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(NYPost)   OWS protester scores Wall Street job, which means the rest of you smelly hippies have to go home and let Wall Street bankers enjoy their Christmas bonuses in peace   (nypost.com) divider line 371
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2011-12-05 03:33:44 PM

stryker4526: Maybe I just don't have the same work ethic as some people (okay, I KNOW I don't), but I am just the kind of person who sees people just accepting low pay or high hours as the way it is and says "why? That's kind of messed up."


Fair enough. We all have our different values and priorities after all.

BTW, (roughly) where in Michigan are you? I used to love going up to the UP when I was a kid...

/Ironwood and Bessemer FTW
//Escanaba too!
 
2011-12-05 03:38:50 PM

Sir Roderick Glossop: stryker4526: Maybe I just don't have the same work ethic as some people (okay, I KNOW I don't), but I am just the kind of person who sees people just accepting low pay or high hours as the way it is and says "why? That's kind of messed up."

Fair enough. We all have our different values and priorities after all.

BTW, (roughly) where in Michigan are you? I used to love going up to the UP when I was a kid...

/Ironwood and Bessemer FTW
//Escanaba too!


Southwest MI, kazoo area. Never been to the UP. Closest I got was Sleeping Bear Dunes one year for a camping trip. Might head up to the UP next summer if things go well though, always wanted to at least go up and walk around for a while up there.
 
2011-12-05 03:41:31 PM

stryker4526: Southwest MI, kazoo area. Never been to the UP. Closest I got was Sleeping Bear Dunes one year for a camping trip. Might head up to the UP next summer if things go well though, always wanted to at least go up and walk around for a while up there


It's worth it IMHO.
 
2011-12-05 03:44:30 PM

Sir Roderick Glossop: DROxINxTHExWIND: On this, we "mostly" agree. It may be a mistake for the right to ignore them because they have the potential to offset some of the momentum of the Tea Party (which peaked too soon). But if they don't get a list of shiat they want and synch it with the other protests across the country, they'll just be mutherfarkers with drums who are standing in the cold. Hell, I support the movement and I don't always know what they're doing. They were hollering about affordable housing while they were building a wooden structure in DC this weekend on the Mall. I saw it and thought, WTF are we doing, again?

Dude, that's gold. You should get this published somewhere. I just posted a response to someone else where I kind of came to the same conclusion. I was right there with OWS until it just totally spun out into the ditch. It pisses me off, because it could really be great to penalize wall street and the politicians who are in their pocket, but at this point it's just kind of an anarchic mess of god-knows-what...


Can I join your guys' club. That summary was what I failed to summarize in this thread.
When I saw a house being built and people camping out in a private building that was to be demolished... I really really got completely lost.
 
2011-12-05 03:49:02 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Meh, I'm probably a little more conservative than Fark allows me to be.


Well, you've got the GOP persecution-complex down pat already. Watching you is like reading Weaver95's posts in reverse-chronological-order.
 
2011-12-05 03:55:45 PM

o5iiawah: Education does not equal job skills. It sounds like someone with a fancy-pants degree should be just raking in duckets but thats probably just what her admissions counselor told her. My employers along the way have never cared much at the outset that I had my degree, they've only looked at my work history and on occasion, when I've been put on a project that utilized my degree skills, I'd ask for a raise at the end of the year or completion of the project.


Ducats.

Which btw, I'd totally want one.

upload.wikimedia.org

I'd like to point out that employment in the US are not merit based, not by education or even employment history. I've seen complete assholes that are inept in nearly every standards except maliciousness managed to get hired simply because of the nepotistic nature of the hiring committees.

/ Note that the word nepotism I used are also in reference towards people they know, not limited to familial connections.
 
2011-12-05 03:56:11 PM

patrick767: She's in the office by 8 a.m., and she still has to get used to Kaufman's rallying cry of "Go! Go! Go!" blaring over the speakers in the morning.

None of his employees have gone postal on this douchebag yet? Wow.


Exactly what I was thinking. Probably has a big bell that gets rung whenever someone closes a deal.
 
2011-12-05 03:56:32 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Sir Roderick Glossop: DROxINxTHExWIND: Every time I make more money, the cost of living goes up double time and even though I'm progressing in my career, it feels like I'm not where I should be. I understand that this is systematic and it is not an accident.

What, exactly, does the universe owe you that you don't have? A bigger house? A nicer TV? A better car? Freedom from any and all anxiety? A bigger piece of the pie? The right to play a game where there are no winners and no losers? When have things been better for the 99% of people in this country in terms of lifestyle, security, and health? Oh, and back it up with data. Not data about "real wages" but data that those "real wages" led to measurable improvements in quality of life. I don't know if the 1% are responsible for your ennui.


See, the problem with arguing on the side that institutional unfairness and economic inequality exists is that anyone disputing your point can just say you're playing the blame game. I never said anyone was more responsible for my life than I am. But that does not mean there are not problems with our current financial system. From the laws making it more difficult to form unions to the underfunding of public education and the incredible cost of higher education, there is unfairness in the system. They tell us we HAVE to go to college to qualify for employment if you want a well paying job, they inflate the price of an education, and then they loan you what you need to get the education at loan shark rates. People are spending the rest of their lives paying for the right to work. And they are being asked to compete with people who were born on third base. Ultimately, the success or failure of every individual usually is in their hands. But, that doesn't mean we can never notice or speak out when we see things that are not right.


You can come at this from a different, more conservative or classical liberal (in the European sense, not the U.S. one) angle and still come to similar conclusions. The problem that I see it is that 1) you need government to make a level, fair playing field in order to have anything like a free market and 2) those in power will use their influence to use government to benifit themselves ( "rent-seeking"). There is a lot of that going on right now, from implicit garantees for bailouts, reshuffling of some interest earnings into capital gains, and lower capital requirements - these are things that do make the financial industry way too skewed towards higher risk-taking and all around ass-hattery. Its difficult when the same class of people that go to the same business schools, work in the same places, and take the same revolving door in governement and industry then say that wages are too "sticky" (read high) or that we need a race to the bottom in outsourcing. Even Adam Smith once said

"Our merchants and master-manufacturers complain much of the bad effects of high wages ... They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people."
 
2011-12-05 04:00:43 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: DROxINxTHExWIND: Meh, I'm probably a little more conservative than Fark allows me to be.

Well, you've got the GOP persecution-complex down pat already. Watching you is like reading Weaver95's posts in reverse-chronological-order.


do you ever say anything that's not blindingly stupid?
 
2011-12-05 04:01:23 PM
So what, exactly, was she protesting? That no one would give her a job?
 
2011-12-05 04:02:48 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: DROxINxTHExWIND: Meh, I'm probably a little more conservative than Fark allows me to be.

Well, you've got the GOP persecution-complex down pat already. Watching you is like reading Weaver95's posts in reverse-chronological-order.



Meh, lick balls with your personal attacks. I've said people are responsible for their own lives 30 times. We're doing something rare on Fark in this thread. Disagreeing without being disagreeable. If you disagree with a point, bring it up and tell me how wrong I am.
 
2011-12-05 04:06:47 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Meh, lick balls with your personal attacks.


Looks like you got the debate style down too.
 
2011-12-05 04:08:36 PM

struct: "Our merchants and master-manufacturers complain much of the bad effects of high wages ... They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people."



That's a great quote.
 
2011-12-05 04:15:35 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: DROxINxTHExWIND: Meh, lick balls with your personal attacks.

Looks like you got the debate style down too.


Nope. Point to DRO.

/he makes you look like an ass, is what he does Ed Lou.
 
2011-12-05 04:34:13 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Meh, lick balls with your personal attacks. I've said people are responsible for their own lives 30 times. We're doing something rare on Fark in this thread. Disagreeing without being disagreeable. If you disagree with a point, bring it up and tell me how wrong I am.


Welcome to fark.

Any conservative viewpoint does not need to be proven wrong since it is wrong by definition. There are several acceptable rebuttals to such a viewpoint:

"BOOTSTRAPS!"
"I got mine so fark you!"
"Teabagger!"
"So we should cut taxes on the 1%!"
etc.

Seriously though, props for taking on the echo chamber. I wish more people would think for themselves rather than following the party line. Maybe then our country wouldn't be completely screwed.
 
2011-12-05 04:35:59 PM
this is simply a propaganda stunt by the corporatists. they are trying to counter the message. discredit the protesters. the fact that she got so much publicity tells you everything you need to know.
 
2011-12-05 04:39:13 PM

stryker4526: Sir Roderick Glossop: stryker4526: Maybe I just don't have the same work ethic as some people (okay, I KNOW I don't), but I am just the kind of person who sees people just accepting low pay or high hours as the way it is and says "why? That's kind of messed up."

Fair enough. We all have our different values and priorities after all.

BTW, (roughly) where in Michigan are you? I used to love going up to the UP when I was a kid...

/Ironwood and Bessemer FTW
//Escanaba too!

Southwest MI, kazoo area. Never been to the UP. Closest I got was Sleeping Bear Dunes one year for a camping trip. Might head up to the UP next summer if things go well though, always wanted to at least go up and walk around for a while up there.


Bring repellant. The black flies are hell in the summer.
 
2011-12-05 04:40:07 PM
DISAPPROVING FINGER WAGGLE!
/||\' '/||\
 
2011-12-05 04:41:33 PM

umad: DROxINxTHExWIND: Meh, lick balls with your personal attacks. I've said people are responsible for their own lives 30 times. We're doing something rare on Fark in this thread. Disagreeing without being disagreeable. If you disagree with a point, bring it up and tell me how wrong I am.

Welcome to fark.

Any conservative viewpoint does not need to be proven wrong since it is wrong by definition. There are several acceptable rebuttals to such a viewpoint:

"BOOTSTRAPS!"
"I got mine so fark you!"
"Teabagger!"
"So we should cut taxes on the 1%!"
etc.

Seriously though, props for taking on the echo chamber. I wish more people would think for themselves rather than following the party line vote Republican. Maybe then our country wouldn't be completely screwed.


Sorry, when your political party adopts irrationality as a political strategy it is dismissible out of hand.
 
2011-12-05 04:48:58 PM
a commenter on CNN said the house was legal because they "discovered the land"....

get yer shiat together, dammit.
 
2011-12-05 04:50:00 PM
i.imgur.com

(that shoulda been with post above)
 
2011-12-05 04:59:52 PM

mongbiohazard: Like I said, just because someone is wealthy and someone else isn't is NOT the issue. We're always going to have that, and that's fine. But the gap between those at the tippy top and everyone else in this country is just amazing and hideous.


The gap could be closed if you chose to guillotine the wealthiest 400 americans, seize their wealth and distribute it to the government, it would run the country for a few months only and it would largely not work its way down to the people.

If you, as a "wage slave" feel that your plight is due to and will be solved by the appropriate taxation of a handful of people at the top, you've done nothing but listen to rhetoric. A single mom making $24k/yr will still make $24k even if george soros and warren buffett get taxed at the rates they've been clamoring for. The inequality will be gone but poor people will still be poor.
 
2011-12-05 05:38:57 PM

o5iiawah: mongbiohazard: Like I said, just because someone is wealthy and someone else isn't is NOT the issue. We're always going to have that, and that's fine. But the gap between those at the tippy top and everyone else in this country is just amazing and hideous.

The gap could be closed if you chose to guillotine the wealthiest 400 americans, seize their wealth and distribute it to the government, it would run the country for a few months only and it would largely not work its way down to the people.

If you, as a "wage slave" feel that your plight is due to and will be solved by the appropriate taxation of a handful of people at the top, you've done nothing but listen to rhetoric. A single mom making $24k/yr will still make $24k even if george soros and warren buffett get taxed at the rates they've been clamoring for. The inequality will be gone but poor people will still be poor.



Oh I actually agree with some of that. I don't think "raiding" personal wealth will do the trick, though you really should note that the top 1% have +40% of net worth, so I think you're underestimating the enormity of the problem. Personally I'd rather set up rules governing wages and employers so that the system as a whole is simply healthier.

No, what I think you're missing is my concern about the organizations that they are in charge of. That wealth is tied up in companies and banks which rule our lives and are huge parts (in some cases too huge for the health of the system overall) of the economy. Collectively the executive class of these companies can take home hundreds of millions - or more - worth of capital out of their organization in personal compensation every year, often perversely while laying off workers whose salaries sometimes pale in comparison to the compensation packages being given out to those executives!! That's real, material amounts of money which affect the health of the organization as a whole. And many of those same new age robber barons will complain about the salaries and pensions of unionized employees being a negative drag on their organization! It's just sick! Not only that, but in THIS country we pay our executive class 10 times or more than any other industrialized nation does!

All taken together this is NOT the recipe for a healthy economy, as we are presently seeing.
 
2011-12-05 05:46:01 PM

Smiths: Then it turned into a "we will surround you until you release our friends you have arrested" with people trying to spin it as "non-violent" (I dunno.. telling police officers "IF YOU RELEASE OUR FRIENDS [if you release our friends] WE WILL LET YOU LEAVE [we will let you leave]" seems rather.... terrorist demanding there)


That is non-violent.
At the very least, much less nonviolent than the kidnapping and assault that police officers regularly like to protest.
And the squatting is to bring attention to the inequality in a system where there is such a thing as the homeless while there is all this abandoned property lying around.
Yeah, it's owned by a private entity that makes no use of it.
 
2011-12-05 05:48:55 PM

Sir Roderick Glossop: Nope. Point to DRO.


So, "nuh uh", then? I'm sure he's glad you got his back with witty retorts like that.
 
2011-12-05 05:50:07 PM

stryker4526: It's almost like supply-side economics is all bullshiat and employers are taking advantage of the down economy to wring as much as they can from people who have no other choice...


This exactly.

m2313: At the very least, much less nonviolent than the kidnapping and assault that police officers regularly like to protest.


Should say "like to commit on those who protest". The cops are much more similar to a terrorist group than any of the protestors. They do so love their political violence.
 
2011-12-05 06:03:07 PM

m2313: Smiths: Then it turned into a "we will surround you until you release our friends you have arrested" with people trying to spin it as "non-violent" (I dunno.. telling police officers "IF YOU RELEASE OUR FRIENDS [if you release our friends] WE WILL LET YOU LEAVE [we will let you leave]" seems rather.... terrorist demanding there)

That is non-violent.
At the very least, much less nonviolent than the kidnapping and assault that police officers regularly like to protest.


Ok, so you say it's non-violent
then you say it's LESS non-violent.

Which is it?
It definitely at that point crossed the line from peaceful, no?


And the squatting is to bring attention to the inequality in a system where there is such a thing as the homeless while there is all this abandoned property lying around.
Yeah, it's owned by a private entity that makes no use of it.


do you ignore everything in order to keep going on the "they are right and authority is wrong" thing? Do you have an individual thought in your head?

a private entity that makes no use of it? did you gracefully ignore the words TWO WORDS LATER that said it was going to be demolished and used for putting up condos?
And it wasn't to raise awareness of the homeless.. they wanted to squat and make a HQ for themselves. If they want to help the homeless, they can go to a soup kitchen like I do every November and serve the hundreds of them that line up.

You're as hopeless as the system you wish to change. LA LA LA MY EARS ARE PLUGGED I BELIEVE THIS WAY YOU WON'T DISSUADE ME I AM RIGHT THE SYSTEM IS BAD AND WRONG AND IF YOU PROVBE ANYTHING TO ME I WILL IGNORE THE WORDS THAT YOU WRITE OR PLAY THE COMPARITIVE ARGUMENT GAME BECAUSE IF YOU POINT OUT THAT WHAT I BELIEVE IS -- IN FACT -- BAD.. I WILL JUST POINT OUT SOMETHING THAT IS WORSE!

THAT MAKES WHAT I BELIEVE IS BAD GOOD BY DEFINITION! BECAUSE NOT AS BAD = GOODER!!!

fark it you're hopeless.

/i like drinking
 
2011-12-05 06:03:53 PM

Smiths: a commenter on CNN said the house was legal because they "discovered the land"....

get yer shiat together, dammit.


Do they mean adverse possession?
What specific case are we talking about here, the West Coast is rife with disruption of foreclosure auctions, blocking off foreclosed houses, and squatting occupations.
The only thing I know of on the East is disruption of foreclosure auctions and a wooden structure built on K Street.
 
2011-12-05 06:05:54 PM

rewind2846: FTA: "CEO Thomas Belesis said he believes Postert will be a great asset.
"She was ranting about Wall Street, and now she's working on Wall Street. Banks are not so bad. I hope we have opened her eyes," he said."

I had to read this twice. This asshole is so clueless that he actually said this dumb sh*t out loud.


Clueless moron. Proof positive these people live on a whole different planet than we do.


Sounds like another Fark thread where a certain (R-etard) politico in NC challenged the notion that available jobs were not being taken, then had that woman who called his bluff end up cleaning the guy's yard for a day. Forgot who that guy was. GOP looks rather tard-ish as a whole lately; complain that there are no jobs, yet are not giving any out from their own companies and districts they serve unless you have a certain pedigree or 15 years of explicitly related job experience already.
 
2011-12-05 06:08:52 PM

Smiths: Which is it?
It definitely at that point crossed the line from peaceful, no?


Depends.
If you're saying surrounding the officers and telling them they'll be let go if they free their friends is violent, you're also implying that arresting someone is violent and the cops are much worse by comparison.
The police cross the line as much as they can, and often arrest, beat, gas, and spray protesters without the need to.
It's like if a group of Crips had your friends in a house and the neighborhood surrounded the house and said they would be let go if they got their friends back.
No, it's not the violent street gang that took the people with the threat of force at fault, it's the people who let themselves be taken by Crips. Those dumb bastards.
 
2011-12-05 06:11:07 PM

mongbiohazard: Oh I actually agree with some of that. I don't think "raiding" personal wealth will do the trick, though you really should note that the top 1% have +40% of net worth, so I think you're underestimating the enormity of the problem. Personally I'd rather set up rules governing wages and employers so that the system as a whole is simply healthier.

No, what I think you're missing is my concern about the organizations that they are in charge of. That wealth is tied up in companies and banks which rule our lives and are huge parts (in some cases too huge for the health of the system overall) of the economy. Collectively the executive class of these companies can take home hundreds of millions - or more - worth of capital out of their organization in personal compensation every year, often perversely while laying off workers whose salaries sometimes pale in comparison to the compensation packages being given out to those executives!! That's real, material amounts of money which affect the health of the organization as a whole. And many of those same new age robber barons will complain about the salaries and pensions of unionized employees being a negative drag on their organization! It's just sick! Not only that, but in THIS country we pay our executive class 10 times or more than any other industrialized nation does!

All taken together this is NOT the recipe for a healthy economy, as we are presently seeing.


Problem solving 101 is to first identify the problem. In saying that rich people have too much money, you've merely made a statement rather than explain why a person making a lot of money is bad for the economy. A rich person cannot just fleece the company for millions and millions - they have to go before a board and explain why they deserve the money. There are of course egregious examples of companies that took 18feet worth of tax cuts (GE) but is that their problem, or the fault of our elected officials who put the tax cuts in front of them? The last thing you do for an alcoholic is to offer him a drink.

Most people would look at the head of a company like Exxon or Goldman Sachs and say "They make too much money and are bad for workers rights" but if you brought up Steve jobs and the sweatshop labour that FoxConn employs in China they say he's worth every penny and they look the other way. If you're the board of a company, a good CEO is going to cost you since he or she is doing to direct the direction of the company. If comparable positions demand $400k/yr and your company only wants to offer $100k, then you'll find yourself without much talent and as a result, the overall health of the company may suffer.

Consider for a moment that we're going to stop paying people what they are "worth" and join me in the real world that we pay people what it costs to replace them. A barista can be found on the street corner in 5 minutes. Steve Jobs can be found once in a generation. There's a reason Steve Jobs makes more
 
2011-12-05 06:17:01 PM

Fissile: Most people waste their time...and money.... pursuing a Ph.D.

The Ph.D. Glut Revisited (new window)


And how exactly is a PhD in biomedical sciences a "waste of time"? A PhD in women's studies, I can understand. But in a technical field? What about Big Pharma and biotech companies?
shiat, if that woman lived in my area, she'd get a job pretty quickly. We have a block completely dedicated to biotech headquarters. Like Genentech. Not to mention NIH.

Also, this screams PR scam. It looks like they specifically went out of their way to hire an Occupier to make themselves look good.
Even so, the underlings aren't the people OWS is protesting against. It's the executives. Middle and lower management aren't the 1%. They're the ones being let go by the executives for "cost-cutting measures" just so they can keep their seven-figures.
But I understand her taking the job. Practicality always wins out and I wish only the best for her.
 
2011-12-05 06:17:42 PM

o5iiawah: Most people would look at the head of a company like Exxon or Goldman Sachs and say "They make too much money and are bad for workers rights" but if you brought up Steve jobs and the sweatshop labour that FoxConn employs in China they say he's worth every penny and they look the other way.


Huh.
Seems like he earned his death as much as he earned that money.
*ducks*
 
2011-12-05 06:23:10 PM

m2313: Huh.
Seems like he earned his death as much as he earned that money.
*ducks*


Translation:

Ask an OWSer about banker: Guillotine
Ask an OWSer about jobs: Hero

Maybe banks and oil companies just have an image problem?
 
2011-12-05 06:26:24 PM

stryker4526: Seriously though, props for taking on the echo chamber. I wish more people would think for themselves rather than following the party line vote Republican. Maybe then our country wouldn't be completely screwed.

Sorry, when your political party adopts irrationality as a political strategy it is dismissible out of hand.


Thank you for so eloquently proving my point.

/not a Republican
//vote Pepsi, Coke is evil.
 
2011-12-05 06:45:58 PM
Was a OWS protestor who just took a job on Wall Street, so I'm totally getting a kick...
 
2011-12-05 06:50:53 PM

RodneyToady: A near minimum wage job for a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Stellar.


And people wonder why they're protesting.

Meanwhile, I'm wondering how many near minimum age employees are responsible for my portfolio.
 
2011-12-05 07:12:35 PM
m2313 2011-12-05 05:46:01 PM

Smiths: Then it turned into a "we will surround you until you release our friends you have arrested" with people trying to spin it as "non-violent" (I dunno.. telling police officers "IF YOU RELEASE OUR FRIENDS [if you release our friends] WE WILL LET YOU LEAVE [we will let you leave]" seems rather.... terrorist demanding there)

That is non-violent.
At the very least, much less nonviolent than the kidnapping and assault that police officers regularly like to protest.
And the squatting is to bring attention to the inequality in a system where there is such a thing as the homeless while there is all this abandoned property lying around.
Yeah, it's owned by a private entity that makes no use of it.


Just a note, if you try to non-violently surround and make demands of me please be prepared for me to physically, by any means necessary, try to get the fark away from you.
 
2011-12-05 07:17:44 PM

derpdeederp: Just a note, if you try to non-violently surround and make demands of me please be prepared for me to physically, by any means necessary, try to get the fark away from you.


Well as long as you are not kidnapping and assaulting my fellow citizens I do not believe that will ever happen.
 
2011-12-05 07:25:08 PM

m2313: Well as long as you are not kidnapping and assaulting my fellow citizens I do not believe that will ever happen.


So, for what purpose were they being "kidnapped" by the police, exactly?

Was there or was there not a lawful order behind it?
 
2011-12-05 07:59:01 PM
Violence against citizens expressing their civic right and duty is wrong.

Period.
 
2011-12-05 08:39:41 PM

freewill: Is she even slightly concerned that she has been hired by Lex Luthor?


Nah. All wall street financial guys are arch-villains.
 
2011-12-05 08:48:36 PM

colithian: Fissile: Most people waste their time...and money.... pursuing a Ph.D.

The Ph.D. Glut Revisited (new window)

And how exactly is a PhD in biomedical sciences a "waste of time"? A PhD in women's studies, I can understand. But in a technical field? What about Big Pharma and biotech companies?
shiat, if that woman lived in my area, she'd get a job pretty quickly. We have a block completely dedicated to biotech headquarters. Like Genentech. Not to mention NIH.

Also, this screams PR scam. It looks like they specifically went out of their way to hire an Occupier to make themselves look good.
Even so, the underlings aren't the people OWS is protesting against. It's the executives. Middle and lower management aren't the 1%. They're the ones being let go by the executives for "cost-cutting measures" just so they can keep their seven-figures.
But I understand her taking the job. Practicality always wins out and I wish only the best for her.


If I had to guess, in order of likelihood: 1) her body of research is unimpressive 2) Her PhD was from a joke of a program 3) no one who matters will recommend her

Or some combination of the above as biomedical sciences is a somewhat marketable degree. If she was any good, she would have had a job in the field. This is just a PR move.
 
2011-12-05 11:00:52 PM

Sir Roderick Glossop: mod3072: I considered going for my PhD just so I could make people call me "Doctor". In the end, the cost/benefit on that one didn't quite work out.

I changed my first name to "Doctor." A lot faster, a lot cheaper and just as legal.


Yes, but if they said "Mr. Doctor Glossop", you couldn't say "That's DOCTOR Doctor Glossop." That's the difference. That's where the ego boost comes in.
 
2011-12-05 11:10:49 PM
Gee, unemployed PhD in New York?

Where have I heard of her before???

Oh yeah:

IT'S MEDICAL MARIJUANA BARBIE!!!

costumenetwork.com

Not sure why she is using another name. By the way, she thinks that space rays from space turned the steel at the World Trade Center into dust.

LULZ!!!!!
 
2011-12-05 11:19:20 PM
Here's her Blog!

Enjoy!

Link (new window)

OWS Squatter found to be a raving nut job, news at 11.
 
2011-12-05 11:20:52 PM

Petit_Merdeux: /cue Minimum Wage by TMBG


THE most succinct political song in the history of music.
 
2011-12-05 11:25:58 PM
Interesting.

Yet - I do not care.
 
2011-12-05 11:32:29 PM
Curious that she could not find a job. She seems COMPLETELY rational.

l3.yimg.com
 
2011-12-05 11:38:51 PM
Follow her on Twitter!

Drbabsie.

hee hee hee!!
 
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