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Barbara Walters explains today (see clip inside)

Posted By: The View Drama on 2006-06-28
In Reply to: was the fact that she was gone even - brought up? sm


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I knew Barbara Walters was smart!
Although I have to wonder about her bringing this one on board.  Maybe she has put in enough stipulations to prevent too much drama. 
You can get clip-on magnifiying lens to put on your glasses, like clip-on sunglasses. nm
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Just got it today. Just stopped pacing to try to calm down. Didn't work. See inside---

The cover story should be posted on their online site within a month or so for those who do not receive the printed version as well. 

And now... the clip!
Saw a news clip that said they were down with
Wow - Talk about timing! I just saw a clip from - (sm)
Michael Moore's latest movie, "Sicko".  This time he takes in the inequity and outright greed in the healthcare industry in the U.S.  Sure, some of it is bound to be a bit sensational, like when he takes a bunch of U.S. 911-first-responders down to Guantanamo, but I'm sure there will be many aspects of this movie that will bring other aspects of healthcare besides just going to see a doctor into the public eye.  He had some insiders talking in the movie, too.  That's one I'm going to have to see!  If ever there were a time to state our case, this just might be it.   
here is a clip of Star's speech yesterday

Here's a longer clip of that dancing dog. Worth the watch!
This woman's name is Carolyn Scott and her dog Rookie!  What a pair!
Barbara, are you saying you can use sm
Verizon air card for working with companies that satellite does not work with? So limited as to where you can work with satellite, this would be good news.
The voice clip doesn't offer footpedal capability
It is like the audio clips that music come on. There is only stop and go.

The test is for a company called Teletrak. I asked her and she said you used the mouse to stop and start but geeeesh, that will take all day, especially with the ESL (Tried already), and I am not a bad MT, just used to stopping and typing and you know, rewinding and relistening...

Anywho, thanks! I will try to take it. Figure I will through it all several times times.
Santa Barbara?!
.... Why I'm just 50 minutes south of SB in Thousand Oaks. You live in SB?
Barbara and the others were surprised that (sm)
she made the announcement today. Barbara said there had been rumors but they had no idea that Star was going to spring that on them today.
wow, wonder if Barbara really said all that stuff (nm)
The sound clip is internet based, like music, play and stop.
Teletrak has position available for PT work. Taking the test without foot pedal though is difficult and I wondered if I were just slow (20 yr long MT) or if others would consider this test also a daunting task.

OK ... LOL ... that explains it !! nm
Wow this explains it ....
I was hired by a very nice woman a while ago who has great accounts. I had to also sign a non-compete form. I had no clue exactly why they would ask me to do that and asked them to explain exactly what this clause meant. They explained it and I was left with my mouth hanging open that somebody would really do something as low as stealing an account from somebody who was willing to give you a chance. After reading these other posts "WoW" I had no idea some people were really that low and greedy. But like one poster said, "What goes around comes around." I would not even want to work for somebody so unethical !!! It goes to show how trustworthy that person really is.
That explains it!...
thank you - that explains a lot
I don't think I travel enough to warrant an air card if that is the case.  At relatives's homes that means they have to have a router also and I don't think that is going to be feasible since most of them just have 1 computer.  I guess I need to get something that makes my lap top hook into my router without a cable so I have to be right there.
That explains a lot

No wonder you believe what you do.  If all I had was good dictators, I may not care as much either.  I appreciate reading all of the responses.  Some of you really do get it.  You understand the lack of ethics of cherry picking.  They're robbing the rest of us of income, since our $$/time is reduced with the disproportionate number of bad dictators the ethical MT gets when there are cherry pickers on the account. 

Thanks! I am close to Santa Barbara and will go there.
Will keep you posted. It will take six months to save up the money. The clinic in Santa Barbara is well known.
Barbara did address her absence
As the 3 ladies sat down, Barbara says, "And then there were 3". Then she went on to explain how they were not excpecting Star to make the announcement yesterday. Barbara said that Star had know for some time that ABC would not renew her contract and that ABC, Barbara and everyone involved had told Star that she could put any spin she wanted to it so that she could leave with dignity and that they suport whatever "story" she came up with as to why she was leaving. However, Barabara said that after yesterday's stunt as well as other things Star has said to the public, that that was it and she would no longer be with the show. Barabara was very classy about it and wished her well.
Barbara is one classy lady...

Wow! That certainly explains some things..
Hmm, guess that explains
why Hollywood is so wacky.
I think you're right, that explains it! lol :)
well i guess that explains it
People come on here saying they make upwards of 50k a year but never say how they do it. I suppose they are IC and work all the dang time. I'll take my peanuts and benefits and enjoy my time with my family :D
Barbara Tice - I trained you 10 years ago

Hey Barb:

I was looking through some of these boards and came across something you applied for in Raleigh in September.  I worked with you all those years ago and would like to catch up. Write me.

See the difference in perception? I think Barbara is a screecher.
Her voice just grates on me.
Anything by Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine
Barbara Grow expander method
I am in search of Barbara Grow's or Mary Morken's word Expander method and dictionaries.  I googled these and am not finding any place that has them free or for sale.  Do any of you know where to find them?
That explains ALL your childish behavior.
Completely different state, so that explains it!
There is often no work, and lots of posts in the archives about people who have gone there and had no work at all. We are not talking about the same place. I didn't think so. Its a shame. It would be nice for those I know who work there if there was lots of work. Funny that both with the same name don't pay for spaces.
Barbara can sing - Celine yells and shouts- nm
Finally, a thought that explains the mess down there!
That would make sense, those that worked, had familes, had ties all fled when possible. Those few for whatever reasons did not make it out appened to get "stuck" with the lowerclass and those released from jails, which finally explains why in the world anyone whould shot at cops and enlisted servicemen/women trying to come in and help!

Good grief that has been driving me NUTS! As it IS an unAmerican response, unhuman response to distaster. Hecks, we had a string of house fires, and people who battle it out everyday in our area were bound together....we do living in a working class are where most families have two working parents...but still a shame to think that is the cause of this extreme maddness, but at least a better thought then they all just went mad suddenly!!
You can't do it that way. There's a post on Productivity Talk that explains how.
Productivity Talk at http://www.productivitytalk.com/forums/index.php

See the Shorthand Commands forum for instructions.
That explains a great deal. Thanks for the heads up.
I unsure what the rambling incoherence was due to, but that makes more sense than just her being off her meds or something.
So MQ explains how they arrived at the increased production percentage for ASR.
It appears to be a good study with what was excluded.  However, don't tell me about the opportunity for increased financial gain with this so called wonderful increased production of 30% when you decrease my pay by 20%.  The only financial gain I can see in all this is in the profit margin for the company. 
Oh, that explains your open-minded, intelligent demeanor
Maybe this is a better site for you

HELP with Shorthand. Suddenly today when I tried to start work today.sm

my ShortHand would type only the first letter of an expansion and then take all the letters away!  I checked and the Type It button is grayed out!  I have restarted the computer and looked on the Shorthand Help menu but can find nothing that applies.  Can anyone please help me ASAP?  I am lost without it!  TIA

Perhaps you are right. This one is dated today. The original article was on Yahoo today also with

But this article states it would only affect new customers right now.  So I am upset over nothing.  I went through heck with BellSouth when they charged me a surcharge of an extra 50 a month and then would write a letter saying I had to switch to a long distance service and pay by the minute because of my "excessive" use. They told me the unlimited charge was for an average of an hour a day not somebody who worked out of their home and I needed to switch a business plan at over 200 a month charge.  I switched over to cable because of that and then to read that cable was going to charging on a per use fee and not a flat monthly fee it upset me.  It is the nature of our work, VR, only paying for VBC, having headers and footers taken away, now being charged for being on line, etc.  It just seems that everything is done to keep to insure less money.

Blasted cold out today. It was 104 degrees last week, but it's 40 degrees today with rain.
However, I do like cozy days like today when I don't have to go anywhere.  I'm done working, the house is clean, there's chili on the stove for dinner already, and I'm just putzing around.  I think I'll go bake some jalapeno cheese bread to go with the chili.
I am going to see it today!!
Usually twice a day for about 10-15 min BUT today I seem
to have been here more. I'm getting behind though and going to cut outta here until I'm done for the day! LOL

Just a lot of information to pass along to some who really seem to want to know.

I don't think I'd make it down south.  We had high 90s with humidity for 16 days straight and that was bad enough.  Glad it is cool again. 



Don't buy gas today

e-mail because of the high prices and this a national boycott. Wondering if anyone else received or heard this.

doing well today

Just did 1343 lines in 170 minutes but that includes printing, 24 envelopes, looking up names, getting on here three times, doing 3 E-mails to my subcontractor -- at 0.11 per gross line.  So I am happy today.



I got another job! For example today
the cherrypicker on the account is not working for some reason so I'm expected to stop working my other job to cover her butt, but that doesn't happen anymore! MDI plays a lot of games, IMO. I am only staying until I know for sure my other job doesn't turn out like them.

Being out of work on my account happens daily. It probably depends on what account you are on.

Experiences are different for everyone. Good luck.
Today, that would mean
Today and many other days. Personally, I think that this is really becoming ridiculous. I'm a car buff and I'm sure that there are many other MTs who are as well, but, I'm sure that people who don't give a darn about cars don't want to come to MTStars and have to sort through tons of posts on cars.

No difference with pets. I don't own any pets and have no desire to do so. If I want to read about pets and whose leg or thigh they are humping and why...I'd go to a pet board somewhere on the internet.

Please, give us a break.
I had this one today...

DOCTOR:  "Please send a CC to her primary care physician.  I do not know who that is, but send him or her a copy anyway."

No other reports exist for this patient.

Yes, in my spare time I'm a psychic! 



Today was my first day
and I only lost about 250 lines from norm.  Real easy to get the hang of, though.  (with my notes, anyway :)  Good luck!