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In lieu of what is going on here lately on WB, and with all of the election BS, I just want to wish EVERYONE a nice day!

Hang in there!



Bill H. Added Jun 4, 2016 - 1:29am
Thanks Crin!
I just hope that somehow our country can return to being the United States and not the divided country that is becoming more apparent every day.
George N Romey Added Jun 5, 2016 - 9:30am
Bill only with the right leaders.  While I do not agree with all of the Libertarian stances I do believe that both Mr. Johnson and Mr. Weld want to unite this country not divided it like Trump or HRC.  Furthermore, both men seem to be honorable and not intent on building their own grand illusion dynasty.  I can only hope that 10% supports grows to 40%. 
Bill H. Added Jun 5, 2016 - 11:53am
Yes, George. We all need to sit back and look at where both parties have taken us over the last 60 years. We have all become puppets of parties that have gone corrupt. It's time for a tune-up in government. It's time for Corporations to get back to operating for the good of the country as a whole and bring the jobs back to America, and it's time to change the education system so that it can actually produce people that can do these new jobs.
Go figure? Exporting jobs to other countries and importing people to fill the few that are left here. Something is drastically wrong!
George N Romey Added Jun 5, 2016 - 12:21pm
Those of us that articulate change should do so. That's how movements for good occur. Paint a positive picture of the possible.
George N Romey Added Jun 5, 2016 - 1:29pm
Bill TR understood the possible evils from the rising corporate state. He believed the only entity large and powerful enough to keep evils in check was the Federal government. It's not perfect but the alternative is fascism, near what we approach today. When the majority is fairly content in life we have the opportunity to better life for the less fortunate. Nothing improves the heart than the betterment of others.
Charles J. Brooks Added Jun 5, 2016 - 3:33pm
And to Bill...and all the others of WB...a nice day back-atch-ya....blessings...cjlb....6/5/16.
George N Romey Added Jun 5, 2016 - 3:57pm
No MJ I can be lots of fun but I see very serious problems abound and little leadership from the people that we expect to help solve them.  Peace and prosperity are good for the mind, body, soul and spirit.  Economic instability and conflicts tears apart a human being in the most horrific means, and given what has happened to me in our "new" economy I can testify to just how it dampens the human spirit.  Maybe it will be too late for me but somehow I want to believe that we can go back to a nation in which the employable can be employed to the maximum of their skills, social mobility is abundant, and we truly believe that tomorrow can be even better than today.  Neither of my parents ever worried that poof tomorrow their job would be gone and there would be nothing to replace it.  There was food on the table, a nice house and money for some modest luxuries such as vacations and new clothes.  At one time in my life I could have never, ever imagined a standard of living well below what my parents had. Its all so sad that years or education, hard work experience, tenacity, loyalty and willingness to learn no longer amount to a hill of beans.  And from my reach out to others I have lots of company in this misery.  Is this what the US now represents?
Bill H. Added Jun 5, 2016 - 4:46pm
Marilyn - Let me know if your present employer now decides to offer you a raise. This always seemed to happen when I decided to move on to another employer.
George N Romey Added Jun 5, 2016 - 4:50pm
Congrats Marilyn you deserve such happiness.  You for me have always been a beacon of shinning light always willing to take the side of the good fight.
George N Romey Added Jun 5, 2016 - 4:57pm
MJ thanks so much.  There was a time in my life that others used to marvel at how interesting and enjoyable my life was, and it was (although I worked very, very hard to maintain that lifestyle).  I would very much like to have that life back, not perfect by any means but feeling that my hard work, tenacity and skills gave me the platform for an inspirational life.  Recently, I finally got a crack at a really good job.  I went through multiple grueling interviews and prepared to the nines for each.  In the end I lost to one other candidate.  I of course was devastated and wondered was this my destiny.  What becomes even more troubling is that I see this trend with so many others, particularly middle aged workers, and I wonder how much can one be expected to swim in a cesspool until the sewage drowns you.
Charles J. Brooks Added Jun 5, 2016 - 5:29pm
Mr. Romey.... it's not you "personally," rather as you state...middle-age.  And, "they" claim they don't discriminate.....bull to that idea.  But, that said....NEVER EVER Give up!!!!  God Speed...I'll remember you in my prayers....cjlb...6/5/16.
George N Romey Added Jun 5, 2016 - 5:36pm
Thank you Charles.  At least many of us here at WB have shown that technology can be used for all us to support each other even when we have no in person to person connection.  I get down but by nature won't give up.  As you know there is this thing called karma and one day those that discriminate will become the victims of discrimination.
I remember when I started out in the business world after college in 1981.  My first supervisor was in his mid 50s.  Kind, wise, patient, caring, tenacious-he taught me so many things just about life.  Sadly he died from cancer several years later after I had taken another position in the Company in a different part of the state.  I remember attending his viewing and going up to his wife to express my sorrow. She instantly recognized me and told me tales of how Jim would come home at night either so happy I did something right or so frustrated I did something wrong.  Human intelligence and understanding will make a business far more successful than management strictly by spreadsheet.
Bill H. Added Jun 5, 2016 - 6:14pm
My best days were as a technical trainer in the communications industry. Seeing the many employees that yearned for more knowledge and how thankful they were to acquire all that they could was very rewarding. I then proceeded to move up to the engineering manager and then up the ladder a few more steps. It was when I got almost to the top that I began to see where all of the mistakes were being made, along with spending virtually all of my time in totally confused meetings (ego plays) and behind a computer. It took retirement to put it all together and figure out what should have been happening.
And yes, my position was replaced by a kid fresh out of college at about 30% of my salary. It took several years before he stopped calling me for advice. 
Bill H. Added Jun 5, 2016 - 7:23pm
Marilyn - I actually had to force some of my employees to take their vacations, as towards the last decade of my employment the culture was becoming one of people not taking their vacations due to the increasing workloads and some bosses actually making them attend conference calls and online meetings even when they were on vacation! Go figure?
The best and most loyal, productive, and accurate employees were the ones that had a family life and were able to turn off their Blackberries while on vacation. That is something we need to figure out here in the States again.
George N Romey Added Jun 5, 2016 - 7:47pm
Bill remember the 1960s and 1970s when technology was suppose to enable a future in which we worked less for the same or more pay.  It could have happened but instead technology has made workers slaves to their employers.  Why do you think marriage and birth rates have plummet. 
George N Romey Added Jun 5, 2016 - 9:55pm
Time to update it.  Thanks.  And lets all have a great night.  To my friends at WB your support as always touches me profoundly. 
Bill H. Added Jun 5, 2016 - 11:10pm
Having worked in electronics virtually all of my life,  and having built the first available home computer kit (the Altair 8800) back in 1975, I discovered many times since that technology has both its good and bad points. When we allow it to rule our lives, it becomes a very bad point.
Bill H. Added Jun 6, 2016 - 1:56am
Crin - Yes, computers were fun and challenging back in the day. As operating systems began to take over more and more of the operations, the challenges began to dwindle. Just as each newer version of Windows assumes that the user is more inexperienced than the users of the previous versions and removes or hides the abilities of the previous version that allowed the user to "tweak" the system, or (heaven forbid) enable privacy functions. It really took some deep study to be able to use programs like WordStar and Lotus 123 effectively. I once wrote a weather data acquisition program in Altair Disk Basic that ended up with over 3800 lines of operation statements. I still have it stored on both an 8" floppy disc and a Tarbell encoded cassette tape.
George N Romey Added Jun 6, 2016 - 9:32am
Thanks MJ you are a fantastic person! 
Bill H. Added Jun 6, 2016 - 11:37am
No argument here! I always thought that Apple made a better machine. I would constantly pit my Apple ][ + against the IBM PC Jr. based on ease of programming and peripheral availability and win every time. I bought my first Apple Sider 10 MB hard disk around 1985 for $675.
George N Romey Added Jun 6, 2016 - 11:52am
MJ I am not a religious person, however, if someone's faith provides them comfort and support who I am to judge.  Furthermore, if you use that faith to have hope for the lives of others, even people you only know from a blogsite such as WB, it shows a character of compassion, empathy, understanding, and friendship.  Couldn't this world use more of that?
Bill H. Added Jun 6, 2016 - 12:48pm
Well put, George!
It is when religion is used to promote hate and separation between people that it becomes a negative factor.
Bill H. Added Jun 6, 2016 - 2:54pm
Thanks MJ!
Judging from what I am seeing in other posts (not this one), it's going to be another doozie of a week.
All - Let's keep this one a happy place!
George N Romey Added Jun 6, 2016 - 3:15pm
Karma is self fulfilling.
Charles J. Brooks Added Jun 6, 2016 - 3:56pm
Mr. Romey....allow me, please, to offer my own support and compliment on your "new picture."  One "NEVER knows who is looking" at pictures, comments, responses, articles, and general demeanor...so, it's always BEST to leave a "good first impression.  And, Kind Sir, your new picture certainly adds a positive dimension to that perspective.  One never knows if your "next interviewer" is "looking in on all of this."  There will some who will claim that "they don't care" what others think....my only response would be .... they "should care."  From my own perspective...I spent decades..."not caring," and while I cannot say that it materially effected my career; I will ADMIT that it "labeled me," un-necessarily.  Today, using 20/20 hind-site... I wish that I had "cared more."  And...now, for the last 4 or 5 years...I ADMIT that "I care more" today (what others think), then ever before, and interesting... I have far less to lose.  By the "grace of God," I saw that a "bad first impression" will NEVER offset 100's of 2nd good impressions. Many Blessings....cjlb....6.6.16.
Bill H. Added Jun 7, 2016 - 12:22am
Joceline - Good luck on your journey. Where are you starting from?
Bill H. Added Jun 7, 2016 - 12:34am
People - gotta love Joceline's dedication, even if you don't agree with her choice. Go to her GoFundMe and give her a donation.
Help keep democracy alive.
Stone-Eater Added Jun 7, 2016 - 10:34am
Ich wünsche euch allen auch einen schönen Tag. Auf dass ihr frohgemut durchs Leben gehen möget LOL
Bill H. Added Jun 7, 2016 - 11:03am
Thanks, SEF!!
George N Romey Added Jun 11, 2016 - 5:52pm
Sometimes I enjoy watching 60s tv when characters were actually civil despite their differences.  Could you imagine how Fred Ziffle would be talking about city slicker Oliver Wendall Douglas on Green Acres today?
Bill H. Added Jun 11, 2016 - 10:40pm
It is a whole different world for sure. I remember when I was a kid, virtually every parent on the block loved JFK. My parents were Repubs, as were the neighbors, but they all still loved JFK. Now we have become so programmed to "hate the other side" and do what the commanding voices on Fox News and MSNBC tell us to do. Again, just like a bunch of 2nd grade school kids.
Electronic media is now in control! Do what you are commanded to do, or we will come and eliminate you! Your controller has spoken!!

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