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  1. I think Indeed is great for finding work and have used them over the years and have found meaningful employment using the app. As a matter of fact, when we're hiring we post on Indeed to look for candidates.

    One thing to be careful of though is to know what's on your background check! A few years ago when I was looking for a job I applied and my background check came back with something on there that wasn't mine...while I still got the job I had to jump through several hoops to get the record removed and it took a fair amount of time to get done. I can only imagine if the place that hired me wasn't understanding who knows what would have happened.. 

    This website has a good amount of information on how to go about removing things and getting your background repaired https://backgroundcheckrepair.org/. You can also do a background check and see what comes up too. 

    I really hope this helps many of you with your job search and just being prepared. I can't imagine what it would be like to not have my current job while searching for another and trying to remove that from my record...

    Take care all ~ 

  2. I just finished reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. 

    I have to say, Sanderson is a fantastic writer through and through. His world building is great and his characters generally seem to have depth and emotion which is pretty important for a good character. I recommend this book and this writer in general if you're into the fantasy genre. 

  3. On 10/31/2021 at 12:11 PM, ScotsAlan said:

    I hate the term boomer. But as a gen X.. accused of being a boomer.. feck me.. hard work. Gen X are semi boomers ? 

    Yeah, the older we all get the more the younger generations assume we're all boomers lol. Technically for me, being born in 85, I'm considered a millennial and I very much dislike being wrapped up with millennials because there's a huge difference between an 80s millennial and a 90s millennial (I believe in hard work and not afraid to roll my sleeves up). 

  4. Let's wait to see how it actually turns out before we make up our mind about it. While I have NOT been impressed with anything Biden has done since he's been office I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that there are things he is capable of doing properly. 

    Guess I'm being optimistic lol! 

  5. I kind of agree with you in the sense that many can't afford the upkeep on the property and are just making enough to cover the mortgage. 

    With all the homeowners struggling and barely able to afford that second home I think they would be much happier if they were to sell it, collect any equity they have, and relax.

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  6. On 4/23/2021 at 1:41 PM, P.K. said:

    Personally I think the level of racism in the UK had a lot to do with it.

    Plus the fact that for literally decades the Great British Public had been fed lie after lie after lie about the EU without anyone being able to refute their nonsense due to the right wing MSM monopoly.

    Agree. The UK has always been deliberately misinformed about the EU for decades. Why do you think Brexit won?

  7. On 4/7/2021 at 3:58 AM, Declan said:

    Arbeloa speaks very highly of Gerrard - https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/10/west-ham-alvaro-arbeloa-slaven-bilic

    Diouf has a whole section on his wiki entitled https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Hadji_Diouf#Controversies

    It's not surprising Gerrard didn't think highly of him.

    Yep. We can all agree the Senegalese was definitely a train wreck. And not exactly a good palyer. All he did was playing some decent games during the 2002 World Cup.

  8. On 4/7/2021 at 3:18 AM, manxman1980 said:

    I honestly think this is a good example of balancing the culture of an organisation, in this case LFC and its ties to the local community, and being able to effectively integrate others (foreign players in this case).  If foreign players were leaving the club because of Gerrard's statements about the club being his and all other scousers does that not create a problem?

    Talented people being unsettled immediately by one of the leaders of their employer based simply on the fact that they "are not from around here"?  Interesting that the club finally won a league title after he left with at least two muslim players being key to that.

    Does the above mean that LFC were "institutionally racist"?  Probably not.  The same as Gerrard probably isn't racist.  If all the above is true then the issue is that anyone who was not a scouser wasn't being properly integrated into the club and were coming away with the perception that they were not welcome there.

    Of course in the case of Diouf he went on to prove he had other issues....

    Take the above type of culture and apply it to any organisation and you can start to see where the idea of "institutional racism" comes from.  I can give countless examples from my career where an organisation has been based in and serving a very diverse population and yet that was not reflected in the staff who were all predominately white British.  The organisation tended to advertise new opportunities in places that the local community would not look or through a network of contacts.  This led to the majority of people joining being just like everyone else. 

    I am not in favour of quotas but again that is a case of the systems and processes being the problem rather than the organisation or its employees being overtly racist.

    Do you think the local community had an equal opportunity to join that organisation?  Or did the recruitment process mean they were overlooked as a source of talent?

    It speaks well of you that you can understand there can be two realities existing at the same time, and they can contradict each other. The example is Gerrard. Was he a disaster with Arbeloa and the Senegalese? For sure. Does this means he's a racist? Hell no.

  9. On 4/14/2021 at 5:12 PM, Chinahand said:

    Christ 'Merica is going to hell in a hand cart. 

    Wanted black guy tragically shot while attempting to evade arrest, not something which justifies deadly force. And now the copper who accidentally shot him is up for 2nd degree manslaughter and is being denied bail. Bet she feels safe. 

    What a mess. 


    It is a mess. The United States is entering to one of the worst social crisis in its history.

  10. On 4/8/2021 at 6:23 PM, Utah 01 said:

    At last, the penny has dropped!

    In fairness to Johnson and Headboy Hancock it was their initial mantra: remember 'Save the NHS' that went on, in very short order, to expose its widespread inefficiencies and lack of preparedness for anything other than 'normal'.  But once the NHS had been saved first time around, other excuses had to be found such as 'foreign strains' and absurd (deceitful) statistics from the SAGE zealots to sustain the fear-factor in the population.

    Similarly, it could be argued that a catastrophic failure of our Island system would have ensued had it not been for the first lockdown with an indeterminable load on Nobles - but then is not now. 

    The crisis, thanks to vaccination, is over and as I wrote several weeks ago, given that COVID must now be treated like any other potentially dangerous illness for a very, very small percentage of our population, facilities must be put in place to deal with ongoing, although hopefully diminishing with time, CV care in the same manner as cardiac, cancer and mental health has been for decades.

    This is a really good comment. While I'm not exactly a Johnson fan, it is a fact that it's not all his fault.

  11. On 4/1/2021 at 1:25 AM, De nada said:


    From BBC news...

    At least four people, including a child, have been killed in a shooting at an office building in southern California, US media report.

    Police said they were called to the two-storey building on Lincoln Avenue in Orange, south of Los Angeles, at about 17:30 local time (00:30 GMT).

    Officers shot and wounded the suspect who was taken to hospital, police said.

    The situation has been "stabilised" and there is no threat to the public, the statement adds.

    Few other details of the shooting were made available although local reports said two people were wounded by gunfire.

    "Horrifying and heartbreaking," said California governor Gavin Newsom on Twitter. "Our hearts are with the families impacted by this terrible tragedy tonight."

    The US was rocked by two mass shootings in March. Eight people - many of them Asian Americans - were killed inside spas in Atlanta, Georgia, on 16 March, while 10 people were shot dead in a Colorado grocery store on 22 March.

    President Joe Biden vowed to take "common-sense steps" to crackdown on firearms, renewing his call to ban assault weapons and urging Congress to pass bills that would end loopholes in background checks.

    This is extremely sad. I hope something can be done to solve this issue for good

  12. On 4/2/2021 at 5:36 AM, Max Power said:

    A former Liverpool player that I met told me that Steven Gerrard used to make it quite clear to foreigners like him that Liverpool was his club and that of all the other scousers! That's what saw off Alonso and many top foreign players, they never felt part of the team. I'm getting the hang of this institutional racism! 

    I heard this is exactly what happened between Gerrard and Arbeloa and Gerrard El Hadji Diouf!

  13. On 3/27/2021 at 1:40 PM, Max Power said:

    The ongoing protests by Muslims in Batley over a teacher showing pupils a picture of Mohammed seem to be going nowhere. Nothing will calm down the protesters, they are now saying that the school isn't taking it seriously enough by only suspending the teacher. They are demanding his sacking and an inquiry in which they are represented. 

    However ill advised the teachers actions, he was breaking no laws in the UK and was indeed following the national curriculum. It also seems that the Koran has no specific mention with regard to pictures of Allah or Mohammed being displayed. It seems to all be in the interpretation of certain passages.


    I only hope that this doesn't escalate into the usual madness, I fear that it will unfortunately as we are dealing with people with legendary intolerance!  

    This is a serious issue. I’m totally against Islamophobia and xenophobia, but Muslims and foreigners need to adapt to our culture and way of living.

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