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  • #21
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    I mean, i guess its wrong, but considering war, environmental issues, high unemployment rates, flooding and natural disaster, the high cost of food, economic downturns in the u.s. asia, and europe, world hunger, aids, the mideast, and the fact home foreclosures are again picking up, can someone explain how this rates a news story. Why just yesterday someone cut in front of me on a line and got served first. What an injustice! Why not have a story here on my plight as well?
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    @Rocker Doing fine, but as the weather got nicer, and as I got bored just sitting around in quasi- retirement I decided to look into getting back into law (I hadn't practiced in over a decade), so I started spending less time on politix as I started devoting time to other projects.
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    @PoliticalSpice It is good to see you still at it, posting and such. Also been watching the markets carefully, taking some profits, buying some on dips, and making plans for later in summer...
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    People with lower self esteem often perceive basic correspondence with a negative connotation. They ignore the fact a person who is rude to them may simply be rude to everyone and thus, assume a direct personal refute. Their insecurities view most interactions as negative and bullying.
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    Good point, the sad thing is that it's all based on THEIR perception of how they look. People think I'm really cute but all I see is my Mom! Go figure. LOL When people are rude to me I just figure THEY have issues and don't take it personally.
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    Yep..........Low self esteem does terrible things to the ability to reason or thrive in social/business situations.
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    Tralee said - "People think I'm really cute but all I see is my Mom!"

    I'll need to view a photo for final confirmation ; )

    Tralee said - "When people are rude to me I just figure THEY have issues and don't take it personally."

    That's the best advice one can provide to most others.
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    Humans inhumanity to humans.

    The need for God is greater than ever, specifically in the hundreds of thousands of Churches scattered all across the fruited plains. Today, Sunday, millions of Christians are turning their backs on the teaching, preaching, and practices of Jesus Christ by observing Sunday for the Sabbath, and otherwise disobeying Scripture in the very Bibles they carry and cite as source for their beliefs and practices. It has become, not God's Will be done, but humans will be done. Human's will is Heaven when we die while God's will is that NONE have ascended unto the Father except the Son, no, not even the prophets.
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    I understand why the early Christians made Sunday "The Lord's Day". But the idea of going to church on Friday evening after the close of the work day really appeals to me. But I am curious, just what Scripture do you believe is being disobeyed?
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    @Dan_Tien
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    >>>Yeah, and I'm one of them. What has this got to do with the topic?<<<

    How a person sees another person, inside and out. Those values of beauty are based on how we see ourselves and others in relation to our beliefs, where and how we look for beauty, what's but for a short time and what is lasting.
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    @Realthinker
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    Many, but one is the preaching and teaching that we go to Heaven when we die. Nothing in Bible says that. Another is preaching and teaching that the Sabbath is not for us. Another is teaching and preaching that salvation is in this life when Jesus plainly says NONE have received the PROMISE and must strive to obey and stay the course until the role is called. False teaching about the Great Commandment, that somehow some imaginary idea of love is an end all. Love is Great Commandment because if one loves God the rest of God's Commandments will be kept.

    "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?"
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    Attractive people are a rarity, and I'm thankful to find myself in that small number. Attractive people are worthless on jobs in which becoming filthy is not avoidable.
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    I, too, am always amused by the 'beautiful people' who are hired that have the attitude that they're 'too pretty' to actually do anything.
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    I find it hard to empathize in this situation. I keep trying to put myself in the shoes of the ugly people but I just can't relate. So I really can't make any kind of informed decision on this. Lord knows I don't bully them. I bless them with my presence and the ugly bastards should be grateful.
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    I can kinda see this in a balanced male to female office setting. I work with almost all guys in a construction like environment. After you get your foot in the door, you'd better have something on the ball.

    And I agree with stepped_in_it, this ain't news.
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    In construction though you always, always, always make fun of the people you work with, it's the only way to make light of the hard work and extreme heat. OSHA would not approve of how we act on the jobsite, but we get our work done in time....that's what matters
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    @kirbstomp1

    We had an incident last week. A guy was spraying battery terminal protectant and struck an arc with the can resulting in a fire. He'll probably wear the nickname "Flash" for a while. He's OK BTW.
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    @kirbstomp1 fighting on the job used to be a way of life back in the day,now if you speak out of line some send you packing. even had a boss fire a guy for cussing ,he mashed his thumb and took off the nail with a good whack.maybe it was for making a mess on the fresh panel.
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    This is really weird because if you take time to know someone, it's usually what comes OUT of them that makes them appear attractive or unattractive. I've known some really "beautiful" people .... until you see what they're made of and how they treat others and what their values are. I've known some average to unattractive people who, in time, are much better looking than the previous kind.

    And btw...I see in the picture relating to this article that all the women are wearing glasses!!! That's discriminatory...:) Dorothy Parker must have said her little quip in jest because it's just not true.
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    There may be a corelation, but as we say in the science biz, corelation is not causation.

    Perhaps they should look at the corelation between bullying and self-confidence.
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    Yep, I bully the ugly and unattractive also......all the time! They irritate my eyes and makes me wanna slap their Mama/Daddy........<tongue firmly planted in cheek>
    And this is worthy news how?
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    ...and next we'll hear about how attractive workers get sexually harassed more than unattractive workers... That will be just as newsworthy as this.
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    I get your point, I don't necessarily disagree but there is a societal effort to reduce bullying in general and identifying why it happens. Bullying in school, at home and now on the job...we could laugh this off, but I think re-reading the news reports from Newtown, Connecticut would stop the laughter.
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    I agree, I've never been bullied", but I'm Italian and I pity the person who would. My dad was a boxer and though I'm a 'girly girl', I don't take 'nothing
    from no one. lol
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    @mimi57

    Good, for you honey.
    Usually at work...people are judged on their performance, Not their looks.
    This article is all about how "Liberals" can indoctrinate folks against business nothing more.
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    @Vance1 ...actually I've seen some of the homeliest people who become very
    successful. I mean look at Janet Napolitano, Ruth (Buzzy ) Ginsburg, Hillary, etc.
    Also, I've seen a whole lot of 'big manly' gals get good positions too. Maybe, they
    threatened management. Who knows?... Looks may help in certain jobs , I prefer people with good personalities, however~ Hot guys ain't all bad.( ;
  • #58
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    Years ago I was sitting in a nightclub next to an very attractive young lady, A guy kept bugging her to dance, she would say no thank you. The guy came back a third time ,asked her to dance, she said no , this time he demanded to know why not? She said do you want to know the truth? he said yes, the lady yelled because you`re friggin UGLY.
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    I've seen it. It's why I married a brunette, her best friend out of college was a blonde and the contrast of how they were treated was stark. Blondes learn to use this to their advantage and adapt their behavior to get what they want. My wife worked hard and studied instead.
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    what ive seen in the trades here in ca is the gang mentality from street thugs bosses have gave a chance to get out of the slums. they carry their gang crap onto the jobs and the bosses must get some kind of benefit for hiring them do to not firing those guys on the spot.

    same guys making great wages cannot get their own habits of stealing everything that is not nailed down out of them. the helmets to hard hats guys are great it is the thugs who try and bully the workers.
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    Just another "crap study." And, who the hell decides what is "attractive?" My experience over the years has shown that those who work hard and do a good job are rewarded more than those who don't.......unless you are on a union job. Unions protect the sorry workers and reward them equal to those who perform the best.
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    Some of the so-called beautiful people are bullied too. I've seen it. "you think you are hot stuff". "you ain't nobody". "if you had the brains to match your looks you'd be somebody." "you think you are too good for me, don't you?" These are people who just show up, do their jobs, are courteous, and don't bother anyone, and can't help how they look.
  • #33
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    I work in a healthcare facility and it can be rough. It's not "looks" that get you harassed it's others opinions of themselves. You do have to stand up to bullies and is something that has needed working on in healthcare forever. I will say that persons who consider themselves "ugly" may have lower self esteem and are easier targets for the bullies and then when a real situation arises and you need to talk to them they are already on guard and take it as criticism when it's not.
  • #32
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    Being unattractive does not cause bullying any more than beautiful allows for sexual harassment.It is the individual that accepts such treatment and does nothing to confront the person doing the harassing.
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