March 8th, 2012

#3255: Somehow, I doubt it.

Of course I've signed up with a couple of job-search web sites, and every once in a while they send e-mails to me about job openings.

Today I got one from one of them saying that a certain company was interested in me. "We think this position may be of interest to you based on information from your resume or a recent application you made on our site," goes the text. There's only one problem.

One requirement for the job is "current real estate license". I do not have a real estate license. I have never had a real estate license. My resume does not even mention real estate licenses because of that.

Same batch of e-mail, then, was another bit from the same site advising me of new job openings "based on the content of your resume":
Tissue Processor - Anatomic Pathology
Nurse Practitioner/Clinic Manager
Over-The-Road Truck Driver, Owner Operator
RN NICU Case Manager – Registered Nurse – NICU
Executive Director-Nursing
Class A CDL Truck Driver - CDL Driver & Transportation Associate
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
Yeah, working as a CNA really qualifies you for work as a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner. Yeah. And my Class C driver's license is the equivalent of a CDL-A, sure! Why not?


Maybe they're just getting desperate. Employment is in the shitter, you know.

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Darths and Droids keeps drifting farther and farther from the source material. There's been no explanation why Luke Skywalker is instead named "Adam Lars", but that's only the latest change they've made to the thing.

IMHO a webcomic based on a movie (or series of movies) really shouldn't mess around with the source material; it's funnier if you follow the story within the context of your conceit--in this case, a role-playing game.

You can chalk some of the differences up to "the players never know the whole story in a properly-run campaign" but not all of it. I can only hope that "Adam Lars" is going to get an abrupt name change once his player realizes what the hell is going on.

* * * the G8 summit is being moved to Camp David. Naw, this isn't a political move being made in an election year to enhance a sitting politician's chances of election! Not at all!

Not that I care, because that G8 summit was going to be an unremediated shit-fest because of the Occutards and the usual idiotic protestors that riot and loot wherever there's a Gx summit of any kind.

Chicago still gets to host the NATO summit, though. Thrillsville.

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Obama wants Israel to remain quiet until January. You see, if Israel attacks Iran now, then to keep the urban Jewish vote Obama has to help, and it's going to alienate the anti-war and anti-Israel factions of the Democrat party if he does that.

In an election where Obama can't afford to lose any voting bloc, because his incompetence and fumbling of the past three years have left him with his back right up against the wall. So it's best for Obama if he doesn't have to make a decision.

Obama: Voting "present" since 2000.

...and as the second link in the story makes clear, we may not have the luxury of waiting.

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Maryland cops need to be taught the Bill of Rights.

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Heard on Limbaugh: Reduce your carbohydrate intake if you want to avoid heart disease.
Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.

The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.
You know, back in the 1970s when my Dad was first advised by a doctor to lose weight, he began a crusade to eliminate "carbo-cals" from his diet. "Carbo-cals" was his neologism for "carbohydrate calories".

This lasted until the doctors started telling him to cut fat from his diet and eat more carbohydrates.

I wish I could remember what cholesterol medication my doctor in Iowa prescribed when I had high cholesterol. I don't remember if I even filled the RX or if I just modified my diet; but I'd be curious to know if it was a statin that had been prescribed. I sure as hell don't want to put any of those poisons in my mouth.

The evidence of my own experience has demonstrated the truth of this. My ex in Iowa was diagnosed as diabetic around 2001 or 2002; and from that time onward she very carefully monitored her blood glucose and limited her carbohydrate intake.

Now, she was heavy from the day I met her--yet after she started that diet, she began slowly losing weight. Every so often she'd cheerfully announce, "I lost another inch!" meaning her waist had narrowed--and at the time we broke up she was the lightest she'd been since I'd met her.

By limiting her carbohydrate intake--not fat, not protein.

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Advice Goddess on family planning.

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White woman fights off scary ethnic people with yoga and multirefringence. The EU comes up with a stupid ad for a stupid reason.

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I'm going to give this guy the benefit of the doubt and say that rather than being unaware of Hezbollah, the director of national intelligence merely regards its existence as nonthreatening.

This is me being charitable, of course, because Hezbollah is an islamic terrorist group and any islamic terrorist group is ultimately a threat to us. (If Hezbollah got what it wanted tomorrow and Israel was wiped off the map, do you honestly think they wouldn't then turn their eyes towards the United States?)

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Dead Man Dance links Borepatch:
The Republicans entirely control the Power of the Purse, and they refuse to use it to rein in Obama.

And yet we're supposed to believe that somehow putting a sad sack Republican in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will make things different? Please.
I've not bothered to replicate the emphasis but you can go to Borepatch to see the whole article, because it's worth reading.

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Frequent Rush Limbaugh stand-in Roger Hedgecock on what Obama's second term will look like. All you have to do, he says, is take a look at where California is right now.

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China is not the economic powerhouse everyone thinks it is. How long have I been saying this? I've been comparing China now to Japan in the 1970s for at least 18 months and every time an article like this comes out it just confirms what I've been saying.

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Not going to do a Garfield Minus Garfield today because today's strip won't work. But here's today's Pearls Before Swine strip:

Newt should be used to this kind of heckling by now; I'm sure there are plenty of Democrats out there who've shouted much the same kind of thing at him.

...but of course him asking "What the hell is going on?" is pretty f-ing funny, so what the hell.