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The Lounge Calling teenage babysitters - what do you charge? Sep 16 2014
12:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by mrswilsonscat:

Original Post by dnrothx:

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

Is that for all ages? Here in the UK, there is a sharp drop in minimum wage for those under 21:

  • £6.50 an hour over 21, (?$10)
  • £5.13 age 18-20, (?$7)
  • but as little as £3.79  (?$5.50) for 16 to 18's.

I guess looked at from a legal view - (never saw babysitting as that official, but hey, I'm old!!) - £5+ an hour is pretty reasonable?

         

Most teenage baby sitters are off the books so to speak, at least way back when.   Maybe that has changed now...

They're only off the books for those who don't want to follow the law.  Unpatriotic menaces to society, such people are.

Rather see a younger teenager working off the books for a couple bucks then hitting up their parents..  DH's daughter saved for college and stuff like that there...  After legal working age some even go on to get real jobs....

Backbone of this great country, these kids are... 

The Lounge When the Rubber Meets the CHAT, in between My Toes Sep 15 2014
14:19 (UTC)
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Raining so hard here I didn't want to drive.. *peers out window*  finally letting up though..

*hums* rainy days on Mondays.

The Lounge When the Rubber Meets the CHAT, in between My Toes Sep 15 2014
14:17 (UTC)
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Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by nebi-hime:

It was 8 degrees Celsius this morning. I may need to find gloves for L.


Ooooh, yeah that's chilly.

C temperatures are way colder.... maybe you should switch to F and get warmer.

 

 

The Lounge Calling teenage babysitters - what do you charge? Sep 15 2014
14:15 (UTC)
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Original Post by mrswilsonscat:

Original Post by dnrothx:

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

Is that for all ages? Here in the UK, there is a sharp drop in minimum wage for those under 21:

  • £6.50 an hour over 21, (?$10)
  • £5.13 age 18-20, (?$7)
  • but as little as £3.79  (?$5.50) for 16 to 18's.

I guess looked at from a legal view - (never saw babysitting as that official, but hey, I'm old!!) - £5+ an hour is pretty reasonable?

         

Most teenage baby sitters are off the books so to speak, at least way back when.   Maybe that has changed now...

The Lounge When the Rubber Meets the CHAT, in between My Toes Sep 15 2014
13:38 (UTC)
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Original Post by shepard2826:

Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

I've somehow gotten the idea in my head that the Mountain Meadow scene from the Sound of Music was filmed at Waterville Valley in NH.

Can someone please get on this for me and either confirm or deny?

I remember  cast discussing filming on locations overseas??   hmmmm 

*runs off to google*

The mountain, atop which Maria (Julie Andrews) makes her first twirling appearance, is Mehlweg, near the Bavarian village of Markt Schellenberg, about six miles from Salzburg.

eta

 

So, it's basically around the corner from NH? 

The interwebz never lies...

The Lounge When the Rubber Meets the CHAT, in between My Toes Sep 15 2014
13:37 (UTC)
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There is one giant rain cloud in the state of SC... Guess where?? 

*pops open umbrella*  and it will be here till lunch..

 

The Lounge When the Rubber Meets the CHAT, in between My Toes Sep 15 2014
13:32 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

I've somehow gotten the idea in my head that the Mountain Meadow scene from the Sound of Music was filmed at Waterville Valley in NH.

Can someone please get on this for me and either confirm or deny?

I remember  cast discussing filming on locations overseas??   hmmmm 

*runs off to google*

The mountain, atop which Maria (Julie Andrews) makes her first twirling appearance, is Mehlweg, near the Bavarian village of Markt Schellenberg, about six miles from Salzburg.

eta

 

The Lounge When the Rubber Meets the CHAT, in between My Toes Sep 15 2014
13:22 (UTC)
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Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by deborahamorgan:

I got rear ended on my way to work this morning. Thankfully we were hardly moving. The girl managed to hit the lights for my number plate so I'm hoping there's no real damage. It look fine so far. I need to have a closer look when I get home.

Bummer. At least there's no question as to fault.

*beams at not making an of color comment*

I was sitting stationary at a traffic light at the time waiting for the cars in front to move. Pretty sure even you couldn't fault me for that.

Yes,  but where was your car?? 

The Lounge When the Rubber Meets the CHAT, in between My Toes Sep 15 2014
13:07 (UTC)
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Original Post by deborahamorgan:

I got rear ended on my way to work this morning. Thankfully we were hardly moving. The girl managed to hit the lights for my number plate so I'm hoping there's no real damage. It look fine so far. I need to have a closer look when I get home.

:(  Heavy traffic??  Nice start to the week....

The Lounge Calling teenage babysitters - what do you charge? Sep 15 2014
12:38 (UTC)
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Very interesting question, I would be curious about rates in the US as well, if you don't mind..

When I was a teenager back in '70s it was about $1 an hour.  Maybe a bit extra for New Years Eve.

The Lounge When the Rubber Meets the CHAT, in between My Toes Sep 15 2014
12:19 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

*shrugs*

It's one of those days decades where I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing.

fixed it..

'Morning, 

ISIS, Hurricanes, fire, and NFL players... so much for Monday.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Sep 12 2014
22:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

only the first point is speculative, and since i named it as a guess, it's not even really that. it's a guess. the other points are either facts or they're opinions about the social context.

as i've said from the beginning, i wasn't there; i don't know what happened. i've never pretended otherwise.

He was trying to figure out how to cover his ass?? THat was indeed conjecture, specululation, whatever you want to call it..  Unless you are telepathic and could read his mind through a video..

 

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Sep 12 2014
22:20 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by theviewfromhere:

show me where i've pretended to know what happened that night day, amwick. please. show me where i've even speculated about what happened that night day.

Well why are you suggesting that about other people then?

because "other people" have done exactly that. duh.

pot calling the kettle black I would say... and I won't add  a "duh" because that is really childish..

 

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Sep 12 2014
22:07 (UTC)
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I am guessing the agenda is to address complaints that his corpse was disrespected by the four hour delay.  It is a very sensitive matter and I think they are trying to be careful...I did read other discussions on this and I believe I heard there were shots fired in the area...   have to look for that..

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Sep 12 2014
22:03 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

show me where i've pretended to know what happened that night day, amwick. please. show me where i've even speculated about what happened that night day.

if i had to wager a guess, i'd say that wilson was probably afraid, and he resorted to using his gun out of fear rather than overt racism.

but we'll never know if the officer would have yelled him for jay-walking if he were white, will we? that's the problem with racism; it's so much bigger than any single incident can ever account.

personally, anytime a cop shoots an unarmed civilian who's apparently done nothing more harmful than jay-walk and mouth off, i'm going to think the cop's out of line.

on a larger scale, i think it's incredibly naive and irresponsible to not consider racial context when the authority figure with the gun is white and the unarmed jay-walker is black and the location is a poor, primarily black neighbourhood.

it may sound like he was in shock, but it looks like he's wandering back and forth pondering how to cover his ass.

think CW's point is that the story that the gun first went off in the cop car, because the kid went for the gun, doesn't hold water (and what would the cop be doing in the back seat with the kid anyway? or are we supposed to think that the cop put the kid in the front of the car? none of that makes sense).

one of the shots hit him in the top of the head. he was 6'4". i'd say that's a trajectory that's likely to prove problematic to the cop's story.

 

Note: I added the bold font because I found that speculation the most egregious..

eta 

The Lounge Back in black I hit the Chat Sep 12 2014
18:29 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

I broke Amazon.


No no no NO NO!!!   There's stuff I need, like a solar spot light, and a surf board...

you know,,, stuff.

 

The Lounge Back in black I hit the Chat Sep 12 2014
16:09 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Yay!!!

And yay for D admitting he should have listened to you. Always nice to hear.  We lived with my in-laws for several months when we moved. It wasn't that bad.

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Progress!!! How many pods did you need?  Four??

Eight!  Plus the uhaul, plus three trip with his Durango, my parents Highlander full and two trips with my Outback.  And he left a bunch of stuff there.  I have to check with the buyer and make sure she doesn't mind.  I'm annoyed about the rocking chair.  We both hated it but I could've gotten $50 for it on craigslist and he gave it to the buyer.

The Lounge Violent People - Are We Responsible? Sep 12 2014
14:07 (UTC)
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I have seen boxers and MMA fighters flail at each other, draw blood, generally look like they are trying to kill each other, then smile, shake hands even hug when the match is over.

The most violent direct hand to hand sports, and yet at the end they demonstrated that it was just part of the event, that it was not personal.  Of course that is not every bout, and there are definite rivalries...

I think, if you want to look for what might create a violent person, look at tv, look at movies, even video games.. Think of the young minds soaking all that in

...the child is father of the man... 

 

The Lounge Back in black I hit the Chat Sep 12 2014
13:49 (UTC)
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Original Post by amethystgirl:

Yay!!!

And yay for D admitting he should have listened to you. Always nice to hear.  We lived with my in-laws for several months when we moved. It wasn't that bad.

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Progress!!! How many pods did you need?  Four??

The Lounge Back in black I hit the Chat Sep 12 2014
13:48 (UTC)
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Morning all...

*looks at oatmeal add ins... * wonderful!!

Another beach day,  I hope!!

 

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