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Bill E.

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#6334506 Any One Event Fundamentally Change Your Life Trajectory?

Posted by Bill E. on 14 October 2018 - 10:29 AM

Getting out of the Army, is one answer but that was always the plan. If I'd liked the Army, I would have stuck, but we were treated poorly, I despised the Army, looked forward to getting out the entire time and re-enlistment was not an option (although I started to play with it in my head again a bit when my life went sour and I was depressed). This was like my divorce, the closing of a bad chapter in my life, the nightmare ends and all is good in the world again.

 

The real answer here is coming to China. I was 29, depressed, my fiance had broke up with me, stuck in a rut, living with my mom, substitute teaching, just going nowhere and spinning my wheels. So when I heard about teaching positions open in China, I checked it out and everything went well. I got off the plane and the light bulb turned on. All of a sudden I had a respectable job, disposable income, my self-esteme and self-confidence came back, I had a long term sexy girlfriend before the week was out. And I'm still here sixteen years later.

Very cool.  My neighbor's son was in a rut and he met a girl that had a degree and was moving to Vietnam.  He followed here there amd ended up with a teaching job.  He was back a few years ago and I could not believe the transformation.  He was a different person and all for the better.




#6334496 Any One Event Fundamentally Change Your Life Trajectory?

Posted by Bill E. on 14 October 2018 - 10:23 AM

In 1986 a girl I was going after asked if I wanted to try SCUBA diving.  Also in '99 I moved to Savannah for an IT job and met some guys that dove on the weekends for shark teeth. 




#6322208 Kavanaugh sexual misconduct in High School

Posted by Bill E. on 28 September 2018 - 10:45 AM

Probably mentioned in the last 50 pages but the one that has me going and I wish they had asked her about it was her good friend.  So a guy tries to rape you at a party that you and a friend were at.  You get out but never tell your good friend to stay away from these guys because they attacked you?  At least she could have warned her friend that they were bad news. 




#6288877 So I offered an olympian $1500 for 12 hours.

Posted by Bill E. on 19 August 2018 - 09:11 PM

I know it is not the same but this may be a thought.  I get messages all the time from high end fossil collectors asking for something special.  I know they are serious and would pay what it is worth.  I also know that I have what they want.  I just need to find it in my collection, clean it and get photos collect the money and ship it out.   So I say Let me look for what you want.  But I have so much going on and I have trouble keeping up with the routine day to day stuff.  Extra custom requests are tough to do.  I also do not always get enough downtime to do what I want.  So a lot of the time I just think I will get back to them later.  I am not a very organized person and I let a lot slip by.  It is not intentional but I can not find the time do everything, so I just try to get the routine stuff done.  Then I get distracted and waste time on stupid stuff.  If you were to offer me $1500 to take 4 hours out of my schedule for three days to do something that I do not really want to do I would not do it and I am far from a top notch American athlete with a lot of money.  His time may mean more to him than the money at this point and him not getting back to you may just be that he put it off for later and is distracted by something else. 




#6283476 The Meg opens tonight

Posted by Bill E. on 10 August 2018 - 02:21 PM

Thanks.  If you go to the website the promo code themeg will give you 15% off




#6283446 The Meg opens tonight

Posted by Bill E. on 10 August 2018 - 01:42 PM

My wife is visitig a friend in the Keys.  I said I would wait to see it until she got back but I can not.  I am going tonight.




#6282762 The Meg opens tonight

Posted by Bill E. on 09 August 2018 - 05:01 PM

 

If everyone who sees the movie buys even just one megatoof from Bill...well, he'll be sitting pretty.   :thumbsup:

Yea orders are way up.  I have less than half the teeth I usually have on the site.  




#6275503 Trump Anxiety Syndrome

Posted by Bill E. on 29 July 2018 - 03:54 PM

Every time I see something like this I like Trump a little more.  :thumbsup:




#6274945 Dog Question

Posted by Bill E. on 28 July 2018 - 08:13 AM

Is it better to go to say, a dog shelter and take a dog for a good day,weekend - but no chance you'll adopt?

Or do you think it's unfair and you might get the dogs hope up?

Or are dogs more in the moment?

I think it is a great thing to do.  If I did it though I could not take it back.  Plus it helps to socialize them for whoever ends up with them. 




#6269964 Anyone ever leave their kid in the backseat?

Posted by Bill E. on 20 July 2018 - 03:59 PM

Apparently its a major issue nowadays. ABC has suggested putting something important in the backseat so you dont forget. Like a child isnt important enough?

Your Cellphone works. 

 

Joe where is your kid?

I think I dropped him off at daycare.  Oh fock I left my phone in the car.




#6261020 The only explanation for the left: Russian meddling

Posted by Bill E. on 10 July 2018 - 02:07 AM

The thing I do not get is if the Dems believe Russia was successful in turning the election then they believe a bunch of Hillary voters were tricked into voting for Trump.  They must think their voters are pretty stupid. 

 

Has anyone here actually met a Trump voter that has said they were tricked into voting for Trump or even one that says they should have voted for Hillary?




#6260025 Nothing About Trump Invading Venezuela?

Posted by Bill E. on 08 July 2018 - 05:38 AM

Nobody really believes we are going into Venezuela.  This is just another chance to complain about Trump.  At this point I would only be in favor of one thing when it comes to these nations that suck but are not a direct threat to us.  if it would work, send someone in to take out the man in charge.  Tell the next guy to do better or he is next.     




#6254871 Anthony Kennedy retiring from the Supreme Court

Posted by Bill E. on 29 June 2018 - 06:00 AM

 

I'm your huckleberry.  :)

 

I'm not a religious person, but I fundamentally believe that it is wrong to kill an innocent child in the womb.  If you start with this premise, you open yourself up to options.  For instance, can we educate low IQ losers to use protection?  Can we encourage them, should they get a woman pregnant, to stick around with the family and help support it?  Our current culture is completely hedonistic and devoid of personal responsibility.  We are Rome a few millenia later, and the results will be the same.  I firmly believe that the liberal mindset believes that a large portion of society is comprised of low-IQ losers, so let's just let them abort kids and live off the government teat, as long as it isn't in my family's neighborhood. 

 

I propose instead that we encourage men to be real men and own up to their obligations, stay with the families they've created, get a job and support them.  :cheers:

 

In a perfect world that sounds great.  But there is no way to encourage low IQ to use birth control and no way to encourage men that knock up some random hook up to stick around.  By the time they find out about the pregnancy they are on their third girlfriend since that hookup.  Making abortion illegal and cutting welfare is hypocrisy IMO.  "We will force you to have to have this child but we are not paying for it."   I know the argument for adoption but unless it is a healthy white child there is not much of a waiting list.   I would rather see a limit to welfare to try to get to a balanced budget than to worry about abortion.  




#6251173 Letís see where you really stand. Liberal/Conservative quiz.

Posted by Bill E. on 24 June 2018 - 05:13 AM

For every remotely liberal poster, there are 5 conservatives, one or two of which are far right. While I think political ideologies in the US have become more polarized over time, the fftoday demographic is definitely skewed conservatard.

I do not remember the questions but if they had asked about things like Gay Marrage and abortion I would have come out more centrist.  I do not remember questions about either but I could be wrong.




#6251171 Letís see where you really stand. Liberal/Conservative quiz.

Posted by Bill E. on 24 June 2018 - 05:10 AM

Idk why I got the virus spam pop-up before

 

I got one browser warning saying one of the random ads was trying to get you to send info over the net.  I closed it and reran it and did not come up again.  I just entered my ss# and bank account info and went on with the quiz.