Thursday, July 15, 2010

2010 Unemployment Extension and Angle's Outlook: Unemployed are Lazy?

The 2010 unemployment extension hasn't been passed, and the unemployment extension 2010 is one of those things that is a big deal to politicians planning on running during the 2010 mid-term elections.  One politician that has been on the radar of the unemployed because of her strange description of the unemployed is none other than Sharron Angle.

Sharron Angle is going head to head with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for the Senate seat from Nevada.  The state recently surpassed Michigan as the state with the highest unemployment rate, and yet Angle has repeatedly called the unemployed "lazy" and has expressed general disdain for the benefits extension bill currently making its way through Congress.

Yes - that is correct.  A Senate hopeful in a state with enormous unemployment levels has called the unemployed "lazy" and has expressed that she is against any lifeline for the unemployed. Hey look at the bright side - at least you know where you'll stand if you vote for her! At least she's not one of those politicians who pretends to be on your side, only to in all actuality end up not being on your side later on.

It's doubtful that Angle will prevail in a state with the high unemployment rate experienced in Nevada.  Then again, stranger things have happened in the world of Politics.  The agenda on how to deal with the unemployed is something that will be discussed heavily during the mid-term elections and is a very important political topic.

If you are unemployed or have strong feelings either way about a benefits extension, pay attention to the candidates in your state.  Your unemployment benefits could depend on their vote if more measures are brought up in 2011 and beyond.

137 comments:

  1. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THIS CRAZY B!TCH IS GOING TO WIN!!! REID IS SUCH AN OLD FOOL, PEOPLE ARE SICK OF HIM!!!! NOW "OSAMA OBAMA" IS CAMPAIGNING FOR HIM, THERES THE LAST NAIL IN HIS COFFIN!!!

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  2. This person has no idea! She lives in this state and does not even care or understands her citizens. I am a republican and I would never vote for Angle. I would rather vote for Reid at least with him you know what you got. Angle needs a reality check. A registered Republican

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  3. I am one of the unemployed that Angle is talking about.She has no clue. I put myself back through school and have made it a full time job working for work. The people of Nevada are far from being stupid. This women can not even from a complete sentence with lying. She has never had to struggle and she wants to represent me. Hell No! I am a Republican and a conservative but I would never cast my vote for her. This is the first election I will not vote party-lines. I voting For Harry Reid.

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  4. Firstly, I’m certainly not a ‘freeloader’ trying to take advantage of the system. I’ve been unemployed for 15 months. I’m 54 years old and except for a short two week period between jobs back in 2002, I’ve never been unemployed. I’ve been gainfully employed for my entire adult life.

    Of course I’m a bit biased, but I believe that the unemployment extensions should be passed. Consider some of these things:

    Look, we the people gave billions of dollars to the greedy institutions that dragged our country into this mess. For the most part those same companies have CEO’s at their helms that are still banging down millions in salary and benefits. And our elected politicians are sitting in Washington asking “but who’s going to pay for these extensions”? I surely know who’s going to keep paying for their bailouts for many years to come. We the people will. And, we’ll keep paying for our own ‘bailout’ (unemployment extensions) too.

    I believe that all Washington is doing by not approving these extensions is to shift the burden to the states and cities and their respective local social welfare agencies. Since Washington has chosen not to act promptly, the peoples whose unemployment benefits have ended are now turning to the various agencies within their communities (such as the Salvation Army, the United Way, Food Pantries, etc…) These agencies are quickly running out of funds and other resources. Washington, listen up: You can’t just stick your collective heads in the sand and think this issue is going to go away anytime soon. No passing the buck.

    Many people, in and out of government, have wondered what kind of real stimulus could be given to the American people during this difficult time. Let me suggest that the unemployment benefits (and their associated extensions) are a pretty darn good stimulus. Many people, myself included, are using the monies from these unemployment benefits to make our mortgage payments. Without this source of funds many, many more people will go into foreclosure. We are talking about middle class people here that have never missed a house payment - people that are currently up-to-date with their mortgage payments. These people are in very, very real danger of losing their homes now simply because there is no way to make the payments. And, we are not talking about people that took on those risky loans – we’re talking about people who behaved responsibly an put significant down payments on their homes and have very reasonable interest rates. Because of this mess, many households lost the primary bread winner in the family and that family all of a sudden finds itself down to one income.

    IMHO, the American people should consider what’s happening here very carefully when thinking about the next election(s). Frankly, we can’t do too much worse. Time for a changing of the guard I should think.

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  5. I heard Sharron Angle was a lesbian aka gay.

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  6. If you are going to post a comment....for God's sake check your spelling and your grammar BEFORE you hit the "Post" button. Based on some of the CRAP that shows up out here... it is obvious "why" some of you are still unemployed !

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  7. Yeah I am so lazy that when my boss fired me on a Friday and I literally begged him for another week of work to pay the bills. I was lazy when I was working out in 100 degree heat with sweat dripping and my eyes burning with dry mouth. I wish I could still be doing that. That bitch doesnt know shit about me or calling me lazy. If I were her old man I'd put her in her place.

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  8. This woman has some nerve trying to group all Unemployed into one category! Just what is she basing her information on? I am very offended by her calling me Lazy, I would call for her seat if I had the opportunity. I have just finished my original 26 weeks, but I'm not eligible for at least my 1st extension because of this. I have been an active member of the working class for the past 30 years. I have certainly paid my share of tax money into the Unemployment fund, but sine my Hospital I worked for had a budget cut and laid off 12 people in one day and 4 in my department, I now find myself amongst the Unemployed and being called Lazy by some brain less woman in Congress who decided to clump a bunch of unfortunate people into a group she feels is lazy. Not that she has any evidence of this, she is just obviously just running her trap trying to be a big shot (or maybe trying to be a man). I have been reading all the blogs there are regarding this matter and IF our Government turns there back on these Very Desperate Americans, they are in for a Very Rude Awakening !!

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  9. Sharron Angle is an idiot. Here this stupid woman wants to give massages to inmates, but to law abiding, taxpaying citizens, on unemployment she calls us lazy. She doesn't belong in the senate. We already have enough stupid people there, and most are completely out of touch with the face of Americans struggling to put food on the table. I'm a 60 year old woman who's worked all my life. I have collected 6 weeks of unemployment in my last 45 years of working. I would give anything to be employed. My problem is a catch 22. I was a printed circuit board designer in the High Tech field for the last 22 years. No one wants to hire you for a job at a Dept. store etc. because your "over qualified", and then there's my age adding to the problem. I haven't met anyone unemployed yet, that's enjoying a vacation. Wake up Washington!! I can't wait for November.

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  10. Based on the current economic trajectory it seems reasonable to assume that the unemployed people of this country will be needing unemploymnet extension Tiers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, etc. until this economy can start lifting people from the ranks of the unemployed especially those over 50 years old. I wonder if our political leaders and quite frankly the American people will have the stomach to accept the need for these Tier extensions or will our leaders and the working American public just look at the long term unemployed as necessary sacrificial lambs to be left to slaughter.

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  11. I am 55 years old and have worked and supported myself ever since I was 18 years old. Last March 2009, I lost my job, due to free trade ( good going, politicians) At this time I have 15 resumes out, looking for work. I have lost my unemployment (good going, politicians) and now I read I am lazy. I wonder why Americans are so disgusted with their government and the politician. I guess if you are not a fat rich bank, you do not deserved to be help (good going, politicians)

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  12. It should be required that a person running for public office should have to pass a psyc exam first. This woman is obviously deranged and out of touch with reality.

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  13. what is this woman trying to prove ?? Does she have the Napoleon Complex or something ??It is disgusting that someone that "high" up in office should talk about her fellow Americans like that, Until she walks a mile in our shoes, she has some frigging nerve to open her mouth. I hope pain and suffering on this moron, and trust me her name is on the top of my list come November, as it should be on everyone's

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  14. This lady is a real Bitch, but hey look at all the face time and name recognition she is receiving for her campaign. Crazy like a fox.

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  15. Most of us don't have the money or resources to march on Washington, or to the homes of our senators or even our local city halls. On line is the only free access we have if you can get to a library. However I'm still baffled as to how our plight is kept off all mainstream TV. ABC, NBC, CBS. (Besides MSNBC Ed Schultz, and a couple of minutes by Diane Sawyer) This is as important to us as those that were unemployed from the Oil Spill which leads every news program every night on every station including the radio. The 2nd stupid lead story is the Bare Foot Bandit, who cares! Does our story shame our leaders so badly that all news organizations refuse to give it any airtime? We the people somehow need to control the media. This means controlling their income of money. With whatever money we have left to spend do not purchase products sponsoring the major news organizations. Until you see them represent our unemployment situation correctly (including a Tier 5) on the 6 + 11 o clock news.

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  16. We should all ban together and find a Lawyer that will file a class action lawsuit against this BITCH. In a Public Position you can't Profile or Sterotype a group of people like she does. If she were to state publicly the same comments about Mexicans, Islam, Jews,etc. the Goverment and the News Media would be on that like stink on shit calling it a "Hate Crime".
    Bitch can Rot in Hell along with all her other Tea Baggers. By the way, why has'nt Sarah Palin opened her big ass mouth in support of us since she ran around the country giving hundred thousand dollar speeches claiming she was for the everyday average American Joe...oh I forgot: she just said those things to get people to like her so they would go out and buy her book!
    Not me you stupid BITCH, I did'nt fall for your shitty mouth!

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  17. The Republicans think they are going to win the house in Nov???? They must think the unemployed is "TOO LAZY" to vote...well I have news for them...I will be voting.... all of them out of office. I worked for 20 years so I dare them call me Lazy. They don't have to worry about health care, house payment or the normal everyday bills we do because they are rich. May God have mercy on them. Praying for our country.

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  18. I don't know about the rest of you but I intend to take my lazy a$$ down to the polls this November and make a "lazy" effort to vote for those who currently do not hold office in my district. Hopefully, my vote will make some of them be unemployed too!

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  19. Dear Sharon,
    It is people like you who have put this country in the dire situation it faces today. What I collect in a week to feed, cloth, put a roof over my head and pay my utilities; you probably spend in two days for your lunch at your country club! Get your ass out of your dream world and see if you could survive as a REAL AMERICIAN! Or better yet, YOU find a job! Then we will see what your definition of LAZY is!

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  20. I stumbled upon this blog somehow and have read the responses you people are writing and I must say you people need quite wasting you time here and get out there and take any job that is offered to you. Seriously you people can not expect the working families of this country to support you indefinitely when they are struggling to support their own. Take some responsibility for providing for yourselves and get out there and go to work instead of sitting around complaining to one another on blogs.

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  21. This bitch has her head so far up her ass she has to look out of her belly button to see.She has n't done an honest days work in her life and she is going to call someone else lazy? If the people of Nevada elect her then they are getting just what they deserve.An IDIOT to govern IDIOTS!?!?

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  22. Jean that is easy to say when you have a job I can only hope you lose your job and are in the same boat as us and I'll bet it will be a damned shame then SHUT UP UNTIL YOU HAVE WALKED A MILE IN OUR SHOES!!!!

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  23. She needs to be bitch slapped out of Nevada.

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  24. sharron angle she wants a job she cant have ....

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  25. Jean where do you live? Try living in south east Michigan for one year and see if you can find employment much less a job that will pay for basic living expenses.Is your company hiring?

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  26. Jean you are so correct. You notice they all have he internet but claim they are starving. Wow what a missuse of our funds.
    You should be ashamed of yourselves.

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  27. Just to let you know Im at the library using their computer Its free .

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  28. I am from MI and I have friends that are setting on their bottoms and calling in to get their checks saying they LOok for work and they don't. They go fishing instead of looking for a job. People are getting tired of supporting you.

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  29. Yes right I am sure all of the libraries are just packed with you people. Its funny but my library is empty most of the time. Get a job.

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  30. I think Jean and Anonymous are jealous I love the free money . Ive paid in long enough now Its my turn.Dont worry unemployed it will pass next week.Now Jean and Anonymous quit wasting your bosses payroll get off the computer get back to work youve got my unemployment to pay for.

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  31. People should "pray" that the idiots who call unemployed lazy never has to experience this for themselves. I hate being on unemployment, I don't feel good about it at all, however, if we have paid into this "insurance" for many, many years to help the people in the past, then now it should be our turn. My grandchildren will be paying for mine, like I am paying for my grandparents, and trust me, they aren't going to hate us.

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  32. Everyone pays into it. But not all of us sucks it dry. I guess you can explain that to your kids and grandkids how you stold from them.

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  33. @Jean, My husband has been unemployed for a year now. He's been on plenty of interviews, including jobs that pay LESS than his now-expired benefits (and less than 1/3 of what he used to make), but no one will hire him because he's overqualified and they fear he'll jump ship as soon as the economy has improved. He's even applied for retail and restaurant jobs but hasn't heard back. If you think the unemployed aren't taking job offers you're a fool.

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  34. All joking aside anonymous that is telling Jean and the other anonymous to go back to work to pay for our unemployment. You know that isn't what you really mean. But it is frustrating that the reality is that there may be some people that are taking advantage of the system. I for one, am not. I think that these people need to go and address the problem with the people that they choose to socialize with and not come on the computer to criticize and condemn anyone that is working hard to finding employment. They should feel lucky they have jobs. And really, if these two had their facts straight, they wouldn't be saying anything at all. It's mostly ignorant people like Sharron Angle that just don't get it. Don't let em get to ya! I say to them, vote for peole like Sharron Angle, and when you lose your jobs and can't find another one and you have no income, you can see how stupid you really were in the first place!

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  35. I live in Detroit and most of them on Unemployment are 99 weekers but yet there are help wanted signs in businesses but they choose not to work.

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  36. To the person that wrote we need to spell check before we it post you can kiss the big one, you are probably one of the people that has a job and nothing better to do then to check other peoples work. I am also unemployed and if I could find a job that paid me even close to what I was making I would take it, hell even if I could find a minimum wage job I would take it. These people that think that we are not looking are nucking futs. I have worked my whole adult life raised a family and now look at me, no job and maybe losing my unemployment benefits. Not fair at all, if you want to call me lazy then I guess you don't know me then. I pay for my own health insurance I pay my own bills I'm not looking for hand outs I'm just looking for a job. ARE THERE ANY OUT THERE IF SO PLEASE CALL ME, OR SEND MESSENGER PIGEON SORRY CAN'T AFFORD THE PHONE BILL ANY MORE.

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  37. I am 30 yrs old and unemployed. The way I see it, I have been paying into Social Security and unemployment. SS is due to phase out in 20 years as well, so give me my damned money through this unemployment extension. People complain that we are taking from our grandchildren through these extensions, well what about our grandparents taking from us through SS? You can't have it both ways.

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  38. I'm sure the help wanted signs in business in Detroit are there because they fired there higher paid employee and now are looking for a teenager or someone that would work for minimum wage while the overqualified person is stuck in unemployment.

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  39. One thing each and every SENATE IDIOT LIKE ANGLE
    seems to have forgotten is that Every unemployed citizen collecting unemployment benefits WAS EMPLOYED (some for 20+ yrs with the same company)
    To make such characterizations only proves how mentally challenged these Senators are.

    Someone should take her out of our misery...........

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  40. Nobody that has many years of experience and college degrees should have to take a minimum wage job. They did there time for education. The ones with a job should be careful if they lose there job to someone with more education,and experience and was fired because of cutbacks willing to work for less than they get paid.

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  41. Why would 99ers choose not to work in Detroit. They are not receiving any benefits and haven't received any benefits for a long time. They choose to stay poor? That has no logic.

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  42. Detriot I wont work there.They might steal my bike since I dont have a car anymore.

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  43. If these people all have jobs why aren't they at work? And what are you doing on this website looking for friends? No you are a bunch of assholes with nothing better to do.I didn't have time to go to the library to see who was on the internet when I was working!!!!

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  44. I dont want to work in Detriot . They might steal my bike since I dont have a car anymore.

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  45. Sorry Everyone,
    We sent your jobs to India.
    Sincerely,
    AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Citi, Chase, Verizon, ATT, Microsoft...etc.etc.etc......

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  46. To anonymous in detroit sure mcdonalds is always hiring but they want 16-20 yr. olds that have no education because that is the only ones that will stay with them.Any one with skills will only stay until something better comes along and they know this.So that is the only ones they hire.Try appling there and see for your self

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  47. Let's all move to detroit so we can get a minimum wage job!!!!!

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  48. My friend is a 3rd honors student in a high tech engineering program. Whats discouraging for him is he couldn't even get accepted as a summer intern anywhere. He was applying since last Feburary and 'nothing'. He is scared when he graduates next year.

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  49. Even a lazy person appreciates the value of the $. There are plenty of lazy employed people who are glad they are working rather than take a cut in income via unemployment.

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  50. Sign this! "Petition to Reduce the Wages of Congress Men and Women from $174,000 per year to $50,000 per year."
    Copy & Paste below link into address bar:
    http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/petition_to_reduce_the_wages_of_congress_men_and_women_from_174000_per_year_to_50000_per_year

    Pass it on!

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  51. I worked my whole life, never unemployed before this year! military 4 years then to the largest aerospace company in the world 10 years then to a leading manufacture for 3! You better not say lazy to my face lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm as lazy as the folks from the 1920s, I'm sure they are on your hit list too!!!!!!!!!!

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  52. Here are the facts Senator Angle:
    -The majority of the jobs in the United States were sent overseas. (Thank (D) Al Gore and co.)
    -The federal deficit was inflated to its largest amount ever in the past 8 years. (Thank (R) G.W. Bush and co.)
    -Banking was deregulated to provide massive loans to people not smart enough to realize, or just didn't care to pay them back. (Thank (R) G.W. Bush and co. again)
    -Massive tax credits were given to the wealthy elite big business slugs, only so they can pay out huge bonuses and make massive campaign contributions so you and your colleagues may keep you plush 170k + a year "jobs" and they may have their backs scratched by government in return. Nice little circle jerk big government and big business has going there. (Thank (R) G.W. Bush and co. yet again)
    -Every financial analyst out there states more is made for the economy through unemployment benefits than the tax cuts you recommend for the wealthy. (Unemployment INSURANCE is paid for by the ones you refer to as lazy.)
    I would like to emphatically state you represent a piece of "the what is wrong with this country" puzzle. You are out of touch with the majority of the people in this country or you probably just don't care. You live in your high and mighty world casting highly opinionated, ludicrous, and obviously uneducated comments.

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  53. AN UNEMPLOYED LAZY FOOLJuly 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    I received the following statement from a recruiter:

    "The number 1 question I am going to get on you is why is he interested in $8 an hour? He’s had to have been making more and he’ll leave the minute some other company offers him $10 or more."

    Take this statement, LEARN IT, and get half a brain Sharron!!!!!!!

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  54. The unemployed people on this blog are missing the point here. You do not have jobs, the working people of this country can not afford to carry you forever. You will have to lower your standard of living. Instead of the 4 bedroom house on the hill you may need to live in an apartment or trailer. Instead of eating dinner at Outback Steak House you may need to consider the dollar menu at McDonalds. Instead of the Lexus SUV you might have to utilize the bus. You may have you get clothing at Good Will. Internet at the library is a great idea on cutting back. You all need to think outside the box. If your neighbors are working ask them if you can cut their grass or clean their homes or shuttle their kids to soccer practice or help them by doing their laundry or whatever.
    Unemployed people need to lower their pride and come to terms with their new lot in life and make the best of it. Don't forget about your local churches and Salvation Army and other charities for your children.

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  55. jean, people are NOT STUPID like you think, you do not know what the unemployed are doing, you are assuming!!!!!!! "yeah, I'm going to Outback tonight and then maybe one day this week I'll get up before 10ish and look for an executive position." you are a fool jean.

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  56. Hey Jean or whoever you think you are telling people what to eat and how to dress their children. You are a piece of scum so EAT SHIT YOURSELF BITCH AND GET THE HELL OFF OF HERE.

    Your payroll deductions have not change due to unemployment You stupid bitch..Go To Hell

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  57. @Jean, again, we downgraded apartments AND sold the car! We cut back on a lot of luxuries and went from high speed to DSL, but I'm a student so I need the internet for research (my school is too far away to rely on public transit to get to and from late at night and the added commuting costs would be more than DSL anyway).

    I have a job and my husband does not, but my salary can't pay all the bills...oh yeah, I also have a 2nd job that helps to pay on our debt, but it doesn't cover everything (yeah, you read that right, I'm a grad student, and I work 50+ hours a week and 2 jobs to support my husband).

    I hope you're never in this position. We've swallowed a lot of pride; how about you show some compassion and grow a bit of common sense.

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  58. Jean how can 25mil people in USA fill 3 mil jobs available and still all be employed?

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  59. jean, people are unemployed and therefore dont get the point. ahhhh, makes sense. The unemployed are stupid and lazy, you just reitterated Sharron's angle. Get your nose out of the air and your head out of the clouds jean.

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  60. Jean, whos going to pay for the 6 bus rides a day to find a job? no need for a car, the bus is better right? Most people get about 200 dollars a week unemployment... is this enough for fancy meals? The unemployed are too stupid to know the unemployment funds will end? I know, every unemployed person will look for a job the last week of thier last payment. On second thought, we are dumb and missing the point. Thanks for the councel.

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  61. My the language some of you have. You people misunderstand me, I do feel sorry that you may not be able to enjoy some of the better things in life now that you are jobless. But we all go through struggles in our lives, but those of us that make it are the ones that pick themselves up by their boot straps and create their own realities. When my husband was going through med school we had to live with his family, and for spending money my husband had to work at his fathers Honda dealership over the summers.
    But we made it through and now we are blessed with good lives. But we had to work hard to get here. You get what you deserve in life. If you get out there and work hard good things will happen for you, if you don't then all you have to blame is yourselves.

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  62. Jean you are the only person on here that does understand what's going on. I see why they are unemployed..excuse after excuse. They just want to cry because they may have to be productive. Pathetic. Wow their ex bosses are lucky to get them off the payroll.

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  63. This is getting ridiculous. Let's say the extension gets approved. In four months, you'll
    all be crying again for more money. This is nothing more then welfare. Unemployment
    was never meant to go on indefinitely for anyone. You all have a responsibility to get
    additional training or start a new career. Continuing to give out weekly checks with no
    end in sight does the country absolutely no good.

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  64. @ jean, for the third time, what about people who can't live with mommy and daddy, but can't move because the other spouse has a job? Should they just separate from their spouses and live in a trailer in another city for work? What about travel costs to keep that marriage functioning? You're definitely in another reality, lady.

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  65. I think you people needs a shrink. You are so used to setting on your bottoms and acting like a Bunch of children and doing nothing
    Then you set and tell war stories licking eachothers wounds. Very sick
    We all have problems and we deal with them on our own...try it!

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  66. Jean I have a job but you are kicking the unemployed when they are down. shame on you. "better things in life"? what are you talking about. and are you saying that anyone unemployed deserves it because they didnt work as hard as you? I dont think unemployed wants anything but a job, food, and a roof. nothing more. shame on you jean for pissing on people.

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  67. I have been unemployed for little over 6 months, due of course to no fault of my own. My job was outsourced! I enrolled full time into a post secondary school to further persue my education while looking for work. I am a busy mom of four with a full plate and not a penny to help me out. That extension is something that I have paid 22 years into. Give me a break! Until you walk a mile in my shoes comments like "lazy" should be well suppressed. On the other hand I know where my votes will not go. Thank you to those in office that support the bill. Understand that UC is not welfare and you people don't pay enough for it to be a well rounded lifestyle. Ive never collected a penny of anything prior to now and hope after graduation I NEVER NEED TO AGAIN. Shame on those of you that think of the unemployed as worthless. Dont forget that govornment put us in this situation and it is your responsibility to help us out of it reguardless of the cost

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  68. I hear a sucking sound on this site and its not jean

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  69. yeah, its you sucking jean.

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  70. That maybe a good thing. Better than sucking this carp hole

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  71. Hello Jean. I know your comments were posted just a tad earlier so I may not have the pleasure of a response from you. I had an amazing job with amazing pay that I loved. I worked for the last 22 years of my life to obtain lovely posessions and have a lifestyle to be proud of. I am only 37. I am a married mom of four attempting to live the "American Dream". I will dust myself off as I always do. My job was outsoured to the Philipines. I am too qualified for some jobs..they won't have me and in others, under qualified. I have been looking for work starting the day I was laid-off. I am also in college to obtain a degree in the medical field. I don't want to hear your shallow comments about this being a lifestyle choice. I have pride and morals and goals and I WILL reach them. I need that extension to bide me time. Ive paid in to UC since I was 16yrs old. I hope you never find yourself losing sleep at night about supporting your family, I hope you remain employed where you are until retirement. That is after all what I want for myself. Don't blanket all the unemployed for what you percieve to be fact.

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  72. There are people who (like me) have never been unemployed and quickly make the assumption that the unemployed are lazy losers. Sharron, I think you are one of these people. I'll bet you would like to get rid of unemployment insurance all together? This would save companies money and create jobs for the unemployed.

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  73. Jean you said, "You get what you deserve in life. If you get out there and work hard good things will happen for you, if you don't then all you have to blame is yourselves."

    So you think over 15 million Americans "deserve" a life of poverty and dispair because their employer decided it would be more economical to outsource their jobs to offshore companies?

    Yea shame on us dedicated tradesmen and professionals for not being able to have seen this one coming decades ago! Shame on us to have even thought we would live in a modest home, and own a car, perhaps a TV or other non-essential items.

    Yea, we are all stupid, we should have never listened to the advise of investment brokers that talked us into a moderate investment strategy that all but tanked our 401K, and shame on us to think the middle class foolishly chose to purchase a home that is now in foreclosure because we were blind to not have predicted our jobs were all eliminated.

    Yea, we are all idiots for choosing our career paths, all the journey/master level tradesmen, and college graduates foolishly didn't choose your husbands career path so we could sit on our sailboats sipping brandy while surfing unemployment blogs to troll!

    Are you sure your real name isn't Sharron?

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  74. Jean, you are missing point here.

    America needs to wake-up! Those who currently have jobs may soon be joining the unemployed. No one will ever understand today's unemployment situation until it happens to them. America is losing jobs at an alarming rate due to outsourcing mainly because of the U.S. Free Trade. Some say the trade will create new jobs but..when? Where are the jobs? NAFTA's failure has cost the United States jobs across the nation. America's WTO Agreement must be Amended or Eliminated! The Free Trade is about Corporate America & Foreign Greed and our Government's failure to look out for America’s interest.

    Wait….”the proposed South Korean free trade agreement will result in steep job losses domestically as well as a significant increase in the trade deficit, according to the Economic Policy Institute.”

    A recent article wrote, “Once thought to be a safe-haven for American manufacturers, the U.S. pharmaceutical industry is no longer immune to the outsourcing phenomenon, which poses major risks for American consumers.” Today, another article said that in the coming days and weeks, many U.S. Census workers will experience the pain of unemployment — once again.

    Jean, can I ask what is your profession? See ya in the Unemployment line.

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  75. Boy the hate on this site is very disturbing. Let's see, some of you want to sue Angle or beat her up. Reid said the other day that there are no illegals working in the construction industry in Nevada-you know, job that Americans won't do. He's the one who is clueless. Nevada has tons of illegals and the facts show that the construction industry has hired plenty of them. Reid shepherded the health care bill through Congress even though the majority of Nevadans opposed it. SO if you think Reid is any better of a choice you are clueless.

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  76. kind of hard to be a loving patron when you are called lazy and worthless. (now that is disturbing.) You ever see an animal try to survive? its not too different for the unemployed and if you laugh in my face, you better be ready to fight.

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  77. I have been unemployed for a year now. I am far from lazy. My benefits barley cover food and my payments such as my car. Thank God I am married or I would be living under a bridge by now. It is very depressing and I already feel bad about myself and the debt I am causing because I don't have a job. Everyday I spend 6 to 8 hours looking for a job and trying to stay on top of my skills. I am a 58 year old woman. That lady is a B.

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  78. Sharron Angle is an ignorant, priveliged, spoiled, high, mighty, out of touch, arrogant, stupid, ugly, self-centered, lazy, selfish, narrow minded, uninformed (or just doesn't care for any one but her own constituents), short sighted, cruel, mean, unprogressive, pompous, should keep her mouth shut, and a leech of a
    b--th!

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  79. If I heard her right, this lunatic just said that women who have been raped should not have an abortion because they should consider what God wants and has planned. ? women that have been raped should consider that God was behind it and wanted it to happen ? That god wants them to give birth to the rapists children ? Somebody better pony up the child support for any rapist child my wife has to give birth to. I'm starting to turn against religion at this point.

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  80. Don't feed the troll! Jean is just some teenager trying to anger people.

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  81. Hello Jean...Thank you for really being empathetic with ALL the struggling Americans...My husband and I have both been working since we were 16....My job was outsourced last year as I as a computer tech operator ... I was also a medical assistant but most hospitals and doctors offices did a whole lot of cut backs...Other doctor offices are holding on to the employees they do have and therefor are not hiring..My husband has been laid off also since last year...We both look for jobs everyday...But who wants to hire a Medical Assistant who was making over $25hr and an electrician who was making $40hr when they can hire some one with experience when they can pay $8hr for medical assistant and $20hr electrician with no experience.....We do put in applications and will take any job at this time...Hell trust me, we both will take any job even if it's $7hr...Buy we can't afford an apt. or trailer because that will cost money...I know you see on the news and commercials where the pantry are running low on food.. We have not bought any new clothes and have been wearing hand me downs....We get up at 5am to look for jobs since the bus schedule is running funny...Oh and did you hear they cut back on a lot of bus routes so it takes longer to get to where we need to go...I forgot what the internet was as it's been a while since we had a computer...My husband is in school with the no worker left behind program...But it will take another year and a half for him to complete it....I have two degrees and now it's worthless...My husband goes to school part time and has to look work for work full time...BUT YOU DO KNOW LOOKING FOR WORK IS A FULL TIME JOB IN ITSELF, DON'T YOU!!!...Our children don't have extra curricular activities because of course we CANNOT NOT AFFORD THEM....You do know electricity and water costs no matter what program you are on???...The Salvation Army helps but we kind of quickly go through shoes because they are worn down walking from our bus stops to our destination...AND DIDN'T I SAY IT WAS HAND ME DOWN ALREADY??!!??...You only have an hour time slot to look for jobs on the computer...Because so many people are also waiting in line for computers...We stay with various families and most time our families are split up because whomever we stay with have limited space available...

    SO HOW CAN YOU SAY WE ARE NOT PULLING OURSELVES UP BY OUR BOOT STRAPS.....WE DON'T HAVE ANY FRIGGN' BOOTS!!!

    Did anyone else reads her husband was in med school so they lived with relatives probably mommy and daddy until he graduated???
    THAT MEANS HER HUSBAND IS A FRIGGN' DOCTOR!!!!
    How would she ever know what struggling is and have probably never seen an unemployment check a day every in her life!!!!...

    Depending on unemployment is living way below your means..Notice I mention catching the bus and walking so you can imply we DO NOT have a car....Unemployment is literally keeping food in our kids mouth and barely cover medical expenses...And of course you do know that whoever we live with won't let us live there for free!!!
    OH WAIT YOU DONT KNOW!!!...MOM AND DAD TOOK CARE OF YOU TILL YOUR HUSBAND BECAME A DOCTOR!!!....Tell me have you ever had to get up before the sun comes up and catch and bus and walk miles to get to your destination???....Have you ever had to put in applications after applications praying you get hired but won't because they want someone with less experience and teenagers so they won't have to pay as much, even though you will whatever salary you can??...My husband goes to school with the no workers left behind program praying he will get any type of job he can...I start next semester and he will take that semester off so he can look for jobs out of state while I'm in school hoping one of us get a job soon or finish school to get some type of decent job...Oh and you do know it costs to go out of state, don't you?? Even if it is too look for jobs...

    OH WAIT, YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING, WOULDN'T YOU SINCE YOUR HUSBAND IS A DOCTOR!!!!

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  82. What is this site about? You seem to just attack
    everyone that has a different opinion than yourself. The high and mighty we are entitled. .
    .

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  83. Did anyone read what Jean wrote earlier??...Her husband was in med school meaning he is a doctor now!!!!!

    If you give me some boots so I can pull myself up by my bootstrap, then that would really help...

    Tell me is your husband's doctor office or the hospital he is at hiring??...I would take a janitorial job....

    OH WAIT, I'M TOO LAZY TO EVEN WANT TO WORK!!!!..I'M TOO LAZY TO EVEN HAVE A DEGREE!!!...I'M TOO LAZY TO GET UP AT 5AM TOO CATCH THE BUS SO I CAN WALK FROM THE BUS STOP TO MY DESTINATION SINCE THE BUS A LOT OF BUS ROUTES HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED MAKING ME WALK FURTHER THAN I WOULD HAVE TO....I'M TOO LAZY TO KNOW LOOKING FOR A JOB IS A FULL TIME JOB IN ITSELF...I'M TOO LAZY TO TAKE A JOB EVEN IF IT'S $8HR...MY HUSBAND TOO LAZY TO EVEN GO OUT OF STATE TO LOOK FOR A JOB SINCE IT'S BARELY WORK HERE....WE ARE SO HIGH AND MIGHTY TO SPLIT OUR FAMILY SINCE THE PEOPLE WE STAY WITH DON'T HAVE MUCH SPACE FOR ME MY HUSBAND AND TWO KIDS!!!..IM TOO LAZY TO KNOW I HAVE TO PAY SOMETHING TO WHOMEVER WE STAY WITH CAUSE WE CANT STAY THERE FOR FREE....I'M TOO HIGH AND MIGHTY TO GO TOO THE LIBRARY AND LOOK FOR WORK..I'M TOO LAZY TO KNOW I HAVE AN HR TIME SLOT TO LOOK FOR WORK CAUSE SO MANY OTHERS ARE LOOKING FOR WORK THEMSELVES....I'M TOO HIGH AND MIGHTY TO KNOW WHAT A SALVATION ARMY IS AND GO TO CHURCH LOOKING FOR FOOD AND CLOTHING...I'M TOO HIGH AND MIGHTY TO WEAR HAND ME DOWNS AND KNOW MOST DON'T FIT...I'M TOO LAZY TO KNOW WE CAN'T AFFORD AND APT 'CAUSE IT COST MONEY!!!..I'M TOO LAZY TO KNOW THAT WATER AND ELECTRICITY COST MONEY NO MATTER WHAT PROGRAM YOU ARE ON!!!!...I'M TOO LAZY AND TOO HIGH AND MIGHTY TO KNOW LIVING OFF UNEMPLOYMENT IS LIVING BELOW MY MEANS...

    BITCH PLEASE, GET A BRAIN!!!...AND I DO HOPE YOU GET TO KNOW WHAT LIVING ON UNEMPLOYMENT IS LIKE AND WHAT'S IT LIKE TO HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF A SICK CHILD OR SPOUSE LIVING ON UNEMPLOYMENT..I DO HOPE YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH RELATIVES CAUSE YOU LOST EVERYTHING...I WISH ALL THE PAIN AND SUFFERING WE AND ARE GOING THROUGH AND WORSE, 'CAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT WILL MAKE YOU WAKE UP....CAUSE WHEN YOU SUFFER THEN YOU WILL FOR SYMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING AND WON'T GET A DAMN THING!!!!

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  84. The Jean women is a bum ass wife of a bum ass, uneducated, husband.

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  85. TO JEAN AND HER ANONYMOUS FRIENDJuly 15, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    To the 3:57 post: first off, people who are not unemployed should not be on this sight: second,
    To Jean and her anonymous friend, you must get yourself off saying things to agitate people that are having a hard time. People that have nothing better to do than to judge other people are nothing more than LOW-LIFE SCUM YOURSELF!
    For the fun you have had on this site today upsetting so many people that are having a hard enough time as it is....YOU WILL PAY.... at some point in time something very bad will happen to you, or someone close to you. This is called KARMA and laugh if you may, one day when your PAYDAY comes home to YOU, think back to what you have done today.

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  86. IN USA, the doctors and their wives are nothing but bum asses. Do you know how they get their degree; by reading a stupid, history like book, called anatomy, which anyone can do, given time and money.

    Don't be hurt when some lame ass doctor and his lame ass wife attacks us.

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  87. I am better than these doctors in usa. Call me stupid and lazy, you bum ass.

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  88. It is extremely easy to be a physician in usa; You just need to remember that anatomy book and some chemistry and stuffs. I got As in my stupid biology and health science class. The hardest subject in the world is Computer Science as it's always changing.

    People, that women is stupid and she belongs to a stupid man. Therefore,, as they are stupid, they don't understand basic math and unemployment situation and stuff. They just drank their afternoon expensive wine with some sea bass and started attacking us, as that their best at. Some #%&*ing hilly billies.

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  89. The fact that we the taxpayers pay the Senators, pay all the politicians, pay the greedy banks, pay for every thing that is voted in and needs funding, pay for the war in Afghanistan, pay for all the help we send other countries, pay for all the bail outs, pay, pay, pay, through the nose for everything this country does makes it sickening that now that we need help all these people we pay can't help the average hard working American. We need to get rid of all of them wash the slate clean and start over with a plan that sticks to the constitution for the people not for a select group of politicians and big business!

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  90. @ Jean,

    It seems like you have a job. So, what the heck are you doing blasting the unemployed people? Go back to work and STOP WASTING company resources and time by blogging and humiliating people. Be more productive at work.

    And pray you don't lose your job, otherwise, I will have the last laugh!!!

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  91. There's a great article today in the US News Report this morning. " How jobless Aid Became
    Dysfunctional" One part says it all.....If Congress extends unemployment benefits yet again, it will last until November. Then what? Will that be the moment to finally cut millions of unemployed Americans loose? The economy will hardly be rosy enough for all the unemployed to find jobs, and the unemployment rate at the end of the year might even be higher than today's 9.5 percent. At current weak rates of growth, in fact, it will take five years or so just to add back all the jobs lost during the recession. But at least one thing will be different by the time the next extension runs out: The midterm elections will be over, so there will be less need to pander to voters. At least for a while. I for one say, it's about time!

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  92. And when they do cut them off? Then what? Jobs won't magically appear, Anonymous @ 5:24. Ready to see more people default on credit card payments and mortgages and get evicted from rentals? Hope you're ready to house your unemployed friends who can't pay you any rent.

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  93. Hey Jean, do you realize how lucky you are to have a husband who went to med school, and a family to stay with? Sounds like you've been riding on coattails all your life. I was kicked out whe I was 17, am now 54, and unemployed for the first time in my life. Everything I've done has been on my own. People like you disgust me. Get the hell off of our blog and leave us the hell alone, bitch!

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  94. Reading some of the comments here, it is very obvious why some people are unemployed.

    Foul mouthed, semi-literate whiners.

    Angle is right. I wouldn't want a penny of my hard earned taxes to go to support the pathetic whining losers who are moaning so much here.

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  95. The trolls have been on this blog for some time now. Don't buy into it. We unemployed are sincere in getting back to work, and will not be distracted by the "plants" on this website.

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  96. HEY KINGOLDBY:
    Why don't you stuff your mouth full of Dog Shit
    that has corn and worms in it. Then wash it down with a glass of Tom Cat Piss

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  97. kingoldby,

    don;t you have a job to do? If you are not unemployed, what are you? Why are you here?

    Folks, don't worry kingoldby is a desperate 13 year old girl, who just wants some attention.

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  98. Ive paid into the system since I was 16 working for Burger King. I'll be 32 this year. I have not had to collect Unemployment my whole working life. I got layed off in December and have exausted my 26 weeks. I had to move from Las Vegas to another state where my family is. I lost my house, My truck, my wife's car and my motorcycle to this mess. I have 2 kids and one on the way next month. No one is hiring and I'm out of money and savings is exausted. I started a small buisness trying to bring money in the house, I'm having trouble trying to get customers. I guess I'm a lazy person!?! I even surved my country when I was 18 did my four years. I'd like to swap places with her and see how she feels of me being lazy!

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  99. To the readers that support Sharon Angles opinions, please try to put yourself in our shoes and consider this; (trolls need not respond)


    + You're between 25 and 55 years old.
    + You're a skilled tradesmen or a college graduate.
    + You have a good career making an average of 50K that you have been employed at for over 10+ years.
    + You are raising 2 children as a single parent or single income family.
    + You bought a home a few years ago that was at your financial limit, but felt safe that it was a good investment.


    After Reading/Watching the news of the pending collapse of Wall Street, Insurance Companies, and the Automobile Companies, and the government "bailouts" you decide you're able to pay the mortgage, bills, and feed the family but there is little left for luxuries such as new "toys" or dinner outings, forget the vacation you were planning after Wall Street sucked up your savings like a hungry dog eats dinner.

    So with your budget stretched thin, you determine you can "ride this out" and wait for economic recovery, however one day when you go to work, your supervisor calls you before the end of your day and asks "Can you come into my office please?

    You have a funny feeling walking to your supervisors office that this is not good considering the 9 million Americans that lost their jobs and the fact your own company has been downsizing, but heck, you've been an exemplary employee for over 10 years busting your fanny to do a good job, so this must be some new project or something. So you get to your supervisors office and the conversation goes something like this:

    ----------------------------------------------------
    SUP: "Please come in and shut the door behind you and have a seat, I have important news for you."

    YOU: "What can I do for you today?

    SUP:
    Reaching for something in his/her desk looks at you and says; "I'm very sorry but your position has been eliminated due to economic cutbacks and..."
    Your supervisor hands you your last paycheck and perhaps a 2 week severance check, and says "We appreciate your dedication to our company..."
    ----------------------------------------------------

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  100. Most of the rest of the conversation was telling you what a great employee you were, and we will give you references and BLAH BLAH BLAH which at this point you are in emotional shock as you have joined the "lazy and unmotivated hobos! but little is retained after the works "we eliminated your position"

    As you walk back to your office to collect your personal belongings (pictures of your kids, diplomas or certification certificates, etc) you are confronted by your long-time friends and colleagues asking what happened, and you try to maintain composure explaining you no longer work for the company, while listening to their condolences from a distant mindset as your mind is filled with panic and trying to solve the "what-if" puzzle.

    You look for anything that can bundle up your belongings, and because your mind is in panic mode, you forget many things, as it's difficult to think straight right now.

    You carry your personal belongings to your car, and look around at the parking lot, and buildings you won't go back to anymore, and try to stave off the haunting in your mind that this is last time you are going to park there. You start the car and as you drive out of the parking lot, you realize your radio is blasting your favorite music, and you smash the power button on the radio to silence it, in a semi-rage.

    Unknowingly your patience level for idiots driving is at a long time low, as you grit your teeth refraining from liberal use of the horn, and finally arrive at home.

    You walk in the front door of your home and try to be diplomatic to your spouse and kids you lost your job, however even with all the positive and supportive replies, you go to bed with just one thing on your mind, “What did I do, What will I do?”

    Morning comes early for you as you couldn’t sleep anyway, so you start by getting in contact with the state’s unemployment office and establish an unemployment claim for 26 weeks that will pay you about 1/3 of your wages.

    So you think, okay we need to tighten up our budget but at least the bills are paid with the Unemployed Insurance until you can get back to work with another company, as with your education and experience this should be just a minor setback .

    You create/recreate your resume and feverishly send them out to any company looking for your skills and experience, and hit the streets hand delivering your resume and hoping to talk to the department managers even if they have no job openings in a hope to “network”, unfortunately most companies filter all new job applicants through the HR department.
    As you anxiously check your e-mail every few hours and of course your phone is 24/7 you receive some automated e-mail saying, “Your application has been accepted and if you are a qualified candidate, a recruiter will be in contact with you, thank you…”

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  101. Fast forward to today,

    You have been sending out resumes/applications for over 6 months, only to have a few interviews that turn out as no response, email thanking you for your time, or the thank you mail.

    Now that you have lost any income, your mortgage company is threatening you with foreclosure, the utility companies can only work with so many “payment plans”, your credit card(s) will raise the rates, and if you have a car payment overdue, best you have another form of transportation.



    And this is just the start! Pretty soon you won’t see us posting our feelings as most of us will huddle in tents, and for the rich folks, they will look down on us and spit on us, as we are some type of parasite that needs to be eradicated quickly.

    A message to all of you that are enjoying a good life:

    If you have a good business and want to expand, there are more than 15 million people willing to get back to work.

    If you feel you can buy that yacht or private jet to take your friends to far-away places, so do it, but remember if you are selling goods to the USA, who can afford to buy them if every job has been outsourced?

    Senators, remember one thing while you make your next vacation plans for your August vacation, over 3 million Americans will be in tents, begging for food, robbing or stealing to protect the one thing America has always been proud of,
    PROTECTING OUR FAMILIES, and the rights of all citizens first!

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  102. Hey Jean do you know that nothing is permanent in this world? Yeah, it seems like you have a comfortable life right now and have the nerve insulting the unemployed people here. Why don't you just count your blessings and leave the unemployed people here alone. Do you think you'll have the same comfortable life tomorrow?
    Do you believe in Karma? Yup, Karma!! I hope that's what you'll get for talking too much shit here. I hope that you'll experience "soon" what we are all experiencing right not so you'll know exactly how it feels. No job and broke!!! I think that you will experience it soon because we are all wishing it to you!!! Just wait.....for your turn!!!

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  103. WE ALL SHOULD RECEIVE A MONTHLY CHECK OF AROUND $1200 REGARDLESS OUR EMPLOYMENT STATUS. For everyone between the ages of 21-65 For anyone who makes under 17k a year.

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  104. The number 1 reason why I get turn down for a job is due to the lack of recent employment status in other words I get turn down because I'm unemployed and there for must be lazy. So having this SOB saying I cannot get my unemployment benefits extension because I'm lazy is just too much! You have no idea, no idea!

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  105. "LAZY" what a harsh word to scap goat on people with hungry mouth to feed and cant find a job.i have a B.S and ccna and ccnp cisco certified and i cant find a useless administrative 10$ and hour job.
    Here is the problem , jobs are monopolized !

    Yes! well apply to homedepot or any other company for that matter if you dont know the human resource then forget about the chances.!

    "LAZY" is the wrong word !

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  106. It's all smoke and mirrors in a house of cards.

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  107. How about trading places with the employed.
    the government should go house to house and impose jobs on people.

    "well what am trying to say , they create jobs o.k fine but were are these jobs , who is getting these jobs.These jobs are only created for the employed and not for the unemployed.

    Its easy look at those that are unemployed in each state , create a fare job market and impose a law for every family and none family citizen to work.!

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  108. Wow, what a load of foul mouthed losers who think disgusting insults somehow makes for substantive argument.

    If all you can do is to call anyone who disagrees with you a 'Bitch' then you deserve to be unemployed and you deserve to be without benefits.

    You live in the richest country on the planet, Ten million uneducated Mexicans can find work in the USA but you can't. How pathetic you are.

    They have a saying in China, 'don't work, don't eat'. A lot of people here deserve to be going hungry. And i guarantee that when you do feel real hunger that you'll be able to find a job after all.

    Whining about how you are entitled to other peoples money whle you sit around all day doing nothing (and posting out a few resumes counts as doing nothing) just makes you a pathetic whiny loser.

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  109. Sign this! "Petition to Reduce the Wages of Congress Men and Women from $174,000 per year to $50,000 per year."
    Copy & Paste below link into address bar:
    http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/petition_to_reduce_the_wages_of_congress_men_and_women_from_174000_per_year_to_50000_per_year

    Pass it on!

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  110. @Kingoldby, And what of those who DO try? Who DO go on interviews and simply don't get hired? Oh wait, that's most of the unemployed. Guess I should just cut my husband loose and let him starve because he obviously is lazy.

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  111. James S. GagliardiJuly 16, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    To Kingoldby:

    The real reason for a system of unemployment compensation is to allow regular Americans the chance to maintain a level of existence consistent with what is considered to be one of the advantages of being an American citizen, that is, a lifestyle which is above what, unfortunately, is the norm for the larger portion of the planets' population.

    From what I've been observing recently, there has been a hardening of the "I got mine, screw you if you ain't got yours" meme. Apparently, more people who "got theirs" are comfortable with despising those who "ain't got". This is not an encouraging development. The fact that the majority of Americans DO live at a reletively high standard of comfort is part and parcel of the reason why this nation has achieved greatness. Hence the unemployment compensation is a factor in our nation success. It is NOT a "welfare" or "entitlement" program. Politicians of all stripes are latching onto U.I.C. issues mainly because it's a cheap, visible target. Not a word about the three times as many recipients of welfare, funding of which is seemingly NEVER threatened or questioned.

    Many of your fellow citizens are now suffering greatly, due to all the delays of U.I.C. extensions. Mainly folks who ARE the solid basis of what has made America great. You seem to be saying "tough luck, Charley and Charlene. Live poor, hungry, despised, fearful. You don't deserve succor."

    Don't forget where you live, Kingoldby, and who you are. The bell also tolls for thee.

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  112. Sure 'Anonymous', i really believe you, your husband honestly can't find any work and is really, really trying hard to find some.

    I really believe that, especially as Ten Million uneducated Mexicans can find work. Funny that.

    Every unemployed person is always really trying to find work and sending out hundreds of resumes, not one of them is sitting around apathetically, whining about how it's not their fault and moaning that they aren't getting a bailout.

    And the moon is made of green cheese.

    If you can't find a job in the richest nation on the planet, a nation that people swim in shark infested waters to get to, that people trek through deserts to get to, because it is so prosperous, then you truly are a pathetic loser who deserves to go hungry.

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  113. 'James S. Gagliardi', that attitude is part of the problem. People think that because they are American they are entitled to a great lifestyle without having to do the work to get it.

    The people who think that are now getting a great big reality check. The world doesn't owe anyone a living, even if they are American.

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  114. @Kingoldby, are the farmers going to pay him $7.25/hr? um no, no they won't. When you get fired, I hope you try to get hired picking berries.

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  115. @kingoldby, also, let's not forget that ones who come here illegally also tend to not be highly educated, with college degrees and veterans of our armed services. No boss at mcdonald's in his or her right mind will hire someone like that because they figure that the employee will just leave as soon as the job market improves and that's a loss for them since they spend time and money on training.

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  116. James S. GagliardiJuly 16, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    To Kingoldby:

    So you are comfortable knowing your neighbors, relatives, friends across town ets. will have to live in dire straits? You cannot fathom how a diversion of, perhaps, some of the many multiples of the 33 billion this extension will "cost" being spent by the "government" on other "issues" would have a MUCH greater positive effect on the lives of the "average" American citizen? The fact that the majority of U.I.C. recipients have been good, honest citizens, working and establishing themselves according to "plan", never shirking their responsibilities as American citizens, paying their taxes, supporting local merchants, providing for the poor and the disabled and the elderly, glad and thankful for the opportunity to do so have now been thrust into incipient poverty doesn't faze you?

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  117. I think Kingoldby hit the nail on the head. People are getting to the point that they believe that they are entitled to this lifestyle, even if it means that the rest of us are forced to pay for it. It scares me to see the direction this country is going.

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  118. 'Anonymous' i HAVE worked picking berries.

    I never sat around whining about how there weren't any jobs. I have always found work precisely because i am prepared to work hard for low pay.

    I'd rather be fruit picking and paying my own way than be a whiny loser sitting on welfare and blubbing about how i can't find work and how unfair it is that no one will give me a handout.

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  119. @kingoldby, I've worked MANY menial jobs in my life. MANY. My husband HAS applied for crap jobs. We'll take any income we can. but we also can't move because I'm in school. So, you live my life for a week, and MY situation, not a generalization and then we'll talk. Until then, good luck in your life.

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  120. 'Anonymous', there are schools all over the country. If you really had to you could transfer somewhere else.

    I've had to make very hard choices to get by and i bitterly resent hearing all these people demanding the God given right to a nice lifestyle at someone elses expense who make excuse after excuse for why they can't possibly find any work.

    I know there are genuine hardluck cases but the overwhelming sense of Entitlement i am seeing here is nauseating.

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  121. I wish the democratic senate would see what is really happening and share the views of Kingoldby and millions of others. Those of us who saved all their lives preparing for the unexpected. Why save if your neighbor will pay you for doing nothing for 99 weeks...and you still want more.

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  122. James S. GagliardiJuly 16, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    To Kingoldby:

    Platitudes aside, are you content knowing that a large pertentage of your towns' population, those folks you used to nod to in the supermarket line as they purchased food and essentials with their own earned income, the couple with the twins living down the block who once had a double income that enabled them to, say, build a swimming pool or hire local help to work on their roof or plumbing, and are now selling their valuables in order to maintain a small semblance of their once productive lifestyle, the older guy in your office who used to offer you advice on how to fix your brakes...you're happy with these folks dropping out of the "have" society due to the impacts larger economic dynamics? You feel they shouldn't live as least partially well as you do because that shoe hasn't dropped on YOU yet?

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  123. James S. GagliardiJuly 16, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    To anonymouse who wrote:

    "Why save if your neighbor will pay you for doing nothing for 99 weeks...and you still want more."

    Here's the thing. Many many folks DID save and invest and put aside for a rainy day. Now they are rapidly draining those resources in order to survive. Plans, investments, savings, etc., which were meant to be used after a long productive life as honest working citizens will never last until they "retire". Nest eggs earnestly compiled are being diverted. 401k plans, etc. are being depleted...and the "end users" are also paying early deduction fees and taxes for these withdrawals.

    Perhaps you would be smart to check out the status of YOUR investments and retirement plans. In reality, they cannot amount to a lot of money that would be immediately available to you in case of catastrophy. And if you wind up needing to start pulling money out of them...let's see how long you maintain your position in this matter.

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  124. 'James S. Gagliardi', when i went through tough times that's exactly what i had to do.

    I tightened my belt, made painful sacrifices and moved to find work. I took work for low pay and long hours. It was hard and sometimes i was hungry.

    And i never demanded that other people should bail me out. I never argued that i had a God given right to other peoples money.

    Sorry, but i'm seeing to many people here who have an Entitlement mentality and seem to believe that they have a right to a certain lifestyle at someone elses expense. Having read the comments on this thread, i'm simply not buying the sob stories.

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  125. @kingoldby, um not for graduate school, not when I attend one of the best programs in the country for my degree and not after all the tuition I've paid into this school. I don't want a cushy lifestyle...I just want to be able to pay my bills! I have TWO jobs and that doesn't cover it.

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  126. 'Anonymous' then i hope things work out for you. I'm not saying everyone unemployed is lazy and undeserving. It's just unfortunate the remarkable number of posters here who think they are entitled to live off other peoples money without working. It is scary to see how widespread and prevalent the Entitlement attitude is.

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  127. James S. GagliardiJuly 16, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    To Kingoldby:

    Now I understand. You ARE comfortable with "the former good guys" having to live in misery and poverty when their own circumstances have been negatively effected. Folks with children, say, SHOULD expect to deny their children a safe unworried childhood because, after all, NOW they must be resigned to starting all over again. You don't mind seeing otherwise hard working neighbors suffer. They deserve it.

    Don't forget, ALL U.I.C. recipients fully understand that unemployment compensation is a temporary source of income. ALL U.I.C. recipients have been tax paying workers.

    I wonder just how truthful you've been here. Do you have children? Are you so well off that you will never have to worry about "starting over" again?

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  128. Freedom is scary isn't it 'James S. Gagliardi'? Better to live as serfs to the all providing State.

    Self reliance and responsibility are awful old fashioned concepts that must be swept away. Instead we can all be assured of a place by the benevolent government which will shield us from the consequences of our own actions and break the link between effort and reward.

    James S. Gagliardi, you are afraid. Your entire outlook is based on fear. I refuse to give up my freedoms because of fear. I will not accept a government acting as the ultimate nanny in order to end all risk in my life.

    Take you cowardly appeals to fear somewhere else.

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  129. ok so your truly truly a waste of life...u think that by sitting here on some forum talkin about how most unemployed people are lazy because you are sitting either at home or at some cushy job that hasnt yet felt the pull of lay offs and typing that were all lazy just proves how uneducated and worthless you really are..i highly doubt that you did all you say you did, and that youd rather live on the wims of existance just barely getting by if that to make a point of how lazy we are. Personally my friend was writing you on here and he was being nice. im not a nice person to asshole. And i do believe that your just some moron somewhere who has nothing better to do with his time then kick those of us who are down and out and cant find work, im 20 years old and i have to fight a job market of mexicans and teenagers and do you think theyre gonna hire me who lets say a year from now when the economy improves is going to leave for a better job, or hire the mexican who will work indefinitly for low wages because they will not find work elsewhere. you should really think about what you type before you submit it bc honestly ur just another asshole who hasnt hit reality yet. this nation was founded on the ideal that even if u lost ur job ud have help so that this country wouldnt end up as one of the 3rd world countries and most people have paid into u.i.c all theyre lives onli to be cut off now by a congress on a power trip bc they feel giving themselves $50,000 raises is more important then hard working americans feeding there families. Get a life bc when the shoe is on the other foot i highly doubt you'll be spewing this nonsensical bullshit in everyones ear...you better pray that when hard times like this affect you that the so callled lazy americans take pity and forgivness on you. And you know what? you wanna blame someone how about the companies who got billion dollar bailouts, why arent the american citizens entitiled to such bailouts ? it would have made more sense to let these companies fail nd give the money to hardworking americans who would have been laid off anyways had they stayed with said bailed out company.

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  130. Nicole, it might be easier to find a job if you learn decent grammar.

    Paragraphs, puncuation and spelling. They all count. When you master then you might find it easier to get that job rather than whining that you're a bailout.

    Of course, learning to read and write would take effort, it's so much easier to sit back and spend your time complaining about how unfair everyhting is and how you should be given other peoples money.

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  131. im not even on unemployment you fucking idiot...nd i graduated top of my class with a major in english so go fuck yourself..you sit here and attack hard working decent people over money they desperatly need, meanwhile the government who is the cause of all this gets $50,000 raises, for what ? to sit arounbd and judge the people who elected them to office ? in case your not familiar with the subject in which your arguing you cnt get unemployment unless youve worked at least 6 months at one job..most of these people have been working theyre whole lives. and instead of helpiung them up you kick them while theyre down, how is that helpful ? when the entire economy collapses and your money doesnt mean jack shit then what ? are you styll gonna judge them ? take a good long look at your life and get the fuck off your high horse bc you are no better then anyone else in the world. im glad to see the god complex is styll alive and well in todays day and age. i go out and look for work everyday and im not even on unemployment and i styll cnt find work, when theres 5 applicants to every one job how are the rest of us supposed to survive ? you think i talk like this to employers ? then your dumber then i thought you were. i am an educated white citizen living in america and im the minority, and when ten other mexicans apply for a low paying job over me who do you think is gonna win ? you need a good fuckin dose of reality in your life pal because its people like you who cause this issue anyways. i cnt fathom anybodi who can turn theyre backs on their fellow man with such disrespect when your fellow man was what got you to where you are. had it not been for these ideals in our society we wouldnt be the powerhouse nation we are today, this is the depression all over again and because it hasnt affected you yet you turn your back and point a finger. well guess what happens when your beloved veiw point holds no water and were all in the same boat ? i styll highly doubt you'll be talking this bullshit that makes no sense. go back to school asshole and learn what our government is really about then come back to me and talk shit you have been nobodi styll are nobodi and will forever be nobodi, so kick rocks and take a fuckin hike bc nobodi gives a fuck what you have to say(i apologize for my language for others who read this but this guys pissing me )

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  132. You say you graduated top of your class with a major in English, yet you can't spell or use punctuation or paragraphs.

    I smell a lie.

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  133. You know one might find your logic confounding. Then again stupidity runs rampant throughout most of the general population. You should never judge a book by it's cover my friend, because I can surprise you. I'm a 20 year old..do you really think I'm gonna sit here and spell like this all of the time? No I won't because it's a waste of my talents to argue grammatically correct for you. You're a waste of life, what part of that aren't you understanding? I honestly don't even know why I'm still arguing with you. You're what is wrong with America...this used to be a great nation...but morons like you came in and put on a facade until they were elected into office like most politicians do, and turned it into what you see today. Who on God's green Earth gives you the right to judge anyone or make decisions when you're not asked? I thought so...think before you speak asshole

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  134. i hope all of you as well as me are really paying attention to all that is going on the only way to really change things is to do exactly that we need to evevy election no matter who is running vote for the opposing person and keep doing that and evry one will get the messege for the people by the people we control this country not the politicians we elect to do as we see fit

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  135. I lived (past tense) in Nevada during the "roaring 90's" up until 2007. Thank God for Harry Reid!!! He has been a friend of the working class!

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  136. James S. GagliardiJuly 18, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    To: kingoldby

    You are obviously not educated enough to understand the economic crisis. Instead of spending your time insulting the unemployed, why not spend more time educating yourself?

    It is self centered greedy people like yourself who is responsible for America's crisis.

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  137. Because that would actually be considered to be bettering one's self, and hes the litteral baffoon...it takes less work to sit on a computer nd bash the unemployed then to take a look around and realize your next

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