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  •  This has been a constant battle for me. (13+ / 0-)

    This has been a constant battle for me.

    I was born in another state. My dad died, my step-father adopted me and my name was changed. Because I am the fourth in my family of people with the same first name, I go by my middle name.

    When you combine all of this I have potentially four different names people might have on me. And getting a birth certificate and social security card to reflect any of this because of those differences has been a pain in the ass for years. Especially when these places all seemingly close at 4:30.

    It's tiresome. And I'm not really sure how it has made anything more secure for any of us. It's ironic to me that random Republicans, who apparently want less government involvement, make me jump through more governmental hoops than Democrats for literally everything.

    •  I Don't Think It Is The Exact Same (1+ / 0-)
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      Puddytat

      I have a III after my name. Well actually a fourth. Maybe as you have seen I tend to get phone calls, well a lot of folks thinking I am my father or my grandfather. I go by my first name. A pet peeve of mine. A long story.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 01:43:01 PM PST

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      •  My First Name Is Tommy (3+ / 0-)
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        Puddytat, Cassandra Waites, DvCM

        not Thomas or Tom. I often ask people if they are polite enough to ask that they call me Tommy. That is actually my "legal" name. I have been told it is a "kids" name. I just laugh. I am Tommy Richard Young III. My name. Kind of personal.

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 01:50:28 PM PST

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    •  There Ought to Be a Law (2+ / 0-)
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      Puddytat, JerryNA

      This is where Congress could help! They could mandate that these placed be open, say, 8 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Saturday.

      "Money! Money!"

      Yeah, I can hear poor Republicans crying out that we'll have to raise taxes and it will cost more money.

      But, if you're going to require everyone to go do this then you are obligated, Congress, to make sure the doors are open when people are off work.

      Of course, this will do nothing to help those in the "uniquely American" situation of holding down three jobs. But, it's a start.

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