wonzan's forum posts

#1 Edited by wonzan (1123 posts) -

I remember GS saying that old unions would be turned into boards. Where are these boards? I can't find them anywhere.

#2 Posted by wonzan (1123 posts) -

Oh! Well it seems that my profile info, user sig, profile pic and the ability to edit my old blogs has been taken away. That sucks....

Growing pains I hope......

#3 Posted by wonzan (1123 posts) -

I don't have steam though. My laptop is a bit too slow to run anything on steam (except the indie stuff I guess which I don't have time to play). it'll be fiiiiine guys! lol

My brother has steam so I might ask him to sign up to the group on my behalf. When I want to play FTL occasionally I use his steam account. lol

 

#4 Posted by wonzan (1123 posts) -

I don't have steam though. My laptop is a bit too slow to run anything on steam (except the indie stuff I guess which I don't have time to play). it'll be fiiiiine guys! lol

My brother has steam so I might ask him to sign up to the group on my behalf. When I want to play FTL occasionally I use his steam account. lol

#5 Posted by wonzan (1123 posts) -
the union will be gone but we will still have our own forum/board according to the rules I read. So no need to jump the GS ship just yet.
#6 Posted by wonzan (1123 posts) -

a lot I'm guessing. GS is so clunky to navigate and slow and glitchy. I hear they are scrapping unions soon. I personally didn't visit for ages because I became a doctor and have been busy with work. Just got a week off and haven't got anything planned so I am just wasting time on the internet lol.

 

What do you think of lords of shadow?

#7 Posted by wonzan (1123 posts) -
oh, I didn't realise. I kind of just went off what you were saying and missed the article title.
#8 Posted by wonzan (1123 posts) -

well, it's an either/or situation in many of those circumstances. at the time the article was written I was unemployed too, and my son's education was being funded by welfare. and even now that I'm employed, we still qualify for the state assissted education for my son's preschool (it's not free here in the US). as for poverty, we're not exactly living in it. our income last year was over 50k since i lost my job in May, and our income this year will be over 30k now that I'm employed (which is actually a decrease in income versus my unemployment income). but looking at the costs of living we're probably not going to be able to stay in our house without going deeper into debt for the next three years as we wait for our incomes to rise. it's a 40 mile round trip to work at UPS, and with gas prices and vehicle wear it makes a lot of sense to move closer to work. we'll probably either rent out our house or sell it in the meantime to help keep us in the black. but even with these moevs we're still going to be looking at very tight budgets and some difficulty with saving money at first. Bruneauinfo

i understand people living on a shoestring but I don't think equates to poverty. Poverty is a word I associate with people who are losing weight because they can't afford food, who can't afford to send their kids to schoo, not being able to pay for electricity or heating or afford to see a doctor, i.e the basics a person needs to live a life in the west.

I think if you are working a job at minimum wage you can't be earning less than that needed to live above that minimal standard unless your spending is just irresponsible. When I see a family full of obese people complaining that they are living in poverty for example I just can't take them seriously. And if you are spending wisely but still can't stay above the poverty threshold then the minimal wage needs to be increased. I also think that those who don't work should get less than those that do, unless that means they will dip into the poverty line. An example of such a case would be families with lots of kids (the extra kids should not mean the parents get a bigger welfare cheque but rather that the govt pays for the child's schooling and also gives a ration of diapers, food, healthcare to that child). But yeah, poverty in that article is used in a way that cheapens it's true meaning I think.

#9 Posted by wonzan (1123 posts) -

read it and weep.

 

Bruneauinfo

yeah, like I said, a very skewed image of what poverty really is.

#10 Posted by wonzan (1123 posts) -

Go USA!!

well, 4 out of 5 adults in the US are living below poverty level, so...

 

Bruneauinfo

really? I find that very hard to believe. Either the definition of poverty is extremely skewed or this is just plain wrong.