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Ramblings Via Yawk

Posted on: November 6, 2008 10:34 am

Well, as I sit here at my computer at work, pretty much bored out of my mind I am thinking what to do with my life or what is there out there for me?

I mean, The Stock Market is in shambles, the Economy is also in ruins and people are calling this election rigged.  Makes no sense to me!

I just wonder if an individual can actually make a difference in today's world?  I mean sure they can help a child and make them feel better and help and needy family, and I want to do all of those things, but does that really work out in the long run?

Category: General

Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2008 8:24 pm

Ramblings Via Yawk

Things are bad Yawkeeway, at least for myself.  After business on Sunday, I'm going to have to close the doors to my shop for good because my business is losing so much money.  The sad thing is that I waited too long to do so.  I'm checking the help wanted ads now.  I pissed away a whole life savings in the last 4 1/2 years.  This was a business that was once profitable.  There are many other stories of folks in my community that are quite similar.  I'd never post this on a public forum, because there are too many trolls and jackasses that would just take that as humor and bait to get their jollies, but things are very bad with our economy.  I don't know what to blame it all on.  Many of my problems were due to local road construction issues, but my story is one of many, and if things were better in the big picture, my store would have rebounded after the construction project was completed but it didn't even come close.  My gut feeling is that alot of the problems are still a reverbaration from 9/11.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2008 5:37 pm

Ramblings Via Yawk

I hear you, Yawk.  I work for a subisidary of a company that's being bought out, and the subsidiary I work for is most likely to be sold.  While I have no fear of being shut down after the sale (if one even occurs), or losing my job, there most likely will be big changes ahead in the way I have to do things.  I also work in a department of four people and found out a month ago that my manager is taking early retirement and will be leaving after this month.  That leaves three of us to do all the stuff we already were responsible for, plus all the projects our corporate bosses had him do, as they're not likely to fill the posistion immediately.  All I can do is keep plugging away, doing my job the best I can the best way I know how, and when the changes happen, just adjust to them.  Thank god for sports to take my mind off of things.  Looking forward to the upcoming college bball season.  I'm hoping my Gators can overtake Kentucky and Tennessee and return to the NCAA's.  It was strange not making it last year.  What do you think of Duke's chances of beating UNC and possibly winning the title?

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2008 2:03 pm

Ramblings Via Yawk

Eric -

I think the Red Sox are going to make some off season deals.  Most likely try to get rid of Julio Lugo for a low level relief pitcher or an utility player.  However, they already have Alex Cora so I would not want another Utlity Player!

CC sabathia will not be in a Red Sox uniform and I am looking for possibly Ben Sheets, A.J. Burnett or Jake Peavy to be in a uniform for the sawx.  Jacoby Ellsbury and Coco Crisp will continue to platoon in centerfield.  Jed Lowrie will be the starting shortstop and Kevin Youkilis will be the starting first baseman as mark Teixeira probably will not be bought by the sox.  Mike Lowell is a huge question mark.  it all depends upon how healthy he really is.  if he is not totally healthy, the Sox will attempt to get Teixeira.

The Red Sox do not need a closer, but more bullpen help would be nice!

Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2008 1:18 pm

Overreacting Media

There are two things you must understand about the job of a journalist or a broadcaster:
  1. Competition rules everything in the world of journalism. If people aren't interested in what you're saying, then they are not going to watch. If your competitors are more interesting than you, sales and ratings will be down and you may lose your job. There's a fine line between being honest and creative - and depending on the need that line may shift due to the situation.
  2. It's all about what your audience wants to hear. People have loved gossip and controversy for as long as they've been around. These two things are often times used as the focal points of news stories today, because they attract attention.
A great example of this is the Dallas Cowboys/Tony Romo coverage. ESPN Sportscenter blew this story up to the fullest possible extent. They even went so far as keeping a ticker scrolling with the *BREAKING NEWS* signal flashing about Romo's injury.

Now realistically, this is one player on one team out for only 4 weeks. However, since that player is dating Jessica Simpson, is in charge of an overly dramatized football team filled with colorful personalities, it stole all the news headlines.

I wouldn't blame the media for overreacting to every remotely interesting story. The competitive nature of the industry and the changing demands of their audiences have forced this upon them.

Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2008 11:29 am

Ramblings Via Yawk


Looking for something to write/vent about? Give us a breakdown of what the Sawx will do this offseason.

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2008 10:35 am

Ramblings Via Yawk

There is so much I can talk about and vent about, and I am glad I can, but I will not write an entire book about it, so comments are more then welcome.  Ramble AWAY!

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