H.R.6867 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008

To provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. view all titles (6)

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  • Official: To provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. as introduced.
  • Popular: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as passed house.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as passed senate.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as enacted.

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  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 3:05am
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    Gramps….are you sure it isn’t just one instead of two weeks?

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    Anonymous 09/15/2008 5:19am
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    Yes, I MA we get one week at a time and it was half.

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 3:45am
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    Open the reserves, we live today. We shouldn’t have to be pushed to our knees with need, EVER. The oil companies are the evils on earth..

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 3:47am
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    Gramps the extension is the same amount as the regular one unless you want taxes deducted.

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 4:21am
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    k6140002000 sorry to see you are missing your supervisor duties. We accomplish much hereeven with a little small talk, quit being so stuffy..

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    k6140002000 09/15/2008 2:59pm
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    please, just use your instant messenger for small talk.

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  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 4:50am
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    or your government representatives

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    Anonymous 09/15/2008 5:28am
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    wow was that necessary?

  • gramps 09/15/2008 5:23am

    Is there a way we can limit responses to 3 or 4 lines so this cut and paste nonsense can be limited?

    Gramps

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 5:24am
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    what is wrong with a link?

  • gramps 09/15/2008 5:29am

    A link is great. If you’re interested, you go there. Pages of cut and paste are designed to obfuscate. IMO

    Gramps

  • gramps 09/15/2008 5:32am
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    OOT..Are you here?

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 5:43am
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    Hey gramps Ya Ole’ Butterball….LOL

    Did the nurse at the home bring you an oversize bowl of Stupid for breakfast this morning!

    LOL

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    Anonymous 09/15/2008 5:46am
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    effin idiot

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    gramps 09/15/2008 6:23am
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    My hair turned white at an early age as has my sons’. Therefore, the “gramps”.I am no butterball, you Turkey!!
    I can work 10 hours then play 18. The construction decline has never held me back till now. I could always find something.

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 5:46am
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    When does Congress go on their next break and when will they return?

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  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 5:54am
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    It’s just OOT, sign in and filter.

    Don’t trust all the posts, the extension bill gives the same weekly amount as the original claim, but for one-half the number of weeks.

    Ignore the sick troll.

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 5:58am
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    Anon soliciting OOT…..There is something to be said about Silence…That will ultimately never be intelligently stated or articulated within the framework of this useless forum of utter non-sense!

  • bmoore 09/15/2008 6:10am
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    Good Morning All—Forge ahead and do not look back. We will forever be bombarded with ignorance it is up too us to ignor the negative. The fight will not be as long as before and we will be alright just do what we have to do and keep our Congress People working this is what they were voted into office to do. Do not allow them the opportunity to argue as they did before and waste important time on this we need this passed ASAP!!!I am always here just watching and observing. I have gotten the opportunity to know what is really important to a lot of us here and our country needs us to do the pushing on all of these issues as critical times are upon us. I do not see much on the Bill today that is available for the public but I am going to call Open-Congress to see if they are discussing anything on The Hill. Stay Strong and Focused!

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    Anonymous 09/15/2008 6:45am
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    Keep us posted bmoore and thanks! I can’t watch CSPAN or much of anything else because I had to cancel cable; so my computer is on dial-up, too. Appreciate all the info you have.

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 6:24am
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    oot/jackie was annoyied by the spambot post, you can see from the other threads that anytime he/she is caught being a moron he puts in lots of long posts to move the forum to a new page to camouflage his dumbassness he/she then goes back to political idiocracy crap and solicitung of e-mail adresses.

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 7:08am
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    did I read it right that oot and jackie got into a fight

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 7:08am
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    So if you have already received the 13 week extension would you be able to get another 13 weeks.

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 7:21am
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    DON’T WORRY, WE WILL GET THIS 7 WEEKS IT’S A DROP IN THE BUCKET TO THE TRILLIONS THIS GOV’T IS SPENDING. Trillions wow thats alot of money!!

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 7:38am
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    “true colors” = OOT has all but ruined this forum

    And to think, we’re headed for another extension battle in the next few weeks. So many great posters became disgusted with the troll’s antics and left.

    Beware of posters soliciting email addresses.

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 7:50am
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    When does Congress go on their next break and when will they return?

  • Anonymous 09/15/2008 8:29am

    Do you unemployed winers really approve of yourselves – or do you seek the approval of others?

    When you lack confidence and in particular have low self esteem, you find yourselves needing the approval of others to feel good about ourselves.

    Unfortunately, in this day and age of being over worked and under valued, the approval of others may be slow to happen. Saying “well done” or “thank you” doesn’t seem to common language in modern society – and how often do you say such things to others?

    Being self critical is an easy habit to get into, and forms the basis of our needing approval from others. The root of our self criticism is usually being at the receiving end of criticism from others as we grow up.

    I like the expression that “criticism is negative feedback badly delivered”.

    Constantly receiveing messages like “you’re too slow/stupid/bad/ugly/…” etc leads to us believing that this is a reality.

    And language like “don’t do that” “why did you….” “you posting morons shouldn’t have” “you always” “you mustn’t” “you always” doesn’t exactly help an adult child feel good about themselves.

    Every expression is a sign of disapproval, so its not surprising that you grow wanting that approval from others.

    “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” Mark Twain

    Comparing yourselves to others is another way we end up being critical of yourselves, as we usually find ways we don’t match up.

    This perpetuates your own self disapproval. If you must compare – find positive things where you are better than others.

    Even if you find yourself with your republican role models you are trying to emulate, there will be aspects of their personality, perhaps particular skills or attributes that you already have but they don’t possess.

    Identify situations where you find yourself seeking the approval of others. Is it with particular people – boss, parent – or in particular environments – workplace, home, social?

    Is there any reason you can identify why this should be, why you’re leaving yourself vulnerable to their moods and frustrations?

    Whether or not you can find reasons for your seeking approval, start getting in the habit of getting approval solely from yourself.

    As you find yourself automatically deferring to others opinion of you, catch that thinking and challenge it.

    If you have deep seated fears of rejection or abandonment you may need to seek professional help (such as a psychologist or counselor) if you have difficulty challenging these thoughts yourself.

    One easy way to challenge such thinking, is to remind yourself that most people are quite self centered.

    In the same way you spend most of your time full of self talk and useless blogging, worrying about you, other people are not as concerned about you as you think.

    They’re mostly concerned about themselves.

    The bottom line, whilst you’re blogging aimlessly and worried about others opinions or the approval the unemployment extension, you, they probably haven’t given “You” any thought at all.

    Like you, when they’re thinking about other people, it’s mainly in relation to themselves. None of you know what anyone else is thinking.

    Whether or not they’ve even noticed you or what you have done, you may never know. So why beat yourself up about it?

    “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” Mark Twain

    Another technique, which I have written about recently in self esteem building, is to get in the habit of approving of yourself.

    Keep reminding yourself what you’ve done well, what you are pleased about that you have done.

    The “portfolio” technique is something many people now have to do for courses and professional competence. Keep a file or folder with reminders of what you have done and achieved.

    Its easy to forget the things that we’re good at, perhaps things we do automatically without a second thought.

    You may find it helpful to ask a friend to help you at this.

    Another technique is to use positive affirmations.

    I have previously written that I use affirmations to reinforce character traits – such as confidence – rather than to gain material possessions (as fans of the Jack Handy Law of Attraction suggest).

    Use positive self affirmations to reinforce your approval of yourself – what you like about you.


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