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Posted on December 19 at 9:41 a.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "There are jobs dangling right under your nose. You need to get the skills package to apply for them."
I'll make you a deal. I'll get the 'skills package' (again, words are hard for JarvisJarvis) to become a Clinical Psychologist Postdoctoral Intern (as posted on the County of SB job board).
And then you can be my first patient. I'll make sure you can finally get the electro-shock therapy you so desperately need.
@JarvisJarvis: "You have made yourself right now a very corrosive voice and spirit in this community."
To quote Christopher Hitchens, 'I always think it's a sign of victory when they move on to the ad hominem.' As I said before, I don't use my own personal success as a justification to beat down on other people (unless, like you, they have it coming).
But I really do suggest you get a job and find out what living in the real world feels like. You clearly haven't a clue.
On Court Workers Picket for Pay Raise
Posted on December 19 at 8:59 a.m.
The City currently has 5 - count 'em - 5 job openings, and none are entry level openings (two of them are police officer and one is a airport development manager).
The County has 32 job openings. All of the jobs that pay $50k or better require some kind of specialized experience or qualification (certifications, Masters Degree, specialized knowledge in a given field, etc) - all of which cost time and/or money to obtain. None of the entry level jobs pay more than $23 an hour (typically around $17-20).
@JarvisJarvis: "Those jobs are dangling right under your nose."
It took me all of 5min to prove that this is entirely nonsense.
Posted on December 19 at 5:56 a.m.
More fantasy land living from JarvisJarvis.
@JarvisJarvis: "That means retaining a nest egg of at least $400,000 that you may need to tap - often the equity of your home or IRA accounts if you have planned well for your future."
Just don't get dementia, or Alzheimer's. Don't need a nursing home. Don't get a long-term illness. If you can avoid all of those things, then $400,000 will probably last you 10 years (in the midwest or somewhere affordable - not Santa Barbara).
Otherwise, be prepared to lose your home and all of your savings. That 90 year old who saved and was frugal and thought the house and that $400,000 in the bank would go the their kids - they can't count on it. Get any debilitating illness and live too long and it's gone in a few years.
@JarvisJarvis: "Good time to explore what long-term care costs in other parts of the country too."
Yeah - uproot everything because you get old. Welcome to 'family friendly' Santa Barbara. Please leave before you become an inconvenience.
On No CLASS in Affordable Care Act
Posted on December 18 at 7:32 p.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "Why is it so hard to think that others come here with nothing, work hard, save and invest with no help whatsoever from anyone."
Arbeit macht frei
Posted on December 18 at 6:31 p.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "Might want to also reconsider your college major that you are still paying off that landed you that great $23 an hour job."
And work where? For who? For how much? Please tell me where there are all of these amazing employers just dying to hire at $70k+ a year in SB.
I know more than a couple of people who came here for jobs making $80-90k, and were absolutely shocked at the cost of living (most of them eventually got sick of it, left and never looked back). Reasonable people understand that the 'psychic benefits' are not worth the financial hit. It's only those of us who really love the area that are willing to put up with this nonsense (or we were crazy enough to buy property and don't want to uproot everything to leave).
@JarvisJarvis: "ETR: you sound so resentful about your own choices."
My choices have done me just fine. I don't use my personal success as an excuse to beat down on other people, because, unlike you, I know exactly what it's like to work hard and build something from nothing.
And since we're making assumptions about each other, I can only assume that you come from extreme privileged and have never had to callus your hands in order to make a living. The fact that you have so much time throughout the day to spend posting your right-wing nonsense more or less proves my theory.
@JarvisJarvis; "Pyschic benefits are 'racist'."
You truly are an idiot. That's not what I said. Have the person who reads these comments to you read that post to you again.
Posted on December 18 at 5:27 p.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "$23 an hour is almost $50,000 a year. Two of you brings in $100K a year, almost as much as working for the county or city."
Those numbers are off by about 4.3%. Let's break it down:
$23/hour = $47,840, which a monthly net pay of $2,971.
The average cost of a 1 bedroom apartment is $1,370.00. Student loans at around $250. Utilities are around $300. Grocery bills are about $200 per month. Car payment and insurance are around $300 per month. Balance after all expenses: $551
Good luck finding a $1370 1 bedroom that isn't run by some vile slum lord. And let's hope you don't have any medical expenses, any pets, a desire to see out of town family, a significant other, etc. Welcome to indentured servitude - gratitude not a job benefit.
My advice to anyone making $50k in Santa Barbara - don't have kids and live here. This is not a town with any appreciation for family values. It's morality was already sold to the highest bidder.
@JarvisJarvis: "If you choose a job that pays $23 an hour, this is how you live if your choice is to also live in Santa Barbara which must be providing you priceless psychic benefits that compensate for your choice of take-home pay."
One of those 'psychic benefits' (JESUS - you really said that? Do you even know what words mean!!?!) is being subjected to some of the most ignorant, racist, and selfish right-wing oligarchs on the planet. The sooner we drive those reactionary drips out of town, the better.
Posted on December 18 at 8:58 a.m.
@nomoresanity: "hmmm-I'm responding back to your 7.01am at 6.56am."
Given your views on race, the clock should've gone back to 6:56am on Dec 18, 1862 (and maybe send you to Louisiana as well).
On Racial Profiling on the Westside
Posted on December 17 at 1:34 p.m.
@nomoresanity: "You are wrong. Read it. I did."
So either you lack basic reading comprehension, or you're lying, as there's no possible way anyone could read that grand jury report and come to the conclusion that Brown was in anything but a defensive position. And the fact that you simply ignored Cyril Wecht clear and detailed description of Brown's *defensive* position as he was shot, I think it's clear that you're just race baiting.
@nomoresanity: "Enough of this comment string..."
A wise move, given how you're faring thus far...
Posted on December 17 at 6:55 a.m.
@nomoresanity: "The forensic evidence PROVES that criminal punk Brown assaulted the officer and that he was not shot with his hands up..."
Yeah - it proves the EXACT opposite, actually:
Which means you either didn't read what you claim to have read, or you are LYING. I'm 50/50 on which it is, but regardless - it's fun watching you play 'rednecks spinning themselves into a tizzy defending murder'.
Posted on December 17 at 4:33 a.m.
JarvisJarvis: "Partial to Carlin's educational take on 'climate change' myself."
Which you clearly misunderstand. Carlin's point on 'climate change' was that humanity is simply a nuisance that the planet will eventually 'shake off like a bad case of fleas'. In that bit, Carlin literally calls humanity a virus.
On Christmas Naughty List