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Thursday, August 29, 2013

McDonald's: No super size wages for the uneducated!

About 500 people, including workers, activists, religious leaders, news crews and local politicians, gathered outside the McDonald's on Fifth Avenue. The protesters chanted "Si Se Puede" ("Yes, We Can") and "Hey, hey, ho, ho $7.25 has got to go," holding signs saying "On Strike: Can't Survive on $7.25," referring to the federal minimum wage.

Protesters shared their sentiments: 

  • "They don't seem to care, it's horrible how they manage us, how they talk to us, how they treat us. They don't respect us as human." 
  • "This is our fourth strike in New York, and now we have 50 cities striking with us, I'm ready for a change."
  • "Si Se Puede" ("Yes, We Can") and "Hey, hey, ho, ho $7.25 has got to go."

America also shared theirs:

  • The entire country should just ignore this strike of obnoxious irrational brats until they grow up and get back to work or quit so someone that appreciates an honest job for an honest wage takes their place.
  • Thanks for reminding me! I will be stopping by a McDonald's today and grabbing a bite on my way home from my 40-mile commute for a part-time job that pays a little more than these dudes are making.
  • African Americans just are OBLIVIOUS to the fact that Obama's Party gains strength by ENCOURAGING people to slide into WELFARE (Today's Plantation) and remain there indefinitely. There is no self pride, no personal success. Just live in the shadows of POVERTY.
  • Fast food is not a living wage.  It never was and it never will be.  The skill set here is the lowest of the low.  The turnover the highest of the high.
  •  Let's all reward mediocrity so that we can all strive to be fast-food workers. Why become a doctor or lawyer when you can support your family on a mediocre job like McDs? Why go to school to learn Physics and Math when all you need to know is how to drop a basket of fries into some oil and flip a burger over until it is done?
  • Let me add that, until you can make change in your head, without a computer, and take an order without using buttons with little pictures of food, you are not going to be paid anymore than minimum wage and are lucky to have any job at all.  Have any of you ever seen the look of total befuddlement on one of these minimum wage workers when your bill comes to $15.78 and you hand them a $20 bill and 3 pennies?  Enough said.
  • I actually sympathize with them, but they're taking their anger out on the wrong people.  They should be protesting at the White House.  It's the Obama Administration that hss focused on the high tech companies and done its best to strangle everything else off.  It is the Obama Administration that has ruined the chances of people starting off in fast food to be able to survive because during their watch the prices for commodities like gasoline and basic foodstuffs have risen faster than inflation.  It's the Obama Administration that is forcing these protests, and it's the Obama Administration that knows it. 
  • This is pathetic, I had a job like this when I was young and moved on, I did not expect to be more than that.  How this idiots want to make as much a entry level nurse assistant that went to school and and has your life in your hand?  THis is really getting me angry.  Yes you should get a raise maybe 8 to 8.50 but then if you wish to have a carreer in this filed go up the ranks, make manager, distric manager, etc.  This job is not for the 27 year old woman, or the guy that spent 70 dollars for an original team cap!
  • You shouldn't have a minimum wage job if you have a family. Or to put it another way, you shouldn't have a family if you have a minimum wage job. No employer has to pay you a "living wage" in order for you to consume oxygen and occupy space. A minimum wage is a starting wage and the idea is you improve yourself through experience and education so you can deliver some value to an employer. No one should ever aspire to make only the minimum wage. Stay in school, don't have kids, work hard and improve yourself, that is the way it works. Do these McDonald's employees think that they should be paid $15 an hour so they can make a lifetime career dispensing shakes, fries and burgers? Nobody owes anybody a living, if you don't like the system then try to start your own business.
  • Excellent!  If you are over 25 and making minimum wage YOU ARE A FAILURE! If you have children and no marketable skills YOU ARE A FAILURE and have FAILED your kids. If you have been in a job making minimum wage fro mor ethan a year YOU ARE A FAILURE!
That kinda says it all!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The National Race to Defund ObamaCare!

On October 1st, millions of Americans will be required to enroll in Obamacare and could lose access to their doctors and be forced to pay higher premiums and higher taxes. But there's still time to stop it. Republicans in Congress can stop Obamacare if they refuse to fund it.

The following salient videos discussing the defunding of ObamaCare were posted at random on YouTube, August 28, 2013:

Defund Obamacare Town Hall Wilmington NC
Amazing turnout of engaged citizens from both sides of the isle! Obamacare with have serious negative impacts for all and it doesn't matter if you're Democrat, Republican, man, woman, black, white or purple. The cost of care is already skyrocketing, the quality and timeliness of care will plummet.
Rand Paul on Defunding Obamacare and Revitalizing Detroit Without A Bailout
Ted Cruz on Sean Hannity Show Syria, Defunding Obamacare
Heritage on Defunding Obamacare 
Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America, and Jim DeMint, former U.S. Senator and president of Heritage, speak to reporter before a town hall meeting in Columbus, where they promoted efforts to defund Obamacare.

Drones over Chicago schools?

Chicago alderman George Cardenas is proposing the city use drones to buzz through the skies as part of an effort to keep students safe while walking to school. "We could use the help.! Why not use drones in safe passage.?? There is no doubt technology is migrating from military use. ... It's going to take time to find those uses in an urban environment. It is, however, the future and I think people will want to take that leap. I think eventually we’re going to have to look at this technology."

Here's what ordinary citizens think of the idea:
  • Drones could be used to follow Chicago's aldermen around to see if they are doing their job.
  • Interesting how there's willingness to spend on anything BUT schools.
  • Elect the arrogant apostles of secular socialism and you get what they dish...democrats care about nothing but $$$ to run again and power over people...their toxic policies naturally rot a nation, state or city...see Detroit after 40 years of democrat monster gov-meant/hi taxes/debt and so on....
  • Yet another policing and physical capital solution. The only way to keep kids safe is through human and moral capital development. This is on tough work. Why aren't political leaders talking about work force development?
  • Ok, lets cut music, art, libraries and all forms of enrichment out of the schools along with PE, but the city will be able to fly drones over the city at $75 an hour? CPD has trouble identifying suspects in neighborhoods so now they will have video? Oh yes, Cardenas probably has a relative or friend that has a company that could supply the drones to CPS / CPD, if he isn't an investor.
  • Apparently this guy didn't get the memo that Chicago is F'ing bankrupt.
  • Hey alderman. Why don't you walk with the kids to make sure they are safe? You know, be one of Michelle's walking 'school buses'.
  • Drones? How about imposing discipline at schools and requiring parents to be more attentive to their kids. How stupid can this man gets. Everything to the government including the obligations of parents to watch their kids.
  • Alderman, we already have enough protection for our kids if we'd use it. It's called mothers and fathers.
  • ...or you could let your citizens have the right to be armed and take care of the street punks themselves!
  • What is a drone supposed to do? Catch a bullet?
  • Lunacy, but it is Chicago. What exactly are the drones suppose to do after the fact? Shoot a hell fire missile and do more collateral damage Utter refusal to face the real problem and it is not panacea of the the left, more gun control.
  • There is no expectation of privacy on public property, so anyone caught violating ordinance, or statute on a drone's camera is in legal jeopardy, be they child, adult, or cop!
  • How about having some real programs to educate young black men, help them find meaningful employment and get them out of gangs?
  • The solution is always pour "more money" into a dysfunctional school system, right? If You want to see kids' education improve, let parents take their education money to whichever schools they choose, public or private. Competition is an effective method for weeding out schools that can't perform adequately. The days of bloated government telling people where and how to educate their children need to come to an end! Power to the people! That's the kind of hope and change we need.

Responses to Obama comparing MLK to Jesus!

"When you are talking about Dr. King's speech at the March on Washington, you're talking about one of the maybe five greatest speeches in American history," Obama said recently on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. "And the words that he spoke at that particular moment, with so much at stake, and the way in which he captured the hopes and dreams of an entire generation, I think, is unmatched." DeWayne Wickham from the USA TODAY said he overheard Obama say to someone standing nearby: "Man, can you believe they have me speaking tomorrow, 50 years to the day of the greatest speech ever given. That's like following Jesus."
Even Google got in the mix!

A few average Americans spoke their mind in response:
  • I don't think Jesus committed adultery like MLK did..
  • If Jesus did a doctoral dissertation I don't think he would plagiarize like MLK did. 
  • Except for the adultery (King) and the Ressurection (Jesus)...maybe some more differences if you think about it,but those two make a pretty big difference. Reminds me of Obama's expertise on history and geography...
  • Dr. King asked US to judge men by their character, and not their color - so the mess we are in today is because we are.............
  • I HAVE A DREAM that one day people of ALL races religions and creeds will set aside the burdens of old injustices, and recognize that vengeance is the Lords.
  • I HAVE A DREAM that people who have been oppressed in the past will recognize that petitioning the government and it's leaders for retribution in the form of government services, only leads to bondage and slavery to that same government.
  • I HAVE A DREAM that one day we all REALLY will not judge each other by the color of our skin, but by the nature of OUR CHARACTER, and I pray that ALL people will be given the ability to discern good character from bad.
  • Funny, MLK was supposedly a ' Reverend ' but he never proclaimed the Gospel, never focused on his people's Salvation and things above but rather on the mundane. Nobody quotes a sermon of his where he moved people to trust Christ. I guess black ' Reverends' like MLK, Jesse J and Al Sharpton dont even need to be actual Christians or even preachers - just activists. 
  • I AM FURIOUS that IT said that. DO NOT COMPARE JESUS TO ANYONE! Seems funny that some forget what King was really up to and did. 
  • The "Peace Prize Winner" is ready to start his SECOND war. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

ObamaCare Premiums from 2009 to the present day!

According to an article in the Investors Business Daily, "The average employer-provided family health
insurance premiums have climbed $2,976 since 2009, according to an annual Kaiser Family Foundation survey released this week. They're up $3,671 compared with the year before President Obama took office. That's despite Obama's repeated promises that the health care reform law he championed would cut premiums by $2,500 in his first term."

You have to love a few of the comments which followed:
  • You think ObamaCare is good now, wait til it's free!
  • It could also usher in an era of you selling your neighbors eggs and home made soap from little red wagons. 
  • My son's health care insurance for him, his wife and 5 kids just increased $2,400 a year. That's a $200 a month jump over what he was paying.
  • I have notice substantial increases to my costs, as well. I was fortunate enough to earn a hefty raise, but with rising prices, healthcare costs, and other increases in cost of living my raise is hardly noticeable. Any experts talking about a recovery are living in fantasy land. A single meal at a fast food burger joint costs $7 - $10 if you don't order off a value menu. Grocery prices are way up. Retailers are starting Christmas promotions in August.
  • It's cheaper to go without health insurance now, thanks Obama, you gunky!
  • I actually heard the President say yesterday that he "saved the auto industry, fixed a broken healthcare system, and reversed America's dependence on foreign oil". He said this with a straight face.
  • Elections have $$$$$$ consequences. HOPE everybody who voted for the charlatan and his cohort dems are happy now. 
  • My premium increased 229% over last year's premium! Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California.
  • Nobody owes you anything...it wouldn't fix what ails the "black community" anyway....you can thank LBJ for the "Great Society/War on Poverty" politics that began the destruction of the black family...
  • Racism is EVERYWHERE in this country. Especially against our president who people think everything his fault because he is African American.
That last one takes the cake. Was everything George Bush's fault because he was white? Please! President Obama was elected for TWO terms by a majority of the voting electorate. America has herself to blame by not holding their elected officials accountable for the promises they committed to. The race card is simply a diversion tactic used to avoid responsible, solution based behavior. Statistics are clear that our present reform is not working. Let's encourage our representatives to fix it before it becomes unrepairable!

The Thug Report!

The Thug Report is a website which "exists to raise public awareness concerning the large cesspools of crime and violence in nearly every city in America which is making them virtually uninhabitable." It truly is the Drudge Report of Urban Crime News. One area features a section called "Thuggerific Videos" which links to various YouTube videos and other sources around the Web.

If you need more comprehensive information, you can also visit Crime in America.net.There you will find various links for information on crime, crime statistics, crime rates, violent crime, crime news, and crime prevention.

If you love Maps, head on over to SpotCrime.com for the "most comprehensive online source of crime information". Once there you are able to search by address. A Google map promptly floods your screen with tiny icons representing recent arrests, arson, assaults, burglaries, robberies, shootings, thefts, and vandalism.

This is a perfect example of the internet being used for a good and noble purpose. Remember, information is power and many eyes watching make for safer neighborhoods. Together we can make a difference.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Women Protest to get Rush Limbaugh off the Radio in Missouri!

The NOW gang is at it again in Missouri. Just look at the huge crowd, will ya....stunning support!


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