by two women over 10 days in August.
One of the women alleges that Assange had sex with her without a condom when it was her “express wish” that one should be used. the second woman accuses him of having sex with her on 17 August without a condom while she was asleep at her Stockholm home.
Assange admits having had consensual sex with both women, but denies any criminal wrongdoing.
In interviews with Swiss newspapers yesterday, Assange said he might move to Switzerland or Australia, and revealed that WikiLeaks has been losing more than £400,000 a week since releasing a collection of US diplomatic cables that severely embarrassed the US government. He said he had not made a request for political asylum in Switzerland, and declined to say whether he would.
Assange has signed a deal with Guardian Books, which will publish next month the first in-depth account of the WikiLeaks phenomenon. the book will be called WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy.
US officials have stepped up their pressure on WikiLeaks by seeking information from Twitter. a federal court approved a US department of justice subpoena demanding that the site hand over data about users with ties to WikiLeaks.
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