Forum posts made by jhmik_88

Topic If you could be an animal
Posted 04 Apr 2012 11:41

Hmmmm...if I could be an animal for a day...good question.

I'm thinking the great Bald Eagle because of the freedom to move wherever I so please, to not have any boundaries of where I can go.

Topic Announcing our new "Winter Break" Competition, $300 in Prizes
Posted 29 Nov 2011 22:45

I'm trying to enter the competition but I keep getting this message.

"You are excluded from entering a competition 6 months after your last competition win."

I don't get it, I didn't win the last competition, so why can't I enter in this one?

Topic What are your Halloween plans & costume?
Posted 20 Oct 2011 06:55

I was at Wal-Mart the other night and discovered a Jersey Shore costume, complete with the upper body suit and spiked hair with a white head band. I'm seriously considering getting this costume haha.

Topic When Cupid Meets Lush.
Posted 23 Aug 2011 11:12

Go for it! Nothing to lose and everything to gain. Could be a match made in heaven, but time will only tell ;)

Topic When Cupid Meets Lush.
Posted 23 Aug 2011 10:00

evil4

Topic ....
Posted 23 Aug 2011 09:46

I'm very curious to know what you were gonna post...

Topic Rules for the Friend Zone
Posted 16 Aug 2011 19:31

But... some guys are totally clueless.


Some? HAHA!

You can tell them you are in love with another man, a lesbian, celibate, only have sex with aliens. Doesnt matter, they hear what they want to hear. Sorry guys but its true.

I usually try to make it clear that I just want to be friends. Then once I started my relationship with Ann, I figured if I let them know that I am in a relationship with a woman and I just want to be friends, they would get the message. WRONG!! That was such a big mistake. While I am saying I am not into you like that, they are hearing "THREESOME"!

Luckily I have some great male friends who accept that and a few who are occaisional playthings and not looking for more than that.

Hey! I resent that! haha. But I'm the type of guy that will either be the perfect boyfriend, or the perfect friend. It's quite simple for me to know when I've landed myself in the friend zone. Which happens way too often...

Topic This is so very disturbing. Probably on the verge of child abuse.
Posted 16 Aug 2011 12:00

Everyone should be able to worship however they choose. I'm not upset with the Pentecostal church or religion as a whole. I grew up very religious. Spent nearly every weekend as a child/youth at church. Still have very very fond memories of my time there. But, there is a line that is blurry here. Really not a fan of children being used to portray any kind of religious or politcal or environmental dogma. Just seems unsavory to me. I realize they have the right, I just think it's unnecessary at that age.

I actually agree with that...

Topic This is so very disturbing. Probably on the verge of child abuse.
Posted 16 Aug 2011 10:38

I'm a firm believer in freedom of religion as opposed to freedom from religion. However, a child preaching like that is jus parroting. Very little good if any can come from this. Children are to be taught, not to be doing the teaching. It's exploitation, IMO.

It very well may be exploitation here. Not like his parents are ever going to admit to it though. But if this is something the kid wants to do, then let him do it. Either he'll turn out to be an outstanding individual when he grows up, or he'll be the complete opposite. Time will only tell.

Topic This is so very disturbing. Probably on the verge of child abuse.
Posted 16 Aug 2011 10:17

I really don't see anything wrong with this. The kid is up there preaching and looks very excited to do so. EDIT: Besides, it's freedom of religion. Not freedom from religion. He's just doing what he wants to. It doesn't appear that anyone is forcing his hand here.

Topic Battle of Awesome: Bacon vs. Cheese
Posted 15 Aug 2011 16:14

There's no way in hell I can't have one without the other...it's just not possible...I vote...BOTH!

Topic Florida passes bill requiring Welfare recipients to pass drug test to recieve funds.
Posted 11 Aug 2011 11:11

They wouldn't be put into skilled positions. You have to have some knowledge to be on construction, building roads, houses, bridges. You can't throw someone into it with no prior knowledge just because. It's unsafe and there are rules in place to protect against that. They could be gofers, then after they've worked off their welfare allotment, they could apply for the gofer job as now they have experience.
I suppose chain gangs took away from companies as well? No, it was government employees that they were working for. It frees the city worker to do something else that tax cuts have taken away.Or county or state worker. There have been many, many job cuts because of no taxes to pay the salaries. Now they could have those workers back. As the guy that cuts the grass in the median on the freeway. Or picks up trash along side the road. Sweeps parking lots, streets or whatever. People take more pride in themselves when they work for what they get. Makes them want to do more of it instead of being a bum and sucking off the government.
The ones that have been laid off or fired because of the recession could earn their welfare by volunteering in a field close to the one they were in. There's thousands of teachers in my county alone that would welcome someone to help them out.

This still sounds like work that takes away jobs to me. If the city/county/state worker gets freed up to do other work that was left because of budget cuts, then does the city/county/state have any incentive to hire back those positions when they get their books straightened out? Or does this idea work because you don't expect these institutions to ever be able to afford to take care of all their responsibilities? Also, who covers the cost of maintaining lawnmowers, buying brooms, and providing transportation for the workers and their equipment to the various job sites? My summer cutting grass was spent on a $10,000+ lawnmower, pulled on a $5,000+ trailer, by a $40,000+ truck. Then there's gas for everything, and maintenance coasts for the equipment. And that's just for one lawn-cutting crew.

Then to the idea for professionals to volunteer in their chosen field, I still ask, where are these volunteer positions to keep them occupied for more than a few hours? I find it hard to believe that there would be thousands, or even hundreds of volunteer opportunities for those who have been laid off due to the recession. But I'll give you credit, you seem to have a better idea than Jhmik, who still seems to be stuck on "make them do something related to their skills for a short term" but seems to have no idea what that would actually be.



I don't know what kind of skills you have, so obviously I wouldn't place you into anything unless I knew what you were good at. But Chef just hit on what I was trying to say.

Topic Florida passes bill requiring Welfare recipients to pass drug test to recieve funds.
Posted 10 Aug 2011 16:40

To those who wish to have people on welfare work for their money. Doesn't this become a job? Which raises a few questions. If the government has all this work available for people to do, why isn't it hiring people now? Secondly, how is working for money for the government going to entice them to go work for money for someone else? Won't they just stay at the job they have, especially if they have no time to apply for other jobs between work and taking care of their families?

And finally, if everyone who can't find work ends up working for the government doing government projects, doesn't that take work away from private companies? Which would force them to cut costs by laying off people. Creating more people out of work who need government assistance which they have to work for. Which takes more jobs away from others, forcing more layoffs and around we go. Is there any other endgame for this solution than an entirely socialist state where the government owns everything, and everyone works for the government?

Haven't you ever heard of community service? I assume that would be a general concept for everyone. That's what I mean by putting them to work, giving them something to do. And I'm talking about the ones who don't want to get out there find a job. Whether that's flipping burgers at McDonald's or shoveling shit for a horse coral.

Please explain to me how Government projects would take away from private companies. The only thing that makes sense to me about that, is if the Government out bid a private company for, let's say, repairing a stretch of highway. Or to landscape an apartment complex, etc. In that case I could see Government projects taking away from the private companies.


If the government gets people to maintain government properties, that takes away landscape/janitorial/maintenance jobs. If they get used to build roads, that cuts into road construction jobs that would have otherwise been bid on by corporations. Same with housing or infrastructure construction. What types of "community service" work is there that doesn't replace someone who is already working? Are there that many unfilled volunteer positions, that you could give someone more than a few hours a month? Or is that all you want, some sort of moral victory, make them work a few hours a month for their money?

Hell, if it's a few hours a week, I'd be fine with that. At least it's something. And like Chef said, the welfare people wouldn't be tossed into something they know nothing about and be expected to perform well. I'm sure they would be matched up with something similar to their skill set. And it should only be temporary until they can find an actual, better paying job - assuming there's one out there in the near future...

Topic Florida passes bill requiring Welfare recipients to pass drug test to recieve funds.
Posted 10 Aug 2011 15:46

To those who wish to have people on welfare work for their money. Doesn't this become a job? Which raises a few questions. If the government has all this work available for people to do, why isn't it hiring people now? Secondly, how is working for money for the government going to entice them to go work for money for someone else? Won't they just stay at the job they have, especially if they have no time to apply for other jobs between work and taking care of their families?

And finally, if everyone who can't find work ends up working for the government doing government projects, doesn't that take work away from private companies? Which would force them to cut costs by laying off people. Creating more people out of work who need government assistance which they have to work for. Which takes more jobs away from others, forcing more layoffs and around we go. Is there any other endgame for this solution than an entirely socialist state where the government owns everything, and everyone works for the government?

Haven't you ever heard of community service? I assume that would be a general concept for everyone. That's what I mean by putting them to work, giving them something to do. And I'm talking about the ones who don't want to get out there find a job. Whether that's flipping burgers at McDonald's or shoveling shit for a horse coral.

Please explain to me how Government projects would take away from private companies. The only thing that makes sense to me about that, is if the Government out bid a private company for, let's say, repairing a stretch of highway. Or to landscape an apartment complex, etc. In that case I could see Government projects taking away from the private companies.

Topic Florida passes bill requiring Welfare recipients to pass drug test to recieve funds.
Posted 10 Aug 2011 10:54

Wow...thanks for that lesson Chef...

A grand a month? Anyone have any kids I can borrow???

Give me a razor, some ragged clothes and I'll pretend to be your 12 year old son evil4

Topic Florida passes bill requiring Welfare recipients to pass drug test to recieve funds.
Posted 10 Aug 2011 10:06

I agree with this bill. If you're gonna use drugs, then you don't deserve to be compensated by the Government.

As for welfare or unemployment, give those people incentives to receive it. Don't let them sit around and be lazy collecting their damn money when they could be out picking up trash, mowing lawns, doing something for the city or state.

I believe they should put in 40 hrs a week doing SOMETHING other than sitting around and not looking for a job.

I just want to clarify some of the things I posted yesterday, as some of you took what I said out of context.

When I said drugs - I meant Meth, Heroine, Cocaine, etc. Not Marijuana. Weed isn't a problem "drug" in this country, but the others are. I know there are a bunch of people who are on medical marijuana and I'm sure most of them are responsible with it. But if you're gonna use Meth, and the others that were mentioned, you shouldn't deserve to be compensated by the Government. And I believe that should go for college students as well.

Welfare or unemployment - I'm for it, but to an extent. Yeah, there are people who need the assistance and I'm fine with that. If you're not physically able to provide for yourself, then you need the help and that's what the welfare program is for. It pisses me off to see people abuse the system. I've seen it happen way too often. MY own Mother for example. She used the excuse of child support, food stamps and her grants to go to school, to not get a job. But she keeps insisting that when she graduates she'll be able to find a job with her degree and better her life and the lives of my younger siblings by not using the welfare system. Hopefully she can find a job afterwards and prove me wrong.

And I wasn't insinuating that EVERYONE on welfare is a lazy bum. I know there are a lot of people that need the help because of being laid off from work, not being able to find a job, not being capable of actually working. I get it.

I believe that if you're fully capable of providing for yourself, you don't need the Government's assistance. It's just like the saying "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach the man how to fish and he can feed himself for the rest of his life".

Making the welfare or unemployment people work to collect their money - I know that people are going to find a job when they can, and I'm fully aware that jobs are very hard to come by these days. I know people depend on the unemployment check to get by until they find a job and can support themselves, but where's the incentive for them to go find a job when the Government is taking care of them? That's why, said person who's collecting unemployment, should work for it. Or at least say they are working for it. And on second thought, I can see how that won't work...never mind...

I don't think the welfare system should be eliminated at all. It just needs to be better regulated. If you truly need the help, then I'm fine with that. If you're busting your ass trying to provide for your family and it's suddenly taken away, then you deserve the help.

But I can also see what this is going to do. Like MrNudiePants said, a lot of those people are going to have someone in their family take and pass the drug test so they still get the funding. I'm willing to bet that's going to happen. I don't believe this is going to hurt the deserving families in any way. Just the ones who want to have their cake and eat it too.

If I missed anything, just send me a private message please...

Topic Florida passes bill requiring Welfare recipients to pass drug test to recieve funds.
Posted 09 Aug 2011 10:20

I agree with this bill. If you're gonna use drugs, then you don't deserve to be compensated by the Government.

As for welfare or unemployment, give those people incentives to receive it. Don't let them sit around and be lazy collecting their damn money when they could be out picking up trash, mowing lawns, doing something for the city or state.

I believe they should put in 40 hrs a week doing SOMETHING other than sitting around and not looking for a job.

Topic US Companies call for Global Warning Action
Posted 26 Jul 2011 19:31

I don't believe in Global Warming. I do, however, believe in Climate Change.

Topic Fuck or Pass
Posted 24 Jul 2011 22:48

Fuck...of course evil4

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 21 Jul 2011 10:51

Guilty

Ever been caught having sex in a public bathroom?

Topic Do people really fall in love on lush?
Posted 19 Jul 2011 05:59

You know, I don't see why it couldn't happen. I've heard of relationships and even marriages that have started because of this site.

Topic Anybody been following Project Gunrunner?
Posted 14 Jul 2011 12:18

You know that Obama had Eric Holder do this for leverage to take away our 2nd Amendment. But now that it's been discovered, he won't be able to do a damn thing. I'll be very surprised if he gets re-elected...

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 07 Jul 2011 10:22

Guilty!

Have you logged on to Lush while at work?

Topic Shoot, shag or marry?
Posted 07 Jul 2011 10:19

Forgot to add 3 people...oops lol

Jessica Beil
Taylor Swift
Billy Currington

Topic Shoot, shag or marry?
Posted 07 Jul 2011 10:13

Kate Middleton - shag (maybe)
Enrique Iglesias - shoot
Giselle B√ľndchen - marry!

Topic Shoot, shag or marry?
Posted 07 Jul 2011 09:27

Lady Gaga - shoot
Beyonce - shag
Reba McEntire - marry :)

Natalie Portman
Angelina Jolie
Miley Cyrus

Topic Shoot, shag or marry?
Posted 07 Jul 2011 08:00

since I don't have shit for choices...

Derek Jeter - shoot
Joan Rivers - shoot haha (can't bring myself to shagging that one)
Casey Anthony - shag (no way in hell am I marrying that crazy bitch!)

Mila Kunis
Eliza Dushku
Jessica Alba

Topic Beer contains women hormones!
Posted 06 Jul 2011 18:02

That was hilarious! Haha

Topic Why is this Popular?
Posted 06 Jul 2011 17:36

Why is Lush so damn popular? I mean, all you get is to read hot stories, chat with some awesome people and just be free...I don't get the appeal of this place evil4

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 06 Jul 2011 17:33

Guilty - this was before we decided to take things to the cell phone lol.

Have you ever followed someone around on the forums just to see what they are saying?