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Taurus the bull. Darn right!

Posted By: omt on 2006-01-17
In Reply to: Okay I work for Q and have "spare time" what is your sun sign? - Does it suit your personality?

Bull with a gentle forgiving side that is.

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Darn! Darn! Darn! Just think if it paid to post...
some, ah hem, long-winded people would never have to work anywhere else! 
Bull is right!
He HAS taken enough bull...from people like you...and the liberal press, who are showing us just exactly what they want us to see, and not the good stories: the rescues, the miraculous survival stories, the reunions, the efforts of the volunteers...

I, too, have tears for the people who are suffering, but it could never have been foreseen that this tragedy was going to be so huge, not in enough time to evacuate those who had no transportation and are left behind. Some of whom are making their own and everyone else's situation worse and making their rescue so much more difficult with crime sprees - murder, rape, beatings, burglary. How is all of this Bush's fault?

Yes, it is painfully obvious that he has taken enough bull. This is not Bush's fault, and this person from a red state is still proud to be red. Bush is a good man, as well as a good leader.
That is bull....sm
I am a IC for a company, and I received a pay increase in January without even asking. You should get raises just like an employee. Like in my case I had to start at .065 cpl because I was a newbie. Well after proving myself for 5 months the owner emailed me and said you get a pay increase to .075 cpl. Because I was a good worker.
Is Red Bull safe? sm
Does anyone know exactly how it works chemically? Is it different than caffeine?
If you don't like Red Bull, there are a million others to try.
I guess you wouldn't want to get another dog after this, especially if the pit bull
owners are angry.  Have they apologized to you?  
Bull.... it's not about saving money?
States its not about saving money, its about providing service 24 hours.  There are plenty of people in other careers who work night shifts, why not MTs?  Train people at home!
Pit bull dogs killed my lab
About 2 a.m. my husband let our two dogs outside to do their business. Our dogs have squeezed out under a spot under the fence before ane we have put big rocks, a pedestal, etc. in the hole and barricaded the gates, etc. My lab, Shadow, is 1.5 years old and 75 pounds. My mixed dog, Flash, is also around 60 pounds. They apparently got out and got separated. Flash found his way back to the front door and my husband woke me up and said Shadow was missing. We proceed to go through the neighborhood for two hours looking for Shadow. Eventually, we go out the back gate (it is very overgrown and wooded) and two pit bulls come up through the woods and attack Flash. My husband and I are throwing rocks everything we can get ahold of and my husband manages to get the dogs off of Flash.

Long horrific story short, Shadow was killed by these monsters and was found by my husband and a police officer in the woods not far from our back gate. Flash survived. These could have been someone's children. Animal control had been called three times this week on those dogs. We called the police and animal control and the dogs are to be picked up today. We live in the middle of a city and our dogs spend 90% of their time inside. These were our "children", as we do not have any children.

I just wanted to let you know about these types of "pets". Google "labrador" and Google "pit bull" and tell me which one you think is a better choice. These people breed these monsters and teach them to attack. It is a wonder that my husband or myself did not get attacked in the process. Please do not let your children around these animals. It is not safe.
Pit bull dogs killed my lab nm
*ADD is bull* ?? Read inside....sm

Top 10 Advantages of ADD in a High-Tech Career
Having ADD can be the competitive edge
Pete Quily (addcoach)    
I have Attention Deficit Disorder (which I find is more of a surplus of attention, really). I coach adults with ADD, have an ADD resource website with over 100 pages of information, an ADD blog, and lead the Vancouver Adult ADD support group. So, I'm fairly familiar with ADD. I've been using Mac computers for 20 years, sold them for seven, and have spent thousands of hours on the net. So, I'm fairly familiar with the high-tech world.

I've noticed many similarities between the two worlds.

I believe there are disproportionately many with ADD who work in high-tech. Approximately five percent of the population has ADD and 85 per cent of adults with ADD don't know they have it. It seems to me that ADD and high-tech are natural fits. The constant change in the high-tech world can be stressful and troubling for some people but is often stimulating and energizing for the ADD-er. A great source of Dopamine hits. Although there are no specific statistics, a number of other ADD experts I've talked with agree with my observation.

Many only see the problems associated with ADD, and many, especially men, avoid getting a diagnosis. This avoidance is attributable to ADD's portrayal as an almost totally pathological condition, which causes it to be viewed as just a weakness.

To give some perspective and to help those in the industry recognize and develop their ADD-related strengths as well as manage their ADD challenges, I thought I'd list some advantages of having ADD in the wired world.

I also hope this might help those who may be afraid of getting diagnosed and treated (medication, coaching, therapy etc.) for ADD because of those who condemn ADD as a moral failure with claims like "there's no such thing as ADD, turn off the TV, stop eating sugar, beat your kid more often, and twirl around 3 times and tap your heels and it will go away." ADD is an inherited neurobiological condition. Every medical and psychological association has stated this. As more people see the advantages of having ADD, they will actually be more inclined to seek diagnosis and treatment. Some wrongly believe ADD is negatively related to IQ or that all ADD-ers are slow learners or below average IQ. I have it and made the dean's honors list, and many PhDs have it. MENSA has an ADD special interest group with more than 300 members. It comes down to a difference in brain wiring, and in some fields, such as high-tech, marketing, media and the arts, entrepreneurship, etc., the unique wiring of the ADD brain is a competitive advantage.

Top Ten ADD Advantages in a Hi-Tech Career

1. The Ability to Hyperfocus

This means hours of full engagement and concentration on a task, IF you find it interesting. You can get into the zone and be totally immersed in what you're doing, while the outside world disappears. When I went on the net for the first time in 1993 at an Internet cafe, I got on the machine at 8 p.m. and around 4 a.m. decided it was time to go home.

2. Rapid-fire Mind

Your brain processes information at hyperspeed. You can do things in 30 minutes on a computer that might take other people hours. The downside is if you're stuck with old hardware and not enough RAM you'll be frustrated because it can't keep up with the speed of your brain.

3. Multitasking at Will

You're able to run 14 applications at a time and effortlessly switch among them without breaking into a sweat and are able to do several projects at a time with ease.

4. High Energy Level

You're able to keep going on a project. If it's interesting, an ADD-er will be more into creative and entrepreneurial activities than clerical or repetitive ones. 14-hour days? No problem, adrenaline is my fuel source.

5. Highly Creative

You're able to think beyond the box. This comes naturally to ADD-ers, while others pay handsomely to learn this. Since you take in more information than the average person does, and you're easily distracted, you're more likely to view a problem from more angles than vanilla people (non ADD-ers) and therefore come up with more possible solutions to a problem. Need an idea generator? Find an ADD-er.

6. Quick Learner

ADD arises mainly out of boredom - you have no trouble paying attention to something if it's interesting. Most people find it difficult to do boring or repetitive things, but these can often totally shut an ADD-er down. Your rapid-fire brain + highly creative mind + the ability to hyperfocus equals fast absorption of new information. Dr. Ed Hallowell, who has ADD and has written several Delivered from Distraction : Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder, said he stopped teaching psychiatry at Harvard University because the non-ADD-er brains were just to slow. He got tired of being continually frustrated waiting for them to catch up to the ADD students.

7. Stimulus-Seeking Brain

A perfect match for the wired world: an under-stimulated brain and an over-stimulated virtual environment. Being an info junkie can be a good thing. Well, not always.

8. Constantly Scanning your Environment

This allows you to notice more and find information and resources that others miss, to see possible problems before they arise, and discern opportunities that others may not see because they have tunnel vision vs. multiplex vision. An ADD-er invented the electronic ticket.

9. Great in a Crisis

In a high-energy, intense situation, with lots of chaos and change? Sign me up - I thrive on stimulation, change, and chaos. We can create order from chaos effortlessly. We can also create such an environment as well, if needed.

10. Risk Taker

Impulsivity means you're more willing to take risks and have a bias for action, acting now while the opportunity is hot instead of getting into analysis paralysis. Many entrepreneurs have ADD, e.g., Paul Orfalea, who founded Kinko's, JetBlue Founder and CEO David Neeleman, who attributes his creativity to ADD. Both are billionaires. Imagine how successful a high-tech CEO would be if they didn't take many risks.

These are just a start of the advantages of ADD - for more go to the list of 151 positive characteristics of people with ADD at my ADD Resource website.

This is not to say there are no disadvantages or real problems associated with ADD in a high-tech career. There most certainly are, and if you don't learn to manage them they can cause a great deal of trouble and grief to you and those around you, but that's another article.

This has appeared on my ADD website http://www.addcoach4u.com and my ADD Blog http://www.adultaddstrengths.com.

2006-02-18 18:29
©2006 OhmyNews


Running of the bulls? nothing but bull
This is once again an example of senseless slaughter of a poor defenseless animal.  Shame on you Spain, for allowing this as well as bullfighting to to go in this day and age.  Any one who gets thier jollies watching animals suffer is a deeply disturbed individual and I believe this says alot about our society and where we are and where we are going.  And we call ourselves civilized? How different is this from throwing the Christians to the lions in ancient Rome?  ITs just reversed, only the animals are getting thrown to the humans. 
Bull to running of the bulls
This is once again an example of senseless slaughter of a poor defenseless animal. Shame on you Spain, for allowing this as well as bullfighting to to go in this day and age. Any one who gets thier jollies watching animals suffer is a deeply disturbed individual and I believe this says alot about our society and where we are and where we are going. And we call ourselves civilized? How different is this from throwing the Christians to the lions in ancient Rome? ITs just reversed, only the animals are getting thrown to the humans.

Pit bull dogs killed my lab
Thank you for your messages. I have read every one and I can see the point of each. I am trying to deal with this the fairest way I know how, but I am heartbroken and do not want anyone else to have to deal with this kind of thing.

Thank you for responding. I really do appreciate every one of your messages. OP
That's bull; I've seen great MTs take a hit
Particularly with dishonest MTSO, which is why I don't work for him anymore!
Well, I have 3 rambuncious (sp), bull headed boys. sm
Of course, they knew everything then and know everything now. I couldn't pick their friends but boy I sure pounded into their heads that as long as their friends were at my house, they abided by my rules and my boys were responsible for their friends' behaviors. If their friends acted out of line, my boys were responsible for telling them to get the hell out--didn't have much trouble when I gave the kids that responsibility. Sometimes their friends weren't the cream of the crop or came from not very well to do families, but they always acted appropriately at our house, then and now. Have earned a lot of respect from my kids' friends that way. Sometimes, they spent more time at our house than they did their own. My kids weren't angels but they didn't turn out to be felons or junkies or drunks, either.
ADHD is bull. Just maybe try to spend some time
working with her (not pushing her but just introducing new things). I am sick to death of the ADD/ADHD diagnosis of kids. I do not believe in it. Some kids DO have a little harder time adjusting to school and again there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Just talk to them every day, help them in any way you can but most importantly be there for them no matter what. It will all work itself out but DO NOT stress yourself out over what some teacher says. Most of the time they are wrong and can be proven wrong. I am a teacher, although I teach adults/teenagers in college and really..... I truly believe elementary teachers try to make it easier on themselves rather than try to work with a child that needs it.
Usually the one who dies is a bull - not a humane sport
That is awful but it's not necessarily just a pit bull problem...
It is awful what happened to your dog but to blame the dogs just because they were pitbulls is not very fair, blame them because they were dogs at large and blame their owners but don't blame the breed.  Pitbulls have a bad reputation but honestly it's not the breed's fault that drug punks and men with big egos and little penises have decided to exploit these dogs. You can visit this site http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/10/09/pomeranian.kills.ap/ to read about a pomeranian who killed a 6-week-old baby. The lady who had the face transplant over seas was mauled by her pet black lab.  Diane Whipple of California was killed by two Presa Canario dogs in her own apartment hallway. Yes pit bulls bite and maul and all those horrible things but so does every other breed of dog, pitbulls are just more newsworthy than the local neighborhood german shephard or rotty or aussie shephards or any of the breeds. My friends son had to have surgery on his face to repair severe lacerations from their neighbor's cocker spaniel and personally I've been bit several times by blue heelers but never by the pitbulls that various friends of mine have. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss but any group of dogs running loose with a pack mentality is capable of the same sort of thing, being a pitbull should just be a sidebar to the story and not the main point, at least in my view.  
Darn right he's still hot.


That's the one I was leaning towards . . . I was hoping to learn that it did not interfere with typing.  While wearing the glove it is much easier to type on my AlphaGrip, but I am still not speedy enough to use it full-time.  I'm getting there though.

I kick myself when I think how I caused my own hand/wrist/arm injury.  Trying to resolve my back pain, I rushed into using my inherited recliner, where I had to "reach" to reach the keyboard . . . my arm will never be the same.

I am in the recliner again now , but I'm spending a buttload of dough to make it happen.

Darn! And I
hoped this might be the place for me. Donít want to have anything to do with overseas. Thanks for the info.
darn it....here's something with a little more pep



yep you can be anyway you darn sm
well please and you have the right to say exactly what you like to say. you can scream, kick, pitch a fit, do what ever you darn well please. But your attitude stinks. I never said I loved the dialect or any of it, but it IS PART OF THE JOB that doesn't make me a candidate to go live in another country. I don't care how old you are or how young you are, you are the kind of person with the attitude that makes every other MT that you work with miserable. I have worked with the likes of your kind and its why I chose to work at home for 25 of my 30+ years in this business. The complaining, back-biting etc of people like you make life miserable for every other person around them.

I always kind of thought that if folks like you took the energy that you use being awful to other people and put it into your work, you would make a lot more money!
Bull Terrier (Target dog), 3 yorkies and a parrot. nm
**snort** statistics, schmastics, what a bunch of bull
Darn it, was supposed to go under the
Sorry. I don't set the rates (darn it).
What a darn cute name, from.......
well, darn now my avatar went away

darn right, have no clue!

"Have no clue" is an understatement!!!  Not being nasty here -- just stating a fact.  I know an MTSO who says when she tries to call physician's offices and gets the manager and explains that she is calling requesting to speak with the person in charge about doing their transcription for them, most often the answer she gets is "What's transcription?"  She swears they hire personnel based on a certain part of their anatomy and it's not the brain.

Then, if she's lucky enough to get through to the physician in charge, he is not willing to pay a decent fee.  She has apologized to me for not paying me more but told me that on some accounts they are only making 1/4 of a cent after expenses (including MT pay).  She said they have to bid low to get the work.  She hates marketing now. 

It is NOT Monday, darn it!!!!
But it's going to be one of those days!  I had a doctor give the date of service as 4-8-05, and now I have one of the very worst ESLs ever dictating a colonoscopy, and he says the throat was sprayed with Xylocaine!  Think these guys have been hitting the eggnog a bit early?
How do I get rid of these darn popup ads? nm

Suppose you worked in a department store, or as a receptionist, or even at McDonalds.  You were given a specific shift, specific hours... you don't have the option of doing your work at your convenience. For argument's sake, say they gave you a 8-4 or 9-5 shift.  Suppose there were very little, if any, customers in the department store or the McDonald's in the morning and you were told you had to work after 4 or 5 to make up for this, or suppose again there were greeters at your receptionist job, or no drivers at your job as a tolltaker and you're likewise told you had to work extra hours beyond your shift, or a policeman and had made no arrests in the a.m. and you had to work after your shift until you did to make up for the slack. Get my meaning?  IN WHAT OTHER JOB (I DEFY ANYONE TO NAME JUST ONE, BESIDES HOME MT.... COULD THE EMPLOYER DEMAND THIS?  Just name me 1  


Sounds like a bunch of BULL to me. I agree, I wouldn't let the kids
stay with her again at ALL.  It's not okay for the kid to get arrested and the parents not be told IMMEDIATELY or at least first thing in the door when you're home.  THAT is total DISHONESTY and I don't see how hubby could feel any different.
Oh, bull. I'm with a large national and those clients whose work is offshored
That one statement is bunk.

darn it, I missed her getting dissed by the

well darn. I thought I was being wise
in getting rid of credit cards - just down to 1 bank card and 1 store card that I only use when having a sale and we need new clothes and that I have 90 days to pay off without interest. 
darn near 31, female, Idaho

Been doing MT for 10 years off and on, the last six years at home.

I've done pretty darn well (sm)
with the book smarts!

Don't get so tweaked about a silly label -- having a high IQ just means I process stuff faster, remember more of what I'm exposed to, make more connections faster, and do well at taking tests.

I'm also a really nice person and an incredible parent.

Lots of MTs are smarter than the average bear.
Darn..I forgot to watch it
I saw the first episode and liked it.  I wanted to watch it but forgot all about it.  Remind me which night that's on?
DARN! I just missed it! Did he say anything good?
Darn! What happens to co. if dont sent 1099
Its a darn shame, Travolta was a beautiful man.
After the age of 40?  Men are supposed to have less fat cells anyways, so he is basically just sitting around eating doughnuts to death.  With all that money, get a personal trainer and a nutritionist!
Think it's a result of that darn "vote-for-the-worst" sm
group that is skewing all the results. Wish that site could be abolished.
35,500 a year is darn good money to me!!!!!
I live in the Kansas City area and this summer we have had a rash of pit bull attacks especially

in the Independence, MO area.  The city governments have passed laws banning pit bulls and last week something like 100+ pitbulls were picked up by animal control or dropped off at the city pound and all were destroyed.

Personally, I think the owners of these animals should be held just as accountable as the dog.  Well, I guess maybe putting the owner to sleep is a bit extreme.

I'm so sorry about your lab.

I think that's pretty darn good! I just started VR on Dictaphone
and I'm having trouble breaking 2000.  It seems like it would be faster just to transcribe.
__ husband, dear, dumb, darn, damx, fill in the blank - nm
They make darn good money at most large grocery stores
No, I don't tip them. If I thought they weren't getting paid hourly, then I might. I might tip someone who gave extra great service, like coming home and carrying them in the house for me, (j/k!) but most places where you are expected to tip, people just expect the tip and take it for granted anymore and don't always treat you well enough to deserve one!
it's not my fault, the darn quote mark just doesn't post for some reason.
Okay, for some reason, the first quote at the front of qldc does not show up, but in the line autocorrect.entries.add name:=qldc" there needs to be a quote mark around each side of "qldc", not just at the end.

If you want to use this macro -- and find it won't work and are confused my instructions, please write me and I will e-mail the macro to you.

I really don't like the idea of people having to spend their meager pittance of a salary on expensive software to do such a simple thing.

Coffee just always smells so darn good, doesn't it? I drink 3 cups of coffee... sm

in the morning (used to be 4) w/Nutrasweet, a little regular powdered creamer and a little liquid French Vanilla creamer (yes, I do like it sweet!)  If I'm really sleepy and need the boost, I'll have another cup or two. 

Then I immediately start drinking diet Dr. Pepper, and not the caffeine-free kind.  Love it.  I drink diet Dr. Pepper throughout the day and night, about 6 cans a day (it used to be diet Coke).  I've joked with my friends and family that it might be time for them to hold an intervention for me with the Dr. P. 

I do sometimes worry about the mass quantity of Nutrasweet I consume each day.  Anybody else?