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  • Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment

    08/17/2017 7:15:27 PM PDT · 19 of 171
    InShanghai to JohnyBoy
    "...there would blood in the streets and the end of the republic.

    Unfortunately, I think this is what their agenda really is. George Soros is betting against the US dollar, and the brainwashed alt-left is being manipulated through the media and silicon valley.

    This is sedition.

  • Bad Boss

    08/25/2012 10:16:12 PM PDT · 25 of 91
    InShanghai to null and void

    I believe most bosses are sociopaths by definition. Who in their right mind would sell their whole existence, while driving other people to the brink of insanity or depression, just to make a buck?

    Money helps in life, but there’s more to life than that. If you can decipher the thoughts and actions of the boss, then that’s when veil is lifted and you can see the truth. I refuse to let the boss’ desire for riches tamp down my desire for happiness. I can however show the boss that he needs my help in exchange for making my life better.

  • Bad Boss

    08/25/2012 9:40:09 PM PDT · 21 of 91
    InShanghai to ARCADIA

    There’s a reason your boss is treating you the way he is... Remember, he’s in business to make money, and he wants performance. Ask yourself why he’s treating you the way he is and you may be surprised that it boils down to the bottom line.

    Sit down and write it all out. What goals has your boss given and what did you do to meet those goals? What are you doing to impact the bottom line? Have you saved the company money by simplifying the way something is done? Have you made direct improvements in output resulting in lower cost or higher profit? Sadly enough, it’s all about money, and in this economy all bosses are under pressure to perform or downsize.

    After you’ve written it all out, get back to nature. Take a walk in a park, hike through the woods, find a stream to soak your feet in... Get away from the stress for a while. Think about why you feel the way you do, and try not to find others to blame for your feelings. They are, in fact, your feelings.

    Once you’ve really reviewed and understand why you feel the way you do (could be the same day or a week or two later), then get back to your desk and write out what your goals are to move in the right direction.

    Get dressed up, show up for work early. Start setting the standard, raise the bar for everyone else.

    Set up an appointment to meet with your boss, on your terms, on your turf. Show him what you’ve found, discuss your goals and how you want to impact the bottom line positively. The key is for you to get back in control. This will also give you confidence to move forward and to get back into the groove.

    If you’re having problems with co-workers, don’t be confrontational but analyze and try to find out what you can do to either work well with them, or to at least keep them at bay.

    Finally, if you are planning to move-on, don’t do it on bad terms. Do everything above, but bide your time and move when you’ve got everything going in your direction.

    Remember that you’re in control of your feelings and your future. Whatever everyone else doing to hold you back is a waste of their time because you’re now like teflon: nothing will stick to you.

    I’m pretty much in the same situation you’re in, but while I’ve been biding my time looking for the right time to move on, I’ve been promoted and given a very interesting opportunity to expand the business.

    Keep a positive attitude and don’t let depression set in. Go camping, spend time with your family, exercise. Do not continue to stress so much about work, because you’re in charge of your life.

  • College student finds $2,000 and turns it in

    01/22/2011 7:24:14 PM PST · 9 of 21
    InShanghai to rawhide

    When I was in Jr. High, I found a cash box in a field near my house. The combination lock was broken, it was open and there were many documents like deeds and passports etc., no cash. I collected the documents strewn around along with the box and took them home. I gave the items to my mother so she could contact the owners.

    Apparently, their home had been broken into and there were quite a few things stolen. I had thought they would be thankful to have some of these important documents returned, but they accused me of breaking into their home and stealing these items. My mother was very upset at the idea that they could even consider me as a suspect. The police even interviewed me.

    It’s nice to see this college student doing the right thing, but it could have gone the other way too.

  • Today In History;October 5th 1969, Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC

    10/06/2010 2:13:01 AM PDT · 65 of 71
    InShanghai to mdittmar
    And here I thought today's economic situation was bad...

    Four well-dressed men sitting together at a vacation resort. "Farewell to Thee" being played in the background on Hawaiian guitar.

    Michael Palin: Ahh.. Very passable, this, very passable.

    Graham Chapman: Nothing like a good glass of Chateau de Chassilier wine, ay Gessiah?

    Terry Gilliam: You're right there Obediah.

    Eric Idle: Who'd a thought thirty years ago we'd all be sittin' here drinking Chateau de Chassilier wine?

    MP: Aye. In them days, we'd a' been glad to have the price of a cup o' tea.

    GC: A cup ' COLD tea.

    EI: Without milk or sugar.

    TG: OR tea!

    MP: In a filthy, cracked cup.

    EI: We never used to have a cup. We used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper.

    GC: The best WE could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.

    TG: But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.

    MP: Aye. BECAUSE we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, "Money doesn't buy you happiness."

    EI: 'E was right. I was happier then and I had NOTHIN'. We used to live in this tiiiny old house, with greaaaaat big holes in the roof.

    GC: House? You were lucky to have a HOUSE! We used to live in one room, all hundred and twenty-six of us, no furniture. Half the floor was missing; we were all huddled together in one corner for fear of FALLING!

    TG: You were lucky to have a ROOM! *We* used to have to live in a corridor!

    MP: Ohhhh we used to DREAM of livin' in a corridor! Woulda' been a palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us! House!? Hmph.

    EI: Well when I say "house" it was only a hole in the ground covered by a piece of tarpolin, but it was a house to US.

    GC: We were evicted from *our* hole in the ground; we had to go and live in a lake!

    TG: You were lucky to have a LAKE! There were a hundred and sixty of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road.

    MP: Cardboard box?

    TG: Aye.

    MP: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home, out Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!

    GC: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!

    TG: Well we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o'clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.

    EI: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, (pause for laughter), eat a lump of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing "Hallelujah."

    MP: But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'.

    ALL: Nope, nope..

  • 'Cigar Guy' Creates Web Frenzy

    10/06/2010 1:53:26 AM PDT · 8 of 97
    InShanghai to turfmann

    Just re-posting what’s in the article... I had a pretty good guffaw at that too!

    Oh, and my sincere apologies to Mrs. Turfmann :-)

  • 'Cigar Guy' Creates Web Frenzy

    10/06/2010 1:39:24 AM PDT · 6 of 97
    InShanghai to spetznaz
  • THERE WILL BE NO DOUBLE DIPÖ.. (It Will Be A Lot Worse)

    08/17/2010 1:00:49 AM PDT · 17 of 17
    InShanghai to InShanghai

    Marked for later reading!

  • Anyone here have GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)?

    07/07/2010 11:11:27 PM PDT · 61 of 73
    InShanghai to The Magical Mischief Tour

    Two years with heartburn, and one episode where the doc & I both thought it could have been a heart attack... I imagined the pain was similar to what one would feel when struck through the sternum with an arrow, lodging into the back just behind the heart.

    That’s not fun. I stopped drinking coffee, avoid all sweetened or carbonated drinks, and changed my diet completely. Lost 20 pounds, and feel great. I still sometimes get mild heartburn if I eat anything with onions, raw or cooked, or if I over do it on tomatoes. I eat about two cups of raw/slightly blanched broccoli with lunch. Lunch is usually a romaine lettuce salad with red and yellow bell pepper, carrot, radish, with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar.

    Dinner is usually a small minute steak, baked chicken, prawns, crab, or occasionally turkey, with a cup of rice and about a cup and a half of steamed or stir fried veggies.

    Most importantly, I started eating breakfast again. Oatmeal, or a granola bar, and once or twice a week eggs with bacon.

    I’ve been doing this for the past 16 months and I haven’t felt this good since I was in the Navy sixteen years ago.

    Ten years ago, I would have scoffed at the idea to eat this way, but looking back, I wish I had done it earlier.

  • 2010 Chinese Grand Prix - Live Thread

    04/15/2010 11:15:12 PM PDT · 8 of 23
    InShanghai to Chode

    Definitely nice weather for it. Hope it holds up for the weekend, this week’s been ugly.

  • Planned Switch to G.O.P. Stirs Governorís Race

    03/17/2010 9:44:51 PM PDT · 4 of 14
    InShanghai to Steelfish
    ...said to be preparing to announce a run for New York governor as a Republican.

    Sure, what's in a name anyway?

  • A fact: Stimulus created jobs

    02/21/2010 5:32:37 AM PST · 39 of 101
    InShanghai to Oldeconomybuyer

    Obama is told he saved many Brazilian jobs. In reply, he says “See told ya the stimulus would do it. But exactly how much is a Brazilian?”

  • What can I get you to drink...?

    02/10/2010 10:40:27 PM PST · 39 of 58
    InShanghai to alllinone
  • New Lab-Funded Magnetron May Help Defeat Enemy Electronics

    02/10/2010 10:27:49 PM PST · 10 of 23
    InShanghai to sonofstrangelove

    I certainly agree with you. The military supplies the “need” for technology, driven by the requirement for national security, to enable each American the “dream”: Liberty.

  • New Lab-Funded Magnetron May Help Defeat Enemy Electronics

    02/10/2010 10:12:05 PM PST · 6 of 23
    InShanghai to sonofstrangelove
    A great book on the advent of the magnetron:

    The invention that changed the world: How a small group of radar pioneers won the second world war and launched a technical revolution.

    Harnessing the ability to make and control microwave was critical for WW2 and has greatly improved our lives. Lightwaves, terahertz, and one day a true understanding of magnetic forces... Who says technology has reached a limit?

  • ~~~~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~~~~

    11/20/2009 6:42:53 AM PST · 51 of 123
    InShanghai to Dead Corpse
    Belt theme???

  • ~~~~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~~~~

    11/20/2009 5:39:53 AM PST · 30 of 123
    InShanghai to ErnBatavia
    Kinda looks like E.T. Maybe the guberment goons will take her away... Speaking of being silly, try this morning show!
  • MILLION HIT BY 'PLAGUE WORSE THAN SWINE FLU'

    11/16/2009 6:20:26 AM PST · 24 of 50
    InShanghai to MrEdd
    1,364,939 Influenza/ARI
    75,862 Hospitalized
    299 Dead

    With 75,862 people hospitalized, it seems the ratio could be going up.

  • What do conservatives WANT?

    11/04/2009 12:45:44 AM PST · 12 of 21
    InShanghai to Libloather
    I want one of these
  • Second American Revolution--Part 3

    10/28/2009 6:16:09 AM PDT · 10 of 29
    InShanghai to InShanghai

    Bump for later reading as I’m on the road....