Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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CrossFit ATL 2607
AF Tom visits while on leave from defending the free world

Workout of the Day

Five rounds for time of:
30 Glute-ham sit-ups
25 Back extensions

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  • VAS
    Reply

    What’s up AFTom

  • Charlie_CFATL
    Reply

    Are we still looking for people to play paintball?

  • DHall(new and improved)
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    Dan by Free World do you mean the USA? I am not sure we fit that mold anymore….

  • David Hodges
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    Yeah, when the “president” can forcibly remove CEOs from private corporations, you have moved into a dictatorship. Despotism.

  • Charlie_CFATL
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    Uh-oh I sense a debate coming along. But can beggers be choosers?

  • Heidi_CFATL
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    I CHOOSE very carefully not to vote for him, however not everyone thought that one through…
    Marie, your phone is in the office 🙂

  • DHall(new and improved)
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    Ever wonder why there is no handgun ammo in Georgia? Don’t Tread On Me!
    Don’t be a sheep…

  • Charlie_CFATL
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    It’s interesting though, if you are asking for a hand out, but it comes at the cost of your leadership, is that the “president’s” fault? I think in less direct terms the deal was: extra money? New CEO and gov. restructuring.
    What would have happened without the bailouts though?

  • David Hodges
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    Without the bailouts the businesses that needed to die would have died. And the market would have taken its course.

  • DHall(new and improved)
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    good point David H. For some reason the majority of the USA population thinks it is normal and acceptable to live beyond their means…The current figure shows that 87% of USA are extended beyond their annual compensation. To compound the problem we have banks and auto companies and mortgage companies extending credit to those who can’t pay it back… The Capital Market was created to have success and failures. But it seems the momo’s who are running the government today now think “hey let’s give people more money to blow on crap they can’t afford”…Thus killing the process of the Capital Market.. Take a look at the multi trillion dollar deficit we are taking on now…11 trillion as of today..History has proven over and over again that printing money leads to economic failures of biblical proportion… Right now the USA can’t print enough bills to cover their asses… This is why I preach that everyone better be able to survive on their own…

  • Matthew Queen
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    Regardless of the wisdom of removing Rick Wagoner from GM, this officially makes the auto industry Obama’s problem. Combine that with Obama’s glamour dimming abroad, and I see some seriously tough times for the Obamessiah ahead.

  • David Hodges
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    If the auto industry is now the government’s problem, expect it to go like everything else the government touches: watch as it turns to shit over the next several years.

  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    I didn’t recognize AFTom because he’s not blacked out and puking at the Cheetah.

  • Ken
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    12:07 as rx’d.
    Yes, its true, Bethanie crushed me head to head on this workout. Looks like I have to install a GHD machine at my house now.

  • Laura
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    sure, we have met the minimum players to secure our reservation. We can add more as long as they have equipment for us, but we are the only group that day (I think) so we can add more people. Just need to have a final count to them a couple of days ahead.

  • Matthew Queen
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    9:19 as rx.
    Jonathan, you’ve still got me by about a minute on this WOD, if I remember correctly.
    I hate to mention the auto industry on here again, but something has really been bugging me for a while about Wagoner leaving GM. While he wasn’t the best CEO ever, he certainly was not the worst. Now, if we’re getting rid of him to signal new change and direction for the company to pursue greener, fuel efficient cars and whatnot, shouldn’t we also have fired the head of the union?
    Seriously, the UAW has done every bad thing a union can do. I’m literally a libertarian BECAUSE OF THOSE SNAKES! Yet, signaling a fresh new start means that Obama gets rid of Wagoner and allows the UAW guy to stay.
    Think that has anything to do with the unions supporting democrats?

  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    My time was 8:39 last time.
    Sad that I have to take a few more days off, but I need to recover before the Qualifiers.

  • Margaret
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    First, thanks to AF Tom for defending us. I appreciate your willingness to serve.
    Second, my spirits are unexpectedly lifted that I am a mere 16 seconds behind Ken. 12:23 on this workout. I believe this will be the first and last time.

  • Erin
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    Heidi or Brent,
    I left Derek’s $$ for the team in the office. Let me know if you need anything else.

  • kba_cfatl
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    12:22 as Rx, Pr of 3:15

  • Laura
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    The town I grew up in is in Mid-Michigan where most people are teachers, farmers, and GM factory line workers. My friend’s parents worked on the factory line afforded stay at home wives, modest lake houses (after years of saving and working overtime), and raised their families in our small town. GM was seen as a great employer and the kids my age competed hard to win summer jobs at GM as their “in” to a career there when they graduated high school. My generation saw their parents thriving in this line of work with little education, and many followed in their parent’s foot steps working on the line; except the money didn’t follow. It’s heartbreaking to go home and see how much my high school friends are struggling with their lives, money, and so desperately want to have an alternative. They have little direction, no education, no job prospects, and can’t sell their houses to move elsewhere to start over. Many of the kids that escaped our home town, went to college, and went into mechanical engineering and now work in Detroit. Both groups are struggling right now as jobs and wages are being slashed, and they can’t get away as the housing market is in the toilet and houses will not sell. Both of my Brothers and both of my Sisters-in-law work in Detroit (two work for automotive suppliers), and I have 2 nephews supported by the automotive industry. I’m not saying that I agree with the bailout, actually I would have liked to see a Chapter 11 re-org in D-town and some skills training for out-of-work factory workers, but these people are blue collar, hard working, not living in McMansions, these are not highly paid bankers that we bailed out and then they took a corporate retreat with the money. The only retreat these people get is a Bud Light when they get off after 3rd shift before they go home to their modest small town house. It’s easy for us to talk conceptually about these issues, point fingers, and place blame; but these are people I know and I hope that they have some chance at a decent future.

  • David Hodges
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    All of the things you listed are heartbreaking realities, Laura, but the bailout is not the solution. You can’t keep blowing up a bubble forever. At some point, it pops. Giving stolen money to somebody to save their business is unethical and will not ultimately save anything.

  • Laura
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    I know it was long winded, David, but I did say in my post that I disagree with the bailout. I was an economics minor in college, and studied the auto industry (when you live in MI What the hell else are you going to study?) so I have a grasp on what the industry needs and it is not a bailout along with a $20million severance package to the CEO.
    To: delavanl@hotmail.com

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