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  • Has anyone else noticed that the Obama kids STILL don't have a dog...?

    He tried to endear himself to "everyone" in his acceptance speech by telling his girls that they had been patient, had worked hard and now they could finally get a dog....

    So far they've interviewed with a wide array of media, redecorated the White House and thrown a Super Bowl party but HIS OWN CHILDREN still don't have their dog...

    So if he treats his kids that way, what can we expect...?

    27 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
  • When someone keeps accusing you of being "defensive", how do you convince them that you aren't?

    Long story but the bottom line is that my boss has a "weird and creepy" relationship with one of my coworkers (who is the same level as I am on the org chart). She keeps telling him that I'm not "friendly" and she feels like I don't want to work with her anymore - then he yells at me and tells me that I need to be a team player and get along with everyone. I interact on a BUSINESS ONLY level with both of them, but I just don't want to get sucked in to whatever is going on between them.

    When I say that I do want to get along with everyone, but I've just been very busy with my work - I haven't had time to really chat/be social with anyone - not just her. Then he tells me not to be defensive but to think about if I "want to be a member of the team" and then comments about how important job security is in these economic times.

    The first time it happened, I apologized and then backed off because I know that the more you tell someone that you're not being "defensive" the more you seem to be "defensive". It happened again this week and I asked him to listen to my side of the conversation that she was complaining to him about and he wouldn't listen and kept telling me that I needed to stop being so defensive.

    I've NEVER been accused of not being a team player before, and I tend to get along with everyone - but I've really pulled back on the "friendly, social chatter" with this co-worker and my boss because I just don't want to interact on that level with either of them (and I don't want to deal with questions from HR once their "situation" gets out.

    How do you demonstrate "non-defensive" behavior/attitude? I feel doomed and don't want to have to find another job.

    Thank you.

    2 AnswersPsychology1 decade ago
  • Experience with Pressure Cookers?

    I'm thinking about getting a pressure cooker.

    The price seems to range wildly and I don't know what to look for in terms of "features".

    I remember that my mother told me that I should NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use a pressure cooker because they explode - but they seem to gaining popularity AND you can cook less expensive types of meat and still get good results.

    I'd love to hear comments, recomendations and any tips you might have about the use of Pressure Cookers!

    Thank you.

    5 AnswersCooking & Recipes1 decade ago
  • WHY isn't the media jumping all over the slam to white people that was in the benediction!??!?

    So now only white people can be bashed?!?!

    If a white president had made a comment about black people "seeing the light" he'd have been shot before he got off the podium.

    23 AnswersElections1 decade ago
  • Help! I can't get in to my ATT email - keep getting this message...?

    Your login failed {--1002--}.

    What can I do to get in?

    10 points to first/best answer!

    2 AnswersOther - Computers1 decade ago
  • HOW will Obama cut health care costs? ?

    What kind of magic wand does he have?!?! Why can't he give us any specifics? EVERYBODY has wellness programs and chronic disease management (diabetes, etc) - it's not new and there's not much left to cut/ save there.

    1 AnswerElections1 decade ago
  • YEAH!!! "I'm not President Bush, if you wanted to run against President Bush you ....?

    should have run for election 4 years ago."

    Anyone remember "I knew JFK and you, Senator, are no JFK."???

    I think we just got a new line for this election!

    12 AnswersElections1 decade ago
  • Joe the Plumber can give people jobs - why does Obama want to make it harder on him?

    Why do the Dems think that business should fund EVERYTHING that they want?!?!

    2 AnswersElections1 decade ago
  • I need some Aussie Help! How do I find out more about your country?

    I live in the US and am working on my Masters in Business Administration.

    I need to write a paper for one of my classes - the premise is that my company will be expanding operations and I can choose either Mexico or Australia for my location. In this paper I need to demonstrate why my decision makes sense.

    I've chosen Australia as my preferred location but now I need some "inside help" learning about Australia from a business point of view (most of what I'm seeing is directed more toward tourists).

    In the US our Census bureau (http://www.census.gov/) and our Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/) website can provide a lot of info for this sort of project. Do you have similar organizations/agencies that have websites showing this type of info?

    If so, would you please provide the name and/or link?

    I would also welcome any comments about the infrastructure of your country.... you know, roads, rivers, railways, especially important ports of call... And if you feel that Australia is particularly strong or has elevated expertise in an area that is unique to your country - I want to know that too!

    And if you see a wave of change growing in your country (increased education, higher consumer spending than in the recent past, everyone's going green, etc....) I'd be interested to know about it.

    Thank you very much - I can't wait to read your responses!

    1 AnswerOther - Business & Finance1 decade ago
  • I need some Aussie Help! How do I find out more about your country?

    I live in the US and am working on my Masters in Business Administration.

    I need to write a paper for one of my classes - the premise is that my company will be expanding operations and I can choose either Mexico or Australia for my location. In this paper I need to demonstrate why my decision makes sense.

    I've chosen Australia as my preferred location but now I need some "inside help" learning about Australia from a business point of view (most of what I'm seeing is directed more toward tourists).

    In the US our Census bureau (http://www.census.gov/) and our Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/) website can provide a lot of info for this sort of project. Do you have similar organizations/agencies that have websites showing this type of info?

    If so, would you please provide the name and/or link?

    I would also welcome any comments about the infrastructure of your country.... you know, roads, rivers, railways, especially important ports of call... And if you feel that Australia is particularly strong or has elevated expertise in an area that is unique to your country - I want to know that too!

    And if you see a wave of change growing in your country (increased education, higher consumer spending than in the recent past, everyone's going green, etc....) I'd be interested to know about it.

    Thank you very much - I can't wait to read your responses!

    1 AnswerOther - Australia1 decade ago
  • YES!!! Palin is pointing out how all the foreign aid...?

    Is going to countries/ people who don't like us! I'm SO tired of that... America has been far too generous to others who want to see our demise. We need to take better care of our own for awhile.

    3 AnswersElections1 decade ago
  • YES!! McCain just mentioned "Trust but Verify"!! ?

    That's what we need to do.... why doesn't Obama get it?

    How can Obama think that EVERYONE thinks the same way he does and that simple discussions will solve all of the problems? He'd welcome a stranger with open arms and then wonder what happened when the stranger stabbed him in the gut.

    You can't just "explain" to your enemies that they are "wrong" and have things magically fall into place.... this is too much...

    16 AnswersElections1 decade ago
  • Is the use of software to format your papers according to the APA standards unethical?

    I am struggling with getting my papers, citations and references right using the APA style and I've found this software on the internet (http://www.referencepointsoftware.com/). I think using it would be very helpful, and I am familiar with how to use the Reference Guide but it takes as long to properly cite / write the references as it does to actually write the paper... has anyone else used this software and do you see it as a tool or as a way to "cheat" the system?

    FYI - I'm getting my MBA.

    2 AnswersHigher Education (University +)1 decade ago
  • I have gnats in my house plants.... how to get rid of them?

    I tried a "home remedy" (water in a spray bottle with veg oil & some dish soap) and I think it got rid of the bugs in a few of the plants but not the gnats. Then I tried a spray for insects on house plants made by Schultes (sp?) but that's not doing it.

    Has anyone had any luck with this? I was so happy to get rid of them in one room but they are just THRIVING in the plants on my kitchen windowsill....

    Thank you!

  • Help! I'm a Steelers fan living in Carmel.... where can I find more Steelers fans?!?!?

    I'm tired of feeling "guilty" for wearing my Steelers shirts around town and want to find some like minded people... but WHERE do the Steelers fan gather in the Indpls area?

    1 AnswerIndianapolis1 decade ago
  • Any good ideas for hamburgers on the grill?

    I'm tired of the same old thing... but don't really know what to do for burgers on the grill (and since we're having them tomorrow for Labor Day... I'd love to try something different).

    Any and all ideas are welcome!

    Thank you!

    13 AnswersCooking & Recipes1 decade ago
  • Am I the only one who thinks Al Gore is a joke?

    A very bad joke at that.... I can't even listen to him to talk... he just makes up "history" and the liberals don't even check his facts!

    This man actually makes my skin crawl... does anyone else feel this way or am I alone?

    21 AnswersElections1 decade ago
  • Help! I've signed up for on-line classes for Grad School & now I'm afraid that I won't be able to handle it!?

    I've signed on and am not really sure that I "understand" how all of the webpages, etc.. work together and if I'll be able to figure this stuff out! I got my books today - but no syllabus.... it's been MANY YEARS since I've been in college and this new, "high-tech" stuff is very intimidating!